The Art of Asking Essential Questions

The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our thinking. The quality of our thinking, in turn, is determined by the quality of our questions, for questions are the engine, the driving force behind thinking. Without questions, we have nothing to think about. Without essential questions, we often fail to focus our thinking on the significant and substantive. When we ask essential questions, we deal with what is necessary, relevant, and indispensable […] Read more »

“What” is Wisdom?

The Trivium & the Unity Process

Wisdom is the ability to utilize both your knowledge and understanding in your actions. Knowledge answers “what” questions, understanding answers “why” questions, and wisdom is the synthesis of your “what” and “why” into your “how” questions/answers. If you jump into your “how” without first acquiring enough knowledge and understanding, you are not making a wise choice. ~Nathan & Aline Read more »

Externally or Internally Unified?

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“Convincing people that “we’re all one” is done to make the masses easier to manipulate, and to herd them like sheep. However, our true power comes when we unify our fragmented and traumatized aspects of Self within, to become a whole person, intimate in relationship to Self. Such a unified being is unable to be herded or manipulated, and expresses their individual thought apart from the mass unconscious of the herd. Unconscious, enmeshed, and enslaved […] Read more »

Are We One?

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Oneness is not a linear value or number, but a quality of intimate connectedness within our Self.  The belief that we are all one is only true once we are One inside, but until then, it is just enmeshment and codependency, which is a sick unity.  Being One from the inside reflects our uniqueness out, but being one externally enslaves our soul within our body.  We cannot experience the fullness of unity with another until […] Read more »

Why we Over-commit in Life

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Often our tendency to over-commit comes from a shadow. It comes from a need to prove that we are smart enough, worthy enough, successful enough, to please others or obtain validation and approval from the outside world. ~The Ford Institute The most successful people in our world are over committed to a particular area of their lives, it is not motivated by their creative passions, but by their passion to make a distant (or not […] Read more »

Sex is Simply a Reflection

Spiritual Bypassing

“What we do sexually with our partner may seem very different from what we do in the rest of our relationship, but it is in fact simply a reflection, however skewed or energetically magnified, of our overall relationship. What is not working in a relationship will show up in a couple’s sex life, no matter how much sex may seem to be a “solution” to or escape from the rest of the relationship. Once we […] Read more »

Shadow Quotes

As you may already know, we place a lot of focus on exploring our shadow side in the Hive, as we feel it holds the key to unlocking our ultimate sensual, financial, and relational potential in life. Because of this, we thought we’d pass along our favorite quotes on the shadow, that most dastardly aspect of ourselves that we wish we could conceal, but once gazed upon fully, allows us to transform into a magnificent […] Read more »

Enlightened or Asleep?

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An awakened being still has feelings, including anger, sadness, and fear, only a self-deluded ego will pretend to have transcended their feelings to prove their supposed enlightened spiritual status. The biggest difference between an awake and an asleep individual is that the awake person is conscious and aware of their feelings, and has the capacity to understand why they are feeling them in the first place, while the sleeping are too busy suppressing theirs, blaming […] Read more »

Beware of Spiritual Bypass

A good reminder to be present with our feelings as we continue to grow spiritually, otherwise, we may find that our spirituality is taking us further into stagnation rather than evolution… >>Over the years, I’ve become fascinated with the ways in which we try to feel endlessly good. We’ve gotten progressively more skillful in our methods: turning away from drugs or alcohol to alter our consciousness and turning towards things like self-help books, meditation, yoga, […] Read more »

“Spiritual Bypassing” Book Quote

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“Spiritual bypassing, a term first coined by psychologist John Welwood in 1984, is the use of spiritual practices and beliefs to avoid dealing with our painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs. It is much more common than we might think and, in fact, is so pervasive as to go largely unnoticed, except in its more obvious extremes. Part of the reason for this is that we tend not to have very much tolerance, either […] Read more »

To Transcend Yourself Be Yourself

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“Many equate spiritual awakening and liberation with somehow moving beyond selfhood, but my deepest intuition about this is that the more deeply we ARE our uniquely individuated self, the closer we are to fully awakening to who and what we truly are. In short, to transcend yourself be yourself.” ~Robert Augustus Masters Read more »

Carl Jung: Thirteen Quotations on the Shadow

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Originally blogged by STEPHEN PARKER, PH.D on JANUARY 26, 2011 on jungcurrents.com. The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge. Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14 Filling the conscious mind with […] Read more »

Healthy Transcendence Includes Supposed Negative Qualities

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Those who have made a spiritual virtue out of bypassing what they deem to be “negative” fail to realize that healthy transcendence is neither a flight nor a disconnection from “lower” things and qualities, but rather a going beyond them that does not exclude them. Through such radical inclusion, we expand both horizontally and vertically, opening ourselves to include a particular quality while at the same time not identifying or fusing with it. There is […] Read more »

Learning How to Have Sex is Easy

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“Learning how to have sex is easy. Learning a sexual technique is easy. If it is so easy though, why does humanity continue to be sexually unsatisfied? The emotions, boundaries, and beliefs that contribute to sexual experiences, and especially the management of life force energy, continues to be largely ignored; depth of character and self-awareness changes your sexual experience more than a technique ever can.” ~Aline & Nathan Read more »

A Second Innocence…

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“There is a second innocence, a conscious innocence. It is not naive, nor gullible, nor helpless before parental or social tyrannies. It is childlike but not childish. It is open but not defenseless. Its vulnerability is not a liability but a source of strength. It is not a victim. Its scars both ennoble and deepen it, without reducing its capacity for Wonder.” ~Robert Augustus Masters Read more »

It’s Easier to Fool People…

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“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.” ~Mark Twain Those without understanding are easy to fool.   Discernment is sorely lacking, especially these days…to discern, the heart must be active, and to do that, it is important to ask “why” every time you lack understanding… understanding upgrades your discernment, which makes you harder to fool. ~Nathan Read more »

Paradigm Changing

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Asking questions is the most dangerous thing that a person can do to threaten the current societal paradigm…this is why they try to imprint their own questions onto us through social conditioning; schools, media, political, and religious means. You don’t need to be an activist, you don’t need to change their minds, you don’t even need to stop their actions, you just need to keep asking as many questions as you can, and keep seeking […] Read more »

How do I know the things I know?

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Reposted from: http://www.ascensionhelp.com/blog/2014/05/07/how-do-i-know-the-things-i-know/ By Cameron Day, on May 7th, 2014 How do I know the things I know? I get this question a lot, and while I have answered it to various levels of detail in past interviews and podcasts, I think it is time for a quick mini-blog to answer the question. From an early age my parents cultivated my innate intuition instead of suppressing it like most parents do. My parents were Buddhists, […] Read more »