Psychology

An Introduction to Psychosynthesis: Stages of Growth, part 3

Last time we looked at the third stage in the process of becoming a more whole and integrated person – the realisation of your true Self as a unifying centre in your consciousness. Now we’ve reached the final stage, that of psychosynthesis itself. Here’s the four stages again as a reminder: Thorough knowledge of your… Continue reading An Introduction to Psychosynthesis: Stages of Growth, part 3

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An Introduction to Psychosynthesis: Stages of Growth, part 2

Last time we looked at the first two stages of growth in the process of becoming a more whole and integrated person. First you need to get to know yourself and all the stuff that lurks in your unconscious, and then you need to learn how to control it. Here’s the four stages again as… Continue reading An Introduction to Psychosynthesis: Stages of Growth, part 2

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An Introduction to Psychosynthesis: Stages of Growth, part 1

Last time we looked at the egg map and the various levels of consciousness in the mind. It’s a messy place, the human psyche, and it’s not easy to be true to your better self. Thankfully, there are plenty of methods that can help you to overcome the problems inherent in human nature and gain… Continue reading An Introduction to Psychosynthesis: Stages of Growth, part 1

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An Introduction to Psychosynthesis: the Consciousness Egg

Many years ago I went through a kind of breakdown and renewal of my consciousness that triggered an awakening. At the time I believed I was going mad, but then I discovered psychosynthesis and it helped me to realise that I was actually waking up… My first glimpse of the Higher Self pulled me back… Continue reading An Introduction to Psychosynthesis: the Consciousness Egg

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Mental Health Awareness Week wants to know why you’re not thriving

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on why people struggle to thrive with good mental health. Instead of looking at why people get ill, the Mental Health Foundation is asking how we can cultivate good mental health and thrive rather than just survive. They’ll be publishing a report on why… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week wants to know why you’re not thriving

Psychology

Embracing Darkness: how to feed your demons

Recently I realised that I’d spent my whole life fighting against the darkness. But my demons won’t die, no matter how many times I bash them over the head. It’s exhausting. So I was open to trying anything that might help when I came across the practice of Feeding Your Demons in the book of… Continue reading Embracing Darkness: how to feed your demons

Psychology

How to Stop Procrastinating – Now!

Last week we successfully avoided doing any work by looking at the eight styles of procrastination. But no matter what your style, you can’t keep putting things off forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to get stuff done. But first you need to figure out why you’re procrastinating. So here’s another thing you… Continue reading How to Stop Procrastinating – Now!

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How to make your New Year Resolutions Stick

Congratulations on surviving the holidays! Now it’s time to kid yourself that you’ll make spectacular changes to your life for the New Year. Lose weight! Get fit! Learn Chinese! Write a novel! Yeah, right… In this post we’ll have a look at where we go wrong and how we can choose resolutions that’ll stick. It’s… Continue reading How to make your New Year Resolutions Stick

Mythology · Psychology

Sympathy for the Devil: the Nature of Evil

Where there is light, there is darkness, but hidden within the dark are the seeds of creation and the key to finding the light. In the last two posts we met the predator and discovered how he works in the story of Bluebeard. It’s time to get our hands dirty and jump into the viper’s… Continue reading Sympathy for the Devil: the Nature of Evil