There’re a surplus of paddles, in the place called shit creek…

Do you want to know how, you can make true love stay?

How to anchor it down, so it won’t drift away?

Well, first you must learn, how to hold you own gaze

Learn to live in the moment and not wish away days

Do not let your intentions, become meaningless words

Your integrity, the standards, by which you are heard

When life seems too much, there are lessons to learn

Have courage to look inwards and that way you’ll discern

That others may act without care, without thought

Yet within your own heart, you will always stand court

You are never lost or alone, in this strange human land

In another dimension, someone’s holding your hand

Some days you’ll feel sadness, but for whom do you cry?

If you keep looking behind, then the tears will not dry

Learn to trust and live life, without judgement or care

Know you’re meant to be happy, not to dwell in despair

Today is today, the past has taken its leave

The present, a gift, which only you can receive

You’re never a fool; you’re beautiful and unique

There’re a surplus of paddles, in the place called shit creek…

Letting go of the outcome and trusting the process

Finding happiness in life is about having acceptance of who you are and taking enormous pride in that.  By learning about yourself and letting go of limiting beliefs, you allow yourself to find a level of peace that you may have thought previously unobtainable.  When your mind starts to quieten, an inner love and approval starts to grow.  It is not about reaching a certain place or point, for life to begin; for happiness to be attained.  There IS only this very moment and by projecting onto a future that may hold allure, you are limiting yourself, as your mind only creates what it knows.

Enlightenment therefore is not the holy grail, something for others to obtain, it is a way of being and letting go in equal measure and is possible for everyone.  A full life is not a measurement; it is not something that can be gained through comparison or coveting the life of another, no matter how sorted that person may appear.

The ego looks for recognition of its achievements, ‘if I do this or that, then I will get the adoration I feel I deserve’.  This is a false way of thinking; a false goal and is the dichotomy of success, as we often think success is the attainment of money or status.  Yet internal success is nothing more than a feeling of ease and of contentment.  It is not about looking to others, trying to replicate their actions and behaviour, in order to attain the perceived happiness you naively project onto them.  It is about looking inwards.

Do you sometimes listen to others speaking loudly about themselves and their achievements?  Yet with each telling of the same story, you suspect that this reiteration is nothing more than them convincing themselves that they are safe and validating their choices to themselves and others, perhaps to silence their own inner critic.

The routine of society, the explicate order of what we ‘think’ is required in order to fit in with others, creates nothing more than a sense of separation.  The requirement to be happy then becomes based on the expectations of others, as well as of ourselves.  Accumulation of experiences and achievements keep you on a treadmill; a never-ending cycle, where nothing is ever quite enough.

Do you find yourself looking forward to special moments and events, yet on their arrival, find your expectations are never fulfilled?  This is because you are looking outside of yourself for ways to stop the chatter of your mind.  Do you believe in others more than you believe in yourself?  The more faith you put in others, the more you will shrink and keep yourself small, scared of owning your own behaviour, believing you are not worthy.  Do you ignore your intuition, the voice of your heart and soul begging you to let go of this unfounded fear?  Your mind will suck you in if you allow it, and the negative thoughts will engulf you and became louder and louder as you give them more credence.

Doubting your ability and questioning your purpose, or waiting for someone to ‘fix’ you, is the biggest disservice you can do yourself.  Putting off life until ‘so and so’ has happened… or there is more money in the bank… or until you have more time, in order to start enjoying life, means you constantly adapt yourself and constrain yourself, looking to the future or the past rather than living and just ‘being’ in the present moment.  You start to value others’ attainments and opinions, believing that others know something you don’t.

Self-belief is not a measurement.  It is not a word or a feeling.  It is a knowing and a way of being that evaporates the world of comparison.

Your life is unique to you!  Learning to enjoy your own company is the biggest gift you can give yourself.  Loneliness comes when you project a sense of lack, or that something or someone is missing, onto your life.  That your life ‘would’ be more full, surrounded by others.  Don’t be scared of your exuberance or your desires or of meeting your own needs.  Listen to your fears and recognise that they do not serve you in any way.  You are not like everyone else, no one is.  So you don’t know how your life is going to look, well that’s okay.  So you may never understand many things in life, well that’s also okay.  Because to trust in life and trust in yourself is to embark on your own hero’s journey.  It is about being honest with yourself and listening to your intuition.  It is not about being outwardly successful. It is about finding your own inner peace and accepting yourself for all that you are, knowing that on a spiritual level you chose to be here, in this lifetime, in this body, and the surest way to achieve this is by letting go of the outcome and trusting the process.



Love always holds you, it will never hinder you

Love will always make you shine

Love will always carve a path for you

Love is your greatest friend; your most beloved

Love will always ensure you are following your true path

Love will be your beacon of light; ensure you shine brightly

Love trusts the process, it conspires with your soul

Love co-creates all of your dreams

Love grows with your imagination

Love wants what’s best for you; always

Love clears the way; it knows of no obstacles

Love requires no deposit

Love is the true certainty of your life

Love supports, embraces and ensures success


Freewill is the choice; the choice to live with fear in your heart, or with love in your heart. The latter will always protect you; hold you safe and uncover for you where you should be and what you need to do to fulfill your life purpose. All fear seeks to do, is pull the rug out from under your feet.

Universal Threads

My bad days, are the good days

Of the time that has passed

Without denying my feelings

There’s no emotional fast


Sadness still visits

But no longer makes its bed

Doesn’t take root in my heart

Nor try to squat in my head


The pull of what was

No more dictates the result

Face to face with my fears

It is my choice to exalt


I am learning to trust

That I am where I should be

The outcome released

I love and trust just in me


None of us are separate

We do not stand alone

Connecting to everything

Universal threads being sewn

False Control

You’ll never be able to second guess

Nor read another’s mind

It’s futile thinking, that’s for sure

Projections are all you’ll find


Just be, without approval sought

No comparisons need be made

Don’t procrastinate, just make the choice

To step out from the shade


Observe how others ebb and flow

Whilst sticking to the crowd

Asleep to who they actually are

Whilst their ego stands up proud


Review your motives; do not hide

Behind someone else’s dream

Completely trust to find your path

Your own truth is what you gleam


Step forward into your own embrace

Without loss or false control

Your pride perhaps misguided

In pursuing another’s bankroll


Too many spend time living

Through a pre-prescribed idea

Of how others have lived before them

That’s what stops you shifting gear