I’m just going to straight out and say it: I MISS MY EARTH ANGEL very very very much. My life is just not the same without my monthly reboot and repair session with Colleen from Midlands House of Healing. I thought I would be able to make it up to the Midlands in November for a friend’s wedding but now that’s not going to happen and already I’m scheming about when next I can get back up to see Colleen’s lovely new space and hop onto her massage bed for some magical healing! Colleen and I both know what kind of person I am (highly-strung, emotional, sensitive to change) and so we agreed to do some distance energy healing just before I left for overseas and for the first couple of days after the big move. Distance Healing you say? Well, in a nutshell, distance energy healing is reiki performed on an individual by a reiki master from afar. Colleen sent energy and love to my inner child (that little girl is always seeking approval and trying to make everything perfect); to my adolescent self (oi vey, enough said) and to my adult self (she of the great creative insecurity and self-doubt). She also sent energy and healing to my partnerships and to my physical body, which probably explains why I’m still married today and also the great desire I had to get back on my yoga mat pretty soon after we arrived. On about the fourth day of distance healing, a greater sense of calm came over me as well as a sense of acceptance. This was the day that I finally got over myself and the fact that our bathrooms are peach and brown, got out of bed and pretty much unpacked boxes for twelve hours straight. I guess I have discovered a few new things about myself with this move; largely that when faced with big life changes, my body goes into some weird grumpy primal instinctive mode and I find myself lashing out at anything or anyone who threatens my desire and mourning for the old familiar. If you happened to be in my war path over those first few days, I send my humblest apologies (mostly to you, my darling husband). Only once the voices of my perfectionist inner child, grumpy adolescent and insecure adult were all silenced, did I realise how love and acceptance can only come from being loving and accepting, and things started to calm down. And boxes were unpacked. Thank you again Colleen for bringing the sanity back to my life. I feel you – even from afar.
From the time I could talk, I talked.
I have made a difference in the Students, I have taught,
I first met Kim over a 18 months ago, our journey started with REIKI.
She came for a REIKI session having read Keri’s blog : midlandsmusings.com,
She was intrigued by it, and decided to give REIKI a try.
Kim had tried to conceive and experienced 3 miscarriages when I met her, she wanted to heal her body and prepare her spirit for new life.
Kim came for a treatment every 2/3 weeks for a Massage / reiki session this helped the old wounds heal.
We brought forth a deeper spirit awareness about Intention, LOVE, understanding and compassion for ONE-self.
We ignited with REIKi a deeper understanding within, a learning of Self LOVE.
Sebastian was created soon after, Kim was pregnant and for the next 9 months we prepared her body,
mind and spirit for his arrival. The baby Sebastian had a very female energy and I truly thought he was a
girl, upon his arrival, we found he was a boy.
I have enjoyed this journey with Kim, assisting her on healing within, watching her
Grow and blossom into a beautiful mom, with a happy baby. She is flourishing
And Sebastian is happy, he smiles all the time and is so interactive.
He is filled with LOVE, we created him with LOVE, Reiki and intention, we nurtured, loved and cared for his
MOM throughout her pregnancy, so she could adapt to the new demands of motherhood.
No one truly realizes what a new mom has to adjust to, having a little baby completely dependant on you for every single moment.
A deeper learning of Self sacrifice and joy that comes from Motherhood. A gentle energy of nurturing, change and learning to flow with it.
I have truly enjoyed this journey! It was a wholesome journey of happiness.
Thank you Kim for allowing me to share your story! Bless you Sebastian, a little bit of magic you are.
I am in awe of this REIKI magic.
The journey of my life so far….
We have been at Phuzamoya for a entire month. Everyday has been amazing!
The sun rises behind our house and sets in our garden.
The forest are green and so is the ever growing grass.
We love this place and space, so much, so that we have just signed a 2 year lease.
The house fits us like a glove, it is perfect in every way.
I started looking at my vision board yesterday, I wanted to know how far I have come on this Journey of my life.
On the 11 August 2014 we acquired a projector.
On the 15 August 2014 acquired the fish on my visionboard.
On the 21 January 2015 we confirmed moving to Satori to build a house.
On the 21 July 2015 we confirmed moving to Phuzamoya.
On 24 August 2015 we moved in and received a Warm welcome from Sandy the farm Manager.
We have been blessed with delicious organic vegetables and eggs, from her garden ever since.
We are surrounded by nature. Trees, dam, mountains and birds. It is the most loving Divine space to be in.
(We have started our own garden! Yes…)
On our vision board, the kitchen is big and spacious and we have it, now…
In July 2015, I received sea sand, shells and volcanic rock from Hawaii, (thanks to Richie & Partner) from the island Oahu.
Hawaii for me holds great significance as my Reiki ancestors Mrs Takata and the Kahuna massage originates from there. It signified great change for me.
I am definitely doing more of what I love here, (as on my visionboard), In 3 weeks, I have had 43 treatments in total, which is pretty amazing! I am loving what I do.
I am loving my life and so enjoy helping others heal and continue on their journey!
I am grateful for the Satori experience and what I have learnt from it.
I am even more grateful for the Phuzamoya experience of gentle spirit, nurturing and Loving experience.
The biggest Lesson I have learnt is : Stay in your OWN skin! Be happy!
sing! Laugh! enjoy your life. . . . with LOVE!
The disease of cancer originates from an emotional source in your body as per Diane Stein, in the book Essential Reiki.
The emotion is Deep resentment distrust, self pity and hopelessness.
In my experience as a reiki master, I treated a lady in Bethlehem who
was in an abusive relationship. Her partner, verbally abused her
and after his death, her body could no longer hold these emotions.
She came to me for reiki and deep healing.
I advised her to
Quit her job, to start a spiritual journey within herself.
If you have any stress in your life, quit your job and start doing what you Love.
If your diet consist of meat, change to a more fruit/vegetables, a more alkaline diet which
creates a dis-ease free environment.
If you love walking, go for long walks in the forest.
Start meditating and connecting more with Spirit.
Create a sacred space to Read and live a more holistic life, with NO stress.
Come for REIKI sessions with the benefit of removing the Cancer and reducing
the effects of the Cancer, your body can heal itself.
Focusing on the ROOT cause of the DIS-ease, you will be able to heal faster.
I found an interesting site, where you can check your body type : Are you Vata, Kapha or Pita?
See How your body intake of foods, lifestyle challenges, affects your health and well being.
Click : On:
Blogs by Jenna : http://www.ilovethemidlands.co.za/blog/item/352-kahuna-massage
We all have a place of comfort from which we like to live our lives – our minds, our bodies or our spirits. It is our refuge, our protection against the disturbing unpredictability of a world so much bigger than ourselves. From these centres we often bring forth our greatest creations, but they also typically give birth to our deepest flaws. We need to walk the tightrope between heart, mind and body in order to live healthy fulfilling lives.
The mind brings objectivity and a sense of empathy to our lives. It helps us understand the bigger picture and our place in it. The body communicates our power. It is the channel through which we connect with and express our instinctual drives. ‘Go with your gut’ is the mantra of a body person. The heart centre makes sure we engage with those around us in relationships, and not get blinded by the quest for power or knowledge for their own sakes. All together all three make us human, make us participate in the world as strong individuals connected to our communities.
I’m a head person. It’s what makes me good at my job and it’s my first and primary route to interact with the world outside. I celebrate this about myself. But if I don’t manage to function as a whole, I’m working broken. When I neglect the physical and emotional aspects of my self, I start to lose touch with reality, drift about in dreams and forget how to love and live with joy. So how do I bring myself back into balance? My heart and body send up signal flares in the form of illness, joint pain, persistent anxiety or just general grumpiness. I know I should meditate, exercise, inhale the rich earth, sip at slow steamy cups of tea with friends over long unfurling afternoons…but how to start? Work, my favourite pasttimes (reading and writing) and my “run-away” tactics draw me so obligingly into the mental that sometimes I can’t see my way out. My sense of self has been squeezed into a corner into my mind with my body and heart waiting dejectedly outside. Apathy and anxiety tell me I don’t have time, I don’t feel like it or I can’t afford it. This is when I call for help. The bold move of setting aside quality time and money for body-spirit maintenance shouts out at that controlling head. ‘We need less planning, less past, less future – we need more now!’ In this endeavour Colleen at Midlands House of Healing* is a willing and talented aide. Her treatments combine physical therapy with energy healing. And two aspects of self covered in one session is just about the best a work-at-home mom could hope for.
