Action note: if you would like to book a place in the "Return of the Light - Illumination for 2017: Global Online Magic Carpet Ride Circle", the Early Bird special price of £25 ends on 7th December, after that it is £30, scroll down for details or click here to book.
In this Issue:
Reflections: Slowing Down
Events: Magic Carpet Ride Workshops
Inspirational links: Guest Blog from Julie Daley of Unabashedly Female
Reflections: Slowing Down
This month I really have no idea yet for a theme for these reflections. At least, I didn't when I began. AS I reached the place in the set-up where I am asked for a subject line, the words 'Slowing down' popped into my head.
Sometimes it feels, especially at this point - the end of November - as if the pace of life is speeding up .If you have much to do to prepare for Christmas celebrations that will almost certainly be the case. For friends in the USA who have just finished with Thanksgiving for another year, I have no idea how you manage two such large events in quick succession.
And - for me, it still seems that slowing down is precisely what is needed. It will be time soon to plan for the new year ahead and all that I may wish to bring into action in 2017. Now, even in the midst of busy times, can be an opportunity. My recent workshop at the Blue Lotus, and the forthcoming one in Launceston (see more below) - prompted thoughts on 'Review, Reflect, and Re-Vision'. My personal spelling of 'revision' indicating that the time is not yet come to plan, simply to gain perspective on the year past, and see more clearly the things that I wish to continue into next year.
I also see, now, as I write, that this is a continuation of the autumn theme of reaping the harvest of the year, winnowing the golden grains from the chaff. Continuing in the sense of reviewing what those golden grains represent; choosing which to store carefully away; which to plant soon; maybe which to gift to others. Writing, as always, in my own experiencing, in real time, here - talking with you through the screen, through these words - this may resonate with you. Or it may not, it may for you be a piece of chaff. Either way is perfect, the offer is there to share this fleeting experience, which I do freely in the knowing that in so doing you may find a nugget of gold of your own.
For me, this process cannot happen without slowing down. In the way that the pulse of the natural world slows in winter. As the plants become dormant, withdraw in self-protection against the cold, preserve resources for fresh growth in the spring - so we human beings need some time to turn inwards to ourselves.
That this opportunity comes at a time when many of us are busy with families and friends offers both a challenge and an opportunity. Maybe some of this process is best activated in community, not solely by ourselves, valuable as that lone contemplation can be?
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 gifts can you find within?
- do you wish to paint, draw, collage - express this visually in some way?
Forthcoming Events: Magic Carpet Ride Workshops
Monday 12 December, at The Business Space, Launceston.
This event is a little different as the room has been kindly donated by Annie Mitchell from Bamham Farm Cottages. This is being promoted in conjunction with Gemma Massey from TME Networking, and the plan is to hold a two hour workshop using the tried and tested 'Magic Carpet Ride' formula, with time for networking before and afterwards.
Arrive from 9.15 am, through to 12.30 pm.The price for this one-off event is £20 per person. Book here.
The information for all events is on the Dare to Blossom website as usual. Please contact me with any questions you may have.
Return of the Light - Illumination for 2017: Global Online Magic Carpet Ride Circle
Booking for the next on-line Magic Carpet Ride Circle is now open, with the Early Bird price ending on 7th December. Join a global group to explore how you wish to illuminate your year ahead in 2017 - whether business, career, health, relationships, creativity - any or all of these, you will receive insights and support here. More details and booking link here.
We start on Saturday 7th January, and run through five full weeks together, closing our circle on Friday 10th February. Each Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm GMT there will be the opportunity to join a group check-in call to share our experiences. This will be recorded in case you are not able to join us, and for you to listen again if you do as there will be many rich seams to explore through this process.
Each week you will receive a new guided visualisation to help you access your own inner wisdom. We will use the prompts of the Dare to Blossom Rediscovery Cards and a daily practice each week through a closed Facebook group where we can gather as if in a room together and support each other.
The Early Bird price is £25 so book now to reserve your place. After 7 December the price will be £30.
Saturday 21 January at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre, Scorrier
Returning to our new venue in a beautiful wooded setting at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre, for the first of six workshops in 2017.
Continuing the tried and tested process, we will share creative visualisation, writing exercises, discussion, laughter - all those ingredients that people tell me make big breakthroughs possible for them. The freedom of the imagery of the magic carpet, combined with the Rediscovery Cards will allow you to experience a reconnection with your intuition, your inner wisdom.
For the New Year, in the sometimes dark days of January, we will focus on the time ahead, and journey together for illumination and inspiration for 2017. Knowing that the light always returns with the turning of the seasons; the new shoots will grow, produce leaves, blossom and fruit.
Venue: The Blue Lotus Therapy Centre, Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 5AR Full directions can be found here.
Date: Saturday 21st January 2017
Times: arrive from 9.30 am to settle in with a hot drink, start 10.00 am, end at 1.00 pm
Price: £25.00 per person. Book your place here.
Future events in 2017
Following the success of the first workshop at the Blue Lotus, I have booked dates throughout 2017, all Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm:
21 January (see above)
I am still looking out for a similarly magical venue in east Cornwall, do let me know if you hear of anywhere. In the meantime, Dare to Blossom at Home workshops can be booked at any time: if you are in Cornwall or west Devon and are interested in exploring the option to host a group of friends in your own home, have a look at the website here and contact me so we can arrange a chat to discuss what you would like.
I have so many friends writing amazing inspirational blogs that I have decided to feature one of them here each month:
Here is Julie Daley of Unabashedly Female writing on how a walk can be a question.... Read here.
Writing now, on 30th November, it feels too early to wish you Merry Christmas, so I will simply send you a blurry, slightly festive, photo of our outdoor lights from last year ....
As always, please feel free to comment through the contact form, or through the Blogger link here.
If you would like to own a set of Dare to Blossom Rediscovery cards to explore their power for yourself please visit the dedicated page.
Thank you dear friends for visiting with me again this month and sharing my musings.
Until next time,