In this modern world, people often use meditation to calm their minds and help them live with a greater peace of mind. And while these are wonderful reasons to meditate, the real aim of meditation it is to connect with our true self. These are 10 of the spiritual, mental and physical benefits and changes you will experience with a regular meditation practice.Read More
Many regard the light and the shadow as the two distinct aspects of man/woman. While it isn’t openly spoken about, each one of us has the light of goodness in us, and also a lurking shadow of darkness within. We all carry the light (soul) and the shadow (ego) within us - this is the human condition. Our aim is not to eliminate the shadow, as many of us have been taught, but to master it and find balance with the light.Read More
If you arrived at your doctors office and said "I would like to develop an empty head", he most likely would refer you to a specialist in mental disorders! However, if you went to a spiritual master and asked for help to develop an empty head, he would say "you have come to the right place.” Having an empty head allows you to hear the voice of your soul.Read More
Often the reason we get stuck in an emotional situation or find ourselves repeating a pattern in life is because as a child we were stuck in a similar circumstance that generated that emotion. At that time, we would have buried the emotion and carried on through life dragging the suppressed emotional energy with us. Being stuck as a child means we will also be stuck as an adult. If you are stuck in anxiety, depression or fear, try this exercise to connect to your inner child.Read More
Most of us have never been taught that we have an Inner Voice. While it is not an audible voice, when you do hear it, it can at times seem deafening. However most of the time it is a whisper, so quiet that unless you are paying attention you won’t hear it. This is the intuition we all know about. But how much do we understand it and more importantly how do we access it?
Most of us live in an 'illusionary' self, a self that has been built from the conditioning we have gathered along our journey through life. The process of meditation lifts you out of the false self toward the true self. At first, we will only get glimpses of who we are, but if we continue stepping onto the bridge of meditation, the glimpses will become more and more real.Read More
Over the Christmas period I have had the opportunity to read some ‘new-age’ magazines and found many articles on transformation. What I noted in my readings was that many talk of a new consciousness as if is out ‘there’, somewhere elusively beyond you. As if it will descend upon those that really want it or those who are special enough to understand it. The writer of one article on becoming conscious (aware of what is really going on) spoke lots about the results of becoming conscious, but little about how you actually go about being conscious, in my view, perpetuating this notion somewhat.Read More
I'm pleased to finally announce the next upcoming new series of The Soul and The Ego workshops, which I know a few of you have been waiting for. Moving into what is now the fifth series of workshops, and with no two series having been exactly the same, I can say these workshops are just getting better and better. The transformations we see in those who attend is nothing short of awe inspiring.Read More
This question came from Mary-Lou. It is simple - meditation is the KEY. Meditation properly performed will lead you to the inner door, and unless you find this door and go through it, you have no chance of dealing with the restrictive programming that you have accumulated on your journey through life.
“Can you write something on depression?” someone recently asked me. “That is a good idea,” I said. Depression is a widely misunderstood illness and one that at one time or another will afflict nearly all of us to varying degrees. In some cases, it can be extremely difficult to overcome, and as with all disease and illness, its roots lie in the metaphysical within us. Not surprisingly, the next day found myself trapped in depression - at least that’s what I thought it was.Read More
When I speak of consciousness, I’m talking about the universal consciousness that pervades all things. I read in a recent edition of Nexus magazine that a prominent professor, who had studied the deeper aspect of life for many years, asked that someone provide her with a definition of consciousness. She had found that she had been unable to find a satisfactory description. Describing consciousness is a bit like trying to describe love; it defies description. Consciousness - like love - cannot be made to fit within the limited confines of the human mental framework.Read More
I recently heard the results of a five-year-long study on the benefits of meditation: hot off the press is the news that yes, meditation definitely benefits your mind and health! Of course, this is not news; it is something all meditators and some of the greatest minds in history have known forever. The study was likely undertaken by the usual skeptics who require quantifiable, scientific evidence of benefits before you would even consider it.Read More