Where does your personality sit – heart, body or mind? Do you see it as a strength or weakness? In what ways do you bring yourself into balance?
*This post was sponsored. Follow the link in the sidebar for more information on Midlands House of Healing or call Colleen on 084 603 0604 to book an appointment.
This week I visited Colleen of the Midlands House of Healing. This woman is a true healer. Even upon first meeting it’s easy to see it’s what makes her heart sing and her eyes come alive. She uses a combination of massage, essential oils, crystals, hot stones, reiki and sound therapy to nurture her clients to wellness. These treatments are powerful and many ancient, but it is her own intention and commitment which bring them their potency. Lying with my face suspended above Colleen’s stone collection, I felt realisations about my self and life settle heavy and sure in my mind, so reasonable and true I was surprised I ever forgot them.
All the things I think matter so much, in fact, don’t.
There are emails I should send; there are rooms I should clear. There are government offices I should visit and holiday plans I should make. There are meals to plan and news to catch up on. There is my oeuvre of work I should build and grow into something impressive. There are clothes I should wear and body toning I should embark upon. But none of these things matter. Not as much as presence in each moment unfolding one after the other. As breaths deep and bold. As joy, today, now, because there will never be a better time.
I am important.
Those I care for are important. My daughter and my husband. My family and friends. My readers and my clients. But if they are important then so am I. What kind of caring can I do if I am not cared for myself? At times in my life I relied on regular yoga and meditation. But as the mother of a young one the importance of feeling nurtured and being embraced should not be underestimated. I pour myself into Emma’s growing. Her every encounter, with new sensations, people, and skills, are all mediated by me. It is an exhausting task. Without receiving replenishment of my body and soul I doubt it is something I could continue to manage. Colleen offers such nourishment so warmly and openly it seems she was born to it. Sometimes we all need a little help. And it’s more than ok to ask for it.
In what ways do you care for yourself? When and how do you say ‘I am important’?
Colleen is based just outside Howick on the Karkloof Rd. Call or message her on 084 6030604 to book a healing session.
This week I have been pondering, analysing and re analysing what my view on self acceptance means to me.
It means I accept all of me. I accept that I have a flabby belly, I accept that I love myself unconditionally.
I accept that I don’t need to be thin to be awesome, amazing, fabulous, loving, kind or weird.
I accept that a big heart filled with love cannot be compared to “looking good”.
Society promotes looking good, trying everything from shocking machines to surgery to LOOK good.
For me, personally, I feel that weight loss like your sexual preference are your choice.
No one is unhappy when they had an orgasm or 50….
So, what is the big deal? I guess it is how people interact or your attitude towards you, we all want to be
Attractive, sexy, desired, loved, wanted physically, emotionally, intellectually!
I love the human body. I love that we have wonderful DNA to heal our bodies.
I love that we can climb mountains, eat chocolate, drink raw juices and smoothies and be Healthy,
And enjoy every part of our sexuality and freedom to be ourselves.
I have found that a balance of life is having the good and healthy stuff and the ‘bad’ stuff within moderation.
Swinging from any extreme isn’t healthy, it is obsessive.
We live in this world which promotes instant desires pleased, people choose to be impatient, rude and unhelpful!
This I feel is a male driven energy of Fear, Anger and Anxiety.
People are crashing and burning out physically and emotionally, they are not finding the balance to nurture their spirit and life.
The treasures of LOVE, Rest, Joy, Fun, Knowledge are the wonders that feed our spirit.
BY nurturing YOURSELF WITH a massage or reiki session and you will loved and full of energy to do what you love.
The key is to Find your balance, your equilibrium.
The source of this is a deep LOVE for yourself, an Unconditional love …..
If you love it, keep doing it, if you dislike it, change it, but take 100% responsibility for your life and
Start LOVING every part of it. These are the Principles of Aloha : (use it as a guide)
So, why am I not a mother?
Well I baby sat my nephews, nieces and cousins for
All of my teenage years this has totally cured me of the vocation of being a mother.
I don’t mind assisting others to create new life, I love nurturing and assisting others.
On my healing journey, I have assisted 15 mothers to create new life with Reiki.
I first thought about this process a few years ago. How one can create life…
First off, you need to be balanced and healthy, and have all chakras happy and spinning, your
Instinctive behaviour when happy is to LOVE and to make love, and create new life when happy. (in an ideal world)
In life, we all need someone, some times.
I have journeyed through 15 pregnancies, and what matters is how the baby is created,
What your attitude is, and you’re Intention of wanting a New little person in your life.
As a new pregnant mommy your hormones and emotional states are heightened,
you become nauseous and are tired.
Your diet, becomes a “see” food diet, so the first 3 months is tough.
After that, you begin to adjust.
It is important to keep up your fitness levels, to do walking,
to start with breathing exercises or even a yoga class.
Most important is to LOVE the journey and to be a HAPPY pregnant mommy as all your emotions affect the baby.
This is why I created a Pregnancy massage to Nurture Mom and baby to ease your aching body, all those deep achy muscles and spasms.
I live in two worlds, the one here and the one beyond.
Once the baby is conceived, you can ask it questions as the Spirit is aware of what is going on while the baby is being created.
Kids choose their parents for sure!
They are highly intuitive beings of light, filled with unconditional love and have a deep spirit awareness as they are growing in your tummy.
Pregnancy is a journeying into motherhood. You learn to love and nurture yourself and
By doing this, you begin to understand what being a mother is all about, it is a dedicated
Occupation filled with ups and downs,
but the key is to LOVE the journey and to know,
You are raising a child with Love, someone that you will equip to live in this world,
to be a fully functioning conscious human being,
equipped with the most valuable skill, to love and be loved.
How to treat a Pregnant Mother?
With Love, care and tenderness.
Imagine having your body change overnight, have compassion.
Imagine having heightened emotions, being PMS every day, be patient….
Imagine being uncomfortable as all your organs start to move and make space for the baby.
Treat you …well, with love….
Being happy and loving this journey is the KEY to a good pregnancy, an easy birthing process
And a happy baby.
Your attitude, Your words, Your actions determine all of this process, may it be guided by LOVE.
In the last 8 years of my life, as a practising massage therapist and Reiki master,
these are the accounts of Success stories I have experienced.
I feel life is filled with a balance, a dualistic life approached by many,
but in order to keep a positive attitude, mind set and focus, you need stories of HOPE.
Hope, faith, joy, perserverance and LOVE.
I remember the lawyer, I treated after a triple by-pass heart surgery who could hardly walk, but within 7 days of receiving massage,
counselling and reiki, he returned to work.
I remember the mother, who has 3 kids, the father was bi polar. He sexually abused his kids and even tried to freeze one kid in the freezer,
with reiki and healing, it helped this family heal their wounds and become part of a new family, after the divorce.
I remember the young lady who after 3 miscarriages was able to conceive a baby with Reiki and intense massages and counselling.
I remember the young mother who was not coping with her in laws and I offered to give her a Reiki Attunement
so she could become stronger. She no longer lives with her in laws and his taken a stand of Power and chose to do what makes her happy.
I remember the Detox programs of Massage and Reiki session held, that help heal the broken hearted and renew their spirit.
I remember the broken heart young lady who was attracted to the wrong kind of guy,
who later broke her heart but with reiki and massage, she was able to see the self-sabotaging events and
only choose to date stable guys, 2 years later, she is happily married.
I remember my
cocaine addicted friends who used Reiki to sober up on a Sunday evening as they needed to work the next day.
I remember the man who couldn’t use his left arm for 2 years, as his rotator cuff was inflamed, after a session of massage and reiki, he could use his arm.
