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Working with the ‘Big Dog’ of your shadow self (Building inner strength)

W “By making friends with the ‘big dog’ of your shadow, a lot of the difficult and challenging parts of yourself that previously you ran away from will cease to feel threatening to you.”  W Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article focuses upon how you can build a positive relationship to your shadow self, and […]

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Getting comfortable in your own skin

W “We all want a place where we can feel ‘at home’. We can change house, town or country in order to feel more at home, but the one thing we cant change is our physical body. If we feel at home in our body, then wherever we are in life, we can ‘sit’ in […]

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Mindful of your inner artist (Being solar not lunar) article & video

W “The ‘mindful artist’ first of all notices that their thoughts, actions and interactions are creative, fundamentally. The next position they take is to choose to direct that creativity in a deliberate way so that s/he ‘creating’ the best things that they can in your life” W Dear Integral Meditators, What does it mean to become the ‘artist of your […]

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Connecting to your circle of strength

“Open to the feeling of being supported as you go about your day; recognizing that you are not alone in the world, and that you have genuine support available to you at all times” W Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness in and with your relationships can be genuinely transformative.  This weeks article looks at one way […]

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Meditation images for new year renewal (Plus new Qi gong and Men’s group courses)

W Dear Integral Meditators, W Its the beginning of the new year, a good time to focus on possibilities, potential and our beginners mind! . The article below explores three simple images that we can use to do this using the power of images and the imagination. The first meditation of the year is the 2020 New year releasing […]

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Finding refuge from Time Oppression – Dropping out of time and into stillness

W “One point about dropping out of time and into stillness is that we can then return to our experience of time more enjoyably and effectively.” W Dear Integral Meditators, Were in the gap now between Christmas and the new year, the article below offers a few hints on how to use the in between space […]

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Strong back, soft front

W “By practicing a physically ‘strong back, soft front’ posture, we can get a feeling of what it is like to be inwardly strong and at the same time gentle on a psychological level.” W  Dear Toby, This weeks article looks considers how physical posture can invite psychological change, and how you can cultivate real […]

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Finding ledges on the steep climb

W “During the day I practice ‘returning to a ledge’ several times, creating a safe, appreciative space where I can look after myself and also feel that the steep climb of my life is do-able, and that it is all worth it!” S Dear Toby,This weeks article describes an image that I have been using […]

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Key Practices for building mindful resilience

W “Mindful resilience is the capacity to remain actively aware, creatively productive, constantly learning, happy and effective in life and at work, even when faced with pressure, stress, and tension from both within our mind and from our external environment.” W Dear Integral MeditatorsThis weeks article is one that I’ve published in conjunction with The […]

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Taking the big picture view

W “One big source of stress and dis-ease in our life is that we often get caught in the small picture, the details of what we are doing or participating in. We lose our sense of the big picture, and the objectivity and balance that it gives us”  W Dear Integral Meditators, One ‘mindful position’ […]

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