The Bird gets the Worm

I could be content, if, I allowed myself to be. I could not write lists or set life goals, if I was happy, just Sitting under a big old oak tree. * I could watch the blackbird, (or is it a thrush?) as she Waits, fluffed feathers dripping, watching for the worms to hear thatContinue reading “The Bird gets the Worm”

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”

Mind – Full

Words are flying around my head None will take root and find meaning Feelings are sent tumbling To a place without words There are no pictures either Just half-words and muddled phrases Thrown up from deep recesses Gushing into my mind I can grasp neither heads nor tail Whizz banging articulations fade Before I canContinue reading “Mind – Full”

Saturnine

The Lord of Time brooks no insolence His moments precious as the stars Meting out that which we desire Holding in reserve should we remember Time is not ours to master but to respect as we would the sun and moon It cannot be counted or stored nor defined for our convenience As it flowsContinue reading “Saturnine”

Pop Up Love

Saturday 13 February saw another successful community event for the burgeoning RSL Collective. For this we ‘borrowed’ the unit next door so we could spread (the love) along the first three Units of the freshly painted Queens Parade in Willesden Green. As I truly know (and am making a business from it), Valentine’s Day bringsContinue reading “Pop Up Love”

Ask Sally: Surviving Christmas

This used to be a tough time for me too, especially with the emphasis on food and well meaning friends and family buying chocolatey treats. It’s been a long road and knowing I was not alone was key to finding my way again.  Our wonderful advice columnist Sally, in her second piece for us, offersContinue reading “Ask Sally: Surviving Christmas”

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”

Shifting consciousness

29. Back in the shop today. The little sanctuary of calm in what feels like a confused and restless energy throughout London town. Most likely Mercury at its most influential in its retograde motion.  I don’t think I’m immune to his charms either as certainly any attempts at doing anything technological today has gone awry.Continue reading “Shifting consciousness”

200 leaps

Another milestone of the blogging kind…this is my 200th post! Golly. 200 days since I wrote my first tentative words about what i wanted to do. I was going to do another “clip show” post but have decided against it.  One, there are too many posts to go through for my Mercury addled brain andContinue reading “200 leaps”

Potter and Bimble

I can feel my physical energy starting to return and the joint inflammation is dissipating.  And I am pretty sure that reading the signs and stopping rather than pushing through has helped the process.  Participating in an online conference with several Mindfulness meditations most likely played a role too. So today I have been indulgingContinue reading “Potter and Bimble”