He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
— Albert Einstein
met in 1991 at the Church of Religious Science in Santa Fe, New Mexico
and were married a year later at Embudo Station. We both believe we were
destined to come together to love and work in this lifetime. We moved
in 1994 to Colorado for Melanie to attend Naropa University and for Gail
to attend the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We have
found over the years that our work has moved in similar directions; and
the process of discovery has been exciting and joyful.
We are spiritual
beings having a human experience and our natural state is of vibrant
health and well being. We come into a body to accelerate our growth as
spiritual beings. To this end, we face challenges throughout our
lifetime. How those challenges are handled (consciously and
unconsciously) profoundly impacts our health. We use a variety of
modalities to help you remove the blocks to your natural state of
vibrant health and seek to provide an environment in which healing can
Some things we practice and teach:
offers us an opportunity to sit with ourselves. This can be very
uncomfortable at times. We often don't want to hear what we're thinking
or what we're feeling. Eckert Tolle in Power of Now, says we think we're
using our minds, but the truth is, most of the time, our minds are
using us. Through the practice of meditation, we can learn to watch our
thoughts and feelings, and in this way, release the power they have over
us. We can become adults in an often immature world.
Prayer (be it to
God, to angels, to nature, or to a loved one who has passed over)
offers us the space to let go. Very often, when we are working on our
own, we try so hard that we constrict the space around ourselves. We can
be working on an art project, a job proposal, or an emotional issue.
When we pray, we open ourselves to guidance beyond our limited minds. We
open up to information stored in our unconscious and the mysteries of
As children bring their broken toys,
With tears for us to mend;
I brought my broken dreams to God
Because he was my friend.
But then instead of leaving him in peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help, with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried
"How could you be so slow?"
"My child," He said, "What could I do?
You never let them go."
— author unknown
been shown (in many studies) to have a positive impact on physical
health. It brings warmth into our bodies, and helps us connect with
others. Cultivating gratitude is a conscious act of being with ourselves
and allowing a feeling to arise. Often, we say thank-you without
feeling the sensation of gratitude. We rush past the emotion and miss
the gift and the positive physiology changes. In Messages from Water,
Masuro Emoto, demonstrates how water responds to the vibrations of
anger, love and gratitude. As one might surmise, the water crystals that
form in response to positive emotions are much more beautiful. Our
bodies are primarily water. Shifting the internal messages we give
ourselves can have a profound impact on our physical and emotional
One of the basic
laws of mind is "what we pay attention to multiplies", yet we often
spend a lot of time and energy complaining about what we lack. When we
shift our mental focus to what we have, and feel gratitude for the good
in our lives, the good begins to multiply.
bringing meditation into the world. Awareness is the process of stopping
our reactive patterns and thoughts and getting present to what is. It
helps us respond to this moment, not to our history or our fear for the
future. Awareness helps us to know ourselves and our world better. It is
the process of cultivating the observer within, with loving compassion