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Hip to the Healing

Can you believe it? A short post from me. I know – it must be some kind of miracle. in fact, the experience I’m going to tell you about felt like a miracle at the time. Here’s a story about energy healing.

I used to do some martial arts training that I loosely would categorise as Kickboxing. A group of friends at work would gather at lunchtime and we would use pads and gloves to box and kick each other until we felt drained and de-stressed. One day, during a particularly active session, I leapt for a flying kick that completely missed the target and I fell straight onto a wooden floor on my hip. Man, I can’t tell you how much that hurt. Needless to say it was bruised for two weeks and I walked with a limp for even longer. Of course, eventually I got over it and forgot about it.

Then the training fell by the wayside. Other training emerged and I did that instead. One day recently we decided to revive the kick-boxing training because it was such fun and we still had the lads and gloves. I did one session and my hip began to really ache. For three weeks after that session I had the old limp back again. Oh no! What could I do except finally give up the kick-boxing training forever, much to my annoyance.

Hip to healing vibe

At a friend’s house a week ago she noticed my limp. She is an expert healer and psychic and so I knew she was reading more than I was telling. She asked if she could help, and I thought it would be impolite to refuse, so I sat down as she placed her hand on the side of my hip, asking permission first (which was sweet). Minutes later I began to notice the effects:

  • my hip was very warm on the inside of the joint, not the outside skin area
  • as I closed my eyes I could feel something happening in the joint
  • if I concentrated on the joint I could see tiny energetic threads weaving themselves together around the joint

My intuition told me that I had chipped the bone and that some replacement ‘bone’ made of energy was being knitted into place to hold the joint more stably as I rested it to let the inflammation subside. I mentioned what I was seeing to the healer, and she nodded saying that one of her teachers used to call her a “bone healer”. After a few minutes of treatment I felt slightly better, and she made me promise that I would rest it for a few days. I nodded in agreement, but couldn’t see how I could do anything anyway with the state I was in.

The next day I felt much better – I could walk around with only a slight limp. The day after I could walk properly on it again! Jumping for joy I got straight back into the training as though nothing had happened. For the rest of the week the pain slowly began to make itself known again whenever I pushed my training too far. At the end of hard sessions I could feel the joint twinging, but it was nowhere near as bad as it had been, so I thought it would soon go. Sadly it’s looking like not disappearing fully yet!

I think now that energy healing probably needs to be re-applied on a regular basis. You can’t expect it to heal everything in one hit. This is my second experience of such healing and both times I have felt profoundly better after the treatment, but then I have “pushed it”, as I am wont to do, and the original pain has eventually returned. My last ailment took two sessions of energy healing to properly cure. Now, after exercising too strongly on the joint, my hip is beginning to hurt again. I think I will need at least one more session with the “bone healer” to resolve this.

However, she did say to me that I could do my own healing using the powers of my staff. So, instead of returning to her I will try doing this for myself first and see what the result is. I’ll let you know.

Gwas.

Five healing rays get the Tarot treatment

I needed to know more about the five healing rays that I had identified I would need to learn about in order to learn energetic healing. I had read a book recently about the general principles of energy healing – the book was “The Healing Energy of Your Hands” by Michael Bradford. It had told me many things that I already knew, and I didn’t like his other material, the way he presents himself, or his style. Nevertheless, the book did reveal a few that I didn’t know or hadn’t tried in terms of healing energies, and if nothing else it re-vivified my curiosity to know more about the five healing colour rays or vibrations that I had identified previously through the tarot. Maybe the tarot could again be of assistance in revealing more about the five rays if I asked some clever questions? Here is what I came up with:-

  1. What is this energy vibration’s source?
  2. What is the energy vibration best employed to do?
  3. Which factors enhance this healing vibration?
  4. Which factors inhibit this healing vibration?
  5. Which factors indicate that the healing vibration at its strongest?

Those were my clever questions. Maybe not so clever? Nevertheless, a journey starts with a single divination. I prepared my Tree Angel Oracle tarot cards – a kind gift from a like-minded friend. They felt like the right ones for this work – but that was simply intuition. Dowsing revealed that they could all be equally beneficial to my understanding. I thought that was odd – the rods so rarely opt out of a decision, but apparently they were all equally useful.

