Essays and Articles
These articles and essays form a good introduction to the conceptual
context within which I work with you. They include introductory topics
and more in-depth essays exploring selected aspects of metaphysics,
energy dynamics, spiritual process, and psychology.
When I read your writtings I feel inspired, your spirit seems authentically expressed
in your words - which in turn allows my spirit to feel directly spoken to. - AK, Boulder CO
Your newsletters are so inspiring. I always look forward to receiving them.
It's almost uncanny that what you talk about in your own life is often very
similar to what's going on for me. Funny how the universe works that way.
- TE, Boulder CO
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Uniqueness of Experience
The idea that things are unreal because they are scientifically intractable is both wrong and dangerous. Human experience is always unique, which doesn't mean that it is unreal or that we can't investigate it.
Hypnosis and Trance
An overview of my how I view Hypnosis and trance work in general. Covers states of consciousness, levels of trance, passive hypnosis and active (interactive) hypnosis.
Reading and Healing
An overview of my how I view my role as a reader and spiritual healer.
truth, Truth and teaching
An outline of the relationship of personal, social, and absolute truth. Including aspects of perception, the ego, and the manifestation of the physical from spirit. All to set up my suggestion of how to read what I write.
Intro I: the Energy Body
Intro II: Judgment, the Glue that Binds [© 9/01]
Intro III: The Energetics of Karma [© 12/01]
A three part summary/introduction to my vision of us as energetic beings and the application of that vision to understanding the spiritual journey, "karma", etc.
Signal to Noise
Some thoughts on different ways in which the signal of Spirit is easier to perceive realtive to the noise of being human.
Going to the Well
A meditation on the I-Ching hexagram of the Well, and how where ever we find it in ourselves and our life we need to bring its waters back to the world and our community.
Being on Your Path
On how being present (or not) is more important than being "on" or "off" our path. Being connected and present we are on a good path, open to spirit and magic.
When Spirit Calls
On how when we are called by Spirit to work on our selves, or to a new adventure in life, it is not your ego that has to answer, it is your Soul. Letting go of the ego's fear you can embody new levels of your essential Self.
Your Next Step
On the importance of giving yourself time to wait between cycles of doing and of owning your next steps as something that comes from the creativity of your heart rather than in response to external experctations or pressures.
A meditation that invites you to experience the dreaming of the heart, which you may find to be quite different from your usual day dreams that arise from other aspects of your being.
Space for Awakening
On how there are places in the world today for you to safely explore and unfold your spiritual and intuitive aspects. This is happening now to many people of all ages, so you need never be alone or scared.
Cultivating Your Heart
On how you need to have a place to go to step out of your head, or your emotions. Cultivating your own heart leads to a new home full of love and joy.
On how the letting go we are all doing now is of a different order than what we are used to. It is about letting go of our mind and learning to step into our knowingness, a new and very different place and way of being.
On how it is good to practice letting go of our mental planning and control in small things in preparation for the times when life makes us let go in larger things.
Show Up, Pay Attention
On how it is useful to constantly challenge ourselves to show up and pay attention, To claim the full richness of being alive as a human we must do this over and over.
Grounding Your Bliss
On how once we have gone into Spirit and found our individuated Soul essence the Earth will show us how to ground this into the web of life. Not the web of egoic drama we have left, but the web of manifest spirit of which we are meant to be a part.
Levels of Being and Personal Boundaries
[© 3/11] Top 5 Read
On how we are both infinit spiritual beings and finite physical humans. The rules are different on the two levels and as humans we need to have appropriate boundaries. As we come to consciously operate more on both levels we need to pay attention to the relevant rules.
On how excitement is often rooted in fear as much as the anxiety that proceeds it, and how dropping deeper into ourselves is a better place to finish our creations from.
On holding space for healing processes and how a deeper level that is more fundamental to who we are and where we come from has been showing up recently. This makes healing work simpler and more powerful.
Finding Love Within Yourself
[© 7/10] Top 5 Read
On connecting to the love that is your Self, owning it and expressing it in the world. The difference ebtween this and "looking for love" in the world.
A discussion of GPS navigation in cars and with the heart. Trusting that Spirit does know where we are going and will guide us appropriately. Learning the value of being present along the way without skipping steps.
Understanding Each Other
Understanding each other requires intention and attention. Communicating successfully is not as simple as we often assume. We tend to give up or over assume in many cases. When we look beyond the words we can begin to understand each other and ourselves.
Life, Death, and Preservation
On how life is comprised of three part cycles, and how in resisting the final "desruction" part we get stuck in "preservation" to the detriment of "creation" and the over all flow of life itself. Reconsidering our bodies in this context we can open more easily to spirit in ways that nourish and heal them, making them living temples.
On Losing and Finding Our Center
A piece inspired by a lesson from spirit on a ceremonial evening. About different levels of being lost and found, and how we find meaning in our lives.
The Limits of the Ego and the Benefits of a Higher Power
[© 11/07] Top 5 Read
On the limits of the egoic mind and the benifits of recognizing and resourcing higher powers, both psychologically and spiritually.
On Nursing Intuition
A brief outline of energetics behind how healthcare professionals interact with their clients.
Dancing on the Earth
On how dancing with the Earth yields both grounding and freedom.
Reading clip and recorded meditation available on the Recordings page.
Birth and the Fear of Being Alone
[© 6/04] Top 5 Read
On the root fear of separation and being alone, and how we may confuse aspects of the birth and death transitions.
Giving and Receiving in
[© 8/02] Top 5 Read
On how giving and receiving in relationships changes when we change from thinking of ourselves as limited beings to unlimited beings.
The Keys to Your Heart
On why we often feel we need to "fall in love" with someone else, rather than simply be "in love".
Includes a short meditation.
Listen to it on the Recordings page.
Projection and Power
An essay on owning our issues, reclaiming power and healing.
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Last updated May 16, 2013. © Alan McAllister.