Be your own best friend!

‘Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are. ‘Pema Chodron

Life is tough, we all go through challenging times and when we are in the midst of these, what I call ‘the eye of the storm’, it can be almost impossible to see a way out.

That’s often where we go wrong. The way out is never outside of us, it is always within. Huh? It feels like life is falling apart around us, there is drama and chaos. With every step forward you might be able to make, there’s always a corresponding step back. At least one. Bloody laws of physics! I seriously failed my physics O level exams. I should have realised even back then.

But over time I have come to have a better appreciation for Newton. If we work out how to adjust something within us, then correspondingly something outside of us will also change. And so to work. If life does feel uninspiring, fraught or like you are caught up in chaos and drama, fighting to keep you head above water, throw yourself a lifeline.

Start by acknowledging that you are in need of some self help, or want things to feel better. And more importantly, that you can effect change. You are more powerful than you imagine.

Take time for you. Make it a promise to yourself. That you will do one thing that will help you feel better about what is going on. That you deserve to feel better, calmer, more peaceful, contented than you do now.

As Pema Chodron says meditation is about befriending ourselves. Come and join in our small group meditations on Wednesdays at 7:30. Sessions on 18th and 25th of this month. Spaces are limited so please do book ahead, but pay on the day. No previous meditation experience required, just turn up and make friends with yourself!

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And breathe........and then after, sleep.

Last night was the first of 4 meditation classes I am running on consecutive Wednesdays this month. It was a new gathering, a small group with a mix of more experienced and complete beginners at meditation. Each brought their willingness and openness to the session and it was a wonderful, gentle, deeply calming experience.

I’ve recently come back from a 5-day retreat, with a group of mature women, all healers in their own way. It was such an amazing retreat, such a powerful and obvious sense of connection to each other. The energy between us was compassionate, gentle, respectful, loving and supportive. It was a deeply moving experience just to be in the presence of and share in this energy.

The power of meditation in a group is amazing, and last night was proof indeed that you do not need to have any prior experience to really benefit from it. An unusually good night’s sleep was one of the direct benefits noted. Well, we all need some of that don’t we..!

If you have been wondering if you can meditate, if you are in need of feeling more relaxed or calm, or just want your monkey chattering brain to shut up for a bit, but don’t know how….come and join us for a meditation session. What have you got to lose?

Thanks again to last night’s participants for sharing such lovely energy. I hope you have held some sense of that today. And heartfelt thanks from me for giving me such a joyful teaching experience. I am really grateful to you all.

If you are interested in any of the session on 17th, 24th or 31st July at 7:30, get in touch here which will make sure I don’t miss anyone's response.

Peace. x

Still needing peace and stillness?

Still searching for that elusive peace, space, stillness? Take some invaluable time for yourself.

You will have seen that I am starting to offer meditation classes. These will be suitable for all, whatever your knowledge or previous experience, and will feature guided meditations and journeys.

I'm running sessions this month, starting on Wednesday 10th. There are still a few places available. Don't worry if you can't make this week as there are also sessions on 17, 24 and 31 July, 7.30–9pm, just £10 per session. These are stand alone sessions, attend one or all if you are available.

So if you are interested and want to book, please get in touch here which will make sure I don’t miss anyone's response.

If you've not been to see me for a while and feel called to, do please get in touch – either by responding to this using the button below, or through the contact page here.

Do remember that although I offer all sessions from my home in Epsom, I can also offer intuitive guidance or mediumship sessions via Skype.

Beaming loving light your way, as always.

Make time for meditation – new classes from my new home

My new home in Epsom has enabled me to expand my work and I am delighted that I am now able to offer meditation classes.

These will be guided meditations and are suitable for all – whatever your knowledge or previous experience. To begin, I'm running sessions over four Wednesday evenings next month – 10, 17, 24 and 31 July, 7.30–9pm, £10 per session. As they will be stand-alone sessions, you do not need to be able to attend all of them, and can join us whenever you are able.

Places will be limited, so if you are interested and want to book, please get in touch here which will make sure I don’t miss anyone's response.

I know from my own experiences that it can be a challenge to start meditating. A group setting and guidance can be a great way to begin. If you have any questions, please get in touch.