Friday, 29 July 2016

Peace In The Silence

 A daily visitor, this spot just near the bumble bee hive is the  'table'  where he breaks open snail shells to feast on the contents. He takes no notice of us as we 't'ai chi ' around him.

The bees are loving the mint flowers,

Almost as much as the lavander.

Even though it isn't a very sunny summer it is often dry and warm enough to enjoy sitting outside.
I love listening to the bees, birds, lawn mowers and the Silence in which these sounds arise and disolve.
Taking the time to notice this everpresent Silence is a balm for body and mind. I can feel it now as I write this Silence that permeates the letters and words. The Silence between these thoughts arising in my mind. Relax into this Silence Come and join me here in this Quiet space.

Give yourself the gift of Peace.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Bumblebees In The Garden

I have been having a great year of bees.

The lavender in our garden has been humming all summer and today we found out why we have been so blessed with this magical hum.

A little hive in our garden 🐝😊💕❤️💗 from ann on Vimeo.

This morning John discovered this little hive in our garden. My heart is singing all day with the joy of knowing they are spending time with us. It is lovely to watch them as they pop in and out of the little crack under the path. 

"The ancient Druids saw the bee as symbolising the sun, the Goddess, celebration, and community. At festivals, mead was usually drunk – the main ingredient of which is fermented honey.

 In later Christian times, monks lived in beehive-shaped huts, which represented the aim of a harmonious community – whether it included oneself and Spirit or others as well.

 Bumblebees usually have fewer individuals in their colonies and store less honey compared with the honeybee. Bumblebees are one of few insects that have the ability to control their body temperature. The queen bee and her workers can shiver their flight muscles to warm themselves in cold weather. This allows them to fly and work at lower temperatures than most other insects. They are also kept warm by their large size and hairy coat.

 The bumblebee is a highly important pollinator of many plants, they hold the power of service. When landing upon a flower to collect its nectar, pollen also attaches itself to the leg. This is then passed on to other flowers, creating a fertilisation process. Their movement from one plant to plant represents the interconnectedness of all living things. The bumblebee is a messenger bringing the secrets of life and service. "
 Love the above ideas on bees by  Ian Woolcott .

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Letting Go Workshop August 13

Letting Go of limiting memories and beliefs allows us to be At Ease and Happy right Now.

Learn to Let Go so you can be present and awake to the wonderful possibilities here in this moment.

Join me on August 13 when we will spend time discovering how life can be more relaxed and easy.

Let Go of your stressful  habits and relax into your natural true nature of peace which is always present and available as soon as we Let Go.

Blackrock Community Centre
Saturday August 13
10:-00am 16:00pm
Cost 35€
To Reserve a space
or phone 0876616800

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Fun In the Park

Warm evening in the park a real treat !

It is so nice to practice outside and feel the presence of trees, hear the ducks in the pond and the sound of chidren playing in the nearby playground.

Embrace tiger and return to the mountain application. from ann on Vimeo.

 Here is the beginning of the 'dance' solo version so you can practice between classes.

The'dance' initiator's side. from ann on Vimeo.

The 'dance' yielder's side beginning steps ! from ann on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Lost and Found the Power of Letting Go

I lost my lens cover on my river walk Sunday evening. I retraced my steps but couldn't find the cover. Yesterday I tried to buy a replacement but the camera shop in the city didn't have a one to fit my lens.

I was planning a trip to a different camera shop but decided to revisit the river walk and have another look. This time I brought my specks to really check out the area where I lost it.

I searched the area thoroughly while Letting Go of of all the thoughts that were arising in my mind. Thoughts like "You should have been more 'present' and you wouldn't have lost it". Or thoughts like "this is a waste of time". 

  I just kept Releasing all these thoughts and began allowing myself to enjoy the warm evening and the beautiful light dancing on the landscape.

 Finally I was at peace and decided to head home.


 As I turned the sound of children laughing and splashing caught my attention and "pulled" me further along the path.

 Just as they came into view I spotted my lens cover sitting on a bench where some kind person had placed it. Wow wow wow was my internal response. How magical is releasing. When we reach a place of imperturbability ( couldn't care less ) anything is possible. So grateful, for the lens cover and more especially for the confirmation that Letting Go is the answer.

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