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The winds of change and word saucery

Posted Mar 14 2011 10:51am

Yesterday, I sat down to make a video for the current writers on my Word Sauce – Letting Go course.

I had no idea what I was going to say.

There is so much uncertainty in the world right now. Things feel as if they’re changing and changing fast – and that can be so challenging for us human beings.

The financial system, the weather system, ways of thinking and living that we’ve know for a long time, all seem to have been tossed up in the air like a bundle of pick-up sticks.

Who knows where they’ll fall?

But something new will happen. It always does.

One of the things I’ve been spending some time thinking about recently is, where do I, one small person, fit amidst all this change in the world?

What is mine to do?

I can only make a difference in my own tiny corner of the universe. How do I do that to the very best of my ability? How do I best use my resources?

How can I really continue to enjoy and relish this precious life that I’m so lucky to have been given? Because I really think I have a responsibility to do that, to have fun, to live as well as I can, to learn as much as I can, in addition to being as responsible as I can.

And then, of course, there’s the voice that creeps in, whispering, but isn’t that frivolous? Amid all the devastation and suffering right now, how is this even important?

And, as I listen deeply, as I write, as I share my process with the wonderful people who do my e-courses and workshops and come and work with me one-to-one, I’ve begun to get very clear that my work with writing is absolutely central to all this.

I’m still going to be working with my hypnotherapy clients here in York. I love doing this work. It’s where everything – my research, my passion, my interest in so many areas of personal development – comes together for me.

And I’m going to be developing more and more of my work over at Word Sauce.

It’s time.

I do hope you’ll join me on this next stage of the journey. It feels like a very natural evolution for me. If you’ve been following this blog over recent months, you’ll know that I’ve been writing less about techniques and interventions (that way of working was never truly mine anyway) and  more about acceptance, surrender, mindfulness, allowing our light to shine.

Writing more about less.

My work with Word Sauce – the e-courses, the workshops, the community -  is growing. I’m working on a book about writing and being.

It all feels right. It feels time.

Over at my new blog , I’ll be writing about writing and living and everything that the process of writing continues to teach me about mindfulness, self-hypnosis and simply being in the world.

I may still pop back here from time to time for the odd reflection on self-hypnosis. I might not. I haven’t really decided yet. We’ll see where it all takes me.

I hope you’ll follow me on this next part of the journey. I’m curious and excited about what it will bring.

Whether we meet again or not, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for being such wonderful readers and friends to me over the last four years. Every comment, every email I’ve received has been important to me in some way.

I wish you well on your own journey.

Do come and put your head round the door at

You’ll always be so welcome.

And thank you again. Heartfelt thank you.

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