The Mind is Just a Scared Bunny

It is absolutely OK to feel. It is absolutely OK to express. It is absolutely OK to share.

The heart wants nothing more than to open, feel and embrace. The mind on the other hand spends much of its time freaking out and strategically planning our unnecessary rescue.

With all due respect to this amazing creature which is the mind, it can often act like an overly protective parent who inadvertently hinders the confidence of their child by trying to save their baby from the world.

When there is real danger our most sophisticated programmes kick in – which to be honest is a blessing and often a life saver. But do we really need to deploy our attack and defence forces when we are sitting on a sofa? Creating a vision? Walking towards our dreams? Having a conversation? Sharing our heart? Honouring our creativity? It is a bit mad, if we think about it, isn’t it?

OK – making coffee is essential, right? But do we tend to leave the machine running day and night, making coffee whether we are in or out – just in case? Even the most caffeine addicted would not do that. Pushing the ON button is essential when we want that coffee. But then we switch it OFF. As human beings we need to learn to de-programme, to know how to switch that button from ON to OFF and we need to be disciplined about it. There is no other way.

So thank you mind for all you do. But 90% of the time there is no problem to solve and we do not need protecting or rescuing. Rest, sweet mind while we explore!

The mind is just a scared bunny…. It finds the light threatening. Perhaps it thinks we are going to disappear into the sun if we shine too bright.

Perhaps it believes we are going to be in danger if we allow, are and act from a place of centred heart energy. Perhaps it fears we will fall apart if we feel and live a life fuelled by intuition, love and abundance. We do not have to take on these distorted beliefs. Instead let’s go back to source and listen to the light and wisdom within.

Why is it that we human beings either shut down, suppress or judge and punish ourselves for feeling, sensing? How crazy is that – really – if you think about it…? What is, just is; isn’t it? I am not talking about blindly tolerating the atrocities which are going on in the world and on this planet but about really seeing, observing and being true to one’s inner landscape.

Shouldn’t our effort and energy be put into aligning ourselves with what is? Into becoming more aware and awake so that we are no longer the slaves of some delusional reality? So that instead of walking blind and fooling ourselves we really see and grow into the beautiful uniqueness that we have been given and are?

Retuning ourselves so that integrity is at the core of our actions; so that rather than letting a disguised need to fix our lack of self worth take the reigns and inevitably destroy our life and those of others, we step into our own power and dignity with love; so that flattery of the ego is not a road we would ever consider again.

So that inner peace can eventually reign over our demons.

With the blessings of the New Moon, may we surrender with grace, let go of what is no longer serving us and set some heart centred, soul fuelled intentions.

Namasté

Let’s All Dance… (+original song and video)

There is joy in each moment. There is sadness in each moment. There is peace in each moment. All is well. All is at it should be. There is no ounce of resignation in acceptance. Acceptance enables being, living, creating and knowing when to take action.

When we come back to our breath, fully, we enter the magic realm of gratitude for this very gift. All is well within THIS breath. No worry, no danger, no threat.

Writing, painting, singing, expressing are bridges, rainbows, means of acknowledging what is, what comes up and what needs to dance before it can rest. If emotions are energy in motion then let’s all dance in whatever way frees our being from the bondage of the mind.

Here I share with you ‘The Reign of the Night’ – because sometimes an experience and the feelings attached to it replay themselves over and over again until we are able to accept and let go…🍃

“I follow the thread of the story
But it goes backwards I’m so sorry
Wound
It makes you bleed
Each time I feed this hungry beast
A new seed gets buried too deep
That I can see,
Too clearly…”

Ode to Small Things

Window in the Rococo Gardens, Gloucestershire

So here you are… Neither here nor there… Sitting, slouching, wondering… Perhaps tired, perhaps daydreaming, perhaps caught in a loop of unresolved feelings…

None of your thoughts seem to go anywhere. They did begin somewhere though – somehow – but they end rapidly and abruptly at the edge of an unexpected cliff. A fall into nothingness; into the unknown.

And now this heaviness – perfect for your own personal army of gremlins to show up. Small ones, big ones, bossy ones, innocent ones, arrogant ones and just plain nasty ones. They rally together, claiming they know and that your dreams, visions, adventurous steps are ridiculous and doomed. They laugh at you, crush you as if you were a biscuit designed for the bottom layer of a cheese cake. Then, they cover you with tons of thick, sticky, distorted beliefs, doubts and fears. When the cake is finished and you are feeling utterly stuck and unable to breathe, unable to smile, unable to feel any ounce of joy, they walk away with the satisfaction of having accomplished their mission. You are safe now, they think. You will go nowhere. You will explore no more.

But the one thing they seem to forget over and over again is the wondrous and uncanny power of your inner light, your inner glow, your inner flame – always there, ready to shine, no matter what – no matter how long the wait.

The light always finds a way through the cracks.

This time, it is the smell of Coffee that brings you back into the room. The sip of this beautiful nectar calls you to reenter your body, whispers you to embrace the here and now. ‘Come home’, it says, ‘it is beautiful here.’

Simple things.

Time stops.

You journey back – through – over – catching a few of your abandoned dreams, hopes and visions on the way.

You made it. You are alive – sensing the intangible wonders of life once again.

For a moment you are blissfully saved.

For a moment you are completely safe.

Present.

Free.

Touched by grace.

Filled with gratitude.

For a moment you are the bee inside the flower.