Thursday, September 30, 2010


Jack of all trades Art Durand prepping to sew camper cushion covers.


Often there's rejection
of life's 'such-ness'
with virulent complaints
about hot weather,
economy, war, people,
creating defensive release
thought to help
release pressure, stress,
though opposite occurs
by continual poisoning
focused on negativity,
instead recognize 'validity',
'What is, is!'
triggers inner experience
allowing open unfolding
into our mediumship
between Heaven, Earth ...
as purification filter
willing absorb, transmute.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Soul Click

Spider Woman with exquisite sensitivity to subtle tugs on her life giving web.

Soul Click

It's the impacting experience
that leaves scar, mark
on heart and psyche,
depending good, bad interpretation
repetition becomes wanted, avoided,
albeit not Pavlov's dog
we have constant choice,
yet attention to messages
coming from all directions
can overwhelm the hardy,
thankfully there is help
though wisdom isn't necessary
it can assist discernment,
awareness is essential key
recognizing unique personal signal
giving 'Ah-ha!', 'Yes!' response,
introduced new information entering
cacophony as rarely heard,
subtly directing, 'Soul click'.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Soul Consciousness

Spider Woman weaving the Web of Life.

Soul Consciousness

Is this next frontier,
where we as individuals
learn, remember, recognize
each human's Spirit connection
with Source pervading All,
known as Life Force
which is embodied Creation
through stone, plant, elements,
every minute interconnected ingredient
born from 'no separation',
this realized shared epiphany
that shifts existing paradigm,
embraces cooperation, rejects division,
dissolves veil between worlds
physically and ethereally occupied
revealing magical Infinite Existence,
a destined Foundational Teaching
playing children forever experience
as inherent 'Soul Consciousness'.

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Way

At the end of ridge on path to old secret haunt.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)

My Way

When all is summed,
by others still alive
as I enter ground,
may they remember me
for distance toward aliveness
my troubled 'being' traveled,
transcending 'called in' challenges
marrying me to humanity
through participation, shared angst,
of living difference between
inhabited 'soul' and 'ego',
birthed naturally as former,
purely potent, original, unmarked,
defenseless against societal onslaught
from family, school, church,
peer pressure, cultural conformity,
required ingredients spurring transformation
in mind, body, emotion,
spirit, navigating 'my way'.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Back Around

Near 'Kinloch' heading to 'Kintra' upon arrival, and 'return to Mull'. Fall Equinox 2006.
Isle of Mull, Scotland

Back Around

Fall Equinox arrives
as seasons turn
bringing familiar scents
while Indian summer
rides shotgun now,
just another reminder
though things change
underlying structure remains,
holding baseline rhythm
for animal migrations,
plant, tree fruition,
my inner cycles
and outer preparation,
collecting winter firewood
in anticipatory dream
of Nature slowing,
folding upon herself
igniting potential when
coming back around.

Friday, September 24, 2010


'Water tower' remodel sealed with handshake and verbal promise.


I suppose the bad apple
spoils bunch in business world
where unscrupulous contractor reflects poorly
on tradesmen who are honest,
so hard estimates become paramount
made free by larger companies
the little guy suffers competition
less able to afford research
though obligated to give 'quote'
as bottom line hiring rationale,
forget character, integrity, it's money
that rules roost in commerce
where trusted handshake, spoken word,
sealing a mutually beneficial deal
in golden days of community
is seen as foolish, risky,
no matter history of friendship,
now fearful fathers teach daughters
to forfeit openness for surety.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

No Alternative

Constant pervading miracle up on ridge where I live in hills behind Soquel, California.

