Living from the Heart, Michelle's Memoir, Poetry, The New Story, Writings

This I Believe (2019)

I believe in words. I believe in magic. I believe in the sky, the sun and the moon. I believe in the earth. I believe in nature. I believe in sacred air. I believe in sacred fire and stars. I believe in sacred water. I believe in deep breath. I believe in Buddha. I believe… Continue reading This I Believe (2019)

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, mayan calendar, Poetry

The Kan Trecena: 13 Days of Energy Work & Powerful Learning

Nature (ecology) is the basis of economy. Hug trees. Plant trees. Plant herbs. Harvest. Cultivate. Share. Smell flowers. Eat fresh local foods. Drink pure water. Learning is tied to earning. Learning happens constantly, not exclusively through formal education. People living close to the Earth know Mother Nature. People living in synthetic boxes, driving metal death… Continue reading The Kan Trecena: 13 Days of Energy Work & Powerful Learning

Education, Living from the Heart, mayan calendar, Poetry

The E Trecena: 13 days on the Road of Life

Stairways, ladders, doors and paths To heaven, to hell, to here and now Unconditional love is present Gratitude is present Looking at the ground ahead of us Gazing at the vastness of sky One foot in front of the other Step by step, change by tiny change It's all happening We are ever arriving Leaving… Continue reading The E Trecena: 13 days on the Road of Life

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, mayan calendar, Power

The Kej trecena: 13 days of natural power

Today is 1 Kej (deer). The next 13 days are embued with the energy of Kej, the wilderness, the four directions, the spiritual leader, humility, respect, power and  much more. Autumn equinox Fall Change apparent The gradual darkening into shorter days, longer nights The crunch and color of leaves underfoot The trees let them go,… Continue reading The Kej trecena: 13 days of natural power

Guatemala, Hatha Yoga Practice, Karma yoga, New Paradigm in Practice

Fall Yoga & Writing Retreat!

We'll get together, sit in a circle, breathe and stretch our bodies and imaginations. We'll share sacred space in this magical, mystical Mayan heartland. We'll write and let our streams of consciousness flow. We'll consume delicious, healthy, love-filled foods and drinks. We'll gather for ceremony, for practice, for synergy, for personal and collective growth and… Continue reading Fall Yoga & Writing Retreat!

Communicating, Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Relating, The New Story

Breathing in Inspiration

To inspire. To inhale. To breathe in life, presence, peace. Inspiration, in the form of creative inspiration, the itch to write, paint, draw, sketch, sculpt, sing, dance, practice meditation, CREATE, comes and goes. Wouldn't it be too exhausting if we were constantly inspired? Constant happiness and pleasure and perfection, building a soft nest around ourselves… Continue reading Breathing in Inspiration