Woman’s rage! A Response from Joy to the bwati ongoing group egroup

I felt so happy to read this egroup letter. It is a momentous theme and several women in the egroup have been nudging at the same one. What has happened here though, (Woman’s name), is a completion of a very common (in wounded human beings) cycle. Often though that completion -which carries the seeds of…

Independence, resistance, and the ‘shield’s’ response to conflict

Joy talks to a woman who is finding work and relating difficult after a Secret Garden retreat Your armour of independence, wanting to do things your way, have your own way, is absolutely fine. Except that in this profound work of dismantling what isn’t truth and love, it has no place it can survive. The…

Lomi Lomi and Living a Soulful Life – what might happen for you on a lomi lomi retreat?

When you book a place on a  LomiLomi retreat you may not consciously be intending to heal deep ancestral or childhood patterning in order to bring light into your cells and embody beingness in ordinary life.  You may be more focused on relaxation from work pressures, stress-relief, physical vitality or maintenance or relieving bodily discomfort. You…

Tenderness, courage and trust

To an e circle – I know some of you have faced strong challenges since we were together. Living your life aligned with love and truth – this first duality in being and human consciousness – is only possible if you live your natural courage and trust and tenderness. Your mind does not wish this,…

How Can You Grow Love in Your Life this Spring?

Relationships take many forms. Some people thrive with one mate for life, some enjoy having several lovers, some prefer to live alone and yet still relate to colleagues or friends, some experience a few intense relationships during their lifetime. Becoming conscious about what you need at each point in the spiral of your life smooths…

The Alchemical Power of Honesty in Awakened Intimacy

One of the most important tools you have in the potentially lifelong exploration of loving joyfully, in which intimacy is an awakening, is honesty - radical, uncompromising, totally compassionate honesty. This may sound controversial - but it seems clear that in this modern culture it is less common to wish to love oneself, life and those we…

What is a Secret Garden circle?

Secret Garden circle work and shamanic work are a profound call to stillness, silence, deep work and self-inquiry for those who are looking for deeper fulfilment in their lives and an awakening of or deeper realisation of the truth of who they are. This is spiritual work  that is authentic, sane, potent, grounded, and full of passion…

The Joyful Loving work– How YOU Can Live Awakened Intimacy

A man who was considering whether to participate in the upcoming Joyful Loving ongoing group said to me recently, ‘Shouldn’t exploring love be a private matter-and what is the point anyway? Shouldn’t love come naturally? Isn’t there just something wrong with me that I don’t know how to give love always?’ He seemed to feel…

Who are you?

You are simply, wondrously, vast, boundless, empty fullness, unconditional love unfolding. What is, is perfection. Including suffering & challenge & delight. When oneness is seen, the ordinary is a miracle. The most mundane thing we can ever do is truly extraordinary. Love is what ‘you’ are. You are light. You are life. You are intelligence. This radiant…