Sharing

 

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I share on here sporadically, and I love this space for the times I feel I have words to express.

And, words aren’t always my medium.

My main medium is movement, I dance every day, in big and small ways. In my kitchen while I’m preparing food, in my room (which is huge and an amazing dance floor), with my kids and in the car.. anywhere.

I share a lot of my dance adventures and expressions on Instagram. It is my favourite platform as far as social media goes. I don’t share much on Facebook, except in private groups (though, yes, I know they are part of the same thing)

I have made many amazing connections around the globe on Instagram. And while I realise it is mostly the perfect parts of their worlds I am seeing, and they are seeing of me.. there is also some vulnerable and beautiful sharing that occurs there that has brought me so close to my global sisters. It is a beautiful window I love to look in on every day. Keeps us connected.

You can catch me there on @makingsacred with dance expressions like this….

If you are into Instagram.. check out my dear ones near and far too

@kristanleeread

@hollie_binst4selfcrafting

@storyofbeeing

@wholefamilyrhythms

@sacredspiralmana

@sacredfamiliar

@_c_h_y_l_d_

@janecollings

@dancingcenti

@lauren_thelifepod

@rainbowkimono

@bigstepslittlefeet

@spiritweaversgathering

@daughterofthesun_

@hearth_song

@birthofamama

@w_a_i_a_l_a

@the_bohemianrosehairstudio

@the.bohemian.wolf

@lovesharvest

@thegirlfriendmanifesto

@amberloveslove

@bloodwoman

@wildbornproject (this is amazing.. check it out)!

@danzamedicina

@jerushasutton

@inesitapapafrita

@laluneria

@pacificorganics (which is our family business… organic food.. check it out, we are just getting started on Instagram with that one) ūüėČ

and there is many many more… I only follow people I love

Hope to see you soon

Love

Talulah xxx

 

Medicine Drum Making in Queensland February 2016

 

 

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I’m excited to be heading up to Hunchy next month to give a Medicine drum making workshop for some beautiful Women.

Message me for details and bookings

Love

Talulah xxx

a prayer for letting go

IMG_4347For my dear sister that has just returned to her blood after birthing and breast feeding four babies.. Welcome to your blood! Welcome to the Red Tent.  Here is a simple way to honour your cycles return every moon xxx

I’ve shared here before that I use cloth pads for my bleeding times. They are very comfortable, easy to care for and gentle on the Earth.

Another benefit of using this method is that you get to return your blood back to the Earth and make blood prayers. I soak the pads in cold water, and then make my prayers with that rich red water as I return it to the land.

Blood prayers are an opportunity to let go of things that are no longer serving us in our lives. Sometimes I have a specific thing I want to release, and sometimes there is a feeling or energy I can’t really name that needs to go.

So I have a very simple prayer I say as I pour my blood into my garden..I have been speaking it for about five years now. It came to me when I started bleeding after my fourth baby had finished breast feeding and I was so happy to see it’s return..

 

My sacred blood

I release you back to the Earth and give great thanks for the gift that is you

I let go of all that no longer serves me

Blessed be

 

If I have a specific prayer I replace the “all that no longer serves” with the prayer I am focusing on this cycle.

I love this practice. So simple and so powerful. For ritual to work in my daily life, it needs to be simple and practical.

An amazing opportunity to contemplate what ways of being and doing are not working for us, and to call in the new way we wish to live. They can be prayers for ourselves, our community or our planet.

Powerful magic available to every bleeding woman.

And if you are not a bleeding Woman, this opportunity still exists for you on the Dark Moon each month.

You can let go at this time by writing down all that no longer serves in a prayer, reading it out to the Dark Moon and burning it, or burying it in the Earth to transform into new growth. You can do this with your partners and children too on the Dark Moon.

And careful what you wish for.. this stuff works! Words are spells.

What a shame so much blood magic gets thrown away into land fill without a thought.

We have been tricked into thinking our blood is shameful, that it needs to be hidden and unspoken.. in fact the opposite is the truth. It is your most sacred power.

Talulah xxx

Medicine name

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I have gone through every entry in this blog and changed every reference to Shamanic Midwife..

This is a title that I have used to describe the work I do and the medicine I bring in this life.

A Shamanic Midwife is a midwife of the soul, a priestess at the altars of transformation, she who is ‘with Women’ which is the original meaning of the word midwife, in this realm and the other realms.

I have never used the term Midwife to describe myself, without the word Shamanic in front of it.

