Meditation on Death

Buddhism encourages new followers to go slowly and adopt the practices gradually. This is sound advice. Buddhism isn’t just another religion or philosophy to learn about, it’s also culturally different from anything we’re familiar with in the West, and is presented in many Eastern languages. Gradual suits me just fine.

On the Buddhist path, compassion is pretty much a prerequisite and one I very much agree with. Only it can be really, really hard to feel any sense of compassion when we hear and read such disturbing news across the media. It can be really difficult to feel compassion for our fellow man when they can be so annoying, egotistical, spiteful, hurtful, inconsiderate…

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Meditation Spread

Guest post by Barbara Moore

Tarot is an excellent tool for spiritual work; most of us who use and love the cards know this. One common method is to incorporate the cards into a meditation practice, often by using one card as a portal. Adding scent (via candles, incense, or essential oils) to meditation can enhance the practice. This post combines all three: tarot, meditation, and scent.

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The Way of Nowhere

What is the Way of Nowhere?

Physically, it’s a book. Philosophically, it’s a new way to view life and how we live it. Spiritually, it’s a way to embrace many eclectic cultures to produce a modern system of creativity, self-reliance and self-knoweldge. But best of all, it’s 8 Questions to Release Our Creative Potential – which as we all know is perfect translated into a tarot spread.

Using time-honoured Native American, Pagan and Buddhist beliefs, the full system helps you explore yourself in a gentle and productive way. In our tarot spread, we’re going to explore the eight questions. It’s up to you how much further you want to explore yourself in this way (though I highly recommend it).

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Kathy’s Song

I was very fortunate to be gifted with a Tibetan Singing Bowl a few years ago, though I never fully appreciated it or its uses until some time later. I never played it properly, and to be honest, I didn’t really know how or even what to do with it. I must admit to having a little fear of it too. I felt a little silly trying to get it to make the wonderful sound I had heard from other people and their bowls; and I also felt a little self conscious doing it too. Having teenagers in the house can seriously interfere with your spiritual pursuits!

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