Monday, 27 August 2018

Changes only sometimes require Action!

Its been so long since I wrote a blog on this page . 
Things here have changed dramatically in all ways on all levels and we are still trying to work our way through them .



From the parched dry days that saw all our ponds and water reserves vanish , to the already falling leaves and autumnal feel in the air . 

 



Those are perhaps the obvious things that everybody here will be aware of .
However as with all life and cycles of , underneath there are other things happening , some are slowly beginning to emerge , others still in the ethers only just coming into form .
These times have required us to find enermous inner strength and resilience. It's not been easy navigating and staying true to our dream and belief in what we are creating here . Now as we move toward autumn we have inside of us a new depth and greater understanding of what it means to stand true to our beliefs , a resource and experience that will be absolutely invaluable to those who come here exploring themselves at ever expanding levels .
The practical lessons learned are many . 



From the problems with the roundhouse , floor not drying , door warping , condensation occurring ,  all will  have solutions , not that easy to fix , and unforeseen additional costs, they will however get done . 


The fire safety and electrical inspection , which again brought rather heavy unexpected additional costs , these are now completed.
The lessons about ourselves have been less obvious and readily fixed , and required no monetary cost at all . They have required a capacity to go beyond known levels of inner strength , finding ways to stay calm in the maelstrom of emotions these outer lessons brought us .


The new ways of being and becoming , evolving , moulding , and making us and all around us different now . Not better not worse , but different than before , and even I who can change in an instant have often asked myself , why is this happening now !
The bigger picture globally answers some of that.
We are just grateful to be able to offer this place to those who come, from all directions , all ways of being , who have for what ever reason , found themselves here . Our hope is they too have found a deeper level inside themselves .
Even in writing this blog I recognise that this place has its own heartbeat , it's very own life force which we can only move alongside and allow to become that which it will . Our intention all those years ago have set this in motion , it's time now to stand back and let the rest unfold .



Saturday, 30 June 2018

Timings and Tidings

I can hardly believe it's been as long since I last wrote . Time seems to have kind of vanished though that's not true at all . We have had such an amazing time these last weeks . Packed full of wonderful retreats , healing sessions , seekers , such lovely soul nourishing events no wonder I have not had time to sit and write .
Today the local beekeepers are holding their annual gathering here we do feel blessed about that . I shall be giving a sound bath for some of them and know that it will be a wonderful experience for everyone .
Plans for an all night gong puja in the roundhouse on the feast of Mary Magadalene with a few invited women is making my soul sing with the planning around it all . 



It will be amazing and the round house fully finished by then complete with the stained glass panels we collect from Cariad glass on Wednesday and the earth floor finished with the goddess image laid in . Altar with its Willow and Hazel trimmings above and below  just so blessed .Watch this space for the images .


As if all of this is not enough our next seeker arrives tomorrow for a short respite , with more glorious weather forecast I feel sure she will sink straight into the magic of Gorslwyd. We are very low on water with our ponds almost dry so some over night rain would be much welcome.





We have also some uninvited guests in the form of wasps who are busy making a nest on the side of Sunflower.Well hopefully the bee keepers will have some ideas of our best way forward with this one.


We had some blessings and good tidings from the lady who is custodian of the sound peace chamber in Scotland and very much hope to visit there at some time in the not too distant future , and link fully with this global network of sound peace chamber keepers.
What a privilege to be part of this all .




Saturday, 26 May 2018

Back home via Iona

Well after a birthday to remember with the Round House Blessing despite it not being totally finished , 



we launched straight into our women's retreat , which proved as always a magical experience .
I then left for Iona staying enroute in the Lake District and discovered some stone circles that were really special.
Iona was just simply beautiful though I seem not to have any pictures not quite sure why . I did however ,capture the essence of this little island deep inside of me . 
A second visit just as wonderful as the first time I went some nine years ago now. The women who joined myself and Claire were all from America and the retreat Judith planned was all encompassing .We made a labyrinth on the north beach , collected Iona marble and serpentine stones on the south beach , climbed to the highest point for a releasing  ceremony , sung vespers in the little chapel alongside the abbey , made a beaded prayer paidirean , all such wonderful food for the soul . This along with the fresh locally sourced food for our tummies made me very happy indeed.
I then travelled to Liverpool where Ali joined me and we spent five days visiting friends and enjoying the weather and all that Liverpool had to offer .
Now back home , it's just lovely to see the wisteria in full bloom , 



only wish I could capture the smell for you . Fred has been hard at it with the final stages of the round house and hopefully it will be fully finished toward the end of June . Great to see the sedum roof taking hold .



Our regular holiday makers are arriving for the half term and the sun is shining . I shall be offering sound healing and gong baths this week with a booked full moon Sound Bath on Tuesday .
Lots to do and lots to be extremely grateful for . This amazing place is bursting into life , this does mean a lot of gardening and grass cutting is called for !



