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Don’t give it your power…and then paint it the way you like it

When these apparent tumbles in our circumstances happen, it hurts with all the betrayal of thinking that all the glories we have gathered along the way were false signposts, conjurings, mistaken glimpses through the mist. The pain comes from feeling our power taken off us – all over again (or that’s how we feel) but, really, it is because we have forgotten who we really are for long enough to give our power away…again. Its death of a thousand cuts comes from the handing over of our power to outside circumstances at the first sign of “here we go again”, making our joy conditional like we are sheep resignedly walking back into the same-old fold. The shock to our system can be profound after living it large for so long. We allow ourselves to go back to that cramped little world where we “can only be happy if” such and such thing happens or is a certain way, having come to know how expansive it is to live way beyond that. It is not so much that we are disappointed by this thing as in ourselves…for freely handing over our sovereignty to the “stand and deliver” of outside circumstance all over again, having told ourselves we were beyond all that. If there was one week when I needed to easily demonstrate to myself that I was capable of flight…whatever the outward circumstance…this was that week yet the learned behaviours of lie down and succumb can be powerful pattern-makers and they play out even now, in the swan-song of their era; for we are way beyond going back into the small places we have lived in for so long. This week has felt like the death throes of old reactions that hold us small…while we catch our breath…before throwing them over for ever. Continue reading

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Bless all the lambs

Their immense zest for life is the very thing that arrests me when I watch the lambs; the way these wooly youngsters engage with absolutely everything their idyllic green world has to offer, from the comedic pheasants walking by to the playful breeze that seem to whip them into jumping spirals of the most erratic motion, like leaves lifting off the ground. They race each other in playful gangs and they collaborate with audacious climbing partners, vying to get to the top. They suddenly leap up, bronking and bucking with bizarre spring-loadedness as though the ground has just tickled them. Then, when just as suddenly spent, they gravitate to their ever watchful mother’s side and succumb to warm grassy patches where, alone or in twin pairs, they meditate away all the gentle hours, eyes half closed and, yes, a kind of smile on their faces; apparently transported by an enviable ability to surrender themselves fully to the moment. Then again, suddenly up on those spring-loaded feet, they’re back to scrambling to that water’s edge, conquering the tree stump or forming pyramids on each other’s backs. If you have ever enjoyed the simple pleasure of watching a pack of dogs playing or even (for that matter) human children, these are really no different and their joie de vive is contagious as you watch. Continue reading

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What if life is always working with you…

Just because you realise some of your biggest quantum leaps to date have occurred off the back of resisting or fighting-off things and situations that you didn’t like (one bit) and that you – most likely – attribute some of your most evolutionary moments to surviving some of those situations doesn’t mean you have to seek out or or expect more of them to give your life the evolutionary shove you think it needs. You can become so accustomed to struggle that you keep manifesting more of it as you feel its the only way you know how to gain traction or measure it. When you learn to soul-search much earlier in the process of confronting those things that feel most challenging; asking ‘what’s in it for me’ as its happening, you can get right to the pearl at the heart of the situation at the very moment that it is most useful for you to grasp this, rather than with all the poignancy of hindsight (and all that struggle and suffering along the way). Be prepared to receive many personal gifts when you do this and then, most startling of all, be amazed as the ‘situation’ that had you struggling and gnashing your teeth just a moment ago is transformed into a significantly disarmed version of itself… Continue reading

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Switch Off the Overwhelm – And Feel the Power

Its been a tough old week for those of us who care deeply about animals and their welfare as horse-related ‘goings on’ in a UK abattoir have been added to all the other animal-related horror stories of late.  That’s not directly … Continue reading

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