The Sands of Time were Eroded by the River of Constant Change

I was 16 and was lying in bed  listening to Steve Wright’s Radio Forth late night show. He unexpectedly played a piece I hadn’t heard before by a group called Genesis. Within seconds I sat up and was attentive. This was so different from anything I had ever heard before. A piece called ‘Firth of Fifth’ ( a nice synchronicity with the Firth of Forth where I lived) from their album ‘Selling England by the Pound’. It went so deep. … Continue reading

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Getting a Spiritual Hair Cut

It struck me as quite funny how surrendering to divine will can be a bit like getting a hair cut. You suddenly have a flash of inspiration and decide to have a really radical haircut, so different from what you currently have, it’s like night and day. But then the mind kicks in and you end up only having an inch or two snipped. After a short while you realise that more needs to go and so off you go … Continue reading

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Taking Full Responsiblity for Your Life

I love taking the opportunity to look honestly at my experiences and see what is really below the surface. Not get stuck in what is happening but see what the ‘message’ is, what I know is true underneath it all. I used to always believe that what was happening was a direct measure of how much goodness or badness was flowing to me in my life. And so when I was having negative experiences despite having been calmed inside and … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Womanness

I always said I don’t paint people. No portraits, faces, nothing. Only abstract designs and mandalas. But over the past week or so I have found myself drawn more and more to create a woman on canvas using my acrylics. And today I couldn’t resist. I went up into my attic and pulled out my paints. Without any visual references. Just painting. As it comes. From the heart. I used to be ashamed of my portraits and people drawings back … Continue reading

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Opposing Elements – Fire and Water in Acrylic

I was recently drawn to play with acrylic paints again and so I got out a couple of canvases and squeezed a few spirals of paints onto a board to get ready. Painting with acrylics is no different from painting on silk in the sense that I have no real idea of what will emerge in the process. It was so lovely to get really physical, using my selection of palette knives to plaster the paints onto the canvas rhythmically. … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper with a 3 Card Reading

I was online yesterday chatting about going within to see what the different oracle cards could be saying to us and was inspired by the lovely Karen Lisle to share some further thoughts I had. I encourage people to pick one each day for some general guidance and inspiration. The card may spark something off, bring you to go deeper and reflect. I also suggest picking 3 cards. They can be seen as Past, Present and Future, shedding light on … Continue reading

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The Acrylic Part of Silk & Art

Before many of you got to know me I was busy painting a lot with acrylics as well as the silks. Because I never really shared these paintings publicly, no-one knew that I had created them. So I decided that it is is time to bring them right out into the open and to put them into my online shops along with the silks and really breathe life into them. This first one I’m showcasing here on my blog is … Continue reading

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Down, Down, Deeper and Down….Dropping into Honesty

No matter how great the pressure becomes, no matter how deep I appear to be falling. No matter how intensely the other seems to be triggering me, pressing all my buttons. No matter how unappreciative everyone seems. Remembering to be kind in the midst of it all. Remembering to have an open heart. Being that no matter what. It’s so easy to kid ourselves that we’ve made it. That we’ve arrived. We reach a sort of plateau where it suddenly … Continue reading

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Time to Let Go Now

It’s been a while since I posted here and today I was sitting contemplating the card I drew from my mandala oracle deck when I had the thought of sharing it with you here. I kept things really simple and just pulled one card for clarity today. This is what I received: Let Go Now. Quite a clear message. It sounds so simple and yet seems so hard to follow on through with. Due to the identification we have with … Continue reading

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Weekly Mandala Oracle Readings on YouTube

Not so long ago I published my mandala oracle deck ‘A Sea of Calm’ and 2 weeks ago I decided it would be a good idea to start posting weekly readings on YouTube using these cards. So now you can watch these videos which I am posting on Mondays. They are 3 card readings and will give you some insights for the days to come, hopefully inspiring you to dig deeper and tap into that sea of calm within. Here … Continue reading

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