Saturday, 1 July 2017

July 2017 - Curiosity

In this Issue: 

Reflections: Curiosity
A Request for Help, and a special offer 
Events: workshops in London and Cornwall


Reflections: Curiosity

Last year I wrote some thoughts on 'curiosity' in a blog piece. These are the words I began with:

"Are you curious? Do you wonder about the world around you? Do you wonder about the world within you? Do you still ask those questions as the three-year old you did - why? Why? Why?
Or, have you lost that sense of awe, that inner explorer, that curiosity? Have you been told too often that 'curiosity killed the cat'? Or that it is safer to keep your head down, not ask questions, look at the ground as you walk? To let your dreams go and stick to the daily humdrum?"

Twice in the last two days, by two different people, I have been reminded of the joy of curiosity, and of the gifts it can bring. Using the phrase, the thought: 'I wonder what it would be like if.......' is a gentle way for me to rekindle my curiosity, and - in business terms - to revive my love of what I do.

And.... a relevant question for me this month is 'I wonder what it would be like if I ceased to write and send out these newsletters?'

Maybe it is you I should be asking? The software allows me to see who opens the emails - but what I don't know is why? What makes you bother to click the link? Many people have been decluttering their in-boxes recently (myself included) and so I always send a thank you note when people unsubscribe. I would much rather you did that than for my emails to be a source of irritation for you.

For you - who have chosen to stay, and who have opened and got this far in reading - what is there here that works for you? What parts do you enjoy the most? The least?

One of my motivations for continuing is that I know that many people on my mailing list choose not to be on Facebook - so this may be the only contact we have from month to month unless you come along to workshops or take up one of my coaching programmes.

For others, you may see my posts daily on Facebook, occasionally on Twitter and LinkedIn. As you have still chosen to read this I am honoured and delighted - would you miss this way of connecting if it was discontinued? What is different about receiving this in your email to simply reading on social media?



Returning to curiosity - what is out there on the horizon? Do I choose to navigate directly to the distant island (Lundy in this picture)? Or shall I turn left or right, west or east? Or set off directly across the ocean into the unseen distance of potential?
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?


A Request for Help, and Summer Special Offer: Two for One coaching sessions

Are you aware that you are not experiencing the true joy of living right now? Do you know you can be so much more? 

Would you value a gentle and sensitive guide to help you find your way through all the decisions? 

You and I both know that your inner wisdom is just there, just outside your conscious awareness, yes? With some carefully crafted questions, some still, quiet time to think and the Dare to Blossom Cards and process you can give your inner wisdom time to be heard and cherished.

I have set myself a goal to support 100 people this year to tap into their own inner wisdom. So far I have worked with 54 people and you could help me achieve my goal

Are you fed up of feeling stuck or having decisions made for you? Then I am offering 2 free coaching sessions to the first four people to put their hands up.

To do that - to raise your hand - just click on the passionflower image, and book a twenty minute complimentary consultation.



If you are not one of the first four, I have a 'two-for-one' offer running through to the end of August, we can discuss the details when we speak. If you don't want to wait, just go to the Welcome page on the website here, and scroll down to find the booking link.


Events: workshops in London and Cornwall



Cornwall
Those of you who are regular readers will know that the series of Unfurl your Power Within workshops is running at the Blue Lotus Healing Centre in Scorrier near Redruth. The next event is on Saturday 8 July, when we will be unfurling the petal for 'Passion: opening to the sun''. Full details are on the website here, and there are two more to follow this year, in September and November, completing the unfurling of the Power Flower.



London
A full day workshop at my dear friend Anna's house in NW London. We have already sold two places so if you are in travelling distance of London in August and this is calling to you, here are the details. Places are limited to six or possibly seven, contact me direct by replying to this email if you are interested in booking.


