SACRED RESPONSIBILITY AND SHADOW SIDES OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

Through the years, in being witness to my personal healing journey and those of others, I’ve consistently observed individuals engaging in rigorous spiritual practice and inner work without a strong sense of their internal boundary and container. Years ago, when I took my first Kundalini Yoga class, I was introduced to powerful breathwork practices that were supposed to support the dislodging of stuck energy in the nervous system and awaken the channels of kundalini energy up the spine. As we engaged in the breathwork practices, I felt a sense of expansiveness and ecstasy. My whole body began to tingle and vibrate. I was having a peak experience. What I didn’t realize was that this peak experience would last for far … Read More

Self-Regulation for the Modern-day Mystic

In our modern era, it appears that stress and overwhelm have become a normalized baseline for most people. When we were younger, the majority of us probably received a particular roadmap for success. If you worked really hard, got into a good college, and found a good job that paid you well with benefits, you would win the metaphorical game of life. Why is it that so many of us that have followed this particular roadmap don’t feel like winners? We were given a recipe to help us master our external success, yet very few of us were probably given a manual to learn to attune to and care for our inner world. With the proliferation and increased popularity of self-help … Read More