The unexpected gift of an urban tree…

Alaska home

When we live from the heart, we have a higher appreciation ability. This greatly enhances all our experiences of life. Even when certain circumstances might not seem favourable, we're able to receive the gem within them or that emerges from them. Life is no longer just a series of "good" or "bad" experiences, but a journey of discoveries that teach us about ourselves, others and this amazing world we live in. Having an open heart allows us to make the most of any situation, so that … [Read more...]

Don’t burn out, take a “time out”…

16squirrel

In this world of schedules, long "to do" lists, high expectations and periodical chaos, it's easy to burn out. Modern society leaves people's bodies in a continuous "fight or flight" stress reaction, due to over-stimulation from multiple sources at the same time. Since so many people are under pressure to continuously do, do, do, "burn out" is one of the most common dis-eases of our time. It seems to take radical circumstances, such as a health crisis, to bring people to a grinding, … [Read more...]

If you feel restless or bored, dive into the unknown!…

3enews Royal Lake

Nature is ever-changing. Every day offers something completely new... There's a different sky, different weather combinations, different nuances to the environment, different sounds... Changes are always in motion... There are different seasons, different cycles of the moon, different phases with day and night, the tides flow in and recede, the humidity of the air fluctuates... Nothing is ever boring or repeated in Nature.   Change is a natural and crucial part … [Read more...]

The sacred can be inconspicuous…

mini mushrooms

It's easy to see a majestic, sunset-lit mountain and feel its sacredness. It's easy to see an ancient, giant tree towering in a forest and feel its sacredness. It's easy to see a magnificent whale breach with power and grace out of the ocean and feel its sacredness. It's easy to see a symphony orchestra playing with extraordinary skill and feel its sacredness. It's easy to feel the sacred when our spirits are captivated by the many grand wonders of Nature (humans included)... but … [Read more...]

Miracles, miracles and more miracles…

Sequoia pinecone

At this time it can be quite easy to look at this world's chaos and wonder if we'll even make it another decade on this precious planet. Many have expressed their concerns to me lately. However, we always have the freedom to choose what we focus on and the media rarely focuses on the beautiful and positive. When we focus on what seems like madness in the world, our energy plummets and we can easily feel overwhelmed. When we focus on the love in our world, our energy elevates as we … [Read more...]

Encouragement for your path’s upstream journeys…

Salmon and autumn Alaska

When you need a boost of courage to persevere on your unique path of life, let the salmon’s own journey empower you. A few days ago I unexpectedly encountered wild salmon at Potter Marsh, Alaska. The changing colours of Nature captivated me, so I paused to explore. I looked over a boardwalk and noticed these beautiful, mature fish swimming in the shallow waters of the marsh. As I gazed at them, I was reminded how the life journey of salmon is truly astonishing! I felt humbled and … [Read more...]

The divine gift of sensuality…

European Robin

Sensuality pertains to experiencing life through all our senses, in our physical bodies. It's a privilege for us to be able to experience life this way on Mother Earth, where Nature herself is so beautifully sensual. Unfortunately for so many of us, our upbringing not only discouraged us from feeling the pleasures of life, but made pleasures something to avoid if we didn't want our souls to be condemned. The authorities distorted something divinely created into something related … [Read more...]

Your unique path is so sacred and needed…

Arizona path

In this day and age, it's so easy for people to judge a person's path as either being a spiritual one or a less spiritual one.  People have preconceived ideas of what a person's life, job or work has to look like to qualify as being "spiritual" (based on perception). However, we're all spiritual beings by nature. Every part of us is a journey to experiencing more of our divinity in its infinite aspects. We can't have rainbows with just one colour - every aspect of us and experience is … [Read more...]