I am noticing with loving observation and great compassion how many of my clients, colleagues and friends are feeling at the mercy of their emotions just now. They are in varying stages of this emotional onslaught – for some the emotions are quietly, but relentlessly, lapping at their ankles. Some feel they are in a shallow pit of depression whilst others feel they are drowning in turbulent seas with high tidal waves of emotion crashing around them without direction or purpose.
Does this resonate for you? Or perhaps you are experiencing more of a challenge with who you are just now and where you are going in life? Are you questioning whether you are following your soul’s true purpose? Or perhaps you are questioning whether you even have a purpose?
If none of that resonates for you just now – great! I truly am delighted that you are swimming with the tides so effortlessly in this time of autumnal change. If this does resonate with any part of where you are at just now: “Welcome to the Way of The West!” We are currently in Direction West (Water) in the Celtic Medicine Wheel – the element of water and the emotional realms. This is the time of the emotions!
This is my second year of travelling with the Celtic Medicine Wheel with awareness – and I am managing so much better this year! Last year I was on my knees – quite literally. When I was asked to summarise my experience of being in Direction West (referred to as Water) last December, my response was a depressive”Turbulent”. This year I have been able to use last year’s experiences to support an easier and more fluid ride through Water where I can swim with the tides rather than against them.
My experiences last year found me crying for days on end, questioning what my life’s purpose was and where I was going. I felt I had lost my way and no longer knew what my soul’s true calling was. My ride through Water was turbulent and choppy and I found myself questioning everything in my life. I remember watching the geese departing and feeling jealous as I longed to be flying high with them instead of being here feeling stuck – with very clipped wings.
In comparison, this year has been a much more fluid journey where I am ebbing and flowing with the tides of emotion rather than fighting them. I encourage you to do the same, whatever your personal challenges may be.
I am actively using water to aid my own personal healing in this natural time of casting off the old. Whether it be unwanted or outdated patterns, behaviours, friends, clothes or anything else that there is no room for in my life anymore – instead of fighting it, I am moving with it, always open to letting go and releasing. Emulating nature, and it’s natural surrender to the dying and letting go process.
In the main, (this year!) it has been an easy flow – when I listen and respond to my emotions – constructively working with the issues they raise. At times it has been painful and I had nearly 3 weeks of intense back pain after finally tapping into the very core of a long held challenge in my life. The back pain is now gone and so is the old pattern. Hallelujah! Bring on Water!
The Medicine of Water is “POWER”. This time in Water is all about being true to our feelings and our authentic self – that is when we are most powerful. By giving ourselves permission to experience whatever emotions arise – and working with them – allows us to unlock the door to our soul’s true calling.
Whilst this can be a challenging time, it is also a time of great discovery, enrichment and POWER as we openly and loving embrace our true self. There is nothing more powerful than being your true, authentic self: standing in your own skin, knowing who you are and what you are here to do.
Here are my top tips for supporting you through this potentially challenging and unsettling time:-
- Drink lots of water
- Swim, bathe, shower, have saunas,
- Spend time near water – burns, streams, rivers, lochs, sea
- Be in water – walk in the rain, splash in puddles, rage at the sea
- Walk, run, exercise to ground yourself and your emotions
- Allow the winds to blow the cobwebs away
- Surround yourself with loving friends who will listen if you need to talk
- Be gentle, and, more importantly, be compassionate with yourself
Even if you are swimming effortlessly through Water, the above will all aid your general wellbeing in these times of natural change.
I encourage you to embrace your emotions – let them have space and be open to where they take you…..
Please let me know how you get on.
Where is Sarah-Jane?
Animal Communication 2 Day Workshops
16/17 November – Novotel, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh
30 Nov/1 Dec – Green Lane Centre, Whitby
These are always magical days filled with wonder and possibility. You will be guided in the most gentle and loving way to connect at the deepest level with animals. More info on website.
Learn Energy Healing for People and Animals
2/3 Nov – The Arthur Findlay Centre, Stafford
Surround yourself with beautiful healing energies as you learn to connect with your own energy and the energy of others on day one and animals on day two. More info on website.
CD – my new CD is finished and because I want to get it right for you, I am awaiting group feedback from the new Bi-Aura Therapy Students incase any last minute adjustments are required before it goes to mass production. I hope they like it!!!
New Services – Due to the high number of enquires from worried guardians about leaving their animals when they go on holiday, I am offering 2 new services:-
- A 30 minute Animal Communication Consultation where I explain to your beloved companion where you/they are going and what will be happening.
- An MP3 recording where I will guide you through the process of explaining to your companion that you are going away and how to update them on what is happening. A CD version could also be available – let me know what format you would prefer!
White Buffalo Sage – the most powerful cleanser around! Great for mopping up all the emotional debris of this watery time! This is the powerful stuff I use at workshops, in my treatment room, at home and outside. At only £5 a bag you can use it everyday to cleanse yourself, your home and your animals. Order via email at moment.
Chakra Healing Kits – beautiful little crystals to help you stay balanced and centred in this emotionally charged time of year. There is a full instructional leaflet, compiled by myself, to ensure you and/or your animals get the best out of these crystals and therefore the best healing too. Priced at £6.50 they will last you a lifetime. Order via email at moment.
Remember and let me know your thoughts on this blog – and whether you prefer MP3 format or CD.
Wishing you effortless swimming with the tides…..