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The Blues Chase the Blues Away

Legendary Chicago Blues musician, Buddy Guy, is credited with this quote.  When asked how personal experience influenced his music, Guy claimed that to create Blues music you need to feel your own blues and be in touch with your troubles.  You don’t play the...

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The Blues Chase the Blues Away

Legendary Chicago Blues musician, Buddy Guy, is credited with this quote.  When asked how personal experience influenced his music, Guy claimed that to create Blues music you need to feel your own blues and be in touch with your troubles.  You don’t play the...

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Keep Growing

Yesterday morning I went for a walk. The sun which had technically already risen, was coming up over some distant trees. As I strolled east, a particular bush on a neighbor’s lawn caught my eye. The sunlight was falling on it just so that each of the leaves on the...

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What is an Energy Sketch?

Have you ever just scribbled a little something without thinking too much about how it might come out?  Have you ever used stick figure drawings to illustrate something?  Have you ever had a felt sense or strong association to the energy or movement that a simple line...

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Integrating Wisdom Into Daily Life

This is part 6 of a 6-part series that looks at the main steps in inner work exercises, explains why each is important and provides some tips for increasing one’s skills with each step. While the experience you have and the wisdom you find during an inner work...

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Grasshopper: Recognizing Wisdom

This is part 5 of a 6-part series that looks at the main steps in inner work exercises, explains why each is important and provides some tips for increasing one’s skills with each step. In the 1970s TV series, Kung Fu, the central character Kwai Chang flashes back to...

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Shape Shifting: Inhabiting Another Point of View

This is part 4 of a 6-part series that looks at the main steps in inner work exercises, explains why each is important and provides some tips for increasing one’s skills with each step. At some point in many inner work exercises, you may be encouraged to study and...

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