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Weeping for the Lost Ones

When I was in South Africa I had the privilege to work with a group of men who had been in the special forces under the old Apartheid regime. These men had been involved in state sponsored torture of their victims, mostly black Africans who were part of the struggle. What I learnt from working […]

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Breaking the Heart Open

Breaking the Heart Open Most of us enter the world of healing, meditation, yoga, new thinking and spirituality because we want to either feel better about ourselves or to improve our experience of reality – some of us enter because we have a burning desire to know the truth of who we are, or even […]

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Men and Infidelity

Whilst some may argue that the reason why so many men are unfaithful to their partners is based on a biological impulse to spread DNA, humans are primarily emotional beings. Studies into voting habits testify to this: whilst voters will swear that their choice of candidate is based on logic and reason, it is not […]

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The Healing Rainbow

As a child of the 60’s and a teenager of 70’s I had an acute awareness that being gay was neither welcomed not wanted and in fact, it was quite dangerous. Not only were there taunts in the schoolyard for being a sissy, Nancy boy or in British parlance a ‘pooftah’, but the very thought […]

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Why do women betray one another?

Why do women betray one another? In all of my years socialising, meeting people, studying cultures and working with thousands of individuals, I’ve heard plenty of women use the word ‘whore’ or other derogatory words to describe another woman. Why is that? The feminine has been subjugated for so long that the only historical way […]

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Adoption – Healing the Wound of Adoption Pt 1

In this episode Shavasti shares his work with adoptees and introduces us to a fresh way of looking at all those involved: the adopted child, the biological parents, biological grandparents and the adoptive parents. In a frank and compassionate manner Shavasti discusses the often hidden needs, roles, attitudes, feelings of everyone involved in order to […]

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Forgiving the Unforgiveable

Forgiving the Unforgiveable Forgiveness is quite a challenging topic. It is one of those topics around which we have many images, concepts and ideas. However, forgiveness very often doesn’t work, even though at the core of many spiritual teachings, and of Christianity in particular within the context of the Western world, there is this idea […]

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