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Update :-) :-) :-) 

Hello once again from Amma’s ashram 🙂

How are you? 

I am sorry it has taken this long to get back to you: I have been completely locked out of my Yahoo email account, due to a tricky tech problem. However, due to the power of Grace, the 1000 Names and a very willing Sevite here in the ashram, the seemingly impossible was made possible 🙂 

I am returning to London on the 12th April, hoping then to be able to give in-person sessions. This is a dream of mine 🙂 Another is an in-person retreat in Portugal in October with Chetana Thornton 🙂 So I will keep you updated and send invites as that unfolds. 

From soon-ish (and that’s a big ‘ish’, as everything in India seems to take about half a day to accomplish – lol!) until mid-April, I will make sessions available via Zoom as usual. There will be more limited availability. However, I plan to give a session each day – meaning to include the weekend. This will be very good news for some of you 🙂 I will write again once I have sorted the tech aspects of the changes and etc.: I am looking forward to being with you again 🙂 

I would like to leave you with just a few insights from my time here in Amritapuri – briefly, as I am cooked! A combination of an incredible Darshan with Amma last night, intense seva (selfless service), deep sadhana (spiritual practices) and lack of sleep. I feel it’s a thrillingly relentless schedule of Divinity in Amma’s physical presence. Definitely for those born to be wild 🙂 Actually, Amma apparently once said that while the Guru lives, their organisation is like a jungle; when they die, it’s like an office. I am so happy and fulfilled to be in the jungle!

In her comments after the satsang given on the 29th January, Amma said, “The most effective way to eliminate the ego is to have a roommate with a bigger ego.” LOL! How true… She added, in a more general sense, that only by facing the challenges of life will we be able to transcend the ego. 

An early Amma devotee named Kusuma, witnessed Amma healing a man named Dattan of King Leprosy (I have seen the footage of this, in which Amma actually licks his sores with her tongue). She asked Amma how she could stand it – when every other person was moving away from Dattan..? Amma replied that the real miracle is that she (Kusuma) herself has the same power inside her, but she doesn’t know it.

Love is the answer,


Free Online Group Healing : this Wednesday :-) 

Hello 🙂

How are you?

Have you noticed there is a vast feeling of space everywhere, at all times and in all situations..? It is a grand Silence, relatable to the feeling of walking into a cathedral or huge art-deco ballroom. It is both ‘inside’ and ‘outside’. It’s as if Eternity is rising to greet the mind with a welcoming happy glance. Often the mind says, No [insert excuses], which is fine and the vast space remains totally undisturbed. There is something beautifully non-negotiable about it…we just cannot bargain with what is. What is, is never part of that game: the game of being “in business with life” as Tony Parsons has so wonderfully described it. That belongs to a completely different landscape, a level upon which the real doesn’t dance its dance. The real can easily disguise itself inside one of the dancers, but it does not itself devote to that kind of manipulation. All forcing, beguiling and making deals ends with the dawning of unconditional Love, which is perhaps the culmination of this vast space. 

It’s a funny thing that the unreal never is or was real, so why do we all pretend for so many painful years that it is? Eventually of course, death comes and immediately exposes the mythology upon which we have laid our fantasies; what we may even have termed “our lives”. Maybe all the while, Divinity is asking, hinting, “Why wait?” The freedom we crave is fully available right now. And only, ever and always now.

Somehow, I am reminded here of something Amma once said :-

“When there is true Love, anything is effortless”

Like almost everything Amma says, the sheer simplicity of it is sort-of finalising: it has a finality to it, daring the ego to stop…..dead………..check-mate.

If you would like to attend the next Free Online Group Healing, it is happening this Wednesday 1st June @ 1pm GMT. NB: please attend only if you can remain on Zoom for the duration (1hr). Here is the link you need for booking :-

Please note that you need to pre-book. You can also book as many Groups as you like in advance. 

For Private Sessions with me, here is the link. You will receive an email (or text if you request this when booking) with which you can rearrange or cancel your session up to 24hrs before the start time, if you wish :- 

I request that you never contact me about rearranging, cancelling or scheduling : instead, simply utilise the email sent to you by Calendly for this very purpose. It may end up in your spam / junk box, so please check.

Please also note that lateness, no-showing, cancelling / rearranging less than 24 hrs in advance of the session time will result in you being charged in full for that session. Thank you 🙂 

Lastly today, you might enjoy this track from Massive Attack. It is one of those songs which everyone in my generation in England would have at least heard (if not, partially grown up on) during their teenage years. Aside from a multiverse of enthused comments I could make about it, I will say that there is something wonderfully wistful about it… And the timbre of the aural landscape gives the chance for expanse, opening, relaxation. Enjoy 🙂