I thought I'd share with you a little more about my trip to a woodland that I have recently discovered not far from my new home. But first I'd like to share with you a little more about my family's recent change in location.
After my husbands passing in August 2013, we were very fortunate to be renting as this allowed us to receive financial support whilst we adjusted to our loss. On a practical level this meant that I was able to focus on my children without the worry of where we were to live as Tom was the major wage earner in our household. For this I was, and am, extremely grateful.
Unfortunately this all changed last year when my landlord sold the property. I was devastated and the children began to feel very unsettled. This threw up all kinds of emotions and fears as I desperately searched for a new home for us all. It proved to be a difficult time. As a widow with three children and a dog, we were not favourable in the eyes of private landlords and as a result we came very close to having to move into temporary accommodation.
I worked deeply with nature and particularly the cycles and phases of the moon to help us to manifest a suitable new home for us. I am very thankful that this process paid off and with one week before we would be classed as homeless, the council came forward and offered us a brand new home. Although this meant additional change for us as it was a complete change in location, but we now live on the fringe of Dartmoor and are surrounded with great natural beauty.
Two of my children therefore had to change to a local primary school and my route to my workshop in Princetown also changed. This has lead me to discover new woodlands and areas of the moors. One such place I would like to share with you today.
It's a small woodland just a few miles from our new home and when I entered it I felt such gratitude and peace. A part of me just just thought, "Wow, I live here!" How amazing. I had a lovely peaceful scramble, as I do, not really sticking with the laid out path, I walked along the edge of the river, soaking up the wisdom of the ancient trees that lived there.
This lunar cycle I am spending time connecting with Birch and to my delight found clusters of these trees, below them gifts of small branches and sticks for me to take home and continue working and crafting with the tree spirits. A then happened across a spot where I was guided to sit and meditate with the Water Elementals.
Water has been a element that has been deep in my focus for a few weeks, must be something to do with all the rain!
It's an element that is linked with our emotions and the past six months has been a very emotional and turbulent time. So sitting quietly I allowed the sounds and rhythms of the river to gently allow me to feel anything that had become stuck within my energy system to ripple to the surface for release. Needless to say there was a great deal of hurt and pain tied to the loss of our family home, especially to having to let go of the place where our last memories of Tom where held.
After this experience I was then guided to co-create with the Water Elementals a short video to gift this healing experience to others. I have shared it here, but it is also to be found on the Resources page. It can be used as often as needed and it is my wish that it will help you to transmute any negative thoughts, beliefs and emotions that rise to the surface. Lets face it, life is hard and with deep grief this can compound how we feel and cope with the day to day. Nature and her helpers are all here for us offering support and compassion without judgement.
Please do let me know how you find the experience of this video in the comments, and of course do share.