Liminal Spaces Travelling back from London to Cornwall after Christmas I was wondering why it feels easier to think clearer or discuss big issues in the car. Perhaps because, while travelling we are in a 'liminal space', neither here nor there, on holiday or at work. We are in the in-between, where we can think clearer and more out of the box. However, I remember when studying African folklore, that this liminal space was considered a dangerous place we should avoid. A place
Hello, I hope you have had a great Christmas and let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year from Treargel. Quiet Days Our first Quiet day (in this series) went really well, according to the attendees. "I liked the relaxed, informal atmosphere and the way Naomi led the sessions in a light and non-threatening approach." "It is such a valuable thing to offer to make space for God and yourself, to be real and to share that." I enjoyed "the Peace and Quiet; feeling welcome a
Quiet Day - Life's a journey In my last blog I looked at how life is like a journey with many ups and downs. Our upcoming Quiet Day is an opportunity to delve into this a bit more for yourself. To take time out and look at where you have come from, where you are now and what the future might hold. How to navigate the inevitable deserts, crossroads and bogs. With this in mind, you are welcome to join us on our next Quiet Day which takes place on Thursday 21st November 10-4pm.
I love journeys and often think of life as a journey. Some times we know where we're going and there's a clear path, others times are more confusing. Often there are several ways forward and we look for signs or ask others what to do. Many times life is an uphill struggle. At these points I have to remember to be gentle and generous with myself and plod on steadily or ask for help. Unfortunately we are guaranteed to encounter some 'poo' along the way. How do we cope with this
Summer is arriving and as well as the garden growing like crazy, we too have been very busy with guests. The Byre, Piggery and Hermitage have been mostly full since Easter with the latter proving very popular. See the bottom of this blog for exciting news on our Themed Retreat Weekends - Seeing the Light in Life and Bags full of Soul. So, what else is new at Treargel? Well, we have a new resident in the Piggery named Hammy, kindly donated by some guests. They also did some mu