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

Thursday, 1 March 2018

St Davids Day

First of March - 
Saint Davids Day ..... a very different feel to last years .

Poor daffodils are a little disgruntled far too cold for them.

The ponds have never  been this frozen , the ducks are also disgusted that they are unable to plunge into their beloved pools of water and have their fun splashing about . So they are staying huddled and warm in the paddock with the alpacas.

As if to add insult to injury we have no water and haven't since yesterday . A distinct change from the last weekend when we had too much flowing and someone found the wet room flooding which caused havoc on the hallway carpet . Ah extremes ......... thank heavens I travelled extremes many times , mastering them is the difficulty.

Always solutions though . Thank God for ingenuity we are managing . Ali is pouring boiling water over the pig's trough , they need water too,we have plenty of bottled in the cupboards. 

A quick lick and a promise with a damp cloth was the call of the day for our wash routine . 

We are warm inside, animals tended buckets of water from the water butts for toilet purposes , though it did require smashing the ice on the top first . A new carpet being fitted next week . Time now for prayers for those who face these hardships daily . We are blessed and really these minor incidents in the greater scheme of things require clear mind and deep faith that this too will pass .

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Wondrous Weekend

Can't believe it's Tuesday afternoon already. Another wonderful weekend retreat with brave souls who embrace the challenge of change . More squares created for the seekers shawl . All so very practical yet at the same time beautifully transforming , knitting for peace , what simple stitches can do to quieten a busy mind .

Then Ali and I made a two hour dash after the last session on Sunday , to collect and exchange a symphonic gong 38 inch for a 40 inch symphonic small difference in size but what an amazing difference in tones and sounds . Really seeing how quickly things are manifesting here now .

Can hardly wait for my next sound bath to introduce this new gong. A friend and gong player is staying with us this week , and Ali and I will both be having a treat from her later when we  lie back and receive for a change .
On top of all this lovely change we now have seven of the sixteen roundhouse poles booked . Fred is arriving later this afternoon to go through the final plans and a start date for phase one of the ground works .

Can this really be all happening so quickly ...... feeling so very blessed .
Watch this space , no wonder I can find little time to blog !

Monday, 19 February 2018

Wonderful Women

What an awe-inspiring weekend , the first of the three 'women of our time retreats'  . Oh my , what depth they went to and discovered parts of themselves long forgotten . I really do feel we are following a path that was laid for us somewhere and sometime long ago .

As if to make sure we understood this sacred work two mornings in a row one of our doves sat on the window above our circle while each woman told her story of loves lost,  and love betrayed .
This morning we had two brave brothers join for a short while and form part of the ceremony and ritual on the site of the round house . We placed our trees together on the site , to be planted next month when we gather again .

Fred , designer and main builder of the house and Steve who held the ceremony and will be involved at stages during the build made it such a special time .

When we later gathered again to close our women's circle the feeling of gratitude and belonging was so tangible .

We have decided to offer the chance for friends and past retreatants to sponsor one of the outer round poles 16 in total which form the basis of the round stucture . These Welsh oak poles have been grown not far from us and each will naturally be a significant part of the build . We are asking for £100 per pole which will cover the cost of the pole and it's preparing and fixing in place . For that we will carve your name or a symbol of your choice on it , that you will forever be part of this new roundhouse in West Wales which has long held a tradition of such houses for healing .

All you need to do if this is something you would like to be part of is contact us and pay via this paypal address gwenhwyfargarden@aol.com . We will also invite all sponsors to the opening ceremony when the building is complete .

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

World Sound Healing Day here

So today is Valentine's Day and also World Sound Healing Day . We have a small event at midday planned for the global 'AH ' to ring out here and a short sound bath and lunch to follow . the Welsh weather may deter the even the hardiest from venturing out though. High winds and lashing rain it won't prevent us from holding all past participants and recent gong bath friends in our circle . We had another amazing all night gong puja at the weekend that was transformational as always .

Yesterday saw the arrival of my beautiful beloved mother shawl which will not only wrap around me it will help hold the space during the women's retreat this weekend .

I learned also that I have been accepted on a week long gathering in Brazil to witness the way the spiritist work with patients in some of the clinics over there . 
This is something that has been on my radar for a while now and just happened to drop in my line of sight at a time when a relative has recently moved to Brazil . The divines timing is so incredible , don't really know why I trouble myself questioning it !
The trip will be of great benefit for the work we do here and hopefully we will find time to visit John of God whilst there and some of the Psychic surgeons . Then time for some relaxation to absorb what we are shown .
We are so truly blessed to have been given this place to cherish and care for , we really are just custodians of anything in this realm and to have been chosen to care for such a wonderful piece of heaven still leaves me in awe .

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Days and weeks

How quick have the days and weeks flown since the last blog . I have just been so busy with the day to day events that occur here .
The biggest retreat we have hosted ourselves was the last weekend of January ,followed by the amazing full moon gong bath with the lovely new sound creation earth gong. 

These have given me the opportunity to meet so many new people and connect with them. They are all weaving in our lives in the most extraordinary ways .

The next retreat 'Women of our Time' a triple weekend event is now full as is the women's soul quest with Judith Tripp in May . 

