by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
My life seemed to be going well.
Until, one day I was persecuted and bullied in what to my metaphoric senses seemed much like a crucifixion. It happened overnight—I was never given the option of a defence, nor an explanation – my impeachment was complete...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: Miguel Ruiz teaches (in The Four Agreements) - "What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering." Hatred is a context for illusion - and for suppressed fear and anger to express itself. Every path takes the 'hater' back to himself. Francis of Assisi taught forgiveness even facing the worst suffering.
Editor's Note: In this short video, surfer and yoga teacher Eoin Finn, gives a beautiful metaphor about surfing the waves as being similar to going through life. He tells how living this way ultimately guided him to where he is now (a yoga teacher and more).
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Hank Wesselman recounts his first meeting with Hawaiian shaman Hale Makua, the wisdom he learned that day, and the relevancy of that wisdom to the current state of our world. In the metaphor he uses, we each have a bowl filled with varying amounts of light. Unfortunately, the men who predominantly rule this planet have very little light left in their bowls. We are all challenged to bring more light into our bowls and into our lives. See a related article here.
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 Tim Brunson, PhD
What is a hypnotic script? While some scripts typically include all three components of a session – that is, the induction, the therapy, and the recovery – generally their focus is on crafting the therapeutic component. This is normally done by using Ericksonian-like metaphors and analogies as forms of parallel communication...
by Elizabeth Spring
I love hearing the story of how the very old mystic, scientist and philosopher, Teilhard de Chardin, taught the contemporary spiritual teacher, Jean Houston, the story of evolution through the metaphor of the butterfly. It was when she was only 13 and taking long walks with him each week in Central Park in NYC. She had been walking her fox terrier and the young girl literally bumped into the old man. She called him “Mr Tayer” and was enchanted by his stories…it was only much later that she learned who this famous old man really was...
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...
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.
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