Stages In The Observer Mode

The first stage in observer mode is to step back from whatever is happening at the gross, physical level. There is some drama going on. You see, and hear, and feel, things that are starting to overwhelm you. Stepping back from the dazzling spectacle and immediacy of the situation, we are observing ourselves and the…

A New Perspective On Enjoyment

I am remembering an old saying, ‘Living well is the best revenge’. Somehow, even without looking it up, this seems French or at least continental. I also recall the English version of this idea that is enshrined in their legal tradition, and consequently ours, of everyone’s inalienable right to ‘live a life of quiet enjoyment’.…

No Defence Against Love

I recently got a crystal singing bowl. For those who are not familiar, these are wonderful musical instruments made of quartz that ring with a particular power and resonance when struck with a mallet. The one I got is tuned to the G note which is associated with the throat chakra. When I got it…

You Have The Magic In You!

You Have Real Magical Powers We are magical beings but the magic at our disposal is not like the magic we see depicted in the world. Magicians who pull rabbits out of hats are allegories of our real magical powers. Kris’ new workshop, The Magical Self might touch on some of these themes. Books and…

Getting Used To Being In Charge

I used to have a nice picture of Krishna on the mantlepiece in the living room. It was there for maybe five years. Recently, during a thorough cleaning of my apartment, this picture was put into the pile of images that seems to spring up in some corner wherever I am living. We have moved…

Sebastian Stories: More Than Meets The Eye

Meghan explained that because of a hitch in time/space she had to spend a few months, as we measure time, chilling in the Earth dimension. She was from a neighboring dimension or probability and was recovering from an experiment gone wrong. At a gathering to honor and engage the full Moon, she and a few…

Sebastian Stories: Customer Service

Sebastian Stories – The Best Shaman in the Three Worlds The front doorbell was ringing incessantly and Sebastian wondered, as he approached the door, what the drama could be. He recalled M.F.K. Fisher’s prescription for cocktails which seemed somehow to apply. “One is perfect, two is too many, and three is not enough!” Opening the…