Diamond Mining

There is magic afoot! Wow. This is the Chinese year of the Fire Rooster, also sometimes called the Phoenix. I love the symbol of the Phoenix, rising from the ashes of death and destruction. It is catharsis at its most magnificent. It has also got me thinking about diamonds, and how they’re formed deep in the Earth under extreme heat and extreme pressure. They’re found 100 miles or more below underground, and are brought to the surface by volcanic activity and a substance called Kimberlite. It is the Kimberlite veins that are mined, and the rocks are smashed to reveal the diamonds within. According to one source I saw, it can take over 250 tons of rock to find one diamond. I love that these Continue reading Diamond Mining

Change or Spiritual Awakening?

Change is one of life’s constants; there is no being on this planet that hasn’t experienced it in one way or another, every day of their lives. Not all changes are created equal. Some feel easy, like a gentle curve in a country road, leading in a new direction. They flow into and out of your life with little commotion, leaving you feeling fresh and invigorated. Others blow through your life like a tempest, tearing you out of the comfortably familiar sameness and razing the foundations on which you’ve built your life to this point. They’re destructive, cathartic, and life-changing. These are the changes where you know you’ve reached the point of no return. You walk away feeling raw; transformed by the process of being Continue reading Change or Spiritual Awakening?

The Power in Falling Apart

I am thrilled to share this interview with Angela Levesque at Health and Healing Radio. The description from the show’s page is as follows: ‘This show is where science and spirituality merge. As a society today, we are suffering more than ever from diseases of lifestyle, it is time to ask ourselves why? To look beyond just the physical and understand how our mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic aspects interact to create health and healing. We will discuss the science and research being done in fields such as Mind/Body Medicine, Energy Medicine and other integrative disciplines. As well as explore facets of healing from all perspectives in complementary and alternative medicine.’ I invite you to listen to our interview. We discuss catharsis and the power Continue reading The Power in Falling Apart

Catharsis and the Art of Falling Apart

Catharsis, breakdown, breakthrough, dark night of the soul, rock bottom, turning point, tipping point, crisis point, psycho-spiritual crisis; no matter what you call it, it’s the same thing. It’s that point at which something in you decides the way you’ve been going is no longer going to work. It can feel traumatic or easy, depending how attached you are to the way things are at present. I’m writing about this process at the moment, and have had several years to ruminate over the different forms it can take. It all started with my own catharsis, which led me to examine my old ways of doing things in some serious detail. I examined, and examined, and released and released and released… What the process gave me was Continue reading Catharsis and the Art of Falling Apart