A young electrician called Scott came to remedy a fault in the electrics of my kitchen.
After two solid hours of ‘trouble shooting' – tracking wiring from source to service – re-wiring tired lines, untangling confused energy pathways, exploring roof spaces to reveal invisible circuitry of this particular energy system to find the point of…Continue
When sensing is understood … feelings are tempered … practicalities tended … intention clear … and trust strong … so that we finally are ready to say yes to our YES and step off the cliff… what do we do when unforeseen 'emergent' events create the possibility and even reality that the 'movement' may be stopped in its…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 1, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
At home at Axladitsa Avatakia this evening, I find myself entering a depth writing weekend with the intention of completing my second book, and sending the draft to my copy-editor for the first wave of reflections and re-patterning, Monday morning.
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As The Order of Creation, A Book of Poems http://theorderofcreation.org/ continues to move out in another wave today (30% off promotion…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on February 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I finally took my walk with Freddie – my sweet kairos protector - who stood in front of the Apothiki looking directly at me as I sat at my computer – saying it was now time to go. He had not had his morning walk. I was in no mood to go – and anyway, he had gone hurtling out of the door to visit the neighbours. It was after all an hour later than his usual excursion as I had overslept due to finally getting to sleep in the early hours of…
Bridging Now and Then
All that is still to be
And has Become
Sung with Heart-full breath
Beyond the Self
We – human Beings, humanity – are at a crossroads that holds profound choice. Do we go this way or that? Do we stay on the path we are on… or choose another? Do we let go, open up, walk out… walk on?
All are possible. All are choices. Yet what choice provides the greatest flow, the greatest service, the greatest potential? How do we discern? How do we find the courage to say YES – and move… in order to place ourselves well?…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on January 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"There are Cracks in the Ice!!"
“Don’t worry, we’re fast climbers!”
We had seen the forecast and knew we needed to get to the base of the ice climb early.
As a staff team of Outdoor educators, we were in training in the Scottish Highlands learning the winter arts of ice-climbing, skiing and winter mountaineering. We were excited as this year – 1985 - held the best conditions for years. Glistening, thick snow, cold…Continue
Dear Freddie, our dog, slept in front of the fire - the first time he has been dowstairs in the house all night on his own. Lily, his sister - who sadly went missing in the spring - used to jump on the chairs and chew things, so it was never possible to leave them at night. Freddie slept soundly and in the morning greeted me in his usual sweet, excited way until I let him…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 23, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments
As Maria wrote in an email a day ago: “I am in Athens right now - and the disintegration of the old system is really strong - everything is coming to a standstill here - garbage is not being collected, general strikes about two days a week on…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 13, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments
I replied, “Yes, I (we) know he is of the Right. He simply offers a…Continue
Inspired by the conversation, on Democracy Rising in Greece http://axladitsa.ning.com/forum/topics/democracy-rising-in-greece - about our sense of co-creating a place in Athens, I found this great video on National Geographic: on…Continue
To which I replied…”Fundamentally - thank you for asking...x”
“Sarah...fundamentally is a big call, where do you start or where did you start...?”
It got me thinking, that perhaps I needed to become conscious and harvest…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on September 8, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments
On the face of it, its hard not to lose heart. Yet, in a sense, the situation here in Greece is getting more real – with the deeper layers of culture exposed through the events these past months. It has informed our conversations within our local field here and shown the nature of the real challenges ahead.
Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 30, 2011 at 4:56am — No Comments
I was even more privileged to be part of his care, in the final years of his life. He had multiple and conflicting life-threatening health issues that required the skills of a number of specialist physicians to come to his aid. In essence, they all clearly worked for the good of Kyrie (Mr) Tony – yet, they worked in medical ‘silo’s’ – and so their diagnoses were mainly coherent, yet sometimes…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 30, 2011 at 4:53am — No Comments
During our time together, we spoke about how it seemed particularly significant that this build was happening at this time.
As the actions of this…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 30, 2011 at 4:51am — No Comments
This evening I am back at Axladitsa – having left Athens at 5.30am this morning with Maria to travel 5.5 hours back to Pelion for an important appointment. Maria is now back to Athens to journey to Brussels tomorrow for work. A busy day - hence the delayed account from last night’s events in Syntagma Square.
We were scheduled to host a World Café…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 17, 2011 at 6:29am — No Comments
We leave the house at 1pm
Sisters, Partners, Friends
On the Tram, we travel
Preparing to be together
Syntagma is buzzing
Gathering in hope
Support, connect the flow
Air is clear, troops are…