Author Archives: Inner Ventures

About Inner Ventures

Evolutionary Counsellor facilitator and guide on a spiritual path. Craftsman in wood, creative writer, environmentalist & change agent. This blog is my way of promoting my skills, ideas, concerns for the planet, creative work, spiritual searches and philosophy of life in a public forum.

Another Chance – by Ardhan Swatridge

A new poem by Ardhan (Paul) Swatridge – October 2019 We learned so much: How not to trust, how not to feel and if we did, to hide our fear our loneliness, our inner truth, at any cost. The rules … Continue reading

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How Breath Can Heal Your Trauma – and transform your life

by Kasia Patzelt You might have heard it before: breath is essential for our well-being. Unfortunately, unless they have experienced ‘breathwork’, most people would say: Yeah, I know how to breathe, not even fathoming the possibility of the profound healing … Continue reading

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The Unlearning – by George Monbiot.

Boarding school, a peculiarly British form of abuse, has devastating impacts not only on the boarders, but on those they grow up to dominate. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th November 2019 There are two stark facts about … Continue reading

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Wild One – Record of a dream, written on a train, given to a stranger

I know I am alive, but forget to remember and rejoice. So now, awake, I celebrate, Defying the numbness of my normal life. In my dream I glow And move with a singing vibrancy. I flow, with the current of … Continue reading

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Your Incredible fullness – by Jeff Foster

Do not reject a sense of rejection, or abandon a feeling of abandonment. Do not resist your resistance, or run away from the urge to run away. Do not make sadness sad by leaving it, or enrage anger by disconnecting. … Continue reading

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Every Great Social Movement – by David Korten

When ordinary people reject the cultural stories that limit their possibilities and bind them to servitude, the course of history turns. This article is adapted from excerpts from: Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth. Every … Continue reading

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A left-handed Shame Attack

From her seat next to her husband, the headmaster’s wife called my name, following it with a rhetorical question, designed to shame me: Continue reading

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Ode to Misha

Born in the forest Brought by her mother Fearful and timid Infested and starving She begged us to keep her This traumatised puppy So cute and appealing We couldn’t deny her The chance of a home But she tested our … Continue reading

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Break Free From The Stimulation Nation

I just came across this article which feels very relevant as a follow-on from my theme of Silence: Written by Dr. Perry, PhD “I believe people are afraid to be still because we’re used to being stimulated.” ~Michael W. Smith … Continue reading

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ON SILENCE by Ardhan Swatridge

Probably the biggest challenge and barrier for any of us to deal with in trying to pursue a spiritual practice is, in our search for some degree of inner peace and self-acceptance, we eventually realise that our restless minds endlessly … Continue reading

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