Breaking New Ground

 

“Many workshops claim they are transformative. This one really, truly is!” Christine. 

Breaking New Ground is a courageous exploration of your soul’s unfolding facilitated by Sue Smith and Marlow PurvesExplore your unfinished business, how it affects you, and how to heal old and new trauma.

 
Those who’ve already attended the course say:
 “By far the most powerful workshop I have ever attended…I was amazed at Sue’s insight, intuition, energy and her ability to read energy and pick up exactly what was going on for all of us [without us saying a word]… she made it safe to go deep …” Caroline 
“… friends were in awe of the experience I had. I wish I could do it all over again!” Camilla
 “Sue held a very safe environment not only with compassion but tremendous humour in the right places.” Liz
Lucie wrote – “It was truly a gift.”
Selena wrote – “ I just want to say thank you! Thank you for such an amazing experience, life changing!”
Sue is a homeopath, a healer and a teacher of energy work. She brings extraordinary warmth, compassion and insight to her work with groups, creating and holding a safe space in which people can gently explore, heal and grow.
 
A pivotal life experience awakened  and opened her awareness to her  own energetic body and it’s many subtleties. She developed an acute sensitivity to others and an ability to listen deeply, to read the truth in energy and to actively respond to what’s alive in the moment. Since this time Sue has been steeped in Chakra work, in both Eastern and Western wisdom traditions. 
A key component of her work is experiential – an invitation to come out of the head and into embodied knowing, self-trust and transformation freeing you of outdated habits and patterns that no longer serve. 
Marlow is an homeopath, healer and astrologer. With a background in movement, meditation and Shamanic journeying, she synthesizes a variety of disciplines and tools to create sacred space.
Marlow brings 30 years of experience working with individuals and groups and has a remarkable ability to perceive underlying patterns and bring them to the light.  Marlow’s natural ability to lead others in light-hearted investigation allows magic to occur, creating space for transformation and healing of old wounds and restoring the flow of energy. 
The path that unfolds is unique for each person, Sue and Marlow tend them with a synthesis of playful and grounded enquiry.
This event is being hosted by The Homeopathy College, but it is a stand-alone workshop and requires no homeopathic leanings.
 
If you’re open, curious, ready to heal old wounds and move your life forward, join us on October 15/16 2016 for a weekend to remember.
Saturday/Sunday 15/16 October 2016
Saturday/Sunday 10/11 December 2016
and there will be one more in January 2017
Hurry! Spaces are limited – only ten places for each weekend workshop. 
 
Contact Christopher by email chris@homoeopathytraining.co.uk or phone 01803 865 780 for booking details.
 
 

Fair Harvest – Just Desserts

And so the Wheel turns and we approach Mabon, Autumn Equinox and the second of the harvest festivals in the year. It is the sacrifice of the animal, just as Lammas marks the harvest of the vegetative God, here we are confronted with the hard decisions that need to be made in terms of the herd…the old, the sick, the weak must be separated out and killed so that the community can eat, so that precious resources are not used to feed and maintain that which is not strong. It can be a ruthless sort of selection, one that is familiar for the Goddess. There is grief here too, for all that was sown and did not thrive. Seeds must be selected and saved, guarded carefully to ensure another year’s fruit. It is time now for reflection upon the harvest of our dreams and plans, winnowing of experience and savouring the blessings; mourning the losses.

Mabon is celebrated when the Sun moves to 0° Libra, like Spring Equinox, it is a balance point of the year. For the past month, Virgo has been transited and now we approach the changing time between very different energies: Virgo with it’s discerning, discriminating, critical and preparatory nature moving into Libra’s balance, accentuating harmony, appreciation of beauty, an emphasis on relating and the ‘other’.

‘Fair’ and ‘Just’ are words that are inherently Libran. Ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Beauty and of Love we can understand ‘fair’ in it’s context of balance, symmetry and harmony. Libra’s symbols are the Scales…the Scales of Justice, where every thing, act, and thought is weighed in relation to the ‘other’ and balance is demanded.

