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Welcome! This is the front door of a Hidden Monastery dedicated to the spiritual intelligence of all who honor the mystic wisdom of body and soul especially as we find it in music, dance, poetry, art, meditation, writing and compassionate with-ness.

I pray for all who come by here. See the prayer here. Thank you for visiting. 

I call this the way of ensoulment. When we put body first soul shows up in a very clear way. Here is a sample meditation on “The Art of Being Ensouled.” It may be hard to understand. Starting with the body puts everything on its head. 

 

 

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Earth Mystic Wednesday 8

May 25, 2016

In honor of Mother Earth’s wisdom flowing through us here is a prompt for your meditation and gratitude.    I come home to the wisdom of____________ I move to the mystery of__________________ Please feel free to leave your answers and thoughts in the comment section below!

Have You Received a Transmission?

May 24, 2016

  Transmission is a word used in Eastern Practice. A teacher shares not only knowledge, they transmit their state of being, their lineage, the gestalt of their wisdom to a student.  How?  By using a surprisingly ordinary phenomenon called Body to Body Communication. We are created to synch up with one another. The challenge in … Read more

Earth Mystic Wednesday 7

May 18, 2016

In honor of Mother Earth wisdom flowing through us here is a prompt for your meditation and gratitude.    I come home to the wisdom of____________ I move to the mystery of__________________ Please feel free to leave your answers and thoughts in the comment section below!

Research: What effect does dance have on prayer?

May 11, 2016

Jesus said, “Who does not dance, does not know what comes to pass.” He wasn’t talking about solo dancers but the old ways of prayer that coordinate bodies in cleansing peace dances. Many spiritual teachers know that dance is power. It is not clear to me why this is not being studied more intensively since … Read more

Earth Mystic Wednesday 6

May 11, 2016

In honor of Mother Earth wisdom flowing through us here is a prompt for your meditation and gratitude.   Photo credit: Amy Smith  I come home to the wisdom of____________ I move to the mystery of__________________ Please feel free to leave your answers and thoughts in the comment section below!  

Mary Oliver’s Instructions for Living!

May 7, 2016

This week in the online interfaith dance chapel Nancy and I played with Mary Oliver’s instructions for living. Invoking through dance our astonishing lives, we asked through the wisdom of our bodies how much effort the Divine is really asking of us.  We danced with hard hard and soft soft—and finding the right balance for … Read more

Earth Mystic Wednesday 5

May 4, 2016

In honor of Mother Earth wisdom flowing through us here is a prompt for your meditation and gratitude.    I come home to the wisdom of____________ I move to the mystery of__________________ Please leave your answers and thoughts in the comment section below!

Earth Mystics Wednesday 4

April 27, 2016

In honor of Mother Earth wisdom flowing through us here is a prompt for your meditation and gratitude.   Photo credit: Harriet Platts  I come home to the wisdom of____________ I move to the mystery of__________________ Please feel free to leave your answers and thoughts in the comment section below!