Tag Archives: dreaming

Toko-pa – The Sacred Descent

The Sacred Descent Click on the link to visit Toko-pa’s site for this brief reflection on allowing ourselves to drop down into our own darkness from a place of intention (rather than powerlessness):- ‘There in the underworld of grief, loss … Continue reading

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‘The Death Mother’ Toko-pa

The Death Mother Click on the link for this interesting and profound book review from Toko-pa – containing several useful links – on the archetype and meanings of the Death Mother:- ‘If you were the child of a mother crippled by her own … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Resting

We have not long posted a David Whyte link – and this feels so seasonally appropriate, and so lovely, that we are indulging ourselves. With hope that – wherever you are, and whatever this time of year has meant and … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver – Sleeping in the Forest

‘I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on the riverbed, nothing between me and the white fire … Continue reading

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Stretching the Receiving Muscle – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/07/20/stretching-the-receiving-muscle/ There is a mantra, not sure where from:- ‘Courage to give, courage to take, courage to receive.’ …the point being we need all three. Many of us favour one kind of courage in this sense, to the detriment of … Continue reading

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Toko-pa – Redeeming Medicine of Dark Dreams

http://toko-pa.com/2015/06/30/redeeming-medicine-of-dark-dreams/ Interesting post from Toko-pa about her beginnings with dream work, which is so key to her own work and practice now:- ‘The deeper I went into my own darkness, the richer my life became.’ Or, as Jung puts it:- … Continue reading

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Courting the Mystery – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/05/25/courting-the-mystery/ Click on the link for this lovely post by Toko-pa, about dreams, and the importance of mystery or not knowing. We like her quote from James Hillman:- “Like the fox in the forest is not mine just because I … Continue reading

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