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Kindness and Compassion

5 June, 2014 Vicky 0

. Kindness is a way, not a thing. And as we show kindness in our lives, the way becomes clearer. Negative behaviour fades away as it is replaced by the warm feeling that kindness brings […]

The River Knows

29 January, 2014 Vicky 0

I‘m writing to you through the gentle haze of golden white sunshine. My hilltop house faces south and, when the weather allows it, the winter sun peeks through the window at me in the afternoons. […]

Feeding the Kind Wolf

27 December, 2013 Vicky 0

Hakuna, our very ‘alpha’ eighty-five-pound standard poodle, hated the Akitas in our old neighborhood. If we went for a walk on a nearby trail when our neighbour was out with them, I’d have to wrap […]

Forgiveness, the Greatest Gift to Myself

25 November, 2013 Vicky 0

It was my good fortune a few weeks ago to attend a quite remarkable conference on forgiveness in Findhorn. In terms of organization and the quality of keynote speakers, it was probably the finest conference […]

Hugs and Compassion

26 June, 2013 Vicky 0

Cygnus readers will not be surprised to read that hugs are good for us. In fact we hope that this magazine is a kind of a hug – a friendly presence held in your hands. […]

Reviewing Cygnus Review

30 October, 2012 Vicky 0

I was recently with a large group of people at a gathering at Hillhouse Retreat in Gloucestershire, when, in response to your requests for assistance, we started discussing how we could help support Cygnus Review […]

Feeding Your Demons

12 July, 2010 Vicky 0

n this extract from Feeding Your Demons, Tsultrim Allione describes the five-step practice that is a remarkably effective path to inner peace and liberation from your demons, whether they are obsessions, fears, illnesses, depression, anxiety or addiction. […]