Essays

03 Oct

Understanding your Resistance to Listening to Yourself

Do you tell yourself any of the following things? “I already know what I need to do; I already know what my conscience/soul/God tells me to do.” “I already listen to myself; my problem is that I don’t DO it!” “I’m too busy to do an Integral Deep Listening interview.” “Interviewing a life issue or dream character is too long and complicated.” “Why should I listen to imaginary creations of my own mind?” “Interviewing is impractical. My time is better spent (making money/exercising/on the computer/watching TV/meditating/eating, etc.)” “I...

03 Oct

Are Interviewed Characters “Self-Aspects” or “Emerging Potentials

“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”- Richard Bach I saw this quote on line the other day and I found myself thinking,”Which one of my multi-faceted selves am I to be true to?” An interesting question! In IDL you interview many different perspectives, all of whom are at least partially self-aspects which are offering you alternative solutions for how to look at your life, your life issues, and what to do to heal, balance, and transform your...

28 Sep

Become an IDL Coach!

Our time in this world is short, and one gift of lasting value we can leave to it is to awaken, both in our dreams and our everyday waking life, so we can better help others to do the same. There are several goals for your studies to become an IDL Coach. One is to reduce the filtering that keeps you stuck in a dreamlike, self-created delusional “reality.” If you don’t, when you lucid dream, your waking scripting and perceptions will cloud...

18 Apr

Fascinating research on Lucid Dreaming

When it came to solving creative problems, however, researchers’ analysis determined that lucid dreamers had an edge over non-lucid dreamers. Lucid dreamers were more successful in creating metaphors than non-lucid dreamers. ...

23 Feb

What is Intuition?

Almost all of us think we have the balance between intuition and reason pretty well figured out. In my experience, almost no one has that very important balance figured out. ...

02 Feb

“All You Need Is Love?” How important is Learning to Think?

Reason without love is, like Mr. Spock in Star Trek, dispassionate and seemingly lacking in compassion, while love without reason, like Alice, in Alice in Wonderland, is naively trusting and less than honest about its true preferences, for fear of offending others and appearing unloving. ...

22 Jan

Dogmatism

This form of irrationality remains remarkably prevalent and current in an increasingly skeptical world that expects proof, reasons and knows how to fact-check. The reason why is still so widely used is because dogmatism cannot be refuted since it never claims to be rational or logical in the first place. ...

18 Jan

Recognizing and Eliminating Your Emotional Cognitive Distortions

If you get anxious or depressed, the most likely reason is what you are telling yourself about yourself, others and life. Emotional Cognitive Distortions are irrational ways of thinking that create anxiety and depression. The fastest and easiest way to improve the quality of life I know is to change how you think by getting rid of them. ...

10 Jan

Getting Your Life Back On Track

Most of the time we are doing drama but thinking that we are problem solving or moving toward our goals. What to do? ...