“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else. ”
- Joseph Campbell Continue reading Follow Your Bliss
When I first read about British child analyst D. W. Winnicott comparing each one of us to a bubble, I became very excited. Here was a psychologist writing in 1955 using terms that described our energy field and how it operates and is affected. Referring to our early childhood experiences, he says if the pressure from outside of us adapts to the pressure within, then the bubble is the significant thing for the infant self. If, however, the environmental pressure is greater or less than the pressure within the bubble, then it is not the bubble (the infant) that is important but the environment, and the infant has to adapt to the outside pressure. Continue reading Being Yourself: Middle Ground Between Somebody and Nobody
It has been called many things: the path, journey of transformation, evolution of human consciousness, awakening and even enlightenment. Most of us have heard of at least some of these phrases but not as many know what it really means to be on a path of personal transformation. I know I didn’t. What I wanted was instant enlightenment. I was soon to learn that what I desired was not going to happen, at least not how I had expected it anyway. Continue reading The Path – Inward Journey to your Divine Core
Who among us has never asked the question, “Who am I?” or at some crisis point in our lives come to the shocking realization, “I don’t know who I am!” Where does this stem from, this not knowing who we are, or feeling as if we are not living our own life. Who is doing the living if not ‘us’ and how does one go about finding this ‘real self’? Continue reading Idealized self-image: Mask of our real self
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung
I vividly remember my first known encounter with shadow, it was in a dream. I didn’t have my own garbage service so I was secretly dumping my garbage into other people’s dumpsters. I was very frightened someone would find out, so I carefully went through my garbage ahead of time to remove items with my name and address on it. I didn’t want anything traceable back to me. Unfortunately, on one occasion, two men saw me dumping my garbage into a dumpster. Continue reading Shadow work: Reclaiming soul from our dark side
Several months ago my teachers in the Adv. Studies program at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing asked me in my student feedback, ‘What will allow you to hold on to yourself and the other?’ My initial response was, ‘What does that mean?’ and three months later I am still unsure what they are talking about. I don’t know how to do that or even what it looks like. All I know is what it isn’t, which was my old way of operating; grabbing, grasping, demanding.
Continue reading Holding on