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Growing Down: How to Cultivate the Soil of Your Soul

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Our attempts to pray, affirm, or visualize away all the bad, ugly, filthy parts of ourselves and our life are like a seed trying to pray away all the dirt – which is made of everything that has died and decayed before.

If it could, and it succeeded, it would find itself sitting atop a rock, no dirt in sight. And when that sun came ...

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Derek Rydall

Do You Suffer from the Disease of Self-Improvement?

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There is a disease in the Western World, and it’s called “self-improvement.”

The fundamental sense of inadequacy so many people feel is not linked to any actual deficiency or inability to achieve; it arises from a universal belief that we’re not already whole and complete.

A baby doesn’t suffer self-worth issues. It can’t walk, it can’t talk, it can’t eat on its own — it ...

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Derek Rydall

Do You Have a ‘Broken Art’? How to Own Your Creative Power

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“Each word before leaving my lips seemed to have passed through all the warmth of my blood. There was no fibre in me which did not give forth an harmonious sound. Ah, grace! The state of grace! Each time it is given me to touch the summit of my art, I recover that unspeakable abandonment.”
— Eleonora Duse

If you fancy yourself a “creative type,” ...

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Derek Rydall

Tongue Shui: Harness the Energy of Your Words to Transform Your World

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“My husband and I can’t say two words to each other without drawing blood,” a woman cried to her therapist. “The second he walks through the door, we’re at each other’s throats. Deep down, I know the love’s still there, but it seems hopelessly buried.”

Listening intently, the therapist reached into his drawer, pulled out a bottle, and handed it to her. “This is holy ...

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