Blog Posts - Jennie Marlow



Why Is This Happening?

"We all know in our hearts the truth of the saying, 'This is happening for a reason.' The implication is that we will never truly know what the reason is. The biological human has a mind that gravitates to shame, blame, guilt, outrage, and pity. When...
by Steel-Toed Moccasin on Jul 27, 2011

Not Your Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving…

Re-blogged for your holiday amusement, from our archives. By Jennie Marlow The classic image of the American family has to be Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want.” It always makes me chuckle, since I cannot help but compare his ideal to my o...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Nov 24, 2010

The Economics of Change

By Jennie Marlow It’s been two years, and yet I am still receiving podcast requests from those who attended the chat that I and Peter Matthies, Founder of the Conscious Business Institute, gave in March 2008, before the economy collapsed. In th...

The Gifts of a Willing Heart

“Many of you have a habit of allowing your Mind to drag you off into its fearful imaginings about the future. Notice that you are very willing to believe in the terrors you imagine even though most of them never come to pass. Notice that the mo...
by Steel-Toed Moccasin on Apr 30, 2010

What Is Fear?

By Jennie Marlow Question: Help me with the word fear. For me, the word has come to mean awe. Or a verb, an arrow pointing me to the unknown, a place of resistance sometimes, and a trusting that an opening will occur. Fear is a painful emotion caused...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Apr 23, 2010

Taking a Lesson from Monty Python

By Jennie Marlow How we deal with life can look a lot like that old Monty Python sketch called, “The Fish Slapping Dance.” We really do think we are so clever as we dance around our fears and issues, playing at confronting them, prancing to-and-f...

Are the terms ‘unconscious’ and ‘unaware’ synonymous?

By Jennie Marlow The term unaware can be used to describe something unconscious, however, unaware can also mean that we simply do not have the means to know something. For example (while not strictly true), we could say that before 1492, people we...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Mar 19, 2010

Does Money Make Us Free?

“Financial freedom has little or nothing to do with the amount of money or assets you possess. If you are stockpiling money and assets believing that this makes you secure, or if you are fearful that without a stockpile you are doomed to povert...
by Steel-Toed Moccasin on Mar 17, 2010

My Great Aunt May

By Jennie Marlow Extraordinary people come in very unexpected packages, and Aunt May was no exception. She was my mother’s aunt and the black sheep of the family, known for cussing, smoking cigarettes, drinking whisky and living down by the railroa...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Feb 23, 2010

Being

By Jennie Marlow Relax into your being? What’s that? As a work-a-holic doer, I must admit that being is something I tend to view the way I might an arcane subject like the derivatives market or string theory. It seems such a basic thing, to rest, r...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Feb 20, 2010

Detachment – the Doorway to Our Dreams

“Hard work and struggle are familiar acquaintances, and you do not realize that you protect and defend them with attachment. A flow of resources that brings you joy and ease – this is what you hold as a dream in your heart. Detachment is the...
by Steel-Toed Moccasin on Feb 13, 2010

The Supra Bowl

By Jennie Marlow No, I didn’t misspell it. And yes, it’s a very big game that largely goes unnoticed because it happens, not in a coliseum, but in the field of consciousness, within the arena of living the transformative life. It is surely human...

Relieving Stress with Authenticity

“I know it’s a big, DUH!” said my friend. “There is almost no pain when I am being authentic to my own needs and feelings.” It was so well-put, I felt compelled to share it with a little commentary on why this is vital to living well when w...
by Steel-Toed Moccasin on Feb 1, 2010

Relieving Stress with Authenticity

By Jennie Marlow “I know it’s a big, DUH!” said my friend. “There is almost no pain when I am being authentic to my own needs and feelings.” It was so well-put, I felt compelled to share it with a little commentary on why this is vital to l...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Jan 31, 2010

The Principle of Vision

By Jennie Marlow In the article in our Tools section, entitled Vision, Spotted Eagle explores the principles that distinguish vision from fantasy and goals. Here is an excerpt: “Vision is not about envisioning the future. Vision does not forete...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Jan 29, 2010

The Principle of Vision

“Vision devises nothing. Plans nothing. Designs nothing. Contrives nothing. It has nothing to do with what we hope will happen.” — Spotted Eagle I just posted an article on our sister site, Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty, in the Tools section,...
by Steel-Toed Moccasin on Jan 29, 2010

Motivation & the Anxious Mind

By Jennie Marlow In my last post, Vision That Serves Us, I describe ways we might put our vision in service of what is practical.  In this post, I’ll begin a discussion about our motivation for what we desire, and how this can dramatically alter o...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Jan 27, 2010

Motivation & The Anxious Mind

What motivates a human being? Psychologists have been debating this for over a century. Darwin posited that motivation was driven by instinct, and Freud expanded upon this by theorizing that motivation had its basis in irrational, unconscious instinc...
by Steel-Toed Moccasin on Jan 27, 2010

Vision That Serves Us

By Jennie Marlow In my last post, A Case Against Envisioning, I explain the pitfalls of envisioning the form your future will take. In this post, I’ll give some pointers about the kind of envisioning that has practical value for you, and what visio...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Jan 24, 2010

A Case Against Envisioning

By Jennie Marlow Many people are going through hard economic times right now. In some cases, it’s plain old hard luck. But for many, like those who over-extended themselves, there is a fundamental problem from which the rest of us can learn. The pr...
by Overcoming Fear of Uncertainty on Jan 23, 2010


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