Date: Saturday 12 August
Time: 10am to 4.30pm. Please arrive from 9.30am for tea, and a prompt start at 10am.
Venue: 77 Elton Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0PP
Catering: A variety of hot drinks and nibbles provided, but bring anything specific you need to enable you to be comfortable (such as a specific tea or type of milk). Lunch will be 'bring and share' - 'breaking bread' together is an integral part of the day. Please let me know it you have special dietary requirements.
Price: £65 per person


Here are Anna's words of invitation:

"I am delighted to invite you a workshop I will be hosting, at my home, for my dear friend and soul sister, Mary Lunnen. Mary and I (who happen to share the same birthday!) met during my Cornwall years and have remained in close contact, since my return to London, supporting one another in our personal journeys. I've had the privilege of working with Mary both at workshops, and personal coaching sessions, on a number of occasions, and have always been deeply touched at where her deceptively simple, yet profound. work has taken me.

Please consider joining us for a glorious day of exploration and the chance to hang out with some wonderful people!!"


This will be a day of journeying together, using the Dare to Blossom Rediscovery cards, to take us on a magic carpet ride, a creative guided visualisation 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, and peace - and through these to decide how to progress next in our lives. These words are combined in the Dare to Blossom Power Flower - a process that developed through my inner work, with the support of my own life coaches.

Combining these tools and techniques provides a structure and a container for our day together. and provides the freedom to share as much, or as little, as you wish. To journal and flow-write; to explore the prompts provided by the cards and the unfurling process. All in a safe, non-judgemental, supportive environment, where each of us is heard and witnessed.


As always, please feel free to comment below with your thoughts and comments. 

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,

with love,
Mary


Find 'Dare to Blossom Life Coaching' on Facebook, @daretoblossom on Twitter

Monday, 29 May 2017

June 2017: Rest

Welcome to the Dare to Blossom Newsletter


In this Issue:
Reflections: Rest
Events: workshops in London and Cornwall
Video testimonial: Nicci Bonfanti


Reflections: Rest

I began writing this for you sitting in my garden on the first really warm day we have had here this summer, very late for Cornwall. So hot in fact that I was sitting in the shade in a delightful spot on our terrace, surrounded by birdsong and flowers with bees buzzing gently and busily.

The subject of 'rest' comes up so often for me, is that true for you as well? So many of us seem to feel tired all the time - and for good reason, we cram so much into our lives: jobs, businesses, families, children's activities, sports, hobbies, social media - the list goes on.

How interesting (I wrote, as I sat out in my garden last week) - how interesting, having chosen this title, this subject for my reflections this month - now I am lost for words to offer you. Maybe my brain needs to rest as much as my body? To disconnect, to have some time to be unfocused, to meander, to just be.

During the hot weather I took the chance to walk in my favourite spots on the cliffs, and, now that at last it is warm and dry enough - to sit there. To just be - to listen to the sounds: the waves breaking on the rocks below, and - further in the distance, on the beach. The various seabirds calling as they wheel and swoop - kittiwakes, fulmars, herring gulls, black-backed gulls, plus the jackdaws and pigeons that also nest on the steep cliff with layers forming a high-rise accommodation of ledges. The wind has been very strong too so that has been a noticeable sound - and a feeling too, the force of the moving air blowing through my hair and against my body.




The cliffs are covered in wild flowers: pink thrift, yellow vetch, white bladder campion, and their perfume mingles with that of the grasses and the smell of sea below. Ever so often the waves crash up into a crevice in the rocks in the distance in the photo above, with a big 'whoomph' noise that can be heard for miles - and felt through the earth when you are closer.

And then, I come home, back to my garden and find a different sort of rest. Wandering around observing which plants are in flower - some we have put there, others are wild and arrive of their own accord such as this dog rose.




Today, I read this quote:
“Have you considered that it might just be your downtime, your lounging-in-bed-too long time, your walkabout time, watching the rain time and your sad + lonely times that are exactly what will make possible your highest achievements and greatest joys? What if they were the necessary moments of rest and contextualization that greatness demanded? Would they still make you feel guilty or might you allow yourself to enjoy them?” - Mike Dooley, Life on Earth


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?


Events: workshops in London and Cornwall



Cornwall
Those of you who are regular readers will know that the series of Unfurl your Power Within workshops is running at the Blue Lotus Healing Centre in Scorrier near Redruth. The next event is on Saturday 8 July, when we will be unfurling the petal for 'Passion: opening to the sun''. Full details are on the website here, and there are two more to follow this year, in September and November, completing the unfurling of the Power Flower.



