From SAD to New Year’s Resolution

12/31/2016 moves seamlessly into 1/1/2017.  And if we didn’t mark the change in years, we’d barely notice the difference. Yet the calendar DOES change, and the march of years is as important for us emotionally as it is for most financial reckonings. In the northern...

Morning Sadhana

“Darn!” I said to myself as I walked out the door of my apartment building. “I parked in the wrong place.”The row of cars closest to the back door were sleeping, windows laden with frost, in the shadow cast by the building I was leaving. The vehicles across the lot...

What’s in a Name

The title of this post is both a question and a statement of intent.   While I was taking my Kundalini Teacher Training, I was given the spiritual name, Sevak Prem, which translates to “servant of love.” One of my friends was “Victory of Light.” Why and how was I to...

I Believe: A Message to My Children

e.  that the biggest cause of our difficulties is our unwillingness or inability to look deeply into ourselves and accept what we find–the good, the bad, the ugly AND the beautiful f. that doing things to shore up our egos is a huge mistake because it prevents us from...

Chakra Energies

Each chakra is said to have petals attached to the circumference of is wheel.  Each chakra from the base to the throat, has an increasing number of petals and traditional texts attribute negative qualities to most of these:  qualities such as fear, envy, greed, etc.  ...

Child of the Bubbling Brook

I could have reassumed my maiden name, but it felt awkward.  Besides, it was my father’s name.  It was time for me to become myself. . .whoever that was.  I was 50.  Yet I felt like I was at the beginning of my life. Who…what…would I like to grow into? It was a rainy,...

Blue Sky

No. I don’t always only see blue sky.  I don’t use street drugs and am averse to big ideas that have no hope of being implemented.   But when I’m standing under the heavenly vault in New Mexico, where the  blue sky at the top of this page was...