water healing

The Water Bearers - Moon in Aquarius Rock Water

'In the native healing tradition of the Celtic World, living spring water was called Rock Water – it is the water that emerges out of the depths of the earth into the light. Water that is revivified in the dark womb of the earth and finds its way again to the light is a re-born substance. 

Rock Water is the mother of all flower remedies; it is typically an entry-point remedy that softens the soul’s disposition, and introduces the individual to a realm beyond the hardness of the physical body and the material world. Rock Water is not an environmental remedy or a remedy made from rocks, as some New Age thinkers have assumed. Dr. Bach intended that all flower essences be prepared with vibrant spring water, and Rock Water is the base element that is foundational to all true flower essences.'

Our own  'rock water' that we use in the creation of Daughters of the Well essences pours forth from a fern covered cavern a few hundred metres from the opening of the deep artesian well on the top of Mount Donna Buang in Warburton. High up in the mountain this deep underground spring bursts from the earth in an endless supply of the clearest natural spring water that I have ever tasted and the purity of it's essence is such a gift to healing remedies. 

Water is Life - New Source for Essences

'Water Guardian' in river reflection after thanking the water

On the New Moon in Pisces and after the days following, Tony and I have been journeying to Warburton to visit our new water source - the crystal clear natural spring on Mount Donna Buang. We had heard about this spring for many years and we have been blown away by the water's natural purity and healing presence. When we first arrived at the spring there was an elderly man with sparkling blue eyes filling up his many bottles with spring water. He was very excited to meet more Water people and began to tell us the story of the spring as it journeyed from an underwater river through minerals, crystals, seams of gold and silver to naturally pour from the mountainside. He reminded me of Guardians of the Well, Threshold Keepers from Celtic faerie tales and myths. He told us to drink it and drink nothing else that it was the purest water we would find. The word I heard around him was Vital - he told me he was older than I could imagine.

Once we drew enough water for our essences and to drink we went down to sit by the river to thank the mountain, the keepers of the land and the water elementals. The photograph above was taken after this meditation. He looks aboriginal and so very wise. And so here is the Water Guardian in the spirit world to match the Water Guardian we met in our 'real' world by the spring itself. Nature explaining an old wisdom to us: 'as above, so below'.

We believe that Nature and her guardians are able to speak to us more clearly now and that we should share their message. The message we received was: 'Water is Life' - we all deserve clean drinking water, it is our right as beings on this earth. And Water is priceless, sacred. Nature's bounty is crystal clear - let's all make an effort to keep our waterways clean from pollution and garbage. When you can, speak out for the Water and for Nature. This gift is sacred and we want it to be here forever.

Forest Watching over the Spring

Sacred Spring

Forest Sprite


Year of the Water Snake Essence - Embracing Feminine Wisdom

Serpentarium by the amazing Patricia Ariel

At the New Moon at the birth of the Year of the Black Water Snake on 10th February I created a new essence to be used as part of the Celtic Blessing: 9th Wave Water Rites. Snake is such a beautiful and potent totem of healing and transformation. So perfect for us all in 2013 as we undergo the radical shifts and changes bringing balance as the Sacred Feminine rises to take her natural place in our world.

For centuries the serpent has long been an animal or symbol that has been vilified and demonised and so very misunderstood in our culture. This year in our work with the Swan Blessing and Femmina Unbound our intention is to clear away the besmirching of the Sacred Feminine and in particular her natural wisdom. In ancient cultures the symbol of the Snake was used to represent Feminine Wisdom. In the culture's fear of the Wild Feminine, her natural wisdom was also demonised and repressed and taught us as women to be afraid of our natural instincts, our intuition and our power. My aim with this essence containing the cleansing presence of Water Snake combined with the plant essence of the Chestnut Tree is to reclaim our natural Wisdom again by clearing our mind of over-thinking, confusion and doubt in ourselves and in the natural healing abilities of our own bodies. Just like the Snake the human body also knows when to shed and release. It is usually the mind that has a problem with letting go, acceptance for what is, and trusting in the mystery. The Water Snake essence can also be used to consciously clear outworn beliefs and ideas that no longer serve you.

I invite you to understand the true essence of Snake in all of her beauty and wisdom - she has much to teach about our natural ability to shed the past and simply BE. Snake's message to us is to understand our fears - are they truly something we know and understand or is it a fear that has been learnt without experience or understanding?

