These are articles written by us, including articles written by LP professionals and students. These articles are broken down into two general categories, Healing and Connection. Browse the articles or visit the Study Guide page for a guided walkthrough. We also provide readings which can help supplement your study.

Jason Mraz – Love for a Child

Mental health and happiness are elusive things for most people. The problem is our modern capitalist societies have convinced us that to be happy we have to buy products. In the process the true core of happiness, which is aligned, positive, self-identity, is lost. What’s worse, our search for happiness is turned into a desperate drive to have more, and more, and more. The GRAND ILLUSION is that all this purchase is what makes us who we are. However it is not true. True happiness only comes from finding out who you really are, and living in alignment with that self.

What to do if your child is an empath

The Child Empath As children, we are all naturally empathic. As children, we are all highly sensitive to the environment and empathic to life around us. The problem for us all is that, as we grow up, a toxic and violent "system" beats the empathy out of us and we...

What to do if your spouse is an empath

As children, we are all naturally empathic. That is, as children, we are all highly sensitive to the environment and connected to life that surrounds us. The problem for all of us is that, as we grow up, a toxic and violent "system" beats the empathy out of us. As we...

The New Arms Race, the Third World War

This is an article I wrote for The Conversation. This is the draft submitted to the editor. It is placed here as originally written, and in advance of publication, exclusively for LP students. My introduction to advanced communication technology (i.e. the Internet and...

Teen Suicide and Toxic Socialization

What causes physical, emotional, and mental illness? In a word, Toxic Socialization. The damage from toxic socialization is profound, and can range form "simply" psychology, to profound disconnection, to taking one's own life. In this article written for The...

Entheogens

In this article I want to take a brief look at the issue of entheogens or Connection Supplements as I like to call them. In this article I give general guidance and advice on how to safely approach their use as facilitators of authentic connection experience.

The Evil/Critical Ego

One of the first ideas that we come across when we start a spiritual journey is the idea that the "ego" is the enemy of our spiritual progress. This notion is especially prevalent in Eastern traditions, where annihilation of the ego is often seen as a necessary step...

Medical Marijuana for Psychiatric Disorders

Here is an article about the therapeutic efficacy of cannabis, from the magazine Psychology Today. This article was published in 2013,  but as I write these words, it is old news by now. Since this has been written, we know a lot more about the miraculous healing...

Are Scientists Spiritual

There is an erroneous assumption, really more of an indoctrinated meme, that scientists are, by virtue of their higher intelligence and rationality, essentially atheist. As it turns out, it is not true. While scientists usually reject Big Religion, they don’t reject spirituality.

Heart Chakra Blockage – Shaming

One of the best, and certainly the most ubiquitous, methods of closing off heart chakra energies is by shaming. Shaming occurs every time someone with a connection to you makes you feel less than the beautiful, bright, powerful, intelligent, compassionate, loving...

Unblocking Throat Chakra – Issues and Suggestions

Unblocking the Throat Chakra In a previous article I talked about the right way to see and deal with anger, and the wrong way to see and deal with anger. In that article we learned that anger is not a bad thing, it is just a thing. Use anger correctly and it is a...

Right Expression of Anger (spiritual anger management)

Anger can be a difficult topic to deal with, especially for the spiritually minded. Many prophets and pundits would have us believe that anger is a bad thing, or that it should be suppressed, or redirected. But that’s not true. Anger is a functional part of the physical unit and if you’re angry the solution isn’t to press it down and pretend you are not, the solution is to confront the source of the anger and deal with that directly. Anything else and you’re just asking for dysfunction, disease, and death.

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