Happy Valentine’s Day, Positive Lifers. Whether you are coupled up, single, or spending the day basked in the warmth of family and friends, we hope this day serves as a powerful reminder: You Are Loved. To celebrate this day, we decided to search our archives for some our most popular love-focused articles over the past few years, honouring the beauty of human and Divine love, in all of its forms. Enjoy!
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We love this article from our Spring 2020 issue, written by our Tantra expert Dawn Cartwright. Here, she shares the benefits of Neo Tantra, explaining the mystical origins from which each practice arose, as well as some of the scientific underpinnings behind the practices.
We absolutely love the Spirituality in the City section of our magazine, where readers describe the beautiful human experiences that have brought meaning and joy into their lives. Read on below for our Winter 2019/20 edition, in which readers answered the question, ‘what does love mean to me?’
We shared a sneak peek of Judith McAdam’s article, ‘Building the Momentum of Love’ – from our Winter 2018/19 issue – just before Christmas. Today, we are thrilled to share the article in full. As an accomplished holistic coach and intuitive, Judith shares some amazing advice in this article on how you can manifest true love into your life by building up a sense of positive momentum.
In this beautiful article from our Winter 2018/19 issue, our resident Tantra expert Dawn Cartwright explored the inherent beauty of winter months, and how it can bring us closer to ourselves and to our beloved ones. Her suggested ceremony that you can perform at this time of year – Winter Lovers – is aimed at kindling Tantric energies and supporting lovers as they merge with themselves and one another.
The powerful intuitives, psychics and healers Paul Buggle and Randa Hawa are running a very special workshop in the Central Hotel, Dublin 2, next Sunday the 20th of May, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The workshop title is “Finding Your Heart’s Key” and it is based on helping participants to embrace the innate love that their hearts hold, so that they can extend this love outward to others. As they put it, “The heart is our guide and love is essential in living a fulfilled life.” Read on to learn more!
FINDING YOUR HEART’S KEY
with Paul Buggle & Randa Hawa
Central Hotel May 20th (10am- 5pm)
Are you looking to attract love into your life?
The key to your heart may lie within yourself.
The heart is our guide and love is essential in living a fulfilled life. It is the underlying energy of everything. When we struggle to love ourselves and the world around us, we cut ourselves off from the vibration of love.
Love of the self is so important. The heart is powerful and we need to use the love within to give to ourselves and then share it outwards. When the energy of love is blocked or we cannot unlock it, we can experience pain, distrust and confusion. Once we learn to let our love flow, we find peace, purpose and happiness as we connect with the wisdom of our souls. Our lives make sense.
The heart is always seeking that connection with the soul and once the marriage of self happens, we allow ourselves to be open to receiving our soulmates into our lives.
Join Paul and Randa in an inspiring workshop on Love, on May the 20th at the Central Hotel. There they will guide you on an intuitive journey on how to find the key to unlocking your heart and connect with your true self. Once we allow and accept ourselves, huge transformations can occur in our lives. Paul and Randa will be there to facilitate and guide you on your path of self discovery and love.
I am a source of information and healing, revealing more of who you are, seeing through the layers and patterns you hold. I help release the blocks and then you understand and accept the perfect being you are. I have worked for many years as a psychic, medium, intuitive and healer, helping and advising with the aid of guides, loved ones, angels and the higher self. This gives me great insight and I never cease to wonder at what is revealed through the power of the spirit
I am a Channel of Healing and an Intuitive working with the Law of Attraction. In 2006 I qualified in Healing Massage and Chelation Healing. As the years have gone on, my confidence has grown and my ability to hear, see and feel Spirit has become stronger . In Dialogue, Spirit often speak through me and will be quite direct when needed! I am here to serve Love, I am here for Love, to help people realise how special they are, how they are their own key to their Heart, and how through trusting Love they can open their Heart to who they truly are. Because of this, you allow the Universe to work with you, allowing you to truly reap what you sow.
Cost for this workshop: €85. Bookings can be made by contacting Paul on 087-1257073.
The renowned intuitive Paul Buggle has been a frequent visitor to Positive Nights over the years and we are happy to welcome him back this Thursday, the 12th of April, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. for a special, love-filled talk with Randa Hawa. The venue is the Central Hotel, 1-5 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. You can find tickets on Eventbrite. Paul and Randa provide a beautiful description of the event below.
