CARING FOR YOUR WATER

I can’t say that I’ve been the moisturising kind of lass and I was never really the hairdryer owning kind either. I soon realised, however, that I simply cannot let things slip if I want to be happy in water. After three hours in warm water, moisturising...

CORFU’S PUBLIC SWIMMING BATHS

"In The Book of the Bath, Françoise de Bonneville wrote: "The history of public baths begins in Greece in the sixth century B.C." where men and women washed in basins near places of exercise, physical and intellectual. Later gymnasia had indoor basins set overhead, the open maws...

BIRTHING CONSCIOUS HUMANS

GENNESIS Ultimately the intention for the body of work called “Gennesis”, from the Greek word γέννηση meaning birth, is to inform the way we hold space for new human beings being born. By providing a high vibration, conscious environment from the time that precedes conception up to...

WHEN ASKED WHAT I DO?

When people ask me what I do, I honestly find it difficult to answer. Perhaps because what I do or how I do it doesn’t really fit a certain box. I have never really been fond of grand titles either. I agree it is hard to win...

THE BENEFITS OF A WARM WATER HEALING POOL IN CORFU

Corfu Island is surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea.  Its sparkling safe waters make Corfu the ideal home for lovers of The Blue. So why swim in a pool? Some Corfiots who enjoy swimming in the sea regard a swimming pool...

OBSERVING HOW WATER TRANSFORMS

I see two girls, maybe twins, awkward in their bodies as they arrive on their first day. Heads down too shy to look anyone directly in the eye. For the next couple of days they stick to themselves wary of taking part in any group activity. And...

THE INTIMACY OF WATER

Yes, holding someone in your arms is intimate. However, the very nature of water itself is intimate. Put two and two together and you have very intimate indeed. But, intimate does not mean sexual, erotic or provocative. Most often we don't stay long enough in 'that...

THE IMMEDIACY OF WATER

Am I or am I not? Water judges not for there is no one there to judge. Water fears not, for it knows not what that is. In my own personal tides of control and letting go, I have toyed with many shapes and forms of energy healing...

WATER FOR THE SOUL

“It was said in Egypt that water is given the soul as compensation for taking on a bodily form” from the book Freeing the Body in Water by Harold Dull. Until recently I would have accepted this sentence as knowledge that stays in the realm of the...

A RETURN TO INNOCENCE

I took a moment in the baby pool recently to sit back and feel the energy of what was going on that morning. Six beautiful little girls between the ages of 2 and 6 are paddling away without a care in the world. Mummies are sitting...

The Ocean of Devotion

Devotion I realise has been an attractive but allusive state of being for me. At best I approached the subject with a mental attitude by which I tried to assess the value of what I was doing at any given time. More recently I became to value...

BIRTH CRYSTALS

This is the introduction to what I call birth crystals. A cosmic umbilical cord of sorts. The crystalline pulse that helps me remember where it is I came from and what it is I came here to do.There is more I believe to evolve out of...

CRYSTALS FOR CHILDREN

Crystal children are able to process high frequencies which explains their natural inclination to work and understand crystals. In fact, having crystals in their immediate environment helps them feel at ‘home’. Due to their crystalline nature these children reflect what they ‘catch’ around them. The feelings...

CURIOSITY CHANGES WHAT IS POSSIBLE

History says that Christopher Columbus discovered America. In much the same way we have been exploring the seas of an invisible dimension in search of the shores of a New World. We have faced the same drawbacks and uncertainties, the same judgements and incredulities by laughing mobs...

AM I BEING HONEST?

Honesty becomes interesting when it is first and foremost about one’s self. How honest am I towards myself? Towards my feelings, my thoughts, towards my own personal truth of who I am here and now? How does what I say reflect on what I do and...

WHAT IS UNCLAIMED ENERGY?

Going around with a smile on one’s face because circumstances demand it whilst emotionally a storm is going on inside is an example of unclaimed energy. Like an ostrich with one’s head in the ground we think that others can’t feel the storm within, but, a...

LIQUID CRYSTAL ESSENCES – MOLDAVITE

Moldavite Liquid Crystal essence can be used in order to maintain a high vibration in much grounded realities and to maintain all bodies intact during the transition of realities such as the birth or death passage. As a consequence memories of this passage are also...

MEMORIES OF A TWIN EMBRYO – Part 1

It is not without a sense of unease that I put this in writing. First and foremost it is highly personal. Not any more personal than other things that I have shared before but this feels like it is about the very core of my...

A TREE IS A TREE, IS A TREE

As I sat opposite a tree this morning to BREATHE in partnership with it the following question grew in me. Does a tree doubt it is a tree? A tree just is, is it not? A tree is a tree, is a tree. It has CERTAINTY, in human terms. STABILITYis...

