I know what a tender act it is to creep out of hiding. I also know how beautiful it is when you make it over that first obstacle.Read More
I used to dread the days I had nothing. I would be empty of words and yet my mind was racing. As I sat in meditation, it was a challenge to even close my eyes against the bulge of my thoughts, and yet I felt that I had nothing to write. It was a sense of deep tiredness, boredom, a complete ebb.
Now, I am aware of the ‘Wheel of Life’. Here is the teaching to find balance between the ebb and flow of life, of creativity. If we stand at the edge of the wheel, we will only ever grow dizzy. How can we remain in the centre?Read More
If you find yourself asking, ‘what about me?’ then it means that you are beginning to get an inkling of another version of the story of your life: the one where you get to fulfil your destiny.
It might be that for a while, you try harder, but unless you find a way to step free of this cycle, you will only spin faster and ground yourself in deeper. You will continue to let people in line, and yet feel even more frustrated about your acts of good will.
Firstly, if your mind is saying, you are going to need a lot of confidence to get ‘there’ – to finish, writing that novel, or dedicate yourself to making enough art for an exhibition, or dedicate yourself to a new business venture – then now you know what you need. Rather than hearing these thoughts and feeling discouraged, we can step back for a moment and observe: okay, here’s where I want to get to, and here’s what I am going to need.Read More
When someone reaches out to me, and we begin working together, I place myself at their side to set off on a journey with them. So, firstly, I need to know where we’re going.
‘What is it that you want?’ I may ask. This is the place we will reach, now that I'm here to prevent you from going around in circles.
Entering into this space, allows us to clear the debris so that we can create true creative freedom. This means that we don’t have to do, and think, and do, and think, to muffle the feeling of classroom eyes upon us. We can be the artist and writer we have always wanted to be.Read More
By looking ‘out there’ for a solution, we’re only signalling to our brains that we don’t know. If questions could be answered by others we would never again have to ask, ‘do I look good in this?’ for example, because the last time we were told, ‘yes,’ would have been enough.
Answers lie within, by connecting to our centre. That pressing feeling of uncertainty is often because we’ve hung ourselves crooked.Read More
My clients may be disheartened at first, feeling how out of reach their dreams are, which is often what brings them to me. It’s my job to enable them to see these obstacles are only what the mind wants them to think. It’s just a string of code that we’re dealing with, nothing more innocuous that a sequence of letters put in place to keep them safe.Read More
Stepping into my own personal and professional development is such an important part of my practice as a Creative Coach. A willingness to face the truths of my life and do any necessary work to maintain the trajectory I’m on, is the greatest gift I can offer myself to ensure I keep living my dream.Read More
If it was sufficient for people to tell us that we do matter, that we are enough, and we truly are extraordinary, then all this shame-faced fear of lacking wouldn’t really be around all that much. At least once, some person has told us we are loved, we do have an important impact on their lives, we are significant. Maybe there is a feeling of satisfaction for a moment, a day, and then slowly the craving begins again.
I’m not immune to this craving. I still feel fear about the work I do, the plans I have for my career. Yet, my life is very different to how it was.Read More
Often, we think we are dreaming of success, but really we are playing a worn film reel in the back of our heads of all the things we would really love, but feel are out of reach, or unattainable, or made impossible by the circumstances of our lives.Read More
For a while, when I finished my daily writing practice, there was a sense of, ‘phew! I managed another page,’ which I thought was worth exploring. What I found, was this notion of having to contact a microscopic point, and then suspend myself, so that words could flow from this extremely precise place.Read More
I’ve decided I’m going to live until I’m 130 and I’ve noticed that by making one shift in my way of thinking, the ripple effect is enormous. It means that I have over 90 years of my life left, which is the equivalent, in a way, of just being born.
How many times, through my life, have I thought: if only I knew this ten years ago. Now, I do.
All of this feels like a brilliant arena within which to discuss the ways our beliefs can limit us, and that with the right focus we can shift our beliefs to create a magical life.Read More
This is why I blog everyday and release at least two videos a week: to be that beacon that says, ‘burn brighter than a spotlight.’Read More
I’m interested in how many writers and artists can talk of how desirable it is to find a way to express themselves, and yet are vague about how this can be achieved, or what ‘getting it down right’ actually means.Read More
The mind can act like a cage. When we listen to thought, we are inside that cage looking out. Each thought is an iron bar that keeps us from the heart. Freedom is when you make contact with your feelings. When we feel, we are free. Sensation has no bounds.Read More
Have you ever found yourself thinking in a way that felt like a jinx? You hear a thought and quickly try to plug it? For me, it was usually inappropriate things, like suddenly imagining my music teacher naked, or saying things to people in my head while having a real conversation with them.Read More
The sweetness and inspiration of life is available, all you have to do is follow your instinct and create the way. Within us, is the same inherent map that the Hummingbird holds – free from doubt, open to possibility, always committed.Read More
It may be that we want to be an artist, or a business owner, but floating in our thoughts we only see our ‘dreamlike’ identity, bathing in experiences that tell us, ‘you’re not good enough,’ ‘you’ll never amount to anything,’ ‘ha, yeah right! Good luck with that one, loser!’Read More
When I set out on my personal development journey, the path was a mystery. In fact, it would be more accurate to say that for a while my ‘journey’ was, standing around, not even knowing where the paths was.Read More