Empowered Insignificance

Our modern human world! Wow what a few years this has been, a world where humankind can even consider a practice such as fracking. Whatever you views Brexit still rumbles on, A declared Climate Emergency! while during a global pandemic here in the UK there is outrage about what holidays we can take! Daily spiritual practice and meditation grounds me in all this turbulence and creates a sacred container for me to meet the world in the way I seek too with a deeper connection to my own truth. Here I open to claim my own personal sovereignty as a part of this great and beautiful earth. I recommit to my way of Ahimsa to do no harm in my daily actions, as I stumble and fall in this, I come back to the holding of this way, my growing experiences with an animistic worldview supports me in this we live in much more than a human world! In a recent meditation, as I closed my eyes and honoured the altar to the ancestors, a phrase came to me “Empowered Insignificance” – I immediately connected to this and a smile came from the centre of my body. Since then I have explored and found meaning in these simple words and how they support my own way and contribution to everyday life. Without doubt and whatever my own self-importance may have to say I am quite insignificant in the vastness of the universe and yet the paradox in this is that it is incomplete without me. Here I am empowered in my Insignificance. I live in Scotland and here we have a lot of wild open spaces – this I feel is one of the reasons why Scotland has been the birthplace of a number of inventions, we have space to breathe and allow deeper intuitions to emerge. The land shapes us and however much we try we cannot shape the land nature is way more powerful than us. Chernobyl in Russia shows us this after the nuclear disaster in 1986 in a short time nature reclaimed what is hers anyway – just up the way from me in a glen is a spot I stop sometimes at night, if it is clear it is possible to see the milky way across the great dark sky, this puts me in perspective of my place in the whole amazing universe, I stand empowered yet quite insignificant. I am not talking about self-worth here as this is a different personal journey, we each can take if we wish to claim our power in a society, I see seeking to disempower each of us, but more about our place within the whole. As a student of bees, they know this wisdom. This brings me to the next insight. The wisdom of nature is greater than the collective of humanity, nature supports life and so often humans collective ways do not, more often looking to economic growth and shortcuts over life enhancing ways and yet we humans are part of nature and this great vast eco system and an essential part with a specific role to play as guardians, I believe that our own wellbeing is connected to our own connection to the earth.. How are we doing if this is so? I don’t know but am open to the idea that organisations such as Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and even the recent virus are answers to prayers spoken over many years for new ways and a return to treat the earth with respect. Here in Scotland we are in a government declared “climate emergency!” that seems to have been lost in the insanity of Brexit and more recently the response to the Pandemic. I love the Earth and somehow intuitively have always known I am a part of this vast eco system, this understanding cause deep pain and joy as I seek ways to live my love. This is why I am a Druid and work with Shamanic Methods and deepen into Animism as a way in the world to be learning how to be in a sustainable respectful and honouring relationship with the being I love so much; it shows me how I can step towards this and as I do it brings me to this place of empowered insignificance. I was once told to not use the word love for the earth but I know of no other for what is in my heart. Empowered insignificance brings a great freedom to me, as I know there is very little I can do, so I had better do something and each day I seek to be kind and hold hope. In my personality I am like a nettle in many ways, a bit of a sting yet full off nourishment, I guess I am tired and have to work hard to keep the hope shining and focused with the pulls of modern day living as I seek to be true to this. The life I live sustains this for me and I plan for more space to express my insignificance in an empowered way. Today it was honouring the plants I share my life with in the garden I am a guardian of as I centred myself beyond the smallness of my self-importance and out into the vast body of the land that surrounds me I am insignificant and yet with this wisdom now embodied within me I am empowered to seek ways to contribute to the whole in a life enhancing way. The bees teach me about the web of life and how interconnected we are, one authentic act of self-forgetting here in Scotland will ripple out into the world in a blessed way, today as part of this I am empowered in my insignificance yet know I can touch the world in a beautiful empowered and gentle way. A new set of dates are up on the website for our “sacred activism events” which are still held as a distant experience. I also will be next month as requested bring out the first of oakenleaf’s monthly newsletter and meditation recording so look out for this coming mid September.

