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Natural Law #153 (July 2023)

We are all self-governing.

Let us call upon our ancestors, Elders and teachers - past and present,

to guide us in the way of the Heart.

You are all my relations. All is One.

Welcome to edition #153.

Reiki Grandmaster, Dr Mikao Usui said “one must be self-responsible for their own healing journey… and, there must be a rise in consciousness before true healing can occur”

Although we have myriad of healing tools and guides at our disposal, the bottom line is, when we recognize and name what we wish to change, and we assume responsibility for driving that change, we receive the GOLD once we emerge. The gold may take the form of new and positive changes (relationship, job, home etc.) or simply the absence of something that once caused suffering.

Taking self-responsibility means relinquishing blame, and releasing worry and anger, all which focus on what was done, or what might happen. Apart from the heavy energy this creates in your body, mind and spirit, living in the past and/or the future, takes you away from the NOW.

A key part of being self-responsible, is being in the present. Oft times one can be churned up with feelings/reactions/responses because of things that happened in the distant past. Childhood and family-of-origin stories and dynamics, are repeatedly named in therapeutic circles as key imprints that shape how one sees and relates to themselves and the world. This is because ages 0-7 are key for brain development and thus seen as foundational learning years. In addition, the field of epigenetics shows how we can genetically inherit the stories of our ancestors, particularly when environmental factors trigger the susceptible gene.

We are being called to radical presence. To stare ourselves in the face. To release the blame and shame of the past. To silence the worry about the future. We are called to draw in and sit in the fire of chaos and discomfort. It is time to dissolve all cultural conditioning and see who you are without it.

Unbecoming everything that was added. Stripping it all back to come home to… YOU.

Self-responsibility is not for the faint hearted, but I promise you will find GOLD.

For the Highest Good of All,


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Helene Collard is a first generation Australian, with ancestral roots in the island of Mauritius. She is a qualified and experienced Reiki Master Teacher & Practitioner, Trauma-informed Care & Practice Facilitator (B.Trauma&Healing), and has completed Leadership Training Levels 1 and 2 with the Rites of Passage Institute. Helene has been designing and facilitating wellbeing workshops since 2009 – including Moon Circles, Secondary Trauma and Self-care Workshops, Reiki Circles, Reiki Courses, Reiki Meditation Events, Evolve Events, Women’s Vision Ceremony and more. In 2016, Helene founded the Yemaya Centre for Reiki and Wellbeing, in Lismore, NSW, which continues to host holistic wellbeing services and support to the community. From 2017-2021, Helene worked as Lead Facilitator for Aboriginal Trauma-informed organisation, We Al-li. Helene has delivered workshops in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia, including in NSW, Qld, Vic, NT, WA & SA. Helene has also presented at conferences, forums and staff development days. Helene is a mother of 2 school-aged children and has resided in Northern Rivers NSW since 2007. For information, enquiries and bookings visit or phone 0405 656 797.


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