A Love Song for the Animals

Animals have always been my salvation in a world where I felt mistrust towards people and circumstances. Spending time with them brings me such joy and peace, and I think I’ve always known they are far wiser than they’re given credit for. I just didn’t understand how wise. They bring so many gifts and teach us so much in their short and incredibly sweet lives, and this post is to honour their spirits, and their journeys. I’ll start with the premise that animals most definitely have souls. Souls as wide as the skies and as deep as the oceans. Souls so big and loving that to contain them within their relatively tiny bodies must be a strange and laughable experience for them. Anyone who has Continue reading A Love Song for the Animals

Life Lessons from the Full Monty

If you haven’t seen The Full Monty, it’s a 1997 film about a bunch of unemployed guys in the North of England who decide that for one night, they’ll bare all to earn some quick cash. It’s a funny, and in many ways touching film about the personal, inner journeys each man takes on the way to full frontal, public nudity. Here’s a short clip of scenes from the film: There are so many ways we can learn life lessons, and at first glance this may not be the most obvious place to look. Even seemingly light-hearted films like this have as much to teach us any book written by the biggest name author. It’s just a matter of stepping back from the story of Continue reading Life Lessons from the Full Monty

You can’t Seek Discovery

Discovery. I love that word. For me it evokes images of childlike awe and wonder, the delight we feel when it’s as if we’re the first ones ever in the history of the world to discover this thing/feeling/experience. Finding is different, because the energy behind that word has a slight heaviness to it, connected to the seeking which leads to the finding. It can still be fun, as in the game of hide and seek, but it is not as spontaneous as the energy of discovery. Wouldn’t the game be even more fun if we didn’t know we were playing, and we came across random friends hidden in secret places all throughout the day? I’d be giggling my head off constantly… That’s the energy of Continue reading You can’t Seek Discovery

Love is in the Actions

Ah Love. Here we go again. I think Tim Hardin says it so well in his song, Reason to Believe, when he writes: ‘If I listened long enough to you I’d find a way to believe that it’s all true Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried Still I look to find a reason to believe.’ I find myself with so many questions, as I contemplate these words. The lies I’ve told myself for love. How many times have I promised myself to follow my heart, and to recognise that words not backed up by actions are not an accurate description of love? Love is in the actions. It’s speaking the truth of your heart and acting in alignment with those words. How many Continue reading Love is in the Actions

Imperfection: Embracing the Art of Fucking Up

Hey, guess what? I’m not perfect. Well, suck it up, buttercup, because neither are you. There is no such thing as perfection, despite what we’re taught or shown or led to believe by ‘the powers that be.’ Even Source/God/whatever you choose to call it, which we’ve always believed to be perfect, isn’t perfect because that doesn’t exist. What? How can Source not be perfect, when it creates everything as perfection? Well, because it doesn’t believe in imperfection or recognise ‘mistakes,’ it also can’t access that impossible perfection that we humans aspire to. I’ll try to put it another way – the existence of one aspect of perfection must be acknowledged in order for the other to exist. In this case, Source does not acknowledge that Continue reading Imperfection: Embracing the Art of Fucking Up