Forgetful

A return to our previous format with another lesson learned (or rather underway) from Kirstie… I have just completed our first Introduction to Mindfulness course with Saffron. What a gift it has been especially through what has been experienced as stormy times. During the course Saffron shared with us the fundamental principles of Mindfulness beforeContinue reading “Forgetful”

Ask Sally…

Today we are going to start to do things a little bit differently.  One of our Collective members and big-hearted supporters is Sally.  She is not only an incredible complementary therapist but also a qualifed counsellor and psychotherapist.  As such she has offered to be our own on-line advice columnist to answer any questions youContinue reading “Ask Sally…”

Wave Goodbye, Say Hello

After an incredible and lively party on Halloween, enjoyed by both people and energetic beings alike, we have focused on the themes of regeneration and renewal.  Samhain, the pagan ritual from which we take most of our Halloween hullabaloo, denoted Summer’s End and a time to honour the ancestors, reflect upon life and death andContinue reading “Wave Goodbye, Say Hello”

It’s here.

So this is it.  Day 365.  Final post of Crystallising Dream. I thought I would have something profound to write, one of my more deep and meaningful posts but it appears I’ve gone word-shy again…How do I put how I feel into words? How do I sum up the last year? How do I possiblyContinue reading “It’s here.”

Two words

FIVE… days to go! I have an entry in my Calendar on 1st November which i forgot I added. It says “Shop Day”. For a while I thought it was something i had planned for the RSL Collective Shop – sorting, stocktaking etc but no this was the first indicator of my intention which IContinue reading “Two words”

Something old…

Today has felt like one of the “old days” as I am tired.  Almost jet-lag like tired.  Rather than push through my intuition told me to rest today today. For the shop day off to be my day off too.  Well…ish. Rather than the old days where I’ve either been tired from HR work orContinue reading “Something old…”

Self-careful

This time next week I’ll be posting the 365th post in my blog before picking up a hopefully large glass of wine in celebration. One week to go! I may have started the celebration early as after yesterday’s intense day I indulged in a bit of self-care. Self-care times two. Firstly after welcoming our SoulContinue reading “Self-careful”

Light work

Do what you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. This was one of my life mantras. My time in HR spent trying to find the ultimate “happy” fulfilling workplace. Occasionally I’d get there for a bit and love it then I would become dis-illusioned and the work would againContinue reading “Light work”

Occupied

That work work work was in full swing today: Pricing, sorting, sharing, enthusing, connecting, exchanging and practising. Not just me either, this was the buzz in the shop as people came and fully engaged with what there was to offer. At one point I looked over and smiled to see 3 ladies sitting on variousContinue reading “Occupied”

Planning with Pentacles

It’s been a juggling day today. This is good. Reminds me of the Two of Pentacles in Tarot. In the Rider Waite deck he is a happy soul juggling two golden coins. Positively expressed it could be about multi-tasking, bringing things together and starting to create something new. For me its been about starting theContinue reading “Planning with Pentacles”