Writing Creatively With Spirit

A journey of psychic discovery


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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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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.


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Some Sundays are just magical

2015-04-26 16.01.14

Met another writer in Cannon Hill Park to exchange samples of our work.

Autism is only one part of me

Autism is only one part of me

Realised there was an event taking place to highlight Autism

Participants in fund raising event

Participants in fund raising event

Joy of joys it was also the Farmer’s Market at the Midlands Arts Centre and my favourite vegan stall was there. His falafel s are to die for.

Vegan stall

Vegan stall

Then it was on to the Ikon Gallery to hear Arfo Mio in concert. Fantastic venue, great crowd, scintillating performance.

Afro Mio and band

Afro Mio and band

Was just getting into the dance groove when it was time to go.

Finished  off with a few drinks at the Rep bar. Yes, some Sundays are just magical

Finished  off with a few drinks at the Rep bar. Yes, some Sundays are just magical


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Good friends

Remembering a more relaxed time.

Remembering a more relaxed time.

Sometimes, when you’re so tired, when you’re wondering if it’s all worth it, when you could put your head in your hands and cry, you get an email like the one below. And it gives you the energy to keep going. Thanks Roger.

The indefatigable author Miss Penny Dixon is reported to be totally knackered….
 Dermot Murhgahan on Sky News exclaimed….. And I quote…-
 ‘No bloody wonder..!!!’
 An NHS spokesman says the underlying problem is that people such as Miss Dixon have so many balls in the air at one time..
And even though they have ample skills to keep on catching them they don’t realise that some of the balls have become heavier… 
She’s being advised to take a humanity check as she is only human like the rest of us.. also to throw some of the balls to one side for a while or possibly throw one or two to someone else… 
Professor Camden an esteemed psychologist at the Dixon Faculty of the Spoken Word ,
 (The faculty was funded by Miss Dixon following her success as an author to inspire others to keep their balls in the air too).

 Professor Camden has reported to the media that he and other close friends will be keeping a very close eye on Miss Dixon in the future as many of us have dropped our balls in the past and are now catching them again thanks to her intervention and good advice..