Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.

Helen Keller

Food for Thought

In The Northwind and the Sun, Aesop shows us the dual nature of the Father Archetype. In yesterday’s podcast, we explored the boisterous, bolstering nature of the wind, that will bellow, howl, and blow to his hearts discontent, wanting nothing more than to force the weary traveler to remove his cloak. But we soon find out, it is not through egoistic bravado and force that people agree to remove their protective layers.

In today’s segment, I explore the positive pole of the archetypal father through the imago of the sun. In the story, he achieves his aim through the warmth of loving kindness and gentle persuasion. Do you remember similar elements in your father? I hope you enjoy.

Until next time my friends, Namaste. May peace and blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.

In today's episode, Dr. Tom explores the archetypal symbols of infinity, eternity, and heaven as written about in William Blakes poem Auguries of Innocence. Perception and our capacity to overcome its sensory deficit towards understanding the miracles abound are examined. How can we find the divine? Sometimes we need to let go and let God work us through infinite intelligence versus our perceptual experience. To read more, visit Dr. Thomas Maples — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. — Send in a voice message:
  1. Perceptions of Infinity
  2. A Seedling of Faith
  3. ReCycling History
  4. The Mythic Masculine: Practical Parenting and Teaching Accountability
  5. Nurturing the Mythic Masculine – Engaging the Father Within


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