Today is the birthday of my dear friend and spiritual teacher, David LaChapelle (Oct. 8, 1952-July 21, 2009). David served the world through deep heart teachings and an extraordinary ability to perceive psychological, spiritual, and scientific—especially ecological—phenomena, often simultaneously. The result was an intriguing mix of usually separated truths joined with a poetic sensibility when he spoke or wrote. He linked everything, whether it was the most exquisitely personal piece of daily life or a grand scientific theory. He pointed the way forward to a more unified way of living on the earth.
David saw through a lens of layered perception and a direct intuitive line to the All. He mirrored those of us who knew him with an accuracy that allowed us to melt into ourselves and surrender to our soul’s mission. He did it all with an unremitting love of each individual’s essence and the essence of the world.
In Navigating the Tides of Change David wrote about how “accelerated change is pushing us to a new understanding of our role upon the planet.” Much of this understanding is about learning to care for the planet and for ourselves with our hearts open. In my book, Life Choices, I bring some of what I learned with David to issues that are intimately female but that effect everyone. I thank him for the support and love he gave to help me to go my own way and pursue the rightness of my path. Happy Birthday, David!
On another note, I am touched by the many emails and other words of support that are coming in for Life Choices. Here are some upcoming events:
I’ll be interviewed on Boulder’s KGNU radio station – Friday, October 21, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
I will sell books at a benefit show for Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center – Saturday, October 22, 8 p.m. at Boulder Theater.
I’ll be at Tattered Cover (Colfax store) for a book talk and signing on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7:30 p.m. Please join me!
Please make a comment below if you feel so moved. I would love to hear from you.