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Increasingly our world demands more and more of us, not just our time but our essence, the core of who we are. What if there was another way to be? What if there was a remedy, a tincture of stories that could encourage us to take just a moment back, to close our eyes and remember when we sensed what was around us with awe and wonder, when we could smell and taste the magicks in the air. And what if in this stoppedness, this holding, we were also able to hear the whisperings, the longings of our hearts?
What then?
The Faerytale Apothecary is a place of Soul-Speaking, of stories as our teachers, healers, confidantes, that hold the lost parts of us & remind us of marvellousness.
Honest, true, sincere even if sometimes it is a little rough around the edges, unrehearsed, unplanned, always joyous in it's spontaneity.
If you have enjoyed the stories and would like to buy me a cup of tea, please hit the Benefaction button at the bottom of the website, or if you would like to subscribe to hear more original tales sent straight to your inbox, or donate to a story in aid of a good course you can find them shyly waiting in the pages too - and thank you, it really is appreciated.
www.thefaerytaleapothecary.com

The Faerytale Apothecary The Faerytale Apothecary

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Increasingly our world demands more and more of us, not just our time but our essence, the core of who we are. What if there was another way to be? What if there was a remedy, a tincture of stories that could encourage us to take just a moment back, to close our eyes and remember when we sensed what was around us with awe and wonder, when we could smell and taste the magicks in the air. And what if in this stoppedness, this holding, we were also able to hear the whisperings, the longings of our hearts?
What then?
The Faerytale Apothecary is a place of Soul-Speaking, of stories as our teachers, healers, confidantes, that hold the lost parts of us & remind us of marvellousness.
Honest, true, sincere even if sometimes it is a little rough around the edges, unrehearsed, unplanned, always joyous in it's spontaneity.
If you have enjoyed the stories and would like to buy me a cup of tea, please hit the Benefaction button at the bottom of the website, or if you would like to subscribe to hear more original tales sent straight to your inbox, or donate to a story in aid of a good course you can find them shyly waiting in the pages too - and thank you, it really is appreciated.
www.thefaerytaleapothecary.com

    A Wild Heart Sipping a Cup of Resting Tea

    A Wild Heart Sipping a Cup of Resting Tea

    PLEASE READ BEFORE LISTENING
    To celebrate my successful completion of Yoga Nidra Level One, Level Two, Scriptwriting and Further Studies Training, this Moon Cycle’s Wild Heart Tea is a very specially created Yoga Nidra.
    Yoga Nidra is a form of Deep Rest where nothing is asked of you.
    A practice of relaxing our state of awareness and entering into a dream-like comfortability.
    When listening to the recording, please make sure you can be somewhere that you will not be disturbed, and that all devices are on airplane mode with no vibrate, or turned off completely.
    Create yourself a luxurious and cosy nest - this can be on a bed, in a chair, on the floor, outside in the grass - whatever place will work best for you to feel comfortable and secure.
    You may want a favourite blanket to cover yourself with, a soft pillow for your head and under your knees.
    Experiment with what will help you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
    Likewise, wear whatever will help in this regard too.
    There will be a series of invitations but everything is open to what feels alive for you in each moment.
    It is okay if your attention wanders away from my voice, let it land for you as feels right for you. I
    f thoughts come up that feel disruptive, gently guide yourself back into an awareness of my words.
    There is no way to get Deep Rest wrong!
    Each experience is uniquely for you.
    The recording will be about 33 minutes long and there will be moments of silence to give you a sense of spaciousness and unhurried time together, know I am still with you.
    If you need to move your body because you are in discomfort, please do so.
    If anything said in the Nidra feels uncomfortable for you, you can stop at any time.
    All you have to do, is return to the sensation of your breath, wiggle your fingers and toes and feel the ground beneath you as you open your eyes.
    Drop in and out as feels good for you to do so.
    If you fall asleep, don’t worry at all.
    This is your practice to engage with as you wish, and perhaps sleep is exactly the rest you need right now.
    The Resting Tea invites you to create an intention to help support you for this coming moon cycle.
    Start to have a think about what you might wish this intention to be, but hold it loosely, don't let it be too rigid.
    Walk with it and see what simple sentence or word comes back to you time and again.
    The New Moon is in the astrological sign of Cancer, which manifests itself with feelings of safety related to the home and family. It offers the opportunity to forgive and forget, to let go of overthinking, to distance ourselves without feelings of bitterness.
    The invitation is to use these manifestations as a potential container for your intention.
    The Resting tea will take us on a little journey with our breath, around our body, out into space, and home to ourselves.
    Everything with Deep Rest is an invitation and there is never any enforced way of engaging with the Practice.
    Have a journal and pen ready for if you wish to take any notes afterwards.
    Also, have a favourite mug with your favourite tea ready for straight afterwards too.
    Get yourself comfortable, and we will begin.