Crap name - useful cards

I went through each of the rays in turn, pulling out UP TO THREE CARDS for each question in order to establish the nature of the answer. Actually, as it turned out the most I needed was two in order for me to understand what was being symbolised for each energy frequency. Each time I drew a card I replaced it in the pack before I drew again, making all combinations of cards equally possible. Balance in all things, even tarot. Stated below is a brief reminder of what I had found out already. Let’s see how well the refined answers match up.

  1. PINK (or MAGENTA) – attraction.
  2. WHITE – physical strength
  3. TURQUOISE – divine or universal energy.
  4. BLACK – destructive, especially of the land.
  5. LIGHT RED – fertility, boundless energy.
Next I will reveal the tarot results, and my interpretation of them.

Remote dreaming at Lud’s Church

Often Kal and I time our visits to meet the requirements of whether the ‘sacred date’ (of the Celtic Year) comes closest to a Full Moon or a New Moon. One such visit coincided with a New Moon on July 30th. This coincided with the Lammas (or Lughnasagh) Festival. We decided that a visit to Lud’s Church in Staffordshire would be the best option because it combined Kal’s wish to see the place with the idea of going to a place “underground” to coincide with the new moon energies. Our hope was that this coincidence would be good for allowing visions and getting answers to questions.

We did a hasty jaunt out to the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border, very close to the Macclesfield Forest. I went via a route that I didn’t normally use, and soon we were lost! In the right area, but definitely lost. Kal had to turn on his charm and extracted useful directions from a local old man. Soon, I recognised where I had gone wrong and we were only minutes away from the Gradbach village (which doesn’t appear on any of my Satellite Navigation systems as a valid destination – helpful!).

Lud's Church near Gradbach

If you plan to go yourself, take my advice and use SatNav to guide you to SK17 0SU, or to one of the following nearby villages: head for Allgreave if you want to come in from the North or West. Head for The Roaches via Danebridge if you want to come in from the South or South-West. Head towards Flash just off the A53 of you are coming from the East (say, from Buxton). None of those villages will get you to Gradbach, but they’ll get you close! Once in that area you will find Lud’s Church here.

The sun was setting as we arrived finally at the car park that is at the base of a hill leading to the Gradbach Scout Camp and Youth Hostel. A gentle walk at a brisk pace up the hill and down into the dale where the Black Brook flows brought us to the ‘entrance’ to Lud’s place – the entrance being a huge beech tree that I felt compelled to show to Kal. He was awestruck by the majesty of the tree and could immediately feel its power, as I have many times. We briefly stopped to pay our respects, and I asked permission to enter and for the tree’s blessing on our vision work to come. This delightful beech tree seemed only too pleased to be asked, and to have some form of reverence shown to it. Of course! What else would a Hedge Druid do?

So, with the beech tree’s blessing, we began to climb up to the our destination – the temple of the god of light.

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Autumn Equinox 1 – Llyn Brenig

Thursday 23rd September – Llyn Brenig, North Wales.

We had tried to get to see some of the megalithic sites around Llyn Brenig once before. At that time we didn’t have the same amount of clever GPS devices, or the same availability of mapping software (or paper maps). Or we didn’t prepare well enough. Either way, we spent a cold long trek through dismal pine forest tracks looking for non-existent sites last time.

This time we got it right. We found our way (only one missed junction) to the start of the Architectural Trail from the northern car park. Within seconds of parking the car we were stood atop a tumulus. Within easy reach from there was a wall denoting the remains of a roundhouse, similar to the one we had seen up on Car Top near Barbrook Reservoir in Derbyshire only a few weeks earlier.

Here’s a link to the historical information about some of the sites around this man-made reservoir.

Lyn Brenig tumulus

Druid Diary excerpt for the Llyn Brenig mound: DD-LynBrenigMound

[podcast]http://www.hedgedruid.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/DD-LynBrenigMound.mp3[/podcast]

On top of the mound there was a slight dint, a small depression, circular and full of lush grass. I stood in it whilst we pondered the purpose of this hillock. It was definitely man-made, but why make it? Having recently finished a book which explored the possibility that these structures were made to promote the fertility of seeds we started our enquiries there.

