As we approach midwinter; the darkest night of the year, some of us may be feeling a rub in balancing the festive cheer alongside nature's strong cyclical pull into the shadow realms...
If so, this is for you.
Honouring each of us as we bow to where the lights meets the dark...
RETURN TO LOVE - The Only Task That Matters 🖤
What if we could stop projecting onto others for a moment,
catch our neediness,
unravel our control mechanisms,
slow down the subtle manipulation
She sees your broken open heart, your weary body, and your mind distraught with memories of the past. She sees the history of pain coursing through your veins, like wildfires through our Earth's forests. And yet She is the one that has empowered you to withstand the flames. She is the one that protects you from decay and turns up the heat at the same time.
Listen to Her thunderous call as it spirals out from the belly of your being, burning your insides anew. Trust in the w
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
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
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
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
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
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