Katrina

She is the wisdom We hide On our dark side The wisdom Like the moon That goes dead Just to be reborn

At the library

Amazing to me How much joy Out on a simple walk And, for free~

Without suffering

Without the suffering, which seems the requisite for psychological and spiritual maturation, one would remain unconscious, infantile and dependent.  Yet many of our addictions, ideological attachments and neuroses are flights from suffering.  James Hollis I ask my self fragment the Unconscious aspects in which        I ~between~ remain: is he toxic or stimulating? Both. It…

Lunar Beltane, Depth Psychology, Sex and Fertility

I study depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. It’s fascinating. Depth psychology was pioneered by Carl Jung.  It explores the unconscious aspects of the psyche. Depth perspective considers the deeper levels of your unconscious as the primary factors that rule your life.  Also, much of the time, it is this very area…

Burning off what we no longer need

I lived on the coast of Oregon in 2005.  Waited tables and tended bar at a roadside steakhouse run by a guy from Jersey.  My buddy Paul, satisfied with his girls being raised rightly, put on a backpack back then and took a bus to the coast from Eugene where he had been living.  He…

A Few Words on the Soul

by Wislawa Szymborska We have a soul at times. No one’s got it non-stop, for keeps. Day after day, year after year may pass without it. Sometimes it will settle for awhile only in childhood’s fears and raptures. Sometimes only in astonishment that we are old. It rarely lends a hand in uphill tasks, like moving…

Where I’ve Been, or How~

Hello little love bugs! Great apologies for the long absence!  Here is what I have been up to. GRAD SCHOOL Let me just tell you, I was unprepared for the giant clusterflug that this would become.  I love Pacifica.  I mean that, I love, love, love LOVE Pacifica.   Joseph Campbell sat on the board…

Wise Women Ways: Biology of Cycles

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, in her book “Women Who Run With the Wolves”, writes about the Medial Woman. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that the book, in its entirety, is instruction–no, reminder!–to me of how to be a medial woman. Women, and this is medically studied stuff here, (see Dr. Christiane Northrup’s…