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7 Subtle Forces (June 24, 2014)

Our psychological ill-health, whose signs are anxiety, compulsion, depression and so on - which we all have sometimes - can be addressed with 7 remedies. There are 7 distinct types of healing energy, because there are 7 distinct types of all energy, as frequently suggested throughout the history of philosophical text from Pythagoras to beyond Rudolph Steiner and Kahlil Gibran.

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7 Steps to Happiness (June 24, 2014)

If you were wealthy, successful and celebrated as important, would that not be all rather hollow if it didn’t bestow happiness? Happiness is widely considered to be life’s main purpose, self-evident as the goal of all of our pursuits. So how is that precious outcome achieved? Here are  some simple steps, based upon the underlying principles of the 7Words system:

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Dichotomies in Q21 (August 01, 2013)

Carinne Allinson


Have you ever done a Q21 and wondered if it hadn't been done by two completely different people? This situation became surprisingly familiar to me last weekend, when I spent two days doing some couple of dozen Q21s for complete strangers.


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7 Planes of Consciousness (February 14, 2013)

The 7 Words System is based on the traditional Sufi teaching that describes the nature of reality as having 7 clearly described aspects. These are called planes of consciousness, said to be different qualities of light

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Unicorn Camps 2012 (June 01, 2012)

7 words was launched at Unicorn some 10 years ago, with the first version of Q21, which was filled in by 100 participants on Voice Camp. 

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NHTGPSY ('NigHT-GyPSY') Acronyms (May 28, 2012)

Never Overwhelmed
Happily Exploring Larger Life Options
Transmitting Heartfelt Appreciation Naturally Kindles Sympathy
Getting Over Or Deepening Bonds You’ve Engaged
Plan Life Endlessly Anticipating Special Experiences
Sensitivity Often Requires Restraining Yourself
You Embody Spirituality

Can you improve on these?

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Richard Grey on Glastonbury Radio (May 26, 2012)

Lovely interview with Liz Josey: MP3 download here!

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Depression (April 07, 2012)

This is one of the most important articles that has been written about how the 7 Words can help people.

Carinne has been able to focus her own painful experience of this misunderstood illness into the most profoundly moving and useful expanation of how it arises and, more impressively, how to deal with it.

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7Words & Tantra (March 26, 2012)

An intimate knowledge of intimacy?

By Richard Grey - 7Words Guide

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7Words of Magick (March 26, 2012)

Magick is a serious spiritual practice that can be studied more readily using 7 key ideas - by Nesta Burgess

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Notice your anger (March 07, 2012)

Sandra, Lithuanian psychologist, writes about anger.

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'Living a Clutter-Free Life' in 7 Words (February 29, 2012)

The 7 Words of Clutter Clearing  - by Margie McCallum

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7 Words of Conflict (February 24, 2012)

Let's stop seeing conflict as bad. Conflict is inevitable; it is a feature of all life and it leads towards deeper harmony on a more authentic level.

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Conscious Parenting in 7 Words (February 22, 2012)

A look at how there are 7 distinct aspects to this exceptionally difficult, yet commonplace lifetask - by a young mother of two, Gintaire Balcytyte

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ManKind Project (February 15, 2012)

Certified Practitioner Neil Brown writes an article to offer to Spearhead, the magazine of the ManKind Project.

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Effective Task Management (February 13, 2012)

How to achieve in 7 easy steps!

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Funny Management (February 13, 2012)

A humorous look at the 7Words, by Janet Granger, who is self employed and works from home...

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Languages (February 01, 2012)

Trying to collect as many sets as possible of the 7 Words in different languages.

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7 Stories (January 15, 2012)

British critic Christopher Booker has argued that there are only 7 stories in the world. 

Post from Giedrius Jankauskas

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Number 7 (October 19, 2011)

A survey about the magic of the number 7

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Relationships in 7 Words (October 13, 2011)

It's really not easy to know what is going on all the time with our partners, is it?

7 Words is a way of understanding the complexity of human interactions that can be applied to all aspects of relationship...so that you quickly change your perspectives and get to a deep sense of what to do to improve things.

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Being Who You Are (October 13, 2011)

You are not your mum or dad, although many of your qualities have been honed and stimulated into fuller expression by close association with them. Some of this was through resonance, some through dissonance, each as important as the other...

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An Agreement for Living (October 05, 2011)

This formula for a profoundly spiritual life is a piece from Margie McCallum, 7 Words Practitioner, who was recently elected onto the New Findhorn Association Council.  (The NFA is the body representing all those in the broader Findhorn Community).

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Origins of the 7 Words System (July 30, 2011)

A stage by stage history of how the 7 Words evolved out of the personal journey ot its originator.

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Ego deadlock in organisations (July 30, 2011)

The ego needs to be respected as an important contributor to peaceful coexistence. It establishes clear boundaries about acceptable treatment, and expresses clear indications of the presence or risk of abuse.

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Men and Women in groups (July 30, 2011)

Embracing the Mystery

It's rather unusual to have as many men as women in groups that meet for spiritual or personal development work. I have even heard it said that men may be less spiritual than women, which seems both absurd and counter intuitive...

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Scapegoating (July 29, 2011)

Taking the blame

Whatever we consider to be unacceptable we all too easily load upon a scapegoat, so that we can escape, or at least distract attention from, facing the truth about ourselves.

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7 Emotions (July 26, 2011)

A way to see emotions differently, based on Sufi teachings...

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Goodbye (July 19, 2011)

Mostly we think of Goodbye as an ending, a 'moving away from' that very often is considered a loss or failure. It is accompanied by tears and promises to hold on to whatever we can so that we're not really going away totally or forever. This perception is one-sided and limiting, strongly influenced by emotional neediness and the sentimentality that goes with that.

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Rainbows (July 10, 2011)

Many of us feel to be somewhat divided. Somehow, we don't quite reconcile the various parts of our nature, and feel pulled in different directions all the time. Perhaps like me, you could say yes, I am patient - but also I am impatient; yes I am restless - but also I am calm; yes I am this - but also I am that. Far from being schizophrenic, in other words unwell, we are normal.

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Spirituality in 7 Words (June 14, 2011)

7 Words is a way of seeing all things in life in simple terms. Although it can be applied to spiritual questions, there are no dogmas or philosophy inherently present within the system.

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How to be Rich in 7 Words (May 31, 2011)

What does rich mean to you? Are we talking a million dollars, a billion yen or enough to shop for food in Marks & Sparks?

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Healing in 7 Words (May 01, 2011)

Using the 7 Words Self-realization Method, we can get an overview of the process of healing.

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Sufi Story (April 12, 2011)

The Salt Puppet

Once upon a time there was a puppet made of salt who had travelled a long time through dry and desert places until one evening he came upon a sea which he had never before seen and didn't know what it was...

A Sufi story that shows how to see the 7 Words in the 7 Planes of Consciousness

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Life Stages in 7 Words (January 17, 2011)

7 Words is a way of understanding the complexity of human interactions that can be applied to all aspects of life...so that you quickly change your perspectives and get to a deep sense of what to do to improve things. 

No is about boundaries, identity, choice and truth...

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Business Meetings in 7 Words (January 02, 2011)

Meetings typically are often cold, boring and awkward, or hot, emotional and uncontrolled—neither condition being optimal. Most lack even a clear agenda agreed by all participants, and they seldom reach their potential to harness all the resources available.

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What is a Meeting? (January 01, 2011)

Some meetings are casual and inconsequential, or their relevance is immediate and short-lived - for example helping an old woman across the street or purchasing cinema tickets from a box-office clerk. However, encounters with people you are likely to see again have greater significance in shaping your life experience

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