A Conscious View: Irish Politics where to from here?

In exploring how we ‘Create Conscious Societies’ we must also consider how we do Conscious Politics, because the two go hand in hand. In doing so we are brought into a new focus of how we respect and value people. Just as in how we create, live in and share our communities with each other,…

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1916 Realising the Dream and Vision

As the light lessened in the sky and the dusk was slowly replaced with the coming of nightfall on the most momentous of days. After watching the commemorations one hundred years after the 1916 Easter Sunday Rising in Ireland, my mind and heart and soul felt a mixture of great pride and great sadness. Pride…

Conscious Change and the Question of Irish Politics

Reflecting on the recent elections here in Ireland and the resulting fragmented results. I have been thinking about the way we in Irish society now define politics and the common characteristics that we give politicans. In the main when we think of politics and ‘politicians’ we equate it and them with croynism, dishonesty and self…

INSIGHTS of GRIEF and LOSS

Grief and loss in it’s many forms, meets us all on the road at some point in our lives.  It can take us totally out of the familiar, it can feel like we are being hollowed out. In such times the very core of our being cries out in pain. Indeed, it is so intense…

BEcome the Creator of Your Life

One of most wonderful experiences we can ever have, is when we really dig deep and connect within ourselves with real courage and compassion. I mention ‘courage’ and ‘compassion’ because it really does require both, along with being really honest with ourselves and taking one hundred percent responsibility for our own lives. When we choose…

Ever Changing ‘Reality’

Reality is really always in flux. I’ve learned that over the years, with some small or some big changes always occuring. The big changes of course are always the most difficult and need time to be absorbed. I’ve learned that what I thought to be permanent really wasn’t at all and that I could either…

‘No Room At The Inn’ Insights of the First ‘Christmas Story…’

With ‘no room at the inn’, with no place to lay their heads, and at the mercy of the elements and the hope of some kindness from strangers. As the first Christmas Story is told and unfolds, Mary and Joseph took refuge in a stable, their only source of heat to take shelter in the…

THE ‘GIFT’ OF CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

Through the reflection of my window on a fast moving train, I see in the distance dotted across the countryside bright and flickering lights, making a magical wonderland of an otherwise dark and damp Winter’s evening. As the lights come into focus they form shapes of houses all lit up for the Christmas festive season….