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L E T T E R from Jac – The Workings of Consciousness

Moving into higher states of consciousness means that we can have deeper relationships, are calmer and centered, are less involved in emotional drama and are highly intuitive. In Sanskrit, Karma […]

L E T T E R from Jac – BOOM and it’s 2020!!!

Welcome to 2020, what a freaking amazing day it is! Whatever happened until the very moment you read this, is behind you. Unchangeable, so let it go. What we want […]

L E T T E R from Jac – The Braid Of Our Life

A rope is braided together to strengthen it, without the multiple pieces threaded together it is weak and can break easily. I find too often, I want just the joy […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Zen Wednesday

‘You have to go further. You have to demonstrate the answer. You have to embody the answer. You have to show the Zen master how you live fully in the […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Zen Wednesday; Finding Truth

‘Fudoshin’ is a Japanese term used in Zen frequently, which means an unshakeable will, utter determination, the mindset of a Samurai. Even in the face of death, injury or pain, […]

L E T T E R from Jac – The Never-Ending Jigsaw

We are so good most of the time at looking back, and admitting, sometimes admiringly, that everything was for the best after all. That argument that shook us up, or […]

L E T T E R from Jac – A New Present Born

It’s a simply wonderful concept, and it’s true, so why aren’t we living like it? Why are we waiting for Monday or the first day of the month? Or a new […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Our Primal Rhythms

In nearly all ancient lineages of wisdom, being aligned with natural rhythms is the key. Harmony is created from being in touch with natural, the elements, the seasons and living […]

L E T T E R from Emily – The Weather

We are beings always in motion. Often it can feel like we are stationary, stagnant and stuck. I’ve come to realise these phases are actually when things are really speeding […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Resistance

Someone recently told me that resistance is only present in the face of movement, this resonated so strongly with me and I wanted to share it with you. Resistance can […]

L E T T E R from Emily – Presence

Why do we find it so hard to stay in the present? More and more so we are hearing all about the benefits of present moment awareness, mindfulness and all […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Daily Devotion

We are building on a theme here, which you might have picked up on because it’s my obsessive personality to get caught on ideas. I hope you do the same. […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Everything Is The Path

There’s something very plain, very simple that I adore about Zen, being that nothing is special AND everything is special. That nothing in our lives should be deemed ‘spiritual’ when […]

L E T T E R from Jo – The Struggle is Real

When I first heard this it gripped my heart with a big fat YES! Tomorrow is too much day for me – so wise that honey-obsessed bear! It was short-lived, […]

L E T T E R from Jac – Little Buddha’s

The Buddha spoke that every being has the capacity for enlightenment and as everything is connected, every single being has the connection to Buddha nature. Buddha nature I view as […]

L E T T E R – No Former Just Present

I love this quote by Condoleeza, for its many layers. What if we let go of former everything. Former anxiety.Former stress.Former hang-ups.Former obsessions that didn’t serve us.Former mindsetsFormer titles.Former beliefs.Former […]

L E T T E R – Conditions on Behaviours

Being only a few short days to Christmas, I thought this quote was utterly perfect, as soon most of us will be on a holiday of some sort, that usually […]

WEEKEND EDITION with Amanda Talbot

Amanda is a dear friend of ours, and we have not only worked together, (you might remember Hiro her little tan sausage dog from our Paddington Studio), but travelled and […]

L E T T E R – The Never Ending Jigsaw

We are so good most of the time at looking back, and admitting, sometimes admiringly, that everything was for the best after all. That argument that shook us up, or […]

L E T T E R – Committing To The Important

Years back I had to really ask myself why were the unimportant things and people in my life getting so much attention and the things and people that lit me […]

L E T T E R – When Two Waves Collide

When you stand on a sandbank in the ocean, on certain tides, the waves wash in from the breakers and then sometimes hit the banks in such a way that […]

L E T T E R – Our Last Act

What if today was the very last day of our lives? If tomorrow we never woke up. I like entertaining this line of thought, as it brings me completely into the present. […]

Right Here, Right Now

‘Be The Change You Want To See In The World’ Ghandi We need to make change right now, not tomorrow, not on a list, not as a spoken word to […]