Balfussen

Balfussen

For years I’ve wanted to be clear and to make my point to Colette and Pat regarding Balfussen. Sometimes a man needs to say what needs to be said and he needs to say it clearly without couching it in subversive or incomprehensible ‘political speak’. This is not a political broadcast but more a narrowcast directly to Colette and Pat themselves. This forum is where my words will best be heard. I would appreciate a response in time. I’m sure…

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Generational Healing

Generational Healing

Sometime during the 20th century, a family psychiatrist by the name of Bert Hellinger, was helping a teenage girl. The story I’ve heard is that to deal with her issues he would invite family members to take part in her therapy sessions, the idea being that in the bosom of her family, the girl would feel safer and more open to her own inquiry, helping her to understand her own workings a little better. On one particular day, one of…

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A Crying Nightmare

A Crying Nightmare

I was awoken again, last night, by a deep crying in my sleep! I was having another nightmare, the grief of which had me sobbing aloud. A very strange and unsettling feeling filled the room. I had just cleaned the house in readiness for a visitor, but I couldn’t see who it was, that was coming. I waited apprehensively, finding it strange that although the house was mine, I didn’t recognise any parts of it. I was in a bright…

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Perfection by FameUs ShameUs

Perfection by FameUs ShameUs

What is perfection? T’is a class of a sort of a thing that maybe, I’d say, a lot of us know nothing about! What is perfection indeed? We think or even believe, we know but when it comes right down to it, we might be hard pressed to recognise it even if it jumped up and bit us in the face, as it were! Well, in my opinion perfection is not a something at all but more an airy fairy…

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Talking’s not walking

Talking’s not walking

Be Yourself! This is the theme of my life! Not me being myself as much as me exclaiming the need to be yourself! It’s in everything I write and have said for decades and yet I still find it hard to follow my own advice. I live in fear of the very thing I ask you to rise above – excommunication or in simpler terms, derogatory comments from under the breath of my peers. Oh how petty this powerful thing!…

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Happy 66th Birthday

Happy 66th Birthday

Well! Today I turn 66 years of age, having been born to this Earth on August 20th 1954. As they say in Cork “It could happen to a Bishop!“. It is, mind you, a little surreal as when we were young, we’d refer to ‘old age pensioners’ as if they were already long gone! We were kids and we thought we’d live forever! I still feel that way most days but my age pops up once a year to remind…

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Be yourself – it’s natural

Be yourself – it’s natural

Oscar Wilde was rumoured to have advised “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken“. When you hear this, it makes great sense and yet it’s so easy to ‘sell your soul‘ for a little acceptance and comfort. I spent my life trying to be ‘a man’ or more precisely, ‘the man I thought my mother wanted me to be’. (God knows what she actually thought a man was or wanted me to be for that matter.) I laughed with a friend…

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Hakomi and The Seven Year Phases

Hakomi and The Seven Year Phases

It’s now clear that my life has moved in phases, seven year phases to be precise! The ninth phase was just starting when I wrote Ode to Coumeenole including the verse ‘Seven year Phases’ about the first 56 years, or so! In the ninth phase, I sang great Irish and Italian songs on the streets of Ireland and in the tenth, I rested a while with my Love, in the charming city of Derry. Recently, I discovered Hakomi as a…

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The Paradox of Truth

The Paradox of Truth

Hello how are you? I came across this website some time ago and it blew me away – Caroline Myss and the Chakra energy fields in your body. There are seven major Chakras and they align with the Seven Sacraments and the seven colours of the rainbow and seven days of the week. Have a read and change your life! https://www.myss.com/chakras/. What reminded me of this today was an email I got from Caroline suggesting that when you come across…

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Find Your Joy

Find Your Joy

Good morning, or afternoon or whatever! Here’s a small gift I received from a great friend many moons ago in a place called the School of Philosophy. T’was a great place where I learned many things and received many valuable and precious gifts for living life and I wanted to share one of them with you today simply because it has done so much for me I had to pass it on! I hope you get as much from it…

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