I have never posed as a Midwife, or attended births out of hospital. In fact most of the births I attend are high risk births in hospital with OB’s and teams of medical care givers. I am purely there as a emotional and spiritual support because the Woman has asked me to attend. The Women I attend to are intelligent and informed, they know my abilities and limitations. I have never performed any medical tasks for anyone.

Yet, the use of the term Shamanic Midwife is now not allowed, as I have been informed by a government body, I can fight it if I wish, but I don’t wish to. The word is not important to me. The work is.

So for now I have changed the name to Shamanic Merwife! As I am a Mermaid, a mistress of transformation. It may change again, as who knows what they will think about Merwife’s!

Perhaps Medicine Woman is what it needs to be. Maybe they own Medicine as well…

The name can dissolve really, but the way will always be.

 

Blessed be

xxx

 

Singing them over on their final Earthly journey

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photograph by Natalie Trusler instagram @storyofbeeing

For many years I have attended births, worked with pregnancy and fertility and all that comes with that work.. healing from traumatic births, complicated pregnancies, and infertility.
In the last two years I have found myself working in a realm that I have never wanted to, through fear and not knowing if I could handle it, and that is end of life and death.
And when I say work, it means what I offer, what is in my realm of practice as Shamanic Merwife, not what I get paid for. This work is a part of my soul purpose and that does not always translate to paid work. Though it is often these parts of the work that feel of most value to me and most important for me to keep doing. The exchange is spiritual.
This work sometimes comes in the form of shamanic sessions, and I have felt compelled to offer songs for the ceremonies and funerals of those that have passed.
I was just reflecting on why I feel to offer this. It’s a really hard thing to do, why do I put myself in that situation? But it kind of feels like it’s the only thing I can do.
There is little else I can do to help those left behind. To offer a song as their loved ones make their final journey in this life feels important.
The songs I sing are specific to the person, but the intention is always to send out a prayer that they are received by the great Mother and that they are held in love.
The song feels like a vehicle for their last Earthly journey.
I sang at my Grandfathers funeral a few weeks ago. In a Catholic church. It was big for me for many reasons, but my family asked and I wanted to do it for my Grandmother left behind as well as for him.
I sang Amazing Grace.
My eldest daughter who is seven said to me after… ‘Mummy, this is what I saw when you were singing in the church.. Pa was in the box and then it all became light, and he went up a bridge to the stars.. he wasn’t in that box anymore when they carried it away’
Thank you sweet girl, I trust your vision and hold it close to my heart as I sing them over.

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Moon Magic.. a re-menarche story

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This year I started teaching Moon Circle for women.

I say in the flyer for it “Learn everything you wish you had been told as a girl”

So many women heard the call and squeezed into my little workshop room, such a great day, with beautiful and sad stories shared and new things learned. Talking about what connects us all.

In the workshop I read the story of the Moon Queen. It is a story I read to girls and their Mum’s in the Moon Circle for Maidens and Mothers, and the Mum’s are always so touched by it. It was written by Trudell Thomas as a story for her niece to explain the seasons and cycles of Woman.

In the story, the Moon Queen comes to the girl in the night and explains that she will visit every month for the next forty years and teaches her about her body and how to care for herself and all her journeys with the Queen. After, she leaves, and in the morning the girl awakens to find the red mark that reminds her that the Moon Queen has visited her.

In one Moon Circle for Women I did, a dear friend attended. She shared in the circle how she had been on the Pill for 20 years. She was put on the Pill as a teenager because of the acne she was experiencing. She now felt she couldn’t come off it because the acne came back every time she tried.

When you are on the Pill, you are not experiencing a real cycle or menstruation. The bleed happens only because you stop taking the Pill for those 7 days (having a sugar Pill during that time). This is done because women feel strange if they don’t have the release of a bleed. It helps us to feel like we are having a normal cycle.

We spoke a few months later and she expressed the desire to come off the Pill as she was experiencing so many emotional and physical side effects. She decided to give it a trial and see how her skin went.

It’s been several months now and all is going great.

She shared this beautiful story and gave me permission to share here.

One month after stopping the Pill, she was sleeping and was awoken by what she thought was the sun, it was so bright. She knew surely it was still the middle of the night so looked closer. The full moon was shining through her window and was so beautiful. She felt like it was a special gift to experience this, and said thank you, and went back to sleep.

In the morning she woke to find the red mark of the Moon Queen!

Her first blood since having her natural cycle back after 20 years.

