October 2010 Newsetter

I’ve been enjoying the crisp autumn weather and change in the season

which I can see more and more in my little London garden.  I use

mindfulness techniques to help me notice more and more – walking down

the street I’ll say in my mind what I am noticing – ‘and now I am

noticing the big tree on the corner is starting to lose its leaves,

now I am noticing the girl on the bicycle who is wearing a bright red

wooly cap, now I am noticing how the cool air feels against my skin’

Try it next time you go out for a walk and see how you feel when you

are really present and noticing with curiosity what is around you!

 

I wanted to give you all notice about a personal development workshop

I’m co-leading with my colleague called ‘Journeying Towards Wholeness

- A Day of Personal Discovery and Exploration’  It will be held on

Saturday 22nd January, 10 – 4:30pm, Central London, Cost £100 (special

offer of £15 each person for two or more people booking together) We

will lead you on a journey through the polarities you might be

struggling with – order vs chaos, being vs doing, autonomy vs

connection.  Through experiential group work and creative exercises,

you will deepen your understanding of how you can begin to integrate

polarities to live more from a place of wholeness.  If you have a

friend or partner who would like to come, we have a special offer of

£15 off the full price for each person – just enter the word SPECIAL

in the discount code box on the booking site. To book, go to

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/916951627

 

This month’s poem is by Joy Harjo

 

Eagle Poem

 

To pray you open your whole self

To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon

To one whole voice that is you.

And know there is more

That you can’t see, can’t hear

Can’t know except in moments

Steadily growing, and in languages

That aren’t always sound but other

Circles of motion.

Like eagle that Sunday morning

Over Salt River.  Circles in blue sky

In wind, swept our hearts clean

With sacred wings.

We see you, see ourselves and know

That we must take the utmost care

And kindness in all things.

Breathe in, knowing we are made of

All this, and breathe, knowing

We are truly blessed because we

Were born, and die soon, within a

True circle of motion,

Like eagle rounding out the morning

Inside us.

We pray that it will be done

In beauty.

In beauty.

 

~ Joy Harjo ~

 

(How We Become Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2001)

 

May you all soar through the circles of our lives!

 

As always, I love hearing from you – my heart is always touched by the

emails I receive for those who feel moved to respond.

 

Till next time!

 

Warmly

 

Beth Follini, CPCC

Life/Work Coach

http://www.ticktockcoaching.co.uk

http://www.creatingfrompolarity.com

*making changes *planning actions *exploring dreams *creating futures

 

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