Thursday, 10 May 2018

Babbling Brooks,Birdsong,Broken Branches and Birthday Bluebells .


How blessed am I , a lovely walk to start the day my 61st birthday , I adore this time of year , the heady scent of the bluebells , the birds and sound of the brook truly lovely and the sunshine too. 






All of this and our opening ceremony of the roundhouse later today simply beautiful . 
The weather forecast is good all day , and whilst the sound chamber is not fully finished our pole and bench sponsors will get a real sense of how the completed structure will be when we gather in there later today.
Fred and the team have worked flat out to try and get it finished however an 18 week project in just 9/10 was really optimistic !



We are still delighted . The roof looks amazing and the fire pit with it's sponsored benches a real bonus .Thank you Luke , Hattie and Steve  .


We will bless it later after collecting our dear friend Judith Tripp from the train station . Our wise women's soul quest which Judith has been holding here for us annually since 2013 is our biggest to date , and will see a short circle in the roundhouse during the weekend , setting the foundations for the healing that it is intended for . I am simply blown away by what happens when we allow spirit to guide us , I feel I must be dreaming .
Looking like a summer of magic is on the way .We are now offering concessions and discounted holiday weeks to those in recovery who are clean and sober for six months and are able to offer some light work duties along with a weekly payment for board . Call to enquire, this is the culmination of our seven year plan we set on arrival here in July 2012 .
The first blessing of the day in the roundhouse is for my Twin sister Jayne who passed on in 1995 . Happy Birthday Jayne blessings to you wherever you are on your spiritual journey . We will end our opening ceremony later in Sunflower our other retreat space dedicated to Jayne who loved sunflowers .
And know all things pass nothing stays the same only love is real .



Saturday, 5 May 2018

World Labyrinth Day Delights

Well here we are  at World Labyrinth Day soon to be walking 'as one at one '




There has been so many other lovely things been happening here this week . The full moon gong bath on Monday , a friend Emma arrived Tuesday afternoon , along with discussing the stained glass windows for the round house earlier that day at Cariad Glass, and a wonderful 60th birthday lunch with another friend . 
Not really sure where the rest of the week went although we did take Emma to Gors Fawr stone circle somewhere between then and now .




We also had a visit from the Bee inspector and all seems well with the hives .

Gardening has been a big part that has filled our time with the grass and heart labyrinths getting a lot of TLC . 












The sedum for the roundhouse roof was delivered yesterday too , and will see some roof top gardening in the coming days .










The fire pit outside the round house has also had some work to it ....... things are gathering momentum


We have the labyrinth walks today and a short sound bath after .
A past seeker has just booked to return at the end of the month , she has found a special place here , just as we did when we first came our prayers and intentions for Gorslwyd Farm and Gwenhwyfar Garden are all being answered.
We have family  arriving today for the bank holiday they will keep us busy over the next couple of days , we have their Celtic birthday trees for them  to plant along the ridge behind  the round house , before the excitement gathers as we prepare for the opening next Thursday .
Oh my word seems a lot to do though time seems somehow to expand here when engaged in such joy filled task . Kairos time -the time of the soul .



Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The three R's ...... Render , Roofs and Retreats .

So here we are after another week, time just seems to fly by , not without enormous amounts of work though.
This last weekend's retreat which incorporated  earth day and sing to the trees , was a truly wonderful experience , along with an 8 hour gong puja through the night on Saturday .All starting off with Ceredwin 80th birthday on Friday , so blessed that she found it in her heart to join our final circle .



The roof structure was finished and wow how fabulous to look down on the upper oak spokes from our top floor window .
The Lime render has arrived ready for the walls . 



Lots to get on with especially as we have another retreat this weekend . We are blessed that our intentions are coming to fruition, though at times it can seem a little hectic , important to be in balance .      

 And so the beach first thing with the dogs is vital . 
Not long and they will not be allowed on Penbryn until the autumn , so let's truly make hay along with roundhouses , retreats , and joy filled days

    ....... the sun is currently shining ....



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Gwenhwyfar Garden: Sound Peace Chamber in the Sunshine

Gwenhwyfar Garden: Sound Peace Chamber in the Sunshine: Just had to write a short blog this early evening showing the sun shining & casting shadows of the oak posts through the east doorway . ...

Rubbish , Rocks and Willows.

So today saw us with the beach to ourselves ....such a joy when that happens . The stream had carved huge passageways through the sand , the dogs however were a little unsure which way to cross over .




Along the far end we went picking up some plastic and other debris as we walked . No time for rocks and stones today , rubbish was at the forefront of my mind . 



