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Your bright shadow – The one who can do what you can’t

“The sum total of all the hidden strengths that you have within yourself but are in denial around is sometimes called the ‘bright shadow’.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores a topic that has been very present and important in my own practice for a good while now, the bright shadow. Some parts require […]

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Meditation – The state of things

“As meditators we are trying to develop our capacity to shift from one state of mind to another consciously and deliberately, and be able to do so at will.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at a fundamental way of understanding meditation, and how you can start applying it to your own practice. I […]

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Aspects of environmental meditation

“Sitting or walking, expanding your awareness to include the presence of the earth, moon, sun and stars” Dear Integral meditators, The article below explores environmental meditation, which is a real core of my own practice these days. If you enjoy the article, then I will be doing an Environmental meditation masterclass – Working consciously with the […]

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Traveling while staying indoors: How to meditate with landscape

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you travel while staying indoors? This is a good question to ask! I’ve been meditating on landscape for decades now. Its a simple way to enjoy meditation time, and often a surprisingly quick path to deep meditation states. Here’s a 25minute guided meditation on how to meditate on landscape from […]

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Guided meditation recording: Three aspects of the positive mindfulness game

Dear Integral Meditators, Here’s a 10 minute recording of Three layered meditation practice to help you build your mindful positivity. It combines focusing on sensory, emotional and cognitive objects, to help you build a more resilient approach to your inner wellbeing! The Qi gong foundations workshop will now be done as a livestream workshop, and don’t forget you can […]

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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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Allowing & Participating – Rethinking ‘being in control’

W “By mindfully combining allowing and participating we can control things better, without feeling the need to be so ‘in control” M  Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article offers a couple of practical thoughts on how to re-frame our idea of being in control in a way that means less stress and more effectiveness. This weeks Wednesday […]

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Mindful of: The next thing  

“You can’t control everything about what will happen in your life. However, you can control what you are going to focus on in the next hour or so, and you can spend that time doing what you have chosen with a substantial amount of control.” Basic mindfulness involves giving yourself a point to focus on in the […]

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Relaxing into your potential – Renewal meditation & recording

Dear  Integral Meditators, I hope your winter Solstice and Christmas breaks are going great! We’re now in that little pocket of time between Christmas and the new year. Here’s a half hour meditation on renewal that I recorded in class recently (click to listen and/or download). It’s one that I really enjoy and find useful. A basic […]

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Baseballs or confetti?

Dear Integral Meditators, If you were to learn to deal with your suffering in life, what might start to happen to your access to rapture and joy? The article below explores this question in a practical way… In the spirit of baseballs and confetti, Toby ​Baseballs of confetti?  The truth of suffering One of the […]

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