The re-evaluation and reconfiguration of relationships (and the implicit and explicit agreements governing them) seem to be a matter of priority and urgency for a lot of people right now. In recent weeks, the subject of boundaries has come up frequently in my client sessions. Consequently, I thought I would offer here a collection of the clearings that … Continue reading Clearings to Help In Drawing Healthy Boundaries.
With over 170 offerings at last count, this blog now has a host of practices, clearings, essays and poems that can serve inner work. As per their individual needs, I regularly recommend specific, relevant articles for self-study and practice to my clients. However, I was wondering how to make this reservoir more accessible and useful … Continue reading New at Serene Reflection: Explore The Archives
Anyone who has persevered in the arts (or healing, sports, or any such area of devoted interest) acknowledges the need for dedicated learning and intense practice. We know that we need to master the skills and build the muscle memory and strength at the mind-body level. Yet, to take things to the next level, repetition … Continue reading Clearings To Help With Creative Inspiration And Flow
A difficult life can gradually cultivate an anxious expectation or negative anticipation in the mind and body. While resistance is the primary cause of our suffering, dread only adds to and perpetuates our stress. In 16 Clearing Statements To Address The Self-Sabotage of Inevitability, we looked at the belief systems underlying an anticipated difficulty, as also their consequences. There was a … Continue reading How To Release Negative Anticipation And Relax.
All around us, we are seeing the unveiling of secrets and the exposure of what has been suppressed or denied for years. How women have been treated was rather obvious, but is perhaps being questioned far more than it has been for decades. Whether it be the fallout of the American political drama, the rape … Continue reading Healing The Feminine and Restoring Yin Yang Balance With Self Awareness.
Cambodia is a beautiful, photogenic country with much to offer. We can treat it like a two-day holiday and enjoy the spectacular sights. Or be overwhelmingly dismayed by its Killing Fields. Or, we can pay close attention to the whole and learn some invaluable lessons. Humans are capable of outstanding creativity … Continue reading Lessons From Cambodia For Current Times.
"The test of a first-rate intelligence,” said writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, “is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Those on the path of self-inquiry often grapple with reconciling concepts of nonduality('not-two'/advaita) with the experience of individuality. Study of various religious and … Continue reading Notes For The Highly Sensitive Empath