Who Am I Without My Patterns?

Last time I wrote about how energy follows patterns and, when those patterns are disrupted or outgrown, we often cling to them or try to replicate them in order to avoid chaos and pain. These patterns are very important. They are the channels that convey powerful...

Energy Patterns Define Us

A while back a client of mine repeated something she had heard: "Energy follows patterns." I have been repeating this phrase ever since. It helps explain how, among other things, habitual responses, dysfunctional dynamics, and seemingly inescapable cycles get locked...

Don’t Take This Personally

I want to share a prominent theme that has consistently come up around many of my clients for a while now. I talk (and write) a lot about seeing the world in terms of energy, the value of sensitivity, and the importance of consciousness in spiritual work. This relates...

The Inconvenience of Millennials

It has been very easy and convenient in the last decade to dump on Millennials - they're too sensitive, entitled, and selfish. To a large degree I think this has to do with how previous generations feel about things like hazing or spanking. "We had to put up with it...

Why Old Patterns Might Resurface

Kyle is like a lot of clients I've talked to over the years. We had been working to intentionally maneuver him through a "spiritual growth spurt." We focused on minimizing resistance and struggle in order to open him up to the highest possible good of the experience....

Clarity is Different From Hearing What We Want

We aren't always happy to get clarity Sometimes all we can ask for is clarity. But clarity doesn't always make the "clear choice" easy to make. Many times we are not going to be happy with the answer. Occasionally a client has said to me "If I only had clarity.......

The State of the Interior

In my last ezine, I talked about the shift in focus and priorities that is required as you become more Spiritually conscious. A new balance has to be struck between your inner and outer worlds; one where the success you are used to having to strive and struggle for is...

Going From an Outie to an Innie

I have long thought of the human experience as being defined by what happens when 3D, tangible, Earth reality interfaces with the Divine. We are all living out various combinations of these two aspects. Most of us are pretty connected to (if not dominated by) the...

Happy Not-Really-New Year!

As you may have noticed a new year has started, so a lot of us have started new diets, set new goals, and started reading that book or listening to that podcast that's going to help us become better people. We have begun to take action on a bunch of stuff from last...

Wanting and Manifesting

A while back the term "manifesting" came into vogue in the Spiritual community. The Secret and some other voices told us the time for this idea had come. People got excited - they dreamed about what they wanted, held that picture in their mind and tried to proceed...

How your Truth is destroying THE Truth

One of the more common political/social observations in the past few years is that we are in a "post truth" world now. There are a lot of factors that explain why and how that might be, but from a metaphysical standpoint there is one that stands out to me. It seems...

The Seeker Archetype

I recently spent a concentrated amount of time around someone with whom I expected to connect on a deeper level. I believe we both share the Archetype of the Seeker and often that creates a spark of recognition or interest. Things became clearer when I realized he's...

With Growth Comes Loss

As I spend time with my in-laws in anticipation of the memorial service for my wife's father, I get to look at death up-close once again. In this case I am closer to the periphery of the event of his passing, but not far from those whom it has most closely effected....

What your Truth might sound like

I talk a lot about listening for and living from your "Truth", and our Spirit's desire to be always moving toward an experience of "wholeness". These opportunities often come in challenging and painful moments of choice. We have to wrestle with the counter argument...

The Gifts That Keep on Taking

A spiritual teacher who I've worked with for many years has repeated one of his core concepts to me more times than I can remember: "Your gifts flow from your wounds." Traumas, failures, and injuries interrupt our lives, alter our paths, and in some ways define our...

Getting Your Priority Straight

I heard about an article a little while ago that claimed that the plural form of the word "priority" didn't occur until the 20th century. In other words, until fairly recently it was used to describe the ONE thing that was most important, that came before everything...

Are you willing to seem weird?

What would you be if you weren't a Goal-Oriented person? That's one way to start to understand what a Process-Oriented person is. In other words, what would you be if you weren’t the person we're all raised in some way to be: the thing our culture understands and...

Are you playing the victim?

Archetypes are the energy patterns that form our identities. And every single one of us has a relationship with the victim archetype. It's easy to recognize the victim when it's about complaining, self-pity, and trying to get others to do things for you. But it can...

The Warrior Archetype In Us All

The male energy in our culture loves to glorify Warrior energy because it feels powerful and confident. Don't get me wrong, it's important and very useful - but "archetypally" I think it's really helpful to clarify its role. The primary job of the Warrior is to set...

The Value of “Negative” Archetypes

A question that comes up regularly with my clients is: "What do I do with 'negative' archetypes?" Here's where I suggest you start with those inner identities like Saboteur, Prostitute, Vampire, Con Man. First of all, get to know them. What are their points of view,...

The Paradox of Transformation: Good News About Your Bad News

 

Find out how seemingly “negative” events can cause you to miss opportunities for spiritual growth.

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