A Discourse on Darkness

Many eschew the darkness. Most fear it. (This avoidance and fear energy just gives the darkness more power.) Here I will discuss why I feel that darkness is important. Imagine for a moment a life without any shadows. What do you see? Light. Do you see anything else? Well, if there are no shadows, IContinue reading “A Discourse on Darkness”

Habits can be helpful and potentially harmful for your brain

When we perform new tasks, we build our brains. New neural connections and synapses are created within our nervous systems to support us in our new endeavors. This is called neuroplasticity; it is an important component in learning a new skill. Neuroplasticity can also help us to use our “muscle memory” when we are respondingContinue reading “Habits can be helpful and potentially harmful for your brain”

Giving Ourselves Permission

On this day I had two patients who both seemed to want to suppress their feelings; one did not want to celebrate her achievements and the other felt bad for throwing herself a pity party. They both seemed to need permission to feel what they were feeling. So with the first patient, I pulled outContinue reading “Giving Ourselves Permission”

Reflections of The Promise

I know I can do all of this on my own.  Yet deeper still and throughout my being, I yearn for the fulfillment of The Promise. The Promise of a compeer who understands me (and who I understand) on all levels. Someone with a similar sense of humor who also smiles easily and laughs likeContinue reading “Reflections of The Promise”

The Spiritual Foundry

Carbon is folded into metal during the forging process to strengthen it. The more times the metal of a sword is folded, the stronger the sword has the potential to become. The fire of the foundry is used to heat the metal to a malleable state so that the swordsmith can hammer out the impurities,Continue reading “The Spiritual Foundry”

Lover, I am here

Lover, I am Here. I find new ways to love myself while I await your arrival. For it is only in loving myself more fully that I am able to receive your love more fully. So I diligently purge and clean while I wait. The self-hatred lurks in the darkness of my fears. It feedsContinue reading “Lover, I am here”

I’m not broken, so don’t try to fix me.

Right now it may appear that I’m broken, with a heart lined by frayed edges. The tears are quickly followed by the sobs that choke my throat. Sometimes it’s hard for me to breathe. My insides feel like the are going to burst forth as my world is turned inside out. Right now I see myContinue reading “I’m not broken, so don’t try to fix me.”

Perspective

The Sadness arrives in sets, like waves at the oceanfront. The first wave startles me, yet I keep my footing strongly in the soft sand. The second wave arrives just in time to throw me off balance. I recover again until the third wave knocks me down and pulls me under. “You know, most peopleContinue reading “Perspective”

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