Introduction to Poetry











My favorite poet and creative conduit who understands the unseen and unknowable!
This is a little bit what it’s like to try to translate the vibrant miracles I see all around
me every day into the English language.


Introduction to Poetry

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

—Billy Collins

We The People

We the People are being plunged into a bizarre political passion play. Our health and safety, income and rights are all up for grabs by governmental bodies that care more about their position than the people they represent. When selfish gluttony for power breeds greedy assaults pitting one voting block and their needs and values against another’s needs and values, there is only pain.

Why? Because this means that the equanimity and poise of representation is skewed toward the loudest (and in our case), the wealthiest voices. With the Supreme Court’s decision for Citizen’s United and the unlimited barrage of top .01% money influencing our elections, we have seen the most egregious abuse of election funding in the history of our beloved country.

What’s a sensitive person to do? How can we not just survive but thrive?

Remember who you are. Use your spiritual practice to counter the negative screams and hysteria the media and the tweet storms are fanning- meditate up to another view of what is actually occurring. Stop engaging with other people’s definitions of what is right and good, worthy of public discussion or important, and change the channel. Define for yourself what you believe in. Own this. Ask yourself what your vision for the future is. Work toward that instead of being swept along on the stormy waves of drama and upset that have passed for social discourse in the past year.

Instead of sitting in front of the TV cable news, turn on to the inner energetically alive and vibrant channel of your spirit. Build you own powerful transmitter by waking up to your Sacred Anatomy and the innate ability we all have to influence the world around us. We are already connected to each other; we are one organism that senses this connection. You who are sensitive know what I’m talking about and if you don’t, just imagine for one second that the agitation and stress you are feeling might be because the entire nation – even the entire world is feeling it too.

Stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution: the conscious solution that knows right from wrong and that is kind to the disabled, poor or fearful – that extends a hand and heart to those in need. Dedicate yourself to participation in “the process” by not giving the bad behavior of our elected officials, trendsetters and continuous talking heads the kind of attention they crave. But most importantly do not give away your vital life force ENERGY by getting angry at the manipulations because my friends, that’s participating in the insanity.

The secret we forget is that they are nothing without us. Withdraw your energy away from the whole swirling chaotic mess. Stay informed by reading quality journalism and watching the TV comedians. But pull your own energy back from the cable news drama and send your attention to where your heart is calling you.

Send your support to the freedom loving folks engaged in fighting for the rights and services everyone needs. Funnel your attention to Earth sustaining organizations – give them your time and treasure. Fuel the fire of healthy self-awareness by consciously engaging your energy in a positive way. Tear no one down. Instead, build up the strength of people who speak with integrity and good common sense.

Register to vote if you aren’t already. Become active in the campaigns of positive, forward thinking people and give your money to organizations that are making a difference with or without the support of our government. Use your intention and conscious thought to make things happen in our world.

The fracturing of the old things that don’t work any more will come. It is happening now, we all can feel it. Work toward that which you want to see for our collective health, well being and future happiness. Stop complaining and act by shifting your attention on to the solution and off of the latest horror and looming scandal. This is how we built America. Let’s take our consciousness back from the people who don’t believe in We the People, and stand strong for who we really are.


Christmas Magic is Alive and Well!

When CI Practitioner Regina Schulman’s 7 year old grandson came up to Massachusetts from down south to visit for Christmas he was worried Santa and his reindeer would not know how to find him. Seriously concerned the jolly old elf would not know where to leave his Christmas presents in the morning, Grandma Regina came to the rescue. Together they decided some special reindeer food would be required to attract them and that if that happened surely Santa’s sleigh would follow and he’d  be able to make his delivery.

They set to making the special concoction which was made up mostly of crumbled cookies and Christmas Magic. Being a good Level IV Practitioner what did Regina do in this very delicate situation? She brought in the energy: Christmas Magic direct from the Source and filled the bag to the brim.

It’s very important to note that her grandson also brought in his 7 year old version of this beautiful and magical energy. It was so cute to see them out there carefully laying a trail toward the house that Grandpa John didn’t even notice much about the bag when he snapped the digital photo of them on Christmas Eve. It wasn’t until later they realized just how much magic they had put into it!  Just take a look at the bag!!!!

Reindeer food

Fall 2014 Practitioner I Graduation

On December 8, 2014 at Open Sky Retreat Space our Sacred Anatomy Community welcomed another six CoreIndividuation Level I Practitioners. That makes fifteen new Level I Practitioners this year! They are: Matt Yerge, a body worker originally from Buffalo, NY now residing in Oakland, California; Nancy Randall, a yoga instructor who specialized in teaching the elderly from San Francisco. Samantha Russell, a local Marin Reiki Master and teacher just finishing her psychotherapeutic internship; Raje Heyer, a cranial sacral therapist and lymphatic drainage expert from Austin, Texas; Brian Duby, a Network Chiropractor from Portland, Oregon and Karen Anne Louise owner of Cleansing Ministries and an expert at hydrotherapeutic cleansing from Sonoma County. All wonderful healers who have fallen in love with CI, we are lucky to have them and we warmly welcome this wonderful group into our community!

Left to right: Matt Yerge, Samantha Russell, Nancy Randall, Karen Anne Louise, Raje Heyer,  Brian Duby.

Left to right: Matt Yerge, Samantha Russell, Nancy Randall, Karen Anne Louise, Raje Heyer, Brian Duby.

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