Category Archives: Shadow

The Feminine Power of Surrender

I have a confession to make, despite the fact that I have been helping women succeed in life for more than a decade, I got my ass handed to me by my teacher during an advanced training course on embodying feminine power. The smack down was thoroughly complete, more than a little humiliating, and totally…
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What Does Hope Ask of You?

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many…
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The Radical Practice of Giving Up Hope

Perhaps like me you have been fighting to hold on to your hope for a better future in the face of what may seem like a world gone mad with no leadership in sight able to get our systems back on course. How often have we been told, "Don't lose hope!" But I have come to…
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With Light Comes Shadow

"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." ~Carl Jung The shadow concept has its roots in the work of Sigmund Freud, later developed and enhanced by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung. In 1912, Jung used the term “shadow side of the psyche” to describe the hidden side of…
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Shadow Work: A Path to 2nd Tier Ministry

Last Sunday during my Center Update I shared the Q Card / Shadow Card of Unity Spiritual Center. And together, as a congregation, we affirmed: "Please have compassion for us when we are being fearful, not enough, a victim, distrusting, not important, or powerless, because THIS is who we have come here to be: in integrity, compassionate,…
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Transformation vs Translation

Last Sunday, Jane shared from Rev. Robert Brumet's book, Living Originally, an important distinction between two types of spiritual teachings: transformational and translational. Brumet cites Ken Wilber as the originator of this distinction, defining translational teachings as those that are intended to improve or translate a moment--from a difficulty or hardship to an opportunity or something to leverage within…
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The Q Process Workshop

Ministry leaders who have followed the progress of the Pilot Program (a three year program, 2009 - 2012, where 13 Unity ministries participated in field-testing a new ministry practice) know that much of the program's design was informed by my doctoral work. I sought to formulate a research-based new paradigm of ministry based on Ken Wilber's integral theory that was…
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How well do you know your shadow?

How well do you know your shadow? The Shadow is a tricky concept to nail down. That's it's nature. It hides in dark places and thrives on being unseen. Yet the effort to uncover the shadow material hidden in our memories and our meaning making, trapped inside our neural connections and our nervous system, is…
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