Author Archives: ildiko

A non-political political statement

As a result of Brexit and Trump’s Wall induced hatred spree, I found myself a pacifist wishing to be pacific. I have read and listened to numerous advocates for ‘leave’ and ‘remain’. I do not know much about American politics, … Continue reading

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Valueless 101

The cleaning was done 2 days ago after a long absence of any kind of cleaning at all. I am always proud when I do a good job. My pride and good feelings did not last long, though. The words … Continue reading

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Persona-non-grata in light of Pentecost

It is not that I want to dwell too much on the fact that I am often considered a persona-non-grata, particularly among my family members. It is much more about expressing decades of hurt feelings and having been told what … Continue reading

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The scapegoat

I am the designated scapegoat. As soon as the discomfort surfaces and it starts feeling uncontainable, the need for release is inevitable. I am often a good source for such a surface. It is rather easy to get cross with … Continue reading

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Thoughts on choices

I have been observing the days, the movement of seasons in a matter of hours, and my feelings as they float on top of the swimming pool, changing colours. I have the need, this overbearing desire to live in a … Continue reading

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Resurrection

Mothers and daughters aka We all deserve better “Who is it about me that attracts this abusive behaviour … or is it only me who sees it that way?” As soon as we are in the same room the torture … Continue reading

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Crucifixion and resurrection

Well, it has been ‘hell of a Lenten Season’. I have been fighting my way through it. Yesterday afternoon, however, the fog lifted and I started to hear the voice within again. For how much longer are you planning to … Continue reading

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Being held

I always complain. I complain about how hard life tends to be and how alone I am dealing with life’s challenges. I probably mentioned it before that I do not hold an image of ‘God’ as the saviour. God resides … Continue reading

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Kicking and Screaming

So, what is happening for us in this Lenten Season? How are you doing? Well, for me it is ‘hell of a season’. 🙂 I am going through a rough time. I am angry all time. I attack my environment … Continue reading

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So what to give up this Lenten season?

Recently, I became aware how much of a trouble maker I am and how much compassion and love I have for ‘troubled’ kids. My heart goes out for them. The education system I work ‘in’ (mostly out) is corrupted and … Continue reading

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UUSM 2.5 Book of Esther

Book of Esther In general, I like this story because it reminds me that all is well and that God is ever present. 3:3 Then the royal officials at the king’s gate asked Mordecai, “Why do you disobey the king’s … Continue reading

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How I became everyone’s mother

For the past few days I have observed the behaviour of my environment and myself. It has been uncomfortable and challenging. It feels that I am under siege and everyone blames me for the discord between us. There is nothing … Continue reading

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UUSM 2.3 Exodus

3. Moses, oh Moses- a treasure trove of metaphysics! Choose one story of Moses and give a metaphysical interpretation, including how it relates to you. Exodus 3:13 I have experienced many times that I wished I could avoid undertaking a … Continue reading

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Stirring up – Exodus 5

Looking at the state of the world these days, I can safely say that the world with all its inhabitants are in a great upheaval at the moment. The against-ness in the world that is often expressed in violence, rage, … Continue reading

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UUSM 2.2 Genesis2

1. What is the metaphysical meaning of the reconciliation between Jacob and Esau? How is this apparent in your life? I think this story is about guilt and forgiveness and also about doing what is right even though it does … Continue reading

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Genesis and I

There is always and inner and an outer journey. They happen along one another. It is as if I existed on two different planes at the same time. My body, emotions, mental consents and my imagination run on the plane … Continue reading

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Creativity

Creativity is … Continue reading

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UUSM 2.1 Genesis2

2. What does it mean to have ‘dominion over’ the birds, fish and every creature? (hint-what do these animals symbolize?) It probably means that man was allowed to use these creatures to maintain himself. It may also mean that man … Continue reading

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God

God is a state of consciousness. I now know who I am and I am capable of expressing that knowing. I release all that is not Me.

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Coptic/Orthodox Christmas – January, 7th

At the Coptic and Orthodox Christian Churches Christmas Day isn’t celebrated on the 25th December but on 7th January (like in Ethiopia and by some Orthodox Christians in Russia and Serbia). The Coptic month leading to Christmas is called Kiahk. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night

This well known story is about mistaken identities and revealing one’s true identity to the Beloved. Shakespeare was a deeply spiritual man who understood the Soul’s longing for God and knowing him/herself in God. I am going share my understanding … Continue reading

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The season of Epiphany

In the Season of Epiphany we observe the revelations of our divine nature as God’s unique spark is being expressed through us. “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. The Twelve Drummers Drumming The Twelve Drummers Drumming Symbolize The 12 Points Of Belief In The Apostles Creed In the early days of England, they had town watchmen, … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 11

