||Q: This all sounds so nice, but how do I maintain a
spiritual life while in the midst of work, family and, heaven forbid,
A: You do it one day, or one minute at a time.
that you begin the day in the best mode possible. In our workshops,
we advise that you don’t start on your “to do” list
in your head when you wake up. Before you get out of bed, take
your mind to one thing you are grateful for—more than one
if you like. Some days, it may be only that you’re grateful
that you woke up! Or for the sunshine, or the rain if it’s
Saturday and it means you don’t have to wake the kids up
for Little League! This state of mind will expand. Keep a Gratitude
Journal and actually write the grateful thought as you think it.
This helps to anchor it in the mind.
Q: If I did a few hours of Somatic Intuitive Training, how long
would the effects last?
A: The whole point of this modality is that it teaches you to
help yourself. After a few hours with Lance, you will know the
process and can reinforce it daily on your own. So, the answer
is, it is forever.
Q: I’ve been to your workshops and I
go home so psyched. Then, reality hits. What now?
A: Hopefully, the visualizations, journaling, art work, writing,
etc. will become a part of your daily life. Also, it is so important
to create a visible space for yourself at home that recreates Sacred
Space. For example, create a small altar area in your bedroom where
you put a few things precious to you, (pictures, statues, small
items, a shawl or scarf) plus a candle, sage or incense, and a
place to play music. Start with 10 minutes a day where you sit
in your space, even a cushion on the floor, and surround yourself
with the smells and sounds of your own meditative world. All of
us can find 10 minutes, even if we have children.
Q: Why the emphasis on journaling?
A: Because you are using a different part of
your brain when you write, and if you write first thing in the
morning, the brain is open to what it heard during the night.
Even a couple of lines—it’s
not important what day it is or where you went, but what thoughts,
feelings and emotions you experienced. In the above question, we
emphasized the visual space. It is necessary to stimulate all the
Q: What if my partner isn’t interested
in my spiritual path?
A: Explain how important it is to you and if
interested, that’s fine. It’s your path, after all.
We are not always interested in each other’s doings. However,
if you are both embarking on a path at the same time, the joy is
great. That’s true of most situations in relationship. If
this is of great importance to you, meditate and do a daily affirmation
that your partner will open his/her heart to your desire to live
a more creative life.
Q: Being on a creative spiritual path is a
lot of work—sometimes
it overwhelms me.
A: In Therèse’s book, Walking Your
Walk, she says: “In
the long run, what we do is a part of who we are and that is the
most important lesson. No one will mention our salary on the day
of our death. It is good to keep this in mind.”