What is a successful life?

Today, in this modern era, we think fast, speak fast, eat fast, walk fast. Modern society puts pressure on us to move at a quick pace. It is so easy to get caught up in things that we can become like robots. We can forget how to truly live; we become disconnected from our souls […]

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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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The Choice is Yours

Have you read the words of Robert Frost, in the last verse of The Road Not Taken? “I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” It deals with […]

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Seeking Cosmic Consciousness: 3 ways to reconnect

People for centuries have spoken of the existence of a profoundly spiritual experience known as Cosmic Consciousness. This can be described as a higher level of level of awareness and consciousness, and some describe it as the experience of ‘knowing God’. Its essence cannot really be captured in words, but some of those who have […]

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I have learned…

Lessons are not reserved to the classroom or to a time when we were once enrolled as students in a school. Lessons continue in all aspects of our lives. As Mystics and Seekers on the spiritual path, the phrase ‘life is the greatest teacher’ should not be overlooked. No matter our age and regardless of the […]

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Overcoming procrastination – 5 key steps

Procrastination has famously been dubbed the thief of time. Not only is it a thief, but also a more serious villain; a merciless vampire bloating itself on the purpose and fulfilment of a human life and leaving behind a stultifying legacy of regret and frustration. Rosicrucians are urged early in their studies to “…defer not […]

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The Forty Rules of Love

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and whether we celebrate it or not, love certainly does cross our minds on this day. You’ll probably hear a conversation about someone’s romantic plans (or lack of!) and see numerous posts about it on your social media. You’ve probably already noticed a greater amount of love-hearts in shop windows, bouquets […]

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An introvert’s guide to self-acceptance

When following the spiritual path, the importance of silence cannot be underestimated. Finding periods of silence, meditation and self-reflection are very important in our spiritual journeys and for introverts these are not the most foreign of concepts. introvert (n.) a person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things There […]

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Positive thinking – cultivating beauty within your mind

Do you have a garden in your mind? A strange question, perhaps. What I mean by that is: do you cultivate the thoughts in your mind just as you would beautiful plants in your own garden? If you plant the most positive thoughts your mind can understand, then you’ll have a beautiful garden in your […]

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Are you resilient? 5 ways we can all build some resilience

The writings of the psychotherapist and author Amy Morin inspired me to enter a period of deep reflection one morning on the age-old issue of why some people succeed, survive and even thrive when others in similar circumstances fare far less well. We all face setbacks, we all face defeat at times, but why do […]

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