Wishing Everyone an Illuminating New Year

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Removing Some of the Obstacles to Love – New Article

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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...]

Techniques for Concentration & Visualization – 3 Articles

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To successfully astral project, it’s important to be able to concentrate on the particular exercise of astral projection you are doing at the time, without being distracted from it by other thoughts or by anything else. Willed astral projection usually occurs when the mind is concentrated at the exact moment that sleep occurs. Most techniques for astral projection are variations of concentrating the mind and/or visualizing. Being concentrated is having the mind and the whole of one’s attention on one thing alone. It is possible to concentrate upon whatever activity we do at one time. That ability is … [Read more...]

A Review of the Day: Learning from the Past – New Article

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There’s an event in near-death experiences that indicates a way to get better understanding from daily life. One of the most common things people recall in a near-death experience is going through a review of their lives. Many go through it in minute detail, recalling every event. Most describe how much they’ve learned from it and what a positive experience it was. But there’s actually a way to learn like this in every day of our lives, by reviewing the day, at the end of each day. What people tend to say matters most when they review their lives after death are simple things, such as how much they’ve … [Read more...]

The Powerful Use Esoteric Knowledge While Keeping it from Humanity: Empower Yourself by Awakening Consciousness – New Article

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You should be active in your spiritual life. You're never going to discover why you exist, and what the purpose of your life is, if you don't do something about it. Do you want to live your life superficially, or do you want to have a genuinely spiritual life? Reading, discussing, watching videos and belonging to groups might be helpful to begin with, but ultimately it’s not going to get you there. If you want to have a rewarding spiritual life you're going to have to EXPERIENCE. It doesn't matter what you think about consciousness, higher truths or different dimensions, it's what you experience and what … [Read more...]