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 nature, source and infectiousness (in a nice way) of a spark.

We start from where the word ‘spark’ came from in the first place and then find out what first ‘sparked’ Stephanie off.

Etymology of Spark

Igniting the Spark

by Töm Evans with Stephanie James

Topics covered :

  • The spark within us
  • How sparks cascade
  • The source of sparks
  • How to rekindle a dampened spark
  • The importance of grounding
  • Book-ending your day
  • Marinating a spark – in dream time
  • Are sparks internal or external – or both?
  • Using the breath to really ignite the spark
  • The different forms that sparks appear in
  • Embracing all forms of emotions – that then spark things off
  • The 12 Lights of the Round Table
  • The other side of the Surrender Point
  • Awakening to a new way of being & the gift of another day
  • When Sparks Ignite : the movie : watch the trailer below

Links from the Podcast

Stephanie’s web site
The Spark Book
When Sparks Ignite : The Film

Beams of Peace

Beams of Peace

Jane MurrayIn 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 driving.

Topics we chat about:
  • The notion of a Peacebeam
  • Combining kindfulness with mindfulness
  • 
The new currency of KinderPay
  • Putting planetary resources on the balance sheet


  • KinderPay working alongside traditional currencies

  • The importance of forgiveness

  • Leaving the legacy of a kinder world

  • The interaction between love and gravity

Links from the podcast:

Beams of Peace

by Töm Evans with Jane Murray

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 does
  • The transition from the corporate world
  • The magic of Sedona and Mount Shasta
  • Walk in’s and merging of consciousness
  • The dark night of the soul
  • The Great Reset and bifurcation
  • The Urantia Book
  • Earth as a decimal planet
  • Taking the 10 ascension steps
  • What being ascended means in ‘real life’
  • Creating vortices on Earth
  • The twelve aspects and archetypes
  • The Awakening of the Self
  • Shifting into a new way of being and doing

Links from the podcast:

The Path of Ascension

by Töm Evans with Suzanne Ross

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 and changing tyres for a new road ahead seemed to be very fitting to this point in my path.

My pit stop has taken more than a few seconds though. This one has stretched from May right through to the beginning of August as two events unfolded. First, my editor has been going through my novel Soulwaves and the manuscript has now been batted back across the Pond and is in my hands. Second, we at last sold our house in Surrey and can now move full time into our new eco-home.

The observant will note that the timing of these two events cannot be coincidental … especially as it means I can retire, put my slippers on, watch day time TV and play golf when I want to (the eco-house happens to be on a golf course) …

… I could alternatively move up several gears !

Space and Time

An excellently detailed edit has given the novel a new depth and expansiveness. The space I have had away from it has given a new objectiveness. Authors often fear the suggestions of editors, perhaps because it reminds them of homework at school being marked. I have been relishing receiving the perspective of another human being and plan to take it all on board PLUS being I have a new found confidence to push the boat out still further.

So this new re-tyre-ment means that I can really devote myself full time to making the novel the best it can be. I have been fortunate to stumble across, by accident, someone who has made a cover I am really proud of. Now it’s time to make sure the inside of the book comes up to the same quality.

… as both space and time are themes I play with in the book, this only seems fitting.

What kind of tyres do I need?

Formula 1 teams bear a few factors in mind when selecting their tyres in a pit stop. They think about the conditions ahead, is the track wet or dry? They consider how many laps there are to go, and if they can possibly avoid yet another pit stop. They might not even fill the car entirely up with fuel to make it lighter.

For me, I know the road ahead and am fortunate that I am not in a race. The book has taken many years to form and if it comes out by the end of this year, I will have achieved more than I ever thought possible.

So the next few laps, probably until the end of August, will involve me editing the edits. For this I will need ‘wet’ tyres that help me stick to the track and not come off the rails. Going over five chapters a day is my aim.

Another pit stop will be then required, as I slip into a new gear. September will be the month of audiobook production – also the best proof read an author can do. If I cannot say a sentence out loud, the reader will not be able to read it ‘in loud’. This will need ‘dry’ tyres as it involves a lot of handle turning and consistency and the road is pretty straight and long, with no corners, just a beginning, some re-fuelling stops and an end.

October will be a time to pull in and hand the files over to the production team for publication. A new vehicle will be assembled with a whole range of new capabilities. This vehicle will have no wheels – it will be self-powered and able to levitate – much like the spacecrafts mentioned in the book.

Like the chariot in the Tarot, I will not be the driver, but the passenger, and will allow it to take me to new pastures in bounty-full lands. My hands will be off the wheel.

