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The essential nature of being kind to ourselves

The essential nature of being kind to ourselves

Something beautiful unfolds in the moments of Spirit’s kindness interweaving with self- kindness. Possibility emerges, softness creates welcome. Why can it be so difficult for us to be kind to ourselves?  I notice that it’s something that comes up in Spiritual...
Grief comes in many ways

Grief comes in many ways

Our puppy-filled summer ended recently as we said farewell to our last two gorgeous bundles. It was a tearful time as I waved away these two who had found their way more deeply into my heart and our home. I knew it was time and that they needed to go and begin...
A puppy-filled summer

A puppy-filled summer

It’s been quite a summer this year (obviously not weather -wise here in the UK, that’s been the usual mix of grey and wet with the odd bit of sunshine poking through!) It’s been a puppy-filled summer as our Moth gave birth to 7 gorgeous little ones. My hands have been...
Spiritual Director as midwife for the soul

Spiritual Director as midwife for the soul

Like a midwife, she works with the whole person and is present throughout the whole process  Today’s blog is from Richard Rohr’s daily meditations which I can highly recommend and can be found here The theme of this last week has been on Spiritual...
A thanksgiving examen

A thanksgiving examen

For many, the spiritual practice of the Examen is a rich and insightful experience. It offers a way to prayerfully reflect over the day and to interntionally notice what the day brought. It can be fertile soil for growth and transformation. This week I came across...
Bending with the wind

Bending with the wind

to let myself be present to whatever is being offered I was very blessed to spend four days and nights away for retreat time last weekend. Tucked away in a little cabin in the woods, off grid (no electricity or running water) with a little outdoor kitchen and compost...