Saturday, 23 July 2011


The beauty of this man's teaching and presence is that he conveys, immaculately and lovingly, the sheer unimportance of our concerns.  Our concerns stem from fearful thought, past thought.  He invites us to consciously stay in this present moment, where the Divine quietly and eternally resides.  Beyond concept, beyond mind, lies ineffable bliss. And when one has turned towards that bliss, away from the addiction of our stories and dramas, then (seemingly paradoxically) things start to flow with more ease.  

I guess this is what Jesus meant, in his prayer, when he said, "Thy will be done...."  

My heart is full of gratitude and praise for this man's presence on the earth at this time!  Here is a quotation from the book, Enlightenment: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - A New Translation and Commentary, by MSI.

"Praise is the primary response of an evolving soul to the glory and wonder of the perfection of the Universe.  Praise is also the primary means of rising beyond the Waking State.  With praise alone, one can completely erase all self-destructive beliefs and internal programmes .... praise is like magic, it washes the soul with gratitude and love.... Praise is easy to develop .... simply by deciding to appreciate rather than criticise or condemn.  Life is easy to change ..."  

Maybe Mooji would ask one to go beyond even that.  He would say, 

"There is only That."

Here is compassion and grace incarnate:

Om shanti!

Monday, 4 July 2011


Sam (far left) and Tin (second from right) with beautiful French students

Today, my son Sam and Jan Akkerman's nemesis, our most dear friend Tin, went to Cheltenham to offer some free hugs!

As Secretary of our village's Parochial Church Council, I felt it was my duty to report this activity (done on behalf of God, who couldn't be there in person, and who asked us to represent him by proxy), at our meeting tonight.  I am uncertain as to whether it will be minuted or not.  

In fact, the reason I told the Council was that I had been extremely moved by our vicar's monthly letter in our parish magazine.

In concluding his letter, Reverend Woodger wrote:

"... if we want to find God, we do not have to look far; he is all around us, in everything, but never closer than in the people he has given us to love."

Gorgeous, huh?

See the slideshow, set to Michael Jackson's beautiful "Heal the World", that Sam made this evening.  

We hope you enjoy it, and that it might inspire you to do the same!