Wise WOman

Swan Blessing - Heretic or Wise Woman

The Heretic by Frank Craig, 1906

The Heretic by Frank Craig, 1906

HERETIC: dissident, dissenter, nonconformist, unorthodox thinker, freethinker, iconoclast, schismatic, renegade

Not all of our behaviours and patterns are created through conscious choices. Many behaviours begin early in our lives as re-actions to intense events and to understand the seed of these patterns and beliefs we may need to journey back to the time of the event to unlock and release their power over us. And sometimes that event did not happen in this lifetime but in a past lifetime, that of an ancestor or can even be a traumatic story held in the collective unconscious. There is much research being done right now on DNA and the passing on of ancestral trauma and wounds to future generations. Swan Blessing is work that I have been carrying out for the last 7 years with women and men all over the world to journey and access these soul stories by opening the gift of sight. In vision these stories can be seen again with their own eyes and most importantly there can then be a conscious release of the 'soul loss' and the energetic binding that can make us feel like this event just happened yesterday. When a vow or promise is made around these highly charged events and experiences it creates an even stronger hold over us and we can find that we are acting in ways that rationally make no sense and yet the feeling of the behaviour is familiar, entrenched and very hard to let go.

Another beautiful Swan Blessing story to share with you today from my session with client and colleague Bec Walker, death worker and healer at Wayfaring Bones. Thank you Bec for your sharing. As I read it, I felt the healing for us all again. With your telling you are helping so many who are feeling the bindings and very real fear of persecution of the wise woman again in our time. This Swan journey was empowering just for me to witness.

"I was in a small cottage in the woods, surrounded by small children , an elderly lady was crying as I  kissed them goodbye.  I knew they were coming for me. I knew I was a wise woman and they feared me. I actually felt at peace. I told the elderly woman it would be alright. I was quite young with beautiful long hair.
My next thought was to get away from cottage as I could see the torches in the distance.  I started running through the woods. They caught me about 500 meters from my cottage. My thought then was are my family are safe as I looked back towards the cottage? They had me on my knees with my head pulled back by my hair. I was surrounded by men and could feel the fear in their heart. I was taken under the cover of darkness. It was a lynch mob. A powerful man with the authority was behind the scenes. Orchestrating the outcome. I felt he was scared of my inner power.
The very next thing I saw was a vision of her standing on a pyre. It quite surreal as I stepped out as myself from the future to see my past self on the pyre. I could see a sea of what looked like Pilgrim hats, and a town square. She was searching frantically for someone or something in the faces before her; she knew this was going to happen. There was no hatred in her body, only sadness and compassion, for the people doing this to her. I watched as the tears streamed down my face.
I stepped forward and her eyes locked onto to mine. She smiled at me and said with her eyes:  ah good you are here! I have been waiting. My soul felt like it exploded in to a million pieces, it was such a deep and profound connection.Her words to me were: You are free, Have no fear. They cannot come for you in this lifetime. Your family are safe. Be true to your soul and path. With that she closed her eyes and tilted her head skywards. And whispered 'I am ready” to the Heavens. As they lit the pyre. I saw a bright white light come down from above. She was enfolded by light and I could see two beings beside her. The flames had only reached her feet. But she was already free.
Julia, I thank you for releasing my fear/binding, in this life as a healer/witch/ wise woman. I hadn’t realised that this fear of judgement and persecution had been holding me back. Also my intense dislike of authority makes sense. My past self had no fear; No anger, she accepted it, in perilous times of who she was.  Her message to me was the gift of Freedom, acceptance and walking the path of self truth. No more Hiding."
With Love, Bec 

I urge you all to experience the potent work of Bec Walker. For over 20 years Bec has worked as a nurse and in palliative care had many experiences of the divine crossing over of the soul. I am so happy to say that she is honouring her wise gifts and is now offering sessions of energetic and intuitive healing, grief and death work here in Melbourne in person and by Skype.   www.wayfaringbones.com

 

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Deepening with Mikailah and The School of Shamanic Midwifery

Mikailah and I heading down to the Deepening

I am still landing here in the forest after the Deepening Retreat with The School of Shamanic Midwifery. My deepest thanks to my sister witch and shamanic astrologer, Mikailah, Jane Hardwicke Collings the amazing founder and creatrix of The School of Shamanic Midwifery and mermaid teachers, Talulah and Kristan for all of your graceful assistance and love. And to all of the sisters who joined us in the Deep as we journeyed with the Wild Swan - thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It was truly a gift to hold this Swan Blessing dreaming pool with such a dear friend as Mikailah and together we brought our elements of Fire and Water to the unbinding of the Witch and her medicine and also her freedom.

