What is our destiny?

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In these days of social inclusion and non-discrimination, the idea of ‘judgement’ is such a suspect word. It means different things to different people and some of those interpretations can be scary. According to spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, the notion of judgement in a next life is the process of sorting out a final and … Continue reading What is our destiny?

New year — fresh start

fresh start

The New Year gives us so many opportunities to do things in a fresh frame of mind and for many people it provides the necessary point to give up what they feel is a bad habit or to try and take up a new and better way of living. The thing with January 1st is … Continue reading New year — fresh start

The cycle of life

winter season

Only when we get a ‘proper winter’ do we realise how harsh life can be and the news reporters delight in searching out the rural, remote and particularly exposed places where people have no choice but to get on with it and break the ice in animal drinking troughs or walk miles to fetch necessary … Continue reading The cycle of life

What can plants teach us?

Spiritual lessons in plants

The closer we look at the structure of even ‘simple’ plants the more we can begin to see of the way each petal or leaf is formed in a particular shape, has colours, layers and textures which suit it perfectly. Florists work with this variety to create their arrangements; a garden designer applies their knowledge … Continue reading What can plants teach us?

The frustrations of email

The frustrations of email! I’m trying to get a message to someone and it is coming back – not because of anything I’ve done wrong but because their mailbox is full. Until things clear down there is no room for new messages to get through, so they are returned to the sender. At least this … Continue reading The frustrations of email