UK Spirituality

What To Do If You Don't Know What Your Life Purpose Is

Emma Brooke | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

This can feel so overwhelming and frustrating because it makes you feel like you're wasting your life; coasting through with no idea why you're on the planet. A lack of purpose in life is a really common cause for depression.

What Is Religion?

Alice Carder | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Carder

"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip. "Man creates religion to suit himself....

Living At The Cause

Miranda Adams | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Adams

The gap in perspective of both cause and effect can in reality seem so small but at the same time it is huge, cause and effect are in fact one, both created in a cyclical effect as much of energy is. The main difference between them is where your focus is, of whether it exists in the present or in the future, if it is in the past you are also focused on effect.

Should Spiritual Leaders Stay Out Of Politics?

Christopher Dines | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Christopher Dines

If enlightened and tolerant people are not involved in creating a strong political will to effect change for the greater good, then who? The more compassionate people get involved in the political process, the easier it will be to pass compassionate laws. Lastly, spiritual leaders are fellow human beings and have a right to express their views, just like every other citizen.

Towards The "Poorest Of The Poor"

Luca Badetti | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Luca Badetti

The legacy of Mother Teresa, born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in 1910 in present-day Macedonia, still lives throughout the world and her image is a source of encouragement and inspiration for many, but also of skepticism and criticism for some. There is a simplicity of service towards the poor that can be learned from her example, without having to idolize her.

Find Spirituality Through Happiness

Sherina Rathor | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sherina Rathor

Sukham, anandam and atmanadam are all Sanskrit words relating to happiness. Translated they mean physical happiness, mental happiness and spiritual happiness. We're going to look at spiritual happiness: trying to find contentment through 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 22.10.2016 | 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 20.10.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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 27.09.2016 | 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.