Category Archives: Unlikely Inspiration

In the Space Between

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Original air date: Monday, March 07, 2016

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What happens in the space between two people in an interaction? Between several people? In the space between thoughts, breaths, heartbeats, or in the gap between here and there, Spirit is moving, and all things are possible. In between our plans and what actually happens, there is space for magic to transform each moment. Join Malayna and team member, Michele Coles, as they explore pop culture mythology for examples of what can happen when we make the most of the space between.

Malayna’s Show Prep Notes:

Recent thoughts:

Mind the GAP – God Always Present – [Sliding Doors (1998) Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah]

Field of All Possibilities – Deepak Chopra in the space between thoughts – Divine Mind

Story from Pacifica Graduate University-  Joe Cambray – Dr.Cambray is a Jungian analyst in Boston and Providence, RI. Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Pacifica. – Story about the intersection of journeys in a therapy session

Collective Unconscious – from which we are all individual expressions – try to clear our personality and history from the moment and be present to spirit, let it speak through you

Lotus – from Mud to water to blossom – fill the space with Spirit

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown – quote – connection

Daily Word, Lent booklets

Still recovering and learning from an interaction that was the perfect storm of heart, wounds, and different perspectives

MUSIC

The Space Between – Dave Matthews Band (It was released on their 2001 album, Everyday) – video features Jaime Pressly from My Name is Earl and whirling sufi dervishes! In the space between lyrics, I filled in my own feeeeeeeelings.

The Space Between
The tears we cry
Is the laughter keeps us coming back for more
The Space Between
What’s wrong and right
Is where you’ll find me hiding, waiting for you
The Space Between
Your heart and mine
Is the space we’ll fill with time
MOVIES

Interstellar (2014) – Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen its lifespan. A group of explorers must travel beyond our solar system in search of a planet that can sustain life. The crew of the Endurance are required to think bigger and go further than any human in history as they embark on an interstellar voyage into the unknown. Coop, the pilot of the Endurance, must decide between seeing his children again and the future of the human race.

Frequency (2000) – Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle

A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via HAM radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fire, and manages to save his life. However, what he does not realize is that changing history has triggered a new set of tragic events, including the murder of his mother. The two men must now work together, 30 years apart, to find the murderer before he strikes so that they can change history–again.

ONLINE RESEARCH

Management-Issues.com by Peter Vajda

Between two people, or you and a group, there’s space. Here, we’ll focus on the space between two people. That space between the two is not empty space. Actually, it’s filled with energy which, on a continuum, ranges from warm to cold, soft to hard, relaxed to tense, strong to weak, love to fear, etc. Get it?

The energy reflects you who you are, what you are, and how you are in the moment. This energetic phenomenon is called intersubjectivity and it’s what occurs when two souls meet.

Intersubjectivity is one way to see yourself as a barometer that points to how you “show up” in relationship, to assess the degree of your authenticity, to look at the quality of your interactions – feelings, emotions, physiological sensations – and give you a sense of that “space” between you and the other.

Psychology Today – Abigail Brenner M.D.

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke’s quote creates a beautiful visual and sums up what a healthy relationship requires—the space to be yourself, first and foremost, the need to maintain your personal integrity, and the deep appreciation that it is the separateness, the distance between you and your partner that really creates the intimacy.

Kripalu by Helen LaKelly Hunt

When two people make the Space Between truly sacred space, that’s when the healing can happen.We were all wounded in relationship. We can heal only in relationship. And it all hinges on what you choose to put into the Space Between.

What the Bleep’s blog -Embrace the unexplained  –  Jeff Kripal

The early-Victorian researchers had it right: They called dreams like the two with which I began “veridical hallucinations,” or hallucinations corresponding to real events.

We are not very good at such paradoxical ways of thinking today. We tend to think of the imagined as imaginary, that is, made up, fanciful. But something else is shining through, at least in these extreme cases. Somehow Twain’s dreaming imagination knew that his brother would be dead in a few weeks—it even knew what kind of bouquet would sit on his brother’s breathless chest. Similarly, the wife’s dream-vision knew that her husband had just been killed and where his body lay. In those events, words like “imagined” and “real,” “inside” and “outside,” “subject” and “object,” “mental” and “material” cease to have much meaning. And yet such words name the most basic structures of our knowing.

