A Spiritual Journey 6 – Vision Quest

For our first 15 years of marriage Susan and I had been running metaphysics workshops. Our journey started to move in a different direction when we went on a Vision Quest.

I had been doing well at work – top 30 sales trip to New York on QE2, fly home on Concorde!  I had moved out of sales into marketing, been promoted and was about to start a new job as Head of Competitor Analysis, working with an old friend.  We saw that Denise Linn was running a Vision Quest near Seattle.  I asked my new manager for a three-week holiday and off we went.

We had a day to ourselves in Seattle and then we all met up in a park, the next morning.  There were about thirty participants, Denise and her team, and a bus that took us to a ferry, that took us to a big island, to a small boat that took us to Canoe Island, in the middle of the Puget Sound.  The island was sacred to the indigenous tribes because it was where they took their canoes to be blessed.  It was currently privately owned and there had been a school on the island.  We slept in tepees and used the school building for preparation and food.

Denise is a very special person and she set up a wonderful journey for us.  The first three days were preparation, sensitising ourselves and gradually reducing our food intake. 

One sensitising exercise stood out.  Me and a partner went out into the thick woods about quarter of a mile from the school.  One of us was blindfolded.  A drum started beating and we had to move towards the sound blindfolded, with our partner making sure we didn’t damage ourselves too much.  We both had similar experiences of moving slowly at first and then picking up confidence, losing fear and, at the end, running by instinct, like we were flying to the drum.

On the fourth day we were left to find a spot to quest in and were told how to prepare the visioning circle, using salt and tobacco for protection.  Just before dusk we were sent off in ceremony to spent three nights and days in the circle.  I felt like an explorer, with my sleeping bag and water bottle, and bin linings to keep dry.  I found my spot, created my circle mindfully and settled in.

A Vision Quest / Retreat is a tool common in most tribes and most religions.  Sitting on your own out in nature you become more aware of what is going on around you, the rhythms and energy of nature, and also what is going on inside you.  You have nothing to distract you so, slowly, the inner chatter calms down and you start to reflect on your life and where it is going, and you gain insights (a vision) of what is meaningful to you and how you might want to change.

You only leave the circle to relieve yourself.  I was fasting and had taken a big plastic bottle of water for the three days, which tasted of hot plastic after the first night.    My spot was on the edge of the sea.  My circle was split level so I could sit on grass or on rock.  I use a branch to rest my legs on so that I didn’t slip down the slope when I was sleeping.  The only people I saw or heard was one of the helpers, who came out once a day to make sure we were ok.

I wasn’t lonely! I saw eagles and cranes.  I woke each morning with a yellow banana slug sticking to my face.  One night I woke to feel something breathing into my nostrils.  When I put my torch on, the deer and I were both surprised.  I felt my dad’s mum near me a couple of times.  She came with a smell of roses.  There are no roses on Canoe Island!  Best of all, every night I would hear the burrchicking of two raccoons coming along the beach.  They would climb on a branch that went over my circle and talk to me.  On the last night they took my love to Susan.

A Vision Quest is a personal thing.  The revelations I received were not earth shattering.  When I held the question “What should I be doing?” in my heart, the answer was “Keep going the way you are going.”  I knew I just had to trust myself on my journey, feel rather than think.  I realised how important nature is to me and I felt the energy field around me and my connection to trees and birds and raccoons.

In late afternoon of the last day, of the quest, the drum was sounded.  I packed up my gear and returned my circle to nature and walked towards the drum.  As I approached it Denise came out and we walked together hand in hand to the sacred place where the canoes were blessed.  It was great to see Susan!  A sweat lodge had been set up and a fire was blazing with the stones for the lodge.  We stripped to our underwear, took a towel and entered the lodge moving clockwise.  I am not great with heat so Susan and I sat at the back so that I could lift the canvas and sneak some cool in, if it got too hot.

Denise ran the ceremony.  She called in the hot rocks to go in the hole in the centre of the lodge, she added the water and the herbs.  It was hot but we were fine.  We did 4 rounds for the four directions.  Each lasting about half an hour, with a short break between each to cool down and drink water.  Each round had a different purpose. We had prayers for ourselves, our families and Mother Nature. The last round felt like thanksgiving.  I started singing “Teach your children’ and everyone joined in.  It was wonderful.  We felt like family, like tribe.

After the last round we went for showers and a change of clothes and then attended the feast that the helpers had prepared.  It was carnage!  We got a whole small chicken each.  One of the boys ate two! We were stuffed.

