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Can we be open-hearted and sceptical at the same time?

Mike writes: A friend asked this question recently: Do you believe in balancing a sceptical mind with an open heart? And what does that mean for you? It’s a great question and I believe that balancing healthy scepticism with an open heart is the essence of a grounded spirituality. To quote Jesus: “Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Therefore be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” To me this means being under no illusions about people. Everyone behaves, at times, like a wolf – even though some are dressed up like sheep. We ALL have shadows and sooner or later, despite our good intentions, we hurt people, let them down, betray them. All of us! And yet we find it really hard to accept this...

Shadow Work

“Why work with the shadow?” Because there are unconscious forces driving our lives that if we bring into awareness we: - Have choices to transform - Are empowered to heal ourselves and the world - Connect the dots around many confusing aspects of our past and present - Remember and integrate hidden parts of ourselves - Reconnect more fully to who we are and what we are here for - Accept and be present with others and their shadows - Open to much that can expand and evolve our lives What is it? The Shadow can be seen as that which we have had to, or chosen, to push away, avoid, disown, reject in ourselves. Very often it’s what we don’t like in others (far easier to see others’ shadows than our own). When...