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Primal Spirituality

Is Spirit a Place of Light of Dark?

Dear Integral Meditators, When you think of the words “deep spirit”, or “deep consciousness” what sort of ideas and images arise in your mind? This weeks article investigates the encounter with deep spirit and what sort of experience it is. There are 3 more days to sign up for the Dynamic Calm Online Meditation Course for the early bird […]

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On Real Men, Daffodils and Chihuahuas

Dear All, This weeks article looks at ways in which we can encourage ourselves to get out of the ‘ordinary appearances’ that so often prevent us from living a full and vibrant life. Quick reminder of this coming Wednesday’s  “Introduction to Meditation From the Perspective of Zen” . There are maybe three or four places left, so if […]

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The Inner Sharks of the Mind

This weeks article takes an example from nature as a way of gaining insight on how to deal with the disturbances in our mind that we might normally try and run away from. Sometimes an image really does speak a thousand words, and I find this particular image very helpful in both dealing with my […]

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What Does it Mean to Meditate on Non-Doing?

Dear Toby, In last week’s article I talked about balancing the development of the ego and the spirit, in this week’s article I take a practical look at non-doing, a powerful practice for developing your spiritual being that also has many benefits on the other levels of your being. It comes under the category of practices that […]

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The Three Stages of Non Dual Meditation

Dear Everyone, At the end of this weeks article below, you will see a reference to something called Integral  Meditation Asia, I will be writing a separate message to you about this later in the week, as it is a new project that I have been working on over the last month or so. In the mean […]

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Darkness Emerging as Light

Hi Everyone, Instinctively we shun difficult and dark emotion in our search for happiness and wellbeing. But what if the secret to finding really dynamic, enlightened happiness was to be found within those dark emotions themselves? This weeks article explores this idea. Yours in the spirit of darkness as light, Toby     Article of the […]

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Dark Goddess, Bright Goddess, Weaver Goddess

Hi Integral Meditators, Seems like there is a lot of new and regenerative energy around these last two weeks or so, after a month of everything seeming to drop out of my life, sure enough here comes all the new growth taking advantage of the new space! One of the main paradigms that I use for this mysterious […]

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The Four Types of Present Moment Awareness

Hi Everyone, Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming Chinese year of the water dragon, which I believe starts today! Please find below an article detailing not one but four types of present moment experience that we can cultivate, I hope you enjoy it! Yours in the spirit of presence and being present, Toby   […]

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Using Landscape to Connect to Our Primally Enlightened Nature (and the First Meditation Class of the Year)

Hi Everyone, This week’s article continues in the mystical vein of last week’s article, and looks specifically at how nature, landscape and weather can become our meditation teacher! These are also themes we will be touching on in the Wednesday evening class. Yours in the spirit of awakening through landscape, Toby Article of the Week: […]

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Meditating on the Four Seasons and Four Stages of Our Life

I’ve been back in the UK now for a few days, enjoying the particular ambience of the English summer time, all the birds in the garden are looking extremely plump and well fed, the flowers are all in bloom and the dragon flies are flying around the pond, showing off their beautiful green and red […]

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