Today we talk about patriarchy - not men, but the system that we have lived in for a good two thousand years - and how we women consciously and unconsciously contribute to this increasingly-unhealthy World view. The Greeks had a word for it: democracy; but it was democracy for a small number of well-connected men only. Sound familiar? So, what can we do to heal this long-broken system of honouring power and dishonouring much that is of far more valua?
Looking at the underlying issues that so often cloud our judgement ... at sex and gender ... and as a lovely side-step, talking about some of our favourite spiritual fiction.
Today we are looking at how not to replace old negative energy with new negative energy. When the source of some discomfort dissolves, our brains often look for a 'new enemy' to match the old energy and keep the same neural pathways open.
There's a short rant about casual condolences that really don't help ... and we also speak about Dr. Jeff Rediger's amazing book, 'Cured' It was only through reading this book that Maggy found out exactly how she achieved her 'spontaneous remission' from cancer! It's a superb document of research into how remissions are achieved.
Today we are talking about connectedness and disconnectedness - both good and bad. And with the passing of the Equinox, the gentle journey into the darkness...
We're continuing the theme defined so clearly by Fr. Richard Rohr: 'If you won't transmute your pain, you will transmit it.' Today it's stories and tips on recognising how and when we are projecting our pain onto others.
Fr. Richard Rohr has a phrase: "If you don't transmute your pain, you will transmit it." Today we are talking about how we transmit our pain - knowingly or unknowingly - how we can see the results of eons of transmitted pain all around us and, by observing and sitting with the world's pain, we can begin to transmute our own.
This is a very personal episode with Maggy talking with Suzi about the death of her mother and the beauty and miracles during the process.
Today we are looking at the letter of the law and the spirit of the law within and without the Abrahamic faiths. Also that extraordinary commandment to love our neighbour as our self.
(Posting early this week as Maggy has to be away on Friday).
Today we look at one of the great pieces of sacred geometry, the 'Magen David,' dive into the fruits of the coming autumn and consider the magic and dangers of mind-altering substances.
We all want our own way ... even if it's just a clear road to in order get to someone's house in reasonable time. But what, exactly ARE we entitled to? And why do we think we have so many 'rights' when, in fact, they are privileges? It's a pretty wide-ranging conversation today, including how, spiritually, to alleviate a physical carbon footprint, how Maggy's Dad dealt with disobedience and, somewhat surprisingly, the Midlands Electricity Board.