I think the most common feeling of stuckness is the moment of indecision. When there are seemingly equal points being drawn on either side of a centre line, set-up to oppose each other and essentially tying knots in my stomach and brain…..I don’t know what to do. I have found in my life one safe … More Dazed and Confused…what do I want here?
You know that part in you that holds the trepidation, the idea that things could go wrong, that you could maybe repeat a “mistake” that brought you pain in the past….Listen to it! That doesn’t mean stop what you are doing and do what that voice of fear says. It doesn’t mean that the fear … More Your Fear is an Ally
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung Again, I am reminded of what self-empowerment really means. In my gestalt training, I remember really getting this statement. When we look inside with conscious awareness (mindfulness) to observe our responses and reactions, … More It has been awhile and I am reminded…
Today is Groundhog Day! …..it is a cloudy day here in Toronto so I don’t think the little guy saw his shadow and scared himself into hibernation for another 6 weeks! How’s your shadow today? Our shadow represents our repressed and unconscious instinctual energies. When the shadow remains unacknowledged we project it onto others, like a hidden shape … More How’s your shadow today?
An Informal talk at Roxanne Reads, 750A Queen St. E, Toronto February 4, 2010 from 7 to 8pm The human energy field is composed of 7 chakras that each have unique attributes. Together, they balance one’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well being. Delve into the qualities and needs of each chakra while learning what … More Chakra Psychology: A Spiritual Map to Knowing Yourself Better
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions are the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. Rachel Carson
We would rather be ruined than changed, We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die. W. H. Auden Tough and one of my favourites. It makes me think of how much energy it really takes to hold ourselves down, especially when it begins to … More Considering
I find often one of the biggest barriers to awakening and healing is our ingrained idea of progress (that and our attachment to rational thinking). Even thinking we are on a path suggest to us that there is a defined ground to walk. Linear thinking that if I do A + B my life will … More Get out of the Way
Feel Feel with every cell in your body. Sense how it moves, it is an e motion. Resist holding it in, down, away from your attention. And then ask “what do you need?” “how can I acknowledge this without letting it consume me?” And just be present, let it move through you. Know this is … More Feel