April 17th, 2013
We are supposed to be respectful of others beliefs, cultural imperatives and psychology but does that mean we have to tolerate bad behaviour?
We are all free (well as free as anyone can be within societal and environmental constraints) to live our lives as fully expressed and unique human beings. However, there does come a point when who we are being and what we are doing can impact negatively on other people and we cannot expect others to continue to tolerate our crap. Read the rest of this entry »
March 8th, 2013
Modern world thinking has in the last Century at least been influenced by the predominant belief that our lives are controlled by our DNA. Afterall why wouldn’t we believe this – this is the dogma that we have had drummed into us at school! We have been programmed to believe that our physiology has been so engineered that we are little more than flesh and bone “robots”.
As this belief has gained such a foothold in our psyches we regard our talents and even our disabilities as the consequences of our inherited gene codes. The natural extension of this belief is that we are the victims of our own heredity. This has resulted in the global epidemic characterised by a lack of self-responsibility both as individuals and as a civilization. This is not surprising if we believe ourselves to be at the mercy of our gene pool! Read the rest of this entry »
February 18th, 2013
The focus of health care in modern society is the quick treatment of physiological symptoms regardless of cost and potential harmful side effects to patients. An example would be the dispensing of the anti-inflammatory drug Diclofenack which is liberally prescribed by GP’s to alleviate pain generated by swollen muscles and sprains. What you are not told however is that the drug increases the chance of heart attacks by about 60 percent! Another example is the over prescription of anti-depressants for the relief of stress and anxiety. These anti-depressant drugs may well be useful in severe cases for short periods of time however long term use can have insidious impacts on our lives. Read the rest of this entry »
January 6th, 2013
The following is an extract of a speech delivered by the late Charlie Chaplin in his role of the Great Dictator. It is still relevant and probably more so now than when it was first delivered:
“I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.
We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful.
But we have lost the way. Read the rest of this entry »
December 23rd, 2012
As we approach the end of 2012 we are reminded about the ending and beginning of cycles.
On one level we celebrate the end of another year and get to reflect on the year that has been and what the year ahead of us may bring. On another level we have all, notwithstanding prophetic claims about the end of the world on 21 December 2012 coinciding with the end of the 25,000 year Mayan calendar, survived to live another day.
It is important to remember that everything in our known universe operates through a cyclical process of expansion and contraction much like flowers that open in the morning and close at night and the process of life from birth to death. On a larger scale our planet earth travels on a voyage of its own within our solar system which exposes its inhabitants to different energy phases caused by different planetary alignments and our proximity to the heart of our solar system. It is these energy phases that some have labelled as different ages of the Zodiac. Read the rest of this entry »
November 25th, 2012
There is a saying that goes something like this:
“It is better to have been pricked by the thorn than to have never experienced the Rose.”
What this means is that if we want to experience love and joy in our lives then we also need to be prepared to experience hate and pain. Where we experience the biggest feelings of love and joy in our lives is also where we experience some of our most intense feelings of hate and pain.
All of us have “back stories” which are testament to this truth and it is these stories that we wear as badges of honour and courage. Usually these stories involve those closest to us such as family, spouses or friends, or the loss of health or peace of mind. It is these very areas which hold the potential for extreme emotions. The bigger the feeling of joy the bigger the potential for feeling pain. Read the rest of this entry »
November 12th, 2012
Whether we choose to aknowledge it or not life is a game and like all games has objectives and rules. However, unlike our usual man made games the rules for the game of life are hardwired against change.
There are however similarities – there is a playing field in the game of life and that is our mind. The primary purpose however is not to win at the cost of other people but to increase our own conscious awareness. Secondary to this overarching purpose is the objective of fulfilling our desires and achieving our goals. Read the rest of this entry »
October 20th, 2012
“As the world was plastic and fluid in the hands of God, so it is ever to so much of his attributes as we bring to it. To ignorance and sin, it is flint. They adapt themselves to it as they may but in proportion as a man has anything in him divine, the firmament flows before him and takes his signet and form.”
Ralph Waldo Emmerson
“Your assumption is the hand of God moulding the firmament into the image of that which you assume. The assumption of the wish fulfilled is the high tide which lifts you easily off the bar of the senses where you have so long lain stranded.”
“What seems to be, is, to those whom it seems to be.”
September 16th, 2012
Hero worship. Celebrity worship. Idolatory. These are all words that celebrate the central theme of greatness in other people or things. Main stream and social media feed our insatiable desire for vicarious fame, fortune and success through other people’s lives.
Why then the need for celebrating greatness in others?
The simple answer is that we don’t recognise it in ourselves. We have developed beliefs that keep us living small lives. We are unable to embrace our inherent power as the creators of our own lives. We instead observe and experience our own lives through our five senses and cannot imagine them any different than they already are. Our extenal feedback mechanism thus becomes the predicator for our repeated habit of living life the way we always have. We then seek and get some short lived relief from the monotony and desperation that living our lives this way has on us through vicariously embracing the lives of others who seem to us to have made it. Read the rest of this entry »
September 4th, 2012
The title to the beautiful song by John Hiatt : ”Have a little faith in me” also contains the key to manifesting our greatest desires. Listen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aYxMuLb3h8
Often we do not see what we want manifest in our lives even though we can visualise want we want and we support it affirmatively by positive statements of intent. These things alone are not enough. They are not enough because we all have firmly held beliefs which prevent us from developing the conviction needed to make our dreams come true. It is that conviction or faith which is the missing ingredient in the manifestation formula. Read the rest of this entry »