A re-menarche initiation. Such a blessing and affirmation of the steps she has taken to connect with her natural cycle and body wisdom.

I love this story!

Thank you Mama for allowing me to share it here. It is totally magical.

And such a beautiful healing for us all. We may not have been welcomed into womanhood at our menarches in the way we wish to welcome our daughters, but if we are open to the magic that is around us, Mother Earth welcomes you always.

I will be doing more Moon Circles in Sydney soon. I am also happy to travel so let me know if you need a Moon Circle in your area for Women or Maiden’s and Mothers..

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Here’s my sweet maiden Willow.. such a fairy and reminds me of all the magic every day x x x

Love

Talulah

x x x

You have the birth you need to have….

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Of all the experiences of my life, giving birth was the most transformational.

I remember thinking during my first labour.. “Why didn’t anyone tell me”?

But thinking now what I wish someone would have told me.. I can’t really say.. There are no words to describe the enormity of the experience. I think what I really wished I had known was that labour and giving birth was a rite of passage, a spiritual experience, a shamanic experience, that I would never be the same again after going through this gate way.

Each time I gave birth I learned so much about myself, how much I could give, how much I could surrender, how big I could be, how I was a speck in the universe, and I was everything, what trust is, what this baby required of me and how best to be their Mother.

My teacher Jane Hardwick Collings says this.. “You have the birth you need to have, to teach you what you need to learn about yourself, to take you to the next place on your journey to wholeness”.

The first time I heard this I felt challenged.. my births were not straight forward, there were complications in all of them, why did we have to go through all of that..? But as the years have passed and I see what each birth and baby has taught and continues to teach me, I can see that their pregnancies, labours and births were exactly what has brought me to where I am now.  Not whole, but on the eternal journey to wholeness. My babies births have been the single most informing moments of my life that make me who I am now.

And, every pregnancy results in a birth.. abortions, miscarriages, still births, live birth… In ¬†honouring all of these births and the teachings they bring we are honouring our whole journey.

Other women I have spoken to who have had complicated births, interventions, caesareans, unwell babies, still births, can find this statement challenging too.. it can make them angry.. especially when outcomes were not good. It can be very difficult to trust in a process that didn’t work out how you had dreamed or expected. Unimaginable that this is the way things were meant to be and that there would come a time that you would understand it all.. Maybe that time won’t come, and maybe this is too much to contemplate in the shock of a traumatic birth experience. I certainly couldn’t get my head around it for a few years.. I can still get in a tangle with it, what was my part? What was the other people’s parts..? There are so many stories in a birth, and especially in a birth that required transfer, intervention, surgery.. So what I come back to is my story, how I felt, what I learned about myself.

I’m not saying it’s the answer, or even right. It could be wrong, I’m not claiming to know..

It is for me, a worthwhile contemplation that I return to over and over when I need to remember who I am, why I am here and what have I learned that can help me now. Also in parenting the child, I remember their birth and what they needed from me.. it is usually always the answer to what they need from me now.

My first baby taught me that I could trust the process, I was strong and capable, and I needed to have control over my environment.. where I was and who was there. My first baby also taught me that when birthing in hospital Women need an experienced birth attendant.. so I then trained as a Doula. Thank you my first baby

My second baby taught me to share my fears and burdens and they would be eased, and to pay attention to my intuition and mother knowing. He showed me how strong we were together. He also taught me the importance of holding and maintaining the mamatoto (mother baby) ¬†bond in NICU.. my first baby’s NICU experience helped us to be much better prepared for the more serious needs of my second baby and his time in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).. Thank you my second baby

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My third baby taught me about true connection with my unborn baby, how she could speak to me and help me prepare for Motherhood of 3.. she taught me I was right to trust birth and to return to homebirth after our first two experiences. She taught me you can be strong and still flexible. She taught me that she would come my way if I gave her my full attention and focus, and asked very nicely, and that together we were so powerful. She taught me deep peace. Thank you my third baby

My fourth baby taught me that I do things in two’s. She showed me the wisdom of the breech baby again.. and this time I listened. I opened my heart to her coming into this world in which ever way she chose, and while I listened she showed me how to mother four young children. She taught me to go with the flow, to take the path of least resistance, even if it felt like the longer way it was always easier and more joyful. Then she turned. And I was still learning the gift of trust with my 4th birth.. Our blessed three day labour was an epic adventure in trust.. Thank you my fourth baby

My fifth baby taught me that just because it happens doesn’t mean it’s meant to be, that the medical path is sometimes necessary, to call in your women when you need them and they will come. Thank you my fifth baby.

