Beyond the ordinary

"Physicists explore levels of matter; mystics explore levels of mind.  What they have in common is that both levels lie beyond ordinary sense perception."  (Fritjof Capra)


What I lost ...


Dream Song

In some aboriginal tribes the first thing a person does upon awakening is to wander alone into the bush or along the seashore and create a song based on the dreams of the previous night.  The animals and birds, the Aborigines believe, hear the dream being sung and recognize that the singer is in touch with the innerworld, and therefore they assist him or her in daily hunting and gathering."
Robert Lawlor, "Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime"


Seeking to express

"Having been brought up in a mythical culture, I was very familiar with the different motifs and themes that were encapsulated in say a mythical being, whether it was Lord Shiva, or Ganesha, or a Goddess. Just thinking the name of that person the whole story was evoked. Carl Jung called these archetypes. Archetypes are primordial encapsulated stories or mythologies and they are in the form of a seed in consciousness. When you plant that seed in consciousness, that archetypal seed,  that mythical journey, then that seed starts to sprout. And as it sprouts, the patterning forces creates the situations, circumstances, events, and relationships for the unfolding of the story.  I say select two or three heroes or heroines in mythology, or religion, or history and then ask these mythical beings to incarnate through you. And then don't be surprised when your see situations, circumstances, coincidences, synchronicity, and relationships finally show up that actually are part of the story you have been seeking to express."   (Deepak Chopra)


What is presence?

What is presence? At its root, it is wholeness - the rare but attainable inner alignment of self-identity, purpose and feelings that eventually leads to freedom from fear. It reveals itself as the magnetic, radiating effect you have on others when you're being the authentic you, giving them your full respect and attention, speaking honestly and letting your unique character traits flow. As leaders, we must be technically competent to gain others' respect, but it's our unique genuine presence that inspires people and prompts them to trust us - in short, to want us as their leader


Anam Cara

Anam Cara refers to the Celtic spiritual belief of souls connecting and bonding.   
In Celtic Spiritual tradition, it is believed that the soul radiates all about the physical body, what some refer to as an aura. When you connect with another person and become completely open and trusting with that individual, your two souls begin to flow together. Should such a deep bond be formed, it is said you have found your Anam Cara or soul friend.  
Your Anam Cara always accepts you as you truly are, holding you in beauty and light. In order to appreciate this relationship, you must first recognize your own inner light and beauty. This is not always easy to do. The Celts believed that forming an Anam Cara friendship would help you to awaken your awareness of your own nature and experience the joys of others.  
"...You are joined in an ancient and eternal union with humanity that cuts across all barriers of time, convention, philosophy and definition. When you are blessed with an anam cara, the Irish believe, you have arrived at that most sacred place: home.
John O'Donahue, Irish poet, philosopher, and Catholic priest


Sensation of the Mystical

"The Most Beautiful and Most Profound Emotion we can experience is the sensation of the Mystical. It is the sower of all True Science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.   To 'Know' that what is impenetrable to us 'Really Exists,' manifesting 'Itself' as the Highest Wisdom and the Most Radiant Beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - This Knowledge, This Feeling, is at the Center of True Religiousness."
Albert Einstein


Spiritual Intelligence

Spiritual capital is the wealth or power an individual or organization has, based on their deepest meanings, values, and purposes. It is reflected in what that individual or organization exists for, believes in, aspires to, and takes responsibility for.  We build spiritual capital by asking spiritually intelligent questions, such as why do I exist, what is the purpose of my life, what do I really want to achieve?