Me, me, me…

Raven, with her hood down, meditating.

Raven, with her hood down, meditating. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know those warnings you get before certain TV programmes?: ‘This show contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing?’ Well, I feel I should start this post with a warning. Not that what you’re about to read is of a violent nature, or sexually graphic, but more that I am in danger of drifting into areas which may initiate the eye roll manoeuvre. So, be warned: ‘You are now entering a zone where words such as journey, spiritual, and awakening may be used, words which some readers may find nauseating.’ I understand if you need to step away – immediately.

You see, there is an unexpected, and rather pleasant, twist to my current situation. If I was to use words without feeling self-conscious, I would say I am on a spiritual path (I did warn you), but to say that makes my own eyes roll, let alone yours. When Continue reading

Does Meditation Give You Superpowers?

Today I am delighted to share with you a guest post from Dr Lesley Phillips on meditation. Dr Phillips is a speaker, author, workshop leader, meditation teacher, healer and clairvoyant reader.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind some superpowers, so I’m very intrigued to see where this article takes us… Over to you, Lesley. Continue reading

Is Silence Golden?

‘Silence is not an absence of sound but rather a shifting of attention toward sounds that speak to the soul.’ Thomas Moore

As I open the curtains and patio doors, the sunlight floods into the apartment. The only noise is the sound of the birds chatting away and me going about my morning routine. I find the quiet comforting and my morning rituals meditative. I am not ready to let in noise, and as I sit down to savour my fresh coffee, I am happy to spend time alone with my thoughts about the day ahead.

But fast forward to the end of the day and I don’t find silence as comforting. I am not one of those people who falls asleep as soon as Continue reading