My sixth baby taught me again that I do things in two’s and to remember what happened the last (2nd) times.. I trusted the process, I let go. Thank you my 6th baby.

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The stories of my births feel like lifetimes in themselves.. how could they all fit into my life? I am still finding more in each story. I know I will keep drawing from these stories forever, for guidance, for a path, for reflection and to treasure the children that are here with me and the ones that couldn’t stay. I love them all, my teachers.

And why my children experienced these things in their births is for them to discover on their own journey’s to wholeness.

Blessed be

Talulah xxxxxx

Making Sacred all over the World..

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This time last year I made a post about making sacred all over the East Coast of Australia.. twelve months later it is a whole new world of horizons and timezones.

I had my Lilith astrology done again last year by Mikailah¬†as I had some big decisions to make about 2015.. I said how are the travel stars looking? Should I do this? And she said ‘Do it’!!

It is a huge thing to say yes to overseas travel several times in the year when I have 4 small children.. like, kinda crazy!! But I have the support of my amazing husband and my Mum.. she moves in and does my Mothering life while I’m away. My children adore her and she is a way better house mama than I am. Cam and Mum said yes to my adventuring, so then, I did too.

The photo above is in Wales.. in a place called Fort Belan on the west coast of Wales. I went to support Jane Hardwick Collings in bringing the Four Seasons Journey to the Northern Hemisphere.

A wonderful group of English, French, German, Polish, Swiss and Australian women gathered. We translated into French as we went, birth stories were told, drums were birthed and I walked the wild coast of Wales with a baby strapped to my back as his Mama journeyed in the shamanic realms. I met many wonderful Mermaids who connect the web of our tribe across the globe. They journey still, having just finished their Full Moon Gathering in France.

This land of my ancestors resonated right in my soul… as much as the Winter is not my naturally preferred habitat.. seeing the snow capped mountains and feeling the ice wind in my face was something I knew deep in me.

From the place we stayed, Fort Belan, we looked across to the Isle of Mona.. the excitement of realising this was almost too much for me. The books by Manda Scott about Boudicca are my absolute favourite. To see where the wise men and women went to train as Dreamers was so magical.

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I returned home rather exhausted but ready for the next adventure of turning 40! A Mermaid ball on the high seas was in order.. so fun..

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All the mermaids came out to play.. best night ever xx

Next was the launch of my Moon Circle for Women in Sydney, with 2 workshops packed full of women learning about the wisdom of the cycles. Many mum’s from our beautiful Glenaeon community made up the circles which was so special. We see each other every day, but we got to relate about what is real, where we have come from and who we are. I treasure that space with my mama friends..

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Then to the Seven Sisters Festival in Victoria. This was my second time at this event and first time solo presenting. I decided to do something I’d never done before and do a Songs of Sacred Circle workshop. I was the first workshop of the festival in the morning, so I didn’t know if anyone would turn up. I printed 30 song sheets to be on the safe side.. and that was nowhere near enough!

Around 80 (or more)?  beautiful women came to share in these sacred chants that I have been gathering for years. I loved experiencing the power of the songs sung en mass.. and especially the toning.. A Maze ing..

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My attention then turned fully to the organising and teaching the first ever part time Four Seasons Journey. Now renamed the Eight Seasons Journey.. (the Four Seasons Journey over 2 years)

Beautiful women came from all over Australia to the Central Coast of NSW for our Opening Gathering.

This was easily the biggest thing I’ve ever done in my life, and so awesome. I loved teaching the work I have been studying and practicing for six years with the SSM and since my 20’s in sitting in circle with women…. the mystery of whether this would ‘work’ without the creator of the program Jane Hardwick Collings, was yet to be revealed.

So, being the first born, new Moon, Aquarian Sun, Aries Moon girl I am, I said yes to being the Mermaid to test the unknown waters.

I was supported by 3 awesome Apprentices who held me so well and supported the group beautifully. Thank you beauties.

Again, birth stories were shared, drums were birthed, 5 babies graced us with theirs and their Mama’s presence, and the circle worked it’s magic.

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We are now preparing for our Full Moon Gathering which will be in QLD at a property called Mermaida.. for real!

Contact me if you are interested in the next 8SJ.. starting 2017.

The biggest adventure of the year so far was my journey to the Spiritweavers Gathering in the Redwoods in California.

Check out the website.. you will want to come next time!

