This has been and continues to be a most extraordinary year. And I don’t think we have even begun to understand what is afoot. We came into 2020 with a knowing that everything was about to change—every astrologer has been saying that. They’ve been beating the drum of change since 2015. Each year has had its…Read More
In last Sunday’s Notes from the Field, I shared a few radical truths that I received at the center of the labyrinth and promised to tell you what happened on Saturday, July 25 that explains the direct parallel between what patriarchy has done to women and what patriarchy has done to prayer. However, I’m going to…Read More
I was awakened in the wee hours last Sunday morning and clearly heard: “What was done to women is what was done to prayer.” I thought I understood—at least a little—what that meant. Because I’ve been studying what was done to women under patriarchy, and, as a prayer artist, exploring how gorgeous prayer was before…Read More
I had a lot of plans for today’s Notes from the Field. In fact, I had so many delicious topics related to the labyrinth that I was having trouble picking what to write about in this last newsletter before we open a new prayer intensive on Tuesday. I thought I might talk about the labyrinth…Read More
Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, The labyrinth has a voice. And I experienced it this morning. Here’s what happened. In the night, I saw myself stepping onto a labyrinth for my daily anointing practice. I didn’t write anything on the yellow pad that is always in bed with me, so I think I…Read More
Describing the first time she walked the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, Lauren Artress wrote: “I feel we had touched the Holy Spirit. Each of us had ventured to the center of our beings in the Chartres labyrinth that day. I received the embrace of Mary. I had, unknown to me at that time, ventured into…Read More
“The labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral is created out of 272 stones inlaid in the floor of the nave…each stone representing one day of human gestation in the mother’s womb.” Lauren Artress, The Sacred Path Companion Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, There is so much bubbling up right now. And I’ve had to…Read More
“This is the most important week of the entire year.” Emma Kupu Mitchell Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, This week has been extraordinary for everyone. Everywhere. And for many, it feels like too much. Too much unknown. Too much chaos. Too much betrayal. Too much exposed all at once. Too many dark truths…Read More
“I can’t breathe” George Floyd Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, Last Sunday I introduced the first Prayer Vigil with Kahu Lahela Johnson chanting Oli and leading us in Ho‛oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian prayer of forgiveness. I’ve written about how much I love this prayer for several years now. But, like all original ancient prayers that…Read More
“We are all awakening to a new dawn, a sacred time to break the spell of slumber that has separated us from the Divine Goddess who breathes life into us, who nurtures and loves us unconditionally. We are urged to reclaim our sovereignty and authenticity, cut the cords of constraint and control, and take back…Read More
“Hoʻoponopono cuts the negative cords that bind us to our past and energetically releases us from all wrongdoings, giving us a new sense of freedom to live our lives in a state of reverence for one another and for all of life, essentially reawakening the Divine Goddess within.” Kahu Lāhela Johnson Friends, soul writers, and…Read More
“Ho’oponopono is a spiritual-soul method of purification that cleanses us from fears and worries, destructive relationship patterns, and any religious dogmas and paradigms that oppose our personal and spiritual development.” Ho’oponopono, Ulrich E. Dupree Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, Ho‛oponopono is a miracle prayer. My son—and I—are living proof. In last Sunday’s Notes from…Read More
“What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart and soul.” Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, This has been a truly strange yet wildly magical week. Once upon a time, I had big…Read More
“Creation has been left incomplete, and human beings, that is all of us, are needed by creation–and the Creator–to do the ongoing work of completing it.” Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, The Receiving Friends, soul writers, and lovers of prayer, What makes an original prayer, original? There’s a question I never expected to ponder. It’s not a question…Read More
“In mystical terms, each of us is an entire world or garden unto ourselves. And just as there was a healing tree at the center of the Garden of Eden, so each of us has a healing tree at the center of our individual psyches.” Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Fellow Carriers of the Original Starter, (keep…Read More
