Spring Rising

The first, very subtle stirrings of Spring can be felt 🌱Every November through to January, I experience a longing to really hibernate, to go within, slow down, rest in silence and withdraw from the busyness of modern life. A period of introspection, reflection and integration of all that I have experienced of the year leadingContinue reading “Spring Rising”

Dear Fear,

Dear Fear,How are you, my old friend?You certainly seem to be thriving at the moment.You’ve had a busy year casting more of your darkness into the heart of humankind.Your resolve seems stronger than ever to keep us in our limitations.Watching you at work got me thinking 🤔 When did we first meet?I can’t remember aContinue reading “Dear Fear,”

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I am not really sure what to ask for this Christmas. I am still processing the gifts that the Universe sprinkled generously and unexpectedly throughout 2020.Although initially some appeared to feel more like a curse! So, I’d like to take this moment and thank the Universe for the following gifts; the opportunity toContinue reading “Dear Santa”

I had to trust that it was going to happen

I HAD TO TRUST THAT IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN! About four years ago, chanting had become a precious and deeply valued part of my daily meditation practice. 📿 My heart was yearning to learn more about devotional singing and related practices within the yoga tradition. So I was thrilled to be invited to applyContinue reading “I had to trust that it was going to happen”

I never liked this about myself…

I never liked this about myself… That when I was a child (and even on occasion now), if I was the focus of attention my mouth would clamp shut, all words would leave me, my heart would race and my face would go the brightest shade of red….🥵 Kids especially, would laugh at my embarrassment.Continue reading “I never liked this about myself…”

Are you feeling WEARY? (When Everything Appears Really Yucky)

OK, Yucky may not (or actually it may) be the best word to describe 2020 and how we may be feeling about life right now, but I couldn’t find an alternative word beginning with Y. However you choose to describe it, 2020 has created many opportunities for positive change but alongside it, also illness, grief,Continue reading “Are you feeling WEARY? (When Everything Appears Really Yucky)”

A life changing moment

😭I could not believe that this was happening AGAIN…Out of the blue. Unexpected.Everything was going so well wasn’t it? We were so happy…weren’t we?Obviously he wasn’t 🤷🏼‍♀️I was heartbroken….again 💔and it REALLY hit me this time, like a punch to the stomachBUT…in that same moment as his words were sinking in- telling me that itContinue reading “A life changing moment”

Meditation in isolation!

How is your meditation practice working for you now?🧘🏼‍♀️Just last month, we were discussing here, what we find challenging about practicing meditation. For some, it was maintaining motivation, others it was frustration with a busy mind. I wrote a couple of posts to help with these challenges which people said were helpful. Yay! 🥳 ButContinue reading “Meditation in isolation!”

The importance of grounding

THE IMPORTANCE OF GROUNDING 🌳 What does it mean to be grounded?To be grounded is to be well balanced, stable, present and able to remain calm in a crisis. When we are not grounded, we can be distracted easily, become spaced out, prone to panic and even forgetful. Sometimes grounding can first become an issueContinue reading “The importance of grounding”

An introduction to mantra meditation

MANTRA MEDITATION Mantra was the first practice of meditation that I was introduced to when I first began meditating in 1996. Whilst I have had periods of practicing other types of meditation over the years, I always found myself gravitating back to mantra and it has now been present again in my daily practice forContinue reading “An introduction to mantra meditation”