The Corona virus.

Social distancing. Stay at home. Quarantine.

Travel is obviously on hold and hopefully we’ll be looking at the Spring of 2021 for our first retreat. But in the meantime,  I for one, am using this time to re-arrange my schedule.

I’m walking every day. Doing weights. Stretching.

I’m working on getting more Photo Galleries up so we can all travel vicariously. 

And for my mind, and hopefully my audience, I’m starting a podcast.

And looking for your thoughts and suggestions.

I tend to have a fairly wide ranging, eclectic curiosity. When I think of a podcast, I think of places, people, culture.

When I think of healing, I think of traditions, modalities, and wisdom.

When I think of travel, my mind wanders from physical places to books, to places in my mind.

I want to create stories of hope, inspiration and adventure. 

What would you like to hear about?

Is there someone you know I should interview?

What do you think of the podcast title The Traveling Soul?


A friend shared this via email this morning. It’s written by Kristin Flyntz and it’s a must read about our time with the Corona virus.  


An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans

Stop. Just stop.

It is no longer a request. It is a mandate.

We will help you.

We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt 

We will stop

the planes

the trains

the schools

the malls 

the meetings

the frenetic, furied rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep you from hearing our 

single and shared beating heart,

the way we breathe together, in unison.

Our obligation is to each other,

As it has always been, even if, even though, you have forgotten.

We will interrupt this broadcast, the endless cacophonous broadcast of divisions and distractions, 

to bring you this long-breaking news:

We are not well. 

None of us; all of us are suffering. 

Last year, the firestorms that scorched the lungs of the earth

did not give you pause. 

Nor the typhoons in Africa,China, Japan.

Nor the fevered climates in Japan and India. 

You have not been listening. 

It is hard to listen when you are so busy all the time, hustling to uphold the comforts and conveniences that scaffold your lives. 

But the foundation is giving way,

buckling under the weight of your needs and desires. 

We will help you.

We will bring the firestorms to your body

We will bring the fever to your body

We will bring the burning, searing, and flooding to your lungs 

that you might hear:

We are not well.

Despite what you might think or feel, we are not the enemy.

We are Messenger. We are Ally. We are a balancing force.

We are asking you:

To stop, to be still, to listen;

To move beyond your individual concerns and consider the concerns of all;

To be with your ignorance, to find your humility, to relinquish your thinking minds and travel deep into the mind of the heart;

To look up into the sky, streaked with fewer planes, and see it, to notice its condition: clear, smoky, smoggy, rainy? How much do you need it to be healthy so that you may also be healthy? 

To look at a tree, and see it, to notice its condition: how does its health contribute to the health of the sky, to the air you need to be healthy?

To visit a river, and see it, to notice its condition: clear, clean, murky, polluted? How much do you need it to be healthy so that you may also be healthy? How does its health contribute to the health of the tree, who contributes to the health of the sky, so that you may also be healthy?

Many are afraid now. 

Do not demonize your fear, and also, do not let it rule you. Instead, let it speak to you—in your stillness, 

listen for its wisdom. 

What might it be telling you about what is at work, at issue, at risk, beyond the threats of personal inconvenience and illness? 

As the health of a tree, a river, the sky tells you about quality of your own health, what might the quality of your health tell you about the health of the rivers, the trees, the sky, and all of us who share this planet with you?


Notice if you are resisting. 

Notice what you are resisting. 

Ask why.

Stop. Just stop.

Be still. 


Ask us what we might teach you about illness and healing, about what might be required so that all may be well.

We will help you, if you listen.


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