The Burrow

by The Burrow in Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom

The Burrow

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The Burrow provides a sanctuary for individuals seeking rejuvenation, reconnection, and a rekindling of their inner spirit.

by The Burrow in Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom

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You can scroll down to learn more about me and why I started The Burrow, however, because it's more important - let's talk about you and how your donation will help. 

Since starting The Burrow project, I have spent a lot of my own money getting the space looking right. However, there is still a lot to buy - shelter, drinks dispensers, coffee and tea making facilities, toilet roll, a generator or some way to get electricity so we can make bigger, more exciting events, rugs for damper days so we can enjoy outside more comfortably, and of course marketing for future events. The list goes on and on! My intention is to ask each collaborator to donate what they can for use of the land and I will spend the money improving the offering.

The current plan is to register The Burrow as a CIC. A CIC is a special type of limited company that exists to benefit the community, rather than private shareholders. The benefit of a CIC is that we can apply for grants. If this plan works, there is no longer a need for a crowd funder.

About Me

I began my adult life with a degree in financial economics and jobs in big corporates, but quickly realised it didn’t align with my soul. My interest is in people and the human mind, so I retrained as a clinical hypnotherapist. In 2016, after ten years of private practice and small courses here and there, I decided to expand my knowledge with a MSc degree in ‘Professional Development: Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology’. This focused on diverse topics around the nature of consciousness, the dynamics between psyche and soma, the psychology of self and higher states of being, and the psychological basis of spiritual and mystical practices. The programme was distinctive in valuing experiential approaches to learning, and encouraged me to incorporate insights from the programme into my own life journey. 

The course emphasised the interrelationships between the physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual levels of explanation. We can learn more about the mind by looking inside ourselves, with an introspective and experiential approach, as well as using traditional scientific methods. There was a stress on the importance of staying open-minded, not following a specific way of thinking, and remaining critical in a respectful way. Always considering different views, experiences, and beliefs.

I have an open mind. Rather than believing in something, I’d rather open my mind to the possibility of anything. I appreciate ancient traditions and enjoy exploring the ways of our ancestors. I love thinking outside the box and frequently put myself into the alternative arena. 

Every day, I work with people who want to improve their lives. Although some are at rock bottom struggling to meet their physiological needs, and others pushing self-actualisation, the answer can nearly always be found in connection. REconnection with nature and other humans. 

Pre 2020, my children (and therefore I) spent five years at the only Krishnamurti school in Europe. I deeply resonate with the teachings of Krishnamurti. Krishnamurti emphasised the importance of observing without judgment, analysis, or comparison. He encouraged people to be aware of their thoughts, emotions, and actions in the present moment. Krishnamurti advocated for the need to be free from societal, cultural, and psychological conditioning. He believed true freedom comes when we break free from the influence of tradition, beliefs, and ideologies, and approach life with a mind free from preconceived notions. Krishnamurti encouraged a direct, experiential approach to truth, rather than relying solely on accumulated knowledge or belief systems. He suggested that truth is not something to be found in books or authorities, but discovered through personal insight and direct perception. His approach was more about encouraging individuals to inquire into their own minds, question assumptions, and explore the nature of consciousness, rather than providing a fixed set of doctrines or principles. 

My Passion

This above is the base beneath my passion for The Burrow. I intend to provide a space for people to come together in a place that feeds our instinctual hunger for connection with other people and the rest of the natural world. Providing the opportunity to practice self-inquiry in a safe and beautiful spot.

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