January 2014 Blog Posts (11)

Seeds of Potential

Seeds of potential present themselves in everyday life events. The moment, each moment, gives us a seed, maybe more. There's something to see about ourselves or others or the unfolding dimensions of our life. These are seeds and they carry life potential. To be able to see them, spot them, can be as simple as raising our awareness.

Awareness works the soil, takes us into the digging under and the under going of what it is that needs to speak to us. Without…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 30, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

Unfortunate Love

Dr. Thomas Kirsch has just written a review of my book on Amazon. A respected elder in the Jungian world, past president of the San Francisco Institute and former longtime vice president and president of the International Society of Jungian Analysts, Dr. Kirsch writes: "I am writing a…


Added by Jane Platko on January 28, 2014 at 9:54am — 2 Comments

Dark Gifts of Drought

Donald says that he remembers a year when the hills did not turn green. He was forced to pump water from the lower pond, which fills first and quickly, to the upper, much larger pond, to capture and save what rain water he could.

This has not happened in the 20 years that I have lived on our ranch, but I do remember drought years in the late '80’s, and some before in the mid '70’s. We were living in Marin County at the time, and the reservoirs went dry. We were put on water rationing,…


Added by Patricia Damery on January 27, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments

Inner Truth

"The root of all influence lies in one's own inner being: given true and vigorous expression in word and deed, its effect is great.." The I Ching speaks to inner psychic energy influencing our outer life. Our energy is off, our life is off. There is no way to back away from this inner truth or pretend it's not there. We try to run from inner truth, it gets us smack dab in our everyday life.

Ever felt like something is so wrong and you just can't put your finger on it. That…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 22, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Regarding Change: Holding the Tension Even When it Hurts

When challenges arise for each of us, it is easier to turn to denial or distraction rather than holding the tension of what's arising long enough to allow the self-regulating function of the psyche to take over. C.G. Jung suggested that the opposing attitudes of the ego (which gets us through some tight spots, usually by choosing the path of least resistance) and the unconscious or greater "Self" (which has our personal growth and spiritual awakening at heart) can be mitigated…

Added by Bonnie Bright on January 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

The Depths of Darkness

from my blog at http://marginalaccretion.com/

I crawl as stealthily as possible into the hallway, stop and wait. My parents have settled into their bed. Earlier, I dropped from mine to the floor soon after a ritual of saying goodnight to everyone and remaining there until I could no longer wait. I inch into…


Added by Eric Simpson on January 21, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

In Your Own Skin!

"You know I consider myself lucky. I found myself a long time ago. And I'm grateful for that...It really just means being comfortable in your own skin. That's all enlightenment is, isn't it? The Buddhists can do their crazy calisthenics, their marathons of silence and ritual bullshit, but at the end of the day if someone's happy in their own skin, that's the Buddha. People think they need that perfect job or perfect inspiration or perfect spiritual practice but all anyone wants or…


Added by Paul DeBlassie III on January 14, 2014 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

The Environmental Crisis: What We Can Do

Some of the reasons I am willing to suffer knowledge of my…

Added by Patricia Damery on January 13, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments

Breaking Real: Reflections on complexity and paradox in 'Breaking Bad'

Promotional image in a threatening stance of the two main characters Walt and Jessie in the television drama 'Breaking Bad'.

The image above is referenced from a post by Leonard De Lorenzo on the Notre Dame University blog, an indication of the…


Added by Roberta McDonnell on January 9, 2014 at 3:50am — No Comments

My Green May Be Your Red: Perceiving Subtle Energies

Many years ago when we were first learning Biodynamics we worked with a consultant who I've called B.B. in my recollection of that time (Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation. Soon to be republished by Leaping Goat Press, 2014.) He helped us on many levels, giving us tips and how-to’s about the practicalities…


Added by Patricia Damery on January 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Addiction, Schema, and Reason: Emotions and Cognitive Structures

The addict, and others in general, are influenced through a variety of factors. From the influential factors of an addiction, impressions are made in regard to who an addict may be. For this discussion I would like to acknowledge a psychological component that can allow for further discussions of compassion, empathy, and the paradoxical experience of addiction. The cognitive structures that are secured within addiction leave an individual grappling with the…


Added by Erik J. Welsh, PhD on January 4, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

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