Or not knowing.

Both stories are about a kind of traumatic transcendence, a visionary warping of space and time effected by the gravity of intense human suffering. Even these most basic “categories of the understanding,” as Immanuel Kant called them, surrender their reign before the needs of the human heart. Much as Kant argued, these appear to be our own cognitive filters, not some perfect reflection of what is really there, or, dare I add, of what we are really capable.

…we are still afraid of the likelihood that we are every bit as bizarre as the quantum world, and that we possess fantastic capacities that we have allowed ourselves to imagine only in science fiction, fantasy literature, and comic books.

  • Among Jeffrey J. Kripal’s books: Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal (Chicago, 2011); Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred (Chicago, 2010);
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Prosperity Perspectives Illustrated

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Original air date: Monday, February 15, 2016
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We get a lot of our ideas about how prosperity is supposed to look from TV and movies, but we can also find great metaphors that illustrate the prosperity principles that make our lives richer now. Join Malayna and Michele as they talk about their studies in prosperity from a spiritual perspective, and the books, music, TV, and movies that illustrate an approach to prosperity that is in alignment with our values, hearts, and dreams.

Malayna’s Pre-Show Notes:

TV   –  Elementary –  A Burden of Blood – aired 14 January 2016

Det. Marcus Bell is studying for the sergeant’s exam not because he wants to be a sergeant, but because he wants to make more money to help care for his mother.  While Joan Watson and Sherlock help him study, they keep including things he insists won’t even be on the exam.  They finally give him a test case to solve, which he does.

EW recaps: When Marcus figures out the case, Sherlock reveals that it was a real case and that Marcus was responsible for bringing the wanted man in. Sherlock and Joan wanted to show him how indispensable he is as a detective. On top of that: The wanted man had a $40,000 bounty on his head, so Sherlock gives Marcus a check, signed to his mother, for $36,000 — he had to take a 10 percent finder’s fee, after all.

SO – he mistakenly looked to his job as his source of income.  He did what he was good at – being a detective.  AND his creative and clever friends found a way by thinking out of the box. 

Characters that lose all their millions and make it back again – All My Children, Adam Chandler and Palmer Cortland

In Real Life – Straight Outta Compton – Ice Cube and Dr. Dre — got fame and money for their talent and skills, lost the money, but used their talent and skills to make the money back, and more.  And changed the world!

Ideas:

We are walking in the Kingdom, it’s all already ours, but our own limiting beliefs are in our way.  The feast is set before us, but our eyes are closed.

Enoughness – Garden of Eden as the Amazon Rainforest

Money is energy, we worship with it what we love.  Would we treat it differently if we thought of it as love notes?

Scare City

4T – Tithe of your talent time and treasure (based in 12 step program)

MOVIES

Jerry Maguire (1996) – Show me the money!

Brewster’s Millions (1985) Richard Pryor and John Candy

For more movies, books and music, continue…

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Pub Theology Is A Thing

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Original air date: Monday, February 08, 2016
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Pub Theology is a thing, really! Beyond just a concept, it’s something people all over the place are really doing. Books have even been written about it, which only goes to show it’s totally real. Our Pop Conscious pal Rev. Ogun Holder has tried it, so we’ll talk about how it is done and why it’s catching on across the country. We’ll also look at other intersections where raising a glass meets with pop culture, religion, and deeper connections. Join us with the drink of your choice!

Malayna’s Pre-Show Notes:

PUB = from the mid 19th century for Public House. It’s a tavern or bar.  (Australian – a hotel.)

THEO = God, OLOGY = a subject of study; a branch of knowledge.

BOOKSPub Theology  by Bryan Berghoef

What if God is to be found in places we haven’t been looking at all: in a coworker who doesn’t believe in God, in a Buddhist neighbor, in a friend who prefers a yoga studio to a sanctuary?

(No spot where God is not!)

