Posts Categorized: Essence

At the Heart of Sorrow

Silent Saboteur or Sweet Surrender? The sweetness and wonder of new love turns to drama and the debris of a break up. A tightness and ache in your heart. Grief not only for lost love, but for how the love wasn’t enough. Grief for how you lost yourself in the trying to make love work. Unhealed traumatic loss,…

Don’t Get Lost in Fairyland

Every day, new accounts of loss, suffering, heroism and anguish from our collective story of Covid-19, touch me so deeply. Sharings from those who are intrinsically part of my life, family, friends & clients, and also of those I hear in the limited news I digest. We are all faced with the truly inconceivable. The…

When the Snow Melts

A massive thank you is due. Love and respect to all who created such a rich, laughter-filled, deep New Year gathering. Radiant aliveness, truth, fierceness, healing, presence, tender care, accountability, intimacy, transparency, each moment glistened. ❤️❤️ Some people think they come to Secret Garden to make their lives work better. There is nothing wrong with that…

What’s Strictly got to do with Waking Up?!

Why watch Strictly when I love silence & stillness at the end of a day? It may surprise you - Strictly has much in common with Secret Garden's awakening work (and Secret Garden of course invites and gives you many vitalising things that Strictly does not!) It’s very interesting what others can assume about freedom…

The Simplicity of Sensational Life

Freedom, wholeness, cannot be 'got' or 'owned'. Nothing can ever be done to 'achieve' it. The Most Intimate message can apparently dissolve the trying. 'Me' dissolves because it isn't real. Freedom is the life that infuses all forms and is not changed at all when any or all forms are gone.Glimpses may occur - but…

Do you move with or against Life’s Intelligence?

What if any unhappiness comes from unknowingly working against life's true purpose and indeed its 'intention'? Part of waking up (the painful part) is more awareness of, clarity about, where and how you do this. However, once you begin to learn about life's inherent exquisite order and your own patternings and start to work in alignment with…

The Sack and The Evening Dress

In this response to a question, Joy points to the indescribable. The wonder of being. She talks about the 'me' which isn't separate from that wonder and yet appears to mask it in its quest to employ the strategies mind uses to avoid all that comes with the illusion of separation and the sense of…