I travelled there with Julia Inglis of Sacred Familiar. She is also and Aquarian sun new Moon sister.. pioneer! She introduced me to the amazing work of the Spiritweavers.. always sleuthing the groovy going ons in the world is the beautiful Julia

Julia held her Medicine Doll making circle and I shared the Medicine songs with the women, as they crafted and to sing their dolls into being..

They were precious spaces in our beautiful Lotus Belle tent..

IMG_5864 IMG_5933 IMG_5773I also held Moon Circle, which was a personal challenge in hemispheric orientation!! And I wondered again, would this work translate in America?

It worked, and the circles were beautiful places of sharing and sisterhood.

IMG_5816 IMG_5774 IMG_5859I met so many amazing sisters.. Daniella, Amber, Ines, Waiala, Morena, Moons, Kat, Six, Lindsay, Eve, April, Tracy, Alchemy (my amazing 4 year old neighbour) and so many others that I know the Instagram names of but not their real names!! And women from my Moon Circle who touched my heart with their stories. I will remember Lincoln’s mama always and I hope she reads this …

And of course the creatrix of this beautiful space Mea.. Wow, sister, you are incredible. I have never witnessed so much held with such grace. Of course she had an amazing circle supporting her. Check out Mea’s Instagram @daughterofthesun_ ¬†so much beauty, so much gratitude for you sister

And I got to finally meet Elisa and baby Jezebel Moon! Soul sister from another land.. we and our Moon babies will meet again dear one.

And the last photo above is Mariee Sioux.. one of my favourite musicians.. she was so so magical.. we were transported to faerie lands with her story weaving. I got to meet and chat with her the next day and she is a beautiful person who hasn’t toured Australia yet.. Come soon Marie!

Thank you Spiritweavers.. I will be back!

Last one for now..

The Homebirth Conference in Melbourne.. it was huge, only a week after my return from the USA! I was a little bit stretched for energy.. but I made it.. with lots of promises to my kids that it was the last one for a long, long time. I sang, The Circle of Women.. the slide show didn’t work (which would have had everyone in the room joining in) so I sang all alone wondering why no one was joining me! But I trust the song worked it’s magic.

I was glad to be there to meet with the home birth community again and hold my sister Svenja as her birth story of Luna was shown and spoken about with beautiful photographs taken by Jerusha Sutton from Heartfelt. Check out her amazing work and Heartfelt‘s.. truly inspiring, and please donate if you can.

Jerusha took this beautiful photo below.. Love you and the work you do Jesrusha xx

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And then I came home and wrote Home for the Winter…¬†it was truly time to come home!

Love to my global family, I feel so blessed to have met you and give great thanks to Instagram and Facebook for connecting us initially and allowing us to remain close over such vast distances..!

This was long! This year has been big!

Now for some crochet

 

Blessed be

Talulah xxx

 

 

Healing after Loss Circle.. Sydney

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Last year a dear Doula friend and sister, Svenja, who I have known for many years asked me to hold her Mother Blessing Circle with her dearest sisters..  We blessed her and painted her belly, which bounced up and down as she laughed.. she was a radiant Mamatoto and we were so excited to receive the message that baby was here.

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When we all received the message it was not the one we had expected. Baby Luna, a dear sweet girl, didn’t ever take her first breath and passed straight onto the next world.

Nothing can adequately describe the sadness and pain of losing your child.

Svenja and Jason are incredible people, beautiful souls who miss their baby Luna every moment. Their community surrounded them with love, food, all they could, and all they wanted was their baby girl.

Luna had a beautiful ceremony on the cliffs over the water, a special place her parents visited when she was in Svenja’s belly.. they sent her off with Light, Love and Sound and honoured the journey Luna had chosen.

In living on after her baby has gone, Svenja has seen what is available for grieving Mothers and Fathers. It is the best they have right now and so they go to the groups that are here, there is comfort in being with other people who have experienced a similar journey.

As a friend and Shamanic Midwife I have journeyed with Svenja, I have had dreams I have shared with her, ideas of how to help her, and a great desire to support her in how she choses to go from here.

Svenja is a yoga teacher, acupuncturist, Doula, amazing Woman and Mother among many other things, and she dreamed into spaces that she would like to be available for her as a grieving parent.

She knows that the reason Luna chose her for her Mama is that Svenja is the one that can help other Mothers like her feel held, heard and healed.

I offered to be of service to her to make her visions and dreams for these healing places for Mothers, Fathers and families. And, having experienced a miscarriage four years ago I know I would benefit from these healing places too.

Together we have taken our first step in making this a reality.

