The Principles of Active Waiting vs. feeling-like-a-loser, losing-your-mind kind of waiting…

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I was at a friend’s cluttered apartment and he was saying how much he wanted to have a live-in girlfriend. And I was like, “Dude, where would she put her stuff?” He got his tidy on to make space for the live-in love he was waiting to find. That’s active waiting — happily preparing for what you trust is on its way to you. Read More

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Totem animals and hearing the messages the universe sends you.

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Absolutely everything is a divine message because life is always calling you. I’m leaning against the fridge in a soul sister’s Brooklyn kitchen. “So Megg, Crocodiles are showing up EVERYWHERE for me lately. Like, everywhere. I’ve got to figure out what the Crocodile totem means. Do you know?” And Meggan gives me her classic eye twinkle and says, “Turn around.” Taped to the fridge door is her boy’s drawing of the day… “Shai’s Crocodile Shadow.” Alright cosmos, you have my attention… Read More

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Introducing my new Quartz & Sandalwood Mala. Powered by intentions.

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I take my mala beads very personally. I got my first strand of meditation beads after a weekend retreat that blew my heart open. Each bead has been chanted into thousands and thousands of times. I keep them on my altar, my fireplace mantle (behind a big stone), and if I choose to wear them, I keep them tucked inside my shirt. They know my secrets… Read More

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The difference between being “detached” and “non-attachment.” And why it matters for getting what you want.

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Many spiritual teachings instruct us to be detached from the outcomes that we’re going after. There’s merit to that, but there’s a really important, sanity-saving distinction to make. It’s the difference between detachment and non-attachment. And it’s a big difference… Read More

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