Undoing Nightmare Life Scripts

05 Oct

Transcending the Suffering of Drama with Meditative Witnessing

Don’t waste much time with dreaming dreams of victimization. Look for a way out of the drama. Some IDL dream interviews emphasize healing. Others emphasize balance. Others emphasize transformation. This one emphasizes all three. ...

27 Sep

The Devil On Your Shoulder

This is an interview I wish I could do with every child or adolescent.  It is so classic that I think most children can see themselves in it, and most adults as well.  We all have a “devil” sitting on our shoulder telling us we can’t, shouldn’t, or won’t. The beauty of Integral Deep Listening, particularly for a child who is suffering from such self-criticism and fear of failure is that after they have done an interview they have...

20 Aug

Can Dolphins Connect Us to the Divine?

For some people, dolphins are invested with extraordinary intelligence, powers, harmony, and peace. As such, they can become saviors for those who want or need rescuing. ...

23 Jun

Transforming Nightmare Fear

Your dreams tell you how and why you are stuck. If you don’t listen to them that stuckness expresses itself in your waking life. In this lady’s case, it expressed as a pervasive fear of the future that had a limiting effect through self-doubt for years. The good news is that much of that is unnecessary and preventable with IDL. ...

21 Jun

Overcoming LIfelong Depression

Could a misunderstanding of who you basically are be causing much of the suffering in your life? If you were able to discover a more accurate sense of who you are, what difference would it make? In the case of this lady, it makes the difference between lifelong depression and a joyful life. ...

22 May

Cancer and Your Life Script

Do your life scripts affect your health? Can they cause cancer? Can they cure cancer? We don’t know, but this interview of a woman who had just been diagnosed as retaining abdominal fluid containing cancer, raises intriguing questions. ...

27 Apr

A Haunting Mother Returns From the Dead

Who isn’t haunted from time to time by the internal voice of a parent? What can we do about it? To live our own lives we have must, at some point, evict the negative aspects of our parents that are still living rent-free in our heads. Integral Deep Listening is a powerful, effective way to do so. ...

24 Feb

Escaping Self-Persecution

Can you be a shit-extruding machine? When you directly look at and listen to how you persecute yourself you may first find it tragic, then stupid, then funny. In the process, your self-criticism and the fears that generates it get smaller. You see how silly and absurd they really are! ...

19 Feb

Overcoming a Really Crappy Childhood

Imagine that you were raised in a trailer by an embarrassing, raging drunk and a mother that excused and covered for him all the time. Imagine that you spent your childhood depressed and so embarrassed by your family that you never brought any friends to your home. If you had such a childhood, how would you keep it from destroying your life? ...

11 Feb

Turning Nightmares into Hopes Come True

You have plans, goals, hopes and desires. In addition, you have fears, doubts, obligations, and comfortable addictions that keep you stuck. The more you focus on what you want and ignore what you fear, the more you fuel your fears. The result is that your chances of sabotaging your goals are excellent. Doesn’t it make more sense to look squarely at both and listen to your nightmares? Won’t that increase the chances that you will set realistic goals, ones...