UK Spirituality

Monty Python's Lessons for Leaders: or how spirituality & leadership are close at hand

Jem Bendell | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Jem Bendell

"You are all individuals" exclaimed Brian as he tried to stop the crowds in Jerusalem from following him as their Messiah. The scene from Monty Python...

How Do You Start a Business That Changes the World?

Adele Barlow | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK
Adele Barlow

Through Escape the City, I often met high-flying professionals who wanted to ditch their day-to-day routines in order to 'find more meaning' and 'change the world'. I must have talked to at least a thousand millennials who stated the same dream of owning a business that also improved society.

Pure Intentions and Sheer Willpower Can Make Long-hour Fasting More Liberating

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Ramadan demands that Muslims be positively active and dynamic in their community and wider society. As a people of faith we have a unilateral obligation to work for the good of all. We have the obligations of good-neighbourliness, of being concerned for others, to share their joys and feel their pains and to provide support and help wherever we can.

Finding your Zen | Interior and Exterior

Rae Duke | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

The term that best encapsulates the dots I am trying to join up here - spirituality and home design - is well being: that is our 'elephant'. Whether it's the thread count of the Egyptian cotton sheets you're sleeping on, your newfound yoga addiction, or unquenchable prayer/meditation habit that keeps you sane, we're all essentially doing the same thing when it comes to these lifestyle choices.

The Art of Psychic Manifestation: Seeking Your Desires

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

As the old Rumi saying goes "What you seek is seeking you", but I want to go deeper than this. The most important step in manifestation is knowing you...

Cultivating a Mind-Body Harmony

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

Wise men and women mould their characters. Stress has physiological effects on the body and dampens the interaction we have with our true nature. We need a strong foundational basis for our mental health and mind-body harmony provides us with exactly that.

Total Eclipse of the Heart: March 2016's Libra Lunar Love Eclipse

Ambi Sitham | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

Eclipses follow a pattern of sorts in that they occur in 'sets' of a pair of opposing zodiac signs, almost six months apart and usually over a two year period. As above, so below, and over the course of the set the themes of consciousness of the traits and life areas governed by the eclipse zodiac signs plays out in both our lives and the lives of those around us.

Why I'm Holding a Goddess Ceremony at Stonehenge for My Hen Do

Nikki Armytage | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Armytage

If you'd asked me five years ago what I thought my hen-do would have been like I would have said champagne, Ibiza, new bikinis and a weekend of debauchery. Instead I'm going to be in the middle of Stonehenge, banging drums, dancing like a wild woman and honouring my inner goddess with a ceremony led by a Shamanic practitioner and pagan priestess. It's on Friday and I can't wait!

Self Love: Lessons in Catching the Most Important Person (You)

Xochi Balfour | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

Self love is a term often banded about in spiritual enquiry and I touched on what it means to me in my blog post on vitality last week. It is not some selfish indulgence, as our minds might lead us to believe: in fact, it is quite the opposite. In order to love others fully and without judgment, conditions or limitations, we must first love ourselves in this way.

Ten Tips For Cliche-Free Spirituality

Alice Grist | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

New age spiritual language has become a bog of well meaning terms that in effect mean whatever you need or want them to need, or, in fact, nothing. As much as we all want to be the light, find our truth and let it all go, whilst mantra-ing our ass down to the local yoga dojo, it's sometimes not that simple.

Letting Go of 'Should': Opening to the Here and Now

Xochi Balfour | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

On Tuesday my husband Ben and I took part in a magical cacao ceremony with Joel and Aiste from the Wild Food Cafe, supported by the beautiful music of our friend Antarma. We played the singing bowls, danced, sang, drummed and prayed and it transformed what had been a challenging few days into new horizons and rememberings.

'Visit My Mosque' Can Play an Ingenious Role in Paving the Way for Muslim Civic Participation

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Visit My Mosque (VMM) day has generated some considerable interest in the mainstream media with regards to Muslims in the UK who are, by now, used to ...

All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God's Love!

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Tony Lobl

At the heart of Christmas is the Bethlehem babe, who later went on to preach that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. Not instead of ourselves or despite ourselves but as ourselves. The all-inclusive love Jesus was teaching, therefore, includes the call to each of us to look after "number one", too.

Taking the Time to Meditate

Jasmine Irving | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Wrapped up in almost complete darkness with only the blue-white glow of the moon giving off light and for the first time in my life I'm not afraid of the dark. Alone in my little cabin in the woods I breathe in the night and tumble effortlessly into sleep to visit the dream world.

Six Ways to Tell if it Is REALLY Intuition...

Sarupa Shah | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

Gut wisdom can be recognised by fear, by competition, -that desire to be better than everyone and to hear that you are the most this that and other. Gut wisdom is also recognised by the complexity of response, the 'ifs and the buts' and the pages and pages of journal writing.

Is There a God?

Tim van der Vliet | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK
Tim van der Vliet

About 7 years ago I started I started opening up to what was really important to me and I became interested in life questions like: what does really matter to me? Is there more than what we can perceive with our five senses? What is my goal in life? And of course: is there a God?

Soul Force and The Source of True Power

Caroline Watson | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Watson

Love as a power is rarely acknowledged these days amongst our world leaders and, indeed, is often belittled in importance.

Desperately Seeking Inspiration

Jared Joffe | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jared Joffe

Wake up to the blaring noise of an alarm clock; jump out of bed and rush to the shower; eat something quick and convenient in the car; speed through the traffic and drive aggressively in order to arrive at work on time.

How Six Little Words to a 3-Year-Old Can Influence Global Change

Liberty Forrest | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

In the earliest days of humanity's existence, everything that happened beyond anyone's control or understanding was blamed on - or credited to - the gods. It was a deeply spiritual world until the pendulum swung well over to the side of science, with a new demand for facts, hard evidence and proof rather than mere belief.

How to Find Your Own Personal Hogwarts

Michaela Horan | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

If Harry Potter's not your thing you need only look up at the night sky to consider the concept of a whole other dimension. Astronomers refer to an observable universe for good reason. Because they know that there's an unobservable one as well - that there's more 'out there' than we're currently able to detect with a telescope, despite the technological advances of recent times.

Self-Care in a Manic World

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

The modern world is a manic place, juggling family life with work, keeping on top of the housework, the endless barrage of paperwork, not to mention keeping up to date with technology! There are so many things that demand our time and attention. And very often it leaves very little time for getting our own needs met.

How To Process A New Energy In You?

Karen Ruimy | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

I feel like there is an elephant trying to hide inside me, or rather, to make itself comfortable! This elephant is throwing stuff around that doesn't allow it to stand or sit! It is not intentionally being bad, it is just a bit clumsy, as the space is doesn't fit.

Thomas Bahler: An Entertainment Legend With a Humble Servant's Heart

Liberty Forrest | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Liberty Forrest

He is among the most down-to-earth, humble people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Kind and warm, Tommy, or simply "T" is a compassionate and sensitive man, which I suppose is at least partially responsible for his success in the entertainment industry. But there was a time when success seemed out of reach.

Spirituality and Transformative Leadership

Caroline Watson | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Caroline Watson

In my own leadership journey, spirituality has been foundational. I was raised as a Christian Scientist and my upbringing in Asia and continuing travels around the world gave me a deep interest in, and appreciation for, the spiritual principles found in all religions.

Spring Renewal 3

Karen Ruimy | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

It is spring, the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and you are enjoying every-thing so much. You know you are going to jump into this exciting wave...