Posts Categorized: Secret Garden

Mind & Emotion or Alchemical Gold?

Those who have not undergone full transmutation through relating (to spouse, partner or life guide) harden against their own humanity and that of the other through self-protection, opinions, blame, separation, judgement & over-thinking (animus in woman/female) or intense emotional reactivity, fear of containment, fantasy and chaos of mind (anima in man/male). The fling, or the
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Clarifying Awakenings, The Witness & Freedom

In this response to some great questions, Joy clarifies the differences between awakenings, witness consciousness and freedom is essential as there are many confusing teachings about these three very different things. The confusions can create problems for the separate self and some of them can have serious consequences in the appearance. Positively, in the appearance,
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The Religion of the Individual

When the illusion of separation disintegrates for good, all there is is the sweet empty fullness of life. Enough-ness. The separate individual will deny things, or repress things, or pretend, in order to survive.  One can only be awestruck at the creativity with which the individual sustains the survival of its mechanisms and projections.  How the
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Agenda-Free Aliveness

Freedom is agenda - free. Freedom may still be drawn to work with apparent people in a healing and transformational environment. Here's what Joy had to say about that! Life is not serious. Simply, utterly whole. If you are drawn by this message, there is a day of dialogue, talk, silence and laughter exploring in
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She is in All – and in both Man and Woman

Why we sit in same gender circles in Secret Garden When we invite men and women to sit in circles of their own gender, it is because something is moving that asks for the particular holding and exploratory journeying of sisterhood and brotherhood, in the loose community we are always becoming anew (Secret Garden is not
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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
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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
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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
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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
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