(Trudi’s yummy nut-loaf alternative to eating animals at Christmas is at the bottom of this article!! It’s de-lic-ious!!!!) Next Monday is the day set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Jesus, for us, is a great messenger of Divine truths. For some people, he IS the Divine in human form. Whatever your beliefs, he … Read more


In today’s hectic world, even at Christmas, many people live much of their time in a ‘fight or flight’ zone. Neighbours, relatives, finances, home issues, work issues – even time off – can trigger distressing moments and pent-up trauma. A great number of people have trouble relaxing and simply enjoying the moment. (It’s one of … Read more


In today’s rather chaotic and upsetting world, how do we start changing our lives from some level of quiet desperation or distress into a richer level of deep contentment and certainty? A mental health professional (who is also a dear friend and has been a subscriber for the last 30 years) recently wrote to me … Read more

Blessings Pasha

Dear Friends, A great many people have attended our workshops over the nearly 20 years we established and ran Heartland. Pasha, our Chinese crested powderpuff, gave boundless love to a huge number of guests……possibly you? That is why it is with profoundest sadness that Trudi and I share with you the very gentle passing of … Read more


In 1944 Johnny Mercer wrote for Bing Crosby…. You’ve got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive E-lim-i-nate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don’t mess with Mr. In-between It was an instant hit and everyone sang it. Problem is that very few people truly understood it…… You see, being negative comes natural to people. Yes, everyone … Read more


A regular correspondent recently asked me: “Why is it so hard for so many people to recognise and respect their divinity?” Another included in her reply…. “I still struggle to understand why (leaders)  continue to be so hell bent on war and coercive control?”. My answer to these dilemmas may hopefully help others, too….. All … Read more


I do all I can to stay out of politics. I am a Spiritual Guide. So this is about as political as I get……. Peace is the natural behaviour of every sentient being. Everything else is insanity. That is obvious (and if it isn’t my point is proven). Peace is the only effective, loving, constructive, … Read more


Quite a number of correspondents have shared the grief they are currently experiencing, both at a personal and communal level. Here’s an example: “I’m finding, on a daily basis, a sense of hopelessness for the future in myself….and I’m already on anti-depressants! Still I walk around with a smile on my face and try to … Read more


Thousands of quotes litter the media but let me remind you of two: The first by St Augustine of Hippo (1800 years ago!)……. “Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.” On this planet, at this time, how many people know the right thing … Read more


Requiem is a latin word that means “rest”. Its most common use today is as a Catholic mass. But it also means any act of commemoration for those that have ‘passed over’. As such, at a time such as the world is experiencing now, it becomes relevant. For most of us, the horrors of war … Read more