London
A new date to offer you - this time a full day workshop at my dear friend Anna's house in NW London. This has not been publicised as yet (and hence I have not set up a booking link on the website so far) - because places are limited to six or possibly seven. We have already sold two places so if you are in travelling distance of London in August and this is calling to you, here are the details, contact me direct if you are interested in booking.


Date: Saturday 12 August
Time: 10am to 4.30pm. Please arrive from 9.30am for tea, and a prompt start at 10am.
Venue: 77 Elton Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0PP
Catering: A variety of hot drinks and nibbles provided, but bring anything specific you need to enable you to be comfortable (such as a specific tea or type of milk). Lunch will be 'bring and share' - 'breaking bread' together is an integral part of the day. Please let me know it you have special dietary requirements.
Price: £65 per person


Here are Anna's words of invitation:

"I am delighted to invite you a workshop I will be hosting, at my home, for my dear friend and soul sister, Mary Lunnen. Mary and I (who happen to share the same birthday!) met during my Cornwall years and have remained in close contact, since my return to London, supporting one another in our personal journeys. I've had the privilege of working with Mary both at workshops, and personal coaching sessions, on a number of occasions, and have always been deeply touched at where her deceptively simple, yet profound. work has taken me.

Please consider joining us for a glorious day of exploration and the chance to hang out with some wonderful people!!"


This will be a day of journeying together, using the Dare to Blossom Rediscovery cards, to take us on a magic carpet ride, a creative guided visualisation 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, and peace - and through these to decide how to progress next in our lives. These words are combined in the Dare to Blossom Power Flower - a process that developed through my inner work, with the support of my own life coaches.

Combining these tools and techniques provides a structure and a container for our day together. and provides the freedom to share as much, or as little, as you wish. To journal and flow-write; to explore the prompts provided by the cards and the unfurling process. All in a safe, non-judgemental, supportive environment, where each of us is heard and witnessed.


Video testimonial

Nicci Bonfanti, of Trusted Sales Dynamics, recently experienced a Power Flower coaching session with me. I was delighted when she posted an unsolicited and unexpected testimonial in her Facebook group, and doubly so when she agreed to an interview to share her experience more widely. Here is a link to the video on Youtube.  (I tried to 'embed' it in a window here for you but the techincalities of that have defeated me so far, if anyone reading this is a whizz with Mailchimp and can help do let me know.) I have since been working with Nicci on her 'Sell like a woman' programme, and I can highly recommend her approach, it helps me to get past my resistance to selling in general which is mainly caused by the old way of hard selling that many of us have experienced. In Nicci's words "Selling with soul rather than selling your soul."


As always, please feel free to comment below with your thoughts and comments. 

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,

with love,
Mary

Saturday, 29 April 2017

May 2017 - Unfurling


In this Issue: 
Reflections: Unfurling
Mayd Day Magic Coaching - special offer
Events: Glastonbury, Cornwall, and Global Magic Carpet Ride. Including a video interview.
Inspirational links


Reflections: Unfurling

As I begin writing this, sitting in my garden, the forecasters are predicting a big drop in temperature later today, with winds from the arctic, maybe even frost at night. I am surrounded by blossom - and I worry about the fruit crop, wondering if the frost will damage the future crop this autumn.

Letting go of that thought, I return to the subject I chose for this 'Reflections' piece several days ago - 'Unfurling'. How interesting. The trees and the flowers don't know the weather forecast. They continue to unfurl their beautiful petals. If they are damaged, the tree doesn't spend time or energy on regrets. It simply regathers, regroups, regrows - whether this year, or next. A set back maybe, but it will survive.



Does the unfurling of your talents, your work, your business feel like this? For me, with Dare to Blossom, I keep on growing, developing. Tentatively opening up ideas, like unfurling petals. Sometimes these ideas thrive and develop and bear fruit. Sometimes they wither and die. In between some simply flower and do not produce as big a crop as I might hope. If I didn't keep on - keep on 'showing up' as the phrase goes - then nothing would happen at all.