Extract from “Mysteries of Prenatal Consciousness”

By Sarah Belle Dougherty Looking at prenatal processes from the standpoint of spirit, it is not surprising that the child functions as a conscious entity early in his development. A human being is not the by-product of his physical organization, but a living stream of consciousness-substance...

THE GROUNDING EFFECT

Byron Katie once posted the following quote ‘A Birth Certificate does not mean you are Born’. Personally I feel like I’m only just ‘touching the ground’ and I’m forty five years old. I've witnessed how being born does not mean you are Born nor does...

LIQUID CRYSTAL ESSENCES – Dioptase

"I well and truly forgive myself and let go of the illusion that I chose to maintain deep within the core of my essential being and throughout my cellular memory that I have for some reason failed God, for in the ‘eyes’ of God there...

WHY DO CHILDREN LIKE CRYSTALS?

Crystals emanate high vibration energies that are very familiar to young people. They appear to intuitively know what they are and what to do with them. My experience working with crystals and children has shown me that high vibrations are necessary for their balanced well being. Crystalline vibrations...

THE GIFT

It’s not what you think, it’s about remembering yes, but not the periodic table.   It’s about seeing for sure, the Light in another and in me.   It’s about sharing what it is we already know so that we can awaken to our fullest...

I AM THE DROP OF WATER IN THE RAIN

Today 22 March is World Water Day I am the drop of water in the ocean I am the drop of water in my glass I am the drop of water in my tears I am the drop of water in the rain I am the drop of water in my womb I am water Any...

THE POWER OF GENTLENESS

“Where does gentleness come from?” asked baby deer. “It is in you and it is in me and in grandpa too” replied papa deer. "But you do need to choose gentleness for her to come" said he. “Does being gentle mean I’m not strong?” wondered the little one out...

THE NATURAL WARM WATER SPRINGS AT SMOKOVO GREECE

There are 750 known natural mineral springs in Greece many of which have been used since antiquity as places for healing and sacred ceremony. Temperatures range from cold, very cold to very warm. Some waters are medicinal whilst bathing in others is only recommended for a...

LIQUID CRYSTAL ESSENCES – “WOMAN”

For the woman in us all who at times needs a little support: RUBY For the acceptance and pleasure of my physical body CORAL For being in my power with gentleness and grace EMERALD For forgiveness of my own illusions about womanhood ROSE QUARTZ For the love of the woman in...

FLOATING DOES NOT COME NATURALLY

All human shapes, sizes and ages are able to float. But not all can. I was surprised to discover that it doesn't come naturally. It appeared to be even more difficult for young children who physically and instinctively contracted from doing so. Men are less able to float...

TO KNOW IS NOT NECESSARY IN ORDER TO FEEL

In a children's crystal circle recently someone asked me the name of a stone that I didn't know. The answer that came on my behalf was 'I don't know, why don't you feel it and see what it says instead?".  The cognitive mind needs to put things into categories and boxes. Systemizing...

WHY IS CORFU ISLAND SACRED?

For a start it is the shape of a mermaid. If you look at the satellite image of Corfu Island you will see that it is the distinct shape of a mermaid. In fact you won’t be able to see the island any other way after...

THE ENERGIES OF CORFU ISLAND: A guide for visitors

THE MERMAID CORCYRA As you look at the satellite image of her the clearer she becomes. Can you see her? Her slender legs, her well-formed knees, her mermaid’s tail? Can you see her rounded breast, her human face and flowing hair? A beautiful human like being rising out of...

THE QUALITY OF PRECISION

I certainly enjoy throwing my clothes onto a big pile on the floor. But I also enjoy the precision of crystals. If anything they are precise. 90 degrees make an angle and that’s that. Not 89 and nor 91 degrees either. Precision, as I have experienced it...

LETTING GO OF THE SHORE

The saying goes something like “you cannot cross the ocean if you don’t let go of the shore”. The shore being what we know well, sometimes even just a habit, in order to look for a new place, a new space, a new level of consciousness....

A 7 YEAR OLD’S FEAR OF WATER

When you live on an island swimming is second nature. When you live on an island and you have a fear of water it can feel like being offered an ice cream but not being allowed to eat it. It means you don’t get to take...

DOES PRACTICE REALLY MAKE PERFECT?

Do you enjoy practicing something regularly? For some children, the idea of practice can be accepted easily whilst others really really really must like something in order to stick to it. How do you feel about practice? Boring, necessary or healthy? I currently feel that the idea...

