Positive Ions


Is there anything more peaceful and powerful to the soul’s experience than the rhythm and power of surging, moving water? Torrents of water are falling from the sides of mountains everywhere now.  Where the water narrows into smaller and smaller spaces the intensity builds to a crescendo of power and music.

Trail of the Cedars, Waterfall


Negatively charged ions are showering us when near this powerful movement of water. This is a good thing!!Powerful Water

From the article “Ions and Consciousness” in the magazine “Whole Self”: 

Technically speaking:  “Ions are charged particles in the air that are formed in nature when enough energy acts upon a molecule such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, or nitrogen to eject an electron from the molecule leaving a positively charged Ion. The displaced electron attaches itself to a nearby molecule, which then becomes a negatively charged Ion. It is the negative ion of oxygen that affects us the most.”Waterfall

I also read from Comtech Research:   “the normal ion count in fresh country air is 2,000 to 4,000 negative Ions per cubic centimeter (about the size of a sugar cube). At Yosemite Falls, you’ll experience over 100,000 negative Ions per cubic centimeter. On the other hand, the level is far below 100 per cubic centimeter on the Los Angeles freeways during rush hour.”Sparkling Water


So, get out to the rushing, moving water!  Feel the positive energy all ’round and Breathe!

Waterfall, Going to the Sun, July 3

“As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.”
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Waterfall in Yellowstone


On Being Enlightened

Searching, absorbing teachings, reading the masters, sitting in meditation, being with nature… all in the quest for “enlightenment”.

The seeking for the deepest truths is a lifelong quest, but the journey to enlightenment finds us right where we started… in this very moment, being truly and uniquely who we are.  Knowing the creative potential in the moment, with focused, savoring, attention on the be-ing-ness of living, takes me as close as I think I’m going to get to enlightenment – and it is enough.


As the quote goes:

New Mexico, Taos Square & Clouds“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.  After enlightenment;  chop wood, carry water.”

-Zen Proverb



Sound Healing

Sound.  Primordial manifesting. Healing and transporting.  The music of the spheres providing the foundation of our experience.  The word.

Traveling with the sound healer Tom Kenyon in Bhutan brought the totality of sound’s power to bear on my life.  In conference rooms and temples, the pure resonance and connections of his tonings were astounding.


Bhutanese Man with Prayer Wheel

The nuns pictured above too held us transported with their chants & singing.

Every culture uses sound and music and has a need for these expressions.  Drumming, toning, chanting, singing….

Tom Kenyon’s work as a therapist brought him initially to the exploration of the potential of the power in sound for healing for his patients.  This exploration moved into deeper and deeper realms… his five octave voice is a miracle.  The sounds, toning, music, and chant seem to come through him, not from him.

“I become like a tuning fork to the information that is coming through me, in shamanism they call it being the ‘hollow reed’…”

-Tom Kenyon

“It’s ok to look up to make sure there’s only one person up here making these strange sounds.  But what’s important is what’s happening inside YOU.  That’s where the power is.”

-Tom Kenyon

A new film about his work, called “Song of the New Earth” is making the rounds of screenings around the country.

Check it out here:


And here’s a link to his website for a list of seminars and some free downloads:


Tom Kenyon

You may not embrace, understand, or believe all that is contained there, but if you can allow an opening to healing and connection while absorbed in the sound, you may find an expansion of your perception, and find help with healing and connections.

Click here to access a sound healing session called the Inner Sun Meditation:


I often listen to Tom Kenyon tapes for meditation and for healing and hope they may be helpful to you.  As the quote from Tom states below, I’ve seen miracles happen with sound.

“I’ve seen miracles happen with sound…”
~Tom Kenyon

“Each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having it’s own function and character, contributes to the whole.”
-Pythagoras (569-475 BC)

“Do you know our soul is composed of harmony”

-Leonardo da Vinci

Music of the Earth’s Breathing

“We have fallen
into the place where
Everything is music”

Bhutan River

“I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breath?”

-Kate Chopin

Rocks - Time

“The earth has music for those who listen.”

