Soulwork is not a high road. It's a deep fall into an unforgiving darkness that won't let you go until you find the song that sings you home. - McCall Erickson *** Love humbles by creating deep gratitude for a lesson learned and allows us to feel vulnerable and thus allows humility. Humiliation is cruel and tends to build pride in reactivity rather than humility. ...
When I first started blogging in 2007 I was part of an early internet blogging scene that started before social media, in general took off. I hung out with critically oriented bloggers and one of the things we were all into was following the Zyprexa Chronicles on Philip Dawdy's blog (no longer in existence). It is one of the works that really got me inspired and on the road I'm still on today. Jim Gottstein is a fine lawyer, a fine human being and has done work that no one else could do. (like anyone following their true calling). I was thrilled when I first heard that Jim Gottstein had completed his book on the entire process. Now everyone can read about the essentially critical work that Jim Gottstein brought to us all. Below I've cut and pasted an email I received from Jim. Please follow up. Zyprexa is particularly nasty yet many psych meds come to market and harm in very similar ways.
By Georgi Y. Johnson What should we do when we feel as if nothing matters? A nondual look at the power of passion and its connection with boredom and the dense psychological sense of 'nothing'. Passion is a primal nondual quality inseparable from the ‘big bang’, or the creative impetus of the whole physical universe. This... Continue Reading →
By Leaflin Lore Winecoff Madness comes from over-identification with the stories generated by our minds. Our personal magic is the way that we choose to interact with these stories. Yogas chitta vritti nirodha: Yoga is liberation from the whirlpools of the mind. We've all got stories going on all the time on multi-levels - some... Continue Reading →
my body, my brain, injured to the point of death by patriarchal capitalism, is my guide as it heals and demands nothing but justice for all...
By Leaflin Lore Winecoff Fruits of a bit of “both/and” thinking, and self-query on warriorship. Perhaps there is something in here for someone. Meditation works and is most powerful when used to create a foundation for real world action and response. Medicine is here to help us and works best when we meet the medicine... Continue Reading →
I made eggplant Parmesan for the first time in at least 10 years. Reintroducing foods from my ancestry (I'm an immigrants daughter so it's not far removed) I ate this way growing up, along with speaking Italian in my American home. My healing has taken me full circle. In rediscovering the diet of the people... Continue Reading →
The URL everyone knows and loves is back. Here is an updated navigation menu for saving and/or sharing. Navigating close to 6,000 posts gets complicated!
The entire world is conventional. One can wear different costumes and the manifestations of dysfunction then vary...a lot. We live in paradox. In any case it seems the only thing left to do is rejoin humanity and ignore all stories and simply wander among my brothers and sisters. *** I've always been intense. When I... Continue Reading →
I had multiple infections that responded to Lyme disease treatment. I never tested positive for Lyme and gave up on doctors after that. Healing (for me) didn't mean killing off all micro-organisms. It meant bringing balance by moving out excess of the ones making me sick and building up with other more expansive ones. These... Continue Reading →