Writing Creatively With Spirit

A journey of psychic discovery


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AWESOME 2015

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Practicing the masked dance for my play

2015 was an AWESOME year, despite being a year of challenges. In November 2014 I attended a numerology course and was told that I needed to go back to the period of my life between 18 and 27 years to clear up emotional issues if I didn’t want to carry them into my next 9 year cycle.

I began that work in earnest in January and was totally unprepared for the upheaval it would cause in my life. One issue was so intense that I experienced a panic attack for the first time in my life.

When I came out of it I marveled at how we can bury things so deeply that we forget that they are there… or we convince ourselves that such things no longer affect us. However, with the promise of a smoother path ahead I was prepared to dig deep, stir up the murky waters, open the doors on the demons and let them out. I was prepared to look them in the face and declare that I was no longer afraid of them.

I shed a lot of tears, and without the support and encouragement of my friends and ancestral spirit guides I would probably have given up.

In May, just when I thought I’d turned the corner I suddenly and medically inexplicitly lost most of the sight in my right. Again I leaned heavily on earthly and heavenly support and was carried on the love of both.

I knew that there had to be a reason, and as the medical profession had drawn a blank I looked to the spiritual realm. My diminished physical sight resulted in enhanced third eye vision and a deepening of my connection to spirit.

From the world of spirit solutions came effortlessly to issues I’d been battling with for years, and they were so elegantly presented that it took my breath away… and many of the people around me who had known of my struggles.

Despite the reduced sight I still managed to complete my play and perform extracts from it, (though it is yet to be performed in its entirety).

I took a fairy tale holiday to Barbados which included a 7 day cruise for my birthday around some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.  I built a log cabin at the bottom of my garden which is now the most amazing rehearsal, meditation, yoga, just-sit -and -be-quiet space.

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I’ve re-connected with my Reiki and have been reminded of the power of universal healing energy. I finally experienced and understood the difference between the real world and this illusory one, and found an inner peace that carried me through some of my most difficult moments.

I’ve spent time with friends and family, offered and received support, laughed a lot, loved and have been loved.

It was an AWESOME year. Looking forward to 2016. Hope to see more of you then.


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Arise and Honour our Enslaved Ancestors

2015-10-25 20.15.15Yesterday I attended a Black History Month Service of Remembrance which took my breath away. It was held to honour our enslaved ancestors in a way I have never seen done before. Many of us accept that the enslavement of Africans by mainly (but not exclusively) white Europeans and Americans was cruel, exploitative and , which is probably why so many people want to forget about it, to ‘draw a line under it and move on’.

This remembrance service, held in the Holy Trinity Church, an Anglican church in the heart of a black community, to a different view. ‘Today we celebrate the strength, courage, perseverance and heroic actions of enslaved Africans… bringing some restitution to this painful and enduring legacy.’ The programme was clear about the purpose of the service.

In a very well thought out service the ancestors were honored with drumming (Chester Morrison) in song, (Negro Spirituals sung by Byron Jackson) poetry, (Maya Angelou’s Arise and Claude Mackay’s If We Must Die) sermon, (delivered by Robert Beckford, an exquisite mix of politics and religion) music (Rivers of Babylon and many others) and dance. (The whole congregation).

Chester Morrison drummed us into the service in true African style

Chester Morrison drummed us into the service in true African style

The Reverend Canon Eve Pitts began by asking us to use both hearts and head in our

The Reverend Canon Eve Pitts dancing in the aisles.

The Reverend Canon Eve Pitts dancing in the aisles.

remembering. The service was a combination of history, current day legacy of slavery, praise and honour for those who kept our African heritage alive even as they died, and a celebration of the fact that because of them we are here.
It was electric! The service made us laugh, cry, sing, dance, toast, and eat the delicious food that was prepared. The ancestors could not fail to feel honoured. I felt honoured to be a part of it.


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Barbados dreams

Arrived in Barbados about 48 hours ago. Spent the night in Bathsheba by the beach. Had two dreams which I like an opinion on please.

Bathsheba, Barbados. Before the surfers arrive.

Bathsheba, Barbados. Before the surfers arrive.

Dream 1 – I looked out the window in my house in England. My swimming pool was being repaired (please note I do not have a pool in reality) It was the deepest pool I have ever seen, I couldn’t see the bottom of it. There were many bits of missing wall was was being repaired.

