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On aliveness and wonder for Sensitives, Empaths, Introverts & Intuitives... for living a heart-centred life.

On aliveness and wonder for Sensitives, Empaths, Introverts & Intuitives... for living a heart-centred life.

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United Kingdom

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On aliveness and wonder for Sensitives, Empaths, Introverts & Intuitives... for living a heart-centred life.

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English


Episodes

Spring poetry and an Ode to the Cat - e.e.cummings, Pablo Neruda (& Brother Ginger)

5/18/2022
An episode of almost 10 mins on poetry for Spring (although before the intro there's a mention of November :)). This was recorded in late April but have only just had time to create it and publish. I had a bit of a fluey/cold when recording this! Initially this was only going to be poems by e.e.cummings but then the big ginger neighbourhood cat Brother G inspired me to read Neruda's wonderful 'Ode to the Cat'... and he sat and listened all the while:) x The episode is a reading of five...

Duration:00:09:33

On Grace

2/8/2022
An episode of just over 16 mins on Grace and what this might mean... and it's beautiful presence in our lives. With a mention of Leonard Cohen, Alan Cohen, Rainer Maria Rilke and Mary Oliver... I'd love to know your thoughts on Grace too... 'The Poet Speaks of Praising'7mins 12 secs 'Letters to a Young Poet' 13 mins 46 secs ........................................................................................................................... **New** - just adding the donate button...

Duration:00:16:20

On creativity, inspiration & joy - workshops & 1-1s for women! - a 1 min intro

1/19/2022
A one minute intro - On creativity, inspiration & joy - workshops & 1-1s for women! On friendship, thriving, resilience and the warmth of community x This was recorded for my workshops, as a kind of sum-up of what I love and a vision of women thriving, confident & happy! WorkshopsWebsiteIntuitive painting website..................................................................................................... * Adding the donate button on 'Buy me a coffee' as recently found out about...

Duration:00:01:18

Morning poems 18 - A spider and a fish...

1/11/2022
An episode of just over 3.5 mins with two short poems written in the stillness - one whilst watching a spider and one after painting intuitively... Both poems focus gently on grief, beauty, tenderness... Chapter markers: Spider poem - 38 seconds Fish poem - 2 mins 24 seconds ........................................................................................................................... **New** - just adding the donate button on 'Buy me a coffee' as recently found out about...

Duration:00:03:37

In memory of my mother xx

12/16/2021
An episode of just over 30 minutes remembering my mum who died last week, on Friday December 10th. I hadn't seen my mum for almost 15 years; it was a difficult relationship for me, but I have such a feeling of love for her and many complex, tender feelings. I know in my heart that we'll have a true, authentic, loving and warm relationship in Spirit now and that we'll be closer than we ever have been. I felt called to make this episode whilst remembering times with her when I was younger...

Duration:00:30:15

On Van Gogh, poetry, Nature & Soul - and 'the gypsy soul of a crayon' :)

11/24/2021
An episode of just over 20 mins inspired by reading some of Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo. This became a longer episode than I thought it would be and includes ponderings on Imagist poetry, including readings of Ezra Pound, F.S.Flint, D.H Lawrence and Amy Lowell... Also considerations of line and music, nature and soul and with an added bonus of my cat Charley sneezing - many times at one point! (He was standing in a sunbeam from the window :D) 'Grace & Joy Intuitive Painting...

Duration:00:21:39

On the Grace & Joy Intuitive painting workshops!

9/8/2021
An episode of just over 7 mins on the Grace & Joy painting and wellbeing workshops for women which are held locally in-person and internationally, via Zoom. A little bit about how these came to be, the women they may appeal to most (HSPs, Introverts, Empaths, Intuitives...) and the joy of painting in this way as a spiritual practice. Skip the intro to 1 min 42 in for the start :) Link to Meetup - for more info and to join *Support the Show* - Please feel free to click my donate button on...

Duration:00:07:35

On Snails and Stillness...

8/11/2021
An episode of 9:28 mins on the beauty of slow... snails, stillness & quiet moments... Sitting with my cat Silver early this morning and listening to the sounds in the garden...and then ponderings and poems emerged x The episode includes readings of three poems: 'Mary OliverTom Gunn'A.R AmmonsPlease see chapter markers to skip to each, if you'd like x *Support the Show* - Please feel free to click my donate button on 'Buy me a coffee' ! Any contributions towards coffees, pencils and cat...

Duration:00:09:28

Morning poem 17 - Exotic Elements (or 'Peppery Pirouettes on your grass tips')

7/10/2021
An episode of just over 6 mins which is a short, intuitive morning poem inspired by a few words... These words unfolded by themsleves into a celebration of the exotic and pleasure in the everyday :) **New** - just adding the donate button on 'Buy me a coffee' as recently found out about this! Any contributions towards coffees, pencils and cat treats ... (& of course podcast/audio costs!) gratefully received...

Duration:00:06:14

Val & Moss - Val reading poetry...x

6/3/2021
An episode of 12:39 mins with Val reading the poetry she loves. I met Val over a year ago when I started to walk her Border Collie Moss each week, via The Cinnamon Trust. We often have a cup of tea and chat too and Val has shared how much comfort she feels from reading poetry, especially by Patience Strong. She has a wonderful 1930s booklet of her poetry that belonged to her mother and this episode is dedicated to Val reading from this booklet. Stay tuned for a Cornish poem at the end...

