Developing communities

There was a small but effective gathering of people in Buchanan St on Thursday, raising awareness of the siege of Gaza – just one of many small and large groups around the UK who immediately responded to the plight of the Palestinian people, who once again find themselves under attack. Three people went off to […]

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… It’s the only thing that there’s much too little of. In a world that’s fast and furious most of us don’t have time or patience for others, or their problems. We’re too busy working to survive, worrying about our own shit yet some still do what they can to help others… but we’re losing […]

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Within These Walls

by Lesley

  The Evening Chronicle’s Facebook page posed a question to its readers with the above image: Prisoners may get paid to work in call centres under a new scheme to increase work opportunities in prisons. It is hoped that by working while they serve time they can learn new skills and learn to work in […]

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  Earth Ways begins the article ‘Why is the future permaculture?’ with a statement which could and maybe should scare the life out of us… “Humanity is on the verge of a major reorganization. I know this is just a mild way of expressing it. I don’t want to put you off reading further by […]

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I could go on at length about society’s ills but in this post I’m going to overlook those and focus on rituals and ceremony – or rather, the lack of them. Every year for as long as I can remember I’ve taken part in at least one ceremony;  these range from firewalking, sweatlodges  and kriya […]

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What started out to be a small e-book has taken almost a year to write, edit and re-write, turning itself into 30,000 words of experience and Spiritual First Aid – perhaps the first (and maybe the last!) of my published work. Putting these words on ‘paper’ has been quite a gruelling task – and one […]

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Recently I received a mailing from a well-known source and it left me feeling really quite annoyed! Firstly, may I say that I may not be rolling in cash but I have a very clear conscience about how I market myself; refusing to be caught up in the ‘stirring the pain’ techniques which some ‘entrepreneurs’ […]

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The second half of the programme begins with Liz Bonnin telling us “the more challenges animals face, the more intelligent they become”. Studies of mountain chickadees from Nevada show that they’re more creative and better problem solvers than their counterparts from elsewhere in the US where the climate is better and food is less scarce, […]

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Recently I wrote Groundhog Day then Retrograde Going Backwards to go Forward because I was sensing major shifts going on within and around me.  Through doing a little research, the information pointed out that this would come to an end around April 14th 2012. Little did I know at the time what information would be […]

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Reclaiming Personal Power ‘Open up your British ‘named’ electrical product and where do the components come from?’ This was the beginning of a conversation with a friend as we stood in the kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil; the chat went on for quite some time afterwards as we discovered how little the UK […]

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