When I began studying the Toltec tradition I was depressed and suicidal. By using many of the tools, exercises and the basic philosophy of Toltec wisdom I was able to transform my life. Today I live in a beautiful home in Hawaii and do what I love on a daily basis. Thanks to several suggestions I will begin to share more of the exercises and that basic wisdom in this blog.

I want you, my reader to experience the same freedom, happiness and joy I experience on a daily basis. So if you have any questions just drop me a line and I will gladly answer them.

We all have to breathe or we die. In many spiritual traditions the breath is thought of as the point of connection between the spirit and the body. Since we have to breathe anyway why not use our breath creatively to improve the quality of our life?

Toltec Wisdom has a wonderful way of using the breath called recapitulation. Depending on who explains the process it can be daunting or extremely simple and useful. When you breathe mindfully, with full intent you can use your breath to let go of what no longer serves you and connect with your limitless nature.

My favorite way of using recapitulation is to exhale and let go of any turmoil or upsetting emotions I am having. I can be having a conversation with someone and exhale mindfully without them noticing. So, I exhale mindfully until I feel a sense of release. Then I consciously inhale a sense of peace, love and well-being.

By consciously choosing how to use my breath in a few moments I can once again feel a deep and abiding connection to my spirit. I find that when I choose that sense of connection I can make my decisions based on love and choose how to act rather than reacting to life from a place of fear.

With love and aloha,