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Cultivating Meaningful Engagement for Highly Gifted Adults and Highly Sensitive People

Highly Sensitive

Unconscious Healers & the Invitation to the Client

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

…Part of the healing work is to identify if something is not working in the interaction. Often, the anticipation of expressing some dysfunction to the practitioner evokes fear in the client. A client often fears that sharing what is not working will put the relationship at risk.

The client’s childhood trauma often involved splitting from oneself in order to get love. The predicament of deciding whether one continues to see an unconscious healer, (or a practitioner who is causing some harm), in order to “get help”, or if one will put that relationship at risk by stating one’s needs, is a repetition of the childhood dilemma…. ...

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Linear vs. Exponential Considerations

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

…While I do not begin to suggest that sensitives and visionaries know how climate change is going to play out, I would say that many sensitives and visionaries live with a sense of how large events will play out or come to pass that surpasses all logical explanation. In some ways it is as if they lack the filter that limits the ability of most people to see beyond the present….

If a pebble is dropped in the pond, it is as if the sensitive or visionary feels or sees as far out as the 100th ripple….As crises spread, deep change is mandatory. Someone aware of the ripples can be confused as to why it takes such crisis for most citizens to even begin to consider the need for change. This is part of the pain of carrying a capacity for vision – or for the awareness of the exponential. ...

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Failing the Evolving Man

Monday, December 15th, 2008

In a culture that puts a premium on production, mastery and outward engagement, an introverted, sensitive or evolving man has no model for his journey. There is no commonly shared vocabulary for his experience. In a dieing culture, any man moved to untangle himself from the crumbling infrastructure is at a loss when it comes to understanding the process of disengagement.

Whether it is the high functioning attorney who has a stroke at age 35 and must learn to walk and talk all over again, the financial advisor that must relinquish the notion of making clients money in a falling market, the entrepeneur committed to sustainability who comes to understand there is no saving the planet or the management consultant who must watch his wife die of breast cancer – when these men face the abyss, there is no philosophy, book or cultural movement to support them. ...

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Highly Sensitive & Hearing the Grass Grow

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

We do not expect people to be deeply moved by what is not unusual…If we had keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. George Eliot, ...

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Unearthing the Roots of Depression

Friday, September 5th, 2008

It is rare to find a book on depression that touches upon the causal elements and dynamics of the depression itself. It is as if the writer – still suffering under the veil of depression’s shadow – is writing from within the condition. Unfortunately, by the very nature of depression, if you are in it – you can only write about what it is like – you can not write about what it is.

Depression is like a fever or a hallucinatory state. It prevents one from:

~seeing clearly
~accessing the core self
~being proactive
~freedom from disempowering influences.

We use terms like – being in a fog, or the light being dim because depression is very much a condition where the individual’s own energetic self is compromised. In my personal and professional work I would say that I have never encountered a depression that did not have spiritual, emotional and energetic dimensions to it. ...

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