Let me take this moment to wish you a happy Solstice/Christmas and New Year. 2015 has been a real journey, if anything the world seems noisier, faster, and so full of lives lived in reaction, than ever. It's only by making the inward journey, seeing ourselves and the world from true awareness, rather than identifying through the mind and its attachment qualities that we may see the beauty of our own lives and of others. I am so happy to have encountered so many wonderful awakening people though Authentic Living this year, we have wonderful friends and supporters around the world. It really has been my honour to be of help from time to time through the classes, retreats, satsangs, downloads, and online connections. I'm looking forward to seeing how things develop in the new year.
As a Christmas/New Year's gift, I have collected some of the inspiring poems that we have brought light to us in the classes and events, and shared them as a download album. This can be downloaded for free, or you can make a donation to help us further the work, we are very keen to create some supported places in classes, or one to one sessions, for young people from difficult backgrounds, as well as stabilizing the infrastructure so that we can offer more events such as conscious gatherings, and sessions for parents and children. I'm also going to make myself more available to work with people individually in 2016, every day now someone will approach seeking spiritual help, or desire to talk about their inner life.
Things will be quiet here now until March when classes start back, please see the schedule page for information, I'll be adding events and classes as things develop. While away I will try to offer Satsang and Meditation where I can, and I hope to post video meditations to support you in your practice, I hope for good internet connections as I travel.
Enjoy the poems, and if you like them, the other John - the writer, has just released an audiobook of the collection Recital - An Almanac, you might enjoy that too.
Love and blessings
Photo Credit: John Siddique by Raphael Klaktzo