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I am here with you

Lately I’ve been practising metta meditation, and “I am here with you” has come to be one of my lovingkindness mantras: for myself, for people I love, for neutral acquaintances, for people I have difficulties with, for cats. Today I … Continue reading

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Crash

It’s been over seven months since I moved out of my house with minimal possessions (which for a bellydancer means an extensive spreadsheet documenting what is stored at the houses of which friends and family members), not knowing where I … Continue reading

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Strengths

I know I go on about it a lot, but participating in Niyc Pidgeon’s Upgrade Your Success programme last summer was a great thing for me and has had all kinds of follow-on effects. One fun thing we worked with … Continue reading

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The theology of perfection

At my yoga teacher training day recently, one of the teachers summed up what we were all thinking thus: “We’re not perfect. Perfect is boring.” I agree. Yet what popped into my brain at that moment and demanded to be … Continue reading

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Too busy to hold on

I work in a really big organisation which does terribly important work. I’m just a tiny part of a tiny part of it, and there are huge bits of that it my job doesn’t even touch, but there are lots … Continue reading

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Write yo’ lines/ with our words we create our world

Using a mantra is one practice in which more is better. Repetition furthers. – Ram Dass, Be Love Now   I love it that the internet allows you to change the text of Bart Simpson’s famous chalkboard. The old-school idea … Continue reading

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Your heart’s the best

This post comes equipped with a very excellent soundtrack:   I had a kind of revelation in yoga class one Tuesday morning: my heart is amazing. My heart pumps blood and all the vital stuff it carries around my body, … Continue reading

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HONOUR

Love, honour, and obey – old-fashioned marriage vows Honour thy father and they mother – Exodus 20:12 Honour your feelings/honour your body/honour where you are today – possibly every yoga teacher ever Part of my yoga teacher Jenifer’s end-of-class ritual … Continue reading

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Crystal synchronicity

Crystals are cool. I was really resistant to their alleged “powers” for a very long time, and slowly I came around via the idea of objects being an anchor for intention. They don’t have to be crystals. I have a … Continue reading

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Another free colouring page from your friendly local internet

As you may have noticed, I like to make A4 graphics of my mantras. The process of creating and colouring them is therapeutic, then I get to put them up on the wall and see them every day. It occurred … Continue reading

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