15. Encounter; “I am Yahweh, I am Your Way”

I was sitting at a desk at home one quiet morning when I had a feeling in me that there was something there inside. I relaxed and went in to explore the feeling in an open and accepting fashion, to see what it might be. I had done this so often before with all kinds... Continue Reading →

14. Acceptance

"It's not use crying over....." We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung There is something essential about acceptance, it seems to me. Acceptance is in the list of the attitudinal foundations of Mindfulness Meditation taught by Jon Kabat Zinn, along with Non-judgment, Patience, Beginner’s Mind, Trust,... Continue Reading →

13. The Dark Night of the Soul

I experienced the Dark Night in two ways. Firstly as a dream-like metaphor of actual darkness. I am unsure how it arrived, but I found that I was able to go to this dark place inside me any time, like recalling a memory, though sometimes it would turn up uninvited. The dark had a density,... Continue Reading →

12. Dangers on the Spiritual Journey – Madness

Psychosis and spiritual experience have resemblances. Having delusions, hallucinations, confusion, and disturbed thoughts could be levelled at those in a spiritual crisis as well as being fundamental parts of a psychosis. It has been said too that a psychotic person is lost in the unconscious while the Shaman knows how to navigate its waters. On... Continue Reading →

8. Journeying With dreams

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” Jesus Christ. Gospel of Thomas. I don’t think dreams are easy to understand, so I will describe what I have learned... Continue Reading →

7. Spiritual Guides

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London. One of the encounters in the spiritual journey is the guide. I have never found a guru or inspirational guide in the outer world, but I have in the inner world. Maybe Anubis in Blog 4, Crossing Thresholds was such a guide. Sometimes they bring the next stage to... Continue Reading →

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