There are times in your life that despite having your health, food in your fridge and a great life all you can see is darkness. It's like a FOG, it's so DARK and completely engulfs you. You can't think clearly or rationally, and when you do manage to think your thoughts are so dark that it frightens you.
The other day I found myself looking at on oncoming train and thinking I could just walk in front and it would be over. It just seemed almost too easy.
For those who know me, I am not naturally unhappy or depressed I am really positive and peaceful. So to feel this without an life altering trigger, I could not understand my dark thoughts or where the hell they came from?
It went on for days and I did not know myself or how to help myself. Well,I did but refused to. I knew that meditation and self healing would help. But I just could not do it. Until one day I really felt that I had to for my son's benefit as he was in the firing line of my irregular emotions and it was effecting him. So, bum on the floor my daily meditations and Reiki self healing began. But my efforts were short lived and only offering temporary relief from the darkness.
Why was I find it so hard to find the light again? I could hear my spiritual guides offering me support and healing but I still battled.
Until one day a thought came into my head that this darkness was a separate energy from me and I was feeding it daily with my negative thoughts. What if I could just ask it to leave? After all I created it, so I should be able to ask it to leave?
So while in Newcastle crossing a bridge I shouted " Get out of my body, this is not my thoughts or actions. I want you to leave, LEAVE NOW!!" All of a sudden I felt that a shell had fallen from my back and I was lighter, happier and more peaceful. The FOG was gone.
So when you are finding it tough and are ready to return to the light, ask the darkness to leave. Do not give it any more power. Shout, scream ask it to leave, as it has no place in your life anymore as you chose the light once again.
Then your road to recovery will begin, it will not happen over night. But you'll get there. Take control over your life again.
If you need help removing the darkness and regaining your power again you should book a Shamanic healing with me. Check out my Shamanic healing page for details.
My Reiki Drum.
You’re my healing companion my trusted friend when all seems lost.
Your sound uplifts me, excites me and grounds me.
When I hear your heartbeat, I’m home, back in my mother’s womb.
You’re my spiritual guide, my job, my passion and an extension of myself.
Without you I would not be able to face my fears and shine my light.
Your heartbeat calls out to people
“Come here my friend, trust me, we can do this”
The drum can be heard from the roof tops and felt deep inside your soul.
The sound connects you to all that you are and all that you could be.
Let me hear your heartbeat, play it loud and proud. For your sound is like the pied piper, people follow you, they are drawn to you. They can’t explain why they need your song, they just know it helps them feel better, they can think clearly, feel more centred, become motivated and energised to meet life’s challenges.
My Reiki Drum x
5 Reasons why you my clients think that you should try Reiki Drumming at the Vault Creative well-being centre in Wallsend.
My Reiki clients and friends are so passionate about the positive benefits of Reiki drumming in their life that, when I told them that I was writing a blog about the benefits of the drum they wanted to share with you their experiences and why you should invite Reiki drumming into your life
Fancy trying Reiki Drumming? Message or call Ali on 07980923996 to book your appointment.
£25 for Reiki drumming at the Vault Creative well-being Centre Wallsend
or £30 for Mobile Reiki drumming ( I operate from south Northumberland to Newcastle)
5 interesting facts about Reiki drumming
Fancy trying Reiki Drumming?
Call or message Ali on 07980923996 to book your appointment.
£25 for Reiki drumming at the Vault creative well being centre in Wallsend.
£30 for mobile Reiki drumming
Check out my Reiki drumming demo video below.
As a child I always believed that I was never alone, often believing that I was surrounded by a team of angels who were my constant companions and protectors. They would grant wishes if I asked enough (still waiting on my pet unicorn!) and they would whisper gently into my ear words of joy and peace in my darkest of days. I was never alone.
I believed in magic, that anything was possible and Life had no limits. Hey, I even believed that my dolls had a party when I was asleep, so I dressed them appropriately for there evening of shenanigans.
