Cycles can be found in every corner and dark nook of social interaction and human experience. Conflict easily spins out of control, refusing resolution or self awareness, as participants fall into a specific cycle of roles. A system known as the ‘drama triangle’ by Stephen Karpman has been used with me in therapy numerous times … Continue reading The Triangle: Ending Conflict
Being fully aware of thoughts and noticing problematic patterns can easily spawn new toxic mentalities. We might imagine it was easier before we were self aware, that we prefer being oblivious. There is technique to be practiced in critical thinking— there are nuances to understanding ourselves and trained compassion. My therapist gave me a phrase … Continue reading Critical Thinking (Not Thinking Critically)
We all, in some way, are hypocrites. We work to avoid contradicting ourselves but without self awareness, we are powerless. Self awareness is our continuous struggle. I am a hypocrite. By naming this sin I can observe it, watch it carefully and note its behaviours. Our hypocrisy hides insecurity. I, we, human beings, criticize our … Continue reading Being a Hypocrite
Caput Corvi doesn’t always involve calcination and calcination doesn’t only occur during Caput Corvi, but destruction must be part of the process. This is the act of separation. Solve et coagula, we take ourselves apart and put ourselves back together. This will be a cycle as humans aren’t simple. We will learn from this first … Continue reading Alchemy of Self: Calcination Part 2
https://youtu.be/MV4BbXD8440 The serpent is self serving, filled with hate and greed. Left to feed it will inevitably destroy itself, but the destruction it’s existence brings is never worth letting it circle around, creating an ouroboros of ignorance and conceit.
Humans are designed to be selfish, and to overcome self obsession. Protectively we focus on ourselves. We coddle our insecurities, cautious to disturb our self hatred. Despite this, by nature of insecurity we are also equipped to heal and combat. Our body and soul desires freedom, the home of our selfish self consciousness is not … Continue reading Being Selfish and Insecure