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Connect to your same sex ancestors

Here’s a powerful exercise that can help you feel rooted and connected in a time of change. In the modern west, we don’t think of the ancestors but they’re there, real lives lived. They’re often forgotten but they remain powerful in our psyche as you see if turn your attention to them. Ancestors are psychic roots and you can connect to those roots. Play with this exercise to connect to the strengths in the sex […]

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The Warrior’s #1 Quality

Most of the emails and youtube and social media things we see – and certainly the mainstream media too – share an assumption that what’s needed is to understand the world out there in a particular way. They share the assumption that the answer’s out there and that it’s some form of information that once in your head, will make the difference you need. What these share is a trope from our evolutionary past: What’s […]

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Soul Values in Unraveling America

​There are so many threads to pull and each one leads to a world of words. All I can do this morning is name some of them and bring the whole cloth later.There’s a volatile unconscious energy loose in the world. It’s been there for a while, growing. It’s not one thing and it’s not “out there” but is an expression of the collective unconscious. So in a very real sense, it’s not something that […]

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The Warrior Archetype

​Archetypes are psychic structures that ​live in ​team human.They’re part of ​human nature and we see them everywhere in old stories and just below the surface in new stories too. They’re as recognizably human inside as ​our arms and legs are recognizable outside.​​ While Carl Jung popularized the study of archetypal psychology earlier in the last century, a simple and ​practical classification ​for them was developed later on by American Jungian psychoanalyst Robert Moore with […]

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I, Thou and the Tao

There’s a larger Presence that holds us. Everything happens inside it. A larger Presence, a something welcomes us. We forget it. I know I do. I get caught in my own experience, transfixed with the immediacy of my personal experience. I believe and feel that what’s happening and alive and much more important than the virus will be right there the moment we declare the virus gone. So for me this is not about the […]

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Building a personal support network

​​​An exciting direction that’s just appearing now for me can be to create a personal support network that helps you daily with your creative process. This could look like inviting several people you can check in with by phone or perhaps by video chat. It could be small, just a person or two you invite and make a clear agreement with. Or perhaps you could have four or five, or seven short check-ins with different […]

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Einstein’s great distinction

I love Einstein’s great distinction that we can’t solve a problem at the level of consciousness that created it. It’s familiar to almost everybody yet it usually goes by very quickly. I invite you to take a moment with me and consider the powerful implications. You can’t solve a problem at the level of consciousness that created it . . . I take the levels of consciousness to be our isolated egos on the one […]

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Activists and the field beyond “us” and “them”

​How can we work better together on a survivable future? What supports climate activism, and climate activists, in being more effective? Here are some observations using Regenerative Culture (Regen Culture) as a lens. (Regen Culture is Extinction Rebellion’s (XR’s) branch that supports activists.) The​ observations are filtered through a lot of exploration of small groups and what seems to work, some limited exposure to local groups here in Canada, and reading between the lines on the […]

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Some feedback on online calls

I spoke to a few of you who’ve been on live Zoom calls and learned more about what’s working and where we might go. Here’s some of ​what I took away (special thanks to Betty, Laure, Andrea, Lynn): You like it when we break out into small groups, to do “Presencing practice” or something else involving open-ended questions. You like to be able to meet one on one with others journeying in a similar way. […]

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