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 .

Friday, 16 March 2018

Women of our Time (part 2)

So in a little over two hours time we will begin women of our time (part two) . The sun has been shining here all day and as I picked flowers for the altar walking around outside with the ducks , cats and chickens walking beside me , the smells and sounds of the woodland path seemed extra vibrant .

It has been such an extraordinary week so far, the round house foundation almost complete the outer oak posts stripped of their bark , which has been recycled on various flower beds around this precious land . 

A gong bath on Tuesday brought two new people here who I connected with immediately and deeply , one a crystal healer and another , like myself a sound healer . I feel they will be frequent visitors .
 We have a cold snap forecast for the weekend but it should remain dry which will mean the fire ceremony will take place on Sunday evening . So yet another weekend of transformation awaits the brave women who have chosen to step forward and welcome all that they are becoming , from all that they have been , and yet be fully present to our weekend of sharing and honouring just what it means to be a women in these times.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Magical times On Mother's Day weekend .

What an amazing weekend . Fred has really been getting stuck in to the round house foundations .

Water flowing underneath somehow makes it seem so perfect a spot. 
The healing nature and symbolism of water and how its association with the emotions link wonderfully with the work and healing the round house is designed for . 

All heavy energy generated during circle time  will gently pass through the earth to be simply washed evermore gently onward into the stream and further down to the river Teifi and into the Cardigan bay and onto the ocean . Just so beautiful a thought , how all is simply recycled so naturally . I feel in awe that Ali and I were drawn to this place of magic and how by saying yes to our hearts calling it evolves the way it does.
We had some seekers this weekend lovely ladies who came via a connection I made at the last two compassionate mental health gatherings .

What joy to be with these remarkable brave ladies all of whom shared some of themselves over tea and during individual sessions with me . 

How truly blessed . We had a fire ceremony , a gong bath, many tears and also much laughter , what amazing times to be a small part of . 
All that and Mother's Day weekend I realised at the end of the weekend I hadn't  missed  my own mother who passed many years ago , at all , she was with me every time I opened my heart with these other women and giving them what she had given me . Oh mum thank you for the way you taught me to live and love your spirit truly lives on in mine .
The ladies kindly donated money to us that will be used for two of the round house poles . As with all the sponsored poles they will have their chosen names or symbols or both on them . Watch this space.
We now have nine of the sixteen poles sponsored .
Fred is going at the building with extra vigour when we suggested we would like to see if it's possible that it could be finished in time for our wise women's retreat in May . Prayers for completion by then would be appreciated .

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Round House Beginnings

Love what this place brings every day something new often unexpected but chance to grow and develop on all levels .

Today is also international women's day I shall go over to Sunflower later and light our women's circle candle and welcome in my minds eye all the women of our current circle , women from our past circles , women from our future circles and all the inspiring women I have had the privilege of connecting with . And of course all those brave women who trod this path before bringing their wisdom and gifts and leaving their energetic imprint .

Today Fred has arrived to start the roundhouse .......

Something wonderful feels underfoot . The bulbs and primroses have made a remarkable recovery after the snow and frost of just a few days ago . It didn't stop us having further burst pipes and water problems as the big thaw came which was not what we really wanted yesterday though 'thats life' . Nearly all back to normal now,  so grateful to our wonderful team of local trades who are here when we need them most . 

The carpet from the internal flood has been replaced today , ready for quite a busy weekend of guests .

The external pipes repaired so that the cottage can be warm with flowing hot water too !

We have a group of health workers one of whom I meet at the Compassionate mental health gatherings last year . She is very interested in what we do here and has booked a group gong bath for them on Saturday night . Looking forward to creating a magical soundscape for them , and hopefully some deep transformation within it .

Blessed be x

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...