2020 Bali Spiritual Retreat (March)

It is official.  I will be hosting the long awaited Transform the Soul spiritual retreat in March next year on the "Island of the Gods", Bali. This will be a spiritual retreat with a difference as our timing will include NYEPI, Bali's Day of Silence. Commencing on Sunday, 22 March 2020, this special six day/five … Continue reading 2020 Bali Spiritual Retreat (March)

Persephone and the Pomegranate

In the Homeric Hymn of Demeter the story is told of how the Grain Goddess (Demeter) fell into mourning when her daughter (Kore, meaning "maiden" or "girl") was abducted while out picking early spring flowers with her friends.  It was when she reached out to pick a narcissus, that Hades, the God of the Underworld, … Continue reading Persephone and the Pomegranate

Self-Awareness: 11 Ways to Increase It in an Unconscious World (Mateo Sol)

Self-awareness is the ability to introspect and be aware of your own thoughts, feelings, impulses, physical sensations, and behaviors. At a basic level, self-awareness is the ability to pay attention to who you are and what makes you tick. At more complex levels, self-awareness involves developing an understanding of your deeper beliefs, inner wounds, mental … Continue reading Self-Awareness: 11 Ways to Increase It in an Unconscious World (Mateo Sol)

Discovering and Enhancing Your Psychic and Intuitive Abilities

We are all born psychic … or at least with the ability to become psychic.  For some of us, this ability activates naturally, usually when we undertake certain spiritual practices.  However, for others, this ability it remains latent within until a conscious decision is made to focus on activity it.  There are certain techniques are … Continue reading Discovering and Enhancing Your Psychic and Intuitive Abilities

Breaking Family Cycles (Madisyn Taylor)

Breaking your family patterns may be the most important work you do and the most challenging. It is easy to believe that in leaving our childhood homes and embarking upon the journey of adulthood, we have effectively removed ourselves from harmful and self-perpetuating familial patterns. In looking closely at ourselves, however, we may discover that … Continue reading Breaking Family Cycles (Madisyn Taylor)

Decision Making: Who Makes the Decisions? (Dr Paul Masters)

How life turns out, or how it is going for anyone, is based on what decisions one has made, to one’s betterment or detriment.  When a soul is born into this physical earthly dimension, with but few exceptions, he or she incarnates with a false sense of identity, the personal ego. As they grow to … Continue reading Decision Making: Who Makes the Decisions? (Dr Paul Masters)

Meaning of “Hamsa”

The hamsa is a fascinating ancient symbol often found in jewellery, clothing and art.  This rather enigmatic symbol is believed to have originated in the Middle East and today it holds meaning not only within Muslin and Jewish cultures as a protective talisman that brings good fortune, health and happiness. The hamsa is primarily used … Continue reading Meaning of “Hamsa”

Protecting Oneself from Negative Energy (Dr P. Masters)

Every day of your life, you live in a world of energy. Whatever seems solid is, in actuality, a vibrating field of energy. From human beings and other life forms to even inanimate objects such as rocks, all are really a vibrating field of energy, including the very earth upon which we stand. The human … Continue reading Protecting Oneself from Negative Energy (Dr P. Masters)

The Heart Sutra: the Fullness of Emptiness (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Emptiness is not something to be afraid of, says Thich Nhat Hanh. The Heart Sutra teaches us that form may be empty of self but it’s full of everything else. If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will … Continue reading The Heart Sutra: the Fullness of Emptiness (Thich Nhat Hanh)