Spring Ritual

There was a time when cleaning was an annual ritual in most well-run homes. Each year, the coming of the spring equinox was greeted with a flurry of activity. Beds were stripped, mattresses aired, winter linens cleaned and stored. Mops, brooms, dusters, scrub brushes – all were pressed into service. The dust and grime of […]

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Is struggle necessary?

There are times when the sincere student of mysticism may find themselves making the following remarks: “I am tired of struggling and cannot understand why it is necessary to go through all of this! Haven’t I been through enough?” “Why does humanity have to go through so many struggles in life? What is the purpose […]

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Expanding our Consciousness

Throughout our lifespan, our consciousness expands by the acquisition of knowledge and experience. In this continued growth of human consciousness lies the hope of the world. The parallel in the physical world to this expansion of consciousness is found in the equivalent physical growth of the body. An infant is undeveloped, but it is the […]

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The Light of the World

There is an inner conviction for those who have awakened their spiritual sight; a conviction that the day will come when certain spiritual leaders will appear on the world scene who will raise the spiritual consciousness of humanity by their individual efforts in various fields. Many who believe they recognise this trend in world affairs, […]

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Self-love: the spiritual case for loving yourself

The see-saw is considered a child’s toy, but its mechanism is apparent in life’s conditions : Up and down Balance and imbalance Of course, the principles in operation are those of the law of bal­ances. This law of balances also plays an important role in the life of a human beings. Pain and suffering become […]

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Transcending the Ego

Many successful people, having achieved most or all of the goals they set for themselves, find that they are still not happy. Something does not feel right. After running out of goals, those whose lives become frustrated and then intolerable sometimes feel driven to seek outside help. They want to know, “How come things aren’t […]

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Karma is now

“Karma” is not a word native to the English language. Indeed, it is a Sanskrit word meaning “act” or “action”.  It is often associated with Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.  However, many of us in the West (and in many other locations around the world)  have some form of basic understanding of this […]

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The Rose – reflections on its meaning

The rose can have several meanings across many different cultures and traditions. This beautiful flower that we can find growing in our garden is most commonly associated with love. Indeed, the red rose can be a symbol of passion, a gift between lovers. The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, is often depicted with roses in […]

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The Good within us all

I have read so many articles telling me how we should see the good that lies within each person. I have encountered some really inspirational people who encourage me to see the positive in other people and in the things that happen. And yet I sometimes feel like this isn’t quite enough. I might feel […]

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The Influence of the Mystical Life

We are all influenced to a greater or lesser degree by the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Our environment, which we ourselves have helped to create, has had much effect upon us all, but the greatest influence is through our own thoughts and conduct. What we think and what we do makes us what […]

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