 

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 sexagenarian friends, I went to Northern Finland, saw the Northern Lights (on two evenings), went snowmobiling, husky sledding and Nordic walking (or is that Finnish walking?).

Anyhoo, the break combined nicely with completely forgetting about anything to do with what you might call “work”. Lo and behold, on return 2019 seems to be falling into some sort of shape – but importantly without any tight grip on the reins.

Key 7 of the Tarot, The Chariot is a good example of how this all works. The Charioteer (the self-aware mind), thinks he is driving the bus. The two beasts at the front (the unconscious mind) think they are pulling the whole show in the right direction. All the time of course, the road itself (the higher self) is what is dictating the path we follow. Therein lies the lesson. Let go of the reins and find out where you are really heading.

Sometimes this involves encountering a turning point or three – here’s what came to meet me on my return to marginally warmer climes.


Comet NeshSoulwave

I now have a much more relaxed, sensible and do-able publication plan for novel, which formed towards then end of last year. It’s now being actioned and is producing tangible results … and deeper more cohesive storyline.

This month I am spending one day each week going over what I’ve written and one day working on one of the remaining chapters.

The new plan on track as follows :

– to have the first draft written by March 21st
– to then record the audiobook version (best proof read ever)
– to publish the Kindle and audiobook versions by the 21st June
– to publish the print version by 21st September
– to use the 21st December as a tentative back stop should things go awry


A Nugget of MindfulnessJust for Today Nuggets of Mindfulness

Back in July 2018, we moved Just for Today messages from a freemium to contribution currency model. After a promising start, we flat-lined and didn’t quite hit our first target. This year the model will flip back.

So, in March we are having a month off to reflect and regroup. The plan is that, from April, the daily nuggets of mindfulness will revert back to being free and two new exciting and affordable tiers will be created.

A new seed project will also start germinating too!


Insight Timer

The wonderful people behind the app have changed their model for the better and opened even more doors for me to migrate my archive. I already have one 30 day course going live soon and a second will appear before the year is out. This latter course will share what I haven’t ever shared yet about the nature of thought.

See Insight Premium for more details

I hosted the Daily Insight on the 19th January, which was alot of fun and will be doing the next on the 8th March – and after that, one every two months.

I also took my meditations in a new direction this month. This We Know is the first of a series of philosophical meanderings in a guided visualisation. And here’s Siri creating the artwork live, while listening to the meditation.

To cap it all, they have just asked me to provide the Daily Insight for Christmas Day this year. Guess what? Its title will be The Turning Point.

p.s. Some amazing Big Ü news popped along too, and is forming nicely with no effort on my part, but that will have to wait for next month’s blog

My Biz My Way Part 2

My Biz My Way Part 2

Judith Morgan, Your Biz Your WayThis 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 blog here …


Soulwave Update

A stroke for my father in law, the death of my mother in law and a hip replacement for my wife all conspired to delay the publication until my 62nd orbit. No more books are getting in the way. It will be out before I am 62!

See The Slowest Book I’ve Written for more and publication timings …


The Big Ü

The book came out as planned on the 8th August 2018 – a significant date for my wonderful co-author, Laurence Udell. It’s the first book I have published simultaneously in hardback, paperback, ebook and audiobook formats – with four brand new meditations from yours truly. It is already opening hearts and minds and will be spawning two other programmes – the Bigger Ü and the Biggest Ü. It has also lead to high-end mentoring as well as talks, keynotes and workshops in the corporate sector. It’s turned out to be not only a mind-opener but door opener too.

Is it a book, an audiobook or a movement?


Insight Timer

Around May 2018, I reached over 1 million meditations on the app … it’s currently at 1.6m and climbing. While still free, a significant event happened and my first 10 day course went live – The Art of Timefulness.

It’s just about to be joined by a second 30 day course – Mindfulness for Busy People. The result is that a steady income is now flowing which takes the pressure of having to take on billing work.

Getting the whole world meditating …


Projects X, Y & Z

You might thing that this lot is enough for most people but three other projects are coming along already. I can’t say too much about them but can just share that the next orbit of the Sun is already looking bright.

Project X – there is a new initiative bubbling on Insight Timer to make things grow still further.

Project Y – The Zone Show podcast has been dormant while I finish off the novel. Listen out for two new episodes this month as it’s just about to take off again, in a bigger and brighter way.

Project Z – just imagine that everything you had been working for was meant to be. Things are coming together in to a new phase.