Category: Art – Books – Poetry – Literature

Intimacy Without Fusion ~

Intimacy Without Fusion ~

~ By Matt Licata In a moment of emotional activation, when we get hooked into those all-too-familiar patterns of shame, unworthiness, rage, and fear, attacking ourselves, and falling into trance… two ancient pathways appear. The first is to move away as quickly as possible, to repress or dissociate from what has come, to place it […]

The Meaning of a Whale Sighting

The Meaning of a Whale Sighting

~ Finding Your Way, Finding Your Voice The hawk may be the guardian of the Earth, but to most Native Americans (and many others) the whale is the guardian of the oceans and a whale sighting is a profound experience. The whale swims to the depths of our deepest emotions, and its song speaks to […]

The Temple of Human Intimacy

The Temple of Human Intimacy

~ By Matt Licata In our modern world, intimate relationship can be one of the most profound vehicles we have for healing, a contemporary temple in which to explore the mysteries of the heart. But should we choose to approach intimacy in this way, we must prepare for a long journey through the dark wood, […]

Twas the Night Before Christmas ~

Twas the Night Before Christmas ~

~ Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions […]

The Magic Juniper Trees ~

The Magic Juniper Trees ~

~ The Magic Juniper Trees From past lives and kindred spirits; the boughs whisper the secrets of time, standing tall, high on a mountain, a voice is heard as a gentle echo, softly as wind that blows in a chime. Words are not enough to describe the rare beauty a child sees, hidden in the […]

To Never Hear Heard Sounds ~

To Never Hear Heard Sounds ~

~ “To hear never-heard sounds, To see never-seen colors and shapes, To try to understand the imperceptible Power pervading the world; To fly and find pure ethereal substances That are not of matter But of that invisible soul pervading reality. To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; To be a lantern in […]

Becoming Our Own Role Models

Becoming Our Own Role Models

~ There was a time where women stood together in a bond of sisterhood, women supporting women. As women embrace the fullness of who they are as individuals, they may find themselves supporting other women, helping others to reach the level of inner comfort and outer freedom that they themselves have found. Among those who […]

The Contradiction of Healing

The Contradiction of Healing

~ By Matt Licata While there is a part of us that very genuinely wishes to heal, awaken, and transform conditioned ways of seeing, there is often a lesser known part that has an unconscious investment in maintaining things the way they are. We wonder why after years and even decades of working on ourselves, […]

Twin Flames and the Dark Moon

Twin Flames and the Dark Moon

~ “The moon herself does not change, her light does. What we earth beings see as phases of the moon are actually reflections of the moons’ changing relationship to the sun.” ~ Demetra George Twin flames are our ultimate mirrors in life. We feel an inexplicable draw to them that seems to come from our core […]

Embracing the Hearts of Highly Sensitive Children

Embracing the Hearts of Highly Sensitive Children

~ By Daisy Gumin  On April 25, 2013, at 5 o’clock in the morning, I landed at JFK airport, having flown in on a red-eye from Salt Lake City, Utah. This would be my first time home in over a year. I’d spent the prior year trapped in the parallel universe of troubled teens, trying […]

On Hardship & Hope

On Hardship & Hope

~ Two teachings to instill inspiration when we feel paralyzed by despair   By Daisaku Ikeda   On Hardship On the long voyage of life, there are times when the sun shines with the warmth and brightness of a spring day. There are other times, like bitter winter nights, when we must battle the freezing […]

When The Known Crumbles Away

When The Known Crumbles Away

~ By Matt Licata There was an old dream that opening your heart was always going to feel safe, that somehow love promised that. That allowing another to truly matter was going to be easy, that staying close to your vulnerability was somehow not going to feel shaky and at times unbearable. That to heal […]

Do You Think Man Can Destroy The Planet?

Do You Think Man Can Destroy The Planet?

~ “You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great […]

8 Signs You Are Going Through Energetic Changes Associated With Recent Waves

8 Signs You Are Going Through Energetic Changes Associated With Recent Waves

~ So many people have been discussing the power of ‘lion’s gate’, the ‘8-8-8 portal” portal and other events like Wave X from earlier this year as being times where great waves of energy came with the power to produce great shifts. September 22 (the equinox) marks a new round of energy we as humans […]

An Electric New Pathway

An Electric New Pathway

~ By Matt Licata When your emotional world is on fire and you are looping in the claustrophobia of a spinning mind, pause and return your attention into your body. In just one instant of pure kindness, with the help of the breath, shift your awareness out of the swirling narrative and provide a holding […]

The Significance of the August 21st Eclipse ~ The Diamond Ring

The Significance of the August 21st Eclipse ~ The Diamond Ring

~ One current topic concerning humanity and our field of consciousness is the significance of the August 21st eclipse, and its potential relationships to the state of the world (not to mention the September 23rd prophecy, which you can read about here). There is a lot of speculation around this eclipse, as it is the […]

On the Necessity of Being ‘Selfish’

On the Necessity of Being ‘Selfish’

~ I’ve been contemplating the word selfish lately. A bad word when I grew up in my family, a label that was applied to me, implicitly or explicitly, often. When I tried, in big or small ways, to look out for myself, or do what I wanted, or go to where I wanted to be. […]

