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Matt Licata
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Psychotherapist, writer, and lover of the moon
Psychotherapist, writer, and lover of the moon

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A home for the other within
Usually when we talk about the “others” in our lives, we are referring to persons external to us who we are in relationship with—friends, lovers, children, neighbors, family members, and colleagues. The basis of a healthy and nourishing relationship is reci...
A home for the other within
A home for the other within
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Oneness and multiplicity
While it is valid to speak about our oneness with all of life, we are also separate, each with our own sensitivities, vulnerabilities, and ways of approaching the mystery. True connectedness is not synonymous with fusion and unity is not more sacred than mu...
Oneness and multiplicity
Oneness and multiplicity
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Already held
In those moments when we are held, our nervous systems down-regulate, our minds soften, our hearts open, and we come into an ancient sort of rest. That rest that we've been longing for in a lifetime that always seemed just out of reach. The rest from becomi...
Already held
Already held
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An unfolding partner
In my experience, grief is not something we “get over” by following pre-prescribed stages, but something we may be asked to tend to throughout our lives. It is very individual and takes a unique expression for each person. The timeline for this voyage is no...
An unfolding partner
An unfolding partner
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Intelligence within the wound
In the alchemical and tantric traditions, it is believed that our wounds contain information and if we eliminate the hurt places, we will lose contact with the intelligence within them. Though the complex may never be fully eradicated, our relationship with...
Intelligence within the wound
Intelligence within the wound
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Disappointing another
In any meaningful relationship, we will inevitably disappoint our partners, families, and friends. To skillfully navigate the energies of disappointment is a real yoga that can take quite a lot of awareness (and compassion). The landscape of disappointing a...
Disappointing another
Disappointing another
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A new compassion
If we heal our old wounds of shame and unlovability we may no longer be able to take refuge in the unconscious trances of inflation and unworthiness that have accompanied us in close personal relationships, that narcissistic organization that each of us emp...
A new compassion
A new compassion
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How well did I love?
Sending love to my friends everywhere on this Christmas day. Thank you for sharing your sacred stories, pain, and joy with me in 2018 and for reminding me of the courage, bravery, and wildness of the human heart. It a world that at times can forget so easil...
How well did I love?
How well did I love?
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A new kind of moment
“No, I’m not going to do that any longer. Even though it takes everything in me and feels so shaky and uncertain, I am going to embrace my vulnerability and care for it, slowly, and choose a new way. I will be a friend to myself now and am no longer willing...
A new kind of moment
A new kind of moment
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A temple of rest
There is a certain excitement as we step into new territory, but it can also generate disorientation as we sense a pending confrontation with the unknown. This disorientation is not an some error or cosmic mistake to be remedied by way of process, but a sac...
A temple of rest
A temple of rest
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