March 2021

The baby, the bathwater, and the new normal

I thought I’d share with you some reflections that have arisen for me over the last few weeks, based on conversations with clients and fellow practitioners. It strikes me that, as we attempt to make sense of the unprecedented upheaval that Covid-19 has brought with it, we are each doing so with no roadmap and, often, alone. And, for sure, we are all adjusting differently, using the best strategies we know. However, I have had a growing sense of a kind of common pattern forming in the singular stories I am hearing, and it´s this that I want to reflect on with you here. Bear with me, this is a little longer than usual!

January 2021

For many of us, 2020 didn’t finish (and 2021 didn’t start) with the change or perhaps the relief that we were hoping for. So where to from now?
There are a few foundational things we can do for ourselves. If they don´t come naturally at first, take baby steps. Remember they are all gestures of self-care which is so important right now.

Stillness

Well here I am, neither late nor early, arriving “precisely on time” like Gandalf, true to my promise of not bombarding you with too many emails and overloading your inbox!

As 2018 draws to a close, I want to let you all know I am thinking of you and give you the opportunity to have a look at my 2019 offerings, especially the Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness, which will be in its third year.

Reiki as a Gateway to Spiritual Discovery

When I first encountered Reiki, also referred to as Universal Life Force, almost by accident, in 1998, I was in such a place where the changing demands of a job which had once filled my heart with love, had turned into pressure and I was beginning to feel symptoms of stress. It’s not that I didn’t like teaching anymore, I did (and I still do), but ‘something’ was missing. 

Do you have a Regular Pause and Rest Practice?

As I am working with my clients, I am reflecting on how the main focus of my work is to facilitate new perceptions and perspectives. When you are stressed, it seems that your attention becomes restricted to a narrow perspective. Let’s imagine that you’re looking through a periscope. You push the periscope up and scan the landscape ahead.