Permission

Yes, we should all be islands knowing what we know and being able to self-actuate.  Blah-de-blah-de-blah….  Oh wait.  Maybe not.  Because that would me we were islands or robots or something less blissfully messy and magically interconnected than humans.  Why share when we are self-contained units that have no needs and can do it all ourselves? …Details

Validation

We tend to think of things in the big picture, the large chunks, and ignore or negate the small things that make up the big picture.  Like the fact that it can take 10,000 hours to become a master of something. …Details

All That Matters

The debate over grace vs. good works is something that has intrigued me since I was a child.  It seemed to be an example of the dysfunction going on in my own home.  Lots of words being spoken about what should be and what is that didn’t match what was actually happening mixed with a dose of denial and a ration of rationalization. …Details

Akashic Ice Cubes

“The Ain (Akasha) is limitless and timeless so that all that issues forth from its bosom does so without in any way diminishing its substance.  Actually, in a sense there is nothing outside of this condition, even that which we see and recognise as the physical universe is so only because the Ain has chosen to extend a portion of itself into materiality.…Details

Listening But Not Hearing

It’s a common refrain in drama and comedy, one person is talking and the other is listening, but not actually hearing what is going on with dramatic or comedic results.  Shakespeare is full of this stuff which is one of the reasons that his plays are still loved and relevant today.…Details

Self Sabotage

Self-sabotage is something I see a lot with my clients.  What’s interesting is they fear that it’s their way more than I actually see it happening, which is probably a good thing.  Awareness is the first step and alla that.  And for the most part it’s not conscious, not willful, but a reaction or a subconscious identity piece that they haven’t yet dealt with. …Details

Prepping for Slayage Conference

So what does someone like me do when I want a vacation?  Go to an academic conference of course!  But not one that has anything to do with work.  That would be….work… So I’m going to the Slayage Conference in a little over a week and in preparation I’m reviewing Seasons 6,7 of Buffy and Seasons 3,4,5 of Angel. …Details