Oracle, Wellbeing, Wheel of the Year

Answering the Call

After many bright and beautiful weeks, the weather has taken a noticeable change. I am writing this post curled up in bed whilst watching the rain fall heavily onto the grateful green plants below.

Tomorrow is the 1st of May, and marks the festival of Beltane in the Northern Hemisphere. This festival is rooted in several cultures and is one of the 8 seasonal festivals of the year, also known as the ‘Wheel of the Year.’  Beltane falls mid-way between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice, and in ancient times was celebrated due to its agricultural significance.  At Beltane we can observe the earth at its fertile peak. The light continues to expand, growth is abundant and life is blooming and buzzing with life force.

This time of year is often thought to be fruitful for setting intentions and energising outward goals and dreams. However this year, my soul was calling for something different, and I decided to answer its call. And so I ran myself a day time bath, anointed myself with a homemade face mask and then enjoyed a hot chocolate in bed whilst I read my book and listening to the rain. It feels like a fitting tribute for such a day.

What is your soul calling for today?

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Oracle deck: Work Your Light by Rebecca Campbell

 

Wellbeing

Rise

It is a privilege to be able to support others in their journeys towards building a more meaningful life. I work in a prison and the community running groups and providing one to one support to individuals with a range of experiences and mental health challenges.

There are days that are tough, really tough. Days that I feel as though I can’t do enough for someone. Days that I struggle to manage my own wellbeing alongside supporting others and days that I see how unfair life can be over and over. Continue reading “Rise”

Wellbeing

The day’s work

Hands up who else has ever felt a sense of dread or panic, when faced with the age old question, ‘what do you do?‘ Those four bland words usually uttered pretty early on in an attempt to get to know somebody. The question almost always equates to a description of what we do for work; how we earn our money. I feel lucky to be able to say these days that I’m in a job that I quite enjoy, however it hasn’t always been this way. I have also experienced the shudder run down my unemployed spine when faced with this question.

Continue reading “The day’s work”