Welcome to Companioning Your Greatness, a sanctuary where the ancient wisdom of Irish folk stories, mythological tales, mystical poetry, inspirational song lyrics, guided meditations, and spiritual reflections converge to awaken the heart and invite you to realise your full potential.  This is a real invitation to accessing the power of myth and magic.

Here, as a writer, storyteller and folk singer I delve into the profound importance of these Irish folk stories, explore the timeless dimension of spiritual traditions, and uncover the deeper meanings hidden within traditional folk songs including contemporary songs such as Chasing Cars by Snow Petrol or Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin.

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Irish Myths and Stories and More

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Mythology and folklore are more than just ancient tales. Mythology is the language of the soul, inviting us to explore the depths of our being and awaken the Sleeping Beauty within. These timeless stories of myth offer us a map to navigate our inner landscapes and connect with the universal truths that resonate within us all.

Here at Companioning Your Greatness the invitation is to actualise the myth you are here to manifest in the world.  You are here to claim the Holy Grail that is within. You are here to flow as the Cauldron of Plenty that is forever empty and forever full.  You are here to awaken the Beauty that is asleep within you for most all your life.  You are here to reflect the beauty you are that thinks it is just an ugly duckling.

These stories are not just stories for children. They are metaphors for the awakening of the soul. They are modern day parables that give you clear direction for finding meaning and purpose in life provided you embody the symbolism and do not take the stories as being literal. They result is that you have people reading the Bible who belief that Jonah was swallowed by a whale and that Adam and Eve where actual people tempted by a talking snake.

Companioning Your Greatness

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I have run workshops in creative writing that I have titled “Companioning Your Greatness.” I have even bought the tee shirt.  I take this phrase from a poem by my favourite Irish poet W. B. Yeats titled “These are the Clouds.” In this poem he asks: –

These are the Clouds (Read by Tony Cuckson)

I have run workshops in creative writing that I have titled “Companioning Your Greatness.” I have even bought the tee shirt.  I take this phrase from a poem by my favourite Irish poet W. B. Yeats titled “These are the Clouds.” In this poem he asks: –

To Companion Your Greatness is to recognize the divine spark within you, the same spark that resides in the heroes and heroines of myth. As Rumi beautifully expressed,

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. – Rumi

The guided meditations and spiritual reflections are designed to help you embrace your wounds, transform them into sources of light, and step into the fullness of your potential.

Becoming One of the Beautiful People

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In the journey of Companioning Your Greatness you are invited to recognise the Beauty that you are here to express within this world of form.  In Irish mythology, the Tuatha de Danaan are the beautiful, radiant beings who embody wisdom, grace, and otherworldly power.

This other worldly power is the connection to the deeper reality of who you always are. By awakening the Sleeping Beauty within, you join the ranks of these enlightened ones, discovering your own beauty, wisdom, and grace. Rumi, the mystical Islamic poet invites this awakening to the KNOWING of beauty when he says: –

Let the Beauty you are be the work that you do – Rumi.

I explore this awakening to beauty in my book Being Beautiful – Learning to Treasure the REAL You based on the Irish mythological story The Four Treasures of Ireland.

Exploring the Timeless Dimension

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The journey of Companioning Your Greatness and awakening to the beauty within involves exploring the Timeless dimension, a realm beyond the constraints of ordinary time and space.

Many traditions, including the Irish Land of Tir Na Nog, invite us to experience this eternal NOW. Tir Na Nog, the land of eternal youth, represents a state of timelessness where I can reconnect with our true selves and the eternal truths of the universe.

Mythology and fairy tales invite you to explore a deeper reality.  The reason they often end with the phrase “And they lived happily ever after” is because to abide within the experience of the “ever after” – the Timeless is to know happiness beyond the duality of happy and unhappy.

This is your birthright.  Here at Companioning Your Greatness the invitation is to learn the language of metaphor, paradox, riddle and myth that takes you beyond the time bound limitation of your intellect and informational knowledge.

The Deeper Meaning of Traditional Folk Songs

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In the journey of Companioning your Greatness I explore traditional folk songs like “She Moved through the Fair” and “Scarborough Fair” that carry within them layers of meaning and emotion that speak to our collective soul.

These songs, some of which have passed down through generations, are rich with symbolism and offer insights into the human experience. By exploring their deeper meanings, we can uncover the universal themes of love, loss, longing, and transformation that connect us all.

To begin your journey in exploring the deeper meaning of folk songs why not read the reflection of the beautiful song She Moved through the Fair.

Mystical Poetry and Inspirational Lyrics

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The job of a poet is to pour light from a cup into your holy parched mouth – Hafiz

The collection of mystical poetry and inspirational song lyrics shared here is designed to touch the heart and inspire the soul. These words, crafted by poets and songwriters throughout the ages, resonate with the universal truths and emotions that define the human experience. As you immerse yourself in these lyrical treasures, may you find the inspiration to awaken to your own greatness.

So, I invite you to let these mystical poems be your guiding stars. Allow their luminous verses to lead you into the depths of your own heart, where the true magic lies. Take courage to embrace the wonder, the mystery, and the myth of who you are created to be and to bless.

For in the world of mystical poetry, we find not only the reflections of our own souls but the whispers of the Divine. Come with this storyteller and step into the enchanted forest of words and let the journey of revelation of your TRUE SELF transform you.

Inspirational Quotations

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Here at Companioning Your Greatness I share with your spiritual reflections based around favourite quotations from various poetic, mystical and mythic traditions.  These are sources that speak to the heart and invite the awareness of the soul.

Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild with a faery, hand in hand, for the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. — W.B. Yeats

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. — Rumi

Irish Myths Stories Invitation – Join Me on This Journey

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I invite you to join me on this journey of awakening the heart, embracing your greatness, and exploring the timeless dimension within. Let the myths, stories, poetry, songs, inspirational quotes, prayers and blessing that are shared here be your guides as you navigate the path to self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment.

As you embark on this journey, remember the words of Rumi:

It’s your road, and yours alone.

others may walk it with you,

but no one can walk it for you.

― Rumi

Welcome to Companioning Your Greatness, where the ancient wisdom of the past illuminates the path to your radiant future. Let this Irish storyteller and writer be graced to companion you along the way to unfolding the best that you are here to be so that in the words of the poet W. B. Yeats you might KNOW that “I am blessed and can bless” – Vacillation IV