“It strikes me as ironic that the coronavirus was given the name COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. Strangely, COVID bears the same consonants as Cavod or Kavod, the ancient Hebrew word for glory, honor, or divine Presence.” Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Fellow Pilgrims, And yes, I do believe we are all pilgrims now. In the past,…Read More
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy Greetings companions on the radical pilgrim road, On this pilgrimage that we are sharing—this radical pilgrimage, this radical alchemical pilgrimage that asks nothing less of us but total transformation—we can, if we…Read More
Note: (From Notes in the Field, published 4/12/2020) I think it’s not an accident that today is Easter, commemorating a sacred transformation of love from death to life. At the same time Passover is ending, honoring an incredibly difficult pilgrimage of an enslaved people walking in faith and trust toward freedom. And Ramadan is coming,…Read More
Greeting precious friends, Time is moving in such a strange paradoxical way. If we consider the outrageous flow of information, especially misinformation, and the constant breaking news, and the tsunami waves of panic and fear, then time appears to be moving at a whole new speed. And it doesn’t feel like the speed of love.…Read More
Greetings precious friends from my home to yours, Everything has changed, hasn’t it? In a blink. How many days has it been since your world was completely upended? Here in the United States, the governors of most states, including my own, are still unwilling to acknowledge the public health reality that we simply must separate…Read More
If you’ve been reading these Notes from the Field for a while, you know that Sophia, the name of the divine feminine for me, is not an idea. She is real. She is alive. She is present. And She is in constant communication. And not just with me. She longs for every one of us…Read More
On December 5, 2016, I was ushered into a room in dimensional time—a room neither Lauralyn Bunn (the brilliant Akashic Record consultant) nor I had ever been in before. The room was lit only by the flicker of tall candelabras. In the hush, I was ushered forward to a chair surrounded by masters and teachers—beings…Read More
When Movement and Mystery Initiation Artist Keren Brown and I talked this week about the wild vortexes of fear swirling everywhere, she reminded me of the powerful healing wisdom of the Dark Moon ritual that women have used since the beginning of time. As I listened to Keren, I realized I want to share what…Read More
The rosary has a problem. A big problem. It’s the number one issue holding people back from picking up a rosary and trying it on for size. The problem is the opening prayer. You might know it as the “Our Father” or “The Lord’s Prayer.” If you were raised in any Christian church, it’s imprinted permanently…Read More
Whether you are conscious of it or not, we are now under the magical shadow of the Dark Moon. Saturday, was day 1 of the dark moon, the day we release our worries and fears into the ground to be received and transmuted by Mother Earth. Ever since I learned about the power of the…Read More
In this intimate conversation, Mark invites us to feel what he felt singing the Torah and experience his grandmother’s living presence in a dream. There is wonder in every moment of this sacred conversation.Read More
Mystical awareness comes in pieces. In the moment, you might think you understand what is happening, but in truth, you don’t. It may take years for an experience to unfold sufficiently for you to see the depth and breadth of what happened then, and is happening still. That’s why I track important dates. Year after…Read More
Two years ago this month, I was awakened in that precious 3-4 am “hour of god,” which I now call the “hour of the goddess.” I wasn’t concerned. I’m so accustomed to being awakened in the wee hours that I sleep with paper at hand. In the dark, I have heard and scribbled down newsletter…Read More
Today is such a fun day. It’s the numerology joke of the century. Actually, several centuries. Today is a palindrome. When you say “February second” you might miss the fun, but when you look at the date written out like a credit card expiration: 02-02-2020, you can’t miss it! Today’s date reads the same backward…Read More
Yesterday was the first day of a new lunar cycle. And not just any lunar cycle. It is the first full lunar cycle of 2020. The last lunar cycle was born in the dark moon days of December 24, 25, 26. During those three days I received clear (if slightly terrifying and certainly breathtaking) instructions…Read More
