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Manchester burns—another wound in humanity’s chest. If our immediate reaction is shock, horror and grief, then perhaps we become angry. This serves a purpose, and it is healthy to be angry when attacked. If we can release our pain, stand […]

Manchester in tears, yet another attack and more senseless violence. I breathe in and I breathe out. Manchester is in chaos as intense energies and raging wings storm the planet whilst some are still sleeping. Is there any sense to be made of […]

As a child, a member of my family would frequently burst into rage. He had bouts of anger so destructive and extreme, he became like a raging inferno. I learnt early on that you cannot reason with emotion. You cannot […]

In a climate of pessimism, spiritual mercenaries of the new age appeal to the hopes and dreams of the despairing. How do we judge capitalism in a spiritual context and the materialism often seen amongst a new breed of people […]

“Spiritual bypassing,” as coined by American author and psychologist, John Welwood, is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks.” (John Welwood) Spirituality’s shadow is more […]

I breathe in and I breathe out. Another day, another bomb. More senseless violence. Beirut burning, not many caring (the day before the Paris attacks, a bomb killed at least 43 and wounded over 200 in Beirut). In Baghdad, 26 […]

What is the “shadow?” The shadow is that “ugly self” which we don’t want to be. The shadow is the hidden part of us that plays saboteur. It’s usually that aspect that we do not wish to see, that part […]

Who are we, what is life, what are we here to do? Every person has a unique footprint. I feel that we are all somewhere along a continuum that begins with being born and ends with dying. That side of […]

The United States has the highest numbers of people (per capita) in prison in the world! It has nearly 5 percent of the world’s population yet currently imprisons nearly 25 percent of the world’s prisoners.  1 in every 31 adults in the USA […]

What is love and how is it appearing in your life? What are you doing to hold yourself back? Could love be the answer? The topic of today’s blog is LOVE. How do we define love? What place does love […]