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    Bearing Trauma

    It's important for us to keep in mind that the mass murders and abuses like those of the Nazi regime are not only historical events; this delusion of otherness and violent disconnection continues today in various forms and to varying degrees all around us, and each episode in communities around the world leads to individual and collective trauma that wounds…

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    Truth or Dare?

    For all anyone knows, nothing is. Everything has to be taken on trust; truth is only that which is taken to be true. It’s the currency of living. There may be nothing behind it, but it doesn’t make any difference so long as it is honoured. One acts on assumptions. What do you assume? The Player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are…

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    Better late than never!

    Everything happens in cycles. If we can control our desires and see them as the drives that lead us towards more suffering sooner or later, likely dragging other people towards suffering along with us, then we can slow down enough to live at a pace that allows us to evolve towards a more satisfying rhythm with life itself - for…

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    Coming to light

    The configuration around today’s full moon is also triggering the same point where Saturn appeared to stand still at the end of Libra for a long time in late 2012, so for many people, this can be a culmination of events involving relationships, justice or diplomacy that started or were highlighted at that time. Julian Assange would certainly be able…

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    The meaning of meaning

    The ancient South Asian image, or mūrti, of Śiva as Naṭarāja - the Lord of the Dance - depicts the cosmic dance of creation, maintenance, and destruction of the universe as well as the concealment and liberation of the soul. Like all symbols, it requires interpretation. Naṭarāja is symbolic of the endless cycle of life, and no-one in their right…

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    Unavoidably One

    It’s hard to ignore the disheartening news and circumstances of much of the world today. But by sitting quietly and alone with ourselves every day, just long enough to touch the centre of our being, allowing ourselves to fully experience the range of emotions that we are undoubtedly feeling in these times, we will be able to connect with others…

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    Blue moon blues?

    Happy Holi! The Indian festival of colours at the Full Moon each Spring marks the time when winter crops like wheat are harvested there, bringing all communities together: enemies are to be forgiven, and old disagreements are to be set aside. Don’t we need a good dose of that nowadays? The Full Moon in Libra early on Thursday morning is…

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    Significant new starts at the Pisces New Moon

    We're being challenged now to decide what is real and what is false, what is realistic and what is a pipe dream. It might be preferable to withhold judgement altogether until more clarity emerges in April. This applies as much to your own life as to the evening news. Nothing is as it seems, and it is more than ever…

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    Healing with the Virgo Full Moon

    It's not a bad thing if you are feeling confused or disillusioned because we are here to find our own path and if by putting faith in someone else’s opinion or belief you have given up your own power of discernment then you have already lost your path anyway. It's never too late to reclaim it!

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    Emotional healing

    When people fall ill, we are usually preoccupied with the physical symptoms that show up before or during the illness. Ayurveda takes a bigger view, observing and evaluating a person's psychological, emotional and physical condition overall when considering their state of health.