Yearly Archives: 2011

Don’t ask the Government

Don’t ask the Government. Many people become overwhelmed and feel paralyzed and oppressed when they consider doing something new and different. We are often reduced to inaction and rendered powerless, such that our God-given ideas and inventions never manifest when our creativity is met with a sense of threat and danger and even ridicule....
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Co-Creation: How God exists and Why

Co-Creation: How God exists and why. Ben Bruce 1/12/11 What is God and what has He/ She / It got to do with me? This obscure concept and relationship has vexed many of us for millennia. I am led to the remarkable conclusion that God is a summary collective of all of the units of consciousness, sentience, intention, thought and...
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Sick City: social disorder and why young people are rioting without apparent cause

How do we explain the recent riots in England? Why are the young people organizing themselves and looting and destroying their own communities? What happened to personal responsibility and community-based care, ethics and morality? In this article I draw upon understanding from developmental psychology and consciousness / world-view stuckness as opposed to integration and progress...
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Death pacts from the dying

How should we respond to a loved one, such as a parent on their death bed, asking us to promise to do something for them when they go? A parent may ask you to 'look after your brother' or your mother, your sister... someone in particular. And whilst this might be well intentioned and loving,...
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The Heart of the matter in therapy

by Ben Bruce February, 2011 I’ve been working for over 8 years now as a psychologist. In university it was hammered into us that we needed to use only empirical methods (sensory measurement evidence-based) – largely, this was restricted to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have found that the scientific method is useful and also brutal in its...
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The media’s new toy

by Travis Vandermeer Travis is a school teacher in Australia and has a naturally integral way of thinking; not only is he able to see the wood for the trees he can also utilize complex systems theory to give fresh insight and perspective on what's happening. Just like his favourite rock band: TOOL, he thinks it...
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Islam: what are we to do?

We are living in a culture of tolerance and freedom in the West. We allow others to migrate to our countries and they often bring with them a clash of laws and values to our own. As we are preaching tolerance and ratifying this with racial vilification laws we are getting to the point where...
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Carbon Tax Debacle

This is not my usual topic on this site - but hey, let's not limit or restrict ourselves. This is a warning post to all Australians and in fact all people living in Western nations in the world. Our government is currently debating how a carbon tax will be taken from us, The People. I insist...
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