When Is Enough, Enough?

When Is Enough, Enough?

It appears that the concept of enough is enough is foreign to many people in the world today. There is a huge amount of advertising and marketing and spin based on the idea that more is better and even more is even better.

And yet, the more people seem to acquire, the more they want and the more they want the more they have to acquire and on it goes with no end in sight.
So when is enough … enough?

The irony to me is that we have enough for everyone to be fed and housed and educated and looked after in a way that enhances life on our planet for all human beings. We do!
So why do some have so much more than enough and others have almost nothing?
Because we won’t share.

And the reason we won’t share is because we are scared that we might end up with not enough if we do. This ridiculous notion is based on the primal wounding of the inner child … I am not good enough but if I do this or that, succeed in this or that, get enough, have enough then maybe I will feel good enough. It doesn’t work because there is no way out of this loop until you realise, it’s not true.

Here’s the truth about you and me (and everyone else on our planet):
I am ok, I am loveable and valuable because I AM and I feel anything but ok a lot.
The feelings of not good enough are feelings, not facts. They cannot be responded to in any way that works by doing more, having more, getting more and holding onto much more than I need. That only reinforces my feelings of lack and not good enough.

So, what can I do? Change my mind, clean my filter. Remember who I am is ok and what I feel is what I feel.

For me the rigour required to remember this and live like I am ok is a daily practice using my favourite mantra: I am enough, I have enough, there is always enough.

And that’s enough for me.

Love Lorna

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How Do You Know What’s True?

How Do You Know What’s True?

There is such a lot of misinformation, disinformation, carefully curated “facts” and all sorts of noise in the air right now. The explosion and influence of social media across the global landscape coupled with traditional media outlets’ need to keep up and compete has led to an outpouring of people’s opinions, judgements, biases and downright lies masquerading as the truth.

So how do you navigate your way through all the noise to get to the truth?


You have an internal guidance system that knows what is true for you … all the time.
The question is … how often do you pay attention to what you know rather than agree with your thinking mind or feelings?

The purpose of most of the marketing/influencing/social media hype is to get you to engage, buy, agree with or take on board what is being “sold”. You have an immediate knowing about whether what you are seeing, hearing, experiencing is true for you. It’s often unreasonable and that’s the challenge because your thinking mind will immediately start questioning how you know what you know.

The opportunity is to accept that you do know and that you also get to choose whether to trust what you know and act on it … or not.

When you do, you will know that you know.
When you don’t, you will know that you did know and chose to ignore it.

As I said, simple.

And that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It takes a willingness to pay attention to your immediate knowing about anything and everything and to relentlessly practice accepting, allowing and appreciating all of who you are: Lovable, Valuable, Powerful and able … able to trust what you know and what to choose next.

Love Lorna

PS: In case you missed it … I recently launched a new book I co-authored with my Soul Circle Sisters called “The Seed of Intuition”. If you want to explore more about what you know and your intuition, you can buy my book here.

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Trust That When You Know, You Know

Trust That When You Know, You Know

Last October, I was asked to participate in a collaborative book project by Jenny McFadden, the leader of our Soul Circle, a group of amazing, powerful women who meet regularly to share, challenge, support, love and nurture each other to BE all we can BE in the world.

As soon as Jenny asked me to contribute a chapter to our group’s book “The Seed of Intuition” I knew this was perfect for me. I was excited and a bit nervous and yet I knew I could and would do this.

Pretty simple really … it’s a book about intuition so I will just trust my knowing/my intuition to write this.

Then we had our first group zoom meeting with Steph Ritz and I realised that this project and process was not going to be what I was expecting! There were weekly zoom sessions, worksheets, proofreading and editing deadlines and of course the writing itself. Wow! My mind went nuts … I do not write or work this way and I began feeling overwhelmed by how much there was to do, how little time, how hard it was going to be for me to stick to such a rigid schedule and on and on.

So after a bit of internal drama … I reminded myself that I am creating the whole of my own reality and I can trust what I know. My feelings are not facts, they are there to be felt … so stop, take a deep breath, and let the energy-in-motion move and release … breathe and let go and let the process unfold as it will.

The next step was to share with the group how I was feeling and how I saw the process unfolding for me. What I received was unequivocal support to do it my way. Steph was very clear that her role was to support me to put me on the page and however I did that was perfect.

What a relief. I had 4 months to get my chapter written. Plenty of time.

I chose once again, to trust my process and trust my knowing and trust I would write 3,500 words on Intuition by Feb 28.

By the time I went on holidays in early January, I was feeling a tad anxious … although I had planned to write while away, I had not written one word and I still had no clear idea, no “ah-hah … that’s it!” moment. Nothing, nada, emptiness …

So keep trusting … keep breathing and let go of what you think you should be doing, stay present and let it come.