For the last three days we shared our journey and our revelations.  Instructed by Denise’s husband, we had made our own drums out of deer hide and gut.  We were given our beaters and used the drums in ceremony to give thanks for our quests.

Finally, we left the island and went back to Seattle.  That evening Susan and I met up with two other questers for a quiet Italian meal.  We had been told to go easy on the alcohol because we were in a heightened state.  The rest of the group went to a restaurant, had just a couple of drinks, and were eventually thrown out for being too raucous.  We all met up the next morning at a Pow Wow, which was taking place on the Seattle sea front.

Since this experience we have facilitated 10 Vision Quests.  Six were in a quiet place on Ashdown Forest, a place I knew well.  We must have changed the energy of the place because on the fifth year we had one dog walker and on the sixth year we had half a dozen, so we stopped using that space. Two were held in the grounds of a large house.  Two were in the grounds of a private school.

We decided to run short quests.  The first quest was for just 6 hours during the day.  The rest were overnight. Most native people don’t have a word for wilderness.  They are used to going without food and water.  For most women and men in the UK a night on their own, fasting, in one spot in nature is a challenge.  All the quests are done in silence, from the ceremony to send them out to the first words spoken in the ceremony after the return from the quest.  They have all brought wonderful experiences and change to the participants.  Everyone has had what we call ‘vision eyes’, which tells me that they have gone deep.  They have all felt special.

Our vision quest was significant for both of us.  It sent us in a different direction.

To be continued…… Sedona

A Spiritual Life – Metaphsics

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter.

It covers most of what Susan and I trained in and taught in our first 15 years.  When we met Susan was just finishing training with Elizabeth Kubler Ross.  One of the first workshops we both attended was led by Gregg Furth a Jungian psychologist, who used children’s drawing to examine the dynamics of their family.

Susan has always been a spiritual pioneer.  She seems to pick the latest trend about two years before it starts to go mainstream.  People’s minds were much more closed 35 years ago.  One day our girls came back from their Church of England secondary school with a notice saying that yoga and reflexology were the work of the Devil.  Susan was teaching and practising both, in Adult Education.  She was one of the first people to train in, and practice, the Metamorphic Technique which works on the spine line in the foot.

Susan’s main influence in those first 15 years was Gill Edwards, a psychologist and author of books like ‘Living Magically’.  After attending a few of Gill’s workshops in the Lake District Susan signed up for her year’s course and was accredited as a practitioner.  Susan came back with some great tools and lifelong friends and this learning formed the basis of her workshops for most of those first 15 years.

The formula for success in life, and in business, is very simple.  Most books on these subjects are built on this formula.

  1. Know where you are
  2. Know where you want to get to
  3. Make a plan to get from where you are to where you want to get to
  4. Carry out the plan

Simple but very few people use the formula.  To save energy, our brain creates habits of thinking, believing, behaviour and communication.  We live 99% of our life on autopilot and most people believe that’s it. I don’t, I can’t, I shouldn’t, I must etc. contain and limit us.  It is all very efficient but not always joyful and often desperate, anxious and miserable.  We don’t know where we are.  We severely restrict our expectation of the future.  Worse, we paint such a bold picture of our future, without a plan, that we build in failure, and then don’t acknowledge how much we have achieved.

I ran a workshop once for a friend and her presentation skills trainers.  My friend had started this company on her own, was earning hundreds of thousands of pounds, creating an opportunity to earn for resting actors, and running a home!  She was also beating herself up because she was not sitting on a beach in Hollywood earning millions of pounds as a scriptwriter and yet, she had never done much to get to the beach.

Metaphysics practices and tools help us change our mind.  They support us in fulfilling the formula for success. The following are a few of the tools we use and find successful.

  1. Know where you are. 

One of our favourite tools is the 9 box Bagua chart used in Feng Shui.  It covers 9 areas of your life and we ask you to rate each area out of 10, where 1 is dire and 10 is fantastic.  Once the participants have filled in their boxes, we ask them to share the scores and the reason for the scores with another person.  The sharing is important. It makes your thinking audible and you get a listener to witness and to help you discover what might be getting in the way.  Most people are honest. Some people have very low scores.  Often there are tears.

  • Where do you want to be?

