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    Remember Why You Came Here
    December 14, 2016
    There comes a time for us all when we see that a deeper step than ‘having a purpose’ is coming to know that we are purpose. As the tides of my soul and personality’s love affair and battle die down in the inevitability of mutual surrender, A deeper movement starts to stir, like a fountain pouring...
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    The End and The Beginning
    December 14, 2016
    Child, if you truly wish to die unto the ALL, If this really be your will, Wait till night and journey your way to edge of the jungle, Where the shrub meets the grasslands, And enter into the open plains. Find your way to a spot of great openness, No trees, no bushes, no brush, Nothing to shelter you from the...
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    Buddhist Emptiness: Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole Than The Matrix Dared To Go
    June 16, 2016
    The Matrix is a deep film. Many have pointed out how it represents the archetypal journey of spiritual awakening. Neo, the main protagonist, lives in the regular world but just cannot get passed a feeling of existential incompleteness. He knows there is something deeper to reality. He has heard of a great teacher, who...
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    Updating Religion: A Fundamental Need Of Our Time
    June 13, 2016
    I am writing this two days after the most recent mass shooting in the United States, in Orlando, Florida, where Omar Mateen killed 50 people and injured over 50 more in a popular gay night club. The exact motives for this tragic attack on the LGBT community, and the degree to it was inspired...
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    An Integrated Approach To Psychological Healing
    June 1, 2016
    Everybody has periods of suffering in life. In our personal lives, sometimes that suffering is very great, and sometimes it’s less. In humanity’s collective life, we only have to turn on the news to witness how much suffering there is in the world. As a result of this, mostly everyone carries some kind of deep...
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    What Does "Spiritual Awakening” Actually Mean?
    May 27, 2016
    One of the gifts of our globalised postmodern society is that we increasingly have access to all the different knowledge and wisdom that different communities over time have generated on what it means to live an awakened life. This is an incredibly precious opportunity, and yet it has left the spiritual market saturated, with...
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    A Global Spirituality Part 2 – Creating An Integrated Spiritual Practice
    May 4, 2016
    This is the second in a 2-part series of blogs. The first was called, A Global Spirituality Part 1 – Why It’s Good News That All Paths Do Not Lead To The Same Place. In that article I explored how different communities around the world have cultivated extraordinary insights into how the different aspects...
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    A Global Spirituality Part 1 – Why It’s Good News that All Paths Do Not Lead to the Same Place
    April 29, 2016
    Healthy spiritual traditions are often described as having both exoteric and esoteric aspects to them. Exoteric means “outer”, and refers to the outer layer of a spiritual tradition that generally includes teachings on what people should believe and how they can live a good and moral life. Esoteric means “inner”, and the esoteric core...
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    True Self and Authentic Self – Integrating Spirit and Psychology
    April 26, 2016
    At the bottom of this post I am going to include a link to the recording of one of my favourite talks given by Ken Wilber. It explores the vision that when we put the teachings of the spiritual traditions of the East and the psychological tradition of the West together, we see that...
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    The Wisdom of the Shamans
    April 20, 2016
    Over the last half-century there has been a surge of interest in shamanic spirituality and culture in the modern West. Running in parallel to the interest in Eastern spirituality, shamanism has become a major area of focus and has had a huge impact on contemporary spiritual culture. Shamanism is the most ancient form of spirituality...
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    A Global Spiritual Renaissance
    March 21, 2016
    Today, I believe we are in the midst of a spiritual renaissance, which will involve the next step in the evolution in the way humanity relates to spirituality. To illustrate why what is unfolding today is of such a profound nature, it is useful to give a basic outline of the history of how...
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    Attachment and Relationships: Safety in Connection
    March 8, 2016
    Do you feel safe when you are with your loved one(s)? Do you feel safe when you are apart from them? Do you feel safe to come back together with them after being apart? Do you feel safe to leave each other after being together? A yes or no to all of these questions...
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    The Journey of the Body - From Healing Trauma to Awakening and Enlightenment
    February 26, 2016
    If you have ever been in the close presence of someone who feels truly safe, secure and grounded in his or her body, you’ll know it. Maybe not in ways that you’d be able to articulate, but at least in terms of the feeling. There is a radiance there; a flow, a steadiness and...
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    True Safety
    January 26, 2016
    In such times as these, when humanity faces so many crises and conflicts – environmental, economic, social, political, religious – and so many human beings are suffering so profoundly, there is a message that may seem radical: In the very deepest sense, we are all so safe. When the true nature of our deepest being...
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    Reflections on Western-Middle Eastern relations after Paris 2015
    November 14, 2015
    The Paris attacks were utterly tragic. There are no words. And yet what I have found equally tragic here is the conversation that never seems to happen - for us to recognise and grieve for how utterly terrible these attacks are, AND for us to recognise the Western nations' role in creating this situation...
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    Awakening and Love
    October 9, 2015
    Spiritual awakening, in its purest sense, reveals one’s own true nature, and the true nature of everything, as the infinite awake presence emanating in pure radiance as the entire kosmos. This is primordial awareness non-dual with its divine effulgence, which is pure love. This is Christ radiating from Buddha – light emanating from the...
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