I did and it did!

When I knew it was time to write, I sat down and 4 hours later had written my 3,500 words. The process flowed with very little editing or rewriting, and I am still high-fiving myself for what I have created in collaboration with this group of beautiful souls.

Today, May 22, 2023 “The Seed of Intuition” is live on Amazon, ready to buy!

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And you can also get “The Seed of Pure Potential” and “The Seed of Destiny”, which make up the three books in “The Seed Series” by Steph Ritz.

Steph is a world-renowned writing coach and publisher who is known for turning what you’re saying into what you meant to say. She guides you to voice your passions with words that change the world.

Yes she does. Thank you Steph. Your gentle touch and firm guidance are gratefully received.

And to my soul sisters: Jenny, Lee, Louise, Agnes, Sorcha, Linda, Rosa, and Pat, thank you for Being, for your support, insights, encouragement, and love.

Enjoy “The Seed of Intuition”.

Love Lorna

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Shameless Sales and Marketing Blog!

Shameless Sales and Marketing Blog!

That’s right … I have no shame in putting together this blatant sales and marketing blog because my poetry book, opened up is once again available to buy on my website.

The purpose of this blog is to encourage you to buy my book … just click on this link and hey presto, you can purchase it!

I am clear that my intention with my work and my life, is to share myself and my personal insights about who am being and what I am doing and through this support you to see yourself in all your perfectly, imperfect messy humanness and splendour.

One way I can do that, is by sharing my poetry with you.

I wrote this book of poetry, during a time in my life when I was experiencing a lot of turmoil in a lot of my relationships with both family and friends. I was processing a lot of different emotions so writing down the jumble in my head and heart was very powerful and healing.

Believe me when I say, I was surprised to see I had written a whole bunch of poetry! I didn’t consciously intend to write a book of poetry, I was just writing down all this stuff that I was thinking and feeling…and knowing.

The result: opened up.

Since then, I have written a lot more poetry, I have completed my chapter as part of a collaborative book project with my Soul Circle Sisters titled The Seeds of Intuition which will be published in the next few months and I am in the process of writing another book about my life and my work, which will also be ready for publication later this year.

I am delighted to be able to share my writing and musings with you.


Love Lorna

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Choosing Peace in Uncertain Times

Choosing Peace in Uncertain Times

Sounds a bit like an oxymoron!

I struggle to be at peace when the world around me is so uncertain, so tumultuous and so unpredictable. I find myself challenged by my feelings and thoughts and the relentless pace of change within me and without.

As I have said before, I am a perfectly, imperfect messy human being … just like you. And although I have a great deal of experience in the paradigm of cause, I have my blind spots, and deeply ingrained ways of thinking, feeling, and doing that often run contrary to everything I know.

When things get bumpy and I don’t know what’s going to happen, I am tempted to go down the rabbit hole … feeling scared and uncertain and frustrated and powerless. Then I start agreeing with my infernal ego mind “Just figure out how to fix this/stop this/prevent this/change this … and then you will feel ok”.

This strategy can bring some temporary relief … yet it doesn’t ever deliver the experience of inner peace I actually seek … no matter how many times I go down the rabbit hole!

Over this past year, I have become more aware of this pattern and have taken conscious steps to intervene BEFORE going down the slippery slope of agreeing with my thoughts and feelings.

I know I do not control my external reality, and I also know I do have some control over the thoughts I think, the feelings I feel, the choices I make and the actions I take.

So whenever I catch myself about to slide down the slippery slope (and it’s not every time!) … I stop and take a breath and acknowledge what I am choosing to think, what I am choosing to feel and what I am choosing to make it all mean …
then I remind myself it’s ok to think these thoughts and ok to feel these feelings and I can choose to keep doing this … or I can choose again.

So I choose peace.

I choose to remember I am ok, even when I don’t feel ok; that whatever has happened, has happened and I get to choose, right now how to respond from love.

Love Lorna

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So Long 2022 and thanks for all the gifts | Lorna Patten

What an extraordinary year it has been … again!

The gift of uncertainly has certainly been the main one for me and I bet for many of you too.

I have also received many other gifts – often disguised as challenges or conflicts – and yet when I remember and recognise the inherent love and wisdom in everything, I have accepted the gifts and am glad I did.

In all of it I have been loved, supported, nurtured and challenged by my fabulous family, my amazing friends and by my extraordinary clients and my dream team:
My Personal Angel Maxine, my bookkeeper Jane, and my cyber queen Rae.

Without all your love and support I would not have been able to do what I have done this past year … so from the bottom of my heart … thank you much.

I wish for you and yours, a festive season filled with laughter and love and gorgeousness. And a new year ripe with possibility, creativity, deep inner peace and love, love, love.

See you again in 2023!
Love Lorna

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