The Hero’s Journey

Around The World And On The Stage ONLY FIFTEEN MINUTES into the practice and we knew we were in over our heads. Guru Kal, (short for Kali), a powerful lion of a man, was barking out commands in a rapid and incomprehensible (to us) dialect of Malayalam. Following his direction, we awkwardly threw ourselves to [...]

By | September 28th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Seen And Heard

Self-Realization Annual Convocation in LA August 2 - 8, 2009 There’s something eminently both powerful and inspirational about sharing an enormous room with nearly 4,000 people, all poised and sitting silently, creating a meditative space that vibrates far beyond the walls. This was the setting of The Self-Realization Fellowship’s Annual Convocation. The organization [...]

By | September 28th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Either Orb

A Family Photo Album Sometimes you're born into a family, sometimes you marry into one and sometimes you find your family in a room filled with sweaty headstanders. But whether you are bound by blood, love or belief, family means family photos. Usually the family comes first. But recently I discovered a part [...]

By | July 23rd, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Rhythm Of Motherhood

Everything in life has a unique rhythm. From our heartbeat, to the cycles of the moon and the length of each season, everything follows a pattern or tempo reflecting the cyclical nature of life. As a mother, I am learning to become more comfortable with the rhythm of motherhood and the balance between being a [...]

By | May 26th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Sacred Space

Golden Bridge Yoga in Hollywood was once the Cadillac dealer where Elvis shopped. Then it became the sound stage where Old Blue Eyes, Johnny Mathis and Barbra Streisand did their sound checks before it transcended the confines of the entertainment industry and fixed its gaze on a more enlightened path. “We didn’t pick [...]

By | March 31st, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Heart Opening

Mystic Madness or Blissful Big Bang? You wake up, take a shower, get dressed, make coffee then manage your way to work through the traffic. At the office, you engage in small talk with your co-workers and buckle in for another day in the world. Then, suddenly, you feel a brimming flush of [...]

By | February 25th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

Reiki: Spiritual Healing & Modern Medicine

Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that promotes balance in the body, mind and spirit. Although, like meditation and yoga, Reiki is traditionally a self-care practice, it can also be used therapeutically to support people addressing health challenges and to ease the delivery of conventional health care. The number of mainstream care settings where Reiki [...]

By | February 8th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

We Are All Made of Stars

Elements of Jyotish, The Science of Light. At difficult times the universe feels alive with signs and symbols pointing to our good discernment or poor judgment surrounding a decision or event: driving home after ending an unhealthy, draining relationship and feeling as though a luminous rainbow in the sky and remarkably clear traffic mirror a [...]

By | December 27th, 2008|Spirituality|0 Comments

Teach Learn Love Relate

relationship as teacher; teaching in relationship "Hatha Yoga means the joining of sun and moon, masculine and feminine, and when we teach together it encourages this meeting inside each of the practitioners," says David Life, who has been teaching for decades with his partner, Sharon Gannon. David and Sharon are two of many notable examples [...]

By | August 30th, 2008|Spirituality|0 Comments

The Gifts and Challenges of Empathy

Cultivate energy, boundaries and develop intuition. Whether you’ve always known that you’re an empathetic person, or only discovered this gift quite recently, you deeply sense and resonate with the emotions of others, which often results in you being connected to a wide variety of people, personalities, and situations. As a subject, empathy is rarely discussed [...]

By | August 23rd, 2008|Spirituality|0 Comments