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A pause button appeared…..

The heatwave in the north of the UK has been broken by storms and showers lately and thanks to a creative bit of building work on the flat roof, the sky garden does not drain naturally. A large puddle forms and I go out there and sweep the water towards the drainage hole on the side and this hopefully stops the whole thing from rotting.

I have got run down lately and my health has creaked. Feeling rough and trying to work, I watched the pool on the roof. The birds were having a great time coming to bathe and splash about and some of them just sat in the water, watching the world go by. I left them too it and didn’t rush to sweep the water away.

With work I found my elastic patience had less give and when I was reaching for words of comfort and support for others, I was struggling.

I went back to watching the birds.

It was time to pause, but as you know you can’t just stop, as even a pause has financial implications.

My heart brother called and I mentioned my craving for a pause. Without the need for explanation, he understood and offered a temporary role, where I could help him in his business, stay self employed, and have a much needed break from the work I do now. I can do this, run with the other strands of income I have and step back from the service.

So, like the birds, I am splashing about and letting a new daily round evolve. Flowing with my new projects and also, making time for creativity. My dip into experimenting with newspaper weaving was not a riotous success last weekend. I produced a basket that resembled something I had brought home from school and proudly presented to my Mum when I was little. ‘It’s lovely, Darling, thank you.’ she would have said. It sparked a new idea of weaving pieces with all sorts of yarn, so watch this space, as I may share the result of that exploring, but not the newspaper basket.

It’s a good time to pause, splash and feel into change.

Flowing with love and catching the spark of new opportunities along the way….

Rocky and Lizzie

One of my lovely friends, Andy (on that special hill in Gloucestershire) shared this photo today and I love it. I cared for Rocky, Lizzie, the hens, a timid cockrel and their beloved Amy over Easter this year, and a part of my heart most certainly stayed up there with them all. The friendships created during that time are still flowing (and growing) and I know it won’t be long before we can all hug each other and have a natter again. Laughter being the key to all these loving strands, Andy sent me a message yesterday that there was a happening on the hill…our musician friend, Eddie, is seeing a wonderful surge of energy and success with the re-forming of his band Loose Tubes, originally formed back in the eighties. The performances, reviews and messages from this are all threaded with humour and love, it’s fab. Andy (and Eddie) do not mind me relaying a message I received from Andy yesterday, I also know that Eddie and his special missus Elaine will roar with laughter. I did. I am still chuckling. Andy wrote…’Yep, Eddie is a superstar now . He walks around the hill in a spangly suit and platform heel boots followed by a large group of middle aged men, scratching their beards and taking notes. We need you up here near us!’

I sit here today in another of my favourite spots, right beside the canal, park and nature reserve. It’s raining and Phoebe, Charlie and I are tucked up inside, all warm and dry. Phoebe is gently easing into her later years and her back leg is very poorly right now, which makes life tricky for her. We have worked out a routine that helps her, and during the daytime she likes to curl up in her bed beside me as I work. I can lean down and stroke her and see her body relax as she sleeps. Charlie, the lovely marmalade cat, is used to me now as this is my third visit here. He makes it very clear when affection is required by talking to me as he circles around my feet. When draped across my shoulder, I rock him and we chat together. Both of them are used to me singing as I beaver away.

There have been many changes in my set-up lately, and I am rolling with them and adjusting as I go. I now charge for my pet care and house sitting services and it is gratifying to see new enquiries come in over the last few days. My writing assignments are changing and I am running to catch the opportunities being presented as old avenues close. My psychic guidance work is also shifting and I am making adjustments to keep that balanced. I have added a page to my web site for interactive questions and responses.

Jane Thorne ‘Different Perspectives’

I can feel the love that flows as I travel around looking after these loving furry souls, meet (and sometimes get to spend time with) their human families and have adventures in different places. With love, new opportunites are floating up that echo the adjustments I am making and that is reassuring.

Oh hello fear I recognise you but I’m too busy to stop and chat right now ….

In the photo above I managed to catch the ducks visiting our pond on Monday and yesterday they said hello to me from the garden wall as I sailed off on my day’s adventures. You can just see Worcester coming into shot on the right hand side and Horace our wooden duck keeping watch as he has done for many years now. Magic moments.

In London yesterday my friend and I caught up on our news whilst we worked and goodness did we work. I can even feel my eyelashes aching today. I have taken your hint on board dear Peter and will do what matches my energy levels today I promise x

As we were saying goodbye last night my friend looked at me and said ‘I am worried about you Jane as you have so much on your plate right now. Aren’t you afraid you will get hurt?’

My reply…

‘If I let my fear stop me then I wouldn’t do anything and think what I may miss out on. I’ll take the risk’.

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