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    post-post-Trigger Mind: to Kole

    This post began as a reply to Kole’s comment on the last post, but it’s long and builds on posts of the last year, so I’m adding it here. You may want to read her comment first. One thing I must say, thankfully, is that I’m not triggered that much anymore. It’s rare. I was […]

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    ramified mind: when you realize (part ii of ii)

    Last time detailed the deepest dissociative experience I’ve had while also observing it. That was kind of cool. Why dissociative bliss is not a great choice was in the coming down experience. When I left, I hadn’t completely grounded. It was noonish, and I hadn’t eaten yet. My blood sugar felt low (Ehrenreich is right, […]

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    ramified mind: when you realize

    In response to the second piece on spirituality and dissociation, Kole asked: “Can you explain what to do when you realize that dissociation is blissful? what next? even though you want so bad to heal the dissociation, you realize there is pain to actually letting it go. what then?” My answer is the same as […]

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    on spirit and dissociation (part iii)

    From last time, on Barbara Ehrenreich’s Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything: “But if Ehrenreich really does just chalk it up to physiology, why include the emotional precursors, without the influence they had on her biochemistry? Are we supposed to note them silently, empathize, and nod our heads […]

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    post-Trigger Mind: on pain, safety and healing

    I was not heartened by the reactions to my last post, Trigger Mind. You didn’t hear me, and I really wanted you to hear me. That blocked me a bit. Angered me too, and I lost motivation to post here. I shared my experience with you. And that experience, the healing of trauma, is not […]

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    how to work toward padmasana: lotus pose

    So you want to do padmasana. Because like headstand, lotus pose is an asana that comes to mind when people think of yoga. And for good reason. It’s one of the fifteen poses mentioned in the 15th century text, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, which makes it one of the few asanas with a history. There […]

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