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This blog contains reflections from my journal. I am always interested in where others are in their lives in these matters of the soul, so if you are moved to share, please do so. Simply go to the Contact page, or leave a comment at the end of any of my entries. Meanwhile, blessings on your journey.

Below are links to the ten most recent entries. To view more, use the pagination menu at the bottom of each listing page.

Dancing with the Work of PathWork, Take 2

We chatted more about resisting pain and turned to how I resist pain in our, Pat’s and my, relationship specifically.

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What Purpose Inspires Life's Forward Movement?

I found myself reflecting on the past several days and realizing that nearly all of my experiences in these recent days and weeks have been quite enlivening for me.

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Dancing With The Work of PathWork

…Yes, a cloud of darkness and anxiety was coming in on my evening. I wasn’t sure what was in my anxiety and the darkness rolling in, but there it was, and I was very aware of it.

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Grieving For Not Feeling Grief — AND For So Many Years

While she spoke this with tenderness and love, I noticed that I could not really take in her words, I could not bring myself to believe her words.

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When Light Meets Darkness

To my amazement and delight (OK, and at first to my panic) Marjorie Bair had read not only my write up on the April 14-17 Trust Workshop that she had led, but she also read both of my two previous blog entries on Pat’s and my experience at Sage’s workshop on Divine Sexuality last weekend,

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Moving Forward in Couplehood after Divine Sexuality Workshop

Wednesday morning, following the couples workshop, I commented to Pat about my sense of stuckness in our relating. Was I resigning myself to not being fulfilled in the sexual/physical dimensions of our otherwise beautiful relationship?

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Gary, Who Are You?

Over the May 6-8 weekend Pat and I, along with 24 others, participated in a Divine Sexuality workshop led by Sagewalker. … The purpose of this blog entry is to share some of that experience.

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Perhaps It Was a Taste of Enlightenment, Just Perhaps

This possible glimpse of enlightenment I tasted occurred near the end of an April 14-17, 2016 workshop. It was Module 3 of the 2015/16 Sacred Dimensions of the Pathwork Program, created by Erena Bramos and staged at Sevenoaks Retreat Center near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Randy, My "Best Friend"?

“Gary, a dog would be ‘good for you.’”

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"Gary, What Do You Need?"

… something had happened in the Monday session that shifted me. And I realized that I could not truly express exactly what had shifted or how things now were different from before. I was in an “I’m OK” feeling space.

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