Tag Archives: Toko-pa

‘The Death Mother’ Toko-pa

The Death Mother Click on the link for this interesting and profound book review from Toko-pa – containing several useful links – on the archetype and meanings of the Death Mother:- ‘If you were the child of a mother crippled by her own … Continue reading

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Bernadette Miller on the Great Mystery

Thank you to Toko-pa and to Bernadette Miller for these words about the great mystery we all inhabit, and to Elena Ray for the beautiful artwork. For those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links, here is the text:- ‘Move with … Continue reading

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Belonging: Be the Longing – Toko-pa

Click on the link at the end of this piece for Toko-pa’s wonderful post. ‘The ache to belong in friendship and community can be so pervasive that it colours everything we do.‘ The writer stumbled across these words yesterday, and … Continue reading

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Toko-pa on listening with presence

The heart of person-centred… Beautiful artwork too. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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The Grace of Nostalgia – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/12/30/the-grace-of-nostalgia/ ‘What if nostalgia is not a fruitless dwelling on those irretrievable moments of the past, as we are taught, but an attempt by sweetness to reach you again?’ Toko-pa on where the experience of feeling loved meets/merges with our … Continue reading

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Stretching the Receiving Muscle – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/07/20/stretching-the-receiving-muscle/ There is a mantra, not sure where from:- ‘Courage to give, courage to take, courage to receive.’ …the point being we need all three. Many of us favour one kind of courage in this sense, to the detriment of … Continue reading

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Toko-pa – Redeeming Medicine of Dark Dreams

http://toko-pa.com/2015/06/30/redeeming-medicine-of-dark-dreams/ Interesting post from Toko-pa about her beginnings with dream work, which is so key to her own work and practice now:- ‘The deeper I went into my own darkness, the richer my life became.’ Or, as Jung puts it:- … Continue reading

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