Balance in the dark

This is my first blogpost from my phone, so we’ll see how it goes. It’s Wednesday morning and we’ve been without power since Monday night at the height of Sandy. This morning while doing my practice I realized just how much we rely on what we see to help us maintain balance. It was hard for me, and required much more focus to hold a balance pose during asana but my meditation flew by. It reminded me of all the other areas in my life where balance is influenced by what I can see.

A Word About Discernment

A while back my daughter took a class titled Skepticism and Logic. She and the teacher often bantered about subject matter near and dear to my heart as he tried to convince students to not believe everything they’re told and she informed him that many things just are, and that truth is truth, whether he believed it or not. The class even took a field trip to a local college to hear a lecture by The Amazing Randi himself. I happened to meet up with this teacher at the lecture where he shared his admiration for my daughter’s trust in what she believed because she always had a logical answer for his skepticism.  He apologized to me for being on the other side of the fence.  He was a little surprised when I told him that from my perspective he was teaching the kids was incredibly important…and that it was the same thing I was striving to teach my daughter…discernment! I reminded him that even in biblical times people were taught to test the spirit and beware of false prophets.

This all came to my mind again today while purusing SpiritLibrary, an unfamiliar website with very familiar material. The site has an excellent section titled discernment that I think everyone delving into the metaphysical should read.

Exactly! I couldn’t have put it better myself!

This is from the Crimson Circle Blog… I’ll share an excerpt but PLEASE go to to read the whole thing.


The Creative Energy Spike

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By Geoffrey Hoppe
Published in Shaumbra Monthly – October 2012

In case you’re missing it, this is the most creative time of your life.

It’s easy to miss it if you get caught up in all of the other intense 2012 energies. I’m sure you’ve experienced just a few days of feeling like you’re bouncing off the wall. And days when you wonder… WTF? It may appear that things make less sense than ever before. Few of the old ways seem to work any more but there’s no clue about the new ways. It’s all true, and you’re not going crazy. Continue reading