Beaming Out Love In The Dark

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen Hey, Lovelies. My heart is full and heavy right now. A dear friend is coming to the end of her life. Her family are precious to me too. I am […]

Do You Fall Asleep While Meditating?

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. Moliere Hey, Lovelies. I’ve had a lot of comments from my students, and wider community, about their frustration when meditating – especially when listening to a guided meditation. Their frustration is that they are falling asleep, and feel that somehow they are missing out on […]

4.30am – Sitting On The Front Steps

“You are the trembling of time, that passes between vertical light and darkened sky,” Pablo Neruda Hello, Lovelies. I had a restless night. Too much on my mind, the house still overly hot from the heatwave, the weight and worry of caring for others heavy on my shoulders. Eventually, at 2.20am I rose, and began […]

Holding You In My Heart

“Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of lovingkindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children.” ~ Gautama Buddha Hello, Lovelies. I awoke despairing yesterday. My usual morning meditation did not lift my mood. I am in Hong Kong, at the start of […]

October Energies, 2019

tober is a month for developing clear future vision. You’ll be able to build on what you have already decided or created for yourself this year, aided by a deep knowing and intuition.

Do Your Eyes Do This Weird Thing During Meditation?

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.” ~ Hafiz Yesterday I received an email from a reader who has been experiencing something unusual when they meditate: ‘Just a small question about meditation. Have you experienced a change in lighting sometimes, like the whole room’s lighting changes? Such as, everything has a slight yellow and […]

Energies of June 2019

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.” ~ Hafiz Hello, Lovelies! At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them to make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive. I also choose a card to support the energies of the month. […]

How to do a walking meditation

“When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh   Do you have […]

How to do Tonglen Meditation – a Beginner’s Guide

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”  ~ Charles Dickens At times it is easy to feel small and insignificant – unable to help when all we feel in our hearts is an urge to try. When those we know are suffering, or when there is a catastrophe in another […]

How to do a walking meditation

  Do you have trouble trying to meditate? There is a powerful meditation practice you could try that involves movement. It’s one of my favourites – walking meditation. Go outdoors. Stand still and have an awareness of your body.  If you like, clasp your hands in front of or behind your body. Lift your right […]

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