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A Lesson in Gratitude From Khalil

Recently, I’ve been dwelling on all the people who have hurt me in my life and I’ve been focussing particularly on the gifts that came with the pain they inflicted. I learned what it felt like to be on the receiving end of unkind and unjust behaviour. I realize now, that without these hurtful people … Continue reading

Our Children, and the Danger of Strangers

The continuing story surrounding little Madeleine McCann’s abduction six years ago brings up many different issues for all those parents around the world who have kept watch on the whole unfortunate drama. It was 2007, and Madeleine was only three years old when she was snatched from her bed while the family was holidaying in … Continue reading

30 Years of Love: Lucky Me!!!

Today marks thirty years of marriage to the kindest, strongest, most sincere man I will ever know. I wrote this last year on our anniversary, and post it again for my beau! He wrote the book on How To Be The Perfect Husband. And yes, I’m smug! Who wouldn’t be?!! Just look at how sexy … Continue reading

My Camino Chronicles: Those Bandit Thoughts

Our attachments to our thoughts cause suffering? I didn’t realize just how true this Byron Katie quote was for me until I walked the road to Santiago and was confronted with a whole bunch of negative thoughts that had been hiding like bandits in the caves and potholes of my mind. Rising at 5 am … Continue reading

My Camino Chronicles: The Burdens of the Mind

A ‘seeker’ for many years, one thing I quickly realized on my quest for spiritual truth was that authentic ‘learning’ is actually inner transformation. We may not always be aware what it is that we gain from an experience, yet something changes in the way that we go about life, and in the way that … Continue reading

I made it! Camino de Santiago 2013

Hello my blogging friends! As you can see from my photos, I completed my pilgrimage from St. Jean Pied de Port in France,to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. An 800 km walk, it took me 7 weeks to complete, and with immense gratitude in my heart, I am also able to say that I walked every … Continue reading

The Camino de Santiago: Journey of the Soul

As May begins, I will be leaving for France, where I will start the Camino de Santiago, the renowned 800 km spiritual pilgrimage across the Pyrenees to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in north-western Spain. Well over a thousand years old, in medieval times it was one of three important Christian pilgrimages undertaken by … Continue reading

Crystal Healing and the Energy Field: A Beginner’s Guide by Marion McGeough

Beyond the world of people, crystals have always held great importance in my life. Their beauty is not only physical in nature; their purpose for being in the world is truly altruistic and exquisite. They have assisted me in many facets of my healing career; they are living healers from a different dimension of experience, … Continue reading

The Lotus Blossoming: Israel and Iran: A Love Story

During a critical moment of impending war between Israel and Iran, something beautiful emerged from the mire of divisive thinking, racial intolerance and mutual hate. Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry designed this poster of himself and his daughter, and shared it on Facebook. It created, and reflected, an exquisite moment in our human evolution, an … Continue reading

Beyond The Clock Test

I was inspired to write this after being over at The Chatter Blog, where Colleen wrote a lovely post called ‘The Clock Test’. The Clock Test is a simple diagnostic evaluation that is used by psychologists as a screening tool to assess a patient for dementia. Colleen’s job exposes her to the patients who undergo … Continue reading

Roads Less Travelled

Lately, my mind has been meandering through the roads, paths and alleyways of my past, and I’ve found myself regretting some of my choices, regretting parts of the life that I once lived, and sometimes wondering how things would have turned out if I had been a different person. Regret brings suffering, and a few … Continue reading

A New Diet-A New Beginning: A Metaphor For Deep Inner Change

If I want to know how a person feels about themselves, I watch what they eat over a period of time. Food, I have discovered in my profession as a healer, reflects our state of mind. What we eat feeds a psychological state and maintains the chemical balance that produces it. In my spiritual observations … Continue reading

Bodhisattva Healing Prayer For You

Below is a prayer that is performed each morning by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is also the unspoken prayer of my heart. I dedicate this to all my readers who have supported me through this month. I know that there were times when the subject matter was not of great interest to you, … Continue reading

The Healing Room in My Heart

In my heart is a ‘Healing Room’. In that room, the Truth of my existence lies imprinted on its walls. I’ve been fortunate enough to gain access to that Truth as I’ve moved through life, and when I suffer, it is a place of refuge, it is a place of comfort. As the November WEGO … Continue reading

Shaman Healers of Today

Shamanism is an entirely different approach to healing and exploration than that which is practiced in the West, and is a natural, highly effective therapeutic methodology which has been in existence since man first walked the earth.  It is a system whereby the shaman (the healer) shifts the location of his consciousness from his body … Continue reading

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