Maman Brigitte is one of the loa (or lwa, spirits) in religious practices of Haitian Voudon and Louisiana Voodoo. While the loa are considered to be intermediaries between humanity and Bondye, the supreme deity of these religions, I do view Maman Brigitte as an aspect of the Divine Feminine, and, thus, Her spotlight here. Lover of Bones, Lady of the Cemetery, Maman Brigitte (also known as Grand Maman Brigitte, Manman Brijit, or Manman Brigit) is a divine matriarch, protectress, and one the Guédé (the death-spirits). She is wife to Baron Samedi, Lord of the Cemetery, and, like the rest of this family of spirits, uses profanities in both word and action. However, She is not a loa to be dismissed due to Her obscenities; rather, Maman Brigitte is one of the most powerful, offering protection to graveyards and to the dead. In Haiti, She is called upon when the first woman is buried in a cemetery, and is mistress to the deceased. Sometimes seen as a Corpse Bride, Maman Brigitte … keep reading
I’m Heather K. Veitch, a Holistic Therapist and Spiritual Companion based in Glossop, Derbyshire. I help people to relax, explore their personal power, and connect with their authentic selves.
So much of my spiritual and healing journey so far has been about seeking the sacred in my life, embodying the spirituality I'm living, and living in a wholly authentic manner, which is most true to me. As I've walked along this pathway, I've found the aid of Spiritual Companion practices, flower and vibrational essences, and my devotion to the Divine Feminine to be integral to my work and my daily life.
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In the Alaskan Essences family, we encounter the gentle yet transformative energies of the flower essences, along with the stabilising qualities of the gem elixirs. These are augmented by the catalytic and cleansing properties of the environmental essences, which complete the Alaskan three-fold system of vibrational healing. If used together, the flower, gem, and environmental essences create a supportive network in which emotional change and personal development can be supported and encouraged. Environmental Essences are not only powerful catalysts to help us shift negative, toxic, or outdated energies and emotional processes; they also offer us the opportunity to connect with the spirit of a place and experience its own unique vibrations. One such environmental essence in the Alaskan Essences family is Augustine Volcano, which was created during multiple eruptions of Mount Augustine over a four-day period. Mount Augustine has actually formed its own island, found in Cook … keep reading
When we're walking a spiritual path, there can be so much emphasis on action. Movement. Momentum. Doing. We could be reading a spiritual text for insight, enlightenment, or comfort. We could be in ritual for a specific event on our spiritual calendar. Or we could be actively pursuing our spirituality in some form of community aid. Even in meditation, there can be a tendency to be actively doing something -- whether it be contemplating a particular value or character trait, or linking with a particular focus. And I'm noticing this more and more: that even meditations can have a reason rather than just simply sitting and being. But y'know what? My favourite meditations are the ones that don't have a reason, and don't have a focus. The ones that rely solely on stilling, on sitting and being with myself, and letting all the emotions and thoughts just exist, not attaching anything to them. Just breathing. Quietly and softly, eyes closed, body relaxed. For a long time, my favourite … keep reading