Author Archives: Inner Ventures

About Inner Ventures

Evolutionary Counsellor facilitator and guide on a spiritual path. Craftsman in wood, creative writer, environmentalist & change agent. This blog is my way of promoting my skills, ideas, concerns for the planet, creative work, spiritual searches and philosophy of life in a public forum.

Cracking Open Anger

 By Norma Saba· ANGER IS BEAUTIFUL… How does that above heading make you feel? Why do we fear our anger so deeply? We call it bad, wrong, damaging, lo vibration, crazy, insane, ugly, tormenting. Yet through religion, and revenge, people … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Relationships: The Seven Requirements Of Love

By Andrew Harvey An Excerpt From “Evolutionary Love Relationships: Passion, Authenticity,and Activism“ It is critical to remember that this crisis we are facing is a crisis in which the sacred powers of love in the human soul are being diverted … Continue reading

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Masculinity Is Not Our Enemy

Challenging mischaracterizations of masculinity will help us raise healthy boys. Taken from a blog post, Jan 24 2019 in Psychology Today Something has happened to our academic culture–the culture that teaches educators how to teach, therapists how to counsel, and … Continue reading

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Rainer Maria Rilke – The last Sonnet To Orpheus

Transcribed from a reading by Joanna Macy This poem holds all the gifts of uncertainty, pain and suffering. Yes gifts! Quiet friend who has come so far, Feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be … Continue reading

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Teenage Trauma of a pretty ‘Bum Boy’.

It has taken me fifty years to reach a point in my life where I feel ready to talk openly about some of my teenage boarding school experiences. Since my late thirties I have tried to address the most painful … Continue reading

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We Need To Grieve – by Toko-pa

As we enter the Full Moon in Pisces, maybe you can feel that subtle tug, a pulling away from the demands of extraversion, towards the inner life again. These last couple of weeks on the West Coast, living in the thick of … Continue reading

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Abuse vs Honoring: Degrading Another Person’s Being is Never a Consensual Act

Reproduced from http://www.reginameredith.com: Sexual Abuse by Guest Author – Zeus Yiamouyiannis | July 2018 Consent, even when properly understood and communicated, is never enough to establish a meaningful, trusting, healthy relationship. What exactly do I give you permission to do … Continue reading

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