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Awakened Living Views

Living Spirituality in Daily Life:
A new paradigm is emerging as the old fear based reality breaks down. If we can begin to live this new sense of beingness more and more, then increasingly this New Paradigm becomes our reality.

These articles and points of view, are all about activating seeds of awareness that may encourage you to live more accordingly to your higher self, and to shine that forth in the world around you for more successful, joyful, harmonious and fulfilled living ...

Injustice on Planet Earth stretched to Breaking Point

A report by the charity Oxfam has recently revealed a staggering fact about injustice and inequity on our planet: 62 people, just enough to fill a reasonable sized coach, now own as much wealth, as the poorest 3.6 billion. Does that not bowl you over? And the wealth of the poorest, in comparison to the richest, fell a whopping 41% after the credit crunch. Doesn't that tell you something else? The level of injustice and inequity on our planet has reached breaking point, and those that lead, seem either ignorant or careless. Such injustice is woefully misaligned from a consciousness viewpoint. It won't continue. It can't continue indefinitely. I do believe we're fast reaching a climatic crux point. What can evolving people do?...

The Importance of Spiritual Hibernation


It's cold in England right now. The leaves are on the ground, the birds are flitting around the garden, feeding on last minute bugs, building fat for the winter. Nature knows how to work with the changing seasons. Sadly, humanity all-too-frequently does not! But no matter. Just the sense and the idea of 'hibernation', if only for a few hours, can feel like you've been sleeping all winter (if you get it right).

Sometimes that's exactly what you need. It's important to honour these feelings. Because you're worth it!...

How being Alone becomes "All-One"

Recently I found myself with lots of solitary time. ​Part of me really cherishes such quiet time and is increasingly at ease with my own company, while another part of me at times feels the pain of what Jung termed "existential aloneness". I see existential aloneness as the sense of separation that we experience when we incarnate into human form. We feel a separation from Source. I believe this is necessary so we can find our selves again and know who we truly are. There needs to be relativity, we cannot know our light until we know our darkness.

"I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments" Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

Bowie lives on in us all - Express Yourself!

It is with great sadness I learned today of David Bowie's passing. Whether you admired him or not, he was an iconic figure who set the world music scene on fire. But to me, there was much more to his act than music. Bowie had the audacity to be what he felt to be, with nothing holding back. In so doing, he set down a trail-blazing example that inspired millions. It's clear humanity has been repressed into a box, and that unbridled self-expression, is a powerful path to soul liberation. It's why I sometimes play emotive Bowie's music in Openhand work - to get people moving. I like to think that with his passing, a part of his influence will live on in us all...

Climate Change: sh** hits the fan


James Lovelock has been in the news again - the guy who wrote "The Revenge of Gaia". In the Guardian recently, he's quoted as saying "catastrophe is inevitable, carbon offsetting is a joke, and ethical living a scam." He's never been one to mince his words! Just how much is the current climate change effort a scam, simply designed to make people feel good and keep on buying? How much of the information is simply designed to placate, to maintain public order, to keep the gravy train rolling? Surely people would be better off with an authentic confrontation of the truth? It empowers us to do something real about it...

Instigating Change in the New Year: One Small Step

The New Year is a time of change, where often, we contemplate new energies coming into our lives and how we might best instigate change. What does your soul really ache for? This has to be beyond something whimsical and short lived - just doing things because you're supposed to or it's traditional. It has to well up from the depths of your being, because you're committed to the inner inquiry and the path of your soul. If you're all 'all-in' to this process, then there are ways and means of discovering what's 'in the cards' for you right now, and how to unleash powerful, alchemical change in your life. How is the flow beginning to guide you now?...

Evolution in the World: why it's not always easy

Earlier on my journey I think there was an unspoken belief that as you progressed/evolved things would feel, and get, 'easier' somehow. Some spiritual illusion!

These days I see that's not necessarily the case, at least not how I would've interpreted it then... but I'm happy to be proved wrong! As the 'old world' begins/continues to crumble around us, in these times of immense unfolding, the separation intensifies. Like separating two tightly held hands, the entwined fingers pull apart, from amidst the other fingers. As we progress on our paths, we become more sensitive too. Honouring the feelings evoked, and not blanking them out, feels important. As does working to find 'centre' in them.

The Secret of Success in the Festive Season

We're moving into the festive season again!
It's a veritable cocktail of mixed emotion, a gravy train of excessive consumption, a big fat 'turkey' of failed expectation. But it doesn't have to be. It could be a great success too. You could learn enormous things about yourself. You could accelerate your mastery. And, have a great time - you could have your festive pudding and eat it too.

Sound an impossible feat? Not at all.
Here's how...

Solstice Prayer: "Great Spirit"

It's the solstice today - a time of great spiritual significance - a time of passing, a time of change and moving on. If you're attuned to your deep inner feelings, then you may notice subtle shifts and an invitation to transition in some way. By honouring these, it changes your inner landscape, so your soul begins to flow differently, preparing the way for new beingness to arise. So it's good to celebrate the solstice. Perhaps with meditative prayer or ceremony? With this in mind, I felt to share this beautiful shamanic video, to inspire a deeper sense of connection with 'Great Spirit'. Pause, breathe, relax and let it inspire shifts in you...

Climate Change Deal: "One Giant Leap"? Or just one Piddling Step?

So after fraught negotiations for more than 20 years, a deal has been struck by 195 countries to try to stave off the worst effects of catastrophic global warming. Hailed as 'one giant leap' for mankind, it promises to raise $100 Bn a year to help poor countries adapt their economies. It focuses on phasing out fossil fuel emissions and switching to renewables with a goal of zero net emissions by later this century. Sounds good? Hmm. $100 Bn a year may sound like a lot to us on the 'breadline', but when you remember the FED pumped close on $17 Trillion over just a few years to prop up fragile economies, likewise the Chinese, and with the European Banks close in their footsteps, it's piddling by comparison...

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