The dogs found two tennis balls which they happily brought home , along with my small rubbish pile and some rocks Ali has been collecting for the roundhouse fire pit .















The scarlet willow arrived yesterday a gift for our dear friend Ceredwin who will be 80 on Friday and joining the last part of the women of our times retreat . 

This Saturday being Earth day and sing to the trees , Ceredwin will have scarlet willow to plant , the other women's trees have been holding space outside the perimeter of the roundhouse since we blessed the site back in February. 

We will all plant our trees and we will then all be able to sing and bless them as their roots embrace the earth .We shall have a wonderful weekend that's for sure . Weather looking good for our fire ceremony later that day,  and then an all night gong puja . Nice job we have here .........

As if all of this were not enough we have another seeker arriving tomorrow , we hope she will find what she has been missing as she allows Gorslwyd Farm and Gwenhwyfar Garden to  sow their seeds of hope and joy that they are only to happy to do .
Blessed be .



Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sound Peace Chamber in the Sunshine

Just had to write a short blog this early evening showing the sun shining & casting shadows of the oak posts through the east doorway . Feeling so incredibly blessed . We have had many projects since we arrived at the farm , this one has captured my creative passion like no other . It feels like it lives in me and I in it .



I imagine myself holding circles with amazing people who will come with their own unique energy and transform all that needs to be transformed within us whilst we sit in a modern day Celtic roundhouse asking our ancestors and the ancestors of this land to show us and guide back to wholeness . Blessed doesn't somehow seem a big enough word . The feeling behind it is just so much bigger .
To think when the idea first came and where we are today , help from other realms for sure .



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Beautiful beach time

Just back from a lovely trip to the beach . Will not be able to soon , the dogs are not allowed on our favourite beach from May till the end of September , so truly making the most of it and today's weather and the expanse of beach with nobody else around , joyful.







We are back now to get on with some chores outside , roundhouse path way to help with , scalpings on the steps up to the sunroom at the back of Sunflower and painting the newly rendered wall . Always things to do and happy when we can be outside .
We manage our time here a lot  around what the weather brings , it's so organic that way . Naturally there are certain things like meal times etc that are more fixed , but the daily chores of general maintenance etc well they just seem to happen , it's like we work with all the elements and all gets done as it should . So blessed we can have this as a way of life , very different to a lot of peoples life style , and that makes us ever grateful we chose to take on something that has at times seemed a huge commitment . That's when we absolutely have to remember all the help we have from all dimensions , then we get back to a gentle way of being .


Friday, 30 March 2018

Spring is in the air

So after some extremes of weather we seem to be having more spring like temperatures and thankfully no rain . 

We headed to the beach early this morning with the dogs , we have been so busy getting things ready for all the guests arriving today , our routine has been somewhat disturbed. So we made sure whilst no one else was here Ali and I along with , Lillie , Dylan , Kipper, and Martha got to Penbryn by 7.15 this morning.

We collected some stones for our latest two rockeries , asking them politely if they were happy to come live at Gorslwyd , and they all agreed . Back home for a morning meditation , breakfast and off to work with the finishing touches of , plants , rocks and the recycled oak bark , what amazing results.







The guests will hopefully love what we have created .
The roundhouse is just becoming such a strong presence . I sat in the circle of it and already it speaks.





We have even had some new bright additions to Hedgerow that seem to bring more of the outside in .















I have already been asked by some guests for treatments , and a sound bath this weekend , how wonderful that our intentions for our little piece of heaven are coming true , the trees are even creating little hearts for us



West Wales Sound Healing Centre at Gorslwyd Farm home to Gwenhwyfar Garden and all the lovely healing and nourishing vibes that prevail here . May all our guests this weekend leave with some of its magic to remember it by .



Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Round Houses and Sand Circles

What a day ! Spring is so in the air after the snows of the weekend...


And what is this beautiful building beginning to appear here ?



Oh so magical to see it forming so amazingly with such love and tenderness even handling solid heavy wooden oak posts with gentle teasing to fit in place . The door opening in place and facing east is just incredible , when you think it was just an idea only two months ago ........
The magic of manifesting when we open our ears and hearts to the divine and say yes to the call. Brave we were considering at that time we very little funds for it . Yet the funds have arrived and with the help of our sponsored posts , May seems realistic for its finish. Even if the details inside need some finer work after .
Can hardly wait to hold our first ceremony .
As if this was not enough for one day we headed to Mwnt for the latest of Marc Treanors sand circles for the Spring Equinox and with the sun warming the earth we sat and looked down on the beach and his creation as the drone flew above taking pictures of what had come into being .




We really do live in such a wonderful part of this world , so much creativity and community . Blessed indeed .



Changes only sometimes require Action!

Its been so long since I wrote a blog on this page .  Things here have changed dramatically in all ways on all levels and we are still tryi...