Spirituality

Noah and the Pandemic: A Survivor’s Transformation- Ed Tick

Noah and the Pandemic: A Survivor’s Transformation- Ed Tick

Whether by flood, fire or ice, a cataclysm that destroys life on earth and cleanses the planet for a new cycle of rebirth is a nearly universal motif found in world spiritual and mythological literature. It occurs in ancient Native American, Sumerian, Greek, Hindu,...

Walking Hunger Mountain- David Hinton

Walking Hunger Mountain- David Hinton

This video originally appeared at: https://www.shambhala.com/David Hinton’s many translations of classical Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary poems that convey the texture and density of the originals. He is also the first...

In a Dark Time: I Believe in Night- Mark. S Burrows

In a Dark Time: I Believe in Night- Mark. S Burrows

“In a dark time, the eye begins to see. . .” - Theodore Roethke[1] We no longer know much about darkness. We’ve harnessed the light in every conceivable form, unleashing it against the night’s power to unsettle us by obscuring every trace of the visible. Most of us,...

Belonging to the Land’s Dreaming- Sharon Blackie

Belonging to the Land’s Dreaming- Sharon Blackie

When I try to explain to people the essence of my relationship to place, I usually call myself a “serial rooter.” I’ve lived in many places during my life, but I’ve rooted deeply in almost all of them. And each of the places I’ve lived has, I’ve realised with the...

Wild Mercy: The Wisdom of the Feminine – Mirabai Starr

Wild Mercy: The Wisdom of the Feminine – Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative...

Portraits in Faith – Mirabai Starr

Portraits in Faith – Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr, internationally known for her teachings on the mystics, contemplative practice, and the transformational power of grief, translated Teresa of Avila’s spiritual classic The Interior Castle and wrote Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the...

Mirror, Mirror: Gazing Through Ancestral Eyes – Taya Mâ Shere

Mirror, Mirror: Gazing Through Ancestral Eyes – Taya Mâ Shere

When I was 4, I drew a dot on a piece of paper and told my mom it should be hung in an art museum. She asked my nursery school teacher if she should be concerned that my self-esteem was too high, and my teacher said, definitely not, keep doing what you are doing, the...

The Teachings of Grief – by Mirabai Starr

The Teachings of Grief – by Mirabai Starr

internationally known for her teachings on the mystics, contemplative practice, and the transformational power of grief,  translated Teresa of Avila’s spiritual classic The Interior Castle and wrote Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women...

A Prayer for Blessings and Encouragement – by Dr. Kathy Bullock

A Prayer for Blessings and Encouragement – by Dr. Kathy Bullock

is a professor of music at Berea College in Kentucky, where she teaches theory and ethnomusicology and directs the Black Music Ensemble. She performs, lectures, and leads workshops in the US, western and southern Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. She and her sisters...

Alignment in the Time of Emergency – by Rick Jarow

Alignment in the Time of Emergency – by Rick Jarow

This is an exquisite time to be practicing alignment. The drumbeat of daily panic typifies a misalignment of the first chakra that our culture seems to take for granted, with “wellness” being pruned down to survival.The spiritual adept Hilda Charlton used to say in...

Don’t Wage War on COVID-19 – by Polly Young-Eisendrath

Don’t Wage War on COVID-19 – by Polly Young-Eisendrath

What should we do if we don’t wage war? First, we should try to understand it.In states of threat and high alert, we want to find “the enemy” and vanquish that enemy. That is one of the reasons why humans have almost always been at war since we have been on earth (see...

Creation Songs – by Sherri Mitchell

Creation Songs – by Sherri Mitchell

OUR INDIVIDUAL STORIES BEGIN with the story of our creation. My creation stories have come to me through the teachings of my tribe. My tribe is Penawahpskek, the Penobscot Nation, a small island nation that floats in the Penobscot River. We are the people of the dawn...