Mining the diamond – what lies within.

The process of mining the diamond requires us to dig deep, and, when we first discover the diamond, the external appearance can be rough. The naked eye is unable to determine the diamond’s worth from its appearance. And so, it can be for us as

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Mining the diamond

How well are you managing the tremendous change that we’re all experiencing right now? I’d like to suggest that only when we dig deep within our core, do we find any sense of stability. When we connect to the diamond within our heart, what we

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Let’s dance!

Everyone is a dancer. The question perhaps is ‘do you allow yourself to dance?’. You can’t be Spirit and not dance. When we allow our self to dance, it’s an open door to being without any qualification, being limitless – you don’t ‘have to” do

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The spirit of who we are

When we align to all our elements, we connect to the element of aether, Spirit, the gift of creation and the Essence of All That Is. Aether is the joy of all four elements working cohesively. It’s the spark of light, our connection to the

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A gentle breeze, or, howling gale.

Are you curious about who you are? Are you open to change? Are your thoughts inclusive and kind? If so, the energy you’re tapping into is the element of air. Air is about our communication, concepts, the bigger picture. Air used constructively communicates with our

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Feeling the earth beneath your feet

When we’re going through any period of change whether it’s within your self, with your family or in your relationships, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed mentally and emotionally, so it’s important to ground our energy. Earth is the element that anchors us, that

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Water, water…

Conscious of the world shifting and changing, observing wild weather patterns and power struggles in constitutions across the globe, these past few weeks we’ve been looking at the topic of change, conflict, anger, fire… within relationships. Of course our most important relationship is with ourself

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Fire as inspiration

Our world is going through a challenging time and, like the weather, a hurricane of mental confusion and emotional energy is being stirred up by events on every continent. Fires and floods are creating havoc, just as our anger, fear and judgement can be destructive.

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Rubbing up against each other

For all that we may resist conflict or challenging experiences, sometimes rubbing up against each other is what is needed for us to change. Fire is the energy that begins the process of transformation. With every challenge we encounter, there’s an opportunity to learn what

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More peaceful, harmonious relationships

We’ve talked about managing difference in our relationships and whether our pattern is to judge or blame, to dominate, or perhaps keep silent. Many clients I find are uncomfortable dealing with conflict. Practically what can we do that can help create more peaceful, harmonious relationships?

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Difference in relationships

Accepting that we are unique, the question perhaps is …how do we manage difference in our relationships? Since we all have our own perspectives and beliefs, differences are inevitable. What matters is how we manage these differences, and, this can make our relationship stronger or

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Difference – the only thing we have in common?

Passing through Heathrow last weekend, an HSBC advertisement caught my eye. ‘Difference – the only thing we have in common’, it declared, underpinned by the tagline ‘Together we thrive’. It got me pondering. Just as no two snowflakes are alike, we are each unique. We

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Heaven on earth

Have you ever experienced a moment of sheer joy when your heart felt like you could hardly speak? A moment of awe when you felt the harmony and beauty of everything around you? Most of us, I like to think, have enjoyed such a moment,

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He tangata – it’s the people

Here in New Zealand, there’s a Maori proverb which ponders what is the most important thing in the world. Their answer is ‘he tangata, he tangata, he tangata’ – it is the people, the people, the people. People here, I’ve found, are warm and friendly,

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Just the way you are

This morning in meditation the words of the song “I love you just the way you are…’ came, which got me pondering… How willing are you to let people be themselves and love them just the way they are? What expectations do you have of

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Joy in simplicity

D’you ever stop to reflect on how you live, your way of being? Are you someone who is busy, busy, constantly multi-tasking, your mind jumping around a constantly expanding to-do list, worrying about this or that, feeling stressed, overloaded? Or, do you take each day

Read More

Connecting to your joy.

Some people, it seems, find it hard to be happy – they are happy being miserable! Never satisfied with the status quo, never one hundred per cent at home anywhere, always worrying about this or that. They might not like to admit it, however, what

Read More

True joy

In our last blog, we touched on the topic of choosing to be joyful rather than be angry and reactive, or, live in grief and pain. What is joy? Thinking of joy, we might remember occasions when we felt really happy, when we felt a

Read More

Choose joy!

Learning to respond rather than react  – how do you do that, you might ask?  It’s all about managing our emotions, then taking responsiblity and focusing on how we want to be. Unless we had an extraordinary parent or teacher, most of us don’t learn

Read More

Mining the diamond – what lies within.

