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.
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.