Wishing Everyone an Illuminating New Year

the sun

Let's hope 2014 will be an inwardly productive year for all and bring success to everyone of us who wishes to express and grow the light of love and consciousness within. Whatever challenges life may bring, may everyone find the courage to face them and use life's precious opportunities to learn and spread goodness and truth wherever possible in the world. A very big thank you to everyone who has shared the journey of 2013 with us, and who supported and contributed towards getting the message of conscious awakening out in many different ways. Mark & Angela . . … [Read more...]

Inner Peace and the Awareness of the Present Moment – New Article

Meditating by the ocean

Simply by perceiving the moment we can feel the beauty that emanates from consciousness, as inner peace is a quality of consciousness. If we perceive the whole we can be aware not only of the world we are in at that moment, but also our thoughts, feelings and emotions, and by observing these we can discover much about ourselves. While we are not aware we lose out on both inner learning and the feelings of peace that consciousness could bring. A deeply spiritual inner peace is not in its root a quality of an emotion, nor of a thought, nor is it an idea or a belief, or the absence of conflict. It is a quality of … [Read more...]

We Have it Within Ourselves to Raise our Conscious Level and That of Humanity – New Article

Observing the inner and outer world

We should take the time to know how we respond inwardly to life, because by changing ourselves and allowing consciousness to shine, we change not only our own lives but those of others around us, and, if enough people raise their conscious level, we can bring about a real change for good in the world. If we don’t understand ourselves, no matter how many victories for truth there are, the inner level of the majority will keep dragging society downwards into corruption, disorder, and destruction. And even those who pursue truth in the world are not immune to the adverse effects of the subconscious. All of us live … [Read more...]

Why Enlightenment Takes Time – New Article

shutterstock_106100621_resize

Enlightenment means different things to different people; most of us have different versions of what it is and how it occurs. In some descriptions it happens in an instant, perhaps as a realization of something, or as a result of doing a certain practice, or by a divine intervention. What the term means to me is the ancient and even timeless universal process of the return of consciousness to its source. Although there are different versions of enlightenment, that’s fine, it’s just worth recognizing that we don’t all necessarily mean the same thing when we say it. It would be great if we could all be … [Read more...]

The Spiritual Meaning of the Summer Solstice – New Article

800px-Stonehenge_(sun) photo copyright  flickr user Simon Wakefield 2008

The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves and within each and every person, and to reflect upon the potential for consciousness to achieve its own awakening. The progress of the sun throughout the year symbolizes the process of attaining enlightenment, and the summer solstice is the apex of this journey as the day of most light in the year.  It symbolizes the ascension found in many great spiritual teachings – the return to the Great Father Spirit, the triumph of light over darkness in the individual, and the return to wholeness in which the Son, Mother Goddess and … [Read more...]

Looking Beyond the Issues to the Causes of the Problems Facing Humanity – New article

shutterstock_3618260_cropsquare

There are some difficult problems facing us as a humanity that threaten not only our fundamental rights as human beings but also our very survival. We can and must tackle a seemingly endless stream of issues in a struggle for truth, freedom, security and justice. But unless we can get to the underlying causes of these issues, they will not only keep repeating, but will continue in their slide to a dark abyss. The wars, environmental destruction, mounting debt, poverty and so on, are symptoms of deeper underlying causes, which have their root within each individual. If the problem was only limited to a handful … [Read more...]

Astral Projection Technique: Concentration on the Heart – New Article

shutterstock_83549878_cropsquare,resize

One of the most effective exercises of astral projection is concentration on the heart. This exercise has been used for this purpose for probably thousands of years, and it’s the one I’ve used most. Virtually anything that focuses the mind upon one thing can be used to project with, but concentrating on the heart is a good basic exercise to have and it’s an efficient technique to learn to astral project with. The heart is not only a vital organ of the physical body, but it also has spiritual aspects, which is why it has so many references in spiritual art and literature. One of these aspects is the heart … [Read more...]

Removing Some of the Obstacles to Love – New Article

Love within radiates compassion

It doesn't take too much to see that there’s too little expression of love in the world, just as there’s insufficient expression of other qualities of consciousness. Much of the terrible suffering in the world is caused by a lack of love, but few can be moved to do anything about contributing to good and to positive change. Love is not simply about thinking positively, or thinking loving thoughts, or even doing kind deeds, although these may be expressions of it. It’s there in seeing and feeling and being part of reality, because in reality we’re all part of one - not only one humanity, but one substance, … [Read more...]

Astral Projection Technique: Lucid Dreaming – New Article

Flying in a lucid dream, a common experience

Here’s a simple technique with which to become conscious in the astral plane by waking up in a dream, which is commonly known as lucid dreaming. With it, you can carry out exactly the same investigations in the astral world as you would do when you project from your bed. In the normal course of sleep, dreams occur in the astral plane. When dreaming there is no recognition of being in a dream; it just happens and there is no self-awareness to enable us to realize where we are. But it is possible to know that we are in a dream, to become self-aware and know that we are out of the body in the astral … [Read more...]

11 Tips to Succeed in Astral Projection – New Article

Astral split 2

To learn astral projection can take some practice, here are some tips that can help it to succeed. 1.     If you relax first it will make it easier to astral project. When you relax your body be aware of the areas that are most tense and relax them, check that tension hasn’t crept back into your body when you start your astral exercise, as this will lock you into your physical body and prevent you from astral projecting. 2.     Once you begin your relaxation exercise, try not to move from that moment on. Remain still during your exercise of astral projection. There are 9 more tips in the article. Read … [Read more...]