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The Secret of Sublime Living

When was the last time you watched the sun rise over the horizon, or observed the changing colors of the clouds as the orange sun retreated at the end of the day? When was the last time you laughed with your best friend, or felt the grass, earth, or sand underneath your bare feet? The Japanese have a term, “awaremu,” for the sublime moment of perfection just before it fades. Sometimes trans...

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Your Journey Inward: A Review of The Inner Camino by Sara Hollwey and Jill Brierley

The overlaps between Jungian and shamanic ideas and principles are numerous. As a Jungian analyst and shamanic practitioner, I am always interested to find that other branches of psychology and other wisdom traditions incorporate similar concepts. The Inner Camino, a new book from Findhorn Press, has much in common with Jungian and shamanic ideas I’ve written about in my own book, Change Your St...

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Stop Micromanaging People and Write a New Story: How Working with Archetypal Energies Can Help

Once upon a time, there was a leader who couldn't stop micromanaging people. This story is familiar to all of us because it is archetypal. We have all been there! When the outcome matters a great deal, any of us can get caught in the trap of worrying too much and starting to micromanage others. We micromanage children and spouses, employees and coworkers, and those who have joined a team of peo...

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Yearning for Something Else

How much of your story has involved yearning for something else, versus working with what you have? When I was a teenager, I spent time in my grandparents’ house in Paris, Kentucky. It was a small house with one bathroom, which had a radio. One day, instead of the usual bluegrass music, I heard the station play a song called “For Your Precious Love” by Jerry Butler and the Impressions. Th...

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The Power of Storytelling for Individual and Organizational Change

Many say casually, “You could write a book about what I’ve been through!” But how much time do we spend considering the stories of our lives? Being able to describe the story simply can help  us to recognize the archetypal energies that are affecting us. A person who says “I’m always the bridesmaid and never the bride,” or “I must have been born under a bad sign because I’m unluck...

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