Dear Yogis,

It is lock-down, and during lockdown I try to send a newsletter every morning except Thursday.  This week is one of those weeks.  Please note – We will be zooming our STUDIO yoga classes until lock down ends.  Please let me know if you need an ID.

ZOOM as usual:  Monday 6.30pm: Mary Magdalen, Tuesday 7.30pm: Mary Magdalen, Friday 6.45pm: Tarot card a day, Sunday 10am: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
ZOOM YOGA CLASSES during lockdown: Wednesday 1pm, Wednesday 5.30pm and Friday 5.30pm


In these difficult times it is good to remember that there are Angels among us.  I have to begin by saying that I have had (and still have) personal experience as have many of you,  as attested to by the many “angel stories” that appear in literature and the popular press.  It is not my intention to convince you of any particular belief system regarding angels, but as usual, to be a guide.  This morning my Guide alerted me to the fact that I had not paid attention to the fact that he in fact is an Angel with me.   When I was a child I held conversations with angels on a regular basis (as I do now), and found the experience neither odd nor disturbing.

My experience at that time of my life was discouraged, which resulted in me becoming secretive.  I know that many of you do have angel contact.. which you keep private.  Now is the time “wake up”,  to share.  For whatever reason Angels have decided to be more available.  My feeling is that they are doing so in response to heartfelt prayers at this difficult time.  Prayers from from people in every country, in all walks of life and from all faiths.

I can only say from my own experience that angels are teachers, healers and rescuers, and perform many beneficial functions on behalf of humans.  They can appear as people, as events, as signs (feathers, moths, butterflies) they can contact us while we are sleeping and dreaming or they can appear whilst we are wide awake and functioning in our everyday world.  To encounter an angelic presence can awaken us to our own sacred dimension and that of the world around us.  What is important is that they speak to us on many levels.  Whether they are abstract powers or energies, they operate in ways that we can never understand.

The Sufi tradition tells us that there is hidden meaning in all things, and that everything has an inner and an outer meaning.  Every external form is complemented by an inner reality.  You may be surprised at the positive change that can come about as you open to the sacredness of every day.  You will discover that the living spirit is everywhere.  Don’t wait for things to improve in order to be happy.  Choose to be happy NOW.

As I have reminded you many times:  “NO THING can happen except that it is the will of God (“The Good”)” – the Qur’an






Dear Yogis,

We live in “interesting times”, and this is just the beginning.     Our routines, the routines, income, habits have a way of drying up…and it can happen that this is when the ravens or angels stand back.  A lesson is on the way.

In the bible the widow of Zarepath (1Kings, Chapter 17) found herself in this dried up position.  It probably was not uncommon then, and it is not uncommon today.  She was down to the last crumbs of everything and was gathering up the last sticks to prepare the little they had before they died.   We don’t get to this position, but we do sometimes struggle.  It was at that moment that a prophet arrived on the doorstep asking for water.  Because of their understanding about hospitality she went off to the well for water, but when Elijah asked for bread she was brought face to face with the reality and emptiness of her position.

It is one thing to have nothing, it is totally different when you are asked to feed another out of your emptiness.  The widow says to Elijah “I have only a handful of flour and a little oil”.  How could you feed yourself or another with so little?

This emptiness is not just about physical emptiness, it is also about spiritual and emotional emptiness which we so often experience.  When you have the courage and love to give the up the last handful to another human being, trusting that the emptiness will be miraculously refilled,  you will discover as the widow did that the supply of food NEVER dries up.  Miracles happen and there is always provision.  Your jar of flour will never dry up and your little oil will last for ever.

My meditation and my mat have gotten me through many days of famine.  It is the place where I feel safe to come with my grief, my anger, my joy and delight, my frustrations, my questions, my confusions and my amazement.

Each mantra I pray, is only a handful of flour and a little oil, however it has always been sufficient to change my famine into a feast.  My life has been blessed because I have believed in these crumbs.

When I want to see clearly I close my eyes.  This says something about my inner eyes.  Because I forget use them, they can suffer from neglect and underuse.  Perhaps yours too need recharging.  A friend told me that in her meditations she was aware she sat in front of “a tree full of Angels”. What a wonderful feeling.

Try it.  When you sit on your mat, before you go deeply into you meditation, imagine angel wings like stars glistening in every branch.  Gold and silver everywhere you look.  What an Angelic start to your yoga day.

HAVE A SPARKLING, ANGEL FILLED DAY.  When your basket seems empty, reach in and give away what you have with trust, not challenge.