Falling in Love with Life

We’re heading into a weekend that ends one month and ushers in a brand new one. There is a whole lot of change happening at so many levels, and if you’re feeling exhausted, emotional or overwhelmed, do whatever you need to stay grounded and be compassionate with yourself. Take the time to rest, and if possible, don’t ‘push through’ whatever you’re feeling, but just let it flow. There is a concurrent thread of falling in love all over again, and of aspects of ourselves waking up that haven’t been heard from in some time. It feels like the final days/weeks of chrysalis mode, when the exhaustion of becoming the new is felt side by side with the knowledge of what is to come. I have Continue reading Falling in Love with Life

Gratitude and Celebration

My latest post, ‘Gratitude is a Celebration of Life,’ is in this week’s OM Times magazine. You can find it on page 28. You can also read it on OM Times’ website here. Big Love, ~ Jenny <3

Everything is your Teacher

From an early age we’re sent off, lunchboxes in hand, to institutions of learning where we’re taught all the things our parents and elders feel will make us ‘good citizens’ and ‘proper people.’ Somewhere along the way we disconnect form the fact that learning is inherent to each of us, and that everything is our teacher. We put aside our own knowing for the accepted version of events presented to us in a more formal setting, and we begin to trust that above ourselves. This post is in recognition of a few things you might see every day that have so much to teach, and a reminder to look for the teacher in everything you see, every person you meet, and every experience you have. Continue reading Everything is your Teacher

Death (Take 2)

Why is death such a feared topic? Apart from life, it is the one thing we all have in common. Yet there it is, the final destination, the thing we love to dread and dread to love. This post has taken me weeks to write, because I resisted it and avoided it, as if it were death itself. Of course, death cannot be put off forever, and neither can this post. In fact it has become two separate posts, connected but different, so the gift of death just keeps on giving. I’ve seen a fair bit of death in my life; father, grandparents, aunt, uncle, pets, friends, classmates, strangers, neighbours, relationships, dreams, etc. While I may not have at the time, I now understand the Continue reading Death (Take 2)

A Meditation on Death (and Life)

The Beginning (birth) For me, walking is meditation. I walk and walk and my mind goes blissfully blank, and then it starts to fill with all kinds of inspiration and ideas. A couple of weeks ago, I was happily walking in the New Forest, a place filled with incredible scenery and ancient energy. Imagine my surprise when I passed a huge dead tree and realised my next post would be about death. Even after that initial revelation, it hasn’t fallen easily into place. Something was missing, pieces here and there didn’t feel like they fit. Then last weekend, after the death of the American singer Whitney Houston, it felt like the final piece of the puzzle had been revealed. Still I felt resistance – to Continue reading A Meditation on Death (and Life)