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“spiritual practice”

Deeper Meaning, Meaningless, Deeply Meaningless

Dear Integral Meditors, What do we mean by ‘spiritual?’ the article below explores the relationship between spirituality as a quest for meaning and spirituality as a discipline that requires going beyond the quest for meaning. You’ll see what i mean when you read it! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Deeper Meaning, Meaningless, Deeply […]

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That Which Solves All Your Problems and None

Dear Integral Meditators, All of us crave a final solution to all our problems, a place where we can go and find true peace. The good news is that such a solution it always available to us in each moment.  The challenge is that after we have solved all our problems in this way, we […]

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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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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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The Mothers of God

“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.” ― Meister Eckhart Normally in meditative literature we are used to seeing ourselves being compared to children, and the Divine being compared to a mother or father figure. But what if we, as Meister Eckhart does in the quote […]

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The Way of the Rat

Dear Integral Meditators, If you look at my website, articles and workshops, you’ll see there is quite a lot of material on transforming difficulties, re-directing negativity into positive energy and so on. Who taught me all this? Well I had a meeting with a rat 14 years ago that set me on the right track… […]

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Glimpsing Spirit – How do You Meditate on Something That is Beyond the Mind?

Dear Integral Meditators, For me one of the major benefits of being a meditator is that it opens us up experientially to a place and a space of rest, regeneration and renewal that we can go to at any time. It is a place  that is there for us no matter what else is going […]

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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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Three Types of Faith

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you are having a good weekend, this weeks article looks at how to integrate three different of faith into our life in order to improve our ability to go with the flow, decrease our stress levels and open to different patterns of meaning. I hope you enjoy it! Final reminder […]

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Using Your Misfortune to Enhance and Transcend Your Experience of Good Fortune

Dear Integral Meditators, I hope you’ve had a good week, this weeks article continues the theme of last weeks article on Paradox as Therapy , looking at ways in which we can hold apparently contradictory states of awareness together in order to develop and enhance our inner wisdom. Yours in the spirit of inner wisdom, Toby Upcoming […]

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