The Cloak of Silence

It has took me a long while to appreciate silence. Our minds become accustomed to a level of noise which we don’t realise becomes comforting, sending us signals that life is how we would consider normal. I used to love the distinct whirring and wheezing of the Jubilee line, the trilling of the beeps atContinue reading “The Cloak of Silence”

Sadness is the colour blue

Sadness is the colour blue. That shade of midnight. When the Sun has gone as deep as it can go and the faintest stars blaze like the strongest suns. Happiness is Yellow. Bright buttercup yellow. Like the swimming costume I wore when I was five playing in our paddling pool keeping cool in the heatwaveContinue reading “Sadness is the colour blue”

Sun signs

Writing practice today comes to you from one of our local pubs. It is one of the hottest days this year and we humans are already out in celebratory force intercepting sought after seats in beer gardens and cafes across London. It looks like this weather took us all by surprise. Although why is aContinue reading “Sun signs”

The Hope of Winter

“I have conversed with the Spiritual Sun, I saw him on Primrose Hill” William Blake It was one of those days today where the clouds are low and almost impenetrable, both at times gloomy and glum. The trees looked more like stone statues than living beings, placed on top of a ground that was hardContinue reading “The Hope of Winter”

Transformation

This month has been busy. Not that the month before was not, but this is a different kind of busy. An up in the air, juggling, planning, head-scratching busy.  Because RSL Collective is changing. After over a year in Queens Parade, Willesden Green I have been blessed to connect with a number of complementary therapistsContinue reading “Transformation”

Revealing retreat

Back in London now. As soon as we arrived into Waterloo station it felt like I’d clattered into dense, whirling energy. It took a little while before I restabilised and was ready for my journey home.  There has been something about this trip that has felt other-dimensional, especially yesterday and this morning, that we wereContinue reading “Revealing retreat”

Explore your world

I had planned to go to the shop today but the weather had other ideas as it’s been a hot one today. Instead we walked some of the Thames path, on the less popular North side normally home to the City workers during the week. One of the joys of living in London is thatContinue reading “Explore your world”

Serenity Space

My day off today. Ish. Because all I wanted to do was go sit in the shop and just immerse myself in those soft tingles, warm whispers I envisioned in early January. It was the first time I sat in there on my own since we had opened so even though there was still soContinue reading “Serenity Space”

Her message to the City

Today was a day to reconnect with nature.  In London this usually involves going to one of the great city parks, in my case, Regent’s Park. Thanks to my recent Mindfulness eductation I enjoyed some mindful time taking in the vast varieties of luscious green, the vivid rainbow colours of the flowers and the eccentricContinue reading “Her message to the City”

Sight unseen

As i walked up the streets of Islington towards Angel today,  a street i’ve walked up a fair few times since living in London, it really felt I was looking at things with new eyes. Obviously observing the various elements of London in the sun does make a difference but still, it deeply felt soContinue reading “Sight unseen”