Exploring Emergent

ESI instructor Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. explores the concept of “emergent” through personal reflections and associations, providing a sneak peek at what she means by “emergent practice.” Join her for a more in-depth exploration in her upcoming course on “Emergent Practice for Emergent Projects,” offered Spring 2016 at the Emergent Studies Institute.

Saturn square Uranus 2021: Part I

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by Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. Written through the first peak of exact Saturn square Uranus, February 8-March 8, 2021 In this article I share some insights received via introspection, meditations, dreams, and synchronicities for the transit of Saturn square Uranus, as it is arguably the biggest astrological…

Inner & Outer Cosmos: Accessing the Wisdom of Both

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Dreamwork & astrology… Two of my most favorite soulful psychospiritual tools to call upon, both personally and professionally. • Both have ancient roots, as we can see evidenced in archeological findings across the planet. • For instance, the Dendera Zodiac, featured in the background of this image,…

“I Almost Died”: Near Death Renewal

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By Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. Near death experiences can range from subtle to extreme. Despite the varying degrees of intensity, they tend to commonly carry the potential for renewed appreciation and zest for life. This can occur whether there is actual life threat or even if it…

Transpersonal Thirst

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By Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. It began as a comical observation. Every single evening, like clockwork, our Boston terrier gets up from her bed where she has been taking a pre-bedtime snooze. She makes her way to the water dish in the kitchen and gulps down A…

Claiming Voice & Visibility: A Personal Story of Transpersonal Process

I originally posted this on my Transpersonal Sessions website. I’ve decided to re-post my more personal pieces for InnerGalactic and from time to time add pieces that cannot be found on Transpersonal Sessions. It seems important to continue this blog as a more personalized place of sharing, as my website is often, by necessity, focused…

Losing Dad: A Transpersonal Account of Death

Losing Dad: A Transpersonal Account of Death (Originally published on Transpersonal Living) Click Here for Original Article Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. ~ BOUNTIFUL GRATITUDE for each and every BREATH, for every BIRTH and DEATH, and for the EVER-UNFOLDING Mystery. ~ Two months ago my father died. And while death and dying is one of my…

Synchronicity as Psychospiritual Practice

Synchronicity as Psychospiritual Practice (originally published on Transpersonal Living)  Click Here for Original Article By Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. This is my first piece for Transpersonal Living. Having spent the past 15 years writing within academic contexts, this opportunity brings a profound sense of freedom. I have long been fighting for the right to express…