Author Archives | Filomena

About Filomena

Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Workshop & Community Rhythm Facilitator @ Core-Beat Drumming & Dancing At The Heart of Communities & Full Circle Therapeutic Pathways.

Courage to Love

December 31, 2018

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At the end of this year I feel very grateful to be sitting here again, summoning up the words for my end of year post, for honouring, for blessing, for wishing. This year I will be brief. This year I wish to be, more than do, to gather at the centre of my core and […]

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A Blessing of Light

December 31, 2017

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Last year, when I was writing my ritual end of year wishes, I called my post ‘An Act of Faith’. Little did I know at that point how much this would not only be my hope and wish but become a live theme throughout the year.  Events amongst my friends and family, tragic losses, struggle, […]

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An Act of Faith

December 31, 2016

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Here we are, on our calendars it’s another year end, 2016, mighty and full and intense, in my memory. Last year, at this very time, the town I live in and surrounding villages and towns were only just beginning to surface from the most severe flood catastrophe in a long time. Both the magnitude of this […]

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The Sound of Hope

December 31, 2015

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It’s that time of year again. I am sat watching the sea, through this beautifully wide window,  from a place special to me and to my companion, feeling blessed to be able to be here. Only an hour ago the horizon had disappeared into a myst of sea spray, clouds and wind, the waves beating hard against […]

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Sacred Shores

September 15, 2015

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By the Sea I am tuned to the Ebb and Flow, To the in and out breath of Life I am entrained To the perfect rhythm of the Tides Woven with the Moon I am washed ashore From the relic of shipwreck From turbulent journeys, Gold polished back to its own elemental shine By sand and […]

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Blue Moon

August 4, 2015

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Once in a Blue Moon, I will step forward and dare to dance, and drum, with what I know, and what I don’t know, knowing anyway that I will learn the rest as I go, that others, the dance itself, will show me. For there is no other way for a heart’s longing but to […]

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Joining The Tides

April 25, 2015

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20th April 2015 Descending Holy Mountain… Climbers walk past, fast paced, heads down, carrying their heavy load of gear, chatting – loud – busy, busy headed, talking, talking. Has the Mountain left nothing with them…How can you climb a mountain and not acquire some of its stillness? This most sacred of temples is made of […]

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