With over 170 offerings at last count, this blog now has a host of practices, clearings, essays and poems that can serve inner work. As per their individual needs, I regularly recommend specific, relevant articles for self-study and practice to my clients. However, I was wondering how to make this reservoir more accessible and useful … Continue reading New at Serene Reflection: Explore The Archives
Cambodia is a beautiful, photogenic country with much to offer. We can treat it like a two-day holiday and enjoy the spectacular sights. Or be overwhelmingly dismayed by its Killing Fields. Or, we can pay close attention to the whole and learn some invaluable lessons. Humans are capable of outstanding creativity … Continue reading Lessons From Cambodia For Current Times.
Sometimes, Even the land and waters forget, As do the trees. Soak them in enough blood Violate mercilessly, Leaving no time to mend, to heal... Do it long enough And you can confuse them. (Though even then, Far less than us Deranged they be.) Nevertheless, Not themselves for sure. Ragged, disconnected, incomplete. Buying into our … Continue reading Poems: Restoration Of Peace
Welcome! Essential supplies- Include a sense of humor, tissues and eyeglass cleaners. Know that it is impossible to cover all of this vast and diverse terrain in a single trip. The landscape is changing all the time. Your choices and actions also contribute to this change. Routinely consult a map to understand your current position and … Continue reading ‘Life Amusement Theme Park’: Travel Information.
Musical Pillars at Vitthala Complex, Hampi, India. In this last year, I have been fortunate to have visited several UNESCO World Heritage sites and other energetically powerful places. These trips are an integral part of my work as an earth sensitive (see Are You An Earth Sensitive And Why You Need to Know). However, … Continue reading Outer Travel And Inner Journeys
I was seated at an old wooden table, in one of the proverbial, European open, road-side cafes. The evening was now dark, chilly and breezy, with persistent, musical sounding rain. Equipped with only a light jacket, I was happy for this warm, sheltered space. My apartment was at least a thirty-minute walk across the windy … Continue reading Don’t Let The Language Barrier Keep You Home.
Marry the chaos with stillness. The old with the new. The known with the unknown. The distraction around and the emptiness within. The spoken and the unspoken. The tangible and the sensed. What was hoped for, and has been lost, What is waiting to be born again. Include it all. Integrate everything. The days of … Continue reading Poems: Notice The Underlying Presence
Home. Such a precious word. Describing far more than a place. It is all the times and spaces You are at ease, safe. Where all blindfolds have been removed, Protective Kevlar set aside, Chuckles gurgle past the lips And tears need not hide Where fingers snap and feet tap To the beat of silent songs … Continue reading Poems: Homecoming
As I prepared for my travel to Eastern Europe last month, I began looking for interesting places in Prague and Budapest. Searching travel blogs and reviews, I came across two unusual write-ups. They intrigued me sufficiently for me to decide that Vyserhad and Attila’s Mound were places I would definitely visit. Even as I was … Continue reading A Slice Of Foreign Life
If you are an urban dweller with little exposure to the wilderness, most likely you will jump out of your own skin. In fact, I suspect many readers won't be able to make it past this headline. Seeing a large, orange frog clinging to the walls is disorienting to say the least. The protected species … Continue reading What Would You Do If You Found Frogs On Your Wall?