The Pain of Isolation

For many years I put a brave face on my pain and bodily dysfunction; I denied my disability, ignored my fatigue and I brushed over my emotional and spiritual issues. It was easier to deny them in a quest to try to function as normally as possible in order to get on with the business of my life. Yet, this became harder and harder, and I used every ounce of my being to present a façade of being ‘normal’, but the reality was that I was slowly slipping out of sight. My disconnect with myself, and my reality, had reached

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I Want In

There has been a relentlessness to the challenges I’ve faced over the last year: each one coming before I’ve recovered from the previous one, creating a backlog of intense emotion and a feeling of overwhelm so profound it’s taken my breath away at times. I imagine it’s a bit like being in the ocean in a storm, trying to catch my breath in-between the rolling waves, but not having the time as the waves and swell are simply too strong and concentrated. Every ounce of my determination has, on some days, been focused solely on ensuring that an out-breath follows

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October 2019 Forecast

Message for October 2019 It’s quite hard at the moment to step back and look at the world without feeling a sense of despair at the chaos all around. So much doesn’t make sense and the clashing of actions, choices and opinions of others seem to have reached fever pitch. As individuals, we all have our own opinions, and those of a like-mind may come together, but it feels like the brick walls of opposition and anger have great power at the current time making it so challenging for those of us who are sensitive, intuitive and of a gentle

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September 2019 Forecast

Message for September 2019 As the feeling of being ‘somewhere in the middle’ continues, throughout September there is a growing sense of connection to the twists and turns life. It’s as though several layers of sensitivity have suddenly been switched on, and we are each being challenged to find ways of dealing with this overload of information, emotion, experiences and awareness. Life is rarely straightforward, or black and white, but this feels a step beyond complicated, it’s akin to someone turning up the volume on all of the senses, and suddenly everything is more acute, from sounds, smells, sights and

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August 2019 Forecast

Message for August 2019 In the intense heat of the summer months, when the air feels heavy and it’s hard to breathe, there’s a sense of stagnation; the flowers wilt, we wilt and even the buildings seem to sag in the heat. When those storms come, the skies darken, the wind gathers force and when the heavens finally open, the rain seems to rejuvenate and restore the balance once again. This is also a cycle we find ourselves in at the moment as there is a heavy and cumbersome feel to life, as though we are hovering in those moments

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July 2019 Forecast

Message for July 2019 July looks set to be a month of continued release as we let go of more of the ‘stuff’ and clutter in our lives. We all have it; whether it’s physical clutter around the house, a cluttered laptop or a stuffed-up mind. It’s only natural to accumulate stuff and clutter on our journey through life, after all, we’re naturally inquisitive and curious beings. However, when we continually collect without letting go, we can become bunged up and stodgy as our sense of self fades under the weight of everything we carry around. Over time, we start

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June 2019 Forecast

Message for June 2019 Sometimes the strangest things can trigger a memory. Some people find reading a book can trigger a domino-effect of memories, for others, it’s a single word or sentence. Others find it’s a film or a song. And there are others that see a building, a tree or a garden and their memory is energised into life with all of the senses invoking a cascade of emotions and insights. Everyone has their ‘trigger’, and it’s not just about the things we see or hear, it’s also the things we smell or taste. It’s often only when we

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May 2019 Forecast

Message for May 2019 Change is a constant in life. Sometimes we embrace it wholeheartedly and other times we resist it with every atom in our being. Occasionally we fight it, only to realise how positive it has been, and there are times when the opposite happens. We don’t live with the benefit of hindsight, so our response to change can only either be in the moment or retrospective when we look back. We may try to predict change on the path ahead, but none of us can know what lies around the next corner. Yet, welcome it or resist

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April 2019 Forecast

Message for April 2019 Life is a heady and bewildering mix of seemingly incongruent and random moments, often colliding into one another like the waves crashing in on the rocky headland or bypassing each other completely like two ships that pass in the night. Yet, whilst many of these moments appear separate and disconnected, none of them happen in isolation. Whilst we can single out individual moments, it’s hard to make sense of them until we step back to see the bigger picture as it’s the larger perspective that inspires us to try to stitch them together into something more

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March 2019 Forecast

Message for March 2019 February was certainly a month of shifting landscapes, both within us and around us. It was a month of challenge for a great many of us: a month of confusion, grief, pain and heartache. The ‘collision of moments’ written about in February continues, as we shift from where we were to where we’re heading but remaining straddled betwixt the two. It’s as though we are in-between two chapters of our lives, but the in-between space contains more oomph and emotion than we ever considered possible. Despite the confusion, the light finds a way through and it’s

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