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  1. So,

    I'm spending the evening changing over hosts for my (our) website. To be able to integrate it with our new Online Shop rather than having and paying for two seperate hosting accounts.

    I'm mid-way of moving the Blog across, when I notice that there haven't been any new blogs... in nearly a year!!

    I knew it had been a while but I didn't know it had been that long.

    We have some exciting news from the Forest Song camp but we can't say anything just yet as we are still waiting for a few things to be confirmed (I know, I know - don't you hate it when people day that!!). Just keep your eyes peeled on Facebook, Twitter etc for more information.

    Hopefully the shop and website won't take too long to move across to the new website - if you keep checking, you'll know when its done.

    Will update you all soon!

    Blessings

     

    Chris

  2. Hello everyone!

    Welcome to our brand new website! Newly revamped with our added Online Shop too!

    All the features of the old website are still here - it's just a new and improved version!

    Any questions, please feel free to drop us a message using our Contact Form.

    Namaste

     

    The Forest Song Team

     

  3. Evening All,

    I know I've not been the best and keeping up with my blog. That will most definitely change in the new year.

    I've had a lot of time to myself this week. The boys have been away and I've probably spent too much time on my own - overthinking things and letting my thoughts run away - as is true of any Scorpio!

    One thing dawned on me this week - nothing is forever. And this is true. We sometimes get caught up in amongst lots of drama, lots of things going on, and forget, nothing lasts forever. Things may carry on throughout this incarnation - but that's still not 'forever'. This week has taught me to enjoy things while they last - try not to think too much about the direction, or sometimes lack thereof. I know this is easier said than done for most, myself included, but, things don't stay the same way forever. If you don't like something - change it.

    I've written before about how challenging 2016 has been for pretty much everyone. Being a 9 year in numerology terms, things were coming to an end this year. And yes, this is true for many things. The energy becomes displaced and erratic when we try to fight things that naturally should or want to end. Next year, 2017 is a number 1 - the perfect opportunity to begin new things (if you've started things this year, give them a kick start in the new year).

    From the Darkness light always emerges, sometimes we just need to search for the flame, the flicker of hope, the spark of creativity. It's something - it just needs to be found. I promise it is there for each of us - somewhere.

    Once you find it, or them, hold on to them with everything you've got. It's not always found in the most obvious of places...

    Look after yourselves.

    Much love


    Chris
    Xxx

  4. Afternoon All,

    I know I haven't written a blog post for a while - things have been a bit manic. Lots of changes going on.

    For those of you that are regular visitors to my site, you will have noticed that the online booking system has grown and developed - massively. You can now book ALL my treatments, workshops, courses and groups online. Take a look at the Booking System here.

    I cannot believe where this year has gone. It has absolutely flown by.

    As some of you may know, my centre, The Enchanted Oak - is closing on the 22nd December for good. I have been self-employed for just over 9 years and have had a centre for most of this time. Going forward into the future is unknown and, to be honest, a little bit scary.

    But for the first time I have the right people around me. I have a fantastic support network of close friends and two amazing partners standing right by my side. They say that everything happens for a reason and I certainly now believe that specific events and situations have led me to this point here. I'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to the both of them for being my rocks - my energy and my drive. I know that the future will be amazing because both of them are in it.

    On another note, if you haven't done so already scroll down to the bottom of the page and sign up to my newsletter. In the new year all of my events and courses will be sent out along with loads of special offers and one-off event days.

    Until then - and I will try and get the next blog out before Yule - take care, keep warm and smile...

    Blessings

     

    Chris

  5. I want to blog a bit this evening about Self Acceptance.

    This year, as it has been for many people I fear, has been - challenging - to say the least.

    Lot's of ups - lot's of downs - but not much balance. It's like I've been searching for something without actually knowing what it is I'm searching for. I've had failures, I've had successes, I've had some near misses. Nothing has actually really hit the spot.

    This year has brought about alot of change and I've spent a fair bit of time trying to find acceptance from others. Acceptance for me being who I am, acceptance for the choices I make and acceptance for my spirit to be allowed to follow its path. I turned 32 a few weeks ago and had the most amazing day - spent with my dog, and then by myself. I took myself off to a local woodland (it wasn't too cold actually!) and I explored a new area of the woodland in which I very rarely walk. I ended up finding a stunning clearing - the forest floor covered with autumnal coloured leaves. I sat here for hours. I have some gentle music playing from my phone and I just sat.

    This was a bit of a turning point for me.

    I sat mulling over the past few months - thinking about the ups and the downs. About what it is I was looking for. Then, towards the end of the afternoon as the sun was gently setting - two stags and a doe entered the clearing on the far side - noticing me straight away. I thought it was odd that there were two stags together. And then suddenly I thought - yes, they are both stags, but they are their own animal. This creature didn't care if it was being judged, it didn't care what others thought of it, it just did what came naturally. Being a stag!

    Boom. The steam train had it. I only knew how to be myself - the best possible person I can be (don't get me wrong - I'm far from an angel). I was actually searching for myself. In amidst all of the drama and change of the year. I lost myself!

    This week - I think I fully integrated. With the help of two very special people. They've done more for me in the space of a week that I can ever tell them - and more than I could probably every show them.

    Everybody needs at least one person who accepts them for who they are. Not trying to change you. Not only accepting the parts they like. But all of you. I'm extremely lucky - and extremely thankful - that I have these two (plus an existing one) in my life who accept me for who I am. Faults and all.

    Those people - the ones that put up with your nonsense - will tell you when you are acting out of turn, inappropriately or unjust.

    So - my advice to anyone out there struggling. Anyone out there who doesn't feel they can be their true self around at least one person - don't go looking for them. Instead, try accepting yourself first. Accept yourself - celebrate your successes and learn from your faults. You will soon draw new to you the people that will accept you for accepting yourself.

    Speaking from experience - trust me, it works!

     

    Chris
    Xxxx