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  1. Geri
    2012-11-20 @ 10:26 AM

    Can you tell me where I can find part II please.  thank you.

    • Julia
      2012-11-20 @ 8:21 PM

      Geri, thanks for your interest in this blog. I have not had the chance to really fill it out yet but this one you should look at the blog post for Oct 16 for Soldiers and Veterans, concerning PTSD. Let me know what you think.

  2. Cynthia Charters
    2012-11-22 @ 6:10 PM

    Dear Julia:

    Thank you for your work. I believe you are right. I heard you last week on Coast to Coast, and it was exactly what I needed to hear, especially your comments on PTSD and grief, death experience.  As your voice came through my bedside radio at 4 a.m, as I listened, I became more whole, more integrated. I am traversing the terrain of childhood trauma, the dysfunctional family, 13 years in the rooms of recovery, my husband’s premature and tragic death two years ago; I understand your comments regarding artistic brilliance/creativity and the subconscious.  I am an artist, poet, college art instructor.  I have been hospitalized for panic attacks, I have been in and out of therapy for anxiety and depression; I find Zen Buddhism to be one source of healing. My spiritual path is inspiring imagination. My source is the deep well of my subconscious mind; but my mind has also been rationally trained in academic rigor.  And, it seems I”m most connected to that subconscious when I lean into the pain, grief, trauma of whatever I’m struggling with, and reframe it as mythic journey. Through advocating and caretaking for my husband to his crossing over,  I experienced a successive unfolding of what I can only describe as “visions”, and this information had no relationship with chronological time. They were synchronistic, and appeared as talismans on the journey. This subconscious “knowing” has informed my life since first connecting to it in the Northern California Coastal woods as a child.  René Daumal in this book, Mount Analogue, describes something of what I experienced.  Although I did not realize it at the time, another of the books I read some years ago that helped expand my thinking was Witness to the FIre: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction by Linda Schierse Leonard.  

    After reading this, would you direct me to what may be my next step in understanding my grief journey; expansion of my consciousness? I believe you are the next step on my journey; you have the tools/insight I need; I’m not sure how to tap into them.

    Grateful for your journey on this Thanksgiving Day,

    Cynthia Charters, Rocklin, CA

    • Julia
      2012-11-23 @ 4:45 AM

      Cynthia, please read The Last Frontier. It will open up many more things for you. And then STAY IN TOUCH! I write a lot about stressful childhoods and psychic abilities in the book, which alone will help you live more easily with yourself. We are somehow kindred spirits you and I.

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