LISTENING TO WATER

Ecouter c’est la capacité d’exister sans faire. Listening is the capacity to exist without doing. Still, the slightest breath of air will create ripples on the surface of water. Ripples that, if one listens to carefully, reveal much about the depth, breadth and ease of one’s...

MUMMY GIVE ME SPACE TO BREATHE!

Before you read any further I want to make clear that I am in no way advocating you put your dear child in water and watch him or her float away. Pool and sea safety are important to get right. In fact "reminding" your children how...

WATER RESPONDS TO OUR INTENTION

Please consider the following statement seriously, literally and with love: "By holding the intention of peace towards water by thinking, speaking and acting with the intention of peace towards water water can and will bring peace to our bodies and to the world" Masaru Emoto July 22 1943 - October 17 2014[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_empty_space...

GREECE’S NATURAL COASTLINE

Greece                            13,676 km United Kingdom            12,429 km Italy                                   7,600 km Croatia    ...

WHY IS THE GREEK SEA LEGENDARY?

Though the sea itself cannot be Greek, Indian nor American  for she belongs to no other than herself, the Mediterranean waters surrounding the land known as Greece have a distinctive quality that makes the Greek sea legendary. "Why is the Greek sea legendary?" is an arbitrary question...

WILL GREECE RISE UP THROUGH THE ASHES?

Undoubtedly the geographical area known as Greece in the modern world is undergoing intense change. It is much like a volcanic pressure cooker with spontaneous combustions and subterranean changes taking place. We are all feeling it as little has remained unaffected, unchanged. It is currently impossible to...

HOW TO MAKE HAPPY JUICE

Happy little voices singing words of joy ask me if I’m happy too? “Hm yes I suppose I am” say I! “What does suppose mean” they ask? “Happy doesn’t think before it answers” they say. “Happy just is. Now.” Yummy juicy fruity watermelon tourmalines wobble like jelly in your mouth....

CRYSTALS FOR CHILDREN

Crystal children are able to process high frequencies which explains their natural inclination to work and understand crystals. In fact, having crystals in their immediate environment helps them feel at ‘home’. Due to their crystalline nature, however, these children also reflect what they ‘catch’ around them....

CAN GEOLOGY ACCOUNT FOR A LACK OF UNITY?

An interesting read into how geology and geo-morphology shaped society in Greece. The Greeks called their land Hellas and themselves Hellenes. It was the Romans who called them Greeks- (Graeci ) and that is the name by which we know them. The Greek historian Herodotus wrote that...

THE POWER OF UNDERCURRENTS

An undercurrent is a type of current which runs below the surface of air or water. The direction of an undercurrent is typically opposite to that of surface currents, and the strength of the undercurrent varies, depending on the situation and the circumstances. Surface currents make...

THE FIRST BREATH

The new born in this powerful water birth picture is just about to take his or her first breath. He or she is transitioning from life in water within the mother’s uterus where he or she could still be defined as a creature to an independent...

I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO LOVE

I’m not sure if it’s the moon in Scorpio, my own water cycle or simply being human but right now I am finding it difficult to love. To love is my intention spiritually, otherwise I wouldn’t be bringing it up in the first place, but mentally...

ALL TOGETHER WE CAN

Eight wheelchair access ramps where placed on Corfu Island’s beaches this summer so that everyone can enjoy the pleasure of the sea. This was done not by a government body, or a European funded programme nor was it a private business enterprise either. During a time of...

LOVE LIKE WATER

Anastasia is a young athlete in Corfu's Special Olympics programme. She has a particular love for water and is part of the children's swimming team which was successfully put together by Hennie Godeke. Anastasia has shown a particular love and skill for dancing movements in...

WHAT’S IN A HOME?

A house is a house but not necessarily a home. A home does not necessarily have a roof nor a door though she who sleeps under the stars would say that it does. After stripping down to the bare necessities, ‘travelling’ through six abodes in half...

ONLY THEN CAN YOU HELP ME HEAL

Can you sit with me and judge me not? Can you listen without interpreting, to help me find my own answers without giving me yours? Can you hold space for my grief, my anger, my fear without going into yours? Can you gently bring me back to my...

CAN I JUST BE HAPPY?

Years of therapy turned into years of soul searching which turned into years of seminars and workshops. These turned into hours of dedicated service, weeks in silent meditation and endless hours of reading and research. I was still chased by a feeling of needing to become more...

“THE LITTLE CRYSTAL THAT LIVES IN MY HEART”

When I look in the mirror What I see is that There is a little crystal That lives in my heart   It reminds me whence I came from It whispers who I am It helps me to remember From what I am a part   My little crystal Connects me to my strength To who I...

