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
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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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Pausing to ask a clear question, that reflects your true needs, is a powerful mindfulness practice. This leads to being aligned with your Self.
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.
Gateway to Unity Consciousness
Source creates duality, then uses polarity to manifest. Holding a complete polarity creates a gateway back to Unity Consciousness.
Some thoughts on the total solar eclipse and the cosmic enegies in play to help us heal ourselves and the planet.
Talking with the Universe
Some observations about the on going conversation we all have with the Universe. Noticing it and understanding it, and the fluidity of time.
Grounding and Manifestation
A longer piece exploring the consequences of grounding and shielding your energetic space. Parallels with electrostatics are most useful.
Duality and Sacred Union
A discussion of the meaning of Sacred Union, the return to Source. Duality and Unity. A beautiful analogy is found in the physical nature of light.
Using gravity, martial arts, and other parrallels to understand paths, flows and pauses in the context of an unexpected appendectomy.
Emotions, Karma, and Freewill
On how old emotional charges (trauma) becomes karma, and is also physically lodged in the brain. This determines much of our behavior. Learning to recognize and clear these opens the ability to exercise true freewill.
About energy effeciency. Every other aspect of the universe makes use of enegetic optimization, cultivates minimal effort. Perhaps we should too.
Compassion, Presence, and Resonance
About energetic resonances in human energy fields and how they are and can be used in the healing arts and teaching.
Courage and Butterflies
About the courage it takes to embrace the darker aspects of self so that they may transform into the butterflies that are ready to fly forth.
Fields naturally clear stones in the winter breathing of freeze and thaw. Humans can clear our inner stones breathing consciously into our lungs and bodies.
About why our attention is endlessly engaged by the world and how to find a new stance that is more powerful and comfortable.
The ancestral peoples knew how to sustainably harvest life, rather than mining for resources. We need to remember this, to live in harmony with the Earth.
Passing the Judgement
About how when we may seek to make others wrong in order to feel better about ourselves, this is a distraction from our own self-judgment.
About how under all the reasonable mistrust of the outer world, especially the unconscious levels, there is a deep lack of trust in Self and Spirit.
Fire in Healing and Transformation: Fever Dreams and Star Births
Fire in healing and transformation processes in the body. The phases of stars parallel the phases of life and fire for humans.
The Playful Universe
Exploring the Universal energy of play and how it can show up as playfulness in all aspects of human life.
Listening to Stillness
On how we can drop into the physical body and through that into the stillness of the Void In the spaces between our physical atoms. Listening there we can hear our Soul's truth.
Manifesting from Balance
On how the universe creates everything from the interaction of the masculine and feminine, and we must as well. Various implications are explored including the need to cultivate, heal, and integrate our own feminine and masculine aspects.
On how we are always whole complete beings, human and Soul, although our awareness is often limited, moment by moment. Our sense of separation is fueled by various fears held by the human self, but they are inherently false.
On how its better to dance with your shadow than to box with it.
On the sorce of all emotional energy in consciousness, life force, love. How we can learn to transform all the forms back into love and joy and then use them to support our expansion and growth.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 January 16, 2018. © Alan McAllister.