Intuition is real. It is also natural for human beings, not weird or extraordinary.
Someday the research being done on this may help the Western mind reclaim comfort with this intelligence. Perhaps we will maximize the benefits of this way of knowing responsibly. (The Institute for Noetic Sciences is a great portal for this information.) Right now I would like to see those who claim to be intuitives take a bit more responsibility for how, when, where and why they share what they feel is psychic, intuitive or empathic information. I am often aghast and sometimes annoyed when I hear stories of "psychic hit-and-runs". ... Read more
Silence is like food to me.
I love it. I crave it. I feel most connected to myself and others in silence. That is why I have gone to the desert to attend a Centering Prayer Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault, a great teacher of the Contemplative Wisdom path. So this blog will be brief. I thought I would just share some Silence Quotes with you.
Strategy of the Spirit #10: Silence ... Read more
I have often surprised my psychotherapy clients by the homework I give them.
People sometimes come to a therapist with the idea that simply talking about their issues and analyzing them intellectually will heal them. I am here to tell you that, yes, the insight gained this way is important, but it does NOT necessarily create the desired shifts in behavior or experience.
I will sometimes have my clients read or listen to certain fairy tales to help prepare them for needed change and healing. Consciousness researcher, Robert Ornstein, highly recommends fairy tales, parables and teaching stories as classic methods to strengthen holistic consciousness. Read more
For the past twenty years I have helped my clients by connecting them to some of the natural intelligences being squelched by our current Western mindset and educational system. Linear and analytical thinking is important of course. (You do not want your dentist to be an impressionist.) However, it is not the only intelligence we need to develop to experience a full and vibrant human life. ... Read more
Years ago a lovely man I know took a new job where he had to step into the role of supervising staff that had been in place for years before his arrival. It did not take long for him to realize that two of the workers were a detriment to optimum functioning. Because he is a man of high integrity and a big heart, the idea of firing people did not come easily to him. He struggled with searching for the best way to approach the problem. Was there any way to avoid letting these people go? ... Read more