Escaping Victimization

03 Sep

The Myth of Plato’s Cave: A modern retelling

You can spend your life locked in the cellar of your own fears, manufacturing threatening people and situations to keep yourself stuck, or you can “wake up” and realize that this is a self-created drama, and spend your life “surfing” instead. ...

22 Apr

What could an octopus know about trust??

      Twice a month we hold Integral Deep Listening Salons in Berlin.  There is generally lively discussion of a pre-chosen topic followed by snacks and then a group interview. I wrote this summary to a student, Chrystal, who is an excellent sculptor: “A recent topic was about the type of person that you run into again and again in your life that is most difficult to deal with. It was a fun discussion, followed by a lot of sharing about...

03 Dec

Black Pit of Depression

  Have you ever felt like you’ve fallen into a black pit of despair or depression? You’re down in there and it’s dark. You’re alone. There’s no ladder and the sides are too steep to climb. You’re trapped! Sometimes you stay down in that pit for days. People can spend months, even years in dark holes of depression. It’s horrible! It doesn’t matter if you are dumb or smart, young or old, secular or religious, materialistic or spiritual; it can happen...

16 Nov

God is a Cat

I’ve always known God was really a cat. Those who taught that he was a dog are just plain heretics. Barbara’s interview is a functional mystical experience. It is a mystical experience in that it puts Barbara in touch with core qualities of enlightenment. It is functional in that Barbara can use it to get past the angry, bitter little girl that she has never made peace with. It shows her how to listen to her, to lift her up, to accept her, to comfort...

25 Oct

Don’t Let Yourself Be Cowed!

Have you ever been embarrassed? When you were an adolescent did you go through your life with your head down and your mouth shut so as not to make a fool of yourself? Were you afraid of the criticism of others? ...

05 Jan

The Owl Escapes!

Here’s help from a cosmic owl in escaping the bonds of your past so you can FLY! ...

25 Aug

Your Secret Garden: Finding Inner Peace

Sunshine has given herself a beautiful centering tool, not only for stressful waking situations, such as family arguments or concerns about partnerships, but also for meditation! ...

29 Jun

Escaping Old Feelings of Childhood Neglect

In this interview Holly listens to, respects, and honors old feelings of neglect that have caused a chronic depression for her as an adult. By doing so she allows them to transform into her own, personal solution for how to move forward in her life, to stop creating the constant, bending “wind” of drama and to continue her emotional growth from where it got stuck. She can draw strength from the child part of herself that is able to have...

29 Jun

There’s No Place Like Home!

Where and how we grew up scripts us for the rest of our lives. If we do not re-frame that scripting in a productive way that is compatible with our own inner compass and our budding inner potentials, it will shape us into a bonzai – a diminutive distortion of who we were meant to be ...