Personal Journey

The Still Point of Existence

Introduction Archimedes, the famous astronomer and mathematician from Syracuse, Sicily, who lived in the third century B.C.E. is purported to have said: “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum to place it on and I shall move the very earth.” I use this wonderful image as a metaphor for what is called the…

Ireland at a Crossroads?

I grew up during the ‘60s in the US, that great time of revolution and social change. Many social institutions were being challenged, most with good reason. One of the primary institutions under scrutiny was religion, especially Christianity. The many hypocrisies of its leaders and the betrayals of its founder were very obvious. The lack…

Thoughts at Christmas: Natality versus Mortality

There is nothing to beat the stunning effects on us of a good story whether it is rendered for us through any of its significant media or genres such as its oral delivery by a good storyteller, its presentation on the page, either in novel or short story format or its visual representation either on…

Stressed? You are too much in this physical world

Look within - EdP-Art

Eliminate stress by making an inner connection In our Western world there are too many people suffering from stress and stress related illness. Why is it that we who live in a world of plenty cannot find peace and calmness? Why do we sometimes feel like we are on a merry go round, doing the…

The Spiritual Golden Rule

The Spiritual Golden Rule By Ethan Indigo Smith, Author and Contributing writer for Wake Up World   Warning! Before proceeding to review this article further, understand, you are about to be exposed to information that the majority of the gaggle you know may not be ready for. If you are sheepish or fidgety like a chicken,…

Powerful sentences that helped awaken the sleeping Me!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) ! Through this blog, I wish to share some powerful lines which really shook me up from my deep slumber! These are lines from various books and lectures of various religions, traditions, authors and cultures. It certainly…

The Search

Truth is found in and through the desire for truth. The experience of the hunger for truth is a revelation of truth. It is in the very search for truth that its transforming power is revealed. In answer to its summons individual lives and, through them, whole worlds are pulled out of the dark swamps…

Drawing the Battlelines

The ideals of true religion are the only power capable of arresting the social cancer that is Corporatism and it achieves this a number of ways. True religion destroys fear; more specifically, it destroys the fear of death. Furthermore, it seeks to dissolve our attachment to material things – thereby freeing us to live lives…

Spiritual Exercises for Healing and Protection

Healing and Protection

Continuing our exploration of the book The Spiritual Exercises of ECK by Harold Klemp the next chapter covers spiritual exercises on healing and protection. These spiritual exercises deal not just our physical body but also include healing and protection for our inner emotional and mental bodies too. Our imagination is one of the main tools…

How to get insights from your dreams

Dreams give us access to our inner worlds. With practice we can learn to tap into Soul’s eternal wisdom and insights. While our Western culture has lost an appreciation for our dreams, it is possible by using a few simple spiritual exercises to apply insights gained in dreams to make our outer life a happier…

The Great Leveller

I watched a great documentary a few years back called: The Great Leveller. It was an exploration of Death and Life. It focused on the two most studied primates in the world: the Baboon and the Civil Servant. It drew fascinating parallels between the lives of the two: both lived in a hierarchical civil structure,…

Spiritual Exercise Programme for the New Year

Spiritual Exercises

At this time of year we start off with lots of good intentions of becoming a fitter and healthier person. This is all good for our physical body but what about our spiritual body? Do we have a plan for improving our spiritual health? Eckankar, the spiritual path which welcomes and accepts all positive religions…

The Great Source

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” ― Nikola Tesla   Most spiritual traditions share a common essence, their most revered spiritual teachers taught one great and…

Your Inner Truth Sets You Free!

What do you believe is true for you? Does it come from outside of yourself in your surroundings, in people, things or events? Anything outside of your true self is an illusion. While outside appearances can look real according to your five senses, your state of being determines how you perceive this. When you are…

Your True Power Lies Within!

When we are looking for direction in life, we tend to look outside for answers to see what is the best way to go. When looking outside of yourself for answers, then you have an external locus of control. You have been trained in this way during your life, through  programming and conditioning that comes…