Even as we talk about Sacred Hoops and the notion that something else is around the corner, there's been a lot of blowback by the major social media matrix.  It's understandable, with as many scandals and general hostility surrounding the major network, and its founder, it's easy to see why their grip on new competitors has remained largely a stranglehold.  It's filled with fear and motivated by greed all with the underlying notion that the world is in love with their invention, or that there isn't room for a new competitor. I've remained largely quiet about my criticisms of the social network, and their founding families, and why their relationships with me have never been worse.  There's a lot of evidence that has been gathered throughout the last ten or so years to suggest otherwise, even including the false impersonation of myself, immediate family members, and circle of friends on their very own network.  This is but one reason why I don't see h...
And it's at this point in time where I find myself speaking a bit more in-depth in regards to Zen Buddhism, and why the White Plum lineage has been so important throughout the last many years.  Specifically, I'd like to mention Roshi Joan Halifax and her Circle of the Way Temple that is found at Upaya, and why this could become an important relationship for Eagle Crow.  Although she and I have yet to connect in this reality, there's a lot of admiration for her work and background in shamanism, and shamanic studies.  Of course, she's a living legend and a teacher for countless students that have come to respect and admire her place in the American Dharma.  She, too, has remained a constant presence since our first connection on social media, so many years ago, when we briefly conversed on the passing of Daido Roshi and the importance of his work that's found at Zen Mountain Monastery. Although I by no means am speaking on behalf of the White Plum Asanga , or the...
A lot of where I am, in regards to social media, goes back to Ryan Dunn with his unfortunate death in 2011.  I wouldn’t wish this type of death upon anybody, although I will say that his style of passing and drinking behavior may have been predetermined.  True, I didn’t know him either, although there are several similarities with both his upbringing and place in Hollywood that strike a chord.  Sadly, it’s still an open wound for so many folks that just don’t get it, and why this was an important place in history. This is where Rhian Sheehan comes into play.  He’s an excellent musician and one of the favorites that’s transitioned from the old style of social media.  His 2009 album, Standing in Silence , is nearly an epitaph and one that should be required listening for anyone that's brushing up on their attuning, attunements, and web-based listening skills. Thank you, once again Rhian, for being that silent echo from so far away....
As you can see, I've spent the last several months working on a virtual brain dump of topics ranging from therapeutic massage and bodywork to reincarnation and karma.  At some point in time you may be thinking to yourself that this work is about karmic healing and well, it is, although we don't address it in such a way.  See, karma is an actual functioning force in our lives and works in a way that is typically unseen to the naked eye.  Karma also is free from the ego-producing judgements that come along with it, so it's impossible to say that this is the result of good karma or bad, it only is an effect from a cause that occurred so many years ago. While writing the content for this blog I realized that the basics of shamanism that I was called to practice, and learn, differs in its thoughts, deeds, and actions, and how I'm conveying this information to you.  I'm challenged on how to share what it is that I do mostly due to the fact that while I began this jour...