Halcyon Days is a restorative retreat in Corfu from 26th June – 1st July 2019.
The invitation is to enjoy 5 relaxing and stimulating days on the stunning island of Corfu to sink into who you really are and what matters to you. This will be a magical restorative time in a simple unspoilt part of the island. The gift of time and the ease of relaxation in the rugged beauty of Corfu will restore you to that which is forgotten but is inherent within you. It is all within us, rich layers of gifts, talents, resources and ideas. Much of this is lost or dismissed as we fulfil the busy demands of modern life. Our focus narrows and we forget how to expand again. Daily creative sessions will connect you to your inner wisdom and light the path to your future. A wonderful time of revival to remember and learn to prioritise what is truly important to you.
Our venue is in a delightful, simple boutique bed & breakfast offering heartfelt hospitality. We will have private use of this Durrell-style villa in the unspoilt mountain village of Magoulades in north western Corfu with easy access to beautiful beaches and the sapphire sea.
Myself and my co-facilitator, Thea Allison, share a passion for the freedom and wonder that follow when we ally self-responsibility and awareness with the liberation of imagination to expand our life choices.
The price of £695 covers 5 nights of twin-share B&B accommodation, all facilitation and our welcome meal on the evening of 26th June. Single room options are available on request.
If this invitation resonates for you please do get in touch. We would love you to join us in June or, if you really can’t make these dates, later on in the Summer as we plan dates in August and October.
Feel free to spread the word if you know of anyone who would love to ‘receive the richness of life ‘
Click here for more details Halcyon Days.
Perhaps it is the emergence of Spring, the coming of Easter, perhaps it is all of us, or just my desire for new life and emergence but my radar is picking up a farrago of metaphors about the cycle of life and death.
And just in case I dont notice it in this bucolic muddy, bole of countryside that I am living in then it shows up in my mail box and my twitter feeds.
Now, arriving in magic, flying,
and finally, insane for the light,
you are the butterfly and you are gone.
And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow,
you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth.
From The Holy Longing by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated from German by Robert Bly
*Being Irish – the juxtaposition of the words Easter AND Rising is poignant and particular and has a singular meaning. Also known as the Easter Rebellion, it was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, April 1916. The Rising was launched by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in the First World War. It is has a personal impact too as a great uncle of mine, Walter Scott, was probably the last child to die in this struggle. This is not the topic I wanted to talk about here but it is part of the mythic struggle to reach the light.
photo: Anne K. Scott (c) 2018 Carrapateria, Algarve, Portugal
Painting The Future
I can’t see
I can wield
I can’t know
But I am sure
In my lostness
I am found
And in the hum of the Universe
Are subtle brushstrokes
On the canvas of tomorrow
Black is just how humans perceive the absence of any significant peaks in the spectrum of reflected light.
The alchemist knows that where there is lead, where there are challenges, there is blackness, there is also gold.
We are all of us alchemists. We activate our ability to release the spirit of the lead when we know that everything in life happens for us not to us. When we turn the eye inwards, when we observe our lives from the perspective of spirit we reveal the spectrum of golden light that is hidden to the human eye. Light that opens up new pathways for us to follow.
Creating what matters to you is assured when you understand how to cultivate your sub conscious mind. It is not the BIG actions that count but the messages of purposeful intent. NOT taking action towards what matters tells your sub conscious mind that it doesnt matter.
What matters is that you can do it NOW not how BIG it is. What can you do NOW that plants the seed that you are on purpose?
And then DO IT.
In August 2012 I was sitting on an escarpment overlooking the ancient beginnings of civilisation in Swaziland in Africa. In the dusty haze a trail emerged laid out across scrubby, foreign land, a long, long walk leading all the way to the sea and, I imagined, a handsome sailor in a pea green boat.
Two months later I walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. Almost 1000 km from the border with France to the Coast of Death in Galicia. Every step takes me deeper into the land, my edges softened by rock, my spirit dissolving in earth, the raging energy of the elements becomes my wildness, I breathe in the desire of soul symbiosis and exhale ecstasy.
Did I buy boots – yes Salomon Ultra X. Did I take time to research my pack – yes it was an Osprey just the right size, complete with a built in hydration pack (fancy name for bag of water), did I carry a guidebook – yes a ‘John Brierley’, did I train – well maybe – if you count a few weekends of long walks.
My Camino journey was wildly imaginative and that is the story my spirit wants to share. Fortunately that spirit called in Andrew Priestly and My Camino Walk #1 project – my story is one of 20 stories, jostling alongside 19 others, it is a wonderful compendium that gives you insights into 20 prisms of Camino perception. You have the practicality of preparation, the wisdom of spiritual journeying, the suffering of physical limitation, the mental anguish of being human. The full experience of life. The Camino is but a metaphor for life. How you experience it is just the lens you are looking through. Imagine living life when you can play with all the lens available to you?
