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Louise Oliver

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The King of the Waters

Some years ago, I worked on a project at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, researching into ten particular trees, one of which was the alder. Recently, I was walking along the local canal in the autumn sunshine and stopped at one of the locks to rest my aching feet.  As I leaned on the
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The Song of the Sunflower

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” Helen Keller I will always remember walking in an enormous field of sunflowers, which towered over me and I stood for a long time, bathing in the golden glow. I was mesmerized by the velvety petals, the intricate patterns
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Wild Rose

Bright pink against a grey wall, the wild rose is resilient, offering its delicate beauty in unexpected places and bringing a message of hope. I was travelling to an appointment and as the train approached the city station, it came to a halt. We passengers shifted in our seats, sighed and then resigned ourselves to being
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Keeping It Simple!

There are aids to meditation, which may help people to relax and find a calm place within. Candles, incense, a special corner of a room, music, lighting and aromatherapy oils can all help to create a space and a mood for meditation.  Flowers, pictures, objects and crystals are often used to good effect.

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Ribbons of Light ~ Global Peace Meditation

“Nothing happens until something moves.” Albert Einstein Ribbons of Light is a project which connects individuals all over the globe to a weekly meditation focus, providing an opportunity for people to come together, wherever they may be and to focus a collective energy of peace through meditation. Science now confirms that positive thought affects environment.
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A Heron Messenger

Rainbow Light Trust once had an office overlooking a river, which runs through the centre of town and we were very fortunate to be able to step outside to take a refreshing break by the water.  A heron often visits here, swooping gracefully down, to the delight of those passing by.  People take a moment
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Making Time

For many, the idea of taking time to meditate may seem like wishful thinking.  When it seems as though there are not enough hours in the day, meditation can be a nice idea, which we’ll definitely try sometime – one day when we’re not so busy! Perhaps being busy – and being seen to be
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Planting Seeds

As I write this in early April, we are emerging from Winter and all around, the energies are shifting. The sun brings its welcome warmth and it is as if everything is waking up from a deep sleep. The air is full of promise and in the exuberance of Spring, we have a sense of
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A Chink of Light

If we find ourselves shut in a very dark room, it takes a while for our eyes to adjust. At first we can’t see anything at all. Then, if there is even the smallest chink of light, we begin to get our bearings.  We are able to make out shapes, find our way around and
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The Gift

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

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