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THE PLACE WITHIN


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Internal Gardener

The gentle garden is a message that we are the creators of our reality. Recent months have been teaching me focus and deliberate direction. In order to create my world I need to be in the mind of the deliberate gardener, the Internal Gardener.

I am learning to bring my attention into intention. My garden can not thrive without care, nurturance and planning. I am now aware that weeding is necessary, cleaning out and trimming back is a requirement to allow the Light to shine on areas that I want to have growth. I am even daring to dream in my garden of next year. In order to do that I need to make space, clear an area and select what I wish to grow. Including the research around direction, season, and climate.

The gentle gardener is a new alignment for me, I am the Internal Gardener.


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What is Energy?


How can I see my emotions as energy? What we see on the surface is not what it looks like underneath. Seeing Emotions as Energy is to dive deep underground. The surface level is just that, the top layer. Deep within is a vast environment of essential nature, truth, libraries of stories we carry and galleries of images we have cataloged and kept. There are great algorithms that weave backwards and propel forwards. And these networks of energy I describe are just through the lense of my own enquiry. I am also connected to others, their networks and hives of energy, my ancestral stories and the generations ahead. What deep webs we weave of emotions….we are all connected…
#guidance #intuitive #spiritualcoaching #enchantedmap #colletebaronreid #chrysocolla


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Ancestral Journeys

Ancestral journeys take us deep into the raw emotions of lineage, of health and trauma of the family. Today I honoured my maternal bloodline with a journey for the menstrual cycle from menses, to motherhood to menopause. Throughout my preparation and journey the aspects of the three kept coming through in a pattern. Maiden, Mother, Matriarch needed honouring in youthfulness, in pain, in suffering, in shame and held with compassion. These times are of deep witnessing, deep love and deeply rooted in my bones. I am my ancestors after all, we are them, we have the capacity to hold a container for them and to witness our own lives as vessels of their wisdom and a releasing of their pain through our allowing.
Thank you Ancestors for all that now Is.
#guidance #intuitive #spiritualcoaching #ancestraljourneys #honouring #bloodline #redtent #redtentdoulas #redtentcollective #roots #bones #circles #mothers


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Garden Medicine

Feeling the duality today with the heaviness of winter and the Light returning. I am inward looking and still I change and shift to the energies entering in of spring. Hard to imagine when listening to the stormy wind outside. I am feeling blessed now I remembered my garden gifts me medicine. This is dried lavender from my garden, it smells divine. The little green vase is lifting my mood with its fresh green hue in the slight light coming in on Brigid’s Day.
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Rites of Passage

Sometimes the answers are so simple, what act of self-kindness helps me heal? Cake. You see I have been gluten free for over a decade and whilst I don’t miss such things as cake or toast anymore, I do miss the occasions. For so long I have not had that rite of passage that actually does mean a lot. I have had no Birthday cake, no candles to make a wish and no celebration for another year turning around the sun. These rites are important, they are a celebration of life.
A great woman wrote that when we are born we are not born alone. We are born with a placenta that becomes our guardian angel. The physical placenta we are born with is full of richness and nourishment and to honour this spiritual passage and guardian we have a placenta cake. We keep on celebrating that life giving connection. So this year I will gratefully be celebrating my spiritual connection, my nurturing, and whole self. I can bake a gluten free cake.
Thank you #robinlim
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I am a garden

I unfurl into the cycles of my own cells, that mature, decay and shed. My body recycles daily and it has been its own Garden for all my days.

Seeding, growing, expanding, wilting, rotting, composting, rejuvenating since birth.

I am birth and death in a day. Marvellous Me.


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Centred

What is Calling?

When I consider the number of roles I have and positions I have worked as an adult I see that we develop and change towards our Calling. In life we may have had many roles as employees, as a family member that has change into a new way of connecting or a responsibility we didn’t even expect for ourselves as we are drawn to the Path in Life we now tread.

Sometimes we lose the footing a little and that is OK. Sometimes we need a little alignment to navigate back to the Path. The greatest tool for navigation is the Heart. When we deeply listen to what the Heart Desires we know we are living a true existence. When we find it hard to negotiate, feel exhausted or under valued by the world around us, this is when we could do with some Heart based navigation.

When I forget to drop into the Heart as my compass I am untethered in this world. I need time and space to check my Path, see where I am leading myself, see what is leading me, listen to myself and who is listening to me. To witness and observe the route I am on and with whom I am traveling with. All this takes time, space and a map for the journey ahead.