When Meghan Don led us in our first meditation in the May intensive, Praying with and as Mary Magdalene, Meghan took us someplace. Someplace sacred and holy. Under the spell of Meghan’s gentle knowing voice, we dropped quickly into the mystical theta brainwave state, the veil between worlds opened, and Mary Magdalene walked in. The Magdalene…Read More
This has been, and continues to be, an astonishing Solstice, Eclipse, new year/new decade moment. And it’s all culminating today in a conjunct of Pluto and Saturn that hasn’t happened in 500 years. What!? Five hundred years ago we were birthing the Renaissance. So now it looks like Pluto—the underworld, the unknown, the unseen, and…Read More
Last week I shared what happened to me during the three days of the Dark Moon on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day—Dec 24,25,26. In that brief dot of time, I received a detailed description of a 9-book series about the return of the divine feminine in the form of MLV Dragon. MLV stands…Read More
As this intense solstice season draws to a very pregnant and sacred close, I find myself called to be even more still, more silent, more open to the wisdom of Our Mother of the Dark. And thank goodness, because boy has she been talking!Read More
Happy Solstice! Do you feel it? Although our modern world gives a lot of names to various winter celebrations, you are right now being bathed in the dark light of the first and most primal celebration, the Winter Solstice. And your body knows it. You are designed to live in a world of ebbing and…Read More
Clark Strand and Perdita Finn take us on a deep dive into the Rosary to uncover her ancient mystical goddess secrets hidden in plain sight right under the nose of the patriarchal Catholic church.Read More
If you’ve read my books, you’ve probably noticed that my understanding of and relationship to asking has changed. Dramatically. ASKING A decade ago, I believed what all the books and teachers on the so-called law of attraction taught: get clear about what you want, focus on it, smell it, taste it, see it, and it…Read More
I have a special invitation for you that couldn’t come at a more perfect time—Solstice! We are all getting ready to create not just one new year, but a whole new decade, the decade of 4. I’m immersed in this myself, not only with the Lotus and Lily community that is getting closer to creating…Read More
Five years ago yesterday, on December 1, 2014, I entered a 40-day and 40-night initiation. Only I didn’t know that is what was happening. Initiation was the last thing on my mind. I thought I was sick. As I was finishing leading The Lotus and The Lily community in the “Release Your Prisoners” meditation, I…Read More
Last week I talked a bit about the theta brainwave state as the brainwave of love. This is a nascent idea, not only to me, but to the world.Read More
This is a question I have not pondered before. But it asserted itself this week. All day and all night this question kept tapping me on the shoulder.Read More
It’s only in the slow gentle Theta brainwave state that you have access to things you do not already know.Read More
You know that moment when an idea penetrates your being, rearranges your brain, and everything—everything—changes before your eyes?Read More
2019 has been wild, hasn’t it? Almost everyone I know has experienced some kind of unexpected upheaval. Wild new possibilities tapping on the window.Read More
November 11 has always been sacred ground for me. Eleven Eleven. The master number of the Divine Feminine 2. It is a mystical adventure.Read More
I followed where the writing wanted to take me. Even though it was painful to see all the ways in which I consciously and willfully looked the other way rather than name what I saw and confront it.Read More
The words are so much more than words. They are a direct open flow of love from her sacred heart to your heart—and you feel it. You feel it in your whole body.Read More
The Magdalene is returning to get us ready for 2020, a sacred year of collapse and rebuilding. And she’s returning not just in any form, but as the Black Madonna herself.Read More
My heart started thumping in recognition of something I couldn’t name. My heart kept telling me that the Black Madonna is THE Madonna.Read More
That’s the way most of us walk through life. Scarred and scabbed but looking okay enough on the surface to just keep going—and going and going.Read More
As you explore the creative beauty of your womb, releasing all the restrictions placed there by patriarchal attitudes about blood, menstruation, childbirth and menopause, you’re going to find your true center of gravity.Read More
Healing your three wombs may be the most powerful, important and foundational work you will ever do as a woman and a mystic.
We have forgotten how to do this but in Healing Your 3 Wombs we will re-member it.Read More
Your female body knows at some deep visceral level that your body is sacred. Your body is holy. You are the embodiment of divinity.
