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Primal Spirituality

Mindfully Integrating the Animal and Instinctive Self

Dear Integral Meditators, What is your animal or instinctive self? What part is it playing in your life? Why is it important to be mindful of it? The article below offers some thoughts in this subject… If you are interested in going a bit deeper into your animal and instinctive self, then do check out […]

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The Sea Snakes of the Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, When I was young I used to enjoy snorkeling on reefs in the Philippines, where quite often I would come into contact with sea snakes, whom I really loved. The article and meditation below explains a meditation experience that that I had with them more recently. It also co-stars a seal! Yours […]

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Body-Mountain, Cloud-Thought, Sky-Mind

Dear Integral Meditators, The context in which you experience your thoughts and feelings determines how much significance and power they have over you. The article below explains a simple way of re-contextualizing your thoughts in a way that makes it easier to enjoy their ups and downs, their comings and goings with a greater sense of stability and clarity. Final […]

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Complementricizing Your Archetypes

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks a little at our personal experience of archetypes and how we can create a complementary harmonic between the different ones that we have within ourselves. Yours in the spirit of harmony, Toby Complementricizing Your Archetypes When I was around 19 I read a book by Herman Hess called Narcissus […]

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An Enlightenment Visualization

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article uses a series of six simple images to try and communicate the basic enlightenment experience. In June I’ll be doing a workshop on meditation for cultivating the enlightenment experience, this article is one way of exploring this space. I’ll be facilitating the three hour Mindful Self-Leadership workshop again on the 7th June […]

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Locating Your Deep Centre

Dear Integral Meditators, If you are in the centre of the energy of your life, then you are general going to be and feel in control. If you are on the edge of the energy in your life, being pushed around and buffeted by its currents, then things can really feel like a struggle. This […]

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Does God Exist? A Meditators Perspective (and what to tell your kids)

Dear Integral Meditators, Many spiritual paths and religions and  take “God-realization” as their object of attainment, but what if you can’t find God? This weeks article takes both a playful and serious look at this issue. Complementary reading would be  the article on “The Four Less-nesses of Enlightenment” that I wrote a few weeks back. […]

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The Four “-lessnesses” of Enlightenment

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at four characteristics of enlightened awareness. Explanations of spiritual enlightenment can seem a little like riddles, and this article is a little like that, but at the same time I hope it is accessible enough for you to feel as if you can enjoy exploring enlightened awareness  for […]

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Connecting to Your Spiritual Fool in the Mirror World

Dear Integral Meditators, Normally when we think of the terms ‘you fool’ and ‘being foolish’ we think of them as derogatory, names that we would want to avoid being called or thought of at all costs. This weeks article explores a way of releasing the potential of our inner fool into our lives in a […]

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Meditating with the Mirror Self

Dear Integral Meditators, This mid-week article outlines a creative meditation practice on an aspect of self that I think of as the “mirror self”. One of its main purposes is to stimulate the potential of our imaginative capacity to effect real and dynamic changes in our life. The meditation is an example of what I have […]

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