The Ecological Issue

I want to start a conversation about humanity recognising our equal belovedness and co-creativity in transforming this world. I believe human beings of good will are conduits of the ever generative gift of divine tenderness, love, grace, mercy and re-creation. As we face the consequences of our exploitation of the earth what is becoming very […]

What would they say?

I have been wondering if there were a gathering of some of the wisest, most courageous and compassionate luminaries of our recent history, reflecting on the ways of our so-called western civilisation, what might they be saying to us? What would be their observations? If Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Edith Stein, Teilhard […]

Creation or Miscreation? We Can Make a Difference

  The mind and heart and their intention and actions are linked to the universal laws of energy and cause and effect.      The Earth is alive just like all plant, animal and human life is alive. It feels pain and suffers like we do. It becomes sick as we do. It is also […]

You are one with the Vast Heart of the Universe

  The Vast beating Heart of Divine Love, pulsating, cascading, infusing, generating, illuminating, energizing, beautifying and encompassing everything, but beyond everything, is more than our tiny imagination and intellect can conceptualize. The Vast Heart is within you. The only truth. This Truth is beyond dogma, theology and human thinking. This truth is omnipresent, transcendent, immanent […]

The Magnificent Terrain of Your Heart

A metaphor I often use to describe consciousness is that of a country, a city or a terrain. The condition of any of these lands may be luminous, a pleasure to behold, warm, comfortable and inviting. They might also be grey, wild, stormy and unpredictable. These places can be inhabited by friendly people, beautiful wildlife, […]

The Witness: Communicating Divine Presence

Hanging on my bedroom wall is a small painting of the lunar surface. It was created for me by a palliative care patient with whom I worked about 10 years ago. He gave it to me as a gift of gratitude for the therapeutic relationship that we had created together to support him on his […]

Being a Therapist During COVID

  Being a psychotherapist during this period of the Covid pandemic – and especially during this current UK national lockdown – has required of me a level engagement with human suffering I have never known before. The field in which I practice – oncology and palliative care – has always been emotionally challenging, and this […]