Articles

Articles By Persephone Maywald

These articles give some sense of the spiritual foundation of my work.

They show how the various parts of our personality can transform, not just into a more functional version of personality, but into Spirit itself, which is the true healing for our lives.

 Every article is informed by the writings and teachings of the Diamond Approach to Self Realization, and is also a personal expression of the understandings that I have acquired as a long time student of this spiritual practice. 
Each one is meant to stand alone, so you will find that various key concepts are often repeated from somewhat different perspectives.

 

Articles

  • Losing Your Soul, Recovering Your SoulWe are born as pure Spirit, but we lose contact with Her as our personality develops. As adults we can reverse the process and recover Spirit by starting just where we are, as personality, and following ourselves back to True Self …
  • Your Ego Isn’t A ProblemTraditionally Ego has been seen as a block to enlightenment. But that is only half the truth about Ego – it is also a pathway to Spirit. It is both the lock, and the key …
  • Finding True FulfillmentWe confuse the pursuing and fulfilling of our ego’s instinctual and emotional needs with the fulfillment of our soul, and are left empty and unsatified. Living as Spirit is our only true fulfillment …
  • What Does It Mean To “Let Go”Our attachments are all attachment to pleasurable things. “Letting go of attachment” is not letting go of things, but letting go of our grasping for the pleasure they bring; and simply being with whatever is, right now …
  • On Being Here Now“Being here now” means being present to everything, from the surface to the depth, in each successive moment of existence …
  • Embracing True ForgivenessMuch of what we have been taught about forgiveness is not correct. It is not an action that we can “do”. Rather it is a natural state of being that cannot be hurried, a state that we enter when we finally unfold into a deeply compassionate understanding of the situation …
  • How To Be Truly CompassionateEveryday compassion is about soothing our suffering, while True Compassion is not about trying to fix anything. It’s simply bringing kindness, acceptance and holding to our painful places so they can lead us closer to Spirit, which is the true cure for all suffering …
  • Anger. A Doorway To Vital StrengthIf we can simply explore our anger without acting it out, it eventually unfolds into true strength, true autonomy, aliveness and vitality. When we suppress our anger, we block the possibility of this natural transformation …
  • Hatred, Power & PeaceHatred seems like a very negative emotion, but it has a very positive intention, to get rid of whatever seems to be holding us back. What ultimately holds us back is the Ego, and if we can deeply explore our hatred, we find at its core a true, peaceful power that can gently annihilate the Ego …
  • Who’s In Control Of Your LifeWe lose contact with our inner dynamism, and take control of our lives in ways that do not serve us. We find our inner dynamism, our true will, by surrendering control and allowing universal will to be our inner mover …
  • Love And FearWhen we lose touch with the fundamental fabric of the Universe as love, the world becomes a fearful place where we feel afraid and act from fear. By inquiring into our fear, it starts to dissolve, revealing the true ground of love within and around us …
  • The Darkness That Is LoveWe often reject our inner defenses because of the trouble they cause. But when we truly investigate them, we discover they are actually made of love, and are trying to care for us as best they can …
  • Finding Your GuidanceThe inner critic both hides our inner guidance, and can transform into the true guidance that shows us the way Home to our True Selves …
  • Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places. If we have suffered disrupted attachment to our parents as children, then as adults we tend to look for love in all the wrong places. By bringing our own love to our abandoned inner child, we can heal her and create truly loving, healthy relationships …
  • Healing Trauma, Finding SpiritTrauma creates layers of internal defenses, blocking our pain but also blocking our access to Spirit. To find our True Selves again, we need to bring love and understanding to our defenses, which allows them to relax and reveal the Spirit beneath …