Remembering Your Non Human Past Lives

 

Howlite is a stone that looks like ancient bleached bones. In fact, it can help absorb calcium and strengthen teeth and bones, yet its bone-like appearance can connect us to the bones of our previous lives.

While many people will tell you tales of previous lives at King Arthur’s court or their life as Egyptian royalty,  howlite helps us to remembers past lives and maybe it will tell you of your previous life of fox, owl or even a great elk. This set feature a wonderfully gnarly antler tip from a wildcrafted naturally shed White-tailed deer antler, maybe you might remember a previous life as deer? Surely all our previous lives weren’t human and for those lives that were human who is to say that they were lived out on planet Earth!

Priestess Zhann from the show TV Farscape

Howlite also offers us qualities of soothing our emotions whether that be anger or stress. It calms an overactive mind and howlite prayer beads are particularly useful in meditating with before sleep to help calm your mind if it often races with worries which keep you awake. It is a stone beneficial in recalling information – wither it’s the past lives we mentioned earlier but if you’re like me and have trouble remembering your dreams, howlite can help recall that wisdom that came to us when sleeping.

 

Click here to check out suggested ways of using Celtic Soul Prayer Beads and click on any of the photos or the Etsy logo below to view these howlite beads in the shop.

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Prayer Beads for the Spiritual Warrior

These beads are now sold – get in touch if you’d like a set made just for you 

These prayer beads are imbued with the spirit of the wolf, of knowing their plight in today’s world yet acknowledging how their very presence helps a landscape flourish. With the inspiration of wolf and the medicine this stone provides is a wonderful tool for today’s spiritual warriors. These beads were made as we approach the first full moon – the Wolf Moon and the first supermoon of 2018.
Stone Medicine Qualities

Bloodstone is known as the stone of spiritual warriors. The energy of bloodstone offers support and courage during times of adversity – offering the courage to take the right action to help fulfill commitments in the face of obstacles. It helps strengthen the physical body and help maintain stamina during extreme difficulty. It offers emotional support to find the courage to follow your own heart and take action on what you know in your own heart to be true.
Working with bloodstone (as well as wearing or carrying it) can help foster an increased zest for living and manifest physical endurance which in today’s world is something much needed by spiritual warriors.

You can learn more about how to use Celtic Prayer beads and the symbolism of the layout of the beads here

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Ancestral Mothers of Scotland Retreat

 

Join us for a ten-day retreat to a rather special Scottish island whose name means Isle of the Big Women.

We will hear stories of the Big Women – from the Ancestral Mothers – The Cailleach, Brighid, Clutha, the old Antlered One as well as tales of Amazons and Celtic warriors.


We’ll make a doll inspired by one of the Ancestral Mothers who inspires you

These ten days offer you an opportunity to sink down deep, to walk the land and offer gestures of ritual at the Well of the Holy Women, the Hill of the Cailleach and stand in the waters of the Loch of the Big Women.


At the Well of the Holy Women

We’ll wade in clear water on white sand beaches, gaze up at towering mountains and watch as the landscape becomes even more alive at twilight. We’ll dance to the drum and move between the worlds to ask the wisdom of these ancient foremothers.

We’ll share our stories of our rewilding on these lands in circle and weave our insights into form through doll making, creating sacred maps on land which is at the furthest edge of Europe.

Creating sacred maps through drawing, sewing with natural items

We’ll meet local women in a song group, meet wild and spirited sheep, listen to birdsong which all go towards leaving our time on the island with our roots replenished, our souls rewilded and our selves inspired through our time with the Ancestral Mothers.

 

 

 

Welcome, Brighid!

Brighid has returned to the world. It is not yet spring but it is the very first stirrings of spring. The Cailleach isn’t finished yet – there are far more cycles of ice and snow still to come. The Cailleach isn’t angry nor does she fight with Brighid – both were born into different era’s and it is we humans who weave their stories together and pit them against one another. Both are dance partners on the wheel and at Imbolc they begin the slow shift, the change of partners that allows Brighid to lead the dance yet the Cailleach doesn’t leave she is still very much in the world.

How do you celebrate Imbolc and bring Brighid back into the world?



Weaving Brighid’s Protection

How do you weave Brighid into your life? Weaving Brighid’s Protection is a course which offers a guide to several of Brighid’s ways of insight and healing and protection that you can adapt and bring into your life in ways as simple or as engaged as you wish.

 

Celtic Soul Beads


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The pink of the adventure beads is symbolic of the first rays of Imbolc light, it’s not yet spring but the new light carries Brighid’s blessings as she ‘breathes life into the mouth of the dead Winter’.

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These Goddess Brighid prayer beads work with the partnership of the stone medicine rose quartz and moonstone offer. Rose quartz is just the stone we need at Imbolc – it’s a fragile time to this powerful stone works in a soothing and gentle way, protecting our heart and allowing us to be tender with ourselves.

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Brighid is known for her mantle which had magical qualities. It is a healing cloak that offers great comfort when it’s wrapped around you. The rich green of these jade beads is a symbol of the deep greens of the land and green jade offers us calming and healing qualities just as our deep relationship with the land does. This set of prayer beads offer working with the magic of Brighid’s mantle wrapped around us and the stone medicine of drawing courage from that protection and the confidence to face whatever it is we need to face in our lives while we remain grounded.

 

Breejah’s Daughters – an Imbolc retreat

We have two places left on our Imbolc retreat – is one of them yours? We sink down into the belly of Imbolc exploring three paths of Brighid – bear, Goddess and Mary of the Gael. We will perform Imbolc traditions, sing songs to welcome Brighid, weave words as they did on the west coast of Scotland and create a Brideog doll.
In the afternoon we will decorate needle felted Brideog dolls

Click on the image above to listen to Aoife Ní Fhearraigh sing Gabhaim Molta Bríghde – we will learn this song in Gaelic and sing it as part of welcoming Brighid back into the world

 

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New Goddess Brighid Prayer Beads

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The Goddess Brighid is a fire Goddess. When she was born it was reported that flames were leaping from the roof of her house. The uniqueness of Brighid’s fire is that is a fire of compassion rather than a flame that burns. The main carnelian stone of this prayer bead set represents Brighid’s fire for the stone holds a medicine of inspiring creativity and motivation.

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Brighid is known for her mantle which had magical qualities. It is a healing cloak that offers great comfort when it’s wrapped around you. This blue/green form of African Bloodstone offers the same qualities of all bloodstone, which are all a form of Jasper, which helps us in nourishing our roots allowing us to feel more comfortable in our own body.
This set of prayer beads offer working with the magic of Brighid’s mantle wrapped around us and the stone medicine of drawing courage from that protection and the confidence to face whatever it is we need to face in our lives while we remain grounded.

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The pink of the adventurine beads is symbolic of the first rays of Imbolc light, it’s not yet spring but the new light carries Brighid’s blessings as she ‘breathes life into the mouth of the dead Winter’.

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New Brighid online courses launching this week: 

Weaving Brighid’s protection

Creative Imbolc Ideas

Breejah’s Daughters – Exploring the path of bear, Goddess and Mary of the Gael