-George Santayana

Absorbed and immersed in the music, greens, life energy, breath of the earth’s longest day among 365.  Solstice!  A sweet celebration to breath into…

Green Goodness

The earth is rich and vibrant with carpets and curtains of myriad greens after June’s nurturing rain and snow showers.  Radiantly emanating a strong life force.  Sweetly breathing in, while we breath out.  Cleansing. Deeply satisfying. Feeding the soul and our primitive need for the solace and the promise of what a green environment brings – food and water, sustenance for body and soul.


From “Psychological Properties of Color”:

“GREEN. Balance
Positive: Harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium, peace.
Green strikes the eye in such a way as to require no adjustment whatever and is, therefore, restful. Being in the centre of the spectrum, it is the color of balance – a more important concept than many people realize. When the world about us contains plenty of green, this indicates the presence of water, and little danger of famine, so we are reassured by green, on a primitive level.”

Foresst Greens (2)

“And the needles of the pine trees, freshly washed to a deep, rich green, shimmered with droplets that blinked like clear crystals.”
-Billie LettsRain Drops, Pine

Forest Greens

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises”

-Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Love Thyself

“As I begin to love myself, I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself.  At first I called this attitude a healthy egotism.  Today I know it is love of oneself.”

-April 16, 1959,  Charlie Chaplin, (on his 70th birthday)

“Something inside you emerges….an innate, indwelling peace, stillness, aliveness. It is the unconditioned, who you are in your essence. It is what you had been looking for in the love object. It is yourself.”
– Eckhart Tolle

Today I surround myself with Good things.  Nature, my dog, nurturing food, lovely wine, home, books to grow from, flowers, big green trees, quiet, earth magic.


All drawing me into myself, not away.

Rain Drops, Single Purple Flower Waterton Clouds Rainbow, WatertonBooksLittle Bear with Sun RaysMother's Day, Wine before the BalletCherries at Cherry Tree Cottage

Life’s Energy

Deepening into a simple life can help expand the complexity of the inner world exponentially.  Creative juices flow freely.  Self dialogue is more limited and the experience of life’s energy more pronounced.  Frequency and vibration are elevated. A quiet, calm, attentive, absorptive state of being prevails.

Peaceful. Connected.Avalanche Boardwalk, Ferns

Take a moment, a long sweet breathing moment, and feel the energy moving and becoming, spreading beyond all boundaries.  Feel the interplay.  Divine!


“Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”

-Sister Corita Kent


“And what is man without energy?  Nothing – nothing at all.”

-Mark Twain

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

-Nikola Tesla


Through the Eyes of a Child

On this day that we celebrate Fathers (and those that Father the land, the four legged, all children and adults who need it), we acknowledge that to do this well, renewal of the awe and wonder of each experience, as if seen for the first time, helps immeasurably in the communion and understanding of the little ones.

Seven days with a one and a half year old renews and teaches again this moment to moment seeing with eyes that see wonder!  This is  a joyful, revelation inducing, wisdom centered existence of be-ing in this world.  May we all remember to see through the eyes of a child…

Liam PointingLiam with Rock


“To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.  Most persons do not see the sun.  At least they have a very superficial seeing.  The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.  The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each otheTiny Blue Flowerr; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.”

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.”

  ~Mencius, Book IV

Liam Looking at Owl


It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Liam in Yellow Jacket, Lake McDonald



What Do You See?

What do you see?  What is left out, not acknowledged, missed?  In recent posts I’ve focused on the small wonders – tiny flowers and sparkling raindrops.  Taking time with these wonders have reignited my passion for seeing with the heart.  Taking the time, focusing the attention, allowing feelings to inform the seeing, engaging the heart, will always deepen the experience.Raven Child Portrait

In taking the extra time, focus and attention is there a feeling just under the surface of sight?  A whole huge world can unfurl and unfold in that moment of heart seeing.

Carlos Castenada in his studies with the Yaqui sorcerer Don Juan, learned the definition of “seeing” as: “perceiving energy directly as it moves through the universe”.   (He certainly was taking “seeing” to a whole new level of awareness!).

It is possible to feel the energy moving through the universe and to increase our depth of seeing and feeling our world. Taking a long sweet breath, go out to this day, this one and only new day, and see what’s new and what’s been there all along…see with the heart.

Dandelion with blue background

“One day with life and heart is more than time enough to find a world.”

-James Lowell