Your Life is a Gift

Well, I am inspired. I just listened to an Awakening Zone interview that Sandie Sedgebeer held with Anita Moorjani earlier this year.

Anita was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She actually did die and hence the title of her book, “Dying to be Me” but she was offered the chance on the other side to return and she chose to do so. Her story is so compelling, her understanding so beautiful. I love that she says that in many of our various cultures we actually think that this life is only preparation for life in the hereafter and that heaven is only after death but she knows that is not true.  She says this is where we must achieve our state of joy, love, connection, and self-love.

Anita brings incredible insight to our confused state of being and doing. With her clarity born of her near death experience she shares the profound importance of all of our lives. She points out the subtle, incorruptible connectedness that we all live within. She shows us how naturally we relate to those who are actually on the other side. She stresses the importance of life in form and gives understanding of what life without form is.

I have read tons of books about NDE’s, past life stories, angel encounters and encounters with heaven and rarely have I heard such a clear, grounded and loving voice. I can’t wait to read her book. I welcome you to listen to her interview first if you want. Anita comes in about 1/3rd of the way through Sandie’s show.

Anita can be found at

Bruce Lipton on Enlightenment

Bruce Lipton on Enlightenment

I have to post this amazing interview between Jim Self and Bruce Lipton on Awakening Zone. Bruce Lipton explains how he came to the conclusion as a scientist that there is more than just the physical form and that we have another field of influence. He goes on to lay out the ascended thinking that moves from Newtonian physics to Quantum physics and demonstrates that we do create our reality and are not victims in this game of life.

I loved his explanation of how matter is made by elements that are off balance and thus make relationships with other elements that then become the stuff of our reality in order to find a sense of harmony. Then there are the noble gasses that are perfectly balanced and really don’t need to make relationships in order to feel whole but they do make relationships. They make them out of love and when they do this their excitement produces lazar light; enlightenment.  

Bruce actually said, “Heaven is here”. Please listen.


Beyond Tolerance

Well this post has been boiling for a while. 

I heard about an Iranian prisoner who was forced to dress like a Kurdish woman as an insult. Kurdish women protested and the next thing that happened was a spontaneous Facebook protest of many men dressing as Kurdish women in support of the women and the prisoner. Click here to read about it.

Finally today I see a Reddit post about a Sikh woman whose image was posted as a joke and  her brilliant response to the insult. Plus the apology of the one who posted the insult. See it here:

Clearly we are moving through a time of maturation and growing to understand each other a bit better. I thank the connectedness of the web for that. Keep it up everyone after all this is Heaven. Muriel GrabéPosted on Categories heaven is hereTags , , , , Leave a comment on Beyond Tolerance

Abraham Hicks – Facebook is an Expansion of Source

How many times and under what circumstance do you experience bliss? The ancient Vedic texts refer to our natural state as SatChitAnanda – Being Consciousness and Bliss. So since bliss is the natural state of our being and consciousness why aren’t we in that state all the time? Here is a hint at how to get there without too much practice.

Welcome Parties

Riders in the North Station in Boston are greeted on their way to work by good samaritan cheerleaders. All this is part of an effort to lift the spirits of the general public. In an effort to combat suicide a non profit group – Samaritans started a social experiment to connect people. The premise ‘if you make your voice heard, Boston will be a happier place”.

Something is definitely happening. They were on the Today show this morning and the blogosphere is full of posts about the phenomenon of friendliness this had started.

Many times when I step into the NYC subway I have the urge to shout, “Good Morning, everyone, have a great day” but I restrain myself. How much better would New York be too if we all greeted each other, smiled, said hello or just nodded?

I think the most important thing is to feel connected, acknowledged and respected. So here goes, next time I get in the train I hope I have the courage to say it.

Relax Every Body


Yes, it seems absolutely nuts right now doesn’t it? However it’s time to relax, look inside, examine how does all this political and religious fervor really affect me personally, now, in this moment? Does it really affect me that people are going nuts over a fringy “movie”? Does it really affect me that Romney or Obama say this or that? 