With this sort of work - for me maybe you too, we are offering our services, our skills, our experiences, ourselves. This feels to me very personal, very exposed, very vulnerable. And I am continually learning that when I still dare to go ahead and share, from that place, that vulnerable spot, the very edge - that is where and when the connections happen. There we link with each other heart to heart, help support each other in the unfurling.


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 is unfurling?
- what gifts can you find within?
- do you wish to paint, draw, collage - express this visually in some way?


May Day Magic Coaching - special offer
May 1st - May Day - is a very special time here. In Padstow the annual celebration begins the evening before with the 'night singing' heralding the arrival of May Day, when the 'Osses come out to dance in the streets. Serenaded by the band of accordions and drums and the singers with the Teaser leading, each celebrates the festival of abundance, fertility and fecundity that is spring and summer.

If you search on YouTube you will find dozens of clips of people's videos, here is the local page where you will find information and videos. I particularly like this one of the childrens' 'Osses.

To celebrate, I would like to offer you a little piece of your own May Day Magic - two thirty minute life coaching sessions on Zoom video-conferencing, at the price of £50.  To book your place, contact me before the end of 1st May.


Forthcoming Events

Regular readers will know that this time of year, the time of blossoming into spring is when I focus on events. And so there are three coming up in May. For those of you who are wondering what attending a workshop might bring for you, I am planning a series of short video interviews. Here is the first with Gail (just over 7 minutes wathcing time)  - hop over to my channel on YouTube for a look - and do come back here and carry on reading.

Unleash Your Power Within Workshops in Glastonbury and Cornwall




Saturday 6th May in Glastonbury - this is of course very soon, and there is a 'bring a friend' special offer, so you can come together and share a magical day for the price of one ticket. Contact me as soon as possible to secure your place. For you as loyal readers I would be delighted to welcome you, even without a friend, for the same price (£32.50 instead of £65) for the day, 10-4 at the Goddess House.

Saturday 13th May - Cornwall: Purpose - Reaching Upwards.

Vist '
Workshops and Events' for full details and to book.

The full programme continues in Cornwall with three more half-day events:
8 July Passion: opening to the sun
9 September Power: ripening
18 November Progress: harvesting

Global Online Magic Carpet Ride: Unfurl Your Power Within
For those of you who are not in reach of the workshops this new interactive programme begins on Monday 22nd May. for five weeks ending on Friday 23rd June. It will include weekly group calls (which will be recorded in case you can't be there in person), a private Facebook group (though you can take part without joining that if you prefer), and resources for you to keep. Full details here.

There is an Early Bird price of £79 (a saving of £20) until midnight on 30 April - but for readers of this newsletter I will leave it open longer. If you find it has been removed from the website, contact me direct to find out if it is still available for you.

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 Links

This month my new contacts have included Linda Grayson, who works under the theme "Spirit and the Life Beyond" and Kerry Louise of Kerry Louise Psychic Guidance. I haven't experienced the services of these two people, but I can say that this sort of work has helped me greatly at various times in my life so if you see something that calls to you, as I must have done then, maybe follow your intuition and explore further? The person who helped me immensely, starting twelve years ago almost to the day I am writing this, is Debbie Clayton of Angels of Light.


As always, please feel free to comment with your thoughts and comments. 

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,

with love,
Mary


Find 'Dare to Blossom Life Coaching' on Facebook, @daretoblossom on Twitter

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sample Point of Focus Report.



During the week beginning 10 April 2017, I drew up this report, in the same way as we will be doing during the “Global Online Magic Carpet Ride: Unfurl your power within”, which opens on 22 May.

For this process, a card is drawn on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – and those of us in the online circle will be bringing those cards – the word, the colour, the questions – into our daily lives and letting them work their magic. This can take many forms – insights, inspiration, whispers of your intuition, your inner wisdom.

The cards used are the Dare to Blossom Rediscovery Cards. During the circle I will then do, as I am now – pull together some resources and my own thoughts into this document. When the circle is ‘live’ I will be able to incorporate some of the interactions we will have shared within the group that week.

If you choose to subscribe to the Point of Focus membership service, you will receive a monthly Report like this. The process will be slightly different: I will set aside a time for you: I will tune in and focus and see which three cards appear from the pack – seemingly a random process, but as I am sure you will have experienced – one that can offer great gifts. At the first level of membership you will receive email support if you wish to discuss.

