Some reflections & explorations from me on the very ripe topic of: SELF WORTH (Warning: this may be a little challenging to read)
Lets get honest. Where does your sense of worth currently lie or feel challenged?
- in your body shape/image
- in how attractive he finds you
- in how many likes and comments you get on Facebook
- in how many followers you have on instagram
- in how many people are coming to your events
- in how many clients or job offers you have
- in h
The fact that as human beings, we long for intimacy with another more than anything, is no great surprise when we recognise the parallel deep heart opening desire for the return to Self.
The meeting of two souls within the container of intimate relating holds the potential for profound inner and outer transformation and awakening. It is the meeting of two open hearts merging into ecstatic Oneness yet allowing the true birth of each one as their individual essence. As Man an
In times of transition, there is a natural tendency to rush to rebirth, quickly back into the known, in an urgent attempt to fix, maintain, or heal that which is dying. It is so ordinary, so human, so precious really to resist falling apart and prioritise putting it all back together.
There was an old belief that as our hearts opened, the vulnerability would diminish, the terror would fall away, the tenderness would yield, that we'd not care so much about others and the wor
Apologies if I've been slow to reply to you over the last week, I recently injured my back and kinda got swallowed up in a in-depth exploration of pain.
Over the past few years I've experienced all kinds of physical phenomenon as a part of this body's awakening process, physical pain being one of them. But this back injury was a whole other level - I have never experienced anything quite so excruciating.
The sheer fact that the pain was so overwhelming meant there was no
It's certainly been a strong time here, feeling the squeeze of this Winter Solstice/Full Moon portal, almost like entering into a tight vacuum where all the last lingering threads of what has shown itself for healing this year, came up to be unavoidably dealt with. On the night of Winter Solstice I held a fire ceremony at my house, and I could finally feel the welcomed sense of spaciousness this portal was inviting me into. At this time of year I always feel a call towards an
About The Other Night...
After a day of struggle, and resisting letting go, my body intuitively moved into ceremony in the late hours of Samhain night...
Every sign had shown it was needed, I was not being totally honest with my inner movements, a fragmented piece of me left unseen and unheld. Yet my mind was resisting taking the step...
Because for me ceremony is the ultimate space for Surrender. A sacred cauldron for the hearts most intimate prayer to be heard a
Autumn Equinox, as always, offers a significant turning point for me… And this year, as the allure of cosy dark nights by the fire and warm pots of tea begin to call to my soul, I can feel with such tangible clarity the beginning of a new and very beautiful cycle.
After a wildly intense and potent summer, (quite literally burning up in the core of the fire for most of it); the cool autumn winds are so welcome right now, gently guiding me to turn in, take stock and enquire
Have you ever noticed that bliss and pain are pretty much 2 sides of the same coin? They feel miles apart but in fact the embodied experience of them is pretty similar...
Both are certainly challenging to fully experience... Before the body is able to relax into either there is usually a great deal of resistance to face, a tension that at times can feel excruciating, overwhelming,like a giant bubble about to burst. Our experience becomes very noisy at this point, either int
After a magical day yesterday bathing in the beauty of opposites: strong spring sunshine, followed by the magnificent blue and cooling view of moon rise over the water; I am now sat contemplating the perfection of this year's Beltane juncture as the wind howls outside and a storm rolls in... Natures cycles truly reflects all the messages we need.
For the last 3 years, I have experienced very clear 9 month cycles that pull me deep into particular processes, setting off full
This Easter Sunday, I woke up to this view... every inch of the ground covered in thick white snow. No sign of spring today, just a clear message that the wisdom of winter is still the reflection I need right now.
For a while now I have been experiencing long waves of exhaustion. A tiredness so deep, my heavy body feels like it will never move again... Iv become quite accustomed to this exhaustion and been lucky enough that life provided the space for the slowness of my bei
How many of us can say that we have never ended up hating on someone we are in close relationship with? Whether it be our parents, partner, best friend, work colleague; it is inevitable that if we care about them enough then they are likely to piss us off at some point. "One oppresses what one fears" - James Hollis We often go to long lengths to avoid confrontation, as a deep fear arises of being in a situation that is anything but smooth and rosey. What if I were to tell you
In my work, I'm often asked about Self Care practices and how best to take care during intense periods. To be honest my answer always varies depending on the person, circumstances and what's currently moving.
Sometimes self care is cancelling an appointment, giving yourself that extra time in bed or creating more space in your schedule. Sometimes it's being absolutely quiet and alone with intense emotional waves, or nourishing yourself with soulful company and playfulness.
What if we could stop projecting others for a moment,
catch our neediness,
unravel our control mechanisms,
slow down the subtle manipulation,
notice our pull to retract and disconnect,
release ourselves from the pity party,
drop the ideas of how things should look
and finally see the variety of constructs by which we have unconsciously learned to give and receive love… What if our friends unworthiness and shame have another friend to introduce us to? What if we were to
In the next week I will be heading back to the UK for some precious time with family, friends and to hold circle for a beautiful group of women in London. I can feel the excitement bubbling around re-connecting with soul family and it brings to light something that I have been reflecting on for some time: that Aloneness and Togetherness play key roles in the paradoxical nature of the our individual journeys. No one else can feel our bliss, our pain, allow our hearts to crack
A few years back I recognised how my spiritual journey had actually become a ‘spiritual by-passing’ of a big part of my human existence…I had spent years cultivating in silence, diving into blissful states, detaching and basically avoiding deep parts of myself that longed for healing and love. The parts of myself that make me very human, my fears, my emotions, my judgement, my deep childhood trauma and inherited pain… My cultivation turned out to be great preparation for the
I have been blessed to have spent many years exploring teachings, communities, practices that support living a life with an open heart, and yet somehow it is only in this past year that I have deeply begun to truly understand what that means and the strength it requires to stay there… The key for me is vulnerability. Ironically, there at the core of our vulnerability lies an incredible power, a power far greater than the power that the mind understands and longs for… A power
‘What hurts you, blesses you. Let Darkness be your candle’ ~ Rumi Dearest friends I hope you are landing into the darkness of winter time with gentleness, ease and a very warm coat! (Something I am still trying to perfect over here in Scandinavia!) With much longing and love I think its really about time I sent you a little update on whats happening this end… Despite my silence you are all never far from my thoughts and heart and quite frankly my trip back to the UK in Octobe
I remember the first day of my yoga teacher training course and being asked why I had chosen to be there…and my answer was simple…’because I wanted to know Real Love’. Back then I felt so much mystery around Love, I knew I was capable of loving others and being loved in return, I knew I was embarking on a journey of Self Love… but somehow my understanding felt so limited…Love felt mysterious to me…unknown, scary, exciting, I knew there was so much for me yet to experience… Si
Happy Diwali, New Moon in Scorpio, Samhain, Hallows Eve, Day of The Dead! A time to give gratitude to the Light and Life, and embrace the Darkness and Death with the same amount of love and devotion. I’m not talking about that ultimate final death at the end of human life, but those little deaths that we face, often on a daily basis. Death is fundamental for our existence…without it there can be no recognition of the total beauty, wonder and blessing that is Life. Death is th