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Basic Vegan Cake – One Pan Cake

Enjoy this guilt free ... environment friendly cake.  This is a flop proof yummy basic cake that is dairy free ... Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup oil 4 tsp  baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 60 ml vinegar 2 cups boiling water 2 tblspns custard...

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What Makes You You?

The things by which we generally define ourselves – appearance, personality, abilities, work, relationships, etc – can all change. Our sense of self can be influenced by what people say, the situations around us and the problems we face. What is it, then, that defines...

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Learning the art of seeing specialities

In learning the art of seeing specialities in others we need to apply the first Law of Spirituality, which says we are responsible for our own experiences; if I see the negative in others I feel unhappy; if I see the positive I feel happy. It is up to me to decide. To...

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The Art of Window Cleaning

In every street there is a Mrs. Judgement and a Mrs. Honesty. One day Mrs. Honesty decided to visit Mrs. Judgement. As soon as Mrs. Honesty arrived, Mrs. Judgement began to complain about her new neighbours, a family of foreigners. “She is a terrible housekeeper”,...

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Making peace our foundation

September 21 was International Peace Day and October 2 is International Day of Non-violence.  Both days symbolize the desperately needed energy for our world.  Right now the world is experiencing the highest number of displaced persons.  When there is instability it...

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Understanding the genesis of violence – BK UN

Violence begins in the mind and in the wounded heart. It is an expression of our innermost negative thoughts and emotions which emerge as a result of imprinted or engraved feelings of injustice, superiority, inadequacy, aloneness and/or unfulfilled desires. An act of...

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Self Care: Being kind to my mind

In a global culture of doing doing and more doing - where we have learnt to measure the value of ourselves on what we have accumulated, what we do and what positions we have reached  - it has created a need to think excessively.  The internet whilst useful in many...

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Self-Care: Calming the anxious mind

Learning how to meditate when you’re troubled with anxiety is an important part of self-healing technique that you can’t ignore. It goes without saying that meditation has been widely recommended as a natural remedy for anxiety. Theoretically, it was supposed to...

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A meditation practice – Return to Inner Peace

A simple meditation to return to Inner Peace - extracted from The Man who loved Angels by Anthony Strano A second is a unit of time, just as thought is the basic unit of consciousness. A body has many cells, and so do time and consciousness. Whether we measure time in...

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Interview: A Time for Kindness

Speakers: Dr David Hamilton and Sister Jayanti Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu. Kindness is an essential ingredient in all healthy relationships, whether with the self, others...

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Keeping an “internally clean house”

To be taken care of is one of the most primary needs that human beings have. The moment we pass childhood, the responsibility of care shifts from the caregiver to oneself. Whether one is a teenager or well into adulthood, care of the self is paramount. A human being...

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Celebrating Women Spiritual Leadership

As we celebrate womens month, its valuable to reflect on womens role in leadership -  and in particular what are the spiritual qualities that women can naturally offer when they centered in their true essence. Women become spiritual leaders when they themselves...

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Awakening Inner Wisdom – Sowing the Seeds of Inner Wisdom.

  The world around us, offers many possibilities for learning, experimenting and experiencing.  We are surrounded by information, in fact the times we live in is called the information age.  The easy access and information, may have stimulated us and made us more...

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Creating your own Balance

One of our greatest challenges is learning the art of creating balance.  We often find ourselves working at extreme ends of the pendulum – this lack of knowing how to integrate all the aspects of my life can lead to inner frustration and tension.  Instead of...

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Opening to Lifelong Learning

In order to continue that journey toward greater wisdom, it is no longer enough to have the desire to know, although of course that is important. In order to keep growing and learning, there has to be humility.  The opposite of humility is ego, and ego blocks human...

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Courage to Be

For each one of us our sense of identity plays such an important role – it influences how we see ourselves and also how we see our world.  We all yearn for deeper authenticity however, the way we identify ourselves creates a sense of belonging.  Often this need for...

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Steps to gather your courage

A beautiful lesson that Dadi Janki once shared in her book, Wings of Soul.  Whenever you are faced with a challenge and you need courage, take a moment of silence and invoke your courage.  With patience you will know what to do and when. Courage doesn’t mean you are...

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Courage is….

In life you will be placed in positions or called to act in a capacity that you feel you are not qualified to act. Whether this may be in your personal or professional life, life does have the tendency to overwhelm us by placing us in impossible situations. What does...

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Courage means …

Itzhak Perlman the great violinist once said " much lies broken in every one of us. Our job is to make music with what remains" Mankind has always applauded the brave, the victorious warrior, the one who showed fortitude in the face of tremendous opposition or...

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The Power of Humility

Have you ever noticed that most of the people in history who have made the largest or greatest impact for positive change in society have been very humble.  And on the other hand those who have left a legacy of destruction and pain have been very arrogant. In today's...

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