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: 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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Blessing: John O’Donohue (April 2020)
Blessing: John O’Donohue (April 2020)

May I live this day, Compassionate of heart, Clear in word, Gracious in awareness, Courageous in thought, Generous in love. John O’Donohue

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Meditations and Reflection
Reflecting on Your Everyday Experience #2
Reflecting on Your Everyday Experience #2

“ If experience is the food of learning, then reflection is the digestive process………to benefit from experience, it is essential to make something of it….”   Obholzer 1994 This meditation is taken from the preface to my memoir ‘The Grace of a Nightingale’. It describes what I experienced when revisiting some of my memories in order

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Reflecting on Your Everyday Experience #1
Reflecting on Your Everyday Experience #1

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver This meditation is taken from my memoir ‘The Grace of a Nightingale’ Chapter 5. It describes how as an 18 year old I reflected on my summer experience working as a waitress and chambermaid in a Welsh

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

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 saturated literary sales may seem, we all love new

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Quotes
Quote – Anthony de Mello
Quote – Anthony de Mello

To be changed without the slightest effort on your part, to be transformed, believe it or not, merely by waking to the reality that is not words, that lies beyond the reach of words….  

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Quote – Blaise Pascal, Pensées
Quote – Blaise Pascal, Pensées

Throughout my life I have often searched for the truth by asking who, what, when why and how about certain events, people and decisions. For me there is a freedom knowing what I know is as close to the truth as can be even if this hurts. Half truths, lies and distorted information erodes trust

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