Posts Tagged: truth

A testimonial from Rachel Irvine-Fortescue – Thank you Secret Garden

Thank You Secret Garden For years I have been working on and off with different teachers and therapists and healers, attending a variety of different workshops, but it is only recently that I have found something that makes total sense, and also really ‘works’. For me, Secret Garden workshops, retreats, trainings and one to one…

Big men are real enough to feel!

Recently I was working with a couple for the first time who, by virtue of their background in therapeutic work and facilitating tantra groups, could have been expected to deeply ‘know the territory’ when it came to relating and intimate communication. However assumptions are dangerous. Their marriage was in a very dire state. It was quickly clear…

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…

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…

Walking in the man-woman shadows

Joy talking with a circle and to a woman, after a challenge from a woman to one of the men. ‘Your rage against man and not getting what you thought you wanted is glorious -and not the truth. Your rage against man’s ability to let go more easily, his ability to be sexual without falling…