No Alternative

It's the pink elephant
waiting recognition in room,
call it pervading miracle
so encompassing that disappearance
occurs somehow, lost somewhere
absent of focus, appreciation
within folds of ego,
mindlessly comparing, judging, measuring,
becoming the dividing paradigm
between Human-Source marriage,
combined as unfailing phenomenon
of real transformative power
consistent within Divine Manifestation,
diverse, innately creative Universe
unwavering in offering destinies
dependent each choice, action,
that opens virgin tributary
into Unknown, demonstrating Soulful
living has no alternative.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Alone Together

A portion of the Spitzer Clan gathered to celebrate my Mom's 87th birthday.

Alone Together

We live within boundaries,
our bodies separate us,
also minds when misaligned
by thinking different thoughts,
seeing light, color, uniquely
plus universe of form,
elements, diverse plants, creatures,
cultural society divides perception
more so during personal,
national, or earthly crisis
where collective consciousness scrambles
to find worldly equilibrium
because of disruptive war,
literally, and figuratively inside
as life plans detour
pointing toward new ground
for rooting courageous determination
to blossom, fruit, harvest
Divine Greatness 'alone together'.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In Groove

In miraculous grooves of morning Sun & God's glorious rays.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)

In Groove

It's a curious phenomenon
that by letting go
and holding space loosely
there is opportunity present
for desire's ultimate fulfillment
beyond even greatest imagination
mustered through mental gyrations
of how one attains
manifestations of work, love,
daily joy, abundance, peace,
with hard fast rules
designed like mechanical industry
able to mold duplicates,
pump out societal perks,
feed ideas of success,
create longing never satisfied,
yet, when accepting 'suchness',
relaxed with perfect trust
'in groove' miracles unfold.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Day

Using 3d glasses with artist Matt Jones at his booth during Capitola Art and Wine Festival.

My Day

It's great to claim
graceful sweet flowing life
even if mental list
of possibility includes work
on a Sunday afternoon,
easier at tail end
to long celebratory weekend
that included visiting family,
honoring Mom on birthday,
meeting with friends also,
there's sense of belonging
which spreads naturally outward
connecting Nature, Source, myself
as 'One Omnipotent Energy',
reminded hosting radio show
sending larger spiritual concepts
over airwaves as service
providing listeners fresh perspective
choosing their 'my day'.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Moment Comes

The day of celebrating Mom's 87th birthday arrived. Here with a few grandchildren.

The Moment Comes

While in throes of challenge
between what was, and future,
there is doubt of latter,
afraid present turmoil will persist
beyond one's capability to manageably
persevere into dreamed of horizon,
and it's often simple anticipation
leaning forward toward one's longing
of doing some original thing
that can bring excited wondering
about day's promise magically unfolding,
like mysterious intrigue meeting someone
for first time in person,
or old friend from past,
not knowing what unfolding chemistry
will take hold, show itself
perfectly, when the moment comes.


My dear Mom celebrating her 87th birthday with family.


With age
and experience
soul improves
if maintaining
human balance
while open
to surprise,
spontaneity, mystery,
after surviving
hardship, challenges
in youth,
realizing resilience
brings wisdom,
refined perspective,
courageous willingness,
potential adventures,
unforeseen possibilities
promising something
much better.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Circular Route

Labyrinth and circular 5,000 year old stone carvings at 'Achnabreck'.
Near the 'Great Glen' in Kilmartin, Scotland

Circular Route

I'm a Celt at heart
feeling it deep within soul,
the more I delve into
listening to John O'Donohue talk
about Celtic Wisdom, Anam Cara,
there's surreal connection with ancestry
which isn't linear based race,
think artists, poets, beauty lovers,
big spirits connected to Nature,
Source, dancing in magic, miracle,
daily Existence playing with surprise,
spontaneity, entertaining essential childlike joy,
yet fierce warriors defending goodness,
truth, what's wholly life affirming,
freedom lovers, tied to family,
community, they'd sing troubles away,
laugh, revere ceremony, life's 'roundness',
unearthing 'Season wisdom', lessons, grace,
emulating sun, moon's, circular route.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Self Caring

Back in June of 2005 on Kauai visiting Danae and Jackie at their beautiful home and land.

