The Great Deepening



"As you move through these changing times... be easy on yourself and be easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang modes that you are used to.

You will stop working so hard at getting from point A to point B the way you have in the past, but instead, will spend more time experiencing yourself in the whole, and your place in it.
Instead of traveling to a goal out there, you will voyage deeper into yourself. Your mother's grandmother knew how to do this. Your ancestors from long ago knew how to do this. They knew the power of the feminine principle... and because you carry their DNA in your body, this wisdom and this way of being is within you.

Call on it. Call it up. Invite your ancestors in. As the yang based habits and the decaying institutions on our planet begin to crumble, look up. A breeze is stirring. Feel the sun on your wings."

Via Henrietta Gothe-Ellis, Wendy Phillis & Stellar Fairbairn

This quote resonates… deeply

It mirrors a sense I have been having for a while; a call to go slower and deeper into life and work. 

Up until recently, my busy mind had me jumping from one thing to the other, flittering and fluttering like a butterfly. But since coming closer and closer to my centre, there is more space, and a longing for depth.

My friend Marc Péridis even shared this article with me a few weeks ago, which introduces the concept of a year of ‘deepening’, in which nothing new would be consumed or started, but instead one would go deeper into what he or she already has, re-reading, re-viewing, revisiting anything from movies to books. 

Like the Marie Kondo of my soul, my current intention is to give up what does not resonate, and to follow instead my curiosity and resonance around the things I love, such as Crete, body-mind-spirit mentoring, nature, photography, etc.

What about you? Are you feeling the need for depth? Where do you feel your curiosity call you?

Let me know! 

Ed xx

PS - if this message resonates with you, you might want to look at joining the Temple, my membership space and community designed to take you deeper into your self through practices, recordings and live online meetings. On Friday we begin our exploration of ‘I AM Power’: you can sign up for a free 30-day Pass at

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