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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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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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Meet the Selves: Your Instinctual Energy or ‘Jungle Animal’

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Instinctual Energy There is a group of selves/energies that exist in our psyche, who are a part of our instinctual heritage. Many people experience this energy as a jungle animal. We all experience this energy in our own way, with some people feeling they have an inner lion, tiger or panther, and others a ...
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Meet the Selves: The Free Spirit

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Are You an Eleutheromaniac? (aka The Free Spirit) The Free Spirit moves through life doing what it wants to do, when it wants to do those things. It is independent and free thinking. It has a flowing quality to its energy, which can change direction easily. It does not get ...
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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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How to Make Relationships Work

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There are ten fundamental steps to make a relationship work over the long term. These steps involve learning how relationships work - which is something few of us are taught -  and taking some basic actions that lead to fulfilling relationships.   In my book The Perfect Relationship I describe these ten steps. They have been gleaned from decades of study, ...
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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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Inside Out Movie – The Psychology of Selves

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Have you seen the latest Disney Pixar film Inside Out? It's all about selves! The characters in the film have a variety of inner selves - five emotions - that are characters in their own right, just as we experience with Voice Dialogue. An 11-year-old girl called Riley is controlled mainly by Joy ...
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How to Find Lasting Love

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“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~Carl Jung.  Often when people are looking for a new relationship, they either look for someone to complete them or they imagine sharing their life with someone just like them. So they try to present themselves in the best ...