Pub Theology 101

Pub Theology session (or Theology Pub, Theology on Tap, or even Scripture and Scotch

–>Gregory Stahr’s idea: Metaphysics and Martinis (or Margaritas!)

 Bartender as confessor – confession is good for the soul and is very churchy

Alcohol as celebration – most common

Bar and food with your movies!

Bret Macris – Syndicated – movie, restaurant and bar = awesome

Local Simi Valley version of that is Studio Movie Grill

Pub Quiz = smart people with general knowledge

TV Drinking AspirationsCheers (1982 – 1993) – You wanna go where everybody knows your name

Beer Commercials – Lowenbrau (a brewery in Munich owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Its name means “lion’s brew” in German.)

Here’s to good friends, tonight is kinda special. The beer you’ll pour must be something more somehow, so tonight, tonight, let it be Lowenbrau.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCu-D4ehac4 – beach vacation ad!

Dos Equis – Most Interesting Man in the World –

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Lessons From Scrooge and the Grinch

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The busyness of the holiday season may cause us to feel Scroogey, Grinchy, or just overwhelmed and grumpy. We’ve got ideas to keep us all focused on what’s really important. Using the Advent theme of faith, we’ll look at some ways to keep the season fun, authentic, imaginative, treasured, and heartfelt. Nonsense and tomfoolery included.  

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This image from amc.com shows two grumpy Jim Carrey depictions.

With that as our description and starting place, I feel, and this is Malayna here, that we did some good work!  I’m not just feeling Scroogey and Grinchy but at least four-of-the-seven-dwarfsey. Grumpy, Sleepy, Dopey and Sneezy.

So we looked at what it was that made Scrooge so grumpy.  He was afraid of not having enough.  We’ve all felt that. But we can turn it around and instead decide that what we have is enough, be grateful for it, invest it wisely and release it lovingly. Doesn’t that feel better?  Scrooge felt better when he made authentic heart-connections that weren’t about money, but about sharing and just being together.

The Grinch was grumpy because he didn’t understand what everyone was so giddy about. He was annoyed because he had no connection to it and no investment in it, so he sought to destroy it.  But what he learned was that it wasn’t about the stuff, but the FEELING.

SO if YOU find yourself thinking “F That”…! Use this handy mnemonic device instead and remember that faith is just about what we choose to believe.  Faith is always at work, and we can choose how to direct it-– negatively or positively.  So let’s choose these:

F Fun with Friends and Family First
A Authenticity, Attention on what’s important,
I Imagination, Intention, Interaction, Investment
T Time Together,  Talent, Treasure,
H Heart, Home, Hope

When you act from these ideals, it doesn’t matter if you even buy anyone gifts or cards. In fact, we give you permission NOT to spend a dime.  If you do spend money, don’t do it out of obligation. Use a little imagination and maybe choose to invest your money in something you want to support–like a friend’s business, or a community project, maybe something that supports a charity. You get the gist!

Here are a few friends we’d like you to check out:

Jenny Hahn Studio has artistic gifts that uplift and inspire. Prints and pendants and 2015 ornaments (oh my!) – http://www.jenspaintings.com

Geeky Teas has geeky tea blends, fandom inspired gifts, British goods, (and it’s also a cat rescue.) – http://geekyteas.com/

Whimsical Forest has geeky baubles like The Mortal Instruments & The Twilight Saga mini book charm bracelets, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone mini book charm, Twilight mini book charm, Dr. Who inspired goodies,  Pirates of the Caribbean inspired Mermaid’s Tears necklace, I solemnly swear that I am up to no good bottle opener key rings, and a Deathly Hallows necklace!  http://whimsicalforest.storenvy.com

AND we talked about some movies that fit with the topic, of course – here are just a few about awkward family gatherings:

  • Four Christmases (2008) – Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn
  • Christmas Vacation (1989) – Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo
  • A Christmas Story (1983) – Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin

And a few more with the keyword “Faith”:

And here’s the theme song to help you remember to keep the F.A.I.T.H.!

 

Games Make Us Better, Even Super!

