Passing Shadows

Recently, the subject of being shadowed, veiled or overshadowed has come up a few times. We all have places we avoid going that will become more conscious. This is a wonderful opportunity to heal and …

On Dreams

Recently, I was asked about dreams. I’ve not written much on the subject. Basically I see dreams as mental and emotional digestion or processing. The content and the emotions are not generally connected. We might …

Follow the Feeling

If we sit quietly for a moment, we may well notice the noisy mind blabbing on about something. We then have a few choices. We can pay attention to what’s around us instead. We can …

The Origins of Addiction

We tend to think of addiction as an uncontrollable need to repeat behaviours that are less than desirable. Perhaps by “addiction” we think of substance addictions, like to drugs or alcohol. Or to “impulse control” …

The Gunas and Emotions

There are a number of ways the sages of old describe the three-way structure of consciousness and creation. Creation, maintenance, and destruction. Observed object, process of observing, and observer. Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva. But by the …

Treating Anxiety

One of the most prevalent things to hamper quality of life for many people is anxiety. While anxiety can be a normal response to stress, chronic stress can lead to chronic anxiety, an ever present …

Belonging

While we may emphasize our independence in the west, humans are social animals. We relate to ourselves and others through our community interactions, where we feel connected. This brings us meaning, purpose, and value. That …

Energy Modalities

Back in a discussion of Yugas, I noted that by Yukteswar’s calculations, we have moved into the Energy age (Dwapara). Along with the discovery of electricity and atomic energy, a number of energy healing modalities …

What’s Your Story?

Over time, as we have experiences of the world and learn from others, we pick up stories or beliefs about the world. Our stories are self-reinforcing. We filter out sensory information that doesn’t correspond. This …

The Gap Trap

Models of human development can be very useful on the journey. They give context to our experiences and help us open to the new and unexpected. They give language to our unfolding experience. However, if …