Your SHEro's Journey

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

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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Why do people get freaked out by the idea of the ‘weird’ stuff?

Why do people get freaked out by the idea of the ‘weird’ stuff?

Why do people get freaked out by the idea of the ‘weird’ stuff? And by weird, I mean the stuff that science can’t yet explain, so it’s not yet accepted as ‘normal’.

I’ve been into ‘woo woo’, before ‘woo woo’ was even a term.

I’ve had crazy experiences with crystals, and after the Dr’s couldn’t help the eczema that I developed, it completely cleared up after working with an energy healer.

I’ve worked with women and seen nothing short of miraculous changes in them and their lives. You could dismiss this as ‘coincidence’, but I’ve seen too many thousands of them to know that is the case.

Yet despite accepting ‘weird’ stuff as my normal life, nothing was quite as surreal as when I was pregnant and I dreamt that I was given a little boy to look after.

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My Story, Your Story, Every Woman's Story

My Story, Your Story, Every Woman's Story

“There comes a time in your life when you finally get it ... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out "ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on." And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you begin to look at the world from a new perspective.
..........This is your awakening.”

Sonny Carroll

My journey started nearly four decades ago, but my story began centuries before that.

It’s a shared story.

A story that unites every women who is, who has gone before us, and will follow in our footsteps.

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When You Miss All The Signs and Have To Laugh at Yourself

When You Miss All The Signs and Have To Laugh at Yourself

When I was a child I loved school.

I can remember when I was 10yrs old telling my friends that I wanted to go to University. I have no idea where this desire came from, as neither of my parents went to University and I don’t ever remember them encouraging me to do so, but it was just something I knew I wanted.

And I did it – twice. Two degrees later and I still love learning.

In fact, sometimes feel a little sad, that there is no way that I can possibly learn about everything that I’m interested in, let alone read all of the books that I want to, in just one lifetime.

Unfortunately my love of education and knowledge wasn’t always celebrated when I was a child, and I can totally relate to this quote from Harry Potter:

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The Beginning of My Journey to Becoming a Priestess

The Beginning of My Journey to Becoming a Priestess

This year has been a true 'coming home' for me.

This is a bit of a stream of consciousness, written on the edge of  my bed, in the dark, while my two favourite boys sleep next to me... Let's see where it goes....

When I teach about the stages in The SHEro's Journey, my favourite part is The Return - The stage when we get to return 'home'.

We return home after our adventures, having overcome our trials and tribulations, often a little battered and bruised, but also knowing a bit more about ourselves and how we show up in the world.

Ever since I was a teenager I've longed to know more about myself. Always searching for 'who I am', feeling that there is a greater meaning to life, and always looking for my 'purpose'.

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Pisces New Moon - Dreamy magic or a tough time of procrastination

Pisces New Moon - Dreamy magic or a tough time of procrastination

On the 9th of March (in the UK) we are joined by the Pisces New Moon.

This is a particularly powerful month as the New Moon is a Super Moon (meaning it’s closer to the Earth), and we will also have solar and lunar eclipses which represent endings and beginnings.

The theme of endings and beginnings is increased as Pisces is the last astrological sign in the astrological year.

Pisces asks you to consider:

“What do you know to be true?

Pisces is symbolised by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the duality that lies within us. Key words include:

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Once Upon a Time: A Wicked Witch with Cabin Fever

Once Upon a Time: A Wicked Witch with Cabin Fever

The Following Story Really Happened, No Names Have Been Changed To Protect The Innocent Or Otherwise...

It was just another day at my practice, I had a diary full of characters looking for answers, and I was ready to work my magic as I had been doing for decades, but somehow today felt more magical than usual...

I go into the waiting room looking for my next client, but there's no one there. The receptionist explains this session will be done via Skype.

'Hello is it Ms Wicked Witch of the East?'

‘No my dear it's pronounced Wick-ay, it's a silent 'd', I've no idea what my parents were thinking, but it's better than ‘Maleficent’ that they were considering, it’s so common these days’.

‘Oh I'm sorry’, I say blushing at my mistake, ‘How can I help you today?’

‘Well my Dear, ever since a terrible incident a few years ago, I’ve not been able to go outside.’

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Once Upon a Time: Red Riding Hood - Dating a Wolf

Once Upon a Time: Red Riding Hood - Dating a Wolf

The following story really happened, no names have been changed to protect the innocent or otherwise...

It was just another day at my practice, I had a diary full of characters looking for answers, and I was ready to work my magic as I had been doing for decades, but somehow today felt more magical than usual...

‘Ms Hood, please take a seat’, I said as I welcomed my first client of the day into my room.

‘Red, call me Red, my real name is Bethany, but my Grandma always called me Red and it's kinda stuck.’

‘How can I help you today Red?’

‘Oh I just don't know really, I'm not even sure why I'm here’ she trailed off…

I was just about to ask a question, when she wailed:

 

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Once Upon a Time: Snow White - Bored and Beautiful

Once Upon a Time: Snow White - Bored and Beautiful

The following story really happened, no names have been changed to protect the innocent or otherwise...

It was just another day at my practice, I had a diary full of clients looking for answers, and I was ready to work my magic as I had been doing for decades, but somehow today felt more magical than usual.


When I first saw my client Ms S. White, I was instantly struck by her beauty. She was breath-taking, but as I looked closer, I could see a deep sadness in her eyes.

She appeared to glide into my room, and she gracefully sat down, crossing her ankles in such a way, it looked as if she was posing for a magazine shoot.

‘Rebecca’ she said in such a gentle and melodious voice, that I imagined she could summon the birds and animals, ‘I’ve come to see you because I feel like something is missing from my life, I feel like I want more, but I can’t really put it into words’.

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Essential Oils and The Moon Phases

Essential Oils and The Moon Phases

As we Journey through the moon cycle, you follow the Journey of Growth, descent and re-birth.

We've been following this journey, and aligning ourselves with the moon energies, so that we can support, grow and refine our manifestation intentions.

As we move through each stage of the Journey, we can use essential oils to connect at a deeper level with the energy available to us.

Here are the oils that I've chosen for each stage of the Journey they are best used in an oil burner or a diffuser. - PLEASE NOTE: I am not an aromatherapist and share this knowledge as my own experience.

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