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Three years ago I was given a message to begin developing In the Garden with Mother Earth workshops.  The purpose of these workshops was to give people a different experience of their backyard spaces.  Instead of looking at the backyard space as a lot of dirt, weeds and another things to clean up and mow, I try to show people that their spaces are filled with living beings — nature spirits — and are places to connect with the Earth in a spiritual way.  Flowers are not just pretty inanimate things.  They are actually alive and have spirits that want to communicate with us.  This knowledge helps change our perceptions of life and the world around us.  Our land has a lot to say to us and often my clients and I find some very important and helpful messages come forth.

That first season I presented many workshops in which I gave information on how to connect with the spirits of the place, what each space was trying to say and how to better support all of the beings who reside there.  In addition I spent time channeling Mother Earth for the benefit of each group.  Many people attended these events and it helped that we had great weather that year.  The next year I taught more workshops, but we had a rather wet summer that tended to keep people indoors.  But that didn’t keep the gardens from talking to us.  Last year a new level of this work emerged as a direct result of my travels to Cornwall, England.

In Cornwall I learned how to tune into Earth energy in a deeper way.  Thanks to Hamish Miller‘s work with our tour group, I was able to deepen my intuitive relationship with the Earth.  I began to use my dowsing to tune in to the land and detect energy currents and vortices.  I began with my own space at home and learned to “listen” to the Earth in a different way.

When I returned to Vermont, I combined what I had learned in Cornwall with what I had been teaching in my private workshops.  That year I began doing private garden consultations in which I took the residents into their space and used my intuitive and dowsing skills to read and communicate with the land in a deeper way.  I soon found that there were many, many plant and spirit beings that want to connect, to be acknowledged and who had things to say to the residents.  It was a wonderful way to show people how the energy of their land was working, and share information with them to help them be more tuned in to their backyard.

I’m getting ready and I’m excited to get out into people’s backyards and gardens this summer. This year I’m combining all of these tools to offer a flexible format.  I’m able to offer any combination of workshop, channeling session or private consultation.  The workshops are a fun way to enjoy the gardens and learn with friends.  I offer these through people who volunteer to host an event and help bring people to the workshop for a very reasonable fee.  These events are great fun and hosts get to attend for free.  So everyone gets to learn about the energy of the garden, how to connect with the nature spirits, and the group also has an opportunity to have a channeling session with Mother Earth.  The flexibility in my format will also allow for challenges with the weather.  If we can’t go outdoors, we can do some energy work indoors and expand the channeling portion of the event.

Sometimes it’s not possible to hold an event in one’s space and so the option of a private consultation in your garden might be more appropriate.  This allows me more of an opportunity to tune in very specifically to you and your nature space and help you understand what is happening in your relationship with the land.  This isn’t about visiting picture perfect places.  It’s all about seeing beyond the pretty flowers.  I love communicating with the Earth and doing this work.  I love visiting with people in their homes and gardens.  This is about understanding the Earth from the point of view of the beings who live in the yard.

“Gwendolyn was able to assess the energy balances and imbalances of several areas of our outdoor space including flower beds, vegetable garden, discovery garden, pond, and so on.  Her ability to tune in to the energies and provide subsequent advice on how to better balance yin-yang energies was extremely helpful.  We gained valuable insights and set to work immediately to remedy areas in high need.  We found amazing energy vortex areas and also were reminded to keep in mind what was reasonable for us to take on as far as maintenance and work load are concerned.  We look forward to having Gwendolyn return to re-assess how things are going now that several action plans have been initiated.” — K. Hanson

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I’ve spent a good deal of this summer dowsing.  This is a direct result of my journey to Cornwall and the honor of meeting and working with Hamish and Ba Miller.  HamishMiller

Hamish is an author, dowser and blacksmith; and a true impish and wise character.  Two years ago, upon returning from my first journey to the UK into the Sacred Sites and crop circles, I  had the opportunity to read Hamish’s first book “The Sun and the Serpent” co-authored with Paul Broadhurst.  This was a fascinating account of their trek from the west side of England to the east as Hamish dowsed and mapped the Michael and Mary ley lines.   Along their way they had adventures and explorations of the sacred sites that connect with these ancient Earth energy currents.  I was hooked on England and the sacred mysteries and reading this book only anchored me more deeply into the study.

