When we turn back towards our own pain and begin to embrace it with compassion, patience, and tenderness, we open our hearts, not only to ourselves, but to everyone else in our lives. 

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The Futility of War We live in a world that is torn apart by strife and warfare. So many needless wars are fought and there is so much suffering and death.  These wars can be in the name of politics, economics, nationalism or religion. Billions are spent each year on the “industry” of warfare – on man’s inhumanity to man. Increasingly every rational person understands that no war is ever won.  The devastation and loss on both sides are proof alone of that. The aftermath of pain, loss…

Self Esteem & Confidence

So many of us go through our lives burdened by low self esteem. We constantly make negative statements about ourselves. If questioned, many people will tell you of their weaknesses, failings and problems. They have little or no self esteem and confidence. Finding self confidence usually involves identifying these negative beliefs. Then removing them completely! When we examine our negative self statements, we usually find that they have their source in what we were told as children. False Conditioning from the past I once knew a woman who…

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Baggage from the Past I often work with couples whose relationships are floundering.   Their children are the usual reason they are still together.  In most cases, the underlying problem is that they bring to their adult relationship unresolved emotional pain from their past.  It is imperative that they find ways of clearing emotional space between them.  They need to recognise and release the baggage from their past. Many have suffered a childhood which was abusive and traumatic.  As kids the only way they knew how to get by…

Man with open arms, joyful at water edge

Hypnosis a solution to rewriting your Past So often people carry their life story around with them like an energy sapping burden. They identify with the pain, trauma, drama and fear from their past.  This then dictates the shape of their present life, draining away all colour and joy.  In consequence, they are held back every time they want to progress in their life. Can our history be changed? Most definitely Yes! Hypnosis  allows you to travel vertically down through time and rewrite the numbing effect traumatic memories have…

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The Molecules of Emotion Much research has been done on the molecules of emotion by scientists such as Dr. Candace Pert and Dr. Joseph Dispensa. Discussing neurology within the brain, they explain how a Neural Net is a building up of concepts from experience and repetition. If an experience is repeated often enough, it forms a thought form.  This thought form or concept, then causes a  neural net to form. In this way our beliefs create reality. Nerves that wire together, fire together. If for example our mindset…

Neural Nets - Beliefs Create Reality

Read Part 1 of Beliefs Create Reality Here Creating New Neural Nets How can we make our very cells more responsive to absorb positive nutrients? How can we change the negative behaviours and fearful mindset that centres around illness? Beliefs create reality.  In other words, we make this change by working from the inside out.  We change our reaction to our life and our environment. This is the very first thing that we need to change.  Because it is only by changing our attitude towards ourselves and others that…

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Tenderness and Compassion One stormy day recently, I heard a loud thump as if something had been thrown against the window. When I looked there was a female blackbird lying upside-down with her little head bent back beneath her body. I ran outside and very gently picked her up. I was delighted to see her neck wasn’t broken and a few moments later, she moved her wings. Incredible that she wasn’t dead. I quickly found her a sheltered nook out of the wind. Watching her slowly recover, I…

Relationships for Spiritual Growth

Observing oneself instead of blaming another. When two people come together there is initially the exciting “honeymoon” period.  They’re getting to know each other. However, after a few months or even mere weeks, the gloss diminishes.  This is when the deeper aspects of each begin to surface. But how many realise that seeing their relationships for spiritual growth can be a very dynamic way to develop. For instance we bring to every relationship, romantic or otherwise, all the unresolved baggage from our own past. The more intimate the relationship, the…

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Opening up New Horizons The following is an amusing analogy that I came across some years ago – I don’t know who wrote it, but it illustrates how taking responsibility for our thoughts and actions opens out our life to new horizons of possibility: I walk down a street – there’s a huge hole ahead. Not paying attention, I fall in. “Poor me”, I rant and rage. “Who made this wretched hole?“. “How could this happen to me?”. Yelling and screaming, I demand that someone pulls me out….