(Part 1 of 2) When you don’t speak out it’s a millstone around your neck. It plugs into a sense of shame and unworthiness, the feeling that your voice isn’t worthy of being heard. From there it’s just a hop away to the sense that “my experience doesn’t matter.” And that’s almost the same as

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The Shame and the Gift

Summary: Although we’re responsible for our health, in a dangerous time there’s a powerful pressure to hand it to the state. The state can’t take care of us. State control isn’t at an end. It may hardly be at a beginning. The way forward is based on a psychological / spiritual capacity that is outside

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Self-responsibility for Covid

It’s been a while since I’ve written. Truth is I was seriously rocked by the lockdown and the response to Covid. And that very much included my own response. I became mute and struck dumb. At first I couldn’t imagine why I wasn’t offering any writing or offering groups for the first time in years.

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Dissenting on the Covid narrative

There’s so much to say about the virus, it has so many dimensions. So I’ll keep it simple and share just two thoughts from today. Earlier this evening I was speaking with a friend in Poland about how it is for her. She was telling me that if feels like the end of the life

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Simple thoughts about the complicated virus

Here’s a powerful exercise that can help you feel rooted and connected in a time of change. In the modern west, we don’t think of the ancestors but they’re there, real lives lived. They’re often forgotten but they remain powerful in our psyche as you see if turn your attention to them. Ancestors are psychic

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Connect to your same sex ancestors

Most of the emails and youtube and social media things we see – and certainly the mainstream media too – share an assumption that what’s needed is to understand the world out there in a particular way. They share the assumption that the answer’s out there and that it’s some form of information that once

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The Warrior’s #1 Quality