On Creating New Stories to Reflect Our Deepest Selves

A lot of us have old messages about who we are and what we can accomplish. “Oh, I’m not smart enough.” “I’m not good enough.” “I certainly can’t do that.” Or whatever. Well, if we buy into these things, they become true. One of the mysterious things about the brainwave entrainment enhanced meditation practice (we’re…

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Art from the Edge of Everything: Painting as Spiritual Practice

Louis Parsons’ art SoulScapes was recently featured in the Integral Art Gallery – December 2012. ___________________________________________________________________________ Louis Parsons, Artist, iAwake Guest Blogger I’ve been painting professionally, in a very particular way that has become known as “SoulScaping,” for over ten years. During this time, painting has been my major spiritual practice. You see, to be honest, I’m not that good at meditating. I have a very…

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Creativity and Conscious Evolution

I picked up a book the other day by Rollo May called The Courage to Create, published in 1975. Rollo May was an existential psychologist, and I think he was quite influential in some of Ken Wilber’s early stuff. His half-brother, Gerald May, wrote a classic in the recovery field, calledAddiction & Grace. Anyway, The Courage to…

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Your Passion Your Practice

I have been passionately playing electric blues guitar for about two years now. Before that, I spent about forty years playing acoustic rhythm guitar and a little bit of lead. Then two years ago this August, I fell in love with a guitar at a friend’s house. He was selling a vintage guitar―which I bought…

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