Spiritual Wellbeing

Top Meditation Tips for Beginners

Over the last few years I been a keen practitioner of meditation. However over those few years I had a very busy schedule with work and college which meant starting and restarting my meditative routine. Meditation at the very start seems very daunting and it can be a bit anxious if you’re a beginner or…

7 Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Spring Cleaning This Season

The spring equinox fell this week on 20th March, this year, marking the time when the sun passes over the celestial equator. It’s a day many pagans observe as Ostara, a holiday of renewal and rebirth that celebrates the transition from winter to spring. Paganism and its many permutations, including Wicca, are nature religions that honour the sacred power…

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…

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…

Death and LIFE, a Vedantic Perspective!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog !   In normal parlance we use the phrase ‘Life and Death’ in that order because ordinarily it is understood as a linear process; first life…

How to discover the Sound of God

Sounds of God

Have you ever been sitting quietly with your eyes closed and noticed on your inner vision lights glowing or moving? Did you also notice a sound in your ears, like a wind, a jet or a high pitch note? Many of us have these experiences but fail to notice them as a connection to the…

The Mechanics of Happiness !

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! What is there to write specifically about happiness you may wonder, after all, who doesn’t know or hasn’t experienced happiness! The happiness that we are…

How to Tap into Your Inner Guidance

Inner Guidance Eckankar

You know the way you feel something is right but you’re not sure how you know? Or, you felt the need to do something but your don’t know why? This is your inner guidance and it can come as a nudge, a dream, or a quiet voice within you. Often people are afraid to follow…

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…

How to regain your emotional balance

Our emotions can bring turbulent storms into our lives. Our thunderous emotions can strike at any time, particularly when a person who upsets us is in our vicinity. This can wash away our happiness and bring turmoil within us. In Harold Klemp’s book, The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, there is a chapter on Balance and…

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…

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…