I remember the cancer patient, after receiving 3 months of Reiki was cancer free. She changed her life.
I remember the 60 year man who broke his ankle when he went parachuting, after months of agony after the surgery,
he came for a repair massage and was able to Move his foot freely after a session.
I remember assisting 15 mothers conceive with REIKI intentionally creating babies with LOVE and the babies are healthy, happy and free.
I remember teaching 44 students Reiki the exciting adventures of life, of journeying within and creating the LIFE they desire, to all happiness.
All things are possible when you ignite the LOVE within yourself, when you choose to heal and become whole.
In all of this, I believe I am a vessel of light to fulfil a purpose of helping others heal with massage and reiki.
Want a session? Whats app 084 603 0604, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit these sites for actual accounts of magic:
Distance healing magic :
I never liked gardening, even as a kid, I thought the weeds were painful and cutting of grass endless.
I realized that it was one of those mundane task that has to be done, someone’s gotta to do it, so I gardened from a young age.
My favourite part of gardening is definitely harvesting time, harvesting vegetables and fruit, which I love.
Willem has taught me so much about the Soil, how to create a garden, how to level it out, why levelling is essential. How to remove weeds and clear an area.
On Monday we cleared our garden and replanted our seedlings of baby spinach, beetroot, and peas.
We replanted our lavender, rosemary, origanum and bay leave tree.
When the bay leave tree went into the ground, I felt as if a part of me
Was placed in soil and grounded. Being grounded is such an essential part of being a spiritual being,
I feel more connected to the EARTH and feel I am supported, connected to Sky spirit.
There is much reward in growing, nurturing, and planting your own vegetables, its LOVING
your plants and making every conscious decision to be healthy and eat healthy for you.
Loving yourself enough to be aware of what goes into your mouth, what fuels you and what gives you strength.
I am enjoying this journey of Spring. Flowers are blooming, trees are growing fruit and there is an Abundance of magic in the Air.
Wishing you a happy grounded gardening day!
All my love
Colleen van Heerden
I was busy re organising my therapy room when ….
I read this on my Aloha principles of life that LOVE is to be happy!
Love, I have re ignited the flame of joy in my life.
I walk every morning to connect with my spirit and to stay grounded,
Connect to the Divine Earth. I walk to clear my mind. I walk to gain perspective.
I walk to sing all the songs I remember and lift my vibration.
I observe the dancing sunrise, the breathing forest, the flying birds and I feel happy to be alive.
To be living this earthly experience, to be in the flow of Divine synchronicity, trusting and knowing this is exactly where I need to be.
Every morning I sing an Ancient Hawaiian chant to the earth and sky.
It provides abundance, awakens a deeper awareness within, knowing
That with Love all things are possible.
I can’t do the sitting for hours meditation sessions, I prepare an active meditation, so I meditate, sending healing to my Inner child, my adolescent, my adult self.
I then reboot all of my chakras with Ancient Reiki signs, and then start my day being focused and awake.
I became a Level 1 Reiki student in 2004, I have literally been reiki ing myself for 11 years every day.
I recite my affirmations every morning and connect with a higher power of love and Connection to the Universe.
Before I see any clients, I pray for all of them a week in advance, I will then ask for wisdom as to what they need to heal. I give thanks for the healing, of the previous day and I ask for healing in this present time.
I send distance healing to specific beings who need it. Prayer is very powerful and your intention and belief system affects the outcome, so I truly believe that healing takes place everyday and that your bodies ability to HEAL itself is ignited by LOVE.
I sing :
From a very young age I was involved in every possible concert singing at school and church. I acted in a passion play at church. I love singing, I have a jukebox in my head and every day I remember a new song which I was taught for some production or another. I sing because I love it because it makes me happy. It keeps me in my skin and totally grounded in my happy space.
Over the last 6 months, I have learnt to laugh more. I laugh because life isn’t that serious. Your spirit is light, loving, kind and funny. Ego wants to take it oh so personally, wants to take hold of the pain, anger, fear and live off it, but spirit is not so. So, I keep my laughter jug full because I love being in a good space, listening to my intuition.
Listening and Speaking :
After my last Reiki Attunement, I am speaking my truth more and more, I feel if I am completely honest, no resentment, or anger will creep in. I no longer expect others to know what I need, I am happy to say, No! I don’t want to. No, thank you. I am happy to say what I need and mean it.
Listening to my intuition and its guidance is even louder and clearer.
My radar for others : thoughts, body language and emotions has become stronger.
Willem was doing the dishes the other evening and I felt the thought of him needing cheese grated for our dinner, so I did it. This is just one of the example of reading thoughts.
When I meet someone and ask my Higher self what is going on? The bodies inner voice will happily say what’s going on and advise a way forward to heal itself.
Being open and honest and direct is the most amazing path to live by.
I so love music. I play a variety of music everyday!
Hawaiian, Indian, Buddah bar and Laya project because You cannot be sad with music, it provides you with a HAPPY space.
I have fun everyday. I completely love what I do. I love repairing the human body with massage and reiki.
I love watching movies. I absolutely love watching series. I love being home and enjoying our space.
Learning the Four agreements for my life!
Whenever something happens, I tell myself :
Refrain from blaming anyone.
Refrain from assuming.
Refrain from Judging anything.
It is not personal.
Checking in with myself has certainly made a huge difference to my reactions,
Emotions and response to drama.
I feel that I am cultivating the joy of life.
I feel good. I am happy and content.
Here are some books to get you started :
Travelling at the Speed of LOVE by SONIA CHOQUETTE
Four Agreements by DON Miguel Ruiz
What the BLEEP do you know? ( I have the movie )
Deepak Chopra : 7 spiritual laws ( I have the movie )
I grateful to the following people who have helped me in the my path, travelling at the speed of Love! Thank you Keri B who introduced me to Andrea Barras who in turn introduced me to Pippa Griffin, who inturn introduced us to Sandy Wright who manages Phuzamoya. Thank you to Pippa and Sandy who gave us the go ahead to move in 2 days ahead of schedule. Thank you to Katie Robinson (@Lemonwood cottages) who gave us Siyobonga to help us offload our goods. Thank you to Carlene Bronner at Horseplay for the use of her wonderful Driver Dennis and her Landrover and trailer. Thank you to Vick Shaw who baked us cheese muffins for me and bacon muffins for Willem, freshly delivered with Butter and Jam, on the day of our move, thank you for helping us offload. Thank you to Sandy Wright for all your hard work and for the LOVELY organic kale, radishes, turnips and eggs!
Our path to this moment has been interesting, adventurous and nothing short of amazing! The human spirit is capable of so many things, I am feeling I am just starting to comprehend what we can do as human beings having a SPIRITUAL experience, here on Earth.
When it comes to moving and packing, I turn into a minion, not the yellow kind, but the Purple one with the fuzzy hair, I want to pack ferociously but in my enthusiasm, I get it wrong, so poor Willem would reopen and repack the boxes.
I am good with unpacking, so I try to just be of service and listen to what Willem needs and I will do the task that is requested of me. I am task orientated so
You can guess, he gave me all the “I hate” task like unscrewing screws which takes me forever.
Willem felt he had many moments of telling me, please sit down and sit on your hands. (He didn’t)
I love new adventures, but I don’t like the unsettling feeling of moving, not having my sacred space,
makes me anxious, like losing something valuable to me.
It has been 48 hours and I have already unpacked every single box present.
I unpacked my last studio box yesterday.
I have this special way of packing everything in towels and rolling them gently so no damage will occur,
but after 10 towels of unwrapping the shells, stones and precious items,
I so don’t like my surprise towels anymore. Order is slowly starting to replace the chaos.
The first evening and the second evening and every other evening I will have a coarse salt bath with Epsom salts.
I placed rosequartz around the bath and a quartz crystal and just soaked up the amazing feeling and energy of cleansing my body.
I so love baths! I love the clean feeling!
The most amazing thing is, we have electricity which means my cellphone charges faster, we have
cell phone signal everywhere!
My Salute super blender is working amazing faster! My computer is working
at a wonderful humming sound.
