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Fear of Death

Fear of death is ultimately fear of life, or desire for it - A.H. Almaas

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Keep It Simple

The supereme good is like water,

which nourishes all things without trying to.

It is content with the low places that people disdain.

Thus it is like the Tao.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.

In thinking, keep to the simple.

In conflict, be fair and generous.

In governing, don't try to control.

In work, do what you enjoy.

In family life, be completely present.

- Lao Tzu

Posted by Brian Theriault at 7:54 PM 0 Comments

Relaxing our Demands

"There is a very simple secret to being happy. Just let go of your demand on this moment. Any time you have a demand on the moment to give you something or remove something, there is suffering" - Adyashanti

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Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)

I'm excited to share that I have completed my certificate in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and I am now a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Somatic Experiencing is a body-based approach to healing trauma developed by Peter Levine PhD ( I have found his work to be a critical step in healing the wounds of trauma and easily integrated within a nondual perspective. Somatic Experiencing embraces the wisdom of wei wu wei (action through inaction), a natural unguarded and gentle cooperation with the natural rythums and unfolding of our being.

If you are interested in exploring Somatic Experiencing as a transformatinal healing agent in your own journey, please contact me.

Posted by Brian Theriault at 6:25 AM 0 Comments

New article - Revisiting Jacob's Ladder: Addiction, Hell and You


I have included another new article in the Resources Section - Revisiting Jacob's Ladder: Addiction, Hell and You. Below as a summary of the article.


This article describes some of the hellish experiences that can be encountered during the dying process when one’s consciousness continues to struggle and hold on to life. The movie, Jacobs Ladder, is used as a metaphor in describing some of the freighting accounts found along the ladder of human consciousness. The way we live our life is the way in which we live our death. Any unprocessed psychological material manifests intensely at the moment of death. Old wounds, fears, addictions and desires are magnified the moment consciousness exits the body and become our personal Hell realm; lost and bewildered. The invitation is to surrender our attachments to life in each moment and cooperate with the dying process from a place of open Beingness. What keeps consciousness stuck in a Hell realm is the desire to be free from it. The invitation is to surrender our stance against Hell and accept it as it is. When accepted, it can transform into the vast luminous nature of who and what we are, releasing ourselves from the duality of existence and into Eternal Being. The author provides a segment of his own transformative experiences through a Hellish environment after his dying wife’s post-op surgery and provides a case study of what it is like to be stuck in one’s own Hell realm.  

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