Lesley

These are some of the most commonly asked questions on firewalking. Please can you explain what the firewalk is all about? Firewalking means different things to each person who takes part; for me it’s about re-empowering myself – using my fears and perceived ‘lack’ in my life, to take me courageously into the next phase […]

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Drawn to the old, clinging to her past She hangs low in the evening sky Sliding under the radar, slipping into her dark side Where the Shadow takes over, Shredding her former Self Yearning to feel whole, resplendent and full The missing pieces like lost limbs, Desperately grasping into the ether She strives again towards […]

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Transformation, what does it mean, in terms of training or self-development? For some it could simply mean ‘re-framing’ but for me it’s much more than that; something changes form – from being one ‘thing’ into another. In workshops, participants are taken on a journey, individually but in a group; each person’s trip will be different […]

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Confidence is a combination of knowledge, understanding and skill, put into action. To be truly confident we must have certain knowledge and skills to perform a task, or be confident in carrying it out, even if we make mistakes. They understand ‘process’- why we have it and why we use it, comprehending the value of […]

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You all know by now how I feel about domestic violence so I’m going to tell you a Christmas night story… it involves deliberate isolation, verbal, mental and  emotional abuse, with an overhanging threat of violence. So when an old friend eventually told me last night what was happening, I made a 2 hour journey […]

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Open Letter to; The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon Katy Clark MP Kenneth Gibson MSP Margaret Burgess MSP Margaret McDougall MSP Dear First Minister, I appeal to you both as a woman and in your political capacity as First Minister for Scotland to save the vital services of North Ayrshire Women’s Aid – the largest of […]

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WW II – Woman’s War II As we approach the full moon in October 2014 and I reflect on all that’s happened in the past month, I’m further intrigued by the message from the ‘Woman with the Staff’, referred to in my last post, A Woman’s War. I’ve been acutely aware of the inspiration and […]

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It’s been a tough week with harsh outcomes, so a time of rest and reflection was called for – and it’s all only now, making sense to me. My thinking goes back to the Grandmother’s Fire Ceremony held in Roslin Glen by visiting Native American Grandmothers, where a woman guardian of the Templars spoke gently […]

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The Golden Buddha

by Lesley

There is Buddha peace and wisdom within all of us – … the secret is to find and retrieve it. There’s an old story about a clay Buddha in Cambodia, which was obstructing the construction of a new road. The tale tells of this statue being covered in thick clay to disguise it from marauders, […]

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I, have become comfortably numb… Many of you already know that I’ve recently had a bereavement; I lost a brother, father-figure and best friend of over forty years in January, which hit me harder than I could ever have imagined. I won’t go into too much depth but I was almost struck dumb with pain […]

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