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The Gun, a Voice and a Miracle

I was sitting in front of my television, watching Oprah Winfrey, and just as she said the words, “And now for our next guest,” three armed men, each of them carrying guns, came into my living room. Or at least one of them was. It is always true with these traumatic events that memory can […]

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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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The Hidden Power of Pain

The Hidden Power of Pain Our physical bodies are literally hard wired to avoid pain at all costs – pain equals a threat to our very existence. However, as conscious beings who are far more than just our physical body we often respond to emotional pain in the same way – it is to be […]

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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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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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Whose life are you living?

Whose life are you living? –          Stepping out of a life of disappointment   Each of us is born into a story that is already being told. The ghosts and the stories of the past are alive and well and much of the script of our lives has already been written. It is written without […]

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