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 .

Pretty Plants and Perfect Pew .

Such a long time since I wrote here , I tend to post more on FB these days .  However new things coming up , so many things bursting int...