Category: V&E Philosophy of Renewal

V&E Poetic Therapy: Altarwise by Owl-light

Altarwise by Owl-Light is a poem rich with feeling, symbolism and spirituality. Thought to be one of the more surreal and challenging works from Dylan Thomas’ collection of poetry because of the heavy reference to complex philosophical notions of time and space and the deeply religious symbolism. I felt the potency of this poem from the first line and find the imagery incredibly inspiring and engaging. I don’t think the sentiment of the poem is challenging because there are so many lines that are really yummy to read just in the way the sound and rhythm of the words come together.
I found the experience of reading the poem and writing this article invigorating and healing for me. I felt like my mind had been stagnating and this was just what I needed to revive me! In addition to sharing the poem I have briefly defined some of the terms to enrich the reading:
Furies, Abaddon, Mandrake, Capricorn, Cancer, Pelican of circles, Adam, Jacob, Nettle roots, Hemlock, Tree- tailed worm, Eve, Skullfoot, Rip Van Winkle, and Antipodes, what do they have in common, and what is their significance? I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your feedback!

Demystifying Wellness: Make Your Excuses Work for You

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Excuses aren’t all bad if we can make friends with them and let them teach us. To make friends with your excuses, you have to be brutally honest with yourself. Ask yourself: is wellness something I really want to tackle right now? and if the answer is no… that’s okay! 1. Obligation or Intention? Do you

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Blessings by John O’Donohue

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On Summer Solstice 2017 I would like to share with you Selections from Eternal Echoes by John O’Donohue. A Celtic Shaman, O’Donohue writes on the longing of the soul, our spiritual relationship with ourselves and others, and belonging. Blessings are selfless wishes and these are my wishes for you, that you may find self-love, that you may see the light in yourself and others, that you will open yourself to the shadows too, and embrace the danger of freedom, love, and renewal.

Shielding Against Improper Spiritual Awakening — Wanderealm

When we talk about spirituality it is usually met with ideas of positivity and happiness, however for some people that choose a more spiritual lifestyle, but have not yet balanced themselves, over seeking spirituality and enlightenment can be a lonely and difficult path. Reaching frequencies you are not prepared for through chanting for instance, can… via

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Pack Your Bags: How to Move Out of Bad Habit

Habit as a dwelling or to inhabit also makes sense because a habit is something we live in. Each part of our day will be determined and surround this dwelling, just as our household tasks are determined by the house we live in. What we can and cannot accomplish within the home dictates what we

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Demystifying Wellness: Thinking Vs. Feeling

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Is thinking opposed to feeling or do they work together? How can we use our feelings to generate wellness? We look at feeling in the body, emotional mind and spirit to see how each aspect utilizes feeling to create impressions that help us in the development of holistic wellness. In order to truly practice holistic wellness a shift has to occur where we take what we have learned from our thinking selves, and through the active application, demonstrate or teach our feeling selves.

Avoidance Habits

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Whatever we continuously do in place of the things we are actually supposed to be doing becomes an avoidance habit. Avoidance habits give us the feeling of being productive when we know we are supposed to be producing something else. Like the procrastination cycle from my last post, these habits are perpetual and can become hard to break.
What is avoidance? What is a habit? and what can we learn about avoidance habits to use them to our advantage?