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Original air date: Monday, October 05, 2015

A listener suggested this topic, which makes it even more fun and interactive! Video games are often blamed for negative changes in youth and society, but what if they could be used for good? What if they could help us become better? Dr. Jane McGonigal is a video game developer and champion who has created a free online game tool to help us become our best selves. We’ll take a look at the positive contributions video games make to society and humanity, and it’s backed by science! Join us and learn how to be your most super self!

Links for more info:

http://www.superbetter.com

http://showmethescience.com/

From Malayna’s Pre-Show Notes:

BOOKS about Games and Life:

  • Mastering Life’s Energies: Simple Steps to a Luminous Life at Work and Play by Maria Nemeth — “A game worth playing and a goal worth playing for”
  • The Game of Life and How to Play It – Florence Scovel Shinn
  • Games People Play – The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis by Eric Berne

History of Board Games and more from diceygoblin.com

Within the past few years board games have gone through an explosion of growth. In 2012 The Guardian went as far as dubbing it “A Golden Age for Board Games”, stating board games have seen a growth rate as high as 40% year over year. That’s higher than Google, which sees about 20% growth year over year.

The budding interest has also inspired Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day to start a popular Youtube series, called Table Top. This series pits internet celebrities against each other and garners several hundred thousand views per video.

Loving Thy Northerly Neighbor: CANADA!

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Original air date: Monday, September 14, 2015

In celebration of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, second only to Cannes, and known for launching Oscar hopefuls, we’re discovering there’s plenty to love about Canada. Canadians are much like us, many of them with similar accents, so we don’t notice when they show up in our favorite TV shows or movies. Cable programming is full of Canadian-produced television shows, and musicians and comedians become some of our favorites, without our even realizing it. So let’s point out how much they bring to our lives in the good ol’ US of A, and the world at-large, and share some love for our neighbors to the north! Plus, team member Michele Coles will join us to share her observations from her up-close-and-personal trip to the Great White North!

Malayna’s Pre-Show Notes:
Toronto Film Festival is the main event in terms of Hollywood launching its Oscar hopefuls. It’s also the place to catch North American premieres of the big film fish from Cannes in May.
  • Murdoch Mysteries (on Ovation Channel as The Artful Detective) is one of my favorite shows ever! – In the late 1890s Toronto, police Inspector William Murdoch takes a new, more scientific approach to solving crimes. Assisted by coroner Dr. Julia Ogden and Constable George Crabtree, Murdoch introduces such concepts as finger marks and lie detecting machines. He has the support of his somewhat doubtful superior, Inspector Brackenreid, though at times, even he finds Murdoch’s methods – and claims – somewhat astounding. Started in 2008 – they’re in Season 9. http://www.acornonline.com
  • The Listener on Ion Television – started in 2009 in its 5th Season, (perhaps its last) stars Lauren Lee Smith who played Riley on CSI (Vegas) for a while. A young paramedic discovers he has telepathic powers, and uses them to help solve criminal investigations.
  • Dark Matter on Syfy – A guy from the Listener, Anthony Lemke, who played Becker, and Jodelle Ferland, who played Bree Tanner in the Twilight Saga movies. The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full of weaponry and a destination: a remote mining colony that is about to become a war zone. With no idea whose side they are on, they face a deadly decision. Will these amnesiacs turn their backs on history, or will their pasts catch up with them? Read the rest of this entry

School of Life – Always in Session!

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This is the first slide of our companion piece on Beliefnet.com to go with our episode called The School of Life.

Listen while you click through the rest of the slides in this slideshow!

The School of Life is Always in Session !

Awesome August on Pop Conscious

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Original air date: Monday, August 03, 2015
Episode Description:

Malayna welcomes Sezín Koehler to discuss cultural identity and the pop culture transcending it. Sezín is of mixed descent and is a Huffington Post blogger, novelist, and Third Culture Kid who has lived in 13 countries and 18 different cities. Her pop culture fandom ranges from mermaids to Maleficent, Gilmore Girls to Guardians of the Galaxy, Labyrinth to Love, Actually, and Hannibal to Harry Potter. Her spiritual beliefs are just as diverse and expressive. Join us as we explore pop culture’s global influence and how it inspires our lives, whatever our cultural influences may be!

