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What an incredibly busy week it has been. I have not had the opportunity to be on social media much, but here's a quick list of updates relevant to Between Fire & Ice:
The online courses we have in the pipeline, from September 2019:
The Intuition Courses are designed to be practical and hands-on, with assignments to demonstrate you can connect with the crystals / Tarot. These courses are predominantly for your self-development, for uniting your heart and mind in all methods of using crystals and Tarot, and for use with friends and family.
Metaphysical Study Courses:
Metaphysical Study Courses are short - one month of study per course - and include one multi-exercise assignment per course to be completed. A Certificate of Completion of Study in [Chosen Field] will be awarded on passing the assignment. These courses are for self-development, and offer ways in which you can add to your discipline. They are offered as sources of knowledge and inspiration for your own journey, whatever your journey is.
There is much, much more in the pipeline, but it will take months and years to write. I'm very much looking forward to doing so.
In addition, we have been looking into accreditation for the courses we run, and may have good news about this nearer September. There is a lot for me to get into order, which is why I have been so quiet.
In my personal spiritual quest, I have made connection with my new spirit guide, which I cannot say too much about. But I will be working very closely with her, and will effectively be her apprentice for the foreseeable future - perhaps for quite a few years. I have also been given a chance to work with a new power animal (one of her animals), which is quite an honour. During periods of Otherworld Initiation (which this is), physical world things also change. It remains to be seen exactly what that will be, but it's inevitable. Am I apprehensive about it? A little, but I know I have fully stepped onto my path now, and that I am meant to be here, even if "here" will seem quite strange to others. I don't feel I am letting anything go, but accepting new things, and transforming things that need to be transformed.
I'm going to end on something I feel compelled to say: over the past five years, grief has been a pressing matter within society - not just any grief, but collective grief. We have grieved celebrities, public figures and musicians who have suddenly passed away; we have grieved political changes that have brutally taken us unawares; we have grieved - are grieving - a change to our Mother Earth so intense that we have lost 60% of the world's wildlife since 1970. This will have a damning effect on us all, and some say we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, and this time, we humans are the cause. For anyone who is new to this concept, I will leave this article by Catherine Ingram here for you to read, but be warned: it is long, and it is bleak (though there is a slight perking up towards the end, if one can call it that). Whether you choose to take it on board or not is entirely up to you - it's a theory, after all.
Even if just a theory and not an actuality, I have been feeling this kind of sorrow for about eighteen years now - on and off at first, but consistently over the past five years. I feel a pressing need to address this grief because it is an indescribable, heavy sorrow that is not the same as that of losing a loved one (and I have lost loved ones). This sorrow runs much deeper because it spans lifetimes and cultures; it spans species, and civilisations. I know that I'm not the only one feeling this grief; I also know that many do not know how to face it; how to manage it and get on with life, when life is ... ending.
As I embark on my new projects above, how to grieve Earth Extinction is going to be on the forefront of my mind. I would like to find a way to enable us to grieve as a collective and find comfort in that - this may involve workshops and events where we can meet up and talk it out, cry it out, and put in place positive ways in which we can move forward. It is a cause that's needed - it really is. I feel quite strongly about it. It could be months before I have something in place for this, but if you are feeling what I'm feeling, and are interested in the concept of collective grief for Earth Extinction - or collective grief for anything, like prominent societal changes - then drop me a line and let me know. We are a global world now, and I think there's a place for learning how to deal with, and manage, global grief.
Signing off, with best wishes to all ❤
Upcoming Courses & Workshops
An Introduction to the Bach Flower Remedies for Therapists - 3 hour workshop in South Hampshire, UK, taking place mid-June.