The hot water from the tap is HOT! (time to giggle with me)
The brick walls hold the cold out, how freaking fabulous.
We haven’t made a fire yet! We have been wearing shorts and t shirt, no
Warm jackets or beanies, they are happily packed away!
The floor no longer creaks when we walk on it. We can switch on lights at any time.
We are still enjoying the silence of no refrigerator presently, but we might consider purchasing a small freezer in the future.
I have started juicing beetroot, carrot and apple, to embark on my detox journey.
I admit I love carbohydrates, I love potatoes and bread, and these have been my survival comfort food for the last 6 months, I agree its time to discipline myself with LOVE! And get back my focus.
Energetically, the energy has shifted, we feel completely different since moving from a harsh environment, to a more comfortable space.
It is freaking amazing, it to be able to have comforts like this.
I went grocery shopping at 4.02pm on Monday afternoon and returned at 5.10pm, having done all my errands at Pick and Pay and Spar, travel time and
Shopping time, cut down from 3hrs, to 1 hour. (freaking awesome)
Travelling at the Speed of LOVE is changing and currently growing my heart, mind and spirt more! I am happy. I am enjoying this lighter side of life, overlooking the mountain, the dam, the trees, connecting with Spirit more.
Having a lighter self, to laugh and love myself and learn finding the higher ground of love. It is attracting LIKE minded people who seek the same thing, to love, to be spirit, to enjoy this earthly existence.
I have had such a good nights sleep that last night, that I woke up at 4am filled with these words for my blog! I meditated, did yoga and now I want to go enjoy the sunrise outside!
Wishing you a fabulous happy day!
I start massaging, reiki ing and setting up appointments for next week!
Colleen van Heerden
Staring at my last few days at Satori farm, I have had a deeper realization of myself.
First off, I love living in the country but I don’t enjoy living in the
I will explain, I feel vulnerable, at risk and insecure living in a wooden cabin,
in the middle of nowhere. The weather conditions of gale force winds, extreme
Cold and rain, are scary for me.
I am accustomed to seeing people around me and enjoying the company,
I am feeling like I am on a deserted island, this is not
good for me.
Secondly, our air-sulated cabin letting in the sunshine, wind, rain and all types of forces
Makes me feel insecure and not protected from nature.
Thirdly, the new clients I have seen in the last 6 months have been quite dramatic.
Filled with drama, either angry at me for the distance they have travelled,
or very disgruntled because of the road,
or they have gotten lost, or
had a accident on the way here, this has not been a loving experience for me.
Fourthly, Willem copes well in this environment of rough living, me… not so much.
I find it to be a harsh life, of no female energy, everything is about survival from
Chopping wood for survival, to having quick showers, to conserving petrol in the generator, to
Monitoring the solar panels. I feel there is no female soft energy with this type of living.
No comfortable bathtime, no watching a quick motivational movie,
no showering for 20 minutes and talking to myself.
No romance either, this is what we have encountered with the cold weather.
No comfortable sleeping, 3 duvets just doesn’t make it nice.
What really helped me cope with all of this madness is Love.
I have been working on myself, to keep
A open heart, to forgive easily, to say I am sorry, to be quiet and learn what is needed for my growth.
Growth, change, a deep appreciation for my relationship and having immense
gratitude for everything from the cold showers I take, to the sunshine.
Learning that I am connected to so many people because I love and care.
I have learnt to discern who is my friend, and who is my foe.
I have stepped away from negative fear based people! And with loving arms into a
Friendships that build me up, encourage me, make me laugh at my madness and circumstances.
Because, it is what we dislike that encourages us to grow, to learn, to change, to Master ourselves.
The last 6 months has been the most uncomfortable part of my life.
I have been pushed to my limits physically, emotionally and grown spiritually,
and this is what I needed.
I needed to become a stronger person within myself, harnessing lessons from the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, from Hópono pono to love myself, to say I am sorry, to forgive and say thank you, to be guided
by Sonia Choquette’s book : travelling at the speed of LOVE!
To understand myself and others better! And have a deeper awareness of what I think and how I react to life!
To be grateful and full of LOVE is the highest vibration as per Dr Emoto.
May I continue on this journey of LOVE and self discovery.
Learning, growing and becoming aligned with my true path as a healer, blogger, therapist, wife, teacher!
Aloha and thank you! to you for the on going support.
After my last blog, the Colleen guilt, my conscious mind and lack of discipline hit me hard.
On Saturday, I decided to do a detox! I drank green smoothies of spinach, banana,
pineapple, I consumed huge amounts of lemon juice water, I ate steamed spinach
and declined any white bread!
It started small but, I feel much better.
I also received a detox massage to reboot my body which helped a lot! I feel lighter.
I have had a good talking to myself and its time to eat more alkaline foods which
feed my body and spirit. My food which I ingest fuels my body, mind and spirit, so its
imperative to have balance. The occasionally fried item is ok! but
no more junk food like white bread, magnums or samoosa’s from Thokans!
My body functions better on salads, smoothies, juices and steamed spinach,
the occasional fresh fish would be LOVELY!
Check in with yourself, time to reign in the discipline and make better choices for your
diet and body!
What is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement on the Jewish Calendar.
You fast from sunset to sunset. When I did Yom Kippur, by like 2pm, I felt
I had atoned for all my sins, and I had apologised to everyone, but sunset
was far from close by, so I felt sorry, but the day wasn’t over.
This is much the same feeling I have currently, I have learnt many
valuable lessons here in the Dargle mountains, but I have 13 days left of endurance.
I have a deep appreciation for brick walls, man was definitely wise.
Running hot water from a geyser, is like a pot of gold for sure.
Refrigerator with magic stuff in it, bonus!
The silence of electricity to power stuff! as opposed to the noisy generator.
I won’t be worrying about my cell phone battery anymore, it will be fully charged.
Cell phone signal, currently, there are 3 spots of signal in the entire cabin, yay for signal all day!
We drive a distance of 45km to Howick, we will now spend 20 minutes driving to Howick
from the Karkloof on any given day, yay!
The new house has a huge fireplace which means, we will have to chop wood less small! hello painfree body.
It will be less cold, so we can return to a carb free diet! and not a SEE food diet, we have been
applying due to the cold and needed comfort.
Thank you to everyone who has laughed, cried, giggled, shared, supported and Loved us
in this journey!
Thank you to my Mother in law! who is super awesome!
Yesterday was Womens’s day! a Public holiday in South Africa.
It was rainy and cloudy. My cat TOMtom has been running circles in the house :
on the couch, the double bed, the computer desk and back. He was bored!
He dislikes the rain. I woke up with him kissing me. He wakes us up with cat kisses at sunrise.
Its his way of saying “Wake up! this sleeping thing is boring.
I wake up first…., putting on the solar lights and starting a fire, in order to make tea.
Tea is Tomtom’s favourite. His super impatient for his morning tea. Fire has
started and we defrost slowly.
I start with my yoga stretches, I was very stiff, with the cold weather and the
well air conditioned wooden cabin. (15 days to go . . )
I mentally start preparing myself for my walk in the rain. If I don’t walk, and get
grounded, I know I will be super grumpy, all day. So, I put on my warm jacket
and gumboots with umbrella in hand, and off I go up the Hill.
On the Hill there is 3 G cell signal which is full blast, now I can first ground me,
sing my Hawaiian chant and then send out my daily inspiration messages.
I already meditated and reiki’d me and sent out Distant Reiki Healing energy
to a lady in Cape Town. (She will be visiting me soon!)
It is cold! But it doesn’t matter. We have made our space toasty!
I m singing and I am in my good space.
I admire the mist and rain falling. The Ihlosane mountain has completely disappeared.
How wonderful and in awe I am of nature.
I return home with muddy gum boots, a wet umbrella and my smile.
Immediately, I remove my boots and put on some music.
Jack Johnson and Xavier Rudd are my all time favourite musicians.
The fire is going and we make toast with the bread which Willem baked last night
and warm tea. We decide what we will make for lunch.
We both agree on a warm pumpkin soup.
We take turns in chopping wood. Willem starts and I follow in between
stirring the soup on the Welcome Dover stove.
