Anahata Chakra, The Heart

Driving on the highway, Will points out big plumes of smoke rising into the sky. Traffic starts to slow. Eventually we pass an enormous, burned out semi, with oranges spilling all over the road. No one appears to be injured, but firefighters are still working. And as my car begins to make a noise like…

Solar Plexus Chakra: Shine On

Welcome to the Summer Chakra Series! The last of the so-called “lower chakras”, the sacral chakra is third in line on our journey up the spine. Fiery Family I’m 19 years old, in Seville, Spain, being chattered at by a surprisingly imposing personage, despite not being even 5 ft tall. She is speaking at 90…

Sacral Chakra

Well alright! Moving on to the next chakra in our glorious rainbow. Never enough Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, the utterly destructive fantasy that I was sold (and is next level now), is that it is of paramount importance to be gorgeous, and YOU CAN BE! Just buy THIS and THAT and bingo…

The ROOT Chakra

When I think about roots, I think of a solid home base. A place or feeling of safety, and of belonging: knowing your way around the house in the dark. Being rooted means living solid in the body; truly inhabiting. It means BEING. The root chakra calls for the present moment Maya Fiennes, in her…

Chakras. Pretty sure?

“So honey, dearest love, do you think you ate it?” Scoffs: “Nooooo.” Sigh, relief “I just put it in my mouth.” Possible ingested battery, emergency room visit, little people hacking away ALL around us. Rayme refusing to wear a mask once the thrill is gone. HOPING none of my co-workers will see us (my hospital);…

Intuition: Part 2

As a kid, my go-to source of information was the World Book, a set of Encyclopedias. I also went to the actual library to look for info (for my compelling report on cheetahs – 5th grade wunderkind). In today’s digital world, where every corner of the internet is filled with advice on what we should…

Intuition: Part 1

My mother was from a small farming community in rural Pennsylvania. The hard working people there valued the concrete, tangible world. Daily life had a routine and it was stuck to! Paradoxically, I think intuition was valued as well. The knowing of the land, the local wildlife, the seasons. Somehow there was a big sky…

Change, Gulp!

(And a little duality) The woo-woo community is talking about a vibrational shift happening on the planet. Everything is changing, in both small and tsunamic ways. And everyone is experiencing this shift differently – each of us will experience particular, unique, waves in our lives. My current experience of change is reflected in my children….

Sweater Weather

“We’ll have a warm Halloween.” HA! Ahahahaaaha! Bwahahahaaa! We throw a driveway party every year (the MOST fun now that we have a big crowd of middle-schoolers – angst, yes, but still with a good, clean sense of fun and puppy-dog exuberance), and my costumes always revolve around an: “I am warm enough” theme (it’s…

Emotions and Personal Evolution

Transforming Fear I recently had a real shift with fear. I woke up angry two nights in a row. Just outraged. Things from my present melting into things from my past. I was so pissed. I think smoke was coming out of my nostrils. Good thing no one was around. Growing up, the climate in…