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Hello Dear Ones
October, the Spookiest month has arrived and bringing with it chilly winds and rain.
In some ways this is a pivotal month with a powerful focus on transformation which is impossible to avoid. As the temperatures start to drop and we watch the leaves flutter to the ground, we are reminded that natures cycles are mirrored in our lives. The only constant is change. Autumn is a time for letting go of what no longer serves us, so we can make room and space for something new.
Why not go outside and gather some colourful autumn leaves, place them in a bowl as a symbol of what you would like to shed in your life and what you would like to seed deep within you for rebirth and renewal in the spring.
It is believed that the veil between the realms of the living and those who have passed on, is at its thinnest this month and spirit activity is more prevalent now than any other time of the year. So, it is with this in mind that my thoughts turn towards celebrating my ancestors. Think Dia De Los Muertos. When we connect with our ancestors, we bring a sense of connection and belonging to our lives. We also begin to learn more about ourselves and have a greater appreciation for our families and lives (no matter the family situation). Our connection with our ancestors can bring in more self-love and greater compassion for ourselves and others.
Equally, Samhuin is also a wonderful time to cleanse your energy with light and the feeling of love. Try a salt bath or a cleansing meditation to keep your energy clear and connected.
It's been a helluva ride over the past year and a half. There have been a lot of learnings that have filtered in, many of us have faced various challenges and may still be feeling a bit tender. As we move deeper into the season of Autumn, feel into the seasons invitation to retreat in doors and turn your focus inwards and begin to nurture an inner discovery of who you are and what lights you up.
We are all on a journey of coming home to ourselves, remember that what you search for is within you!
Wishing you all a blessed Witchober and may you hear the whispers of your ancestors as they guide you on the next part of your journey!
Reiki 1 Training - Are you ready to awaken the light within? (13 & 14 November 2021) 1 Space left
Reiki level 1 focuses on self-healing, personal development and sharing Reiki with family and friends.
This course lays the foundation of how Reiki works and includes practical experience in giving and receiving Reiki. There will be time dedicated to sharing and discussion to develop your confidence and skills, leaving you feeling empowered by the end of the training.
You will receive an attunement which will amplify the flow and your connection to the Universal energy of Reiki.
Come prepared to spend two days with like-minded people, exploring an exciting energy modality. To ensure you receive individual attention the group will be kept small (up to 4 people)
Reiki courses are taught by Reiki Master Teacher: Fionn Leitch, who will guide you through everything you need to know to be able to use Reiki confidently and begin applying it effectively in your life and relationships.
If you feel a YES to join us..... More details here.
Awaken your Inner Witch (Begins 16 January 2022 ) 3 Spaces left
Long ago, Witches were the village healers, sought after for their wisdom and intuitive natural healing abilities. They were the medicine women, the midwives, the visionaries, the story keepers and guardians of the feminine mysteries.
This magical icon holds deep feminine power and wisdom! Women can work with this archetype to reclaim their innate power and sovereignty.
Join Belinda and Fionn for our 3 part workshop where we will explore our own source of electrical magic and awaken our inner witch!
If you feel a YES to join us..... More details here.
Re-Ignite your Light Retreat (18 - 20 March 2022)
Join Belinda and Fionn for a retreat in the Highlands of Scotland. We will say goodbye to the winter on the Friday and connecting with the Cailleach for wisdom and on the Saturday, we will be welcoming back the spring and opening our hearts to Brigid to re-ignite our light.
We are still in the planning phase of bringing this retreat to life, do let us know if you are interested in joining us, so we can keep you posted on the plans.
If you feel a YES to join us..... More details here.
October. I am excited about October. There is a lot happening for me this month, a few new experiences, people I have not seen in a while and a trip to Arran. You will hear more about this one later. But with all of this excitement I am also reminded that there are still problems in the world and there are a few of these close to me. I can’t solve any of these problems, but what I can do is hold space for the people involved and this is what I want to talk to you about this month. Have you ever read Fish? It is a business book, a story about the fish market in Seattle and someone at the market that developed a rapport with his clients, put on a show and the people flock there. For me that is holding space.
In circle, holding space is when we allow people to talk uninterrupted, allowing them just to be, tears and silences included. They get our full attention, no fiddling, looking away at something else, no checking phones or making a note. Nothing, just listening to the person speaking, looking at them. No trying to offer advice, no trying to console. Just letting them be. It is not easy to let someone cry, we want to make them feel better, but actually the best thing we can do is allow them to say and do what they want to do, they don’t get that opportunity anywhere else. There is always someone that knows how to solve the problem. Sometimes we don’t need that, we just want to speak. (please remember if someone says they need a cuddle then that is ok, cuddles help)
So, if we can do that in circle we can do that in our daily lives. So, my message to you this month is listen to people, listen to what they are saying and listen to what they are not saying, give them your full attention. I am not good at that, but that is my mission this month, just to listen and give people my full attention.
