Author: annekscott


100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty Nine – Late Night Flowers

Day 69: Late Night FlowersIMAG4755I had no idea until I started doing this blog that I was so captivated, engrossed and relentlessly curious about nature’s growth; flowers, trees, leaves, seeds, grass you name it wherever I go I seem to be attracted to the orderly chaos of it all.  Now that I have become conscious of this umblical draw I can only deduce that it speaks to a deeper part of me that does not and cannot defer to the realm of logic but rather resides with Wonder in the realm of Awe.  I came home from a foray to the shops and Gaby, one of my two model tenants, had gifted me this happy bunch garrulous Spring flowers.  Just writing this I thought to google what they might be so I typed in ‘yellow iris lilies‘.  I had no idea that there was any such thing.  I thought they look a bit like irises, or lilies and they are yellow.  Guess what there is such a thing as iris lilies!  I had no idea I had this information.  Perhaps I don’t.  As I said this part of me resides in Awe beyond my rational mind.  I took this photo in the late night light just before I turned in for the night bursting with gratitude for flowers and bearers of surprise gifts. Thank you Gaby!

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty Eight – Dogwood Day

Day 68: Dogwood Day

IMAG4751 IMAG4748My phone has not been working since Monday.  One of the reasons why I got the HTC One S Smart Phone was because of the camera quality.  I dropped it shortly after I bought it and before I had taken the precaution of a protective case so the cover is chipped and the glass is achingly fractured.  More recently the charging connection has seemed a little tempermental.  My contract is up in July and I am hoping to switch to SIM only.  On Monday all attempts to resuscitate the red charging light were doomed to failure which had a direct impact on my Days Of Awe project.  Without my camera I was adrift and my curiosity about the visual world around me was tempered.  As it happened this was a very neat reflection of my reality; taking a deep introspective dive on William Whitecloud’s Creative Warror training at Barnett Hill, Wornesh, Surrey the spotlight was on my internal landscape.  Back in London on Thursday I took a reticent visit to the Geek Squad at Carphone Warehouse. Their first step was to put the phone on charge.  I wasn’t too hopefully but I waited refusing to dive into the tangle of of despair that not having a phone would precipitate; the hassle, the cost. Not something I wanted to contemplate so I didn’t.  And then as if by magic the world was at rights again.

On the way home I was startled by these showy roadside flowers, a lone specimen in a row of regular scrawny kerb side crawlers,  sedate and elegant amongst the roadside geezers and quite exotic too it would seem possibly a Japanese Dogwood.  A relief to be back to capturing my experience of life.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty Seven – Emerging From The Portal

Day 67: Emerging From The Portal

IMAG4740-001Foxglove, Barnett Hill

Imagine, if you will, being deeply silently wrapped in a womb like blanket for four days, exploring the unending corridors of your own mind and pysche, unravelling the layers of the onion that is you.  See yourself dropping away from the surface noise of the machinations of the world, of diaries and dramas to synchronise with the heart beat of the moment; steady, rythmic, all consuming, nourishing.  Now imagine emerging from that chrysallis, raw, vulnerable, wide eye, wonderous and not a little stupefied.  It is like emerging into the world from the pink spotted palm of a foxglove.  The world is big, boisterous, mystical and mind boggling.  We are may not be visibly different but we are reconfigured; equipped with sword and sheild, brave hearted warrior’s for love and truth.  Bye bye Creative Warrior  training and the bosom of Barnett Hill, hello to the unknown and a new way of living.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  Anne is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty Six – Land Of Plenty

Day 66: Land Of PlentyIMAG4737The Land Of Plenty is a shamanic visioning technique that takes you to a place where everything you desire already exists.  It is a foundational premise of the coaching work I do.  It takes us beyond what we don’t want and the conditions that we believe need to be in place before we can truly enjoy and receiving the pleasures of the life we would truly love.  It is the place where the highest vibration and purest expression of our hearts exists. It is the place I go to to set and calibrate my personal goals at least twice a year and it is the place I guide my clients to to reveal the choices that we will work on together during our coaching relationship.

