sacred contracts

Jane's Unbinding of the Wise Woman

Recently I had the honour of holding a Swan Blessing dreaming well at the Deepening Retreat for the sisters of the School of Shamanic Midwifery. What a powerful dreaming on the sacred land of Jane Hardwicke Collings, the founder and creatrix of school. Jane's dream of birthing the new shamanic sisterhood left a deep impression on me, her energy is beautiful - without judgement and full of encouragement. If you are looking for a guide to step into your own shamanic practice I can recommend no-one more highly. I first met Jane in person when she came for her Swan Blessing just over a year ago and since this time we seemed to have journeyed so closely in our medicine and wishes for this new Golden Age. 

We will be holding the last Swan Blessing sessions for the year next week at the Summer Solstice, if Swan is calling to you please get in touch it is such a beautiful point of the wheel right now to be creating more freedom in your life. Many of the seekers who take part in a Swan Blessing are also sending us their journeys for a book in creation: Swan Blessing - Releasing the Ties That Bind. They are so very potent and beautiful. Here is Jane's memory of her journey with the Swan. 
I saw her, old, long scraggly hair, wrapped in tanned animal hide for protection, by the river, in the forest, alone, very alone, sad, resigned, quiet. She'd been banished from the village, or maybe she'd run away and been hiding, either way it was because she'd been found out or would have been and that meant she'd had to leave or die.   

I saw her, young, she was writing furiously, long feather quill, hiding somewhere in a corner of the attic of the dwelling, in the dark, a lone taper burning. She was scared, fearful of being seen, yet she wrote and she wrote, pausing only to hear more to write.The words were coming to her from others, words she couldn't see who spoke, yet the words came and she wrote them.The Grandmother who lived in her hut in the forest had told her that the voices and their words that she heard were important and that she must write them down and give them to her. She taught her to write and read and told her to keep it a secret, not to tell anyone and to keep on doing it. 

On the Grandmother's death bed, she made her promise, make a vow, to never let anyone else know about the words she heard and to not let anyone see her writing, otherwise she would be killed. She wrote and wrote and the words soothed her soul. She shared them with her mother and her sisters because the words spoke of a different way, a way where they would be honoured and respected, it was so different to how it was for them.... The vow she made to the Grandmother kept her scared, scared of being seen, scared of being found out and scared of what would happen should she be discovered and the vow kept the words secret, but the words wanted to be shared and read.....   

The vow she made stayed with her until another lifetime when she went to the Blacksmith's cottage and met a Witch who flew with Swan. The Witch helped her find a way to cut away the web that was the vow, that had stuck to her, that was stuck in and around and all over her. And Black Panther came then, to be with her, to protect her and guard her. She was safe now, the vow was released and the words could come freely and be shared.    

Jane, Sydney 2012

Thank you Jane for sharing your story and sharing your love and vision with us all. How lucky we are to have you back with us again.

Swan Medicine

Hi Julia, 

I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for the Swan blessing the other day. So much has 'unlocked' since then, especially in my dreams. I am in the process of writing it down but I just wanted to share these photos I took the following weekend :)    

Catherine after Swan Blessing 2013

Swan Blessing Story - The Enchantress Reclaimed

Ruth St. Denis 1910

Today I share a song of a Swan Blessing story by Lucille who reflects on the journey of the Ancestral Medicine of the Sacred Enchantress. In the rise of the Divine Feminine we are hearing our bodies call and sing again. The Swan invites you to know your own true beauty, to live on this incredible earth deeply, to FEEL again. This is Lucille's story, and I honour her for sharing it with us all. May it assist you on your own journey to release past lifetimes of shame, judgement and fear. Sister Swan you are Beauty!
My soul has memories. They have grown over the years. Burnings, vivid recall. Knowings of persecution, fear, judgement and hate. Triggered by images in movies, words of others, people and their looks of scorn. The word Bitch and the word Witch, only one letter separates them. I have oscillated between empowerment, true intuition and denial, depression and self loathing. Why am I this way? Why can I feel what you feel, even when I don’t want to? Why can I sense what you are thinking, even when I don’t care to? 
My Magic is movement, the beauty of my body. The form and the soft caress of my sway. I entice, inspire and engage the senses. I hypnotise you with my hips. My way is truly feminine, my undulations without shame. We dance, we love and we birth, all from the centre of our hips, the seat of our power, the lips of love. The gateway of desire, passion, life and power. 
Once a blessing, often a curse. They way of the enchantress Witch has been a hard way, our power when suppressed and denied, turns dark. It turns ugly and seeps out, from under the door like an angry thick  fog. Black magic, Sorcery. Hate is powerful, my emotions have caused great pain, unto others but most of all unto myself. 
The way of love and light is easy. The way out of the murk, the quick sand that threatens to eat you up is swift and painless. Those who judge me I now hold a mirror to, those who hate me, I now feel compassion for. Those who don’t want to know what I truly live for, can’t see my passion, desire and need for Magic, I let them go.  Those that come to me for healing, that feel called to be released from the shame of their bodies, from deep sensual wounds that have been carried for generations, I say come. Let me hold you, let me heal you, let me see you for the beauty and goodness that you truly are. Divine, Wonderous, Damp and Sexy. Woman.  
Trust your body! You’ll know when its right, because your Pussy will tinkle with delight.  She will bubble up when the flow is perfect, when you intuition says fly. Use her wisdom everyday, in everyway. 
Let’s take our power back, let’s turn the words around. 
Now I say,
I’m Bitchin, when I’m Witchin.
 
