Welcome to Summer! Here on the East Coast, we’re a-broiling! From a Mythological/Depth Psychological perspective, heat brings about alchemical reaction. Where there’s heat, there’s a burning away of the old; a sweating out the toxins of things that no longer serve us. Keep in mind, the same sun that helps things grow, and then causesContinue reading “Heat, Prometheus, and the Nature of Change…”
Just wanted to share this wonderful mythic example of nonduality with my blogsters!
A time for rebirth, creating oneself anew, and the beginnings of the creative force of spring! The Greek story of Demeter and Persephone celebrates the springtime. Persephone, who had been spirited away beneath the earth by her uncle, (they did that in those days…) Hades, to become the Queen of the Dead, returns in theContinue reading “Welcome to Spring!”
The words below from the film Hugo speak to the importance and interconnectedness of everyone and everything…You exist exactly as you should and your life will unfold perfectly. (That doesn’t mean you will get everything you want, but the story of your life is always an intricate masterpiece of sheer perfection!) “I’d imagine the wholeContinue reading “You Are Perfect Just As You Are!”
(This article was originally written in 2008, though it is still relevant today…) For decades, since the advent of television and, even perhaps with the popularity of radio, Americans tuned in to hear the day’s news from highly respected and serious-minded newscasters. This ritual brought the world closer, as from the comfort of their homes,Continue reading “And a Fool Shall Lead Them: The Popularity of Fake News Shows and the Battle Between Truth and Truthiness”
When I work with others to “see through” their stories, I am often forced to confront my own narratives as well. It is, after all, due to the lack of true separation between us. But what do I mean about narratives? Narratives are the lifeblood of the mind’s existence. Everyday, every second in fact, storiesContinue reading “Don Quixote and the Mind’s Incessant Narratives…”
This blog is called “Beyond the Story.” Beyond what story? Well, everything is story. The narratives and myths of history, and our many belief systems, are indicative of the ways which human beings communicate within themselves and with others. Symbols and stories are told and experienced in varying degrees of “real.” The stories we tellContinue reading “Welcome to Beyond the Story!”