Aloha Ke Akua

From YouTube post: Music by Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) – Aloha Ke Akua. Nahko “Bear” Parayno Oregon native Nahkohe Parayno is a sixth generation Apache/Mohawk. This medicinal troubadour (his Cheyenne name given to him by his grandmother) didn’t grow up on his native land, with his Puerto Rican/Indian mother, or Filipino father. Born, […] Read more »

The Education of the Heart ~ Creating Sustainable Systems for Education and Learning & Honoring the Value of Creativity and the Imagination

I love Ken Robinson’s ideas on creativity and the education of the heart. Plus, he’s really funny, and I love laughing along with him. “We have to rethink the fundamental principles on which we are educating our children” Robinson says. He advocates educating the whole being. We cannot come to LIFE (Live In Full Expression)* […] Read more »

Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

We’re changing, growing, becoming something more. Help me add to and refine this list, and let’s cocreate a MAP – Momentum Action Pathways – for sustainable systems for humanity. Let’s add definition to our new way of being as we move in the direction of our collective dream for a better experience of being on the […] Read more »

Being a Channel of Blessing, Becoming More of Me

If you’ve followed my essential journey with Cultivating Essence, from finally coming to the place where I said yes to writing down the message planted within me right up to now, then you likely know about my distaste for the word “channeling” and the associations that has had. I didn’t accept that I was simply […] Read more »

Be the Only One: thoughts on mental illness

Thoughts on Mental Illness, Light, Love and Legacy Tonight I stand with Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, and his wife, Kay, and their family in their loss of their son, Matthew, a light. My heart breaks for them. And for the depth of pain Matthew must have felt. And for the world that […] Read more »