The Gifts That Keep on Taking

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...
Getting Your Priority Straight

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...
Are you willing to seem weird?

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...
Are you playing the victim?

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....
The Warrior Archetype In Us All

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...

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