I’m now back at work

My holiday is over and in the last two weeks my garden has really moved into Spring.  The grape vine is coming to life, the fruit trees are blossoming  and there is a riot of messy and colourful Spring weeds/herbs that are more than a bit out of control.  I’m really enjoying the native indigo which is in full flower – such a beautiful plant.

I have appointments available next week, so please book in now if you’re in need of a balance.

Spring Break

Life Key Essences will be on a Spring Break from Friday 14th of September until Wednesday the 3rd of October.  If you were thinking about an appointment please book in soon for a time in the next week.  If you would like to order some products please do so as soon as possible.

Remember that Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth after our Winter withdrawal.  It’s a good time for a cleanse and lots of leafy greens to give us the energy for our new beginning.  Click here for more information about Spring and enjoy the blossom!

More Thoughts on Grief…

When grief is overwhelming or unrelenting there are some remedies that can assist.  The Bach Flower remedies cover a range of emotional states such as depression, despair and hopelessness.  The homeopathic remedy Ignatia can also be taken for anxiety, insomnia and depression due to an inability to assimilate grief and loss.  And my own essence The Elixir of Life can help with freedom from attachment, letting go and a new beginning.

Often it is the new beginning that we have trouble with – trying to imagine a life without the being who has passed.  But grief is not something we should try to escape from, it helps us to live more deeply and fully and strips away barriers.  This is incredibly painful and we may be left feeling raw and exposed at times, but ultimately it can make us more human and connected.    That sense of deep loss can make us pay more attention to the precious people and animals in our lives. Our sense of mortality – our acknowledgement of death and our fleeting time on earth – can help us to be more present, to live more fully and can possibly allow us to live with greater joy.

Strange Grief

I had an overwhelming sense of grief over the weekend, which I thought was due to the recent death of my dog.  Then a friend reminded me of the date and I realised it was the anniversary of the passing of my very good friend, teacher, healer and mentor.  I’m not very good at remembering dates, but somehow our bodies or emotional body remembers the passing and we slip into grief.  Again.  And it feels as strong as it was in the beginning.  Recognition of what grief I was feeling did create a shift and now the candles are lit in remembrance and gratitude having known this wonderful person.

And some candles for my beautiful boy as well.