Category Archives: General

When You Let Your Guides Down

Among the wonderful benefits of having more than 20 educational videos about journeying and spirit allies online, is that I occasionally get some very interesting questions. I would like to share this one, and my response, because I hear variations on it … Continue reading

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Eagle’s Challenge

The Eagle chapter of Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity is challenging. It leaps from a discussion of personal authenticity within family and community (Tribe) to an overarching view of responsibility for nurturing human evolution as a whole. That is … Continue reading

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“Spirit Paths” Book Wins Grand Prize from TISBA

This month, Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity, written by Gerry Starnes, M.Ed., and published in December 2013, has won the Grand Prize Award from The Indie Spiritual Book Awards. The competition was open to authors who publish independently regarding spiritually-oriented … Continue reading

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Making Room

If there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person.
 If there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation. If … Continue reading

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A Warrior’s Refrain

Starting a 7th year teaching the Spirit Paths program, I am afforded the opportunity to examine again what it means to be a warrior. The word has often confusing meanings in our Western culture, and many of our images of warriors … Continue reading

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Magic Words

A friend recently shared this popular poetic translation of a creation myth from the Inuit shamanic tradition: MAGIC WORDS “In the very earliest time,
 when both people and animals lived on earth,
 a person could become an animal if he … Continue reading

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Pulling Weeds

The Art of Pulling Weeds is an exceedingly meditative practice. It is not simply about pulling plants out of the ground; it is about doing so mindfully and in awareness. Anyone can pull up weeds; however to do it well, … Continue reading

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