However, as an adult these beliefs are frowned on and I always got really strange looks when I mentioned angels or spirits. It was normal at home to talk about angels and spirits as mum believed in angels and would often send some of her angels to protect me when I was away from home. My brother had a constant unwanted Spirit visitor sitting at the bottom of the bed. But my skills were not encouraged to develop and both mum and brother were fearful of the unseen world and it was not something that they want to develop. As they believed " it was a door once opened, that they would not be able to close again". My dog on the other hand would often sit happily wagging her tail welcoming the latest spirit visitor to the house.
When I discovered Reiki in 2010, the magic, wonder and miracles of my childhood returned. Reiki was a gift to me, a key to help other to heal themselves, as a child I tried to heal animals and plants, I even had a go at bringing dead animals back to life, which was never successful much to my disappointment.
As a Reiki practitioner I can believe in magic again. I work with angels, dragons, unicorns, spirit guides and totem animals.
When I work or attend a Mind, Body and Spirit fair, it's like being in Santa's grotto of magic and wonder you can feel this amazing energy when you step in, and you are met by some of the best practitioners, therapists and mediums that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
I feel at home there, I feel normal. I can talk to Paul from Pauls Astrology about the wonder and mystery of astrology , have a tarot card reading and soul healing from the very talented couple Victoria and Sammy from Twin Flame Mystics even pick up a few gifts too. Why not treat yourself to a holistic facial with Sarah from Inner Vitality?
You have a choice of lovely Reiki practitioners for your Reiki treatment and spiritual guidance from the very talented couple Lorraine and Margaret or Jacqui from Reiki Rooms, you could Meet me, Ali from Avery's Angels of course :) to try a Reiki or Reiki Drumming treatment. Lindsay the health coach will guide you on your journey to a better way of living. Have a chat to Helen a " M" Technique Practitioner and nurse of 25 years to discover how this unique healing can help with cancer, Fibromyalgia and ME. Shamanic practitioner and yoga teacher Christine from Peace Pipe Circle Woman will help you with Pain Relief and trauma release using her Atlantean Tuning forks. Also come and have a Angel tarot card reading with the lovely Lucy May
These are just an example of who you'll meet and what you'll experience. Why not join us at the next Mind, Body and Spirit fairs hosted by either the Vault in Wallsend or Andrene Wilson from Soul to Soul Mind Body and Spirit Fair? You won't regret it.
Check out these lovely photos taken by Serina from Photography by Serina who specialises in landscape, capturing the life and soul of the places where she goes. Serina taking photographs to give her dad the chance see the beauty of the world from the comfort of his own home.
I hope to see you all at the next Mind, Body and Spirit Fair.
Being a Reiki practitioner I love to spend my time helping people to heal themselves through the unique healing power of Reiki (universal healing energy). I often advise them to take time out for themselves and to spend some time alone, walking in the woods, practising yoga, exercise or mediation. Recently I failed to listen to my own advice and had 3 weeks of colds and a migraine. It was only when a Reiki client and fellow Reiki practitioner offered to give me a Reiki treatment that I realised I had one again neglected myself. After all how can I help people heal and channel this wonderful Reiki energy if I am poorly and not the best conductor for the Reiki that I can be?
So, my week long self care challenge started. I got off to a great start; I did daily yoga, meditation and Reiki self healing, then 6 days into it. Guess what? When I really needed the time out to self care. I did not want to do it. I was almost in a huff with self healing, why can`t I feel better watching Made in Chelsea or Celebrity Hunted"? I asked myself. I started looking at my phone more, expecting to find the answer on Facebook as I scrolled down the endless pointless shit, with a few interesting facts.
Why was it so hard to want to look after myself everyday?
I remember a Buddhist mediation teacher who once said " What do you think will happen if you sit in silence for 10 minutes? Why are you so afraid of being still, alone and just with your thoughts?" A colleague once asked me what mediation was, and I explained that its when you sit with your eyes closed and are still for about 10 minutes. She looked and me in horror and asked "Why would you do that"?