  1. Was this mound capable of enhancing the fertility of seeds? A cautious YES. This was not a strong response, but a positive one nonetheless. It hinted that there was more to it than that.
  2. What kind of energy was in this mound? Male – NO. Female – YES. Neutral – YES.
  3. Was this mound built specifically to enhance seed productivity? NO. Clear no.
  4. Was it built to enhance fertility generally? YES.
  5. Could the mound enhance the fertility of the land around it? YES. For 30 miles around!

We did some additional questions regarding the exact flows of energy in and out of the mound and found that it was being fed by a female energy source from the hill nearby, and later we would find that the neutral energy was from a ley line that connected to it.

The Shaman’s Roundhouse

Onyl a matter of some tens of feet away from the tumulus is a round wall that indicates the remains of a dwelling that used to be sited by the lake side. Now, if they had any sense the entrance was on the hill side because the raw wind hurtles across the lake with some ferocity even on what appears to be a fine day. Maybe, thousands of years ago, the climate was more forgiving. Of course the lake wasn’t there then, but today, you wouldn’t house a prisoner there – it’s so harsh!

We began to dowse and to record our findings. Kal became interested in the energy lines flowing through the site, whereas for some reason I wanted to know about a stone that I kept coming back to in the centre, and which Kal then identified as a power centre. We had found our respective power centres – mine at the lake end and Kal’s spot was closer to where we imagined the door to be.

View from Lyn Brenig roundhouse

Druid Diary excerpt for the Llyn Brenig roundhouse – Part 1 : DD-LynBrenigRoundhouse

[podcast]http://www.hedgedruid.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/DD-LynBrenigRoundhouse.mp3[/podcast]

We began to form an energetic map of the house. The more we looked the more we found. There was a ley line running across the lake end of the house, and when we took a bearing using the rods for direction they pointed straight at the tumulus we had just come from. In the picture below Kal is marking the alignment of the ley line from house to mound.

There was an other ley line coming from the direction of the hill, and intersecting the lake line. At the point where those two lines met there was a feature that other dowsers call a “node point”, or vortex of energy. Interestingly, we kept coming back to a point slightly away but close to the node point. It was the most energetic spot in the house and when we dowsed it we found that it was the place where the shaman of the hut slept.

Here’s what one source says about this building:

“Another major site, on the short trail, is a ring cairn consisting of a low stone ring surrounded by a circle of posts. We do not know what rituals were practised here but the circle was in use for the 400 years that the cemetery was in use and probably served as a kind of church, although some burials were placed within it.” (source: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust)

Kal marks the ley line alignment

Druid Diary excerpt for the Llyn Brenig roundhouse – Part 2 : DD-LynBrenigRoundhouse2

[podcast]http://www.hedgedruid.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/DD-LynBrenigRoundhouse2.mp3[/podcast]

Then we moved on to testing for sentient energies. There was no spirit of place here, but there were two shades, or energetic shrouds as Kal terms them. We might say that they were energy forms that were resident in this location, being fed by the earth and radiant energy forms, and possibly by the ley lines too. I asked Kal to go an investigate one of them, whilst I went to look at the other.

Kal’s form was a shade that had not been a resident of the house when it had been inhabited. It was, if you like, a wandering shade that had taken up residence. The shade I looked at, however, was something else. I found the position where the shade was now, a place very close to Kal’s power centre, and as I stood on that spot I got a shiver. In an instant I was seeing an ultra-condensed fast-forwarded pictorial download of imagery and knowledge. Suddenly I knew that this shade was a woman who had lived here, and that she had been a healer, married or partnered to the shaman.

I was so shocked by the experience that I didn’t feel like doing anything else. It seemed like it would be quite dull in comparison, and slightly rude to be dowsing this lady’s house. A bit like going over someone’s belongings when they’re in the room with you. We took that as our cue to head off to the next site. I had only thought that this would be a bit of light sightseeing before the “main event” of the Autumn Equinox later. Instead we had had some useful energy information, and now I had met a healer’s spirit.

