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15 Mar

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 put a floor under ourselves and our lives, because our worst fears are unlikely to come to pass, but if they do, we have a plan. Then...

25 Feb

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 me from delusion and mental fuzzinessto clarity and thence, to luminosity, cosmic humor and abundance. I am addicted to the past and future,to my feelings, thought and sense...

24 Feb

Cultivating Objectivity with Integral Deep Listening

Moving Out of Plato’s Cave Toward the Light     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 a high fat diet, or a habit like drinking or smoking, we don’t readily experience the damage we are doing to...

19 Jan

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 so for various reasons:     They want more control over their dreams They may want to practice facing their fears in a safe environment They may want...

17 Nov

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 newer born again type religion. The room is full of candles and people. And a voice is saying that it was unfortunate that some books of the...

18 Feb

Lucid Dreaming and Lucid Waking – What are the differences?

Improving the usefulness of the five years of our life we spend dreaming and the fifteen or so years we spend in deep sleep is a smart thing to do, because learning to be fully alive in the here and now, moment-to-moment, is a wise way to live. As increasing numbers of people learn about lucid dreaming and dream yogas, as we continue to increase our ability to network and gain wider access to both historical and contemporary related approaches...

03 Jun

Hubris, High School Jock Syndrome, and Dreaming

  If you are human, you are vulnerable to one of the most pernicious traps and deadly diseases ever discovered: complacency leading to hubris. Hubris is the ancient Greek word for pride, cockiness, the belief that you have it made, that you have life figured out, that you are in control. This state of zombified arrogance is also known as the “High School Jock Syndrome,” because it is most clearly seen in a stereotype we are all familiar with: the handsome,...

18 Feb

Why Foster Your Spiritual Health?

A contributed article by Jane Sandwood It isn’t easy to come across media posts reminding us of the importance of supporting our physical and mental health, yet the connection between our health and wellbeing and our spiritual life, is often ignored. Across the globe, physicians and researchers alike are heading away from a purely technological or cure-based approach to illness, based on scientific findings on the vital role that spirituality can play in keeping us happy and helping us weather life’s vicissitudes...

05 Feb

Getting the most out of IDL interviewing

A common problem for some people doing Integral Deep Listening interviews is that some find that they indeed experience more lucidity and move toward waking up when they do the interviews, but afterward, it is normal to lose the experience and the motivation to return to the expanded states of awareness associated with them. What to do? Here are some recommendations from a young man who has been doing IDL interviewing for several years, modified a little for ease of reading: “What...

04 Feb

Using IDL to Help Your Studies

by Jane Sandwood Using IDL to Help Your Studies In 2017, over two million students took the American College Test.  According to the latest report from ACT, the national average ACT composite score for the year was 21.0 on a 1 to 36 scale. If getting into college is important to you to attain your goals in life, the higher you score on the ACT the more options you will have when it comes to your choice of school.  Additionally, a...