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”

Relationships, Wellbeing

My Journey of Living Alone

In this post I wanted to discuss my experience of living alone for the first time. To document the transition of sharing a home with somebody to reclaiming the space as my own. It has been such a rich and full experience; at times agonizing and others truly liberating. Here are some of the things I am learning along the way:

Continue reading “My Journey of Living Alone”

Relationships, Wellbeing

Recovering from a Break Up

There has been a fair bit of change since my last blog post over 8 months ago. In hindsight, beginning a brand new blog in the midst of a break up was perhaps a bit ambitious (or stupid..) but I am back, and what better place to return than with a bit about what has been happening since the last time I posted…

It is fast approaching a year since my last relationship broke down. After 4 years together, Mr C broke the news that he was leaving, 2 months after we had celebrated my 30th birthday together.  To say I was devastated feels like an understatement. He had been distant for a few months prior to his announcement, but I had put it down to some big life changes that he had been going through. To me, we had built a relationship that felt strong, loving and honest, so I was shook to my core as I watched him pack up his half of our life into boxes around me. He left 3 days later. Continue reading “Recovering from a Break Up”