A dear friend sent some material for a new book he is writing to me this morning for my comment. It is inspired by the poems of Yeats and today focused on the Song of the Wandering Aengus & the notion of the hero’s or heroin’s journey. He shared his own personal experience of feeling … More The Return
I grew up with two grannys. One biological. One non-biological. Gran was my Mum’s Mum. I can only guess at what made her the way she was, because she was a closed book on most of her life and especially feelings. She did anger. Magnificently, passionately, terrifyingly and self righteously like the ministers she listened … More Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny Aff the Bus
We have a strong energetic connection to those we love. Have you ever heard the phone ring and just know who is phoning you without looking at the number? That’s an example of your connection. … More Catastrophic Thinking
used to think belief or faith was about religion. I thought it was something you had to work on, something other people had but that I hadn’t yet achieved. When I started to work with Reiki I began to realise that Belief is a choice. … More Choosing to Believe
Pheasant draws me down the lane He entrances me with his colours Unafraid to dazzle. I pace, thinking how the world has taught me to be careful. I reach the seven sisters, my Beech pioneer. One trunk is storm damaged but still stands. A piece of bark is loose. I see a bird in … More Flying in a new direction.
5.30am : Belfast International Airport I just poured boiling hot tea over my hand in Starbucks. Matcha Green Tea in a pyramid bag. I drove through the night watching a huge crescent moon rise like a scythe. My flight is at 7.45 but there … More Flying to another place.
As a self employed woman living near the border between the north and south of Ireland, my work comes in all shapes, sizes and locations. I was lucky enough to work recently on a project with a good friend Bee Smith in County Cavan. It was part of a wider project funded by Peace IV … More Metamorphosis
When I teach Reiki I like to ask my students what resources they use to maintain good health or to improve their health if it takes a dip. We brainstorm on a flip chart page and when we finish I add Reiki to the list and tell them they now have it to add to … More The Self Care Toolbox Part 1
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Day 15 of NaPoWriMo2018 and I was completely unedified by the prompt for the first time this morning. But as one poet friend said on Facebook, ‘NaPoWriMo is not my boss!’ Maybe it is because of New Moon today, which astrologers say has a very peculiar vibe for some of…
I am prepared to wait, unlit, In my place; contemplating While overhead, the world waits, sunlit. I dig deep. My roots go down, Feeding, searching, far and wide, Anchoring me for what’s to come. I plunge through ancient layers While worms caress and coil Finding secrets hidden there. When I am filled with potential … More Unearthed