let’s do dream work

Dreams have played a major role in my spiritual journey. I have been working with dreams… mine and other's… for over 25 years now. These are the three major contributions of dreams to my life: self-awareness: Dreams are the language of the unconscious. Our "self" is rather like an iceberg: 10% above water (the conscious) and 90% below (the unconscious). We are only aware of that which is conscious. That which is unconscious is either completely unknown to us or at least a complete mystery. … [Read more...]

Transformation to Freedom

Probably the best book on marriage is David Schnarch's, Passionate Marriage. Here's just one quote: Crucibles are always interlocking. When one partner goes into his crucible, the other partner goes into hers– or gets out of the marriage. I apply this to any relationship, including yours with the church or any community. Your life task, if you choose to accept it, is to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. If your relationship with a community is increasingly strained by your … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of God

Jung, in his captivating autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, writes about a dream he had early in his life in which he sees a big turd fall out of heaven and crash through the roof of a church, totally demolishing it. He didn't fully understand the meaning of this crude dream. Later though, he writes about his father, who was a clergyman: Once I heard him praying. He struggled desperately to keep his faith. I was shaken and outraged at once, because I saw how hopelessly he was … [Read more...]

concepts or life

"No one has any obligations to a concept; that is what is so agreeable about conceptuality- it promises protection from experience. The spirit does not dwell in concepts, but in deeds and in facts" (Carl Jung). … [Read more...]