Dare to Blossom Life Coaching with Mary Lunnen
May Day Magic Coaching - special offer
May Day Magic
May 1st - May Day - is a very special time here. In Padstow the annual celebration begins the evening before with the 'night singing' heralding the arrival of May Day, when the 'Osses come out to dance in the streets. Serenaded by the band of accordions and drums and the singers with the Teaser leading, each celebrates the festival of abundance, fertility and fecundity that is spring and summer.If you search on YouTube you will find dozens of clips of people's videos, here is the local page where you will find information and videos. I particularly like this one of the childrens' 'Osses.
To celebrate, I would like to offer you a little piece of your own May Day Magic - two thirty minute life coaching sessions on Zoom video-conferencing, at the price of £50.  Book your place using the PayPal button before the end of 31st May. Once you have made your payment, the return link will take you to my calendar to schedule your first thirty minute session.
If you change your mind and cancel, you will be taken to the scheduler where you can, if you wish, book a free consultation to find out more before deciding if this is for you.
Reflections: Unfurling
As I begin writing this, sitting in my garden, the forecasters are predicting a big drop in temperature later today, with winds from the arctic, maybe even frost at night. I am surrounded by blossom - and I worry about the fruit crop, wondering if the frost will damage the future crop this autumn.Letting go of that thought, I return to the subject I chose for this 'Reflections' piece several days ago - 'Unfurling'. How interesting. The trees and the flowers don't know the weather forecast. They continue to unfurl their beautiful petals. If they are damaged, the tree doesn't spend time or energy on regrets. It simply regathers, regroups, regrows - whether this year, or next. A set back maybe, but it will survive.
Does the unfurling of your talents, your work, your business feel like this? For me, with Dare to Blossom, I keep on growing, developing. Tentatively opening up ideas, like unfurling petals. Sometimes these ideas thrive and develop and bear fruit. Sometimes they wither and die. In between some simply flower and do not produce as big a crop as I might hope. If I didn't keep on - keep on 'showing up' as the phrase goes - then nothing would happen at all.With this sort of work - for me maybe you too, we are offering our services, our skills, our experiences, ourselves. This feels to me very personal, very exposed, very vulnerable. And I am continually learning that when I still dare to go ahead and share, from that place, that vulnerable spot, the very edge - that is where and when the connections happen. There we link with each other heart to heart, help support each other in the unfurling.
For you, for your journal or meditation practice:
- if any phrase or word resonates with you from this piece, choose to flow write or meditate on those words
- what emerges for you?
- what is unfurling?
- what gifts can you find within?
- do you wish to paint, draw, collage - express this visually in some way?
Forthcoming Events
Regular readers will know that this time of year, the time of blossoming into spring is when I focus on events. And so there are three coming up in May. For those of you who are wondering what attending a workshop might bring for you, I am planning a series of short video interviews. Here is the first with Gail (just over 7 minutes wathcing time)  - hop over to my channel on YouTube for a look - and do come back here and carry on reading.
Unleash Your Power Within Workshops in Glastonbury and Cornwall
Saturday 6th May in Glastonbury - this is of course very soon, and there is a 'bring a friend' special offer, so you can come together and share a magical day for the price of one ticket. Contact me as soon as possible to secure your place. For you as loyal readers I would be delighted to welcome you, even without a friend, for the same price (£32.50 instead of £65) for the day, 10-4 at the Goddess House.
Saturday 13th May - Cornwall: Purpose - Reaching Upwards.Vist 'Workshops and Events' for full details and to book.The full programme continues in Cornwall with three more half-day events:
8 July Passion: opening to the sun
9 September Power: ripening
18 November Progress: harvesting

Global Online Magic Carpet Ride: Unfurl Your Power Within
For those of you who are not in reach of the workshops this new interactive programme begins on Monday 22nd May. for five weeks ending on Friday 23rd June. It will include weekly group calls (which will be recorded in case you can't be there in person), a private Facebook group (though you can take part without joining that if you prefer), and resources for you to keep. Full details here.

There is an Early Bird price of £79 (a saving of £20) until midnight on 30 April - but for readers of this newsletter I will leave it open longer. If you find it has been removed from the website, contact me direct to find out if it is still available for you.