blogs, meditations, stories, music and podcasts

a moonthly journal of my creative outpourings

Entanglement

Entanglement

Do you agonize about how your endeavors will turn out? Are events and decisions from your past interrupting your present? When you are falling asleep at night, do the trouble-gremlins dance on your chest, preventing you...

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Sound Wisdom

Sound Wisdom

Have you noticed a change in the world in the last month at the macro-level? Well it has rippled down to me on a micro-level. and see the end of my last blog on how I was open to be shown a way that I hadn't imagined For...

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The Cycle of Projects

The Cycle of Projects

So while the UK opened up, we managed to get a full three and a half week's of touring in a working motorhome - with no recourse to call out the RAC. And while I was away, I used the time to bring the Soulwaves : A...

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The Paths of Return

The Paths of Return

The notion that we are following a Path of Return is an intriguing one. For starters, it implies we are not so much heading somewhere in our lives but perhaps heading back from where we came from. Along the way though is...

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Going Wild

Going Wild

It's taken a while but at last our motorhome has a motor. So for most of this month, we are travelling around the UK with not much of a plan but to follow our instinct and find the Indian Summer. So we're heading North,...

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Back to First Base

Back to First Base

After two abortive road trips, and the vehicle spending over two weeks back at the dealer, our motorhome journey has been eventful and had more downs than ups. We've found though that the local Fiat garage can fix it and...

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The Road to Nowhere

The Road to Nowhere

So we are now the owners of a motorhome, kind of - she was called Bunty von Burstner. Unfortunately our first planned two week trip was cut short and 'she' is back with the dealer as 'she' kept going 'fawlty' - if she...

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A Summer to Love

A Summer to Love

This moonth sees an emergence as the easing of lock down begins. Some decisions have been made. No more private clients or 1-2-1 work for me, just creation of books, meditations and course materials - and the odd online...

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Springing Forward

Springing Forward

Another moonth later and spring has sprung. naturally with me, a whole bunch of new content has also emerged, which I’ve put into one place down the bottom of this blog. For many, lock down I am sure has been stressful....

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Three Million Listens

Three Million Listens

A 'moonth' ago, I wrote a slightly morose blog, as if it might have been my last one. In uncertain times, I took actions as if there might be no tomorrow. Another moonth on and we can now see some of the trajectory, a...

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Out of the Void

Out of the Void

In just one Moon orbit of the Earth, much has changed. Like most of the planet, we are in self-isolation and in equal awe at how the virus is spreading but how such acts of compassion and humanity are also nicely...

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The Void and The Density

The Void and The Density

This 'moonth' has seen an unprecedented level of creativity, even for me. Three podcasts, three new ambient tracks and one guided meditation just popped out of nowhere. More specifically they came from the Void to the...

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Starting a ‘Wave

Starting a ‘Wave

When you haven't written a book, getting it actually published can seem like a bit of a mountain to climb. When you do get it published, it can appear like another bigger and harder mountain appears - and that's to tell...

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A Gift That Keeps on Giving

A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Just over 10 years ago, I published my first non-fiction book called Blocks. To accompany it, I created a set of meditations. Little did I know then that would lead me down a completely different path. This month, my...

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Finding a Way

Finding a Way

While I have been busy creating the Soulwaves book itself, I have consciously done nothing about publishing it, other than to observe what is happening in the industry. So rather than me having to find the way to get it...

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15 Books Later

15 Books Later

Fifteen books later, the book I started first has finally been written - and narrated. It's now off for typesetting as this blog gets published. The day after the book is done and it's now kind of out of my hands, it's...

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Small Steps Big Steps

Small Steps Big Steps

Soulwaves : The Audiobook This month has been consumed by audiobook production - slotted in around loads of family support. At 100 chapters and just shy of 100k words, there is no short cut. I am managing 10...

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Taking Hands off the Wheel

Taking Hands off the Wheel

Artwork by Siri Stiklestad Opli The month of August has become a big handle turning exercise. September augurs more of the same. The reason being is that 35 of the 100 chapters of Soulwaves are now narrated. I make no...

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Two Million Listens

Two Million Listens

Several blogs ago I set my stall our to post once a month as a bread crumb trail of what was going on in my life - the original purpose and format for a blog perhaps. Something happened at the start of this...

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Re-tyre-ment

Re-tyre-ment

Now I should state that I am really not a fan of Formula 1. To me the prospect of watching paint dry is more compelling. That said, I am a big fan of analogy and metaphor and the concept of taking a pit stop...

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Cogs Are Turning

Cogs Are Turning

This month I did something I have never done before in the middle of a big project. I took a month off. Well not exactly, I packed up a house I’d lived in for 20 years and had a week's holiday on a wide beam...

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Winding Down and Winding Up

Winding Down and Winding Up

The two pillars in the High Priestess card in the Tarot represent Involution and Evolution. Involution is like a winding down, or curling up, and it leads to evolution when it unfolds again. Reflecting on this natural...

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Crossing Over

Crossing Over

This month sees a couple of new crossings over. One of them was planned and the other unexpected and accidental. Crossing #1 : Non-fiction to fiction The first planned crossing is from non-fiction author to...

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Being Seen and Heard

Being Seen and Heard

Being Seen This month I did something I have been meaning to do for ages, I had some new photography done for my site. The wonderful Maria O'Brien of Haiga Photography popped over to my house on a glorious...

