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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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A child’s world …

Worried that their son was too optimistic, the parents of a little boy took him to a psychiatrist. In an attempt to dampen the boy’s spirits, the psychiatrist showed him into a room piled high with nothing but horse manure. … Continue reading

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Shreds of Thought

The wounded are the best healers. I would like to give the kids in my care the opportunity to know God, or rather I’d like to prevent them from loosing God’s Love. I don’t seem to be able to heal … Continue reading

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My Easter Resurrection

Over the past few days, I have been wondering what to do to ‘overcome death’. Christians believe that “the meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who … Continue reading

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Servant of Love

This morning I asked God why He gives me this amazing ability, this heightened level of perception to see beyond the surface, that I call intelligence? I questioned why he allowed me to have access to such great depths of … Continue reading

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The Season of Lent

Lent in 2017 begins on Wednesday, March 1 and ends on Thursday, April 13 Today we are starting the season of Lent. Lent is a season for ‘giving up’ something. Have you ever considered what for? Then Jesus was led … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13:12

I have contemplated a lot on this verse over the years. I still am. I have always loved it. I read it at my Grandmother’s funeral. I did not understand it then. I saw through a glass, darkly, then. Now that I know … Continue reading

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Contemplation

Every single moment when life gets challenging or we are in reaction to a situation what is actually happening is Life asking us to let go of something that does not serve us anymore. How about that? IK  

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Man in the mirror <3

I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference Gonna make it right… As I turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat This wind is blowin’ my mind … Continue reading

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The Wicked

At the beginning of January we started a journey, the journey of the Season of Epiphany where are being revealed to ourselves. We ask and we are shown who we truly are. As we learn about different aspects of ourselves … Continue reading

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Control vs. Faith in grace

Control vs. faith in grace ” … But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been … Continue reading

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Surrender

What is surrender? In the dictionary, the meaning of surrender is to give up. This meaning can be misleading. We all usually go about life trying to control what should or should not happen to us, what we should or … Continue reading

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Miss sassy

As I was dusting off those long forgotten parts of me, I discovered my little hidden treasures. I realized that it is not only that I am passionate about drawing and cartoons but I am one of them! I am actually full of … Continue reading

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The season of Epiphany – an invitation

Epiphany (Greek: επιφάνεια, “the appearance; miraculous phenomenon”) is a Christian feast intended to celebrate the ‘shining forth’ or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus. The observance had its origins in the eastern Christian … Continue reading

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On meditation

“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” (John 7:37) With reference to “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” Beas mentions the Nectar and the cup that could hold the Nectar if … Continue reading

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Love

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

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Harmony and unison

 

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LAF workbook exercises

Through meditation, journaling and LAF, you will begin to open to the Loving that is inside of you; the fears and judgments will slip away and you will begin to live, more and more, the Loving that you truly are. … Continue reading

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Mary did you know?

“Mary Did You Know” (originally by Mark Lowry (lyrics) and Buddy Greene (melody)) Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and … Continue reading

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Walk in or without God

Faith Without Works Is Dead “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, … Continue reading

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Experiencing God’s Loving

You’ve got to go in and find the Love of your own soul and merge into that Loving of your own soul. Then open and allow God’s Loving in so that you and God experience the union, the Loving once … Continue reading

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Letting go and accepting

I have been pushing this for a long time. I have been trying to make FW my home. I have gone extensive length with zero result. ‘It is obvious now that our relationship is based on false pretenses. I pretended … Continue reading

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Note to self

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ― C.G. Jung

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Assignment No.I – Conclusion

Conclusion On a practical note I wish to mention that reading St. John is inconclusive because the book Light on St. John did not follow all the chapters of the original text from the Bible all the way through. Beas’s … Continue reading

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 17

Chapter 17 In this Chapter Jesus talks to God asking Him to take care of his disciples after he is gone. He is praying that God would glorify him aka taking him back to Him and glorify his disciples, too. … Continue reading

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 16

Chapter 16 In this chapter Jesus continues on explaining what is happening after his departure with the disciples. “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God … Continue reading

