It’s amazing how meeting someone can radically change your life, the way you look at things and the way you look at your future. Today I’m introducing one such person who has indeed had a radical impact upon my life. When I first met Richard Holmes I had been looking for him for a while … yes I know that sounds strange, but I had seen him at an evening of Clairvoyance a couple of years prior and been unable to get hold of his contact details. It’s a long story, but to cut it short it was no coincidence when eventually I was ‘pointed’ in the right direction and there in front of me was a flyer advertising Richard’s next platform. I booked a one-to-one session with Richard and it was amazing, but more was to come. He introduced me to the Vedic Gayatri Mantra and I attended two sessions he held in Nailsworth, Glos in the UK. He also introduced me to meditation and I now use his CD’s to aid my thought processes. I have read everything Richard has written and it has answered so many of my questions about life after death, angels and spirituality. So it’s my great pleasure to introduce and welcome Richard.
I’d love you to tell my visitors about your latest book, another insightful read and great addition to your list of publications. I must admit that I originally sought out your books because I had questions that remained unanswered and what I’ve read has certainly opened my eyes to so many things. But first I wondered if you would mind penning one of your wonderful ‘thoughts for the day’ – something that will inspire everyone and make them stop what they are doing to think about something in a little more detail for just a moment.’
“Thanks for having me as a guest on your blog Linn, and yes, it would be a great pleasure for me to share a wonderful piece of inspiration with you. The following is a quote from Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and it is probably my favourite quote of all time. What I find so inspirational about these quotes is that they can have a number of different meanings depending on your perspective, but as you develop and grow spiritually you are able to look deeper and deeper into the words until the meanings becomes more and more profound.
“make your life a rose and speak silently in the language of fragrance”
For me this has a very deep and profound meaning that I will endeavour to share with you. The rose has a wonderful scent that is quite impossible to describe in words. The scent of a rose simply speaks for itself; in volumes. So when Baba says “make your life a rose and speak silently in the language of fragrance” he is asking us to overcome attachment to the ego-self, pay less attention to words and let our actions speak for us. Nature has a wonderful way of teaching us, and it’s quite incredible how the rose quite effortlessly gives off such an amazing fragrance that is so powerful in its simplistic beauty. The rose does this simply by being itself, and this is also what Baba is saying; if we were to just be ourselves instead of worrying about what others think and how we look in the eyes of others we would simply shine in the way we were meant to. Our “way of being” would speak for us and we would be an example for all those around us.
Another quote that I find really inspirational is “climb the mountains to receive their blessings” from Marcus Aurelius. This again is quite profound in its simplicity. This is another way of saying “no pain – no gain”, or to be a bit more subtle; Marcus is telling us that the rewards derived from hard work are worth the slog. Symbolically, “climb the mountains” means anything that we undertake that is hard to accomplish and “receive their blessings” equates to the reward, which is the sense of achievement we get from having completed the task.
Many quotes are self-explanatory and simple to understand, which is the way I like to write. Indeed, one of the most common things that people say to me when they have read my books is that the topics I write about are always explained in a very clear and easy-to-understand way. So I’m going to end this little article with some words from Albert Einstein that I came across the other day for the first time. I think this is a classic example of a quote that is logic in its most pure and simple form. So, I’ll just say thanks again Linn for having me as a guest on your blog, and it’s over to Albert…..
“we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”
Richard’s latest publication is:
The first book in the Fragments Of Divinity series. An innovative publication of blog style articles that deal with potentially complicated spiritual subjects in an easy to read and understand way. based mainly on the author’s own actual experiences, these delightful articles will provide both inspiration and insight to the reader, and will also answer many of those nagging questions that you thought you would never receive answers to. A truly inspirational read.
To find out more about Richard and where to buy his books:-
Bio: Richard was born in London in 1955 and has lived a very topsy-turvy life that hit rock bottom as we entered the new millennium.
“I always felt like a bit of a misfit, not really belonging anywhere. This is illustrated by the fact that I left school at 15 with no qualifications and would have been asked to leave had I not done so voluntarily. By the time I was 17 I’d had 24 jobs and was just not able to settle anywhere.”
Out of frustration and boredom Richard joined the army in 1976, but this did not work out either and he left at the end of 1979. After a three month interim period Richard went off to Germany to work and remained abroad for six years. It was during his time in the army and in Germany that he succumbed excessively to the temptations of alcohol.
“I had taken certain drugs at a younger age but my body had not responded well to this punishment. Because of this I had no trouble giving up the drugs but alcohol represented a different proposition, and for many years I sought solace in this substance which inevitably led to depression”.
Richard returned to the UK in 1986 and by the mid 1990’s found himself in a pretty sorry state. Things came to a head during the latter part of 2000 when Richard’s life seemed to sink down to an all-time low.
“Finally, out of the darkness there came a light and in 2001 I found my spiritual pathway giving me a purpose in life“.
These days Richard lives in Tetbury, Gloucestershire and has been working as a medium for over ten years. He runs workshops in various spiritual topics, gives private consultations for guidance along life’s pathway and also tutors on a one-to-one basis in meditation and spiritual awareness. He is a Reiki healer, psychic surgeon, spiritually inspired artist and gives profound interpretations of dreams.
Richard’s other publications:-
Extracts from some of the reviews for Richard’s books on Amazon:-
This books is an honestly written journey from being very lost and unsure of direction to being guided change many lives. This is not so much a “how to” book on astral travelling but more of a “what to expect” guide. It will also take you through some of the reasons we astral travel and help you understand some of your dreaming experiences.
Richard is a fascinating writer and man. The book is so written and in such an intriguing way that keeps you enthralled all the way through the book at times feeling that you were accompanying him on his journey. The way he describes his voyage to India, the colours, the smells, the food, the places he visited and the energies that he felt while he was there make you feel that you are there right beside him.
Absoloutly loved this, it answered many questions that i had and changed my way of thinking thank you for giving such enlightening information. Well written easy to understand and i hope there will be future volumes to come.
This book was a gift for me. It answered many of my unanswered questions that I had on all matters spiritual,the majority of which were understood & the rest well they were thought provoking to say the least… As an avid reader I can honestly say that I have only ever re-read two books & this one will be the third of which I shall dip in & out when needs be. I would like to thank Richard & The Divine for bringing this book into my life & in such a way that is easily understood. It is one of the most helpful books I have ever read on Spirituality,Angels & the Universe & I would recommend it to anyone who has an open mind & would like to learn more about these Elements…Thank you once again Richard & friends…I would really like to read Musings of a Medium next.
Richard is also a guest speaker at loveahappyending.com’s a Summer Audience, taking place this Saturday 16 June 2012 at Sir William Romney’s School, Tetbury in Gloucestershire.
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A Summer Audience in Tetbury will offer the chance for those who wish, to attend a mini-meditation workshop with Richard; he will show you how to prepare before guiding you through a wonderfully relaxing meditation. Ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Time permitting, there may even be two meditations, but either way, you will be amazed at how easy it is to attain a blissfully relaxed state of mind. Using Richard’s very simple method you will be able to introduce the discipline of meditation into your day-to-day life. Ideal for people who lead stressful lives.
There will also be the opportunity to experience a “taster” Reiki healing session. Please note: Richard is not a doctor and does not claim to be so. He offers Reiki as a complimentary therapy and not as a substitute for conventional medicine. Reiki can be very effective for stress and pain relief.
Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you here again really soon!