2020 Trauma and Transformation

Trauma occurs when a person is overwhelmed by events or circumstances and responds with intense fear, horror, and helplessness. Extreme stress overwhelms the person’s capacity to cope. There is a direct correlation between trauma and physical health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure. Sometimes you just feel headaches, pain, …

Comparing Mindfulness Meditation and Empatharian

What is Meditation? Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state…. practices vary both between traditions and within them. Meditation may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and enhance peace, …

Magic 3: Community Revisited

My mother had re-married when my son was 3, shortly after my own divorce, and was happily married for 17 years. Then, things started to fall apart for her, her chronic pain returned, and they agreed to a divorce. It was clear that my mother needed help, and being her only child, it had always …

The Future, past Pandemic 2020. Urban Space Legend Atoned #12

In our last episode of this Empatharian Legend, the world had survived to 2089, and two runaway teenagers had fallen into an underground world that had fled the 2020 Pandemic and never seen light of day since then. The people in the underground world were kind and generous, and curious about the origins of the …

The Return to Origins, Urban Space Legend Atoned #10

Whenever we face reality, and describe it to someone else, a little bit shifts inside us. We are able to move on, let go of past anguishes, we’re able to allow our trauma to shrink just a bit. If someone else hears us and can empathize with what we experienced, our emotions are released more, …

Redemption of Bottle Deposit-Part 8, Urban Space Legend Atone

In the midst of our world becoming polarized to the extreme, I offer an allegory of redemption. A way forward with understanding and Hope, a short story: On the tenth day of night rollerblading and day trench-dreaming, we arrived at a crossroad. “We must part ways, Truman.” Says Artie. “You blade to the sunrise, and …

Truth Will Out – part 5 Urban Space Legend Atoned

“It was said that the vibration of the air from voices prepared a silken path for a spirit’s birth into the world, and the child’s spirit chose a moment to harmonize with the tribes most sincere longing, finding their identity in that moment of being called forth. “ Solomon and Wonderment were indeed married, and …

CALM, and LIFE ENERGY – part 4 Urban Space Legend Atoned

In this Legendary Time, Each person treasured each and every person, and none ruled or served any more than another. Principles of collective wisdom and consensus came naturally to The Tribe, for these natural principles are natural to the earth and all that it enfolds. We each take care of each other, and the more …

Shelter and Protection -Urban Space Legend Atoned Part 3

Nana Sun”s call brought together the for four boys of Earth: East, West, South and North, calling them to form a Tribe. As her parting gift before being scooped to the Sky, she gave them Fire, and four special sparks. As the sparks leapt from the fire the boy’s eyes grew big, but they knew …