The following podcast is a discussion of the shadow in spiritual work, its repression and projection. Its effects in our personal lives as well as communal culture is delved into with author and teacher Jason Louv. This podcast is 1:45 hours long and recorded in June of 2018. http://jasonlouv.com/podcast
The following podcast continues the discussion of softening and surrendering the over identification with “I” and the ego’s story. The possible pitfalls in this process and the continuation of hypnosis under the guise of awakening are examined. This podcast is 20 minutes long and was recorded in Upstate New York on April, 2018.
Question: Like your client you mention in your last podcast, when the bottom completely dropped out from my life, I pulled the emergency brake and stopped EVERYTHING. I’ve been able to more or less not work since around 2015 but for me it goes beyond not working. I’m not a particularly wealthy person, but I’ve had enough resources (and desperation)… read more →
The following podcast discusses the anxiety and fear that invariably will arise as we delve into our spiritual path. Their full eruption, though never comfortable, is a sign of our progress. Our becoming conscious of the unconscious material is part and parcel of the work. All that needs to be done is for us to make room for and learn… read more →
Question: Thanks again for another great podcast. So much of what you are saying here resonates, but the point about regrets kind of threw me. Which is GOOD! Which beckons me to explore something more deeply. And I see your point in taking ownership of our mistakes/ bad behavior/unconsciousness, etc. But I keep coming back to: NOT having regrets is… read more →
The following podcast discusses the loneliness that can occur on the spiritual path as we progress and release outgrown relationships. The concurrent sense of loss or lack of purpose is also examined. Lastly the often overlooked idea of inviting in as well as holding joy while deepening into spiritual serenity is discussed. This podcast is 20 minutes long and was… read more →
The opportunity to offer up the shackle of our false self is always here. There are few takers of course as we are all over identified with it. Our fashionable communal neurosis of social media abuse, diet and exercise obsession under the guise of spirituality or celebrity obsession has a firm grip on the psyche. There is much personal pain… read more →
The following podcast discusses the current state of affairs. We all have a part to play in the social healing that needs to take place. This can only occur if we mobilize from center and internally access our truth.
The following podcast discusses the topic of judgment. An unexamined and reflexive behavior, judgment of others has tangible negative consequences. We are all being asked to up our game and clean our backyard. Examining the act of judgment and healing its root causes is a powerful step towards that end. The act of judging as well as dealing with the… read more →
Life requires much inner awareness from us as we work on integration and alignment. We need access to information that will help us navigate our lives. Most of us do this by thinking things to death. Here is the problem with that line of examination: our mind is relatively new on the evolutionary scene. As amazing and wonderful tool it… read more →
The present cosmic energies are bringing up every piece of unconscious pain, fear and shame to be healed. It of course is intense to have all this material thrown up at one time. Some of this stuff is truly ancient, familial or otherwise. It is however a wonderful opportunity to heal all these jagged edges. The irony is that we… read more →
There is a lot written on these pages about our pain and its examination. The process of becoming aware of and grappling with our wound is not pleasant business. There are the steps of befriending of it, sometimes healing it and sometimes just learning better ways to endure it. The part that we can easily forget is the whole reason… read more →
There is a lot of talk about wonder, joy, beauty and magic. These words and more importantly their experience are connected and intersect one another. The one thing they all have in common is that they can only be experienced when we are in the moment. Which any of us rarely are. Being present to the moment is in fact… read more →
Have you noticed how much turmoil there seems to be in all of our lives? There can be relationships that do not work anymore, anxieties that seem unmanageable or intense situations that demand our attention. Most of us rarely slow down enough to feel what is going on in our inner landscape. I usually have to ask people I am… read more →
Question: I have been struggling with the whole “conscious manifestation” thing. Is it real? As in, can we consciously create our reality by spending time and thinking about it? Funny enough, most people around me that spout this stuff are have a hard time financially or emotionally…..I’ve been giving this a lot of thought. There is merit to visualization, though…I… read more →