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Strive to bring your pure essence into physical manifestation as an expression of your soul

As with all choices in life, we are individually responsible for the ones we make. Spiritual bypass is such a choice, however, not necessarily a conscious one. Often the choice is made in order for us to learn a very valuable lesson; what spiritual bypass is and how it feels and what to do to avoid it going forward. Below is a beautiful excerpt from an interview with John Welwood by Tina Fossella (full interview):

I noticed a widespread tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks…


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See it, feel it, be it and live it — Gratitude Podcast

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?” Roy T. Bennett “The Light in the Heart”

Gratitude practice is in vogue at the moment, and rightly so, and it isn’t a day too late. As a foundation for this interest are a plethora of studies that have been to ascertain the effect of practicing gratitude. When we receive a compliment, a gift or something else we can feel grateful for it, but it wears off quickly from…


Christopher enjoying a Driver’s Tipple and Tonic at the pub.

How your mindset can lead you through the start up and an epidemic

The Driver’s Tipple (https://www.thedriverstipple.com/), on the surface, is a gin replacement product without the alcohol. However, once you scratch the surface, there is a deep and profound tapestry of philosophy and ethos that emanates from the founder and owner; Hamish Gordon.

Like many other successful brands, The Driver’s Tipple comes off the back of the creator having a real problem. Hamish had quit alcohol, not on account of addiction, but because he didn’t resonate with it anymore. His challenge was the dilemma of not drinking alcohol, but having a rich social life all around the veritable British institution that is…


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Accept what you can control and accept that you can’t control what you can’t control

“Once you can accept the Universe as matter expanding into nothing, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy” Albert Einstein

When we perceive life as happening to us and viewing our experiences as extrinsic to our internal processes, we are challenged to accept life. Acceptance is not about giving up or accepting “your place”. It’s about accepting that you are where you are and that you have a choice about where you are going. However, that choice might instead be about your attitude to your current situation. …


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How to present yourself in the new paradigm

The Unique Passion Proposition is my upgrade to the moniker; USP (Unique Selling Proposition). This idea dawned on me during an interview I conducted with Hamish Gordon (from The Driver’s Tipple) for The Alchemy Experience Podcast. Hamish was relating the story of how he was able to successfully get his non-alcoholic gin replacement into key retail points across England, including the most prestigious Harrod’s! …


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Fear is what stands between us and greatness

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve, the fear of failure.”

I put fear into two categories; existential and notional fear. Existential fear is fear of an experience that has death as a direct result, and notional fear is fear of an experience that has an outcome that could result in death with a one or several sequential experiences after it. Fear of poisonous or other animals that can kill us would be classified as existential fear, if there is a reasonable probability that you would encounter such an animal in your daily life. Notional…


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On my journey and in my practice, I have discovered many superpowers. Some fantastical and others seemingly quite mundane. One of these superpowers is “choice”. You have free will and choice. You can choose to believe what you have been told about life and the universe or you can start asking yourself questions. Now, be careful, because once you start asking questions you cannot “unknow” the answers. …


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“Compassion is the radicalism of our time” (Dalai Lama XIV)

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

We may have moments where we are acting out of compassion, but that does not make us compassionate by definition. To be compassionate one has to embody it and allow it to permeate one’s existence. Compassion is unconditional and an absolute state of being. Embodying it means that one does not make any exceptions in where we direct your compassion; it is an absolute state of being. On my journey I have come to use compassion…


Being in control is an illusion

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t” (Steve Maraboli, “Life, the Truth of Being Free”)

We meander through life with an idea that we can control the outcomes of our experiences. Sometimes, things work out more or less the way we intended, but most of the time they don’t or we have an adverse side effect because of our need to control the outcome.

One day you wake up and you realise that having control over anything outside of yourself…


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Wars, famine, pandemic, divisive politics, etc.

Fear — how do you respond to it? Do you lash out in order to protect yourself, physically or mentally? Or do you sit with it and explore the lessons that it may teach you? Fear is very complex and has many ways to manifest through your emotions. In essence fear is a signal for you to be weary of potential danger. It can be just a slight unease, an intuitive nudge or full on “fight, flight or freeze” experience, all depending on your previous experiences in life. Unfortunately our psyche has hijacked this very useful system, with good intentions…

Christopher Lembke

I am an avid, if not frequent, blogger on the topics of healing, philosophy, society and humanity and how they might relate to business and ourselves.

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