Beliefs and Thoughts

Freedom from Othering - Beliefs


Trusting the Gold - Retreat Talk
Trusting the Gold (retreat talk)

This talk looks at how our upbringing and culture lead us to mistrust who we are and become identified...

Living with Courageous Presence
Living with Courageous Presence

~ The essence of courage is to willingly feel our vulnerability; this is what allows us to respond...

Meditation: Letting Go... Letting Be
Meditation: Letting Go… Letting Be (16:57 min.)

This guided meditation invites us to imagine a clenched fist relaxing open, and explores this in releasing contractions in...

Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice
Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice

CC ~ A key spiritual inquiry is, “In this moment, what most serves awakening?” Rather than a particular style...

Healing Depression with Meditation - Part 2
Part 2: Healing Depression with Meditation

Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of...

Healing Depression with Meditation - Part 1
Part 1: Healing Depression with Meditation

Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of...

From Human Doing to Human Being - Part 1
From Human Doing to Human Being – Part 2

Like Sisyphus eternally pushing the boulder up the hill, we can spend many moments busily trying to manage our...

Blog: Looking Through the Eyes of Another
Blog: Looking Through the Eyes of Another – Transforming Separation into Shared Consciousness

Looking Through the Eyes of Another: Transforming Separation into Shared Consciousness I often talk about how suffering arises from...

Evolving Beyond "Unreal Othering"
Evolving Beyond “Unreal Othering”

What motivates us – as individuals and as a society – to build walls and knowingly hurt others? This...

Landlocked in Fur – Three Domains of Formless Presence
Three Domains of Formless Presence – Landlocked in Fur (retreat talk)

While we have evolved to experience a defining sense of separate self, our potential is to awaken to the...

From Human Doing to Human Being
From Human Doing to Human Being – Part 1

Like Sisyphus eternally pushing the boulder up the hill, we can spend many moments busily trying to manage our...

From Head to Heart
From Head to Heart

If we are suffering, we are believing an interpretation of reality that is limiting and untrue. At these times...

Namaste - Seeing the Truth of Who We Are
Namaste: Seeing the Truth of Who We Are

A gift of evolving consciousness is the capacity to recognize and honor the sacred awareness that lives through our...

Trusting Who We Are (retreat talk)
Trusting Who We Are (retreat talk)

The sign of spiritual freedom is a deep trust in our essential nature, and in the light of awareness...

Part 3 - Freedom from Othering
Part 3 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Freedom from Othering
Part 2 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Freedom from Othering - Beliefs
Part 1 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Trust - Trusting Your Baisc Goodness
Trusting Your Basic Goodness: Part 2

This talk continues the exploration of what causes our distrust of ourselves, others and life, and the pathways to...

Basic Trust - Part 1
Basic Trust – Part 1

One of the expressions of an awakened heart-mind is a basic trust in reality. These talks explore the severed...

Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering
Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering

Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering – CC ~ We can either repeat old fear...