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Jane Redfern
Where we are and what we have in our lives is based upon the fears that we have allowed to control our lives.
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The sixth Mass Extinction - we must start acting now. So many species are at risk that if we don’t start turning things around straight away, it will be game over before we know it, for us as well as the other animals. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Creativity simply means being able to come up with something new. Creative thinking means looking at something in a new way. It is the very definition of “thinking outside the box.” Often, creativity in this sense involves what is called lateral thinking, or the ability to perceive patterns that are not obvious. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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If you want to be slim and stay slim for life then you have to make a choice: you can either have a diet that is a little restrictive and a life that isn’t; or you can have an unrestricted diet eating whatever you want, and a life that is restricted because of your weight. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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When we come into this world our conscious minds are a blank slate. We don’t know if we’re important or not important, successful or unsuccessful. We show up and we’re looking at these two grown-ups who seem to know everything: our parents. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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It's now, right now. In a little while it will be something else - the butterfly resting on the blade of grass will have flown away, the blackbird will have returned to its nest, the sun will briefly flicker across the field of bluebells. It won't be better, or not as good, it will just be different. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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We humans, like every other organism in the biosphere, are here to support balance, to buffer it, to sustain it, and to encourage harmony. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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From when I was very young – at primary school – I was fascinated with the mind. I remember buying books on the mind, healing, astral projection, and hypnotherapy with my pocket money. At the same time, I loved being outdoors. I can see now that my love affair with the mind was to deliver my first calling to me, alongside my love of nature. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Too often we forget that we’re spiritual beings traveling this lifetime in a physical vehicle. When you come to a full understanding that you are a spiritual being, and all the things that go along with that understanding, such as meditation, gratitude, a connection to all life, compassion, love, and a true appreciation of being alive, daily problems and challenges will become easier and lighter. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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When we delve into the unconscious mind, we find it is awake because of all the activity we find there – all the events and people that have passed through our lives. Indeed, there is so much going on in there that we remember very little when we awaken. Things move so slowly in the conscious mind that it seems from the point of view of the unconscious mind that the dreamer has fallen asleep when he leaves the unconscious to “wake up”. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I hear a dog bark further down the canal. Children’s voices are interspersed with their mother’s voice telling them to be careful near the water. There’s a gentle rustling of leaves, birdsong, the sound of a car passing by. Then suddenly amid all this, a new sound grows louder: a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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The Earth doesn’t need saving, humans do. A lot of people are talking about ‘saving the earth’. They proclaim their intention is to protect the earth and to save it from human activity. But the Earth doesn’t need saving. It’s humanity’s health and survival that is at stake. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I left these stones in the woods at Nant Mill, hopefully to brighten someone's day. If you find one, squeeze the stone tightly in the palm of your hand, then release it and feel your worries float away like clouds in a blue sky. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Skimming Stones
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I find that just making myself stop every now and again, and think about what I am doing and why helps me to keep connected with the present moment. Hopefully, this practice can help you too. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Mindfulness is not about creating emptiness, nor is it about producing thoughts. It is about stopping to make contact with the moment, the ever-shifting experience that we are having at any moment in time, and to observe our relationship to that experience. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Slowly we are awakening to the feeling that all is not well in the world. For years we overestimated the importance of the unconscious mind, of the person who can talk but whose words are empty, the celebrities, the politicians. For too long we have thought in great abstractions and emphasised control over emotions and instincts. Films like ‘The Secret’ have made prevalent the illusion that anyone could become anything they wished. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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It’s a combination of order and chaos, somehow indecipherable, yet beautiful. And, if we study it for a while, we start to see some sort of order or pattern. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I create a bit of space every day when I can sit in silence and allow myself to hear my own thoughts. In this busy, connected world, with notifications, advertising, and everyone having a voice, I feel it’s important to learn the difference between someone else’s voice and opinion, and my own. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Our fear of standing out and feeling different is sometimes so great that we fear it more than death. It’s a feeling I understand well myself having suffered for many years from a chronic lack of confidence. On the other hand, it seems odd that we’re so afraid. What exactly are we afraid of? What do we think will happen to us? We’re unlikely to suffer any real or lasting harm - or are we? The answer seems to lie in our remote past, in our evolution as social animals. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Nature Speaks
Thank you, John.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2019 on Finding the right balance at Nature Speaks
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Dear Human, Can you feel the spiritual value of the Nature around you? Do you revere the sacredness of the wild that is in your bones, and in places that we must protect for their own sake? As you walk in Nature do you take notice of the physicality of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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As I place rock upon rock I am constantly in awe at the stillness, let alone possibility, of such precarious formations, amidst sometimes very turbulent conditions. This reflects our own potential to maintain a still-point amidst the variety of challenges we each face throughout our lives. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Care about people’s approval, and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu. I went to the beach with my daughters and their friends. My dogs love the beach so I took them along too. The plan was for the teenagers to go on the beach then head for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Woodlands and forests are ideal places to go back to nature and to refresh the soul. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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By becoming overly attached to the things (and people) that we like but don’t necessarily need, we become their slaves. We become distracted from thinking about and pursuing our real goals. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I've left lots of love/gratitude rocks out today for people to find - mainly in the Woodland Trust's Plas Power Woods between Nant Mill and Bersham. If you find one hold it in the palm of your hand, close your eyes, and think of three things you are grateful for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Skimming Stones