The Spiritual Desert

Spiritual DesertWhen I am in the spiritual desert it is a dark, lonely and unforgiving place. It’s as if all the vast emptiness of space resides in this place. I have found myself in this empty wasteland many times in my life so I am familiar with it’s setting. I both fear it and dislike it. It fills me with dread, a kind of soul-foreboding and a sense of inner isolation, cut off at a soul-level from the universe and any higher power that governs it. In this place the darkness looms, the ground is hard and God is nowhere to be found. It’s like the universe has given me the naughty step. Continue reading “The Spiritual Desert”

Dysfunctional Childhood

If you are one of the many unfortunate ones who have suffered some form of dysfunction, abuse or trauma when growing up due to parents, guardians, circumstances or surroundings then this page may be of interest to you.

There is absolutely no doubt that a negative childhood can impact on the feeling ‘something is missing’ or a ‘hole in the soul’ feeling. Continue reading “Dysfunctional Childhood”

Forced Isolation

Many people become frightened, mystified, confused and even angry when words like soul, spirit, God, Buddha, Higher Power and other spiritual names/terms are used in a conversation. Others have no feeling whatsoever. These names, or words, have been bandied about for centuries and because of their association with certain organisations and practices they have gained a discernible negativity. Mankind has tried since its beginning to ‘materialise’ the spirit of the universe by stating its essence, capturing it’s form and packaging it for the masses. Continue reading “Forced Isolation”

Symptoms & Diagnosis

If, as I once was, you are feeling like a husk of a person simply trudging through life with an empty hole the size of a canyon in the centre of your being, a place where you are sure something good should be but is not. Then there is hope for you. Indeed there is a life beyond your wildest dreams simply waiting for you to claim it. You are not alone, millions of people feel the same and millions of people have broken free from this dis-ease of self. Continue reading “Symptoms & Diagnosis”

The Therapeutic Approach

Therapists would be forgiven for confusing a hole in the soul – a spiritual malady with childhood trauma derived from situational upbringing, bad parenting or outright trauma. The two, hole in the soul and childhood trauma, have very similar symptoms with a main symptom being a sense of disconnection. The difference between the two Continue reading “The Therapeutic Approach”

Finding A Solution

You can heal a hole in the soul through spiritual means (and I don’t mean religion). There is an old saying that ‘religion is for people scared of going to hell and spirituality is for people that have been there’. I personally agree with this, the dictionary describes spirituality as “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul”. Continue reading “Finding A Solution”