9th Wave Black Water Serpent Water Rites and Ritual: $30 (plus postage)

10th February 2013

Created at New Moon on the day of the Birth of the Year of the Water Snake on 10.2.2013 and activated at the Lunar Occultation of Jupiter last night with Water Snake and Chestnut and Mountain Ash Medicine. Created in hand-drawn natural mineral spring water from the wells of the Wombat Forest in Victoria and organic plant essence of Blackthorn Tree or Faerie Tree. Self-Blessing Water Rites for women to cleanse and shed fear-filled thinking and binding ideas and beliefs from this life and past lives. Working with the element of Air to bring Clarity of Mind and Chestnut Tree to remove mind chatter and over-thinking.  Restoration of trust in your Knowing & Innate Wisdom.

Personal Self-Blessing Water Rites: morning after rising & night before sleeping. Pour a small amount of essence in a glass or crystal bowl full of water. As you recite, bless yourself by placing water gently on your body speaking with the authority of your own spirit. Continue for 9 days. 

9th Wave Black Water Serpent Water Rites and Ritual: $30 (plus postage)

Accepting the Light and Shadow at Autumn Equinox

Preparing the Waters at Autumn Equinox

Today at around 4.15pm we experienced the exact point of the Autumn Equinox. We sat on the line between light and shadow when both day and night were at exactly equal lengths. If only we could always sit so comfortably with our shadow nature as our light. Tonight I am preparing the mineral spring water collected from wells in the Wombat Forest for shamanic balancing sessions this week and for new essences that I am calling Aura Veil's - we are losing the need to always shield and block energy, instead I prefer to use the essence of the stone Kyanite to keep our own energy strong and authentic with a veil of water to purify & illuminate. The powerful Kyanite stones were found by my dear friend Martina of Nature's Art Melbourne in the desert of the Northern Territory and are known to hold no energy but their own - I love to focus on this essence as I prepare the water.

Here are two gifts I received last Friday and they are wonderful examples of light & shadow moments happening within minutes of each other. I took the first photograph as I sat on Williamstown Beach talking to my grandmother Cassie & thanking her for the gifts she has passed to me. I am told that my grandmother knew things before they happened, that you could not tell her a lie and that anyone with a problem would find their way to her kitchen table where she would sit with them & listen. My grandmother died while my mother was pregnant with me & so we never got to touch in the physical but I feel her around me, teaching me more and more each day. As I thanked her, this beautiful crow flew slowly around me. In the distance you can see two black swans (totems for Tony & I) and a large ship - I saw this as a symbol of my ancestors and their journey across the ocean from Ireland. The message I received from the crow was: 'let go, go slow, be simple and free' - and as I sensed this message I could feel my whole body & heart becoming lighter.

And on the way home I passed by an opshop in Williamstown & saw this wee treasure sitting in the front window. I call her Our Lady of the Opshop! A gift from my Irish Catholic granny for sure and it had come all the way from Lourdes. I was delighted to get home and find that everything worked perfectly including a little wind-up music box that tinkled as the lights twinkled!  
And so here is my goddess of the healing waters, aglow as I prepare and pour tonight. Perhaps it is time for us all to stop looking for what is wrong or right, and accept that everything just IS as we ARE, a beautiful dance of light and shadow. 
Oceans of love, Julia xx

Autumn Equinox Balancing Sesssions

We are approaching the time of Autumn Equinox (Tuesday, 20th March exact at 4.15pm), this is a time of balance, when day and night are again equal. In Melbourne, Australia the Indigenous name for this season is Iuk - Eel Season, one of the seven seasons for the Kulin People. It is a time when the eels are ready to harvest, when the Manna Gum is flowering and Lo-An Tuka, the Hunter (the star known as Canopus) can be seen almost due south at sunset.
In the last 2 weeks I have spoken to many clients who are experiencing a great tiredness, for some it is frustration or irritation. I feel this is part of the shedding we need to experience to embrace the very different and evolved energy of 2012. To help integrate and activate the sacred energy of the Autumn Equinox I have created sessions incorporating Tarot Readings & energy healing using the newly created & activated Daughters of the Well Essences. In these 1.5 hour Balancing Sessions we will focus on creating a balance between our inner world and outer world (our night & day), to let go of anything that no longer serves us to create an opening of energy to feel into and embrace the new.

In this time of the rise of the Divine Feminine & changes in the earth our auric fields are becoming more sensitive and we are feeling much more. It is important in this time to be keeping our energy clear & flowing and to make sure that we are not  picking any negativity from people & events outside of ourselves. In these sessions we will be working with Daughters of the Well Aura Mist to clear and cleanse your personal auric shield & you will receive a gift of your own bottle of Personal Aura Mist to take home with you - a new lovely smaller bottle that can be carried with you.