It`s like we are programmed to find our self care in noise, people, the TV, our phones or anything at all that would stop us from JUST BEING STILL.
I do know for a fact that when you live in a state of stress and anxiety, your body goes in to fight or flight mode the "stress hormone" Cortisol is released in response to stressful situations, but is also a normal and healthy part of our hormone system. However, when people experience high stress on a daily basis their cortisol levels become chronically increased and we see negative impacts on their health.
So why would not want to spend time doing self care?
Lets roll out the yoga mat, go to the gym, meditate, book a Reiki treatment, spend time alone or lets just start with that long walk to the beach/woods or even just down your street.
Your body and mind will thank you for it.
Let's look after our self, even if it`s just for 10 minutes a day. We can do it.
This is my journey of how selling a 16 year old "sentimental" car caused an illness in my body. After 10 fabulous years with my Honda Integra (see picture below) , it was time to part with it. However I had become emotionally attached to my car.
10 years ago I used the inheritance money from my mums estate to buy the car of my dreams. The car was the only positive thing and constant presence in my life as I battled grief, and all the changes that happened in my life in those 10 years. It was like she was there helping me. When it was time to part with the car I found the prospect of selling difficult to cope with and it was a long and painful month.
My Reiki clients have taught me so much about how your mind can have an effect on the physical body. Your body is like a map, what you think and feel about your life is physically displayed in your body. For a month I battled illness as I waited for the right buyer, I had:
Then finally I picked up my self care tool box and I drummed, healed, smudged and walked in the woods until finally the right buyer arrived and it was time to let go of pent up grief, fear and loss of an car that had given me security, safety and in some cases my identity. It felt amazing to let go, to be free and in some way let my mum go after 10 years of holding on to her memory. All the pain in my stomach, legs, knees and head disappeared overnight.
It has taken me 2 months to write this blog I felt that I was too emotional to write it and share my story with the world. I hope it helps someone to understand that what we think effects our body in ways that we could not even imagine. If we watch our thoughts, and turn them into more positive ones and live our life with love and not fear of loosing our possessions or people. Then we will be more balanced, happier, more content and come from a place of love and compassion.
Love and light
p.s my new car is awesome, its not flash and its an economical "family" car CRINGE !
My Honda Integra
Reiki healing video.
How to live in the now....
Have you ever been to the most beautiful place in the world, but not seen it because
you are too involved in you to do list?
Here are my 5 top tips on how to live in the moment:
1. Gratatude. Be grateful for what you have. Tonight before you go to sleep, think all of all the wounderful things that you have in your life. Your health, family, your home the food in your belly. Make your list
2. Mediation. watch my grounding meditation:
3. Eat root vegetables:
when you find it hard to live in the moment your root chakara may be out of balance. To help balance your chakara eat root vegetables. Carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and beetroot. Even picked veg is great too.
4. Get out in nature
Go for a walk in nature as much as you can. If you find it hard to get to a park or a beach. Just take your shoes off and walk on the grass. This will help you feel more grounded to mother earth.
5. Have a Reiki treatment at the Vault in Wallsend with Avery's Angels. This will help you feel centred, balanced, peaceful and happier to live in the now and not on your to do list.
Call Ali on 07980923996 and we will talk about how Reiki can help you.
"I had a beautifully relaxing 1 hour Reiki session and consequently the best night sleep ever last night. Thank you Ali. I will definitely come and see you again soon and highly recommend. An hour out of the world of a busy mum." Busy mum from North Tyneside.
I am an empath and I struggle with being in groups; for example the train and parties can be uncomfortable for me. An empath is a person with the ability to perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual. Please don't think that I have the ability to read your mind, it's just that when you feel an emotion I feel it too. If you are sad and frustrated, then guess what? I am now both of these things. This can get confusing when it comes to understanding how I actually feel myself.
