Attention Grabber

Attention Grabber

What grabs your attention? This colorful, curious bird, painted by Choctaw artist Karen Clarkson, was one of a trio of paintings that welcomed guests into the Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery in 2013. It jumped off the wall and communicated directly to me saying “Hey...
Opening the Gates of Perception

Opening the Gates of Perception

Most of us have been told that ‘you can’t judge a book by its cover’. However, there have been many times that I have picked them by their cover. Stephen Harrod Buhner’s book “Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming...
Re-Membering the Body: Somatic Intelligence

Re-Membering the Body: Somatic Intelligence

I suspect that one reason physical wisdom is so often overlooked is that as humans have evolved, the primal role of the body (acquiring safety, food and shelter) has increasingly been usurped by intellectual (IQ), emotional (EQ) and spiritual pursuits. These days the...
At the Intersection of You and Me

At the Intersection of You and Me

At the intersection of you and me there is much more than meets the mind, more than just the sharing of ideas and perspectives. There are unspoken somatic exchanges and feedback loops that can affect our potential for transformative learning and engagement. “How much...
Got Conscientia?

Got Conscientia?

The word ‘consciousness’ is derived from “conscientia” or “knowing with.” It suggests that it is through relationship with others and one’s environment that we come to know ourselves. Philosopher Christian de Quincey (1998) states that without conscientia there would...