"Spiritual Intelligence for Everyday Life"

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The life cycle of stars

Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in Poetry, Spiritual living, Uncategorized

Here’s my poem inspired by the life cycle of stars, which for me echoes the incarnation of the limitless light of the soul into the density of a human body: as above so below. I love gazing up at the night sky, and I’m lucky that we live in a place of low light pollution so they’re often astonishingly clear (when the Welsh rainclouds are taking a night off anyway)! I think that at a cellular level, literally, we recognise our origins out there in the vast expanse and we gain a sense of belonging, hope, and perspective through seeing our place in this cosmic context.

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A Thrutopian evocation; the way through

Posted on Jun 8, 2022 in Poetry, Spiritual living, Uncategorized

Animal communication with Semele Xerri

As an essential aspect of my grounded spiritual work, I’m passionate about living in harmony with the more than human world. I’m currently on a journey with other writers called Thrutopia, in which we’re investigating how we can write a path to a flourishing future. Our media is flooded with dystopian visions because in these challenging times of climate change and social disruption it’s just too easy to imagine a disastrous future.

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Be the change you want to see in the world – Reading for 2022

Posted on Jan 3, 2022 in Uncategorized

Thoth Tarot Princess of Disks

My heart lifted on turning over this beautiful card for 2022 which contains so much helpful advice about how to approach this new year.

Let’s have a look at the element first. She is a Princess of the earth, and so she highlights the planet, money, your body and its health, your job, food, home, and all the practical resources you make use of in your daily life. She tells you that at this time you stand on the threshold of major changes and new beginnings in these matters, and you are pregnant (as the swelling belly of the Princess shows) with the potential of that. I say you because although I do believe this card speaks of global possibilities, she also points to the fact that we are all individually responsible for manifesting these changes in each of our domestic spheres – on our own little patch of earth.

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Of mice and men; a synchronicity lesson

Posted on Oct 8, 2021 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized

Pied Piper

I love synchronicity and my life, as I view it, is absolutely full of it. There’s a magical meaning to happenings which might otherwise appear purely as random chance. I know I’m wired naturally for a symbolic view of life (you just need to look at my astrological birth chart), but the more I’ve taken notice of it, the more I see. Jung defined synchronicity as a non-causal event in the external world which coincides with things going on in the internal world, such as our thoughts, feelings and dreams.

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Hammocking: the science and art of daydreaming

Posted on Jul 22, 2021 in Spiritual living, Uncategorized

Hammocking: the science and art of daydreaming

I’ve invented a new verb; hammocking. My partner recently pulled down a crumbling shed in a corner of our garden and replaced it with a hammock. I wasn’t convinced by the idea initially, but I’ve fallen in love with the reality of it.

The first time I lay full length in that hammock, up at the top of the garden where all you can see from your gently swaying, supremely comfortable position is sky and trees, I was immediately transported back to childhood.

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