It’s been a while – and I write to you now feeling like a whole new person!
In March 2021, husband Paddy and I moved to Scotland, to the beautiful Isle of Cumbrae where my mum lived for 20 years with my stepdad. We’ve had many, many holidays and visits over the years and have wondered about moving here before. But now the time is right.
We are absolutely loving it here – so close to stunningly beautiful nature and the people are so warm and friendly. I have been amazed at how powerful it’s been to move back to my homeland after 36 years in London, Devon and Cornwall. I feel like my bones are made of the same stuff as the rocks and that the salty Firth of the Clyde waters are flowing through my veins.
The relocation followed an intense few years which saw three other house moves, Paddy recovering from a stroke and the diagnosis, illness and passing of my dear sister then beloved mum. These three were / are the closest loved ones in my world (along with my son Jamie who is still very much alive and well!) For the last couple of years, I’ve paused Thrivecraft to attend to all that – and to my own recouperation.
Then this September, I suddenly realised I’d completed the arduous, years long trek through the mountains and arrived in a bountiful valley of peace, ease and light heartedness once again. And after a year of honouring my health, fitness and wellbeing as a priority, am feeling more vibrant than I have in a long time.
But there’s more – I have a new name! Since coming back to Scotland I have taken up my middle name, Kay, again. It’s what my Scottish family know me as and it feels right. Since changing, it dawned on me that Maggie Kay was just a transitional label – a professional brand and pen name – after 20 years of being Srimati (my ordained Buddhist name). But Kay is coming home to the ‘real’ me, much like coming home to Scotland – the return of the prodigal daughter after all those years adventuring! So please do call me Kay if you remember!
And speaking of pen names, I also have a new book project! I’ve been feeling like my next book – True Love Cuts Deep: The Strong Woman’s Guide to Letting Go (working title) – is prompting me to start writing. It follows on from my first book, Diving for Pearls: The Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love which was published in 2017.
Then, last week, I noticed Nicola Humber of Unbound Press was offering a 5 day writing challenge. And as it happened, I had a clear diary for the first time in months. I took it as a nudge from the Universe, so I signed up. Our first assignment is to announce our book intentions publicly – so here you are!
It’s good to be back!
How are you doing? Fancy some input into meditation over the next four weeks?
I’ve had an inspiration to host a supported 4 week meditation practice experience on Facebook from this Saturday 7th November.
It’s some extra support while you follow my four week Thrivecraft Meditation Foundation course…
…which teaches four wonderful and powerful meditations – one a week.
See link below for details and to sign up for the Thrivecraft Meditation Foundation course if you haven’t already – it’s free.
I’m keeping the course free (was £199) to offer meditation nourishment to as many people as possible during this challenging year. (!!!)
Maybe you’ve already done the course or would like to recap? Or have some support while you finally finish it off? Or maybe you are new to it…
Whichever it is, you are welcome!
We have a private Facebook group for Thrivecraft meditators which you can join here –
The idea is that we connect on Facebook live video on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 12 noon GMT over the four weeks. (or watch later if you can’t make it live.)
Sat 7 Nov – 12 noon
Wed 11 Nov – 12 noon
Sat 14 Nov – 12 noon
Wed 18 Nov – 12 noon
Sat 21 Nov – 12 noon
Wed 25 Nov – 12 noon
Sat 28 Nov – 12 noon
Wed 2 Dec – 12 noon
Sat 5 Dec – 12 noon
I’ll guide some meditation – whichever one we are doing that week – share some tips and answer some questions.
And in between, you’ll be following the course in your own time – watching the videos and practicing daily – so that it’s all complete within the four weeks Sat 7 Nov – Sat 5 Dec.
And we can all keep in touch here in the group – report in and share experiences and ask questions alongside everyone else.
I’ve been enjoying some supported online meditation experiences myself over the last few months and really appreciate how helpful it is to be practicing alongside others.
If you’d like to join, just let me know.
And look forward to getting underway with you on Saturday!!
During this unprecedented time of global ‘retreat’, I am giving FREE access to my 30 day Thrivecraft meditation foundation online course (usual price £199).
Thoroughly learn and practice four wonderful meditations which help you feel good – bringing you calm, happiness, empowerment and wisdom.
I’ll be with you step by step via video – describing and guiding the meditations and sharing information and tips on how to be comfortable, relaxed and get the most from your practice.
Join now and get into your groove with meditation, whether you are brand new to meditation or wanting to refresh your practice.
Just click the link below, sign up and away you go!
