Thursday, 30 August 2012

Reflection and Renewal

September 2012
On Reflection and Renewal plus the new Daring to Blossom workshop

Inspired by this stunning image of a Morning Glory flower?

Morning Glory flower

What do you see? You
may like to spend a few minutes with the image before reading further.

While developing the programme for the October workshop I took this photo, trying to get a good close-up - it is a little out of focus. When I downloaded to my computer I was wowed by the glowing light that seems to be beaming out of the centre of the flower.

The Morning Glory plant produces new flowers each day: every day the new buds open and share their inner glory with the world.

What an inspiring metaphor for starting each day afresh, living in the moment and daring to blossom!

All the work I do is about personal growth and spiritual awareness: each of us, everyone, is already perfect. We can grow as we become aware that each of us has that seed within, like the Morning Glory. A seed has everything within it to develop into the full glory of the plant, just needing the right conditions and nurturing.

'Growth' does not mean that you need to be more  than you are, or do more or have more. Growth is becoming the fullest and most glorious expression of who we are, living in our full glory. 'Awareness' helps us to see and to live in this knowledge, day by day.

Daring to Blossom Workshop Saturday 20 October 2012:

A Time for Reflection and Renewal

This workshop will be an opportunity for you to take a day out from your busy life to review and reflect and choose, if you so wish, some actions that will move you on towards being more of the person you already truly are. Another step on your life's journey of personal growth and spiritual awakening.

We will share meditations, activities, talk and laughter. We will take the opportunity to spend time outdoors in the wonderful Pine Lodge Gardens - whatever the weather! (Bring appropriate shoes, coats etc)

Just one price: £25 per person: Your booking fee includes free entry to the Pine Lodge Gardens, plus light refreshments during the day. Bring a packed lunch or visit the cafe in the gardens. There will be a chance to buy a copy of Dare to Blossom: Coaching and Creativity, at a special workshop attendee discount (£6 instead of £8.95).

Places are limited so book now if you already know this is for you. Please do email me if you would like more information, or to arrange a chat on the phone.

Inspiring links
Some places to go for more reading and inspiration:
  • Neale Donald Walsch - the Conversations with God series
  • The Tiny Buddha blog
  • Lisa Baldwin's blog Zen at Play - I love her simple and quirky, thought-provoking style . For example her 'strapline' is 'On time, space and being awake. Mostly.'
  • A link to a short video The Butterfly Effect.
  • In Cornwall, Maud Field is restarting her regular High Vibrations Meditation Group in St Austell in September. Meetings are every other week from 5 September from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm. Click on the link for more information.
Thank you for reading. If you would like to read past issues you can do so by visiting the Newsletter page at Dare to Blossom.  Please do leave your comments or feedback here if you feel inspired.

very best wishes