Moved by Beauty

Moved by Beauty

In The Great Work, Thomas Berry speaks of the intimacy the indigenous people had with the land, each part of nature was experienced as a personal other.  I have always been drawn to the  beauty of nature, lured deeper into the land and its mysteries though the...

Body and the Archetypal Dance of Creation

Body and the Archetypal Dance of Creation

Our true body goes beyond our skin to include the earth and the universe. We are the living dance of creation, archetypal energies of fire and water, air and earth – all that is – and yet if we cannot feel these energies within us, our personal bodies do not...

Finding Center in Uncertain Times

Finding Center in Uncertain Times

Center is where the juice is. Center is where freedom lies – from center we have the potential to move in any direction. Center is where we find joy. There is a center to everything, to each and every cell, to our bodies and to the earth. From our own center we are...

Embodied Rejuvenation

Embodied Rejuvenation

We have the ability to rejuvenate ourselves at any age by tapping in to the richness within. Beauty, Gratitude, Grace, Wisdom, Creativity – we can tap into these energies by drawing from our deepest Self. The archetypes are the primary rhythms that create form, and by...

It Begins With the Body…

It Begins With the Body…

To be aware of the body is the beginning of love . . . every cell contains all of existence. These words from the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh speak to the depths of our interconnectedness. Living and feeling from the inside of our bodies - embodiment - is...

Cellular Renewal and Rejuvenation

Cellular Renewal and Rejuvenation

Lately I have been feeling an increasingly direct connection with the cells of my body. Many years ago I had begun using the mantra “love” with my cells, gently saying this word over and over again. When I do this I feel an excitement in my cells, a joyful jumping to...

The Rhythm of the Primordial Force

The Rhythm of the Primordial Force

In our womens’ group we have been focusing on the hara, the belly center, and even more specifically, at the very center of the hara – the tant tien – where one can feel what has been called “the rhythm of the primordial force” by Kaneko Shoseki (see the appendix of...

Holy Water I

Holy Water I

  Guidance comes to me in many ways, mostly through my body and movement.  For this class I wanted to investigate something that had been lurking at the edge of my awareness for awhile now, something still very mysterious to me – my relationship with the element of...

Holy Water II

Holy Water II

Thus the overflow from things pours into you. Just as a fountain’s higher basins spill down like the strands of loosened hair into the lowest vessel, so streams the fullness into you, when things and thoughts cannot contain it ~ Rilke   In her introduction to The...

Body as Temple

Body as Temple

 BODY AS TEMPLE: Embodiment in Solar Storms     "We are in need of integrity of being that recognizes this disregarded inner world.  I mean integrity in the true sense of the word, the sense that addresses a human wholeness and completeness, an entirety of living,...