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Changing Our Stories!

  This is so important!   From WhiteBison.org Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 18 “I walk in and out of many worlds.” — Joy Harjo, CREEK/CHEROKEE   In my mind are many dwellings. Each of the dwellings we create ourselves – the house of anger, the house of despair, the house of self […]

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The World We’re Dreaming into Being

What we see and experience is the world we’re dreaming into being ─ if we don’t like it, we can open our eyes, be conscious, and create something different. ─Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. 

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How to Treat Back Pain – Look to the Brain – Not the Spine

Looking to one of my favorite topics – Pphysical manifestations of emotional turmoil…psychoneuroimmunology and all the other fascinating mind/body connections: This incredible book, Crooked, explores the topic in a personal narrative, and a very readable format. Here’s an excerpt!   https://aeon.co/essays/to-treat-back-pain-look-to-the-brain-not-the-spine?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ebbf96b3e4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-ebbf96b3e4-69120157

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The Sorrow and Shame of the Accidental Killer – New Yorker – Link

This is a phenomenal journalistic piece which explores the particular PTSD experienced by people who accidentally take another’s life. Highly recommended reading, sharing, pondering, bringing compassion… https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-sorrow-and-the-shame-of-the-accidental-killer?mbid=nl_170911_Daily_Monday&CNDID=26249229&spMailingID=11897312&spUserID=MTg2NDc2MDI4MzAwS0&spJobID=1240943615&spReportId=MTI0MDk0MzYxNQS2

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The Two Wolves

The Two Wolves   One evening an Elder told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.”   “One is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”   “The other […]

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Choose to change the way to perceive a problem

“The Laika don’t live by rules or ideas. If they want to change their world they don’t pass new laws, they choose to change the way they perceive a problem.” ─Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

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Carl Greer and OM Times!

I had the great good fortune to have Carl Greer as my personal mentor in the Way of the Sage program at The Four Winds Society. He is a marvelous teacher of Jungian Archetypes and dream work! He was a wonderful guide in the path of my training, and taught me how to do distance […]

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Fears are nothing more than states of mind

On this day of your life I believe God wants you to know… …that fears are nothing more than states of mind. Napoleon Hill said that, and he was right. The moment you move into fear over something ask yourself, “Why am I making this real? What is there inside of me that drives me […]

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To become a butterfly, you must be willing to give up being a caterpillar.