The process of mining the diamond requires us to dig deep, and, when we first discover the diamond, the external appearance can be rough. The naked eye is unable to determine the diamond’s worth from its appearance. And so, it can be for us as

Read More

Mining the diamond

How well are you managing the tremendous change that we’re all experiencing right now? I’d like to suggest that only when we dig deep within our core, do we find any sense of stability. When we connect to the diamond within our heart, what we

Read More

Let’s dance!

Everyone is a dancer. The question perhaps is ‘do you allow yourself to dance?’. You can’t be Spirit and not dance. When we allow our self to dance, it’s an open door to being without any qualification, being limitless – you don’t ‘have to” do

Read More

The spirit of who we are

When we align to all our elements, we connect to the element of aether, Spirit, the gift of creation and the Essence of All That Is. Aether is the joy of all four elements working cohesively. It’s the spark of light, our connection to the

Read More

A gentle breeze, or, howling gale.

Are you curious about who you are? Are you open to change? Are your thoughts inclusive and kind? If so, the energy you’re tapping into is the element of air. Air is about our communication, concepts, the bigger picture. Air used constructively communicates with our

Read More

Feeling the earth beneath your feet

When we’re going through any period of change whether it’s within your self, with your family or in your relationships, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed mentally and emotionally, so it’s important to ground our energy. Earth is the element that anchors us, that

Read More

Water, water…

Conscious of the world shifting and changing, observing wild weather patterns and power struggles in constitutions across the globe, these past few weeks we’ve been looking at the topic of change, conflict, anger, fire… within relationships. Of course our most important relationship is with ourself

Read More

Fire as inspiration

Our world is going through a challenging time and, like the weather, a hurricane of mental confusion and emotional energy is being stirred up by events on every continent. Fires and floods are creating havoc, just as our anger, fear and judgement can be destructive.

Read More

Rubbing up against each other

For all that we may resist conflict or challenging experiences, sometimes rubbing up against each other is what is needed for us to change. Fire is the energy that begins the process of transformation. With every challenge we encounter, there’s an opportunity to learn what

Read More

More peaceful, harmonious relationships

We’ve talked about managing difference in our relationships and whether our pattern is to judge or blame, to dominate, or perhaps keep silent. Many clients I find are uncomfortable dealing with conflict. Practically what can we do that can help create more peaceful, harmonious relationships?

Read More

Difference in relationships

Accepting that we are unique, the question perhaps is …how do we manage difference in our relationships? Since we all have our own perspectives and beliefs, differences are inevitable. What matters is how we manage these differences, and, this can make our relationship stronger or

Read More

Difference – the only thing we have in common?

Passing through Heathrow last weekend, an HSBC advertisement caught my eye. ‘Difference – the only thing we have in common’, it declared, underpinned by the tagline ‘Together we thrive’. It got me pondering. Just as no two snowflakes are alike, we are each unique. We

Read More

Heaven on earth

Have you ever experienced a moment of sheer joy when your heart felt like you could hardly speak? A moment of awe when you felt the harmony and beauty of everything around you? Most of us, I like to think, have enjoyed such a moment,

Read More

He tangata – it’s the people

Here in New Zealand, there’s a Maori proverb which ponders what is the most important thing in the world. Their answer is ‘he tangata, he tangata, he tangata’ – it is the people, the people, the people. People here, I’ve found, are warm and friendly,

Read More

Just the way you are

This morning in meditation the words of the song “I love you just the way you are…’ came, which got me pondering… How willing are you to let people be themselves and love them just the way they are? What expectations do you have of

Read More

Joy in simplicity

D’you ever stop to reflect on how you live, your way of being? Are you someone who is busy, busy, constantly multi-tasking, your mind jumping around a constantly expanding to-do list, worrying about this or that, feeling stressed, overloaded? Or, do you take each day

Read More

Connecting to your joy.

Some people, it seems, find it hard to be happy – they are happy being miserable! Never satisfied with the status quo, never one hundred per cent at home anywhere, always worrying about this or that. They might not like to admit it, however, what

Read More

True joy

In our last blog, we touched on the topic of choosing to be joyful rather than be angry and reactive, or, live in grief and pain. What is joy? Thinking of joy, we might remember occasions when we felt really happy, when we felt a

Read More

Choose joy!

Learning to respond rather than react  – how do you do that, you might ask?  It’s all about managing our emotions, then taking responsiblity and focusing on how we want to be. Unless we had an extraordinary parent or teacher, most of us don’t learn

Read More