The truth is that our own inner state is the most important thing that there is. It is not out there in the world but right inside. All this stuff is happening to heighten our awareness of what is real and what is unreal. I understand that we can project our feelings and be compassionate about pain of others or outraged about injustices – that’s what makes us human, we are social. However, you cannot save a man drowning in a whirlpool by jumping in yourself unless you are tethered to something grounding and stable. Find that ground inside – it is there. It is in the breath, in the high heart, in witness consciousness just behind the eyes.

Specific tools are breathe. If you feel panicked take a deep breath. The state of the mind is directly tethered to the breath. You cannot make good decisions when you can’t breath or think. 

Find the still space within. Shift your attention from your head to your heart. Sort of look into your heart or the top back of your heart. It is a haven of rest, and grace. Swami Nityananda of Ganeshpuri, India said, “The heart is the hub of all places; go there and roam”. It is a delicious safe space. You can do this anywhere, anytime.

Be in witness consciousness. Imagine that you looking through a window and watching your life moments unfold. Watch the mind’s commentary but refrain from engaging in it. Be amused by it. You will notice much about yourself and the management of your own state of being.

Finally, as Jim Self of Mastering Alchemy says, “Be happy, content, capable.”All this works, I know it, I have been practicing for years.”

Redesigning PEACE

I just heard that Brian Lehrer on WNYC has invited Milton Glazer to his show to look at redesigning peace. Well I did that a couple of years ago and here is the result. What to do with the symbol is the question though. Below is an excerpt from my blog in January of 2010 where I first posted the symbol. It is time to make the commitment to peace and a new symbol that is not based on “ban the bomb”. No positive activity will come from any symbol, or title of a program or initiative that is blossomed from it’s opposite. Only the opposite will prevail.

“As my offering to this new decade I want to share with you a new peace sign created because of the inspiration of my dear friend Robyn. It means I (the straight line) enter wOrld (the circle) and greet You (the y) with loVe ( the V or a tilted L) whichever you prefer. I prefer to think of it as a v because v is close to the heart of the word love.

This sign is rich with meaning: first it is upright reaching toward the sky and welcoming active peace. This makes it a contract or a commitment to live by peace. This symbol represents not just a passive alignment with the idea of peace. It appears like the tree of life affirming life and celebration. The I which is you or me is partly out of the world acknowledging that we are of a greater reality and merely playing in this world. I is enveloped by you before world showing that all of our interactions are with conscious presence in other forms whether it is people, animals, trees or even Mother Earth herself; we cannot be separated.  And love represented by the V is the connecting force between You and I.”


I woke up early this morning, actually it was still the middle of the night, and I was so excited to be in 2012. I was so excited I felt like I did when I was a kid and Christmas was coming the next day. I call 2012 “magical year” Why you may wonder and I also may wonder? I am not quite sure why except that I now know that the gifts of 2011 were great and I know that by my own personal inner shift much enlightenment has grown within me so I only expect more of the same for 2012.

2012 is a year of extraordinary promise & prophecy, which nourish either our fear or our hopes. So many have written about it, talked about it and even made movies about it and at this point – the very opening of the year – we can still have no idea what it really will be like; doom and gloom or a brand new world. All I know at this point is that by my choice to live within a hopeful, life affirming focus, that is what I will get. 2011 was proof of that for me. So for 2012 I choose to believe in heaven, angels, faeries, beneficent aliens, good politics, banks of service, serendipity in business, good and supportive friends and all that is life affirming.

Looking back I find that 2011 was the year that I think I mostly settled in the now. Yes, now, and that is a huge achievement, something I have been working on for probably eons although I only realized this was my mission relatively recently. Living in the now is such a relief. It seems there is more time for everything, things get done in just the right time and in just the right way. There is far less angst about what happened in the past and what might happen in the future leaving me with the joy of savoring what is going on right now. Serendipity and miracles seem to find space within the now that they can never pry open in the future or in the past and yet there is something about living in the now that changes both the past and the future. 2012 is about living in the now.

