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I held a Goddess Circle yesterday at the Hay festival 🔥 

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It was beautiful to see women feeling safe allowing themselves to express whatever their bodies need to express.

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It’s an interesting experience for me when I give workshop in different spaces without seeing the space. I worry a little about how the space is, if its warm, will the door be open or closed etc. Then I show up and find out its all good 😃 This time it was in a dome tent. I loved it though, it allows me to adjust to different situations on the spot and improvise a little ✨
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Festival here is a mixture of loads of talks about meaning of life, meditation, research studies, circus, bands, food and a wellbeing area where Amanda and I are giving workshops and sessions.
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My expectation was to have a sunny weekend laying on the grass. That happened for like 3 hours yesterday when this photo was taken and now we’re back to pouring rain and I’m back in my warmest sweatshirt walking around attached to my umbrella 😍
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Next workshop I’ll be holding here will be tomorrow at 12pm, a breathwork journey for men and women. Come along if you’re around Hay-on-Wye. Message me if you’re interested 💙
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Sending you loads of love 💛✨
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✏️🔨 THE MAGIC TABLE 🔨✏️

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I’ve been selling and giving away loads of stuff as I moved recently.

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I sold this table to a guy today. He came around to pick it up and said, “It’s going to be perfect for the kids.”
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“Is it for kids?” I asked.
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He said, “Yes, I teach kids how to do woodwork stuff in a community centre in Highgate, for kids who have ADHD, autism and so on.”
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I was like 😍😍😍😍😍
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I asked him, “Do you do it with dads and sons as well?”
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“Oh yeah, lots of dads and sons come in”
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So he’s taking this table to them so they can do it as well. I can tell that that’s literally his gift and he’s offering it to the world with such love, genuineness and kindness.
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He said there was a woman asked him once if he had a ‘normal’ class for kids who don’t have ADHD, autism etc.
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He told me he told her, “I don’t seperate them. I put all of them in the same class.”
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I just stared at him in awe and said, “Oh my god, that’s so lovely.”
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It makes me so happy when I meet such kind and loving people. This is what the world needs more of. There are so many kind men out there and it warms my heart when I see them spreading their love, making the world shine a bit more ✨
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This got me super emotional and so grateful today for life for bringing such beautiful people to me sometimes for 5 minutes, sometimes for years 💗
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If you want to go to his woodwork classes open to children, adults, and together, his details are:
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Ricky
07506 504 220
woodthatworks@hotmail.com
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May you receive kindness and love as much as you spread them and so much more ✨
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Sending you so much love 💛
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😴 REST LIKE A PRO 😴

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Resting is one of the things I find the hardest. I’m learning to give as much importance to it as I do to creating and moving forward.

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I’m not naturally comfortable with resting. My default mode is being on the go, getting stuff done constantly. I didn’t allow myself to rest fully, up until 6 months ago. I would rest only if I do everything I promised myself to do. Even then, I’d create new tasks to do so the resting bit would never actually arrive.

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Few weeks ago, on a Sunday, I cancelled everything and took a whole day just to myself. I realised I haven't done that in 6 months. It’s weird how you plan to do things with people for hours even days but sometimes not even two hours with yourself.

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In the morning it felt comfortable. It felt selfish, uneasy and a bit pointless. I did it anyway, as I felt that was what my body needed. I went to a common nearby and sat at the bench for an hour, feeling, reflecting, watching children play, couples hug each other. I let myself a whole day of not having to do anything. It felt weird in the beginning but I started loving it towards the end.

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If you’re a woman and have your period regularly, period is the time when your body naturally needs more rest. That’s why you might feel way more tired or you might need to sleep more. Rather than forcing yourself to power through it, when you honour the need to rest, once this stage of the cycle is over, you’ll thrive at the next stage. As woman, we’re not meant to be linear working hard all the time, we are cyclical. When you see and respect that, your body literally thrives. You might allow yourself to sleep more, go out less on these days etc and just be with yourself a bit more.

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I’m on my period now, its the 4th day. This is the first ever cycle I’m on that I fully rested, truly honoured what my body needed. It feels pretty amazing. I write way more when my period comes, inspiration just flows to me and I just have to write. I don’t prefer seeing people in person but I’m still good to do sessions, speak on the phone, text etc. I cancelled few events I was going to go to, rearranged few other things because my body needed rest.

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So how do you get over the resistance to rest?

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You stop, breathe, you imagine yourself letting go of the need to work more, knowing that you’ve done your best within what you can do, now your body needs to rest and you surrender to something greater than you that will take care of things for you.

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You can remind yourself that if you rest now, you will naturally build a momentum from this and go full speed later on.

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Here are some ways how you can start practicing resting:

- If you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur working for yourself full day, stop everything, leave laptop, phone at 9pm. Grab a book, run a bath, watch a movie and just spend time with yourself or your children, partner, your family. if you don’t stop at some point, this might lead to burnout. Give it a go for a week and see how things work out, if it’s a no after a week, then that’s fine, just ditch it.

- Don’t multitask. When you’re doing one thing, just do one thing. Even if it’s hoovering, just hoover. This will wire your brain in a way to help you to rest better when you’re actually resting, doing one thing at a time.

- Go into nature. Turn your phone off and just lay on the ground. There’s nothing to do, nowhere to go here. Feel your body sinking into the ground, feel the Earth holding and supporting you as you feel more and more grounded and centred.

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Resting is an art to master. It’s as important as getting stuff done. You might get to a place and it might feel like nothing has changed. Be patient with yourself and be kind to yourself, just like you are to other people 😍

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And if you want to take a bath in the middle of the day if you want to, not because you earnt it but you want to, go for it 💃🏽

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How is your relationship with resting? How do you rest? ❤️

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Wishing you a beautiful evening 💛

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Loads of love ✨

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Art by elreygrafico.com

🌺 Coming Back into the Heart 🌺

I'm here laying down under a tree.. Dropping back into my body and I feel drawn to write and share with you.

Up until this point, I've been more masculine, driven and quite 'mindy'. It has been super useful, I get things done but it doesn't allow me to enjoy the journey or feel so much.

This morning, I realised I didn't allow myself to be playful because I assumed that life is serious and there are things to do. I needed to do these things before I can be playful..

I would create even more things to do and I'd never get to the point of being playful lol.

If I got a message from my intuition about being vulnerable and being me, I'd go 'ok gotta do this to be vulnerable now'. Or the other day I went to Hampstead Heath and I was like 'right, time to receive wisdom from trees' 😃  its quite funny actually.. I became all serious and disconnected from myself and others, because I'm in the head.

As soon as I let go of what I 'need' to do or be, I bring whatever I want to be or do into that moment..

It doesn't have to be complicated. It's quite simple actually. We're the ones making it complicated, then there is something to 'figure' out. There's something for the mind to work on.

The truth is there's nothing to work on. There are things to do, yes, but things can be done in a playful way, even the serious stuff. It's about doing this but having fun in the process. Bringing softness into it. Then there is joy and flow 💜

Sacred Earth - Bliss, awesome song to get out of your head and come back into your heart 😉💞✨

Feel free to message me btw to ask ways to get into the heart from the mind, I've accumulated a whole list of things by now 😂

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