Here’s a new video, with footage that I’ve shot over the last two years both in Canada and where I live in Suffolk, England. This video is all about finding healing, joy, peace and relaxation with the element of water. Enjoy!
New Video: 15 minute relaxation
Take a moment to relax, de-stress, calm down, take a time out -whatever you need to do with this 15 minute new video from my YouTube channel. Blessings!
Whispers of the Moon
New Video: The Longest Night
Enjoy! Happy holidays to you all, and all the best for the new year. xoxo
Mist Drum Song
At the end of filming on the heath this week for my next video, I took some time out as the mist was settling in. I felt called to pull out my drum and sing to/for the mist, and this is the result 🙂
Since the release of his book, Surrender, I’ve been thinking about this concept that Bono talks about in so many different ways. In one tale, presented live on the “The Late Show” (see video below) it really struck a chord within me (pun totally intended).
He talked about how he had (and still has) to approach his wife of 40 years within such terms. He spoke of approaching her like this: “Only if you arrive at her fort defenceless, do you have half a chance in challenging her own, almost unbroachable defences”.
I thought that this was utterly beautiful. It could be applied to so much in life, not just your loved one. For me, it’s about being authentic, about being truly and utterly you, to whomever it is you are trying to connect with. It could be your life partner, your parents, your children, your gods, your ancestors, your community.
When approaching the gods, there is no point in putting up a mask, surrounding yourself with defences. They are gods. They see through all that crap. If you choose to open up your soul to a god, then there is no need for games, for duplicity or falsehoods of any kind. There is only you, and the deity.
It’s much the same with your life partner, family, ancestors, even those of your community. Those who think that they are fooling you with guises and masks are only fooling themselves. People are more perceptive than many think. We know when something or someone is “off”, it’s just that often we choose to ignore that instinct.
Authenticity is about surrender. It’s about being utterly human, being utterly you. It’s acknowledging the good and the bad and everything in between. It’s about working towards being the best person you can be, without masks, without disguises.
This doesn’t mean you have to let go of all boundaries. But if you truly want to connect on a soul-deep level, it is about being totally, utterly you. Letting down your defences also allows those to come to your aid. Keep them up, and they keep everything and everyone out.
The concept of surrender, and of defences, is one that I am going to chew over for quite some time this winter. In the stillness and silence of a winter’s day, in the overarching darkness of a long winter’s night, I am taking this to heart and really experiencing what it is to live in this manner. It will will, I think, open up new ways of living and being that before were only imagined.
This winter, I am surrendering.
New Video: The Tapestry of Life
After my hard drive crashed (and is not repairable) I finally got out again and did some filming this week. I hope you like it!
The Magic of the Liminal
No, Wait, THIS is the Last Video of the Year!
Wishing you all Happy Holidays 🙂 xoxo
The Spiritual Harvest
New video now up on my YouTube channel 🙂