So I was elated to hear that our tour would include three days of working with Hamish and Ba in the sacred sites of Cornwall.  I have been dowsing for a long, long time, but only recently have I become comfortable with the use of L-rods.  It’s because I ordered a custom set of L-rods from Hamish by mail last year.  As a blacksmith, he makes Dowsing rods and measures one’s hands to make these rods a custom fit.  When I received my set last year, I could tell right away they were special.  Prior to that I had never been able to find L-rods, Y-rods or even a pendulum that I was truly comfortable with.  But these are specially crafted and that they have flat handles makes it easy for me to determine their direction and pull.

So I began using them immediately.  Mostly I have used them to dowse the energy field of my clients.  This helps me determine or confirm what I am feeling in their auras.  It also gives my clients a visible measurement of their own energy field.  Since I dowse before and after a session, both the client and I can have a measure of how much the auric field has changed as a result of the energy work I did.  It is quite an amazing thing.  But there is so much more to dowsing…

During our time with Hamish we had the opportunity to do a lot of dowsing of the Michael, Mary, Apollo and Athena ley lines.  As we wandered through ancient sites and dowsed their energy, followed the ley lines and connected with the Earth, we got a deeper sense of this very dynamic energy system the Earth has.  Hamish showed us various aspects of energy such as geometric patterns that could be dowsed and identified in various ways and he talked about how this energy system can change and fluctuate.  This makes sense as this is after all a living being, our Mother Earth.

Upon returning home, I began to dowse in a new way and for new things.  My first opportunity was to dowse my own home.  I remembered that when we visited Hamish and Ba in their home, he showed us an energy hotspot or vortex right in his living room.  He demonstrated how to dowse for such a thing and showed that it had radials of energy emanating out from it.  It’s a spot that can be used for healing and often seems to relax people to the point of dozing off.

So I came home curious and at the first opportunity, I began dowsing around my home.  I live in a modest two bedroom flat and so I haven’t got a lot of spaciousness, but what I have I keep pretty uncluttered.  Here is what I found…

In the living room I dowsed one Earth energy hotspot located in a corner of the room where a rather large Hibiscus tree resides.  The current seems to be feminine energy in a column coming up from the Earth and is produced in co-creation with this tree.  Another hotspot was located nearer to the middle of the living room, but off to one side.  This particular spot features a double spiral of energies, both male and female, which when I stand upon I can feel in my own body.  Just as I had experienced in Cornwall, I can locate a hotspot through dowsing, connect with it physically by standing in it, and feel the sensation of energy flowing into my body from the spot.

I discovered more energy in my healing space  where a largish hotspot was located off to the side of the room.  This area is where I set up my massage table to do my healing work on people.  The rods indicated to me that this is not an Earth energy current, but comes from Cosmic energy above and has been created as a result of me doing energy healing within this space.  This spot is diagonally aligned with the energy column at the Hibiscus tree on the opposite corner of the house. I’m not sure if that is significant, but it seemed interesting to me.  Another very small spot located right over my desk seemed to be coming up from the Earth and had a six-pointed star pattern associated with it.

I found a vortex in my bedroom off to one side.  This is a spiraling column of balanced masculine and feminine energy.  It is about five to six feet in diameter and encompasses both my bed and my dog’s.  Although I used the L-rods to locate and define these hotspots, I do occasionally use a pendulum to check on spirals of energy.  The pendulum showed a very wide clockwise spin on this spot.  It also indicates a lot of support for health and sleep.  I located a second energetic spot in the corner where my personal altar and meditation chair sit.  This is a pie-shaped column of energy.  I asked if it had been here before I moved in and that was confirmed, although the rods indicated it has gotten bigger as a result of my own spiritual practices and meditations in that area.  This also indicated a linking of Earth and Heaven energies through this column.  I also found circles and orbs of Light in this area.  The orbs seem to be attracted to my work here.

These are the highlights of what I have found in my home. I know these energies change, just as Hamish told us.  I attempted to re-dowse the large hotspot in my healing space during a full moon. I could not find it.  Moon phases and eclipses seem to have an effect on these energy spots.  Two days after that full moon I did find that energy spot and it was as I had done the first time.

The Earth has its own patterns, language and energy.  Just as we have blood vessels carrying our life blood throughout our bodies, so the Earth has precious energy flowing along currents and ley lines.  Along the various Earth energy currents and ley lines you can find some amazing energetic spots, many of which are healing spaces.  Once we learn how to tune into such places, even in our own backyards, we can attune to a deeper relationship with the Earth herself.

