The keening gate

Posted by Ariah on 19th November 2016 in Articles

There is a gate that we all must pass through at a certain point along the road. I don’t know quite how to describe it.. It’s a gate of disillusionment, although not of cynicism It’s to do with perception, and illusion, and what is, And heart break and desolation. For those who have been walked

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Psychic development vs personal development

Posted by Ariah on 18th November 2016 in Articles

Many people have awakened psychic abilities (of course we all have abilities, but for some, they’re strong enough to be overtly psychic as visions and messages etc, rather than appearing more mildly as hunches and feelings). Others of us have to work to open and develop them to have them consciously integrated with us. All

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Who are welcome at the gates?

Posted by Ariah on 17th November 2016 in Articles

One of the things I contemplate is who is welcome, who can be included, in the circles of community that I/we draw in our lives. In particular, the spiritual circles – healing schools, my own teaching practice, healership in general. For the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, I sometimes wonder if the circle had been

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Love is the canvas (reclaiming guilt, shame and disgust)

Posted by Ariah on 24th October 2016 in Articles

We are one organism. A single human body for our species, for our country, for our village, for our tribe, for our family; for all of the ways in which we exist together. Our human existence is collective, communal and relational, as well as individual and singular. Disgust serves a function, as does guilt and

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Death, destruction and decomposition.

Posted by Ariah on 6th October 2016 in Articles

One of the things I like to contemplate often is the part of the cycle of life that is death, destruction and decomposition. I was initiated into this in a very mini way during the healers A+P training at Barbara Brennan school. We’d been learning about the white blood cells and immune system, the lysis

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Child consciousness and hubris in the New Age

Posted by Ariah on 29th September 2016 in Articles

hubris ˈhjuːbrɪs noun excessive pride or self-confidence. (in Greek tragedy) excessive pride towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis. This is one of my faults, that I both know about and have worked with, have done something about and still have a long way to go with, been in denial about, and also

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Disquiet as guidance

Posted by Ariah on 4th September 2016 in Articles

Pondering on ‘guidance’ as a psychic ability – the image we probably have around receiving guidance is that it comes with a fanfare of angelic trumpeting, or perhaps from a thunderbolt from above, or the descent of a column of light (or one of many other visual metaphors for ‘divine intervention’ and ‘spiritual visitations’ that

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Healing from the feet up

Posted by Ariah on 5th August 2016 in Articles Healing Technique

In most energy/spiritual healing traditions it’s taught to heal starting at the head and crown, and work downwards. Let’s explore what happens when we turn things upside down, and start with the feet instead. But first, a bow of respect and acknowledgement to the practice of top-down healing, which acknowledges ‘spirit’ as the source of healing. That

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