The Awakening

I’m tackling a big subject today: one which is grounded in an insight which presented itself after a long period of silence and, as is so often the way, while I was doing something else entirely. It intrigues me how the intuitive seeds germinate in the darkness of the unconscious, growing, in obscurity, until they … More The Awakening

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Life Music

I love baths, for their meditative, calming quality, and find that relaxing in the warm water allows creative ideas to present themselves – a new melody for a composition, perhaps a plot refinement for my novel, the subject of a painting. This morning I listened to a favourite CD, featuring cello and classical guitar. There … More Life Music

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The Way of Silence

Autumn has arrived and, with it, a lessening of energy.  As the need for increased rest curtails my activities, I have found solace in writing, tucked up on the sofa with a cup of tea and Mme Pouqui for company, or sitting in the sun whenever it peeps from behind its veil of clouds. The … More The Way of Silence

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The Wisdom of Trees

Have you ever noticed how much there is to be learned from Nature? On my solitary walks I observe many things, especially the beautiful trees abounding in my neighbourhood, and the more I examine these fellow beings we take so much for granted, the more miraculous they appear.  Their diversity is astonishing, incorporating so many … More The Wisdom of Trees

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My Cat as my Teacher

  This morning my cat, Mme Pouqui, is impatient for her walk.  She has taken to the body harness and leash with alacrity and would spend the whole day wandering with me if she could.  Her body language as she sits by the front door, peering out through the screen at the intriguing world beyond, … More My Cat as my Teacher

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The Big Question

The afternoon sun poured in through the venetian blinds as we sipped our tea.  My client, visiting for her regular spiritual mentoring appointment, took a breath and dropped The Big Question into the companionable silence. “Angie – what do you believe?” I knew what she was asking and it was not an inquiry into the … More The Big Question

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Notes from a Retreat

“Oh, you’re going on a retreat!  How relaxing!”   How often do we hear this comment when we tell others where we are going? A retreat can be many things – illuminating, boring, restful, confronting – and all of these rolled into the one day – but it can seldom be described as relaxing.  Time … More Notes from a Retreat

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Returning to the Self

This reflection formed part of a recent retreat held at Wentworth Falls, NSW. RETURNING TO THE SELF It is a lovely phrase, but what does it mean?  We may understand it intuitively, we may feel its gravitational pull, but our left-brains don’t quite know what to do with it. It is the essential blending which … More Returning to the Self

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