Let life guide you

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The more I travel on this healing journey, the clearer it becomes that I am learning to let life-force guide me and thus heal me too. Becoming who I am completely means losing my conditioned self and letting life-force move me into oneness with all. This too is what Carl Jung might call the individuation process. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Confront abuse by believing. Yes, start by believing

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Yes, thank you…go watch this short video (there is no embedding option and it’s worth watching) Video: Confront abuse by believing.

From the video page:

Pam Rubin, a women’s trauma counsellor and lawyer, explains why we need to start confronting abuse by believing its victims. “We don’t immediately jump to ‘What were you saying, doing, wearing? Are You suffering from mental illness?’” … [click on title to read and view more]

Wu Dang Ba Gua Zhang — movement meditation to music

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Saturday mellow-Wu Dang Ba Gua Zhang — Tan Shan Kui from WuDang Taoist Traditional Kung Fu Academy … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The inner life of rebellion: on being a rebel

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It’s an act of rebellion to show up as someone trying to be whole and I would add, as someone who believes that there is a hidden wholeness beneath the very evident brokenness of our world. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Mutiny of the Soul || Charles Eisenstein

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By Charles Eisenstein — Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are an essential part of a process of metamorphosis that is unfolding on the planet today, and highly significant for the light they shed on the transition from an old world to a new. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Addiction: it ain’t what you think

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Professor Alexander argues this discovery is a profound challenge both to the right-wing view that addiction is a moral failing caused by too much hedonistic partying, and the liberal view that addiction is a disease taking place in a chemically hijacked brain. In fact, he argues, addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you. It’s your cage. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

“I Cannot Decorate This Pain For You”: A Poem on #BlackLivesMatter

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If we can’t recognize the oppression of others I have to say we’ve not learned much from the oppressive forces of psychiatry. I keep letting these sorts of messages from those harmed by racism to penetrate my being that I might learn to eradicate oppression everywhere I see it. As long as abuse is happening anywhere in our human family we are all harmed. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Be here now

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I remember the first time I encountered Ram Dass’ book Be Here Now. I actually found it at a garage sale when I was in college. I had never heard of it and had no idea it was famous. It was truly an AHA moment for me. All these years later, remembering those three words as mantra continues to inspire. BE HERE NOW. It might be considered cliche in some circles but given I remember the first time I heard it and it was long before it became so colloquial, I still like it and it brings me to mindfulness. I’m sure it’s important for people to find their own way of coming to mindfulness. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Somatic Wisdom Technique Part 2

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In the first part of the discussion about developing “Somatic Wisdom”, we used a technique that involved scanning the body for any distress and then using a four part process to describe it and name it. In this post, I will discuss how we can access the body’s innate wisdom to learn ways to transform any stuck energy and release it for better health and emotional well being. Again, the point of this practice is to engage the wisdom of the body to discover areas of distress. Physical distress in the body has an emotional component that often lays dormant without our conscious knowledge. These charged emotional states are essentially messages from our body. When we take the time to tune in and really listen the messages become clearer and more apparent. The simple process of scanning and listening often gives us strong insight into the emotional and spiritual reasons we are feeling uncomfortable. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Newsweek covers the Hearing Voices Movement

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Newsweek did an article on the Hearing Voices Movement. I missed it a few days ago. It’s a very positive report. This is big. How wonderful that such a mainstream magazine took this predominantly positive stance. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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