Monthly Archives: April 2016

Me the Terrible

"Love everyone," Ram Dass said, guiding us in the final meditation of the 8th annual Open Your Heart in Paradise retreat, where I found...

The Harmonic Convergence Revisited

Does anyone remember the Harmonic Convergence? Back in 1987? It was an unusual astrological pile-up that, according to organizer José Arguelles, was supposed to...

A Belly Breath Away

Consider Scenario I: Jessica was late again. Willing the traffic to speed up had no result except to make her feel more tense and...

From the Heart: Kissing and Driving

I saw a romantic greeting card that showed a couple kissing in the front seat of a car. The message said, "If you can...

A Pleiadian Message: Anchoring Your Sound through your Heart Space

Beloved ones, we greet you. We honor the path you have chosen for yourself in this lifetime. We witness you in the many direct...

The Mystical Christ: Is Reincarnation a Scientific Fact?

If you identify yourself as your physical body, reincarnation can seem farfetched. But if you identify yourself as a trans-physical being, regardless of what words...

Food First: Enjoy the Pineapple this month

One thing I hear often from people is how hard it is to keep fresh produce in the house and use it before it...

From the Editor: Retreat to Recharge the Soul

We all need a break now and then, a time to clear the mind and recharge the soul. That was our family's goal when our...

Mercurial Messages: April Horoscope – Spring Fever & Creative Discontent

Romance and spring revolution grow as urgent as tulips pushing through last year's leaves. Social and political restlessness wakes up our landscape as thoughtful...

Spirit Leaves: Staycation of the Soul

Mother was an English teacher and Father, a vice principal in the Philly school system. Every summer, they had two-and-a-half months off to enjoy...

How To Maximize Your Retreat Experience

In 2003, I decided to go on a two-week meditation retreat vacation. My thinking was that when I had previously traveled, it almost always...

Retreat Tips: Make Sure It’s Right For You

In our fast-paced world, retreats are becoming more popular every year. The dictionary definitions of retreat often refer to moving backwards after a battle....

Creating “time well-spent” Retreats full of Meaning and Magic for your Patrons

Why do we "retreat?" What is it about a retreat's theme or title that draws us to it? What is it about a certain...

Soul Journeys: Turn any Trip into a Spiritual Retreat

Call it wanderlust. Call it a gypsy soul. Call it travel-obsessed. Whatever the name, it is a longing for adventure with a spiritual bent...

Seven spectacular Reasons to take a Spiritual Retreat from your Business

In October 2015, I had hit a place of burnout with my businesses. In all honesty, I had felt that way over the summer,...

Retreat in Presence: Embrace, Surrender and Awaken

Retreat from day-to-day life provides a sanctuary where we can immerse ourselves in silent reflection, regenerate and nourish the heart, mind and soul. For...

Six Ways to make the most of your Retreat or Staycation

Finally! You're getting away from it all! Congratulations! Do you remember how to do that? Here are six reminders to bridge the gap between...