This moment between Virgo’s harvest and Libra’s balancing act is ruled by the element of water, a reflective element. It is also an element that is essentially always seeking its own balance. Water’s reflective quality offers us a mirror, to see our beauty and also to see ourselves as we are. This ‘still point’ offers us a bit of a reality-check, an opportunity to see what actions need to be taken to bring about balance and rectification, the active principles of Libra that will prepare us more fully for the descent into the dark part of the year.

The caution is that we don’t over-indulge in the newly realized wealth of the harvest, that we guard against collapsing ourselves into the warmth and moistness of the golden days of the season. These ‘Indian Summers’ can lull us into a kind of sleepy forgetfulness. Beauty, harmony and appreciation of the receptivity of the feminine can invite a certain indolence. Now we are bidden to move from the somewhat austere measures of Virgo to create a new-found sense of balance in our lives. There is so much beauty, such bounty, fair dues.

The Equinoxes and Solstices are magical moments that are out of time, a bridge between two seasons.

Peer into the water and take time to celebrate. Blessed Mabon!red-autumn-leaves-water

Lammas, Insurance Policies and Fear

Lammas, as all of the other holidays, demarcates the tipping point and heralds the movement and changes that will characterize the coming weeks.

Traditionally, Lammas, one of the cross-quarter festivals is associated with Fire, sacrifice and blood. It finds its place opposite Imbolc on the wheel of the year. As Imbolc is the time of first shoots and stirrings of life following the Winter Solstice, Lammas marks the first harvest, following the Summer Solstice. Each of these cross-quarters contain within them the element of RISK. Imbolc’s new shoots are easy prey to the threat of frost and snow and Lammas’ ‘almost-but-not-quite-ripe’ crops are at the mercy of potential rains, blight and hail.

We are here now, poised in the slow, languid days of summer where everything in nature is beginning its inexorable journey inward and down. The seeds are ripening, growing thicker and making the imperceptible shift into a condensed and potent form – seed that will be harvested for food, stored for later use and some portion thereof retained for the planting next Spring. This very seed is our insurance policy, insuring us against hunger in the cold days and nights of winter, insuring another year, another cycle of sustainability.

Insurance the halfway mark between hope and fear; hope that ‘enough’ will be realized as we move toward reaping and fear, an awareness that all can still be lost, in the blink of an eye, to the ravages of wind and hail.

Insurance is not a new notion though our ancestors made a bid for it – in a manner of speaking – through prayer, gratitude and sacrifice rather than policies and contracts. Insurance hinges upon the notion of a future outcome or potential threat to security. Sacrifice is an acknowledgment of our connection to all life and gratitude is based on the remembrance of the past, expressed in the moment’s eternal NOW.

There is no such thing as a guaranteed outcome – as much as our fear-based consumer society would like us to believe there might be; there is only the present – ever-evolving, ever-cycling, the truth of what IS.

In the face of this we can give thanks, acknowledge that we have thus far been carried by the grace of Life itself, to this moment and that this same moment will undoubtedly usher us forth into the next moment. By acknowledging our place in the continuum of life and its inevitable growth and decline, fear dissolves and we are free to breathe each breath and embrace each moment.

Blessings on the first harvest!

Welcome.

Marlow has been a healer and homoeopath for over 20 years, during which time she has studied and incorporated many different tools into her practice, including astrology, Shamanic healing, hands-on healing, vibrational essences, guided meditation and healing  journeys.
Marlow gained a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and English Literature, a Licentiate of College of Homoeopathy, and is a  Member of the Alliance of Registered Homoeopaths and the the Guild of Homoeopaths.
Following her studies with the Guild, Marlow created and ‘proved’ two new remedies.  She has taught and practised in Canada, the UK and Russia.
The profound wisdom of the body is the keystone of Marlow’s work. She is able to hold sacred space while guiding you to recognize and act upon your own innate ‘knowingness’.
Nurturing a continuing interest in ceremony and the use of ritual, Marlow offers workshops in Creating Sacred Space to enable people to develop their own personal approach to ceremony.
Marlow currently lives in Roberts Creek, Canada and is available to consult with in person, by Skype or by telephone.