Anne is a catalyst and ambassador for new possibilities. She brings cutting edge intuitive techniques together with 30+ years as an innovation and technical professional to deliver end results that appear improbable if not impossible.
Anne works with individuals and businesses have a desire to create a better, sustainable and beautiful world. She is passionate about the purposeful application of imagination and although she could be defined as a coach, teacher, writer and speaker she is ultimately an Imagination Technologist collaborating with high level creatives to bring ideas into being and make them real.
Anne walked the 800km+ Caminos Francaise, Finisterre and Muxia in Northern Spain 2012 and a soupçon of her story was recently published in My Camino Walk #1 available on Amazon. Anne is a migratory soul with seasonal homes in Europe, Australia and the USA. She loves traveling and exploring the outer edges of consciousness enjoying, savouring and fully inhabiting this life.
A little over a month ago I returned from my observational project with The Great Generation (TGG) in Uganda. A trip that allowed me to give freely of my skills and talents because of your financial support. This blog is my update and an open letter of gratitude to those who contributed financially and emotionally to my journey to Uganda.
24% of the population in Uganda lives on less than $2 per day. They lack skills, business know-how and the market knowledge to build and sustain success and achieve significant results. What they do have is motivation and a desire for change in their lives. I was exposed to people living in basic conditions with limited access to clean water and sanitation, I got to meet ordinary people with passion and determination who have created services and infrastructure to support their communities. Personally I had the privilege of participating in a number of entrepreneurship sessions in Kampala, supporting the creation and delivery of a five day residential teaching forum in a rural district in Uganda as well as experiencing this stunning country.TGG creates experiential learning programmes to bring expensive and hard to access business expertise to communities with limited resources, to challenge and transcend norms and assumptions and to stimulate fresh thinking for future creativity. Your donation was key to ensuring that I was able go to Uganda to experience the work of TGG. The outcome is that I am now the first entrepreneurial associate eligible to support transformational leadership projects intended to enhance entrepreneurial capacity building in Uganda and in turn foster creative thinking and innovation for established multi-nationals and corporate executives.
With love and gratitude.
“A warrior chooses a path with heart, any path with heart, and follows it; and then he rejoices and laughs. He knows because he sees that his life will be over altogether too soon. He sees that nothing is more important than anything else” ~ Carlos Castaneda
“What is the work you do about? What can I expect from an intuitive coaching session?” Two great questions and an opportunity to share what intuitive coaching is about.
Often I am asked if what I do is life coaching. The short answer is yes but, and it is a big BUT, intuitive coaching is life coaching not as you might know it. The work I do is a creative modality using imagination and intuition which are tools that serve the agenda of the heart rather than the mind. I use techniques that allow you to step beyond your limiting beliefs, assumptions and definitions to get a full 360 degree picture of what it is you truly want to create. Even if you only choose one session the orientation will be creative. When you choose a longer programme of work I share and teach you to use the techniques for yourself through coaching and training workshops. You don’t need to do any preparation for a session, you don’t even have to know what you love beforehand. All I ask is that you be open and curious.
It takes courage to do what you love and to maintain focus and commitment to following through. Doing what you love maybe obvious but the distractions of life’s busyness get in the way, or perhaps you don’t know what it is you love or understand how to go about creating it or how you could possibly be fulfilled doing it. The work I do is about guiding you to create that which is truly congruent for you. It is action oriented, it is about moving you forwards on your path. Whatever your challenge with the path of the heart I can be your guide. I have dedicated the past 8 yrs to staying on the path of my heart, despite the mist, the fog, the obstacles and the sneaky side paths.
What you can expect in a session:
Values: The values of confidentiality and service are key to the work I do. The intention will be to serve you, in confidence, to get to a place where you experience what is true for you and you have the clarity and certainty to take the course of action to make this real.
End Result: Clarity on the path that is true for you with relationship to the challenge or question that you arrive with and a clear course of action to take to actualise what is true for you.
Format: The majority of my sessions are online over Skype/Facetime. The average session is 60 to 75 minutes. You are advised to allow a little time to absorb the session afterwards so a 2 hour window in your diary is ideal to give you the time and space you might need.
Structure: All sessions are clearly structured. The specifics will be dependent on whether the session is a one off session or part of a coaching programme but an initial session will have two parts. The first part is based around a simple set of questions that you will be asked to answer automatically – whatever comes in to your head is ok in this space. The second part of the session is about tapping into the space of imagination and intuition using a little meditation and the conversation of story telling. This is an open and free format but my gift is to navigate the way to the end result we have established for you.
What do I need to do before a session? There is nothing that you need to do or bring to a session but I invite you to be curious and open to learn.
What can I expect after a session? People have different experiences after the sessions; you may feel energised or quiet but without exception everyone feels like they have connected with who they truly are. This can be freeing or mind blowing but regardless it is awesome – have a look at Success Stories if you want to see more.
How much do sessions cost? As part of a coaching programme sessions are typically £100 each. One off sessions cost £175 + depending on your requirement. Bursary options may be available depending on funds.
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