Or, you can choose to take up a thirty or sixty minute one to one call, with a recording so you can refer back later to the wisdom that arises for you.

So, dear ones, on to the words that emerged this week.





For each card, ask yourself:
What is my first response? To the word? To the colour? And, what else is there? And, what else?

And then – what do Power and Joy combined offer you? Purple and deep pink?

And then – add Serenity, soft blue. What does that word, that colour offer in addition?

I encourage you to take time over this, to pause here and record your first impressions in your journal before continuing to read. No one else can tell you about your own inner wisdom, you can trust your own responses. Practicing this process, gives you the confidence to trust more and delve more deeply for yourself.

I do not offer interpretations, I do offer to walk with you as a companion  - as in the title of the book I somewhat reluctantly published to accompany the cards. The principle is for you to access your own deep, authentic source of wisdom and your power within, not for me or anyone else to tell you what to think.

So – some further thoughts and questions – in no particular order. I have found the process can be a circle in itself, or maybe a spiral. Circling from one card to another, one colour to the next. And back, in multiple combinations and thought streams.

As well as journaling, and flow-writing about the words and colours, you may like to collage, paint, doodle with coloured pens. Collet words or photos. Walk in nature, dance, choose music to accompany your words.

For this week:

Power: It is so interesting, and supremely appropriate, that this word came out for us. The theme of all my explorations this year, for myself and with others, has been just this: Power. How do we unleash it, unfurl it, stand true in our own power within? Was your first reaction to reject this word? Many of us associate power with domination, control, fear, misuse, harm to others, violence.

No wonder we feel we don’t want this thing – power. In conversations, over and over, often with women, and with men too – this has come up. We need another word for the way we want to be powerful. Full of power. Power that will support ourselves and others in love; power that will ‘em-power’ rather than ‘dis-empower’ others. Power that will be used for good in the world; to bring joy, laughter, progress, good things.

Often, we deal with this by adding a descriptive word: soft power, gentle power, tranquil power, loving power. Coherent power was one I found for myself in combination with other personal development work I am doing. Meaning to integrate all the parts of myself, to pull together and provide that strong base for me to stand firm in my power.

I have a whole essay I am feeling inspired to write about this…..it may, or may not make its way into this Report – one that is growing longer by the minute.

Purple – the colour, what are the associations for you? Again, it is historically linked with power – imperial, regal. Personally, I connect it with healing and it is the colour I see in deep meditation and when practising reiki, whether for myself or others.

Joy: Ah, quite a contrast? Maybe ‘joyful power’ is something that chimes for you? What brings you joy? What does the deep pink say to you? Connections with your heart? So often we deny ourselves joy, the chance to ‘en-joy’ ourselves. Do we feel we don’t deserve it? Do we feel guilty? As if we are not allowed to feel joy?

Remember how babies and small children react to the world. Before they learn to be fearful it is mostly with joy and true awe at the wonder of what is around them. When do you allow yourself to feel this way? Maybe watching a glorious stupendously beautiful sunset or sunrise? The majesty – and power – of watching a stormy sea? Anytime that our response is ‘wow’ we are often tapping into that childlike joy and awe at the gifts of the natural world.

Can you allow yourself to feel joyful for no reason? To be ‘unreasonably’ happy? What activities help you do this? Playing with your children, walking in nature, dancing round the living room to a favourite song?

Serenity: Our final card is like a deep breath. That moment when you may realise that you have been holding your body tight, in tension. When you remember to take a huge, great inward breath that reaches right down to your toes and out to your fingertips, refreshing every cell in your body as it goes. Maybe you stretch upwards too, and then that delicious deep out breath, taking the stress and tightness of your muscles with it, releasing. 

I encourage you to do this, now, several times. And then return to the card – the word, the colour. What does it say to you now, what do you see? I feel, rather than see, an internal source, a point I can return to, and draw on – where my natural state of being is serene. Like a calm blue summer sea, deep and soothing. A place where I can rest, and breath, and then take that feeling with me, back into my day.

