Moving On Up and Taking My Gestalt to a Higher Level

Today is the day when my fingers are crossed that all goes well as I attempt to upgrade this blog into a fully developed website.  Because I have so much more to offer, I am raising the bar on The new site will have an interactive calendar of events, an informative high-substance newsletter, and will offer lots of experiential downloads and FREE stuff to assist in your transformation into the perfect WHOLE/Gestalt human you are meant to be.

If you are reading this, my first act in making this announcement is to express much gratitude to you for showing up on this page.

As my second act, I want to ask you to please continue to follow me. If all is lost in cyber space, please come and find me at It may take a day or three to get up and running, but these are exciting times and I hope to share them with you. The up-coming newsletter will provide monthly gestalt techniques and standing alone will offer incentive enough to join the new and undeniably improved website experience.

Finally, I wish to once again express my sincere thanks to those of you who have shared here. This playground is a wealth of wonderful, authentic playmates, and I pray these connections will remain once the dust settles in my new place.

         Much love and light of wisdom to you.

          Gestalt means whole, and so are you.


This is Now. Wow.

There is no way I could NOT reblog this post. It’s an overcast day in generally sunny San Diego, and the post suits the mood.

Live & Learn

Alan Watts : My goodness, don’t you remember?

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So sweet and filled with grace.

Luna Hare & Arrow

Like so many, I chose a word and theme for this year. My theme for this year is Surrender. Well actually, last year too! I oscillate between Surrender and Grace. It’s been exciting and at times, a wee bit scary to see how my life is unfolding and to not only live it, but consciously, with new levels of understanding; experience it, accept it and at times let go.


This blog – writing, is one of those scary changes that is unfolding. It is scary to do something that has never come easy to me as an introvert, the deep thinker, the watcher. I am putting myself out there. Go figure, a Leo who does not want to be in the spot light. Yeah, yeah; not always so cut and dry so I’m sure there’s a lot more to it. Scorpio Rising, Aries Moon, PTSD and the list goes…

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Primal Invocations

A beautiful “Primal Invocation” to contemplate.

Waking Spirals

“There were two forests for every one you entered. There was the one you walked in, the physical echo, and then there was the one that was connected to all the other forests, with no consideration of distance, or time.

The forest primeval, remembered through the collective memory of every tree in the same way that people remembered myth- through the collective subconscious that Jung mapped, the shared mythic resonance that lay buried in every human mind. Legend and myth, all tangled in an alphabet of trees remembered, not always with understanding, but with wonder. With awe.”
― Charles de Lint, Spiritwalk

The way that Charles de Lint describes forests is the way that I talk about archetypes including the god and goddess archetypes in myth and ritual. For every one there is the archetype that we relate to in our head, with our personal association and the way we…

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How to stay in the present moment

Bright, shiny objects!

The benefits are clear. Here are some thoughts on how to do it.

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha

There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over.

The present moment.

But most of us still spend a lot of our regular days lost in memories, reliving a sunny vacation or maybe more commonly repeating an old conflict or negative situation over and over in our thoughts.

Or we get lost in scenarios about what could happen in the future. Maybe through wishful daydreams. Or maybe by building monsters in our minds as thoughts go round and and round and create scary and dangerous mountains out of molehills or just air.

Or your thoughts may become split and unfocused between several different things and tasks.

If you spend a…

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Did I lose you? :-(

Where are you?? I miss you. I moved to a self-hosted website with the same name, but without the WP in the address and now I don’t hear from anyone.  PLEASE come and find me at www jandeelstra . com . I hope you are thriving. xox

By Jan Deelstra