Hayley- Moon and Womb Medicine Woman

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Full Moon Taurus

Tonight in the UK it’s the Full Moon and astrologically it’s sitting in Taurus, the Earth sign of the Bull. Taurus is grounded, determined, strong and embodied.

This moon is calling for us to be embodied like the bull. While it’s true we are spiritual beings in a human body, it’s not just about being the Spiritual Being. It’s also remembering our human body as well. This body is our vessel, without it we wouldn’t be able to do all the things we do in our day to day life. We need to remember to take care of it as well as our souls. As I write this I am experiencing a cold, my body calling for rest. I have not made much time to rest recently so my body is now experiencing illness so that I will listen to it!

What is your body trying to tell you? What pains are you experiencing? This Full Moon will really highlight this for you.

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The Great Teacher Tatewari

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I have spent probably around twenty years on the spiritual path as an eclectic witch and shamanic medicine woman and I have to say of the many amazing courses I’ve taken, the books I’ve read, the teachers I’ve had (who I’ve been really lucky to have such amazing and down to earth ones)- the greatest teacher and the biggest giver of lessons is Tatewari- Grandfather Fire.

Fire has been the centre point of many important points of my life and also in previous lives. I’ve sat in circles around a fire now countless times. Fire holds the space and listens to our stories as we share together, hearing the happy stories, and also hearing the sad ones, holding the space for us to cry, to laugh, to be joyful, to celebrate, to heal.

There’s a reason why there is always a fire going at these places. Tatewari is the great transformer. He will hear us and help us begin to transmute these feelings, he is literally the light in the darkness helping us find the way home.

Burn away what no longer serves you, I watched as I burnt away my past via old notebooks, I didn’t need to hold onto memories of someone I no longer was.

Send your wishes and hope into the fire. I’ve placed so many decorated sticks in the fire, asking fire to bring those wishes to being.

Be brave and do a fire walk. I did this and began to discover an empowerment I didn’t know I had.

Watch the fire. Watch as different colours appear. See the fire spirits soaring into the sky. Watch the shapes form, dancing you a story, meant just for you.

Most of all, simply listen.

What is Tatewari saying to you today?

 

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Hayley- Moon and Womb Medicine Woman

Today is Samhain, the day of honouring our ancestors and also known as the Witches New Year.

With this mind, today I am relaunching this blog, my Facebook page, my YouTube Channel with my new persona- Hayley- Moon and Womb Medicine Woman after being guided to this new name last week at a workshop I attended.

Last night this new cycle was begun with the beginning of a new women’s circle, all of these things will now be linked together with a similar theme running throughout.

So I will be posting/sharing to tie in with the Wheel of the Year, the Moon but also about the elements, the Peruvian Medicine Wheel archetypes and the female archetypes. So Keep an eye out for lots more content soon.

From now until Winter Solstice is all about Samhain and the element of Fire.

With our circle last night we celebrated Samhain with a fire ceremony to honour the ancestors, and one of our members taught us how to create a despacho in the Bolivian traditional way. Here are some images from our session:

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I’m still here!

It’s only just occurred to me that I haven’t written in here for so long. I also haven’t been posting on my Youtube channel much. I’ve got other focuses right now but I need to rethink the sort of things I want to write and put on Youtube, so planning to relaunch after Witches New Year on October 31st 🙂

 

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Moonlight Phoenix- Divine Feminine Shamanic Witch and Moon Mother

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For those who haven’t been following my blog long or maybe don’t know about me and my healing work.

I am Moonlight Phoenix. I started my path as a pagan as a teenager, dipping my toes into anything that caught my eye, crystals, candles, yoga, astrology, but the main place I began was with Witchcraft. I have been an eclectic solitary witch since I was about fourteen. So basically I mix different traditions rather than working with just one. As a witch I live with the cycles of nature and the moon. I choose to celebrate the pagan wheel of the year rather than the traditional year calender, so I honour celebrations of the seasons, for instance I celebrate Winter Solstice rather than Christmas.

Over the years I have experimented and worked with various spiritual modalities. My two main paths now asides from my witchy side, are Shamanism and the Divine Feminine. I initially learnt about shamanism from my partner but it was a while after being together that I stepped into the path fully. I worked with a general spiritual work with shamanic leanings for a year, then later I completed a Shamanic Foundation Course and then went onto the Shamanic Medicine Wheel, both of which my husband Miguel da Silva teaches alongside Gareth Hughes. We work with the medicine wheel based on Peruvian teachings with a modern slant added for our western world. I have completed the South, which is about releasing the past and now I am walking on the path of the West which is about overcoming fear and stepping into your power.

