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The Four Faces of You: Your Emotional Self“These bodies are perishable; but the dwellers in these bodies are eternal, indestructible and impenetrable.” - The Bhagavad Gita

The Four Faces of You: Your Physical SelfYour body was designed to move and work. Bodies love to be active. Unlike the Emotional Self, we are allowed to express ourselves physically. You can personify your Physical Self in a way that currently represents your relationship with your body. Is it a big strong muscle-man, perhaps encumbered by his massive bulk? Is he small and bird-like or large, flabby and weak? Allow Phillip (your Physical Self) to appear and act as he truly is. Phillip’s job is to survive and he does it with a passion. He only thinks about and directs his focus upon those things that either help or hinder the survival of the system. Like the Emotional Self, Phillip is nonverbal and so must resort to expressing his needs through behavior patterns, acting out, sensations and movement.

Here are some items in his job description:

The Four Faces of You: Your Mental SelfThe Mental Self can be likened to a large and powerful sledgehammer. This sledgehammer is a perfect tool for pounding nails and knocking out two-by-fours. Because it is so capable, and because we live in a very intellectually validating culture, we ask this sledgehammer to do jobs it’s not suited for. Your Mental Self (Mendelson) is very eager and willing to do what it is asked. He will sometimes create a rationale for why his is the right method. For example, if you ask the sledgehammer to frost a cake, it will think it’s doing a great job and try to convince you of it. The cake, however, isn’t going to look or taste appetizing. Cool and rational, logical and sensible, Mendelson is certain he can do any task at hand and if the result is less than optimal, it must be because of an external problem.

The Four Faces of You: Your Spiritual SelfSpatia is a unique addition to the creation of this house party and your life. In fact, without her, the party wouldn’t unfold smoothly and harmoniously. Spatia doesn’t lift the tables with Phil, plan the activities with Mendelson or even choose the music with Emma. Spatia oversees the entire operation and is the spiritual supporter of everyone. She makes sure they are all doing what they love and are receiving the validation and encouragement they deserve. Your Spiritual Self recognizes and intuits all needs and questions. She helps direct each Self to the best solutions. She is the quiet, invisible force in the background that holds the whole party together.

The Truth About Masculine and Feminine EnergyThis Shift in consciousness is deep. It is fundamental and it is happening from the inside out. It is changing how you think, how you perceive and what you believe. It will alter your perception of the world around you and, more importantly, it will change your relationship to absolutely everything that you know. It is very exciting. It is very expansive.
One of the things that I am aware of is that in the beginning the Creator said, “I wish to know myself to the farthest edge of the farthest edge so that I can understand myself.” In real terms the Creator was saying, “I wish to know myself in relationship to and with everything that is around me.” This is about relationship, your relationship to everything around you and how you perceive it from within you.

The Truth About Masculine and Feminine EnergyLast month we began discussing the difference between feminine and masculine creative energy and what occurs when those energies are out of balance. Keep in mind that we are not talking about male and female people. This is all about the creative energy that we each can tap into and utilize. No matter what gender or orientation, we all have access to some wonderful masculine and feminine creative potential. We also talked about what occurs when the masculine energy demonstrates as dominant and the feminine demonstrates as weak. Let’s continue with other possibilities of imbalance. Notice if you recognize these patterns in the lives of those around you. And in the way you create.

Feminine-Strong - Masculine-Weak

The Truth About Masculine and Feminine EnergyOver the previous two months we have defined masculine creative energy (straight lines and angles) and feminine creative energy (swirls and curves). We discussed what happens when those creative energies are out of balance with each other, when one is dominating and one is weak. Please keep in mind that we are talking about your personal creative energy here, not bodies and genders. We also talked a bit about how each one of us gets in this place of misalignment. Do take the time to read the previous months’ articles too. There is much there.

What is the Mastering Alchemy Adventure?As new groups form for Mastering Alchemy Level 2 and Level 3, we have been asked by many to expand further upon what material is covered in these programs.
Level 1
The Level 1 course is obviously the pre-requisite for the Level 2 program. Briefly, the purpose of the Level 1 course is to establish a foundation from which to become much more consciously aware of yourself in present time. From here you begin to develop the ability to recognize and choose from new and different options to create a life that supports you.

Miracle StoriesMiracles are all around us. All we have to do is open to the possibility that miracles not only exist, but with the right tools and mindset, we ourselves are capable of creating them.
Campus Lockdown
Something happened this afternoon that I just had to share with you. I am a teacher at an elementary school. This afternoon, we had a crisis situation, our first. Our kids were just dismissed and were getting on busses and in cars when the word came that there was a suicidal gun man in the area. We focused on the kids, cleared the 
campus and then went into lockdown mode ourselves. Cops were everywhere but still...
The primary objective of any transition (whether it is a deliberate transition or one that steps into your life) is to accomplish your goal with as little stress and emotional, mental or physical upheaval as possible. The secondary objective is to leverage it in order to become a better, more whole, mature and masterful person. Career change? Re-entering the job market? Recovering from a loss? Moving your office or home?
Regardless of what your transition is, these common key strategies will make it easier: