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.

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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Sexual Abuse & Trauma relived – Part two

My defences against verbal abuse are strong; walled-off and defended after years of boarding school life, away from the relative safety and protection of family and home. I am numbed, emotionally starved, often lonely and miserable, having been relentlessly taunted … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse & Trauma relived – the first of a two-part account

I am settling down in bed, adjusting to the dark, relaxing after my day, and dropping into the beginnings of sleep. Suddenly I hear movement around me as 6 or 8 male figures loom over me, surrounding my bed. I … Continue reading

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Beauty, Light and Truth

‘We can’t be reminded enough of how much beauty there is all around us—we who are so often too rushed or numbed or worried to see it and to feel the ease that it brings, in beauty, the Invisible Embrace.’ … Continue reading

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