Paul DeBlassie III left a comment for Linda AK Thompson, PhD
"Linda,
Wonderful to hear from you. In the midst of our Covid challenges, I hope you are safe and well. This is my first posted blog on the site for a while. I got out of the habit of posting by therapy website blog to DPA, will be doing so from now…"
Mar 24, 2020
Paul DeBlassie III commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Self Care and the Psyche . . .
"Deborah - just got your post as I was sipping my morning coffee - what a treat to find your encouraging words, a reminder of the inspiration that comes from words heartfully felt and communicated. Be well. Paul"
Nov 18, 2017
Deborah Gregory commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Self Care and the Psyche . . .
"A synchronistic and perfectly timed post! Great writing, I also appreciate these words ... "the psyche is body and body is psyche." Thank you for gently reminding me that the greatest wealth, is the wealth of the heart ... there is none…"
Nov 18, 2017
Paul DeBlassie III commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Self Care and the Psyche . . .
"Anthony - your comment caused me to think about the hidden in plain sight parts of our lives and how vital it is that we see and listen to what is right under our psychic nose: the psyche is body and body is psyche." Be well!"
Oct 31, 2017
Anthony Santiago commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Self Care and the Psyche . . .
"I particularly appreciate your comment that, "...the psyche is body and body is psyche." I emphasize this point often with my patients, and it resonates well with them as they begin to recognize that maintaining wellness requires being aware of the…"
Oct 31, 2017
Paul DeBlassie III commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Self Care and the Psyche . . .
"Jeffrey,
Thanks for your thumbs up. Be well and let's read on!"
Oct 29, 2017
Mr. Jeffery J. Rahn commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Self Care and the Psyche . . .
"spot on Paul.  your writing is terrific."
Oct 28, 2017
Paul DeBlassie III commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post What Matters Most . . .
"good to hear from you Jeffrey - glad you liked the post!"
Jul 14, 2017
Mr. Jeffery J. Rahn commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post What Matters Most . . .
"here here. i liked it. "
Jul 13, 2017
Mr. Jeffery J. Rahn commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Synchronous Soul Seeds . . .
"Paul you are welcome. I mean it most stuff i read on the alliance is not readable for me. I notices you are in Albuquerque. I went to UNM for grad school early 90's. i was part of what then was Men's wellness. Also we had a group of guys in Abbie…"
May 16, 2017
Paul DeBlassie III commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Synchronous Soul Seeds . . .
"Thank you Jeffery - I'll let you know when the chapbook comes out - my first one on Dreams Don't Lie should be out in the next few months - take care - Paul"
May 9, 2017
Mr. Jeffery J. Rahn commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post Synchronous Soul Seeds . . .
"You are one of the few writers i can read on this "alliance". Write your chap book. Lay on, Macduff"
May 9, 2017
Linda AK Thompson, PhD commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post The Mystic Relational Sea . . .
"Hi Paul - all is going well for me, thanks for asking...I posted some updates on my Blog sites and am on a new adventure...our healing circle morphed into 4 new home spaces I attend to...two public and 2 private, so I merrily contributing as best I…"
Mar 3, 2017
Paul DeBlassie III commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post The Mystic Relational Sea . . .
"Good morning Linda - I hope you are well - how is your healing group going?"
Mar 3, 2017
Linda AK Thompson, PhD commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post The Mystic Relational Sea . . .
"Good early morning Paul...I am up early, before the birds and what a delight to see, read your parting words..."that imminent mystic dimension...adds a drop more truth to the always evolving soul."  How lovely...have a great day...Peace + Love Linda"
Mar 3, 2017
Linda AK Thompson, PhD commented on Paul DeBlassie III's blog post The Psyche is a Body/Psyche
"Thank you Paul...so true!!!  Lots of blessings to you + yours during the festive season.  Your blog was a great source of connection and inspiration to willingly and courageously go into the "well" of our depths...Peace + Love Linda"
Dec 12, 2016
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  • It has been a few years...I used to get your new blog posts, but not anymore.  Can you please put me on follow.  Thank you.

    Peace + Love Linda

  • SEPT 23, 2015 – Ecc 3:1 To Every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.

    Yesterday, Paul your comment, “remembering dreams two or three times a week is a good to keep in mind, otherwise we might be finding ourselves clogged...best to stay clear, and free...dream on!” struck a deep cord within me, so unfamiliar a experiential statement for me, I need to really pay attention...contemplate more as this has not been my reality.

