Monthly Archives: December 2016

At The End Of The Year – John O’Donohue

Click on the above link to visit the John O’Donohue Facebook page for this beautiful poem. Here’s the text for those who have trouble reading FB links:- AT THE END OF THE YEAR As this year draws to its end, … Continue reading

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2016: The Reveal – Charlotte Du Cann

http://dark-mountain.net/blog/2016-the-reveal/ Click on the above link to visit http://www.dark-mountain.net for Charlotte’s article, another powerful Zeitgeist piece at the end of a big, shadow-filled year:- ‘This alchemical moment has nothing to do with social justice, or environmentalism or any of the … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on how we might approach 2017

Click on the above link for Jason Hine’s Facebook page, and a post on some of the questions we are encountering as humans moving into another year….and some of what we may be able to be and do, to make … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Day – Tom Sastry

  All I know is the sun rising. The window faces east. I am alive and alone to enjoy it.   Last night, I sensed a presence in the room. The air thickened and I felt a weight on me. … Continue reading

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My Name Is Anneke Lucas & I Was a Sex Slave to Europe’s Elite at Age 6

https://www.globalcitizen.org/content/anneke-lucass-harrowing-tale-of-sex-trafficking-am/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=global&utm_campaign=general-content&linkId=32537951 Click on the above link for this painful and harrowing – also wonderful – piece from Anneke. This piece is remarkable in so many ways: for the fact that a human being – a child – can survive such … Continue reading

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Being with my grief for the world – Justine Corrie

Click on the link above for this timely and resonant post on Facebook by Justine. Here’s the text for those who have trouble reading Facebook links:- ‘Witnessing events and devastating suffering unfolding in Syria this week, exposure of yet more … Continue reading

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Your baby does NOT need to ‘learn to self-settle’ Jessica Offer

http://www.kidspot.com.au/baby/baby-development/baby-behaviour/your-baby-does-not-need-to-learn-to-self-settle Click on the above link to read this post by Jessica on http://www.kidspot.com.au ‘If you’re questioning the rightness of your desire to pick up your baby when he cries, or lie beside him as he falls to sleep, read … Continue reading

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Kali Takes America: I’m With Her – Vera De Chalambert

http://www.rebellesociety.com/2016/11/18/veradechalambert-kali/ Click on the link to visit http://www.rebellesociety.com for Vera’s brilliant article, which lays a sensitive finger on the cultural pulse – and not only in the U.S. Reading this, the writer felt it was the most important thing she … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on Grief, Praise, Love & Presence

Here’s the text for those who have difficulty following Facebook links:- ‘I wrote this a few years ago: Spiritual teachers, philosophers and some psychotherapists tell us that it is beneficial to live in the present moment, that ultimately only the … Continue reading

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‘The Guardianship’ Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/04/30/the-guardianship/ Click on the link above to visit Toko-pa’s website for this beautiful post. Toko-pa writes often on the importance of allowing inward space and time for our emergences and unfoldings, for formlessness and ambiguity, before we are ready to bring ourselves to … Continue reading

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