Spiritual BS

“Spiritual Bypassing” - what is it, and what is it not? It means something akin to pretentious self-righteousness to the point of willful ignorance and/or unhealthy selfishness.  A psychologist coined the term in the 1980s referring to the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to sidestep uncomfortable feelings and avoid authentic, vulnerable connection.  Harsh, right? … Continue reading Spiritual BS

Diving into Darkness

I came up through the mud, baptized in fire and blood.  I’ve been beaten and bruised, homeless and hungry, addicted and depraved.  I’ve been abandoned, neglected, blamed, and drained. When I broke free of imposed circumstances, I proceeded to recreate a hell for myself – and it was a dark, hard escape.  Like the lotus, … Continue reading Diving into Darkness

One Girl, Seven Loves

I have been blessed by many loves.  I’ve heard that we get Three Great Loves; I have had Seven.  Not seven lovers (that number is my special secret) – no, seven True, Real, Capital-L, Loves. “Yoga for Closure,” my workshop on letting go of past relationships, is quickly approaching.  In preparing for it, as in … Continue reading One Girl, Seven Loves