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...