Relationships and Social Interaction Menu

It takes two people to create a relationship. At times relationships break down. When that happens, take time to reflect on what happened. What part in this is my own stuff? Look at what can I do to bring us back into relationship? From our birth we have been interacting with our family, friends, community, classmates, co-workers, and others in the world we may never meet. Explore who taught you how to socialize and interact in the world. How does that serve you now? Who do you spend time with and who is in your inner circle?

Moving From Empire Consciousness to Oneness Consciousness – Video

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"In this YouTube video, Dr. Michael Obsatz talks about moving from empire consciousness to oneness consciousness. Starting with childhood abandonment issues and how it can lead to empire consciousness."
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Stepping into the Arena: Palm Sunday Is All About Courage

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"When Jesus decided to ride into Jerusalem on a donkey to program the "good news," he was taking a risk. He was putting himself out there."
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Living in Process – video

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"Dr. Michael Obsatz begins the video by saying “One of the things that people have a really hard time with is feeling like a failure. Like they did something, or they are a failure, or they did something that failed."
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The Hostile Society

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"Children learn how to become nasty, dependent adults when they are very young. They see hundreds of unhealthy, immature adults all around them."
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Be Grateful for Today

by David Tillman
"I am learning to be grateful for the day, for the moment.I am learning to be grateful for the day, for the moment."
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Chronically Anger People

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"We all know someone who is chronically angry. This means that they are usually angry, upset, critical, judgmental. We joke about them and say “They must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed.”
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How is Your Life's Journey Going?

by David Tillman
"The metaphor I am drawn to as I think of our life journey is that of a river flowing to the sea."
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Empire Consciousness, Oppression, and the Dehumanization Process

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"To dehumanize people means to create in image of them that presents them as less than human. They are not really worthy of the rights, considerations, and fair treatment by others. Dehumanization is part of Empire Consciousness, which is about power, domination, control, and shaming."
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Beyond “White Male Privilege” All White Men Are Not the Same

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"Every time I see all white men lumped together, it makes me sad. I have known thousands of white men over my almost 80 years on this planet."
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Living Through a Week of Dying: The Unity Response

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"It has been a week of violence, racism, abuse of power, and murder. This is on top of all the challenges of COVID-19. We have reached 100,000 deaths in the United States, more than from several of our wars combined.
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Learning How to Listen Changed My Life

by David Tillman
As a chaplain, I have met so many wonderful and interesting people. After I introduce myself, I often ask, “how are you today?”
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Hyper-Vigilance and Empire Consciousness: On Being Targeted

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
'When you are bullied, you are never free. You are not likely to be spontaneous, carefree, and enjoy life. You are on guard all the time. In one’s mind is: “When is the next beating going to happen?"
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From Shame-Based Masculinity to Holistic Manhood

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"When I was a little boy, I was repeatedly shamed and bullied. I was hit and hurt, and told that I was not a “real,” guy. I was put down, ridiculed, made fun of."
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Be More Aware of People Coming into Your Life

by David Tillman
"Looking back, it is interesting how something I read or heard has stayed with me and enriched my life. In James Redfield’s book, The Celestine Prophecy, there was an insight about welcoming people who come into your life."
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The Movement From Empire Consciousness to Oneness Consciousness

by Dr. Michael Obsatz

PERSONAL/EMOTIONAL/SPIRITUAL

"From: I feel alone and abandoned To: I feel loved and connected to all of creation From: I don’t think I’m worthy of being loved To: I am worthy of love just as I am."
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God-Angels: How God Works Through My Protectors to Keep Me Safe

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"When we say the words of the “Prayer for Protection,” we announce that the “power of God protects us.” This means that wherever we are, there is a God-force of loving, protective energy surrounding us"
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O Holy Night: Today’s Song of Liberation of Self and Others

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
Adolphe Adam wrote the words for “O Holy Night” in 1847. Some of the words include: “Long lay the world in sin and error pining. ‘Til He appeared and the soul felt it’s worth.” “Truly He taught us to love one another.”
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Understanding Relationships

by David Tillman
"Trying to understand and make sense of a relationship, especially after it has ended, takes time and reflection."
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Try This Listening Exercise

by David Tillman
In our seminary Grief and Loss class, we did the following listening exercise.  It has changed my life.
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Bullyproofing Your School

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"Bullies are angry children who hurt others. They can use physical force (hitting, punching, shooting) or verbal intimidation (name-calling, putdowns)."
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Oneness Consciousness and Empire Consciousness Connection

by Dr. Michael Obsatz and David Tillman
Here is way to look at the connection between Oneness Consciousness and Empire Consciousness.
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Really Henpecked: Living with 10,000 Chickens

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"Henry lived on a chicken farm in New Jersey. In 1951, he was 10 years old. He worked on the farm with his father, mother, sister, and grandmother. They had 10,000 white leghorn chickens."
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Celebrating the Divine Masculine

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"Each of us have both Divine masculine and Divine feminine energies. Father’s Day marks the celebration of the Divine masculine in every person.
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BEYOND THE DIVIDE – Seeing The Uniqueness and Divine Connection of Others at the Same Time

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"Who Is a Racist? What Do We See When We See a Person of Color? There is a lot of talk about racism these days since the recent murdering of numerous Black men and women."
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Mending Torn Relationships

by David Tillman
"Many years ago, I took a class about how people relate to each other. Our teacher challenged us to take the lead in mending torn relationships. She said to find a way in your heart to reconnect."
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The Trauma of “Proving Manhood”

by Dr. Michael Obsatz
"Boys growing up in America experience trauma. They don’t have to come from dysfunctional families, or poor neighborhoods. "
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