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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 […]

I am that. I am that man who doubts. I am that man who wants to fit in. I am that man who wants to express himself. I am that man who wants to leap free of uncertainty. I am the […]

I stand before you naked, revealing, strong in my own truth. I am alive with the desire to be myself, to be fully animated and express myself in the world we share. I have clung to limitation so many times […]

“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 […]

What is the meaning of “Aloha?” Aloha is a traditional Hawaiian greeting for hello and goodbye. The word, aloha is made up of “alo” meaning presence or face, and “ha” meaning breath. Aloha is translated into the “breath of life” […]

Billions of individual stories have brought us here. There must surely be a pattern, a common thread that ties all of humanity together. If we could unlock an implicate order or system for living, it would show us a method to […]

Why are we suffering as a result of external stimuli filtered by our internal complexes and held within? Marcus Aurelius has a powerful concept that explains this: “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to […]

I don’t usually talk about my personal journey, or that much personal in fact, because I am a private person, yet was reminded of the miracles of the journey today by a very talented healer. At age 10 I had […]

It is deep in the recesses of our disconnected selves, that we seek to reunify with something greater than ourselves. This force connects particles into patterns of consciousness that reach all the way into the cosmos. The sexual force pervades […]

The mistake of Western “scientific” thinking is that there is a singular truth – a singular answer that can be broken down into composite parts. The building blocks of Western civilisation have been ‘reductionist’ thought-forms in their observance and attitude. […]

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