Monthly Archives: October 2014

30 Oct

Transforming Chronic Fear

It’s not easy to get over intense, chronic fears.  They are adaptive mechanisms that have survival value.  To ignore them or to pretend that they do not exist rarely works. Imagine that you were Toby, who had a cardiac arrest on an airplane when he was a teenager and has been afraid of flying ever sense. What would you do? Integral Deep Listening (IDL) encourages us to face our fears and listen to what they have to say to us. ...

27 Oct

Interviewing Hitler

Claim all of who you are, good, bad, and ugly. Trust that the universe is big enough to accept and use all of you. That when you get “wake up calls” from your dreams or through IDL interviews, you not only awaken your strengths and potentials, but those parts of yourself that you fear and that you need to face to become whole. ...

23 Oct

Learning to Stop Reacting and Control Your Temper

The arrow that personifies Catie’s lack of impulse control is a metaphorical expression of how she relates to her anger and her irritability, and its transformation points to interesting ways that she can change the way that she relates to her temper, her irritability and her frustrations. ...

21 Oct

Terrorists Attack America

How do world crises and nightmares mirror our internal reality? How does our internal reality need to change in order to make world crises and nightmares less likely? ...

20 Oct

Making Sense of Nightmares

Nobody likes nightmares. And it would seem that with spiritual development and years of meditation that they would go away, right? Wrong. ...

20 Oct

The Grim Reaper

Because we rarely or ever ask questions or question our own judgment while we are dreaming, we assume we are awake and dealing with genuine circumstances or threats. The result is that the dream, as remembered, is a narrative that serves to confirm our waking delusions. ...

14 Oct

Discovering Your Meditation Teacher

“Slowly I start to levitate with him, but not with my body. It’s almost as if my essence is coming up! As it does, I feel this raw ecstatic joy, love, and bliss. I can’t even describe how it felt! A feeling of oneness with the universe!” ...

10 Oct

What If My Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like I Want?

Integral Deep Listening invites you to imagine your catastrophic expectations to surface your fears so that you can listen to them, respect them, and use them as allies in your development. ...