Still Stone

I’m back from South Africa, from an extraordinary trek in wilderness of the Imfolozi game reserve.  More on that soon…

Meanwhile, last night in the Buddha Hall at the UTA Institute, we traveled again with the essential oil blend Stone.  It’s always interesting when the same blend keeps coming up (this is the one from last month, and you can read more about it in the blog before this one).

Stone is about who I am in my unchanging core.  Who am I when all of the extra things hanging on me, like lichen, moss, dirt, and little plants are gone?

Here’s the poem, again.  Sending love until next time ♡


because it is our will.
Joined will.
Emanating will.
Solid in the moving fluid.
From this place:
clarity and direction;
in and out.

Sacred Stones


The energy during last night’s “Sensual Journey Inside” at the Osho UTA Institute in Cologne was especially strong. I was fresh from staffing the Path of Love which ended on Wednesday, and the room, my bowls, and my heart were all in a super-charged state even before we began.  It took all of us quite a while to come back!  Thanks to all who joined me.

Appropriate to the Scorpio full moon this week, the essential oil blend chosen was “Torch.” This one comes up when it’s time to say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new, to let whatever we’re holding fall and create light with the flames as it burns.  A torch burns and creates light at the same time.

Here is the poem, from Scents of Knowing:


Consuming fire
fueled from doubts.
Held tight.
Precise fire. Burning.
Heart’s flame
The doubtless place.
the mystery
and the gift.

Wedding Bouquet Torch smaller


What a sweet evening we had in the Buddha Hall at Osho UTA last night…the group was small enough to feel quite intimate; in fact, I went around the room with the rose quartz heart bowl and played near everyone’s hearts, which is something I can’t do in bigger groups.

The essential oil blend we traveled with was:


Always there.
There always.
Comforting, filling,
The wind,
the sun,
rivers streams oceans.
Mountains of giving
in all ways.
Ease, the easiest.

Huge Tree!

Traveling with an Ally

Thanks to everyone who came to share the space in the lovely Buddha Hall at Osho UTA with me last night.  For me, it was an unusually light and free evening…bubbly in a quiet way.  I loved seeing so many familiar faces.

The essential oil blend that we journeyed with is called “Ally.”  Here is the poem, from Scents of Knowing:


Alliance joy betrayal
pain. Tenderness
guidance returning.
Ever so true,
in my heart.
I am always

Byronshire Tree 2006

 When I read the poem, I am touched by the last line.  Who is the ally who is always with you?  You, yourself.  No one can ever take that away.





Celebration into stillness…and…hallelujah, I got the blog posts to show!

Last night at Osho UTA, upstairs in the room called “Meera,” we went into a deep, still space together.

It was one of the most spacious, timeless spaces I’ve experienced in all the events I’ve offered.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated.  We created the space together.

The essential oil blend that we traveled with was “unfold”.


The lotus grows.
Its roots
stuck in the mud.
From this acceptance
come the nutrients
and timing.
then unfolding.
The lotus flower:
symbol of humanity.

(Poem courtesy of Scents of Knowing; photos taken by me in my backyard in 2008!)


Lotus center