If you feel called to experience a Balancing Session & activate the healing of the Autumn Equinox I will make a time for you.

Warm wishes, Julia

Autumn Equinox Balancing Sessions:  Including Tarot Reading, Shamanic Sound and Water Healing,  Using Daughters of the Well organic plant and natural spring water essences, essential oils & unctions  (Includes a gift of your own personal Daughters of the Well Aura Mist)

Daughters of the Well - Sacred Water and Sound Healing

Good morning everyone and happy New Moon in Scorpio. The New Moon was born this morning at 6.57am and the energy of this fresh & dynamic moon after a particularly challenging & turgid week leading up is much needed.  

To celebrate this period of watery rebirth I am so very happy and excited to announce my new healing consultations: Daughters of the Well - Sacred Water & Sound Healing. In these shamanic healing sessions I will be working very closely with the beautiful and sacred water collected from the deep forest well in Wombat Forest and our own Forest Well Plant Essences. During the healing you will feel the calming and soothing benefits of the natural spring water collected from these ancient springs as it helps you to release and clear old energy and blocks. Once cleared you will be supported in a bed of sound and music as the water creates a new and strong flow of energy to help you to connect to new pathways and healing. (Please see the testimonials below for an idea of the shifts experienced from the healings and essences).

Launch Offer: Personalised Annointing Essence - For the first 20 people to book a Daughters of the Well Healing, I will create a personalised blend of Healing Annointing Essence for you to take home and use in further healings, cleansing sacred space and healing tools. 

The Daughters of the Well Healings will take one hour and the cost is $90 (including personalised annointing essence).

Warmest Wishes for New Flow, Julia

Hiya Julia,
I am feeling really 'together'.  Thank you so much for the wonderful Healing session, including the insight you provided me through our conversation.  I truly believe that you are possibly the only person that has understood me and what it is like to be in a dark place for a period in life.  The light and guidance you provided was so inspiring and I felt an immediate hopefulness take the place of fear ('Breakthrough not Breakdown').  Your beautiful healing with the treasured natural spring waters and mother nature's wattle was transformative.  My heart felt as though it was filled and turned into a colourful bloom of flowers and I came away feeling peaceful, hopeful and motivated toward happier days. I truly appreciate your gift and all of your efforts to share it with us.  
Kerryn, Oct 2011

"Dearest Julia,

The benefits felt of your "Grounding Essence", since I started using it, were absolutely amazing and very powerful.  The Grounding Essence became my best friend, I carry it with me at all times  and use it often.  I am very sensitive person and get affected easily by outside world and energies around me-protection in all forms is very important & essential for me-I found your Essence very useful and when taken, I do feel at peace, very grounded, calm and protected.  I also benefit from your beautiful Essence as a Reiki and Seichim healer-it keeps me extra grounded and protected from any unwanted energies, helps with my focus by keeping me even more calmer and centred.  It also works very well with the Bach Rescue Remedy...I've also noticed that when I use your Essence, my heart opens up even more and is beaming with a beautiful feeling of an unconditional love.  I've experienced a very special thing the first time I used it and this is what actually happened: One of my ex friends, that I had to let go some time ago, was on my mind a lot that particular week-even though I was sending her way lots of Love, Blessings and Forgiveness, I just couldn't get her out of my mind.  Your wonderful and magical Essence changed all that-the same afternoon I collected Grounding Essence from you, dear Julia, I took 3 drops as soon as I got home, and boom!!!  It just happened, just like that, out of the blue-I felt this glorious warmth of Love, a beautiful feeling of unconditional Love went through my veins and I forgave her, instantly-asked her to forgive me and to let each other go!!!  It was such a wonderful and magical experience, a very special feeling of pure Love.  Haven't thought of her since then-am actually thinking of her now, in a totally different way-she went through my mind very quickly, like when a bird flies near you so quickly that you barely noticed it, with no hard feelings attached-only Love is felt! Thank you so very much dearest Julia for introducing me to your beautiful Essence and sharing it with me-I absolutely love it and will definitely be getting more of it from you & recommending it to others who could benefit from it.  It also helps me with my meditation-opens my Third Eye Chakra even more and helps with my visions...You are doing an amazing job beautiful lady-am thanking Universe for sending you my way and am very blessed to have you in my life...Much Love and Blessings to you always" 
Saska, Oct 2011

Trentham Falls, Vic, the 'White Lady' of Forest Well Essences