Category: Spiritual Growth

Harvard neuroscientist concurs: Meditation not only reduces stress, it fundamentally changes your brain!

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the many claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found really surprised her! Initially looking for a way to stretch, Lazar was drawn to yoga and meditation…

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Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with ALS decades ago, turns 75!

Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking’s turned 75 on January 8th, 2017 –  an age particularly remarkable for a man who has been living with ALS since at least the age of 21! The disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a death sentence for most. Yet not only has Stephen Hawking

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Note on: dealing with health challenges

Even if you don’t have your health, you still have your Spirit. The body is transitory, health comes and goes… the immortal, invincible ‘you’ is the ‘Being’ or Spirit inside, free from all constraints of time and space. Severe health challenges — usually stemming from an injury or illness — can and often does, bring

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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Back in 1996, Deepak Chopra, wrote a best-selling book which continues to inspire countless millions today. The name of that book was simply ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success’ and has been reprinted countless times since then. I first came across this little book in 2004 when I started my own spiritual journey, and I

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Healing the Anxiety Gap: Teachings of Zen Buddhism

Rinzai is the Japanese line of the Chinese Linji school, which was founded during the Tang Dynasty by Linji Yixuan. In Japanese, he was known as Rinzai Gigen. Buddhism had already been in China for approximately eight hundred years by the time Rinzai began his own studies, and had absorbed many unwanted influences along the

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A note on: Keeping your heart open

When your heart is open, energy is flowing through you, enriching and enlivening you from head to toe down to the smallest particle of energy that makes up ‘you’. When your heart is closed, your energy becomes stagnant, hampering your life-force and leading to premature decay of your physical cells. Ask yourself, “how can I

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Chemo Kills: The History! From Chemical Weapon to ‘Wonder Drug’?

Do you know the true history of chemotherapy? How it was ‘discovered’? It might come as a bit of a shock! One hundred years ago, World War I (also known as the Great War) left 17 million people dead or missing in action. Stuck in the squalid conditions of the trenches, it was a living

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A Note On: Trusting your Inner Guidance

Whatever you feel compelled to do, whether that be writing music, number crunching through accountancy, designing software, making unique floral arrangements, cleaning people’s teeth, or driving a bus, TRUST that inner calling… honour your gifts and talents. Often, teenagers and young adults veer off course by listening to the well-intentioned but often misguided opinions of

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A note on: Releasing negative energies

Life is tough sometimes. Challenges with other people may arise when our beliefs and ideologies run counter to theirs – and there is a need to be ‘right’. If your challenges are more about stuff (e.g. your car breaks down and getting public transport just isn’t an option where you live, your computer fails to

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Book of Wisdom: Becoming More Meditative In Your Sex Life

The mind will try to reduce your experience to the measurable, the fathomable, the knowable – and the knowable is ordinary, mundane. The unknowable is sacred. And only with the unknowable does life become a benediction, only with the unknowable are you thrilled with the wonder of life and existence. Suddenly a song is born

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