Category Archives: Relationships

Thoughts about relationships, or my relationship to relationships…

Luminosity Behind the Veil

My father is dying. He’s had heart trouble for years, getting a quadruple bypass, and later a pacemaker; he even tried an experimental stem cell therapy. Now his body is giving up as his liver and kidneys are also failing. … Continue reading

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Army of the Heart

My heart is in a thousand pieces, smoldering like remnants from some supernova explosion, an explosion from years ago. Each glowing piece seems to have it’s own sentience, part grizzled veteran, part newborn. And they are all waking from a … Continue reading

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Divine Femine, Sacred Masculine: A Call to Integration

Growing up in the 1960’s, I got exposed to the beginnings of the women’s movement. Women seemed so angry at men, burning bra’s and such. I didn’t really understand it, but I knew I was a boy, and would someday … Continue reading

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The Bearable Bliss of Being.

WARNING: SEXUAL CONTENT Close your eyes and tune into your body. What do you feel? “Nothing, it’s just me”.  Ok, but what does “me” feel like? Tune in calmly, and you will feel a subtle pleasure. A little calm sweetness, … Continue reading

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Radical Self Acceptance is the Key to Intimacy

As I lie naked with my lover, I feel completely comfortable and at peace. Being naked with another person is a vulnerable experience. I’m not perfect: my hairline is receding, my skin is getting wrinkles, I have a scar on … Continue reading

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Life is the only teacher

Life is the great teacher. It has many tools at it’s disposal, including books, classes and life experiences. Pain is one of the greatest motivators to learning. It’s hubris for us to think we can teach anyone anything. At best, … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons, Integrating the shadow

For the past couple of years, I’ve been dealing with shadows; those parts of myself disowned since childhood, as well as the shadows within others. It’s been fascinating, confusing and liberating, changing the way I see myself and every one … Continue reading

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