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Authentic guide or nosy neighbour?

When you immerse yourself in the spiritual world, it is hard to miss the concept of the spiritual ‘guide’. You can enrol in workshops and courses to ‘meet your spiritual guide’, people will contact, channel or even draw your guide for you and apparently, everybody has one. But is this true, and what is a guide anyway? And what is it not? Introduction About twenty … Continue reading Authentic guide or nosy neighbour?

The beauty in the little things

Last week I was standing once more in front of the Mycenaean wall of my beloved ancient city of Same in Greece. This place is magical to me: the first time I arrived at his wall, of which only a few blocks are still standing, I felt suddenly surrounded by the spirits of my loved ones from ages past. Their energy swirled around me like … Continue reading The beauty in the little things

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Pyki the Magpie

‘A long, long time ago, so long you could count the ages on your fingers, and your father’s fingers, and your father’s father’s fingers and so on, and so forth, and still not have counted them all,’ Maetis began her story, and the children listened open-mouthed, ‘the first Beings were created. They were the Animals. They weren’t so different from us Humans, then. And they … Continue reading Pyki the Magpie

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Dancing in exile

Last week, I had the opportunity to clear some more personal ‘past’ life history when I chose from fear instead of trust. Every year, my heart takes me to the Greek island of my dreams, where I find inspiration for my books, where the ancient earth sings to me, the spirits of my beloveds greet me and the olive trees whisper ‘I love you’. This … Continue reading Dancing in exile

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Sneak preview!

While I am writing the final chapter of my second book, The Search for Tzanáta, the sequel to my award-winning début Curse of the Tahiéra I thought it would be fun to share a sneak preview of the cover design for the new book. It is for the English edition. Both the English and Dutch editions will be published around the same time, with similar … Continue reading Sneak preview!

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”Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment” ~ Rumi

Today I found a sea of pink poppies just growing wild outside my door. It was like finding treasure where I had not expected it. Pink poppies! One of my favourite kinds of flowers, in one of my most beloved colours. A colour I had never seen them in before. They set me thinking. What is it that fascinates me about poppies? What makes them … Continue reading ”Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment” ~ Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

Since about a decade or so, I wake up almost every morning with the sense of being held by invisible, loving arms. It is a strange, but lovely sensation: the literal feeling of warm, infinitely loving arms around my back and shoulders, like a pair of wings supporting me. I have often wondered about who these arms belong to. Is it a guardian angel, a … Continue reading “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

Nature is my favourite artist ♥

Lanterns fit for the Woodland King… ❤ Picture by Sharon Johnstone ”Áyra looked up at the Woodland King. His cloak was woven of leaves of may hues; from the dark blood red of autumn leaves to the fresh green of spring saplings. But when Áyra blinked his eyes, and looked again, it was of rich blue velvet, studded with star-like gems. He sighed with surprise. … Continue reading Nature is my favourite artist ♥