Growing Wiser

Who am I? Where have I been? Where am I going? How do others see me? How do I get God into my life? How can I find deeper meaning by making sense of past hurts and neglect. When things seemed senseless, as much suffering is, how was I helped to move to a place of grace, accepting that bad things happen to the good and life is neither tidy nor perfect.
These are just some of the searching, probing questions I began to ask myself many years ago. I longed for healing, love and peace. I want to share with you some blessings, meditations/ reflections, tips, tools and resources which I have used in order to search for truth, wisdom and hope.
My aim is to encourage you discover a spiritual space around you. By this you will discover a rhythm with your own nature where things flow and balance naturally. Guided by these writings you will discover a deeper sense of wisdom and belonging.
Blessings
Blessing: John O’Donohue (August 2020)
Blessing: John O’Donohue (August 2020)

This is the time to be slow, Lie low to the wall Until the bitter weather passes. Try, as best you can, not to let The wire brush of doubt Scrape from your heart All sense of yourself And your hesitant light. If you remain generous, Time will come good; And you will find your

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Blessing: Mary Anne Willow (May 2020)
Blessing: Mary Anne Willow (May 2020)

In the sweetness of silence, Holding Nature’s hand, May your heart be refreshed by her stillness And may your soul fly on the wings of  beauty, love and hope. 

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Meditations and Reflection
The Seven Homecomings
The Seven Homecomings

These seven reflections are taught by Tibetan Buddhist Lama Rod Owens. They encourage you to recognise and respect your own personal ‘circle of care’. Lama Rod Owens, Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger (North Atlantic Books: 2020), 87–91. 1_ Reflect on any being who has been a guide, a teacher, a mentor, an

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Carpe Diem and Your Inner Voice
Carpe Diem and Your Inner Voice

My memoirs make many references to my ‘inner voice’ which has guided me throughout my life. Some would say this is our intuition or divine guidance. When I listened and surrendered to this hidden mystical voice I often felt empowered to make instinctive decisions which would protect me or enable me to change and transform

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Wisdom
Wisdom

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance…when you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today. —Anthony de Mello Hidden untold secrets have been brought out into the light and exposed throughout my memoirs. I have striven to resist

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Tips, Tools and Resources
Tips For Writing A Book
Tips For Writing A Book

Writing your memoir can be exhausting, lonely and confusing. Here are some of the things I found helpful when writing my debut book….The Grace of a Nightingale – A Memoir of Vulnerability, Hope and Love, April 2019. 1_ Keep believing in Your Story and your ability to write whether its fiction or non-fiction. Despite how

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Who Am I? Finding Deeper Meaning Wisdom and Truth
Who Am I? Finding Deeper Meaning Wisdom and Truth

Whilst writing my memoir…here are some of the tools and exercises I found helpful when searching for deeper meaning and spiritual hope: The Timeline Exercise – Contemplative Story Telling https://blogs.psychcentral.com/relationships/2012/04/the-power-of-creating-a-timeline-of-your-lifes-story/ The Enneagram – Psychological Growth & Spiritual Wisdom https://www.enneagramworldwide.com The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – How We Perceive the World https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/ Jungian Therapy https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/jungian-therapy.html

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