This is the right-brain companion to my last crazy scientist dream post, which was giving you the fun theory of how I've gradually come, over the last 15+ years, to read some of my recurring, bewildering, intense, deep dream symbols as compass needles pointing me to dangers and potentials inherent in the various types of … Continue reading Using dreams as your soul’s GPS (2)
This is not a post about looking up dream symbols in encyclopaedias. It's about my 15+ years of engagement with intense, touching and puzzling dream symbols that have kept recurring, shifting, morphing, repeating again, progressing, regressing, throughout these years. Yes, admittedly it started with reading C. G. Jung. But the meat of it was unceasing … Continue reading How the crazy scientist uses dreams to navigate life challenges – in an empirical way
Late last year, perhaps in November, I decided to not be depressed anymore. A lot of crap had happened, and I was feeling crappy. I could sense myself going into the tailspin that I know really, really well – after hundreds (if not thousands? let me calculate the years) of repetitions. . Mindful, repetitious observation … Continue reading Is depression a choice?
Since having been persuaded that I'm "energy-sensitive" (an empath), I've been struggling with this question. . Physics As someone with a relatively extensive science background, to me energy is mostly E = mc2 ... or kinetic energy, or thermal energy, or electric energy, perhaps. Certainly, well – it does not make sense to me that energy … Continue reading What the heck is this “energy” that empaths are sensitive to?
I'm a physical (and emotional) empath, or as I recently learned – someone with mirror-touch synaesthesia. Meaning that I feel other people's sensations in my own body when I focus on a person, or on more sensitive days, when I just see the person (that includes random strangers in the street); and sometimes (apparently) when … Continue reading Mirror touch synaesthesia and feeling others’ pain
Camus says, "In the midst of winter, I finally found there was within me an invincible summer." However, Wu-men says: "Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life." Sasha, … Continue reading Seasons of the psyche
This is a follow up to my last article (On letting people suffer as an energy healer) and describing a somewhat kamikaze method of energy work that I have recently discovered for myself (I am sure it's described somewhere, but I haven't come across it so far) which seems to help (me) with processing and … Continue reading Letting others’ unhealed wounds heal you (kamikaze energy work)
Kindergarten I remember way back in kindergarten, one of the girls came in with a bandaged limb (I don't remember exactly which one it was). I couldn't bear looking at it; and ended up feeling the pain in my body, long after I had left the class. I didn't think much of that. Stray dogs … Continue reading The physical empath enters your knee
Below are concise reviews of techniques I've tried myself. I'm giving a source for each so you can find more information, but also because ... my academic conscience won't let me cite others without giving credit. Shielding Source: it's all over the web How it works: The idea is visualising some kind of bubble, elastic … Continue reading A review of empath quick-fixes