Duration:00:12:39

Empty empty empty - a meditation inspired by Mooji

5/30/2021
An episode of 21:42 mins on empty,empty, emptiness and the pure fullness and joy of this. Remaining as spacious awareness, & all else flowing through to the earth with a simple visualisation inspired by the Advaita Vedanta teacher Mooji. Guided meditation begins at 2 mins 30 ** Adding the donate button on 'Buy me a coffee' as recently found out about this! If you've enjoyed these episodes and meditations, any contributions towards podcast/audio costs) are always gratefully received...

Duration:00:21:41

Poem close to midnight - 'Let all my guests come in'.

5/12/2021
An episode of 15:08 mins on 'being with' sadness and other energies in the body and how they may become our familiar companions. The episode also shares an intuitive poem, 'All is very very ok' written quickly on a piece of paper late at night on this subject and then also a reading of Rumi's 'The Guest House' - relating so perfectly, and so beautiful. Leonard Cohen's song 'The Guests' is also mentioned x Intuitive poemRumi's 'The Guest House'(trans. Coleman Barks) - **New** - just adding...

Duration:00:15:08

Listening to poetry as comfort and 'a coat of fur' x

4/14/2021
An episode of 14:32 mins on the comforts of poetry being read aloud and listening to poets reading their own poetry. The episode is a reading of three poems mentioned in the first part of the autobiographical trilogy by Janet Frame's 'An Angel at My Table'. 'Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking ' - Walt Whitman 'Meg Merrilies'John Keats'The Old Grey Squirrel' Alfred NoyesPlease see chapter markers to skip to each, if you'd like x **New** - just adding the donate button on 'Buy me a...

Duration:00:14:32

Creative Changemakers - 3: Janni Littlepage 'On wonder, creativity, love and all the angels in our lives'

4/9/2021
‘Remain in harmony, wherever possible. Create beauty, wherever possible. Relieve suffering, wherever possible. That is all we ask of you.’ It was truly wonderful to be in conversation with Janni Littlepage, a friend with so many creative gifts and talents, including being a singer-songwriter, artist, writer, garden designer and much more… Janni shares beautiful experiences, moments and insights that have inspired and influenced her life and the conversation includes thoughts around...

Duration:00:53:09

Morning Poem 15 - The sound of a feeling (or 'Dropping down the day')

3/22/2021
An episode of 8 mins 03 secs and a morning poem that wrote itself on a scrap of paper, inspired by me trying to remember what had made a certain sound, years ago, a sound that I felt viscerally and over the years have often tried to remember what it was... I wanted to remember as it was the only sound that summed up, so truly, a feeling I had about something... The sound had a deadened resonance, was it a heavy metal dropping on another metal? I know it was something quite specific but...

Duration:00:08:02

Morning poem 14 The Blossoming Tree (or 'With some people we shine')

3/7/2021
An episode of 7 mins 39 secs and a mid-morning poem that almost wrote itself on a Saturday (6th March 2021), after watching a fly cleaning its legs & bathing in the sunshine and then stopping as my shadow passed over it... This led to ponderings around energies and blossoming, responses, ease and awkwardnesses... and how we shine with some and not with others... Poem begins at 2.24 mins in. **New** - just adding the donate button on 'Buy me a coffee' as recently found out about this! Any...

Duration:00:07:39

Morning poem 13 - 'The Audience is also observed.'

2/22/2021
An episode of 6 mins 41 secs and a morning poem that wrote itself quite early on a Saturday, after an image arising, whilst waking up, of a theatre audience being observed whilst watching a play. A poem then unfolded around the non-dual pointings of Advaita Vedanta, 'Can the perceiver be perceived?' ... & how the play plays out... Poem begins at 2 mins in. **New** - just adding the donate button on 'Buy me a coffee' as recently found out about this! Any contributions towards coffees,...

Duration:00:06:41

Saturday walk and Saturday song...

2/13/2021
An episode of 9 mins 16 secs of a Saturday soundscape walk with Plum the labradoodle. (Proper music element at 7 mins 40 in :)) Features the joy of singing freely to the winds...also birds and passing buses :) Singing snatches of Queen's 'Radio Gaga' and also 'Dear Prudence' by The Beatles... - am pretty sure ok to share a few moments of a cover version by the platform...

Duration:00:09:16

On negative voices, masks & identity... and the dance of a life!

2/3/2021
Afternoon ponderings and reflections... Beginning with thoughts on the critical/negative voice, moving into Woody Allen's Zelig, identity and masks and onwards into the fullness of nothingness, Advaita Vedanta, the dance of our lives …and joy :) xx *Apologies for the sound quality at the start of the talking - it all eases smoothly after the intro :) .......................................................................................................................... Please see more...

Duration:00:18:15

EFT for Health, Happiness ...and HSPs! - an intro...

1/14/2021
An episode of almost 18 mins introducing an approach to EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or 'Tapping' that is wonderful for HSPs. I've been tapping for a few years and am now training in EFT as would love to share this gentle procedure for emotional and physical pain relief with others. My approach incorporates other spiritual approaches I love, in order to return us to our natural state, which is one of health, clarity, happiness and peace. Jan 2021 I'm currently offering 1:1 sessions...

Duration:00:17:41