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Hi, I'm Clay Lowe aka Soulcruzer 👋

I’m based in Leamington Spa. I work as an independent training consultant and future of learning strategist.

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Hi I’m Clay Lowe. I’m a Digital Alchemist and Future of Learning Strategist with an insatiable appetite for information and knowledge (hence the “Infovore” moniker). I’m passionate about using AI and other emerging technologies to create more engaging, effective, and personalised learning experiences.

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Self-Revelation: The Light that Reveals You to Yourself

We all have an inner world—a landscape filled with our experiences, thoughts, feelings, struggles, dreams, and all the drama that makes up our lives. Yet so often, this rich internal space remains terra incognita, even to ourselves. We may only vaguely sense the outlines of our inner truths without fully knowing the stories that shape our identities. Self-knowledge begins when we voice these hidden stories and shine the light of awareness on our inner drama. Self-revelation is the first step to self-knowledge. In sharing our tales with another person, we give form to our formless self-perceptions. The one we confide

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The Paradox of Wu Wei: How to Win by Letting Go

The ancient Taoist text, the Tao Te Ching, speaks of a state called Wu Wei, typically translated as “non-action” or “non-doing.” But this is misleading. Wu Wei does not refer to literally doing nothing or simply being lazy and passive. Rather, it describes a state of alignment with the cosmic Tao, or “Way”, where action arises naturally without force or struggle. Wu Wei is the practice of “effortless action” or spontaneous action. When in Wu Wei, we transcend the boundaries of our ego-centric mentality and tap into an intuitive power greater than our individual selves. Things get done, but they

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Dare to Bloom: How Facing Fears Unlocks Our Greatest Selves

Introduction “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” Helen Keller This profound quote from Helen Keller encapsulates her perspective that seeking safety and security rarely leads to a fulfilling life. According to Keller, the very notion that we can somehow avoid risk is an illusion. She argues that while reckless behaviour is unwise, being overly cautious also prevents us from growth and meaning. Ultimately, she

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“Who Am I?” vs. “What Can I Achieve?”: Choosing the Right Personal Journey

People often ask me what’s the difference between personal growth and personal development. While many people use the terms “personal growth” and “personal development” interchangeably, there are some distinct differences between these two concepts that are important to understand. In this post, I’ll break down the key differences so you can better focus your efforts in both domains. Personal growth refers primarily to inner work—gaining self-knowledge, working through internal issues and challenges, and developing as a conscious human being. It’s about understanding yourself more deeply and expanding your perspective. Key elements of personal growth include self-reflection, building self-awareness, healing past

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The Luminous Landscape: How Thoughts Construct Our Inner World

Our thoughts form the foundation of our inner world, the vast, luminous landscape of private experience. Simply put, a thought is anything that occupies the mind, from fleeting observations to long-held beliefs. Yet thoughts don’t sit idle and inert—they swirl together to create the flowing current of consciousness. Without thoughts, there would be no consciousness, no awareness of self or subjective reality. Subtle thoughts, feelings, and perceptions are the foundation of profound mystical states. Subjective experience itself relies entirely on the mind’s capacity to think. The myriad sense impressions and stimuli we encounter mean nothing until thoughts invest them with

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How to Gain Control Over Your Emotions

Microlearning Welcome to this microlearning module on how to gain control over your emotions. This module is audio-based so make sure you’re in an environment where you can listen to the content or wear headphones. Learning Outcomes By the end of this module, you will be able to: Explain the difference between an emotional reaction and an emotional response Practice a deep breathing technique to self-soothe when emotionally triggered Identify 3 strategies for regulating emotional reactions Learning Playlist Test Your Understanding Next Steps If you would like to explore any of the issues covered in this microlearning module further, please

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The Wolf as a Spirit Animal

I recently went on a series of shamanic journeys to find and connect with my spirit animal. On the first journey, I met a leopard, but it turns out the leopard was there to guide me to my spirit animal, which it turns out is the wolf. The following is what the wolf represents when it shows up as your spirit guide: The Noble Wolf: Our Spiritual Guide into the Unknown Since ancient times, the wolf has captured the human imagination as a powerful and mysterious creature of the wild. Regarded by many indigenous cultures as a wise teacher or

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