Honouring the Wisdom of PMS

What if we lived in a world where the wisdom of women was honoured? What if there were aspects of life that women were naturally tuned into? Emotional well-being of the tribe. Dissonance within the system. Deep guidance that meant to benefit the whole. What if women were designed in a way that allowed the tribe to be constantly strengthening, and healing? What if this wisdom came once a month? In a similar cycle as the moon? What if she couldn’t ignore it? What if it consumed her unless action was taken? But what if society assumed that this time of frustrated wisdom meant that there was  something wrong with the woman? What if we gave it a name and made women think that they were being crazy or over-emotional? Can you imagine? Knowing something deep in your soul and being completely ignored… And this happening for generations and generations? But the [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Feminine|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

There Is No Path – A Poem

I would like to share a poem with you that came to me while in Cuba last week. I describe the experience in the video below of hearing this poem while walking in a rainstorm along the beach... asking God the question, "Have I taken a wrong turn somewhere?"...  We often talk about "being on a journey"... which is true. But this leads us to wonder if we might have taken a wrong turn somewhere, especially when life seems to not be what we want it to be in the present moment. I hope you enjoy my video. You are more than welcome to save the picture of the poem below to print out and keep in sight so that we don't forget... that this moment is our whole life.

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Hope, Spirituality, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A Graceful Exit – Divorcing in Love

Whenever I told people that we were separating, the overwhelming response was, “OMG what happened? You guys were SUCH A GREAT COUPLE!” The assumption was that there had to be “something” that “broke us up”. But the truth was, after over 20 years, whether we wanted it or not, our paths had diverged. It was the clearest moment when I knew that it was over. I wanted something. He didn't want it. There was a passive power struggle (we were both peace-keepers). And the realization hit me that we actually wanted different things in life now. Our children were nearly grown-up. Twenty-two years ago, we wanted the same things in life. And perhaps our paths had started separating years before. But we weren't willing to look at it because we both believed strongly in the institution of marriage. It was normal to have ups and downs, right? We were taught [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, tantra|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Seeds of Eternal Youth

This morning, I picked up some acorns on my walk this morning - seeds of new life. I am re-reading a series of books that I feel are becoming relevant again called "The Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East" by Baird T. Spalding. Here is what they say about eternal youth: "Behold the leaves and the buds at the tips of the oldest banyan - how young they are - young as the seed from which the giant sprang into life. The life reactions of plant and man being alike, man can certainly profit by the experience of the plant. As the leaves and buds at the tips of the branches of the oldest banyan are as young as the seed whence it sprang, even so the group cells in man forming his body, need not gradually lose their vitality and die, but may [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Hope, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality|0 Comments

Meditation for Compassion

This morning, as I sat in the café that my daughter works in, I listened to my mind as I sat watching the people walk by. Her café is right downtown and so there are all kinds of "characters", drug-addicts and homeless people. As kind and gentle as I think I am, I was amazed to listen to the constant "assessments" of each person that I was thinking. Hmm... Pink pants and bright green shirt. He's not wearing a shirt and he has his hair in a bun on top of his head. Oh, he's in a wheelchair, poor guy. Well she's not wearing very much. Look at all his muscles... He must be very vain. Oh cute dog. That guy is out of his mind on drugs... Don't look at him. That's a homeless guy. That woman has crazy high heels on. None of my thoughts were particular evil. [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Hope, Mystic Life, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality|0 Comments

The Perfect Question to Ask God

So, let's say you have 20 minutes with your favourite spiritual teacher, guru or God. What would you ask them? We often think that we are supposed to ask some great philosophical question that will change the course of our lives. But this isn't true. There are stories about people travelling to the remotest places to find the wise man who can help them find their answers. When they arrive, they ask some grand philosophical question and of course the answer is just as grand, and simple, and not at all the answer that they were looking for. Because they are asking the wrong questions. Your Question Must Come from Your Present Reality This present moment is an eternal moment. Whatever we are dealing with in our lives in this moment is just as profound a challenge as the greatest philosophical problem you can describe. The [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Hope, Mystic Life, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality|0 Comments

What If We Actually Choose our Struggles?

Life can be hard sometimes.. like really, really hard. Some believe that it's because of bad luck or just a rotten hand dealt to them. Life is just hard and there's nothing we can do about it. But then, some say that our soul chooses our journey before we come in. We choose our parents (even if they are abusive), we choose our circumstances and everything about who we are here. (This is obviously a really tough philosophy to swallow in many situations.) Personally, I don't know how it works. In fact, I don't even think we are capable of understanding how it works. We can hear ideas that sound like truth to us. Or they make sense. But in truth, we don't know how it works. The question is, how does the philosophy we believe in change how we live? How does it change how much hope we have? The [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Loving Raising My Children

My name is Katrina Bos. I have two children: my son is 21 and my daughter is 19. And since the day they were born, they just took my breath away. I know that children are born every day. It's normal. Maybe I'm weird. Maybe I have weird karma. I don't know. But from the moment they were born, I would look at them and I just couldn't believe they were there. I couldn't believe that they were part of my life. It's hard to explain without sounding really corny. But I just have always really appreciated them. Now don't get me wrong. There have been tough times... My son was colicky. He cried nearly non-stop night and day for his first eleven months of life... I'm not saying that I was always so grateful during all those moments... But these are the times that (once long over and [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|Categories: Parenting|0 Comments

Being the Person Your Kids Can Count On

What is our ideal role as parents? What if it isn't what we've been taught? What if it isn't to be the disciplinarian - keeping them in line. Or the one who "molds them into model citizens". What if our ideal role is to be the safe person in a crazy world, that they can count on when they need it? About 10 years ago, I found myself driving a sixteen-year-old daughter of a close friend of mine home after she had been babysitting my kids. Somehow, we got on the conversation of sex... and somehow I ended up asking her if she had had sex yet. She looked at me aghast and said none-too-forcefully, "WHAT? Of course not! As if I'd have sex without talking to my mom first!" "WHAT?????????????????" is what rang in my head!!!!I couldn't believe it. What teenager would EVER talk to their parents about [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|Categories: Parenting|0 Comments

Being Honest with our Teens

We all want to have great relationships with our kids. But what about our teens? How do we connect with them? One of the biggest problems is that most of the time we are lying to them about the topics that they are struggling with the most - sex, alcohol, peers, drugs, etc. This video is all about how to be honest with them and how to access our own wisdom that we gained through our experiences so that we can help our kids... and so that they feel safe to confide in us so we have a chance of actually helping them through these tough years! (This video references "East Street Station". This was an old train station that Katrina has renovated into a wellness centre in Goderich, Canada where she taught yoga, meditation, tantra and many other wonderful things.)

By | December 10th, 2016|Categories: Parenting|0 Comments