With love, Maggie x
I was inspired to post today when one of our awesome Thrivecraft Meditation Teachers inquired about taking our accredited Thrivecraft Coach training next year.
Like most of our Thrivecraft Coach trainees, she is already an impressive practitioner of many years standing, qualified and experienced in several healing and spiritual modalities, and deeply in tune with her intuition and vocation to guide people into well-being, fulfillment and happiness.
But she wants to add coaching skills to her portfolio so she can help people more systematically and comprehensively with ‘their stuff’!
And that’s exactly what our one year professional Coach training does – provides detailed coaching skills and methods as well as Thrivecraft’s unique approach using guided meditation to cut straight to the heart and soul of those we are coaching.
The second module gives business mentoring alongside abundance and manifestation know-how – including defining our pricing, working style and branding as well as attracting ideal clients with telepathic marketing.
And the third module is practical – completing case studies and supervision before graduation.
Solstice Special Offer
And as it is solstice today, I am guided to offer the same special prices that I did in August when applications were last opened.
If booked and paid by Imbolc 1st Feb 2020:
Thrivecraft Meditation Foundation: Half Price
Thrivecraft Meditation Teacher Training:
Thrivecraft Coach Training:
Course prices are quoted on the Thrivecraft Academy website at full price and in dollars
Ask me for discount codes and solstice offer payment details.
New Home for Thrivecraft
I’ve been somewhat quiet for the last few months as we’ve moved home.
We are now located on the edge of the town of Saltash, Cornwall, overlooking the river.
You can ‘visit’ me here from all over the world by skype
and take the Thrivecraft Coach training from anywhere as it’s fully accessible online.
Thrivecraft Meditation Foundation and Coach Training Applications Now Open – With August Special Offers
Welcome to August!
In the northern hemisphere, today is traditionally the day to celebrate the bounty of Lammas – the half way point between mid summer and autumn equinox.
And this year, the 1st August is also a favorably aspected by Jupiter and a new moon in Leo – the new moon being the best time to plant seeds of intention and manifestation.
So what better day to open applications to three wonderful Thrivecraft training courses…
The newly updated Thrivecraft Meditation Foundation in 30 days.
Which qualifies you to progress to the Thrivecraft Meditation Teacher training, if desired.
And the one year accredited Thrivecraft Coach training programme.
To celebrate Lammas, the new moon and opening applications today,
here are some awesome offers for you if booked and paid by 31st August:
Thrivecraft Meditation Foundation: Half Price
Thrivecraft Meditation Teacher Training:
Thrivecraft Coach Training:
(Note course prices are quoted at full price and in dollars
– ask Maggie for discount codes and August offer payment details.)
To arrange a chat or an
in-depth Discovery Session with Maggie
email (click below)
I was just finding some resources to contribute to my amazing friend Caroline Palmy‘s new book – Loving Conversations With Me – ‘love bundle’ (more on that below) and came across these videos from a workhop I gave.
I’m not sure I ever published them on my website – so here they are!
And if you haven’t done so already, make sure you download your free MP3 audio of my specially created guided meditation, Ask Your Inner Wisdom.
You can get it right here – Click for Maggie’s inner wisdom meditation
Loving Conversations with Me
Caroline has just opened orders for her new book, Loving Conversations With Me.
To launch her book, she is making available a delightful package of bonuses, including a ‘love bundle’ contributed by eight of her closest soul sister colleagues.
And I’m honoured that I am one of them!
Any of you who have trained or had coaching or come to a workshop with me will know that we have a secret formula for successful manifestation here at Thrivecraft.
100% intention + 100% surrender = manifestation
Here’s my latest Facebook Live video revealing the subtle but powerful secret to mastering the art of manifestation.
When you have understood and practiced this, you can create the life, love and business of your dreams – over and over again for the rest of your life!
The Book of Soulful Musings – now published
You can read more about manifestation in Chrisoula Sirigou’s new book – The Book of Soulful Musings – where I contribute a chapter on the Thrivecraft manifestation formula.
And enjoy all the other inspiring interviews too.
Ah Om Manifestation Meditation Workshop
Learn all about our favourite manifestation meditation at Thrivecraft – the Ah Om Manifestation Meditation – right here, where I’m teaching and guiding the practice at a live workshop:
To celebrate opening applications for the new accredited Thrivecraft Coach training programme, Maggie is giving a series of Thrivecraft ‘Business Alchemy’ Top Tips on Facebook this month.
