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Trip-switch Overlap

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 27, 2013 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

Saying YES and taking flight

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 1, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Navigating in Times of Transition

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.  

* Available in April

 

As The Order of Creation, A Book of Poems http://theorderofcreation.org/ continues to move out in another wave today (30% off promotion…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on February 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Stopped Dead by Death on 'Burnt Thursday'

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on February 16, 2012 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Dare Step into the Fire of your Heart's Song

Bridging Now and Then

Holding

All that is still to be

And has Become

The Song

Sung with Heart-full breath

Beyond the Self

Blessings’ wealth…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on January 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Parallels

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?…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on January 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Cracks in the Ice

"There are Cracks in the Ice!!"

 

“Don’t worry, we’re fast climbers!”

 

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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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on December 1, 2011 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

Structures liberated to host the Wild at the Hearth

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 23, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Balancing the Edge with Beauty

The Edge is really here in Greece – and the call for transformation resonating at all levels.  Despair and Outrage are rising as the injustices become more visible – and equally Responsibility and Resilience are arising also.

 

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on October 13, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Balance Point of Truths

Today, a dear and trusted friend voiced a concern of me having posted the video of the UKIP MEP, Nigel Farage – a  UK public servant who’s political party, according to Google is ‘Libertarian, non-racist party seeking Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.’

 

I replied,  “Yes, I (we) know he is of the Right.  He simply offers a…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on September 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Safety nets for learning

 

 

 

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on September 8, 2011 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

Wholeness of Economy

Yesterday I received a question from someone on a Ning network, who had clearly read my profile page and blog entries….“ Sarah...How are you systematically shifting your own financial system...or is that a question too far...?”

 

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on September 8, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

All is not lost

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.



So we,…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on September 7, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Waves of a New World

Maria and I are back in Greece, after spending a week co-hosting the first Archinool gathering in Israel, with Vanessa (co-founder of the Living Wholeness Institute), Yitzhak, Elder of LWI, and Meni Rosenberg, passionate caller and inspirer of Archinool.  Our 2-day… Continue

Added by Sarah Whiteley on August 1, 2011 at 9:42am — 3 Comments

Keep Building the New....

Look what too place yesterday...with the Collaborative Space Making at Axladitsa...

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 30, 2011 at 4:56am — No Comments

Sacred Act of Hospicing the Dying

I was privileged to know Tony Scordialos, father of Anna, Stella and Maria.

 

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 30, 2011 at 4:53am — No Comments

Right to be Here

Yesterday we had our inaugural core team conversation about the Collaborative Space Making.  A sweet, flowing, organic, focused and practical call…seeing the next steps for our ongoing work together.

 

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 30, 2011 at 4:51am — No Comments

Dancing the Space Open

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 18, 2011 at 3:43pm — 6 Comments

Dialogue in Syntagma Tonight

Dear Friends,



So - this is how it is.  We are going back down to Athina - hoping Maria will make it from Rhodes - and we do not know what will happen.



From 7:30 tonight - there will different perspectives being offered through speakers - in Syntagma.  Based on a conversation that we had with one of the folks holding the space in the square - Giorgos - it feels like good timing to host a conversation…
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Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 17, 2011 at 6:29am — No Comments

One View of Syntagma - 15 June, 2011

We leave the house at 1pm

WOMEN

Sisters, Partners, Friends

 

On the Tram, we travel

OTHERS

Preparing to be together

 

Syntagma is buzzing

THOUSANDS

Gathering in hope

Chanting and cheering

HOSTS

Support, connect the flow

 

Air is clear, troops are…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on June 15, 2011 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

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