The greatest gift at Xmas – suitable for all ages

The greatest gift at Xmas – suitable for all ages

So much  pressure at Xmas time.  Parents putting themselves under stress to create a magical time for their children.   TV advertising and expectations to provide far more than what a child needs or for that matter what any of  us need.    Music blaring out at the supermarket tills, even in the gym today.  “Have yourself a merry little Xmas”  “May all your Christmases be white”.  There is an conscious and unconscious need to re-create an ideal of a time long gone  by.  But in those days past there were no computer games or iPads.  Children were happy with…

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How do you know when a relationship has past its sell-by date?

How do you know when a relationship has past its sell-by date?

Take the shopping:  When the price is right, the food might still go in the trolley on and beyond the sell-buy date.   Use-by dates are also not necessarily adhered to.   The food may be a bit manky round the edges but the taste isn’t too bad, certainly not enough to throw away.  It is only when there is more concern of greater harm than good do we throw away. So how can we use the same guide for our relationships. In the beginning it all looks good, feels good and tastes good.  The attraction is there, nice packaging,…

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What is Karma?

What is Karma?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about karma how it can be a useful way to make sense of life experiences, thoughts and events. If you are not familiar with the word Karma you may recognise some of the following statements (or even have your own ways of saying the same thing).   You reap what you sow   You get back what you give   It will all come home to you   Treat others as you wish to be treated   Do unto others what you you would like others to do unto you The concept of karma is…

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What is Love?

Love means many things to many people: Romantic Poetic Togetherness Never having to say your sorry Looking away Kind and caring Forgiveness All you need Acceptance Music to my ears Unconditional Positive Regard Dependency on another or Interdependency A powerful healing energy that flows from the heart chakra A natural biological response to our childrenchallenging Freedom to be A feeling of warmth towards a stranger My other half Addictive Channelled from Divine source A dance Intimacy Mindgames Bonding Who I am Powerful Winter Flowers What I’m waiting for Giving to another A universal energy Nature The answer The Sun, The…

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When was the last time you unleashed your Joy?

When was the last time you unleashed your Joy?

When I saw this painting this morning it really touched me. The first thing I noticed were the butterflies which I always feel drawn to. The butterfly is a symbol of change. The first butterfly I noticed was the green one close to the heart area. How many of us live life with closed hearts, defending ourselves from previous hurts, slights, judgments, rejections and pain. Unfortunately when things go wrong our natural default mechanism is to be wary; to hold ourselves back, to keep ourselves safe. We condition ourselves to believe that things will always be a certain way or…

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