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Embracing the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is a wonderful moment in the year that is pregnant with possibility! It's the time between death and rebirth. What a fabulous time to sink into a state of mindfulness to intentionally create what is to come in your life for the...

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The Importance of Teaching Stories

In modern times, stories are for reading to children to help them learn to read or to put them to bed. Adults read in silence by themselves, if at all. But it wasn’t always that way. In tribal societies, stories were told to all for teaching. Teaching stories were the way to learn about life and spirituality. It may be that returning to that tradition strengthens our connection to the world around us. Let’s take a look at this Zen story to see how. 

Creating a Relationship with the Dead

Fall is upon us. It’s time when the dead roam the earth more freely (because there is more darkness after the fall equinox). And on the upcoming three day period (Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day), contact with the dead is easier. So this is when the dead come back to visit – particularly those who are in the in between state who have not fully crossed over. (These are the scary, possibly unhealthy dead).

It’s the perfect time to cultivate relationship with the dead. It’s something we don’t do well in this country because we don’t really do death. So, how do you have a relationship with the dead? It’s a great question. Let’s look first at why you’d want a relationship with the dead.