My Divine Feminine work stems from my witchcraft, as through witchcraft I began to form a relationship with the Goddess, rather than just the masculine God. In Witchcraft, you believe in both sides to Divinity, but it was being able to relate to a Goddess that really attracted me. I found myself drawn to women’s spiritual work, like running women’s circles and womb healing. So along the way I got initiated as a Moon Mother in November 2016 and then initiated as a level 2 in June 2018.  This means I am able to give personal womb healings, blessings, female soul healing and The Gift for Men.

The healings and work I offer:

Womb Healing- Womb healing is a gentle nourishing healing for women that helps bring balance to the female archetypes of maiden, mother, enchantress and crone, which we experience through our menstrual cycles but also in daily life. Some of my clients have said this healing has helped them to resolve womb related issues as well as bringing peace and tranquillity.

Female Soul Healing- is an extension of the womb healing, as it includes all the above but also works on your heart and your soul. So balance also to other areas of your life.

Womb Blessing- an attunement that helps you to release patterns and old emotions that are stopping you from becoming your full authentic powerful self. It puts you in a 28 day rebirth after receiving the blessing to bring healing and empowerment.

The Gift- a gift of Divine Feminine energy but for men. Bringing balance, calm and connection. Also helping you to step into your true powerful self.

Crystal Healing- a gentle, relaxing healing for all. Connecting with the stone people and the natural elements. Cleansing, balancing and calming. I also include a guided meditation in my sessions.

Munay Ki- nine rites of power, Munay Ki means ‘Love Energy’. The rites connect you to beautiful energies as well as bringing protection and strengthening your inner wisdom.

Shamanic Healing- shamanic healing comes in many forms depending on what you need at the time- this could be in the form of journeying, healing using feathers and other natural objects, offerings and more.

This work is offered in East London, UK

If you would like to be added to a Mailing List for this and more, send me an email to moonlight.phoenix@gmail.com

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The Inevitable End of Year/New Year Post 2018/2019!

First a look back to how this year has been for me:

Music of 2018

Still not really very important for me this year so there’s nothing of real note to add here. I switched to Youtube Music instead of Spotify (due to my phone’s lack of space). We went to 2gigs- a Pink Floyd Tribute and  Garbage-

we’ll make it three tonight as we’re going to see a Kiss Tribute in Camden!

Books

I read a little more this year (23 compared to 16 last year) The highlights have been: The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances- White (despite the slightly offputting title it was a pleasant surprise with a constructive look at intersectional feminism and interviews with people across the spectrum of colour, disability and gender identity). The Gaia Effect by Claire Buss, Witch by Lisa Lister, The Optimised Woman by Miranda Gray and Moon Mysteries by Nao Simms.

Films and TV

I have a feeling I did go to the cinema once but I forgot what it was! This year I’ve carried on enjoying Black Mirror (have you seen the latest one, it’s epic)!, Dr Who, Midnight in Texas and New Girl. Recently I watched Trainspotting 2 (which was okay), Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (pretty good) and how could I forget the new darker reboot of Sabrina the teenage Witch???

Moments/Things I did in 2018

Carried on going to Red Tent Rayleigh where I made new friends, tried new things (like different types of dancing) and also made a friend who also became my life coach and got me into ecstatic dance!

Carried on for a while with the Canewdon Witchy Circle but it wasn’t for me so I didn’t go for the entire year.

Gave up on Red Tent Hackney Wick but started a new small women’s circle in Southend which was lovely

Went to events with other shamans- one called Richard Down and a Siberian Shaman called Ladamira.

I went to shadow another South 1 but also had more of my own learnings come up during the process/

Hosted a joint fire ceremony with a friend

Did much more Moon Mother work, and finally went to Glastonbury to do my Level 2! The training was magical anyway but also Glastonbury awoken my vision as I had a spiritual rebirth on the tor and a visitation from Mary Magdalene and Brigid. I had a big process afterwards as the work was so powerful alongside my Medicine Wheel work that I had a bit of an emotional breakdown but once it passed, I felt so much better!

Helped with a Munay Ki

Finally did South Part 2 and started my epic journey of doing the case studies which really empowered me and healed me as well, then a few months later moved onto the West of the Medicine Wheel

Moved! Not just a little move but finally to London!

There was a lot of manifestation this year, a lot of healing (some very deep and some painful) and my connection to the Goddess strengthened in a way I wouldn’t have dreamed possible!

My words for 2018 were Love, Prosperity and Energy and there was plenty of all those things!  I intended to advance my healing work- I moved on in both Moon Mother work and Medicine Wheel work

 

2019

Instead of choosing three words for 2019 I chose a word using book divination, my word for the year is:  VESSEL- I commit to making myself a sacred vessel to bring the Goddess to others and a vessel of love, opening my heart to others and myself.