Original air date: Monday, August 17, 2015
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These terms are familiar to anyone who has traveled, as both Malayna and Stacy have recently, but they are also ideas that can be used in connection with summer’s end. Whether it means beginning a new school term or reflecting upon your career and life goals, we’ll examine pop culture depictions of these concepts. Join us in looking at the destinations we choose, how we make departures from our routines to get there, and how to know if we’ve arrived. Travel outward and inward with Pop Conscious!

Original air date: Monday, August 24, 2015
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We are all in the school of life, so as summer ends, we’re beginning to gear up for getting down to business! Whether in school, work, or just life, our business may include classes, writing assignments, deadlines, and tests to determine if we’ve “made the grade.” In so many ways, school never ends. So join us as we look at pop culture expressions of schooling, and find fun ways to keep learning about ourselves!

Original air date: Monday, August 31, 2015
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If you had to learn everything you knew about the world and its people from movies and TV, what would you know about prayer, ritual, and sacred celebrations in other cultures and lands? What could you learn from their depictions? And would they be accurate? These are the questions we’ll try to answer and discuss in our Pop Conscious preparations for Unity World Day of Prayer. Tune in for our recommendations of alternative spiritual observances with pop culture flair!

Channeling the Devotion of Fandom

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FB Banner Scholar 6-1When people are fans, they are passionate, devoted, and engaged. It makes fandom the perfect vehicle for riding a wave of devotion to create a more engaged life—one in which passion informs all the choices we make. We welcome author and scholar Tanya R. Cochran, who will tell us how she has channeled her passion for the works of Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams into her career, and as a means to deepen her inner journey. Join us and learn to follow your inspiration!
We so enjoyed our talk with Dr. Tanya Cochran!  We touched the work shown above, but also spent time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which featured heavily in her dissertation, and the latest controversy surrounding how Black Widow is portrayed in the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie.
If you’re not well-versed in the works of Joss Whedon, check out our companion piece on Beliefnet.com, “The Spirit of the Whedonverse“!
Here are a few excerpts from Tanya’s dissertation:

p 26 – But little has been written and published about finding God where we might least expect — in songs by Eminem, in sitcoms such as The Simpsons (1989 – present), in films such as Crash (2004), or in teen horror/action/science fiction/fantasy/comedy/dramas with campy titles like Buffy the Vampire Slayer .

Detweiler and Taylor { A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture -November 1, 2003} argue that Jesus himself set the precedence for ‘shaking things up‛…[he] flipped the script on people’s understanding of power, life, and religion’ (8).

And flipping the script is exactly what Detweiler and Taylor intend to do by claiming that ‚God shines through even the most debased pop cultural products‛ (8). I was skeptical of their claims at first, but as I more fully realize what story it is that I find myself in, I take their words more and more to heart. My experience tells me I must.

Pg 27 – No more guilt, only critical curiosity. This whole person sees striking and moving metaphorical connections between the Bible ’s Gospel and Buffy ’s “good news.” This whole person makes meaning for herself that deepens and enriches her religious, spiritual, and academic experience. She hears a universal tune humming through both obvious and obscure texts.

P221 – Mark 9.15: “As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him” (New American Standard Bible). Wonder, a state in which one wants to learn more about something. The people are amazed by this person, curious about him. They want to know more.

I want to know more even as I believe that Jesus, as God, is infinite. And because he is infinite, he cannot be fully known. To know more is to know that knowing never ends. To know is to seek, to wonder about him, to wonder of him.

This seeking, this wondering is a conversation, a dialogue with truth and love embodied. There is no monologue. Monologues lead to guardianships. Dialogues, however, lead to searches, to journeys, to paths of wonder. Years ago when I was swallowed by intellectual crisis and depression, I could have chosen any one of many paths. But if I had chosen any other journey but the journey of wonder, I may not have ended up here at this moment because wonder gives birth to ever – increasing wisdom.

We also talked about our shared love of J.J. Abrams works, which include the much beloved TV series Alias, Lost  and Fringe.

And there is plenty more to talk about!  We’ll have to have Dr. Tanya back!

