Listen For The Heartbeat

By Julia Stolk.   The other morning I woke to the remembering of a dream.  I had been in labour, and everything was unfolding normally, until a particular moment when I became utterly convinced that something was very wrong with the baby.  Yet, when the care provider listened for the baby’s heart beat, it was…

On The Range Of Our Inner Experience

By Fiona Robertson.   I listened to a podcast recently about people who have no mind’s eye (a condition called aphantasia) and so do not see any visual imagery, including memories. Some of the people featured also have no mind’s ear and cannot imagine sensory experiences that aren’t happening. As someone who has always had…

When We Can’t Say No

By Fiona Robertson.   In my experience, ongoing inquiry is bringing about a much clearer sense of my own boundaries. I was looking this morning, and the words came, ‘I want nothing to do with this’, accompanied by crying. I saw an image of one boyfriend, who on our first date had an empty wallet.…

New Year’s Clarity

By Lisa Meuser.   I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, but I do enjoy New Year’s clarity. New Year’s clarity? At the start of a year, I often connect with a word, a phrase, or an intention that is calling out for me to find clarity with. Hidden gifts always await as…

The Sceptical Art of Inquiry

By Fiona Robertson.   I read today that the ancient Greek word for ‘inquiry’ is skepsis, hence the word sceptical. Sceptical philosophers, from around the world in both ancient and modern times, have doubted our ability to know, either partially or completely. Their view is some variant of the idea that we can’t know anything…