I realise that the Assume the Change meditation is not a regular run-of-the-mill offering. And that it's core principles may be new to many. And, even though it is very simple, because the principles are not openly taught in our society (who among us was taught this stuff at school?) they may not at first … Continue reading “Assume the Change” – step-by-step
The primary purpose of the Assume the Change meditation is to guide attention to the direct perception of the Silence of the Heart. From this conscious, intelligent silence emerges all wisdom. This intelligent silence is the Witness Consciousness you may have heard of or read about. The Assume the Change meditation harnesses the principles of … Continue reading “Assume the Change” – principles & purpose
Conscious Releasing is an intuitive process, not an intellectual technique. Just like hugging someone we trust and care for. Although there are some questions of Self-inquiry that can be helpful aids for Conscious Releasing to be effective, our response to those questions must be an intuitive response. Click here to learn more about the process … Continue reading Somatic Releasing – the natural way to release
A natural, unforced confidence is the essential ingredient in all healthy relationships and all inner and outer achievement. In life few things are certain but one thing I do know for sure that you can tap into the source of natural self-confidence. When you do, you'll gain the ability to act and speak without knowing … Continue reading Feel the feeling of confidence
Some people believe, and even teach, that "we cannot recover from grief but can only learn to live with it". This, in my experience and others I know, is utterly untrue. And a gross disservice to anyone struggling to come to terms with, and heal from, the grief that naturally arises from the death … Continue reading End the Suffering of Grief
The simple principle of letting our thoughts and emotions be as they are, is incredibly powerful – if we then turn our attention within to the silence our mutual Heart-essence. The object of letting thought-emotions be is to remove our attention from them, to stop feeding them, to stop nourishing and nurturing them simply by … Continue reading The Potential Problem with “Let it Be” and “Let it Go”
All negative emotions arise from a prior thought whose origins lay somewhere back in our past. But trying to "think our way out" of these powerful emotions never works. So instead of thinking, one of the most effective, albeit paradoxical, ways to release these feelings is to feel the feelings fully and completely. This … Continue reading Feel the Freedom of Emotional Intimacy
The single greatest factor that holds most of us back from being the person we would love to be, who lives the life we would love to live ... is FEAR. And when it comes to our intimate relationships, fear can raise it's head big time. Most everyone I know feels some fear of … Continue reading Embracing our Fear of Intimacy
Desire for the pleasures of the world was called by Buddha "the root of suffering". In my experience this is absolutely true. However, what is often missed is that desire has two sides to it: wanting and aversion. Aversion is the reverse of wanting, the "opposite side of the coin" we could say. Just as … Continue reading Aversion – the Flip-side of Wanting
There's been much talk and much writing about "the power of now" since 1997 when Eckhart Tolle wrote his book of the same name, and even more perhaps about "the power of awareness" since 1952 when Neville Goddard brought that term into the world via his classic book. Despite all the talk and all the … Continue reading The Power of Present Moment Feeling
True devotion is choosing to rest attention into, and ultimately as, the silence of our mutual One Heart. To live in freedom we must consciously choose to love our Heart-Self, whose nature is freedom, more than we want the pleasures of the world. True devotion is not a conceptual thought – such as "I am … Continue reading The Choice of Non-dual Devotion
The physical world is malleable, like clay, and is not separate from pure I AM Consciousness. Therefore, when our consciousness of the world changes, so too does the world. It is our responsibility to allow Divine I AM Consciousness to transform our thinking such that we can easefully receive the gifts of Divine Manifestation. Our … Continue reading The Power of Naturally Harmonious Thinking
The principle of the "witness" (or observer) who is aware of the entire realm of human experience, is well-known in spiritual circles and the worlds of meditation and mindfulness. At first, for many people the witness takes the form of a mental concept, which, although not the whole truth, is a step up in consciousness … Continue reading Ego: The False Witness
Self-inquiry differs from all other meditations that I'm aware of because all the others require us to dedicate a period of time to their practice, need a quiet place, entail closing our eyes, and demand the removal of external distractions to be fully effective – or even able to be performed at all. Self-inquiry however, … Continue reading Self-Inquiry: The Anytime Meditation
It seems to me that it's only the illusory "doer", or ego, that suffers. So when the notion of being the doer dissipates, through Self-inquiry, there is no-one left to suffer, which I believe is what Buddha pointed us to – the bliss of nirvana. The principle that it is only the imaginary doer who … Continue reading Self-inquiry Made Simple – Part 3
Self-inquiry has been increasingly coming into human consciousness for around 100 years or so, since Sri Ramana Maharshi began teaching it in the early part of the last century. People flocked from all over India and even from Europe and America to sit with him. And gradually his message began to spread as his students … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 1
The seed idea for this article came a few days ago when I was driving to Dartmoor, a place where I would very much love to live. So love and the power of manifestation was very much present when this insight arrived. If you've listened to The Fulfillment Process meditations, and read other Silent Wisdom … Continue reading “Me too” Enlightenment – A New Paradigm of Spirituality?
