This session of creative writing is focused on writing from the energy of the seven muses. Christopher Vogler writes, “Archetypes/Muses are part of the universal language of storytelling and command of their ENERGY is as essential to the writer as breathing.” Each week I will pick a muse and write from its energy. These are the seven muses: Child, Virgin/Maiden, Mother, Siren/Seductress/Whore, Huntress, Crone/Hag/Witch, and Medusa. Can you guess which muse is this week’s?

Magic is in the heart and the heart lives in many places. It is a multifaceted dimension that includes it all and is not confined to…


Michael Neill takes us on an epic, eye-opening journey through his awakening to this understanding to his heart-warming relationship with his wife. Learning, rather ironically, that subjectivity is the only objective fact of life, was a paradigm shift that changed his life forever.

Michael reminds us of the beauty of keeping it simple — letting your original feeling of love and attraction to your partner be the basis for your relationship. And allowing the ultimate purpose of your relationship to be to enjoy each other’s company. Our conditioning tells us to remain hyperfocused on what could go wrong, and…


The Arbitrary Nature of Feeling Unworthy

My email management has hit an all-time low. I’m hopefully not letting the important ones lapse, but I’m sure there will be hurt feelings along the way. I love responding to reader and listener emails. The ones that get me stuck are the ones with a next action. I could just create a task list to get them out of my email inbox. That would be the thing to do, but old habits die hard. And doing that would have me fall into the trap of out of sight out of mind. Then I would have to create a new…


Christine Heath and Judy Sedgeman discuss why they believe psychology has it backward. Psychology looks at things through a “causal lens” whereas Christine and Judy help their clients understand the role of thought in creating their experience. Psychological analysis can be intellectually stimulating, but it doesn’t necessarily result in sustainable transformation.

Judy and Christine reflect on their fresh look at the fundamental causes of stress and distress, instead of the traditional model of analysis and desensitization. They share how this not only creates a more graceful experience for their clients, but also for themselves. …


I am sitting in bed before a webinar. Angus just shut the bedroom door so I can have some peace and quiet.

The sun is streaming through the rectangular window in the bedroom above the bed. There are no curtains on it. It makes the white room even brighter. I am snuggled under the duvet with its beige cotton cover with my gray weighted blanket on top of it. Propped up by multiple pillows of different sizes. My brown mug of tea sits on the wooden bedside table next to me with wafts of steam floating in the air. …


Rohini and Angus interview their mentors, George & Linda Pransky. The Pranksys share about how their relationship has evolved over time, and most notably how it changed after they met Syd Banks, the man who first conceptualized the understanding we speak about on this podcast.

Linda describes their first year together as volatile and painful. After talking with Syd, they started getting over conflicts in their relationship quicker — neither of them were taking things as personally anymore. Seeing that they were moving in the right direction together, they could ease up on trying to work to make the…


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It was my daughter’s 21st birthday last week. It feels like quite a milestone. We are extremely proud of her and what she is up to in her life. One of the things I am most grateful for is that she understands the importance of following her inner wisdom. She left her four-year college that she worked very hard to get into without knowing what her next steps would be, based on listening to her inner feedback. Despite her trepidation, she followed what she felt was right and took the leap into the unknown.

Now she laughs when she looks…


We had the pleasure of sitting down with our dear friend and coach Erika Bugbee. Erika’s wisdom is evident in every word she expresses. We cover topics like parenting teens (or children of any age), marriage, and relationships of all forms (even the ones with your in-laws).

Erika skillfully uncovers two fundamental keys to having success in any relationship. Showing restraint when we’d rather tear into our partner for their annoying habits, behaviors, etc… goes a long way. We often show restraint in relationships with those who are not our nearest and dearest, but with those, we’re closest to…


I have been feeling tender. The Reimagining Our Spiritual Communities Series that Julie Chazotte and I have been hosting served to surface some of my emotional pain.

Angus has told me for years how heated I get when I talk about racism and how judgmental I am toward him. I am not neutral. And that was seen as wrong, but this past weekend, I felt the hurt behind my anger. I remembered the bullying, the name-calling, and the entire year of sitting on a school bus morning and afternoon being taunted.

Not every taunt was a racial slur, but being…


I don’t understand why I am not liked, so I fit how I am received into my own version of unworthiness.

My ball of shame is hidden behind my desire to please. It is rolled smooth and thin by compliments and adulation. So thin it becomes nearly transparent, but it never disappears. And like rubber, it springs back into shape. It is thick and slimy — impenetrable and sticky. I can’t wash it off. I can’t remove the smell. I can’t get rid of it. My humanness is inescapable.

I am branded. I know it. No one needs to tell…

Rohini Ross

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