In the early ‘90s, I trained as an integrative and humanistic psychotherapist, ultimately specialising in working with adult survivors of child abuse. During the intervening years, I became adept in the fields of mental health, addiction, depression and chronic pain, from both the objective and subjective experience. The study of the Self, personally and collectively, has been a lifelong obsession.

In 2009 I had an operation on my spine which failed dramatically. Three years and 13 operations later I was virtually chair bound and addicted to a wide variety of pain medication. In 2012 a family crisis reached its climax and together these things ripped into the fabric of my reality. Late one night whilst working on a painting, light poured out through this rip and illuminated a completely new perspective on just about everything it means to be human.

What it showed me was that if we dare move beyond the boundaries of our accepted paradigm, we are rewarded with an extraordinary power and new possibilities can bloom in what had appeared to be a dead or devastated landscape. Amongst many of the things I was shown I saw that the conditioning of pain, emotional and physical, is not the whole story. When the mind is freed from this conditioning, a whole array of magnificent treasures become accessible to every soul who has struggled with survival on any level. In the twinkling of an eye, I shifted out of victimhood and began the process of becoming a much better version of myself, actively co-creating a new reality and a new story.

In the words of Annie Dillard,

“I had been my whole life a bell, and I never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck”.

We are living through an evolutionary time in the story of what it means to be human. Ocean in the Drop is one small voice joining a worldwide wake up call, a dawn chorus of thought manifesting on the horizon of a rising consciousness. The aim is to share knowledge that has been left out of the curriculum and collate thought that is readily available, if not particularly well signposted.

From the unimaginably small to the infinitely large, it is now understood we are not what we thought we were. Learn how to hack into your biology to rewire your thinking. Understand how to implement disciplines that will positively affect your health, finances, relationships and the world you live in. Be introduced to ancient laws that are as fundamental to existence as gravity and nature and be inspired in disciplines that are often lost in dogma.

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