Being Expressive, Being Creative – Vishuddhi Chakra

‘Can we speak in flowers? It will be easier for me to understand.’ – so says the poet and reclusive writer Nayyirah Waheed who describes herself as the ‘quiet poet.’ The Vishuddhi Chakra is located in the spine at the base of the neck. Known as the throat chakra it is associated with change and…

Being with the Heart – Anahata Chakra

Responding to all things associated with the heart stirs feelings of love, affection, compassion and a willingness to open up to feelings that connect us with each other, with all living things and with the universe. I know I need more heart stirrings in my life. Moreover, I believe we all do. Continuing with my…

It’s Time to Reflect

It’s 18:18 on January 1st 2021 as I begin writing this. This time last year I was facing an operation and was filled with fear. Anxiety overwhelmed me as I found myself in whirlpool of irrational thoughts and feelings I struggled to control. They were all to do with my mother. A dark cloud descended…

Being Creative, Being in Tune with Emotions – Swadhistana Chakra

Creativity is inherent in us all whether we realise it or not. For most people, our creativity as babies and children falls by the wayside when we learn to be in the world as responsible young adults. We have to pass exams, find careers, build sustainable lives and conform to social norms. This is what…

Being Grounded – Muladhara Chakra

For me, this year is one of new experiences and taking the time to notice how I react to events / circumstances I can’t control.  It’s been a time of learning about myself and how I respond when my security and safely is threatened, or when I feel fear. We all know we can’t control…

How to Be

I am enough. You are enough. We are all enough. So many people are caught up in doing rather than being. They keep themselves busy achieving and fulfilling the roles they assign themselves and end up creating stress and anxiety in their lives. They feel as though unless they perform, achieve or fulfil a role,…

Emerging

Emerging is a process. For many weeks now, I have been pondering how I will emerge from this extended period of personal isolation. I have written previously about my contentment during the period of forced isolation and how I have welcomed the time to reflect, heal and consider my own life and how I can…

Daily Rituals – Part 3

This will be the last in my small series on daily rituals. Here I explore the feelings I have about how daily rituals can help in coping with the situation that continues to dominate our lives – lockdown during Coronavirus and share a few more of the rituals I follow. Pause for a moment and…

Daily Rituals – Part 2

    In the second in this series of my musings about daily rituals (see here for my first posting on one of my daily rituals – writing) I will be exploring what yoga means for me and why I have a daily practice. I am hopeful that everyone is coping well (or as best…