This is the collection of my articles about spiritual growth or other items related to general spiritual topics. Personal Growth and the ShadowPersonal growth can come from various activities and various approaches. The most important factor being insight into one’s self, because that is how you find out where you’re blocked and where it you need to focus in order to grow. But what happe... Gifts of the EgoWhat is the Ego? There is a lot of negative writing out there about Egos, and advice on how to overcome the ego to obtain personal growth. For anyone who doesn't know what the ego is, it is your sense or definition of self. It is the part of you t... The Nature of the SoulThe soul it seems is the very essence of who we are. Yet no one really knows what it is. You will find that one person defines the self as spirit, another as soul, and which of the two survives the body can be called any number of things. Lets say fo... Choice and Being an IndividualWhat is an Individual? What makes your soul different than the soul of say the ocean? What makes you who you are? The miraculous thing about our existence here is that we experience ourselves to be separate from one another . You are you, I am me... The Spiritual Shift Away From Hierarchy The organizational structure of hierarchy, has been around for thousands of years. As a result, it can be pervasive, and it can be hard to distinguish when it is there. Hierarchy occurs in any group where there is a ranking, which assigns people a ... The Victim Triangle - Part 1The victim triangle is sometimes called the drama triangle, and there's a lot written on this topic. I'm calling your attention to it because its a very good way of understanding your perception of other people. In the triangle, you have the victim, th... The Victim Triangle - Part 2This Article begins with Part One Exiting the Victim Triangle Once you've decided you want to exit the victim triangle, you begin to realize how tricky it can be. That is because your participation in the triangle has to do with your past, the... The Victim Triangle - Part 3This article begins with Part 1 The Persecutor Our perception of the persecutor can be the trickiest aspect of the victim triangle. That is because we feel justified in hating them. They are the bad guys, they deserve what they get. Who would... Return to Main Articles List | General Shamanic | Transfiguration | Writing and Meaning | Reflections on Healing Lauren Torres – Lansing, IL Copyright © 2011 [Lauren Torres]. All rights reserved Do not reproduce with out express written permission.