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December 2016

Endings and Completions

By | December 29th, 2016|Acceptance, Simplicity, Soul|

The last few days leading up to Christmas I noticed myself falling into old patterns and behaviours; simplicity temporarily slipped out of the back door. I got caught in a spin, putting everyone else's needs in place, making myself small, quashing myself like a scrunched up paper ball which left little time or space for [...]

Winter Solstice 12/12/16

By | December 21st, 2016|Simplicity, Year of the Wheel|

The year of the wheel turns once again with the shortest day of the year and as it does so, it seems as if an internal switch has also been flicked on. Maybe it's the spirit of Christmas, peace and goodwill to all men, but I feel an inner contentment as we head once more [...]

Winter as medicine

By | December 8th, 2016|Acceptance, Soul, Surrender|

  If you ask a group of people to describe what winter looks like, you might anticipate hearing similar descriptions. The trees are bare…. The ground is white... The sky is grey… That was certainly my perception of winter, anyway. When I set the intention to surrender to this inner season, I imagined a cold, [...]

When Autumn Meets Winter

By | December 1st, 2016|Acceptance, Purpose, Soul, Surrender|

  Yesterday felt like a merging of the seasons - Autumn meeting Winter for the first time. The colourful leaves that have laid dormant on the ground were dusted with an icing sugar coat of frost. As we enter the last month of the Gregorian calendar I experienced the same sensation this morning feeling the [...]

November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and Creating Healthy Practices

By | November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

To all my friends across the pond, Happy Thanksgiving Day. Having an attitude of gratitude and giving thanks has been one of my regular practices for many years. My friend Sam Russell came up with the concept Thank You Thursday to boost her social media interaction and the idea kind of stuck and became a [...]

A Picture Is Forming

By | November 22nd, 2016|Abbi -Louise Marlowe, Acceptance, Surrender|

A picture is forming, in my mind's eye that is. At last I can see what I want to create. A glimpse of what it looks like. I can't help but wonder if this how an artist starts out? Do they have a clear image in their mind as they stare at a blank canvas [...]

Why Are We Afraid Of Ourselves

By | November 18th, 2016|Purpose, Simplicity, Soul|

I love observing trends. One that I’ve become very much aware of is our tendency to feel safer when we’re part of the pack, rather than owning our gifts and standing truly in our power. Oftentimes we look outwards, seeking the answers, hoping we will be given permission to share our gifts, and to feel [...]

We Get What We Need Not What We Want

By | November 14th, 2016|Acceptance, Surrender|

I've been feeling unsettled this past week. I know I'm not alone, I think the whole world has felt pretty much the same. As the news that shocked us all last Wednesday I decided to escape from social media. Away from that added 'noise' that was crowding my senses I was able to see the [...]

When God Laughs At Your Plans

By | November 6th, 2016|Acceptance|

So.......I announce my intention for the coming year in my initial blog post feeling excited, liberated and expanded as I look forward to the gift of time and space to discover who I am becoming as I begin the rite of passage from Mother to Elder. What I hadn't bargained for was receiving some unexpected [...]

October 2016