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Freedom From Victimhood

“Feeling wronged? What if freedom from victimhood is whether we allow people to live in our hearts rent free?” miakalef.com “If you stand for “zero-tolernace” on power differentials, then there’s no perpetrator and no victim.  You and the other are free.” #WatchTheSahius

On Evil

While walking into Andrew Feldmar’s living room to prepare for the interview, he casually asks, “so why evil?  What made you want to talk about that?”  I simply say, “Oh, it just came to mind.” I notice how innocent I sound given the gravity of our subject. I then say something about how it’s also because I think he’s writing Read more about On Evil[…]

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Longing

Several years ago, one of my mentors, Andrew Feldmar, shared a story about his mentor, R.D. Laing. Laing was an innovative Psychiatrist—who encouraged his patients living in insane asylums to instead go and live communally, in a house, or even with him and his family. He had the good sense to acknowledge that people who had so-called, “mental illnesses”, Read more about Longing[…]

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Forgiveness

I’m trying to remember all the quips I’ve heard about forgiveness over my years as a healer and patient— “Holding something against another is like letting them live rent free in your home.” “Why forgive when the one who’s offended has not apologized let alone asked for forgiveness.” “Forgive because it is the spiritual thing to do.” “When Read more about Forgiveness[…]

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Heart

It’s dark, you’re moving, and a compelling spiral of potency is rising up from the bottom of your body. Fluid is all around you, and you are drawing nourishment deeply into your core from out in front of you. So far, you’ve come from the stars and returned back again, maybe several times even, negotiating the Read more about Heart[…]

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Central Channel

A mentor of mine, Ray Castellino, once said, “if a baby can’t breathe after he’s born, and the birth’s been relatively “normal”, have the parent’s make a connection.  It’s in the tension field of their relationship that the baby thrives.” It was one of those moments where you simultaneously are blown away by the genius Read more about Central Channel[…]