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In this Spiritual Articles section, the main spiritual terms we cover are divided into nine key headings which you can access on every page from the top left...


The Well of Trust

How can we trust in all this confusion?
Recently on Openhandweb, there was a powerful question that pulled on the heart-strings:

    "How exactly can we align in the midst of this chaos? Most people I know are occupied with surviving in this system most of the day, including me. This system is very demanding, very distracting. I feel constantly bombarded by noise, by all kinds of sticky, dense, deenergizing or totally cutting off energies."

A moving question indeed! But this is exactly the path. It's exactly the way we will break down the matrix. Just by asking those questions in every moment, but also perhaps with a slight change of perspective...

Experiencing the natural flow

Hi friends
We'd like to introduce David Rotter, an Openhander in Berlin, otherwise known on Openhandweb as "The Other David" (sense of humour is essential!). David has been exploring the path for many years and has delved deeply into many varied approaches, including (we are blessed) Openhand. Currently he's an editor with Sein, one of Germany's best known online spiritual news sites. He's also recently created his own spiritual site Den Weg Gehen and is wonderfully unveiling his deeply intuitive facilitation skills. You might feel to check into his site and if you're in Germany connect up with him. Here is an inspiring article he recently wrote about his experiences with Gaia. It's very aligned with the Openhand approach to life...

Gaia's Kundalini Rising

Are you feeling it too?
Right now, it looks like Gaia is brewing a storm. I feel eons of suppressed energy bubbling below the surface and beginning to break free. I've seen this coming. During a car crash in 2002, my consciousness rapidly expanded beyond my body, and I witnessed a series of spectacular visions. I saw the collapse of the old world consciousness, a cleansing of the Earth's surface and the Ascension of Mother Earth. Since then, deep communion with Gaia has clearly shown me that throughout our recent history, her Kundalini energy has been progressively suppressed, almost to the point of destruction. But now I feel her Kundalini beginning to rise again. And here's how we can all take part...

Redefining Relationships


The consciousness shift is causing untold pressure.
Our consciousness shift is hotting up. People are unwinding, unfolding and breaking free from eons of constraint. It's a truly wonderful movement to behold. I feel blessed to be here during these times of profound change. But it's a double edged sword too. In many cases it's generating untold pressure within families and relationships: it's causing great friction and sometimes even tearing them apart. What can we do about this? I feel strongly in my heart we need to redefine the very nature of relationship...

Self Knowledge and the Soul

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
“The Prophet" by kahlil Gibran was originally published in 1923. It has since become a spiritual classic and for many years now a firm favourite of mine. It is told in the form of a story with the finest interlace of deeply inspirational poetry. Here's a very brief overview and taster:

Almustafa approaches the dawning of the ultimate spiritual liberation. As an instrument for divine expression, he turns a mirror back upon the journey of human life from birth until death, inviting acceptance of all things...

Flying on the wings of vulnerability

Do you sometimes find doubt difficult to overcome?
Quite frequently in the coaching I do, the question of doubt arises. Doubt in ourselves, doubt in our work, relationships and spiritual path. Doubt in the benevolent redeeming hand of the universe. It seems that when we first realise the benevolent presence of a unifying energy, we believe, hope or expect "everything will turn out just fine, it'll all be as we want it to". And if it doesn't, when it doesn't turn out that way, all too frequently we're led back down the ladder of doubt to the lower rung we began from. So what's happening here? How do we break the cycle? The answer is 'flying on the wings of vulnerability'...

The Vinegar Tasters According to the Tao of Pooh

The wisdom of Lao Tzu meets Pooh

Uusally the deepest and insightful stories come about the nature of reality to us the most playful of ways. I love the story of 'The Vinegar Tasters'. It offers three distinctive perspectives on life and profound insight into perception and awareness. An excellent metaphor!
So which vinegar taster are you?

Here is an entertaining excerpt from Benjamin Hoff's 'Tao of Pooh'...

How to flow when the torrents are raging

Walking an authentic path in life
Walking an authentic path in life can often be confusing. We might at times find ourselves torn whilst swirling in the torrent of life's choices. How do we navigate the path and unleash our true beingness? The following story, originally by Chuang Tzu, offers a profound metaphor for life and the true nature of what it means to 'go with the flow'. Essential reading for all awakened souls...

The Spiritual Warrior

Learning through adversity
I've faced many challenging and difficult situations in my life. It seems prior to awakening, my life was nothing but struggle through adversity: continually confronting and overcoming challenges. Since awakening, many things have changed. I've learned the art of divinely surrendering to the flow. Of accepting life as it really is. Has this made life any easier? Not at all! I love the complexity, challenge and opportunities in life; the chance to learn and grow. Overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles is what stirs our blood. Whether man or woman, cultivating the warrior spirit can be of great service to us all...

Remembering Past Lives - a personal journey


Past lives unveiled
I'd never been interested in past lives. Nor had I found compulsion to remember what I'd experienced before this life time. Yet beneath me echoed a medlodic chant of the past. There were always whispers of the joys and suffering of lives forgotten to me. Having consistently peeled away that which no longer served my evolution, I trusted that those aspects of me that I needed to remember would be unveiled, if and when, the time was right...

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