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Meditation and Psychology

The First Task (and Achievement) of Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, At its best meditation is a practice that leads over time to a personal, direct and stable experience of enlightened awareness that is not defined by any religion, theory or philosophy. This weeks article explores the first step… Toby The First Task (and Achievement) of Meditation The first task and result of a […]

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The Conscious Self in the Landscape of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope the first few days of the new year have been good for you, and that as you gaze into the landscape of 2014  you can feel the potential for new levels of growth and connectivity within your inner and outer life. This weeks article is a contemplation on the power that […]

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Renewal

Christmas comes around the same time as the winter solstice (northern hemisphere the 21st/22nd December). It is the time when the light of the sun, having reached its lowest ebb begins to gradually become stronger once more, eventually taking us into spring. Here is a simple meditation image that I like to contemplate around this time: […]

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Boomerang – The Mystical Aspect of Kindness

What happens when you throw a boomerang away from you? Of course we all know the answer, it comes back to you. The mystical aspect of practicing deliberate kindness, compassion or any other related positive act is that it tends to come back to you in unexpected but consistent ways. The upshot of this is […]

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The Tightrope of Kindness and Compassion

The Tightrope of Kindness and Compassion I think of practicing kindness and compassion as like being on a tightrope, because there are many ways to ‘fall off’! To really practice them consistently and master them takes a lot of discipline and dedication. How can you fall off? It’s easy to practice kindness to others (and […]

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The Four Essential Stages to Transforming Negative Stress into Positive Energy

Dear Integral Meditators, What are the essential skills that you need in order to transform negative stress into positive energy? The article below is a summary of the fundamental skills needed to effect transformation. Yours transformatively, Toby The Four Essential Stages to Transforming Negative Stress into Positive Energy When you think of the word stress, […]

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Dreams, Meditation and Working with the Bright Side of Your Shadow

Hi Integral Meditators, The dreams and imagined images in our mind can be a powerful source of inspiration and growth. This weeks article looks at how we can go about capitalizing on positive dream and imaginary images that our mind produces by considering them in the light of our golden or bright shadow, or the […]

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How Can We Experience Integral Vision? (And a list of the free meditations posted for October)

Dear Integral Meditators, Meditation and the development of expanded states of awareness always needs to go hand in glove with psychological development and maturity. This weeks article  looks at one method I use in my coaching practice to help people (and myself, I do use it myself!) to develop a more mature psychological vision of […]

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Transforming Specific Aspects of Your Past Through Shadow Meditation

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope that you have had a good week that you feel has served your inner growth well! This weeks article explains an meditation practice that I really have something of a soft spot for, and that is of real practical value. Our past experience is constantly impacting our experience of the […]

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How Much Happiness Are You Prepared to Tolerate?

Dear Integral Meditators, What if happiness were easier than we think, and the only thing getting in the way was that we often find being happy profoundly uncomfortable? This weeks integral meditations article is in the form of a series of questions that invites us to look a bit deeper into the real causes of […]

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