The longest night…
Yule is upon us again, where has this year gone?
This is an interesting time. We have just gone into Mercury retro again but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing – especially in combination with the winter solstice for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. We are encouraged to go within, to be The Hermit and seek our own answers, to poke around in those dark corners of the psyche and discover what it is we wish to free ourselves of and do the necessary work on ourselves to achieve just that. Hibernation is rest… and self reflection while we make time for that, to honour that urge to purge that comes over us at this time is something not to be shied away from. Bring those parts of self out of the shadows! For those parts we may not like to see in ourselves or others teach us more than anything else. Sit with these dark corners, be fearless about truly being the witness, become the observer …and the answers will come clear to how we process “What do I do with this now I am aware of my flaw?”
It is a great time to heal old wounds, to be clear in our communications, making sure we take responsibility for being heard more clearly than ever in our dealings with others. This time of year can be fraught with miscommunication, so its more important than ever to be mindful in how we speak and especially in how we listen to others. Are we hearing rudeness, thoughtlessness? Or pain? Are we listening through our own filter? Take a beat to consider what may be affecting someone before reacting. Where possible, be kind rather than right… Yet of course, if someone is an outright asshole for no good reason at all, they may need a reality check! Just don’t burn any bridges this particular festive season unless you are truly, 100% done with second chances.
I’ve also been reminded of the great healing power of surrendering to “what is” in the past couple of weeks. This year has provided challenges, achievements and joys in equal measure, but in November I got too wrapped up in the need to be “doing” – I often do this, I feel great, have a rush of creativity and ideas and neeeeeed to implement them allatonce… wheeeeee….
And so, in the midst of this creative roll, even though I was still yoga-ing and taking care of my nutrition and so on, I temporarily forgot to just Be. The physical self rebelled, and some gastric git of a bug got in and I had no choice but to Be. For a week.
At first, the unpleasant painful symptoms and horrible sensitivity to light sources of all kinds rendered me sleepy and unable to work even from my bed if I wanted to. So I had no choice but to close my eyes, breathe and be present with What Is.
Yes, I experienced pain, frustration, annoyance. Then I just went with it, surrendered to the enforced rest and found solace and comfort in it.. For a few days I didn’t even care if I knew what time of day it was when I woke from a nap.If I couldn’t eat, I’d get my nutrition in a few mouthfuls of smoothie and go back to sleep. So be it. And within that, I found such a peace, that this too would pass but in the meantime, I would just exist and be present with whatever I was experiencing, painful, good bad or indifferent.
I am well again now, and I look and feel rested. Not like I’ve been ill at all. My skin is better than ever, my joints are less painful. I am in a place of zero fucks given about what I “should” be doing. I’m happy in my work. I am entirely at peace with whatever arises moment to moment even if it is challenging. It passes. I’m super present with the changing light on the trees and fields outside, the hooting of our resident owl who likes to whit whoo down our chimney at dusk (and 3am for some bonkers reason!)
Who knew that surrender and being present even with the icky stuff could be so good.
Whatever this season brings, please release yourself from the pressure to be what is expected of you. You can only be who you are in this moment. I wish you the ability to experience gratitude and joy, no matter how big or small, without tying yourself up in knots of anxiety or pressure.
Take a breath, check in with yourself and just experience What Is.
The darkest night precedes the return of the light…
Lots of love and Yuletide Blessings!
Tuesday, November 29
New moons offer us new beginnings. 🌙
A chance to shift old energy, thought & behaviour patterns, change our perspective and release all that no longer serves us, instantly making room for the new to manifest into our lives.
And this one in Sagittarius is taking no prisoners!
This energy today is all about taking action and being yourself, unafraid of what others may think. Easier said than done to be *that* bold, right?The first steps of any journey are usually the most challenging, with fear of the unknown. But – heres the crunch – if you never try you will never know.
See it more as the sharing of your unique abilities and skills with others and not holding back on what you could actually contribute to the world. It is a good day to anchor a commitment to learn something new or to pursue a new area of interest – even some kind of new relationship, be it romantic or friendship level. Anything that you put into motion today has the Universe meeting you half way!
It is not a day to be hiding from the world. Stand in your own truth and integrity. Others will believe or act as they choose, but you *can* do something about how you live your own life and what you do to take care of what is important to you. It is time for us all to step up and evolve as individuals within the greater consciousness.
