How are we being with the climate emergency?

I was reminded of this poem by David Whyte the other day, speaking with a friend. It was the words “secret water,” that came to mind, though I couldn’t place them at the time. THE WELL OF GRIEF Those who will not slip beneath      the still surface on the well of grief, turning […]

Synchronicity strikes again

There’s a new intertwining of personal and social change “out there.” It’s a deep searching for inner answers on the part of so many – very likely you. It’s also political movements in different countries, movements that are stepping out of the party-based mold and aligning around values that consciousness workers are right at home […]

Two Stories of Women and Men – Part 2

women and men part 2

In Part 1 I shared two stories of women and men that I’d heard in the previous week. In one story a group of men supported a group of women who were defending a sacred site in Ireland. They stood outside the circle of women, protecting it and this gift was deeply felt by the […]

Listening in to the Listening Circle!

What happens in the Listening Circle This listening circle might be the simplest of all forms for going deep with others. That doesn’t mean it’s easy! Perhaps a metaphor explains it best! It’s as if travelers from many different directions meet at the appointed hour. Perhaps one or two will show up, perhaps many more. […]

What I want

What I want

I was thinking about what I want. What I really want. Often I’m ambivalent around what I want and what I actually get reflects my mixed wish. Today when it’s more out in the open (like a bird that usually hides in the forest but suddenly is willing to be seen), I’ll say it clearly […]

A Transformative Heap Of Rubbish

If I heard him correctly Bayo Akomalafe spoke of the world we’re striving to awaken in as “a transformative heap of rubbish.” I love his instincts and I like this phrasing of it. It helps me today with the too rigid categories I woke up in this morning, like waking up in a jail. My […]


At its most stripped down, a person chooses to represent another person, or a quality or anything you want to know more about and sets out on a walk around the room, as that person or quality