Commitment – staying true to our resolutions

Today marks the the first day of Spring in my part of the world. A new season, a new beginning. But New Year Resolutions season is past. And the chances are, if you were optimistic enough to make any, they are now in the same state as the midnight fireworks of December 31st – mere […]

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Our thoughts

“It is a metaphysical fact that for each minute of time we spend in thoughts of unfavourable impressions, unkind criticism, or hate toward any person, there will be hours of physical and mental suffering as a reaction. The first thing to do, then, in considering the relief of any mental or physical condition is to […]

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Music – an outward expression of an inner desire

Music has always stirred the most profound feelings that words could never describe. Is it any wonder that music is so often used as a guide to the journey within, a way of communing with the deeper Self? Music is generally perceived in two ways: either (a) the technical/mechanical performance of the art, or (b) […]

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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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Fulfilling our aspirations

I love Greek and Latin derivatives in the English language, because by using them you can say exactly what you mean. When I looked up the word aspiration I found that it came from the Latin word aspirare. aspirare  a combination of two words “ad” to or towards   “spirare” to breathe Aspirations are as […]

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The Essence of Love

In rare moments of clear vision, we are able to observe ourselves dispassionately from an altitude of spiritual contemplation. We desire truth ardently, and in good time it dawns with the clearness of light upon the mental vision. In these calm periods of hindsight, the truth about ourselves and of life, of our growth and […]

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“We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians” – A pesrpective on the overview effect

A friend of mine forwarded me an interesting article on the ‘overview effect’ and how viewing the Earth from space has literally transformed the lives of several astronauts. The overview effect is described as a shift in awareness resulting from viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface. My favourite quotes of the […]

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Staying positive…and being realistic? How to conquer our inner-sceptics

We’ve all heard of the phrase “Be realistic!” It is not a foreign concept in today’s age to carry a healthy level of scepticism. We live in a society where evidence and concrete findings are favoured. Gone are the days where someone can simply sell us these amazing claims and we will blindly nod along. […]

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