“I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself

If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul

I want to know if you can see beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day
and if you can source your own life
from its presence

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised and do what needs to be done

I want to know if you will stand
in the center of the fire
with me
and not shrink back

I want to know what sustains you from the inside, when all else falls away”

– edited excerpts from Oriah’s “The Invitation”

Shane has been teaching since 2012 and hopes to create a space where you can feel renewed, light, strong, clear, and open… where you can balance your love desire and circumstance; realizing your hindrances to achieve your goals while remaining grounded and respectful.

Photo taken by Anna Demarco at Mountain Flower Farm in Intervale, NH