Return to Reverence

“Reverence is contact with the essence of each thing and person and plant and bird and animal. It is contact with the interior of its beingness.”  Gary Zukav – Seat of the Soul

It’s time to Return to Reverence and restore our sense of the Sacredness of Life.

We’ve lost touch and are disconnected from our divinity and as a result we are experiencing a loss of morals, morality, mystery and meaning. This separation from what is holy, sacred and divine, separates us from one another and from our essential nature which is loving, intelligent and true.

Everything is essentially divine, but we’ve forgotten this and no longer practice seeing the divinity – the essential divinity within everyone and everything. Seeing the world and all those in it as divine is a moral act, just as perceiving the world and others as defective is an immoral act. This loss of morality is taking it’s toll in our homes, our community and our world.

Without the virtue of reverence we become robotic people living in a chaotic society full of destructiveness and despair. Violence becomes the norm as we replace the honoring of life with the harming of life. Society loses hope. Society loses its soul.

We must reconnect to our source, our spirit, our soul by being still and connecting with what is real. Reverence is real, but we can’t realize and actualize it if we are living in the illusion of our ego lives. We have to go past our personality perspective and see things through the eyes of our soul, as reverence is a perception of the soul. Our egos care little about being reverent and so it is beyond ego that we must go if we are to ever restore reverence in our lives and in our world.

Here are some ways we can begin Restoring Reverence in our Lives Now:

Practice the Presence of God – There is no better way to experience the presence of God than by being in the moment. Reverence comes from our presence so we have to practice being present to the moment so that we can be touched by the Divine. God is always present, but we seldom are. Sit still and listen, observe and notice what you are witnessing. Listen to the breath; feel the inner body; let it take you into the experience of being – of being One with God. Once you learn to do this within yourself, you can start practicing this presence of reverence in your relationships – seeing the Divine in others and in everything that you experience.

Look for the Meaning and See the Connection – Look for the meaning of all your life experiences and practicing seeing the connection between everything that happens and how it was for the betterment of your life. The more you see the meaning, the more you begin to revere everything and everyone that comes across your path. Can you see the Divine plan at hand?

Appreciate the Mystery, the Awe, the Wonder of Creation – Keep wonder and mystery alive by spending time in nature and start to look at things, ordinary things like the blooming flowers on your walk; the sunlight as it shines through the trees in the woods, the lizard that scatters across your path; see all these things with fresh eyes appreciating the awe, mystery and wonder all around you.

Sense the Subtle – We need to ensoul our senses so that we can perceive the more subtle energies present in each moment, in each person and in each thing. Subtle awareness leads to Soul awareness and soul awareness fosters the presence of reverence. The Soul is in the Subtle.

Be Gentle with Life – Cultivate a loving, caring, compassionate attitude toward life. Practice the pause between stimulus and response and choose a response that will cause no harm. When we view life and everything in it as sacred then gentleness is a natural response. Gentleness become our strength as we become more reverent, whole and alive.

When we become a more reverent people we create a more reverent society and all benefit.  Life is calling us to return to reverence. Will you do your part and create a more loving, soulful reverent world?




A Matter of Consciousness

What we are now experiencing are the consequences of a culture that lacks soul and doesn’t even know it.  We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning, more consciousness.  Carl Jung once said that our greatest sin is unconsciousness and I agree. Only when you are unconscious of your true nature as soul can you bring harm to another.

The world is demanding that we become more conscious and the way this is happening is through the experience of duality: right and wrong, positive and negative, good and evil. We cannot know unity without first knowing duality and the purpose that these opposites serve.  The negativity we are experiencing is necessary to energize the positive developments in life. Greater inclusiveness is stimulated by separateness; violence and hate, stimulate the drive toward peace and love; experiencing victimhood activates a drive toward personal power and so on.

It is through the negative, the separateness, the ugliness etc. that we learn what we need to learn to eventually lead us to the positive, the wholeness, the beauty and unity that can be experienced in soul consciousness.  This is the normal and natural route of developing awareness and consciousness and this is where we are now headed.

I’m on a mission to bring more soul into the world through my messages on this blog and in my life. Each one of us as conscious beings have this same responsibility.  Start with yourself by doing your healing work in your personal life to be more conscious, present and whole and then be a source of hope and inspiration to your family and your community.  Let’s all do our part to bring healing, harmony and greater consciousness to our world. As we grow in soul consciousness, we will grow in love and everything around us will reflect this change within us.




Why Wait?

IMG_4696Playing with Crow Pose Yoga on this foot stool while my coffee is brewing…

I’ve given up the concept of “waiting around” and instead always try to do something more fun, meaningful and or productive during those 30 to however many seconds or minutes spent waiting every day.  No matter if it’s waiting for your coffee to brew, at a redlight, in a grocery line, at the airport, etc… There are so many other things we can do instead of just wait and I want to

DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN LOOK AT MY PHONE, because I already do that enough.

Here are somethings you can do instead:

  • Read a book – This is especially good if you have a long wait like Jury Duty.  Reading can help you relax and it’s great to use your imagination.  I’ve been making it a habit to keep a book in my bag wherever I go.
  • Stretch – I can never get enough stretching in.  It feels so good to move the body in this way and release tension from your muscles.
  • Dance – Move your body and forget about if anyone is watching. You may inspire them to move also.
  • Sing – Express yourself and sing out loud.  Singing always makes me feel uplifted.
  • Pray/Meditate – take a moment to be still, go within and connect.  Offer a prayer or reflect on a word/mantra/bible verse that has significant meaning to you.
  • Think about and visualize your goals – use this time to check in with yourself on where you’re at with completing any goals you may have set.  Visualize your goals being met.
  • Talk to someone – Maybe even start up a conversation with a stranger.  Don’t be afraid to make a new friend (the ole fashion way).
  • Look for beauty around you – There is always something beautiful to appreciate. Look around you see something with new eyes.  Beauty is everywhere if we just look.
  • Think about what you’re grateful for – One of my favorite things to do is to make a gratitude list.  This will boost your mood and bring more good things into your life.
  • Write something, maybe even a poem – you don’t have to be a poet, just write something beautiful and or meaningful to you.  Write from the heart.
  • Make eye-contact with someone and give them a smile – We don’t look at each other anymore.  Our faces are usually buried in our phones.  Why not, look someone in the eye and give a friendly smile.  You never know who you might connect with and how this would change both of your days.
  • Breathe – Bring awareness to your breathing and you will cultivate being more calm and peaceful in every moment.

You never have to wait again; instead fill those moments with meaningful activity.  You’ll feel more connected and your Soul will appreciate it.