Meditation is…

Meditation is medicine for our body, heart, mind and Soul. It is a practise of, and it supports the awareness of being in the moment, whilst being in the moment. It generates mindfulness, of that moment, with all its emotions, expressions, and experiences…

Meditation is a practise, and a gift. The more we practise, the easier it can become. It’s gift comes in that the more we do meditate, the more we settle into it. Our breathing softens, calmness descends, emotions settle. Sometimes we move into the observer role, sometimes we gain clarity and insights. Sometimes it throws our emotions up, and this can be good too.

Deepening into Soul, Deepening into Healing – New Dates!

Hiya Gorgeous Being!

Sorted – in amongst the mayhem of illness, planning and packing – and shuffling all sorts of things around – I took a look at Deepening Into Soul, Deepening into Healing – and set some dates!  

Here they are: Thursday 10th November, 17th November, 24th November, 1st December, 8th December, 15th December & Sunday 18th December 2022.
Join the live calls, or log in on your own time to listen and do the exercises.
8-10pm UK time for live Zoom calls, recordings shared with the group members.  Practical exercises, meditations, and more.  

I am SO Looking forward to this myself – the chance to dive into some ancestral patterning work, some deep transformational work – and some Visioning for the Future… And I’d love to share this with you!  
Remember, the live sessions are bespoke to the group – and really, there is so much magic which happens during those live sessions… The notes and so on, which are slowly slowly building a foundation for a self-study course later on are wonderful support and great to use later on to come deeper again, should you wish to.

Take a look – the link to the course is here – see if any of this resonates for you – and do sign up or join if you feel the pull… 😉 

Wishing you Joy, wishing you magic… from my heart to yours.  And – starlight to your Soul. 

Morag 

Spreading Beauty, building community, planting Daffodils – increasing Bio-Diversity…

It’s the small things which count ..

Where I live in Scotland, we’re surrounded by fields managed by Farmers. It’s a generational thing – these fields have been cared for, nourished & used for crops for at least 3 generations by the same family, if not longer. All round this area, it’s the same. Generations of farmers, managing & caring for the land. It’s in their bones, in their language – the caring for the land, each other & the seasonal awareness of growth & change… Sometimes it’s cows in the field at the back of mine, sometimes it’s sheep. The Winter Oats have just been sown this last week…

You might think that with all these farms there’d be a rich biodiversity of bugs & pollinators… To a degree, perhaps. And more and more farmers are moving to plant or protect hedgerows, or create wild areas to attract more pollinators.. Many farmers feel isolated from “them Townies” who don’t know that rhythm of working with the land and the seasons… The lambing through the night, the cows breaking out, or the need to get the crop harvested before the rains come in… The concern of balancing making fields more productive with recognising the need for hedgerows & wild areas & biodiversity Vs an easy harvest…

There is always space for more! And villages are prime locations for this “more”. All the different flowers, plants, spaces we have in our living areas… I’d never thought of my front garden as being a zone ideal for biodiversity until a friend mentioned it recently. The rich diversity of front gardens, plant pots, “waste land” & public spaces… Another friend was talking about her grief about bees & her feeling of being unable to do more -& my friend offered to help her plan a garden for pollinators from early in the season all the way through the year…

Such a simple thing. And potentially so powerful….

Today, I’m out with some more inspiring friends – Fran & Pat, and the Champions from Morrisons in Banchory, planting daffodils and wildflower seeds, talking to strangers, building a sense of community & getting ready to feed next year’s pollinators… There’s a “waste” piece of ground we’re eyeing up for a pond, an orchard & a lavender field… The sun is shining, people have stopped to chat & shared ideas – or asked for more information so as to get more involved themselves. Someone appreciated the smiles we gave her. And we’re looking forward to the Daffodils in Spring.

Small things. Big results.

Spreading Beauty everywhere…. 😘🦋

Diamond Light Grid Availability….