For as long as I can remember I've known how people feel about me and what they are really saying and I can interpret what your energy body and chakras are saying too. Now it's not just me that has this ability, all or us have to some degree.
Have you ever walked into a room of people and just known that there is something wrong? Or been able to understand and feel how someone is doing without them saying anything? Well you too could also be an empath.
The reason why I felt the need to share this with you is because, I know that there are some empaths out there who, like me, struggle to be around people, because they just feel all raw emotions of other people. It can be debilitating and often we choose to live alone, or just spent a lot of our time on our own, as we can't always deal with your emotions as well as our own.
I am here to help you with some hints and tips on how to deal with being an empath, by changing your daily routine to build an emotional shield:
1. Say, "thank you to all the people that I have met today. But please will you take your energy back, and please let my energy be returned to me". (this is a polite way of saying "have your emotions back")
2. Feel or sense a large ball or white/orange reiki light, just above your head. Let this ball of energy completely engulf your body, until you are in a reiki bubble. Ask this reiki ball of energy to be with you all day and to provide you with enough energy to last you for the day.
3.Say " let today be a good day, and if it can't. Then please let me deal with it in a positive way" and "let only loving energy enter my energy field"
4. Then, ask Archangel Michael to place you in his blue cloak of protection around you. Visualise this clock from your head to your toes being fully zipped up.
5. Throughout the day, if you still feel that you have taken on peoples emotions. Don't worry, just repeat "Thank you for all the people I have met today, let their energy be returned and let my energy be returned to me".
This is my daily routine that I have adopted to allow me to cope with other peoples' emotions. Being an empath is also a gift so lets embrace it.
As part of my Reiki drumming practitioner course at the weekend, we learn't how to do the Reiki drumming journey technique. It sounds more complicated than it really was.
My Reiki meditation gave me the chance too connect with my totem animal (spirit guide) who had some important information for me regarding my reoccurring right leg problems.
I have had 2 knee operations and they have taken away chunks of torn cartilage, and I also have very random right hip and ankle pain too. To this day the doctor can not understand why I keep getting reoccurring pains and injuries, it's not like i'm a runner or a rambler.
However, when it was my turn to lie down under a blanket to be taken on a meditation journey to see what words of wisdom my guide had to offer me, I was a little apprehensive and excited too.
My guide told me that my right leg pain was due to my constant inability to let go off my past. I was a little shocked, thinking that I had put too bed my past.
However, there it was. My right leg. A CONSTANT reminder to let go of my past. It does not serve me anymore, it can't hurt me. It does not exist anymore, therefore it can't hurt me. This is now my daily mantra.
So, my guide presented me with some red balloons. This was my chance to really let them go, every balloon had a words or pictures on it, all connected to my past.
Could this really be my chance to let them go?? Was I ready?
My past has made me who I am today. What happens if I let them go? Will I change?
F*** it, lets do it. Then the balloons where gone.
Several days later, I notice that my aches and pains have gone in my right leg. I felt lighter, I was less worried, less anxious and my past was having less off a negative attachment too me.
Then the realisation hit. Shit man, I could off lived my life for 15 years without leg pain if I was only ready to let go of the past and live in the NOW !!!!!
Now who fancies a Reiki drum journey?
I have just had the most amazing weekend in Kirkcaldy with my cousin Ronnie. We were on a 2 day Reiki drumming course. I love Reiki, and I have my own drum and often use my drum in shamanic journeys, but I wanted to do more with my drum. So when I heard about Reiki drumming I jumped at the chance to become a Reiki drum practitioner.
So, I spent the 2 days learning about how you can send Reiki though the drum to heal. I could not understand the full benefits of a Reiki drumming session until I had 2 treatments, from my fellow students. It was incredible, I felt the warmth and the loving energy of Reiki. The drum was played just about 10-20 cm above my body, and it was played all over. The vibration of the drum on my body was just amazing, my whole body vibrated and tingled all over ( bit like when you are at a club, and you are in-front of the rather large speakers).
