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My birthday- but what has interested me has been the amount of butterflies as symbols on both presents and cards. And we went to a castle today that had a butterfly farm! The butterfly is a symbol to me the transformation taking place in my head and my heart; the process of self-growth and development.…

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Good Friday- we have our Easter tradition of making [things] for the tree. The theme of love remains strong for me this year so we have each made a heart. For me Love came down… on one side and the other…and stayed. The cross symbolising the death and flowers on the other side symbolising life.

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A session on holistic care and complementary therapies. The need for students to find that place of release was clear- they are quite stressed and emotions were high. It was interesting how some of them, and I would say the most ‘creative’ , were talking about how hard it was to ‘fit in’ with current…

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Tonight we watched Stages [young person’s dance festival] in which two of my daughters were performing. It was deeply moving to me to watch them dance and once more this connected me with my spirit. Once more the music and dance connected and I note how the physical creativity can be connected with the spiritual.…

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The second session. The session today with the group of qualified midwives. Nine out of the 10 in the group turned up. I was quite agitated before the session, preparing everything, and very nervous really! I was fearful that they wouldn’t choose to participate during the session let alone my study. However when we first…