“use Law against Laws; the higher against the lower; and by the Art of Alchemy transmute that which is undesirable into that which is worthy, and thus triumph.”

The Kybalion

The choices revealed in the Land Of Plenty are personal talismans to wield the law of the higher over the lower.  They take us above the trials and tribulations of everyday life to give us a standard of measure against which to make decisions and take action.  Today was Land Of Plenty day on Creative Warrior.  After two days of desconstruction and putrefaction we are all so ready to be fully immersed this alternative dimension.  Personally the work that we have done has prepared me for an experience that was more tangible, real and specific than anything I have received before.  Not my usual colourful romp in a land of Pandora-esque dimensions and Alice In Wonderland colours reminiscent of the photograph but rather  a solid reality with the comforts and conveniences of a material world created through the assiduous application of creative mastery and the pure joy of wielding my true nature and purpose in service to myself and others.  The bar is set for the next six months.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app.  If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty Five – Going For The Truth

Day 65: Going For The TruthIMAG4720This was always going to be a different kinda of week.  If you have been following my blog you may have noticed more than a few mentions of William Whitecloud.  This is not because I have an unhealthy obsession with William – honest!  But rather because this year I have chosen to focus this year on anchoring my creativity with a series of William Whitecloud trainings.  William is one of the best, if not THE best creative practicioners I know.  The author of The Magician’s Way and The Last Shaman he is also the founder of the Natural Success organisation which promotes and teaches techniques and programmes to tap in your own personal genius and your highest level of creative function.

Yesterday I started the Creative Warrior intensive, a 4 day trainer’s immersion at Barnett Hill a Queen-Anne style property built at the beginning of the 19th Century.  A pretty, normal event hotel and conference centre it was an unprepossing portal to a shamanic land where time and space are twisted and distorted, where the gauntlet of the grey feather floats down, where my mobile phone refuses to charge and eighteen normal people don invisible breast plates to become warriors for truth; most specifically our truth.  In this slice of the time space continuum we are learning that who we are in essence is not separate and that this has been scientifically proven, we are alreadyconnected to everything that we love if we can only see beyond our egoic walls of separation, we are learning that nothing means nothing about nothing and that this work requires us to break eggs (metaphorically at least), to die to old patterns and create new structures.  We are being slowly but surely guided premise by premise into the assimilation of deeper meaning and then back to the Power Of Love – the awareness of our true end results and the action we take towards them.  Outside it rains.  Inside I can feel the machinations of reconfiguration.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty Four – In The Pink

Day 64:  In The PinkIMAG4698IMAG4693 IMAG4696Creative Warrior immersion training with William Whitecloud, deep dive day one at Barnett Hill in Wornesh, Surrey.  Sunday was a beautiful day and the gardens were out in all their finery, kicking their skirts up in the breeze poised for pollination.  This was one of many Georgia O’Keefe moments.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty Three – Soggy Saturday

Day 63: Soggy Saturday

IMAG4556My rain battered glass shield

There have been days of deep, focused immersion.  As I mentioned previously this week I am unravelling. Choosing to  consciously follow this uncoiling thread I become mesmerised in my internal world; I am delighting in the treasures I am finding here in the caves, my creativity is bubbling up and I forget about the external world, hiding away from it even in this studio of curiousity.  My thoughts are drawn to what I want to write about today, what I find awesome, when I am stunned into awareness by the loudness of thunder and the verdant leafy greenness outside my wind, boisteriously being ruffled by brother wind blowing in big fat drops of rain.  As Stan Phillips puts it so well from his vantage point in Waterford, Ireland today:

Summer comes slow this year.
Shyly,like young and undeclared,
She loves me, she loves me not,love.
And this morning is grey,still,overcast,and cold.
The sky is the colour of lead.
And even the birds who once hurried and scurried around and about the garden,
Are reluctant in the branches. Peering out as if to test the day for possibility of rain by stretching a tentative wing to catch a small drop.
Could birds use brollies?
Silly thought!
The sort of thought that flies into that void twixt the ending of Spring
And the hesitant start of Summer.
Which comes slothful upon the unseasonal and tedious year.