By the time you read this our first Goddess workshop will be behind us. We have a full course this time. We keep them small, but it will be nice to have 6 sisters explore these archetypes with us this autumn.
Enjoy the spooky season and remember to listen.
With lots of love
Following your intuition can lead you on some of the most intriguing adventures.
A couple of months ago I got the nudge to go to Arran. I have never been before, and the nudge came out of no-where while sitting on the Ferry to Bute. So, off we went. At first it did not seem like the trip would happen… but when there is a will there is a way.
Little did I know at the time what an amazing adventure would unfold. The weekend was infused the magic of circles, from driving around the island, to stone circles, completion cards and chatting to a lady who I swear I had met before (and she had no recollection of me what soever!) about Sister Circles and healing the land.
Our Arran adventure, included a beautiful circular walk along the South of the island and as we walked, we indulged in the abundance of ripe brambles, delighting in their tart yumminess. I also found myself enjoying the salty sea wind in my wild locks, which left me feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Everywhere we looked there were swans, even when we were stargazing into the endless twinkly night sky, we found the Cygnus constellation. Swans represent transformation and are a symbol of light…. What an auspicious beacon of confirmation that I was right where I was supposed to be and that one part of my journey had ended, with the next about to begin.
My heart is pulling me back to Arran and I really feel that this is the location for our 'Re-ignite your Light' retreat next year.... so Belinda and I are off on our own adventure to Arran this month. Looking forward to sharing our adventure with you. If you haven’t signed up for our retreat yet, here is the link.
My aim for the coming months is to learn to listen to my intuition more, to trust it, give it a voice and let it lead me to the right path.
We have just started our Goddess Workshops and what an absolute honour to be leading these workshops again with our magical Goddesses, I can’t wait to see how this journey unfolds.
I am also just about to finish up on my Reiki 1 manual and I can't wait to host my first training session! I still have one more space left: Reiki 1: Are you ready to awaken the light within?
I have alot going on this month and whilst these activities seem to be outward facing, these activities are igniting my personal inner revolution! Viva la revolucion!
Wishing you all a Spookily Good October!
Love and Blessings
The Owls Witchy Tip
There is so much to do on our altar this month. And if you don’t already have one, this is a great excuse to start one and then forget to get rid of it.
Mine will have seeds and seed heads of all types, obviously a candle or two, a small pumpkin, maybe some dried flowers. Samhain is also the time we remember our dead, so my altar will have reminders of them and perhaps a small offering to them.
Make it as simple or as elaborate as you wish.
The Wolfs Wild Tip
This dimension that we live in and the spirit world meet in October. This is the time when the veil that separates us is at its thinnest.
This is a time to honour our ancestors who have passed. Light a candle and take some time to recall them into your heart and honour their memory and their place on your family tree.
Watch THE BOOK OF LIFE it’s a beautiful movie which encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future. It is a wonderful story about following your heart.
Reiki Treatments A Reiki Treatment is a wonderfully relaxing experience. It can help kick start your journey to connecting to your heart space and help you make the right decisions for you. Reiki can also help with pain relief, anxiety, fatigue as well as improve your mood and enhance your overall well-being. If you are interested in booking a session, see more details here.
Shamanic Power Retrieval (Appointments by request) A Shamanic Power Retrieval is a healing technique used for reclaiming your lost personal power. We have all experienced the loss of our personal power at some point in our lives. Through a Shamanic Power Retrieval, the idea is to retrieve your lost power and return it to you. Fionn is preparing to take in-person bookings at Santosa, from 26 April 2021 onwards, if you are interested in booking a session, see more details here.
Intuitive Oracle / Tarot Card Readings (Readings by request) Fionn offers intuitive Tarot and Oracle Card Readings delivered straight to your inbox so you can read them again when you need to. Prior to consulting the cards to answer any questions you have, I go on a short Shamanic Journey to gain insight into your question and then I connect to the cards for more intuitive guidance. More details here.
Tarot Card of the Month
No Place Like Home – Wisdom of the Oracle
We are all just walking each other home - Ram Das.
A beautiful card for the month ahead. Home feels safe and secure, it's a comfortable place to rest and create a place you call your own. There is simply no other place like it. You are beginning to feel at home in your own skin this month. Coming home to yourself is realising that what you have been searching for has been within you all along. Authenticity is your home, you are safe here in the house of your spirit and Spirit.
Wishing you a magical October
Wise and Untamed
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