You can begin right now by taking care of your own mind, spirit and body. Maybe you feel like making a higher level of commitment to being your true authentic self by eliminating whatever causes fear and negativity in your life.
Whatever you choose to focus upon today, choose wisely. Make changes that bring you at least a little more into alignment with your true self and you can’t go wrong!
Beltaine Blessings <3
For us in the northern hemisphere, May 1st is Beltaine (also known as Bealtaine from the Irish word for balefire), and in the Southern Hemisphere it is celebrated on November 1st. The sacred day begins at moonrise on Beltaine Eve. As the days are becoming warmer and the plant world bursts into life all around us, we celebrate nature’s exuberance. It’s one of the fire festivals in the wheel of the year.
Pronounced “Bell-tayn” or “Be-el-ten-ah”, it falls opposite Samhain on the Wheel of the Year and holds huge importance.
Beltaine rites celebrate birth, fertility and the blossoming of all life, as personified by the union of the Goddess and the Sun God.
Our ancients held Beltaine celebrations as the young Sun God now matures into manhood. Union and love between the Goddess and God has been celebrated at this time of year since time immemorial, some of the symbolic associations that still survive today are representations of this union, including the cauldron (representing Goddess) and the May Pole (representing God).
Lighting bonfires, jumping over broomsticks and dancing around maypoles are ancient fertility symbols. The traditional dance around the Maypole is an ancient tribute to fertility (the name “May” comes from an old Norse word meaning “to shoot out new growth”).
Beltaine is one of the great Celtic solar festivals, celebrated in ancient times and still in many places today with bonfires, which were believed to bring fertility to crops, homes and livestock. In Celtic tradition, cattle were driven between bonfires to bless them, and people leaped the fires for luck. People dance clockwise, (“deosil”) around the fires or walk between the fires for protection against illness. Ancients lit bonfires on hills with sacred words spoken as they did so.
May 1st was also the midpoint of a five-day Roman festival to Flora, Goddess of Flowers. “Wild” water (dew, flowing streams or sea water) was collected as a basis for healing drinks and potions for the year to come.
Many still do practise and observe many of these rites and traditions, in these modern times however practicality may mean we forego the bonfires and light incense and candles or fire bowls in our homes as tribute to the sacredness of the day and feast on seasonal fruits and veggies.
Some info to help you celebrate as our elders did:
Plants to bring in (ask them permission!) Honeysuckle, St. John’s Wort, Hawthorn, All blossoms of seasonal flowers.
Incense: Frankincense, Lilac, Rose
Colours: Green, Soft pink, blue and yellow.
You could get crafting and create a maypole, strings of coloured beads or flowers, tied ribbons, spring flowers
Foods for feasting! Dairy, Oatmeal cakes, Cherries, Strawberries, Wine punches, Green Salads.
However you choose to mark the occasion, Beltaine is always at its essential core, a celebration of love, and a tribute to creation. Make it your own celebration.
As I’m sure you’ve realised by now 🙂 I am passionate about teaching others to help the world and so I’m making it easier for you.
During March I am discounting all my Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki courses, whether you study and attune distantly or in person with attunement and mentoring and weekly distant Reiju empowerments ongoing all included.
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Since then I’ve helped people and animals all over the world, I’ve Reiki’d mums from conception of their babies through to birth, I’ve sent it to past emotional traumas for myself and others, I Reiki my home and my food and even the water in my shower. Reiki is amazing therapy for people recovering from serious illness, and it eases the final days of people and animals transitioning home. … But best of all in my opinion – it never gets old seeing people get their spark back and even discover their purpose in life when they thought it might be too late.
It is never too late – and – We need more healers in the world!
No time like the present…
Hi lovely people!
I’ve wanted to be attuned to Rahanni Celestial Healing for some time and now felt like the right time, so last night, I was attuned and became a practitioner of this beautiful healing modality. And today I feel compelled to write about what a change it has brought about in me!
I thought Reiki was awesome – and it is – but this feels very different and equally as awesome!