Gregg Braden speaks eloquently about zero point and explains complex science of the shift of the ages and how we are moving into no time or now time, where linear time collapses into the now. All this is great but seemed nosense to me until I began to actually understand now time on a completely different level of consciousness. Discoveries in physics point out that time is an aberration. Ancient sages tell us that we live in a dream world and that our true nature is in all time. But this is so perplexing, it is almost the craziest koan out there and stops the brain short. In spite of that living in now time, now I have the faintest inkling that the sages are right and the we are eternal, it rings true and feels comfortable to me. The realer than real world of our spirit seems closer to me in now time.

It used to be that when I took on a project it was about accomplishing the task, finishing quickly, efficiently and producing a good product. More and more it has become about filling the moments with joy, reveling in now. So I am choosing projects that really pay off in the moment and the relevance of the end result is far less important to me. I guess this is “life as art”, there is no determined outcome but what really counts is the joy of exploring the process and stopping when the product feels finished. I am so much happier now than I used to be in my “work” mode. I suppose it should be called “fun” mode.

For New Year’s Eve we share a gift exchange with our friends. This year the gift was to be homemade. Of course everyone was a bit stressed about it even me and I can make so many kinds of things. Anyway I chose to make something not typical of my skill set – a lamp. My strengths lie in fabrics. I had such a great time making that lamp. It was so much fun creating something different and beautiful out of stuff that was around the house – a curtain rod, plate, some stones, a piece of veneer and some silver leaf. I do admit that I have some kind of unusual stuff kicking around, being a crafty person. The project was so satisfying and stretched my sense of what I can do. Also I was so impressed and delighted to see all the marvelous things my friends could make which ranged from baked goods, to plantings, pictures in frames, another lamp, artwork, jewelry, pottery, glass work, carpentry and more. I think everyone enjoyed their assignment. I know for me it was a beautiful affirmation of the great value in making something for the love of the making and the joy of giving all done in the very precious now.

Naughty or Nice

Well, here we are in the holiday season and sometimes it’s hard to figure out what it’s really all about. Is it about shopping, family, friends, gifts, charity, remembering our spiritual source, partying, helping people out or what. Generally it’s pretty choatic isn’t it? We get pulled in all directions, too much mail asking for donations, too much email trying to sell something, too many gifts to get just perfect, too many parties we have to go to and a tremendous amount of noise on the street with Christmas music, bells, busy shoppers and stress, stress, stress. Are you feeling all of that?

So interestingly enough I am not feeling any of it. I have no idea what happened or how it happened but I am feeling a really smooth and joyful slide toward the holidays. My shopping is done, I started to bake yesterday, I am excited about hosting Christmas dinner and am planning some fun table decorations. Where did the time come from? Where did the ease come from? I’m not quite sure. I think I just dropped buying into the stress. I did do some online shopping which is very easy and saves so much time. Mostly I think I feel light about the whole thing even though I am in the middle of three art commissions right now which are also going smoothly and joyfully. So thank you mind for the best Christmas gift ever; ease, joyful engagement, and a general sense of “All is well”. Isn’t that what the great masters always tell us – “All is well”. So if we can tease that out of the chaos around us we have opened the most precious gift that the season can give us.

Blessings to all.


Light lotusThank you THANKSGIVING, thank you family, thank you friends, thank you pets, thank you everyone who provided food for us, thank you Native ancestors for the holiday itself, thank you Mother Earth for fertile ground and good shelter, thank you Sun for sustenance and light and thank you Divine Source for the consciousness to enjoy and appreciate all.

Thank you THANKSGIVING for the daily practice of gratitude, perhaps the most valuable and successful spiritual practice I know.