Energy Matters Vlog

Racism and the Necessity of Chaos ( or How do I personally contribute to Cultural Healing?)

How could I contribute if I’m not an expert in political science, sociology, or race relations AND have no personal experience with racism?

What I am is a healer.  What I have to offer is almost more than 3 decades of working – deeply and directly – with suffering and pain.  What I draw on is extensive expertise with the chaotic, messy, unpredictable, and sometimes miraculous thing we call healing.

In this video I attempt to expand an elegant model of individual healing to a macro level of community and cultural healing.  This is the longest video clip that I’ve ever made, but this topic required me to present it as a cohesive whole.

Originally I used this orientation to find a way for me to personally orient to the racial issues in this country and then to move forward in a way that would let my daily thoughts and energy contribute, even in a very small way, to the healing of our culture.  Over time, I shared these ideas with family, friends, and then clients.  They all said that they found value in this perspective and encouraged me to share it with a larger audience.

GULP. There is definitely some risk, as a privileged white male, in making a video about racism.  The safe path would be to remain silent and keep my head down.

But the ideas kept poking at me until I couldn’t find a way to not make this video.  So here it is.  This is my offering to the larger conversation about race, presented with humility and respect.  My prayer is that each and every human being be treated with dignity and respect.  No exceptions.  For any reason.

PS I made this to be shared so please pass it along to any and all who might be interested in this perspective.  ty, doug

Coronavirus 1.6 ~ “Thinning the ‘Thudge’” … formerly “Why am I so dang tired?”

How to counter the fatigue and “sludge” from the incessant bombardment of coronavirus field forces

Coronavirus 1.5 ~ How to “Antidote” the Waves of Fear and Death Heading Towards Us Part 2

Choosing to focus on your life and put living at your center

Coronavirus 1.4 ~ How to “Antidote” the Waves of Fear and Death Heading Towards Us

3 Steps to help us find our way in the face of some very heavy incoming waves

Coronavirus 1.2 ~ The Large Field Force of Terror

How to use the energy of the Large Field Force of Terror to highlight and clarify work you can do to improve your relationship with death and fear

Coronavirus 1.3 ~ Turbulent Field Forces

Multiple large field forces can combine and toss us around — how to manage it as best as possible.

Coronavirus and the Large Field Force of Terror 1.1

How a collective field of terror of death is generated and 2 tools to get yourself clear of it

The Necessity of Dissatisfaction 1.1

Re-examining a very old and very important aspect of our humanity

Evolutionary Energetics 1.6

2 stories about how we get stuck in patterns and forget to use the thinking portions of our brains

Evolutionary Energetics 1.5

How our old brain’s excellence with making habits and patterns can make us stuck in our thought processes

Evolutionary Energetics 1.5

How our old brain’s excellence with making habits and patterns can make us stuck in our thought processes

Evolutionary Energetics 1.4

Teamwork between old and new brain bits plus the story of my Navy Seal Father’s greatest fear

Evolutionary Energetics 1.3

Personal story of how teamwork between my old and new brain kept me safe

Evolutionary Energetics 1.2

Using newer energy/brain components to counterbalance older aspects

Evolutionary Energetics 1.1

Why my failures feel like they have more mass than my successes

Claude Monet vs the Healing Artists

Then my canvas stood up and walked out

The Energetics of Kindness 1.6

Real life story of using resonance in an emergency. OK, it’s a bodysurfing story, but the points are good!

The Energetics of Kindness 1.5

More inquiry on the impact of receiving kindness, including not judging the speed or quality of your ability to receive.

The Energetics of Kindness 1.4

Self-inquiry around reactions to kindness (e.g. belief systems, traumatic wounding, cultural patters, etc.)

The Energetics of Kindness 1.3

How do you receive kindness from another person? What impact does it have on your system?

The Energetics of Kindness 1.2

Resonance as the mechanism for broadcasting kindness

The Energetics of Kindness 1.1

“You have kind eyes.” What’s going on here from an energetic perspective?

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