Social, Spiritual

DEALING WITH THE DEVIL

It’s worth remembering that when we deal with the Devil he honours his side of the bargain and we do actually get what we wanted, or so the stories tell. We want to be rich and powerful; done. We want to be a great blues guitarist; done. The problem isn’t that he doesn’t deliver, it’s that later on we inevitably…

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Poetry, Social, Spiritual

SOME THOUGHTS ON POLITICS THIS XMAS

While faith has a political dimension Partisan politics is deeply divisive The faithful of whatever stripe Should cleanse their hearts of such division Individually we must include the ‘other’ Warts and all If our hearts are filled with self-righteousness And moral certainty Of the kind that condemns the other That abandons the other As fallen And unworthy Of love Forgiveness…

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Social, Spiritual

FILLING THE LOW GROUND

If there is to be a global awakening then awakening itself needs to be democratised. Meaning everyone needs to recognise that FREEDOM IS FOR THEM, FREEDOM IS FOR ALL. Individuals of all shapes and sizes, in all walks of life are waking up, are discovering their True Nature in an abiding way. And whether we have to reject the guru…

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Social, Spiritual

LIVING WITH CHANGE

We have be willing to stand behind our truth as we see it, to defend, to justify, to explain. But also just as importantly we need to learn to change our minds, to let go of our blind loyalties to people, ideas, views, and positions as we go along, and keep doing it. We need to be nimble to respond…

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Social, Spiritual

SO WHAT’S ON MY MIND?

I’ve been concerned with identity politics and PC culture lately. I don’t quite know why, maybe it’s that I’m seeing in the outside world, in groups, the same kind of dynamics of fear, control, and suppression that the ego uses on a personal level. I’ve been noticing that my attention has been liberated from the narrow introspective view that dominated…

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