All posts tagged: self care

When you heal, we all feel it!

Are you finding that your usual ‘go to’ list of self care/self soothing things just isn’t cutting it? Perhaps you’re experiencing health issues (either new or old) bubbling up or childhood wounds and issues from the past are being triggered? If you’ve been experiencing some pretty dense heavy energy of late or any/all of the above, then please know that you aren’t alone! There are a couple of things that we have been feeling into that have been working in tandem creating a sort of *double whammy* energy effect on many of us. Firstly, the dense energy that many of us are feeling is the fear, uncertainty, hatred and negativity which has been dislodged from the riverbed of the collective consciousness and is now floating on the surface in full glaring view. This dredge (that was conveniently settled on the bottom of the riverbed out of view for many years before) has risen to the surface in every area of human life and, as a result, can no longer be ignored which, despite being a good thing in our view …

Vibrational Support – Crystals

So many of us love crystals, we are drawn to them for their beauty, but how do they support us beyond being aesthetically pleasing? Crystals are often millennia old, having been formed via the slow cooling of liquid rock (magma) in Earth’s formative years . As a result, crystals are one of the most harmoniously structured materials in nature, because they have the lowest amount of structural disorder (entropy). For this reason crystals are widely used in watches and electronic devices, as the crystal lattice structure provides stability and regularity of flow of electromagnetic energy moving through it. The consistent lattice structure of crystals also mean that the vibrational frequencies they emit are very stable/consistent and any dissonant (inharmonious) energy interacting with these vibrational frequencies are transformed back in to harmonious vibrations. Different crystals emit different vibrational frequencies, each of which is inherently harmonious and balanced. We can therefore think of Crystals as a sort of library of vibrational records which can assist our own multi-layered human bodies (crystalline bodies) to come back into vibrational balance. What do we mean by crystalline bodies? “The human body, …

Friendship

Friend comes from the old English word “freond” meaning *to love*. Similarly the German word “Freundin”, the Dutch word “Vriend”, the French word “Ami”, the Spanish word “Amigo” and Italian word “Amico”, all mean *to love*, so that little word “friend” is synonymous with love. We often think of our relationship with others when we think of *friendship* (I know we do) but can forget that the most intimate relationship we are in is with ourselves. It’s so easy to have one rule for how we treat our friends/loved ones and another for how we treat ourselves. How often do we treat ourselves in ways we would never dream of treating someone we love? Maybe we can re-frame/re-label that concept of “I/me” as *my best friend*, shifting our perspective of ourselves towards that of someone to love, someone deserving of love just as we would our dearest of friends? “You are reminded to treat yourself with compassion, kindness, love and respect, as you would your dearest of friends. You are supported to be mindful of how you speak of and to …

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.”