Posts tagged sacred

Are You Willing to be Surprised?

We are taught from a young age to predict, control, plan, strategize, manage, and mitigate. We learn to think things through, figure things out, and make things work. We are rewarded for studying hard, getting it right, and acing the test. In this sort of context, though, it is difficult– if not impossible– to embrace […]

What’s Blocking You From Your Intuition?

What prevents us from being intuitive? I have been doing a lot of thinking lately, but when I say ‘thinking’, I really mean it in both the intellectual/active way as well as the intuitive/receptive way. (God knows I spent forever and a day thinking exclusively in my brain. I’m grateful now to embody a more […]

Creating a “Year Ahead” Tarot Spread (and Other Ways to Say Hello to 2016)

I used to set New Year’s Resolutions– the typical “lose 10 pounds”, “go to the gym 3 times a week”, blahblahblah sorts of goals. It took a while (sadly, decades) before it became apparent to me that “resolution” was simply a clever code word for “race to see how quickly and spectacularly I can fall […]

Five Minutes to Calm

So you’re stressed. Unbelievably on edge. Feeling like a pressure cooker that’s about to burst. ‘Tis the season, yes? I’ve been using the month of December to introduce some simple energy medicine techniques. These practices take mere minutes to work through, and the end results are simply magical: a sense of calm, level-headedness, feeling grounded […]

How to Center Yourself

Most of us want to feel centered. After all, ‘being centered’ sounds so romantic and appealing, right? Who wouldn’t want to be centered? While most of us desire to be centered, many of us aren’t sure how to actually ‘get’ centered. Like, in real life. Do we need to meditate? Must we set aside a […]