• El Dragon
    D's Art,  Life Lessons

    El Dragon

    Integrating after this weekend’s prayer circle, I was inspired to make a piece of art that represents what I have lived through symbolically, what has been ignited in me enthusiastically. These symbols, the art that manifests through me, represent a…

  • Life Lessons

    Lessons From Grandmother Aya

    I recently sat in a ceremony with Grandmother and she gave me a few solid lessons. At the core of these lessons was the message that our daily practice is the essential foundation from which all branches of our spiritual…

  • Hummingbird
    Life Lessons

    I Am That

    I rise from the cocoon of consciousness.I emerge into new form.I touch God. I am that.I am that.I am that. I am part of everything.I am love.I am divinity.I am the universe.I am the hummingbird. I am that.I am that.I…

  • Kwan Yin Has Been Following Me
    Life Lessons

    Kwan Yin Has Been Following Me

    The statue of Kwan Yin has been stalking me since it arrived on the property at the nonprofit where I dedicate my love and energy. I had never heard of Kwan Yin before the stature arrived. I eventually asked the…

  • Beyond Order Book Review
    Life Lessons

    Beyond Order Book Review

    I am both a fan and a critic of Jorden Peterson. Much of his writing intrigues me and some of it confuses me. Nonetheless, I do feel refreshed and stimulated when I absorb his views. I also note that he…

  • Derek Dodds
    Life Lessons

    Doing Time In A Cave

    I have been attracted to the Buddha for most of my adult life. I don’t know what it is or how it arrived, but he is there silently looming by my side. Maybe it’s some leftover karma from another life,…

  • Piano-less Playing Granny
    Life Lessons

    Piano-less Playing Granny

    When I was a child my Grandmother had 2 pianos in the living room. I never saw her sit down and play them in 20 years. I was always banging on them as a little guy—secretly hoping that she would…

  • Derek Dodds Reading List
    Life Lessons

    Reading List 2018-2019

    I like to keep these reading lists to refer back to what I was reading and thinking about during the specific time. It helps me map out my journey. I rarely re-read books but I do deep dive into authors…