Overcoming spiritual terrorism in Ireland

“I don’t think I have any pleasure in any part of my body, because my first and initial body thoughts were blackened by the fear of sin: and therefore I think of my body as a sort of vehicle for sin.” Edna O’Brien. The carefully crafted official report into The Mother and Baby Homes report was published in January 2021. The controversial contents sent shock … Continue reading Overcoming spiritual terrorism in Ireland

A conversation with nature

Are you enjoying the majesty of nature this October and giving thanks for simple things. The green leaves that let go as yellow and rustic wings of wisdomUnder-rated I tread on themSweep them up Watch them glowThey spark imagination and wonder. Psalm 16 coincides with the 160 th blog; “Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;YOU make my lot secure.The boundary lines have … Continue reading A conversation with nature

Principles to increase spiritual intelligence

Have you ever seen an eagle fighting with chickens? Probably not. Eagles instinctively know they are designed to soar above the small things in life. They know exactly when to spread their wings and soar into the currents of grace of rising thermals. It’s possible to follow their lead in life and go up a level without striving or trying to control, manage or manipulate … Continue reading Principles to increase spiritual intelligence

When does a religious institution become a criminal organisation?

A BBC story and Royal Commission inquiry from Australia touched my heart this week.  It’s worth sharing in another format to make people aware of the full scale of the horrendous problem. Also to raise awareness of how importance it is to listen to children who have the courage to come forward and talk about difficult or harrowing experiences. The Commission shows the religious institutions … Continue reading When does a religious institution become a criminal organisation?