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Anxiety and Uncertainty with the Aware Ego Process

Uncertainty, anxiety and fear are in abundance at this time with the COVID-19 pandemic. I sent a message to my mail list about dealing with these emotions and had so much positive feedback about the email I thought I'd post it here too.  Most of us are feeling afraid and/or anxious. Some started out dismissive, but are now less so, a minority don’t care, ...
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Who is Stopping You? It’s an Inside Job! | Bridgit Dengel Gaspard Interview

Watch this interview with New York Voice Dialogue teacher Bridgit Dengel Gaspard to learn how to stop self sabotage. Bridgit's a highly experienced teacher and workshop presenter and you'll gain valuable insights from taking the time to sit back, watch and listen to this video. Visit Bridgit's website to learn more about her and her work, including her upcoming workshop and book. She's based ...
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Your Inner Critic – The Key to Your Personal Growth and Freedom

The Inner Critic is the cause of so much suffering (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, self-sabotage), and so it's natural to try to silence, ignore or get rid of it. But when we do, it simply re-appears in new ways, and usually with greater power. We also miss out on the life-changing gift it offers us. This post explains why the Inner Critic criticises, ...
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The Ultimate Secret of Life

Many years ago I had an encounter with the most amazing spiritual teacher. I had been studying the works of Nisargadatta Maharaj and loved his work. And then something unusual happened that pushed me onto a new path. This post begins with the story of that experience.  Meeting Nisargadatta Maharaj In my early twenties, while I was at university, I started ...
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Hal Stone Video – The Total Self

This video features Hal Stone being interviewed about the selves and the nature of personal identity. It is a 9-minute excerpt from a longer DVD titled The Total Self (see details below). Get The Total Self Voice Dialogue DVD Here This is a 90-minute DVD with Hal Stone explaining the selves and Voice Dialogue. It is in interview format with Jeffrey Mishlove, host from the highly ...
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What is The Aware Ego?

Here's what the Aware Ego is in a nutshell plus an exercise to kick-start your Aware Ego Process. The Aware Ego is the ability to stand between opposite selves, experiencing and understanding both sides, yet not identifying with either. It's a place from where you feel the tension between opposites. From an Aware Ego you can choose which side to go with, ...
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What is Awareness?

Here's a brief explanation of what awareness is, and of the difference between awareness and consciousness, and between awareness and the observing mind. If you have trouble meditating or when you meditate you get caught up in your thoughts, this information might help you understand why.  Awareness is a state of consciousness where you can 'see' or witness yourself, as if you were looking ...
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The Way of Voice Dialogue

Voice Dialogue is the method for exploring selves, with the intent of supporting the emergence of the Aware Ego, while the Psychology of Selves and of the Aware Ego Process is the theoretical framework underpinning it. But for many the term 'Voice Dialogue' has come to refer to the totality of this work, and as an approach to consciousness exploration and growth, an approach that could be ...
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Heath Ledger and The Joker

When actors play a character they can draw on their own inner selves to help bring the character to life. But what happens when an actor has to play a character extremely different to their usual self? My husband and I have been discussing how difficult it must be for actors when they play roles significantly different to their usual self ...
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Bask in the Light Without Getting Burnt

There's an alternative approach to enlightenment, spirituality, transcending the ego, becoming one with a greater power, and the light-focused approaches to personal growth such as always following your bliss and thinking positively that doesn't lead to the suffering experienced by so many on those paths. A different kind of process exists - the Aware Ego Process - that allows you to bask in the light without the burn. ...