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Clearing Up a Misunderstanding

There is a widespread New Age belief that our thoughts create our diseases, i.e.that we are responsible for everything that happens to us. It is said by some that ‘resentment causes cancer, oppression is something we bring on ourselves, and even, for some teachers of this school of thought, poverty....

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Learning to love myself

Dear Friends, It is difficult to give to others what one does not give to oneself. Intelligent, authentic self-love is one of the most crying needs of our culture. For so long we were told to love our neighbour, but the ‘as yourself’ part was usually omitted, yet it is...

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Become a fountain of blessings

Dear Friends Become a fountain of blessings! Blessing heals, uplifts, restores. As you walk down the street, enter a shop, or sit in a train, car or bus let your silent blessings descend on all – including yourself – like a gentle rain. Become a world healer through blessing. A...

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Moving Mountains

Imagine that you are in the feeding centre for small children of a refugee camp in a war torn zone of an African country. Because food supplies are so low, every day you have to chose a few babies or very small children you can admit to the centre in...

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Spirituality as a service

In one of the most powerful passages on oneness in world spiritual literature, the prophet Isaiah describes service as the ultimate path to enlightenment and the source of real health (the words whole, holy and healthy stem from the same root): Is not this the fast that I have chosen?...

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A meditation to start your day

A simple meditation to start your day There is a brief text which is one of the most universal, ecumenical texts in the world spiritual literature. Be you a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew, follower of shamanist practices, this text speaks to any open heart. The reason is that it...

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