I have the idea to bake a cake after we made soup and we quickly think of what type of cake?
A lemon and ginger cake. Yummy!
I am ever so grateful for this Welcome dover stove, it keeps us warm, we have made
toast, tea, a warm soup and a cake.
You can tell Willem and I play well together in the kitchen.
In between we laughed and decided that I am Pinky and his MacGyver
or I am Batman and his Alfred.
We have managed to even pack a box together, box no 13, things are
beginning to look empty and spacy now…
You can certainly change your mind set with a decision to play and have fun!
even if it is dark and gloomy outside.
Learn to create.
PLAY is the most important thing you can do for you!
Think of new recipes…
Try something new. . .
Keep you happy and in a good space!
a ll m y love
We are living in interesting times! Consciously everyone is waking up!
Their SPIRIT is being shaken, stirred, and awakened.
So … what does this mean?
Well you have a SOUL. You have a spirit which intuitively knows what to do,
your Gut feeling.
So, if you live in a Corporate environment, a lot of stuff will stress you out.
Here are some tools for you!
Wake up early, 5.30am and take time out to Pray.
Pray for a awesome day. Meditate on filling your body with LOVE.
Meditate on staying calm. Start a daily routine of YOGA. yes Yoga.
Go for a walk of 20 minutes, everyday!
Imagine growing roots to the CORE of the Earth, tie yourself to the Big rock,
use your Arms and Connect with the Sky, now! fill your aura with light and blue shield.
Say you are grounded and whole.
Next Choose a MANTRA and SING it : OOm mani padmi OOM or anything you love :
The Sound of Music : Doe Ray Me so Fa La Ti Doe : You get the picture.
Dawn is the most powerful part of the day! Make sure the first 2 hrs of the day is SPENT
You can also start wearing Hematite and Obsidian gem stones to protect you!
Change your diet to LIGHT foods : salads, fruit and vegetables are brilliant.
Start Juicing and making smoothies.
Go for REIKI or Massage or both ! often….. (Call me 084 603 0604)
When you at your office, 1 hr before everyone:
- Burn incense.
- Fill the corners of your office with Rose quartz.
- Play Music : Buddah bar / anything chilled.
- When things get rough, light a candle, it will soothe you.
- Say NO often and maintain your boundaries.
- Deep breathes x 6, then exhale and say Haaaaaaa….
- Don’t face anyone head on, turn your body slightly, energy vampires exist!
- Don’t be Ask Mary ? who has the advice every Monday morning, avoid it.
- Excuse yourself to the bathroom and just go and breathe.
- Don’t eat lunch at your desk, go for a walk, it will give you a new perspective.
- Tea is a HUG in a cup! take your break.
- Smile often, giggle even more, it isn’t serious, its just a job.
Feel free to email me : email@example.com I have many
Tools you can use………
Book yours with me : 084 603 0604 / email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The last few months has been trying.
I have endured it with the help of REIKI, meditation, yoga, walking, talking to my spirit, praying and
learning to conquer my Shadow.
I realized I needed more…so I started reading :
I started with a book called Ho opono pono, to love, to forgive, to say I am sorry and thank you for every single experience. It has taught me, that greatness is in forgiving and saying you are sorry, and loving no matter what you encounter, having a open heart is crucial to living your spirit.
I then started Sonia Choquette’s book called Travelling at the speed of LOVE!
Love is what brought Willem and me together, Me praying and asking for my soul mate, 17 years ago.
Love is in speaking our truth about living at Satori and realizing this is not it and
having the courage to be honest and face our truth.
Love is in sharing our experience thus far and knowing that all will be ok.
Love is in asking for boxes from the Universe and having so many delivered to us. (thank you)
Love is in knowing help is a phone call away, if we need it.
Love is in having friendship of so many who support, and also laugh at our madness.
Love is in not judging, blaming, assuming or taking anything personally on this journey.
LOVE is having a open heart, feeling the sunshine and hearing no wind and knowing that
It will be ok! An open heart ready to forgive and be gentle with yourself and with others.
Learning new tools to breathe deeply, to let go and let life happen.
A quote from her book: The best way around such a situation is to connect with your heart every day, even on the smallest matters, so that you establish such a strong and automatic connection with your heart that it becomes only natural to rely upon it in stormy circumstances.
This is how I have learnt to be strong and focused despite all the challenges of living in a wooden cabin.
A open heart! To be Loving towards myself and others! Is the KEY to life / and or any situation and a BIG dose of LAUGHTER!!!!
We have laughed so much! On this journey when it got to serious! Laughter just kicks in…
Love & Laughter the keys to a whole hearted Loved life.
All my love
Colleen van Heerden
How to Master yourself?
This week has been interesting. We left to meet someone at Piggly wiggly and when we returned home, the hill behind our house had been set on fire. We had previously buried the water pipe, lucky for us, one of the pipes were just melted a bit but was still in working order. Emotionally you can’t really react, you just accept it and carry on.
Yesterday, the water in the pipes froze, the toilet water froze and even the donkey water froze solid!
We waited until after 10am for the water to defrost. Water expands, so with the expansion,
a Pipe opened and water started flowing into the bathroom, luckily Wp is hands on and managed to fix the problem quickly. I cleaned the floor and mopped the excess water and hoped it would be all ok.
It has been cold! With howling winds pumping and rocking the wooden cabin, so much so that when you go wee, it feels like a rocking chair. A total new experience for me….rocking loo! :-)
The wind brings dust and dust everywhere.
Living in a Wooden cabin has been very challenging for me, more challenging than INDIA, I think.
I have learnt NOT to complain, to just go with it. These Elements of Earth, Wind, Fire, Water aren’t personal or aimed at me, it just is.
I have also realized that I can live in extreme heat and extreme cold, I can handle it, but I am not exactly happy with it. So, I realize that I am tough and I have endured 6 months of intense physical work.
We have digged, sifted, built, chopped, cleaned, painted, carried, moved : we have created a home space, to work, to live, to be and we both realize WE can do this! And have learnt many skills
We have learnt to work together, we have learnt to communicate better, we have learnt to be confident within ourselves, we have learnt to be STRONG even if we cry….
We have learnt to Endure and Perservere.
We have gained so much support and love from friends, family and acquaintances.
Mastering yourself is not easy! But the character growth has been extra ordinary.
In closing : Would I do this again? No, but I have learnt a lot and I am thankful for the lessons I have learnt, to just go with the FLOW! And Step into the UNKNOWN path called life, trusting that there is a HIGHER Plan from the DIVINE, to grow me, even if I am UNCOMFORTABLE and COLD.
This will pass! It’s the countdown to moving in +- 24 days!
Thank you for the support and LOVE!
Colleen van Heerden
So by now you know that I am moving!
Moving entails packing and packing. The emotional side of it, is also confronting your
own feelings of disappointment and accepting it with grace.
Grace of knowing when I packed the last time, I was up for the adventure of
building my own house, realizing that this dream, unfortunately is not a reality,
and being ok with it, was a process.
It started with LOVING myself, and realizing that moving here, was my
learning curve, discovering my own limits and weaknesses, and loving
and accepting myself despite them all.
I know, I dislike cold, last week, it was -11 with howling winds of 95km per hour.
I realized that I could not take a shower because I was to cold, that is when I knew,
this is it. I accept that I need to move and shift and change my paradigm to
a new reality. My life until now has been such an adventure, we have created
a home out of 2 old cabins, built a bathroom, created a sacred space in less than 5 months.
We are capable of anything, even moving again, so we can be comfortable.
Whats next? Move to Phuzamoya and run movie evenings with Inspirational messages,
do Woman’s one day cleanse workshop, and meditation/ sound healing evenings.
I would like to utilize our space for magical session and growth, that’s my vision.
If you’re interested, email me: email@example.com
All my love! thanks to you.
On the 20th July we started with confronting our truths, and making a list for a new Home!
On the 21st July we viewed a home with : everything on the list :
Easy Access, Electricity and Water, full 3 g signal coverage, low maintenance, pet friendly.
