Goals for Collective Development

Families, organizations, and nations are collectives that have goals that include yet transcend those of the individuals who comprise them. When we only focus on self-development our priorities are likely to be out of sink with, or at cross-purposes to, the priorities of the collectives to which we belong. Coordinating personal and collective goals so … Read more

Triangulation: Improved Problem Solving for a Multi-Polar World

While most approaches to problem solving rely on objective authorities and one’s own judgment, triangulation adds the interviewing of imaginal alternative perspectives. While imaginary elements are generally considered subjective delusions, there is reason to believe that methodologies exist that allow them to generate helpful recommendations for a wide variety of life problems. The efficacy of … Read more

Interviewing Coronavirus Fears

What is your worst fear about coronavirus? You’ll get sick and die? You’ll be wiped out financially? You won’t be able to provide for your family? Food-crazed homeless people will break into your home?  What?  Everyone has fears, and our worst ones are called “catastrophic expectations.” If we face them and make a plan, we … Read more

The IDL Statement of Intent

    I am asleep, dreaming, sleepwalking,lost in the drama of my life script,stuck in the perceptual reality of my physical, mental, cultural and social filters.I wake up as I ask, “Is this a dream?”see everything as a wake-up callreframe my cognitive distortionsand act on my priorities and those of my life compass today, moving … Read more

Cultivating Objectivity with Integral Deep Listening

    As humans, we are constantly immersed in our own subjectivity.    We are so close to our own feelings, thoughts, priorities, and relationships that we often don’t see when and how they are out of balance. Here are a few examples:   Our bodies: When we get addicted to a lifestyle, like high sugar and … Read more

Getting More Out of IDL

People normally go through an evolutionary process of development when they work with interviewing dream characters and the personifications of their life issues and then work on applying those recommendations in their daily life. Two different initial motivations One group of people are attracted to IDL to learn to lucid dream, and want to do … Read more

A difference between IDL, Jungian analysis, and Perl’s Gestalt therapy

Jung argued that one could consider every person in the dream to represent an aspect of the dreamer, which he called the subjective approach to dreams. Fritz Perls presented his theory of dreams as part of the holistic nature of Gestalt therapy. Perls expanded Jung’s perspective to say that even inanimate objects in the dream … Read more

Arrows and Acropolis

By Michael Tell me a dream you remember. It can be an old one There’s an underground room, like a shrine, like a catacomb, There are books in there, and there’s a meeting of a religious sect. Christian. It’s like a Pentecostal, or seventh day Adventists. It’s both old Gnostic, from the early centuries CE and a … Read more

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