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 Spiritual Role of Conflict in Relationships

Many times when there is conflict in a relationship, our instinct is to avoid it or try to make it go away. Sometimes we think we've handled the problem, only to see it pop up somewhere else in a different form. Approaching conflict from a spiritually conscious point...

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...

The F Word

A while ago I was listening to an interview with a top executive coach. He was asked what CEOs' #1 obstacle was, and to my surprise, he identified their top issue as fraudulence. But I shouldn't have been surprised. Why would they be any different from the rest of us?...

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