Bee Alchemy

I have been learning from bees for a few years now, the more I engage in this learning experience the more I am in awe of the bees with the mind of the hive and the service to the whole, this is changing my own relationship to life and land. Bee Alchemy is one of the sacred activism events that I offer, in this we work to connect as students of the bees to learn of there ways. How we treat another is how we treat ourselves and this includes the earth we live on. The bees meet the world in a different way to how we as humans are generally. I have come to understand with observation and journeying that they are aware of the interconnectedness of all life and respond to this with there tireless service to the whole as “I” becomes “We”. Intuitively I feel ants live in a similar way and offer us learning here also. The bee Alchemy work invites us to learn from with the bees and absorb and embody this wisdom which once was humans way too so is held within us to awaken and bring this out into the world in practical ways. We are invited to step off the ladder and back into the circle of life. The hive is a holy place to learn this blessing.

We don’t have the answers!?!

The spiritual world is not separate to our physical reality somehow it seems to flow in and through it, so personal and global issues can be addressed by an effective spiritual practice. The senseless murder of George Floyd in America this week by a policeman and the failed response by the political world has shown the ever present deep wounds in our culture. People have taken to the streets to protest and bring there pain and voice to this tragedy. In some places the police have gone down on one knee in support of the protest in others violence has opened up, this way will never solve the issue, meeting violence with violence is not a solution what we do to another we do to ourselves. I have listened to the people speak, we are saying the same things I said in my protesting days as a young man in the 70s/80s and the same things the generation before me said and the same that has been said since, it seems we are stuck in a loop! So what are we to do how are we to respond and step out of this loop? I feel angry at yet another senseless killing of a man George Floyd this deep injustice in our culture triggers my own personal stories of injustice, what I can do is my own healing around this personal issue and use the anger purposefully. How are we together going to step out of this loop so that the generations to come do not repeat the stories of my lifetime and the one before me. Our culture which is largely a uninitiated one, as it stands does not have the answers, can we admit this to ourselves? The interlink between social and environmental justice is strong and there is just not a willingness to deeply address this. If we do not have the answers or the willingness to address the issues then what are we to do? We could begin by finding the courage to admit we do not know, we do not collectively have the answers, then we find the questions we need to ask and turn back to spirit for the answers, just as our ancestors once did so the community could survive! Are we ready as a society to do this, have we had enough? I am not that naïve to think this is will be seen as way out by many, but it is for me, personally turning to spirit with my questions transformed my life when I did not know what to do and at that time my life and sanity was on the line, there are spiritual solutions to personal and humanities problems which is also interlinked. I will keep on with my sacred activism work and hold this vision for our culture, this will be my activism today, my prayer is the generations that are to come do not say the same things that we have been saying for way too long now. Spiritual practice needs to be practical for it to be effective shamanism being one of them and there are other methods to transform lives and evidence to support this. It takes humility willingness and dedication, it is possible though, I have seen this often in this work and personal healing effects all that we encounter in our daily lives such is the interlink and connection. May we each find our way and may our personal and collective wounds be healed so that peace and wisdom can have its day.

