Posts Tagged ‘beauty’


Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Time, space and money. I was going to follow up my discussion of time with a discussion of space, and I still may write urlabout space in a future blog.  But I thought money, especially at this time of year, was a better topic. Space is a strange topic and not easy to write about, especially from the perspective of deep reality in which there is the high probability that space, like time, is actually an illusion. Money, although also an illusion, is easier to understand.

I recently met with Gary Renard the author of the Disappearance of the Universe and other bestselling titles that challenge our concept of time and space. In addition to being a wonderful author, workshop leader, and speaker, Gary is also a stock market day trader. He has done extremely well day trading lately, as have others with stock investments over the last year. 2013 in fact was the year in which the stock market reached new highs on almost a daily basis.  Gary seems to have the money issue figured out, at least for the present. (more…)


Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Gayle and I had the pleasure of taking a walk with Uwe Albrecht’s daughters Shanti and Gaia. As we headed out the girlsdoor towards the beach I asked Shanti, “Have you ever had pizza?”

“Yes, when I was small.” was her answer.

Shanti is a pretty little red-headed girl who cannot be more than four feet tall, so it was amusing to me that she started her response with “When I was small.”  It would hard to be much smaller than Shanti and be walking to the beach on your own. Shanti’s eight year old sister, Gaia, is almost a foot taller so Shanti did, in that moment, seem small to me.  But clearly Shanti does not feel she is small.

“So how old are you Shanti?” I asked.

“I’m five and one-half.” She responded matter-of-factly as if we all knew that every half year deserved to be counted when showing we are not small.

The reality is that time is relative. Shanti is definitely not as small as she must have been when she first tasted pizza, but certainly to any adult she seems small indeed.

As we walked along the beach with Gayle, Shanti and Gaia picking up seashells every three to four feet and so I ended up a hundred yards or so ahead. As I looked back at this scene of natural beauty, innocence and joy I was overcome with a sense of nostalgia not just for myself but for all of humanity. We are all small children racing towards the inevitable growth of our souls. We are here just for a minute, and then we are gone. All of human creation will eventually cease to exist. Whether that takes a billion years or just a  normal human lifespan hardly matters. Impermanence is the true nature of our human existence.

And yet while we are here everything matters. Shanti is not five, she is five and one half. And she is no longer small.


Real Feminine Energy

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

In my novel, The Power of Twelve, I feature a female character, Gayle Newhouse, who champions the concept of Full 268450_105060856256112_211698_nFeminine Power Now. The fictional character even writes a book with that title and starts giving talks all over the world promoting the concept.  There is, of course, a real Gayle Newhouse with whom I have lived with for the last nine years and who is the model and inspiration for the fictional character.

From Gayle I have learned a lot about real feminine energy. Gayle has run a multi- million dollar real estate company, designed celebrity custom homes, managed the career of musician and actor Hoyt Axton, produced a weekly television show on Kauai, managed an organic farm which she developed from four acres of raw land, raised six children (two biological and four adopted) and produced the film Tapping the Source. Along the way Gayle has focused on nurturing her grandchildren, my two children from a previous marriage, and of course, the biggest job of all, nurturing me. In short, Gayle is a good model for embodying real feminine energy. I should probably add that Gayle is also an intuitive healer, former remote viewer employed by the United States Government, and retains the ability to intuit messages from what she calls “the other side of the veil”. (more…)


Friday, October 11th, 2013

Nearly fifty years ago I was asked to write an essay about the nature of good and evil for the advanced placement exam to images-1determine if I might be able to skip introductory classes at college in Spanish language  when graduating from high school. The essay was to be written in Spanish and the purpose of the exam was to demonstrate my ability to write a coherent essay  in Spanish, not to evaluate my thinking about the true nature of good and evil. I  have literarily no memory of what I actually wrote though do remember the essay required me to reference the role of good and evil in some famous Spanish novels.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about  the  nature of good and evil.  On my radio shows discussing  The Power of Twelve I  am often asked how we should  deal with evil and what constitutes evil. On one level this seems a simple question. Evil is evil.  Evil is people hurting other people. School bullies are evil. Terrorists are evil.  Evil is people being selfish and putting their immediate desires and needs before those of others no matter the consequences to others or our planet. Greed is evil.  Sadism is evil.  Good is helping others. Good is being generous, kind, compassionate and sharing. We know what it means when our parents ask us to be good boys and girls. Do not create messes, do not disturb others, eat your vegetables.

But on closer inspection defining good and evil is not that  simple. Sometimes those who think they are doing  good are enabling evil. Sometimes those with evil intent perform heroic acts of bravery that seem good to those who believe  in  a particular ideology or cause that I  or you might deem evil. Very few people recognize themselves as evil. And few of us can  look at our lives and  not see that at least on occasion we may have acted in ways that might be considered evil. (more…)