Seven Ways We Block Our Path to Oneness

Oneness is a natural state of being. Fear and social conditioning creates separation almost from the time we take our first breath. Knowing how we block our path to oneness can help us undo this programming and get back on track. Let’s look at the top seven ways we do this. Judgment Judgment always creates […]

Five Myths About Animism

Animism isn’t one thing. It changes based upon the culture and the person that embraces it. However, there are lots of misinformation and myths about animism that can make it appear scary to those who don’t understand it. Let’s take a look. We worship our ancestors Ancestor veneration is not the same as worship. It’s […]

Four Spring Equinox Altar Ideas

If you are a solo Pan practitioner who is just getting started, you may wish for some help creating your spring equinox altar. If so, this is just for you! Here are four spring equinox altar ideas. Set Your Intention Everything begins with an intention. Some themes of spring are things like renewal, birth, rebirth, […]

How to Engage in Hospitality as a Spiritual Practice

When I was little, we knew who our neighbors were. We had neighborhood block parties. If someone was having a barbeque, you could almost always be assured of someone offering you food if you were hungry. People sat outside on the porch on hot summer nights talking nonsense for hours. These days everyone is inside […]

Living an Ordinary Sacred Life

Animism is an ordinary sacred thing. There is no enlightenment or Heaven at the end. You don’t get status that elevates you above others. To have those things requires separateness. In a state of Oneness, nobody is any more enlightened than anyone else. No one is higher or lower. We just Are. Modern animism doesn’t […]

How to Be Spiritual

More and more often I hear people say, “I don’t know how to be spiritual.” This saddens me greatly. That’s like saying, “I don’t know how to laugh” or “I don’t know what my stomach feels like.” Not knowing how to be spiritual is a state of separation from yourself. Spirituality is not something that […]

Why Mystery Schools are Secret

Have you ever wondered why mystery schools are secret? Isn’t God for everyone? Isn’t wisdom best when it is shared? People who keep information and practices secret must be in a cult, right? Well, not really. There really is a good reason why mystery schools are secret. I didn’t understand it until confronted with what […]

Engaging in Love Speak

Did you know that your inside is reflected on the outside every moment? I am not talking about body. I am saying that what you think of yourself and the world around you is reflected in the light around you. If you step back and examine your language, you will see what’s inside. If you […]

Aging in an Animist World

I was at a family function recently when a child said to me with the typical unfiltered honesty that only a child can muster, “I don’t like your grey hair. It makes you look old.” Ooh, snap! I could have taken this as an opportunity to be hurt or offended or to teach him about […]

Intro to Spirit Animals

Many animist cultures believe that humans are accompanied by spirit animals. They are here to help you on your life journey. Spirit animals teach you their lessons through sharing its wisdom, skills, protection, guidance, or power. Whether you use them or not is up to you. If you are aware of your animal and call […]