Self Caring

When we are sensitive
to shifts in wellness,
whether it be body,
mind, spirit, or emotion,
then adjustments can happen
much sooner than later
without waiting for decline
that disables normal functioning,
'Feed colds, starve fevers.'
is partial collective wisdom,
'Plentiful rest, drink fluids.'
becomes common sense mantra
not just for sickness
but also everyday health,
suggesting we ingest goodness
through thought, food, environment,
friends, express myriad feelings,
feed spirit with reverence,
exercise our miraculous bodies,
demonstrating wholesome self caring.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Renew Momentum

Hitting a 'hole' in the Tuolumne River.
(Brother Keith, niece Adrienne, friend Zeke, myself, and guide)

Renew Momentum

For many reasons
enthusiasm can ebb
where we find
excuses for stoppage,
wallowing in circumstance,
as if helpless,
hopeless, not worthy
or capable enough
to escape malaise,
shrug off aspects
of self pity
when feeling askew,
out of balanced
alignment with purpose,
having been sidetracked
by overwhelming choice,
wondering what action
toward direction today
will renew momentum.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Breathe Life

Extended family, Joey, John and little Sammy, who live in Scotland.

Breathe Life

This is filter
for deciding worthiness
of any endeavor
or word uttered,
asking if 'inspiration'
followed our action,
has it lifted
those around, oneself,
not denigrated others
figuratively creating war,
injury, even death,
using 'I-It'
depletes nature, people,
instead 'I-Thou'
bestows love, care,
encouraging affirmative stewardship,
goodness, growth, understanding,
conveying sacred pact,
'Breathe life forward.'

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What's Important

Members and associates of the 'deviant' Spitzer and Connolly clans.

What's Important

Society has many norms
that homogenize it's citizens
making the deviant dangerous
depending how far outside
one's activities and behavior
stray from left, right,
political and social leanings,
this embedded 'fitting in'
becomes engrained in psyche
turning into evil taskmaster
who imprisons joyful child
in favor of adult,
dutiful, responsible, and submissive,
resentful toward inherited system
which values 'sheeple' mentality,
inherently unhealthy, causing 'dis-ease'
through powerlessness, fear, insecurity,
stress, forgetting personal relationships,
love, creativity, what's important.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Soul Territory

Dancing morning 'tslagi' in my 'medicine wheel'.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)

Soul Territory

Boundless, limitless,
holds nothing
yet everything,
without expectation,
restraint, security,
forget 'should's'
'have to's'
needed 'musts',
instead prefer
innate joy
sparking outward
from inside
through senses,
receiving, sending
electric impulse,
Life Force
being circulated
within omnipotent
Soul territory.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Laughing life's absurdities and paradox.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)


Are they different
than common 'mis-takes',
when I measure,
compare good, bad,
right, wrong judgments
carrying accordant feelings
reflecting self worth
dependent on results
from strides taken
toward desired goal,
and if contrary
to expected norm
of brilliant execution
I now laugh
after initial surprise,
amazed by outcome
realizing my attentiveness
caught somewhere else
allowed errors in.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Heaven and Earth

Heavenly 'dragon's breath' enveloping the Earth next to my ridge top home.

Heaven and Earth

Humans are medium
between the two,
depending one's orientation
there's often more
'dreamer' or 'realist'
in either direction,
use these terms
when orchestrating life,
ideally supporting balance
within fluctuating Nature
encouraging what's needed,
rooted in ground,
head amid stars,
while radiating soul
through actions taken,
once entertained thoughts
that reflect intentions
find manifestation amid
Heaven and Earth.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Time Slips

The winter face of 'Ben Mor', the only 'monroe' on the Isle of Mull, Scotland

Time Slips

Shorter days, longer nights,
bring first of reminders
that seasons are moving,
plus lately some smell
just barely a wisp
fires off brain synapse
stirring me to core
for the slowness coming,
Indian summer, Fall harvest,
leading extricably toward Winter
with it's rising invitation
around writing and workshop,
dreaming plans for future
while needed information arrives
following my interactions with
environment, people, place, life,
realizing everything is process,
more intimately when Earth,
Sun shift, time slips.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Staying With It

My buddy Art Durand improving bits of his camper for upcoming photography adventure.

