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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: 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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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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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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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 ...
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Heath Ledger and The Joker

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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 ...
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Bask in the Light Without Getting Burnt

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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 that allows you to bask in the ...
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Relieve Stress Naturally: Balance Your Inner Pusher

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The reason many people find it difficult to relax, to let go, or even to successfully do relaxation techniques that are meant to reduce stress naturally, such as meditation and deep breathing, is that they are identified with an energy pattern or inner self called the Pusher. This article introduces you to the ...