Thursday, September 9, 2010


"Enduring and resolving challenges seems to be the hallmark of our journey, often described as the desert experience of the dark night of the soul. This dark night of the soul's emergence may seem daunting and discouraging, but growing into Individual power inevitably creates some pain and discomfort. Yet it also offers us the chance to emerge at a higher level of mastery and satisfaction. Like moving into a new home, starting a new job, or entering a new relationship, the difficulties we face in embarking on the journey often mask its potential for greater joy and fulfillment."

Caroline Myss from her book "Why People Don't Heal, and How They Can".
"Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, "This is what I need." It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment-not discouragement-you will find the strength there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege!! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow. Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures, followed by wreckage, were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. You'll see this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are required to exhibit strength, it comes."

Joseph Campbell, is "the" master of myth and the human condition. Although Campbell died in 1987, he lives on through he work and the many stories he has inspired.
The Gift of AngerBy Mastin Kipp
Oh this hot coal of anger
How it can burn to the core
Of anyone who touches it's surface
But this fire, this rage of fear
Is a friend in hiding
The light of anger, the blessing of it's heat
Is that it melts away all the frozen shadows
Of our past
And sets them free to fly into the
Light of our awareness
Anger is a compass pointing towards
The blocks that keep Love from us
When anger becomes your friend
Love is sure to follow
Meet all your blocks with understanding
And this hot coal will cease to burn you
And begin to warm the frozen parts of your soul
Here is the gift of anger's heat
To express a grief and find a blessing in disguise
To break your heart
And find out that this is the only way for it to be
I meet challenge with excitement!
I become more by facing my fears!
Anger shows me how I can love myself and others more!
Love is my only gossip!

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