In the Flow

Following on from the watery theme of my last post (Strand Lines), I would like to share some more ‘watery’ insights from my pilgrimage with Tommy. Chapter six of The Rainbow Ribbon Way relates to the Sacral Chakra, the colour ‘orange’ and the element of water.  The Sacred Value of Water: Purification, Protection and Healing,…

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Strand Lines: A Pathway into Meditation

For many people, this period of confinement in lockdown has been a profound experience.   A welcome period of contemplation and reflection, perhaps, to alter our understanding of time and space.  Reconnecting with our homes as we enjoy spending more time in our place of sanctuary and through enforced leisure, a time to spend creating…

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Have Horse, Will Travel: 10 Things to Consider Before Hitting the Trail

Someone once asked me, ‘why don’t you just position your horse in the direction of travel and let him find the best way home’?  Well that’s all very well and good, and if he is familiar with the territory then he will know exactly where to go.  But there is the thorny question of how…

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Keys to Pilgrimage

Be Creative: That is the number one challenge I set myself in ‘7 Steps back to Health’.  For me the question is: do I lock myself away in my studio making ‘art’ works?  Or do I knuckle down to finishing my book?  The answer, of course, is both.  But one at a time.   And…

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Food for Thought

Caro’s Covid Journal No 4  (11 weeks post op / 9 weeks post lockdown) Warning: This post might tickle your taste buds!! ‘Through the Wound comes the Salve, We can find meaning in suffering.’  Who was it who said that?  This morning, I went to hug my ash tree.  It is a magnificent tree and…

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7 Steps back to Health

Coronavirus Journal No. 3. (5 weeks post op). As promised, I would like to share with you the 7 simple steps I have devised for my journey back to health, joy, vitality and wellbeing.   Each one will be explored in more detail in the following posts as I dive deeper into the mechanics of…

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Home Alone in the time of Coronavirus

Strictly speaking I am not home alone. My two whippets are constant companions. Their playful antics keep me amused and there is an unspoken, unconditional love and understanding between us. Even in this early stage of self-isolation, we live together in complete harmony and unlike us humans, their daily life has not changed at all.…

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The Book: the journey to publication, *1.

The first 15,000 words of ‘The Rainbow Ribbon Way’ have gone off to The Literary Consultancy (Manuscript Assessment and Editorial Advice) for its first edit. This has only been possible thanks to a ‘Free Read’ scheme offered by Literature Works, a charity that helps ‘support creative writing and the development of writers and readers of…

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