Category: Spiritual Paths

Kathy Zavada Interview with Lotus Guide


This is an interview with Kathy Zavada, the minister of the Unity Church of Oroville. We’re going to dive right in and I’m going to take a few excerpts from the interview, which can be viewed on our YouTube channel at I also interviewed Kathy for my Spiritual Activist radio show at We… Read more »

Witnessing My Shadow Self


By Aeray Lumm   My “spiritual journey” began in my 20s and consumed every part of my mental/emotional awareness. I was more committed to my “path” than to anything else in life. What I didn’t realize, however, was that my devotion was driven by the unconscious belief that I wasn’t good enough. That I needed… Read more »


Jim Redtail
Jim Redtail

 By Jim Redtail Collins, PhD   If you can’t discover … [the bars of the cage] … keeping you in, the will to get out soon becomes confused and ineffectual.”—Daniel Quinn, from the novel Ishmael   Many years ago, on my first “vision quest”—what the Lakota call the hanblechya, or “crying for a dream”—I had… Read more »

Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali

Yoga Center of Chico
Yoga Center of Chico

The First of Four Chapters of the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali   By Tom Hess   The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is one of the most important texts about yoga. A lot of mystery surrounds the text—mainly who wrote it and when was it written? But the truths of the sutras are eternal. The main… Read more »

Integrating Medicine & Ideas

I would like to introduce our Lotus Guide community to Dr. Otani whom I met while being interviewed in the documentary, A Wave Of Compassion, which was about alternative ways to deal with addiction. When I met Dr. Otani he was working for ENLOE Hospital helping patients who had tried everything; so Dr. Otani was… Read more »

Bridging the Past With Today

Golden Road Television and Radio Show “Bridging the Past With Today For a Better Tomorrow” By Michael DiMartino   The Golden Road Television and Radio Show: “Bridging the Past With Today for a Better Tomorrow”       Where can you listen to in-depth interviews with individuals and organizations from our region? Where can you… Read more »

The Toltec Arts of Dreaming and Healing

By Dr. Arlan Cage, ND, L.Ac and Koyote the Blind According to official historians, the Toltec culture disappeared in the AD late 900s, leaving nothing more than mysterious cities, impressive pyramids, and rumors still maintained of an ancient culture of art and knowledge. Imagine their surprise when, in the late 20th century, Toltec men and… Read more »

Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Rahasya Poe    It’s not necessarily because I’m 25 percent Cherokee, or even that it’s the right thing to do, which it is, that I’m throwing in my two cents on this issue. I was thinking of writing this article anyway, but it was confirmed when I started reading what traditional news media was… Read more »

Be Free From Pain With NAET

By Dr. Mark Light    “According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, ha[s] suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain. Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability.”—   For 10 years, my practice… Read more »

Taking a Spiritual Retreat

Reclaim Your Inner Peace: Tips and Suggestions About Taking a Spiritual Retreat By Expanding Light Retreat Staff      Everyone occasionally needs some inner rejuvenation. Whether you want to break new ground, spiritually speaking, or you simply want to reclaim your peace in the midst of a hectic life, going on retreat can be a… Read more »