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
Only Kindness Matters
Only Kindness Matters

As only kindness matters… Mary Anne Willow  

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Nothing Compares
Nothing Compares

Let the silent tears flow And when your eyes clear Perhaps you will glimpse How your eternal child Has become the unseen angel Who parents your heart And persuades the moon To send new gifts ashore. —John O’Donohue Nothing compares to the terrible news of an innocent child being murdered. It cuts across everything we

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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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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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Quotes
Quote – Diane Setterfield
Quote – Diane Setterfield

People disappear when they die. Their voice, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living memory of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation.   

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Quote – Bill Plotkin
Quote – Bill Plotkin

So little of our conversation addresses our passions, loves, emotions, dreams or our creative insights and soul stirrings…  

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