Dream 2 – I was in an underground city. Everything was normal for a city, except that it was underground. I was escorting a woman from her maternity appointment.

I was still jet-lagged but had only had one rum. Any ideas as to the meaning(s)?


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Ordination

Catherine lighting her candle

Catherine lighting her candle

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the ordination of two of my friends, Catherine Hughes and Monica Douglas-Clarke as OneSpirit Interfaith Ministers..The event was held at the Second Church of Christ Scientist, Notting Hill, in London.

In what I can only describe as a moving, and at times spectacular, ceremony 28 new ministers were given their licence to practice.

The 28 bnew ministers and their mentors and supporters

The 28 new ministers and their mentors and supporters

It was an honour to share the journey with Catherine as her supervisor for the two years of the course.

Reverend Catherine Hughes (and me)

Reverend Catherine Hughes (and me)

There was a part of me that felt like a proud parent because I know just how many personal challenges she had to overcome to arrive at this place.

Monica and Catherine during the ceremony

Monica and Catherine during the ceremony

The event ended with a blistering performance of Taiko Drums lead by Liz Walters

Taiko drummers lead by Liz Walters

Taiko drummers lead by Liz Walters


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Back with my writing family

Writers Without Borders sign

Writers Without Borders sign

It was lovely to be back with Writers Without Borders today having missed 2 meetings. Surprised and pleased that the Hippodrome has given us our very own sign so guests no longer have to guess where we are.

I shared a piece I wrote in 2010 ‘Caribbean Cowboy’, but have never read in public. I was extremely pleased with the way it was received. It is such an affirming group! Loved hearing everyone else’s pieces too. Felt like I was back with family.


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Family Constellation

Brockhampton Parish Hall was host to the Family Constellation

Brockhampton Parish Hall was host to the Family Constellation

I spent yesterday at a Family Constellation event in Brockhampton, Herefordshire, trying to find an underlying spiritual cause for my loss of sight as the medical professional cannot come up with a satisfactory one. What, I hear you ask, is Family Constellation?

Family Constellations is a gentle and profound way of looking at and bringing healing to situations that hold us back and create unhappiness in our lives.

Fields of poppies in the sun at Brockhampton at 9 a.m.

Fields of poppies in the sun at Brockhampton at 9 a.m.

They can uncover hidden dynamics and loyalties which entangle us with others, helping us to discover ways of healing and resolution, whether it be related to family, friendships, professional life or community. When the inner order of the family is re-established with love, the way is free for our own potential and task. The process can be deeply moving and often shows surprising solutions.

Charaka Satyam Danaher

Brockhampton Parish Church with a beautiful thatch roof.

Brockhampton Parish Church with a beautiful thatch roof.


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Behind the mask

Practicing the masked dance

Practicing the masked dance

End of an amazing day. Completed another dance for the play (The masked dance). Lunch with a friend I haven’t seen in nearly 2 years (4 hours and still we hadn’t fully caught up) and an evening of spiritual discussions, followed by a couple of glasses of Sauvignon Blanc. End of a fabulous day.


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Tantra – More than just sex

2015-06-05 21.30.16I attended a Buddhist Tantra day course yesterday at the Kadampa Meditation Centre in Erdington Birmingham entitled The Power To Create The Life You Want

It was run by Gen Kelsang Leksang a very engaging teacher with a gift for the use of metaphors.

She explained that Tantric teachings provide us with an opportunity to deeply purify our minds so we create the reality we want. It’s not just about being able to have great sex; the great sex (and great life) comes as a result of a purified mind.

The day course, although only an introduction to Tantra explained the powerful transformative qualities of this practice. Tantra is highly consistent with the teachings and practices of A Course in Miracles so I felt right at home.

The meditations were amazing. Really helped me to re-connect with this route to inner peace.


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Thank you

Thanks for all your calls, texts, emails, and FB messages

Thanks for all your calls, texts, emails, and FB messages

I’ve been overwhelmed by the expressions of love, the healing energy and the many, many wishes for a speedy restoration of my sight. There are no adequate words to convey the difference it’s made to me this last week. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Tomorrow will be a full week since it happened – the unchanged exterior belies the massive change on the inside. I’ll be writing a fuller account of the journey so far. Thanks also for all your advice on the blog, on Facebook, on the phone and by email. I’m so very, very grateful.