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…

Felix talks about Circles

This is a short, beautiful video of a man voicing how very touched he is by the circle and structures. Notice how you feel as you listen to him talk about how much love he experienced. Circles are always unique and are highly experiential - they are about YOU, your freedom to live the fullness of being, ecologically…

The body – love, joy, respect

Lomi Lomi brings a respectful, and joyful relationship with your body, similar to that you might have with a beloved animal or child. Lomi lomi heals and prevents stress. A large amount of the 'dis-ease' humans experience comes from 'stress'. I see this word 'stress' as cultural shorthand for 'dishonouring the body and nature'. Lomi Lomi…

Light and emptiness

I have been prompted to write this because of recent events in the Secret Garden community. I have so much respect for those who value their awakening 'process', commit to resolving 'stickiness' in their interactions, and take the openings they experience as a guide in future choices, behaviours and actions. And yet, life is wholly…

Boundaries – made up, yet vital for a happy ‘story’ Part 2

How do you refine your capacity to clarify and communicate your boundaries? Without healthy and clearly expressed boundaries that we know we will maintain, life can be an overwhelm of resentment, unexpressed rage that is toxic to the body and those close to us. The natural, instinctive, healthy response to an invasion of a boundary is…