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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 

  4. Evening Everyone!

    Apologies for the lack of updates recently - it's been a bit manic here!

    Saying that, in amongst everything else, I have managed to start recording my guided meditations, tutorials, and online classes which will all be added to my YouTube Channel!

    Some of the meditations will be put onto iTunes available for download but some will also be added as videos and some as audio only files to the channel.

    My first guided meditation, Beach Relaxation, is on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Please feel free to leave any comments on there.

    Meanwhile, things are going well at the INDEE Hot Yoga Studio in Hemel Hempstead. Have met some lovely new clients and have enjoyed helping them to unwind!

    So, pop on over to the channel or go straight to the meditation by clicking the link here... https://youtu.be/aY1zGOz6dc0

    Blessings

     

     

    Chris

  5. Afternoon All,

    Just wanted to share with you guys a bit of amazing news. The lovely Lucy at INDEE Hot Yoga in the Old Town of Hemel Hempstead has kindly arranged for me to use her stunning new treatment room two days a week. The building works are currently being finished in the room and once that is sorted, full details of the days I will be working there will be posted.

    If you would like more information on INDEE, please visit their website at http://www.indeeyoga.co.uk/

    So so excited!

     

    Chris

  6. Evening All,

    Hope this blog finds you well. Did anyone around North London / Hertfordshire catch a glimpse of the rain clouds this evening? They were stunning. One side of the sky was an amazing array of colours as the sun-set, the other, dark and cloudy with very prominent streaks of rain - it was amazing to watch.

    Something thats been on my mind over the past few days - Identity.

    I don't know why this has been around but I thought the best way to acknowledge its presence would be to write a blog about it.

    How are we defined? How do we obtain our identity and how do we keep it? What makes us Us and what do we do if we lose it?

    All these questions have bee flying through my head the past few days. I've been thinking about my goals, achievements, failures, near misses etc. I began to think about what people might say about me, both to my face and to others. And then I thought, does this define me? Does this give me my identity? The opinions, statements and conversations that others have about me? If this is the case, the surely, if I do not agree with this identity, then I'm leaving my happiness in the self-expression and opinion that others have.

    Standing strong in my energy is not something that comes easily, or have I been particularly adept at doing so in the past. A case of too little too late or actually not even at all. This triggered something inside of me that made me realise that no, identity, is something that I CHOOSE. I decide what defines me - as does everyone else choose that that defines them.

    Remaining in your energy, 'Standing in your Power' as it's known, is to know your True Self. Your Inner Guide. Inner Shaman. To find this you must be able to walk the line that weaves between Light and Shadow. Collecting missing or fractured parts of your Self on your journey.

    Remember - only you can give yourself Identity. People don't necessarily love you as much as they say, but they don't hate you as much as they say either - it's somewhere inbetween.

    So, on this now dark and grey evening - Go find your Identity.

     

    Chris xx