How to Deal with Criticism Well ~ 25 Reasons to Embrace It

How to Deal with Criticism Well ~ 25 Reasons to Embrace It

~ “Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~ Aristotle   By Lori Deschene   At the end of the day, when I feel completely exhausted, it often has nothing to do with all the things I’ve done. It’s not a consequence of juggling multiple responsibilities and projects. It’s […]

Be Touched Be Vulnerable  Be Alive

Be Touched Be Vulnerable Be Alive

~ By Matt Licata There was an idea that as we healed, we would feel less – less shakiness, confusion, hopelessness, and rage. That as we awakened, the emotional spectrum would narrow, into some safe, consistent, happy, resolved calm, where we become impenetrable, where only flow and bliss and power emerged. But when did power […]

Buddhist temple Borobudur

When Things Fall Apart ~

~ Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Teacher Pema Chödrön on Transformation Through Difficult Times   “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.” By Maria Popova In every life, there comes a time when we are razed to the bone of our […]

Letting Go of Letting Go

Letting Go of Letting Go

~   By Sharon Lyn Shepard My Facebook news feed is rampant with posts advising us to go into the mysterious darkness and “let go” of all those shadows that have been lurking in our subconscious. This emphasis on “letting go” has been going on for some time as we’re letting go of the old […]

Stay Close To What Is Here Now

Stay Close To What Is Here Now

~ By Matt Licata Stay close to what is here now, even if what is here is flat, numb, confused, and devoid of hope. For these are special allies of the path and able to open places inside you that happiness, peace, and clarity cannot reach. The mystery is always alive around you, taking form […]

Protesters Rally in Dozens of Cities to Call for Trump's Impeachment

Protesters Rally in Dozens of Cities to Call for Trump’s Impeachment

~ People gathered in cities across the United States on Sunday — just two days before Independence Day — to call on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump. Thousands were expected at “Impeachment Marches” from sea to shining sea on Sunday, with demonstrators rallying in New York, Philadelphia, Austin, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco […]

5 Of The Most Common Signs Of Emotional Maturity

5 Of The Most Common Signs Of Emotional Maturity

~ Psychologists nowadays believe that I.Q. (Intelligence Quotient) is not the only metric for judging people’s abilities. Another equally important category which distinguishes individuals is what is now called E.Q. (Emotional Quotient). Simply put it’s your emotional maturity and your ability to react and respond to emotional situations in yourself and the people around you. […]

Held, Not Healed ~

Held, Not Healed ~

~ By Matt Licata There are times when you become activated, hooked, and triggered, and the walls feel as if they are closing in. Thoughts that something is wrong with you, that you are unworthy, unlovable. Feelings of shame, rage, fear, and despair. Before you conclude that all is lost, slow way down. Cut into […]

Summer/Winter Solstice  June 21, 2017 ~ The Glory of Light

Summer/Winter Solstice June 21, 2017 ~ The Glory of Light

~ On June 21st, 2017, in the Northern Hemisphere we celebrate the Summer Solstice at 1:24am ADT. In The Southern Hemisphere the Winter Solstice is celebrated. With the New Moon arriving on June 23rd in Cancer, we have a new beginning of a cycle that lasts till the next New Moon, on July 23. The […]

Types Of Soulmates You’ll Meet in Life

Types Of Soulmates You’ll Meet in Life

~ By Dylan Harper Do soulmates really exist? It’s a crazy idea that there is a single person out there who is perfect for us — not just someone who is our supporter and life-long companion, but a special someone who can make us feel whole again, who enriches our spirit and takes us to […]

Spirit Buried Inside Matter

Spirit Buried Inside Matter

~   By Matt Licata All the form in your life—the conflicts, the struggle, the shit, the emotions, the symptoms, the heartbreak, the crushed longing, the dying dreams… the falling apart of hope, the despair, the sense that something is wrong with you… this is the rich material you have to work with. While it […]

Pure Imagination ~

Pure Imagination ~

~ By Matt Licata On the path of the heart you will never be asked to “get rid of your story,” as if it were some defilement to cleansed perception. At times you will wear it as an ornament and at other times you can set it down, allowing it to rest from a long […]

It's A Beautiful Time ~

It’s A Beautiful Time ~

~ By S. C. Lourie Feeling anxious, unable, downhearted, desperate, confused, unmotivated, troubled, frightened…all of these emotions are so normal and natural in a world where we are not made to feel supported or acknowledged. We are like coal sent into the fire of cut-throat living to make fuel for a machine that sees right […]

Fall in Love with Yourself

Fall in Love with Yourself

~ by Pye Will If I could give you one experience, it would be the experience of being loved—not loved by anyone or because of anything, but because you are. Whilst we hope others will give us this, this can only occur when we have learnt to give it to ourselves; when we have brought […]

Why ‘Fuck You’ Is Just as Spiritual as Peace and Love ~ Warrior Women Rising

Why ‘Fuck You’ Is Just as Spiritual as Peace and Love ~ Warrior Women Rising

~ I’ve been deeply entrenched in parts of myself that have felt shameful, disgusting and fearful. By Naomi Cameron It has felt like everywhere I turn, something is knocking on my back door to give me a royal shaking, peeling back all my false layers of identify. It demands that I sit with, integrate, and […]