Without a shadow of a doubt in my mind humanity is experiencing a great Threshold of our times; moving from one paradigm to another; from one era to another. The great towers of our institutions are crumbling around us; power seems to have corrupted almost anyone in the public eye; madness... madness is what we … Continue reading Power and Politics beyond the Patriarchy
I met a young man on the Camino last week who said to me he had accidently become enlightened after sleeping on the beach and watching the sun rise; he had become immediately aware of the interconnectedness of all things; the Oneness that Is. His shining eyes and open heart were beautiful to observe. "Where … Continue reading A Bit of Space: Who am I in the face of your needs?
How do you do with acceptance? With being with what is? How well do you meet yourself where you are?
We are approaching Imbolc (the origin of the word being "Ewe's Milk") the beginning of Spring. A time for clearing the hearth of the old ash of winter and rekindling the flame. If you find that January is a sad and sluggish month; the new year's resolutions and the fire of hope at New Year … Continue reading Sleeping Fire and the Ewe’s Milk
The Swimming pool of grief Suffering at the deep end By Jo Gough, Mentor at Red Tent End of Life Doula Preparation http://www.nurturedjourney.co.uk Imagine grief as a swimming pool, and yourself the swimmer, getting on with the laps of life, and moving through the waters of loss, shallow end to deep end, deep end to … Continue reading The Swimming Pool of Grief
How do you find your way? With a map? A sat nav? Following the stars? For some a map is old fashioned, restrictive, boundaried, for others it offers clarity and direction. For some a sat nav is easy, clear guidance spoken out loud. Others can't stand being told what to do. Following the stars is … Continue reading Turn left at love, straight on till morning
As the wheel of the year turns through its darkest phase the mammalian instinct within us is drawing us deeper into the sacred darkness; the nest of duvets, the log fire; the hibernation. At the same time the year is accelerating towards Christmas, drawing us into the flow of organising, shopping and socialising. The clamour … Continue reading STOP! What are you running from?
This week I read and re-read the words of Stephen Jenkinson in his article "As we lay dying" (As We Lay Dying) and I was moved to hear him make the direct link between the loss of adolescence and traditional Rites of Passage for adolescents and our cultural denial of death. Personally a huge relief … Continue reading The Diamond Womb
Each Friday students, mentors and facilitators gather on Zoom to check in and discuss whatever is arising in us as we forge this new path together. The conversations are rich, intimate and beautiful... and confidential. And yet it seems vital to capture the topics that we discuss so that they can be shared with others … Continue reading Balm for our wounds
Something very spiritual happens when we sing; opening our bellies and hearts and throats to give voice to beauty. As someone who is easily crushed by even a frown in the direction of my singing voice I testify the courage that it takes to be heard and to be conscious of what your voice creates; … Continue reading Swan Song: voice and silence at death