Your SHEro's Journey

Thoughts and inspiration to nourish your soul and support you on your own SHEro's Journey

When Priestesses Get It Wrong

When Priestesses Get It Wrong

Yesterday, I was one of six priestesses to hold a Dark Moon ritual at at the Goddess Temple, in Glastonbury.

Over 40 people attended!

If you've ever been to the Temple, you know that 40 people makes it very full, and very cosy!!

It was an amazing experience with the most gorgeous contributions from the people who joined us.

There's a lot of visitors to Glastonbury, and during the ritual people spoke their offerings in Portuguese, Hebrew, Italian, German, and Welsh.

It felt wonderful to be part of such a rich and varied community.

A community who had stepped forward with the intention to bring more love to themselves, and the world.

But...I nearly let the fullness of the experience be taken away from me...

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Walking The Spiral Path

Walking The Spiral Path

Tonight was the final call of a four month group that I'd been running, I was both excited to share more on our final lesson togther, and sad that such an amazing experience was coming to an end.

It was fitting then, that our final topic was on supporting our sacred self, and looking at the spiral path that women walk.

As I spoke about honouring our sacred selves, the topic invariably turned to cycles and nature - two of my favourite topics.

It seems like a lifetime ago, but I used to teach people about how to create amazing raw food recipes.

Raw food didn't appeal to me because it was healthier, in fact in my case, when I was pregnant, raw food wasn't the best choice for me - but that's a whole other story... But I love raw food because it's food in its natural form (or at least much closer than heavily processed foods!), and when I ate a high raw food diet, it was one way that connected me more deeply to my own true nature.

There was no hiding from emotions or feelings by stuffing them down with foods such as breads and pasta, but eating more raw food, allowed to to relearn about my relationship with myself, and highlighted the areas in my life that needed some attention.

It reminded me that ultimately we are part of nature in all of it's glorious, colourful, juicy, tasty, powerful, and unruly ways.

We've done a good job over the years of trying to control nature. To harness her power, and protect ourselves from the very same wild, unpredictability that both scares us and has us in awe.

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What We Admire In Others, Can Teach Us A Great Deal About Ourselves

What We Admire In Others, Can Teach Us A Great Deal About Ourselves

This week I've found myself laughing at myself a lot, even more than usual.

Maybe I can blame it in the upcoming Full Moon illuminating those areas that I've not been seeing?

Maybe it's just my time for more awareness?

Here's how it unfolded...

As I was talking to a mentor I had the humbling experience of realising that after all.of.these.years... I still do not own all of my gifts.

I use them all the time, but don't acknowledge them to myself, and still try to deny them!!

I was saying to her, that about 20 years ago I was reading a book by Caroline Myss where she was talking about being on stage and reading people's energy, and 'diagnosing' what was out of alignment for them, and I said that I'd love to be able to do that.

She started laughing at me, and said: but you do, do that!

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Travel Tips That Teach Us About Life

Travel Tips That Teach Us About Life

I was listening to the radio on my way back from dropping my little boy at nursery the other day, and Ray Mears, the adventure and survival expert was a guest on the show.

I've always liked Ray Mears, he seems so 'normal' yet has these amazing adventures, he knows pretty much everything he can about surviving in the wilds, yet remains the eternal student, always curious, he would most definitely be on my fascinating 'people to have at a dinner party' list...

Anyway... He always has great stories to share, and this was no different.

Someone had phoned in to the show, and asked him how to get the most out of their upcoming trip to the rainforests of Borneo, and I LOVED his response.

He said:

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Feeling Disconnected When Being Connected Should Be Easy-Peasy

Feeling Disconnected When Being Connected Should Be Easy-Peasy

Sometimes I can't help but laugh at myself...

One of my deepest desires in life is to feel truly connected to both myself, and the world around me.

I can't explain why this is important to me, but it's an inbuilt need I have. When I feel this sense of connection I'm at my happiest, most creative, productive, loving, and nurturing, self.

Over the years I can track a very clear correlation between how connected I feel to nature, and how connected I feel to myself.

These pictures are some views from my home, as you can see I live in the countryside. I'm surrounded by fields, and woodlands.

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Recognising the Signs - Tree Magic

Recognising the Signs - Tree Magic

I've always 'heard' my intuition, but not always listened to it... But over the last few years I've felt even more connected to my internal compass than ever before, and it's becoming harder to ignore, or even push to oneside.

So when for the past week I've had a strong pull to go and visit a place that I've visited many times before, I had to go - and I'm so glad I did!

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The Evolution of The Feminine Archetypes - Part One

The Evolution of The Feminine Archetypes - Part One

I love working with the archetypes. There’s something comforting about drawing on the wisdom of these patterns that have come before us, and that will continue on after us.

They help us to see universal patterns, and to make sense of the word and our experiences.

Working with women, the archetype of The Triple Goddess, The Maiden – Mother – Crone often comes up.

I love this archetype, it values the Maiden, Mother and Crone equally. This is particularly important today, as so much value is placed on the youth of the Maiden in our culture, it can be hard to remember the value that the Mother and the Crone have to offer.

However, the idea of the Maiden – Mother – Crone comes from a time when we had babies at the age of 14, were grandmothers at the age of 30, and didn’t live much past 45.

Not only have we changed biologically, but our choices have also changed, leaving many women feeling that these three traditional concepts no longer truly represent their life experience.

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Make Your Own New Moon Bath Salts

Make Your Own New Moon Bath Salts

The New Moon is the Lowest energy of the Moon cycle.

It's often when we want to retreat from the world, and spend time by ourselves, although we may not always get what we want!

It's the perfect time to allow yourself to dream, and set your intentions for the coming month.

Here's a recipe I use to create bath salts that will cleanse your energy, making the space for your new new dreams and intentions to be drawn down.

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Make Your Own Full Moon Bath Salts

Make Your Own Full Moon Bath Salts

The Full Moon is the peak energy of the Moon cycle.

It's often used as a time to hold parties and be our most productive and sociable, however, for many people, it can also be a time of overwhelm as the energy continues to build.

Here is a recipe I use to create bath salts that will restore calm and release any negativity or built up frustrations.

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Why Every Woman Needs To Know About Red Tents

Why Every Woman Needs To Know About Red Tents

When I was growing up, apart from the obvious anatomy, I never realised I was different from a man, and I certainly never considered myself any less capable than a man.

As a child I saw my mum doing the wallpapering, the painting and decorating, I'd heard her talk of roofing a house and fixing a car - none of which you'd ever find my step-dad doing.

She'd also cook and clean.

At school I excelled academically. I had no reason to think that I was any less intelligent than the boys, especially when my grades and exam results were higher than most of theirs.

In fact I never realised that as a woman, I would ever have been considered less able in any area of my life, just because I was a woman.

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