HOW DOES CONSCIOUSNESS SHOW UP?

Consciousness shows up in how I treat others. Consciousness shows up in the way I treat myself. Consciousness shows up to what extent I respect another's consent. Consciousness shows up in my awareness of the repercussions my actions, emotions, thoughts, energy have on others. Consciousness shows up in the...

STAYING IN THE HEART

The following is an extract from the STAYING IN THE HEART presentation at the Oslo Aquatic Baby Conference by Sophia Michalopoulou in October 2019. Staying in the heart sounds simple but it is not easy: "The heart beats in the present moment". In order to listen to...

A BIRTH NOT SHARED

This week is Baby Loss Awareness week. I guess one can only really empathize if you’ve been in that position. To lose your child while still in the womb. To never get to see him or tell her how much you love her. To have been touched by their...

THE BIRTH PARADOX

Our first breath can feel like dying. Am I coming alive or am I drowning? Before I was one but now I am separate. Before, I was immersed in a warm liquid. Now I feel empty and cold. Her familiar heartbeat is now often distant. The vibrations which provided instant communication...

FROM ME TO WE

Or, in other words, moving towards a unified consciousness. The following blog post was written in September 2019. Perhaps it is the result of our technological global village or the ripples from the future already being felt that the need for togetherness or indeed the lack...

SUPPORTING LIFE IN WATER

On a biological level we are conceived naturally when a sperm meets an ovum and off we go. If all goes well nine months later out we come right? On a biological level we didn’t exist before our conception and love doesn’t really come into it...

The Vibration of Water

Our awareness is expanding beyond our physical sense of self. We are collectively becoming more in tune with our emotions and our understanding of our energetic dimension is becoming more accepted in the mainstream. Babies and children are naturally in tune with the earth’s vibrational nature...

WITH CONSENT: The new ethics emerging in water.

Working WITH water rather than just in it gives rise to a whole new set of ethical questions and considerations. Water dissolves absorbs, records, amplifies and transmits energy. Science says so. It is the ‘liquid’ container necessary for life itself to grow. Biology says so. Water merges our...

REACHING OUT

To reach out for what I want, I must first know what it is that I want. An all encompassing desire. To know what that is, Requires I be in tune with myself, My needs, my likes and dislikes, A raw instinct. To be in touch with myself, Demands I’ve been able To...

The day I closed my heart to Love

The day I closed my heart to Love was the day I died. This was oh so far a time ago but I can still remember if I try. I shut it down so hard so everything else could stay outside. Not just the pain, the fear, the...

Babies, Storks and the Illusion of Separation at Birth.

I’ve been consciously nurturing a story within me for a few years now. In my head I’ve been calling it “All About Michael”. Water has slowly oozed it out of me, my water family has parented and born witness to it and my teacher and mentor has ensured I keep breathing...

Divine Homesickness

“Dear one, when you are born your cells will still resonate with a sense of oneness. Your heart will beat with remembrance of the unconditional love experienced by your ‘soul’. You’ve just arrived from a state of undivided consciousness. Becoming embodied little one, means that you...

THE IMPACT OF BIRTH

“The inescapable situation I am in. I’ve been a convenient baby no less I awaken even more of that fear that runs through the chord that feeds me. I start looking for the exit but I cannot find it…slow down please you’re making me spin. I do not fit! I...

A BABY’S RESONANT FIELD

We are all familiar with the image of a beautiful baby who everyone gravitates towards right? In energetic terms, pure light force and positively charged vibrations still resonant with a close memory of Source. As beautiful and pure a baby’s resonant field may be, he or...

AQUATIC EMBODIMENT

Water is a multidimensional environment, a natural container for life, a memory enhancer, a connector of peoples, of parts of ourselves through time and space, a soother for the body and soul. When met with warm water, our bodies remember, our waters resonate, our bodies release and let go what...

Sounds R’ Us

 “Words are empty without the energy we put behind them” SOUND is one of the many ways we transmit information. Sound can be the words that we speak, songs that we sing or even noises that we make. Sound is a form of energy that is audible to our sense...

THE CHILD IS MADE OF ONE HUNDRED

The child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking. A hundred, always a hundred, ways of listening, of marvelling, of loving, a hundred joys for singing and understanding, a hundred worlds to discover, a hundred...

HOW TO HAVE A HOLIDAY WITHOUT LEAVING THE SOFA

…and it doesn’t even have to be your sofa. The demands of work, family, spiritual calling, healing and processing can call for staying put. You know what I mean? Timeline collapses, collective agendas, synchronicity and unforeseen circumstances so to speak...

PRACTISING MINDFULNESS IN WATER

We have, on numerous occasions, written about how water amplifies and transmits our state of being. Water is alive and responds to our thoughts and emotions by making them visible, tangible almost, to a keen observer. When understood as a responsive environment, it becomes clear, that working in water is...

THE SPACE BETWEEN US

The space between us is not empty. The space between us is full of energy! Spoken or unspoken, demonstrative or withheld, the space between us is full of feelings, emotions, sensations, thoughts, projections, expectations and memories. In the space between us is where our personal and individual boundaries lie. There is...

ENERGY MATTERS

Our awareness is collectively expanding. Energy matters. What used to be reserved for niche, small esoteric circles, is now very much out in the open. Our language is changing to reflect this new awareness, which is taking place for a number of reasons. We now speak of our energy being “high or low”. We are finding...

SOUNDS ARE US

As someone who was not endowed with the gift of a ‘good voice’ but with a deep appreciation of the power of sound to heal and transform, I’ve always looked for ways that I could use music and sound in my practices that would not offend anyone’s acoustics. I’ve enjoyed...

SOUND, WATER & BABIES

In many cultures sound is used as a powerful tool for healing. Sound is a vibration that impacts our whole body. When an acoustic vibration arrives in our ear, it triggers mechanical, chemical, and bioelectrical processes across the entire body which together create a perception of...

WATER HAPPY FEET

When we are grounded and COMFORTABLE in our own skin we tend to stand firmly on our own two feet. Metaphorically speaking, when we can stand ‘on our own two feet’, also means we are able to SUPPORT ourselves and lead us to where we...