Here are this week’s videos…
Telepathic marketing – guided client magnetising meditation
Why Inspiration is better than motivation for you and your clients
For more info about the
Accredited Thrivecaft Coach Training Programme, see
To apply for a Discovery Session, email
Wow, this has been a few months in the making, but today is the day I open applications for the – new look, much improved, learn from anywhere – accredited Thrivecraft Coach training programme!
A comprehensive one year professional training programme with Thrivecraft Founder, Maggie Kay.
This pragmatic, soulful and inspiring programme provides the knowledge, skills, practical experience and business support to enable you to become an insurable, accredited Thrivecraft Coach…
…galvanised with the confidence and know-how to launch or uplevel your own thriving coaching practice.
Join me on Facebook Live video at Maggie on Facebook :
Thu 1 Nov 4pm GMT – the surprising best way to set your prices as a coach and attract a flow of abundance.
Tue 6 Nov 4pm GMT – guided telepathic marketing meditation to magnetise ideal clients soulfully.
Thu 8 Nov 1pm GMT – why inspiration is better than motivation to create results that last for you and your clients.
Fri 9 Nov 1pm GMT – the hidden crux of the art of manifestation and how to make it work for you and your business.
If you can’t wait to find out more – pop over to the brand new Thrivecraft Academy website at www.thrivecraft.com and it’s all there for you to have a look at.
For more info or to apply for your free Discovery Session with Maggie
drop her an email at email@example.com
Today is the day!
After four months of soulful deep diving and creativity – wrapped in ceremony on the June and October full moons – I am ready to reveal the new look Thrivecraft Maggie Kay and announce the launch of the new format Thrivecraft Academy!
So this is just a brief post to let you see the new branding – so skilfully discovered and expressed by my awesome Essence Unveiled Coach and designer Lynda Mangoro (supported by fab new photos taken by our lovely photographer Tony Cobley).
The website has a way to go yet before all the content and text layout is updated and in keeping with the new colours, fonts and layouts – but I couldn’t wait any longer to show you! (Bit of a lesson in being okay with imperfection!)
I couldn’t wait any longer because today is a special day – it would have been my darling sister Katy’s (in spirit) birthday and I chose the 25 October for the big reveal in her honour.
Next Thursday – on 1 November – I’ll be officially launching the gorgeous new Thrivecraft Academy site and opening applications for this year’s accredited Thrivecraft Coach training programme, but if you can’t wait to see that either, here it is…
Thought I’d share with you the ‘behind the scenes’ story of what I’m going through as I ‘re-brand’ and prepare to re-launch Thrivecraft with Maggie Kay this autumn.
Here are my Facebook posts, videos and photos, sharing how it’s been working with Lynda Mangoro who I commissioned to create my new visual designs.
As you can see – it’s all been rather magical!
Thu 21 Jun – summer solstice
Today, summer solstice 12 noon, I ceremonially begin my Essence Unveiled process with artist and designer, Lynda Mangoro.
I’ve commissioned Lynda to support me in birthing the next phase of Thrivecraft with Maggie Kay with ‘branding and design’, but we much prefer to call it unveiling essence!
Lynda sent me a declaration to read aloud and sign whilst burning the candle and incense and wearing a unicorn pendant she chose and provided.
It was simple but surprisingly powerful! Essence Unveiled has begun!
Thu 28 Jun – full moon
Set all my crystals out for a full moon bathe last night (after a salt water rinse).
Was called to stay awake until 3am with the moon along with my love Patrick.
Only got the inspiration to wash and set out the crystals out at 2am!
The next instalment of Essence Unveiled process with Lynda is dreaming into some questions she poses sitting in the sun this afternoon after a magical full moon night.
And opening up to owning the power of my spiritual and magical nature.
Essence Unveiled Full Moon Video (gets a bit glitchy a couple of times but be patient, it’ll come back on) click this link –
Tue 3 Jul – Deep Dive
Wow such a magical day spent with Lynda at the beginning of our Essence Unveiled process (aka brand design in muggle-speak) that Lynda is creating for Thrivecraft with Maggie Kay.
Chatting with tea, flowers, candles, incense, opening the ceremonial space in the Cider House annex, a beautiful view over the garden, guided meditation, sharing my history and vision for the future, seeing around Thrivecraft Home Hub and meeting Patrick, eating delicious lunch, walking to the river, asking the river for a message, exploring meaningful words (and messages from them), a spontaneous blessing / prayer to close, a letting go ritual to complete in the coming days…
That’s how we roll… 😄
So rich and resonant and inspiring – full of promise! Just knew Lynda was the one to help me articulate Thrivecraft for the relaunch this autumn.
