Archive for January, 2012

The Rapture

Will 2012 be the year? Will maybe even tomorrow be the day? I recollect pondering feverishly on questions like these in the mid ‘70’s while spending one summer working side by side with my maternal grandfather, who was a contractor, in rural Indiana—real bible belt territory. I remember him saying while we rode in his pick-up truck on the way to work that “The wages of sin is death” and that one day, soon, the “rapture” would be coming, “so you had better be ready”. For a young, Read more [...]


Living attuned to the undivided bodhipower of the Unborn Mind and Spirit is a matter of proper balance—of attuning oneself to the inner spiritual equilibrium that determines a healthy and well-managed lifestyle. The two previous posts focused on what it’s like when this vital equilibrium is absent—and that is imbalance. We know what it’s like when the material world runs headstrong into the natural world; we know what it’s like within ourselves when we focus too much on our head to the Read more [...]

A Healing Muse

When one thinks of “Healing Music”, the one piece that immediately comes to mind is Mike Rowland’s, The Fairy Ring—composed circa 1982. The story behind Mike’s inspiration for this composition revolves around a little walk he took one day in the forest and suddenly encountered an ethereal melody that seemed to appear out of nowhere…a gentle, humble melody that permeated his being. Arriving back in his home, Mike recorded the music to the best of his recollection; he then distributed Read more [...]


There is a Hopi Indian word, Koyaanisqatsi, meaning, “a crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living.” The Hopi tribe’s whole spiritual focus is to try to keep the natural-balance of the world from spinning out of control. Well, it’s apparent that this natural balance has turned itself upside down. Within my own location, in upstate NY, the atmospheric circulation patterns have been on a wild ride for quite some Read more [...]
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