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The Earth Invites Us to Listen Now

What does it mean to be mindful, not merely of my breath rising and passing, sensations of the body and mind, but of my carbon footprint? My white male able bodied, naturalized citizen, English speaking privilege? What does it mean to be mindful of the suffering of sentient life due to my dietary habits and choices?

The Hills are Alive with Chi

I’m an acupuncturist, but I hardly ever write about acupuncture any more.  I’ve written about it quite a bit already in my blog. It benefits most health conditions, including wellness. My clinic is dedicated to making acupuncture affordable for everyone. Welcome! It’s late spring in the Northwest and we are blessed with some of the …

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High Divide

In other words, wherever you focus your mind, the life energy flows there. This is a fundamental principle of the universe which operates at all levels from the subtle and spiritual to the gross material and physical: If you set a strong intention to cultivate wisdom and compassion and be of service, you steadily move in the direction of manifesting the form of a bodhisattva or saint.

Deception Creek June 15,2014

After sleeping at the end of another obscure forest service road, bird songs began mixing with deep REM sleep sometime in the wee hours of the morning. Another crescendo of rain drops played on the roof of our space vehicle, gradually giving way to mountain mist and roaring creek waters at 3000 feet, deep in …

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Young Maple – A story of blessings

We all go through difficult periods from time to time. Our proverbial forty days in the desert, our dark nights of the soul. These can give us strength if we remember that “this too will pass”, that life is never without purpose or meaning, and that all experiences carry many teachings. A long time ago …

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Finding stability amidst radical change

We live in an era of radical change. The daily challenges we face to remain healthy in these turbulent times are intense. Communichi’s vision is to facilitate health through acupuncture, so that together we can remain balanced and strong, and thus empowered to do the work of building a better world….so that nobody is without …

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