Hubris and Ego

 

A word often used for hubris is ego. Ego, the attribute of focus on and often delight in the self, can be a sign of insecurity as well as of confidence, while hubris, however, is always about self-importance and pride. Either way, hubris and ego are an undesirable focus on the self to the exclusion of the well-being of others: it is the doctrine of the I not the We.

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Enlightenment and the Return of the Christ

 

This is the time of enlightenment, when humanity as a whole and we as individuals are brought to a conscious understanding of the truth. It is recognised, too, as the highest and final spiritual state it is possible for us to achieve as human beings, and gaining enlightenment brings a stop to the turning of the wheel of reincarnation. The soul has learned everything, and is merged with Spirit.

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A June Full Moon – a Harbinger of Light

The moon is becoming full as I write, and the sky is filled with light even in the middle of this warm June night. Birds are singing quietly in the bushes when they should be sleeping, kept awake by this strange night-light, and the mountains all around me are alert. It is very still, but a thread of wind sighs and stirs.

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The Energy of Solstice Change

The energy of solstice change woke me early today, along with the pre-dawn song of blackbirds and the chatter of bats returning to their roosts under my windows. It feels momentous, infinite, rich and transitory, a day to remember but which in the human passage of time I am likely to forget. It does not matter.

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Grenfell Reflected in Nature

Overnight the weather has changed. The calm, balmy days of a perfect June have been replaced by strong winds and lowering skies; heavy rain has flattened plants and darkened the ground, while leaves and petals billow through the air like hailstones in winter. Despite the sighs and sounds of a summer storm, the air is quiet and the mood is somber.

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Messages from Gaia

Gaia is speaking to us all the time: her messages are important, a gift to us from God, but how often do we listen to what she has to say? Week by week, day by day her voice grows louder, more insistent in order to get our attention. Do we notice?

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A Full Moon for Humanity

Another Full Moon – but so special, since the cycle of divine closeness is at its strongest now as the third and last of the great annual spiritual festivals approaches – the Festival of Humanity, the Christ Festival, which takes place, this year, on 29thst May.

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Counting our Blessings

Blessings come in many forms, and at this critical time in our world history it helps to remember that amidst the uncertainties and challenges confronting us every day much is happening that is good.

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Your Part in Our Expanding Universe

It has been discovered that the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be, and scientists do not have an explanation for why this is happening. Some say that it is because dark energy is becoming more potent and that it is directly responsible for the acceleration; whatever it is, it may indicate there is a “new physics of the universe” as Professor Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute has said.

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Technology – a Tool not a Master

When Mercury stopped being in retrograde in the middle of April, I hoped that it would bring to an end the series of inconveniences that had interrupted the free flow of my life and work for some time. I discovered it was not to be.

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