“It’s Okay to Be Broken” (Jane Galloway audio, part 3)

Here’s the third and final installment of our conversation with Jane Galloway, author of The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality. In this segment, Jane calls the 12 Steps a template for living by which we can begin a lifelong process of inner growth that equips and guides our action in the world. For those [Read More…]

Standing Rock and The White Buffalo Woman Journey

A few weeks ago, I saw my therapist–whom I hadn’t seen in months–and told her about my upcoming journey to Standing Rock. She kind of tilted her head and said, “There’s that woman again, Chelsea. I feel her right here.” I blinked at her for a few seconds before I remembered that I had told [Read More…]

12-Step Spirituality: Moving Beyond Addiction (audio part 2)

If you enjoyed Part 1 of this audio series on 12-Step Spirituality, you’ll love the next installation.   In this week’s interview, you’ll hear author Jane Galloway quote the founder of AA, Bill Wilson, from the “Big Book” (which is sort of the Bible of Alcoholics Anonymous): “To us the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, [Read More…]

Why I’m Going to Standing Rock

Like my boyfriend’s mom said the other day, I want to put my hands and feet where my heart is. My heart breaks at the continuous rape of Mother Earth. I seethe at the mistreatment of all of Her creatures. I fear for the health and wellbeing of all animals and plants as we continue [Read More…]

The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality (audio)

If you want to meet some of the most spiritually adept, humble, honest, wise people on the planet, make your way to an open 12-Step meeting. You’ll be amazed by the camaraderie you’ll witness among people at every stage of recovery from addiction. And they’ll make you feel welcome too. This closing was read at the [Read More…]

What do you believe is the role of indigenous cultures in the spiritual movement?

Last fall, the Oprah Winfrey Network hosted the first SuperSoul Sessions live event at UCLA.  The daylong event featured ten speakers who shared insights meant to inspire positive and spiritual change. During the break, as I headed backstage for the press interviews, I thought ‘What else is there? ‘What more could possibly be said that [Read More…]

The Angels Need Us to Focus On LOVE!

The following message was delivered through Belinda Womach from the 12 Archangels of the Central Sun: In your world of appearances, current events may seem confusing and unsettling. We remind you that your Earth is a school. While attending this school, you are allowed to fully experience the illusion of fear and the convincing lie [Read More…]

Is America Going Through A “Spiritual Blackout”?

Beyond all the partisan labels that separate us, there is a hidden wholeness, a deeper oneness that unites us all. But where is this consciousness when we need it most? Six days prior to the election, the esteemed philosopher Cornel West wrote in the Boston Globe of the relative collapse of integrity, honesty, and decency [Read More…]

Sins of the Fathers: Intergenerational Trauma and a Trump Nation

On the eve of the election, as the results were just beginning to trickle in, I was guest lecturing to a group of college students on the topic of epigenetics and Christian ethics. Epigenetics is a relatively new field in genetics. It’s producing increasingly incontrovertible evidence that the things we experience and endure during our [Read More…]

Astrology of the US Presidential Election, Part Two

***Matthew Curry’s horoscope blog is coming soon to Patheos.*** Last time I pointed out how the current Neptune-South Node conjunction is making America appear to be more or less completely off its rocker, just in time for the presidential election. In fact I went so far as to declare the election would be lost by America [Read More…]