All Natural Spirit is about the celebration of the freedom that comes with expressing spirituality and cultivating the soul [Enya: The Humming]. There will be discussions and articles regarding the many ways and ideas surrounding this expression. Please feel free to leave comments on articles and the sharing of any ideas – this might inspire someone else to create something new in their practice.
Here, I explore the concepts of spirituality and metaphysics in a world obsessed with the material and empirical – caution controversy ahead! I have an agnostic point of view to many things, I am not religious yet am a spiritual eclectic and scientist – making me an oddity in both the metaphysical and scientific communities. Thus, I take a very open-minded, non-rigorous yet reasonable approach to spirituality. My discussions are meant to open constructive debates and to make you see things from a different perspective. The discussions here are not to convince you of any of my personal theories or opinions, rather take what makes sense for you or apply what you like – leave the rest… It is about finding ways to express your inner being and finding that which pleases you or makes you happy, regardless of my opinion or the next person’s. Because in the end that is all that matters: the cultivation of soul – your soul [Joss Stone: Water for Your Soul].
In line with the concept of All Natural Spirit, my extended articles will likely come at the equinoxes and solstices (or when the mood takes me) and they will mostly be opinion pieces, observations, brief moments of insight, discussions or the sharing of new ways in which to celebrate spirituality. Topics will include a wide variety of fields; such as arts, music, meditation, mindfullness, philosophies such as Zen, energy healing, psychology, quantum physics, chakras, nature, aroma therapy, DIY ideas, crystals, metaphysics, mythology, creative problem solving through divinatory tools (runes, tarot, oracle cards ect.) and whatever other topics that pertain to life and the soul.
There is no rule book for the expression of spirituality or the cultivation of the soul, yet there are many guides. The purpose of this blog is to become one of them… All with the aim to enrich the spirit and cultivate the soul through creative, enjoyable (and mayhap magickal) DIY stress management practices.
“A holistic universe is necessarily a mystical system. Scientific theories, which claim that all things and people are interconnected in a non-empirical realm of the world, are necessarily mystical theories…
For some reason, in our history, worldviews have always been accompanied by threats. That is, if you didn’t believe a certain story of how the world was created by God, you were threatened to go to hell, and it isn’t too long ago, that dissidents were really put on fire. Similarly, a scientist may find herself fired out of her job in no time, when she dares to question the narrow mind frame of the contemporary sciences!”
– Ponte, D. V. and Schäfer L. 2013.
In The Moment,
All Natural Spirit
- Quantum Meta-Physics by Paul Levy
- Setting Science Free from Materialism. Rupert Sheldrake, PhD. 2013. Explore. 9:211-218.
- Ponte, D. V. and Schäfer L. 2013. Carl Gustav Jung, Quantum Physics and the Spiritual Mind: A Mystical Vision of the Twenty-First Century. Behavioral sciences 3:601-618. doi:10.3390/bs3040601. Open Access
- I have a PhD in the Biological Sciences and am a certified Crystal Healing Practitioner with the Sunshine Academy of Metaphysics.
- I am an Elder Futhark Oracle deck creator