We focused together on what we needed.
We asked the Universe to supply our need, we sent Energy using Reiki signs and prayed.
The universe doesn’t give you what you want, it does give you what you need. *Robin Sharma
Our focused intentions were heard and we will be moving on 26 th August 2015 to a lovely space.
Grateful for all the soul growth of hardship, coldness, sacrifice, distance, hard work and
intense test, to know, we needed to grow ourselves to reach this point.
Thank you again to everyone for their love, support, and laughter! on this journey.
** Some pictures of our new Home!
It is time for a NEW vision = New reality
20 th July 2015 ! The start of a NEW vision
On the evening of 20th July, we went to bed feeling relieved that we had spoken our truth and
we needed to move forward.
We created a list of what we needed.
The List :
3 bedroom house with space
Easy Internet access : 3 G
Easy road access : Tar
Easy access to shops
On the 21st July we visited Sandy at Phuzamoya at Dr Ian Players Farm in the Karkloof.
Sandy is a friend of Pippa Griffin who suggested we meet and introduce ourselves.
We met Sandy and she showed us the house, and we instantly clicked with her and the house.
The house is being painted and cleaned currently. Having all my questions answered by Sandy, it was time to
contact Pippa to Rent the House.
I left the house, feeling elated and excited at the possibility of moving.
I contacted Pippa for the cost and the application form. I completed it on the 22 July 2015.
Later that afternoon, I was approved as a tenant! On the 23 July we advised Jeff and Louise of our intention to leave, at the End of August 2015, explaining where we are at. They accepted our honesty and decision.
On the 24 July 2015, I paid some of the deposit and set the intention of moving and starting in a new space.
The house has electricity and good water. It is on tar road and 20 minutes from Howick, easy access.
Carl Bronner, Jeff, Mike Beresford and Vick Shaw has all kindly offered assistance to move us at the end of August 2015.
We appreciate the way that our friends, family and acquaintances have supported us in our uncomfortable zone.
It has challenged us, we have become closer, we have grown as people and look forward to learning more in our new space!
See You at :
Phuzumayo : Drive out of Howick on the tar road, at Glassworks sign, turn left, then
Left at the gate, keep Left! See Pink House!
See you soon! In a closer, warmer space!
I will be at Satori farm until the end of August 2015!
Colleen and WP
I am a city girl!
I am sorry but I cant live in a wooden cabin, up high in the foothills of the Drakensberg, (in Hawaii maybe…)
Our dream of building a home, we have envisioned, created, sent energy and kept it alive for 7 years. Seven years of hoping for a space to build our own home, in the form of a “green”house, from earth materials, our year in India at the Auroville Earth Institude reaffirmed this for us.
Events and circumstances that unravelled has brought us to Satori farm, thinking this is it!
It being: Build a house and create a healing space.
As days became colder, we became busier, for survival.
At sunrise we chop wood to heat the cabin, to make tea and breakfast. Our day starts in the cold. Having wood is essential to heat and comfort however, this isn’t an easy task either. We need to order wood at least 2 weeks in advance and pay extra for delivery, due to the distance.
The distance in itself is challenging. Due to unexpected car problems, we were stranded for 16 days. I always wanted to be a hobbit but it sucks.
Survival? Which starts with sunrise and ends with us banking the fire for the night. Homesteading may seem noble but I found it to be very very hard!
We had to admit to ourselves that our dream was seeming like a nightmare and ask ourselves whether this is in anyway making us happy? Or feel good? It wasn’t …
All I want to do is live my life purpose as a healer/ therapist, assist others to heal. All Willem wants to do is paint! As a artist and create joy on canvas. The 5 months out here has made us realize that we can but we don’t want to………! D i s a s t e r ?
Once we agreed! To put our EGOS aside on the
20 th JULY and together we set the intent together and recreated a NEW list and Vision of what we NEEDED!
We combined prayer, intention, energy for a new start.
THANK YOU to All the people who SUPPORTED, Encouraged, Assisted, who didn’t say NAY!
Who helped along the Way!
Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A note to my future self! with lotsa laughter.
You will be offered a wooden cabin, to live off the grid! = Don’t do it.
You will miss the comforts of warmth, a hot bath, a quick movie on your pc, don’t say yes.
The wooden cabin will be airy, above, below, and at the sides, you will sleep with 3 duvets
and a husband. *(no comfort)
You will have no free time. Your chores will be dishes, laundry, shopping,
cleaning, chopping wood. The snoozes you used to have and free leisure
time will be no more.
You ll be too tired to socialize, you ll be busy from sunrise to sunset,
surviving. . . .
You will have silence, peace and quiet, but that’s the Only free thing.
Everything else from Cell phone reception to hot water will be harder, my
Embrace discomfort, learn to appreciate the little things,
and focus on growing you.
Recreate Your vision board.
Recreate your reality.
….. a New Journey begins. . .
I have been thinking about this blog for about a week.
I ask that you read it with a big sense of humour! I will reveal some interesting truths.
Its not easy being green! Well, we are not green. I was busy reconciling the cost
of living off the grid:
We spent R300 to 500 a week on petrol for the car and generator.
drive to the shop, to get the petrol for your car and generator. = Not green.
We buy 2 l of paraffin, which cost R25 every 2 weeks, = not green.
We buy gas for the stove R180, gas for the heater R180, gas for the
gas geyser R420 = Not green.
We spent R380 on having wood delivered plus coal R125 to keep warm = Not green.
Living off the grid cost as much as having the services of Eskom delivered by
flicking the switch.
I feel bad as I KNOW the this is not a healthy carbon footprint for me/ us.
What has this taught me?
Sometimes, the universe gives you uncomfortable lessons, ie. like not
having a car for 16 days.
Having a very air conditioned cabin, you choose to sleep with 3 duvets
and hug your wood stove everyday to keep warm.
Sometimes you run out of gas or the gas geyser doesn’t want to co operate
so its basin baths or cold showers, you endure and learn.
You learn, grow and endure, on a spirit level, I can change my feelings and response to it.
How to find your balance ?
When I started out on this journey of eating healthier, exercising,
doing weights, yoga and meditation, I was extreme in my attitude.
I cut out wheat, diary, potatoe and egg for 8 months which meant that
All joy from my diet was gone.
A joyless diet, since I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t take drugs, or eat meat or chicken, you can see my diet was very bland.
Reduced to stir fried rice, soups, tuna salad and steamed spinach.
It is like I became a bitter vegetarian.
:-( no fun, extreme, hard core pain in my own ass type of person.
This year has taught me many things! first off!
Chips with no msg and chocolates are one of my favourite snacks in moderation,
I can moderate this and not BINGE by eating the whole slab of chocolate or eating the whole bag of chips.
I have disciplined to look at them in the cupboard and not be driven by its stimulants.
(they used to make me hyperactive)
I believe that finding your balance is YOUR own personal Journey, as
It has been mine. I start my day off with a smoothie but if its freezing cold
I would rather eat homemade bread with flaxseed, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds
with a avocado pear on it, it is comforting and warming and nourishing for my body.
I stock up with fruits of apples, bananas, pineapple, passion fruit pears and nuts.
At about 3pm, we have fruit and some nuts to boost our body.
We had lunch at about 12pm which would be sushi or stir fry or soup or
Something warming. My point is no one can tell you what will keep you balanced and sane, it is a INSIDE job and your decision.
For instance, I cannot be a vegan, I have no problems with vegans, but
I don’t have the bottomless budget of the expensive diet.
(I have a friend who spends R11000 on vegan food alone)
A bucket of nuts are R90 which last me a week, but if I buy 8 cans of tuna, it gives me 8 different dishes to eat and delicious protein.
I am a vegetarian who eats fish and this really works for me. When I didn’t include fish or eggs in my diet, I felt fatigued all the time, so I decided if my body needs it, I will eat it.
I am not a squiemish vegetarian, I can fish and will happily kill the fish,
Clean it, fry it and eat it. I give thanks for the spirit of the fish and I
believe that it will also sustain my body.
