Author Archives: Jewels Wingfield

Earth Day

There’s a stillness, a quietness, a quality of energy that’s in the field. There’s a difference in how the elements around us are expressing themselves.

It’s as if the volume has been turned up on nature and turned down on the business of humanity.

Communication breakdown

Good communication is essential for the garden of any relationship to truly bloom. And it is where SO many couples get stuck. When we’re stuck here, everything our partner says seems to trigger us. We feel misunderstood, blamed, unheard, made wrong and so on. We try over and over again to express ourselves and they […]

We are at a Threshold

We are being invited into the Great Turning What is this ‘must keep busy’?What is this ‘what can I find to distract myself’?What is this ‘waiting to go back to normal’?What is this loneliness? Humanity is at a Threshold and we are being invited into a personal and collective Rite of passage. An Initiation into […]

When relationships falter..

Most of us were never taught the sacred art of relationship and intimacy. Instead we are thrown into a fast-flowing current of romantic relationships at puberty, a time when our identities are still fluid, and we’re exploring not only who we are, but the nature of the world around us. Our dominant Western culture doesn’t […]

Daughters of Earth

The creation myths of our own lands, the ones that still are told in Scotland of the Cailleach for example, are signposts to our indigenous knowing, where women were the holders of such power that they literally created mountains, lakes and whirlpools. They were not meekly waiting in the sidelines for a hero to rescue […]

Sacred disruption

As the news features Extinction Rebellion, Climate Strike and more, I see a rising tide of longing to actively resist the damage wrought by our society. Yet sometimes just ‘surviving’ feels like all we can do. The truth is that we live in a culture that values productivity over quality of life, that teaches disconnection […]

How do we meet our heart’s longing for connection?

Have you ever sat with a dear friend and cried tears that were long held back? Tears that were perhaps sparked by a particular loss, or frustration, but that flow beyond that trigger, tears that wash our hearts through of all the multitude disappointments, misunderstandings, exhaustions, sorrows of daily living? Our hearts were made for […]

Reflections from Tallie

I’m always so grateful when people I’ve worked with take time to write to me, or post on their social media about how their lives have shifted since their work with me. The following beautiful words are from Tallie Maughan: “I have been reflecting recently about how powerful the work of Jewels Wingfield has been […]

Gratitude for Earthheart.

Thankful to all the volunteers, like Maitari Simone, over the years who have brought their skills, their commitment, their love to this land in the midst of the forest that nourishes so many!

Meeting the raw edges

Photo by Aaron Burden I’ve been reading so much lately about the interdependence of all life forms. From ecologist Suzanne Simard discovering how trees talk to each other  to this evocative article from Andreas Weber who says “There is only one immutable truth: No being is purely individual; nothing comprises only itself. Everything is composed of foreign […]