Dream Yoga

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...

29 Jun

Empathy and Compassion: An Important Distinction

This is why IDL makes a clear distinction between compassion and empathy. It is not a conceptual abstraction, but an evolution in thinking generated by innumerable interviews over many years. ...

05 May

Nidra: The Yoga of Dreamless Sleep

There exists a natural four step process for learning lucid deep sleep. First practice formless, clear, focused, and relaxed varieties of meditation while awake, then while dreaming, then while lucid dreaming, and finally during deep sleep. ...

25 Mar

How You Keep Yourself Stuck in Drama and How to Get Out

Integral Deep Listening views moving out of addiction to drama in relationships, thinking, and dreaming, as critical to becoming lucid, awake, and enlightened, whether while dreaming or in any other state. ...

21 Mar

Thinking About Thinking: Formal Cognitive Distortions

To be “spiritual” in a transpersonal sense you need to not only know how to think, but how to think about thinking. This chapter from “Waking Up” will teach you how to recognize and avoid formal cognitive distortions. ...

18 Mar

Perl’s Gestalt Therapy and Dream Yoga

As a potent tool for helping wake up into the present moment, Gestalt therapy qualifies as a dream yoga. Its many strengths are compared and contrasted with Integral Deep Listening dream yoga. ...

14 Mar

The Psychology of C.G. Jung and Dream Yoga

From fixations, his “four functions,” and dreams, to archetypes and the collective unconscious, Carl Gustav Jung, MD., has had a profound and lasting impact on how we view the mind and human development. How does his thought relate to Dream Yogas and Integral Deep Listening, in particular? ...

04 May

Ending Nightmares For Good: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is complicated and difficult to treat because it is so pervasive. If you can imagine having a repeated, gripping, horrifying nightmare that intrudes into your waking life you can start to get a sense of what these people are up against. ...