I don’t usually have time to offer this, nor do I even like to advertise! If you know me, you probably know at least some of what I do… 😉 💜 I had to cancel a course I was running due to lurgy-ness so I have a bit of free time – and the Intuitive, Soul Deep guidance I’m getting is to offer this up…

My website needs updating, my blog needs writing, I’ve course notes to finish creating – and Soul asks me to offer this up and into the world… Who am I to argue with that deep guidance when it arises….? I’ve done a few sessions over the last week with people around the world – and as always and yet again – am in awe of the deep transformation and beauty which comes through when I do this work…

Offering this with Love, feel free to share if you think of someone who resonates… 💜💙

Thank You, X Morag

About Love

Yesterday, I was supposed to be doing a Soul Reading & session with someone. Instead, I ended up doing a Diamond Light Grid Activation – Distance healing work basically. Towards the end of the session, a dear friend of mine appeared within that space with a message to be shared. Sharing now, with the client’s permission.

Working with Soul, Spirit and Intuition, I’m continually in awe of what comes through… and the sense of absolute Love which comes with this work. It continues to inspire me, and give me hope for the future we are creating…

Be Happy

Yesterday, I was supposed to be doing a Soul Reading & session with someone. Instead, I ended up doing a Diamond Light Grid Activation – Distance healing work basically. Towards the end of the session, a dear friend of mine appeared within that space with a message to be shared. Sharing now, with the client’s permission.

Working with Soul, Spirit and Intuition, I’m continually in awe of what comes through… and the sense of absolute Love which comes with this work. It continues to inspire me, and give me hope for the future we are creating…

Deepening – back by request!

Healing is messy, wonderful, transformational… Powerful.

It carries with it tears, and joy… It lies in the past, the present and the future – and most of all, it lies within you. This body, this Be-ing. Within this present moment NOW. From here, and NOW, we are each able to create and hold those Visions of the Future we choose to experience… Letting go of old limiting beliefs, we are able to be more present – and dream and vision what comes next…

It is through our body – our Be-ing – that we are able to access and feel into our Healing. Bringing Soul into this physical space can allow the healing to be transformational as insights arise from within this place of connection…

I first ran aspects of this as a course in 2020, weaving many strands together to create “Deepening” in 2021. I’ve been asked to run it again this year – 2022. Not much notice I know but I wasn’t sure I’d be able to fit it in as we’re away travelling at the end of September…

PLEASE CHECK THE DATES OF THE LIVE SESSIONS! You do not need to join all the live sessions, or even any of them, as recordings will be sent to you, and there are a variety of lessons that you can use to deepen into. There is a magic which unfolds on the Live calls if you do choose to join those…

Link here for more details.

In Joy, with Gratitude for your Presence , NOW. 💙💜💗

Aligning with Joy & Bliss

From a Marvellous Monday Meditation 2022-08-15

Feeling into the Body and aligning with Joy and Bliss, setting the Intention to connect with Soul & “I am that I am”.  From here, feeling into all the places in the body where Joy and Bliss are held, expanding this with the breath, throughout the body and into the surrounding space to act as a magnet for more… 

28 mins.

InJoy, With Gratitude.

Morag

Coffee cup gift link… 😘

Coming to my Mat

My life is a swirling mass of delicious chaos this week….

It’s the start of 7 weeks of longed for Summer Holidays, I’m a single parent, juggling co-parenting with my child’s father — communicating and planning around logistics there with a planned 10days of them travelling away together, I have guests staying, I have my own work – and I have my part time regular paid job. Scheduling play dates, planning with friends for coffee and play and trampolining. Wild swims in the river on my doorstep, pool swims at the hotel down the road. Walking the dog. Washing the dishes (or not as the case goes). Longing for a massage. And realising that the child-free weekend my Love comes to visit – I have an event on and am actually working.

Shew. Just writing all this I feel the overwhelm…

I got up this morning to come to the desk early, whilst the rest of the household sleeps. To work through some of the ever present list, and to “get ahead of myself a bit”. Eyes gritty, cup of tea in hand…. And asked myself, “Right, what’s first?”

The list lies in front of me. My body, heart and soul says “Come to the Mat.”

