May 012016
 

Many years ago I was attending the board meeting of the largest grass roots peasant-farmer movement in Africa, in Ouhigouya (Burkina-Faso in the Sahel).

The last day of the meeting I contracted dysentery and as at the time I was following a path of pure spiritual healing (no medicine) I worked on it spiritually. On the plane the next day I was still working on the issue with my spiritual texts, affirmations, prayers and the like. Next to me was an unaccompanied young boy, and the stewardess caring for him was incredibly loving. At one moment she spoke to him with such kindness I was suddenly overwhelmed by what I can only describe as a sort of cosmic gratitude which enveloped her and everything.

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Apr 012016
 

More and more these days one hears from all sides very striking accounts of healings using amazing non-medical approaches.  I was told the following story by a very dear Belgian friend, and I can vouch for its authenticity.  Increasingly, in years to come, this type of totally unorthodox healings (according to the prevailing materialistic medical orthodoxy) will multiply until one day, they will become the new norm.

In 2001, a biopsy reveals that I have prostate cancer. The doctor recommends removing the prostate as quickly as possible.  I, however, take some time to think about it and tell him that I prefer to wait before deciding to have surgery and taking a series of medications.

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Mar 012016
 

Too easily we forget that Jesus was not a Christian! Jesus was an itinerant Jewish rabbi whom some link to the Essenes, a Jewish splinter group with extremely demanding spiritual practices. His words were not recorded until 70 to 100 years after his death, with all the inevitable distortions this implies. Historians of the New Testament estimate that only about one fifth of the affirmations attributed to Jesus are really his own words. All the statements concerning the Last Judgement, Peter being established as the supreme authority of the Church, the fire of hell and many others were created by the Church to establish its authority.

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Feb 012016
 

Guest blogger : Jelaluddin Rumi

The dissolving of the ego is probably the key challenge of the spiritual path. Until one has really faced this daunting task, one is playing dice, maybe having a nice time, but not doing anything really serious. All those who embark as serious students on the road to true reality (the essence of the spiritual path) which culminates in unconditional love and forgiveness (I now always link the two – more on that in another blog) have to face this challenge. Very often this happens through the most intense suffering and radical pruning of every human attachment. The following poem of Rumi is one of the most powerful descriptions of this purification I have ever come across.

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Jan 012016
 

(Our New Year’s blog needs to confer hope and expectation. I hope this one does!)

This is a question that I am sure many of us have asked ourselves at one time or another.

My dear friend Téo from Toulouse (France), with whom I have exciting spiritual exchanges, recently sent me a text which has since stimulated my spiritual work for others, be it blessing, giving spiritual treatments or whatever.

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Dec 012015
 

It has been my privilege to travel widely through the five continents of the world in the course of a very active existence. I have met people from all walks of life, from prostitutes to presidents, saints and sinners. I have witnessed incredible poverty, amazing acts of daily heroism (especially from women). I have studied numerous belief systems, religions, philosophies, met those who were certain they were going to save the world and many doing their best to destroy it.
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Nov 012015
 

By Guest Blogger Madisyn Taylor, best-selling author, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the popular inspirational Website DailyOM – dailyom.com  A recognized leader in self-help and New Thought spirituality, she has more than 15 years’ experience in personal development and alternative-healing methodologies.

Every day is a blessing, and in each moment there are many things that we can be grateful for. The world opens up to us when we live in a space of gratitude. In essence, gratitude has a snowball effect. When we are appreciative and express that gratitude, the universe glows a bit brighter and showers us with even more blessings.

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Sep 012015
 

At a recent workshop on meditation given by a former Buddhist monk in the magical setting of a chalet in the Swiss Alps where I run workshops every summer, I was asked how I blessed people in the public transport system, in the street and other public spaces.

I am most grateful for this question and what follows is simply the modest experience of one person among millions who regularly practice blessing. I have no special authority in this matter – just quite a long experience of this simple and rich practice which enables one to sow good universally and anonymously (no ego involved!)

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Aug 012015
 

Probably no other period in human history has experienced such a rapid and generalized collapse of convictions and beliefs as ours, and in practically all areas: from medicine to religion, from the sciences to spirituality, from nationalism to dietary prescriptions… you name it. In practically all sectors, everything is constantly put into question. This is not easy to put up with, be it for parents or teachers trying to educate young people who, thanks to internet, know more than they do in a variety of fields, or the MD whose patient expresses surprise that he is not aware of such-and-such a new medical technique or therapy.
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