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When We React Like A Victim …

photo credit: Looking Glass Here are some steps to take the next time you find yourself feeling or reacting like a victim: 1. Notice your thoughts! Suspect them as being the source of your problem first, rather than generating more misery for yourself by blaming the other person or situation. 2.Contain your negative reaction and investigate what you are telling yourself instead. 3. Look at

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Seeing Our Inner Darkness

Doing the work of mental and emotional clearing can be like bringing sunlight into a dark room in our psyches where the thick damask curtains of denial have been tightly drawn for decades. The thick layer of dust and grime, of lies and self-deceit, can not be seen as long as the curtains remain closed. The light of consciousness illuminates these dark nooks and crannies

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Mental Fasting

Recently I participated in a mental fast. This is a practice that involves keeping close vigilance over thoughts that come and go in the mind… The intention is to watch for the least budding of a negative thought. When a stressful or low frequency thought surfaced, I would immediately apply the principle of “upping” the emotional/mental frequency by looking for a “higher” version of that

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Intention and Surrender Through Yoga

In my daily practice, I’ve been exploring the balance between alignment and surrender … or using the vocabulary of yoga – between tadasana (mountain pose) and shivaysana (corpse pose). In my opinion, these two asanas are the two most important postures of all! Tadasana is generally the first asana taught in beginners yoga. It is standing, feet parallel and hip distance apart, with knees and

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Awakening

Some people are awakened all at once. It seems that I, however am one who is awakening slowly … incrementally. And that makes sense to me when I think that perhaps part of the service I can render is to share incremental shifts of awareness as I experience them. In this way, perhaps I might be used as a model of awakening. That is my

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