The One Spirit Alliance works to promote and provide a forum for spiritually-minded people, organisations and networks to foster connection and collaboration between them.
The One Spirit Alliance is founded on a recognition of the One Spirit that underpins all life. This One Spirit inspires a shared consciousness that takes us beyond all established boundaries. It is underpinned by values and principles that ignite our love for each other and foster care and appreciation of our planetary home and its place in the cosmos. This awareness has grown out of meditation, individual and collective spiritual experience and new approaches to science which have lead to a realisation of the greater whole.
The vision of One Spirit Alliance is to facilitate the coming together of the diverse spiritual paths which draw on a variety of faith, ethical and ecological traditions as well as new explorations. By engaging in conscious conversations and shared silence we can discover the unity that lies at the heart of all paths that seek a harmonious way of life. We believe in the principle of one global family. For more on the background of OSA, click on <About OSA>.
What makes a New Year a New Year?
We seldom stop to think about the positions of festivals in the calendar. Are they arbitrary, or does a deeper wisdom play in to the many decisions made in the past on dates for festivals, whether Christian or other? When we explore them further, we often find a hidden depth, there to help people in their inner soul life to sense or find a real relationship to the earthly and cosmic rhythms surrounding us, whether seasonal, planetary or zodiacal. Some are more esoteric or spiritual in nature, as in the part of Epiphany celebration that marks the birth of the Christ in earthly evolution at the baptism by John…
…Relating in real ways to the earthly and cosmic rhythms surrounding is something we have largely lost, but it can become more significant again for us if we renew this in a conscious way. Nurturing these and other rhythms helps bring an inner strength and resilience…
This short article reflects on some of the festivals, especially in relation to the New Year…
… for the full text, click here.
We wish everyone a wonderful New Year, full of inspiration and initiatives. May it bring renewed and strengthened inner spiritual commitment!
Some highlights! (a mini-directory)
In the Journal – articles, inspiring quotes and reports, including –
“Future Feminine” – A report from the conference in June 2018 at Global Cooperation House
Hawkwood College Celebrates its 70th Anniversary!
“Churchill and Destiny”
“Music and the arts should be a core part of the educational curriculum” – (link to full article)
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
A selection of events which may be of interest to you!
(see our Places, People & Events page for more information about the centres and courses listed below)
31 January, Eurythmy, Movement Therapy and Women’s Health, 7:30-9pm, with Ursula Browning, St. Lukes Therapy Centre (see Places, People & Events page for more information)
1-3 February, Aeging in Perspective, Holy Rood House
5 February, Meditation for Life, with Marjatta van Boeschoten, Rudolf Steiner House, London
9 February, Quiet Days – The ‘I AM’ sayings of Jesus, Ammerdown Centre, Radstock
9-10 February, Healing Family and Ancestors, with Jill Purce, London
16-17 February, The Healing Voice, with Jill Purce, London
20 February, Praying Differently, Holland House, Vale of Evesham
22-24 February, Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible, Hawkwood College, Stroud
28 February, Sense of Life, 7:30-9pm, with Clare O’Sullivan. Introduction to Nonviolent Communication, St. Lukes Therapy Centre
12-13 March, Yoga for Lent, with Revd Ian Spencer, Holland House
23 March, Heresies! Freeman College, Sheffield (see Places, People & Events page)
5 April, Quiet Days ~ Transitions of Life, Ammerdown Centre, Radstock
1-7 April, Relating Across Divides, Oxford Three Faiths Week, Spirit of Peace, St. John’s College, Oxford
12-14 April, Communicating and Co-Creating with the World of Nature Spirits, Emerson College
25 May, Quiet Days – The ‘I AM’ sayings of Jesus, Ammerdown Centre, Radstock
Further information on these events and the places, or if no link is given: see under Places, People & Events
The Albion Project Website had its launch April 2018 at Chalice Well, Glastonbury, a legacy project of the Wrekin Trust. This site explores the essential ideas contained in British spirituality. It acknowledges the central role played by key forerunners and the emergence of many positive forward thinking organisations. You will find links to these projects plus a wonderful directory of forty one sacred sites from Callanish in the north of Scotland to St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. You’ll discover stories of legends, myths and histories that combine to illuminate our understanding of the ancient name for Britain, Albion, for when Albion awakes the long sleep will be over. It provides a window into an amazing unfoldment of spiritual wisdom with many links to publications, books, maps and further information.
Click here to visit the new Albion website. Contact them if you would wish to be listed amongst initiatives taking place in the UK.
This book, first published in 2017 in hardback edition, is now out in softback! Well known for his book, The Science Delusion, Sheldrake takes the topic further in this new book, Science and Spiritual Practices, exploring how spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically by many.
Rupert Sheldrake summarizes the latest scientific research on what happens when we take part in spiritual practices, and suggests ways that readers can explore these fields for themselves. For those who are religious, Science and Spiritual Practices will illuminate the evolutionary origins of their own traditions and give a new appreciation of their power. For the non-religious, this book will show how the core practices of spirituality are accessible to all, even if they do not subscribe to a religious belief system.
For a YouTube video interview with Sheldrake about his book, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBhpfETrRuw
The Biology of Belief
Some 10 years ago, Bruce Lipton came out with his groundbreaking book, The Biology of Belief. As with Rupert Sheldrake’s books (see above) or Eben Alexander’s book, Proof of Heaven, it especially shook scientists, as here were scientists themselves, not just some spiritually minded mystics, challenging materialistic views of the prevailing science of today and showing how we can apply scientific thoughts and methods to spiritual matters.
New clips keep appearing of Bruce Lipton on the themes of his book, delightful and provocative on various themes. This clipping here appeared on YouTube recently. Enjoy!
Founded in 1948 Hawkwood offers courses, retreats, special events and residencies throughout the year. Set in beautiful surroundings it is a vibrant centre for learning, nourishment of body and soul and future thinking.
We are celebrating our 70th anniversary this year and there is so much to be grateful for. First and foremost is our beautiful surroundings – 42 acres of organically managed land with Cotswold views and a lovely Grade II list house and converted stables, craft studios, woodland sanctuary, and new outdoor classroom. Then there is the founding ethos of Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science that quietly underpins our development into a vibrant centre for learning, nourishment of body and soul and future thinking… more (click here)
The Heart of Light Attunement –
At 9.00 pm every night, join a community across the world making its attunement with the heart of light. Follow your own practice – a prayer, holding an image of light, speaking a formula, lighting a candle – but above all link with spirit and with all who share in this attunement. For further information, go to https://www.heartoflight.org/.
Other initiatives which may be of interest to you:
Introducing the school of Intuitive Herbalism ~
for more information see our Places, People and Events page