Everything is a Path to Spiritual Freedom

“Surrender is the path to freedom through our unique authenticity, where we experience the flow of life not through the narrow lens of the mind, but through the vast refuge of the heart.”-Bryant H. McGill Everything in life can be seen as a path to more freedom or more bondage, depending on the perspective we choose to…

A Return to Innocence (Embracing the Unknown Beyond Conceptual Reality)

“To see a world in a grain of sandAnd a heaven in a wild flowerHold infinity in the palm of your handAnd eternity in an hour”– Auguries of Innocence (William Blake) I finally understood why William Blake’s poem was entitled Auguries of Innocence. Innocence is the original nature of creation before it was distorted through…

Tumultuous Transitions (An Enduring Spirit in Times of Change)

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer Change is permanent in a world of impermanence. Transitions can be painful and filled with turmoil. In these tumultuous times, the old and the new rise in mutiny…

The Road Less Travelled By (The Inner Journey)

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.”– Robert Frost To me, the road less travelled by is the road to the inner world and the inner life. This is a quiet road that is often filled with loneliness and isolation from the…

The Awakening – A Spiritual Odyssey (Night•Dawn•Day)

“This life’s five windows of the soul Distorts the Heavens from pole to pole, And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not thro’, the eye That was born in a night, to perish in a night, When the soul slept in the beams of light.”– The Everlasting Gospel (William Blake) The…

For All Eternity, I Forgive You

“And throughout all EternityI forgive you, you forgive me.As our dear Redeemer said:‘This the Wine, and this the Bread.’”– Broken Love (William Blake) Forgiving a stranger for their trespasses is easy; forgiving a close family member takes all the courage, faith and love I can muster. I have lived under the shadow of my father…

Why We Give Our Inner Worth (Inner Gold) To Others

“Inner gold is the highest value in the human psyche. It is our soul, the Self, the innermost part of our being. It is us at our best, our twenty-four-karat gift to ourselves.”-Inner Gold: Understanding Psychological Projection (Robert A. Johnson) Psychological projection is a defense mechanism of the ego that involves projecting our emotions and…

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” -The Old Astronomer to His Pupil (Sarah Williams) I am a soul traveller, journeying through consciousness in search of the truth. I used to be a light chaser, heading…

Silence in a World of White Noise (Shadow Work)

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoingand rightdoing there is a field.I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grassthe world is too full to talk about.”– Rumi In my life, I have experienced the power of both internal and external silence. External silence is a double edged sword; silence is foolish when we…

Power Struggles between Men & Women / Abuser & Victim (Shadow Work)

Shadow work refers to exploring our shadow selves (coined by Carl Jung), which comprises the aspects of ourselves that we have rejected from our conscious identity but remain latent in our unconscious identities. Through shadow work, we can reveal our true light through our darkness. This is a reflection about the power struggles between the…