Speaking the Unspoken

“Children should be seen but not heard” was a favourite saying of my grandfather. At school, we learnt to “only speak when spoken to” and “not to speak out of turn”. To keep the family safe we knew to keep certain things under wraps. Doing so ensured that, as children, we had a place in our family. According to Bert Hellinger (developer of Family Constellations), each family system has its own consciousness called the Collective Conscience. It governs what is acceptable and not acceptable…

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The Endless Cycle of Life and Death

The last 2 memorable conversations I had with my father were about life and death. He told me of his near-death experiences (he had 5 of them). How he’d been down the tunnel of death and had chosen to come back again.  Death held no fear for him. The other conversation (easily guessed if you knew my father) was about when we were going to get back to Mana Pools. Covid had just kicked in and he was feeling somewhat…

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Heart in moss on a tree at Inner Peace healing

The Impact of Imprints

The Impact of Imprints Morphogenetic fields surround all living things. It’s the intelligence that informs an acorn to grow into an oak tree or your cut finger to heal. There are morphic fields encompassing huge flocks of birds, creating incredible patterns, as they dance in flight around one another, never colliding. And also destructive morphic fields, like the rioting mobs during the lootings last year. As you scroll through your phone reading the updates of the Ukrainian invasion a deep…

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Munay Ki Metamorphosis at Inner Peace Healing with Robyn Fergus

Munay Ki Metamorphosis

Munay Ki Metamorphosis There’s a sense of excitement welling up within me. It’s the feeling I get when something that has been going on for a while is coming to completion. That sense of expectation that something new is emerging. We are all made up of multiple parts. In Family Constellations we refer to them as Inner Parts. Karl Jung and Caroline Myss speak of Archetypes. These inner parts heal and change their relationship to one another as we undergo our own healing metamorphosis. I have an inner part that I will…

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Apple Bake Tartlets

The Anchorage Apple Bake Recipe

Apple Bake Recipe One of my favourite parts of hosting workshops is baking tea treats and cooking meals for lunch. The day before my first Zoom workshop I found myself filling my trolley with baling ingredients – till the penny dropped… For years people have been asking me for recipes. I don’t typically follow a recipe. Instead, I see what’s in the fridge and in the grocery cupboard. I think it comes from years of being a Woolworths employee and…

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Doll people used in Individual Family Constellations

Family Constellations: A controversial and bold ‘development’ in therapeutic practices

Family Constellations: A controversial and bold ‘development’ in therapeutic practices I was interviewed by Catherine del Monte, a journalist from the Daily Maverick, on Family Constellations.  I was one of the many facilitators she interviewed for this piece.  It challenged me to put into words what family constellations are all about. I stepped into my first constellation at the start of 2015 without having any clear idea what a family constellation was – I just knew that I needed to experience…

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Dennis and Robyn at Mana Pools

Changing my Story

I need to change my story that goes “My father almost died”.  I was speaking to my friend Sam. I was sitting in the same spot in the garden that I’d been sitting in a few days earlier holding a dove that had flown into a window. A raptor was sitting in a tree opposite us. Waiting. I held the dove to protect it from a certain death. It was on the anniversary of my mother’s passing.  I was not…

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Misty morning

Enshrouded

This morning I wake to whiteness outside – to a thick fog that has enveloped us.  All that is visible are the trees in the garden.  Gone is the other side of the dam, the scattered farm buildings and orchards on the hill and the mountains that watch over us. The dam water reflecting the soft silver of the morning as it merges with the mist.  I am held in the song of birds. In the distance a tractor starts.…

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