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 […]
Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
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.
“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 […]
“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. […]
I don’t just meditate to find stillness and peace. I also use meditation for shamanic and mystical work. I use it to connect with and help my students, I use it to access healing, and to share and support energies.
“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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]