You don’t need my voice – listen to Mary Fowler – lovely lady
Do the luvvies at the BBC, and indeed the government, really understand what the word ‘business’ means? BBC R4 at 6.15am have a business section during which they talk about stocks and share, international currency, the trading resuilts of international companies – but never say anything about British business – yet 95% of us work for small companies, with less than 10 employees. These hard workers are the backbone of this country. They see our assets stripped away. The utility companies and now largely foreign owned, and my grandfather, who once ran a GPO Sorting Office, is writhing in his grave as he sees another national institution thrown to the dogs who run international commerce.
To suggest that inward investment creates jobs is both ironic and a tragedy. They are making British people into wage slaves. It’s not jobs that are important, it’s profit – and that’s being drained away, out of our hands.
Sue Thomas leads meditation workshops at Leiston Abbey. After her April session she sent me this:
This Time is about Changes, Ascension and Accepting who we are.
All of who we are – as Divine – not without, not lacking – so we may let go of the smallness of ourselves and embrace the bigness – the endless possibilities of who we are.
There is a need to accept the smallness, our smallness, so we may see and experience the vastness. Go within to connect with your Heart and Soul, To let the mind find peace so that we may Find – Do – Be the greatest, brightest version of who we truly are.
Move beyond earthly existence out into the place of No Horizons.
In your Meditations allow for change, allow for connections, and allow for Guidance, Light and Understanding to flood your consciousness.
We are not what we think we are. Meditation isn’t what you think. Allow for your vastness to bring Light and Understanding.
Allow for the curious in you – be wedded to amazement – as the full beauty and wonder of the cosmos becomes manifest in you.
We have been given a Mind – to use it – Not for it to hold us captive within our narrow beliefs. Allow your Soul – your Heart – your Mind – unfettered – to open your wings and fly. Open to the light, allow and accept changes. Not all of which may be easy or even pleasant.
Maybe through the place you excavate and discover within, there is a cave of treasures and delights.
Allow your growth and expansion to venture where your thoughts can never take you. The vision of the world of possibilities awaits – and you have the key.
Take the step along the way – climb the ladder of light – each step will allow visions of a greater horizon. Know that you are loved and that each wrung you climb, each door you open has had your name upon it since the beginning of time. It is the time NOW to unlock, realise your full potential – step up- you are being called. Allow the power of the Light Brothers and Sisters to transport and transform the heavy weight of the human existence into a Garden of Delight and wonder.
Open your hearts.
Let go of judgements suspend disbelief and allow yourself to sink into WELL OF BEING
BEING WELL WELL BEING
Know that you are loved. Know that you never walk alone Allow this opportunity, Any opportunity to BE.
The opportunity you have been waiting for.
Take the hand of inner beauty, truth and wisdom. Allow it to guide your journey. Take heart. Take courage. Take intuition and Divine Guidance for support and companionship
Throw out the baggage of fear, pain, disbelief and apathy.
Be the light that you are. Know that the boundaries you saw as your limit no longer exist Reclaim your full Territory.
Reclaim your Birthright
Reclaim your Heritage Go within – to go with out Travel Well
Dreams and Desires are the unheard whispers of the Soul. Listen with your heart. Be the Creative Architect of a world of possibilities.
It’s that time of year again – the Eurovision institution. It’s grown so big that we now have semifinals, and then the big final. The BBC chose to use an American, and I’m sorry to say one of the worst kind of Americans; grossly insincere and over-fond of her own image, to present the semi-finals to a British audience. That wasn’t the worst part. She also interviewed many European performers, who must now believe that the British speak with an American accent.
It was wrong. We need to encourage our own talent, give the young people of this country a chance to present such a show.
I was disgusted of Felixstowe. I’m English, I live in Great Britain, part of the United Kingdom. I’m a European citizen, and part of the Commonwealth of Nations. The British Broadcasting Corporation – the BBC – is paid for by British people.
So what’s America got to do with it?
Good luck Bonnie
During the 2nd World War Hilda Meers worked as a factory ‘hand’, becoming a Trades Unionist, Shop Steward, political and peace activist. Trained as a teacher, going on to teach children with severe and complex learning problems. A book, Helping Our Children Talk, an Open University degree and a move into teacher training followed. On retirement, a short job in Jordan resulted in a novel, The Blood Tie, as well as a group of poems to her growing collection of writings. Her next book, For the Hearing of the Tale, for the Future of the Wish, was based on research into little-known resistance to dehumanisation by prisoners held in Nazi concentration camps. She now lives in Scotland, remaining active in the campaign for nuclear disarmament, freedom for Palestine, as well as on local issues; her performance poems have been brought together with earlier poems on places and people, in Pathways.
Northrepps in Norfolk was the family home of a number of influential families, with Quaker roots. This book brings to life that world. To a lively tribe of visiting grandchildren Northrepps in Norfolk was the family home of the Buxton, Barclay and Gurney families. Thoma Powell Buxton of slave emancipation fame, Elizabeth Fry and many others added to the history of Norfolk. Verily Anderson provides a picture of one of the English households, not just in the 20th Century when she played an active role as a child, but as a useful, and often revealing, social history of important members of English society for well over two centuries.
A very enjoyable read.
Just a chat about community radio, the power of commercial media, advice on corruption, and diversity – and music by Desmond. The voice, and opinion, are by Trevor Lockwood and come from his audiobook: Composting and Other Stories.
A government Minister has insisted that funding for any artistic activity must now be examined to ensure that it will be self-sustaining, if not make a profit. Some time ago Jan Candy and Trevor Lockwood had a chat about finding for opera. We were really concerned about widening the audience for opera but as the New Anglia Economic Partnership have just spent £25,000 (of your money) on a Manchester-based consultancy report that examines our cultural landscape in Norfolk and Suffolk perhaps our chat does add something to the debate.
From 20th until 27th May Zen Buddhist Monk Jan Koan Candy will lead a meditation and art event on the beach at Aldeburgh. Working from the Lookout Tower Rev. Koan will join with others for a Zen meditation session at 7am, 12 noon, and 3pm each day, followed by sketching in the Lookout Tower.
At the end of the event, on the Bank Holiday Monday 27 May there will be an exhibition of the art work produced during the week.
Participation is free – just come to the beach at the stated times. Wear comfortable clothing as you will be sitting on the beach; everything will be carefully explained before the zazen starts. This will be a formal meditation, as practised in our Zendo and many other temples around the world.
It is intended to introduce you to the practice of Zen Buddhist meditation, hopefully to relax and free your mind, and perhaps lead to new artistic horizons.
You will be welcome. Do join us.
I had a long chat with Anne of FXTV this morning, hoping to explain the Councils’ structure and responsibility and to look at some of the initiatives in Felixstowe and Trimley.
Do remember to VOTE on 2nd May