Beauty of Beginnings – July 23rd | Beauty of Beginnings

In the alternate world People are kind Smiles erupt from the depths of our cells, bursting like champagne bubbles in the desire to explode with life. Our wise leaders extend the hand of care to those who are in need. Our taxes are spent on human wellbeing, education, the arts, health….we have no need of defence. We see each human … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 22nd | Beauty of beginnings

Today the mighty Pacific is calm. The air is chill. Whales breach. The sun rises just a little earlier as the Southern Hemisphere moves back towards its summer. Glorious Nature continues on its path. I am shedding skin. Old stories. Patterns that have fed the world more angst. No longer feeding the beast perpetrated by those who exploit, extract, ridicule, … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 21st | Beauty of Beginnings

The fighter and the lover. I was born a fighter. Hurtling down a corridor in full crawl, swearing and spitting at my brother for some offence done to me, my first spoken words a cuss. I think of Nelson Mandela, 27 years in prison..the age of my daughter as I write. 27 years of refining his fighter and becoming a … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 20th | Beauty of Beginnings

Futuring = a verb, to create the future. We can look to the horizon of the future with despair. Alternatively, we can create today the future that enables all human thriving. Futuring is an act of love, power, commitment, community and possibility. To be engaged in futuring is to step into the arena, no longer a victim.     Photo … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 19th | Beauty of Beginnings

The question mark? What do I do with my life? The agony of the in-between. There are times in our lives where the next move is in shadow. Keep doing what is right in front of you. Do it with all your heart. Give a hundred times more of your love to your work, what ever that may be. Doing … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 18th | Beauty of Beginnings

Gestation. To carry. To carry for as long as needs be until what is being birthed is ripe for birth. Gestation is a sacred act. It requires the human to relinquish their own will to the forces greater than self. To kairos time – divine time – right time. We want to hurry it along. Induce the birth. We want … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 17th | Beauty of Beginnings

What part of it is true? Someone, or something, gives you feedback. Called for or not. If you sense into your body, you might be aware of a discomfort. A nag or scratch. Often so subtle that we suppress it. What part of it is true? What lands within us and and inhabits our inner territories, burrowing into the dark … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 16th | Beauty of Beginnings

Imagine if Barbra Streisand did not sing. If she said she would no longer sing at all. Or if Leonardo DaVinci did not paint. If Banksy never put his work into the world. If Donald Glover stayed small and safe? Some artists have a talent that is singular and soaring. Inarguable. Others, people like us, are no lesser bestowed with … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 15th | Beauty of Beginnings

My work comes off the back of the entire linage of humanity that has existed till now. To think that I have created something through my genius alone is to become an island of arrogance. By tapping into the field of creativity, generated by all who have walked before, by nature in her entirety, I might produce something that has … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 14th | Beauty of Beginnings

What have you rebelled against in the past and what are you rebelling against now? Running in the dark on the coldest morning of our winter this question was posed. I have always rebelled against a form of authority that told me what to do without any rational context. Authority as muscle. Authority as bragging rights. Authority to reinforce a … Read More