My Shamanic Journey

My Shamanic Journey

I wanted to share with you my own experience of shamanism. Having been a Reiki Master for a few years previously I couldn’t quite understand what Shamanic healing entailed and how it would link in with Reiki.  The two year apprenticeship back in 2017 was initially for...
Welcome Spring Equinox

Welcome Spring Equinox

March ushers in the Spring equinox when everything is coming alive.  The days are longer, the sun is stronger and there is growth and vibrancy around us.It is a time of balance – light and dark, unconscious desires moving into consciousness, rain and sunshine....
Self Love and Self Care is in the air!

Self Love and Self Care is in the air!

We are responsible for our own self-care! Maybe we feel that others should be looking after us but ultimately we are the ones best placed to give ourselves kindness, care and compassion. As we face upto the many challenges that we currently find ourselves now more...
Stirrings of Spring

Stirrings of Spring

I know it is still winter but towards the end of January there are stirrings of Spring.  In the Celtic wheel of life it is known as Imbolc, the time of awakening.  This is a time when we very gradually move into a slightly more active time of the year.  Traditionally...
Memory Jar!

Memory Jar!

I was handed a package of letters that I had written a long time ago, when I lived in New Zealand.  My mother had kept them and gave them back to me and reading through them I was amazed at how much I had forgotten.  I realise I was then in my 20s so was working and...
Winter Solstice – what can we learn?

Winter Solstice – what can we learn?

We have all heard of the winter solstice which this year was on 21 December 2020 and represented the shortest day of the year.  A day where daylight is shorter than any other time, but also a time when the sun rises and sets in the same place over 3 days. For us in...
Why Smile?

Why Smile?

Smiling, we haven’t always felt like it over the past months! It continues to be a tough year for all of us but hopefully now we can see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe we have drawn on inner reserves of strength and put into place self-care and...
The Importance of Touch

The Importance of Touch

Touch has never been so meaningful as when we are unable to give or receive it.  Due to the current pandemic the touch of hugging one another – family , friends – has been restricted.  Grandparents not able to cuddle their grandchildren, daughters/sons not being able...
Gratitude for our health

Gratitude for our health

Life is tough and challenging at the moment so how easy is it to give gratitude? Often our default position can be to focus on the negative, to worry about things we have no control over, to criticise and blame.  When we do this nothing changes – our bodies keep...
Self Love and Self Care is in the air!

Altruism – is it still there?

The definition of altruism is the “willingness to do things that bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself” (Cambridge dictionary).  Although not new to human behaviour I felt that there was an increasing number of altruistic...