My head responds “That’s not on the list, I don’t have time for that today”. That quiet voice inside of me whispers softly “Come to the Mat”. I start arguing with myself… “There’s no time, I need to get this done, there’s too much to do….” And that quiet inner voice laughs gently, softly and insists “Come to the Mat. You’ll feel better for it. Come on. Really, you KNOW this wisdom…”

And I do. I know this wisdom. I’ve even been getting better at practising it.

At putting aside all the lists and the urgent “need to get this done” – and just … Softening, listening, slowing down. Doing less so as to do more. Saying No so as to say Yes. I no longer run on adrenalin and coffee the way I did years ago…

So, I surrender. Taking my cup of lemon and ginger and sweet cicely syrup, I come to the mat. Expecting to drop into meditation. Expecting to drop into stretches and yoga and and…

Instead, finding myself on the Mat, I say to body, heart, soul and mind, “Ok, I’m here now. Now what?”

The answer whispers back, “Feel. Taste. Breathe. Be.”

Holding my cup of tea, I drop into that space – mindfulness in the moment. Feeling the warmth of my cup in my hands, the sharp spicy ginger rolling over my tongue, the underlying sweetness softening…. My brain starts to flip around, looking for my lists… and I drop back into just that breath, just that tea, remembering a workshop I fell into years ago on the Holy Isle off Arran Island. Where by accident, as you do, I got stuck on the island for a few days – no tent, but with a sleeping bag, no spare clothes beyond a day’s worth, but beautifully supported by the community there, and fell into a herbal mindfulness meditation retreat. My first ever shared meditation space… 20 years or so ago now. And I find myself smiling at the memory and the power of it… And the wisdom received.

How, just to be in the moment, practising body awareness, with the cup of tea held in my hands, deepens the medicine of the herbs…

And in that moment of remembering, and coming back to this moment, I felt this sense of all the thousands of people out there – working with love. First the images of people I know, and then the sense of people they know and then strangers – this vast network of human beings. Working with prayer. Working with intention. Whatever the religion or focussed practise or modality there is an underlying desire to bring more light and more love – more compassion – into the world. And I could feel it. This underlying sense of compassion, focussed loving intent, a belief that there is hope, there is positive future – even in the midst of such overwhelming challenges, grief, fear, pain happening at the moment. That there is such an importance to feeling. Just feeling. And feeling into love.

And feeling into the world we are dreaming, designing, visioning, creating – in the face of what can look like such crazy odds…

I could feel this determination in the face of grief and anger and shock being experienced by so many, to simply bring in more prayers, more love, more light. And I could feel this reaching out – a sense of holding and being held within it. This network of light. Softly, gently, lovingingly… This sense of “More Love”. And the power of it within the world. Softly, gently, holding space for more light, more love…

This incredible web of energy stretching around the planet… Fragile, resilient, flexible. Such strength.

And I recognised that the lists would all get done. But if I didn’t focus on the energy with which I was doing them, I would forget to focus on the feeling of doing them with Love. And I would just see the tasks as tasks, getting done. That there would be no underlying supportive Loving energy…

And really, that would make it all harder… That the energy with which we do things, calls “more” to ourselves. And that if the focus of the feeling is on tasks, lists, should’s – well. I’d get more of that too. Whereas, if I remembered to focus on the feeling of what it is that I am creating, visioning – Loving future – that I would call more synchronicities and co-incidences to me around that… And I KNOW this. Yet, in the busy, swirling chaos of doing it is so easy to forget and get pulled into lists and shoulds…

So. I stopped. I breathed into the steam of my tea, drawing it into my lungs, drawing the taste out over my tongue, letting myself feel the love I feel for my child, for my friends, for my work, for the world at large and as a whole… I breathed into the gratitude I feel for the people I know, out there in the world, working to focus on joy, on love, on listening, on compassion… Visioning, dreaming, creating. And I sent my love out into the network of loving energy, feeling myself held within it and holding it… And asked, from within this space, what do I need to do first?

There is time for everything, within that energy of love, for what we are co-creating here on Planet Earth. Even in the face of the odds out there.

Resting in the Cradle of your BE-ing & Expanding Love – A Meditation

From a Marvellous Monday Meditation 2022-06-27

Working from the hips and pelvis, allowing the spine to stretch, unwind and soften…

Being drawn upward from the Crown, and opening into the Heart- and beyond…

Expanding into the energy of Love, from this place of balance between cosmos and grounding… 

30 mins.

