An exploration of the second path - how we encounter it, how we deal with the challenges it presents, how we learn to appreciate it
Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2014
Hi, I started this group a while back - I was dealing with the impending death of my father. Going through the dying process with him was a really profound experience - I hadn't even begun to process everything following his death when I found, literally within two to three weeks, that I was pregnant. I ended up having a boy right after last Christmas, and I named him for my father. Interestingly, he looked like my father from birth. I definitely feel as though some part of my father is with me in the form of my son. As soon as he was born, I went through several months of health problems with both him and my daughter. Again, I felt like I was thrust back into some dark level of experience for months as I struggled to figure out treatment plans for both kids, fighting to get into doctors, get medications adjusted, etc.. Eventually, everything worked itself out (for now!), but I feel like my life has been a crazy ride the past couple of years of ups and downs. And I think sometimes when we most need it, we lack the ability to receive helpful messages - or to be able to communicate. But, maybe that is what the essence of via negativa is, being within yourself for however long it takes to process the experience, only to emerge a changed person, like some kind of chrysalis. Anyhow, I just wanted to say hello - I have been thinking about this group as I have been struggling with what meaning I place on the holiday season (other than that it is just a giant pain having to organize so much with 2 kids). It seems like it should be more than that!
Talk about your via negativia! I just had all my upper teeth and lower right bottom teeth and talk about pain and the healing process...thank gawd for drugs! I'm T3'd out to tell you the…Continue
Started by Bruce Ferguson. Last reply by Bruce Ferguson Nov 25, 2011.
Hello all. I am embarking on an interesting journey..and that is to explore how the via negativia can be used as part of a healing/reconciliation process or project through the Cosmic mass for…Continue
Started by Bruce Ferguson Nov 14, 2011.