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Tag Archive for ‘Michele McCrea’

Let’s Fight: A Process Oriented Approach to Conflict

Most of the time, most of us ignore, avoid or deny conflict. Yet if awareness brings choice and freedom, attending to our inner and outer diversities and conflicts and communicating effectively about them is surely important for human wellbeing. This is why Arnold Mindell exhorts us to ‘fight more’ and why group process work aims to bring out and explore conflict and to work on it together…

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Depression: A Personal View?

Last week was Mental Health Week, and there has been a focus in the Australian media on mental health issues in the entertainment industry. Yesterday, I found a pile of old manuscripts in a filing cabinet in my shed, and discovered among them this essay that I wrote in the early 1980s, when I was working contracts as an editing assistant in film and television. Like most of my writing […]

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Catching the Lizard

Last April, when I was in Sydney for a four-day study block, I dreamed of a lizard. I am in the doorway of my room, just on the threshold. I see a lizard running across the floor. I reach down trying to catch it before it disappears under the bed. Then I woke up. In class, we do an exercise to unfold part of a dream. We are asked to […]

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Message from the World Channel

Process Work practitioners pay attention to synchronicities, looking for personal meaning in apparent coincidences… Back when I was working on the original business plan for 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom, trying to find the the right people and the right words, crunch the right numbers, and mould the vision of my heart into a shape that might convince the world and myself that yes, this could work, I would sometimes […]

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A Teaching from the Tin Man

A Process Oriented Inner Work Exercise I lie on my back on the floor and close my eyes, bringing my awareness to my breathing. I enjoy the feeling of relaxation and notice that I am reluctant to look for a disturbance. After a while, I notice a slight pain or stiffness in my left middle back, around the back of the ribcage. I focus on this, noticing that this area […]

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Writing for myself

How do you find your writing voice? What is an authentic voice? How can you communicate your content in a heartfelt, convincing way? Who is listening? Who will read your work? I have kept a journal since I was eighteen years old and just starting university. Everything goes into my journal: emotions, relationship dramas, small joys, big challenges, dreams, poems, story fragments, sketches, doodles, lists, plans and designs. The focus […]

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