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    The Two Tall Guards: A Poem

    Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

    The Two Tall Guards: A Poem

    The Two Tall Guards A Christmas Poem that points towards Joy by Paul Chubbuck There’s a temple you long to enter, for through the warmly lit windows as you approach you see men and women dancing, a tree aglow with color, a fireplace’s flickering light, children playing with dolls and toys, puppies and kittens. And you hear laughter and the sweetest strains of old familiar tunes beckoning louder as you step towards the open door. But two tall guards stand between you and the joy within. Daunting, with pikes and swords, their intent is...

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    Codependency: What About Feelings?

    Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

    Codependency: What About Feelings?

    Codependency: What about Feelings? by Paul Chubbuck A question from my client: “I was excited about signing up for a class. But after the first session I’m anxious and doubtful that it’s really what I want. But if I drop it, I’m afraid I will feel even worse about myself.” What would you answer? Reply with your thoughts. We can all learn from each other and I may publish your suggestions in a future newsletter. Feelings (sensations, emotions, and intuition) are the human equivalent of an animal’s...

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    Codependency: Why the Elephant Doesn’t Break Its Chain

    Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

    Codependency: Why the Elephant Doesn’t Break Its Chain

    Codependency: Why the Elephant Doesn’t Break Its Chain by Paul Chubbuck The circus visitor observed the elephant curiously and asked the caretaker, “Can’t that huge elephant easily break that little chain or pull that small stake out of the ground?” “Yes, he could”, said the caretaker, “but when he was just a little tyke, we chained him with an unbreakable chain and a big stake pounded deeply into the ground. He pulled and pulled for weeks until he gave up. Then, as he grew, we made the chain and...

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    Codependency Kills

    Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Featured | 1 comment

    Codependency Kills

    Yes, Codependency Can Kill! by Paul Chubbuck Codependency: A relationship in which a person is overly reliant upon another for approval and a sense of identity, compelling them to control or appease the other.  The relationship may have many unhealthy qualities including addiction, enabling another’s addiction, inappropriate surrender of ones will to another, a lack of assertion of ones desires, immaturity, manipulation, poor and indirect communication, and resentment of the other, usually expressed only indirectly. When I was only 18,...

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    Eclipse

    Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

    Eclipse

    Eclipse by Paul Chubbuck I have a date with the Sun and the Moon at a place where mountains climb. The Sun and the Moon will not be late as they speed their journey cross time. They speed in their journey cross time. Earth, Sun, and Moon have so long danced, for millennia this meeting was fated. A great shadow midday looms o’re the land. The Day When Sun And Moon Mated. That fateful day Sun and Moon mated. Ages ago such unions wrought fear of dragons consuming our light. Today we celebrate and cheer to watch with awe and delight. to see the...

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    The Sound Love Makes

    Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

    The Sound Love Makes

    The Sound Love Makes by Paul Chubbuck Lately I’ve been contemplating and noticing how many, if not most, inspired and happy people are ones who have endured a lot of suffering and managed, somehow, to learn from it and create a new life around what they’ve learned. I’ve heard uncountable stories; the young musician, unappreciated in his family, who mustered great determination and became a great composer; the wounded vet who created a retreat center to help other vets heal and so healed himself, and on and on. It’s not...

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    Needing a “Tuneup”

    Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Featured | 1 comment

    Needing a “Tuneup”

    Needing a “Tuneup” Client: I’ve been quite lethargic of late so haven’t followed up on your last suggestion as I should, but it’s on my internal to-do list. I’m writing because I’m struggling again – my whole mindset has shifted and not in a good way. For the first time since last autumn I find my thinking is consistently abusive and hopeless and the old pattern of suicidal thoughts is creeping back. No risk of action, I promise, but I haven’t even had those thoughts in so long that...

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    Alchemy

    Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

    Alchemy

    Alchemy by Paul Chubbuck In the dream I have two tank cars full of raw petroleum. How this came to be is secret and suspicious, but no one challenges, the gunk is mine. The question is, what now? The sticky, black sludge is an appalling mess on land or sea, terrible to rid from hands and face, and toxic if consumed. No one wants it as it is. Yet hidden inside—an invisible vapor which burns hot with a smokeless flame. If I can extract the one from the other, I shall be a wealthy and a satisfied man. For days, I summon all I know of physics and...

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    Your Grief is not Fashionable

    Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Featured | 2 comments

    Your Grief is not Fashionable A Poem by Paul Chubbuck Have you noticed how talk fades if we dare to share our deepest grief? Those who don’t turn away say, “she’s in a better place now,” “it’s for the best,” “there’s other fish in the sea,” “this too shall pass,” which means they have no salve for the wound which ails us. So we learn to bear alone the grief unbearable which demands we freeze behind our eyes the tears for the lover gone with their scent from our arms; for the unborn children who will never laugh; for the deeds we’ve left...

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    Poetry reading

    Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

    Switching Gods Poems read aloud by Paul Chubbuck Last Sunday, I read 11 poems on topics of healing from trauma from my new book, “Switching Gods: Poems and Tales for Waking Up” at the Fort Collins Unity Sunday service, interspersed with Minister Peggy’s message on spirit and creativity. Listen here: View Switching Gods on Amazon.com. Do you have private questions about the body-mind connection or about recovering from trauma, loss, or abuse? Click here to leave me a private message. If you enjoyed this blog, consider...

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