"When we feel victimized on all fronts, we are the only one we can change. We are the only common denominator in all our relationships. Even when we consciously choose not to be a victim, there is an unconscious part of us that that makes choices for us, as well. This part usually speaks louder than our conscious mind and, at some point, screams for attention. This unconscious childhood piece often feels it doesn’t deserve better because of the way it was treated as a child. Being a victim feels like home to this young un-loved part because that is what home was like. Because this part of ourselves is unconscious, it is in our shadow; we are often not aware of it. This incongruence between our conscious mind and our unconscious shadow is a universal human condition that causes a lot of pain and addiction. We human beings can be kind, caring, loving, and thoughtful, and simultaneously be caught up in addictive patterns of thought and behaviors that keep us stuck in a lot of pain. This is not easy. However, my experience personally, and with hundreds of kindred spirits, is that we can change our unconscious shadow issues when we become willing to face the truth about ourselves, open to the possibility that something greater than anything we can possibly imagine exists, and ask that something greater for help. We at Venus Rising also believe that having the support of a loving community is an important element in finding the strength and courage to make real and lasting changes in our lives."
We use the words “shamanic psycho spiritual transformation” to describe our programs. “Shamanic” refers to the death of the old self and rebirth of the new. “Psycho” describes how this experience is deeply rooted in our psyches. “Spiritual” expresses our belief that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.