    When we consider and factor in that most child survivors, especially those with trauma amnesia [some operating from alter states], plus those of us who endured birth trauma/NDE [as I did], who have no nighttime 'dream' memory, only coma sleeps [as I now call them], due to being out-of and disembodied [walking between the worlds], and unconscious of this fact, for me until my original “rude awakening and repeated NDE’s [5 light/1dark]”; which I have been attending to in deep diving healing sojourns since 1983.

    I am not Jungian trained, nor informed about the knowledge of the 'age of myth' – knowledge of the cosmos or gods, and until I joined DPA did not know what “lucid dreaming” even meant, however, I know from my own experience- this space.  I also have experienced locution states [peculiar indeed], and it is only now, while on the current ‘virtual hermitage’ I created for myself, where I am seeking to understand my current worn [not worn out], soul states/experiences I have known [unable to verbalize], until now.  

    There may be a chance for me to understand more as I explore the lives of mystic women.

    Currently, I am looking most deeply into states of the unconscious, sub-conscious and consciousness now that I am embodied, knowing there are other human beings who have also had “restrengthening/awakening of 6 – 10th senses related to cosmos energy.

    And this is where I am/sense in this moment and contemplate this morning.  Thank you always for open the doors of communication for our community to engage in discussion of anomalous experience.  I am appreciative and remain grateful for your lovingkindness.  Peace + Love Linda

  • Good afternoon Paul - so true and glad the cowboys shared their songs + stories.  A very important part of our history.  Because I have worked with religiously and spiritually indoctrinated and abused folks which I know you also serve and no doubt, we have probably witnessed common post-abuse anomalous experiences that these folks experience, for which I got educated walking roads less travelled with them and all I can say Paul is I am so grateful for my faith and blessings in my private life and it goes  without saying - my relationship, divine blessings received from God, Lord Almighty during my NDE's - especially with this population the importance of being able to discern both the holy and unholy as your novel portrayed so well.

    I had no problem recovering from the read and it was only disturbing for I recall the names of the people I have served who unfortunately sent through similar stories of evil deeds for all kinds of reason disturbed minds can create.

    Hope you are having a beautiful day.  Peace + Love Linda

  • Good evening Paul - I enjoyed reading your novel for your command of prose was well done.  However, such a disturbing topic, in light of the fact that I too have served people in healing of similar experiences, this is not a topic I normally would select for the pleasure and reading enjoyment.  It is important for those of us who help with the healing in such case scenarios to keep our free time void of reading about the degree of shadow, darkness - the evil and keep it clear of our precious, free time away.  

    However, out of respect for you and your contributions to DPA [love your Blog posts], plus your request for me to read and render my thoughts - I was able to get through it.

    Many blessings extended to you for service to you provide to survivors of religious abusive experiences. I am fortunate to know you.  Peace + Love Linda

     

  • Good morning Paul - today I was able to purchase your book and look forward to reading your works.  Have a nice day.  Peace + Love Linda

  • Thanks Paul and I am glad we are reconnected.  Love your Blog Posts.  Peace + Love Linda

  • Hi Paul - I used to receive your Blog Posts as soon as you posted them, then they stopped coming.  Can you please put me back on your posting list?  Glad you are feeling better and back sharing your inspirations with us.  Peace + Love Linda

  • Hi Paul - thanks for the invite and being my first on-line friend'. Bonnie is a given. Regards Linda

  • Hi Paul: Welcome to the online Depth community.I spent a good part of last summer doing some fieldwork in New Mexico, visiting pueblos, spending time in nature, and connecting with members of the Jungian community there.

    I think you'll find many like-minded individuals who are seeking to connect and share in meaningful discussion here in this unique place. I hope you'll engage here right away by sharing a link, article, or web site that has been meaningful to you in your work--or by commenting on someone else's post, or asking a question. These are just some ideas to get you started. I will also send you some additional tips on navigating the site in a separate message. I look forward to seeing you around the community. Regards~Bonnie Bright, Founder.

  • Welcome Paul,

    Your training and work as a clinical psychologist will add much to our discussions in the Alliance. As much as I love the archetypal conversations and the creativity of dreamwork and active imagination, I am always interested in the application of these concepts and practices in the "day-to-day" challenges of mental health. I look forward to your posts in our many blogs, forums, and groups.

    Ed

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