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Why Are Our Teen Years So Difficult?

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

It doesn't take much to see that we've got a problem with many of our youth today. In the main, our teens don’t learn the ways of a mature person.

On page 2 of Alchemy, Michael Brown states:

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Why Teen Culture Is in Trouble Today

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Have you noticed how many people in our western societies have rings on various body parts? Many also have tattoos.

In one form or another, body piercing is popular today, especially with young people.

In Alchemy of the Heart, Michael Brown suggests this is significant. He comments:

The nature of our human experience is that we continue to do what we are supposed to do whether we are aware we are doing it or not.

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Are You Living Out Your Evolutionary Purpose?

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

We might not generally be aware of this, but at some point in the past we all came from indigenous cultures.

At that time in our evolution, we were deeply embedded in nature, whose rhythms had a powerful effect on our everyday lives. We attuned ourselves to these rhythms instead of racing helter-skelter through our days as if nature didn’t have an affect on us any longer.

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Do You Love Yourself? Are You Sure?

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Spiritual Insight from the Namaste Book Your Forgotten Self

Do you love yourself? It’s a question worth a little pondering. Are you sure you love yourself?

Certainly a lot of people on our planet don’t seem to love themselves. And I don’t just mean people like the Nazis, whose dirty secret was that they hated themselves.

Can there be any doubt but that individuals such as Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Colonel Gaddafi and his henchmen, and many other tyrants hate themselves?

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"Why Does This Keep Happening to Me?"

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Have you ever found yourself saying to yourself or to a friend, “Why does this keep happening to me?” or, “Why does this always happen to me?”

Many of us find we tend to repeat experiences again and again.

These repetitive experiences may not always be in the identical form, but at some level it’s as if at times we are going around and around in a revolving door. No matter how hard we try to get somewhere, we end up at the same place.

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If There's a Pushiness in Your Voice and Actions, You're Experiencing an Unresolved Emotional Charge

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Whenever we feel a push within ourselves or are feeling driven, we are experiencing not the flow of conscious awareness but an emotional charge that’s unresolved from our past, most often childhood.

We may experience a pushiness in our voice as we talk. Or we might feel a driven sense as we seek to accomplish tasks.

Instead of an easiness, a restfulness, a peacefulness, there’s a somewhat forced feel to what we are saying or doing.

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The Real Issue with Losing Yourself Around Another Person

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Suppose a person finds themselves in an abusive relationship. Perhaps after years of abuse, they finally discover the courage and means to leave.

What tends to happen now is that the person feels as though the relationship caused them to lose themselves, reducing them to someone who couldn’t even make decisions for themselves.

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Do Your Words and Actions Flow, or Are They Charged?

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Life regularly presents us with situations that trigger in us a reaction, though many people are perhaps unaware they are reacting to a situation rather than responding to it constructively.

Emotional reactions are damaging to ourselves and our relationships, whereas an appropriate response increases our quality of life.

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How Aware Are You of What You Are Experiencing Each Day?

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Insight from Michael Brown’s Alchemy of the Heart

Our awareness of our experience of life, and our actual experiences, can be worlds apart. When they are, life isn’t of the high quality it could be.

Few of us grow up with a high level of awareness, so that all the parts of our experience flow together as a grand symphony.

Alchemy of the Heart is a book about changing the quality of our experience by heightening our awareness, which allows us to integrate every aspect of our experience.

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An Interview with Dr. Shefali Tsabary on the "Talk About Parenting" TV show with host Shirlee Smith

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This innovative parenting style recognizes the child’s potential to spark a deep soul-searching leading to transformation in parents. Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents’ psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parent’s development.

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