The Grim Reaper representing a fear of death

Soul Ages and the Fear of Death

How an old and a young soul relate to their own mortality can be very different. Though each may have what appears to be a fear of death, the young soul’s fear is more likely to be of the unknown, while the old soul’s fear is one of failure.

Though a young soul might have died and reincarnated many times, their lack of introspection makes it hard for the conscious mind to grasp what the soul knows: that this is one of many lives, and that death is simply part of the process every soul goes through. Read more

The Ego Has Landed

What Happens When Your Soul and Conscious Mind Separate

Your soul perceives mind, body, and spirit, not as three separate parts, but as one. And that’s why the ideal condition for any of us is when all three elements are operating in harmony.

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gun violence

Gun Violence and the Peaceful Old Soul

I said after the last massacre that there’s really nothing I can add to what’s already been said about mass shootings in US schools. However, after yet another slaughter, I feel it’s important to firmly declare where I stand on gun violence.

I’m against it. Read more

You Always Have Options

You Always Have Options

Why You’re Never as Powerless as You Think

While preparing for this month’s Soul World class, I was talking with my Spirit Guides about how to approach the theme of spiritual investigations from a place that would empower members. My Guides’ told me to remind them that, “You always have options.” 

That got me thinking about a client from some years ago, Lori*, who felt, as she put it, absolutely stuck. Her marriage was supremely unsatisfying, and her job sucked. Read more

Getting Unblocked in 2018

Getting Unblocked in 2018

It’s the beginning of a new year and you’re all fired up to make big changes. You’re motivated and ready, confident that this is the year you actually follow through on all the promises you’ve made to yourself.

But how often have you begun the year with optimism and conviction, only to find yourself feeling stuck and in the same old place of inertia before January is even over? Read more

Ten Reasons Donald Trump Offends Old Souls

Ten Reasons Donald Trump Offends Old Souls

What is it about Donald Trump that triggers such a strongly negative reaction in certain people?

Why are they so appalled by his words and actions? Why do they get so infuriated at his supporters’ inability to see through him?

The answer is that Donald Trump upsets old souls in the deepest way possible—by violating the ten core values to which all souls, not just old ones, aspire. Read more

Past Life Fear of Failure

Past Life Fear of Failure (and a Love of Chocolate)

You’re probably wondering what chocolate has to do with a past life fear of failure.

Well, Hershey’s and Mars are two of the most famous names associated with chocolate, and I expect at some point in your life, you’ve probably had one of their chocolate bars.

But, did you know that the eponymous founders of those two businesses were united by something other than chocolate? Read more

Battling the Perfect Storm of Past Life Fears of Judgment and Inferiority

Are You Battling the Perfect Storm?

Do you operate like a high-achieving firstborn (even if you’re not the actual firstborn)?

Does it feel like your quest for perfection constantly gets in the way of good enough?

Are you always giving your very best, but still feel you could have done better?

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Fear of Public Speaking

Would You Rather Die than Speak in Public?

It’s medieval Germany, and you’re a terrified peasant being hauled in front of an imposing bully of a judge for stealing a chicken from a market trader.

The judge has no time for any excuses. Cursing you for your godlessness, he sends you to the gallows. A few hours later, terrified and helpless, you’re swinging on the end of a rope. Read more

Trumpenstein: We Have Created a Monster

Trumpenstein: We Have Created a Monster

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear”

~Frankenstein’s Monster

In Mary Shelley’s famous novel, the creature built from discarded body parts finally turns on his creator, Victor Frankenstein. Similarly, one day soon, the monster created by our society and its leaders will wreak destruction, bringing chaos and misery to even those who thought he was their friend.

That monster is Donald Trump—aka Trumpenstein. Read more

Open Your Heart Chakra

Opening Your Heart Chakra to Celebrate the Holidays

I’m a lucky guy. How many other people regularly hear their clients say the words, “I love you”? I feel touched and honored that so many of my clients feel safe to say those words before hanging up the phone.

The words “I love you” can be hard to say directly.

It requires a strong level of trust to be so open with someone, and that’s one of the reasons I feel so privileged to hear the words as often as I do.

The holiday season is a time to be together with those we love. And it often throws us into the company of those young souls we’ve managed to avoid all year (except, perhaps, for a brief encounter around the Thanksgiving table. Read more

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

My Guides have the following to say on this week’s topic of embracing change:

“It can be useful to reflect on your life every few weeks, and look for where change is needed. It’s easier to use your free will to make a lot of small, frequent changes, than having a big one imposed on you.”

~Ainslie MacLeod’s Spirit Guides

On a conscious level, you know change is inevitable. Read more