New Prayers and Holy Actions

New Prayers and Holy Actions

In the summer evenings the sun arrives in my lounge, and at about 9.30pm there is a golden late afternoon light that pours in. It's a magic moment, one I have always enjoyed.  The other day with all the unrest going on something wanted to be written on the blank...

Space In-Between

Space In-Between

Space In-Between - I sense that many of us are experiencing these Covid-19 times as a kind of liminal time - as a sort of space in-between time. And perhaps it feels as if it has been thrust upon us breaking up the constant flow of life as we know it.   Whatever...

Coming to Ground

Coming to Ground

When the schools, the cafes and the social centres closed and we were thrown pretty much onto our own resources I retreated for a moment so I could pause and take it all in. I guess I needed to feel into all this in my own way, get a glimpse of some other way of...

This Tiny Yet Mighty Window of Opportunity

This Tiny Yet Mighty Window of Opportunity

I have had so many incredible conversations with people over the past few weeks that I am starting to realise that there is this big visual story file building and building. It's a new story obviously. It contains so much inherent wisdom, so many answers for the way...

Slow Down

Slow Down

Slow down - Staying connected to what is going on around you can be challenging with all the activity going on around us now. Keeping one central image close to you at all times, an image that makes sense of all the other images moving out of control can bring you...

JUMP

JUMP

Today’s Be the Change Cards – JUMP  PICK OF THE WEEK: Inspiration for using the cards In my opinion JUMP is one of the most exciting cards in the set because it heralds an exciting opportunity and it also therefore probably generates some...

Showing Up For Others

Showing Up For Others

Today’s Be the Change Cards – Showing Up For Others  PICK OF THE WEEK: Inspiration for using the cards Even though I wrote the guidebook I still surprise myself when I read what I wrote as I pick a card for myself each day. This card...

A Source of Trust

A Source of Trust

Today's Be the Change Cards - If You Have a Source of Trust you can take on more Responsibility - inspiration for using the cards. Well, let's see... The word TRUST jumps out at me when I look at the card. It looks solid and strong. And then I...

Control and the Rising Water Levels

Control and the Rising Water Levels

Our current ideology of control cannot hold the rising water levels. This is about daring greatly to do it differently – perspectives from the back of the room “The ideology of control says that if we can only identify the “cause” then we can control climate change....

Billionaire of the Heart

Billionaire of the Heart

“The earth and the sky are out of balance” she said, “I’m so tired of having to answer questions to the world. I feel like a billionaire of the heart, and then nothing happens. Something is not right!” “I want concrete change. I want to move forward with the new me....

I Stepped Out of My Self-Made Box

I Stepped Out of My Self-Made Box

Out of the Box: We post lots of pictures. The pictures are drawn from conversations we have with people.  Mostly the pictures are about the heart of us, even the souls of us listening to themselves find answers. Today, I was part of one of those conversations...

Ritual

Ritual

In keeping with my commitment to honour our BE THE CHANGE CARDS AND GUIDEBOOK more, I write to you to reflect on this morning's pick of the day - ritual.  I picked the card and sat, this Monday morning, at the table with my toast and tea. The card lay on the...

Step Forward, Make Yourself Available & Commit

Step Forward, Make Yourself Available & Commit

This morning I decided I wanted to commit (big word for me) to some sort of action on a regular basis to honour our Be the Change Cards in the world. (Many of us pick one everyday but I've had the urge to write and see if it leads me to some new connection or creative...

How Listening Differently Changes Everything

How Listening Differently Changes Everything

  We, all of us, LONG to BE LISTENED TO. We, like our kids, have a huge need for someone to sit and give us their undivided attention. When we get it, which isn't often, we relax and so do things around us. We feel sort of complete and better about things. We...

Connection Across Silos

Connection Across Silos

We got a brief. It was to develop purpose & potential amongst the employees and create connection across silos. Added to this, the whole thing had to be in Dutch, a language I don't yet speak very well at all. How were we going to create beyond what we think we...

Going with the Flow

Going with the Flow

I just started new dance classes because I want to get more creative! Actually, I want to get more back into being creative and going with the flow again. Ad libbing seems to be the best way I've found to learn and grow. I just can't be me and give my best when I'm...

Chaos vs Order

Chaos vs Order

  Chaos, Order... Order, Chaos.  The chaos we feel is just chaos, until it is replaced with order. It is the reorganising force of nature.  Somedays your life, your work, will feel like this painting, all bits and pieces and mess, like rusty leaves...

Soul Portraits

Soul Portraits

Soul Portrait - The power of conversation is drastically underrated on the surface of our daily doingness and yet each moment actually holds a conversational edge for solid truth to come through and shift the quality and potential of where our...

The Rites of May

The Rites of May

The Rites of May were carried out every spring in England and other European countries. They took place on 1 May when in some countries it was said that witches went out and brought back spring. The Rites were a celebration of new life where people played, feasted and...

REMEMBRANCE

REMEMBRANCE

I felt the strain in my legs and a deepening of breath. I hadn’t been walking up this mountain for long but thoughts of stopping, of easing up were already present. As I continued the climb my mind relaxed and wandered backwards in time to the Himalayas where I had...

How Organisations Can Gain from the Artistic Mind

How Organisations Can Gain from the Artistic Mind

Creatives in Organisations shift things and shake things up. Having an artist in your organisation shifts things - creatives in organisations. Artists observe and listen and ask "What can I make of this?" They receive and perceive from a different...

Our Clues on How to IDEATE Better

Our Clues on How to IDEATE Better

  For 14 years now, we have been working with individuals and organisations drawing conversations and unearthing peoples' invisible drivers and making them visible. We've looked at the Big Picture that results, and together we've drawn the...

Understanding Diversity – Bringing our Creativity to the World

Understanding Diversity – Bringing our Creativity to the World

The first time I heard I would be going to a summit on diversity I had no idea what I was getting myself into and no clue as to how profoundly powerful it would be. It all began at 'home' at the core. Arnold Weinstein grew up as an identical twin, which affected...

The Natural Connectors

The Natural Connectors

I realise that there are so many things we share as human beings, so many things we naturally come together on. When we seek out those NATURAL CONNECTORS with others, we are like musicians who have found the harmony between each other, and we are ready to begin the...

Back to What Matters

Back to What Matters

Artists need freedom. Without it there is no room to create. It doesn’t get much worse when an artist feels there is not exit. In fact it can seem like your very existence is at stake. Someone helped me the other day crack through the thicket I had found myself in....

Edges

Edges - Being creative is all about doing something you've not done before or saying something you've not said before. It's an experiment, a challenge! It's about that deep intake of breath and doing it anyway because the risk is worth it and "staying is nowhere"...

Do you have TIME to BE? This will not require more TIME!

Do you have TIME to BE? This will not require more TIME!

Do you have time to BE? Or do you only have time to DO? How do you feel at the end of the doing day? And where is this all leading? Ever wondered? What might change if you changed your perspective on this? This WILL NOT require more time!! But it WILL require...

Possibility

Possibility

  Possibility: By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward. (Mikhail Bakunin)

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