Aspects of the Whole

We all develop preferences for certain foods, personalities, situations and types of adventure. While it is quite natural to have likes and dislikes that guide our choices and behavior, the mind likes to seize hold of these preferences and create rigid definitions of...

Up and Downs

We move through life like water moves through a winding channel. Through the inevitable twists and turns we run up against one side and then in reaction, the other. Some of our swings are exhilarating and some can feel tragic, but all are necessary for us to grow and...

Cycles

Everything moves in cycles – from life at the cellular level to the movement of the planets. Remembering this can be comforting when we’re in the low part of any cycle, be it financial, professional, emotional or physical. The more we consciously recognize...

The Principle of Gender

This is the final in the seven part series of the Seven Hermetic Philosophic Principles, also referred to as the Seven Universal Laws. The masculine and feminine energies are at work in all things. This is true on the mental, physical and spiritual planes. All...

The Principle of Polarity

This is the fourth in the seven part series of the Seven Hermetic Philosophic Principles, also referred to as the Seven Universal Laws or Principles. The principle of polarity states that every aspect of the Universe exists on a continuum between two, opposite poles....

Yin and Yang

The yin/yang symbol depicts two opposing yet interdependent forces that can’t exist without each other, just like a shadow can’t exist without the light. As one aspect reaches its peak, it naturally begins to transform into its opposite, like day into...