Looking deeply

Looking deeply

I must be a mermaid, I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.- Anais Nin How beautiful is this bee! On Thursday it was walking slowly around my desk and Friday it was dead.   After I posted it on my Fb business page a friend of mine...

The meaning of art

The meaning of art

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.- Pablo PicassoHave you heard the quote: We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.What do you think of the idea that we are...

Time to lead

Time to lead

For the present is the point at which time touches eternity - C.S.LewisThere are many presents as I write this week’s offering.  Many moments of eternity.  Now .. and now .. and now.  I’ve tended to love the spaciousness of time .. the way it can...

What would someone who loves themselves do?

What would someone who loves themselves do?

The moment of surrender is not when life is over, it's when it begins. - Marianne WilliamsonLostI’m standing on a rock platform, surrounded by hill after hill of rocks.  There are no distinguishing features.  The landscape is so vast and surreal I could be standing on...

Down the rabbit hole

Down the rabbit hole

I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do(HAL 9000) from '2001: A Space Odyssey'  Plugging in I remember the night I first hooked up the internet in my home.  I was living in...

Out of shadow, into light

Out of shadow, into light

"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the bluepill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit...

The path of true love

The path of true love

But the wild things cried, "Oh please don't go- we'll eat you up- we love you so!" And Max said, "No!" -Maurice Sendak Hello. In thinking of what to write about this week my thoughts went down two separate tracks.  The first was on the topic of rules and...

Let it be

Let it be

A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. … The way is to the destructive element submit yourself, and with the exertions of your hands and feet in the water make the deep, deep sea keep you up.  In the destructive element...

Making mistakes and moving forward

Making mistakes and moving forward

f you're like me (and I know many of you aren't) you will understand the challenge of making sometimes arbitrary decisions in order to move forward.  This is something I've definitely struggled with.  I've tended to wait for absolute confidence and...

The Innocent – an archetypal exploration

The Innocent – an archetypal exploration

A year ago I joined a small writing group in my local community.  Since writing has been a lifeline for me, this felt like a way to focus on and develop my practice. The most powerful part of being in the group for me has been reading out our writing.  It's a scary...

15 Reasons to Stay Alive

15 Reasons to Stay Alive

Have you ever wondered What’s the point of life? (and struggled to find an answer)? I spent a fair chunk of my life trying to rationalise and understand my existence and the meaning of life.  And the more I thought about it, the more confused and hopeless I...

One

One

This random exploration of thoughts was a 15 minute stream-of-consciousness exercise done with my writing group.   One lone done Only not one-ly What is the one .. one what? The One. The one and only. All is one and one is all, tied up together. One what? One of...

Steps on a path of transformation

Steps on a path of transformation

“I’ve always wanted to change my name”. I said this to a girl I’d never met before on overhearing a discussion about her name — YoYo. It was a Friday evening, just after 8, and we’d been dancing for the past two hours in a 5 Rhythms practice. “Why don’t you?” she...

Feelings

Feelings

For a long time I was proud of my abilityto override my feelingsThose messy, complicated, sometimes painful thingsThat made the journey hard and uncomfortable.I shifted to ideas, dreams, plansas I was taught.Except something wasn’t right.I couldn’t work it out.I would...

One Word that will change your life

One Word that will change your life

Choosing a word that acts as your guide is a fundamental part of Circles of Life rings.  To help people choose their word I created a Word Guide for people to download. I recently discovered a book, 'One Word that will change your life', which elaborates on the...