william bloom

Feeling good

When we feel good, we feel good. But what is the source of this feeling? Most of us never give attention to what is actually happening inside our bodies as we move from one mood to another mood. Happy then sad. Angry then calm. Hungry then comfortable. As we move through these...

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Protecting Barack

How can we protect Barack Obama? The new President of the United States is symbolically of huge importance. It is crucial that he does not fall victim to the same forces that assassinated Martin Luther King, Jack Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. As spiritual people, as workers with inner energy, is...

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Why Do We Do Good?

My dad was sometimes very cynical. He claimed that people only do good, because it makes them feel good. Any act of generosity according to him always has a self-centered motive. I remember when I was fourteen and a friend telephoned to say that she needed help looking after her...

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Transparency

A writer recently wanted to interview me for a book of truthful stories about the challenges of the spiritual path. He said that he was tired of all the teachings that suggested the journey was easy or pretended that the teacher had achieved some spiritual status and was special. I...

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If not now, when?

[NB: First published in June 2009] Dear Friends, This column is the first public announcement about a hugely ambitious project. It is appearing first in Cygnus because you, dear readers, are at the heart of it. From one perspective, this project is yours. Over the coming months, the non-profit Foundation for Holistic...

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Talking Our Walk

Do you know the worst accusation made against us? (By ‘us’ I mean those of us who are part of this new holistic, open-minded, open-hearted spirituality.) It is that we don’t have any morals. This accusation is crazy because if there is one thing that I do know about us,...

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Esoteric Healing

I am currently enjoying the third big illness of my life. The first occurred when I was twenty-seven at the end of a two year retreat. I collapsed with a severe hepatitis which the doctors thought would kill me. As it was, I lacked all vitality for a while, had...

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Preparing for Crisis

Here I am alive and well, having survived my first ever proper surgery and grateful to feel good. So I thought I would share a bit more on how I prepared for it. This may prove useful for others preparing for something similar or facing a crisis – and if...

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