Meditation – Am I Doing It Right?

I’ve meditated for 15 years. I used to wonder; ‘Am I doing it right?’ And ‘What is the purpose?’ My first instructor was a Buddhist. ‘Emptiness is the goal,’ she said. That felt wrong to me. It felt like I was trying to rid myself of myself During my very first attempt at meditating I…

Telepathy – the US government seal of approval

In recent months I’ve done a lot of experiments consciously sending love to strangers in the subway or in stores and restaurants. And noticing the relaxing, soothing effect.  People often turn and smile.  So imagine my surprise when I opened Pulitzer prize nominated author Annie Jacobsen’s new book Phenomena.  It is about how the US government…

The Reset Button

Wow.  January was a bummer.  It felt flat, colorless as if all the air had suddenly been sucked out of my life.  I am not a depressive sort.  At first I wondered if Laura had upped and left after 3 years.  Her time was up and she was gone.  I felt suddenly bereft and alone….

Otto

Sweet Otto has gone. The only cat I ever loved. He was my sister’s cat and he seemed to know instinctively what I needed when I returned to England to grieve after Laura died (see post My New Love, 7 August 2014).  He jumped (uninvited) into the hammock beside me and put his paws around…

Premonitions

I’ve been thinking a lot about premonitions recently. I don’t claim any understanding of how we can know things in advance. But it is more and more obvious to me that we do. And that we should listen. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Last week my sister and I both received ‘intelligence’  of…

Divine Timing

A dear friend, surrounded by her family and loved ones, said goodbye to her beloved mom last week.  As I stood graveside listening to the heart felt speeches, I felt like I was standing in a painting with all the beautiful fall colors daubed around us. But my heart skipped a beat as my friend…

Only Love Remains

We all return to love at the end. A hospice volunteer told me recently that every patient, no matter how angry, dissolves into love in the days or weeks before they pass.  Watching the haunting but beautiful movie ‘Still Alice’ and listening to Krista Tippett discussing Alzheimer’s with psychologist Alan Dienstag, I wonder if alzheimers…

Intuition

 Prayer is the phone call and intuition is the answer – Christiane Northrup

Sparkles

Surely it is no coincidence that when I revisited my early life (as a warm up to doing the past lives regression) the first image I saw was of my sister and I running around our childhood garden in England waving sparklers. These lights always seemed so magical to me, along with fireflies, strings of fairy…

Hair

Call it the Samson effect. Delilah snipped off all of Samson’s hair and with it went his magical strength.  It turns out this wasn’t a myth after all. Our hair is a form of extra-sensory antenna. When we crop our hair, we lose our sensitivity to our environment, to those around us and we greatly…

The Light Within

To steer by the light of the heart is the only choice for me now.  It is both exhilarating and terrifying.  To let go of thinking my way forward and instead find the path by what feels right, what resonates within. It is what got me here to Sedona.  It is the motor that drives…

Awakening

Yesterday I went to the ‘Healing Our Grief’ workshop at the Open Center. It was a beautiful sharing experience hosted by Sue Frederick author of Bridges to Heaven. Sue’s husband died age 37 from cancer and her best friend died the same year. These two tragedies transformed her life, reawakened her intuition and her spiritual…

Inspired

Wow! I was bowled over this morning when I switched on my laptop to find the blog got almost 5,000 hits in one day and so many kind messages of love and support from meditators on the Deepak Chopra site. It lifts my wings and makes me feel less alone. It was exactly a year…