Let me tell you about the Negative Ego

What some people call brain is more accurately “mind”. In Buddhist terms, it is the monkey mind. In Western Mystery Tradition it frequently gets labeled as the Negative Ego. In Twelve Step programs, they just call it ego, but that term is confusing, because Freud. The Negative Ego is that part of the Self that, when sabre…

What does it mean to do your best?

To do your best is to be present. I always start from the idea that either the Divine is everything or it is nothing (or, sometimes, it is both, but we’ll let that alone for now). If the Divine is everything, then you are a part of the Divine; what you are reading this on…

Use the incoming solar wind for course correction

SpaceWeather says A large hourglass-shaped hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth and spewing solar wind in our direction. Estimated time of arrival: August 5th-6th. Minor G1-class geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras are possible when the gaseous material arrives. This solar wind will be hitting as we are moving into the energy of Lughnasadh,…

Energy shift, courtesy of Sol

From SpaceWeather: This weekend, one of the largest sunspots in recent years is directly facing Earth. The behemoth is not producing strong flares, but it is doing something rare and interesting. A canyon of light (called a “light bridge”) is opening inside the sunspot’s dark core, presaging a possible disruptive breakup. This bodes well for…

Techniques for processing trauma and stress

On Monday I posited that we need to teach people to better process trauma and stress. How do we do that? Being present, being familiar with being present, and being able to bring oneself back into the present are a good place to start. Every time you ground and center yourself, you bring yourself more…

Understanding where the imbalance is

A friend of mine asked, in a fit of frustration, “What is wrong with people?” I suspect many of us ask that several times a week in various scenarios. Sometimes the problem is us, sometimes it is Them. Our frustration with other people boils down to not having an understanding of the root of the…

The Masks of Anger

Anger frequently masks other emotions, especially if we had parents and peers who didn’t do emotion well when we were children. Here are some solutions to re-empower yourself.

Anger and Fear

Anger and fear often go hand in hand. Here are some ways to use that to your advantage.

Case Study: The Emotional Root Cause of Kidney Issues

I have enough Shamanism and Healing students that read this blog, for whom this information would be helpful, and I find that sometimes other people are intrigued by the emotional root cause of disease as well. Let’s say a 48 year old person presents with kidney issues; it doesn’t really matter what type. We know…

Our relationship to anger

In a vacuum, anger is merely a call to action, a push or surge of energy. If we don’t know that, we don’t know what to do with it.