We are still accepting a cultural value that annihilates the Earth. If we don’t change, we are going to our own extinction. This is precisely what addicts do. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Carl Jung himself thought he was psychotic
Carl Jung himself said:
I had the feeling that I was in an over-compensated psychosis, and from the feeling I was not released until August 1, 1914.
And yes, he recovered, transformed and went on to thrive, just like so many others, from that psychosis… … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The Earth, its life am I. The Earth, its feet are my feet. The Earth, its legs are my legs. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Many paths (as many as there are beings)
I often talk about how what works for me may not be appropriate for anyone else when I talk about healing. Well this extends out to our entire lives as well as our spiritual pursuits. I’ve also written about how important it is to respect where people fall on the spectrum of psychiatric drug use. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The alchemy of anger
In today’s world, it’s not only our right to be angry, it’s our responsibility. The question is, do we act out of anger or love? That’s what makes the difference. The reason I feel it’s our responsibility to be angry is that anyone who looks at the world will recognize that we hurt innocent life, and bring more children into the world who will be injured. The anger comes from knowing we have the potential to do it another way and yet we don’t. Then we let go, and the anger becomes secondary. I do what I do because of my love, not my anger. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
If you’re paying attention your heart breaks regularly
If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Passion! …that piece of you in alignment with your place in the universe
Passion burns down every branch of exhaustion.
Passion is the supreme alchemical elixir, and renews all things.
No-one can grow exhausted when passion is born,
so don’t sigh heavily, your brows bleak with boredom and cynicism and despair—
look for passion! passion! passion! passion!
Andrew’s interpretation is that if you find your passion…that piece of you in alignment with your place in the universe you will never be exhausted and it’s impossible to be bored. How lovely and how true. … [click on title to read more]
Our addiction to stuff is killing us. We need to own our inner addicts. All of us.
I’ve often talked about how addiction plagues all of us in some form or another whether or not we exhibit the overtly self-destructive habits of some of the folks who actually get labeled as addicts. Of course the tamer versions that affect the masses are also very destructive. We all destroy the environment and our own spiritual inheritance with our voracious appetites for more…always more. … [click on title to read more]
Christ path…nothing to do with religion
…this is not an easy path. It is not a path for marzipan mystics who want to manifest Mercedes and McMansions. It’s not a path for those who want some kind of transcendent Tahiti that they can go and bask in to bronze themselves in divine light while the rest of the world burns in suffering. It is the most fierce path, because it is a path that does not shirk the necessity of getting into total connection with both of the opposites, the extremest beauty and the extremest horror, and to know them both as sacred, and to know the ecstasy as sacred as the horror, the chaos as sacred as the order, to embrace them all and to embrace all the sufferings and ordeals that are absolutely necessary, and all of the crucifixions, of all of the subtle hiding places of our demonic and destructive shadows, all of them, to embrace them fearlessly because that is the only condition through which the divine can be installed in power in the whole being… … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The addicted world (yeah, all of us)
I’ve often talked about how addiction plagues all of us in some form or another whether or not we exhibit the overtly self-destructive habits of some of the folks who actually get labeled as addicts. Of course the tamer versions that effect the masses are also very destructive. We all destroy the environment and our own spiritual inheritance.