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Do You Use Spirituality to Avoid Living Life Fully?

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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 ...
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Access 8 of the Best Articles on Transforming Your Inner Critic

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Here are eight of the best articles I've found on dealing with and transforming your Inner Critic. Each teacher gives you a different approach to handling your inner critical voice. Some of the inner critic advice is lighthearted yet effective, and is for the type of Inner Critic most of us have: the ...
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Meet the Selves: The Princess

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Meet Your Inner Princess The Inner Princess can be found in both women and men. It is the self who believes itself to be more important than those around it, and because of that, deserving of special treatment. From the perspective of the Princess, it is special. It 'needs' certain things ...
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Hal Stone Video – The Total Self

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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 ...
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How to Care for Your Vulnerable Inner Child

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The wonderful work of Brene Brown and Glennon Doyle Melton has brought some much-needed attention to our essential vulnerability, which in Voice Dialogue is an inner self called the Vulnerable Child. This Vulnerable Inner Child is who we all are at birth and it holds our essence so purely. Discover how to re-connect with your ...
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Developing Self-Awareness: Primary Selves and Disowned Selves

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Developing self-awareness involves recognising the many selves within you, both primary and disowned, and how they affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. When you become more aware of which parts of you are running  your life, you can then change your life, including your relationships, the choices you make, how you handle ...
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The Human Energy Field and the Energy of the Selves

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Energy, Energy Patterns, Energetics - An Introduction to the Human Energy Field Energy is the 'stuff' from which the selves that make up our psyche are made. Each self has its own energy. A rational self has an impersonal, mental energy. An emotional self has a more personal, feeling energy. The ...
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What is The Aware Ego?

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Here's the Aware Ego in a nutshell plus an exercise to kick-start your Aware Ego Process. The Aware Ego is the ability to stand between opposite parts of yourself, experiencing and understanding both sides, yet not identifying with either. It is a place from where you feel the conflict between opposites. From an ...
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What is Awareness?

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Below is a brief definition and explanation of what awareness is, and of the difference between awareness and consciousness, and between awareness and the observing mind. Awareness is a state of consciousness where you can 'see' or witness yourself, as if you were looking at yourself from outside yourself. You need awareness in order to ...
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The Way of Voice Dialogue

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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 ...