Editor's Note from Michael Williams: James Geary's TED Talk on metaphor. Any storyteller, of course, recognizes metaphor as an essential element of story. We use approximately six metaphors every minute in our speech. In this video, author James Geary introduces and celebrates the world of metaphor. Learn more about Geary's fascination with metaphor at http://www.jamesgeary.com/.
by Lisa McCourt
I love Halloween. It’s a Juicy-Joyful holiday – a brief opportunity to replace our day-to-day masks with more outrageous ones. Maybe you’re planning which mask you’ll wear this year, but I want to give you a far scarier challenge. What if you decided to acknowledge and remove some of the numbing metaphorical masks you’ve been walking around behind? How honest are you with yourself about your truest, deepest desires?...
by Lin Morel, PhD
I have a friend who was about five when he went on his first Easter egg hunt. He came up empty handed and decided he was a failure. His five-year old’s belief that he couldn’t succeed, even when he worked really hard, followed him through his life. It got buried really deeply...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Lin Morel's article invites us to say yes to life as it unfolds and trust in the divine process. She shows us how to make the unconscious conscious and allow our inner deep wisdom to guide us and reveal the grace that is ever abundant in our lives.
by Robbi Zeck
The Essential Oil Reflections are metaphors for positive change and are the focal point of the teachings covered in the seminar series based on The Blossoming Heart...
Editor's Note: Robbi Zeck’s words and expressions provide gentle but provocative support for deep emotional change, bringing awareness to daily living and beautifully uplifting the heart. Enjoy in peace.
Editor's Note: The metaphors in these short videos by the brilliant, pragmatic meditation teacher Kenneth Folk might seem a bit confusing at first. When you start practicing these effective techniques, however, all the references to lava lamps and sun spots start to make perfect sense. Folks call this approach, which leads to states of peace and clarity, 'the direct path.'
by Cynthia A. Greb, MLA,
ATH Co-Editor of Dream Medicine
If you are reading this, you undoubtedly recognize the importance of dreams. They are not simply random neurons firing and haphazardly replaying the events of the day. Our dreams have something to tell us! Sometimes it is challenging to gauge the meaning of our dreams because they often speak metaphorically or in puns...
Editor's Note from Cynthia Greb: Sometimes our lives get very busy and we may remember our dreams, we may even record them, but we may not always take the time to sit with their meaning and messages for us. Here is a cautionary tale of what could happen if we don't pay attention to our dreams' wisdom and guidance.
by David Keith
In Part 1 of this two-part personal reflection on a day in his work with young people, David Keith—founder of the Juniper programme—reveals the power of 'telling your story' with a group of school children. During a session with a group of 11-12yr-olds, David encourages children to share their feelings through metaphor and personal story, a process which unexpectedly uncovers a trove of hidden grief, grief untold. The healing begins...
by Diane Rook
Healing stories can change the way we see our lives and the world. Using metaphor and imagery, stories offer healing and growth to everyone - those who tell them and those who listen. They connect us to each other and help us find meaning as we imagine new possibilities and find hope...
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