Spirituality

Secrets of the Soul

Although the current scientific consensus is that there is no evidence to support the existence of the traditional definition of the soul as the spiritual breath of the body, most people believe they have some form of a soul. And yet ‘soul’ is hard to define and there is distinction and disagreement amongst different religions…

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Birthing the Christmas Message

It is nearing the Solstice. The days are either getting longer or shorter depending on what hemisphere you live in. The polar vortex has descended here and the temperature is pretty frigid. Christmas is coming and the city is festive with lights, trees, wreaths and bows. Many are preparing to celebrate the birth of one…

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Re-calibrating after a series of upheavals

Suddenly it’s December. So many of us thought the world would look different. Politically of course we are entering a strange unknown. Not sure what to expect. We have a president-elect who seems not sure of his own agenda, or his sense of self. And he is filling his cabinet with military men and business…

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The Poetics of Transformation

It’s Fall…the Equinox announced its presence will the changing of the leaves, and even here on the GA outer banks islands where summer feels like it lasts forever, the nights are beginning to cool slightly, the red and black love-bugs are coupling reminding us why they got their name, and ever the symbol of transformation,…

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Peacemaking: The Challenge of our Modern World

My dear friend, Shahabuddin David Less is in Israel at the moment meeting with the Peacemakers of the Abrahamic Reunion. Amongst others, he recently visited Elias Jabour, a seventh generation practitioner of “Sulha”, the traditional peacemaking formula of the Middle East. Sulha means ‘agreeable amends’, the making of peace. During the “Sulha” process one literally…

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My next book…

Cool title, but I’m keeping under wraps for a little while… I’m turning my Doctoral dissertation from the dry academic format required by the Doctoral Academy, into a yummy exposition of the amazing group of people I interviewed – children whose parents were renowned spiritual teachers…their lives and their experiences growing up with such illustrious…

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How To Use These 7 Spiritual Practices To Improve ALL Relationships

Originally published on YourTango.com.  Photo by WEHEARTIT Just a glimpse of the amazing ways spiritual connection makes love even better. Our world has become a global community. Travel and the internet have brought us neighbors we never anticipated, and introduced us to cultures that sometimes seem exotic, wonderful — or even downright strange. As our close encounters…

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Life Lessons, Life Contemplations

After an intense travel time, I finally find myself sitting quietly – overlooking a salt marsh on the Georgia coast. White Egrets stand tall; silent predators as the tides fill and empty the marsh, offering up fish, frogs, small mammals, small reptiles and insects. Billowing cumulus clouds, blow lazily across the open sky and a…

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Independence – What does it mean Spiritually?

It has been a week of assertion affirming a stance that celebrates the freedom to stand in one’s own power and on one’s own terms. Brexit is all over the news and has shown its opposing face in the hearts and minds of many of my British friends. Tomorrow we see all of the US…

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Memorial Day

Given that it’s Memorial Day, a day to honor those who have given their all for something they believed in, I had a moment to think about what I would fight to protect. I was brought up in South Africa at the height of the Apartheid years. As a young kid it was easy to…

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