LOVE, PAIN AND FEAR AT THE LOCAL MINIMARKET

I walked into the local mini-market yesterday for the first time to buy some eggs. I obviously caught the two ladies at the checkout in the middle of a deep exchange because they just looked and me and spontaneously asked: “Would you rather feel pain or never...

COMING OUT

Coming out is a phrase most often used today in the context of one’s sexuality. The process of coming out of one’s shell, of ‘exposing’ an aspect of one’s self for the first time, can be just as much a soul searching and formative process as...

HOW IN NON-DOING I AM SETTING MYSELF FREE

I have been raised in a culture that has for generations praised and rewarded doing. A doing that is measured most often by success over another thereby encouraging competition, comparison, separation. In not taking part in a game that is set by rules I don't agree with...

10 EFFORTLESS WAYS TO ‘TURN UP’ THE LIGHT

1. Think pink 2. Go be in nature, hug a tree, smell the flowers, stare at the sky 3. Skip instead of walk 4. Wear happy bright colours 5. Dance with each opportunity 6. Listen to or play music 7. Swim in the ocean 8. Eat nourishing food 9. Be surrounded by beauty 10....

THE BIG “O”: A VERY SHORT NEW YEAR’S SOFA SURFING STORY

After a long string of seemingly miraculous occurrences in my life as of late, a bright circular light suddenly appears on my sitting room wall this New Year’s eve gone by. Now I am a cat for curiosity, a sucker for the unknown and I know...

WHAT TO REMEMBER WHEN I AM BORN

I chose to be born. I chose my parents. I exist before I am born. Entry into a physical body can feel like falling. Physical reality is dense, has corners and feels cold. At first I relate to the world through my senses. My survival is all that matters. I feel everything...

DO YOU KNOW YOUR BODY FLUIDS?

With up to 70% of humans made of water, one wonders where all that liquid resides. Keeping our liquids healthy and above all flowing, requires, I realized, a little more cognitive awareness. Whether in one's eye, however, or in a garden pond, liquid has the same behavior wherever...

SUPPORTED IN WATER

Finding support in warm water feels like the weight of life itself is lifted from your shoulders. A sense of weightlessness that is immersed in renewed feelings of trust, connection and the freedom of an innocent existence. To be supported in a minimum of 33C of warm...

IN WATER WITH ‘AUTISM’

I received you in the water when I thought I really didn’t know how. But I felt that it was a Yes in my heart and so I stepped aside and asked for your guidance. You don’t speak, you don’t look and I’m not sure how much...

A ‘NO’ THAT BECAME A ‘YES’ AT 50!

A true story of personal evolution and a brave woman’s conquest over her fear. When I first heard from Małgorzata Januszczyk Siemieniuk via e-mail, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. It was certainly the first time I had ever heard from Poland. She openly wrote about her...

25 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT ISRAEL

One of the perks of writing is the freedom to write the version of reality I see and experience. I can focus on whatever I want rather than what others want me to see and believe. To do this I make sure I experience reality first hand...

TINY WINY MOMENTS OF JOY

Down to earth, real and even mundane moments of joy: Jumping into fresh clean sheets in the afternoon Fresh mango for breakfast Driving a clean car Morning cuddles Lighting a candle, some incense and sitting in silence Being greeted by my dog When I enter the pool and the water is warm Discovering...

KNOWING WHEN TO STOP

Do you know when to stop? This question landed loud and clear in the middle of a dream. The immediacy of the question urged me to feel deeper into myself. This is not about managing time, nor is it about how good I am at one thing or...

WHAT IS IN A “LOVE LIKE WATER”?

[vc_column_text]“Love like water” This phrase is spoken within circles of the water family. It is beautiful and deeply profound. Personally I use it when I wish to express the magnitude of what I experience in water. Often I am at a loss for words of my own. So...

CHILDREN FEEL INVISIBLE WORLDS

Creating imaginary friends and playing out roles in invisible worlds is a healthy part of childhood. In many instances, adults reassure themselves that theirs ‘will grow out of it’. Some children will lose that freedom of the imagination sooner rather than later whilst others will be defined...

5 FEARS TO OVERCOME IN BEING CLOSER TO MY TRUTH

When I shine not all people feel comfortable. When I don’t react like people expect me to they don’t like it. When I move on from a ‘pool’ of people they will try to keep me in or not at all. When I speak my truth not all...

THE NATURAL WARM WATER SPRINGS AT SMOKOVO GREECE

There are 750 known natural mineral springs in Greece many of which have been used since antiquity as places for healing and sacred ceremony. Temperatures range from cold, very cold to very warm. Some waters are medicinal whilst bathing in others is only recommended for a...