Here we are, at the end of this Report. What have you gained? What are your insights? For this sample – and for any other whether in the Global Magic Carpet Ride circle or the individual Point of Focus membership – please feel free to comment, ask questions.


Thursday, 30 March 2017

April 2017 - Coherence and Integration

 


Welcome to the Dare to Blossom Newsletter


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In this Issue: 
Reflections: Coherence and Integration
Announcement: Point of Focus Membership
Events: workshops in Cornwall and Glastonbury, and the Global Magic Carpet Ride
Inspirational links: the Stoneprint Press


Reflections: Coherence and Integration

Coherence: the situation when the parts of something fit together in a natural or reasonable way
Integration: the process of combining two or more things into one
(definitions from the Cambridge Dictionary on-line)


I began writing this piece a few days ago, sitting in my garden, as a flow-writing exercise. I love to write outdoors, away from the computer, and this year - with a cold damp spring, this was the first time.The first three months of 2017, the first quarter, are coming to an end. Is it spring where you are? Or autumn? Or maybe you are in the tropics where your seasons are ore about wet and dry?

The two words in the title of my reflections this month - coherence and integration - have proved central to me this year. If you are a regular reader, you will know I recently developed a deeper way of using the Rediscovery Cards, through the 'Power Flower' symbolism. The explorations people have already made using this, in combination with the cards, has been proving a source of even greater insights, focus and clarity.

I am beginning to see how all the many parts of my work are, this year, coming together. Becoming integrated as parts of a whole. On my afternoon in the garden I paused here, and wrote:

"Closing my eyes to enjoy the warm sun on my face. Listening to the birds, I hear: seagulls, crows, a wood pigeon, a buzzard calling as she soars high overhead. And the smaller birds: blackbird, thrush, robin, blue-tits, sparrows - and others too, whose calls I cannot recognise without seeing the birds who are singing."




Alongside the growth and new life of spring, the jigsaw of all the methods, tools, techniques I use, are - this year - slotting together, naturally becoming a coherent whole.

Those of you who have taken part in the Magic Carpet Workshops already know how these ways of working, that I have been fine-tuning over a number of years, come together in those gatherings. At the recent workshop here in Cornwall we used the Rediscovery Cards in our introductions; we flow-wrote about one of my greetings cards - a randomly assigned photograph or piece of art. We talked, shared, witnessed, cried, laughed. We each went on a magic carpet ride journey in a guided visualisation following (or not) the words I was given to speak in that moment, for that particular group of people, on that one day.

People also made a gift for themselves to take away, simply the result of playing with coloured pens, stickers, feathers, glue, and the natural 'paper' from the sheaths of the new shoots of the bamboo that grows in my garden. At the close of the morning, we stood in a circle, holding hands as I gave thanks for what each person had brought to the workshop; the gifts each had contributed - at that moment I truly felt the magic as my work for the day was done. The magic of connection, of real conversations heart to heart, of the links that require no words.

For me, the integration is also the alchemy of all my past experience - coming together and transforming from 'good' or 'bad' to simple being - being a part of who I am today.


"Thank you Mary for gently leading and guiding us in wonderful, inspirational, empowering, enjoyable morning. Like all those who have mastered their crafts you made it flow seemingly effortlessly but have put in hard work to make it so.I really do feel full of a peaceful calm energy. Much to reflect upon. I'm going to start on your books now. New beginnings, new hope, new growth, new future." (one of the participants wrote this before I had even reached home afterwards).

Together, we explore, share, discuss, and experience openings and breakthroughs.

For you, for your journal or meditation practice:
- what will you choose to bring into coherence and to integrate this month?
- what emerges for you?
- are there any barriers? What are they? How can you remove, or navigate around them
- what gifts can you find in this process?
- do you wish to paint, draw, collage - express this visually in some way?

 
Announcement: Point of Focus Membership

For some time now, people have asked about how to stay involved with Dare to Blossom when they are not at a place when they wish to take up regular coaching sessions every week or every fortnight. And in a way that feels more active, and more personal than simply subscribing to a newsletter - though I hope you continue to enjoy this as well.

So, after a long process of deliberation, here is an offering for you.The Point of Focus Membership with three levels - and you can choose to stay with one or move between them as things change in your life and circumstances.




