PODCAST

Grace & Joy!

rowena scotney

On aliveness and wonder for Sensitives, Empaths, Introverts & Intuitives... for living a heart-centred life.

On Being & OverwhelmBody scan & colour healing meditationOn HSPs, energy, essence and self-compassion...A quiet, visual room of one's own...Morning Poem 1 (or Drizzle is a soft film) - MondayNight & Morning poem 2 (or Woodlouse in the Wind) - TuesdayMorning Poem 3 (or Storm cat through night hours) - WednesdayCreative Changemakers - 1: Vimla Sharma
The first in our Conversations series with creative changemakers!I was so thrilled to chat with Vimla Sharma and discover more about her life, from growing up in Nairobi, Ayurvedic medicine and wise elders and also being taught massage from her mother, along with her 7 brothers and sisters.Vimi is open about her personal life events, including devastating griefs that she has experienced and a recent breast cancer diagnosis. She takes us on a journey through homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, Grief Recovery, her Shamanic path in Peru, the Sea, the Universe, the Divine ...and so much more...I felt honoured to listen to Vimi and share this hour with her and I hope you enjoy the episode too. Vimi is currently in the process of gently beginning her business again, of work centred around trauma resolution and if you would like to contact her, please email her at - vimladsharma.gmail.comThe conversation starts at 2 mins 35 seconds in.Wonderful takeaways:The wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine and tribal elders from a childhood in Nairobi.Massage skills passed down through the generations to Vimi, and her own children.'If you're ever unhappy and you don't know what to do with your life, you always have your hands' - Vimi's mother's words.Meeting a homeopath and inner knowing - 'I will do this! And then I let go. The secret is, you kind of have to let go of the outcome'.Living as a series of 'mini deaths' along the way, as well as the literal.How trauma shapes our lives.'I realised I was always looking outside of myself for home.''The Universe really colludes with you when the time is right - it is about Divine timing.'Innate wisdom and Knowing, beyond book learning. 'We are infinite Beings, infinite space'.'I really always have had this innate knowing that everything is going to be ok.'On grief: 'The sea understood me, the sea never judged me...I felt that the sea was holding me, was nurturing me and I had to learn to be really gentle and kind to myself because I realised that I was my harshest critic.'The beauty and honour of craniosacral therapy - working in the sacredness... and the metaphor of the sea, tides and flow.'I've had to go through the fear. I've made peace with the grief.''Somatically, we can a dialogue with it...and then release' - on our blocks.'This is your work, take it to the West' - on the Shamanic Path in Peru.'We have to remember who we are, we are children of the sun.'Sevika - 'Servant of God' - Vimi's spiritual name as given by Mooji - beautiful spirtual teacher/pointer.The Grief Recovery Method - an action programme that's also being taken into schools - about moving beyond loss.'All the work I do is around trauma resolution, in a nutshell.''We are here to shine our light. We have to show our magnificence.''I can choose the path of going down the fear route, or I have a choice, and I can choose the love path.''This is my way of serving the whole.'Contact Vimla on Vimladsharma@gmail.com ..................................................................................................................................................Please see more artwork, articles and info at www.rowenascotney.com Music by Podington Bear www.soundofpSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rowenascotney)
27-08-2020
1 hr
Morning poem 4 (or Rain code, dots and dashes) - ThursdayMorning poem 5 (or Radio weather report) - FridayMorning poem 6 (or All at once, in a flash! when reading a sentence) - SaturdayMorning poem 7 On cycles & recycles (or Astounding, infinite mouse!) - SundayThe mirror, the heart & the glowing birdCreative Changemakers - 2: Anja Kersten
‘Do you look behind what’s visible? Do you go a step further?’Anja Kersten is an inspiring writer, performer and filmmaker with a huge amount of creative offerings full of wonder, depth and intrigue for a magic world.It was fantastic to have a conversation on topics ranging from sensitivity, imagination, curiosity, wonder, improvisation, courage, authenticity and more...This is the second in our Conversations series with creative changemakers and I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did. Thank you Anja!The conversation starts at 3 mins 18 seconds in & there's a short musical interlude at 20 mins 44 secs.Wonderful takeaways:'Everything I've done before feeds into what I'm doing now, maybe an understanding of our humanness'  - on trainings in social work, theatre & education, acting, coaching & more...Stories emerging from improvisation and funny occurances such as an aunt's text about a garden dwarf/gnome :)'50 Shades of Stuck' - on feeling stuck, doodling and humour! 'I love fairy tales' - fairy tales and East Germany.'Being wired differently' - on being an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) and an Empath.'I was a very dreamy child' - on the blessing of attending the Rudolf Steiner School in Nuremberg.'Creating a community of people who feel different, coming together in their weirdness' - 'Dreamy Capuccino - Live!' - On future projects (tea drinkers also welcome :)) 'Standing in your own uniqueness' - a focus for future 1:1 sessions.To young women - 'Really look closely at the messages [you] get from others and instead of doubting [yourself] immediately, look at the messages and doubt them - see whether they're true, or not.''I don't want to be perfect in anything I do.''We have numerous opportunities to see something extraordinary in the ordinary.'You need to cultivate your curiosity.'Anja follows a regular meditation practice and also her own version of 'Morning Pages' inspired by Julia Cameron's 'The Artist's Way'...................................................................................................................................................Contact Anja and visit her website Anja Kersten - For a Magic World Settle comfortably and listen in to Dreamy Cappuccino - Inspiring stories, musings & memoirs - beautiful quirky tales of wonder and delight!..................................................................................................................................................Please see more artwork, articles and info at www.rowenascotney.com ... and more podcast episodes with poetry, meditations and more! here on my Grace & Joy podcast.Music by Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com - 'Wavy Glass'Episode cover - Anja KerstenPodcast cover - 'Garden Robin'Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rowenascotney)
22-09-2020
43 mins
Poem in the afternoon - Moss, the Mount & Musical skies!Poem after midnight - ‘The green minus-marks of grass’Golden light guided meditation for cleansing, releasing and glowing1-1 Art & Wellbeing sessions for happinessMorning poem 8 (The space beyond thought... or 'Tasmanian Devil spontaneously combusts!'))'Wednesday Warmers' - Pablo Neruda's celestial socks ...