Winter stillness

Winter, Water, Stillness and rest. Here we are in mid winter, and it’s time to let the body rest and regenerate ready for spring. Easy to say, not so easy to practice though. What I find arising for me in the spaces where I could chose to rest, or chose to do something is a question “If I am just resting am I enough?” Surely if I do this thing…

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“in you is the presence that will be, when all the stars are dead.”

Here we are, midsummer rising, coming to the height of summer expansion. This is a time of fire, light, brightness, and I am lucky enough to have experienced the super brightness of a Greek Island recently for my Qi-gong teacher training. The picture above is the sunrise. Our Shen is a vital substance in Chinese medicine. It gives us the capacity to be present, aware, and able to respond appropriately.…

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Fire energy

Welcome to the second of my seasonal newsletters. And of course, the element associated with summer is fire. In Chinese medicine the fire element has a strong outward energy. And so, we are attracted to being outside, and socialising a lot. When the fire energy is in balance we feel joyful and happy. we want to socialise, we laugh easily, but also have an inner calm, and are in touch…

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Fight or Flight?

What if you could surrender to each moment, act upon your impulses and find your true inspiration? Come…. Deep inside, Into your very core, To the swirling depths of deep darkness. Journey to the centre, The womb of all creation. For only in the utter stillness, In the velvety richness of this fertile place Will the true seed of inspiration grow. As candle by candle, Moment by moment, Breath by…

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A delicate dance from tree to earth

Metal holds the function of our relationship to the world. How we create and maintain our boundaries and exchange with the world. If we are constantly pushing the world away there is an imbalance in Metal, similarly if we are constantly in exchange with the world without being able to hold a space for ourselves, Metal is out of balance. I am beginning to see that Metal is an imbalance…

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