Staying With It

There's 'no give up'
behind most life success
whenever intention is aligned
toward greater soul urging
and even mundane work
can teach about perseverance,
especially if lucky enough
to manifest creativity through
bringing idea into physical,
where senses are stimulated
during process that tests,
teaches, activates hunch, intuition,
advocates listening to circumstance,
each directive that dictates
'how' and 'what' occurs,
trustfully following graceful 'when'
that acknowledges the 'whole',
understanding interplay of Existence
while 'staying with it'.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


A surprising morning on the ridge.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)


Called a secret ingredient
that keeps life interesting
yet not often embraced
when valuing 'control over',
people want expectations fulfilled
most likely having experienced
some negatively impacting episode
of disappoint in past
swearing to limit such
in any future endeavors,
but there are many
who had opposite response
as 'unexpected' brought joy,
extremely so, beyond dreams,
where mysterious 'What's next?'
now carries transformative potential
piquing curiosity toward possibilities,
new worlds behind veil
thrown open by surprises.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Soul Centered

Greeting the Sun, 'Chima', through low fog 'dragon's breath'.
(Photo by Art Durand Photography)

Soul Centered

This is filter I use
when deciding between opposing actions
within some quandary or dilemma,
simply put, 'fun versus responsibility'
even though these words confuse,
more succinctly it's 'joy improvement'
having heard this drives humanity,
often confused with instant gratification,
imagine it's on spiritual plane
living inspired deeply satisfying moments
that please when recollecting past
while being grounded continuous springboard
for future exploration into Unknown
realm I call 'life purpose,
guided by connection with 'Source'
feeling into subtleties named 'Guidance'
which brings meaning to 'Mystery'
becoming both cause and effect
after choosing 'soul centered' direction.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Influenced Decisions

Contemplating a question.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)

Influenced Decisions

Lately the fun is
in seeing what happens
when opening to 'Yes!'
as life offers up
possibilities to shift direction,
whether subtly or overtly,
this stirs up questions
contemplated to remove 'apprehension'
that 'changes' won't please,
which can create pressure
imagining unrealistic work acceleration
while discarding personal plans
meant to keep balance
within my varied existence,
where chosen diversions test
making me unnaturally tight
until I relax into
asking 'What's needed now?'
for effectively influenced decisions.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Getting set to throw a softball in after 'fielding a hit' out in left field.
(photo by Art Durand Photography)


Whether learning something awkward
like softball's hitting, throwing,
or assembling work project
cutting, gluing joints, clamping,
there is physical manipulation
that can feel alien,
likewise in mental realm
trying to orchestrate reality
with it's dancing variables,
not only external influences
but internal thoughts, dreams,
effected by adequate sleep,
a sound, healthy diet,
good exercise, expressed emotions
when inevitable misjudgments occur,
allowing for instructive opportunity
to engage 'whole' self
linking virgin nuanced connections
into coordinated advance forward.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Means To End

BMW motorcycle I toured Scotland on. Renault I bought for island travel from my croft.
Fall/Winter 2006-2007 in Kintra, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Means To End

One must justify another,
there is intimate coherence
between how and what,
which begs the question
does 'the system' change
by working within it,
playing on slanted field
accepting the insane rules
trying to mend symptoms
but not cancerous root
of capitalism's 'power over',
there's rock, hard place,
when creating something new
needing springboard financial support
yet unwilling to prostitute
self, energy, one's dream,
postponed in debilitating quagmire
wasting precious potential on
misaligned means to end.