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. Eleven Pipers Piping By the 9th century, the bagpipe was the instrument for all medieval celebrations. This music had only one single line of melody, which suited the … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. The Ten Lords A-Leaping Leaping dances were strictly for the men. These dances were for the purpose of fertility as well as for war. These physically exerting dances … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 9

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. The Nine Ladies Dancing This is the result of my research: The Nine Ladies Dancing Are The Nine Fruits Of The Spirit (Gal.5) “… many non-Christian people danced … Continue reading

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The 8 Beauties and their meaning

Matthew 5:3-10 describes Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, which contained what are known as the Beatitudes. Jesus said: 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 2. Blessed are they who mourn, for … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 8

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. Eight maids a milking Matthew 5:3-10 describes Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, which contained what are known as the Beatitudes. Jesus said:Blessed are the poor in spirit, … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 7

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. The Seven Swans A-Swimming The Seven Swans A-Swimming Represent The Sevenfold Gifts Of The Spirit The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit is one of several works in … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 6

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. Six geese a laying Going back to Neolithic times, the goose is one of the oldest domesticated birds. It’s also been the topic of a lot of folklore. … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 5

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. The five golden ringsThis is what I have found on the ‘five golden rings’: If you’re a jewelry fan, you’re going to be disappointed to learn that it’s … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 4

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. The symbols of four calling birds Result of my research: “… All these years you’ve been singing “calling birds” when the reality is, it’s colly birds. So what … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 3

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. The third symbol is Three french hens According to my research, The Three French Hens Stand For Faith, Hope And Love source French Hens = Faith, Hope & Charity … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Night

The Twelfth Night is what we labour towards during the nights and days of the 12-Days-Christmas. Below is the result of some of my research: “It all goes back to the early 4th century Christian church, which believed that January … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 2

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. Second symbol is two turtle doves “The dove is not at all associated with a turtle, but rather a slurring of the Latin which is based on the … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 1

Introduction to the symbology of the 12 Days of Christmas starts HERE. The first symbol is a partridge in a pear tree I found that “according to Greek legend, the first partridge appeared when Daedalus threw his nephew, Perdix, off … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas – Symbology and messages

The 12 days of Christmas last from Christmas Day (25 Dec) to the 6th of January. On the 6th of January Roman Catholics celebrate Epiphany. “By ancient reckoning, days and nights were counted separately, and the important night was often … Continue reading

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Another kind of love

WOW! Such an angry man. He says Brexit will lead the way and allow other EU member countries to leave. He seemed particularly angry with the French and the German. He says The Brits will stop buying French and German … Continue reading

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Lessons for ENG8 in God-ing :)

I am an ENG8w7. There is a little bit too much sin, condemnation and judgement in the text for me but the description is spot on. I also like the Bible examples. Steve Job was an ENG1 not an Eng8. … Continue reading

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Advent Week 4 – LOVE

Loving who I am I am a failure in every sense of the world. I have a brilliant mind. I am intelligent. I creative. I used to be beautiful. I am well travelled. I am self- and environment aware. It … Continue reading

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Advent Week 3 – Joy

I have struggled with writing about ‘joy’. I have not experienced much of it lately, neither do I – I realized –  understand the word itself. I understand what ‘hope’ and ‘peace’ means to me. I know how I feel … Continue reading

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Advent W3 – JOY (to the world)

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Shred of Thought

We are doomed. Looking at her, the way she retreats in fear, I understand how much we do not stand a chance in life. We were robbed as children of all our abilities by imbeciles. Neither can I blame them, … Continue reading

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UUSM 1.1 From Bondage to Freedom

The essay below is part of Unity Urban Ministerial School – Foundation Course – Week 5 Assignment. Task:  In your paper, document what you learned and how you are applying what you have learned in this class that is applicable … Continue reading

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Blessings at Hannukah

Blessing for lighting the candles בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’, אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר חֲנֻכָּה.‬ Transliteration: Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah. Translation: “Blessed are You, LORD our God, … Continue reading

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Hanukkah – The Jewish Festival of Lights

In 2018, Hanukkah is from the evening of Sunday, 2nd December until the evening of Monday, 10th December. We are soon approaching the end of the Festival of Lights in the Jewish tradition and I thought it is time to … Continue reading

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Coptic Christianity in a Nutshell

The Coptic Orthodox Church split away from the broader Christian community in 451 A.D. The Coptic Church diverged from other Christians during the 5th century in part due to differing beliefs about the nature of Christ. Coptic Christians believe that … Continue reading

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The story of the Two Christmases

Coptic Christmas is observed on what the Julian Calendar labels 25 December, a date that currently corresponds with 7 January on the more widely used Gregorian Calendar (which is also when Christmas is observed in Eastern Orthodox countries such as … Continue reading