It feels good to be hidden away while Summer struggles to assert herself, to be peering at the world through my rain battered glass shield.  But not for long – I am about to pack up my spear, my amulets and my iron clad underwear to venture to the training fields of Surrey and William Whitecloud‘s Creative Warrior training; 4 days of shaminic immersion and no doubt some magical awe-some moments.  I feel like I am travelling between two or three different realities at the moment smudging the edges of each, dissolving and reconstructing.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty Two – Empty Hands

Day 62: Empty Hands

Booklet1Click on the photo to Download the Empty Hands album

A little background: I am a member of the Million $ Book Club Community, created by William Whitecloud author of The Magician’s Way and The Last Shaman, intuitive master, shamanic teacher.  This club is not so much about money but about engaging the true gold of your creative genius to write books that ‘electrify your audience and position you as a master in your field or genre’.  I attended William’s inaugural course in Los Angeles in February and met twenty other warrior souls.  We learnt through the weekend how true vulnerability is the key to writing that transforms and touches hearts, we also learnt how our smaller self, our ego, is dedicated to sabotage and how our individual sabotage patterns play out.  Fortunately it didn’t end there and we learnt about will and the keys to staying on course to our end goal.  We left with girded loins and continue to support and inspire each other to keep going in this unknown territory.

The reason why I tell this story is because awhile back, Fred, one of my hero partners on this writing journey, posted this link to Nimesh ‘Nimo’ Patel’s free Empty Hands album in our writer’s group.  I don’t think I would have checked the link if it wasn’t in our writing group but I just knew that Fred would only share something of value.  I downloaded the album not expecting much.  I mean it is free after all and ostensibly a rap album not my favourite genre of music.  I played it in the background while I pottered on with my writing.  Within minutes I was stopped in my tracks; yes this was rap but the heart, the passion, the love, the truth just oozes out of the songs.  I had to check out who this Nimo guy was.  He tells his story so much better than I can but sufficient to say he has taken the road less travelled; from great achievement, Wall Street and music success to the Gandhi ashram in India.  He let everything go, stepped into the unknown, pouring love into the small things.  And then four years on this music just started coming through and now I am telling you about it.  Nimo’s story is not about worldwide recognition rather it is about all of us; about you – the spark you have inside you, the love you have to give and your unique genius that is waiting to be awakened.

Thank you to Nimesh ‘Nimo’ Patel for following his heart for Fred Pockrass of Transcendentist in Berkley, California for spreading the word and for everyone out there who is brave enough to step out on the soul journey.

I would love to support Nimo to play his music around the world, if you are interested in offering support in UK or Ireland in November 2014 please let me know anne@crossingfrontiers.co.uk

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty – Unravelling Me

Day 60: Unravelling Me

Do you know when you have a knot in a thread or fine gold or silver chain and it you have to keep worrying away at it until at last and often all of a sudden it loosens up?  I have had one on those knots in my consciousness about being me.

Now I understand the rational concept of being me and I admire the exhortation to be me.  In fact I champion the cause for everyone to be themselves but today I realised that it this is going to be a life time’s work.  What brought me to that realisation was having that sudden loosening of the knot today and slipping from one layer of consciousness to the next.  It was the same place but deeper, like slipping down (or should that be up?) the Fibonacci spiral.   I can’t tell you, precisely what happened, but I believe it is the chipping away that does it.  There are times when that chipping away has a flow, feels productive and satisfying and then there are times that the chipping away is like taking a puny screwdriver to an RSJ seems like an impossible task.  I have been having a time of it recently feeling stuck with regards to my purpose, productivity and frankly my ability to create money.  In fact I have started to slide backwards – commitments being called in, house repairs, clients ready to be in the world on their own.  I have been sweating under the metaphorical collar, tossing and turning at night, questioning, analysis, alternating bouts of optimism with desperate pessimism.

