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  • The power to respond

    You will have noticed how the world is seemingly being assailed by constant reverberations of fear at the moment, and that sound is almost impossible to ignore. Fear is perpetuated by the media, making us think about it every day, and we keep it going ourselves whenever we share our concerns with others. So in spite of our spiritual endeavours, we too are threads of fear in this tapestry of world upheaval. Such fears have…

  • A feminine emergence

    You, me and every other thing in the universe is made of the same stuff. Energy. Everything we are, everything we experience, express and do is the result of a dynamic play of energies. Within our humanness is the dynamic of two fundamental polar energies: masculine and feminine. Like positive and negative currents, their interaction is at the very core of all life force – the spark of life. This dynamic interaction is constantly in…

  • Beyond fear and suffering

    That our life is filled with challenges is natural: for life is a process of growth. All growth involves change. Along with change we experience a sense of tension as our being goes through a transition from one acquired state to another. This applies at every level; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. And this involves what we call pain. Actually, ‘pain’ is simply a current and state of energy that corresponds with this transition. Yet…

  • Balancing emotions

    One of the common definitions for emotions is ‘energy in motion’. I’d like to expand on that. This energy in ‘motion’ arises as a result of us sensing and expressing. Therefore emotions are the moving energies of our being and through which ultimately life as a whole is being sensed and expressed. If we look deeply into what we are, we discover nothing but energy. Consciousness is energy. Mind is energy. Form is energy. The…

  • For peace, first understand the causes of violence

    We live in a world of great paradoxes. Now, more than ever, we are capable of providing for all our needs and ultimately, to live more peacefully. Yet despite this, we are faced with a world of growing crises and continued violence. Why is this, and what can we do about it? Firstly, let’s acknowledge that most of us do intend to create, and live in, a world of peace. We humans are mostly kind…

  • Our call to peace

    We all have a deep source of peace within us. It’s this we most want to live by. But in a world full of distractions, fear, conflict and crisis, this inner peace can sometimes seem unattainable. We may even doubt that it truly exists within us. How then do we reconnect to our own inner source of peace and harness its power -  so that we may bring it more fully into the world? It’s…

  • How I first discovered racism and found a path to healing

    It started with a kiss The first boy I kissed was Aboriginal. Or rather, the first boy who kissed me was a warm, funny, playful, strong-willed, deep souled human. I liked him a lot. I remember that moment vividly. We were playing in one of the local trees. I’m sure that tree could tell many stories. It was big and full, with strong low-lying limbs that made it easy for kids to find their way…

  • What does it mean to be humanitarian?

    With the nature of news reporting and its obsession with all things dramatic, conflicted and deficient – we may easily be duped into feeling humans are a terrible heartless species. However, psychological and social studies have revealed the very opposite - that we are inherently caring beings. We are social creatures with deep and abiding bonds; and with a natural inclination to love, nurture and support each other – even strangers. Sure, we are complex.…

  • World Indigenous Day. Why this day matters.

    Humanity seems to stand on a precipice. In many ways the future seems uncertain. Engulfed in confusion, crisis, conflict and despair, many are questioning the reason to live. We are in great and urgent need of wise agency, of clarity and true wisdom. We need answers that can lead us through these tumultuous times. Most of all, we need reason to hope. Perhaps we don’t need to look too far to find it. Beneath all…

  • Motivating Conscious Being

    Most spiritual seekers would agree that meditation is central to the journey. And, most honest seekers would also agree about a shared frustration: the apparent struggle to maintain motivation for the practice. Over the many years I have been sharing conscious presence, I have heard this same enquiry arising in most people: ‘Why is it a struggle to keep up the practice?’ It seems that for many people the energy to apply oneself to meditative…

  • Awakening – go beyond the limitations of your mind

    Have you noticed that the more conscious you become, the more you recognise your limitations? Ironic, isn’t it, that this greater awareness reveals just how little we really do know. The more awareness we have the more we see how small and confined our field of experience is! Initially, when we are so identified with the body-mind; it’s as if we are living in a fishbowl. We really believe that our fishbowl is the whole…

  • Awakening and Regeneration

    From the time I was a young child, I recognised that the people all around me were deeply disconnected and that this severance of spirit was directly related to the collective conflicts reverberating around the world. Clearly, this disconnection was the root of great suffering and conflict.  As I grew to be able to articulate what I saw and understood I recognised the need for a great awakening – not just within individuals – but…

  • Sorry Day means so much more than just “I’m sorry”

    National Sorry Day. What does it really mean, and why is it relevant to us all? Not just here in Australia, but the world. Although our government has raised the platform to establish a different relationship with Indigenous Australia, we are yet to achieve a unified vision or outcome. Even for those who are strongly opposed to the apology and compensation, there is reason for us all to find deeper respect and appreciation for our…

  • Love

    This morning someone told me that their experience of love gives them a feeling like falling: that as their heart is moved, it is like falling from a towering building. My response to this was not what one might expect. Spiritually speaking we might think this story of falling in love only represents the ego’s encounter of love rather than the liberation of rising in love. Yet as I really listened and felt into what…

  • Prayer – why it might be relevant?

    Apparently, everyone is googling prayer right now. Given the unprecedented crisis we are in, it’s not surprising there has been a sudden interest. What really is prayer?  Prayer is and has been, a unique human behaviour throughout time. Historically we have been taught to pray to a God. To a being or force outside ourselves. To something higher. Someone in control. To pray has been and is, a part of cultures and religions ancient and…

  • A Silent Power

    A question I hear regularly from spiritual practitioners is: “Why is it so hard to get a constant connection with our true nature when we put in so much effort? I try so hard but get so few results… and the world seems to be getting worse in so many ways.” The central word here is connection. But what are we connecting to? The connection we seek is with our true self. We yearn to…

  • ‘Evil’ arises when we do not take responsibility for our dark side.

      Our shadow-self is our responsibility, and ours alone. The notion that another can die for our sins does not support a society to act with self-responsibility. It is the abdication of our own accountability that leads to greater atrocities. In denying ourselves the responsibility to meet our own shadow, it’s darkness continues unchecked. And it is the denial of our own light that leaves us in the darkness. Here we are, in a world…

  • Is there a hidden gift in the Coronavirus pandemic

    We have entered a time of unprecedented crisis. We have gone from an escalating push to acknowledge the imminent collapse of our environment to global pandemic, the unraveling of our systems – economic, health, social. The warning signs have been with us for a long time. And, here’s what happens when we don’t heed the alarm bells. When we don’t preemptively and proactively seek to change the course we are on. Like a person whose…

  • The self we are – Transcendant and Imminant

    If what we truly are and what we seek already ‘is’, if our true nature is already the liberated Self, then why do we ‘need’ to do anything? Why are we always seeking? Does this question sound familiar to you? It’s certainly a question I have heard many times. And it is a question worth exploring and understanding more deeply. It is a question that may lead us to a greater embrace of what it…

  • We are the ReGeneration

    Look around us and we see conflict and challenges in every direction: politically, socially, environmentally; mental health, immigration, the rise of populism, fake news, consumerism, addiction, climate crisis. In many ways it appears the fabric of our world is disintegrating. In the midst of this is the uprising of activism, woke-ism, virtue signalling, dissent, and… some deep soul searching.     It is evident things are not working as well as we might wish. Perhaps…