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Advent Week 2 – Peace

I am at Peace, I have no more demands. God does not live in the Heavens. He does not guide us, neither does S/He give instructions on how to live our lives. That God only exists in our distorted imagination. … Continue reading

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Advent Week 1 – HOPE

The first week of Advent starts today. HOPE is the theme. This morning in my meditation I was contemplating on what to ‘hope’ for this coming week? Looking at the state of affairs the world is in and the way … Continue reading

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Baha’i Faith

“Wert thou to attain to but a dewdrop of the crystal waters of divine knowledge, thou wouldst readily realize that true life is not the life of the flesh but the life of the spirit…”— Bahá’u’lláh Baha’u’llah’s Revelation affirms that … Continue reading

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To serve or not to serve

The boy killed himself in the church yard. The pastor talks about the society we, adults, have created for our children. A society that compares and judges. A society that must have ‘the best’ and everything else is mediocre or … Continue reading

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A time for rejuvenation

This morning I was reading an article on Ramadan. Ramadan started on 15 May 2018. Interestingly Christians observed Pentecost or Whit Sunday (Monday) on 20-21 May finishing the 50 day observation period since Easter, and Jews celebrated a week of … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Freedom

Some background info on Pentecost & Passover here For the next two days we are asked to review the past 50 days and see how far we have come since Easter. At Easter, Jesus was revealed to be one of … Continue reading

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Acts 2

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where … Continue reading

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The Road to Freedom

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Pentecost & Passover

History + Traditions of Pentecost/Whit Sunday & Passover The word Pentecost is Greek and it means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning … Continue reading

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Abandonment

I though then I demanded, finally, I hoped that it was somebody else’s job. I spent the Holy week contemplating on my life, how my life developed into its present shape. I looked for signs where I might have taken … Continue reading

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The Promise of Easter

This week the Christian Church observes the Via Dolorosa, Jesus’ last days and hours that are depicted in the 14 Stations. During this week, we walk the sorrowful way towards Resurrection in Easter. The origin of the stations are a … Continue reading

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Via Dolorosa

The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, or Via Dolorosa (Sorrowful Way), is a popular Lenten devotion. This time we are asked to call to mind the Passion of Christ, that is, the journey … Continue reading

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Psalm Sunday – Letting go of the not-letting-go

The priest was talking about the Stations of the Cross and asked us to be vigilant, during the Holy Week, of the manner we walk the stations with Jesus every step of the way. The past month has been tumultuous … Continue reading

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Fractions

God could have arranged something by now. You know, like Echart Tolle, who one day found himself enlightened. Out of the blue. The Holy Spirit could have intervened. I could have reached a relevant state of peace, I could have … Continue reading

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Peace of mind by non-participation

What to fast on this Lenten Season? Lent stared early this year. I just made my new year’s resolutions then, suddenly, it is the day of Epiphany asking me to meditate on what spiritual focus I want to hold for … Continue reading

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Lent 2018

Lent 2018 began on Wednesday,14 February and ends on Thursday, 29 March picture source

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Fate

I have recently noticed that I just want time to pass. I constantly count down the minutes and the days. Each morning I wake up, I just cannot wait for the day to end. For a few decades I hoped … Continue reading

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St. Valentine, the true story

… He was a Roman Priest at a time when there was an emperor called Claudias who persecuted the church at that particular time,” Father O’Gara explains. ” He also had an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people. … Continue reading

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From Ashes to Ashes, from Dust to Dust

Ash Wednesday, which falls forty-six days before Easter, marks the beginning of the Lenten season. The churches of the Anglican Communion, as well as some other Protestant churches observe Ash Wednesday. Eastern Rite churches, however, do not observe Ash Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Lent, Ash Wednesday

A couple of days ago a friend suggested that my main karma is that I feel obliged. The Hungarian word ‘köteles’ when translated literally means ‘by rope’. I think it is rather interesting that I constantly feel that I am … Continue reading

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Love – Rumi

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Beyond right and wrong

As often, I did the intro to our morning meditation. In my prayer, I asked God to come and meet me in the garden where no right and wrong exists. I sound such a committed devotee, at the same time … Continue reading

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Meditation for beginners

How I Started my Meditation Practice By Christine Kane

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So, how do you measure your lovable-ness?