How does your body know that? Simple. Movement.Read More
The hour has come to cleanse and heal our wombs and resacralize our relationship with our bodies.But how, I wondered? I should have known Sophia was ahead of me, lining up the perfect teacher.Read More
The heart of radical prayer is forgiving everyone. Everyone. We begin by gazing. We gaze with love at those we find hard to love.Read More
Please join me in this alchemical prayer of radical love and forgiveness to transmute the consciousness that creates, perpetuates, and profits from this political system of separation and fear.Read More
“Consent draws down grace.” I am proof that it does, because with my one-word consent, the intensive itself comes to life. It starts to take over, and it leads me where I need to go. And lately, I have to run to keep up.Read More
When you have a better understanding of yourself, you can live life at a deeper soul level, creating a richer and more meaningful life. By understanding the relationship with yourself, you have a greater understanding and harmony with other relationships in your life.Read More
No matter how much I learn about this love language of numbers, the more I notice, and the more I want to know.Read More
This July is a wild one. Are you feeling it? Two new moons. Solar Eclipse. Lunar Eclipse. Six planets in retrograde. Even if you don’t pay attention to astrology, your body does.Read More
There’s only one thing that is the same in all the stories. In the end, they’re all love stories. Love letters. Love songs.Read More
I was called to offer a new way to learn soul writing, helping people to fall fast into The Mystic. And what a whole new way it is turning out to be!Read More
I realized I had just received the ANSWER to an essential question, but it was a question I never asked. Not on the page. Not even in my mind.Read More
Writers are creators. And all creators share the creative process. Whether you are a musician, author, speaker, actor, dancer, chef, singer, weaver, gardener…there’s no end to this list…you are called to enter into an intimate relationship with the divine creative energy that has chosen YOU to express it.Read More
This week I was blessed to record a very real conversation with Timothy Frantzich and Carin Vagle about their prayer lives. Something happened in that conversation that deepened how I think about, talk about, and personally experience deep soul writing.Read More
After ten years of teaching soul writing, this is the first time I’ve offered it as a prayer intensive. And it is completely different from all my previous courses.
It has to be.
Because Prayer Artist changed everything. Including how I understand and teach deep soul writing.Read More
I had other plans for today’s post, but The Magdalen wants me to share what I learned. And make no mistake, when The Magdalen speaks, you obey!Read More
My body is more than a temple for the divine, my body is divine.
This is beyond an idea. This is a living sensation. A deep body knowing. You can’t learn that your body is holy, you feel it. And you feel it in your body. So how do you get there?
I want to do something on my birthday that applauds my soul for making the outrageous choice to come into this world. So the gift is for you!Read More
Just as I am redefining prayer, it looks like I’m also redefining retreat. The Original Prayer Weekend Retreat is unlike any you have experienced.Read More
The sacrament of anointing is all about the wholeness of love. It’s a prayer practice that floods your visible body with invisible love. It brings The Mystic, The Imaginal into the physical in a real, tangible, transformative way.Read More
Who was Mary Magdalene? This question has simmered below the surface for two thousand years. This is not a Mary Magdalene we were ever supposed to meet.Read More
There is a vital connection between creativity and mysticism. To make art is to make love with the sacred.Read More
New Year’s Eve (that’s lunar new year’s eve) was Thursday. The first day of the new lunar year was Friday. And Saturday was a lovely day to rest and digest and integrate this birth.
And it was quite the birth, wasn’t it!Read More
The more aware you become of your body moving in rhythm with the natural phases of the Moon, the more elegantly you can move with, and align with, life.Read More
You know that phrase: When the student is ready, the teacher will come.Read More
Praying at the Speed of Love Podcast is born! My first guest is….me. Because I have to tell you the stories behind this show and behind prayer artist.Read More
When Susan Matyas sent an email inviting me to speak at her “The Ageless Woman” summit, I started laughing.
