Author Archives: Susan Gifford

We were driving today – to the city about 20 miles away – to do grocery shopping. (The driving adds to my guilt too…) I was feeling so much emotion about all the death and dying of innocent animals and … Continue reading

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It’s summer – Memorial Day weekend. It’s hot and dry. The drought is so bad here that there is no water in the river and no water available for any of the irrigation ditches. The wells for the town are … Continue reading

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Marion Woodman in her book, ” The Pregnant Virgin“: “The puella mother who has never taken up residence in her own body, and therefore fears her own chthonic nature, is not going to experience pregnancey as a quiet meditation with her … Continue reading

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Where is the line between grief and feeling sorry for yourself? I’ve been crying a fair amount lately and, if not crying, feeling like crying… I can’t tell how much is a continuing release of grief from the past and … Continue reading

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I’ve been re-reading a book on interpreting fairy tales by Marie-Louis Von Franz – a Jungian analyst and author.  At one point she discusses the collective unconscious – a Jungian concept of the archetypal energy available to all humans.  These archetypes … Continue reading

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This is hard for me to believe, but I just today realized that when I am hurt, instead of crying (which is very painful for me sometimes), I lash out at someone else – often my husband.  Psych. 101!!!  I’ve … Continue reading

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My husband and I are going to list our house for sale by next month.  We’re not sure yet exactly where we will go, but we are seriously looking at several areas in Oregon.  It is difficult to sell a … Continue reading

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