The next step is usually to pick the area where change would make the biggest impact in your life.  Only pick one area otherwise you will lose focus. The magic question is “What do you want instead?”  Again, working with a partner you share your vision for that area.  You are encouraged to dream big because this vision needs excitement and energy to drive step 4.  Do not let your mind put limits on your vision.  We live on a bountiful planet.  There can be plenty for everyone.  You would be amazed at how many people try to sabotage themselves at this stage with “I don’t deserve.” 

  • Make a plan to get from where you are to where you want to go to.

We like to keep the plan high level.  The brain just gets in the way if you involve its old habitual thinking at this stage. We ask participants to create an affirmation or a treasure map which holds the picture of their vision.  The affirmation is for a specific date, not too short or long a time ahead, when the vision has been achieved.  The treasure map is a collection of photographs from magazines that create a collage of  your vision of the future.  You put both in a place where you will read the affirmation three times a day or see the treasure map several times a day.

Using either of these tools tunes up your unconscious mind to notice, out of the millions of bits of data that hit your senses every second, those things that will help achieve your vision.  Think of a crowded party with lots of people talking at the same time and little of it understandable and then you hear your name.  You immediately pay attention.

I once ran an exercise as part of the start-up conference of a new marketing group.  I asked everybody to bring a couple of magazines with them, split them into groups of eight, mixed directors, senior managers, marketers and secretaries and gave them two tasks.  One was to create a four-page brochure to attract people to work in this new marketing group and the second was to create a TV advert to do the same.  The conversations around the tables were very open and revealing.  The TV ads were great fun and the brochures were brilliant, We stuck them on the walls around the office to remind ourselves of how we wanted to work together. They made a difference.

  • Carry out the Plan

Just keep working with the affirmation and the treasure map.  You will notice opportunities that lead you to achieving the vision.  These may be new people, new jobs, interesting diets, exciting exercise regimes or just something that a person says that changes your outlook. Some of these opportunities may have sub-plans that you work through.  Make sure they pass the excitement test or you may not put the energy in.

This is an example of the sort of workshops that Susan and I facilitated in our first 15 years together.  We ran them with 8 to 10 people.  Sue also ran Crystal workshops, an Angel workshop at Christmas and we had a weekly meditation group.

To keep us fresh we trained with new teachers, like Denise Linn.  We read inspiring books.  We both completed a year’s course on counselling skills.  And, of course, teaching in workshops meant that we talked about the subjects and had lots of good experiences when the tools we used worked.  You can change your live!

Nowadays what we have learned in metaphysics goes into our ‘Law of Attraction’ workshops.  We have even more tools, and they work.  In our garden there is an olive tree given to us by someone whose life has dramatically changed.  Not in the way she expected but that’s the point!

To be continued…..Vision Quest

A Spiritual Life – Community and Family

I find that life keeps giving me signposts.  I just don’t notice them until later on.  In the month leading up to moving into the small spiritual community I hitchhiked and was given a lift by a priest.  I carried out an audit on a laundry with a very Christian manager.  I had wonderful deep conversations with both and, whilst their beliefs were not for me, I admired their passion and their sense of purpose.  If felt like life was saying “Stop messing about!”

It was no real surprise that while I was painting the house, that the community was going to live in, that I decided I wanted to live there too.  It was a large terraced house with six bedrooms on three floors with a large living room, a small kitchen, a dining room and a large first floor room that we used for meditation.  It still had the bells to ring for the servants.

The original six people were a mix of a wonderful older woman we called ‘Witchy”, an older man Frank, John who owned the house, who was 40, and three of us young men in their early 20’s.  It changed fairly quickly in the first year when Witchy died and Frank decided to move into a care home and one of the younger men left.  Their places were filled quickly by a woman and two men in their twenties.

Our motto was ‘House First’ – to put the purpose of the house as a spiritual centre before our own needs.  I would say the underlying structure was Christian with Hindu flavours with us following rules we agreed with John, who was our leader and teacher.  We meditated a lot and opened our house for meditation groups.  We were all vegetarian. John used to run a meditation group from his café in Battersea and those people became part of our wider community.  They would visit our house and we would visit theirs.

We were young.  Our conversations inspired us and we were having fun. Our shared cost of living was low.  We all shared the housework and the cooking.  Most weekends we had visitors.  Over the years a lot of people visited the house.

We all worked.  I was still a Scout Leader and used to pop in to see my family every Thursday for tea before the scout meetings. I had good friends outside of the house.  Initially, I was keen to talk to everyone about what we were doing but I soon found out that those who were interested would start the conversation.  I didn’t need to push. 

