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...

Instant Karma

Instant Karma

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...

How to be in two places at once

How to be in two places at once

"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...

Releasing the bird in the hand

Releasing the bird in the hand

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...

Pattern Interrupt

Pattern Interrupt

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...

When your prayers are answered incorrectly

When your prayers are answered incorrectly

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...

The State of the Interior

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

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...

Winter is not Spring

Winter is not Spring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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...

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