Autumn is one of those times of the year that seems to bring on deep reflection. Maybe it’s the leaf-musty slightly damp weather that holds something of both warmth and sadness. A wistfulness intrinsically woven through the mist that loops its magic fingers into the sleepy world.
I’m not sure why how this question came to me… I think it was a combination of a song lyric that I had just heard… something about being near the end… I think the lyric went; this is where we start again. But my wandering thoughts, following the random nature of the autumn mist- took their own turn. If this is the end… or near the end… was it worth it? That was a thought-stopping question, for me. I don’t know. while Recovering from bubonic-flu plague, is probably not the best time to contemplate deep-meaning questions…. but there it was…. Continue reading
I was just out grazing my goats- which I do on an almost daily basis. This gives them some free-range time. I notice during the summer, they are very inclined to hang out in an area, or tend toward the shady areas as soon as they have eaten enough to be moderately full. I say moderately, because anyone who owns goats will agree– completely full is a rarity for a goat:)
Anyway- it is getting cooler now…. and they tend to move around more. Goats, like deer have a rutting season. I only have 5 does ( girls) right now– so I don’t think the change can be attributed to the friskiness of social interaction and the boys “bad influence.”
What I have noticed the last few days, is that they keep ending up on the wrong-neighbors side of the fence. I have one neighbor who is completely open and inviting as to letting the goats graze on their field. The other neighbor, I term the black hole of hell and death… despises the goats and has been excessively ( and not grammatically correct) in threats and displeasure. So, what does this have to do with us, and how we make decisions…? Continue reading
the video is a little choppy. and I am appreciating the benefit of good studio space and lighting. but I am liking the camera practice and how much it is helping me to fine tune my message and information. comments and thoughts welcome…
spiritual and spirituality, spiritual but not religious….
Buzz terms that are all over these days. But spirituality is one of those vague terms, like the term healing– which I will address in a later posting topic– a vague term, in that there doesn’t seem to be a real tangible definition… but many people use the term spiritual to define their outlook or approach to life.
I use it a lot myself. And I realised today, that I’ve acquired a “sense of the word,” without ever really codifying it for myself. I have done this a lot with Quechuan terms, such as ayni. Ayni is a term that I love, and use a lot. It is the cornerstone of the Andean and Peruvian cosmology. But it is a word for which there is no direct translation. The word spiritual is beginning to feel like this kind of foreign word, when I try to pin it down. Does that make sense? Just like Ayni… Continue reading
Beingherd- weekly podcast and blog post-transcript
I want to touch more deeply on the topic of PLAY. Ideally PLAY and creativity should be connected, should be tapping the same place. The difficulty we have in western/ modern society, is that we don’t really play. We are very disconnected from that place, of playing. There is an excellent book, playing by heart- that touches on this topic in more depth. But essentially, we don’t play. We recreate. We have structured activities, structures games that have outcomes, rules, and expectations. And even though we play games they have structure and a goal, of wining. And that isn’t really playing… it’s competition. Why do we think of this as “fun?” Continue reading
This weeks podcast goes deeper into the role of creativity and the brain. We look at some of the ways the brain functions, and how essential the creative elements are to the brain, both for healing as well as for innovative solutions in Life and Business. We look at the brain and break it down into the frontal rational brain, the hind-brain which is binary, and the crucial role the mid-brain plays in connecting the two aspects of our brains and information.
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This week’s entry is a podcast. I am definitely exploring different approaches to delivering information. And it’s a really great opportunity. I will do one podcast each week. If you have specific questions or topics you would like me to address, let me know in the comments, or in a private message ( if you prefer anonymity:)
This podcast talks about the whole idea of social communities, how our society and educational models suppress the very best parts of who we are. I share some of my own experiences and what I have gained, and I hope you can benefit from this information! I look forward to hearing from you.
I was following a discussion thread the other day. I forget now, what the original topic was about- that happens, when discussion threads take on a life and energy of their own. But there was one point, one response in this exchange that caught my attention, and I felt drawn to elaborate on it. Someone said it was about learning to love the unlovable.
On first read, it sounds great, its catchy it’s profound..It probably ties into the core teachings in the Andean cosmology that caused the term, the phrase and concept to stand out. In the Andean teachings.., there aren’t “good” and “bad.” in this same vein then… there isn’t that distinction between lovable, and unlovable. It is all about our relationship to something. Continue reading
I was just following another blog post that was about how people receive advice from their partners.. and how well that works out…. what an awesome and interesting topic to delve into.. As a spiritual-medicine person, I think my way of addressing the topic is a little different than most “coaches” … and that’s great! It helps soo much when we look at things differently, consider an object from a different vantage point. in fact, during my training, i remember being taught to stand on something very tall/high distant…and examine my nature meditation.. I was also taught to get down on my hands and knees and look at the same thing right up close… You only have to do that a few times to see how much we can change, by changing the lens…