Square 13

Spent time with a colleague over lunch and started talking about a ‘brick wall’ I had been experiencing over the summer, about the study and life in general. He suggested about the need not to dismantle the wall but to stand before it and wait. It was helpful to think about it.

Square 12

The journey today has made me consider the spiritual nature of places. The feelings evoked by being in certain environments can be very strong, some more positive than others. But of course, what brings this ‘feeling’ is not necessarily the place but the memories of it and it is the people who create those positive…

Square 11

Following creating the piece with the strands- I moved onto create one for the June Normalbirth conference. There was so much that came out of that for me- a number of friends have been dealing with cancer, or fear of the loss of family or unborn babies, or long-term illnesses. I have been unable to…

Square 10

Quite drained after yesterday but I did the focus group with the midwives- I took them lunch and we launched into it. They hadn’t done the reflective activity on practise, but I have asked if they would & they have agreed. The questioning started around the session and they picked out the video and the…

Square 9

Spoke at a Primary care conference on holistic care and spiritual issues. It was a challenge to[speak to] so many people. But some came up after. One said a woman had recently asked her to pray for her in the antenatal clinic- another said she had left the profession due to bullying and may go…

Square 8

Eastertime, always a time of deep reflection for us as a family. Good Friday is always a difficult time for children so we have ‘created’ together often on that day. This year we all decorated crosses and hung them on a branch, as individual representation of the meaning of Easter. My representation has now become…

Square 7

I spent time with a recovering drug addict, D, and her partner trying to establish in what way I can provide spiritual support. It was moving to listen to her say that she had enough physical and emotional help but all she wanted was someone to be a spiritual help. We prayed for her. But…

Square 6

It was inspiring to knit the square to the extent I hunted through to find some knitting I had started a long time ago (a very long time, probably originally when I was pregnant with A4 [7 years]- which then began to evolve into a cardigan for I 5 when she was a baby [5…

Square 5

I have finished creating the three squares. It has interested me that the one that was more the ‘positive’ one, the flower with hope, I have taken the longest time and more care over. The intensity of the stitching has been both frustrating but also satisfying as I neared completion. But it has said to…

Square 4

I have finished creating the three squares. It has interested me that the one that was more the ‘positive’ one, the flower with hope, I have taken the longest time and more care over. The intensity of the stitching has been both frustrating but also satisfying as I neared completion. But it has said to…