Site materials are based on the research, theories and clinical treatment and organizational development strategies of Martin G. Groder, M.D. and Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen). The Groder-Rosen formal name for the "Dark Side" is the "Survivor Addict".

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

From “Awful” to “Awe” And All Points Between

Maps, guide books, personal and shared stories (lots of storytelling) online and face-to-face interactions; support and guidance, personal mentoring, hand holding, encouraging words, words of wisdom from those who have traveled before us. These are what it takes and more to get from wherever one is that might be called “awful” (or even ordinary) to “awe.”

I kid you not the journey is perilous. Only the truly determined need apply. The climb to the top of Mt. Everest is metaphorically its kin as is the struggle of the butterfly to leave its cocoon.


To assist your climb, today I want to bring the main map of the journey to your attention. I introduced it to you, originally, in Chapter One, Part 2: Challenges.

There are two versions.  The first I am offering is a modification of the BIG ONE, Murat’s Chart Of Ascension.  The version below is my simplified version of the BIG ONE.  I will save that one until we are further along on our “adventure of a lifetime” travels here.

If you see the BIG ONE too soon you might dismiss it as too “airy fairy” or religious which it is not. As I know it, it is just common sense if you are sensitive enough to see the ultra-subtleties of life energies and/or scientifically-oriented enough to see that science and mysticism must at their outer edges just simply merge.

For now this first version will do.

For starters, allow me to, again, bring your attention to the following diagram/map that when understood and followed will give you a marked path to follow from “awful” which equals living the life of a “survivor/addict” to “awe,” the way I call the Compassionate Warrior way.

Notice on the chart below that there is a triangle shape on the lower part and a straight line rising from it. Ideally you would want your way of life to be on that straight line, not in the "lower triangle." Keeping that in mind is one of the best guidelines I can offer you.


Step Number One Guideline For The Adventure of A Lifetime: Everything you will find on this site and the other New Horizons’ sponsored sites, referring to the Dark Side, the Dark Side Warrior and the Survivor/Addict are about a way of life that is driven by survival imperatives, placing you in the “lower triangle."

Survival driven urgency is generally more illusory than authentic.  Lookout for “urgencies” as you travel on this trail. Urgencies and “excitement” are like drugs that will keep you lower triangle bound.

Some of the ways I have given you suggestions about how to identify these in yourself  are found in these –

Follow the guide posts and you will find you are truly on the adventure of a lifetime. 

Let me know  if I/we can assist you on it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Destination “Awe” – That’s Where We Are Heading

No doubt about it, Exploring Your Dark Side: The Adventure Of A Lifetime (the blog and the books), is my life’s work as well as incorporating the life’s work of many other wise and wonderful people. And, without doubt it has a very specific destination in mind. So it seems fit for me to be as explicit as I can in describing our destination to you.

Our Beloved Murat Yagan, did his utmost to lay out the map and the destination as best he could in the near one hundred years he was with us on this earth plane. When he departed he left behind as much as he was able in written form and a world full of acolytes, aspiring to pass on to others the teachings they received from him.

My earlier mentor, Martin G. Groder M.D., did the same though his teachings are sparse when they come down to the written word. This site endeavors to remedy that deficiency as best I am able. For me – and – all that the New Horizons Support Network, Inc. embodies the teachings of both of these men, incorporated with who and what I have become, are offered on these sites with supreme devotion. 

Three New Horizons’ sponsored blog sites have been created to summarize and encapsulate all of this. 
And, two online radio shows.
Each of these has pieces of the puzzle – and – so do you. We are on journey to our highest attainment. Each individual adventure is unique and different. I/We wish you the best on yours and are available to assist in guiding you if you need me/us.

One small, yet grand beyond words piece I have for you today is to direct your attention to the New Horizons Small “Zones of Peace” Project site with the urging that you check out articles labeled “awe” or any reference to it. “Awe” comes as close as I can offer to describe what our destination looks/feels like when you get there.

Below you will find a list of identifying personal characteristics that may also assist you in measuring your progress; the difference between the Light and the Dark Sides. Clarity, love, joy and unity with all of life are words that might define the destination or state of being we are after. 

Optimally healthy in body, mind and spirit in one’s personal life as well as with all other life also come close. And – still I fall short in describing where we are headed. But you will know when you get there.


Also check out Murat’s Seven Ways To Knowledge to help affirm yourself  in knowing you are on your way even when you are not seemingly anywhere new at all. Yet it’s all part of the adventure. 

You will know when you get there! 

In a beautiful video of Murat’s life, produced not too long before his passing he spoke of knowing that a “rose” smelled of God.

I wish you a similar knowing for your arrival at Destination “Awe.”  

What else could it be but awesome!