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 […]
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“What” is Wisdom?

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
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Externally or Internally Unified?

“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 […]
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Sex is Simply a Reflection

“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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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“Spiritual Bypassing” Book Quote

“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 […]
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To Transcend Yourself Be Yourself

“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
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Carl Jung: Thirteen Quotations on the Shadow

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 […]
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A Second Innocence…

“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
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It’s Easier to Fool People…

“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
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Paradigm Changing

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 […]
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“Season of the Serpent: Book One” – Law of Attraction & Mirrors

This is a really great book that uses a fictional story line to teach very deep spiritual truths with a few Gnostic perspectives, and includes allusions to Carl Jung, the mirrors principles, and more. We highly recommend both books One and Two. Post by Divine Pollination.
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Positive Thinking?

“Positive thinking is the ultimate way to distract and disconnect ourselves from our perceived flaws, imperfections, quirks, uniquenesses, the secret darkness that we try so hard to hide. We strive to cover up the ‘bad’ aspects of our experience without actually dealing with them, facing them, embracing them, healing them, loving them. We stop seeing the beauty, and perhaps even the awesome potential, in the ‘negativity’. Reject half of life, and we will surely always […]
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Judgment vs. Discernment

Q: What is the difference between Judgment and discernment? A:  I think that with judgment, there is a resistance to seeing the whole picture. It’s a reaction from a limited point of view… Discernment is open to more points of view, and is a response from having received all available data… The same line or boundary can be drawn, but discernment is responsive whereas judgement is reactive… When something is taken just at face value, […]
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The Simple Life

To an untrained heart, asking “why” to understand may seem complicated and unnecessary, while finding a “how” solution to skirt around uncomfortable feelings may feel simpler.  We agree, digging out of the web of lies that you have buried yourself in can feel quite complicated, but once the lies are all gone, life becomes extremely simple.  ~Nathan & Aline
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