Monthly Archives: February 2010

25 Feb

Ticks

Things annoy you and frustrate you every day. Why? Because they are annoying and frustrating or because you perceive them as annoying and frustrating? What if you changed how you saw those things? Would that mean you were passive or stupid, or would that mean that you are wise enough to not make things that aren’t about you, about you? Here is an opportunity to think about what you can do differently to not let the annoyances of...

24 Feb

Escaping Self-Persecution

Can you be a shit-extruding machine? When you directly look at and listen to how you persecute yourself you may first find it tragic, then stupid, then funny. In the process, your self-criticism and the fears that generates it get smaller. You see how silly and absurd they really are! ...

19 Feb

Overcoming a Really Crappy Childhood

Imagine that you were raised in a trailer by an embarrassing, raging drunk and a mother that excused and covered for him all the time. Imagine that you spent your childhood depressed and so embarrassed by your family that you never brought any friends to your home. If you had such a childhood, how would you keep it from destroying your life? ...

19 Feb

Freedom from Childhood Scripting Using IDL

Like Kathin, many people are burdened with a heavy sense of responsibility and guilt from their childhood. The challenge is first to listen and secondly to change a temporary awakening into an ongoing presence that heals, balances, and transforms one’s life. ...

11 Feb

Dealing with Procrastination

“You know the solution. You just aren’t self-disciplined enough to follow it. If you worshipped at my altar for maybe fifteen minutes every day, making the appropriate blood sacrifices to the proper deities, they would no longer haunt you. You only worship the gods you want to worship, and the others are calling out for attention. Make tending to my altar part of your daily puja. Make it a spiritual discipline. Make it alchemical:...

11 Feb

Turning Nightmares into Hopes Come True

You have plans, goals, hopes and desires. In addition, you have fears, doubts, obligations, and comfortable addictions that keep you stuck. The more you focus on what you want and ignore what you fear, the more you fuel your fears. The result is that your chances of sabotaging your goals are excellent. Doesn’t it make more sense to look squarely at both and listen to your nightmares? Won’t that increase the chances that you will set realistic goals, ones...

10 Feb

Helping Young Adults With IDL

“We all have dreams for our lives, hopes and wishes for the future. However, we also have fears. We know that life is unpredictable and that “shit happens.” What can you do to reduce the chances that your life dream will turn into a nightmare? How do you keep your own deepest fears from coming true? “ ...