And her husband Mike drove her all the way from Sussex and back today, because she felt it was important to tune into my home and energy. Such amazing service. Thank you! 💕
Fri 13 Jul – new moon
Today, Friday 13 on the new moon and eclipse, I’ll be completing my Essence Unveiled explorations with a letting go ceremony.
Lynda spent the day with me 10 days ago to deeply tune in to me so she can create and design the brand images and visual identity that truly communicates who I am and what I offer for my relaunch in September.
Our last exercise was generating a list of things to let go of, as directed by ‘Freedom’ who was speaking through me. Lynda suggested I make a fire and ceremonially burn the list. I didn’t feel ready on the day – knowing some more was to come.
And oh boy did it come!
Part of the list was about needing to be a good girl, to always get it ‘right’ and not upset people – being attached to being approved of and to people pleasing.
Yet the very next day, I inadvertently displeased a close friend and a huge wave of feeling awful about myself tossed me around for a week.
I dreamt about other friends who I’d also inadvertently upset in the past, including an estranged friend I bumped into and spoke to a couple of weeks ago (which is probably what sparked the whole thing off.)
Fortunately, on Wednesday I had a session booked with my excellent coaching buddy and dear friend Terry Brightwater
He helped me see that I’ve been suppressing feelings of being rejected, criticised, judged and disapproved of my whole life as a ‘survival strategy’.
His advice was to just let myself feel all the hurt and pain I’ve been resisting – and that’s exactly what I did – I felt ghastly, but the world did not fall apart and by yesterday it had all washed through me and gone.
What freedom not to have to work so hard to avoid judgement and disapproval!
I’m not sure why my survival strategy is to avoid being judged as I had a very happy, affirming and loving upbringing, but I do know I am super sensitive to criticism and I’ve been saying for a while I’d like to heal and release that.
Perhaps it belongs to a past life. I relate to what Kimberley Jones calls the Witch Wound – fear of persecution for being magical.
Which is interesting because the Essence Unveiled process has revealed that I want to embrace and communicate my magical and spiritual nature and inspiration more explicitly and publicly in my life and work.
I began my Essence Unveiled ceremony on summer solstice, continued the day after charging all my crystals up under the full moon and am completing today.
Friday 13 new moon eclipse seems like the perfect day to ceremonially burn my list of things to let go of.
For me to truly show up and be seen by the global new audience I’m now aiming to reach and serve, I pledge to courageously stand in the truth of who I really am and shine brightly, no matter what people think of me!
Photo taken just after the ceremony – only ashes left in the crucible and wearing my Essence Unveiled unicorn pendant.
Tue 17 July – taking shape
So much magic in my continuing Essence Unveiled (branding and design) process with Lynda.
As she shares images, colours, energetic connections, symbols and ideas from her work with me so far, I’m electrified with inspiration!
Recently we’ve been talking about my Scottishness – nature, ancestors, landscapes – so I sent her this blog with videos of me in Scotland five years ago reclaiming my original name (click link below to view).
And then realised I was wearing the same cardi as in the videos, though I’ve rarely worn it since!
Also noticed we have Scottish thistles growing right by our gate here in Cornwall!
Plus I woke with a powerful dream about reclaiming a large community house I’d allowed to become squatted.
Feel there’s a lot of reclaiming Scottishness going on! Sense my ancestors cheering me on!
Can’t wait to reveal the results of Essence Unveiled to you in a few weeks time – I’ll keep you posted!
You may wonder why it’s been a bit quiet on here of late, well, it’s because we have been working intensively behind the scenes creating our fabulous new Thrivecraft Academy!
In September, we’ll be opening applications for our brand new Thrivecraft Take the Leap coaching programme – a fully supported 90 day transformation experience for you and your business that you can join from anywhere in the world.
Also in the autumn, our accredited Thrivecraft Coach training programme will be relaunched having moved onto it’s new platform, specially designed to make your home learning even more streamlined and straightforward.
From early 2019, Thrivecraft Meditation Foundation and accredited Meditation Teacher training courses will follow, with further new programmes to come after that.
To help us with all this, I’m being mentored intensively by coaching business expert, Kenny Goodman. I have learned from experience how much easier it is to have the right coach or mentor in place to help make the leap.
Plus we have commissioned brand designer Lynda Mangora to create Thrivecraft’s new visual identity over the summer, ready for the big autumn launch.