I may need to reminisce and the past can be a place of seeing and evaluating the journey so far. No journey has ever been without a lesson or a reason and I am grateful for all those I have met as my Teachers now I see the Path more clearly. There is also a need to clear away old baggage and worn out shoes from this great Path. To reassess what worked and what did not. There is also the treasure of the knowledge gained so far that is of value not just to me but to others I now meet along the Way. Journeying can be a venture done Alone or with others, All-One.

Here is a meditation I have prepared to begin the next phase of this Journey on the Path.

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Centred and Balanced

I love that the word Centred, in the dictionary it means to be “well balanced”, for me these words have very different connotations. The word “Well” refers to an old and ancient belief that women where Well keepers. not just attending to the water springs from within the Earth or distributing healing waters, but they were keeping us well. The midwives, the nurses, the “Goodwives” are all titles that have been used to describe women that looked after our well being. Women of today are still all these things. They are the Well Keepers of the families, the community and they are holding full time employment, caring for their elders and walking the dog late at night. I am not detracting here the contributions of Men. I am recognising the terminology referring to Women throughout the ages.

So are the Women Well? I have been a keen follower of the Red Tent communities for some years and the conversations are still leading to how the world views are continuing to show us the same news headlines. They still report on salaries to the largest workforce of women is underpaid, over worked and struggling. We forget that women in nursing makes up 88% of the overall staffing, that nurses are frontline staff in a Pandemic. Then there is women’s pensions, still up for debate as many have been short changed into 2021. The Well Women of years gone by are still the Keepers of Today, but there are age old controversies that continue.

To Balance means “evenly distribute”, in terms of health, wealth, and responsibility and so on. When things are in balance in alignment that is when flow of all these elements are equal. If distribution is equal then the load is weighed out, everything is just, right and stable. For Women to be Well Balanced, there is still thedistribution of All things to be considered.

How do you feel today? Are you “well balanced” and in your flow?

There are many weights we carry and many emotions around the family, community and our own self care that need up holding in the day to day. To be Centred is to be in alignment to yourself first and then into the world feeling energetically, stable at least. Sometimes the feeling if not the weight can be address. So where do women go to gather themselves, talk, be heard and be witnessed. We don’t gather at the well-springs anymore, so where is the modern day well keepers place?


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Red Tent Quest

The last twelve months I have been travelling with the Red Tent Collective into Birth Doula Training. I have sat in circle with the most amazing women, reading a stack of books, walking on and off the path to weave amongst the mystical ways of birth and cyclicity of menstruation and menopause. I am on a mission, the way of being woman, with all of this heightened awareness. I am seeing what is missing in society for women, health and equilibrium.

Some blog posts ago I was writing about Belonging to land space and place and this year I have come full circle to the place within. What a synchronicity….the place within. To me this equilibrium is the sense of calmness, where ever I Am, the Belonging is within. It is a deep rooted sense of assurity that no matter what I am rooted in the moment. It is the heart beat and the alignment to a feeling, not a place.

How did I get to Here? I got to this place of assurity from sitting in Circle with others, from a community of people who can sit and listen with total acceptance. By that I mean a listening circle, a circle gathering of others who have capacity of Heart to Hear. When we Hear and do not fixed, when we can Speak and are not held back, when we are Witnessed and not judged, we are Accepted. Total acceptance creates a feeling of Belonging to Self.

I will continue to blog more about my journey of Womenhood as my Path unfolds. For now, I leave you with a Womb Blessing, naturally spontaneous and unedited.


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Summer’s Thunder Full Moon

I had a very serene evening out at the beach yesterday. I visited the Woods near the streams that flow to Abbey Ruins. Then followed as much as I could, the river to the coast. I headed to a sandy beach and it was quiet, so peaceful. I felt very anchored as I felt into the energies. There was a deep Celtic vibe to note all the elements and the breeze got up strong and cool. I blended in.

I managed to drum for a while, the wind had got up and it felt strong to be so met by such a force whilst the sand was so soft under my feet. I left a blessing of my dried lavender and rose petals. I was then amazed to find many hag stones as I made my way back. I usually struggle to find one! I felt totally cleansed and a message to honour the old that meets the new. I headed home over the country lanes and passed the Celtic cross by the Castle. I get lost a little on the lanes but this detour felt perfect.