• COLOUR MATTERS,  LISTENING

    WALK DON’T RUN : An Invitation

    SLOWING DOWN TIME . Walk slowly .. an invitation Walk don’t run. That’s it.  Walk, don’t run. Slow down, breathe  deeply, and open your eyes because there’s a whole world right here within this one.  The bush doesn’t suddenly catch on fire, it’s been burning the whole time. Moses is simply moving slowly enough to see it. And when he does,he takes off his sandals. Not because the ground has suddenly become holy, but because he’s just now becoming aware that the ground has been holy the whole time. LISTEN…

  • LISTENING

    Listening as a Child

    THE SACREDNESS OF LISTENING Sacred Listening is, in essence, such a simple process …. to let thoughts fade and bring attention to something subtly felt in the body … acknowledging how it is for me in this moment.  There’s something about it that feels like a re-connection, a re-learning.  Something there that is so honest, devoid of all the complexity our mind associates with learning … …. something so childlike, so tender. Focusing attention on what is there I recognise it in my grandchildren.  How often have I heard…

  • DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE SIDE

    Who AM I?

    PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION WE WILL EVER SEEK TO ANSWER! As human beings we choose so many ‘personas’ in our lives. We cannot avoid doing so as they are aspects of our personalities and evolve alongside how we each uniquely experience LIFE.  Personas are simply the ways WE want the world to see us in a particular situation such as : Capable. efficient. caring, adventurous, safe, quiet, thoughtful, playful, intelligent, independent, in control,  or it can mean roles we take on like mother, father, daughter, teacher, doctor, carer. …

  • WHAT IS COLOUR THERAPY

    YOU LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

    WE ARE THE ‘LIGHT OF OUR LIFE’ Whether we are aware of it or not, we all use LIGHT ENERGY with its different components of colour to heal ourselves. Feeling a need for privacy, for time to collect and work through your thoughts and emotions? Do you wear a dark colour such as black, or maybe dark blue?  Such colours have little to say to the outside world about your personality, your inner feelings and emotions so you may use these dark colours as a disguise to hide behind! If you are feeling more…

  • COLOURING YOUR LIFE

    COLOURING YOUR DAY

    How do you ‘colour’ your day? Many of us never give a moments thought to this question!  Why would we? We leap (?) out of bed. Drag our clothes on. Grab some breakfast if we are lucky. Grab the kids and throw them out at he school gate, if we have any …… Oh I’d forgotten any partner you may have .. but possibly you have too!!!    We haven’t time to THINK about colour.  But what if we could?  What if we could for moment PAUSE , make…

  • WHAT IS COLOUR?

    HUES, TINTS and SHADES?

    Most people use the words hues, tints and shades interchangeably when describing what they see. Each of these words is used as a way of describing a colour family on the basic colour wheel that most people are familiar with: These are the family of the twelve purest and brightest colours. They are the colours that we see where light is being reflected from a surface of something.

  • COLOUR AND OUR SENSES

    INVITATION TO PAUSE

    AN INVITATION TO PAUSE It’s a strange thing this living! We may drift, (or are sometimes are forced) into waking each morning! But how do we greet this new day? Maybe with excited anticipation, or dread? With hopes and expectations? Or maybe ambivalence … “It’s just another day!” Sometimes, it’s with a sense of ‘not knowing’ or maybe, today, it’s just enough to take each minute as it comes. Yet, sometimes we don’t even pause and notice how it is for us … in this new day of our…

  • HOW TO COLOUR YOUR LIFE

    COLOUR YOUR DAY

    On our WELCOME PAGE, I INVITED YOU TO PAUSE FOR A MOMENT! And imagine I gave you a beautiful box of crayons. Imagine laying them out in front of you. What if I asked you to choose three colours amongst those crayons which reflect how you feel at this moment. Which colours would you choose? If you could then choose three colours to carry with you to colour your day .. would they be the same colours .. or would you swap them? This is such a fascinating exercise…

  • DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE SIDE

    PAUSING …..

    We all do it! We pause! We stop what we are doing, just for a moment, to think, to breathe, to notice something, to look, to listen …. WE PAUSE! We are, just for a moment, bringing out attention to something.   Some might think of it as being diverted … getting sidetracked .. even daydreaming.  For others it may represent being with a fleeting thought … may be something that feels uncomfortable …  or it could just be a fleeting moment of LOVE .. or WONDER .. or…

  • WHAT IS COLOUR?

    LUMINOSITY

    I was looking at a painting a few days ago and its LUMINOSITY struck me. It seemed to shine with a particular quality although the effect is by clever use of certain tints of paint …. and as someone who also paints I was curious as to what gave it that brightness. The English Romanticist, landscape painter,  JMC Turner, was recognised for his ability to use reflective light which gave his work this luminescent quality. Luminous means to emit light .. but to be described as such that light…