Natural Law - February 2021
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.
The Spirit in me, sees the Spirit in you.
Kapow!! January was explosive for some of us, facilitating uncomfortable, yet important change.
Bringing an exhausted relationship to completion, isn’t always easy. However, remember that endings are a natural part of life, and are neither good or bad. They just are.
Nevertheless, sometimes endings feel difficult. Recently I’ve practiced ritual such as walking-meditations in nature and cacao ceremonies to deeply connect-in spiritually and intentionally.
In addition, creative expression, such as ecstatic dance and journaling, are therapeutic and have assisted to process a recent ‘ending’.
Ritualising significant change in my life, connects me with All Life - and reminds me of Life’s natural cycles and seasons. This practice guides me to reflect on the relationship. To practice gratitude for the blessings and growth. And to acknowledge and feel the hurt.
These practices that bridge the spiritual with the physical, facilitate integration and transformation, around an experience of change, in a way that brings me into right relationship.
SPACE. When such an ending occurs, SPACE is created. This SPACE is SACRED, and need not be quickly filled. For me, this SPACE is to recover and slow down. SPACE to ritual and release. SPACE to play, celebrate and laugh. SPACE to simply be in NOTHINGNESS.
This void is where all Life begins and to where all Life returns.
This month: ritual - honour - release and sit in SPACE.
There is but One.
Blessings of Love & Light,
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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 trauma-aware, culturally-fit, strengths-based facilitator (B. Trauma&Healing (Law&Justice)), Reiki Teacher & Practitioner, 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 offer an array of 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. Outside of work, Helene has two children which keep her laughing and active, a supportive partner, and a large extended family who mostly live in Melbourne, where Helene grew up. Not surprisingly then, Helene is a lifelong and vocal supporter of the Collingwood Football Club, and is a great lover of music and the arts. Helene is currently learning the guitar and taking singing lessons. For information, enquiries and bookings visit www.yemayacentre.com.au or phone 0405 656 797.