To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life. There is no other way.
You are what you think. All that you are arises from your thoughts. With your thoughts you make your world.
-Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Midway on our life’s journey, I found myself
In dark woods, the right road lost.
-Dante Alighieri, Inferno
12 Sets of Fundamental Opposites:
Keeping Silent – Voicing
Receptivity – Resistance to Negativity
Obeying – Ruling
Humility – Self Confidence
Swiftness – Circumspection
Acceptance – Discernment
Ability to Fight – Peace
Caution – Courage
To Possess Nothing – To Command Everything
No Ties – Loyalty
Dismissal of fear of Death – Reverence for Life
Compassionate Indifference – Love
-Elizabeth Haich, Initiation
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Nature of Personality Reality - Jane Roberts
Cosmic Doctrine - Dion Fortune
The Secret Book of Wisdom - Zinovia Dushkova
Journey of Souls - Michael Newton, PhD
Law of One: The Ra Material
Message of A Course in Miracles - Elizabeth Cronkhite
Back from the Crocodile's Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and
the Struggle for Indigenous Memory - S. Lily Mendoza & Leny Mendoza Strobel
Tao Te Ching - Laozi
The views expressed by these inspirational quotes and readings reflect a personal spiritual perspective gleaned from my lifetime of metaphysical seeking and study. Unless spiritual counseling is specifically requested, the treatment focus remains secular. Any spiritual counseling integrated into the psychotherapy is approached as an aspect of multicultural assessment and interventions. As such, it is non-denominational, respectful of all faiths, and framed within the values of humility, compassion and gratitude. My approach to spiritual counseling incorporates the exploration and evolution of the client's spiritual beliefs and how they influence their life, while emphasizing the importance of mind-body-spirit grounding and boundary work.
*With regards to these and all texts, I encourage an open mind balanced with a healthy dose of respectful skepticism, as opposed to a fundamentalist reading of any text, be it primary source material or otherwise. No one else's perspective is likely to fulfill all the answers on your unique path. Use what works, leave the rest.*
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
How infinitesimal is everything that I do, how infinitely important it is that I should do it.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and books that are written in a foreign tongue.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
The power of the focusing of many
people's minds is not only multiplied,
it is squared.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.
The unconscious, not quite articulate, belief of most westerners is that there is one map which adequately represents reality. Guerrilla ontology involves shaking up that certainty.
-Robert Anton Wilson