Desire and Fufillment

"To put things simply, our desires are frequently insincere. A mirage, designed to keep us on a certain treadmill of ineffective actions – relative to the realization of the desire, self-sabotage and frustration. We “sincerely” believe, or at least convince ourselves, of certain “heartfelt” desires. And yet, in these cases, the desired object/ outcome/experience remains elusively out of reach. On occasion, in our more lucid moments, we may recognize how we, ourselves, act against this realization of this desire."

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WIlliam Pacholski
Exchanging Gifts

"To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvelous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses — that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things."

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WIlliam Pacholski
Hiding by David Whyte

"We live in a time of the dissected soul, the immediate disclosure; our thoughts, imaginings and longings exposed to the light too much, too early and too often, our best qualities squeezed too soon into a world already awash with too easily articulated ideas that oppress our sense of self and our sense of others." 

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WIlliam Pacholski
Can you teach someone to be psychic?

Being psychic involves skills that can be learned, just like any craft or art. It is a bit like learning a language, the language of spirit. In fact, "becoming" psychic is no different than "becoming" an artist - the fundamental first step is learning to find and accept yourself, making your work personal by following your inner voice and inner muse, and learning tools and a craft to express yourself to the world.

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WIlliam Pacholski
Vulnerablility

The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance, our choice is to inhabit vulnerability as generous citizens of loss, robustly and fully, or conversely, as misers and complainers, reluctant, and fearful, always at the gates of existence, but never bravely and completely attempting to enter, never wanting to risk ourselves, never walking fully through the door.

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WIlliam Pacholski
The Art of the Seer

"It is high time we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to teach people the art of seeing.

- Carl Jung

 

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WIlliam Pacholski
Magic and The Magician

One can be certain that the greater part of the world eludes our understanding. As long as one does not understand it, it remains unreasonable. Insofar as the incomprehensible accords with reason, one may try to think it with success; but insofar as it is unreasonable, one needs magical practices to open it up.

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WIlliam Pacholski
Overcoming the "Dark Night of the Soul"

For one on a mystic path, which takes many forms, the only noble truth is that they could become master of the entire world, but gain nothing if he or she leaves their own soul in a state of despair and darkness. There is no external cure of this dis-ease, the only path to freedom and wellness is inward.

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WIlliam Pacholski
The Art of the Healer

The Energy Healing Training is an intensive six month training on using psychic awareness and your psychic abilities to direct energy in a healing, transformative way. At the end of this training, you will have a full toolkit of energy healing techniques that can integrate into your established professional healing practice, or you can use to start one.  Your professional practice and personal journey can be transformed by your mastery of directing psychic energy in a healthy, healing way.

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WIlliam Pacholski
Happy Anniversary to PPS

Facebook reminded me today of a cool anniversary; It was a year ago today we rented our first physical space here in Portland and the Portland Psychic School was created. It's our year birthday!

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WIlliam Pacholski
Freedom to Choose

Love is not something that happens to you. It's something you choose. And you have to keep choosing the thing again and again and it never gets automatic. It might get easier, but love is always a choice.

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WIlliam Pacholski
The Psychic in Hiding

"What is real is almost always to begin with, hidden, and does not want to be understood by the part of our mind that mistakenly thinks it knows what is happening. What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence."

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WIlliam Pacholski
The Fool in Me

"I must learn to love the fool in me -- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool." - Theodore Rubin

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