Time for a Change…
‘Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad‘ ~ Rumi
Dearest Heart Family
I am writing to tell you that after many months of pondering my future and reflecting on how life has been flowing over the last year, I have finally decided that my next step will be to leave theUKsoon and wrap up things as they are with The Heart Centre.
As you can imagine this has not been an easy decision to come to, and it is incredibly sad to be stepping aside from the wonderful communities that have grown around me, and saying goodbye (for now) to so many dear souls (YOU) that I have been blessed to meet along the way during my wonderful years of teaching. But I can tell you it is simply the right thing for me to do.
This past year has been such a big turning point in my own personal journey and I have spent most of it passing through a lot of quick, intense and profound change, both within the internal realms as well as within my external reality. When I stepped onto this path I truly knew that I was in for a hell of ride…but it still continues to amaze me how much there is yet to unfold and discover about this mystery we call existence, and how little I know about it! As much as it feels like I/life have been under the knife…I am truly grateful for all the wisdom these teachings have brought me; as well as being a big kick in the a**e towards more strength and willingness in my surrender to the mystery that lies ahead. And for this reason it feels that the right thing to do for now is to take a big leap, out of everything that is comfortable and safe, and let life take me wherever she wishes me to be. And who knows, this could very possibly mean that I am back in theUKin a few months! But for now the actual step is what is important.
My plan is to have as few plans as possible for now. I will initially be going back to my spiritual home in Mazunte, Mexicoto teach on the Hridaya Teacher Training for a few months, and take some time out for my own processes to deepen. You are all very welcome to join me at this beautiful centre of spiritual study! I will then be heading to Spain to retreat with my teacher Aisha Salem for a few weeks. And then things are wide open for what needs to unfold…Eeek!
I will be teaching as usual until the end of September and so look forward to seeing you for some precious time together in class. I also have a few events coming up that I am very excited about! My last workshop which will be a gathering of wonderful women who feel called to explore their femininity and sexuality: Goddess of the Heart Retreat Day. Then towards the end of the month I have 2 delicious restorative evening sessions to set you up for the autumn equinox and this next more introspective part of the year: Candle Lit Gong Restorative and Sunday Bliss Fest.
I also hope to produce some more meditation and relaxation recordings at some point soon, so I will keep you posted about that when they are ready.
It has been a real privileged to journey with everyone one of you over the last few years…I feel incredibly blessed for the wonderful souls that I have crossed paths with in this time of teaching and have some amazing memories. We have all been travelling, growing, expanding and falling apart together, and I am deeply thankful for your openness, dedication, curiosity and trust.
And I have absolutely no doubt that it is NOT goodbye…more like Au revoir – ‘until we meet again!’
In fact the name ‘The Heart Centre’ for me symbolises this everlasting connection that we have to one another…especially on this path. This name came to me in a deep meditation when I was on my teacher training course and it felt perfect! One of the most fascinating experiences for me in this life is the wonder of human connection…I have travelled many parts of the world, created and been part of many beautiful communities, and had the joy of loving so many beautiful beings. Some of these experiences have lasted years and some merely days…but what I realised is that the love experienced has no limit or time frame. My connection to any being or community has no end date…it continues regardless of our location or state. This is one of the beautiful teachings of the Heart. We all exist as one…and then we spend our lives learning all the ways in which we can feel and create separateness from one another, when in fact we are never separate…we are drinking from the same well of love as we are in fact what is being drunk! So I have no doubt that our connection will continue in the way its meant to and our paths will cross again in the perfect moment!
Resting in love and recognition for you all