I was a little sceptical about this modality when I first heard about Rahanni, as I looked through the course manual and felt there had been some embellishment by the author. I am Mrs Down to Earth for someone in this sphere of experience as you probably know by now 🙂 so I was taking some of it with a large pinch of salt. And reality. But I couldn’t help but feel that the energy work itself was pure and very sound in practice. So I did my usual while learning the course manual – I take what I need and don’t worry about the parts that just don’t have anything to do with the actual channelling and practice of the energy work itself. And I am so glad I did.
All I can say is WOW.
In preparation for attunement, my lovely friend who is a Rahanni master teacher gave me a treatment. Immediately I felt like I’d been wrapped in a merkaba shaped energy field of pure unconditional love, warmth and joy. It felt like I was on the edge of sleep after a blissfully happy day but not sleepy. I went very deep, very quickly… from alpha to theta state of consciousness in a few seconds. I found speaking hard work, it was so comfortable to be held in that space and just Be. I could feel my vibration speed up at molecular level, I felt the presence of angelic energy in the room, it was amazing. I could also feel the essence of goddess Quan Yin and her unconditional compassion and love, which I wasn’t expecting beforehand. I’d felt her presence before over the years now and then but never like this. I felt safe, warm, loved and supported, strengthened and – strangely very youthful! It seemed like forever and yet seconds had passed all at once when the treatment came to a close. I was expecting it to be a beautiful experience but the depth of it was stunning. And the feeling has stayed with me today. I feel like the clock has been wound back a few years and my perspective is absolutely joyful today. I slept like a baby last night.
The attunement itself was an equally vibrant and warm experience, I felt so much love! My whole being was vibrating at a really high rate (I was sure I was rocking a little bit lol) and the angels were fiercely loving in their attendance during that time.
I then practiced on my teacher. The energy is hard to put into words but I will try here.
I drew the symbols on my hands and brought in the energy… and I felt such love for everything and everyone – I was smiling like a loon!
I created the space for me and my teacher and immediately this pure, high vibration came in and I could hear words being spoken and the angelic names being pronounced as I know them from Qabbalistic rituals I perform during my work with the angelic realm.I could tell who was working with us, I felt Gabriel and Zadkiel’s vibrational energy coming in very strongly, and saw the violet flame at work. I couldn’t feel my hands after a while, they were hot, like Reiki but different. Rahanni just feels like its coming in at a much higher level, and I could feel a definite connection with the ascended masters and in particular Quan Yin. I was so surprised to feel how my perception of everything in those moments became like seeing everything as light instead of the physical world density.
I felt such purity, love and emotional healing flowing through me, whereas with Reiki I feel very alive, physical, aware of the Universe and all it holds and it feels physically very powerful as it flows. Reiki and Rahanni are equal in measure, but very different to experience and to give as a practitioner. Neither one is “better” than the other but this was like being plugged directly into heavenly Source at its highest level and it really lingers with me afterwards.
I can see why practitioners find it great to use with children and for emotional issues as the energy went straight to the emotions and mental happiness level very fast with a “POW!” effect. I felt immediately lifted. And child-like!
I can’t stop smiling! I’m seeing the world with fresh eyes today.
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I have had a very eventful 24 hours with my family members in Spirit. I may not be connecting with Spirit much these days for others, but they are finding inventive ways to pop in and deliver what I need to hear from them on a personal level… its like they are saying “OK, now its your turn Rachel”
I was thinking about Dad this morning and thanked him for allowing my Nan and Grandad to come through for me last night via a very talented medium at a circle I attended. The detail of evidence was astounding and absolutely proved they are with me and helping me often. So my iPod was on shuffle mode this morning, playing random songs as usual while I do my admin work on autopilot – then the song “Good Night” by the Beatles came on. It was the song played at Dad’s funeral as the curtains closed on the coffin at the crematorium so I stopped to listen. I always feel sad when I hear it, but Dad always went into silly mode to stop my tears when he was alive, usually with some inappropriate or offbeat joke – so the next song up on my iPod? Yes it was “Burn” by Ellie Goulding. “So you gotta let it burn, burn, burn” I did laugh out loud, typical inappropriate humour from my father, I really should’ve expected nothing less… swiftly followed by “Break On Through” by the Doors. “Break on through to the other side” yep, not kidding! I am always grateful and a more than a little bit in awe at how our loved ones can still make us laugh from beyond… they use what we know and love, in our frame of reference to let us know they are with us and held in their thoughts always. Thanks Dad… Still love ya <3 xxx
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