InJoy, With Gratitude. 

Morag

Gratitude practice today…

“Usually” this is a practice I keep on Facebook, or in my journal – simply a daily witnessing of the abundance & joy I find around me…. Talking with a colleague today, I’m feeling inspired to more visibility of this practice. More accountability. More sharing….

Gratitude shared has a power and a depth to it beyond what is experienced in isolation… It uplifts, inspires, creates opportunity to see beauty through another’s eyes… And gifts perspective on my own. For years I’ve listed my gratitudes on FB, sharing within my community there. Just the list. It kept me sane, kept me actively looking for things to be grateful for whilst I navigated challenge after heart wrenching, gut clenching challenge… The last year I’ve been inspired- watching with awe and delight – & participating with such heart cracking joy in the Gratitude work with Kevin Monroe.

Feeling into it. Feeling into gratitude. The power of this within my own life, witnessing transformations in other’s lives. There is such power in this – FEELING into gratitude… When the experience of gratitude moves from a list, into a feeling. Expressed and shared….

Within all of this, there is a radiant JOY-full depth… A profound cracking open of my heart and BE-ing – and a willingness to express, to experience, to see and be seen…. Deeply healing, deeply nourishing.

Finding and seeing Beauty everywhere- and being seen as I share this.

Gratitude practice has been a fundamental core practice of my life since I was 6 or 7. It was a survival tool, and a coping mechanism- to look for things to be grateful for and appreciative for in the midst of changes, lost shipping containers, rootlessness and moves around the globe… It connects us – well me – with a sense of potential, of ” the more” out there and it fills me with a child like curiosity and anticipation of beauty, joy and bliss as I navigate through the world. The underlying sense of “what else is possible, what else is out there….” Looking at the challenges I see “out there” in the big, wide world, I recognise – KNOW – that going forward, the practice of being grateful is a vital tool for positive, focussed, sustained and sustainable future designs. That future we are all working towards, dreaming of, actively working towards creating.

Do you know the one I mean? Where people are kind to each other, smile at strangers and share…

So then. My Gratitudes today as I feel into what has or is touching my heart and soul these last few days…

Gratitudes….. 😉❤️ Life is so busy… For all of this and so much more… I am grateful, Thank You.  A huge garden tidy up over the weekend, mowed lawns and mowed pathways through the wildflower bits… The living willow circle-bender / outside room.  The sound of the wind rushing through branches – and watching it whilst my garden is held in this protective wee space of warm sunshine… Loving conversations with an old Lover. Or two… Remembering the shared experiences and the shared love – that reverence for another even if life has taken us in different directions… Feeling the love, without the angst… Celebrating of now, just because.  Delayed Braais / BBQ -just because we are too damn tiered this weekend… Shared Gratitude practises with a wonderful group of women – and the inspiring conversations which develop from within that space.  Swings.  Shouted laughter.  Ball throwing and a dog loving the chase… Balancing between weed pulling and swing pushing. Sprinklers in the garden… Herbs – weeds – turned into medicine. Frilly smelly roses. Ox Eye Daisey and Lawn Daisey – cousins! Iris growing in front of my window whilst I record meditations… Woodpecker family on the bird feeder… Pasta dishes and stir fries. Hot chocolate mixed with coffee.  Coffee. Falling asleep with a child’s breath tickling my ear.  New friends and LONG conversations! Talks with the wonderful Carrie Ekins about the science of Seeing Beauty… – the insight gathered and the inspiration to put that challenge together at last. Missing pieces found… Tales of sharks and tears dripping… Synchronicity at 12:12 and conversations with a friend… A clean kitchen, a dishwasher completing it’s cycle and a tumble-dryer… Hot water. Running water! Electricity.  A river on my doorstep, a promise of reflexology tomorrow and a coffee date with friends… Oh, and ice cream in the sunshine – Mango and Raspberry sorbet sheer deliciousness…  For all this and so much more… I feel grateful, inspired, awed, joyful, heart-cracking openness gratitude… Thank You. ❤️