Who Am I? Big Question

Intros, facets and labels

Oh, where to begin with an introduction? A traditional good old-fashioned introduction in literary terms that is, and yet I do not fit that ‘old fashioned’ bill, never have, never will. I would even go as far as to say I have renounced ‘old fashioned’, musty, cabbage smelling muted in colour and personality, who wants that?! Nope. I embrace the new, the newer than me even – I am not old, but I am not young either and I have never truly felt my age. I am, at my very core a good person with a penchant for lie in’s, interesting clothes, quality food (cooked by someone else) and intuitive tech. I have an innate ability to pick the most expensive thing in the shop without looking at the price tag, this is unfortunate as I can usually neither afford them nor their ‘not quite as shiny’ cheaper counterparts.

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Under pressure…

Some time ago, I was watching Magicians and there was a scene where the actors sang Under Pressure by Queen/David Bowie (Season 3, episode 9). For the first time I really heard the lyrics, perhaps because the words were sung by different people in a slightly more emphasised way as they each had a line or perhaps they just resonated with how I was feeling. I wanted to write a blog there and then, but I held back and in doing so created a block for a few months. What held me back was how to write what I needed to say without going into other peoples stories, or being too detailed with my own. Then lock down happened and change was upon the whole planet, not just on my doorstep, so it paled into insignificance. Turns out a challenge for everyone right now is to seek crystaline truth, shine light on shadows and to speak up…

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Gratitude Attitude

I launched a ‘Grateful for‘ challenge to seven people in May 2019 for a year. Nine people joined the challenge and by Dec 2019 some opted to leave at the six month point, having had various degrees of success in terms of using gratutide to change the brain’s natural negative bias. Four people remained this year, and from those four, three managed a catch up in our last time period (Jan – Feb). Photographs had not been as frequently sent and those responding reflected that ‘grateful-for’ photographs were tougher to submit when times felt negative or dark, and events in Jan and Feb had felt this way. As everyone is fully aware, just a month after this catch up, the UK joined the rest of the world in a lock down to slow down the spread of the corona virus spreading within the population. Mirroring Jan and Feb there has been a very limited amount of photographs submitted by our volunteers in Mar and Apr so I felt that they may be finding things tough right now. So for our Mar-Apr ‘catch up’ blog I am sharing a gratitude attitude with them and our readers, from an inspirational woman who takes lemons and makes lemonade, metaphorically and literally, and in this blog medicinally in the form of a hot brew.

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Drop the bog rolls and support your immune system

This information came to me via a homeopathic friend and I wished to get it out a bit further than those I have email addresses for…

2020 Immunity Protocols by Caroline Gaskin

There are few scientific papers on COVID-19 so information here is based on the clinical information I have gathered to date (5th March 2020) and is intended to support your immune function during an acute cold, cough or flu. Homeopaths look at the actual symptoms and how disease is for you. We don’t just prescribe on the name of the disease. We look at the individual’s susceptibility to disease, family history and life choices. This information helps differentiate between themany hundreds of cold and flu remedies in our pharmacy. Theremedies I describe here are readily availableand have shown themselves to be of servicefor hundreds of years for these symptoms.

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Sub-personalities, the titanic and the supermarket

I work in a supermarket and since coronavirus hit the UK, in terms of the general public being aware, was about February time. If it was the titanic film, it would be the part perhaps where Rose and Jack see the iceberg and observe people playing football with chunks of ice that had fallen on the deck. How serious is this really?

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Coronavirus: An Astrological Perspective

by John Wadsworth MA

“Whilever we remain indoctrinated by the idea of scarcity; by the toxic myth that there is not enough, by the idea that more is better, then no matter how much we have and how much we gain materially, we will always demand more, living in fear that at any moment it could be taken away from us.” – John Bradshaw, MA

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Jan/Feb Catch Up

We catch up with our remaining four volunteers on a photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week for a whole year.

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Forgiveness

One of our photographers on the Grateful for challenge sent in the photo below of his mother. What he had written for it to be included on this weeks ‘grateful for’ actually felt like a topic on its own. I felt inspired with his words, they felt powerful and there was clear intention about forgiveness, using gratitude. It made me think of my own parents (above, featured photo), Inner Child work and the challenge of forgiveness.

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December Catch Up

We catch up and say farewell to some of our ten volunteers on a photo challenge of capturing a photo of something they are grateful for each week for a year. Last month they were given the option to leave at the sixth month point and review how things have gone generally. Some wished to write their own blogs to celebrate their journeys, some have written brief messages and others we may catch up with next month.

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Winter Solstice

The Shortest Day in the Northern Hemisphere

Three days in Decemeber when it was said that the sun stands still (Latin: Sol = Sun, Sistere = to stand still). The day in the middle is usually the 21st Dec and officially the winter solstice. The stand still is due to the Earth’s tilt when it rotates and orbits the sun. As we look at the horizon the sun is at its lowest ebb barely making it light and warm during the day, and for those countries in or close to the Artic circle the sun doesn’t feature at all giving them the phenomena known as the polar night. On the same day in the southern hemisphere, naturally, they have their summer solstice and longest day and in the antartic circle the phenomena known as the midnight sun.

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