This morning, in my meditation I found myself upset with the world for not appreciating me. I remembered how I was told off as a child when I asked too many questions and the way my teachers reacted when I … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Acts 10:39-43 We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a cross, but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused … Continue reading

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The greatest SIN

The greatest sin is that we take on the image the world shows us of ourselves and lose touch with our true nature and the gifts we arrived here with. This is how we are separated from God. We allow … Continue reading

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Morning awareness

This morning as I was contemplating in the conservatory looking out into the morning darkness and observing how the faint light becomes stronger and stronger with each minute, I noticed how unsatisfied I was with my life. I consider myself … Continue reading

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Source

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Dissatisfied

As I am heading back to the UK to work, I sadly noticed how dissatisfied I was with my life. It is not that I am not grateful for what I am given. Neither is it about not being expecting … Continue reading

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Epiphany in disguise

Yesterday, I was observing the epiphanies in my life. In the morning I had a lovely chat with my best friends discussing our New Year’s resolutions and how we envisage our life the next year. Life was good and I … Continue reading

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Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2

(Stormzy) I’m blinded by your grace I’m blinded by your grace, by your grace I’m blinded by your grace I’m blinded by your Lord, I’ve been broken Although I’m not worthy You fixed me, I’m blinded By your grace You … Continue reading

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Observing the 12 days of Christmas

As I am observing the days of this Christmas season am becoming more and more aware of the excruciating effects of my narcissistic expectations. I expect the world to roll up its sleeves and fight for the good, the noble, … Continue reading

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Hafiz

“ Beloved, I am waiting for you to free me into your mind And infinite being. I am pleading in absolute helplessness To her, finally, your word of Grace: Fly! Fly into ME! Hafiz, Who can understand Your sublime nearness … Continue reading

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I heard God sharing (Sept 2017)

God often talks to me. I used to ignore Him because I did not understand what He said. He was persistent. He never gave up trying to find the way to share with me. So, eventually, I bowed at His … Continue reading

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Jar of Hope

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12 days of Xmas + NY resolutions

Today I was contemplating on the significance of the 12 days of Christmas. I have read various articles and watched videos on how different cultures celebrate Christmas, New Year and the time between the 25th of December and the 6th … Continue reading

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Advent W4

The fourth week of Advent: LOVE When I wrote about the week of joy, I somehow secretly expected it to be fun. But the week, though it was easy going with some laughter it was not very enjoyable at all. … Continue reading

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The joy of being me

I am happy. I experience joy, suddenly. I realize that I carry the energy of the court jester. Someone who can be laughed at and made fun of because nobody actually understands what she is saying. It is always, however, … Continue reading

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Advent W3

The third week of Advent: JOY This week we reclaim our sense of joy. After having become aware of a layer of our personality that does not serve us any more and having made peace with it, we can rejoice. … Continue reading

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My word for the year 2018 is …

 

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When your nemesis is your saviour

She is just a trigger. One of the unaware ones. In a sense, I am grateful to her. Not only for myself but for the other two girls, too. She is our nemesis. She drives us off the wall. Each … Continue reading

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Your DIVINE WORD for the YEAR 2018

Focus creates experiences. Have you ever noticed that when focusing on a type of car, they start appearing everywhere? Or when you focus on a certain colour it seems to be all around you? No surprise! These experiences are due to … Continue reading

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Jung Quotes

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Advent W2

The second week of Advent: PEACE Last week I was contemplating on HOPE and how hope can change my focus from the negative and depressive to the light-hearted and joyous. The theme of the second week of Advent is PEACE. … Continue reading

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Answers to questions, Advent W1

This week I needed some self support in overcoming my challenges. During the week of HOPE I decided to remind myself of the good things, particularly in areas where I feel the most challenged by negative thoughts. I created a … Continue reading

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Advent W1

The first week of Advent: HOPE According to the Christian Church Advent means “coming” and in this season we prepare for the coming of Christ. One of the ways we prepare for the coming is by making the Advent wreath … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos

A beautiful celebration of remembering. The Day of the Dead reminds us to embrace the wonderful memories of our loved ones who are not with us any more but whom we can connect with in spirit, particularly, during this fun-filled … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Connection

The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence: A path to personal, social and global coherence The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

After a life-changing head injury, Kimberly Yates realized that the path to forgiveness was not what it seemed to be. In describing what she learned after stepping outside of her comfort zone, Kimberly teaches us to take a long, hard … Continue reading

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Personal Storytelling – HOLOS 1

(Extracts) … During these years of self-discovery, I found healing through art, meditation, and by attending personal development seminars and such. I soon understood that I am not only interested in finding my own answers but I wish to support … Continue reading

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Upclose and personal

Good God! A 4-hour chatting marathon. It helped me understand that I was hanging in the void for quite some time thinking that I was with God but I actually wasn’t. When I realized this I felt cheated and very lost.  I … Continue reading

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FRANCIS DUNNERY – WOUNDING AND HEALING OF MAN

I don’t know if I’m getting old I don’t know if I’m getting tired I don’t know if I want to go to work today ‘Cause I spent last night with my old friend He said its make or break … Continue reading

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