In the process of deliberation, I went through all sorts of complexities of names and pricing structures. In the end I came back to the underlying principle of a point of focus - using the simplicity of the Rediscovery Cards and Dare to Blossom coaching as a means to achieving clarity and progress.

And so, in the end, I chose simple titles and simple prices:

Level One - Your monthly Point of Focus Personal Cards Report: £10 per month

Each month you will receive a personalised pdf file with three Rediscovery Cards that I have drawn from the pack especially for you. There will be questions, suggestions and resources. Plus email support for you if you wish to discuss anything.
Level Two: Point of Focus Personal Cards Report plus 30 minutes one-to-one coaching: £40 per month
Your personal pdf file as above, and a chance to explore and deepen in a conversation, and to draw some more cards if you wish. A recording will be provided for you to revisit and truly hear yourself speaking your own inner wisdom. 
Level Three: Point of Focus Personal Cards Report plus 60 minutes one-to-one coaching: £80 per month
Your personal pdf file as above, and a chance to explore and deepen in a longer conversation with the luxury of a full hour together, and with the recording to return to as well. Level Three membership will also offer you discounts on other offerings through the year. 


So will you choose to make a commitment to yourself? To your own journey of rediscovering your true self: the voice that sings inside; the child who dances as if no one is watching; the woman who loves and laughs and rejoices in being alive - at any stage of her life. Will you?
Please take up the offer of a complimentary conversation with me if you have any questions at all, or you would just like to talk and find out more about me and how I can help you dare to blossom. This is a subscription which means you can sit back and know that your regular Report will arrive each month without you needing to do anything, and you will receive a link to book your monthly one-to-one with me. Each will provide you with a place to touch in with yourself and 
Please rest assured that you can change to a different level or cancel your regular payment at any time. Click here to read more on the website and to subscribe to membership, or contact me here.
Forthcoming Events

Workshops:



Saturday 6th May - Glastonbury - Early Bird Special is about to end on 31st March - book here, or contact me for an instalment option.
Saturday 13th May - Cornwall

Visit the website for full details

Global Online Magic Carpet Ride: Unfurl Your Power Within



For those of you who are not in reach of the workshops this new interactive programme begins on Monday 22nd May. for five weeks ending on Friday 23rd June. It will include weekly group calls (which will be recorded in case you can't be there in person), a private Facebook group (though you can take part without joining that if you prefer), and resources for you to keep.

The full programme will be available very soon. In the meantime there is a free group 'Question and Answer' call on Tuesday 25th April at 7.30 pm (BST) There will be no obligation or pressure to sign up for the group, simply a chance to to chat and share some time together with a group of like-minded people., and to try out the Zoom.us video-conferencing platform if you are not familiar with that, in preparation for the later calls if you do decide to join us.

To book your place on the Q&A call, email me via this link so I can send you the invitation to connect on the day. The call will last around 60 minutes. It will be recorded so if you would like to listen in even if you can't make it on the day - do make sure you register. You may notice I have used the word 'unfurl' instead of 'unleash' - I will explain more on the call, and when the full programme is published on the website, along with the pricing.


Inspirational Links

This month I am sharing the website of the Stoneprint Press in New Zealand. I discovered their work - books and some beautiful Wisdom Cards at the end of last year.

Here is the introduction from the site by Barry Brailsford:
"In my 
Stoneprint books I share the histories and ancient lore of the Pacific peoples and my recent research. Placing the latest scientific studies alongside ancestral wisdom creates exciting pathways into the future."

I am very fortunate to have received a pack of the cards for Christmas (on a special request to my family there - thank you) - and they are magical with wonderful artwork. I have read one of the books that I managed to obtain from the public library here in the UK,
"In Search of the Southern Serpent", co-authored by Hamish Miller, who lived here in Cornwall for many years.

As always, please feel free to comment below with your thoughts and comments. 

If you would like to own a set of Dare to Blossom Rediscovery cards to explore their power for yourself please visit the website - while current stocks last they will be at the same price they have been since 2012 - which will need to change with the new packaging and print run.

Thank you dear friends for visiting with me again this month and sharing my musings.

Until next time,

with love,
Mary


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