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Louise Oliver

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Smoke and Gold

At the time of writing, it is winter in the North of England and lately there’s been snow, hail, sleet, frosty mornings and icy winds.  I’m glad to be able to light a coal fire sometimes and sit and watch the flames. There’s a whole process of clearing ashes, chopping kindling wood and fetching coal
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Spinning a Yarn

In Art and Alignment, I tell of different ways that art, writing and creative activities helped in my recovery from a life-threatening illness.  In the section called ‘The Object In Hand’, I describe how I was at home convalescing after a major operation and beginning to regain some energy.  I found that sitting in a
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What Can I Do?

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” Edward Everett Hale These are turbulent times and, in the midst of so much conflict and chaos, hearts are troubled.  For many people,
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The Company of Trees

I used to visit Doris when she was living in a care home and I’d often find her sitting by the window, with a view of an ash tree across the way.  She loved that tree and often said that she admired its strength.  Once I showed Doris a slideshow of photos that I’d taken
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Art and Alignment

‘Bright Flight’ ~ Louise Oliver “When we see a bright color, we are witnessing our own inherent goodness.   When we hear a beautiful sound, we are hearing our own inherent goodness.” Chogyam Trungpa Art and Alignment is concerned with connection and expression.  The manual contains personal stories of healing through creativity and gives a
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Creative Change

Every one of us emits an electromagnetic field.  These fields of energy and the information contained in them change according to what we are thinking and how we are feeling. Our emotions affect not only our own nervous system but others around us in profound ways. Each person’s individual energy affects both the collective energy
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Oasis

Oasis offers listeners a place of rest and recuperation, to regenerate body and mind.  Here you can pause for a few moments of peace and calm and lay down your burdens for a short while.  Listeners are guided through a four-minute Emerald Alignment, followed by a harp meditation.    The Emerald Alignment is a practical, self-help
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Personal and Planetary

”We can unite in one mind, as citizens of planet earth.” Masuru Emoto Alignment is key to the work of Rainbow Light Trust and so is meditation.  We offer a simple and accessible method of meditation, enabling us to release anxiety and connect to positive flow. Our meditations are always completed with an Emerald Alignment,
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An Open Hand

If we clench our fist and then very slowly allow the hand to uncurl and open, resting there for a moment and repeating this a few times, we can feel how the energy changes between these two states. The tight fist is tense and grasping, needy and defensive, greedy and aggressive. The open hand is
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Play and Pause

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts…” William Shakespeare

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