Monthly Archives: July 2012

Highly Sensitive People

Highly Sensitive People are a special category of human.  About 20% of all people are “Highly Sensitive” and that turns out to be true for 20% of dogs and horses.  Possibly all mammals exhibit this category.  The brains of HSPs … Continue reading

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Getting on Medication

Because my parents were alcoholics, I was very opposed to the idea of medication.  Even when I finally had a good experience of how an anti-depression could work, I continued to try to get off it.  Every time it was … Continue reading

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July 1975: Long Buried Treasures

(From Ritual Year, written in July 1975) For tapestry class, I retrieved an old sketch pad from Biddeford Pool, and unearthed long buried treasures: the Hieroglyphic journey, mandalas from California, perhaps from the first return to Maine?  I wish I … Continue reading

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June 1992: The Tale of the Disguised Princess and the Ruby

(This is one of my favorites.  Done in writers’ group in June 1992 while listening to gamelan music) Balinese music conjures up a bazaar — silk saris and brass teapots and huge masks carved out of wood and painted brilliant … Continue reading

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July 1992: The Journal is a Safe Space

(Another entry from Ritual Year, written July 1992) Vision.  I always forget, when making visions, that the inner reality is much more important than the outer one.  In some ways it’s much easier to create a vision of a completed … Continue reading

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Ritual Year

I’ve been going through “Ritual Year” and I like it.  I thought it was all negativity but it’s not.  I just read one about a therapy session with Karen.  A blood-soaked bundle holding the pieces of a childhood that had … Continue reading

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March 1976: The Journal is Center

(from Ritual Year: written in March 1976) Today I felt very depressed and sick.  The old fear came back, fear of the ringing phone, of the sun and wind outside.  I went looking for an escapist book, but could not … Continue reading

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Somatic Experiencing

(Written in January 2011) It really helped to see Caryn.  I told her about how tired I’ve been feeling.  She said “How does that feel in your body?” Relaxed & heavy.  I told her I’d been doing stretches & the … Continue reading

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