Category: Land Of Anne


100 Days Of Awe: Day Seventy Two – The Gentian

Day 72: The Gentian

the-gentian-at-st-georgesThe Gentian courtesy of TripAdvisor Photos

A friend of mine has a birthday this week.  She used to live in London but is now based in the West of Ireland.  We met up quite frequently as she passed through London on business but since February 2012 when I started my peripetetic ambulations that thread of connection has been frayed.  It took a birthday reminder to wake me up to the realisation of the fading.  Now I know that our connection is one that can be revived at the drop of a choice; we are both travellers, would be global citizens.  We could reconvene over Thai in London, a cocktail perhaps down Piccadilly way, in the warm evening heat of the South of France with a glass of wine or course, or hot toddys by the fire in a garrulous Irish pub or on wind blown quayside perched on the shore of Galway Bay.

I thought the very least I could do was to send a card, a real one for a change, but had to drop an email to get a postal address.  She directed me to a new town hinting at a different life.  It struck me how our busy lives so full to us are unbeknownest to others and in that space it is easy for friendships to casually fall by the way side.  We are fortunate to live in an age when email addresses and mobile numbers keep us more connected than our forefathers.  I had the flicker of an impulse to look up the address she gave me; The Genetian, Kinvara.  What a surprise to discover that since we last met she has with her partner gone in to the Cafe business.  They set it up in 3 months in 2012 and she has just finished a 3 month stint immersed in cooking with Darina Allen of Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork.  Not a huge surprise as C. has loved the work she has done in the hospitality business but I had not expected her to take from Executive Coaching to hands on mainstays of bacon and butties as well as the more sophisticated pleasures of warm beef fillet salad, lemon sole, spanakopita and a barrage of sweet toothed afters; marmalade bread and butter pudding, crunchy orange butter scones, lemon meringe lattice.  And that is just what I have picked up from the TripAdvisor reviews and The Genetian Facebook page.  As a lover or food and cafe life I am a little biasied but the joy and pleasure of this project radiates from it now that I have spotted it.  Like it’s namesake flower this cafe looks sure to be a curative for hunger of all sorts.  It looks like myself and C. just might cross paths this Summer in London and I am looking forward to hearing about and celebrating this creation.  The awesomeness of the unexpected.

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 Seventy One – Pillar Box Rust

Day 71: Pillar Box RustIMAG4794IMAG4796 IMAG4801A few weeks ago I was down at the Royal Brompton Hospital in South Kensington.  South Kensington is sedate, well kept and not a hair out of place.  One of the things I marvelled at was the bright, shiny, spruceness of the red pillar boxes.  I even contemplated them as a topic for a days of awe post but the photographs al beit shiny and red had a flatness and superficiality that did nothing to inspire my creative juices.  Unlike my local North Kensington post box which I used today.  I noticed it’s chipped and tried smile in contrast to the polished perfection of it’s South Kensington cousins.  I couldn’t quite see the top of the box but my camera could.  What a landscape!  It could be the moon, if the moon were red.  Far more interesting than the inaccessible surface of newly painted surfaces.

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 Seventy – In-No-Sense

Day 70: In-No-SenseIMAG4793William Whitecloud is completing his visit to the UK with the delivery of his final Meet Your Genius two day event in London.  This two day workshop is designed to introduce everyone to their highest level of creativity and reveal that each of us have innate talent and genius that can be accessed at will.  It was at a workshop like this 5 years ago that my appetite for creative mastery was whetted and the training I have undertaken since has opened up a whole new world of adventure and artistry.  I may have done a workshop like this before but I have never done THIS workshop, it may look like the same material, we may cover the same premises but when I am present to the unadulterated moment it is never the same.  The ability to surrender the need to know, to step outside the preception of our belief and definitions is a place where we can see the world with the awe and wonder of innocence.  In-No-Sense where even the grubby carpet in the Kensington Close Hotel becomes a cornucopia of fascination.

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 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.