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Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent

Book Review by Barbara Quelch, Hollyhock Volunteer

I knew I liked Rabbi Rami Shapiro the first time I heard him. It was on CBC Radio’s Tapestry program and Mary Hines was interviewing him on the subject of “Keeping the Doubt.” He talked about his approach to his faith and work within the Rabbinate to “lighten it up.” “If you don’t take….your tradition literally,” he said, “ then you discover its poetry and as poetry it can be far more true than if it’s literal.

If I wasn’t already smitten, he really got me when he said, “I know Jews say that Jews are the Chosen people. I take that with as much seriousness as I do when I hear Coca Cola say it’s the real thing.” That’s an amazing statement for a Rabbi. Continue reading Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent

The Fiction Of Being

By Mark Matousek

Every life is a work of fiction. That’s what I tell my memoir students. People come to me wanting to tell their life story, the narrative that sums them up, the myth that captures their essence. They expect to find this story hiding inside them like one of Michelangelo’s statues trapped inside the marble, fully formed and waiting to appear.

They’re in for a big surprise, of course. Instead of finding the perfect story, they discover a tower of Babel, a slew of motley characters in search of a coherent author. There is no singular there there, they find, no masterpiece fixed inside of the stone. There are episodes, anecdotes, motifs, impressions, memories, and foregone conclusions melded with imagination. But a fait accompli narrative strong enough to support the sum of their many parts? This is just a fantasy. Continue reading The Fiction Of Being

Strong Arms, Soft Heart: For What’s Truly Unacceptable

By Raphael Cushnir

So many of us on the path of growth and Spirit live with a persistent inner critic. This part of ourselves acts like a haughty, condemning judge, finding fault with virtually everything we say and do. The more healing we experience in other parts of life, the more pronounced the critic seems to become.

The critic is not just painful to experience, but it’s also dangerous to our well being. If we let it run wild, it can actually destroy us. However, if we fight back against it, the critic actually feeds on this friction and grows even stronger.

So – what to do? Luckily, the answer is simple. I’ll get to it in a moment, but first, a little background. Continue reading Strong Arms, Soft Heart: For What’s Truly Unacceptable

Dreamtime Didjeridu


The world is sung into being, matter is composed of sound vibrations, so nothing really dies… it just changes form, on and on through time, retaining a memory so that it can evolve, to higher and higher life forms.Therefore the Universe is a Conscious and intelligent being that we are all a part of.

Each of us is born with a purpose and when we follow our passion and our joy, we live our dream and when we live our dream, we are happy, healthy and whole. When we compromise our dreams… we become DISeased and it will manifest in all manner of illnesses.

The Didjeridu helps to awaken cellular memory and activates the DNA so that we can remember who we are and realize our true purpose. Continue reading Dreamtime Didjeridu

Is our destiny written inside our very DNA?


The Gene Keys Golden Path is a program that sheds light on your deepest potential. By helping you to embrace your shadows and recognise your gifts, it guides you towards a simpler and more peaceful way of being.

Based on the book, ‘Gene Keys – unlocking the higher purpose hidden in your DNA’, the Golden Path uses a combination of I-Ching lines and Gene Keys to create a ‘Hologenetic Profile’ which leads you through consecutive insights about your life purpose, relationships and prosperity.

The Golden Path is divided into 3 ‘sequences’: The Activation Sequence, The Venus Sequence and The Pearl Sequence. Continue reading Is our destiny written inside our very DNA?