What is 'Spirituality'?

Here we're exploring the concept of general spirituality. What does it mean to be spiritual? How do we live in a spiritual way, within society? How might being aligned with your spirituality, bring a greater sense of joy and fulfillment to your life?

We're offering points of view here, which we believe in passionately. But we're not claiming them to be the 'absolute truth' - it is our truth, designed to help catalyse an evolutionary shift in your own truth. To us, that's a key facet of the spirit - that each has their own perspective on reality, which are all equally valid. But let us challenge and continually evolve our perspective.

Articles on general Spirituality:


Setting Your Spiritual Compass to THRIVE in 2023

Submitted by Open on Sun, 01/01/2023 - 05:14

These are highly challenging times on the planet in society. A great deal of ancient karmic density is being stirred up. It's so easy to get pulled into the various dramas, which then perpetuates that struggle in your life. It's important to witness the boulders, yes, BUT - then utterly crucial to focus on the path between them. The soul is working to unwind through the karmic density and create from a higher vibration. Then the clouds will clear and you'll shape a new, more harmonious landscape. This is how we can thrive in 2023.

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Solstice Approaches: KNOW what you want to change about YOURSELF

Submitted by Open on Sun, 12/18/2022 - 07:46

The Solstice swings around once more at the end of another tumultuous year in the shift. It's a time of death and rebirth, of preparing yourself for regeneration. There's always a new you that you can find. It's buried under the layers we heap up over the years. As this density begins to crack, you'll feel the new sense of you that wants to break through. Give time and space to that. Pay homage to it. Express it and call it forth. This is the greatest act of creation you can undertake.

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Dealing with Bone-Crunching Initiations on the Spiritual Path

Submitted by Open on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 06:47

I have written about this recently, but it deserves extra attention at this point in the shift: why you might be experiencing a "bone crunching" period of super intensity on the path, where many things are coming up at once, in all aspects of your life. Whether it be in your relationships, career or general living circumstances and your guides and guidance seem to have deserted you.

Recognise this? What on earth is going on?

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Exploring Why the Need for Validation on the Spiritual Path?

Submitted by Open on Fri, 09/23/2022 - 04:19

What often keeps people tight in the box and resisting the power of transformation on the spiritual path is the need for external validation of some kind. The requirement for friends or family, for example, to respect the new you you're unfolding into. If they're not evolving as quickly as you, unsupportive or negative feedback can be severely limiting. Where does this need for this validation come from? Most importantly, how can we move beyond it...

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Homeostasis & Equanimity: Finding Balance and Harmony on the Path

Submitted by Open on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 04:36

These are turbulent times for sure, as the planet and society shift through the gears of transformation. Each of us is connected physically and energetically through morphic fields that are activating and unravelling. That's even before we talk about the dramatic infusions of higher dimensional light. How are we to find balance and harmony through it all? The key is Homeostasis and Equanimity. Find these and your life will be in balance. Let's explore, including a tremendous video at the conclusion.

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Planetary Lightworkers and Healers: What Modality are You?

Submitted by Open on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 04:13

Lightworkers, healers and planetary shift facilitators are coming to the fore in this Great Shift of Consciousness that the planet and humanity are unravelling through. Wow, what a process! Some of you are now well experienced in the work that you're doing, others are just coming online. What's needed is a coherency of understanding about how we can all pull together in alignment with the orientation of flow. Then it will make our lives and our work much more effective. Let's explore. Let's find correct alignment...

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Planetary Shift Facilitators: Changing the Nature of the Game

Submitted by Open on Wed, 06/15/2022 - 18:11

If you've been drawn to the title then I guess you see yourself as a facilitator in this great planetary shift that's unfolding all around us. Or perhaps you haven't quite realised that yet? There have been plenty of shifts before us and there will be plenty to come. You may feel eager and keen to get things moving, or you may find yourself buckling under the strain at times - how to find the right pace and balance? It's crucial to know how to measure success and who you are in it all.

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How To Quantum Manifest Authentically with the Universal Flow

Submitted by Open on Wed, 06/08/2022 - 03:54

Reams of blogs, articles and videos have been produced about intentional or quantum manifesting to gain a desired outcome. But are they really successful? And what does "success" really look like? I maintain there is a way of coming into alignment with the natural flow of the universe and harnessing its power to create abundantly in your life. But it's crucial to understand exactly what the universe is working to create through you and how not to get derailed down illusionary side alleyways. Let's explore...

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The Spiritual Path: How to Vision the Future?

Submitted by Open on Tue, 03/29/2022 - 04:50

Especially now in this turbulent transition through society as we shift to 5D, it's utterly essential you know how to vision your future. But to be clear, I'm talking about the authentic future that's in alignment with your soul. How do you recognise the future multidimensional landscape that is landing now? Then how do you determine the next step to take? Getting this right will remove much heartache and frustration. Even when you make "mistakes" you soon get to know why and are able to steer straight once more...

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Eternal Student and the Ascended Masters: How do they work with us?

Submitted by Open on Sat, 01/22/2022 - 06:22

On the spiritual path, what is the true measure of mastery? You may have journeyed plenty, you may have touched deep presence and be able to open into multidimensionality. You might get visions and insights into future-landing-now, or you might be able to facilitate, heal and catalyse. Yet there's a fundamental problem in ever embracing the word "master". Because there's always something to be mastered, always something to integrate. The very term itself breeds complacency...

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Crafting 3D Mind as Your Friend and Ally in the 5D Ascension Shift

Submitted by Open on Mon, 11/15/2021 - 18:14

There's a tendency not to speak too much of the 3D mind in terms of alignment with the 5D shift, other than letting go of identification with it. But the energy on earth and in society is terraforming strongly through the field, and we can craft the mind as a powerful ally within our creative endeavors. We must also guard against it becoming a surreptitious prison that unconsciously limits our progression.

Let's inquire.

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Unleashing Your Multidimensionality: Parable of Lao Tzu and the Dragon

Submitted by Open on Thu, 04/29/2021 - 04:44

On one of the walls at Openhand HQ in Glastonbury is a favourite painting of the ancient mystic Lao Tzu playing a small harp, and in so doing, unleashing a mighty blue air dragon. It's an inspiring picture for sure, and to me, sings volumes about unleashing our greater multidimensionality and what can transpire when we do.
It's about breaking open the limitation of the small "I' -
the identity, then with subtle feeling perception, connecting and embodying the majesty of the higher dimensional self.

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