Thirty nights of Well Being – night 23- Air and the Lord of Falias

Are you ready to visit the Magical City of Air? This is the place where the Fairy Lord of Falias rules. It is a place of duality, of both in and out, of both rebirth and death. As with all the fairy cities it is concerned with the Heart. If you have the courage, go up into the mountains and meet with the formidable ruler of this place….

In the recording today I guide you through the city and introduce you to the Lord of Falias. There is a task and you will need a candle, a bowl, some paper and a pen…Oh and a bath ( a shower will do!) to cleanse and clean yourself, in preparation for rebirth.

Image by Danuta Mayer in Claire Nahmad’s book, ‘The Fairy book’.

Thirty nights of Well Being – night 22- Earth and the Lady of Murias

The Element of Earth is sometimes placed in the West on the Medicine Wheel, sometimes in the North. Within this system, Earth is in the West. The Fairy Lady of Murias, from the Celtic traditions, is associated with fallen leaves and the season of autumn.

In the recording I read a short section from Claire Nahmad’s book, ‘The Fairy Book’ about the Lady of Murias. Then I introduce dowsing with a pendulum and invite you to choose a crystal, stone, shell, pebble (something of the earth) to meditate with and carry around with you. You could also place it near your bed and ask it to guide your dreams.

It’s always a good idea to cleanse crystals before and after working with them. Just hold under running water for a minute or two. As you are doing this speak or pray for the crystal to be cleansed and blessed.

Crystals love the rain, I might take mine out on a walk now!

 

Thirty nights of Well Being – night 21 – Water and the Lady of Finias

Today I reached a bit of a stopping point…where to go now?

I sensed a transition. Maybe this is what happens on a journey, when you are getting close to the destination. Just a week to go now and we will be at the Cross quarter between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.

The fairy lady of Finias was calling me but I wasn’t sure why. What has come out is a powerful guided mediation. I love it when things take me by surprise and this evening the fairy lady did that. I hope you feel as much love from her as I did when I spoke this out.

It may help to have a cup or bowl of water close to you as you listen.

 

Thirty nights of Well Being – night 21 – Singing in Joy and Pituitary reflex

As we approach Brigit’s night on 1st February, I’ve been thinking about her name and it’s many spellings and pronunciations; Brigit, Bride, Brighid, Bridget, Bridie- isn’t Bridie a bit like Birdie? I’m wondering if her early origins might be with the birds. Especially as she is associated with singing and inspiration.

There are two birds commonly associated with her; the Swan (who we met yesterday) and the Oyster-catcher. In Gaelic the word for Oyster-catcher means, ‘Servant of Brigit’ and there are many stories about Brigit and the Oyster-catcher (pearls live inside oysters!.)


In the recording we work with the Pituitary gland – the master gland. Great to bring this into balance if you are feeling a bit unbalanced, emotional or have a headache. Balancing your pituitary will potentially help your whole endocrine system be more in balance.



Then we work with sound, the vowels; a, e, i, o, u and/or sound improvisation with the intention of prayer. Tonight we are using sound to call to our dreams, to call them as an act of will or magic (whatever you choose to call it!).

Thirty nights of Well Being – night 20 – Swan Medicine and Kidney Reflex

As we move closer to Brigit’s night on 1st February, I’m thinking about some of her animals. Today the focus is on Swan and Im using the wonderful cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson, based on Native American traditions.

In the recording we focus on the Kidney reflex (in the element of water) with some hand reflexology. Then I read the story of Swan from the ‘Medicine Cards’.

 

Thirty nights of Well Being – Night 19 – The Earth Dragon and Stomach Reflex

The Earth Dragon protects the Rowan tree in mythology. Maybe this is part of the reason that the dragon and the serpent have long been associated with Brigit. 

In today’s recording we work briefly with the Stomach reflex (stomach in Chinese medicine is in the element of Earth). Then we go on a visualisation journey to meet the Earth Dragon.

 

Thirty nights of Well Being -Night 18 – Rowan and Dragon Points

 

Dragon points are acupressure points used to clear negatively. This seems an apt connection with the Rowan tree.

Here is the final part of the poem, ‘Rowan/Luis’ by Hilary Llewellyn-Williams. The poem begins with a prayer, that by the feast day of Bride (2nd Feb) the ‘hatching mother of the cold’ might be gone – that our difficulties might be gone!

I’m offering Dragon points to help us be clear and protected and hopefully more prepared for the joy to come!

 
Rowan/Luis
 
‘Bride put her finger in the river 
On the feast day of Bride
And away went the hatching mother of the cold.’
(Gaelic Prayer)
 
I rest my fingers on a rowan tree
For a wand and a brand to avert
Evil, a tree that’s spun
 
Full of fire, with the swelling sun
In it’s stubby black bud
And I’ve broken a twig clean;
 
Inside it is sweet and green,
Promising bundles, clusters of red.
A word said; and a bird flown.

 

Thirty nights of Well Being – night 17 – The Turning Point and Friends

‘I climb upwards from the sheer rainwet drop’

In her poem, ‘Rowan’ Hilary Llewellyn-Williams describes how she begins to climb up the wet river bank.

Now we are about to begin the seasonal ascent and maybe a personal ascent. But at the turning point we often need some help.

In mythology the hero or heroine nearly always has some kind of help in the ascent – either physical or non physical.

I’m thinking about my friends, physical and non physical. Just thinking about them helps me. Who are your physical friends? And who are your non physical friends? Don’t forget to call on them if you need help!

“Rowan/Louis’ (part 2)

Rain blows it’s feathers around me;
It tickles my face, quickens my skin.
Here is where I came down

This steep bank from a dark town
Full of winter, to find the world


At a turning point. And here

I climb upwards from the sheer
Rainwet drop, and I’m full of moon
And movement. Cautiously

Thirty night of Well Being – night 16- Rowan 1

Tonight we move in the Gaelic calendar from the Birch tree to the Rowan.

I’m sharing a poem, over 3 nights, by poet, Hilary Llewellyn-Williams entitled, ‘Rowan/Luis’

The invitation is to find a Rowan on these damp grey days and connect with the potent buds growing on her wood.


Rowan/Luis
January 21st – February 17th

Bride put her finger in the river


On the feast day of Bride,
And away went the hatching mother of the cold.
(Gaelic prayer)

The roaring is loud and brown.
I hold water in the cup of my hand
It warms to my touch like blood

But I dare not put my feet into the flood;

Thirty nights of Well Being – night 15 – The Knot

Today I’m meditating on the knot.


Brigit ties a knot in the fringe of her mantle, to help her remember the earth.

What is the symbolism of the knot? What does it mean to each one of us at this time?

I’ve been colouring in Celtic knots and Im inviting you to do the same!

Also we are at the transition point of exactly half way through the journey of thirty nights.