Integral Deep Listening

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...

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

Sailing and Meditation

Integral Deep Listening takes all these factors into account in its approach to meditation, which it views as an essential skill for finding and following your inner compass. ...

04 Apr

Are You In Touch With Your Life Compass?

Your inner compass is clear, like the air within the eye of a hurricane, yet it is extraordinarily solid, durable, and stable. It is harmonious, like the light from a prism, or the proportions of the fibonacci curve that appear naturally everywhere in nature, and yet, upon close examination, it is a chaos of minor, individual imperfections. ...

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. ...

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? ...

11 Mar

The Cult of Positivity

Could there be a “cult of positivity?” Is there an oppressive culture of mandatory optimism? Could positive thinking be a groupthink, mass-mind massive delusion, called a perceptual cognitive distortion? ...

27 Jan

Tibetan Dream Yoga and Integral Deep Listening

The following is a chapter from the book Dream Yogas. It compares one type of dream yoga, Integral Deep Listening, with several traditional approaches, including shamanism, Chinese traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism, and several other contemporary paths to awakening, including lucid dreaming, Ken Wilber’s Integral AQAL, and various psychotherapeutic approaches. ...