Fortunately I have a tool box I can use to look under the hood of what is going on in my unconscious mind and I have colleagues that will support me to do the same.  Along side the drama I have been chipping away intuitively but I could feel the tension of that drama like a dog with a bone, hanging on for dear life.  Until this morning.  This morning’s chip loosened something, I wasnt sure what, but there was a loose thread something I could go deeper into.  I felt that concept of being me, moving from my head to somewhere just below my collarbone, my heart perhaps and as it landed I was flooded with the emotion of pleasure.  The pure pleasure of being me.  I cannot tell you how expansive that felt.  William Whitecloud* talks about emotion as the secret weapon and before William, Neville Goddard wrote a little pamphlet called Feeling Is The Secret – I got a taste of that today and a whole new level of joy from one of my favourite every ditties from Cat Stevens and made famous in the cult movie Harold and Maude.

William Whitecloud is delivering his last 2 day Meet Your Genius training in London on 31 May & 1 June.  Tickets are his complimentary gift as he is choosing to hand training over and focus on his writing and film creations.  If you are interested please claim your free ticket at Secrets Of Natural Success.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo iPHone app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

100 Days Of Awe: Day Sixty One – To The Polls

Day 61: To The Polls

IMAG4670Polling Station at St Francis Church of England Church, Dalgarno, London, UK

My voting ward has been reconfigured and I have a new polling station, instead of the Dalgarno Community Centre it is the local Church of England church of Saint Francis.  This made me smile when I received my voting card; in Ireland, my home country there is so much uproar about the interference of the church in state affairs I just could not imagine the reaction – not to mind the reality – of a proposal to use a sacred Catholic Church as a place to host polling for secular, read heathen, state affairs.   This was my outing today voting after an administrative side trip to my doctor’s.

Wild Bill Hickok was rallying his steers in the sky as I prepared for my 2.30 Doctor’s appointment, I managed to outrun the big fat rain drops and was grateful for the delay at the Doctor’s while this tantrum raged outside.   The sun was shining as if nothing had happened when I saddled my trusty steed and headed up to St. Francis’ church, in the freshness of the light and the pinkness of the paint this could have been an adobe walled chapel in the wild west on a lazy Sante Fe afternoon. This lovely idea was taken further when I discovered that in 1998 after the church was closed due to declining numbers ‘the Bishop approached Rev Justin Terry from St Helen’s Church, North Kensington to undertake mission to the Dalgarno Estate and try to restart the church‘.  Can’t you just see it – padres heading out in their somberos, flapping cassocks in the wind, spurring on their horses with the silver spurs of divine calling.  St Helen’s Church is all of a 10 minute walk at a stretch from St. Francis. I can but dream.

I realised as I picked up my papers I had no idea who to vote for.  I was here doing my duty by my suffragette ancestors who fought for this right, the right for me to vote to have my say.  I choose to ignore that part of my that feels I have not done enough research or paid enough attention to the electoneering campaigns and that is, in hindsight, a little guilty for recycling the various pamplets and leaflets that have come through the door.  No one seems to bother knocking the 40 flats at Coronation Court so I have no idea about the individuals standing for election.  I like to think that anyone who steps into the field of politics feels called on some level and even if misguided is willing to stand and speak for something that they believe is greater than themselves.  My choice to look at what the candidates are standing for.  When it came to the local elections Labour was calling me but looking at the European paper it was Green that was jumping out.  Sadly there weren’t any Green party candidates for the local elections but I was a little surprised; I am not usually quite so alternative, am I become more of a tree hugger or are the Greens perhaps become more practical and pragmatic?  My urge to recycle and compost is telling but I do think that the gap between the dreams and idealism of Green party politics, and the reality that people want to live in is being closed.  This is partly to do my knowledge of Grace O’Sullivan, standing for the European elections in Ireland.  Grace was with the Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior when it was sunk in Auckland by French Intelligence on my birthday in 1985 and she has campaigned for local environment since she returned to live in Tramore, Co. Waterford.  I see her committed to practical action and ongoing learning.  When she was asked to stand her response was ‘No, I couldn’t do it. Thank you but I’d have to compromise my principles too much.”  I would have voted for Grace if I was in Ireland.  Fingers crossed for the results.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.