What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I knew I was overdue for a vacation, especially with the extreme chaos of the past 12 months at work. And yet, it really didn’t sink in how out of shape my body/spirit/mind alignment was until I got in the saddle and took off on an 8-day motorcycle tour of Glacier National Park in Montana and the Canadian Rockies. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m An Earthling

I’ve been thinking about what benefit I gain from interacting with Elementals. As an adult, if this interaction doesn’t result in some sort of transformation, then it’s nothing more than just a creative exercise for my imagination and intuition. That certainly is beneficial for me but that Virgo sun sign of mine demands that I learn, explore and build holistic systems that yield sustainable, transformative outcomes. As the Summer Solstice came, I wondered what significance it really holds for us and then it hit me — who really cares about the solstice unless their worldview is expansive enough to include it? Read the rest of this entry »

Are You A Shaman?

A dear friend asked me the other day if I am a shaman. I almost jumped out of my skin as I wonder about that quite a bit these days and I felt a higher consciousness challenging me, through my friend, to take a stand on the matter. So I took a deep breath and answered him with as much conviction as I could muster. “I’m training to be one.” Then I added hopefully, “I’d like to be a shaman.” Read the rest of this entry »

Personal and Planetary Transformation

If you have visited our website, you’ve seen the phase “personal and planetary transformation” on our home page. Do you wonder what we mean by that? I ponder it often as I look for ways to act upon it in my daily life. To shed some light on it, let’s start with the definition of transformation: Read the rest of this entry »

The Cost Of Being Muggle

Inga’s mom, Stephanie, spent the Christmas holiday with us and she brought with her a marvelous treat: the “Harry Potter” books on cassette tape. If you are unfamiliar with them, it’s the story of a boy born to a wizard and a witch. Upon their deaths from battling with a powerful, dark wizard, Harry ends up spending his childhood with his mother’s non-magical sister’s family. Non-magical people are referred to by the magical community as “muggles” which is used to label anyone who goes to great lengths to avoid the use of magic. Read the rest of this entry »

Feng Shui And Larry The Loach

Inga continues to tweak the energy of our house using Chinese Feng Shui principles. If you’ve come over to the house this past year, you’ve no doubt seen the new fountain in the rose garden. It straddles the Knowledge/Self Cultivation and Career sections of the house. If you’ve been reading our newsletters for the past 6 months you’ll agree that a lot has happened in those areas of our life! If you are not up on this ancient practice, I can provide some background. Read the rest of this entry »

Conveying Souls To The Light

Inga and I were recently asked to cleanse an apartment of any astral entities before the new renters moved in. This would be the first time Inga and I have collaborated on such a task so I asked what she’d like me to do. She suggested that I follow her from room to room as she checked for the presence of entities with her pendulum and “smudged” each room with cedar smoke while I “sealed” each room with white light. I learned this sealing technique from White Elk, my spiritual teacher, in response to my nightly sleep often being interrupted by uninvited astral “guests”. Read the rest of this entry »

Souls On The Little Bighorn Battlefield

The more my good friend Joe kept insisting that we motorcycle out to the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana, the more I insisted that I had little interest in going there. To humor him, I finally assented and we made plans to go. A dear friend at work who has been there couldn’t wait to hear what happened when I visited the site and I assured her that her glee and anticipation were for naught. This was going to be a Joe thing, not a Scott thing. Yeah, right! Read the rest of this entry »

The Elementals

The only problem with all this astral travel stuff I’ve been doing is that it makes me realize how totally inadequate my worldview is. At the same time and maybe for the first time in my life, I’m overcoming my Protestant upbringing and realizing that I don’t have to feel guilty about it. After all, my white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant culture has done absolutely nothing to prepare me for the multi-dimensional existence that is unfolding inside me. Since I’m not wasting time on the guilt thing, I can get right down to the task of how to upgrade my worldview and integrate it into my daily life. Read the rest of this entry »