Healing after Loss Circle in Sydney on the Saturday 22nd August, 9:30-4:30. For Women who have experienced loss at any stage during pregnancy, birth or neonatally.

‚ô• It will be a beautiful healing day of sacred space, sharing, yoga and ceremony ‚ô•

Please share this with anyone you know who may benefit from such a circle who has experienced loss of this kind. It does not have to be a recent loss, if you feel the call, you are welcome.

Please contact us if you would like any more information. Comment on this post and we will get back to you.

 

We have dreams of taking this work everywhere, as well as spaces for couples, retreats, Men’s spaces with Jason- Luna’s Papa Bear, and circles for birth workers who have supported families through loss of a child.

We hope to share these circles far and wide. We know it is so needed.

Thank you Luna

We love you to the Moon and Back

xxxx

Home for the Winter..

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I am finally unpacking my suitcase for real, properly, for the whole Winter..

This year has been a big whirlwind of wonderful gatherings where I have stretched myself physically and spiritually, more than I ever have before. I realise now that it has been to my limit.. I even went beyond my limit with the conference I attended last weekend.

The call home was so loud, but I had made a commitment so I kept it.. a little to my detriment health wise, but I know it did some magic too. I am home now, eating well, making broths, going to bed early and being here for my family, recovering and restoring.

Winter, Herstorically, is my least favourite time of year, there are many challenges for me in it.. being cold, dark, layers and layers of clothes, SAD (seasonal affective disorder), footy season (yes that is a downside for me.. raised by a footballer I spent most of the freezing country NSW winter weekends sitting on the sideline of a footy game, and then waiting for the celebrations to end very late every Saturday night, then having footy on the TV all day Sunday as my Dad recovered on the couch.. the sound of the crowds and whistles take me back to the strange world I was raised in and I don’t like it).

And how much things hurt when you bang them when they are cold.. like whacking your hand on some furniture hurts so much more when it’s icy! And that goes for the emotional hurts too.. they are triggered in the stillness of Winter and I am ricocheted into the depths I need to go to for the healing to happen. This, I know, is a positive, though it doesn’t feel like it at the time!

The reflective energy of this season is something I acknowledge as an important part of the cycle now. We need this inward time to restore and reflect, figure out what has worked for us and what hasn’t. Just as we need the bleeding time of our menstrual cycle, to let go of what no longer serves and to have the visions for the future. We need the Winter to do the inner work of our souls in preparation for our blossoming again in Spring.

In creating ways for me to embrace this season and time, I have some special things I save just for Winter so that I can not only endure it, but enjoy it, and be with what is.

The most appealing thing is rest! I don’t work very much in Winter. I will sometimes do a little workshop locally, but no big trips away unless it’s a family holiday (hopefully to a sunny island- I know that’s cheating). This keeps me excited for Winter to come.

I have knitting and crochet projects that I devote long hours to. Not only does this make it a very productive time in creating treasures for others, but it keeps me in a calm and receptive brain state that opens me to messages and dreamings in my sphere. I don’t follow patterns, I make it up as I go, so there’s not too much thinking involved. This is also a really healing thing for me to do to tend to those woundings that have come up.. being present with my feelings and just staying with it as I weave. I love to look back on what I’ve made and remember where I was when I made it, and how I felt at the time, and where I am now I have finished it, seeing the healing and evolution that has taken place.

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One of my Winter weavings and Willow… (and some Spring and Summer weaving too.. this was a big one)

I make soups a lot. Soup is one of my favourite things, this makes Winter yummy and I always have something nourishing to eat, which is something I forget to do when I’m working or busy.

Making spaces beautiful, so it is inviting to be at home in them.

One thing I realised last year in Winter was that I have no Winter clothes.. I lived in denial that it was coming, or that it would last very long and that it was even worth buying Winter things because I’d soon be happy in a summer dress again. So I suffered in layers and layers of thin inappropriate Summer clothing, shivering and complaining about the cold! So I decided to give this warm coat thing a try.. and thus found my most fun Winter survival mechanism.. shopping for beautiful warm cardigans and coats! I have several now, and I think I need some more!

I dream.. I dream up what’s next, I dream for others, I dream the healing dreams that tend my wounds and inform me of the path ahead.

I write all this now as a reminder, a prayer and an affirmation.. as my wound has been opened, my most sacred wound, that all is right, and it is a Blessing to be here now, knowing that I am doing the work of Winter for all my relations.

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Blessed Be

Love Talulah xx