Body Mind & Spirit

Mars retrograde began on April 17 in Sagittarius. In late May, Mars retrograded into Scorpio, bringing us to the heart of the matter of this rare transit. The retrograde ends in Scorpio on June 29.

Mars is the planet of desire. Desire is...

If you’re going to turn up in this world and do real work, you’re going to need to be fundamentally strong and energized. In my experience this demands five interrelated sacred practices.

1. Cool Practices

The first, called cool...

Choices always come with consequences. We have to accept the realization that ours may create situations that we never expected. Sometimes when we make a choice from a place of love, the universe will test our commitment to our decision.

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Omega: How would you describe a shamanic journey to someone who has never experienced one?

John: I think everyone has taken a shamanic journey, they just haven’t called it that. If you’ve daydreamed or...

Driving through the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, you would not expect to see a group of kids and adults doing sun salutations in a vacant lot. But these outdoor yoga classes—complete with someone standing guard for security—are one way...

People get so caught up in the content of their spiritual enthusiasms that they may give little thought to the emotions involved. Some adults tell me that they still follow the values taught in the church where they grew up simply because their...

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