We sit as one Circle

In this time when the stability of our lives has been shown as the fragility it always is, I have been acutely aware of the circle of humanity we each sit amongst. As I walk the land listening and observing with nature there is no lockdown. It’s spring here in Scotland and life emerges as the earth breathes out, this is a human issue and yet as we are all connected it is a issue for our home the earth too. We each respond in our own way to this challenge, for some with already difficult lives this lockdown will add to the challenges they already face, for others we need to lean into this circle and receive its holding and others still are able to send a pulse around the circle of love, blessing and strength. These places are not fixed, we move in and out constantly as life unfolds. It’s always been this way it seems to be the nature of human life. Our stories when understood then integrated and listened too can serve as a medicine for ourselves and others. Here I would like to share this story of a journey through these places I describe that I took with a different virus. Somewhere in the early 1990s I came into contact with a virus, this virus had life threatening potential and I know of others that died from this encounter. I lived under the spell of this virus for a number of years-“yes but” or “what the point I am going to die anyway! I have this virus” became my mantra to any encouragement to change which I deeply needed too, I was a victim to this virus. Then towards the end of the decade and flirting with the idea of change I met a women at the hospital I was under who was a art therapist, her name was Meghan. Such was the unmanageability of my life at the time I was unable to keep to appointments with other professionals except my sessions with Meghan, for sometime I attend a group each Monday to do art therapy. Something about her way of holding me and understanding me offered me hope.  One day I attended and she was not there the class carried on, I sat wondering where Megan was. Then the other therapist announced that she had died in the week, she had cancer for some years and now was dead. I will never forget Megan and her memory of her kind and powerful way even while facing her own death and in her death she somehow inspired me to live. In someway we were in similar places facing our mortality though she at that time dealt with it in a very different way. Within a year in 1999 my willingness to leave behind my current way in the world met grace and mystery and I found the courage to step into another way my own spirit awoke and everything from then was different in the way I met the world, seemingly overnight though fruit only takes a moment to drop and an age to ripen. As my healing unfolded and my life opened up I was still with this virus and it was debilitating. One day I got a phone call to help someone the words came out, “I am too tired” then I put the phone down, within a minute I called back and went to offer my help. Maybe inspired by Megan’s example, while out I met a woman who was a homeopath and I received a session and the remedy I was given gave me the energy to resource myself. A transformation was occurring, I then learnt about this virus ,then I started a support group, then I was asked to do training to professionals, then I became a consultant to drug companies as a patient liaison, before long I was being paid and taken all over the UK lecturing about this virus and how to live well with it. As my life evolved because of this virus so did the treatment offered and what was once ineffective and harsh had grown into still quite a thing but way more effective. It was time for me to enter medical treatment for this. I took six months off work and went through the treatment program a form of chemotherapy. I was supported by my spiritual life and met with a shamanic practitioner during this time, on one occasion he asked me to journey to the virus and ask “what it wants from me?” I already had a understanding of the life lessons it was teaching me so was open to this and journeyed to this virus with the suggested question. I met another life form that had consciousness and intelligence, it was part of the circle of life. It asked something of me which was to tell my mother I loved her, I did this, when I returned to the hospital for my weekly blood tests the virus could not be detected and to this day is not with me. My journey with the virus was complete. I handed my work over to the next generation coming through and my time with this virus came to a end. The language in the UK currently is of war, battles and defeating this virus we are now all affected by. What if we let it into the circle and listen to what is has to say. When I talk of community I see it as the trees, the plants, animals, insects, all life in this one circle that is life. The virus is alive and with consciousness so we can communicate with this, it too sits in this circle. All things are connected and recent fires in the Amazon the lungs of our earth have been damaged and now here we are with a virus that has a impact on our respiratory system. My medicine story speaks of a time of being afraid and falling under the virus spell but then educating and listening to what it had to say became a empowering experience for me and others. This current virus sits with us In the circle, what has it to say? what does it want? what can we learn? for this time both personally and for the collective good and then how can we feed this learning back into the circle? Animism offers a different response and relationship with all life, yes I will do all I can to look after my wellbeing, though we all sit as one circle human, tree, stone, plant, virus. My greatest learnings have come by challenges and times when I have either caused harm to another or received harm from others and then making amends, I offer a blessing to these times through listening and learning a possibility of peace emerges and we can open to growth, great burdens offer great blessings. In the circle we all sit as equals yes with different roles to play but all is an expression of life and is alive, my connection to animism offers this to me. Maybe we can re-frame the situation and as one circle we social distance as an act of love for another, this lockdown is a retreat for wellbeing, we isolate to protect ours and others health and wellbeing, this is our choice, we are getting through this unique time.



Fire of Transformation!


We are certainly in unique times, a time when we have become very aware of how fragile life can be. A time when I have witnessed the challenges and seen how we as humans respond. I also have been deeply touched by the kindness and coming together in our communities. Here is a simple meditation that can support you during this time that works with both the challenge and the love being shared.  If you work with shamanic journeying or meditation or visulization or even sitting with a candle or fire this will still be effective. When working with fire a powerful element and one that transforms, we need to be responsible and if working with a live flame treat fire with the respect it needs, never leave a fire unnattended and keep safe.

First take some breathes and let yourself settle into the space-give yourself some space and time switch the phone off and relax into this space. Create a sacred space in the way you do if you are unsure simply light a candle and work with your intention to create a sacred space- maybe light some incense, sing a song or chant or sit in silence, let your intention feed the space.

Connect with the fire from your heart simply drop into your heart and send this to the fire feel this connection to this sacred living spirit of fire an ancient companion of humanity. Then speak out loud any fears, grief, judgments, anger that you hold asking the fire to transform this.

Once this is done then keeping the connection to the fire feel within your body joy, love and heart felt wonder you feel, let it rise up, simply thinking of things you are gratful for or acts of kindness that have moved you will help to get in touch with this feeling then give it to the fire letting it radiate out into the world, start with your household the place where you live then keep this going out into thr circle of humanity we are part off beyond the pain is our place of joy.

