The Insistent Me

Wholeness is unconditional love ..... it is the play of everything. Including the insistent and demanding nature of separate self. Realisation of the unconditional love of Being is not a new age 'love and light' fluffiness and denial of 'reality'. Pain or war or unconsciousness and all the shadows of shame, fear, guilt and rage…

Awakening and Emotional Challenges

Ordinary extraordinary THIS is it. That can be a frustrating thing to hear for someone who is seeking Freedom or healing, because the ego is looking for something bigger, ‘special’. Once there is a glimpse of empty fullness, the glistening light and love of creation, it is seen clearly as all that could ever truly…

Being Honest

This is a guest blog from Tim my beloved life partner, who plays an essential part in Secret Garden both in the background between groups and supporting me and co-facilitating during them. Tim wanted to contribute on this subject that, as you will see, is close to his heart. Read more about Tim at Being…

Gratitude

We all have many things it is so easy to be grateful for - food on the table, shelter, a society more safe and stable than many. A beautiful practice is to recall on waking each morning some of the thing you are already grateful for. This will make real shifts in your vibration very…

Death, Loss and Endings

The bottom line This life and the apparent creation everywhere cannot be possessed. ‘You’ are not separate from anything that appears in manifestation. Energy expresses as every single possibility and it is constantly changing. Energy is a shapeshifter, a dancer. So everything you love, everything you want to keep, everyone you want to hold to…

She is in All – Man and Woman

She is in Man and Woman Why we sit in same gender circles occasionally in Secret Garden Gender is not who you are-yet it appears to make a very big difference! When we invite men and women to sit in circles of their own gender, it is because something is moving in the loose community…

Unbounded Aliveness

'You' are unbounded aliveness, 'you' are utter stillness, 'you' are everything, 'you' are No-thing, 'you' are all that is, 'you' are the essence, the source of all. Secret Garden has nothing to offer the personality. There are no ‘solutions’ to the whirligig of pleasure & pain & perceived problems of relationship, work, health, money, except…

Ineffable Love

Circles are always unique and are highly experiential - they are about YOU, your freedom to live the fullness of being, ecologically and sustainably, in your chosen life. Realisation of the unconditional love of Being is not a new age 'love and light' fluffiness and denial of 'reality'. Wholeness is unconditional love because it allows the play…

Wilderness and Circles

This is a short video made a couple of years ago, where Joy talks about the connections between wilderness and the circle. And the invitations from mud and treacherous well trodden paths! Circles are always wild, cannot be predicted because they are Life itself, energy moving in order to reveal what needs to be seen or…

Polarity is inevitable – yet a rose doesn’t argue with the wind

World and nature Polarity and dualism are what the world and mind- as opposed to the natural reality of being - comprises. World is created by and mirrors mind (as opposed to nature). Polarity is endlessly expressing in this unfolding dream which is real and unreal. Full embrace of this polarity (which is always impossible…