Self-Abuse

Something I run across frequently is self-abuse. There is quite a bit of focus out there in the world on how people abuse each other.  Whether it is explicit through trolling, war, bar fights, domestic violence, or the plethora of prejudices out there, we are bombarded with information about how we abuse each other on a semi-regular basis. …Details

Too Caring

Most everyone has heard of co-dependence whether they actually know what it means or not.  Thank you, Intervention.  It seems so much like caring for the other person.  They have such troubles and can’t seem to get out of them, everyone needs support sometimes and so it’s necessary to help them through this time and the next and whatever they need in the future, and there are plenty of reasons why they aren’t grateful, don’t respond appropriately, and get a pass on bad behavior. …Details

Need Vs. Use

“They need me.” This is something I hear from clients in conjunction with should I move here or there, should I get a big place or a small place, should I plan for them or not. It could be in reference to aging parents, grandchildren, adult children, or a partner. …Details

Honoring Those Who Have Served

In the US today is the national holiday where we are supposed to honor and acknowledge those who have served.  There will be parades and parties, tons of flags flown, speeches made, and lots of flash and show.  All of which is great, because they deserve to be honored and remembered and acknowledged. …Details

Causality

It’s a common issue with scientific exploration to withhold judgement or truth claims until you can be sure you understand the nature of the thing you are studying.  So much of the wrangling in scientific communities is not about the data (although that’s a thing. …Details

Four of Pentacles

The general public has been taught to be thrilled and or scared by the Death card and to a lesser extent the Tower.  These are harbingers of powerful changes and transformations having just passed, in process, or heading their way.  However, there are other cards which are far more prosaic and more problematic. …Details

Yes You Do

Plenty of people feel stuck in their lives not only because they don’t know how to get out of the situations they’ve managed to get themselves into over the years, but also because they don’t know what they would do once they were out. …Details

Wordsworth and the Soul

How “New Age” can something be when poets were writing about it in 1807?  Sometimes life just catches my funny bone. Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood 5 Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy!…Details

Looking For A Refill

Media has bombarded us for not just decades but hundreds of years of message and media telling us that this or that thing will inspire us, fulfill us, and make our lives the dream we’ve always dreamed.  I see this all the time in the spiritual community. …Details

Choreography

When people say “Life’s a dance” they are usually referring to partner dancing where two people hold hands and try not to step on each other’s feet.  You know “sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.” But sometimes life’s a dance like a ballet teacher trying to get 5 year olds to perform for the first time. …Details