Tears and frozen consciousness: blocks in the aura

Posted by Ariah on 17th July 2016 in Articles

The aura and chakras are real-time, living embodiments of our consciousness. It’s not that the aura and chakras reflect the state of part of our psyche and being; it is that part of our psyche and being. Happening in in 3D space, right now, right under our noses (and around and within all of our

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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 expos√©s 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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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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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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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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