eros & psyche
That complex set of corollaries and theorems that pertain to our relationships. How our birth family experience impacts our loves, our workplace environments, and our families of choice from nuclear to greater community. Why and how we fall in love and how we sustain or abandon the Lover.
Relational Geometry is the soft science of seeing relationships through the multiple lenses of codependence, object relations theory, family systems, birth order, projection, and ideas of compensation, the conscious and unconscious, and even Shadow, this side, and the other side. Of course our relationships are additionally influenced by our temperaments, our spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and instinctual bodies and our capacity for compassion and empathy.
Myers-Briggs testing and pop-psychology references to Mars and Venus draw upon its tenets. At its furthest extent it might even include religious impulses from Taoism and Buddhism to Non-Duality, from mono-theism to post-modern deconstructionist models for in essence what isn’t contained in Relational Geometry.
Just saying… it is not unlike any other three dimensional systems theory as in all things from micro to macrocosm, from the myopic to the kaleidoscopic – it is all about relationship. So when your mental health begins to move from comfortable complacence to something a little more ill at ease, be sure to not leave out a careful consideration of the Relational Geometry that has moved through your life. Be careful to take stock of the present dissonance and patterns of expansion and contraction, holding and release.
And ever bear in mind that All is Love, There is No Separation, and we really are ALL ONE. <3<3<3
by Katti Gray, Special to CNN
- Experts say normal responses to life’s challenges are too often labeled disorders.
- Diagnoses have needlessly skyrocketed, say critics of a diagnostic manual.
- The American Psychiatric Association says critics are overly alarmed.
For this enlightening and provocative article go here.
If you stay through to the ending, Awakening from the False Self will always feel like coming home. This brilliant film captures that feeling and has some provocative commentary on the Nature of Dreams as well.
It is important to keep your Red Book open. Find the medium for your madness and keep it going. And of course if you happen to have a copy of the RED BOOK, then by all means keep it open for all to see. What better way to speak of the importance of dreams, of individuation, of creative imagination… and then share the results. Let us see your madness in whatever small doses you feel safe in sharing it. Where does your passion lie and where is the record of this aliveness? Let’s have a look, for indeed anything else we have to talk about is just so unimportant or stepping stones to that which really holds our attention.
What is the benefit of marriage? … stability. The rest is negotiable.
New York Times contributor, Mark Oppenheimer, introduces us to the work of Dan Savage who has much to say about the contemporary outer limits of committed relationship.
Go here and learn the advantages of good, giving, and game and so much more.
A new study suggests lifelong musical experiences can retard certain aspects of the aging process. Specifically, Northwestern University scientists discovered a lifetime of musical training slows some aspects of hearing and memory loss.
The experts believe the findings suggest age-related delays in neural timing (the ability of the brain to decode and then recode audio stimuli) are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.
The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process.
For the rest of this PsychCentral.com article go here.
He wants to help people who can’t afford counseling to be able to access it because it has helped him over the years make some healthy personal changes. Read more of this Care2.com article by going here.