The trouble with life is that it gets in the way of the spiritual stuff. Instead of chasing down enlightenment and locking it into place, the real world takes hold of you (unless you’re a hermit) and forces you into the pinball of daily existence. Go to work. Fall in love. Change jobs. Move house. … Continue reading When meditation doesn’t seem to work for you, and how to boost its effects
Today I have to tell you about Ho’oponopono (ho-oh-pono-pono). As I promised you (and the Universe) a couple of months back, I’m here to share with you my spiritual uplift, and my path now leads me towards understanding the nature of love, gratitude and forgiveness. I’m not saying I know it all; just telling you … Continue reading Get the benefits of meditation without sitting still!
It’s time to be honest with you. Meditation is hard as fuck. It’s not just as easy as ‘sit down, assume the lotus position, forefinger-to-thumb, close your eyes, let’s go’. What people forget to tell you when they’re spouting about the benefits of meditation is this: When you plan to do meditation, stuff gets in … Continue reading 2 things gurus won’t tell you about meditation
Something I’ve noticed lately, is that meditation seems to ‘work’ in a variety of ways. It doesn’t just have one function. 1. You might have heard that meditation is a time to ‘download’ information from the Universe … or just to form whole thoughts about how to handle the ups and downs of life. But … Continue reading 5 unusual ways meditation WILL improve your life
Things have been a little turbulent lately, on the hoohah front. However, I’ve discovered a way to avoid despair, and it isn’t prescribed. Or illegal; it isn’t illegal either. 🙂 It feels like knowing a secret to something that everyone needs, so I’m duty bound to share it (that’s my nature, never tell me a … Continue reading Super-simple meditation for beginners
Hey there. Maggie here. It’s been a little while, because I’ve been taking stock of where I am and where I think I’m going. I felt kinda stuck for a few months, but then I realised something: the spiritual journey is a bit like one of those level-up computer games. When you get stuck every … Continue reading How the power of being present can be yours
I’m the dubiously proud owner of a copy of that vile and infamous book, Malleus Malleficarium. I haven’t made it past the Second Question in the book itself, but I managed to read the long and complex 1927 introduction, by Montague Summers, whose translation made this particular copy available. At one point, he muses that … Continue reading Why do people use magick in 2015?
I’ve had a revelation. It’s a minor one, because I kinda knew it already, but no less life altering for that. I think I’m experiencing the first major effects on my life from meditating every day. I know I said that I already noticed positive changes from the first few days I began doing that, … Continue reading REVELATION: How to reap the benefits of ‘being present’ every day
I’m big on forgiveness. I don’t believe in holding grudges, and I’m fairly straightforward as a person; if I don’t like you, it’ll probably be clear. So it came to me as a surprise recently, when I realised that I do have a couple of grudges. It’s almost shaming to admit it. With one of … Continue reading Forgiveness … How to forgive better (even when you’re still mad).
Seriously. It’s the everdayness that brings the benefits. I watched this actualized.com video today, and realised it is the second kick up the bum I’ve had from the ether in the last week. Leo tells us that in meditating every day, the habit of quietening the monkey mind enables us to create the mindfulness that … Continue reading You can meditate every day. For the rest of your life.
What’s the opposite of ‘needy’? Self-affirmed? Someone needy presumably looks to others to fulfil their needs, but a person who is self-affirmed, i.e. not looking to others to affirm themselves, does not. I just had a chat with a great friend, and I was really glad I did. I had been thinking about her for … Continue reading How to not be needy
If you’ve read many of my earlier posts, you’ll know I consider myself to be experiencing a ‘spiritual awakening’ or ‘spiritual evolution’ right now. This is an ongoing process that has changed the way I approach life, amongst other things. I made a series of small, but hopefully permanent changes to the way I live, … Continue reading Feel the love: Tibetan singing bowls
The level of your being attracts the level of your life. Think about that statement for a moment. What’s your life like, on the hoohah scale? Hoohah is the trauma of daily living (up to other people’s expectations) combined with dramatic problems that won’t seem to go away. Contentment is what happens when you live … Continue reading Attract positivity into your life
Oh boy. It’s been one of those days today. The kind where everything you drop lands on your exposed foot; where people seem to crawl under your skin and poke you till you pop. And where it’s not them, it’s you. That kind of day. I think the ladies might guess a little better than … Continue reading Anger. It’s what you do with yourself that counts.
I’m trying a little experiment with my habits, to see what changes in my life. Small changes to anything make big results, and it’s the regularity which binds the change. Some scientist (Tesla or whoever) said that if you commit to a changed habit for 31 days, you’ve made it. Works for anything. Stopping smoking, … Continue reading The ‘Thank You’ Experiment; improve your life the easy way
No need to stand With an empty hand An empty heart With a closed up part. No need to bleed; There’s a need instead To breathe. No need to cry Face-up to the sky A rainy day once In a while Is fine, it’s true But it’s up to you. Think what you want, What’s … Continue reading Breathe