Category Archives: Consciousness & evolution

Developing conscious awareness and encouraging self-evolution through meditation and other practices.

The peril and the gift of feeling cut-loose

In these confusing times, I think a lot of us feel profoundly cut loose, without a moral or even logical framework by which to moduate our behaviours. Our culture is driven by compulsions of all kinds, mostly those that lead back to fear in all its disguises. If we were to dig to the roots of most of our behavours, we would discover some anxiety there, that if we didn’t do “this” then “that” would happens. Without the structures once provided from cradle to grave by religious belief and a far simpler construct of what life is all about, many feel lost and all at sea. So, what are our choices? How do we choose what next from our highest aspect? Continue reading

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Stopping to take a good look at ourselves (and noticing the anatomy of fear)

The fact that so many of us, perhaps all of us, get some sort of kick out of worrying, whether we notice this or not, is one of the most fascinating things of all. It explains a great deal about humanity, how we are driven, what motivates us, why we mess up (repeatedly) and seem to get stuck. What is it we get out of worrying? Taking a deep existential plunge into this topic… Continue reading

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A place for introverts

If all they want is for us to keep on shifting the same old furniture of life around into different yet, ultimately, finite arrangements in an ever-repeating cycle then keeping us so busy, time-poor and obsessively preoccupied by each other is the way to go about it. But, if we want anything truly new to occur to us, the kind of breakthrough that shifts a paradigm, we need those who do far better left alone to be allowed to spend more time doing what they do, the way they do it, untampered with… Continue reading

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The way of the birds

Impossible to dwell anywhere but here and now when the birds are around. They call us back to this moment more efficiently than any reminder on some “app” designed to drag us away from our obsessions, our fixations and our ruminations (which I first mistyped “ruinations”…not far wrong!) Their antics and rhythms, their chatter and song keep us grounded in what really matters…so ironic, given they are born for the wing. Continue reading

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Who I really am (exploring “the dreamer”)

Sometimes, getting very close to where we are meant to be and yet still feeling as though we do not quite fit (telling ourselves its “good enough”) can be the richest learning territory of our lives. The very “rub” of things that that don’t feel quite right, so very close to home (which you can almost see through that white picket fence…but you can’t get quite get to it or move in) can vasty accelerate the self-development process… Continue reading

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Power of now

When we “go unconscious”, we have momentarily stepped out of our natural inborn power because we have forgotten that now is all there is and got carried away by a story about how bad things have been or are going to be. So what happens when we cease doing that, what starts to shift? How about our whole paradigm. Continue reading

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SLOWly easing into the New Year

“Rocket launch our lives” seems to be the definining energy of New year yet we all work so much better, more productively, when we do it to our own and Nature’s natural rhythms, which includes the circadian and circannual cycles. When we force ourselves out of Nature’s groves, we have to push ourselves so much harder…and our health always takes the toll, sooner or later. Burnout becomes near-inevitable but, more importantly, we often cut ourselves from our best gifts and most creative superpowers when we do this. Continue reading

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Camelot for a shining moment

In order to grow, the cycle has to transform into a spiral. The lockdown has to generate a growth tip that leads to something newer, “higher”, seen as though from a broader perspective; the overview. We all strive for balance but does uber-balance preclude the ability to develop a growth point, ending in stalemate or cancellation, or is this where we start to catch a glimpse of something golden through the mists of frustration? A journey through frustration to the glimpse of…something…through the mists. Continue reading

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Sensing evolution

In an era when things “not being quite what they seem” is rife and faced with a constant bombardment of misinformation, it really is time to bring our felt senses onboard, and then some. Exploring the evolution of our relationship with sixth sense. Continue reading

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Trick of the light

When you have felt disillusioned and out of place most of your life, though you have tried so very hard to bring light, what next? How do you bring the light deep into your struggling state of embodiment, to make the ultimate paradigm leap of your lifetime? You see it all as it is, you shout it out, you bring awareness in to light up the whole picture and you continue working at being the light and then…well, let’s see. Continue reading

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