Liminal Luminous

The shining threshold
Spirituality

Creativity as a route to God

It’s not a new idea is it? That we can reach God through music and art? You only have to look at the sheer amount of sacred music and art, or even walk into a religious building to see it. There are exceptions of course, but it does seem to be a good way to […]

Living well

Vulnerability and blogging

I haven’t shared posts for a few days (there is generally a bit of a lag between when I write and post, so you will have seen a few posts after the gap). The reason is that I got a vulnerability hangover even before I shared the posts. I questioned why am I doing this, […]

Living well

Making space for the divine

Like so many things I feel if I could just get this right, find the right formula for making space for the divine to come into my life then all will be well. But like so many things there is no perfect formula. And even if there were, daily life would get in the way […]

Disability/Chronic Illness

Long term illness

I think that I am doing well, that I am over my illness, it was all just a short term thing and then bam! After a slightly busy week, an all day meeting in London (which was stressful on multiple counts), a day out with my mum and the following week I have to cancel […]

Spirituality

Qualifiers

I mentioned my pilgrimage at social group I go to the other day and the facilitator said ‘I didn’t know you are a Christian’. I laughed and said ‘yes, a heretical, rebellious Christian, but yes, a Christian’. It’s funny that came out like that. I guess it shows how uncomfortable I am being a Christian, […]

Living well

Odious comparisons

A friend recently congratulated me on swimming for 40 minutes. I replied! Hmm, it’s nothing compared with what it used to be She immediately gave a personal example of what she used to be able to do (super impressive!), and then went onto say companions are odious. How right she is and how easy this […]

Living well

Be you

I’m beginning to think the key to a happy life is surrender. Everything is easier when you surrender to where you are now and how you are, rather than fighting to change it. My illness got a lot easier to cope with, and indeed get better from (not cured, but a vast improvement from my […]

Living well

MOAR

We are constantly told to fight, to strive, to achieve. Rhetoric in the media makes us feel like we have to be on permentant defense against the world. Social media makes it seem like everyone else is doing really well. And why aren’t you doing better. Why aren’t you buying the latest thing? Fight more. […]