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Time to pause among the trees

This week has been a little surreal. Unplanned endings and unprepared new beginnings colliding in a time that felt disorientated. Or discombobulated, as I heard someone say. I’ve also missed my usual routine of a pause among the trees during the morning alpaca round. This is because Steve and I have been synchronising our arrival …

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Now is the time to pause

We need to pause when we cross a threshold of endings and beginnings. Even if momentarily. Not because of indecision or reticence but because this is a significant step. Endings are important. We are not in charge of their timescale, yet we must honour their process. And likewise, birth rarely comes to order. Yet the …

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Endings and beginnings

A cherry drops,plump and redfrom the cherry tree. Is this a beginningor an ending? Coming back to theplace where we startedand knowing it forthe first time. Is this an endingor a beginning? Wherever we appear in the circle of life is always an ending and a beginning.   How we see it depends on where …

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Don’t settle now

We are here now for such a time as this. Not of our choosing, but our calling. For each of us, our ‘once upon a time’ has led to today. This day. DON’T SETTLE Don’t settle for a pale copy of reality –scratching your life on tracing paperinstead of splashing your own coloursupon the expectant …

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Coming home to a new rhythm

I’ve been looking forward to this last verse of John O’Donohue’s blessing For a New Beginning all week! These words have drawn me through the reality and vulnerability of the earlier verses. Knowing it would be worth it in the end. Awaken your spirit to adventure;Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;Soon you …

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