What an amazing year 2013 has been, what a great shedding of the old skin in the Year of the Water Snake. Blessings and love to all around the world who are preparing to travel and share their love next year. You Are Free.

Here is a link to all of Kristan's photos from The Deepening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling to the Sisters of the Sun

Return of the Medicine Women - Mt Tamborine, QLD

Swan Blessing: Femmina Unbound
Full price ticket: $150
Concession Ticket: $120

Dear Sisters of the Sun,

It has been over a year since my last journey to the mystic Mountain Tamborine and I welcome you to join me in ceremony and circle to reclaim the ancestral medicine of the wise woman : Swan Blessing - Femmina Unbound. This ceremony and workshop will be held at Grail Haven, Mt Tamborine on Oct 12th. I am honoured to hold space for the return of your medicine in this collective unbinding of Feminine Wisdom. On this day we will release and clear some of the strongest of past beliefs and vows : Vow of Silence, Vow of Obedience, Vow of Chastity with the intention of releasing the binds that tie the past histories of the Medicine Women, Shamans, Witches, Herbalists, Wise Women. By consciously releasing these sacred contracts from our spirits, our hearts, our voices and our bodies, we are opening up strong Dream Pathways for our Ancestors, the Grandmothers, to heal and reconnect the roots to our Ancestral Medicine again. These are our birthright gifts, we are ALLOWED.


The Medicine of Swan is the gift of Seership, Swan Blessing is an activation to open your own ability to be the Seer and experience shamanic vision. In Femmina Unbound you will journey back into the past to see your own binding spells - created by your own words in promise or vow and with great compassion release your spirit from them. You may also see back into the Mother Lands to understand and release the bindings carried in the lineage. 

After embracing connection to our Ancestral Medicine we will engage in the shamanic practice of Medicine Doll creation. This doll will be made in the image of your 'dreaming self' - the otherwordly self that acts as a bridge to the ancestors and animal totems. Please bring a small sacred object to place inside your doll. You can read about Emily's personal experience of the process of creating her own spirit doll here.

Medicine Dolls

   

This day will be spent in the Deep, you may feel much emotion moving through you but the key is not to hold on to the wound to let it flow in the sacred water we will communing with at Grail Haven - a spring water sanctuary and holder of sacred energy on Mt Tamborine. Once released, this well of feeling will be replaced by your Medicine and your Love. we will be able to fully feel our majesty and our natural gifts of healing. With hearts full of love we will sing our spirits back to ourselves, performing Soul Retrieval and Initiating ourselves again into our wise medicine. With this love and power we will then perform together a ceremony of healing for our Sacred Earth, honouring the ancient Aboriginal Ancestors of the land.

Speak to your Ancestors, call to the Grandmothers - they are very aware of this journey we are making to our Medicine, they are so happy that we are returning. If you are feeling great resistance you are very welcome to book a session by Skype if you feel you need to before we meet on October 12th. I will also be holding a small amount of personal Swan Blessing sessions on the mountain in the days before the ceremony.


Oceans of love to you my medicine sisters,
you are free.

Swan Shaman - Waves of Grace by Patricia Ariel

Juliette of the Herbs

I have just spent this afternoon by the fire creating plant medicine dolls and watching this beloved documentary again. Herbalist, writer and champion of gypsies and the animal kingdom, Juliette de Bairacli Levy, was generations ahead of her time and so courageous. And so like Vali Myers in many, many ways. Enjoy...

Juliette of the Herbs from DeepGreenGreenie on Vimeo.

Return of the Wise Woman

In The Swan Blessing sessions we are seeing the return of the Wise Woman, the Knowing Crone, the Mystic Elder. SHE is here to take her place of honour and respect again.  Here is the Wise Woman Carmen Maya of Sacramonte in Granada, Spain reading in her cave in 1949. Photos taken by: Dmitri Kessel via The Gypsy Chronicles.