This Sacred Space

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I fell apart and was put back together in this space; this sacred space. I never ONCE did yoga on this terrace. I breathed deeply on it though, inhaling the clouds and the thin, crisp air with my lungs as the piercing fushia danced on my vision like confetti. I pleaded with the volcanoes to raise me up on their jagged peaks. It mostly happened here. I’ve been so many places, but this was my most epic journey. Alone, and … Keep reading…

My unexpected awakening

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I recently had a very unexpected spiritual awakening. Just writing those words makes me squirm a little, as I question the validity of that statement, but since I have always so openly shared my struggles, failings, confusion and fear here in what has become a very sacred space for me, I would be remiss to not share about this experience which has been so earth-shatteringly positive. But first, let’s go back to a few weeks ago. What it was like: … Keep reading…

The story of a coffee berry

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There once was a coffee berry. It was an ordinary berry in every way. Small, round, and red like all the other ripe berries on the tree. It was happy enough as a berry, I mean, as happy as it could get, right? It didn’t aspire to be anything other than a berry. Then one day, it was picked from the tree. “Ouch!” It cried. It hurt a bit, but it was also quite excited to see something other the … Keep reading…

Walking the path without judgement

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My sister sent me this quote last week and it really struck a cord with me. It was like a beam of light shining through the fog of my depression and confusion: Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. –Adyashanti So often I have judged things … Keep reading…

The real work

The real work

I’ve recently gone back to work. I’m not talking about my blog or my guide or my shop, even though I have been doing a little work on those too. I mean, the real work, my actual job which is the sort of work which doesn’t look that great on a CV or garner too many likes in a Facebook news feed. For me, it’s spiritual work, and it looks nothing like I imagined ‘spiritual work’ to look like. I’m … Keep reading…