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Reflections: harmony and coherence
Reflections: harmony and coherence
Sitting here to write to you, there are a multitude of thoughts swirling around. So many recent conversations - with people for whom I am acting as coach, and others with people coaching me - have brought so much richness. In truth in any conversation the sharing of ideas, intuition, wisdom is a two way exchange.
Themes are emerging for me this year of pulling threads together, of bringing all my work into harmony, creating a coherent whole out of what has seemed for some time to be scattered. Artwork, photography, writing, coaching, working with people through the Dare to Blossom Rediscovery cards, speaking to groups in person, live on air or through recordings, running workshops.
Last month I wrote about unleashing the power within: that thought has been settling, percolating and evolving. The workshop programme here in Cornwall throughout this year has been part of this (more on this below), as will be a new on-line magic carpet ride circle.
Recently I have seen the phrase 'deep dive' mentioned several times in different contexts, by various people. It is becoming more and more central to the way I see my work emerging into a new phase of harmony and coherence.
The people who came forward to help me as testers for the Dare to Blossom Power Flower process have been part of this: it has proved an extraordinary and magical experience for me, and I think for them too. Drawing the cards as part of coaching has always brought this quality - and will still be the preferred way of working for many situations. The simplicity and direct connection has proved invaluable over and over with different people.
When people do wish to take that deep dive into their own inner wisdom, to access their intuition and guidance even more powerfully - the process of unfurling the petals of their flower has brought extra richness and potential. I am still collecting feedback from these calls as people benefit from a period of settling and reflection first. I will include some of the early responses below for you. Thank you so much to each of you.
Speaking yesterday with someone who told me they are learning to free-dive, and how he had to learn not only about breathing but also 'equalising' the pressure in his ears, sparked some more thoughts for me. I start each coaching session, and each workshop, with a short exercise to connect with our breath and to centre at a point of equilibrium in our bodies, before we set off on our journey of discovery through our conversation and interaction with the cards. A preparation for deep diving indeed.
Looking for an image to illustrate 'diving deep', I was thinking of a deep blue sea, perhaps like this one taken from the cliffs near Trevone. Beautiful, sunny, the rocks clearly visible through the clear water.
Then I looked up from my screen and saw beside me the print of the photograph of koi carp in a pool that I took last autumn. The surface so smooth that the reflections of the trees in the water can cause a double-take - are the fish in the water or the sky? That was my first reaction back then, intriguing me and providing a fruitful avenue for my own journalling and meditation. It prompted thoughts about reality and obscured meanings; truth and false promises; direction and dead-ends.
I also chose it as the image to accompany the 'Review, Reflect, Re-Vision' workshops at the end of 2016 and it has sparked insights for others too.
Looking again now, I see new meaning in this image for me. What does lie below that misty, mirrored surface? What is there awaiting discovery, rediscovery? Do I dare to dip in, dive in even, to find out? Like many people I speak to, maybe you too are feeling a longing to draw back from the fast-moving world and connect strongly, truly with your inner wisdom - with harmony and coherence? I know I am.
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?
Coaching packages for 2017
Below you will see details of the the coaching offer based on the Dare to Blossom Power Flower, if you would like to see the Rediscovery Coaching package as well just pop over to the website page here.
Unleash your power within: you already know your purpose in life - at least most of the time. You have read the books, attended the workshops, been around this spiral a few times. Why not deepen the process by exploring using the Dare to Blossom Power Flower process.
Here is how it works: a one-hour deep-dive into your personal Power Flower. Together we draw a card for each petal, working in any order you wish, allowing each to unfurl gradually and naturally. At the end, if you so wish, I will take you on a guided visualisation with your Power Flower and the words on your cards woven into your magic carpet.
Following on from this, you will experience further deepening of the process through five thirty minute sessions, one for each petal, then ending in the centre. Each session takes place on the video-conferencing platform Zoom, and will be recorded for you to relisten and rediscover more as often as you wish. You will also receive photos of the cards and your Power Flower if you do not have your own pack of Rediscovery Cards, plus email support between our conversations.
And, remember, if we have not spoken before, you may like to take up your complimentary consultation to help you decide if this is right for you.
Comments from testers: some people have known me for a long time, others I have connected with just recently; some are in the UK, others in the USA.
"It was a very liberating experience, which I enjoyed immensely."
"The really cool part is that you can continue to work with these cards. I laid down to rest and they showed themselves to me with more information. This system is very neutral and can work with any belief system."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my first session with Dare to Blossom. My first session with Mary Lunnen using the Rediscovery Cards with the "Flower Power" was eye opening. It was so helpful to me to think about the aspects of life represented on the flower in relation to one of the cards. It helped me to see that I need to do some work on finding clarity of purpose in my life. I have ordered her Rediscovery Cards and will continue to work with Mary. The work I did with Mary was truly a rediscovery. I highly recommend her as a life coach."
"I love the simplicity of the Power Flower and being visually-oriented, it gave me something to actually work with, rather than trying to grasp a few words ... it definitely helped to have a few days to let things settle and allow the meanings of the cards on each petal to unfold in their own time."
Full details are on the 'Workshops and Events' page.
Cornwall at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre: Unleash your Power Within five workshop programme.
Each workshop will run from 10 am - 1pm, all are Saturdays. Each is a standalone event, and at the same time if you return to all or any of the others, it will build on the insights you have found before. Cost: £25 per workshop.
18 March Peace: strong roots; For more details and to book (open now)click here.
A starting point for our exploration of the Dare to Blossom Power Flower, this first workshop will begin in the centre, with Peace. Peace, grounding, growing strong roots on which to build. Using the Dare to Blossom Rediscovery Cards, flow-writing, guided magic carpet ride visualisations, along with sharing, laughter and quiet moments - you will find this workshop transformational as a stand-alone event and a strong grounding for further work together.
13 May Purpose: reaching upwards
8 July Passion: opening to the sun
9 September Power: ripening
18 November Progress: harvesting
Glastonbury at the Goddess House: Unleash your Power Within
Saturday 6 May, 10 - 4. Cost: Early Bird price until 31st March : £55.00, then £65.00
Join me at the Goddess House in Glastonbury, in the fresh days of May. We will journey together using the Dare to Blossom Rediscovery cards to take us on a magic carpet ride to rediscover our inner wisdom and unleash the power within each of us. A power - not to control others - a power to shine from within. To find our inner purpose, passion, purpose and peace - and through these to decide how to progress next in our lives.
The methods I work with can be described as practical and ethereal, with an impish humour and the serene atmosphere of talking with an old friend.
Full details here.
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.
Inspirational LinksI have so many friends writing amazing inspirational blogs that I have decided to feature one of them here each month:This month the featured blog is from inspirational coach, goddess guide Amy Palko - who has set herself a challenge to blog every day in 2017. As well as her magic way with words, she creates amazing photographs.