Category Archives: SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Go There with Your Mind and the Body Follows

Those of you who do yoga will know that we each find some exercises easier to do than others. This evening we were doing both spinal rolls as well as the opposite, rocking on our tummies, with our knees bent and holding onto our ankles with heads held high. Everyone started out with full energy but began to flag as the minutes tick by. It was at that point that our kundalini yoga instructor, Mark Keane, whom you met in … Continue reading

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I am not my Thoughts – Transcending Identification with the Mind

Recently I have become very entangled with my thoughts and allowed myself to be in a lot of pain. I was walking through the streets a few days ago talking with someone about something that was occurring at that exact moment in my life. And as I told the story of the event, I could feel how my body was physically reacting.  I felt sickness in my stomach and my head was clouding over.  It felt like all my power … Continue reading

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Meeting Spirit to Spirit – Awakening through Kundalini Yoga with Mark Keane in Bristol

Hi Mark, I’m really thrilled that you agreed to do this interview today. For those of you who don’t know Mark, I attend kundalini yoga lessons he runs weekly in Bristol and I thought that it would be great if you got to know him too. So to get started I’d really love you to tell us in your own words who you are and what you do. Hi Fiona, thank you very much for inviting me here. Yes my … Continue reading

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The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFajJ5ndTp0 If you’re a beginner, I hope that watching this video has answered any questions you might have had about getting started with meditation. I’ve had this spiritual practice in my life for many years now and it’s really not something I want to have to miss out on at all. The benefits that you can reap from doing this regularly touch on all areas of life and can have spin-off effects that translate into success in work, leisure, family … Continue reading

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Discussing the Meaning of Life

I was sitting quietly this morning in meditation and in the midst of the stillness, I had a strange thought. One part of me was asking what the meaning of life really is. And yet another part was smiling and not really paying attention at all. As I waited for further clarification to come, I got a great sense of lightness and laughter. I placed my hands on my heart and tuned in some more. And this is what emerged… … Continue reading

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Feeling the Oneness

I was blessed this evening to truly feel the oneness with everyone and everything. At a time when we are preparing for one of our sons to leave for a year in Australia, I felt such an incredible bonding amongst us. We went out together as a family to an Indian restaurant in our city, one which my son had been to before and wanted to visit with us all before he left. We ordered many dishes which we shared … Continue reading

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Persevering to Get Past Resistance

For the past few months I’ve been consciously working on moving past the resistance that arises within me to doing things that I have been trying to avoid for a long while. The more I bring focus into my life, the more determined I become to move towards goals I have held for many years and never quite found them momentum to realise. And as my determination grows, so too does my resistance. Everywhere I go the topic of resistence … Continue reading

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Giving up the Struggle and Connecting with Source

I’ve been inspired to write this post by my experiences of having the flu for the past two weeks. It was the first time ever and I must admit, I got quite a shock at the severity of it because I always thought it was just a bad cold. Not so. I think the most difficult part to deal with was the coming and going of the flu symptoms and each time I thought things were beginning to improve, the … Continue reading

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How to Enrich Your Life with Mindfulness Meditation

I love to maintain many spiritual practices in my everyday life as I can tangibly feel the benefits they bring me and thoroughly enjoy the process of doing them too. I’m convinced that my daily meditations are a real anchor for me in that they slow my mind and my pulse down, pulling a brake on the racing that is happening within me so that I can make real sense of everything that is happening. But I also know how … Continue reading

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