The Swan Blessing. What can I say? It was when I came home.
Thank you Lucille, beautiful woman! You can invite the enchantress into your own life through Lucille's classes 'Awaken Serpent', enjoy the many riches she has to offer through her website: www.itsladylucille.com.  And visit her brand new store Cobra Culture!

The Swan Blessing Tour 2012

Elemental energy over the waterfall pool Mt Tamborine
The Swan Blessing Tour
Shamanic Past Life Clearing of Sacred Contracts for Artists, Healers & the New Teachers
Mount Tamborine, Qld - SOLD OUT
Sydney, NSW - SOLD OUT

Melbourne, sessions available- book before Imbolc, 1st Aug 2012 to receive the special introductory price of $135 
I would like to give an enormous thank you! to my dear soul sister Mikailah for holding sacred space on Mount Tamborine for The Swan Blessing tour in Queensland.  I met so many amazing artists, healers and mystics on this tour - blessings and love to you all for the free flight of the fearless healer. For those of you who missed out, we will be returning! And I heartily encourage you all to experience the amazing shamanic astrology and healing gifts of Mikailah, please go to her website to find out more about her work: www.mikailah.com
Shamanic Astrology, Soul Retrieval & Women's Sacred Rites
www.mikailah.com
We are already preparing for the Sydney wing of The Swan Blessing Tour - the Sydney sessions are also sold out but please contact us closer to the Sydney dates (Aug 22-28th) as there may be changes. For those who would like to experience The Swan Blessing in Melbourne we encourage to book before Imbolc (1st August 2012) to receive the special introductory price of $135 - we have a few sessions free before we head off again.   
Mount Tamborine is a very special place - thank you to everyone who came to know the Swan. So much elemental energy in the photographs I took there - to see them all please go to our FB page: www.facebook.com/thesacredfamiliar
Etheric temple overlaying the mountain
Looking over the Beaudesert
Now this is my kind of school!

Touring with the Swan

Deep in preparation for a tour with The Swan Blessing - Clearing Past Life Sacred Vows and Karmic Contracts. I will be offering these sessions from the magical Mount Tamborine in Queensland from 13th - 16th July, returning to Melbourne for sessions for a couple of weeks and then flying on with the Swan to Sydney for the week of 14th - 18th August. You can read more about these sessions: Freeing the Fearless Healers here. For all of our Queensland and Sydney friends please get in touch if you feel called to receive beautiful and freeing healing as I am already taking bookings for both cities.

Oceans of love, Julia

Dark & New Moon Sacred Contract Sessions

'I wake up every day thinking is this me? Is this a dream? Thinking that I will wake up and it didn't happen and I will go back to before. I tap and feel my body every day. I feel like I have been in a box locked up for years and now I am free and let out, like a new life, a new start. I am still in shock of it all and can't believe how I feel. It's like I am back.'
Laura, Yoga Instructor,  2012
I have been seeing the most powerful shifts and healings taking place in the Balance sessions. I have witnessed  clients stepping over thresholds as they consciously release their spirit from Sacred Contracts made both in this lifetime and past lives including Laura who sent me this beautiful testimonial. You can read more feedback about these sessions here.
 
This week we are in the Dark Moon and then we step into the a nourishing energy of the New Moon in Taurus. These moon cycles are perfect for shedding and letting go of the past so that we can feel the full expansion of our True Spirit. To honour these cycles I have just created these sessions: 
 
Friday 20th April (Dark Moon):  11am, 1pm & 3pm
Saturday 21st (Dark Moon): 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Monday 23rd (New Moon): 2pm & 4pm & 6pm
Tuesday 24th (New Moon): 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Be Well, Julia