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The Wisdom of Descent

I guess it’s seasonally appropriate—it’s the dark time of year, and once again my mood is dark. There’s a gathering undertow pulling me down, until I’m drowning in the fear of drowning. There’s the kind of anxiety that makes staying still an agony and every activity terrifying. Creativity is absent. These words are hard to write.

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  • Archer
    Archer says #
    Thank you Meredith. It's been a process, but I am in a much better place now, and working on understanding and continuing to have
  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite says #
    This really resonated with me, I feel like I could've written it myself. I'm in a very similar place and I take comfort in knowing
  • Irisanya
    Irisanya says #
    Beautiful. Thank you.
  • Archer
    Archer says #
    Thanks so much Ted--I will definitely check out your blog entry--it's obviously been a right of passage for both of us.
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    What an amazing teacher you are, Archer! In the very act of expressing your angst, you give the best step-by-step advice in copin

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Can I Get a Witness?

 

 

One of my yoga students approached me after class. She wanted to discuss a scene from a book I’d leant her.

 

“You know how the author is teaching a yoga class, and one of his students breaks down crying and he cradles her head in his hands and acts as her witness? And then he shows her how to be her own witness?”

 

I nodded.

 

“Well I was wondering if you could that for me?”

 

Sure. No problem.

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  • Archer
    Archer says #
    It's amazing to me how much we can pull out of our stories--about Buddha, Jesus, Odin, whomever. I marvel at how powerful the stor
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    You're welcome, as always. Fortunately I read your first reply, so I appreciate the "in"-sights you shared; I also understand why
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Thank you, Archer, for another excellent article. I know exactly what you mean about long distance witnessing. I'm not familiar wi
  • Archer
    Archer says #
    Thanks for some thoughtful points and kind words Ted.

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I recently went away to a weekend intensive hosted by Expanding Inward.  It was a wonderful weekend, full of revelations and tears...and not once during sessions was I hugged by another participant.

I was not hugged because I didn't ask for a hug.

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  • Amoret BriarRose
    Amoret BriarRose says #
    You are very welcome, and yes, consent is something we can be more aware of. It takes practice, but it is a worthwhile endeavor.
  • Paola Suarez
    Paola Suarez says #
    Thank you. Personally I find that conversations about consent even when it comes to "innocent" interactions like hugs isn't brough
  • Amoret BriarRose
    Amoret BriarRose says #
    Thank you for sharing your experiences, Shauna. I know that my time at the Grove has deeply impacted my ability to witness others.
  • Shauna Aura Knight
    Shauna Aura Knight says #
    Like the Expanding Inward, folks, I also trained at Diana's Grove and I've taken the similar approach in my work of asking ritual
  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ says #
    This is so important. When I am told stories of sexual abust (I have heard more than anyone needs to) I always say: "This should n

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