Then if this feels the time to claim this for yourself you may wish to speak these words ” I am a person with power I have the resources and skills to navigate these times” or any other empowering words for yourself.

Then here is a song you may wish to join in with

“Fire transform me, lead me to my passion” “Fire transform me, Lead me to my passion” ” I choose life, YES! I choose courage, I choose life YES! I courage to dance and sing my way”

Take a moment of silence and let all settle then give thanks to the fire our ancestors and to yourself for showing up and the service you have offered to your fellow companions.

Off course the aim of our spiritual practice is to support us in our everday encounters in the world. I know over time I am making progress in this and daily practice has been essential. So as we leave the space you could make a committment to yourself that in choosing life that you find the courage to let the best of you into the world and let this radiate out.





You’re asking me to do what-PRAY!!??!!

I recall giving a similar answer many years ago when someone suggested to me during a challenging time to pray!  However, I worked through my resistance and gave it a try.  Today it is still an important part of my daily practice-why because it has worked for me-and I could give endless examples.  There are three aspects to my prayer life-the first is to pray, the second is to listen and the the third is to take action, as a result prayer is a dynamic process.  The results bring me a sense of connection of guidance and hope.  As with all practices they need practice to grow our own prayer life that works for us and this is an adventure you may wish to take.  I did pray as a child and my return to prayer was  too this way of praying, however I have come to see that the doing is more relevant than how we do it.  So in my beginning I would pray on my knees with my hands in the prayer position I find it a very humbling posture to offer prayers and today I will sometimes pray in this way.  Though more often my prayers are part of my meditation practice or offered while out walking with the land.  I will take a moment and take some breaths drop into my heart and offer my prayers sometimes spoken and sometimes silently. I find just like questions prayers are openings and can lead us somewhere new.  I use both a mix of traditional prayers and also what comes from my heart.  Prayer can be seen as a communication with the universe and once we speak its good to  listen to what comes back ,this may be instant or over a period of time. Once we recieve a clear answer then the final part comes into play to act on the guidence. This how we build trust and faith in the power and effectivness of prayer. To pray is a act of humility for me so as I do not know what is best for another I do not pray for outcomes for others. I do give thanks to others that are helping me in my life in whatever way that is. It is important as in all aspects we take responsibility for our prayers. Often when I am unable to find a way forward in a situation I will simply offer it in my prayer and say “I do not know please help me” and then listen and act as is required or not. This has proved over and over very effective and with my trust in prayer strong it relives a lot of tension for me finding the courage to not know is a prayer in itself. What do I pray to? Well that has changed over the years as I have developed connection and relationships with powers greater than me which has taken different names and meaning at different times again an adventure to undertake for ourselves. Sometimes the most simple actions can be very powerful and get lost. Prayer is simple and effective practice in our spiritual lives-  I remember my awakening to this, i had been with someone for a few days at a convention and we had a long trip back to Bristol overnight my patience was low at this point my prayer was “please may I not give my anger to this person on our journey back” within a minute a car pulled up with another friend offering us both a lift back to Bristol! My prayer was answered immediatly, there are not always but I trust if I ask it is heard and answered in time. Maybe a workshop on prayer and blessings would be helpful for the future. I am offering individual sessions for people from Monday 30th March contact for details.”These are unique times and may we find the resources on all levels to practcally and spiritualy adapt to what is presented to us” this is my prayer for us all.

