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Persephone in the Underworld

Dear friends. Hello! I hope this finds you and your loved ones well. Here in New Zealand it’s winter. A time of withdrawal and hibernation. A time in which we’re invited to go inward and reflect on...

The Demeter-Persephone myth

Today I’m exploring how the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone can speak to us about healing wounds to the Sacred Feminine. This well-known myth, which I shall tell briefly below, is a story of...

Attributes of the Sacred Feminine

Attributes of the sacred feminine – and the wounds that correspond with them. I’m excited to announce here that my course Healing the wounded Sacred Feminine will soon be available for registration,...
Attributes of the Sacred Feminine

Attributes of the Sacred Feminine

Attributes of the sacred feminine – and the wounds that correspond with them. I’m excited to announce here that my course Healing the wounded Sacred Feminine will soon be available for registration, inviting you on an archetypal journey towards experiencing a more...

The Tower

The Tower

A woman lived in a tower. For many years it was a cold, dark, lonely tower. In her tower the woman grew claws and sharp yellow scales. Her teeth lengthened into fangs. Her hair grew green with mould. She was locked in this body of clanking scales. Each day she hunched...

Place and a Centred Heart

Place and a Centred Heart

I’ve been thinking about the importance of grounding and place. When the relationship with mother is severed, when we experience traumatic early attachment, or profound grief and loss, we lose our connection to where we are rooted, where we feel belonging. Mother,...

Wholeheartedness

Wholeheartedness

Our journey towards more conscious living is to become wholehearted about ourselves and our circumstances, accepting our full range of humanity – both in ourselves and in our community. Part of the heroic life journey, as CG Jung outlined, is to face into our shadow...

The Universal Journey

The Universal Journey

We are all the heroes or heroines of our personal journey through life. Our purpose is to live that journey fully, learning and growing along the way, and fulfilling the life tasks that facilitate psychological growth, as we move through stages of life. Where trauma...

The Internal River

The Internal River

I like what Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh has to say about transforming emotional pain into a rich, fertile, and joyous life. Whether it’s everyday stress or deep-rooted trauma, he writes: “We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and...