March 31, 2017

Observing politics without being pulled in – being curiously interested but also being kind – a challenge indeed.

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:59 am by Aleksan

It is interesting for me, a young old man of 72 to observe the contortions of modern political choreography, and I smile at how strong feelings run about such things as Brexit, Trump, Scottish independence and the poor old EU.  Having been born at the end of the last World War I have seen many changes, mostly for the good.  The world has less wars, and generally people are living longer, so the Health Services are more than keeping up.  I love to see more and more people taking an interest in so many things on Social Media – we can all express our opinions and change our beliefs when we can discern fake news for the real thing.  We may not have power as individuals, but we certainly do as communities. I am not attached to Brexit or the EU, to one party or another and I know that there are always arguments on both sides, or more correctly on many sides. I am not attached to the Union or to countries within it going there own way.  In fact I am optimistic that changes for the better will in time predominate over changes for the worse.  So I maintain a Zen view of curious interest in politics linked to a firm belief in wisdom and kindness as the basis of all interactions between women and men.  People think we Humans are the final peak of evolution – I do not believe that – instead I believe that we are the beginning of an evolutionary process in which we can all share in creating meaning now for the better future of the world and the Universe.  That is a challenge indeed!

March 18, 2017

Donald Trump – Spirit Being trying to make sense of his place in a Physical World

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:07 pm by Aleksan

Let us not forget who we are, or who Donald Trump is. Donald Trump, like you and me is a Spirit Being trying to make sense of the body and world he has been born into….his particular lesson in this space time is to create meaning with the love and understanding of all Beings in this Physical realm and in the trans-rational Realm permeating space-time, and beyond. We have mostly forgotten who we are and have to re-discover this in our struggles together, and to remember our interconnectedness with All that is. May the Blessings of all Beings in the Physical and Spirit Realms give him Understanding and Wisdom.

March 14, 2017

The School for Spirits

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:24 am by Aleksan

Once we can understand that we are not Humans trying to become Spiritual Beings but Spiritual Beings experiencing what it is like being a Human, and learning from the process, the world becomes a different place. When we can see that Dogs and Horses, and indeed all animals and birds, all life, is the process of Spiritual as well as Physical development, the world changes too.  

Then we can understand that all Beings not only belong to our Spiritual family but serve as our Teachers, our Gurus – especially when they disagree with us, challenge us or make life seemingly more difficult! When we realise that our life here is a School from which we can learn how to be Spirits in our various forms, then we can also understand that it is more important to answer Life’s questions than to ask “Why me, why now, why that, why them?

Perhaps we are here not to ask impossible questions but to answer them through how we live our lives, and to work with the Creative Forces, forging meaning both for ourselves and the World, maybe for the Universe, maybe for Worlds unimaginable in this present School of Life, in the realm of Space-Time. When we realise these things the World changes for the better and we can begin to understand and work together with our fellow Spirit Beings in what ever form they appear – to be kind and tread gently while taking the lead in creating better and more meaningful experiences for all, in every Realm of Existence.

March 1, 2017

Trained by my dog Sammy

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:02 am by Aleksan

Sergeant Major Sam regulates my day,alerting me to visitors, herding me to get his tea, and demanding walks and trips out. Sometimes he will even come and find me by the computer to announce the name of a person downstairs in the kitchen in his gruff voice “Sairr Rahhhh, Sairr Rahhh” – and then ushers me down. With most people visiting however it is a particular sort of bark. He uses his mesmerising eyes to full advantage – every morning after his ablutions he comes and sits by my bed, alert, to attention, and his eyes fixed on me. It is his wish and command that I make the bed, and before I have finished he jumps up, curls into a ball and goes to sleep. He will regularly remind me of meal times, mine as well as his, and is generally precise in his routine. I am not so regular and this can frustrate him, and he gives out little growls to remind me – and when it is time for a bit of fun an d play too! It’s true that dogs have been training us monkeys with shoes for thousands of years, and they are still doing it….