Welcome to Angelic Complementary Therapies March 2023 Newsletter
I do hope you are well as the beautiful spring flowers begin to emerge.
Last month, my newsletter started with me reflecting on losing my mum one year ago, little did I know that her beautiful soulmate, Derrick, would be joining her. Exactly one year and two hours since Derrick last saw Mum, he passed - and I know without doubt she was there to greet him. Derrick was one of life’s special people, with his own brand of kindness and unquestioning love. He was devoted to Mum, a step-father to myself and siblings and Grandad Tick Tock to our children (a name he inherited from spending hours and hours repairing clocks and watches for anyone that asked). I feel at peace knowing both he and Mum are watching over those they love, as well as dancing together again. I was very blessed to have you in my life, Derrick, and until we meet again, nigh night.
Here we are in March. March brings a sense of new life. Nature awakens from its winter rest and the circle of life continues. It’ll be later this month Fred (our tortoise) emerges from hibernation! I love it when he wakes as it definitely means warmer weather and lighter days ahead.
I’ve got an adventurous month ahead of me as I continue with my “50th Year of Fun.” I’m heading to London, Dorset and Amsterdam! Lots of lovely things to do and create lasting memories with many that mean so very much to me.
Of course, I’ll still be working, and I feel so lucky to have a vocation that I love. I’m continuing to study and deepen my knowledge of professional, clinical reflexology. This therapy continues to astound me, as does Usui Reiki and Angelic Reiki. I’d like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to share these therapies, it really isn’t work, I genuinely feel very lucky.
Read at Derrick’s funeral – The Clock of Life
The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.
The present only is our own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in ‘Tomorrow’,
For the Clock may then be still.
Robert H Smith
10 minutes of Mindfulness
Observe your thoughts.
This exercise is designed to make you aware of your thoughts and lessen anxiety.
1. Sit or lie in a comfortable position and allow your whole body to relax. Forget what has happened throughout the day so far.
2. Bring your awareness to your breathing and focus on the breath going in and out (it may help to place one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach). Notice how your body moves and feels as you breathe.
3. Move your attention to your thoughts. See them as clouds moving across your vision. Just simply be and watch them pass.
4. If your mind attempts to chase a thought, acknowledge it and note what was it about the thought that stole your attention, then let it pass. Now is not the time to focus on thoughts. Gently bring your attention back to your breathing and allow any thoughts pass like clouds.
This exercise helps us to relax as well as having the opportunity to gain a new perspective on our thoughts. Not all thoughts have to be agonised over – we have a choice – keep them and name them or let them float pass whist we simply enjoy the moment of calm.
Laughter is the best medicine
Even in challenging times, it helps to seek out the funny sides in situations. Laughter can increase the immune cells and decrease the stress hormones.
Having a good laugh releases endorphins, our body’s natural feel-good hormones which gives a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Whether it’s watching a funny film or tv show or connecting with someone that shares your sense of humour, have a good laugh. One of my most favourite sounds is hearing a baby have a good old belly laugh, even just thinking about it brings a smile to my face.
Crystal/Stone of the month – Citrine
This month I have chosen Citrine as the crystal of the month. This crystal is a popular yellow, golden or lemon colour and is known as the money stone. It brings abundance, wealth and a sense of well-being. It is really good for helping you to make decisions, studying, writing, problem-solving and new beginnings.
Physically citrine is very good for the digestive system. It’s also very good for the heart, kidneys, thyroid, thymus and liver.
Emotionally citrine is very good for relationships, self-esteem and removing emotional toxins.
Take time to connect deeply with the energy of the Earth so that you can feel supported and make decisions based on strength and integrity.
I wonder what March has in store for each of us?
I genuinely hope for everyone’s nearest and dearest to be healthy, happy and content -and lots of smiles too. Be kind to all, but mostly yourself, and I look forward to seeing you soon, with Love and Light.
Kate x ^i^ x
Kate Palmer-Marshallsay MAR BA (Hons) Complementary Therapist - Professional Reflexologist, Angelic Reiki Master, Reiki Master and Angelic Practitioner
Angelic Complementary Therapies
Email – Kate@angelicct.com
Web – www.angelicct.com