Living in a community is not easy.  You have to learn how to share space and flex your behaviour.  I had a lot of guilt from not being perfect. Anything that was bothering us or any breach of the rules was discussed in our house meetings.  We were young and eager to learn together so we accepted any censures, which were not a big deal.  It was sometimes uncomfortable but we always managed to talk things out, and we grew.

We discussed a lot.  I read a lot.  We meditated a lot. We were given messages of comfort and inspiration through John.  I studied astrology (scarily accurate), numerology, palmistry and the Tarot. It was all exciting and full of meaning for me.  I particularly liked the deep conversations with visitors when I used the Tarot as a bridge to open up their talking about their problems.  Any of my issues were talked over with John, who was a great support.

Over the years, as we grew older, things started to change. The woman and one of the men left to get married.  We were left with four of us, all men, and a lot of energy went out of the house. 

Over 10 years I had grown.  I started to find life with the four of us hard.  I had a great job as a BT salesperson.  This may seem a contrast with living in a spiritual community, being vegetarian and tee-total, but wouldn’t you want a salesperson who was moral, empathic and good at making the technology understandable.  I loved the job.  I did my visits in the morning and wrote reports in the evening.  However, because I was free in the afternoon, the bulk of the housekeeping and the cooking starting falling on me.  Part of me resented it and part of me felt bad about resenting it.

I am generally very upbeat and positive and I found this sometimes upset the others who were not having such a good time. My view is that staying positive and turning problems into a challenge is better than being negative about them. I believe that is the reason that I have had a great life.

I also started to question some of the things in the house that felt limiting.  For the last two years I knew a change was coming but I was frustrated because I still wanted to live in a spiritual community, just not this one! As always, I talked with John about it and he was understanding but it felt like I was in limbo.

We were still holding regular meditation groups and at one I was asked if I could give a lift to a woman who was attending a Mathew Manning workshop that we were going to.  That’s when I met Susan for the first time.  We didn’t talk much that day but she started to come to the meditation groups and we started having deep conversations together.  Her beliefs and thoughts were very similar to mine.

She was a reflexologist and yoga teacher going through a divorce, with young girls 11 and 13.  I asked her to teach me reflexology. Before my lessons I liked talking to her girls.  I invited her out to a Burns night in London.  I found myself spending most afternoons popping in for a chat.  One day we were talking seriously about our future and we decided we should just stay very good friends.

That evening I went into the meditation room on my own.  I wanted to clear my head and find out what I wanted in my heart.  I just wanted to be with Susan.  As I walked out of the meditation room, the phone rang.  It was Susan.  I picked it up and said “Will you marry me?”  She said “Yes, please.”  A week later I moved out of the community and in with Susan.

Sometimes life’s signposts are very clear.  That was 35 years ago this year.

So there I was, 32 years old, moving out of the spiritual community into a semi-detached house with Susan and her two daughters, 11 and 13.  I had enough money saved up to buy her ex-husband’s share of the house and in June we married, with a honeymoon in Crete with the two girls. 

I love being in a family!  Growing up the eldest of seven children I felt a sense of responsibility.  My brothers and sisters pestered me some of the time, so I used to escape to the woods to avoid the responsibility and the mob.  However, I loved all their different personalities, the closeness of us, with a loving Mum at the centre and a hard-working Dad protecting us and earning to support us.  I felt proud when we all went out for a meal or on holiday together.  This feeling remains as we grow older.  We all get on when we meet.  Our children all get on.  We live separate lives.  Some keep closer than others.  I realise that our experience of each other is based more on our early years together rather than the fifty years since then, so I don’t really know them anymore, but it still feels good when we are all together.

The community was a different kind of family.  We were friends and we learned together and respected each other, and we had fun but it never had the same warmth.  As soon as I moved in with Susan and the girls I felt at home.  I was startled by the first shouting match between Susan and one of the girls, but it was real and honest and quickly over and forgotten.  I felt free to express myself in this family, to share my joy and enthusiasm and also, my grumpy.

Susan and I decided not to have children together.  It has never bothered me because I love my girls.  They have always felt like mine.  I hope I have always treated them that way.  I am very proud of both of them.  They chose good husbands, they are good mums and that shows through my wonderful grandchildren.  I would not have missed one second of my experiences with them over the last thirty-five years.

