The Soul Garden is where where we get to explore nature, compassion and soul through the inner and outer workings of living in a connected world. Georgina Langdale, founder of Archeus Natural Living, director of the Centre for Nature Connection and maker of the NatFem Botanics range of natural products, combines intuitive coaching, nature-based wisdom, spirituality and contemplative practices alongside developing and making natural products that draw on the healing power of nature. She offers an integrated approach to personal growth, emotional well-being, and spiritual practice to help navigate life transitions, discover one’s soul purpose and feel fulfilled, resilient and resourceful in today's world. www.georginalnature.com and www.nfbalm.com
Beyond menopause a different power awaits
It's World Menopause Day and following an interview I had with the fabulous Tracy Minnoch-Nuku and her Sexy Ageing Podcast I felt a little nudge from some of the things we had talked about in her interview. I had touched on sensitive topics. I was being candid, but not forthright and this troubled me.
And so it came to pass that I found myself writing a blog entitled Beyond Menopause a different power awaits. But it felt like it wanted to be said out loud and so here it is for you. I hope there are things that resonate for you, or may even uplift and empower you.
You can find Tracy's Sexy Ageing Podcast here. Our interview is released on 18 October. Her website is here.
And my NatFem Botanics range of products that I formulated to support women through the menopause change cna be found at nfbalm.com
Song for a Friend
Why is it that we find out so much about those when love only when we are at their funeral?
Sometimes inspiration for a podcast episode sneaks right up on you and compels you to sit down in front of the microphone and speak from the heart.
This is one of those episodes. Short. Sweet and hopefully helpful. In it I explore things left unexplored and the beauty and sadness of the things we discover only after we lose someone we love.
Thank you Stevie Nicks for your beautiful classic Fleetwood Mac song 'Landslide' as your music made this moment happen.
While this episode is for my friend Ruth, I do think that really, it is for all the people we all love and cherish.
Meditation for Mother Earth
Sometimes we just feel the need to take a deep breath and pray for peace. This meditation is one I have created to extend that peace to this planet, to our Mother Earth. It is an invitation to come together in a message of healing for this planet, for ourselves.
I've been so troubled by the language that is increasingly being used to describe Nature. it is a language of battle, of fury, of revenge. This earth doesn't want battles, it wants balance. This earth does not want fury, it wants peace. I think we all really just want peace.
Our relationship with nature, as part of nature and cosmos is central to all the work I do, from coaching and guidance, to teaching. from end of life care, to creating ceremony and helping people explore their soul purpose. In the apothecary I create products that are imbued with the healing power of nature, from balms to tree and flower essences. And in my daily life I meditate, visualise and connect to nature, and in connecting with nature, I connect with my own true essence.
This episode shares a moment of this connection so that together, we can raise the frequency of healing and hope.
Consciousness and Letting Go
When we can explore consciousness we can find ways to see death as a natural part of the life cycle.
Life experiences shape us, but they can also give us the ability to make more sense of the world around us. For me a Near Death Experience opened the door to insights into infinity and the paradox of connection.
None of us want to lose the people and beings and places we love, yet we can find new ways of remaining connected to the love of these things.
In this week's episode of the Soul Garden, presenter Georgina Langdale gently explores life, death, and infinity.
Creating a Soul-Aligned Life
In this episode of The Soul Garden, Georgina Langdale takes a look at how the wisdom of the Florentine philosopher, physician and priest, Marsilio Ficino, can help us to create a soul-aligned life.
When I look at soul, I really think of this heart space for me, soul is where we truly reside within ourselves with no ego, with no fears and sense of competition or comparison. It is just where we truly are. It is the things that light us up. So when we are really in touch with what our soul needs, we can really start to live and work in a way that supports our well-being, our emotional wellbeing, physical wellbeing. It can help allay stress and fear and anxiety. And in this day and age, I just think that's so important.
I've found over the past few years when been coaching clients or doing my own work, my own artistic pursuits and things, I really draw on the work of Marsilio Ficino and his ideas to help myself and to help others reach that point of really understanding their inner landscape and the things that feed their soul.
In this episode of the Soul Garden I describe this process and how it can take you from feeling like you are not doing what you came here to do, to living a life with a purpose that makes your soul sing.
To listen to the Soul Garden interview with Thomas Moore click here
To learn more about my Soul-Aligned purpose offering click here
Marsilio Ficino The Soul Doctor
In this episode of the Soul Garden presenter Georgina Langdale takes a look at the 15th Century physician, philosopher and priest, Marsilio Ficino.
Ficino has been a key influence in Georgina's work as a herbalist, healer, end of life carer and energy worker. She shares some of the things she loves about him and how he has inspired her 'Planets Within' collection of natural perfume, skin serums and creams and a flower essence elixir for her Atelier Signatum Naturalis range.
Ficino is an extraordinary man whose wisdom rolls down through the ages for our times today. He saw our health and wellbeing within the context of our relationship with nature and cosmos, and he saw care of the soul as central to life. Astrology, herbology, music and art are all part of the lexicon of this self-proclaimed 'Physician of the Soul'.
The Atelier Signatum range can be found under the SHOP tab.