And I am delighted to announce that Thrivecraft has recruited a fantastic new VA – online business manager, Amy Kneale. Amy will be handling much of the implementation and technical side of Thriveraft so that I can focus on coaching, course creation and delivery.
Although benefiting from our amazing new online learning platform, Thrivecraft programmes will continue to be led by 1-1 and group coaching – a powerful mix that ensures flexible learning with deep support at every step.
More on all of this coming soon! Look out for prelaunch news over the summer. And if you have any ideas of things you’d like to train in or have specific issues you’d love help with, let us know. We are creating the future Thrivecraft together.
I’m thrilled to now be a weekly contributor to Inspired World Magazine
Every Thursday, you can read a chapter from my book, Diving for Pearls: The Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love.
And every Thursday lunchtime (GMT), I’ll be reading the same chapter aloud on Facebook Live Video.
Here is the first chapter – Dipping a Toe – about my first taste of meditation and my father’s near death experience.
Get Into Your Meditation Groove
A Month of
Step-by-Step Supported Learning
with Maggie Kay
Certified home study course
with group coaching and support
1 Feb – 1 Mar 2018
Maggie Kay is one of the UK’s foremost meditation teachers and guides.
Psychology graduate and former ordained Buddhist,
Maggie has been meditating since she was 19
and teaching, guiding and creating meditation for over 20 years.
She draws meditations from traditional and modern sources
as well as her own inner and channelled wisdom.
Upon successful completion, you receive your
Thrivecraft Meditation Practitioner Certificate
Maggie Kay is an IICT member and approved training provider.
She is founder of Thrivecraft, a registered modality
Qualify to continue to Accredited Thrivecraft Meditation Teacher training
Get into Your Meditation Groove is a pre-requisite (the first module) for
Maggie Kay’s meditation teacher training course
Week 1. Mindfulness
What is meditation, introduction to practitioner course, posture for meditation, what is mindfulness, mindfulness of breathing meditation explained, guided mindfulness of breathing practice.
Week 2. Loving Kindness
Q&A on mindfulness, higher consciousness with meditation, loving kindness meditation explained, guided loving kindness practice.
Week 3. Manifestation
Q&A on loving kindness, hinderances to meditation, antidotes to hinderances, principles of manifestation, Ah/Om manifestation meditation explained, guided Ah/Om manifestation practice.
Week 4. Inner Wisdom
Q&A on Ah/Om manifestation, what is inner wisdom, Ask Your Inner Wisdom meditation explained, guided Ask Your Inner Wisdom practice, where to go from here.
In this video extract from Meditation Practitioners course, below,
Maggie Kay describes the benefits of meditation.
(And also goes on to talk about the inner wisdom meditation)
For more info email Maggie at
Thrivecraft Meditation Teacher
Accredited Training Course
With Maggie Kay
For health, well-being & care professionals,
therapists, coaches and trainers.
1. Mindfulness of Breathing
2. Development of Loving Kindness
3. Ask Your Inner Wisdom
4. Ah/Om Manifestation
Professional insurable qualification – IICT accredited – graduation certificate
Maggie Kay is an IICT member and approved training provider www.iict.co.uk
Any questions or want to talk it through?
email Maggie at
Thorough and practical supervision and training
in meditation teaching
includes homework and teaching practice,
supervision and mentoring.
Principles * Technique * Preparation * Practice
Maggie Kay introduces the teacher training course.
Programme (12 weeks)
Thrivecraft Meditation Practitioner Certificate – personal practice
Accredited Thrivecraft Meditation Teacher Training – teaching practice
Any questions or want to talk it through?
email Maggie at
Applications are now open to train with me as an accredited Thrivecraft Coach.
Full training in how to make a great living helping others attain the life of their dreams.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange your free Discovery Session to explore if this is the course for you.
Full details here Thrivecraft Coach training with Maggie Kay
Extract from my new book
How did I manage to find my true love and soul mate?
“Totnes is full of single mothers and hardly any single men” – my new friends in Devon were quite adamant. “I hope you’re not expecting to find a partner down here!” But I wasn’t moving to rural south west England to find a partner, not yet anyway.
After 16 years living in a Buddhist community in London, it was time to move on, and my longing for a rural lifestyle could no longer be ignored. But most importantly of all, my seven-year-old son, Jamie, deserved a more gentle upbringing than a city could afford.
Despite the good reasons, however, there was also an element of strange magnetism I couldn’t put my finger on. In many ways I was leaving a great situation…
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