Who’d have thought that in a workshop about Deepening into Love & Community, I’d end up making out with a tree, but that’s exactly what happened for me yesterday. I’m here in Greece as a Facilitator in Residence at the beautiful Alexandros centre: one of three holistic retreat and educational venues on Mount Pelion that form the Kalikalos community. And this week I am blessed to also be a participant on a workshop being offered by Achim Ecker and Ina Meyer-Stoll of the Zegg c
Have you ever wondered what tantra is all about? Well, 10 years ago I did too. And it totally transformed my life. There I was: a single mother who’d not had sex for four and a half years, feeling insecure, disempowered, guilty and ashamed. I felt trapped and frustrated. Of course, this didn’t define me entirely and to the outer world, I probably presented as relatively normal and happy, but the biggest thing I remember from that time is the nagging sense of loneliness and i
This morning I turned on the radio and heard the news of yet another senior Catholic religious person (I'm sorry, but I really don't care if they're a priest, Bishop or the bloody Pope) being brought to trial for child sexual abuse. Dear God! Yes! Dear God! This has been happening now for DECADES! Why is nobody asking the question as to WHY this is happening and has been happening for so very long? It astounds and appalls me. Isn't is very very obvious to see, that the attemp
When I interviewed Jason Hairston last week, he revealed a story about himself I hadn’t heard before. I’ve only ever known Jason as an energy healer and transformational coach. But some years ago, as he shared with me, he was driving trucks for a living. And, one day, his truck crashed into another vehicle, knocking out his two front teeth and leaving him severely shaken, but miraculously unharmed. In that moment, it was as if grace came down upon him and he dropped into a p
Art by Ines Honfe. Some time back at the beginning of the year, I attended a Kundalini Yoga Master Class with one of my teacher trainers' - Guru Dharam Khalsa. The focus of the Master Class was Self-Mastery. Synchronistically, I'd already decided that Self-Mastery was to be my personal focus for this year. And I've been doing a Kundalini Yoga meditation practice for Self-Mastery he introduced to us there ever since. As I turned on the radio this morning and heard news of the
What do you think of when I mention the word "tantra"?
Go on... be honest.
For many, the immediate association is with sex, perhaps even orgies or making out in all kinds of weird and wonderful positions.
For others, it's a murky area, where you'd just rather not go and you're not exactly sure why.
Maybe you feel some fear? Or a confusing blend of fear plus curiosity, desire and shame, because your curiosity is something you'd rather keep secret?
There's so much my