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THE POWER OF JOURNEYING

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Our psychological and spiritual roots go back to cultures steeped in shamanic tradition. Shamanism embraces and draws on the universal spiritual wisdom inherent in all indigenous tribes. The practice of shamanic “journeying” involves entering an altered state of consciousness to tap inner resources and apply healing energy. It is a method by which we, as human beings, are able to strengthen this natural connection to wisdom and bestow healing on ourselves and our communities. The goal is to generate internal and external harmony with all of creation. Carl Jung dipped into shamanic territory when he described how nature provides countless mothering archetypes that nourish and soothe us—including animals, real or imagined.

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LIFE IS ABOUT CHANGE AND HOW WE DEAL WITH IT

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Adapting to change is an ongoing part of life. Often I think of the Charles Darwin quote: “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.” Some changes are easy while others are difficult; some anticipated and planned for, while others hit us out of the blue.

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HOW TO BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR

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Think of the last time you had an argument with someone you cared about. Did you raise your voice? What was your body language? Did you interrupt? Was there resolution to the disagreement? Too often people don’t understand how to communicate, which unfortunately results in relationships becoming strained or even falling apart.

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Jeannette M. Gagan
Thanks for sharing Mary. Your method is very good and will improve your communications with others in a number of ways! Jeannette... Read More
Sunday, 04 February 2018 13:54
Jeannette M. Gagan
Joyce, thank you for sharing. Since we learn by doing as you use "I messages" you will be pleased with the results.
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:52
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ARE YOU A MENTOR?

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A mentor is an experienced and trusted teacher, advisor, or counselor; they often lead us to the deeper truths of who we are. Ideally a mentor demonstrates the ability to hold both masculine and feminine energies. They are able to balance:

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Leonor--In the many years I have known you, I have observed how you thoroughly enjoy being a teacher. That in and of itself surely... Read More
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:24
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DO YOU SPEAK YOUR TRUTH?

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Speaking one's truth is a hallmark characteristic of being mature. This isn't always easy. Children often lie in order to avoid punishment. Adolescents are known for stating falsehoods when bragging about themselves. Adults don't want to appear "less than" in relationships. Sometimes we don't even know what the truth about ourselves actually is!

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