Month: March 2016

Good Boundaries

Sitting here on the precipice of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries/Libra (23rd March 2016), I’m feeling a HUGE pull to pay particular attention to the importance of good boundaries. To me, this time feels all about finding that ever challenging balance between doing what’s right for oneself and respecting the needs of others, keeping one’s identity whilst maintaining relationships. In honesty, I’m amused but not at all surprised that this issue should take centre stage right at the end of my reiki mastership (I have my final attunement this week!), as it’s been a HUGE theme throughout my journey: Realising that falling into the martyr archetype of meeting the needs of others at the cost of my own doesn’t make me a *better* or *good* person, but rather, over-time, a resentful and depleted person. Learning to say *no* without feeling guilty and not outsource my locus of validation to others but shift it in-house, so that my opinion is the one that really matters. Allowing others to take responsibility for themselves and live how and do …

The Reiki mastership journey

As you may already know, I am and have been immersed in my reiki mastership journey for the past 9 months (I say “my” because it is a deeply personal journey). It’s simultaneously the BEST and the toughest journey I’ve ever embarked upon. Unsurprisingly, I’m often asked what reiki mastership involves, and the only way I am able to answer is this: “It’s different for every person that walks the reiki path because each of us is so very unique, with our own custom blend of soul lessons to master and soul purposes to fulfill. It’s a commitment to open your eyes, heart, soul (everything) fully to the holistic nature of life, and from that stand point start to *be* with yourself in your entirety (all parts of you) in the bright shining light of reiki that reveals the truth of yourself. It’s less a journey of mastering and more a journey of remembering what you really are through presence, acceptance and the act of allowing/being rather than doing.”

Thank you 34, Hello 35!

On the eve before what is my 35th birthday, I decided to take a moment to re-read my birthday blog post from last year and was struck by just how much change can happen in a single turn around the sun! This year has been another year of change on all levels, spiritually, emotionally and physically. In fact, last year was a year of transformation for me. The start of last year began with the birth of my second boy Rhys. The birth was challenging and at two days old we nearly lost him. He made an amazing recovery and is now a robust and happy 14 month old, but I definitely learnt a massive lesson about myself and life. I learnt that life is precious and short and there’s not a moment to waste living a life that doesn’t resonate with you. The saying “You only live once, make it magic” sums it up for me. The birth also helped me to rediscover my own inner strength and I saw myself in a different light. So, I began …

Creating a personal altar space

*Honour thyself* is probably the practice that the majority of us struggle with or have struggled with the most (certainly both of us!), because we often perceive putting ourselves first as being synonymous with a sort of selfishness and loving/ worshiping ourselves has even cringier connotations of egocentricity and/or arrogance. I’m sure we’ve all heard someone say something like, “Oh, I don’t like so and so because they loves themselves” about a celebrity or someone they know. Of course honouring yourself and having an over-inflated sense of self-importance are two entirely different things, but, for many of us, by societal conditioning, the meaning we attach to one has seeped into the other. The irony is, that if we aren’t putting ourselves first at least some part of our day (each and every day), then, albeit little by little, feelings of anger and resentment start to arise, at which point we either turn those feelings inwards (often leading to physical illness or disease) or they mount up and explode outwards (making for disharmony with others). Either way we find ourselves in a less than …