Holy Spirit

In this week’s podcast, I talk about the difference between New Age spiritualism and being led by the Holy Spirit. I explain how reading the Bible on three different levels: literal, metaphorical and metaphysical, can lead to a deeper and more fulfilling understanding of the scriptures and whether we need a transcendent moral reality to keep us from doing wrong.
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Epiphany

Some call epiphanies, God breaking through. They are the a-ha moments that put us on a different track and bring new information to light. Higher consciousness is accessed through the mind and linked to our intuition, not our emotions. As our feelings are continually triggered, we need to learn how to calm our emotions so the truth can shine through.
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Wander into Myths

In this week’s podcast I talk about the personal myths we create to comfort us and why these stories need to be examined when new information becomes available. By looking through the lens of both Christian and Buddhist teachings, I ask if subjective truth and morality is enough to keep us stable during times of need? Or do we need objective truths to stand on in order to make sense of the world and our place in it?
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The Father

In this week’s podcast I talk about traditions, values and institutions that have been brought into disrepute in our western culture. I discuss the modern idea of marriage and how it differs from the traditional ideal, which leads on to a discussion of spiritual values, which have largely been lost in favour of a more materialistic focus.
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Revelation

In this week’s podcast I talk about the importance of cultivating a direct relationship with your own spiritual consciousness through communion, which involves listening and waiting for personal revelations, large and small. This communication is often lost when we perform rituals and mantras, or follow specific spiritual programs that fulfill our egos’ need for attainment, yet lead the seeker away from what lies within.
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Consequence of Desire

The consequence of craving is suffering. This is one of the main teachings in Buddhism, yet it’s mostly ignored by modern spiritual seekers in favour of the pursuit of inner peace. We meditate, do yoga and practice mindfulness, while turning away from the key to finding liberation; becoming free from strong desires, or attachments.
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The Logos

There are many definitions of The Logos; the word, discourse, plan, truth, spirit and the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning. Yet the words we listen to today are often far from truthful and we have come to rely upon rhetoric rather than facts. We have a new lexicon of terms that have been rinsed of all meaning and act as a safety blanket to shield us from the fallout of a crumbling system. But we have the tools to deal with our fear through the philosophical teachings of Stoicism and Buddhism. They help us develop a fierce level of compassion rather than a false sense of transcendence.

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