Category Archives: Shadow Work

Is Hell a Bad Place?

I recently heard Bill Plotkin say, “Traditions that don’t want us to grow make hell a bad place.” He wasn’t trashing religion, on the contrary, he was inviting us to think about the value of those hard times that come … Continue reading

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The Ego and the Soul

I have just returned from a conference in which I heard Bill Plotkin say something profound about the ego and the soul. He reported that it was his belief that during the first half of a person’s life, the soul … Continue reading

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Seeds

In the middle of winter my thoughts are turning to seeds and what is sitting just below view, ready to burst into its essence with the coming of warmth and sun. Seeds are powerful because they sit “underground” in a … Continue reading

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Resolutions

I am doing something radical for myself this year – no resolutions. For someone who loves accomplishments and goals, who expects and demands a lot from themselves, entering this New Year without a resolution is both disorienting and provocative. You … Continue reading

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