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
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
Why does IDL Interviewing work? The above picture, of animals performing jazz, is on its surface, absurdist. It is an example of what Integral Deep Listening (IDL) calls “cosmic humor,” a way to get over ourselves and to move into lucidity and clarity. These animals represent the various images that we interview, either from dreams … Read more
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 … Read more
“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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
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.
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.