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Crossing the Boundaries

I can’t think of any good process for improving yourself in any way which doesn’t involve stepping outside your comfort zone in some way, pushing yourself to do things which are uncomfortable or different.  If you want to change, you have to be willing to change.  If you want to learn to do more than […]

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Spiritual Equality

In a world where so much of what we do and believe, how much of our organizational systems are set up, involves and relies upon the idea that men and women are inherently different in more than biology.  Even in cases where the prevalent patriarchy isn’t in charge, where women take the helm and define […]

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Recognizing Goals

I’m a very goal-oriented person.  I always have something I’m working towards, usually more than one thing.  And I’m not known for setting small, reasonable goals, either.  I tend to go big. But one thing I’m really bad at (but have only recently realized) is recognizing when I’ve achieved a goal, especially a smaller one. […]

Pathfinding

No Truth

The different types of spiritual paths can be divided up a lot of ways, but I think one of the most significant are those with a goal or result and those without.  Some paths promise some kind of reward for achieving something spiritually, either after death or in the form of enlightenment.  Some paths focus […]

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Do We Really Fear Fear Itself?

I read something the other day which basically posited that the average human doesn’t actual fear failure or loss, we actually fear the emotional reactions to failure and loss.  I’ve long understood that a lot of my more destructive patterns of behavior stem from fear of failure, but maybe that really isn’t the case. Is […]

Alchemy

Too Much Soul

I got to wondering the other day about how time factors into alchemy, not in the sense of timing various workings, but in the much more general, long term sense.  Why is it that so many alchemists and students of alchemy cling so tightly to the past and reject present-day attempts to approach the subject […]

Tarot Reading

Sample Tarot Spread: Seven of Pentacles, Knight of Swords, Judgment

See, I knew we’d hit a Major Arcana card eventually! Past – Seven of Pentacles – Patience, waiting for the perfect time to reap the return on an investment Present – Knight of Swords – Enthusiasm for debate and problem solving, the will to do what it takes to win Future – Judgment – Coming […]

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What if Nobody is There?

One of my college professors once pointed out in an evaluation how hard it was to read me.  I didn’t necessarily take it as an insult, but something I’d not thought about myself before that point.  I didn’t purposely hide from people, but subconsciously I learned long ago (apparently) to put walls between myself and […]

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In the Dark Corners

The hardest part of trying to elevate yourself and your way of being is confronting those parts of yourself that don’t serve you, that hold you back.  Those parts which are the most in need of adjustment and examination are often the ones most painful to face, which is why people have a hard time […]

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In Need Of Updating

The frustrating part of established spiritual traditions, even those which don’t quite fit the bill of “organized religion”, is that the prevailing approach to them is to adapt ourselves to their philosophies rather than choose to adapt the ideas themselves.  I think organized religion is largely to blame for this, as it introduces the attitude […]