Our Children Are Space Rockets

Written for my eldest daughter on her 19th birthday.   Our children are space rockets, and we are their launchpads. By the time they leave us, they should have what they need for space flight. As their launchpads, we need all the qualities…

Facilitating Constellations With People Who Were Adopted

A professional family constellations facilitator recently asked for advice on facilitating a client who is adopted. I have written this post with experienced therapists and constellation facilitators in mind. These are simply aspects that I…
Chod

Chöd - Tantric Enlightenment

It wasn't a typical Saturday afternoon. We had just spent many hours chanting. And in a trance. I now sat alone with the Buddhist Lama, and he passed me a bowl made from the skull of a very ancient Tibetan monk and prompted me to drink. I took…

The Full Spectrum

I used to wonder. I used to wonder about enlightenment. About realisation. About freedom. About liberation. And I was only a child.   I wondered what it would be like to have a spiritual experience. And one day,…
addiction

A Heart Needs No Addictions

Don't try and change your addictions. You don't need to be free of them. Trying to stop being addicted to something never really works, as it means that you will be attempting to exclude the part of yourself that so longs for love and connection,…
on adoption and having two mothers

On Having Two Mothers

Sarah is my natural mother. My mother of origin. The mother of my origin. My birth mother. My biological mother. She lives in the Irish midlands, just a few miles from the very centre of the country. I was conceived within her, inside a white…
Daniel Burge Family Constellations

Interviewed by Anne Heffron

I was interviewed about adoption by the author and screenwriter Anne Heffron. "I have been putting off writing this post because I can’t possibly do the topic justice. I feel like I’m going to try to describe a beautiful baby to you by…
Daniel Burge Wild Communion plant medicine. Photo of Foxglove Digitalis Purpurea

Wild Communion

I was commissioned to write this piece by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. They had asked me to write about directly connecting with nature. Since then it has also been published by The Knowing Field, the international…