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a moonthly journal of my creative outpourings

The Keys to Wisdom

The Keys to Wisdom

So I am just embarking on moonth 4 of what I knew would be a 24 moonth project. Today sees the publication of more materials for those walking the Path To Overstanding with me. The whole project is mind mapped out so I...

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The Path is Open

The Path is Open

Sometimes when you start a project, you may harbour some uncertainties. We might think we are fooling ourselves or that we may have taken too much on board. Setting my stall out to deliver a whole course in esoteric...

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A Time of Bifurcation

A Time of Bifurcation

Two Tracks I am writing this blog on the morning of the seventh day of Ukraine invasion by Russian forces. Some people have decided to go down a track which may have grave consequences for the whole of humanity, not...

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The End of Endarkenment

The End of Endarkenment

The last two years has been somewhat traumatic for humanity. Six million souls, at the very least, have shed their mortal coil in some way due to COVID. The pandemic has exposed the dangerous combination of corruption...

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Another Thirteen Moons

Another Thirteen Moons

Happy New Year to One and All - and so good to kick it off on a New Moon (well nearly). These blogs are normally a reflection on the moonth just gone. This one is a little different as it’s a look back at the year just...

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Telling It Like It Is

Telling It Like It Is

When you start any year, you have some plans but also are open for the unplanned to rock up too, as it tends to do. So this year saw an unplanned and very successful and pleasant house move. It also augured in the fixing...

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The Tarot of Overstanding

The Tarot of Overstanding

a change of plan I spent my 59th birthday at the funeral of my best friend from school. It was a sad and poignant day but also a celebration of his life and impact. At the time, I had published 15 books but I had never...

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The Seeds of Alchemy

The Seeds of Alchemy

Hiatus Time The good news is that the knee operation went well and I am making a good recovery. The prognosis is good. The healing though is slow and steady : a nudge from the Universe to slow down and take stock perhaps...

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Walking Well

Walking Well

For as long as I can remember, I have had a painful right knee. I’ve had various treatments and fixes over the years but nothing has really worked and now I am down to bone on bone. Even if you aren’t medically trained,...

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Plotting and Pantsing

Plotting and Pantsing

Are You a Plotter or a Pantser? Last month I came across this question for the first time and had no idea what it meant at first. I came across it in an author’s forum which gives a small clue. It asks if you, as an...

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Down to Business

Down to Business

If you read my blog last month, you will have seen I hit yet another milestone on Insight Timer - this moonth, something else equally remarkable happened. They approached me to see if I had any meditations that would be...

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Four Million Listens

Four Million Listens

Just less that six years ago, I was approached by Maddy Gerrard of Insight Timer and asked if I wanted to upload some free meditations. I didn’t think that much of it as I’d never heard of them but I did. I uploaded a...

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Halfway There

Halfway There

Halfway There As we come to the end of June, I thought it a good time to take a stock check and a bit of a breather. So, the second book in the Soulwaves Anthology came out in January and the third book is emerging...

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Back in the Groove

Back in the Groove

Back in the Groove In retrospect, taking two 'moonths' to relocate and get back into the writing groove is quite short. So now I am installed in my new writing room/music production space - just a little tidying up to do...

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New Plans : New Perspectives

New Plans : New Perspectives

New Perspectives It’s only just dawned on me that our recent house move played out over a whole moon orbit. We started our move just before the April New Moon and this New Moon sees us in and installed with my new...

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Creating Meditales

Creating Meditales

The Soulwaves Triptych While it was well over 15 years, and 15 other books, before  Soulwaves : A Future History finally got published, the first of many dominoes seems to have toppled and started, well, somewhat of a...

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Igniting the Spark

Igniting the Spark

My guest on this podcast is Stephanie James - a psychotherapist, transformational life coach, presenter, radio show and podcast host, author and film maker, so somewhat of a polymath. In this podcast, we chat about the...

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The Moon Wave

The Moon Wave

Riding a Moon Wave While I have operated with the Moon phase in mind for many years, this year I am using it as the clock to which I time the creation and release of my new output. Apart from giving me a target to stick...

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Beams of Peace

Beams of Peace

In this delightful podcast, I am chatting to fellow Insight Timer meditation teacher and the progenitor of Peacebeams, Jane Murray. Note that this podcast contains a meditation at the end, so pull over if you are...

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New Yarns

New Yarns

This moonth has seen a spinning together of many threads and the weaving of new yarns - in both senses of that word. The publication of book two in the Soulwaves Anthology is the visible, exterior linchpin - along with...

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In Thirteen Moons

In Thirteen Moons

The Last Thirteen Moonths Thirteen Moon orbits ago, I finally published a novel that I started 15 years and 15 other books ago. Then, in the first lockdown, a book I hadn’t planned wandered along. It’s a set of shortish...

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The Path of Ascension

The Path of Ascension

In this delightful podcast, I am chatting to the intuitive channel, healer and amazingly tuned-in soul who goes by the name of Suzanne Ross. Topics we chat about: How there are no job titles quite yet for what Suzanne...

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Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings

Comings In 2020, we saw the strange behaviour of Dominic Cummings 'going' to Barnard’s Castle - something we did slightly more legally and ethically in our new motorhome later in the year. This last year also saw lots of...

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Preparing for Launch

Preparing for Launch

So 15 years and 15 books ago, I wrote the first draft of Soulwaves : A Future History which was eventually was published on the 1st New Moon of 2020. Since then, the novel has inspired the creation of an album of five...

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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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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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