Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

No Way Café

There is nobody who can teach the way of no way. It cannot be learned either. Teaching and learning require someone. When there is no longer anybody, then the way of no way is evident and there is neither need for learning nor desire for teaching.

~Todd Jackson

It Starts with the Feet

Good structural alignment helps keep our bodies healthy and pain free. If you are young, good structural alignment will prevent damage to knees and hips as you age. If you are older, correcting your alignment will alleviate lower back pain, take pressure off your knees and hips, and help you avoid tripping and falling. It’s …

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Fall Equinox

Darkness overtakes the light Inviting entry into mystery  Gathering before the time of stillness  Turning inward after youth  Releasing breath by breath  What waits is yet obscured  It waits in quiet  To carry us gently into new beginnings

Message from the Universe

I’ve mentioned the technique I used for years of writing with my non-dominant left hand to respond to prayers or questions I addressed to the Universe or God or whatever name you prefer. I found that my left hand accessed a source of wisdom in some mysterious way that I can’t explain. I don’t think …

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Every Breath a Prayer

My last post was about a practice I’ve recently adopted of taking five mindful breaths at set times five times a day. Since I began this practice, it has created a rhythm of returning to stillness that has gradually shifted my default orientation back into balance and alignment. I find myself not getting so caught …

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Five Breaths Five Times a Day

Life has been … what … lately. At times overwhelming, at times sad, at times distressed, at times upset, at times peaceful, at times distracted, at times frustrated, at times joyful. In other words, lots going on. Especially in my head. Stories, worries, plans, lack of plans, projections, more stories. Scattered. Recently I had a …

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Finding Inner Balance

Try this experiment. See if you can balance on one foot. If you can, then while you are still on one foot, close your eyes. Does that affect your balance? For most of us, the answer is yes. Why is that? When I started practicing this exercise, I got wobbly pretty fast when I closed …

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I Am Here

I should be there  Not here  Yet here I am  I should be that  Not this  Yet this I am  I am here  And I am this  It is enough 

Canceled by Compliments

After a conversation with an acquaintance a few weeks ago, I felt a bit off, sort of drained, unsatisfied. At first I couldn’t figure out why. It was a pleasant conversation and I enjoyed catching up. We didn’t talk about anything upsetting. She didn’t say anything unkind. On the contrary, she interjected numerous compliments into …

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Sacred Dialogue

There are no words in OnenessWords create twoWhen I speakI speak to GodWho else is there? An elegant journal was gifted to me by a friend who didn’t know that I no longer kept a journal, that indeed, all my journals spanning decades had been offered to the fire in a great conflagration of liberation. …

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