Losing Your Light

Losing Your Light

A damaged childhood is the most common experience among the many gifted spiritual seekers I have worked with. Early trauma doesn't cause a spiritual connection, it's actually the opposite. There are people whose life purpose is to channel large amounts of spirit into...

The Next Great Depression

The Next Great Depression

Does history repeat itself? I would say yes and no. I see the world in waves, levels and cycles. That means things constantly come around again, but they aren't exactly the same the next time - you might be on a different level this time or you might approach it...

Intelligence is Not Wisdom

Intelligence is Not Wisdom

"When I was doing ['Girls & Sex'] the kind of core issue with girls was that they were being cut off from their bodies and not understanding their bodies' response and their needs and their limits and their desires," she says. "With boys, it felt like they were...

Masculine Out of Balance

Masculine Out of Balance

What if I said that most, if not all, of the struggles we face in the world today are related to the fact that we live in a patriarchy? Sound hyperbolic? Politics, religion, the economy, the environment, the media, our social structures, education, are all based on...

The Destroyer Visits the UK

The Destroyer Visits the UK

The Destroyer is currently engaged with many countries simultaneously, and they are not unrelated. I have received some requests to continue with the theme of the archetypal Destroyer. First, I'll get more specific about how it shows up for a collective identity. In...

The Role of the Outsider

The Role of the Outsider

You're a big weirdo. You may not think of yourself that way, but if you're reading this it's almost certain that in your family, your community, and your life in general, you are something of an outsider. Maybe not in a painful way. Maybe in a way that you heavily...

The Destroyer Archetype

The Destroyer Archetype

Last time I talked about how many of the constructs that we have depended on to structure and make sense of our world are disappearing. The social, political, economic, environmental, and spiritual norms we are so used to are crumbling because we have resisted letting...

Choosing Change Over Chaos

Choosing Change Over Chaos

You can feel how this isn't an ordinary historical moment, can't you? We seem to be completing a full cycle that brings us back to a transitional juncture we last experienced in the 60s. That was the last time we collectively entertained the possibility of significant...

What is Acceptance?

What is Acceptance?

What has been the most challenging spiritual lesson, principle, or law for you? It's different for each of us. Faith or trust comes naturally to some of us and feels like risking death to others. How about humility? Patience? Oneness? Each has its own particular...

How Would You Define a Soul Mate?

How Would You Define a Soul Mate?

How would you define a soul mate? Whether one actually exists or not, almost all of us would say that it's that person I'm meant to be with. It's my one true love (not necessarily romantic), possibly across lifetimes, right? Well I don't disagree. You couldn't talk me...

Honoring Your Soul Contract

Honoring Your Soul Contract

You will fulfill all your soul contracts in this life. The question is, at what level? In light or in shadow? Before you incarnate, you create all kinds of agreements about what issues you will explore, with whom, and how. There's lots of flexibility and choice, but...

The Agony of the Ecstasy

The Agony of the Ecstasy

A few months ago, I heard a song that got stuck in my head. The lyrics were a mantra that is repeated over and over: I am the light of the soul. I am bountiful. I am beautiful. I am bliss. I am, I am. What stands out to me most is the statement "I am bliss." Our soul,...

The Conundrum of the Growth Oriented Person

The Conundrum of the Growth Oriented Person

Many years ago my girlfriend at the time introduced a new idea into our ongoing argument about why our relationship wasn't working. She got it from a former roommate of mine. They had been exploring her side of the argument - which was, of course, that it was all my...

Internal Truth From the Outside World

Internal Truth From the Outside World

I suppose a more accurate way to put that might be to say some of us have a more direct connection. For those that have a harder time tuning in and hearing a deeper truth, there is always the option of looking around and seeing what is being mirrored back from your...

Your Real Self vs Your True Self

Your Real Self vs Your True Self

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." -F Scott Fitzgerald The worlds of your soul and your identity only overlap somewhat. There are many versions of...

Who Am I Without My Patterns?

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

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

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

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

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....

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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