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!
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.
Study at your own pace with full lifetime support from me even after you become qualified.
Want to be able to soothe, calm and heal yourself, your loved ones and animals too? Reiki changed my life – despite my scepticism before I experienced it! Once I found myself pain free for the first time in years after a leg injury and subsequent surgery that was enough validation for me.
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…
my Mediumship Excellence Online learning programme.
“if only I were closer to attend your courses!”
Well… Geography no longer matters…I’ve put together an online learning programme of modules you can use at your pace, wherever you are in the world.
From the most basic cornerstones in spiritual development to the more advanced techniques in delivering the best evidence possible with love, humour, tact and grace.
I will be with you every step of the way.
If you are looking to control and hone your psychic and mediumistic ability to the highest level,
this programme has something for everyone.I’ve created video guides, video meditations, audio downloads, written modules and more to help you in your practice. You will also have access to me for support in mentoring calls one to one via Skype or telephone and community webinars.
We begin soon – I’m excited about this
So watch this space for more details!
If my booking system is playing up, please refresh your screen and clear your browser cache – if that still doesn’t work please do let me know and I’ll book you in manually and invoice via PayPal. My web people assure me its all fine but 2 reports this morning its not displaying my full list of services. Technogremlins strike again! But we shall not feed them after midnight…
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
If you, a loved one or an animal friend needs help, and you know they would be open to receiving healing thoughts from strangers, click here to email me. Let me know their name, condition and location and I’ll help – I send out twice a week to my list. I also ask my Facebook page members to help too…
I could sing the praises and benefits of Reiki all day every day, as it truly changed my life years ago.
I was reluctant at first. A dear Reiki Master level friend had been asking me for months to just try it as a treatment to help with pain in my leg after surgery. I just didn’t see how it could work, but eventually I relented and she placed her hands on my head… I felt the heat build in her hands, saw colours swirling behind my eyelids, warmth and healing was flooding through my body. I felt relaxed and yet vibrant all at once. Better still, I was pain free for the first time in 5 years, and thats all I needed to know. I wanted in, and started to receive regular treatments and began my studies to become qualified and practise on myself and others.
If you have tried Reiki as a recipient, you probably had a similar experience to mine, and know how relaxed and calm you feel with regular treatments. I self treat every day for pain management, peace of mind and strengthened ability to roll with whatever life throws my way. I treat people and animals all over the world distantly and in person, and I treat the horses here on the farm – Shenley our cat loves his Reiki belly rubs!
If you would love to strengthen yourself on every level of your being, to become peaceful, calm, centred no matter what, I can’t recommend Reiki enough.
I look forward to treating you and/or teaching you this amazing energy work that is Reiki!
Lots of love
Happy Monday folks…
I’ve had a busy writing day on one of my books, I’m in the zone!
So… here’s an excerpt about how spirit can affect and use electrical energy… one of many subjects I’m writing about today.