Jesus is Coming – Will you Recognize Him?

Driving through rural Georgia I passed a hand written sign in someone’s yard that said, “Jesus is coming.” I wanted to ask the people — How will you know when Jesus arrives? How will you recognize Jesus? What-if Jesus is here and because Jesus doesn’t fit your description you can’t recognize Jesus? This post about […]

The Old Trans-forming into the New

I write this post as a prayer… an invocation… one deep breath after another… allowing the prayer to fill my cells, creating spaciousness and love within me. I stand at the edge of my own personal universe. The rhythms and contours of being a human – the unique constellation of being me, Ashley Cooper, coursing through […]

Solstice to Inauguration

I’m participating in a Woven Essence ritual. Honoring the potency that this time seems to hold, I am committed to doing a specific ritual every day between Winter Solstice (today) and the United State’s Presidential Inauguration (January 20). Right now I’m up in the North Carolina mountains. Shifting from the freezing cold and brilliant white […]

Living with Radical Honesty

Living With Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton Re-posted from Charity Focus I learned that the primary cause of most human stress, the primary cause of most conflict between couples and the primary cause of most both psychological and physical illness is being trapped in your mind and removed from your experience. What keeps you trapped […]

Shadows and Swords

SynchronicitiesAlignmentClarityUncertaintyBeing withExperiencingExploring A month ago I was invited into a dance of awareness. I was invited to live with greater integrity. I recognized in my interactions with myself and others that there was an inherent boundary I was not respecting. A gate I was ignoring, walking through without honoring its sacred presence. I was acting […]

Hearing, Seeing and Loving

Anne Stadler recently inquired on an email list: I am wondering do you feel “heard”, “seen”, and “loved”—even by the people with whom you are conversing? Do you feel you are engaging fully (using all your intelligences!) with each other and the whole in this exploration? Many inspiring responses have emerged… and here is what […]