Wowee – as I write this blog, we are almost into 2015. I actually celebrated New Year at the Solstice so feel as if I am getting an extra special chance here to renew my pledges to myself all over again – lucky me! And I get a chance to express this to you all too.
It is so important to take stock before we move on, and so here is my public way of saying goodbye to 2014. It has been a year of dreams come true for me, which has entailed a lot of hard work but also paradoxically more freedom that I have ever had. It has also been a year of letting go as we finally put our house up for sale in preparation for our move to our country retreat. It’s hard to single out just a few people, moments and nature kingdom allies but here goes……
What I loved and am so grateful for – here are just a few of those I love……
Ping and Pongo – for the fun and new life these two gorgeous furry boys have brought into our lives. When Marvin passed over in 2009, we promised ourselves we would not adopt any more animals until we had moved to our new home. These two guys had other ideas and adopted us…and we are so pleased they did. We love you Ping and Pongo! And we are so pleased you are moving with us……. (yep they have their passports and all ready to go …..)
All the beautiful souls in my own mentoring group who hold me up when I doubt who I am and who inspire me each day to keep believing in my visions and that (and especially) even when your team is something as “intangible” as the nature kingdom, it is totally possible to build a thriving business! Thank you Bernadette and all the beautiful Rising Stars!
The sylphs – the air elementals that carried me safely to Ireland. Having been terrified of flying for many years (which incidentally didn’t stop me) – I heard the whisper of the sylphs to trust and to allow them to carry me in the air. It is such a relief and so very magical to allow this through my cells.
The elementals that grace my garden space and allow me to make MoonFlower Essences. Many of the MoonFlowers are made in other “spaces” yet this garden holds me and the magic that flows through me and inspires all I do.
And of course I need to include the moon – who woke me up to who I truly am over 15 years ago, who informs all my essences and whose cycles guides both my personal and professional life. I did not know all those years ago when I made my first (ever) essence in moonlight that you would lead me to this moment – thank you moon!
The Practitioner Diploma in Flower and Vibrational Medicine has grown beyond what I dreamt was possible 5 years ago. Thank you to the lovely souls who have come on board and who have graduated and are in the process of going through the Diploma. You have allowed my vision to come to life – thank you so much! The world is a much better place with all of you sharing the beauty and potential of this “work” – you are so needed!
Create a Magical Business was founded this year to support women who have big visions and who wish to learn ways of merging their heart-centred gifts with practical action that can take their own work into the world. I am massively grateful to those who have joined me so far and I am loving the magic that is happening to those who are taking part…. 2014 was also the year of Manifesting with the Moon launching and running 4 times – I loved, loved, loved holding space for these 29 day retreats. My favourite moment has been women from all around the world sharing photos of the moon taken from their skies – pure magic to my heart. I graduated as a Certified Sacred Money Archetype Coach with Kendall Summerhawk – what a journey that was and marked a real turning point in how I see myself and what shifts I needed to make to allow my own vision to grow. Thank you to all those of you who have taken part in the Sacred Money Archetype work – it changes lives for sure and began with changing mine!
I became the Chair of the British Flower and Vibrational Medicine Association. I am still reeling from the shock of being asked and the privilege of leading such an organisation in this way. Yet I also feel much responsibility to use what I know to allow as many people as possible to benefit from the healing power of the nature kingdom.
My beloved Tai Chi classes – so much “new” has come into my life this year that I also needed to let go. After all to allow the new in, we have to make space. So I said goodbye to my 3 Tai Chi Classes and the lovely students I had taught for over 5 years. I miss you all yet I am also happy to know you have a new teacher who can now take care of you for 2015.
This latest letting go has meant that Essentially Flowers, MoonFlower Essences and Create a Magical Business now totally supports us as a family – I had no idea that this was possible as a Flower Essence Practitioner 5 years ago and share this as inspiration to believe in what you do.
Each week I record a show for Natural Health Radio called Nature Connections. This year I have spoken to amazing people who work with the nature kingdom and many flower essence producers. My favourite show? So hard as I love them all. Yet the one that touched my heart the most was back in February when I spoke to Animal Communicator Anna Breytenbach about her work with animals and the elementals. If you missed it and would like to listen, you can do so here
My most taken Essence(s)
This is a tough one as I take essences every single day and have done for many years. They are totally part of everything I am. I ended up choosing two and I do believe they are the essences I took the most this year. The first is the MoonFlower Nurturer Combination – Nurturer is my top Archetype in the Sacred Money Archetypes and combines Apple, Pink Yarrow, Larimar, Willow and Forget Me Not. She has taught me that in order to help others, I first need to empower myself. This has been a tough lesson for me – and an ongoing process – yet it is the message that I return to again and again whenever I need to take a decision – I ask “What empowers me”? And I know and trust that what empowers me will also empower others….
Gold – Gold was gifted to me by Willow. Willow chose me to work with when I attended Pam Montgomery’s Plant Communication workshop in London this year and through a long chat I had with her, culminating in a merging of our spirits – she gifted me with the message of Gold and knowing my true value. Thank you Willow and Gold!
Gold was also THE most purchased MoonFlower Essence in 2014 – how amazing is that!
2015 for me is the year to make dreams happen and to deeply walk the path of the heart.
May it be so for us all.
With many nature and moonlight blessings
To find out more about the courses that Sara mentions, please follow the links below: