What is IDL?

01 Feb

Why Does IDL Interviewing Work?

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 or waking life issues, which produce recommendations for life transformation. When these agree and blend, life, just like a jazz ensemble, moves into what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has...

23 Feb

What is Intuition?

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. ...

27 Nov

A Brief Walk Through the Ladder of Development

Where are you on the ladder of personal development? How can you tell where other people, organizations, religions, nations and purported enlightened masters are in their level of development? If you don’t know what to look for you will either inflate or discount it. Here is a broad road map that provides you with the outline of what rungs of the ladder you have climbed, what lies ahead, and where you currently are. ...

01 Nov

Finding and Following Your Life Compass

IDL is a way to get in touch with your life compass and align your goals with those priorities that life wants to express through you. Your life compass is not the same as intuition, dharma, karma, “knowingness,” following your heart, fate, predestination. It is disclosed by the world views and recommendations of dream characters and the personifications of those life issues that are important for you today. These world views and recommendations are disclosed by IDL Interviewing; together they disclose the...

23 Oct

Triangulation – A Superior Approach to Problem Solving

We tend to dismiss the perspectives of imaginary characters as subjective fantasy or wishful thinking that do not provide any information that we don’t already know. IDL demonstrates that these explanations are largely a reflection of our desire to maintain a sense of control over our lives rather than a statement of the true worth of triangulation. ...

17 Jun

What is Transpersonal Development?

We all want to get enlightened, but how? Development is like a spiral staircase, with multiple “floors” or landings where you can stop, relax, or stay for the rest of your life. But having a map of the entire process can help you see where you are and what the next step is in your movement to clarity and enlightenment and to lucidity, whether awake or dreaming. ...

03 Feb

Of Angels and Pie Pans

On the tyranny of our definitions of reality There is nothing wrong with this picture. It’s just a cherry pie, with or without the benefit of a pie pan, floating peacefully over a flock of sheep, perhaps radiating down angelic beneficence, or perhaps the UFO of alien invaders in a clever disguise, preparing to do some of their nasty experiments on innocent farm animals.  Dreams and surrealistic paintings like this one, are full of cosmically humorous assaults on our definitions of...

02 Sep

What is a Dream Character?

“Just who or what is this character that I have just interviewed?” “What is the best way for me to understand it and to communicate its nature and purpose to others?” ...

17 Aug

Keeping Track of Your IDL Menagerie

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer volume of interviewed characters and their recommendations? What to do about it? ...