Things are really moulding into such solid foundations for the healing intention we set here back in 2012 after our first visit in November 2011, when the land here touched me so deeply I cried .
It seems to be that this land is a container for tears , both sad and joyful , sacred are they all .
Certainly of late , many have been shed here , I can but witness and weep at the depth of my soul to honour such courageous beauty from the people who allow me to share with them these magical healing moments, where grace seems to descend in a silence not even broken by the sound of the tears .

Our latest seeker has stayed over four weeks now and will leave on Monday after the all night gong Puja on Saturday .
As the snow fell yesterday another kind of silence descended , though today it has nearly cleared now leaving the bulbs upright and proud ,happy to have their feet in this land.
I do feel so very blessed to have been drawn to this magical place . It has such wonderful healing properties .

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Dowsing and drawings

Has a week really passed since the last blog ???

Things have been happening here , changes all around .
After the dowsing we have the drawing or sketch of the visioned sound peace chamber . We are now having the full plans drawn .Fred has been back again and things are moving along . We have decided to go into the bank more and having had another chance to dowse all seems in alignment .
We are so happy with the design and to offer our ideas for suggested materials , the Willow and Hazel  are to be included as they are mine and Ali's Celtic trees . Naturally we will change things if required, though currently all is looking possible and probable. We have had the confirmation from building control today , always good when these are confirmed . As if to say yes to it all the daffodils and primroses are starting to open around the site of this new building gracing it with their beauty .

Our recent trip to New Zealand and the  Hobbiton film set ,is coming here to Wales. Well sort of !
Oh my , now just to create the required funding ............ It's all on its way that we feel sure .

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Round House

Well yesterday Fred came to talk about our new project . So much has happened in such a short while . I was left feeling so inspired . I doused to check the place  and alignments . Realised it would be wonderful to be able to have the canvas labyrinth held within the space at certain times .

Where the door would be , how many windows , all these things were shown to me as though the building was already finished .
The most important thing was the earth floor , it has to be Earth that we can stand on our mother barefoot and feel rooted and safe .Held by the trees around the side of the bank , within earshot of the stream , and just by the sacred grove .
Ideas about trying to use some of our alpaca fibre for insulation within the walls , it feels like the creation of something very special indeed . 

Lovely Venus who passed last year will be within the walls whilst the rest of the herd within hearing distance , their unique hum such a comforting vibe .

Monday, 15 January 2018

Nearly completed ......

So today has been extremely full so far . Our seeker is enjoying her stay , and the lessons that her time in reflection are bringing , though painful  at times ,  seem oh so rewarding . We just enjoy watching the unfolding , renewing our beliefs in why we do what we do here . So much so that just as the last two projects come to fruition , the next visions already present themselves and the people who we needed to help them come about have also as if by magic revealed themselves too.

So some pictures of the very nearly completed room at the back of Sunflower ready just in time for our recovery retreat at the end of the month .

The new visions ......... well a Celtic round house the main one , with some ideas for  a re-jig of our smallest cottage that would be set aside for seekers , and a lovely big porch on our wheelchair friendly three bedroom cottage . Sounds a lot !  Oh not for the feint hearted , dreaming big has paid me so many dividends in so many ways , so why not make these visions manifest . Timing well that's the key for me not to place a time on , just believe ,it will be so.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Our latest arrival

Our latest seeker has arrived , the first of this new year . Though we have known her a good few years now , she has come fully surrendered ready to unfold the new findings within her , I always love this , the sacred touching of the soul , bursting forth with such beauty .
Already the magic has begun , and her joy,  whilst through some tears is becoming evident . I love tears they are such beautiful blessings they flow freely when we allow them and cleanse and soothe like a watery balm .
The new picture hung on the wall in my healing room keeping watch whilst this unfolding occurred . The art work Ali's , the framing of it , a gift from another dear friend .

Oh my , I wouldn't change my world today , what I do though is try and open more freely to all that is given to me on a daily basis even the more challenging parts of the day . That today was Marthas disappearance on our walk .

 A worry if she wanders off where there are pregnant ewes . Not the case though just a scent in the woods she seemed unable to resist , also the loss of our male goose Bert less than a fortnight after we lost his wife , not sure if it's a fox 🦊 or a dog , upsetting none the less , we will have to pen them at night if we choose to have more .

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Today's gifts

Well funny thing gifts ...... having just been through Christmas , a traditional time when people share gifts,  (neither myself or Ali brought each other a gift to open in the traditional sense ) yet another has come my way .
A real treasure that I had given some thought about last year and it turned up yesterday . I didn't order it in the regular way , but it showed up none the less.

A new gong that whilst not the most ascetically pleasing has a sound that rings true to me . Touching parts deep in my soul. It found me when I was ready to receive it . Like all gifts if we are ready to receive them they will bring us many blessings on many levels , some that may not even seem like blessings at the time , yet really they are .

Trying always to see life's pathway with all its bends and bumps in the road as a gift is  a practice I try to live by , not always easy though oh so worth while .
My gift to you all today a few moments of the deep sounds of  this Paiste sound creation earth 🌏 gong . May it touch you too.

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 ? ...