Tag Archives | self-hatred

Keeping Secrets – A Life Limiting Habit

We’ve all heard the expression ‘the truth will set you free’, but what do secrets do? Keeping secrets has a function of either controlling others, keeping ourselves safe from perceived danger or retribution, or, believing that withholding information or feelings will somehow preserve other people’s perception of us. There are different types of secrets: 1. […]

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Adoption – Healing the Wound of Adoption

In this episode Shavasti shares his work with adoptees and introduces us to a fresh way of looking at all those involved: the adopted child, the biological parents, biological grandparents and the adoptive parents. In a frank and compassionate manner Shavasti discusses the often hidden needs, roles, attitudes, feelings of everyone involved in order to […]

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Forgiving the Unforgiveable

Forgiving the Unforgiveable Forgiveness is quite a challenging topic. It is one of those topics around which we have many images, concepts and ideas. However, forgiveness very often doesn’t work, even though at the core of many spiritual teachings, and of Christianity in particular within the context of the Western world, there is this idea […]

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The Positive Thinking Trap

The Positive Thinking Trap With a title as provocative as this, one could easily be forgiven for thinking that my purpose is to promote gloomy thoughts, a ‘realistic’ take on life and its events peppered with a generous dose of cynicism. Not at all. However, what alarms me is when personal development, affirmations and the […]

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Freedom from Guilt

Freedom from Guilt When we hear the word ‘guilt’ we can often react to it by declaring ‘I have nothing to be guilty for!’ Well yes, in truth there is nothing we can identify as feeling guilty for. Nothing we can identify, no deed that stands out. It is never really the obvious and visible […]

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