What does water symbolize for you?

Water is an element with innumerable qualities. Water can be murky or transparent. It can drown or quench thirst. It can be soft as a trickle or forceful, removing obstacles in its path. It can destroy or spring forth new life. Today, we were each asked by our board to describe what water symbolizes. Their perspective, as always, was deep and meaningful. The words we use to describe water can represent the emotional energy we value in ourselves, or a reflection of our own innate qualities, or our perception of how we relate to others. The meaning of water is unique… [read more]

Restoring humanity’s true reflection

One of the most wondrous revelations I’ve had since I began this journey is spirit’s perspective of us— humanity—and the experience of our physical life. The expansiveness and richness of our experience in the development of our souls. The fact that we are all beings of light, each unique but part of the collective too. Last October, our dear friend Khaled expressed this ever so eloquently, “So let us leave you with this—find in the sky a distant star and hold it in your heart. You now hold all within you that has ever existed. Is this not magic? Delicious magic that permeates the… [read more]

Discernment: The impartial meditator

The debates, the town halls, and the pundits hashing out e-v-e-r-y word spoken (and tweet tweeted) by the candidates. It can be exhausting, and for some, an entertaining distraction from an otherwise mundane work day. Not to say the 2016 election isn’t important. It should be. But amidst the 24/7 news coverage of the elections, are we paying attention to other issues like the Panama Papers? Eryn and I talked about the current state of affairs, the never ending political rhetoric and chatter, making it difficult to distinguish truth and deception clearly. We questioned if we can expect a genuine expose of the Panama Papers… [read more]

Co-creation (and creativity) in action

Our board may be viewed by some as atypical, we admit. There is no dissemination of documents or an agenda [albeit, we often do assign action items!] But we hold ourselves to some conventionalities. Our board is governed by the powers, duties, and responsibilities of, let’s just say, our bylaws of the highest consciousness. And when it comes to important matters, such as the idea of this blog, we confer with our board of advisors for their vote. So in the spirit of transparency, we share an example of our “board meeting minutes,” and in doing so, hope you are entertained by the collaborative… [read more]

The Alchemist: Exploring a recipe for happiness

It’s nearly March and for the first time in my life, I haven’t drafted up the “proverbial” list of goals to achieve this year: increase my business income by 30%, increase my retirement contributions by 20%, lose those extra 10 pounds, commit to working out at the gym, sign up for that sculpting class, etc. The list goes on; you know the drill. I’ve always been goal driven. It gives me a sense of purpose, knowing I’m working towards improving my life on all fronts. But this year is different. I’ve been feeling a subtle and yet profound transition building deep within me, a yearning for… [read more]

The unconscious mind & overcoming self-criticism

If we look into the mirror with honesty, we would all admit to times when we have doubted our decisions, our abilities, perhaps even our character, and allowed that voice of self criticism to set in. I’m sure in their quiet moments, the likes of Richard Branson, Oprah, Warren Buffet, Mother Teresa and Obama have questioned their lives. After all, this is part of the human experience, right? Well it was one of those weeks for me. I looked at my life and questioned, “Did I make the right choices?” “Where would I be today if I would have taken the ‘corporate… [read more]

A New Year’s message to humanity

It’s the last day of 2015. Amidst the celebrations here and around the globe, Eryn and I set aside a few minutes to connect with our board members for a toast and a quick message for the New Year. They shared with us a personal message about what we each should release and embrace in 2016 (more on this to come). But before parting, they asked if they could offer a message to you. We pass this on with the hope you will find the time to be in the silence of your wisdom. With all our gratitude and best wishes for you.        … [read more]

Interviews with Khaled: Boarding the board

Two months have passed since Khaled introduced himself. He had become one of our regular board members by now and always made invaluable contributions to the conversation, whether it be world affairs or personal matters. But today I had a mission. I had several random [but important] questions burning inside and was anxious to get some answers. Who decides to come on the board? Exactly how does the planchette move? Does reincarnation truly exist? It was the eve of Thanksgiving and we were busy preparing for the holiday. But Eryn and I took a brief respite from the flurry of activity… [read more]

Gratitude: An expansive muscle

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and we’ve been busy with the usual prepping, something I enjoy every year. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s doesn’t require lines at the mall to spend money you don’t have on gifts, just because it’s expected. Or two-hour waits at a restaurant for Mother’s Day. No, it’s about spending time with family, good food, and giving thanks for all that we have in our lives. I say this for those of us who are fortunate to live in a country that is not torn apart by war, or faced with widespread famine, or religious persecution. Such is the plight… [read more]

Turning inward as individuals, as a nation

The Syrian refugee crises continues to heighten. Now, more than 11 million people (half of the country’s pre-war population) have either died or been forced from their homes since the war in Syria began in 2011. And while there are many other refugees fleeing from their homes in other parts of the globe—Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gaza, South Sudan, and Somalia to name a few—our attention to the plight of the Syrians has been center stage. Sadly, it wasn’t until the tragic image of a Syrian boy washed up on the shores of Turkey that many of us began to truly feel… [read more]