    (Image by Daniel R. Solfeggio Frequency 639Hz for the Heart Centre by Siddharath. Both available via Pixabay)

    • 33 min
    Wild Hearts Sipping Cups Of Singing For Freedom Tea

    Wild Hearts Sipping Cups Of Singing For Freedom Tea

    It is such a deep honour to have co-created with the incredibly talented Vicki Burke this moon cycle. I first worked with Vicki when we created a Selkie Deep Dive journey together, still one of my most cherished points of making.
    Vicki began her life journey as a musician, a saxophonist and teacher. Vicki began her life journey as a musician, a saxophonist and teacher. Just before the millennium she had a beautiful awakening that opened her like a flower and her creative journey began to blossom. She discovered the art of healing using both sound and energy. At first she used her voice for sound healing. Then she received a healing that healed a creative block she wasn't even aware of and she began to write songs. This led her to the harp.
    As she continued to say ‘yes’ to the universal guidance she received, she realised she was being asked to find her voice. She also knew she was being fully supported in this.
    She started with the spoken word, as a storyteller, creating journeys with her songs for harp and voice. Then she discovered herself as an author and playwright. Finding her singing voice, she believed, was the most challenging for her until she realised she was being asked to speak for the feminine, for the part of ourselves that has been repressed for eons.
    The song she sings for this particular story, ‘A Girl Blowing a Bugle’ was written after she discovered her Sabian Symbol (an aspect of astrology) for her Pisces Sun was ‘Summons, a girl blowing a bugle’. It has taken her over a decade to discover the full meaning of what this is asking of her. And yet, there is probably still much more to learn.
    We invite you to join us with a brew and listen as she shares what happened to her when Elizabeth Jane first asked her to bring a story here…
    Please visit her website, www.keystothegoldencity.com
    or listen to her songs and stories www.vickiburke.bandcamp.com or find her on social media

    • 22 min
    The Buried Moon at Summer Solstice

    The Buried Moon at Summer Solstice

    An old Lincolnshire Folktale newly spoken in the Rutland countryside

    • 18 min
    Wild Hearts Sipping Cups Of I'm Listening Tea

    Wild Hearts Sipping Cups Of I'm Listening Tea

    It is fair to say that this moon cycle's co-creator is one of the key instigators of The Faerytale Apothecary. In an arts hostel of a bewildering Marrakech several years ago, Damian saw something in my, frankly not that great, telling of an old Lincolnshire folktale The Buried Moon. Over the years he has gently nudged me in my story work and this is something I will forever be grateful to him for.

    Damian Draven is an Irish designer in the TV & film industry. He is also a film director, contemporary artist and exhibiting member of the RGA (Reading Guild of Artists). As a journeyman he takes great inspiration and perspective from his travels for which he cites ‘Momentum is king because inspiration can come from anywhere or anyone but the trick is to look behind the curtain for a different narrative, a different energy...’.

    Damian’s work can be found here www.instagram.com/damian_draven

    • 16 min
    Wild Hearts Sipping Crooked Headstone Tea

    Wild Hearts Sipping Crooked Headstone Tea

    I am honoured that my first 'human' shamanic teacher Willow agreed to be a co-conspirator for our newest medicine trail. The foundations of all my Spirit Work are grounded in my year-long one-to-one training and continuing friendship with her. It is a juicy treat indeed that she wove for us, and one I am eager to encourage you to see what would happen if the shoe or boot did fit...
    Willow is a Shaman, a Hedgewitch, Tree Witch, a Wisewoman and Druid. She is also a Shamanic Teacher of Healing and the Old Ways.
    Willow loves nothing more than to be deep in the mysterious Wildwoods connecting to ancient Ancestors and the magic and mystery. She is a Mother of 2 and Grandmother of 6...who delight in her magical nighttime fairy tales! You can find out more about her on her website -www.shamanicwillow.co.uk

    • 11 min
    Wild Hearts Sipping Hope Eternal Tea

    Wild Hearts Sipping Hope Eternal Tea

    Calling us in for the Spring New Moon is a Tea Tale Trail set down with the delightful Rutland celebrity Alison Stead

    Alison is a Spiritual Medium, fellow writer, and intuitive.
    Her contact links can all be accessed via her Linktree:
    https://linktr.ee/alisonstead_spiritualmedium?utm_source=linktree_profile_share&ltsid=5a9e1534-0ec4-472c-a6ee-4037cc60bec6

    Press play to join us for a cup of tea, for sometimes a cup of tea is exactly the medicine we need...

    • 11 min

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