Susan is my best friend, my partner in our spiritual journey, my saviour, my grounding influence and, still too often, the outlet for my frustrations.  Love is too small a word to describe how I feel about her.  Amazing things have happened to me by being with her.

Not long after we met, I was head hunted into a bigger job.  My new office was in Brighton but my clients were in Woking and Reading so I was on the road a lot.  I could never have taken the job while in the community.  With Susan’s support it started an interesting career with lots of promotions and a life changing redundancy package at 50.

A year after we got married, we moved into a bigger detached house.  Susan was teaching yoga for adult education and practicing reflexology from home and we wanted more room to run meditation groups and workshops.  We are both natural teachers and everything we have learned on our spiritual journey has been shared with others.  I believe that teaching deepens your understanding and feel for spiritual practices.  Sue would find the audience and I would help her in the groups and workshops.  This helped me grow and keep grounded, and it supported the way I worked in the corporate world.

I know that meditation and journeying and vision quests can teach us a lot but I believe family, and the interactions with people around us, is where we learn most.  Our experiences in life mirror what is happening inside us.  We get feedback through the results of our behaviour and communication.  My life has been a constant experiment.  If I am unhappy, I always try to do something different and see what results I get.  What the meditation etc. does is give insights and ideas on what to try next.

For the last 35 years Susan and I have journeyed together.  On a vision quest I asked the two raccoons that visited me each night to give Susan my love.  She was doing her quest in another part of the Island.  When I read her journal after the quest, I read that two racoons had visited her at dawn and seemed to be talking to each other and saying “Is she the one?”

She is!

To be continued….metaphysics.

A Spiritual Journey 2 – Meditation

In our community house we had a meditation room.  We had boards that fitted the window to keep the light and noise out.  We burned Nag Champa incense.  We opened with Aum’s and we closed with an Om Shanti song.  I had a square pillow I sat cross legged on leaning against the wall and that’s where I meditated in the house for 12 years.

I used a mixture of focuses to still my mind.  I still use them.  I used a mantra, Hare Om.  I concentrated on my breathing.  I watched my thoughts.  Through these methods I connected with that calm, still part of me that observes my dreams.  In a dream, part of you is in the action, feeling emotions, part of the dream and there is this other part that is just watching and recording and staying calm.

I can drop into that connection any time I choose now.  I can feel it as I write.  It feels like my heart is open and I am breathing from it.  It feels like releasing tension and emotion.  This is not my normal state.  I can be tense, anxious, grumpy, annoying, sanctimonious, judgemental, etc.  And I can drop into a peaceful state in a heartbeat when I become aware and choose.  When I am teaching and healing I can sit in that calm internal space and people tell Susan how wonderful I am.  She knows better!

In the community my role was to monitor and close the meditation.  It is still my role, staying in the calm state and sensing how others are feeling and starting the Om Shanti song to end the meditation.

Meditation helps me release stress and become relaxed.  It helps slow my thoughts, sometimes to a stop, which helped me through two periods of anxiety and depression, both caused by trying to look after everyone else around me and spreading myself so thin that I broke. 

Meditation creates a gap between Feel, Think, Act.  This is normally an unconscious process in the background.  When I was depressed I felt awful, my thinking was going a hundred miles an hour, trying to work out what was wrong with me, worrying about things in the past, predicting dire things in the future.  The meditation helped me differentiate the feelings.  Often, I was tired or had hay fever rather than depression and I could treat those.  It helped me see my thoughts and choose to change them to something more positive.  I remember the breakthrough as I learned to accept the outcomes of my thoughts rather than fear or fight them. Fuck it! is a great therapy.

I now use different methods to meditate, that I have picked up over the years.  I use mindful walking with wide angle vision to meditate while walking in Nature.  I use a sense meditation, where I  tune into each sense at a time before tuning into all of them.  I use mindfulness, really being present in the now, noticing my body and my environment.  Listening to bird language with my eyes closed.  I also use visualisation, something I have done since I was 6.

Now, when we facilitate a meditation group, we start with a grounding visualisation to bring everybody out of their hectic day into the room.  We follow with another visualisation, usually a journey with some sort of a message for them. Then, we sit in silent meditation for 20 to 30 minutes.  Some like visualising best, some like silent meditation.

The meditation techniques are common, but everybody has a different experience with meditation.  Its personal. I have taken part in meditation marathons where for most of the time my sore knees and dead legs were demanding my attention.  It is quality that counts.  One of the best ways I have found to drop into a meditative state is six long, deep, breaths focussing on the breath.  It doesn’t take long and it brings instant physical and mental relief.  It was particularly useful in business meetings which had turned into heated discussion aka argument.  I would sit back quietly and do my breaths to release my mental turmoil, often to realise that we had got carried off the main subject and were arguing about trivia.

