Co-creating The New Emerging Masculine! Healing The Wounded Negative Masculine (Part 3 of 3)

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Masculine Feminine Soul – Drawing by Ingrid Cryns

Awakening to mankind’s responsibility to heal the inner wound of our collective wounded masculine, also heals the wounded relationship with the feminine.  As we all learn how to relate differently in a way that is more inclusive, this paradoxically allows more individuality to co-exist.  With a commitment to our personal growth, together we are co-creating the new emerging masculine.

Like the need for bio-diversity to strengthen the resilience of inter-dependent micro systems on the planet, our collective need to learn how to operate in a way that includes an ability to respond and support all of our needs – men, women, children, elders, plants, animals, water and more!  We can ultimately also shift our profound and primary relationship with the Earth.

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The Negative Mother Archetype Mothers (Part 2 of 4)

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The Negative Mother archetype is represented in our culture often as the archetypes of the Hag, the Witch, the Evil Sorceress, the Seductress, the Black Madonna, the Prostitute and the Raging Bitch! 

An archetype is defined as a form of consciousness that is understood as a more collective aspect of awareness. Often these darker feminine archetypal forms include an awareness of the intuitive side of the feminine as well – that was feared and often attacked in the past –for example, witches were burned for their deeper wisdom.  Or Christian religions tried to blame Eve for the first Sin in seducing Adam, and sexuality was denigrated as a negative desire – and the Prostitute was born.  Or Islamic religions hid women’s faces and bodies, because men could not be blamed for their sexual desire to want women, so women have to hide their sensual feminine nature.  The Hag is seen as old, harshly critical and cranky, split off from the power of her deeper wisdom, no longer being valued.

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Deep Resilience (Part 1) How to Thrive in these Crazy Times

Learn how to thrive in these crazy times through Deep Resilience.Have you noticed an unusual intensity surrounding you these days?  Do you feel more anxious, overwhelmed and tired a lot of them time?  Find it difficult to hold your focus or keep on top of your ever lengthening to do lists? Well you aren’t the only one.  Our world is changing faster than most of us can keep up with.  Deep Resilience is a way of responding to these changes by changing how we think and live. Deep Resilience is how we can bounce back quickly, with change from a deeper place of grounded stability.  Thriving is about going beyond just surviving.  We are living in a time of great chaos and it can feel like you are going crazy, just trying to keep up with a sane pace in life.  Finding balance in this whirlwind of unknown futures is an art!

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The Magic of Deep Healing

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Soul Truth by Ingrid Cryns 

Have you been in talk therapy for several years, going over the same stories over and over again and not feeling like you are really changing? You might be ready for a deeper level of healing that goes beyond mind psychotherapy or solo consciousness work. When the body, energy and the magical world of spiritual healing is included, dramatic shifts in reality and core healing can truly occur.

Talk therapy can be very helpful in allowing you to understand yourself and to integrate what is unconscious, conscious. The more we can be aware of what might be our hidden motives or deep wounds underneath a surface emotion or even a somatized body symptom, the more we are likely to be able to address the core of an issue to heal it permanently.

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Growing Your Love for your Inner Self: Part 3 of 3

body psychotherapist TorontoThe third of a 3 part series of growing your love for your inner self, see also 9 Ways to Nurture Love for Yourself: Part 1, and Cultivating Your Self-Love: Part 2. This blog is about some simple and practical exercises that can help you to explore what is in your heart and to move the energy through to open it up and allow your own love to expand and grow within;

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Cultivating your Self-Love: Part 2 of 3

self loveContinuing from 9 Ways to Nurture Love for Yourself: Part 1, here are a more few ideas that can help you to cultivate your self-love;

4. Commit to Removing the Blocks to Receiving Love:

The nature of love is often about how it gets wounded. A wounded heart can also be a heart that slowly becomes blocked in its ability to receive love. Blocks to the heart, also can block receiving a great vitality and aliveness in how you experience life! And, a blocked heart can create a wall in relationships with friends, work or life in general that reduces your capacity to fully be all that you might desire or dream of. Many people with a wound in their heart will give up in hopelessness or despair that it will never change. But, there is always a choice. You can choose to make a commitment to exploring what might be possible to open up your heart again. What books are there that you can discover that talks about healing a broken heart? What online resources can you find that can open up a new doorway to how to mend the gaping hole of loss in your heart? What professionals can you connect with that can carefully guide you in a safe way to listen to what your heart needs to repair itself? There are many paths and choices to heal the heart. Make a commitment today to begin to choose one of them.

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9 Ways to Nurture Love Within Yourself: Part 1 of 3

nurturing love for yourselfLove is often what we want from others; to feel desired, wanted, without judgment, unconditionally. The thing is, to get that love, it absolutely starts with how much you love and want yourself!  If you don’t love yourself first, you cannot attract anything less than what you have within.  When you can cultivate and develop the love you have for all of you, inside your own heart, you will resonate that quality of love and like a magnet, attract the same from others.  In this 3 part series, we’ll explore 9 ways to nurture love within yourself. Here are 3 techniques to help you amplify and begin to nurture what is in your heart and what you might need to do to grow your own love for yourself.

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Reflecting on Facing my Fears Alone……..in the Wilderness: Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a 2 series blog on Facing my Fears Alone in the Wilderness; Click here for Part 1.

Reflecting over those 2 days alone, I felt a beginning peace and contentedness grow within.  Although my journey to get there was fraught with all sorts of mistakes, fumbles, wrong paths taken, I eventually did find my way to a new ‘home’ base. I was persistent, I never gave up, and I faced the unknown with ‘fearlessness’.  Essentially, I felt lots of fear, yet I kept on going, regardless.

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Facing my Fears………of Being Alone: Part 1

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Initially in my journey to find myself, who I am, or why I even exist, I often went up north to Algonquin Park, or the Frost Centre area (Haliburton, Dorset, Minden in Ontario) and did many solo trips.  I consciously did this to meet my great fear of being ALONE.

On my very first trip, I was so bold, naive and rash that I didn’t even know how to carry the canoe all by myself.  I found myself at the first portage and suddenly realized how I forgot to figure this out and learn it before I left.  After my initial panic & despair, I relaxed a little, slowed down, took some deep breaths and looked carefully at the canoe.  I then lifted it up at one end, jimmied myself up to the middle underneath it, put it on top of my head, turned around until I was facing out and then lifted it up onto my shoulders. I did it!  Then I started walking on the portage.  Except that I forgot to check the map and somehow there was a fork in the road – AND I TOOK THE WRONG FORK!

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15 Tips to Living Wisely in These Auspicious Times! – Part 2, The Final 8

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by Ingrid Cryns

Continuing from the previous post on 15 tools or tips to Living Wisely, below are the next 8 soul tips to living wisely in these auspicious times.

Although we appear to be living in a crazy time of great change which is often perceived as fearful or detrimental, you can also learn how to navigate through change with a positive attitude.  A crisis can also be an opportunity to change or shift something into a better or healthier way of being.  It is a choice to learn how to take a challenging or even an intense, crazy making experience, into an auspicious deep, soul learning moment.

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