Here is our winter solstice meditation – please create a space for yourself where you won’t be disturbed and where you can feel your way into the dark, regenerative space of the longest night. If you want to draw the curtains, switch off all the power and light a candle, this may help you to connect with the place of rest and renewal.
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Manda’s Equinox meditation focuses on finding our sense of balance as the tilt of the world balances between summer and winter, light and dark, day and night. And from that, finding a stable place with the three pillars of our heart minds: joyful curiosity, gratitude and compassion.
Walking the edge between light and dark: Equinox reflections on Accidental Gods past, present and future
How can we heal our relationship with the earth, heal ourselves and feed the world good, nutrient-dense food?
In this, our 200th episode of Accidental Gods podcast, Manda was delighted to be joined by André Tranquilini, estate manager at Waltham Place, a 220 acred biodynamic estate in Berkshire, in the UK.
It’s the summer solstice, the longest day and the shortest night. What matters now in our world is that we reconnect with the rhythms of the living web. This meditation is designed to help you connect to the rising sun on this day of longest light.
At the halfway point of the year, Manda looks back on what’s been on the podcast, forward at (some of) what’s to come, thoughts on where we’re at as a world, and explores the books and podcasts that have stood out in the past six months.
Three years – and 160 episodes – into the podcast, Manda takes stock of where we’ve been, why we set up and, crucially, where we’re going, both in the ‘cast and in the membership programme.
As our world and our lives transform, we need some stable anchors. So, as we do each year, we got together with two other star podcast hosts: Nathalie Nahai of The Hive and Della Duncan of Upstream, to reflect on the year just gone and look forward to the year ahead.
We all know we need to reduce our consumption, but as the holiday season stretches before us, what better gift to give to yourself or those you love, than ideas? Here are our favourite podcasts, fiction and non-fiction books of 2022.
Manda talks to Sacred Earth Activism about how her Boudica novels can be an inspiration for present-day earth activists.
Thrutopia is open to everyone who tells stories in whatever form. But if you’re in the early stages of your writing journey and want some support, these are Manda’s Ten Key Pointers to writing well: a basic Writing Apprenticeship in an hour!
Imagine a future where our great grandchildren look back and say, ‘Yes, it was hard. Yes, they made mistakes. Yes, they left it way, way too late, but that was because they didn’t know what to do. And my goodness, when they had the visions, they threw themselves into making them happen. And we’re here now, living lives we love, because they took the risk to change the way things worked.’
We live on stories. We thrive on visions of futures we want – or terrify ourselves with those we definitely don’t. But when it comes to our own near-term future, we don’t have the stories that tell us how we got it right. So we need to write them – Urgently! Come and join us on a unique 6 month Masterclass, writing our way to the futures we want and need.