Back in April, under the headline In Gratitude and Appreciation of Donald Trump, I posted my views on a mass event that had forcibly seized the attention of the US populous and millions of others across the globe—the race for the Republican nomination for the US presidency, with a certain Mr. Trump endearingly staking his claim. At the time, I deliberately chose the word alarming to describe the disturbing prospect of Mr. Trump winning the Republican candidacy. Alarming, not only because of Donald’s clearly exhibited personality flaws, but also to suggest that the unfolding events had to be a wakeup call not just to the American electorate, but to any nation or community of people purporting to practice democracy.
The main point of my post however, was to highlight the deep-seated psychological issue bubbling to the surface of our conscious awareness and causing events to manifest in such Continue reading “Will Trump trump Brexit?”
Underpinning any truly alarming or thoroughly obnoxious mass event is a subtle communication emanating from the spiritual roots of human consciousness. We co-create such events so that deep-seated unconscious psychological issues are brought into our conscious awareness. The more shocking the event, the more important it is for us to decipher and heed the encapsulated message if we are to change our future reality to a more compassionate and loved-filled one for humanity.
The race for the Republican nomination for the US presidency is one such example of an alarming mass event spiritually calculated to shock us into examining a core issue within our Western psyche. I am truly grateful to Donald Trump for bringing into view, through wearing the high visibility jacket of his bombastic personality, a superficial set of odious beliefs that stem from and blanket the core issue. Moreover, I have to say that Mr. Trump, although clearly unaware of his title role of devil’s advocate in this revealing rumpus, has my deepest appreciation, if not my vote. (Actually, he can’t have my vote as I’m British, but you get what I mean.)
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My thanks for everyone’s support during 2015. I trust that 2016 will bring you more fulfillment, more joyous moments, and a greater understanding of your Self in relation to our quickening shift in consciousness.
I have at long last managed to put everything together for the launch of my Mastery of Self-compassion Course. I will be opening registration on Monday, January 4th.
Mastering Self-compassion is the key to living a purposeful, fulfilling life, and is all about befriending and being kind to your “ego-self.” If you are interested in joining the course, you will need to register your interest by subscribing to my list. Become a subscriber in the box at the foot of the column to the right. Continue reading “Merry Christmas”
I’m afraid I’ve neglected my Blog page over the last couple of months due to much of my time being spent preparing my long-awaited online course. My last post was around the start of the desperate migrant crisis in Europe, and in giving my opinion and sharing my thoughts on the matter, the Natural Principle of Compassion was highlighted. As the Dalai Llama alluded to back in the 15th Century, practicing compassion is an absolute must for our survival in the physical realm. For the individual, compassion, expressing kindness, is often seen as something we do for others. We tend to neglect ourselves when practicing compassion, unaware that self-compassion is equally important to our personal well-being.
Which is why I have created the Mastery of Self-compassion online course.
There are many self-development, self-improvement, self-realization, and life-coaching courses and workshops out there these days. Over the past 30 years, I have done quite a few of them. A few of the few had a profound affect upon me at the time. I remember my mind being temporarily “altered” by a week-long intensive Psychosynthesis course back in 1989. My perception of speed when driving home (after not driving the entire week) was mesmerized by how fast it was possible to move, and I had an almost palpable sense of responsibility as I drove my dangerous half-ton box of metal through the streets of London. I simply couldn’t bare going faster than 25 m.p.h. And this of a 35 year-old male! The drive home took a while.
The Psychosynthesis course came at the start of a lengthy period of self-discovery, a period I know now will continue for the rest of my life. Like all the other courses I’ve attended, what I might have learned from the experience takes very little time to fade into insignificance. I’ll look through my notes after a year or two and wonder why I wrote “NB” next to an entry.
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I often finish work just before 6pm so that I can settle down on the sofa with a glass of Merlot and a handful of nuts to watch the BBC news. Last Wednesday’s opening story had me in despair before I could put glass to lip or crunch a walnut. Quite rightly, in my opinion, the BBC showed images that for once were truly disturbing. Their report showed pictures of a Turkish police officer carrying the body of a small boy from a beach. The boy, Aylan, his brother and mother had drowned in a desperate attempt to reach a Greek island within the European Community. When I thought about it a little later in the evening, I became alarmed as to my “normal” state of insensitivity. I realized that it had taken such harrowing images to arouse one of the foremost “Natural Principles” within me.
Compassion is that foremost Natural Principle
I say alarmed, as it would appear that in order for events of human suffering in other areas of the world to truly grab my attention these days, ever more shocking input is required from my outer senses. It’s no longer enough to read or hear of hundreds of migrants perishing in the waters of the Mediterranean, or of dozens of refugees suffocating to death in the back of a truck in Austria, or of asylum seekers risking life and limb to scramble over razor wire at the Channel Tunnel entrance, for me to sit up and focus.
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