The Assume the Change meditation is a radically different approach to manifesting change in our lives than any other method that I know of. The manifestation teachings that are out in the world revolve primarily, and often exclusively, on teaching the practitioner that they can "get whatever they want". Theses false teachings play to human … Continue reading Conscious Love Intelligence
Sittting on the summit of Arunachala back in 2005 it came to me that I, as Conscious Being, had not moved even so much as a fraction of a millimetre. Only my body had travelled thousands of miles from England to sit on India's holy mountain. And it came to me that the awakening I … Continue reading The Unmoving Nature of Being
In the Assume the Change meditation, my guiding words assume that the essence of who and what we share as our mutual I AM Consciousness – i.e. unconditional love – is manifesting as the person you would love to be, who lives the life you would love to live. Ok, you say, I'm cool with … Continue reading The Power of Love
There are a number of principles, and a fundamental paradigm shift, that set the Assume the Change meditation apart from other manifestation processes. As far as I know it is unique. So, because the process is so different, I've written this Silent Wisdom post to give you a context for listening to the guided Assume … Continue reading Create Your Life from Love
Self-inquiry first guides us to know who and what we truly are as pure I AM Consciousness, the silence of our mutual One Heart. When we devote ourselves to living from this Consciousness our lives unfold spontaneously, easefully and effortlessly in ways that are in the best interests of everyone and all life. The truth … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 2
I named this blog "Silent Wisdom" in honour of the silent, unfathomable, inexplicable knowing that resides in the Heart of us all as our mutual essence. Through personal sharing and stories I explore multiple facets of the diamond that is Heart-centred awareness. Along the way my intention is to elaborate on the principles of living … Continue reading What is the “Silent Wisdom” blog?
Our ability to listen deeply to what other people say, and don't say, is incredibly important. The skill enables us to enjoy quality personal and professional relationships. And ... there is more we can listen to. I was walking in the forest close to my home when I stopped to listen deeply to the … Continue reading The Power of Silence
A mindful healing conversation is a two-way relationship in which both people listen and, when appropriate, ask questions. A key difference between a healing conversation and an ordinary conversation is that we value our subjective intuitive insights, not only objective intellectual analysis. After all, the reality is that if all that was required to resolve your personal or professional problem was intellectual analysis, you would most likely have discovered and implemented that solution long ago ... Click the headline above to read the full article.
Simple solutions and simple ways of handling life are far more appealing – and effective – for most people than trying to implement complex theories, techniques and strategies. And for most of us, the simple act of stopping is a lot more attractive a prospect than adding yet more "doing" in a futile attempt to resolve whatever has been challenging us. Click the headline above to read the full article ...
Apply these principles and enjoy clear, conscious (mindful) communication in your professional and personal relationships. I've kept the explanations as simple as possible so you can read this post quickly and practice easily. Click the headline above to read the full post ...
The existence of ego is a myth. In reality there is no actual entity called an "ego" (a noun), there is only the mental activity, the process, of egoity (a verb). Ego is nothing more than an imagined identity, simply a collection of thoughts many people believe to be who and what they are. Egoity … Continue reading Ego: The Waking Dream of Separation
The way I see life is that we humans are rather like fish who live in an ocean. When the they are swimming around in the ocean, they probably don't think too much about it, it's just so obvious to them. Similarly, we have our existence in an ocean of consciousness whose very nature is … Continue reading Heartful self-compassion
How can a relationship weather the storms, even hurricanes, of conditioned thoughts and emotions that inevitably arise when two people come together in intimacy? The answer in my experience is unconditional Conscious Love. Nothing else has the power to take us through the emotional storms to the peace, joy and freedom that await us just … Continue reading A Great Love
The core of Self-inquiry, the most fundamental principle, is that of asking ourselves, "What is the truth?" The second question of inquiry is "What is the truth of who and what I AM?" Self-inquiry is a phenomenally powerful practice, and yet is so simple it tends to pass most people by. We humans seem to … Continue reading Self-Inquiry Made Simple – Part 4
When we're talking about soul, what do we actually mean by "soul"? To me, soul is consciousness, awareness, being, who we are, literally who we are in the truth and reality of the "IS-ness" of spiritual consciousness that is prior to and yet includes our human embodiment. This soul consciousness is timeless, formless, spaceless – … Continue reading What is a “Soulmate”?
My guess is there are a number of women in this world who would raise an eyebrow or two at the thought of me having the audacity to write about intimate relationships. But, as Chuck Spezzano once said, "Our greatest challenge is our greatest gift". So it was that, after a lifetime of often painful … Continue reading Who am I to Write about Relationships?