A good person ideally is known by the fruits of their life and living consciously and being aware of your carbon footprint and your usage of Animal products is a good way to live.
It is better to conscious about your body and loving your body and doing your best, rather than swinging like a pendulum from one extreme to another. (like I used to be)
Excluding JOY from your Diet and life is not healthy, in fact it is EGO based and not spirit based, because ideally LOVING yourself should be the
Scale which you USE to make decisions about you and NOTHING else.
Find your balance, eat the cookie, but go walking.
Drink the wine but do yoga and drink water with every drink.
Eat the bread but detox regularly with green smoothies.
Find your balance to loving your body and living your spirit.
All my love
Colleen van Heerden
What are you like when adversity comes ?
My week of adversity started at the beginning of July 2015, it was cold in the cabin, really cold, we
ran out of wood, which meant that I gathered wood from the forest everyday to keep warm.
I did order wood from the supplier but due to other work request, I was on the waiting list.
I had organised for a friend to deliver wood, but he was stuck in Durban with no money to get
to the Midlands. So forest wood it was and talking to the tree spirits. Seven days later the wood was
delivered as well as the wood from a friend, the wood is now neatly stacked and ready for chopping.
Last Thursday our car broke down in Howick at Greendale acres spar. We recently had it serviced at
Riverside mechanical repairs in Howick, I called the mechanic, Brian, he came out and discovered the
Oil and water had mixed and the head cylinder was blown in some way or another. We managed to
start the car and drive it back to the workshop. We had enough groceries at the time to get by.
Brian happily delivered us home, groceries and all. (thank you Brian)
By Wednesday, we were running out of groceries and gas for the geyser, we checked with the
mechanic who was sourcing a cylinder head and bolts, he had found them by Thursday and by
Friday we were optimistic about having our car back.
No gas for the geyser meant cold showers which I have had 2 of, it isn’t pleasant, comforting, loving
or kind, it is essential if you dirty and just need to get clean.
We had asked our neighbour Joe to get some petrol for our generator, so we could keep doing laundry, she kindly helped us out. *(thank you Joe) Joe delivered this to us.
On Friday, we were out of gas, no hot water, petrol was almost over and groceries were no more.
Desperate, we got a lift into town with Nicola on Friday morning. We happily dropped our gas bottles at Thokans with our Jerry can for petrol, enthusiastic that our car would be fixed.
We arrived at the workshop at 11am, Brian advised us, that he needed 2 hours to test drive, clean and
Tighten things up. Well, we shopped in town, got groceries, ate lunch and headed back, by this time
another problem had sprung up regarding the car. We waited many hours for the car to be ready.
At 6pm, he said ok, its done! We smiling left Howick, headed to the Spar for bread and headed to Thokans.
I had whats app’d Anisa and kindly asked if we could collect the gas and petrol after hours
as we would not have made it on time. They opened Thokans for us and assisted kindly. (thank you Hassan)
We are on the dirt road happily driving and the car dies, dead, no power, nothing.
We sms’d the mechanic, so we are in the road and both just disappointed, I burst out crying
from shock and Willem Says what now?
Next option, we called Louise and Jeff and asked them to come tow us home.
It is after 7pm, it is dark and towing at night is super dangerous.
Jeff comes out and looks at the car, first gives us a lecture and then tows us.
If you know our road, it is a steep road and not very comfortable for towing.
By this time, I am at the end of my patience, I am just emotionally stressed out,
I look for my rescue remedy and just keep putting the solution in my mouth to just stay calm.
I hop into Jeff’s car as the stress of towing is to much for me in our car. (thank you Jeff and Louise)
Willem and Jeff tow the car and about 35 minutes later, something pops,
the bracket holding the tow rope came off and the fan and the radiator got damaged.
I just laughed, I really just want to get home, have a nice cup of tea, a hot shower and be home.
Jeff reties the tow rope to something else. We eventually make it home, safely.
To inform the mechanic Brian well, we home but damage has been done, he advises us
He will be here in the morning to assist.
We offload the groceries, petrol, gas bottles, and I fall apart in tears, the day was much too much for me.
Willem struggled to get the gas geyser on, so we had tea, went to bed without a shower,
As it was dark and late. I packed away all of the groceries in the meantime and just calmed down.
On Saturday morning, Willem and I pushed the car so it would be easier to tow.
Brian and Anita arrived after 12pm to tow the car. He was kind and generous and very apologetic.
He removed the radiator and all parts that needed to be removed. He hooked up the tow rope and off
the car went to Howick again for further repairs which will be covered by Brian.
Jeff and Louise paid us a visit and Jeff managed to get the geyser started and Willem and I could
Have a hot shower. Louise offered assistance for shopping etc for next week. (thank you Louise)
This has been a very hard week for me, tiresome, stress filled and hard.
Today 12 July 2015, I did the Reiki Attunement for Willems Reiki masters.
I looked back on this week and see it was my biggest test ever of self mastering me.
Thank you for Brian, Jeff, Louise, Hassan, Nicola, Anita, Anisa for all the help and loving assistance.
Here is to a New week of less intensive challenges please……
When I did my Reiki masters on the 13 September 2007, it completely
changed my life.
I stopped eating meat on this day. I could no longer tolerate caffeine or
unhealthy eating within myself. I read people, so sharply, it made
working in the corporate world oh so difficult, so I quit my job
that year, sold my worldly possessions and moved to India with
the intention of staying.
So, I have been back to India since, to learn and grow myself.
The adventure of my life has been Oh so amazing!
After 8 years of asking Willem to do his Reiki masters Attunement,
he has finally said Yes! All of me is : OH MY God! &*((! < you get the picture.
I asked my Reiki Master : What can I expect, it was like I could feel her grinning!
and she answered : Everyone is different! Just be strong! Be you! ((( She wished to be a fly on the wall)))
Reiki master Humour!
So on Sunday 12 July 2015, I will be doing Willem’s Reiki Masters attunement!
and On MONDAY, we will be married 16 years!
What an adventure hey?
Am I scared! yes! am I going to do it! Most definitely YES!
Wishing you love on your journey of healing! May it be Just as amazing.
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How to Practice Ho’oponopono in Four Simple Steps
Have you heard of the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any of them or spending a moment in the same room? It’s not a joke. The therapist was Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. He reviewed each of the patients’ files, and then he healed them by healing himself. The amazing results seem like a miracle, but then miracles do happen when you use Ho’oponopono, or Dr. Len’s updated version called Self I-Dentity Through Ho’oponopono (SITH). I had the pleasure of attending one of his lectures a few years ago and started practicing Ho’oponopono immediately. The results are often astounding. Do you need a miracle?
What you might wish to understand is how this can possibly work. How can you heal yourself and have it heal others? How can you even heal yourself?
Why would it affect anything “out there”? The secret is there is no such thing as “out there” – everything happens to you in your mind. Everything you see, everything you hear, every person you meet, you experience in your mind. You only think it’s “out there” and you think that absolves you of responsibility. In fact it’s quite the opposite: you are responsible for everything you think, and everything that comes to your attention. If you watch the news, everything you hear on the news is your responsibility. That sounds harsh, but it means that you are also able to clear it, clean it, and through forgiveness change it.
There are four simple steps to this method, and the order is not that important. Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love are the only forces at work – but these forces have amazing power.
The best part of the updated version of Ho’oponopono is you can do it yourself, you don’t need anyone else to be there, you don’t need anyone to hear you. You can “say” the words in your head. The power is in the feeling and in the willingness of the Universe to forgive and love.
Step 1: Repentance – I’M SORRY
As I mention above, you are responsible for everything in your mind, even if it seems to be “out there.” Once you realize that, it’s very natural to feel sorry. I know I sure do. If I hear of a tornado, I am so full of remorse that something in my consciousness has created that idea. I’m so very sorry that someone I know has a broken bone that I realize I have caused.
This realization can be painful, and you will likely resist accepting responsibility for the “out there” kind of problems until you start to practice this method on your more obvious “in here” problems and see results.
