When Priestesses Get It Wrong

When Priestesses Get It Wrong

Yesterday, I was one of six priestesses to hold a Dark Moon ritual at at the Goddess Temple, in Glastonbury.

Over 40 people attended!

If you’ve ever been to the Temple, you know that 40 people makes it very full, and very cosy!!

It was an amazing experience with the most gorgeous contributions from the people who joined us.

There’s a lot of visitors to Glastonbury, and during the ritual people spoke their offerings in Portuguese, Hebrew, Italian, German, and Welsh.

It felt wonderful to be part of such a rich and varied community.

A community who had stepped forward with the intention to bring more love to themselves, and the world.

But…I nearly let the fullness of the experience be taken away from me…


Listening to your intuition and sacred yew groves

Listening to your intuition and sacred yew groves

I’ve always ‘heard’ my intuition, but not always listened to it… 

But over the last few years I’ve felt even more connected to my internal compass than ever before, and it’s becoming harder to ignore, or even push to oneside.

So when for the past week I’ve had a strong pull to go and visit a place that I’ve visited many times before, I had to go – and I’m so glad I did!

This afternoon was a lovely walk and I spent some time hanging out with the ancient yews in the nearby church – I’ve always adored trees, but it’s only recently that I’ve been connecting with them in a much deeper way.

After our walk, I started to drive us home, and something caught my attention. I reversed back up the road, and saw what looked like a secret grove.

I pulled the car over, left my boys (pretend hubby and our little boy) in the car and went for a quick investigation.

It was amazing!

I really thought I was going to be spirited away by the fairies.

Through the thick yew trees, was an inner space that had the most incredible fallen yew tree, on it’s side it was still taller than me – the tree was amazing.


There was also a small ring of trees within the grove, I stood in the centre of it, and just knew I had to go back and sit in this space some more.

I took a few photos (that don’t do it justice), and then went back to my boys and drove home.

I was only in the sacred grove for about 10 minutes, but still hours later I can feel that something shifted within me.

Tree’s are showing up more an more for me. As I said I’ve always adored them, it was a standing joke with my ex-husband about how much I loved trees… – often these messages/passions/interests, can run as a theme through our life, but we don’t understand the significance until much later, when we can see a bigger pattern emerging.

(My growing collection of tree books and divination)

I’m currently on a Priestess training in Glastonbury, to become a Priestess of Cerridwen. Since I started this training last year, so much has been opening up for me. One of these things has been that I have felt very much called by another Goddess, the Goddess Nemetona, she’s the goddess of the Sacred Grove.

It wasn’t until recently that I realised how much both Cerridwen and Nemetona are both connected with Druidry – and of course the Druids are very much connected to the trees and nature.

Then just yesterday a very good friend of mine Kris Oster did a card reading for my business (she’s amazing!), and one of the key images that showed up in the reading was the Tree (well of course!)

So I’m not sure how this is going to play out, bit it’s certainly leading the way.

What are the breadcrumbs that are making themselves more known to you?

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The Beginning of My Journey to Becoming a Priestess

The Beginning of My Journey to Becoming a Priestess

This year has been a true ‘coming home’ for me.

This is a bit of a stream of consciousness, written on the edge of  my bed, in the dark, while my two favourite boys sleep next to me… Let’s see where it goes….

When I teach about the stages in The SHEro’s Journey, my favourite part is The Return – The stage when we get to return ‘home’.

We return home after our adventures, having overcome our trials and tribulations, often a little battered and bruised, but also knowing a bit more about ourselves and how we show up in the world.

Ever since I was a teenager I’ve longed to know more about myself. Always searching for ‘who I am’, feeling that there is a greater meaning to life, and always looking for my ‘purpose’.