Attuning to that deeper relationship means we can connect with the Earth physically and energetically.  We can literally attune our vibrational frequencies with that of the Earth’s.  I believe this is how we once lived on Earth, in perfect alignment and attunement with Her.  We may not have had the advanced language we have now, but I think we probably understood the Earth’s energetic language.  Our vibrational frequencies were the same as the Earth’s.  Along the path of our evolution we have lost that vital connection, but it seems like more and more we are all finally waking up to the fact that we have to get back into alignment.  The Earth has her own language that we can only access directly through genuine curiosity, respect and stillness.  We just have to learn how to tune in by slowing down and becoming still.

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N. C. Wyeth, "Sword Excalibur Rises From the Lake"I’ve returned from what was a most magical trip to Cornwall England.  Ten days of magical connections, experiences and spiritual growth.  As I ease back into my mundane life in Vermont, friends, loved ones and curious acquaintances want to know what it was all about.  Oh how I resist the sharing!  A difficult thing to admit as the clarity of this journey is about returning to share some of what I gathered there.  But as I knew that metamorphosis would take place, I find that my new wings are tender and unsteady still.

As we drove away from Cornwall and toward London to travel back home, I found myself experiencing a deep sadness at leaving this magical place.  That was a surprise to me, as I observed this feeling, and I realized how deeply the people, experiences and landscape of the sacred sites had penetrated me.  It’s so hard to describe the depth and meaning of this journey and so I don’t want to even try.  All I have been able to do is give brief snapshots and descriptors of some of the places and experiences I had.  But I know that for those who want to know everything, I can only give them a surface experience.  However, this won’t stop me from writing about the journey.

One of the first and most touching experiences I had was our first stop in Cornwall at Dozmary Pool.  This site is a tiny body of water in the middle of farmland and is thought to be the place where Nineveh, the Lady of the Lake gave Excalibur to King Arthur.  Here we gathered as a group of thirteen travelers to connect with the Lady and ask for our own personal Excalibur on the journey.

It was a sacred time to meditate and connect with the Lady, who  was quite willing to communicate with me.  As I stood on the shore, I was told that this was a place of stillness and peace; that no one who was enraged, filled with hate or anger could come to the Lady; only those who sought the healing peace of stillness would be welcomed by her.  To all others she sleeps.  Once she is called upon, she bestows the gifts of healing and stillness.  She showed me several stones to take with me on my journey.  But when it came to asking for a gift from her, I simply had to surrender as I didn’t know what to ask, nor what my personal Excalibur would represent to me.  As often is the case, surrendering to the higher will serves in the highest way.  She told me that this was the beginning of an important journey and that I could connect with her in my meditation at any time.  The ceremony and meditation there was profound, but I wouldn’t recognize that until later in the journey.

In our ceremony, led by Glenn and Cameron Broughton, the story of Excalibur was briefly recaptured.  Glenn explained to us that Lady Nineveh had been one of the High Priestesses of Avalon, but had come to this area of Cornwall to retire into the landscape.  Arthur had pulled the sword from the stone, but that sword was not the Excalibur.  Instead the sword in the stone was a test of Arthur’s worthiness.  After Arthur took that sword Merlin brought him to Cornwall to the Lady of the Lake.

When she gave Arthur the sword she said that it was the most powerful sword in England and would cut through stone and iron, but she went on to tell Arthur that Excalibur’s real power lay in its scabbard.  For the scabbard would protect Arthur at all times.  It was only when the scabbard slipped from Arthur in his battle with Mordred, that Arthur was fatally wounded.  Thus wove the beginning threads of our quest for the Sacred feminine and Sacred Masculine within the landscape of Cornwall and within ourselves.

My most precious gift was the Excalibur of understanding and embracing the Sacred Masculine.  It has been a part of my deeply personal and spiritual journey to heal my understanding of the Sacred Masculine and bring it into alignment within myself.

As I walked, hiked, climbed and scrambled up and down the various places we visited, I learned deep lessons of surrender.  I was profoundly moved by my fellow travelers who volunteered with open hearts, hands and minds to assist me through some very challenging places.

I was also gifted with witnessing one of my travelers opening to his Sacred Feminine as we both walked, danced and dowsed our way through the Michael, Mary, Athena and Apollo ley lines that run through the land.  What a gift to see this unfolding in someone you admire and respect while simultaneously experiencing the opening within yourself.  So my heart is filled with gratitude for that witnessing and for the experience within myself.

Many blessings to all of my fellow travelers as we ease our way back into our lives, knowing that we have been profoundly changed and have work to do to share the seeds we have been gifted with.

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