Exploring Depression: Finding Our Way

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Listen now to Exploring Depression: Finding Our Way in our archives at Unity Online Radio

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The Dark Night of the Soul – how can Pop Conscious Unity people use practical, positive principles to navigate it? Our tools include comedy, music and cartoons as ways to observe, connect and understand the metaphors and metaphysics. Team member, Michele Coles, who has been known to use spiritual stand-up comedy as a map, joins us in an honest exploration of our shadows as we make our way to the light.

Great stuff from Rosalarian.com, found on Buzzfeed - Frustrations of Depression

Great stuff from Rosalarian.com, found on Buzzfeed – Frustrations of Depression

Disclaimer:   We are fellow spiritual seekers, sharing our experience, we are not licensed therapists nor do we claim to have any answers, but merely suggestions, ideas, theories, stories that might help others feel less alone, or give them clues to move forward on their own paths.

Malayna’s Notes:

HOLISTIC HEALTH – Neuro Emotional Technique – acknowledges the relationship between emotional health, environmental toxicity, nutritional balance and structural integrity – physical correction

http://netmindbody.com/

HALT – Don’t let yourself get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.

Reasons for depression:

Exhaustion, overwork, overgiving, pushing

Hormones – surges or drops,

Thyroid

Blood Sugar

Loss/change/ Grieving

Tools I’ve used before:

Spiritual Madness by Carolyn Myss – http://www.myss.com/catalog/spiritual-madness.htm

Today, spiritual seekers are faced with conflicts no monk ever faced, leading to a “dark night” unique to our age. This deep and rich “madness” is an inescapable part of the contemporary mystical journey.

Spiritual Madness is a unique and daring session that reaches to the borderland of spiritual experience, where the inner mysteries of the divine are fully opened in the outer world of career and family.

— Listen to what you feel, what is it telling you? Unity principle – turn within

Escapism, immersion into something comforting, allowing, not pushing away

What do you want to be doing?

—Time to make a plan and find the energy to pursue it – Unity principles say everything is created twice

— Pets! Unconditional Love and acceptance, caring for another

Celebs who have been public about it

  • Brooke Shields and Gwyneth Paltrow – PostPardum
  • Anne Hathway
  • Ashley Judd – “No one had ever validated my pain before,” she said. “It was so profound.”
  • Jim Carrey – Speaking on 60 Minutes in 2004, the flamboyant funnyman said, ” I was on Prozac for a long time. It may have helped me out of a jam for a little bit, but people stay on it forever. I had to get off at a certain point because I realized that, you know, everything’s just OK.”
  • Alicia Keyes – “I was feeling so sad all the time, and I couldn’t shake it,” she said. “I started burying my feelings, and it got to a point where I couldn’t even tell my family or my friends, ‘I’m twisted,’ or ‘I’m exhausted,’ or ‘I’m so angry.’ … I became a master of putting up the wall so that I was unreadable.”

Bollywood Beauty, Deepika Padukone – But in a candid opinion piece for Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, Padukone writes: ”I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while. But the nagging feeling didn’t go away….over a period of time, it got worse.” After intervention from loved ones, she went to see two psychiatrists, and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

Padukone addresses the taboo in South Asian society that surrounds mental health concerns, and calls for more “support and understanding.” She also writes about the urgency to address this issue by citing a World Health Organization statement that depression will be the most widespread epidemic in the next few years.

“It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton, “Cutting Loose,” Liberation Now!, pp. 39-55. This essay was originally published in Esquire, July 1970,

[And used on Criminal Minds, Season 6, Episode 15, ‘Today I Do’, spoken by Rossi, and used in the show’s promos]

Jon Stewart on quitting Daily Show: “I Live In A Constant State Of Depression”
Decreased professional fulfillment, fatigue from covering elections with seemingly identical narratives, and plain old  depression, it’s clear he’s plain exhausted.

Rev Molly – News watching requires spiritual mastery

Sezin’s article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sezin-koehler/healing-is-a-process-not-_b_6044650.html

13 (Non-Pharmaceutical) Ways to Deal With PTSD