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22 THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR IN LOCKDOWN

This week my family and I decided to undertake a daily gratitude practice. The longer the lockdown continues, the deeper we are able to connect and create in new ways. Remember, reconnect and restory is a mantra that will not leave me these days.

 

Never before have I been in one place for so long and never before have I seen the gifts of quiet inner time.

 

Everyone seems to be talking about returning to a ‘new normal’ but I am choosing to see this as an opportunity to return to a ‘ new natural’ balance. One than honours the inner and outer arcs of attention in our human and more than human lives.

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EVERY THOUGHT IS FERTILE

This Spring has been glorious in the UK and, as most of us have been at home in lockdown, we’ve able to notice and enjoy it despite the challenges of COVID.

 

The sun has been shining for days on end, causing buds on the trees to break forth in their glorious, fresh, green hues. They’re vibrant, and new, and shining like candy.

 

The hawthorn tree (sacred to Beltane on the 1st May) has burst into tiny white blossoms that have the most subtle yet enticing smell if you stop of partake of their nectar. The wild herbs are equally abundant and growing out of every nook and cranny, begging for attention. Many plants have been plucked and tasted as I have taken my daily walks through the landscape and, of course, I have done nothing but stop to smell the flowers of all shapes and sizes.

 

This week the Swallows have returned to Avebury too. Their playful exuberance is lighting up the skies as they swoop, dive and play over my home.

 

For those who have access to the natural world it’s all so exquisite that it would be easy to slip off into a blissful dream and forget that we are in the middle of a crisis.

 

Or are we?

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OUR GLOBAL VISION QUEST – THE JOURNEY

So we have jumped off the cliff into potential annihilation (of our way of life and ego identity).

 

We have crossed the threshold and entered into the forest of our imagination, seeking a new vision of what is possible.

 

And we are lost.

Well and truly lost.

 

We feel confusion, despair, doubt.

 

And this is exactly how it should be.

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A New Story Of Money

What if… there was no such thing as money? We are living through interesting times where many of the systems that uphold civilisation as we know it are beginning to transform. Some call it a crisis, others an opportunity.   As Naomi Klein rightly states as she paraphrases Milton Freidman, “When that crisis occurs, the […]
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