On to the Llangernyw Yew tree!

Gwas.

Dowth: Place of Integration

Sunday 29th May – Dowth, Boyne Valley, County Meath.

Dowth (“The Place of Darkness”) is the lesser-visited site of the three famous megalithic structures in the Boyne Valley complex. It is less visited because there is no convenient bus taking tourists to the site, and instead intrepid visitors have to walk the mile or so from the bus terminus, or a mile and a half from the Knowth site, in order to reach it. Luckily for us this late May day was about as beautiful and sunny as May days get, and so we walked along the blooming hawthorn-lined lanes in utter delight. Some days it pays to be a (would-be) druid.

When we arrived at Dowth we had the place to ourselves with the exception of a solitary photographer who busied himself with setting up some arty shots. We read the information board (always amusing, sometimes useful) and then looked at each other. We felt there was something we should do before going in – but what was it? We decided to wait. We didn’t know what for – perhaps just to let our blood cool from the walk, or to become totally attuned to the ambiance of the site before we entered. We weren’t sure. But we waited for ten minutes, then entered.

Information created by archaeologists

The site exuded a sense of spirituality from the outset. As soon as I entered I got my dowsing rods out and asked them to lead me to the place that I was best attuned to, my power centre, taking me by a “ritual path”, as I called it. My intention, the thought I had in mind, was of the path around Glastonbury Tor – the labyrinthine path that I would soon take again at the Summer Solstice. Eventually, after much to-ing and fro-ing around the edges of the mound I was led into the centre to a spot where someone had had a fire, somewhere near the centre of the hollow that formed a giant hole in the middle of the mound. Kal calls this form of perambulation in trance a “walking meditation” and says that groups he works with do them quite frequently.I wouldn’t know anything about that – I did it because it felt right to do. At the burnt spot the energy spiralled indicating a power centre. It was here that I meditated on my throat chakra. I wanted to clear myself and energise at the same time, with special attention to my throat chakra.

Fire pit power centre at Dowth

Then, like at the entrance to this unusual site, I got the oddest feeling. I felt that I couldn’t progress until I had recited a poem that recounted all my efforts to this point – a kind of announcement as to why I was here. Was I not in a land of poets? Was this not the land where the Blarney Stone is kissed for its gift of eloquence? And so I began to recite some dodgy rhymes, somewhat self-consciously even though there was no-one else around except Kal and he was over the other side of the hill. I told the spirit of the hill all about the other places I had visited to work on various chakras, and what the result of each encounter had been. As soon as I completed my poem I felt a wave of relief (release) and I picked up my dowsing roads again to see where I should go to next in order to work on my throat chakra. I felt like I had opened a doorway into an opportunity, and now was the time to step across this Mercurial threshold.

Kal's vision quest on Dowth

I began to follow a single dowsing road as it led me around the curve of the hollow and back to a new power centre – a rocky scar in the hillside similar to one that I knew from my many visits to Gop Hill in North Wales. I went there and lay down to ‘doze’, to get myself into an attuned and trance-like state of mind, a receptive mind state, if you will. As I entered a light trance state and became comfortable with the hill I heard and fleetingly saw a familiar figure – it was The Lady. The same lady that I had encountered at Gop Hill (this was something I felt, rather than positively identified). In my half-sleep I was able to ask questions of the Lady of the Hill. My questions were answered by the reaction of the sunlight – if it went behind a cloud then the answer was negative in nature, and vice versa. The strength of the heat or cold indicated the strength of the answer.

Some of the information simply formed in my mind, or bubbled up from somewhere, and then I tested its validity using the clouds. This sounds stupidly un-scientific, I know, yet it was utterly consistent. I could ask test questions which had simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers and the clouds would react accordingly and immediately, uncannily so. Those test questions provided the assurance that this was some form of divination allowing me to interact with this powerful yet elusive Lady figure. This was not the first time I had encountered this kind of divination opportunity, and I recognised it for what it was, and wasn’t about to squander it.

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