Samhain – end of the Celtic Year

Samhain – end of the Celtic Year

Samhain is the time of year between the Autumn equinox and Winter solstice which is mainly seen in the Northern hemisphere as the month of Halloween. For our ancestors they saw this time of the year with death and darkness as essential to move into rebirth and...
Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox

As we head into autumn the energy starts to settle and quieten down as we start the preparation for the winter months.  We have the autumn equinox, in the Northern hemisphere in September, a time once again where day and night are of equal lengths.  We start to notice...
Healing & Curing – Two Powerful Words

Healing & Curing – Two Powerful Words

Having worked in the NHS for over thirty years I often heard these words from patients/clients whose expectations were on having someone else cure or heal them.  They came with a sense of hope that in the helplessness that they felt something was going to get them...
Lammas –  Summer Quarter Festival

Lammas – Summer Quarter Festival

Lammas comes midway between the Summer solstice and the Autumn equinox, falling at the end of July and the beginning of August. It is a celebration of summer and the start of gathering in the grain harvests as we very slowly make our way towards the Autumn equinox. ...
Just Being!

Just Being!

Do you ever feel that you should be doing something or be constantly busy?  Does “doing nothing” mean laziness to you? Over the years I have accepted that it’s ok not to be doing, it’s ok just to be.  As Andy Cope puts it we have become “human doings...
Welcome Summer Solstice

Welcome Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice – the longest day and shortest night, a turning point in the solar year.  Midsummer’s eve is an opportunity to stay up all night to watch the sunrise and celebrate the longest day in our year.  It is often celebrated on top of a hill or amongst ancient...
Giving Back to Nature

Giving Back to Nature

Over the past year more of us have found or been introduced to a deeper connection with nature.  During lockdown and possibly working from home we have found time to be outdoors and notice what is around us. There was no distraction from the shops being open, not able...
Reiki and Everyday Life!

Reiki and Everyday Life!

My “official” Reiki experience started in 2014 when I went for a Reiki session with Tracee Cullen.  I remember one of the first questions she asked was “when did my spiritual journey begin” which I thought was a bit of a strange question.  On reflection though I have...
Beltane – “Bright Fire”

Beltane – “Bright Fire”

The time between the Spring equinox and the Summer equinox is known as Beltane.  It continues the time of creativity and fertility that started to emerge in early Spring, with dates usually between 30 April and 2 May each year. This is the time when nature really gets...
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...