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

Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, Poetry, Power, The New Story

Please quit working for the weekend.

My life has radically, gradually changed in the past ten years. Radical change takes its precious time. It happens a little bit every day. I am immeasurably more free than I was a decade ago, in many aspects. I still have a lot of work to do, lifetimes of it. I used to drive a… Continue reading Please quit working for the weekend.

Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, Poetry, The New Story, Traveling

Eternal Spring Cleaning

There's this sense I have arrived Silly, since there's actually no destination Silly, since arrival would be stagnation I am in a place that prior only existed in my mind, in daydreams and visions Utopia, no, simply birdsong and water, mountains and sky all around A heart-centered home of trees and green and cats and… Continue reading Eternal Spring Cleaning

Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, Poetry, wisdom quotes

Our Lives are Better for Having Known Her.

"Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well." ~ Gautama Buddha A beloved sister, mother, healer and friend has died. She could be free now from the cycles of birth and death and rebirth. Yet all who knew her know she will be back. She… Continue reading Our Lives are Better for Having Known Her.