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For me spiritual expression is in worship. My soul is inspired though music, but how I respond to that is again an aspect of my choice. I don’t have to be open to the spiritual, I can remain closed up. But I see that in worship I am like a channel with what touches my…

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B6 suddenly issued a statement of her view of life: ‘Body, mind & soul & heart- to know where you come from is important- to know who your parents are; if adopted when a baby … to know your adoptive parents but they should tell you who your real parents are. Everyone should have stuff…

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[Notes:] ‘Clear idea of direction, but being comfortable with not feeling safe- if you don’t have a good design you could go all over the place.’ ‘Knowing why you make the decisions you make’ Messy!!! The questions this still raises is what do I really want to find out? I am feeling at a fork…

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Have just had the first supervision meeting. What this highlighted for me is how much I have let this drift over the summer. I seemed to write the proposal so long ago and yet they are right in the journey is becoming more associated with ‘me’ than with the midwives I met with. I am…

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Attended the funeral of a friend’s mother. It was a powerful event, the saying goodbye of a family to the mother, the one who gave birth to them. It reminded me so much of the closeness of birth and death again. I was stuck by the power of the love that surrounded this family and…

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It is a number of weeks since I have written properly. The lack of contact with the study, but also external pressures, has made me withdraw and retreat and not want to expose the internal. The ‘spiritual’ has been going on but it has been ‘contained’. I am aware how much of this has been…

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At the qualitative research conference [Bournemouth]. Interesting session on thinking about quality in relation to qualitative research. It challenged me over the quality of what I am doing and how I will ensure the credibility of what I am doing. Presentation was asking the question of how I could do holistic research. It was challenging…

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Speaking on holistic care in Aberdeen. I fed on the time on the beach and the welcoming nature of the people. What I wanted to put across was the need for ‘respect for humanity’- respect and value. There is something here in the nature of spirituality being intrinsically linked with the humanness of persons.