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 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 →
The words describe the action accurately. When we care take someone, we are energetically taking something since it is not a clean transaction. Care giving on the other hand is a pure movement of energy: it comes from the heart with no unconscious baggage attached nor manipulation intended. That is a more rare interaction in our culture. Care taking is… read more →
These are some intense times we are surfing. In my own personal life, the life of those around me as well as those in my care it has been a hell of a couple of months. Rest assured, it is not supposed to be an easy time. After all, we are shedding tens of thousands of years of programming and… read more →
Some of you had requested the audio of the podcast to be transcribed. Here it is courtesy of Ian Ritter. What I want to talk to you about today is an emotional weather report. From what I’m seeing unfold in everyone’s lives, there’s a great dismantling going on everywhere. And everything is up for negotiation, everything is up for observation,… read more →
The topic of this podcast is the seismic shift that is effecting all aspects of our lives. Look within to know what can stay, what has to be released and what needs to enter your life. This energy requires nothing less that total surrender. Wake up and live.
This 46 minute podcast offers an intimate view of one woman’s healing journey over a decade and half. It examines the work and process involved in identifying and moving from an unconscious and dissociated space into a conscious and embodied life.
QUESTION: The energy is so intense right now for me, and I need a shoulder to lean on. My anxiety has been so high lately and what I have come up with is that it boils down to feeling unsafe. I feel unsafe mainly because the big changes taking place: I recently moved cities, I have a young child and have a new baby… read more →
This podcast episode addresses the masks that we wear and the psychic toll they exact from us. The confusion of these masks (and the stories they entail) with our true self steals much life force. The servicing of these stories lead to more pain that is visible at first glance.
The following podcast was recorded during a one day workshop titled “Integrating the Shadow: Hiding and Seeking on the Spiritual Path” held on October 30, 2011 at the New York Open Center. This workshop ran from 10AM to 5:30PM and the podcast episodes will be published over the next few weeks in 1-hour (approximate) installments. The audio quality reflects the… read more →