Not at her. Or at her summit. But at this crazy synchronicity.Read More
Do you know what today is? March 3, 2019. Our solar year is a 3 (2 + 1 + 9 = 12 which reduces to 3). Today is a 3-3-3 day. A triple 3.Read More
After 4 deep personal experiences with Ho‘oponopono, we are turning our love and prayers toward our shared mother, our One Mother, Mother Earth.Read More
What is prayer? Have you ever asked yourself this question?
I never did.
Prayer was simply what we did as a child.
No one sat me down and talked about what prayer is or who we’re praying to or why. It was just assumed. It was in the air.
And I didn’t question it.Read More
When I first heard the words, “prayer artist” in the night, I didn’t have a clue what it meant or where it would take me. And it scared me.Read More
When Kahu Lāhela and I created the first Ho’oponopono prayer intensive, we couldn’t see the beautiful future. But we knew with all our hearts that this prayer is alive and leading the way.Read More
2013 was a strange year. How could one year be filled with so much sorrow–and so much grace and possibility.Read More
When I clearly heard “prayer artist” in the night 11 months ago, I had a choice. Even in the dark in the middle of the night, I knew I had a choice. But here’s the problem:
My body voted one way. My heart another.
My first book, Writing Down Your Soul came out ten years ago on January 1, 2009. Eleven days later I gave my first public talk at Wings Bookstore in St Petersburg Florida. I had taught a live course on deep soul writer at First Unity in St Pete a few months prior, so I had quite a…Read More
Last Sunday I spoke about how sacred December is for me. Every year, December ushers something in, something I’m not expecting or requesting. It has happened so often that I am certain that Something else guides each of my new beginnings. Something Sacred. Something Wise. Something most Holy. My job is simply to prepare.Prepare and…Read More
You don’t have to strip your holidays down as radically as I do. To find what’s right for you, tune into your body. If you’lre not excited about something, turn to your gut and see if you really want to do it or if it’s more of an obligation.Read More
Things are moving so very quickly aren’t they? Everyone is talking about how things are changing in their lives and changing at a speed they’ve never encountered before. It does seem that the time ofconsidering change,contemplating change,incrementally moving in a new direction–that time has ended. Although no one knows exactly why or when. It just seems to have…Read More
This year is turning out to be full of mystical surprises, isn’t it. And with each surprise we find ourselves travelling roads in The Mystic we have not walked before. Roads most of us didn’t even know were there. That is certainly happening for me. And I love it, even though I don’t often understand…Read More
There is a current of love-energy that flows between Earth below and Sun above. The central channel of your spine is the riverbed. The streaming is as delicate and powerful as the tingling touch of lovers.The Radiance Sutras Dear deep soul explorer, Our bodies respond to the movements of the planets and stars whether we…Read More
Last week, I told you the story of how love found me lying on the floor in savasana in yoga. (If you haven’t read it, January 14 sets the stage for today’s Part 2. I have a feeling this is the opening chapter of a love epic.) There is one paragraph in that Notes from the Field…Read More
I drive two hours every Thursday to attend a devotional yoga practice that activates the divine feminine. Even I think it’s a crazy commitment, but Kali Natha Yoga is an essential element in my mystical life. Last Thursday, the beauty and wonder of this yoga opened me to a cosmic experience. I’d like to share…Read More
The mystical practices of soul writing and Intention Mandala were birthed in trauma. As I began Soul Vows, there was no trauma in sight. Would I finally get to write a book without pain? Trauma, as you’ve probably discovered, can be a divine invitation. Not one you want, of course, but a divine invitation nonetheless. That’s…Read More
Thomas Merton said, “It is not we who choose to awaken ourselves, but God who chooses to awaken us.” In that case, our only option is to say yes. I confess, I’m getting pretty good at this game of yes! When Writing Down Your Soul came out, I didn’t see any particular pattern. I was grateful to have…Read More
Welcome from Janet The owl on the cover of Writing Down Your Soul and My Soul Pages is not an accident. It is not an accident that it is an animal and an owl in particular. This owl is so much more than just an owl. This cover is a sweet divine mystery. Let me…Read More