Thoughts on the Separation or Fall

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Eden was an epic event. Whether you believe it to be allegorical, psychological, anthropological, developmental, or a doctrine of absolute literal truth, I believe at least some of the following will still apply.

One point we can glean from this story of the fall, or separation as some like to call it, is that when we grasped to be like God [or our Higher Power] by knowing the difference between good and evil, we not only separated ourselves from God, but we also separated from each other and even our own selves. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Separation or Fall”

Facing Problems and Fears

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Thoughts on Facing Problems and Fears

What is the best way to face our problems and fears? We are told many ways not to face them. Do not dramatize them, as that makes them bigger. Fighting them also makes them worse. If you push them down, swallow them, or run from them that makes them bigger too. Continue reading “Facing Problems and Fears”

Gangaji – what do you want?

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What do you really want? Do you know? Could you possibly only think you do? Maybe thinking about it seems as a waste of time. There are so many responsibilities.  “It’s just pie in the sky.” Life dictates too many other obligations. Continue reading “Gangaji – what do you want?”

Psychosomatics and the Rewards of Illness

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ACIM among several other philosophies teaches that illness is a choice and when we no longer find value in it, we no longer invest in it and it withdraws. Others will claim illness is simply misdirected thought. Continue reading “Psychosomatics and the Rewards of Illness”

The Ego and the Tyranny of the Superego

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The Freudian model is a great representation, but keep in mind it is only a model. The model points the way and conveys the information, but your brain does not have 3 separate compartments with walls between them. It is not a three in one trinity. Continue reading “The Ego and the Tyranny of the Superego”

12 Pitfalls and Blocks to Personal Growth and Improvements

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Why do so many self-improvement projects fizzle away? The best of our intentions sometimes seem to dwindle away within weeks. Why do we start only to quit? What is it that stops us from improving? Below we will explore a few of the many blocks and pitfalls. Continue reading “12 Pitfalls and Blocks to Personal Growth and Improvements”