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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

New Meditation & Intuition Development Circle Opening on Brighid's Day in May

Hello Everyone,

on Thursday 19th May we celebrate the festival of the Goddess Brighid, 'Exalted One' and celebrate this Fire Goddess of Healing, Poetry & Smithcraft by opening up a new Meditation and Intuition Development Circle. With the aid of Brighid's fire we will step into Winter, a season when we find ourselves naturally craving more time for reflection and quiet in the dark of the year to help us to shed the old and to listen to messages from our Higher Self about the Path ahead. 

I love these circles, not only do we get to relax deeply but we also discover ways to communicate with our personal guides and spirit helpers. Each week we learn new skills to deepen our intuition as well as practicing healing techniques. Through guided meditation we take sacred journeys, path-working with Goddesses and Gods, Animal Totems, Family Ancestors & Ascended Masters. In each class Tony & I will give personal readings to every member of the group to assist them on their journey. 

If you feel called to learn new techniques to create more peace and balance in your life in a warm and relaxed group, please get in touch with me to book your place in this circle.

Brighid by Jonathan Barr

The Silver Doorway - Advanced Tarot Course

For those of you who have completed The Path Within and been waiting for the 2nd step into the realm of Advanced Tarot, I'm happy to announce I am opening enrolments for The Silver Doorway starting in May. In this course we throw away the books and step deeper into our own Knowing and trusting our Intuition. Based on the Celtic mythology of the Ninth Wave, in these 9 weeks we will be working deeply with the Divine Feminine through guided meditation, reading intricate Tarot spreads, developing connection with your Animal Totems & Spirit Guides and most importantly, learning to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

To be eligible for this course you will have completed The Path Within and be ready to step through The Silver Doorway...