Words matter…

Clouds lit up by the setting sun

Yesterday, my Irish friend Ciarán emailed me to say, ‘Words matter.’ Yes, they do. More than we realise… WORDS MATTER Your words and who you are to say them, matter. Your voice, your posture, counts more than you realise. Choose wisely, ripples spread. + Sue Heatherington Pause. See differently. Re-story… ~ Ciarán was responding to … Read more

Revealing the circularity of life

Close up of fading hydrangea in autumn sunlight

Do you ever have the sense of déjà vu, the feeling of having lived through this present moment before? The ancient philosopher, Heraclitus, wrote: “No man ever steps into the same river twice.”        A profound observation about change and impermanence. And in our lives, we sense the flow and movement that time brings. We are … Read more

What is the shape of water?

close up of waters edge

The little ’beach’ by the bridge morphs every time the water level changes. Yesterday morning, we were post-deluge and waiting for the next, with the arrival of Storm Agnes. Yet here, we have delicate tracings in the sand and ripples in the water that frame the fine deposits.  Moving gently, caressing the edge, reminding me … Read more

Being open to seeing with the eyes of our heart

Close up of dew on gorse flower, surrounded by gorse thorns

Many of us will be familiar with, and indeed cherish, the phrase from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”  Yet, let’s not kid ourselves that this is some warm feeling that makes us smile. It … Read more

Who are our travelling companions now?

a group of alpacas walking ahead along a path

We cannot create sustainable change on our own. Even if we have supreme ambition and the most energy in the world. We simply cannot do it alone. That’s not how lasting change happens. Real change, transformational change, is organic. It is passed from person to person. Often through a variety of means because we are … Read more

Letting go for now

Still lakeside view

We’re not sure when they left. We didn’t see them go. But yesterday, the younger Canadian Geese family took the flight out of the valley. This place that was their first nesting and nurturing ground is now too small. They need to follow their instincts to someplace else. At least for the winter. We will … Read more

Farsight

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When did we last look at the horizon rather than our screens? Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿 ~ Across the valley the other evening.

Space to become more you

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Here is space to pause, catch your breath, seeing yourself and where you are with fresh eyes. There is space to become the change you want to see in your world, without shouting. You have space to change the conversation for good. Pause. See differently. Re-story. 🌿

The miracle of letting go

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DAWNING Letting go isn’t like flicking a switch, it’s not instantaneous or discrete. Instead, it’s sticky and wretched. Washed with tears that leave a crust of salty residue, and echoing fears of yielding too much,  with nothing left, but shadows. Yet dawn light seeps through cracks, warming hands to open, revealing possibilities already there waiting, … Read more