I’m not perfect.  Perfect is part of most religions but I don’t find it a helpful concept.  I find that the ideas of perfect come from other people or comparison with other people and that these ideas form a cloud which can rain on our parade for all our whole lifetime, if we let it.  I think becoming conscious is a better concept, the idea that we are on a journey to improve our awareness of ourselves, our behaviours and our communication so that we grow into better relationship with God, Nature and each other.

To be continued…. Community

A Spiritual Journey – in the beginning

I am eldest of 7 children. My dad was a mental health nurse. My mum was a keen Church goer. When we lived in Northern Ireland, every Sunday we were hauled off to church. The church was close to our little primary school so we were regularly single filed to it during festivals. I marched to the local Catholic Church as a Boy Scout.

As a little boy, I was inspired by Jesus. I still am. I just couldn’t reconcile the story of his life with what happened in church. He taught in nature. His credo seemed simple – Love God and love everything else as yourself. So why were the Catholics and Protestants fighting? Why was it OK for a poor woman to put her pay packet in the collection box at the Catholic Church in Tuam? Why did the richest families sit in the front pews while the people who did all the work in the church sat at the back?

My mums rule was that you had to go to church until you were confirmed. I was confirmed at 15 and didn’t go to church regularly after that!

Inspired by Jesus I used to visualise helping people and talking them into having a good life, from when I was 6. I called my alter-ego King David until I thought that was a bit too much and I then changed it to Michael Jackson when I was 8, 60 years ago. Michael Jackson would make passionate speeches to convince people to be peaceful and loving. He would sing to them to get them into a good mood. He had limitless money and limitless knowledge and skills. How weird it was later to come across the other Michael Jackson.

So there I was from 15, with a pretty good moral compass and a close connection to Jesus but nowhere to take it and share it apart from in my imagination.

I did my ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels. My family moved from Northern Ireland to Sussex. I went to Liverpool University to study Pure Maths. I hated it! I wanted to change to Psychology but to do that I found I had to pass the first year of Maths and that was not an option. I couldn’t afford to pay the grant back so I attended the minimum number of lectures, took the minimum time in exams and left.

While at university I enjoyed playing football, snooker and cards. I had a good group of friends, went to parties and met girls. I lost half a term’s grant in one hand of three card brag, so had to work in a Yates Wine Lodge for six weeks to fill up the coffers again. I smoked dope. I took LSD. I drank. It all sounds like a lot of fun, and on one level it was, but I was deeply depressed.

I had all these good intentions in me but I wasn’t doing any thing meaningful with them. When I came to our new family home in Sussex I made new friends. I became a Scout Leader. I still smoked dope and drank, even though I wasn’t that keen on either. I just did it to be part of the crowd of people that I liked. In the main, I enjoyed myself but there was still something missing.

At Easter when I was 21, I volunteered to help the father of one of my girl friends to paint their house. I was training to be an Accountant (didn’t last long) and earning a pittance, so this offered a bit of extra spending money. As we painted we talked. He was a lovely inspiring man who was a diplomat. I cannot remember anything we talked about during the four days but it prompted me to be truly myself!

I immediately stopped drinking and drugs, which was easy because I didn’t like either of them. I drifted away from the crowd I used to mix with. It felt good to do it but lonely as well and I was very grateful to meet some new friends who meditated and talked about things that were meaningful to me.

One of the people they introduced me to was a medium, who had a cafe in Battersea, and used to come to Kent regularly for meetings. I met him and liked him, and I liked what he was talking about. In November of that year he sold his cafe and decided to buy a house in Kent and use it to form a small spiritual community. I volunteered to paint it and ended up joining the community.

To be continued……

Welcome to our new website

law of attractionSusan and I are delighted to welcome you to our new website.

Please take a look around at the courses and workshops we offer. Some are open to anyone or we can create a bespoke workshop to fulfil your needs.

We run lots of different courses which will help you cope with any change you may be experiencing.

We have a six month Law of Attraction course, with a session once a month on a Saturday afternoon. This focuses on how the Law of Attraction can help you attract and recognise abundance within your life.

The remaining dates are: 21st February, 14th March, 11th April, 9th May & 20th June