Author Archives: Helen White

About Helen White

Helen White is a professional artist and published writer with two primary blogs to her name. Her themes pivot around health and wellbeing, expanded consciousness and ways of noticing how life is a constant dance between the deeply subjective and the collective-universal, all of which she explores with a daily hunger to get to know herself better. Her blog Living Whole shines a light on living with high sensitivity, dealing with trauma and healing from chronic health issues. Spinning the Light is an extremely broad-based platform where she elucidates the everyday alchemy of relentless self-exploration. A lifetime of "feeling like an outsider" slowly emerged as neurodivergence (being a Highly Sensitive Person with ADHD, synaesthesia, sensory processing challenges and other defecits overlapping with giftedness). All of these topics are covered in her blogs, written from two distinct vantage points so, if you have enjoyed one of them, you may wish to explore the other for a different, yet entirely complimentary, perspective.

Gold where you are

Sometimes we don’t see gold for looking, or because we see what we expect to see, not what is actually there… Continue reading

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SLOWly easing into the New Year

“Rocket launch our lives” seems to be the definining energy of New year yet we all work so much better, more productively, when we do it to our own and Nature’s natural rhythms, which includes the circadian and circannual cycles. When we force ourselves out of Nature’s groves, we have to push ourselves so much harder…and our health always takes the toll, sooner or later. Burnout becomes near-inevitable but, more importantly, we often cut ourselves from our best gifts and most creative superpowers when we do this. Continue reading

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Lost…and found

You have to loose something in order to find it again, whether its a feeling (let’s say, the magic of Christmas) or even yourself…and its in the finding that we make ourselves more whole than we were to start with. Continue reading

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Camelot for a shining moment

In order to grow, the cycle has to transform into a spiral. The lockdown has to generate a growth tip that leads to something newer, “higher”, seen as though from a broader perspective; the overview. We all strive for balance but does uber-balance preclude the ability to develop a growth point, ending in stalemate or cancellation, or is this where we start to catch a glimpse of something golden through the mists of frustration? A journey through frustration to the glimpse of…something…through the mists. Continue reading

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Sensing evolution

In an era when things “not being quite what they seem” is rife and faced with a constant bombardment of misinformation, it really is time to bring our felt senses onboard, and then some. Exploring the evolution of our relationship with sixth sense. Continue reading

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Trick of the light

When you have felt disillusioned and out of place most of your life, though you have tried so very hard to bring light, what next? How do you bring the light deep into your struggling state of embodiment, to make the ultimate paradigm leap of your lifetime? You see it all as it is, you shout it out, you bring awareness in to light up the whole picture and you continue working at being the light and then…well, let’s see. Continue reading

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Oh, the paradox!

Although this isn’t a post about health issues as such, I request to draw on the endless pool of useful materials that it provides on my journey towards wholeness. It’s a truth tripped over many times on that journey that … Continue reading

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Light into old structures

(If we let it) death opens us up, makes us curious, and we can’t help but be a little touched by its effects when it happens to those we deeply love. (If we dare) we can open ourselves up widely next to that person going through the process, from which hallowed spot we can’t fail to be brushed by some of the expansiveness and light as it comes in to dissolve old structures; both their old structures as they leave the physical realms and also our old structures, especially our old beliefs about “what dealth is”, even as we look our grief straight in the eyes and deal with all that entails for as long as it takes to heal. Continue reading

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Determination (a “feminine” quality par excellence)

Like a river that hits against a heavy rock fall, determination will still get there in the end, eroding away at the blockage, but that can take eons…or, with that uber-feminine quality that determination is so well-known for, it can find another way around, forge a brand new path, to continue its journey back to the sea. This is where we, collectively, are now…needing to adapt and forge new routes, to pick “determined and swift” over slowly chiselling away at the most obstinately resistant and sealed-off old ways, in order to get back to our collective wholeness. Women (as the embodiment of the feminine aspect in gender-expressed form) know how to do this; we were trained in it across all the thousands of years that we were met by so many intractable man-made obstacles! Continue reading

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Back in the body

Its been made all too easy for us, not just the most sensitive, to vacate our bodies, even preferable (culturally speaking) that we lose ourselves in escapism rather than staying fully awake and present, having an opinion or taking action regarding whatever timeline we are collectively on. Perhaps its time we sensitivies commited to becoming more grounded, practicing how to be more fully present with our bodies, learning to ride or even transform all the triggers, in order to anchor our higher vision to the physical world we all share together as our only embodied “home”. Continue reading

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