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 15

Chapter 15 This chapter continues on from the previous chapter. In this chapter Jesus clearly states what the commandment is, what it is that he asks of his disciples. He also clarifies the meaning of discipleship. He also warns the … Continue reading

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One Path

In the light of recent events in the world, I was delighted to read this passage by Beas, “It is simple logic that if the Lord is one and He is within every on of us and if we have … Continue reading

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 14

Chapter 14 In this chapter Jesus affirms his soon departure and reunification with the Father. He is consoling his disciples and reassuring them that they will not be alone after his death, he talks about his successor and the importance … Continue reading

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 13

Chapter 13 In this chapter Jesus reminds his disciples of the one commandment he has shared with them: to love one another as he loved them. He also shares about his soon departure and his successor who would take care … Continue reading

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The beauty of letting go

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 12

Chapter 12 This chapter talks about Jesus attending the Passover feast. This chapter is also a beautiful collection of Jesus messages about what his mission is by being amongst the Jews; his relationship with the Father; how to attain everlasting … Continue reading

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For Fun!

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 11

Chapter 11 This chapter is about the resurrection of Lazarus and the decision of the Pharisees that they would capture Jesus and put him to death. As I was reading this chapter I found it very hard to believe that … Continue reading

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 10

Chapter 10 This chapter is about how a disciple can recognise the true and ‘good’ Shepherd. It describes the Shepherd’s responsibilities in the disciples’ development on the path. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the … Continue reading

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 9

Chapter 9 This chapter is about Jesus’ encounter with the blind man. The parable in this chapter is about seeing clearly in God and being blind in the world. “Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but … Continue reading

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Needs and being in service

This morning I had a thought about needs. I came to the conclusion that I put others’ needs before mines are met because I don’t think that I can meet mine (the reason behind it is different for all of … Continue reading

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Unforgiven

I feel depleted, resourceless and empty. I have nothing to offer. I hang on to this extremely unhealthy environment trying to fix it, organize it, hold it together. Helplessly. I have completely forgotten about myself. I am surrounded with needy people … Continue reading

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Being heard and needs met

I am shaking with fear, frustration, anger and a sense of helplessness. How loud will I need to be this time so to be heard? As if I was an invisible water bubble hanging from the ceiling, nobody notices my … Continue reading

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Love Is a Fire, Vol.2

REFLECTIONS Love Is a Fire: The Sufi’s Mystical Journey Home My intention with reading this book is to gain a deeper understanding of the Sufi tradition, its teachings, some of the Sufi Mystics, and practices in order to support my … Continue reading

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Awakening Is a Destructive Process by Greg Calise

Make no bones about it, awakening is not a walk in the park. It is a ride through hell. It is the tearing down of all of your cherished beliefs and everything you thought about yourself. There is no way … Continue reading

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Georges Bataille

“The truth is paradoxical to the extent of being exactly contrary to the usual perception.” – Georges Bataille

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Tolle

“As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to … Continue reading

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da Vinci

“I awoke, only to find the rest of the world still sleeping.” – Leonardo daVinci

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You must die to live – an article

extracts Awakening is not a walk in the park. It is a ride through hell. It is the tearing down of all of your cherished beliefs and everything you thought about yourself. There is no way around this. We must … Continue reading

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Enlightenment

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be … Continue reading

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Assignment No.I – Chapter 8

Chapter 8 This chapter is about Jesus’s argument with the Jews. All through this chapter Jesus tries to convince the Jews that he is of Abraham and the other prophets but they don’t seem to understand him. As I was … Continue reading

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Love Is a Fire, Vol.1

REFLECTIONS Love Is a Fire: The Sufi’s Mystical Journey Home My intention with reading this book is to gain a deeper understanding of the Sufi tradition, its teachings, some of the Sufi Mystics, and practices in order to support my … Continue reading

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Common Sense

Joe Miller said that there are four qualities necessary for spiritual life. The first is common sense, the second is common sense, the third is sense of humor. When he was asked what is the fourth quality, he replied laughing, … Continue reading

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21 06 “I can’t tell anyone, hence I tell everyone”

As I was walking home from walking  and was watching the waves licking the stone shore soft, I realized that though I am at the wrong place again with some unknown reason, I am still at the best possible place … Continue reading

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