The Healing Power of Silence – By Davee Christina

Very recently, I decided I enjoy silence more than radio in the mornings. Every single morning, on my way to work, I turn my radio off and listen to nothing. I pray, and I listen to my thoughts instead. I find this practice extremely amusing, entertaining, fascinating and sometimes horrifying. My mind asks inane questions, appearing out of thin air, even on the way to a meeting. Why can’t you just stop? Why do you need to go to a meeting today? Aren’t you recovered by now? There’s a quote I like – “Silence is the mystery of the world to come”. If you are skeptical about just how beneficial silence can be in your sober life, trust me, I was too. For most of my adult life, I lived about five hours south of my parents and my hometown. It was far enough that I could do whatever I… Continue reading

The Cafes’ Nicola O’Hanlon talks Addiction, Karma, Reincarnation and Tattoos with Chris Grosso – The Indie Spiritualist

  Chris Grosso is a writer, Spiritual Director of Tovio by Advocacy Unlimited, teacher with the Worldwide Insight Organization and public speaker. He is also the author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality and Everything Mind: What I’ve Learned About Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening and the Mind-Blowing Truth of it All (Sounds True). He writes for many publications including Huffington Post, ORIGIN Magazine and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine. He created his website, The Indie Spiritualist, six years ago and is jam packed with interviews, music and spiritual teachings – there’s something for every seeker. My first introduction to Chris Grosso was attending a live, video 2.0 meeting he was hosting on InTheRooms.com. His spiritual philosophy and the solutions he found for his years of devastating addiction made me sit upright and listen. His message is all inclusive regarding spirituality. Indeed his message is all inclusive no… Continue reading

How To Light Your Own Candles – Make Believe, Make Belief: By Tsgoyna Tanzman

“I’m celebrating my birthday”, Amaya, my six year old grand niece informed every waiter at every restaurant she visited during the month of November. At home, she’d announced her intention to celebrate “all month long”. In her short life and experience of celebrating only five birthdays, she was on to the magic of self-acknowledgement. Taking care of herself! She didn’t expect anyone or anything to celebrate her without her orchestration and participation. She carried her own candles in her own little purse; “just in case the restaurant doesn’t have them” –  making certain she was responsible for all the details of her happiness. How responsible are you for the details of your own happiness? We often expect other people and things outside ourselves to make us happy, but the truth is, it is always our responsibility. Derek Rydall, leading edge coach and founder of Emergence, examines the word responsibility and makes it two words:… Continue reading

Spiritual Awakening – By Mark Goodson

  See more of Marks work at markgoodson.com     Spiritual Awakening I had an estranged discovery re-surge in me; it brimmed out from a distant border, like some cosmic debris, not born in or made for this world. Suddenly, each step became a dance; songs were sung in single words. My thoughts, thrown askance, forced me to look again at every certainty. I saw light descend through cloudy tiers, and tall grasses shimmer like the sea. The breezes blew an old secret, sweet and cool. Ashamed that I grew content with grounded feet, I flew a mile if I marched a foot. I felt once more imagination afloat. Continue reading

Spirituality – What is it?

The world, it seems, is in the midst of revolution. The numbers of people waking up and seeking truth and breaking the shackles of repression, both on a personal and societal level, are rising daily. Never has the word “Spirituality” been uttered so frequently and it appears that everyone I meet is on a path to obtain self realisation in one manner or another. So many avenues to take, so many faiths and belief systems to choose from; one can get quite confused by the masses of information we can find on spirituality and obtaining self awareness. But what is it we really seek from this elusive spirituality? Is it a means to obtaining the supreme health of body and mind? Is it the latest trend and all the cool people are doing it? Or maybe you’re not sure, but something inside you is calling you to a place that… Continue reading