Being Held

Being Held

Good morning Beautiful People, Today is one of those days where before I sat down to write this message to you, I didn’t know what I was going to write. In the past, this might have induced a state of panic or stress, believing that the well of inspiration I once had access to, had run dry. Yet, with dedication and trust, what needs to be shared, will be shared. 

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One Love

One Love

Good morning beautiful people, How cheesy to call this post “One Love” on Valentine’s day, but the truth is that in meditation, we are taught to love it all, the crazy thoughts, the jealousy, the sadness, the anger, the doubts, the fears, the shame, the grief… They are all part of our internal mapping as human beings, they come and go, no one gets spared. Yet, acknowledging how we feel, can also be done from the seat of the meditator, the observer, and alongside presence comes distance, no longer having the same knee jerk reactions to our emotions, eventually witnessing our old triggers fading away.

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There Are No Mistakes

There Are No Mistakes

Good morning beautiful people, Showing up in your inbox week after week can get a little challenging when I listen to the voices inside my head criticising what I share or when I see people unsubscribe. Yet, I love writing these newsletters and keep hearing again and again, that there are no mistakes, so for today, I will keep going, conscious that I make no mistakes sharing my words, in a world that is so divided. 

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Dealing with Uncertainty

Dealing with Uncertainty

Artwork: Yeh Shih Chiang Good morning beautiful people, What a week it has been on planet earth. In the last chapter of my book, The Jewel Process, I wrote: “Uncertainty is probably the reason why some of us turn to spirituality in the first place and read self-help...

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Vanessa Kandiyoti is a jeweller, meditation teacher and author with a law degree. Born and raised in Belgium, of Turkish origin, she lives in London where she gets to meet people from all over the world. She loves diversity and commonality.