My whole body radiated in pure white healing light of Reiki energy and tingled with the vibration of the drum. I felt more alive that I had in months, and a perfect sense of peace and calm came over me. I just knew that all was well in my world and that all my needs were catered for by the universe and my intention.
I love Reiki drumming and I am so looking forward to sharing this immense healing experience with you all.
My Reiki clients love it. You should try it too.
"I had my first reiki drumming session, it was a really powerful experience. The drumming vibrates through you're whole body, which is an amazing feeling. The whole session was calming & relaxing & I was completely energized afterwards. The best reiki session I've ever had, highly recommend. Thanks Ali, I absolutely loved it"
Watch my Short Reiki demo video......
I love going to Mind body and spirit fairs, meeting like minded people and getting the chance to give Reik taser session to the public. This is a great way to introduce people to Reiki and how it could benefit them.
So looking forward to it.
If you fancy trying Reiki of would like a full session plsease pop along on Saturday.
£8 for 15 minute taster session
£15 for 30 minutes
£25 for full Reiki treatment ( 1 hour)
I often tell my clients to "eat the rainbow". It can help clear and balance the chakras in the body.
> So if your feeling low on energy then eat yellow food. It will help balance and re- energise the solar plexus.
> If you are feeling emotional and hormonal eat orange food and drink loads of water this will help balance your sacral chakra.
> Underground and don`t feel like you here, your mind is always somewhere else then eat more root vegetables. This will help your root chakra.
Have a look at this great article, it gives you a break down of all your chakra eating foods. . Let's eat our way to health and happiness.
lets eat the rainbow :)
After 6 years of being introduced to Reiki, I am happy to say that I am now a Reiki master practitioner. It has been an amazing journey and it has changed my life. Reiki has made me more positive, compassionate, spiritual, happier and i`m healthier than I have been in years thanks to my daily Reiki self- healing practice.
I now have a Reiki business that I am so proud of and feel privileged to be able to channel reiki that helps heal so many of my friends, family and clients.
I love Reiki
I love Centre parcs It`s a great place for my family to de-stress and re-connect with nature. Plus, my toddler absolutely loves being outside and climbing.
This time we had a lovely little private area at the back of the holiday cottage and this gave me the opportunity to roll out my Yoga matt out every morning and have the most amazing workout and meditation. I definitely feel more connected to nature and the universe here. For this week, all is right with the world.
Someone once said to me that " you can`t get hurt if you live in the moment".
Could this be true? This is something that I have been wondering about for the past few weeks as I have had a few life changes. I have worried about my future and stressed about my past. What has all that stress and worry about something that is not happening NOW, helped me? None, zip, nil it has NOT helped.
So, while typing at my computer I can feel the cold on my feet (the window is open) and feel the heat from my laptop on my knee, and the ache in my lower back. For that moment nothing hurt me, for that moment. There was no past, no future there was only now.
So is it possible to live in the NOW and not get hurt? But surely it is not possible to live in the NOW all the time. Maybe it is just about being aware of the here and now more, and knowing that all there is is now........
I have really loved connecting with crystals during my crystal therapy course. I love using the my new knowledge to help my Fibromyalgia and Endometriosis clients. They have really felt the benefit from the crystal healing, less chronic pain = improved sense off well-being and ability to enjoy life to the full :)
For almost 3 weeks, I have been on a mission to re- connect with Reiki. I have been self-healing, putting Reiki into my food, drink and sending distance Reiki to my Business, health, family and much more.
It has been an incredible journey and one that I will continue to do, I feel more connected to the universe and starting to trust that "all is ok" (despite it not feeling that way sometimes).
I love Reiki !!!!
My 3 week challenge is to give myself a Reiki treatment every night before bed. 3 nights into it and it has already had a massive impact on my life. I'm more positive, less tired and just have a great sense that everything is going to be ok, and the universe has my back and will provide everything I need.
Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Ali and the owner of Avery`s Angels. Come and join me on your healing journey back to improved health and well-being.