I set some of my intentions back on Samhain but here are a few more I have for 2019:

I intend to be more aware of my privilege as a white cis female and vow to be the best ally I can to others.

I intend to speak up more about causes that matter to me in various ways.

I intend to follow the 5 agreements as best as I can- to be impeccable with my word, to not make assumptions, not take anything personally, to always do my best and to be skeptical but learn to listen.

AHO!

 

 

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Witches New Year 2018

Slightly delayed post this year but with good reason, I’ve moved house!

Long term regular readers will know that as I am pagan, October 31st is extra special  to me as it’s the season of Samhain, which is all about honouring the ancestors but is also Witches New Year! So I set my main intentions for the year in October and then usually add a few more on January 1st. It’s been an amazing year with some big ups and some bigs downs. I carried on with my Shamanic medicine wheel training, I have now moved onto the West of the medicine wheel which is about facing your fears and stepping into your power, I did my Moon Mother Level 2 in Glastonbury (at last, I went)!and had some amazing experiences there which really heightened my connection to the Goddess. I had a big spiritual rebirth there which did lead me to having a bit of an emotional breakdown, but once I got through it I felt sooo much better! I went to Red Tent Rayleigh regularly which was brilliant, did ecstatic dance and for a while went to a witchy circle as well. It ended with us moving, as we moved on 1st November, what divine timing! We had intended to move to London for quite some time and it has finally happened. We now live near Canning Town in a houseshare with 4 other people and we are loving it so far.

The goals I had set for last year were:

to be empowered in all areas of my life- did feel quite empowered through doing my medicine wheel training and also when I went to Glastonbury as it was the first time I went away on my own and sorted out my own travel and my own air bnb etc.

to be more visible- as mentioned I went to a few groups etc regularly which made a massive difference, especially Red Tent as through that I made some new friends, had new experiences, started going to ecstatic dance and had sessions with a life coach.

to create new beginnings- yes! Right at end, we moved to a whole other county!

to let go more and allow flow into my life- eventually! after having the breakdown I finally let of writing so many lists and putting so much pressure on myself, and look what’s happened since!

My intentions for this new wheel of the year are

1. To build up my reputation as a healer, so I can head in the direction of being able to be self employed. Hopefully by moving to London this will be much more possible now.#

2. To start a new women’s circle in London

3. To do my Moon Mother Level 3 in Ireland in July.

4. To spend more time with people I love and doing things I love

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Gratitude

The wheel of the year has turned and we are now into the energy of Mabon, the Autumn Equinox. Here in the UK, the weather has turned darker, the leaves are falling, the winds are blowing and the rain is falling.

At this time, we pause to reflect on all we have achieved over the year and be thankful for everything we have in our lives. If you don’t already do one, a great practice to start is a gratitude list, this can be as long or short as you like, I like to write two things down every day that I’m grateful for, others do 3, and if you are feeling extra grateful you might even like to do 10! Remembering what we have is a good way to take the attention away from the things we don’t have, which is something pretty much everyone is guilty of at some point. It can bring even a tiny glimmer of hope on a gloomy day just to remember for a few moments that it’s not all bad.

Most of you reading this, will either have a laptop, a computer, or maybe wifi on a phone, or maybe access to the internet through a library or an internet cafe. Most of us have got a roof over our heads, with access to drinking water, and possibly heating, electric, t.v, food in our fridges/freezers, and that’s a great start! You probably have a bed to sleep in a night and access to a toilet. Maybe also family, maybe friends, maybe a job, maybe a partner.

What I am grateful for right now?

I am grateful for my healing journey that has been accelerated by walking the shamanic medicine wheel path. This year I have really started to accept myself fully instead of thinking I need to be more like others, that I need to fix myself, I’ve started to see what’s great about me and love myself more, not comparing and despairing anymore. I’ve started to see that nearly all of us are thinking we are not “good enough” so actually all of us are going round trying to be like others, when they are probably trying to be more like us! So we might as well just be ourselves.

I am grateful for the amazing connection with the Goddess I have formed this year, it has never been so strong. For the first time without me trying, Goddesses have come to me! I got guided to Ishtar through a journey, Sekmet came to me in a dream, a deck of Isis cards came to me, I finally got to go to Glastonbury, a dream of mine for a long time and while I was there Brigid rebirthed me on the Tor, and I also had an encounter with Mary Magdalen.

I got to complete my level 2 Moon Mother training in Glastonbury, made some wonderful friends. I finally got to do part 2 of my South shamanic training and learnt an incredible healing called the Illumination.

I had a breakdown but it led to massive breakthrough. I reawakened my inner child and have fell in love with myself again.

Thank you Goddess, thank you God, thank you Spirit, thank you to all those in my life.

I love you. Thank you, thank you, Thank you!

 

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