Last week I was a guest on the Intrinsic Motivation podcast to discuss my books, particularly breath work and The Fountain of Youth Is Just A Breath Away; Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, Health and Vitality as a way to reduce stress and improve health.
The interviewer, Hamza, did a great job and you can listen to it here:Continue reading
Do you live in linear time, or natural time? Do you know the difference? Which is better for your physical and spiritual health? Today’s blog/podcast tells us the answer.
Traditional indigenous people the world over speak the language of spirit – what I mean by that is they knew how to have a two-way communication with the natural world around them, because they live in natural time.Continue reading
If you’re looking for methods of improving your health, your self-care and helping others, today’s episode on spiritual healing is for you.
My guest is spiritual healing practitioner and instructor David Karg. David and I are both USA trainers for England’s The Healing Trust, the largest energy healing organization in Europe.Continue reading
I’m very excited that my podcast, The Molly Larkin Show, will be launching on Wednesday, May 8.
The first episode will be an interview with Bear Heart by journalist Mike Watkiss, recorded in 1988 after Bear Heart prayed for snow in Colorado during a snow drought. And, yes, it snowed, making headlines.Continue reading
The Wind Is My Mother, which I co-authored with my teacher Bear Heart is now an audiobook.
Read by Native American actor Larry Winters, the audiobook carries the same meaning and depth as the physical book.
The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman was first published in 1996 and translated into 12 languages. Still in print after 22 years, it is considered an “evergreen” in the publishing industry: a book that goes on selling for years because of its timeless message.
.Here’s what I wrote in the Epilogue added in 2012:Continue reading
“Everything is part of the Sacred Hoop and everything is related. Our existence is so intertwined that our survival depends upon maintaining a balanced relationship with everything within the Sacred Hoop.” Bear Heart
Earth Day is the perfect day to focus on the Sacred Hoop of All Creation and how to establish a relationship with the natural world around us.
In indigenous cultures, the circle is sacred — when we sit in a circle there is a spirit of oneness and everyone is equal.
The elders teach that the universe is in harmony as long as the Sacred Hoop, the circle of life, is intact.Continue reading
“What if everything is a call to prayer?
These were the words my good friend and spiritual mentor, Rev. Marchiene Rienstra, posted on Facebook recently. Here is her full post:
“I grew up in Pakistan and India, where five times every day, the call to prayer would ring out from a nearby minaret. I have often wished that we had that kind of reminder to turn our hearts and minds to God in this country.
“But recently I was struck with this thought, one I hope you ponder with me:“WHAT IF EVERYTHING IS A CALL TO PRAYER?Continue reading
Marcus Aurelius, best known by his portrayal in Russell Crowe’s epic film, Gladiator, was actually a real-life Roman Emperor. In the film, we only saw Marcus as a dying old man who served mostly as a plot device to initiate Russell Crowe’s journey from beloved Roman legionnaire general to a slave gladiator. But in history, Marcus was one of the most acclaimed Roman rulers. And a philosopher as well.Continue reading
What can we learn from the legend of Atlantis? What is Atlantis?
Around 360 B.C., the Greek philosopher Plato wrote of a highly spiritual, moral society and a technologically advanced utopian civilization that existed 9000 years before.
But the citizens became greedy, petty and “morally bankrupt.” As a result, the gods “became angry because the people had lost their way” so the gods sent a “terrible night of fire and earthquakes” that caused Atlantis to sink into the sea.
There is no evidence to back up the legend of Atlantis, yet the story refuses to die!
Whatever the truth, Atlantis is both a warning and a hope as we enter an age of reawakened spirituality.Continue reading
For ancient cultures around the world, solstices and equinoxes are important ceremonial times. The upcoming Winter Solstice 2018 is no exception.
For people who live in harmony with the earth, the movements of the sun are of paramount importance — it defines the agricultural cycles, the changing of the seasons, and more. Ancient cultures saw life on mother earth as a spiritual journey, marked by changes in light and weather patterns. They honored these changes with ceremony, and we can, too.
I’ve written several posts over the years on how to celebrate the Winter Solstice. You will find the links to them here:Continue reading
The amazing gift of breathing is the very thing that keeps us alive and enhances our health, yet we pay very little attention to it! This is an article that appeared in England’s Spiritus Magazine about my book, The Fountain of Youth Is Just a Breath Away.Continue reading
It’s happened to many of us: betrayal by a friend or lover in whom we put our total trust, leaving us grief-stricken. But whose grief is it, anyway?
Because it may not all be ours.
It happened to me about 20 years ago: my best friend decided she didn’t want to be friends any more.
Nothing particularly happened between us. She just reconnected with an old high school friend and decided she’d rather be best friends with her than me.
I got dropped like a sack of rocks, leaving me heartbroken.Continue reading
You might have asked yourself over the past few months, “Where is Molly? I haven’t heard from her in a while.”
It’s true – I and my blog went on hiatus while I made a major life transition that’s been wonderful, scary, stressful and fulfilling. My last blog post was June 12, then I packed up my house in Michigan and moved to New Mexico.
My experience just might contain a life lesson for you.Continue reading
When I was a young school girl, I always thought of the start of the school year in September as a new beginning.
And of course there’s the New Year, on January 1, which is also a new beginning.
But since then I’ve learned what indigenous people have always known: every month can be a new beginning on the new moon.Continue reading
Kahunas, the shamanic practitioners of Hawaii, use the Piko Piko Breath to both relax and energize the body. It can work for anyone, and can give a real sense of the expansiveness of the universe.
The word “Piko” means center, or naval.
Before Kahunas meditate or pray they use this breath to build up their Mana (Power) to get focused and in the right frame of mind for whatever they are about to undertake, particularly healing.Continue reading
Many people are fascinated by shamanism.
But I believe what they really seek is transformation and a direct connection with a higher power [the Divine], and a way to experience that connection in every day life. This is what we teach.
Register for A Shaman’s Pathway to the Divine @KripaluCenter May 28-31, 2018.Continue reading
In today’s hurry-up world, people often start the day in a rush so as to get everything done. But I’d like you to consider why we should stop before starting anything.
Clearing, balancing, reviewing will actually give you a better start to the day, or any activity, than rushing into it.
Here are some examples of stopping before starting:Continue reading