A crossroads in our evolution
Our way of life on this planet is becoming increasingly unsustainable. We have created a reality founded on Industrial Consumerism where control, manipulation and exploitation of our natural resouces has brought us to the brink of existence.

At Openhand we advocate going within and discovering the pathway to a higher vibrational reality based on unconditional love, joy and mutual respect for all life; a place where we discover less is more. These articles offer a view on current World News, invite people to question the viability of our current system and instead embark on the inner journey to self completeness...

Breaking Free of the Box: How to overcome guilt from unreachable standards

Submitted by TeamOpenhand on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:38


Anyone on the path of self-realisation will likely agree with this - there comes a time when we have to step out of the box; I'm talking about our own, self-made limitations, which either hold us back, or impose unreachable standards on ourselves. It is the latter that I'd like the focus on in this article. Many of us, especially those in spiritual circles, may have an idea of what a spiritual or self-actualised person may be like. Perhaps you imagine that this person in compassionate and confident. Perhaps they are always at peace, never getting angry or upset...

Who Cares if One More Light Goes Out?

Submitted by Open on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:35

Here in the Openhand Team we've been facing a major uphill battle as we've migrated years of data up to a new website engine, which you can see here now. It's been several months of hard graft, and the last month of which, 4am starts 6 days a week. Phew! When we did eventually go live, it was only then that a raft of configuration issues presented themselves, severely restricting the new functionality. And on top of it all, as I took to travels for the North American installment of the 5D Shift tour today, our server crashed! As I was reflecting on it all on the train to the airport, I found myself questioning: Why work so hard? Why always push to the limit?
It caused me to remember the reason I began this all back in 2004....

Stepping Bravely into the World You Don't Know

Submitted by Open on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 05:27

Day by day I can feel the higher dimensional flow strengthening. It's challenging the 'normality' of life - all the subtle interrelations we allow to bind us into invisible limitation. You look out into the world, your life, and the mind goes immediately to work, computing subtle judgements of expectations about how things should work, bound together with emotional anxiety about anything that would invite you to take a chance - to step beyond the bounds of the comfortable. In every moment we face a choice: we can either continue to accept this limitation as the comfortable cell we live in, or, open out through these painful contractions into the vulnerability of an open space. What will happen if we dare to do that?

Detoxing for Higher Consciousness: Mentally, Emotionally & Physically

Submitted by Open on Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:22

A crucial ingredient to the spiritual path, is the importance of detoxing, in order to cleanse internally and open your consciousness so as to allow higher self to infuse more fully. Detoxing is going to make you feel more light, expanded and connected - it feels like coming alive again.

It's vitally important to detox mentally, emotionally and physically

Detoxing is an extremely involved practice, requiring careful exploration and application. Here is an overview of some general considerations...

Trinity's Conscious Kitchen New year Retreat January 7th - 12th 2018

Submitted by Trinity on Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:09

Inspiring Soul in the Kitchen

Trinity's Conscious Kitchen Retreats are Back! I will be holding my New Year "Inspiring your Soul in the Kitchen" Retreat, in Somerset, from the 7th - 12th of January 2018. That's 5 days of divinely inspired, soul-infused, delicious time together. What we eat takes on a whole new meaning when we realise that every morsel plays a role on our spiritual journey. The energy of our food becomes a part of our being, it goes soul deep – flooding into our cells; directly impacting our vibration by either lowering or raising it (depending on what we choose to eat). We are spiritual beings in physical, human bodies – aspiring to ever higher realms of awareness.

Spiritual Warriors Moving Into the Eye of the Storm

Submitted by Open on Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:14

Our hearts and meditations go out to everyone affected by the recent storms in the USA, the Carribean, and less spoken of - the millions set adrift by flooding in South Asia. We feel for you and send our love. How earth shattering it can be, to suddenly lose your home, your way of life and things that you might treasure. Yet for those who truly believe in a more expanded, equitable and divinely connected higher dimensional reality, then maybe we can explore such events as powerful mirrors, to begin to live the higher truth here and now; especially since the progressive transformation of our biosphere is going to increasingly affect us all. The spiritual warrior in us must now find the eye of the storm in this Great 5D Shift, and ride the waves that follow...

The Secret Music Hearers...Are You One?

Submitted by Open on Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:43

I'm traveling again, on the World Tour of Openhand's 5D Shift Project. It's hectic: planes, trains and wall-to-wall busyness. But I don't mind. This is life and there are constant reminders to look through and transcend it all - countless mirrors and messages. When I'm traveling, I just love to have my ipod on shuffle - the lyrics and rhythms never fail to relate to the deeper meaning and message - they speak into the flow itself. Mostly people have got their heads in their own limited eddy currents, but every now and then, you'll catch that knowing smile or the unspoken glint in someone's eye. Yes - they're hearing the secret music too!...

Beet Masala Dahl Recipe with Health Benefits by Trinity

Submitted by Trinity on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:54

This week I'm sharing my delicious beetroot inspired masala dahl recipe here at Openhand. This rather easy blend, contains leeks, red lentils, tomatoes (in the form of passata/crushed tomatoes), garam masala and a hint of coconut. The flavours all dance and entwine in the pot, to create a wonderful feast of deliciousness. It's an economical dish, using simple ingredients (mostly). It serves well as part of selection of other complimentary foods. For example, I serve this with turmeric rice and grilled poppadoms, often along side a curry with sweet chutney. It does however serve completely on it's own (or with some of my gluten-free soda bread) as a 'stew'.

Feeling lost, uncertain, unsure? There's nothing more powerful than "Show Me!"

Submitted by Open on Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:56

At times everyone gets a little lost on the path, a degree unsure or uncertain of the way forwards - that's entirely fine. Life is a living, breathing, growing experience. In the moments of unresolution, lies the potential for a greater resolution - the Universe is working to reveal something to you. Therefore, whenever you might feel lost or uncertain, probably the most powerful statement you can make is "Show Me!" The Universe can't, and won't, fail to answer. Here's why that works and how to apply it in 3 steps...

Endings and Beginnings..3 Steps to Breathe Your New Authenticity to Life!

Submitted by Open on Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:59

It's a solar eclipse today on August 21st - special numerology indeed. For me it represents a time of endings and beginnings. It's a question of continually dying to the past and being reborn in the present, to unleash vibrant new creativity in your life. This can happen in careers, relationships and general living circumstances. And of course it's not limited to a particular date in the calendar - I suggest it's something to practice regularly, inside oneself. Why is this important and how do you do it?...