Vulnerability and our Power

Early in Febuary while out on my beloved bicycle I hit some black ice and came off breaking my shoulder and upper arm! Ouch! I was very happy on this day till then and recall thinking about plans for the weekend just before this happened,then suddenly my encounter with nature takes me in a different direction! I was out on the back roads with no phone and no car seen for 30mins or so, it was cold i was in agony and in trouble, the thought came to breathe and call to spirit, i also thought with the shock, cold and remote location maybe this is it?
Within 5mins a car pulled up and out stepped a retired doctor, the begining of outstanding care and support across the board from our NHS! What a blessing to live in a country such as Scotland that has this service. So apart from times in hospital for treatment and my operation I have been recovering at home as my usual routine is completly changed, it has been a time to recover, of rest, connection and reflection, this rare space the accident has given me I have been able to turn into a oppurtuinity. In this time I have become acutly aware of how vunerable life can be but also where my power is as well. these two play out daily and it has taken this event to help me see this so very clearly.
To accept the situation, to receive the generous help offered, to do the things i can do-what an achivment to feed the cat in week one and put my socks on myself this became my progress markers- to say thank you and acknolwedge help given, to use the time as a oppurtunity adapting to new ways turning a challenge into a learning experience in all ways and levels and to meet life in a deeper way with both my vunerability and to claim my power too. With the slowing down of life I have felt real joy in simple things the play of the cat we live with or looking intently at the buds on the newly planted willow or the birds in the garden. I also have given space for my fears and despair that i have been with at times to wash through me.
I am recovering well doing my exercises for physio, the NHS were incredible across all areas and i made a point to thank them, friends and colleagues have shown love and kindness in so many ways supporting me through, the land i can now walk upon holds me and i am inspired by the awakening of spring and spirit guides me in my questions and a new vision is forming. My power has been in how i respond to this challenge with help love and support a setback becomes a oppurtunity and blessing that one day once integrated can become a offering to another. I will be able and well to offer individual healing sessions via Skype from Monday 30th contact me for booking. I also am offering free group distant “gatherings” email me to join and I will send you details currently by email and currently learning to step into the world of technology for the future! This seems important to keep a sense of meaningful connection at this time and as we know when we work together the power is amplified.

How can we respond?

We are certainly living in unique times and are being called to respond in new and creative ways as we are pushed outside of our comfort zones.  So how do we respond to this? This may be one of the few things that we have choices in it is both a challenging time but one that brings opportunities. As a middle world teacher one aspect of this for me is to hold hope, not in a false positivity kind of way but in a grounded and realistic way.  As a species we are facing big challenges as we become aware just how vulnerable our lives really are.  In a few days the whole structure of the society has changed.  I have been self isolating since the beginning of February due to an accident I had on my bike and in one moment my life also went from a very clear direction into one of vulnerability and a greater dependence on others.  I have had  outstanding care from the NHS what a blessing this is in our society.  My wife, friends and colleagues too have been there for me in so many ways.  The space this accident has given me has led me to seek help from spirit in new and dynamic ways.  This experience has challenged me but with support, time to get through ranges of emotions that have risen up my fears, my frustration my grief and sadness  and with a slowing down of life appreciation of the great beauty in my life the joy and gratitude for simple things.  So now across the world we are all being asked to respond in new ways! Beyond the fear and panic within us all there is a place of calm and  peace and there are many ways to get access this place; the slowing down of life will help us get there or we may use meditation or a simple walk in nature once we are there we may wish to ask ourselves some questions that I have found helpful in my own challenge.  What are the opportunities for me at this time?  What are the qualities and strengths that I have to bring to myself to those I love and to my community?  What are the resources available to me in both the physical and spiritual worlds?  How do I allow myself to receive help and how do I offer help?Once we ask questions and be open to listen for the answers however they come to us we open to new possibilities. As the questions act like keys unlocking wisdom within us.  We are all in this together and how we respond calling on the resources we have and the attitude we bring to this situation is where our individual power lies.  It is a time where we really need to come together and although physically we cannot do this we can find creative ways to make this happen.  A time for kindness, time for compassion, a time generosity, a time for unity and in experiencing our vulnerability as human beings, maybe this is an opportunity for a new society born out of the current challenge.   Energy goes we’re attention flows this has been a very helpful practice for me since I first heard this.  If I focus on the very real pain that is in my arm as a result of the accident then I am in pain and this will impact me and everyone around me .However if I focus on the resources opportunity and healing then my day goes in a different direction which also ripples out around me.  It simply comes down to how I respond to the complexities of being human if I can make space to become aware and see what’s going on  maybe I am able to respond in a kind and compassionate way.  All workshops and sacred activism events are currently postponed however I am looking into ways to offer learning opportunities and spaces for us to come together during this time.  Shamanism still is effective outside of time and space so we have many opportunities to meet in this way.  I wish each of us strength and creativity and flexibility as we navigate our way through this time.  The willow that we planted earlier this year is coming into bud, the frog spawn is in the pond right on time and the rookery in our village is very alive and as I walk my ear is awaiting the sound of the Chiffchaff the first migrant to return to this land.  All around spring is awakening. I love witnessing this phenomena of the natural world and we are part of that too!  May the blessing and wisdom of spring touch us all.  Each morning at 7.00 AM and each evening at 7.00 PM I will be in my regular personal prayer circle you’re most welcome to join me where ever you are.  There is no set format it is simply a time to come together and intuitively respond and bring through what is needed the power and strength is in our unity as we move from I to we.

