Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Labyrinth - Saffron Walden - some thoughts

The ancient labyrinth on the common at Saffron Walden is the largest 'free to walk' labyrinth in England and is believed to be based on the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral (which dates to the twelvth century but is not always available). This one has four raised areas at the quarters and a mound at the centre. It is reputed to be a portal to otherworlds and perhaps on a ley node. The round trip to the centre and out again is 3,000 meters or two miles. I visited on my birthday to meditate on the year ahead. Before I had left home, I had opened a gift from a friend. It was a tiny bright sculpture of mythical beasts emerging from an egg and was titled, 'new beginnings'.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Healing Videos from Health-Happiness

Wendy Stokes contributes to a page on Health & Happiness Magazine's online page of free YouTube healing videos. If you would like to listen to any of these, please make yourself comfortable in a place you will not be disturbed for 15 minutes, relax and enjoy!
Click on this link which will take you to your selection:   

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Canine Catastrophe!

It is often not known by dog lovers that many thousands of dogs are suffering needlessly - and the huge expense in a 'merry go round' of sad lives

Breeders, from council estates, greyhound tracks, multiple occupancy kennels and pet shops, run a business with a small amount of capital outlay, yet puppies can sell for £1,000 each, especially if a pedigree features in a popular children's film or is a winner at Crufts or is seen with a popular celebrity.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Dreams and Dreaming!

"An uninterpreted dream is like an unopened letter"

Dreams and Dreaming Part 2: When we arrive at 60 years of age, we will have been asleep for 20 years and awake for only 40! Everyone dreams many times each night, but few remember their dreams. Dreaming is vital to our mental health and we cannot do without our dreams even for a few days. If you see someone’s eyes are moving under their closed eyelids whilst asleep, they are almost certainly dreaming.

Fascinating Examples:

The champion golfer, Jack Nicklaus had a dream where he swung the golf club in a new way. He tried it and won many tournaments. There was a mathematical genius in India, Svinivasa Ramanujan, who often saw handwriting on a screen that demonstrated new mathematical solutions and once he dreamed that a Hindu Goddess appeared to him and showed him a new formula.

Friday, 4 August 2017

What is Oneiromancy?

The study of dreams and their divinatory interpretation. From ‘oneiros’ a Greek word meaning dreams and ‘mancy’ meaning divination. The Oneiroi were winged spirits of the realms of sleep. They lived in Erebos, Land of Darkness, and contacted sleepers through one of two gates. One gate was made of horn, the other of ivory. Prophecy and prediction came through the horn gate, fantasy and delusion through the ivory gate.

Quote: I do not hesitate to affirm at the outset that occurrence of dreams foretelling a future event with accuracy must be accepted as certain. Camille Flammarion. Premonitory Dreams and Divination of the Future. 

Quote: Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than in the imagination while awake? Leonardo da Vinci.

Quote: Man is a genius while he is dreaming. Akira Kurosawa.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Free Weight Loss Hypnosis

 This youtube video is free and will help you to lose weight and care for your health when used regularly. For salt, sugar and fats addictions. Make yourself comfortable, relax, avoid disturbances for 15 minutes. Written by Wendy Stokes and presented by Zoe Featherstone.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Your Gift Meditation

This is a free YouTube meditation written by Wendy Stokes and presented by Erica Longdon. 
Make yourself comfortable, avoid disturbances for 15 minutes, relax and let your imagination flow.  

Monday, 31 July 2017

Resolving Conflict - Book Extract

The following is a useful technique to deal with a person who is causing tension.

“When you…” (state action, for instance, “arrive late”), “I feel…” (state emotion and effect, such as “impatient that our meeting has been interrupted”), “If this continues, I will…” (state avoiding action, such as, “suggest we do not allow late-comers to attend”).

     Another feedback technique is to make a ‘sandwich’ of compliments and the behavior you would like them to change. “I think you contributed greatly by arranging the room

Sunday, 30 July 2017

World Superstitions

The Latin root of the word ‘superstition’ means ‘to stand over in awe’ and relates to irrational belief that defies a logical explanation. Many primitive beliefs date back a thousand years and more. They were created to try to overcome fear of the unknown and the loss of control over life and death events. Many people believed that the future was influenced by ordinary, everyday mistakes and that the future could be foretold by carefully watching simple actions of daily living. These odd ideas were deeply embedded in the minds of people across the globe. Once a belief becomes part of the tradition of a country, it is almost impossible to remove it. Education has eliminated many of these customs from our culture as we now live in a society that requires demonstration, proof, argument and understanding, for belief to survive.