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A commitment is a complete involvement. It is a full engagement in a venture or relationship that does not include any state of half-heartedness or ‘wait and see’. True commitment does not depend on the action of another person before we are prepared to ‘give our all’. It holds the values, beliefs and vision of […]
There is a popular saying that refers to obstacles as being something you see when you have taken your mind off the goal. Yet the path to any goal would not unfold its true potential unless there were obstacles to strengthen us along the way. We tend to enjoy things that come to us easily. […]
In using the I Ching to assist us in bringing about change we need to recognise how often we ask for things we think we want but may not in fact need in reality. If and when they are brought to us we may feel sorely disappointed or yearn for what we had before. It […]
Unconditional love guarantees connection with the One and All. When we love without conditions the world around us feels open and kind. Since we ARE love it is in our Nature to express it fully. Loving ourselves as we are now is the key to a stress-free life. Even one thought crossing our mind that […]
How many of us can say we feel ‘free as a bird’ and truly mean it? Being in a body requires attention. Thoughts are acquired and we become attached to them. This leads to emotions that bind us to who we think we are and we ride the cycle of the bound self. If we […]
Inertia can be the result of making too many decisions at once and feeling overwhelmed. It can also be the fallout from a promise we want to keep yet are unwilling to act on in the here and now. Most often it is a build up of fear and hesitation that we know we are […]
Any question we pose to the I Ching may have our own energy and projection on it. Answers received may be interpreted to please us. Even though it is beneficial to trust the answer given to just ‘be there’ it is easy to get carried away with our own wishful thinking and formulate assumptions about […]
There is a trend at the moment – an enticing one – that calls to us each time we hear or read the words ‘life purpose’. A life purpose movement of consciousness is taking place with mind trainers and life coaches helping people discover their true calling. The promise seems to be focused on helping […]
Living with restraint can be the result of feeling safe and comfortable with conformity. It can be a habit we adopt when we don’t want to rock the boat and disappoint another person by outshining them. We may hold back some of our abilities and tone ourselves down in order to appear humble or make […]
The I Ching often expresses itself in an intangible way as it works with the subtle and unformed nature of life. When something is tangible you can touch it and define it. There is an actual form or substance to it. An intangible is something we are unable to name – a vague perception in […]
Do you have trouble knowing what your part is in a given action and what part belongs to someone else?
When we cross over into the energy field of another’s responsibility and start to do their thinking for them, we are blurring the lines between our own patch and theirs.
When you want everything to be perfect you lose your sense of joy and fulfilment. In planning a successful project it is helpful to use big picture thinking. This gives an overview of the project to be mastered and the steps along the way to its accomplishment. Using the visionary gift you can picture yourself […]
During the month of February one of my closest friends passed away. In what was to become a memorable gathering of relatives and fellow journeymen, I was called to take part in a ‘Farewell to Zina’ – a final celebration of her life.
Responsibility is a combination of a choice and its consequence. If we are prepared to make a decision then we must be equally prepared to accept its outcome and wherever it takes us from there. The minute we begin to blame another person for our circumstances or state of mind we have somehow given up our responsibility.
Perceptions and projections of our own ambition sometimes make the walls of our world seem solid. Life may give us the appearance there is another world ‘out there’ which we seem unable to access.
When we carry the burden of unfinished business we may consciously know it is harmful to us. Unconsciously we may still clamour to keep it going, waiting for another person or element of a situation to change.
Have you noticed how the timing of an action can influence and even change the way you feel about a person, place or thing?
Many people explore past lives as a means of self-discovery, entering into past life therapy to try and unite various parts of themselves and gain clearance from blockages.
The desire for compassion and creativity sends many on a search ‘looking for the self’ or trying to recover the ‘inner child’ and feel alive and whole again.
When we spend too much time weighing up all the consequences of a decision, toying about whether to go this way or that, we lose energy.
Since our world is multi-layered, with an overload of temptations and information sources, it is essential to know how much of what comes to us can be effectively used.