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Category Archives: SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Do you ever find you say yes to something and then, just before it gets going, you sit there and have no idea why you ever agreed to it in the first place? Anyone who knows me knows that I love a challenge. And I’m likely to say yes and then just meet whatever it is face on. Well, that’s what this weekend feels like. And I’m sure you’re wondering what exactly I have lined up? Well, it’s a weekend … Continue reading
So often in life we are totally unable to see and hear ourselves. Yes, most of us can look in the mirror and see the reflection or hear our voice as we speak to others. But I’m talking about hearing and seeing on a much deeper level. How much of what we say is uttered without us giving so much as a second thought to what we’ve said. And how much of what we do is simply done without any … Continue reading
This evening I just completed my latest mandala painting. I actually started work on it many months ago but stopped about half way through and just waited until the inspiration came to continue. It’s often that way with my artwork. I only start to paint when I feel moved to do so. It’s a spiritual journey exploring the divine through colour and shape. And when I do, I love to get my studio all cosy. First of all I select … Continue reading
I first attended a kundalini yoga class in Bristol 9 months ago and was really intrigued as to how it was going to be as I had heard so much about it from various people. It was a yoga form that was supposed to be perfect for bringing suppleness into the spine and nurturing and strengthening the nervous system. Some of you might remember the post I wrote about this a few months ago – Awakening Through Kundalini Yoga. I … Continue reading
If you sometimes worry that your mind is making so much noise that you can hardly hear yourself think, then just remember than calming down the mind is one of the hardest jobs that we have to do and that everyone is touched by this issue in some way or another. You are certainly not alone. I find it really helps to just bring your awareness to it and observe. See what nonsense your mind is getting up to. And … Continue reading
Just by being yourself you can bring about so much change in your world. You don’t have to consciously seek to do things that you think might help. Simply being true to yourself and living your joy is such a powerful way of touching other people’s lives. Inspiration comes from being authentic and allowing your heart to sing. It is so contagious. Originally inspire comes from the Latin – inspirare – which means to breathe into. And the English word … Continue reading
If you’re at all like most people on this planet, there will be times where you feel that you’ve lost all connection and can’t see your way ahead with clarity. And when we lose that clarity, our mind is taking over, clouding our vision and creating the illusion that it has power over us. But when you stop to still the chatter and bring your awareness to your heart, it is there that you make the discovery that all is … Continue reading
I took the plunge and went along to a kundalini dance session run by Mark Keane in the Wilder St. Studio in Bristol. You probably know that I published a 34 minute interview with him talking about the yoga, dance and conscious clubbing that he offers and I had to admit that I hadn’t been to a dance class. I had been to the yoga class many times but hadn’t experienced the dancing yet and so I decided to go … Continue reading
Many of you will know that I have recently developed a set of mandala guidance cards which I now use in one-to-one sessions to help people take a snapshot of their lives, by identifying goals and obstacles in different areas, seeing the overall pattern and gaining insights as to how to unravel the threads. I was thrilled to recently have the pleasure of working with a dear friend of mine, Judy Stone-Goldman, whom I met online within the context of … Continue reading
I was delighted to gain a new insight on how to overcome the limitations of my mind in my when doing yoga stretches. Watch this video to see what happened. I always find that when I’m doing yoga, I imagine in my mind’s eye that I’m doing the complete stretch or exercise completely and with great ease. Especially so when rolling my spine. In areas where there is stiffness I see suppleness and flexibility in my mind’s eye. It also … Continue reading