Spiritual teachers, seduction and secrets

Posted by Ariah on 9th July 2016 in Articles

In this Scorpio moon, I’m sitting with sadness and secrets. I read an interesting and very scandalous blog about a popular new age teacher. It ‘exposed’ their manipulation, pathological lying, diagnosed personality disorder (and an undiagnosed but very likely other one) and more. My instinctive reaction to most of these exposés is skepticism – there’s

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Spirituality is a shit

Posted by Ariah on 8th July 2016 in Articles

Following the spiritual path means becoming more conscious, not happy. For those of us with a normal human life and normal human woundings, that means it can get REALLY HAIRY at times. I mean it! Awakening and transforming can be an absolute shit. But, if we’re drawn to the path, then we don’t have much choice in the matter, something inside us compells us forward. With that understood, all the shitty stuff is better out than in.

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We are meant for connection

Posted by Ariah on 27th April 2016 in Articles

I read about the spiritual practices of cleansing and purification, and I am concerned. I read about cutting the cords, and releasing the energies of and connection with others. I hear about clearing low vibrational frequencies, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and how such things are ‘psychic clutter’ that obscures the pure vibrations of the soul, and/or

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Entering the sacred circle (our group guidelines)

Posted by Ariah on 20th April 2016 in Ethics

All are welcome to the circle, but to step into it I ask a little something by way of your consideration, so that we can come together in safety.   All life and all places are sacred; I truly believe that, and there’s an unfortunate violence in designating a place or space “sacred” that implies

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In service, not friendship: the healing relationship

Posted by Ariah on 16th April 2016 in Articles Ethics 1 Comment

A reflection on the relationship between healer or spiritual teacher and client/student, from the perspective of someone who is both. Please accept my apologies for when my tone is prescriptive or condescending or dictatorial; this is my first time attempting to write on this topic, so I haven’t yet found a balanced and unreactive voice on

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A love letter to starseeds

Posted by Ariah on 7th April 2016 in Poetry

  A love letter to starseeds Beloved beings, gentle journeyers, sensitive souls, Who feel at home in the heavens, but not yet on earth; Rest assured, your celestial origins – No matter the cosmic path you took to get here – Do not exclude you from humanity, Or from belonging on earth. Your star-heritage does

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How do I become more grounded?

Posted by Ariah on 4th April 2016 in Articles Grounding

This question has been at the heart of my spiritual journey for 14 years, since I started taking the hint from what people were telling me. “Justin, you should work on your grounding”. “Grounding is important”. “You’re a bit ungrounded”. For a long time, my journey proceeded from that question, and my search was for

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A healing path

Posted by Ariah on 31st March 2016 in Uncategorised

Sometimes I get asked about my spiritual influences and traditions, as a way of understanding the what and how of my path. Whilst I’m happy to share about my background, I encourage viewing all traditions and modalities and approaches as storehouses of wisdom. There are truths to be found everywhere (although different truths are emphasised in

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Healing ourselves of puritanism

Posted by Ariah on 14th March 2016 in Articles

  *note to self – try very hard not to write an article urging people to purify themselves of the urge to purify themselves…* We all know and recognise religious mores (even if they’re not currently in fashion) around self denial and purity. Whether it’s physical abstention (from sex, alcohol, rich food) or an inner

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Healing the Womb Story

Posted by Ariah on 10th March 2016 in Events

We all have a ‘womb story’. The circumstances, energy and environment present from conception through to the time after birth are our first experience of the world, and the crucible in which our being in this lifetime is formed. Our time in the womb leaves an important impression; it’s formative, foundational for our upcoming life. Whether

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