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My Biz My Way Part 2

My Biz My Way Part 2

This time last year I was invited by Judith Morgan to reflect on how I did my business my way. A year on, or another Sun orbit, I thought it worthwhile to reflect on how it all went. You can read the first...

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Talking Loud and Clear

Talking Loud and Clear

This month, I reminded myself that sometimes my usual 'laissez-faire', going-with-the-flow methodology and philosophy might not always be the optimal strategy. I was blessed with some amazing conversations...

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The Turning Point

The Turning Point

This January, I did something that I had not done for a number of years. I started out by taking my foot off the gas. Partly ticking off something from the bucket list and partly winding up my 60th year with some fellow...

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Phases of Life

Phases of Life

This month saw the unexpected passing of my mother-in-law. She has been in a care home for 8 years and wasn't ill (for once). She had had a happy day, laughing and joking and was chatting to my father-in-law watching TV...

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Paths of Return

Paths of Return

The Paths of Return This month has been nothing less than amazing ... and that's after a load of amazing months. It has been a time when many threads have come together and many seeds planted years ago finally...

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The Slowest Book I’ve Written

The Slowest Book I’ve Written

In 2012, on September 3rd, I started writing what became my quickest book called This We Know. 14 days later, on the 17th September (that same year), a copy of the print version arrived in the post - and it was available...

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A Blog Going Back to Basics

A Blog Going Back to Basics

© gabrielle cole When blogs first came about, they were mainly designed to act as a chronological journal. Some still are but many, including this one, are repositories of articles, often categorised to make blogs easier...

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One Million Listens

One Million Listens

This month I reached a milestone which was not in my wildest of wild dreams and not on any To Do List, or set of goals. My meditations and podcasts on mindfulness have been listened to over 1 million times. When we hit...

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How to Spot a Humangel

How to Spot a Humangel

From time to time an angel reincarnates on the Earth plane. They are normally from the lower ranks. Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart is good example of one. They are known as Humangels. They come to...

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A Podcast Pot Pourri

A Podcast Pot Pourri

After somewhat of a hiatus, due to not one but two books being written, I've started podcasting again, as both interviewee and interviewer. Like buses you've been standing around waiting for, they seem to all come at...

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My Biz My Way

My Biz My Way

This month I begin my 61st orbit of our home star on Spaceship Earth. This means I turn 60. Incidentally, that's a journey of over 35 billion miles around the Sun! It seems somewhat appropriate to mark the occasion with...

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Live Meditations at the Wellness Day

I'm thrilled to have been invited to deliver several live meditations at the Wellness Day at G-Live ... find out what it's all about in this interview with Stacey Mcintyre ... ... and here's what I will be doing on the...

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How to Master Time

How to Master Time

Invest an hour of your time listening to this interview with Smita Joshi and I guarantee you will discover at least one tip which will give you that hour back ...

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Another Quarter Billion Miles

The Earth travels over a half billion miles each year as it orbits around the Sun. So today, on the Winter Solstice, you can think of as being the end of one orbit and the start of the next. It's a good time to reflect...

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Change Your Mind Change Your Time

The normal human mind is only capable of experiencing one thought at a time. If you think about the past or the future, your attention is diverted from what you are focussing on at any one time. As our mind is prone to...

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21 Days of Meditation

My new 21 day meditation re-treat is a pebble I dropped in the pond a couple of months back. It is making some lovely ripples and waves. Here's a Tweet stream from Johan Falk in Sweden that describes the journey in a way...

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A Quarter Billion Miles

A Quarter Billion Miles

The Earth travels over a half billion miles each year as it orbits around the Sun. So today, on the Summer Solstice, we're 1/4 of a billion miles into that journey. It's a good time to reflect on the journey so far and...

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The Business of Mindfulness

My book The Authority Guide to Mindfulness explores how we can use the practice of mindfulness meditation for real world outcomes. Being a practical book too, it doesn't just talk about the subject but it comes with the...

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1+1+1=7

1+1+1=7

At the end of last year, I had made a switch. Or more accurately a switch had been made for me. Instead of being an author who created meditations to augment his books, I became a full blown meditation creator and...

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A Year for Stepping Up

A Year for Stepping Up

Before embarking on another year, it pays dividends to reflect on the year just gone. For me, 2016 was one amazing year and an example of how any formal goal setting can actually hamper our progress. So-called "SMART...

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Getting the Whole World Meditating

Getting the Whole World Meditating

In Autumn 2015, my meditations got discovered by the Insight Timer app, and its marvelous community of worldwide meditators. I discovered that people seemed to really like them. Imagine my absolute joy this morning, a...

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A Map of the Heart

A Map of the Heart

Line 1 : Meditations These 10 meditations accompany my new book, The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness. Travel time is just 100 minutes stopping at each 'station' for 10 minutes over 10 days. Buy the book and ride...

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Meditation : Your Ally in Transition

Meditation : Your Ally in Transition

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Master Charles Cannon on the Zone Show recently after reading his book, Living an Awakened Life. I highly recommend the book and you can listen to the podcast here. Around 26m30s...

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Three Wise Men [2016]

Three Wise Men [2016]

It's traditional around this time of year for Three Wise Men to come from the East bearing gifts. This year on the Zone Show podcast is no different, apart from two of them hailing from the West, namely Mitch Horowitz...

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