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When did you last really commit to something?

MY teachers used to talk about commitment. About how, in the old ways, people would walk across country for days to get to the teachings that were so important to them. What are we ever truly committed to these days? … Continue reading

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Taking a leap of faith 

SCROLLING through old pics this morning, I realised that six years ago I was walking with a stick.  Not only that, but I was in almost constant pain and popping painkillers by the clock. Things weren’t looking rosy back then. … Continue reading

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Walking Away From 50 Shades of Grey

I HAVEN’T read 50 Shades of Grey. I made a conscious choice not to. I haven’t seen the movie either. I’m making another conscious choice not to. You might argue, in that case, that I have no business blogging about … Continue reading

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Lessons in perception, lessons on life

LAST night we went for dinner on a ‘date night’ and ended up having to wait for a table. A young fella, still in his dirt-smeared, bright orange work gear, was there on his own and invited us to sit … Continue reading

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Let it go, let it go…

SO, here we are. Another new year begins. What will YOU do with it? Regardless of whether you choose to view the first day of 2015 as a special occasion or just another day, whether you went out last night … Continue reading

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Don’t go banging for the sake of it: simple tips for shamanic drum guardianship

THERE’S something really special about drums…. they contain some kind of magical energy that makes everyone want to pick them up and start making some noise. Bongos, djembes, frame drums, damroos, bodhrans, full five piece kits… they all seem to have … Continue reading

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How do you respond to a revolution?

ASTROLOGY has never really been my thing, but when it became clear that so many people around me were struggling, going into ego, victim or simply acting out of character, I asked one of my more star savvy friends what … Continue reading

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There’s nothing wrong with being a dreamer

INSPIRATION. It’s one of those words that conjures up images of climbing mountains, coming up with amazing, groundbreaking ideas or speaking to an auditorium full of eager listeners and teaching them how to change their lives. Those four syllables speak … Continue reading

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There’s a knife in my back… but who put it there?

SOMETIMES, just sometimes, I’m as stubborn as a mule. It doesn’t matter how much people warn me about a person, tell me to be careful or give me that look, if I’ve seen something I trust, something good, I tend … Continue reading

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Beware the gurus

FLICKING though some of my old dream journals, I came across the following advice from one of my most trusted guides: “Beware people on high pedestals – especially self-perpetuating ones”. Looking back at the scenario I was living through at … Continue reading

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