So choose something that you already know you’ve caused for yourself? Over-weight? Addicted to nicotine, alcohol or some other substance? Do you have anger issues? Health problems? Start there and say you’re sorry. That’s the whole step: I’M SORRY. Although I think it is more powerful if you say it more clearly: “I realize that I am responsible for the (issue) in my life and I feel terrible remorse that something in my consciousness has caused this.”
Step 2: Ask Forgiveness – PLEASE FORGIVE ME
Don’t worry about who you’re asking. Just ask! PLEASE FORGIVE ME. Say it over and over. Mean it. Remember your remorse from step 1 as you ask to be forgiven.
Step 3: Gratitude – THANK YOU
Say “THANK YOU” – again it doesn’t really matter who or what you’re thanking. Thank your body for all it does for you. Thank yourself for being the best you can be. Thank God. Thank the Universe. Thank whatever it was that just forgave you. Just keep saying THANK YOU.
Step 4: Love – I LOVE YOU
This can also be step 1. Say I LOVE YOU. Say it to your body, say it to God. Say I LOVE YOU to the air you breathe, to the house that shelters you. Say I LOVE YOU to your challenges. Say it over and over. Mean it. Feel it. There is nothing as powerful as Love.
That’s it. The whole practice in a nutshell. Simple and amazingly effective.
Article by dcole
From: the ONLINE laughter University
Inner Child Healing Meditation:
Growing up was hard, I always expected humans to be more kind and loving than what they were!
This has left me feeling disappointment, for a big part of my life.
I have for the last 6 months started working on my inner child. I do this everyday before sunrise.
I visualize myself from the time of conception to age 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 39.
For every aspect of myself, I fill with white light and love, adding a blue shield for protection and a purple light for more love, this has changed my view of everything.
Learning to self heal and meditate has made me calmer.
I have become quieter and I have had many realizations.
If you are a Reiki master and you can send the masters sign to yourself in the same way, adding the 3 Level 2 signs and then sealing it all together.
When you have completed this, you can start at the Base chakra and end at the Crown chakra filtering all the SIGNS through each chakra.
This will assist your inner healing process and to a Higher level.
If You’d like to know more: please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Book a Reiki session, it does change you on the inside.
Colleen van Heerden
How to A’s your exams?
I write this from my own experience, I personally hated exams not because of the subjects but because of the human tension, anxiety and feeling other peoples emotions, that was my main stress!
I have learnt as a empath, how to cope and use gemstones, prayer and focus to harness this energy and become wiser.
Last year, I assisted a matric student to gain 4 A’s in her subjects, this was not without effort on her part, she studied every moment possible and learnt to focus.
First things first, Study! And know your subjects well.
Next, come for a reiki session so you are relaxed and at ease.
Next, get the following gemstones, to be worn whenever you write exams:
Obsidian and Hematite : So you are protected and don’t feel other people’s emotions.
Next : To help you focus: Buy the following (Cosmic crystal shop in Howick)
Smoky Quartz : Enhances potency, makes you positive and comfortable in your body.
Citrine: Excellent for Joy, self esteem and concentration.
Aragonite: Useful for studying and exams in focus.
Blue Lace Agate : Enhance Mental function.
Amethyst : Focus, love.
When you are outside, take a moment to ground yourself to the earth, tie a rope around a huge rock, visualize this, fill your aura with white light and a blue shield.
When you are at your desk, close your eyes, SAY a Prayer:
I tap into the ENERGY field of the person who set the Paper, Guide me to
Intuitively know the Answer.
You are now ready to do your best and follow your gut feelings.
While visiting in Bethlehem, we decided to purchase a wood/coal stove to heat up our space.
We decided to pop into a shop in Bethlehem, upon arrival we saw the last stove on the shelf, it weighs about 75kg and it fit smugly into our car!~We happily drove it home when we returned, looking forward to warm nights and warm mornings.
I was practising and familiarising myself with the stove on Saturday. You need to keep it stocked with wood and coal to keep your space, warm and snug.
I decided to try my hand at cooking. Cooking on a wood stove, ensures a tasty meal because it is slow cooked!
and has so much more flavour.
I now know why you had a “maid” to just man the stove because it is a full time job.
To keep the fire going, you need thinly chopped wood. (first chop lots of it)
We are using anthracite at the moment which cost R135 for 40kg, (obtainable in Merrivale) however,
you need to keep blowing air into it, ensuring that there is a good Airflow for it to burn.
I made delicious fish curry and rice, this was no easy task, it took me about 2 hrs to cook.
I had many realizations while cooking, it definitely teaches you patience and you are warm and
Well entertained by your stove.
My granny never had a coal stove, we always had electricity, so this was a real challenge for me,
To keep myself from putting on the gas and cooking it faster.
I guess that’s why “man” invented things like gas to cook on, because it is so much faster.
I did enjoy the experience of cooking on our wood stove and I will probably do it again.
The food was delicious, a little bit more manual labour than I thought, but well worth it.
I was kept warm and snug during the process, so keeping warm the traditional way wasn’t too bad.
Journeying on …….off the grid adventure.
Ps! Yes I miss Eskom and my warm electric blanket on my bed! I have 2 hot water bottles
now. . . . :-)
My last kahuna session came at a time when I probably needed it the most. My confidence was a little low and my entire being had been battered in the one of the worst ways possible for a creative person. Also, I was fresh out of my day paying job and into my second day of freelancing. Can you smell the fear? Yes, it was almost edible.
Colleen at Midlands House of Healing picked it up almost straight away when I arrived for my sixth Kahuna session – we sat down for a chat over freshly made sushi before she set to work on me. After a delicious massage including not only the usual kahuna techniques, but a bit of hot stone too (biggest hot stone fan over here), I was left floating and drooling – ready for some tea and some firm advice.
Colleen put on her best mothering suit on and explained to me the third principle of Kahuna called “Makia”, which translated means “energy flows where attention goes”. In life, no matter what you do, you will always be critiqued. Sometimes it will be good criticism, sometimes it will be constructive, and sometimes it will be bad. ALWAYS FOCUS ON THE GOOD. If you base your entire self worth on a negative criticism or experience, you will allow fear to take over… and we all know the terrible and terminal illnesses that fear can bring on. Having said that, we also shouldn’t be too afraid of fear, as it can be a worthwhile tool and important catalyst in getting things done the best we can. But if you do fail at something, or get negative feedback, do not focus all your energy on it. You will break. Be as objective as you can and realise that you cannot always please every person on the planet. Acknowledge the criticism, fix it if you can, and then focus your energy on the good. Do not let criticism close your heart. Remember past compliments and praise, look over your best work and your favourite moments, and remember that you ARE worthy of all the goodness in the universe. Everyone is – and there is more than enough of it to go around! And don’t be shy on complimenting others and sharing their awesomeness either. The more you give out, the more you receive – so don’t hold out!
You are freaking fabulous and you are good at what you do. Swim in your glory. Spoon in it. Make spaghetti out of it.
As for my fears of going freelance…
HAVE BALLS OF STEEL. (Colleen’s exact words). Realise that you wanted this, and you are doing it so that you can do what you love every day. Remind yourself of this daily. Recognise that what you’re doing is Your thing – it’s what you’ve been dreaming of and working towards all your life, and you know your shit. Don’t over-give of yourself because you think that you are not worthy – this is the freelancer’s biggest hurdle. Charge for your hours and charge enough for you to survive on. You also need to put petrol in your car to attend meetings, not to mention putting food in your mouth. Recognise and accept that you are no longer a salaried person – you work, you get paid, you live. You are fully responsible for your survival now – and every minute counts. No more wasting time on social media or chatting to colleagues over a leisurely smoke break or spending half an hour making tea in the kitchen. You are now able to be flexible for yourself and and for your creative peak times – if you work better in the evening, work in the evening. You are free to work when best suits your body clock and inspiration barometer, not when your boss says so. Make it work for you.
(Please note, although it sounds like I am addressing you, I’m actually addressing myself. But please feel free to soak up whatever you may feel will benefit you.)
These are some of my notes from my session with Colleen.
To book your own session with Midlands House of Healing, email Colleen on email@example.com or text her on 084 603 0604 to book an appointment.