In Honour of Ancestors

I have noticed over the last weeks that I have been spontaneously speaking of my ancestors at various opportunities. A sign that the power of Samhain is rising up to be expressed as this is a time for the ancestors to be remembered. I have a altar in our home that honours the ancestors so its is part of my regular practice but at this time of Samhain this grows and the focus is stronger. In many ways so much of my healing journey has been about learning about the stories of the ancestors and how this is played out in me. To transform the wounds and honour their gifts that I hold one such gift was celebrated today. I am just back from a walk over 14km around Loch Levan here in Perthshire. The day was Dreich with regular Sumps of rain (Scots for it was a grey day with down pours of heavy rain). The wind was howling and fierce carrying the regular calls of the geese and songs of the swans as their wings fly with the wind. In the time I was out I only met three people accompanied by their dogs who like me were enjoying this extreme weather. This willingness to be out on the land in all weathers is a gift from my father who as a young child encouraged this. I recall one Christmas day when I was about seven out walking in a snow storm hearing under the winds “I am glad were out in this” “why?” I shrieked, “so we can experience it” This attitude he gave to me, which goes beyond a walk in a storm has been a blessing in many areas of my life. Now back in the warm and dry I feel very alive and like I have been through a profound experience shaped in some way by this time with the elements and the land. Over the weekend of November 23rd/24th I am offering a Introductory to shamanism weekend “Remembering our Shamanic Way” here we will explore and learn practical effective and safe methods of engaging with shamanism as a support for our lives. Full details are up on the website please get in touch if you would like to come or with any questions. Reclaiming shamanism for ourselves as natural practice of this land and across all cultures, can be seen as a gift for the ancestors of the future. New possibilities in our relationship with ourselves others and nature open and become reality. So in honour of the ancestors across the veil and for those yet to come I continue to deepen into the blessings of these ways.

Where Shamanism Leads!

Over the years shamanism and ceremony has brought me to a direct and ever deepening encounter with nature as living and sacred. So how does this help me in my everyday life? Well when I stumble, falter and fall in my daily doings this encounter makes the journey back to my centre, creativity and power so much clearer and easier to navigate. This week I was in a situation where I listened to people highly critical of climate activism, describing it as a cult as well as questioning if there is a problem at all. Science and people across the world offer a conflicting view however shamanism gives us a opportunity to find our own truth and power. In my own work if I feel and observe how we are treating our home the Earth and all life upon it including each other it is clear to me that there is a issue we need to address! I see Shamanism as a branch of activism and of this awakening addressing these issues and offering spiritual solutions beyond our personal lives. I asked in a shamanic journey earlier this year about a possible climate disaster and the answer came “if we told you would it stop you planting the trees, working with ceremony and your healing work with people and the land” my answer was clear I am simply to carry on in my work because it is my work and what else am I to do but follow my heart. This encounter with the sacred through shamanic ways and ceremony supports inspires and brings me back practically to a reality that has been with me since I was a child. It also offers this old but new dynamic and creative relationship with nature our earth and each other in what I see as our community to all, as it leads us to release what does not and integrate what does support our lives and contribution to the whole, and we all have one to offer. In response to this and my wish to offer a learning experience for this I have a number of workshops planned to open and deepen to this encounter and to learn practical ways of working with nature as a living and visible face of spirit. I also am offering a course on learning the shamanic journey as a opening to this path and a pragmatic method of engaging with spirit. Full details on my website www.oakenleaf.co.uk

COMMUNION WITH TREES a nine month course starting Saturday 29th September 2019 opening to a animistic relationship with Trees of our land. REMEMBERING OUR SHAMANIC WAY a weekend course to learn and use the shamanic journey as method to support daily life held on the weekend of November 23rd/24th. MEETING THE LAND AS SPIRIT  a three day course on the weekend of 27th/28th/29th March 2020 over these day we will work with nature as many shamanic cultures understand as the “visible face of spirit” and that includes us! On the Saturday evening we will have a ceremony with the land. ELEMENTAL JOURNEY a series of five day workshops to deepen and work with over a years cycle the five elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit, starting with Air on Sunday 22nd March 2020.