One day tenderness will move the world

January 31st, 2017 by Tonya

You know, a number of people have asked me recently, 'What do you feel 2017 is 'about?' And, what with the 'fallout' that's taken place since a certain US president took his seat, the volatility of the situation in parts of the Arab world and with the effects of climate change becoming more pronounced and unpredictable in many corners of our beautiful planet, it's clear to see that it's going to be both a radical and a challenging one Read More...

The power of the early morning metaphor

July 27th, 2015 by Tonya

Sometimes I feel a bit like a feminine Sherlock Holmes, but investigating the spiritual/ energetic world rather than the criminal one. I'll wake up early morning with an impression, a vague 'whiff' of something - and, then, there's just perhaps time for a quick cup of tea and then I'm off on the trail of something new Read More...

Passing through the eye of the needle

December 12th, 2012 by Tonya

This is not the time to be aligned to Any one truth Any one belief system, institution or credo But to be aligned to the truth within So that we can pass intact through The eye of the needle And move into the new paradigm that beckons (more…)

Finding the light within

December 6th, 2012 by Tonya

There's a kind of dread that descends upon much of the UK population when the clocks go back at this time of year. Many fear the long, dark nights and look forward with anticipation to the Spring. Some refer to their low mood as seasonal affective disorder, or 'SAD', and attribute it to having less (more…)

The perfect scream

August 13th, 2012 by Tonya

I was sitting chatting with a friend over a chai latte on Saturday (mmm hmmm.... ) and found myself gazing at the crowd in front of me (we were sitting outside, in a small square). I felt tenderness for each woman, man and child. But today there was something different about the way I was seeing things Read More...

Walk on

July 15th, 2012 by Tonya

When she made her visit to the UK last month, for the first time in 24 years, Aung San Suu Kyi shone like a bright light for me against a backdrop of world leaders and political figures somehow unable to speak authentically or stand up for what they truly believe in. Despite being exiled from her husband and sons - and spending 15 of the last (more…)

A perfect storm

July 14th, 2012 by Tonya

It was my last day in Italy and I decided to get the bus down the mountainside to the coast and spend the day swimming somewhere off Trieste's rocky coastline. But the universe had other plans. Just as I'd crawled out of the water after my first dip and put my sarong down on the ground as a 'towel', the clouds started to gather and an electric (more…)