I have been exploring shamanism for around 7 years now. My journey has been supported and guided by some amazing shamanic women, who have encouraged and invited me to put into practice ancient forms of healing that I have learnt.
This ancient form of healing can be incorporated into your therapeutic journey. Or stand as a healing offering on its own.
I continue to stay curious, enjoy and embrace the unfolding spiritual journey that I am on. And I continue with my studies. Shamanism continues to shape me and informs my work. I’m particularly interested in “what the Bees know”
What the Bees know
The Egyptians, the Celts, Ancient Greeks, the Navajo were all interested in “what the Bees know”. Bees were revered by ancient Egyptians. They believed the sun god Re wept and his tears became Bees. Are they the carrier of souls? Literature suggests that the Egyptians thought so. And some believed that the sound of the Bees hum was the sound of the soul.
In Celtic mythology a presence of a Bee after a death signified the soul leaving the body. And there was a practice of “telling the Bees”
The Melissa, Latin for Bee, were Demeter’s priestesses and healers. Demeter was the ancient Greek goddess of the harvest. Corn is often used to symbolise Demeter.
And to the Navajo The Pollen Path symbolises an individuals journey through life. And corn is also used in their ceremonies and rituals to symbolise this journey.
To the ancients, the Bee was sacred.
“Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the Bee.
For to the Bee a flower is a fountain of life, And to the flower a Bee is a messenger of love, And to both, Bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy”.
From The Prophet (Knopf, 1923)
Honey And Sting. Healing And Hope
Blessed Bee, help me serve thee. And they answered and showed me their dance.
A way to journey. A way to connect with them.
And after a number of years a woman in a dark robe, hood up, face hidden, came to me and sat on the side of my bed and invited me to takes my place in the circle of crones.
I am an elder, wise woman, healer and crone.
I am light and i am dark.
My fire burns bright, my womb is alight.
There are those that can see the fire and are drawn to its light.
And there are those that can see the fire. And, fear the fire that burns bright.
They defend themselves against it. And throw water on the flames, in an attempt, to put the fire out.
You can not put my fire out.
You have dimmed the flame.
And reduced it to embers at various points in my journey through life.
But you never and will never suceed in putting my fire out.
In the darkest of times, light was always there.
At times i couldnt see it. But those were the times that light sought me out.
And guided me along the path that can be found in the dark.
Until once again, i could see the light for myself.
The light within and the light without.
And was able to find my way out of the dark.
In the darkest of times, i learnt that in order to heal you had to look deep within to find the match needed to reignite the embers within.
To feel that connection with “self”, that fire within.
The core of my “very being”.
My “spirit”. My “light”.
Light within. Light without.
Dark within and dark without.
Pain and love. Honey and sting.
Beware, of my sting!!
I am woman. I am hope. I am fire. I am pain. I am love.
I am compassion. And i am understanding.
I am an elder, wise woman, healer.
I am everything and nothing.
And i am honoured to take my place in the circle of crones.
I offer Shamanic healing on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
We will have three session together.
Is a “get to know you session”.
This session helps me to prepare a healing session for you that is tailored to your needs. And will last one hour.
Will be scheduled for the following week/week after. This will be your healing session. This session will last between one and one and a half hours.
Will be scheduled in for a month or two after the healing session. This session will last one hour and in it you can unpack, explore etc. Anything that has unfolded for you following your healing session. The medicine received will “work its magic” for many weeks/many months.
Cost for all three sessions £250, payable at the end of the first session and non refundable once your sessions are booked. There is scope to reschedule in the event of mitigating circumstances that results in you having to cancel one of the sessions. Please note: that £50 of this fee will be donated to girls education action aid uk. Education, especially of women and girls transforms lives and communities.