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Victim Consciousness

Victim Consciousness and The Victim/Perpetrator Paradigm. (Part 1) The following article about victim consciousness is intended to discuss a passive life-style of self-destructive anger and/or retaliatory impulses that blames rather than accept responsibility. The...

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The Nature of Love is Easy

The nature of love is easy and simple Like the bird that sings before breakfast Because it can’t imagine doing anything else   We all love to be loved, but pay a price Everyone knows what it takes to be loved Too much time is spent knowing what it takes   Love is our...

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Death is a Lover’s Most Worthy Companion

Death is a lover’s worthiest companion  Be courageous and clear the clutter Let nothing block your expression   Free the room of obstacles, dance with drunken abandon Passion is always messy, petulant and disorganized Embrace your love with impulsive recklessness  ...

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Amidst Smoldering Ashes, Love Basks

Amidst the smoldering ashes of yesterday’s stupor, while we sort out right from wrong and hope from despair. Love basks in the sunlight just around the corner.  Forget your dreams of grandeur and dance like a soldier who knows he’ll die tomorrow. Hold love so close...

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Alchemy

Alchemy By Eric Erhke, LCSW, LMFT We can learn a lot about accessing the power of unity consciousness from alchemists of the past. Alchemy is an old science and spiritual practice where the practitioner creates intelligent substances from a combination of elements,...

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Four Steps that Stop Bullies

FOUR STEPS THAT STOP BULLIES By Eric Ehrke, LCSW, LMFT Bloodsucking bullies tormented me in my youth. Mindful of their attacks, terrible anxiety, fear, and anger compounded my stuttering. Hating myself for my failure to speak normally, I desperately wanted the...

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog and The Promise of Wholeness. Teachers teach what they need to learn and I am no exception. Pain is a powerful teacher and like everyone else I wanted suffering in my rearview mirror. Early in my career I noticed my clients never got better unless I...

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