Finding your heart’s key to free the love within you and attract true love
The heart is our guide in life. Love is essential to live a fulfilled life. It is the underlying energy of everything. When we struggle to love ourselves and the world around us, we cut ourselves off from that vibration. When we find romantic love, we feel complete, and the heart and mind come together, but if that does not last, we are lost again.
The love of self is so important, even more so than romantic love. The heart is powerful. We need to use that love within us, to give it to ourselves and then share it outwards. When that energy of love is blocked or we cannot unlock it, that causes pain, distrust and confusion, and may lead us astray. It has to flow, then we find peace, happiness and purpose, and our lives make sense .
We then connect to the wisdom of the soul. The heart is seeking that connection, to align the heart and soul. This can bring our soulmate into our lives, but the marriage of the self happens first. We are all on that journey here in this life.
Randa and Paul have come together to help that process to happen, and help us to find our hearts’ key. The venue is to be announced – watch this space for more details! You can book your tickets on Eventbrite.
Tonight, we wanted to share a sneak peek of this beautiful article written by our Tantra expert Dawn Cartwright. You can read the entire article in our new Spring issue, available in your local stockist or through subscription. Don’t forget to check out the details of Dawn’s special Positive Nights event with us on Wednesday the 25th of April too!
By Dawn Cartwright
“The Munis, girdled with the wind, wear garments soiled of yellow hue.
They, following the wind’s swift course, go where the Gods have gone before.”
Excerpt from Ke?in Hymn, 10.136 of the Rigveda, as translated by Ralph T. H. Griffith
Some of the earliest written evidence of Tantra appears in the RigVeda, the oldest of the Vedic Texts, dated roughly between 1100 and 500 B.C.E. The Ke?in Hymn, 10.136 of the Rigveda, describes dust-clad munis who cavorted with the wind. The muni, know for their pursuit of ecstasy, engaged in practices far outside the Brahmanical norm; defining evidence of an early Tantra tradition.
Tantra is a vast and controversial subject – to define it is a challenging task. Many elements of Tantra are also found in other Hindu and Vedic paths. Yet when we take the view that ecstasy creates the cosmos, Tantra is a path rich with possibility.
The origins of Tantra date back to the Upper Paleolithic Period, nearly 28,000 years ago. It is rooted in reverence for the microcosm-macrocosm view of fertility and the birth of the universe. The earliest traditions, much like the muni, were closely connected to nature. The Tantra sutras, revealing the secrets of existence, were songs sung by the wind, trees, rivers, oceans and mountains. These songs were translated by great mystics into Mantras, Yantras and Tantras.
The tradition we are most familiar with today is Neo-Tantra, the “new” or “revived” version of Tantra. Neo-Tantra is known for its embrace of sexuality: a perceptive that has drawn a great deal of controversy and skepticism. The Christian repressive attitudes prevalent even in India have enforced a separation between the spiritual and physical. Neo-Tantra weaves threads between the the sexual and the spiritual, the human and the divine, demonstrating, in very beautiful ways, that each exists in the other.
Scholars, Mystics & Lovers
“The Tantras most often tend to prefer more esoteric subjects: speculations on the nature of the Absolute, cosmogony, the creative nature of sound and word, micro-macrocosmic equivalence, the powers of speech, communication and handling of mantras, symbolic interpretations of words and names, construction of and initiation into mandalas and worship of deities therein.”
~Teun Goudriaan, History of Indian Literature Volume II
To explore Tantra is to experience a mystery that constantly unfolds without end. To understand Neo-Tantra and the ways this new tradition is complimentary to the classical traditions, it’s helpful to understand three perspectives: the scholarly, the classical and the new.
You can read the full article by picking up a copy of our Spring issue or subscribing today. Dawn will be a special guest at Positive Nights on Wednesday the 25th of April, from 7.30 to 9.30p.m. at Powerscourt Theatre, Dublin 2. The theme of her event is “Bringing Dating Back.” She will talk about how the sacred energy of ancient Tantric rituals called the Pancha Upacaras can be used to inspire greater devotion and intimacy in our modern-day dating lives. You can learn more about the event on our website, Facebook or Meetup, and book your tickets at this Eventbrite link.