My book on love addiction is now out on Amazon!

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a writer in possession of a blog, must be in want of publishing a book 🙂 I went the self publishing route and did it. My mini guide to healing love addiction is now available on Amazon.

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Thank You Plant Medicine Day – join our online sharing circle this Sunday!

To celebrate Thank You Plant Medicine Day this week, me and a couple of friends are hosting an online sharing circle this Sunday 21/2 at 2pm GMT for fellow folks who want to chat about and share their experiences with the plant medicines. Email lola.askarova@gmail.com for details if interested.

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 42: I Am Emptiness.

Blessing Of Lord Buddha by Chalermchai Kositpipat

You are emptiness.

I am emptiness. 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 41: Emptiness Is A Way.

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Emptiness is a way. 

[It is also a lens].

 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 40: Trust The Dharma.

Ram Dass by Gabriel Alcala

Trust the dharma. 

— Ram Dass 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 39: I Truly Am It All Already.

I love who I am and what I have attracted to myself up until now. I do not need another thing or even one tiny change in order to be happy or complete.  I know in my heart that I am not going to get it all, but that I truly am it all already. The universe is endless, I am the universe, and therefore I am without boundaries. 

— Wayne Dyer

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 38: We Aren’t Lonely.

We aren’t lonely –

not because there are others there,

but because there is no one at all, including us.

— Ram Dass

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 37: I Am Pure Spirit.

Ajanta Caves, Bodhisattva Padmapani

“I know that I am pure Spirit. That I always have been. And that I always will be. There is inside me a place of confidence and quietness and security where all things are known and understood. This is the universal mind, God, of which I am a part and which responds to me as I ask of it. This universal mind knows the answer to all of my problems. And even now, the answers are speeding their way to me. I needn’t struggle for them, I needn’t worry or strive for them, when the time comes, the answers will be there. I am confident, I am serene, I am sure. No matter what obstacle or undesirable circumstance crosses my path, I refuse to accept it, for it is nothing but illusion. There can be no obstacle or undesirable circumstance to the mind of God. Which is in me, around me and serves me now.” 

— Wayne Dyer

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 36: Watch The Source Of The Mantra.

Watch the source of the mantra.

— Ramana Maharshi

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 35: Watch The Watcher meditation.

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If you feel ready to glimpse your true nature and face emptiness, try the Watch the Watcher meditation (more about it here). Please note this can be quite an intense method so only try it if you feel ready to face anything. 

Do your usual meditation practice and when your mind quietens and awareness expands, with your eyes closed, in your mind, look around and face the one who is meditating.

This may be terrifying or exhilarating. Try to choose to feel awe or amusement, rather than fear. If it becomes too much, stop the practice and try again later. Do this regularly to remember who you really are. 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 34: Becoming Nobody.

You stand nowhere;

there’s nowhere where you are not,

and there’s nowhere where you are.

— Ram Dass

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