Beauty of Beginnings – June 3rd | Beauty of Beginnings

Leave every interaction more whole than when you arrived at it. Imagine if this was our soul task? And our sole task?   Photo Taken June 3rd 2018 *Beauty is best when shared…so feel free to give the gift of beauty to a friend by forwarding. Thank you xx Subscribe to a daily dose of beauty here. Christine McDougall Integrity Architect for … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 2nd | Beauty of Beginnings

The most exponential technology is relationship. We live in a world that is moving towards the machine. AI, robotics, digital, data. In this new world our human relationships, our ability to connect, engage, listen, hug, witness…another human, is becoming a currency that will rise in value. Life giving. Soul saving. Spirit nourishing. Already humans are feeling the alienation of the … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 1st | Beauty of Beginnings

In a world that seems to be at the extremes of polarisation, the time now is to cultivate our ability to deeply seek to understand another. Why are they taking this position? How did they arrive at this perspective? Where are they open to another perspective? Where are they closed? When they say something, why do I react so strongly … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – May 31st | Beauty of Beginnings

I learned this week that olive trees can live longer than 2000 years. We have olive trees from before the time of Christ. If these trees could tell us their story, if they could speak to us of what they have witnessed, what would they say? The sad news is that many of these trees have been afflicted by a … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – May 30th | Beauty of Beginnings

Confusion can be paralysing. No thing feels secure. The questions come faster than answers. Doubt is the air we breath. We become pilots in a fog without autopilot engaged. It feels like our life depends upon the next move. And the bigger the consequence, the thicker the fog. The way out is through. Take all the jumbled thoughts, the fears, … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – May 29th | Beauty of Beginnings

To belong. One of our deepest desires. To be a part of something, be that a family, a community or a project. The pain of being excluded, being on the outside, is a pain we all share. The ache of watching others in their togetherness. Not even jealousy, simple pain of isolation, separateness, longing to belong. The mystic traditions agree … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – May 28th | Beauty of Beginnings

A touch of the obvious. We humans are strange creatures. The number of times the obvious was right in front of me, yet I blind to seeing. Perhaps sometimes our vision needs to be pulled back from the horizon of tomorrow. Our fear about the dangers of an unknown future coiled back to now. It is now, here, in this … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – May 27th | Beauty of Beginnings

Some days, rare where I live, the clouds are too thick to enable the suns light to penetrate. In these moments we remember how we love the light, the warmth. How light brings us alive. How, in places like Switzerland, the people will go above the cloud cover each weekend, just to feel the touch of the sun. Sometimes, when … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – May 26th | Beauty of Beginnings

There have been times when my anger has been jet fuel for positive action. Where the injustice has been too big for me too sit on the sidelines and watch. I do not want to be that person who sends their time throwing rocks at the broken system or at the people in the arena doing what they believe is … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – May 25th | Beauty of Beginnings

I was contemplating the question – if my life was a movie, what would its title be to this point? I have always been interested in truth. What is the truth of this situation? It is such a complex subject because there is global Truth’s and then our perspectival truths. The truth of our experience shaped by our world view, … Read More