“We’re constantly being re-created. There is this little creative fountain inside us that begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected laughter and wisdom. If you are very tired, strained, have no solitude, run too many errands, talk to too many people, drink too many cocktails, this little fountain is muddied over and covered with a lot of debris. The result is you stop living from the center, the creative fountain, and you live from the periphery, from externals. That is why, when someone has listened to you, you go home rested and lighthearted. It is when people really listen to us, with quiet fascinated attention, that the little fountain begins to work again, to accelerate in the most surprising way.” Brenda Ueland
I also offer one-on-one sessions for anyone in need of a breathing space. I sit with you while you listen within for what you really want, need, long for and value, and why. You’re promised my quiet, generative attention, utmost respect for the process as it unfolds for you – and no interruption.
My role is to empower you to feel, think, and speak for yourself with clarity, imagination, and heart about the issues and questions that are important to you. When appropriate I will volunteer one or two simple questions, but only with your permission, and only if I feel sure doing so won’t interfere with your explorations. I won’t give advice, analyse, or impose my opinions. The intention is to create an environment in which you’re able to find rest and reconnect with a deeper creative space within you that can nourish your life and life all around you; in which you’re freed to sense into and welcome whatever’s wanting to emerge.
“We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.” Hildegard of Bingen
To patiently listen for your own inner wisdom, be with the not-knowing, and accept whatever arises, takes courage. In our work together we trust in the life-force/ creative power/ divinity (however it is for you) that flows through us and connects us all in the sacred web of life. At the outset I will also ask you if you’d like to include silent meditation and/or prayer, time outside, creative writing, or dreamwork in the process.
“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of the earliest forms, the word courage meant ‘to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart’.” Brené Brown