Posts Tagged: pain

Sometimes the Unconscious is a Trickster

In the recent video, which prompted this written riff on it, I'm responding about a question a woman asked me as we chatted before the circle formally opened. She asked about something that she perceived had happened with her partner 'projecting onto her' and whether I felt she was 'right' to respond as she did. I…

The Glimpse – Live Like a Virgin

The video above is one glimpse of circle, a recording of a tender conversation between Joy and a man who was experiencing grief about his lack of desire and passion for his partner. The particular circumstances might resonate for you. If they don't, there is still so much in this video that is relevant to, and…

The Natural Reality is Undivided

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…

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…