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The sweetness lies in total surrender.

Before I dive into todays post - I wanted to share that I will be on Facebook live with this weeks Barefoot speaker Anne Shivas at 4.15pm today so if you want to come on over to that please do- we will be talking about todays subject for sure...now back to today's barefoot thought.. Growing up in Northern Ireland – the word surrender was associated with giving up – losing. I was brought up as a catholic in a largely…
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Breathe deeply and return back home.

As I was preparing to leave the house this morning to come to The Barefoot Sanctuary- my poetry journal caught my eye sitting at the side of my bed. This is a journal that my husband gave me a couple of years ago and it’s been a joy to play with filling it with poems- but I hadnt looked at it for a while, never mind write a new piece- hint taken. I’ve always loved poems, ever since I can remember…
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Make Peace with who you are.

This is such an important step in the self -healing, self -love journey. Acceptance of all that we are- all of our past choices - all of our so called mistakes- our shames our shadows- how we look and how we see the world. Making peace with our childhood experiences that have made us who we are today is essential - from this peaceful place - real miracles can happen. Fully making peace with who I was led me for the…
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Give yourself permission to be..

One of the things that I love about long car journeys on my own is that I still get to hang out with inspirational human beings - via the medium of podcasts. They never fail to give me something that I needed to hear. One of my total favourites and a real treasure trove for any writer in the genre of ‘being a human’ is The Beautiful Writers Podcast by Linda Sivertsen. I am just post an episode with Maria…
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Even when you feel stuck magic is happening.

I can totally relate to that ‘stuck’ feeling- let’s think ages- 13, 20, 24, 28, 39 immediately jump to mind. Let’s face it we all get that stuck feeling- but what if getting to that stuck place and feeling it - is actually what gets the magic going. It’s not until we realise that we are stuck that we recognise things need to shift- that's the magical ingredient. By my late 30’s and now with two small children, a lovely…
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Don’t Let fear keep you small –because keeping yourself small serves absolutely no-one.

As you know I have been writing these daily thoughts for about 5 weeks now- with the intention of getting the material for my first book- Permission to Shine into shape. As I have been writing these thoughts a pattern is emerging, helping me to shape and form the chapters. I’m sure you have spotted it and I can see that that in the 277 doodles varied repetition occurs. This is never by mistake – I for one need to…
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Being you is enough – always was.

I’m arriving into your inbox a little later today (life took over) so I hope you are getting ready to enjoy the weekend. I know I am.  I’m planning to spend some time at The Barefoot Sanctuary at a visiting workshop by Jennifer Cain, so I won't be writing a post for tomorrow- if you want to check it out look here. Then I think some sort of Musical production will be in order. I love Musicals – everything about…
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Honour your feelings and your vibration will rise.

I’ve been doing what is known in the business as the inner work for 8 years now- consciously that is – I was of course doing it unconsciously way before that. I guess I just didn’t understand it in the way that I do now. Like I said yesterday though “knowing “is only part of it. Our feelings really are there to help us dance through this matrix called life. No feeling is less valuable than another- none are superior-…
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When you are too close to the elephant all you see is grey.   

I’ve know this quote for all of my adult life and it never gets old- but all too often I am reminded that “knowing" something is one thing – putting it into action is quite another.   Lights camera action is never truer than in the creation of our own precious life and if things are looking a bit dull chances are we are just too close to something so amazing that we have lost sight of its magnificence.   We…
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You are your own North Star.

The first time I heard the use of the North Star in terms of internal guidance was by the Author and Coach Martha Beck. Her Book Finding Your Own North Star has sold all over the world, and was first published I believe in 2003. By the time I discovered her work in 2012 I was well on my way to becoming a Coach myself having finally began to trust my internal wisdom as my North Star. As I was doing…
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