7 Reasons Why We Neglect Spiritual Practices

7 Reasons Why We Neglect Spiritual Practices

When it comes to sports, music, entertainment and other skills practice or rehearsal is easily accepted. It’s recommended, there’s a cultural belief in it and it improves a team, orchestra, ensemble or individual performer. Practice has validity and while there may be some resistance to it at times, mostly everyone partakes in practice. This isn’t the case when it comes to spiritual practice. One attends a 6 week meditation class, signs up for a series of yoga classes, buys some…

The Way of Healing

The Way of Healing

Healing is a way, a pathway. It’s a way of living and a way of being. It has a mindset and a worldview. More significantly, it has its own heart space. Healing is also a personal responsibility. If we don’t heal our stuff, we abuse others with it, project it onto the people and world around us. All that remains to be healed inside comes into form on the outside, as we subject everyone in our life to it over…

Healing Our Wounding

Healing Our Wounding

Difficulties arise within us. Every single person has various negative states that invade their inner experience. Some are temporary, some are longstanding. We’re able to move through some with a little attention and help. Others require a deeper commitment to change. Whatever the case is, negative states can be healed and transformed. The possibility and opportunity are always there. There’s a looping mechanism that happens with negative states. They repeat and repeat. As they repeat, they become stronger and stronger.…

“Be.” Usui’s Greatest Reiki Precept?

“Be.” Usui’s Greatest Reiki Precept?

One of my favorite words is “pithy.” When it comes to language it means: brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning. For example proverbs are pithy. Pithy language is simple and brief and dense with meaning. Usui Sensei’s Reiki Precepts are pithy! I’ve been working with these principles of late and new layers of significance are emerging. One way to work with the Reiki Precepts is to recite them three times a day with the…

Compilation of Meditation Posts

Compilation of Meditation Posts

When there’s a lot of content, it’s useful to compile and highlight it after some time has gone by, both for new readers of the blog and old ones who may look at the material with new eyes. This blog has been published since 2007 and indeed there’s a lot of quality content. Plus, we change, we evolve, we go through things and when we revisit what’s already been read, often it can have new meaning, or more meaning, or…