Category Archives: Active Consciousness

Posts related to the development and use of active consciousness

Tending the Soul of the Earth

A version of this article first appeared in the December 2012 newsletter, but it remains timely! Enjoy. The idea of “tending the soul of the Earth” was first brought to my attention at the 2012 Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference … Continue reading

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The Uncertainty of the Now

Anyone who takes an interest in meditation and consciousness is probably familiar with the phrases “The Power of Now” and “Be Here Now” — titles of landmark books by Eckhart Tolle and Ram Dass (respectively). By letting go of our … Continue reading

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Death — or Transition?

With Halloween and the Day of the Dead upon us, it seems like a good time to discuss the topic of death. What really happens when our physical body dies? While modern science and medicine is convinced that our physical … Continue reading

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How to Make Happiness a Habit

Most of us spend the majority of our time in an emotional state of mind that my teacher, Gary Sherman, calls our “baseline state.” Usually, this habitual way of being is established in childhood, often as a reaction to the … Continue reading

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Coincidence, Con, or Kismet?

I thought my general audience would enjoy this recent article from the Ask Amy blog about the synchronicities that can occur when we make an important love connection.

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Synchronicity of the Month!

I just can’t resist telling you about an amazing synchronicity I recently experienced. For the past several years, I have utilized an excellent journal called The Sacred Journey. Among other things, it involves “pulling cards” from a divination deck of … Continue reading

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Our Addiction to Suffering

The Buddha said that suffering arises from craving — for instance, craving for more love, more possessions, more physical prowess or beauty. But sometimes I wonder if the truth is more akin to the reverse — that we crave our … Continue reading

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Check Out My New YouTube Channel, “What’s Going On?”

I’ve recently begun a new experiment — creating short videos for YouTube. I’ve called my “channel”, What’s Going On?. My intention is to use it as a vehicle for expressing my opinions on a variety of subjects — whatever happens … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Consensus Reality

I have long been aware that, at the deepest personal level, each of us is living in our own reality. This was driven home to me when I was practicing homeopathy part-time for a couple of years. An important part … Continue reading

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Are Competitive Sports Actually A Good Thing?

First, let me confess. I’m not a competitive sports person. No one in my nuclear family is. In fact, if any of us were to watch the Superbowl (or even know who was playing in it!), it would be me. … Continue reading

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