Su Ormerod

‘Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark’.                                                                                                                                                                   Tagore    

 

I am a certified integral development coach who works with people who want to bring more of themselves to life. The story I was born into wasn’t my own and I have spent a life time releasing myself into a more authentic narrative. A central thread has been a belief in our human freedom to become who we are.

My work supports people to be self-generating, to be curious to discover what is possible and genuine for them in the world now and make it central in their life.

I am interested in how we can create space to be open, curious, even playful to create a unique shaping of ourselves.

I value the opportunity to work with you in a meaningful way where there is  a need for transition, an imagining and reshaping in your life.

My work draws on a rich and diverse background in health, community, education, management and coaching. Also, my studies at Winchester University, Oxford Brookes University, Henley Management College and Third Space/New Ventures West.

(more biography on request)

 

The Well

‘But the miracle had come simply

from allowing yourself to know

that you had found it, that this time

someone walking out into the clear air

from far inside you had decided not to walk

past it any more; the miracle had come

at the roadside in the kneeling to drink

and the prayer you said, and the tears you shed

and the memory you held and the realization

that in this silence you no longer had to keep

your eyes and ears averted from the place

that could save you, that you had been given

the strength to let go of the thirsty dust laden

pilgrim-self that brought you here, walking

with her bent back, her bowed head

and her careful explanations.

 

No, the miracle had already happened

when you stood up, shook off the dust

and walked along the road from the well,

out of the desert toward the mountain,

as if already home again, as if you deserved

what you loved all along, as if just

remembering the taste of that clear cool

spring could lift up your face and set you free’.

David Whyte

 

And For No Reason

‘And
For every reason in existence
I begin to eternally,
To eternally laugh and love!
When I turn into a leaf
And start dancing,
I run to kiss our beautiful Friend
And I dissolve in the Truth
That I Am’.

Hafiz (translated by Daniel Ladinsky)

 

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