Welcome to Angelic Complementary Therapies October/November 2023 Newsletter
Hello and welcome to my November newsletter. If you’re wondering if you missed the October newsletter, you didn’t, I didn’t write one and by the time I was beginning to feel better it seemed November was fast approaching!
What a start to October I had! Firstly, I was very unwell, prescribed high meds and strongly advised immediate bedrest or be hospitalised. I knew my body was telling me to slow down, stop, but I kept pushing – in the end, I had no choice but to stop. And then… I caught Covid! After all these years - Covid finally caught me, it was my time – and it certainly decided to make up for it! However, I do think that my already weakened immune system didn’t help. The universe certainly made sure I had to simply stop and get well.
So, the beginning of October was a bit of a blur, and frustrating as I do find it hard to do nothing – literally nothing. But I did, and by October 16th I was back to work, although the doctor wanted to sign me off for much longer – but who do they sign me off to? Me? Thing is, I love my “work”, and not being able to do my work didn’t make me feel great. I’m really pleased to say I am fully recovered from Covid and finally got my taste and smell back at the weekend. I’m also off the other medication the doctor prescribed when I first fell ill, but I NEED to be very careful, stop and listen to my body and act accordingly (what is it I’m always telling others!). It was a big scare – wake up call - and not one I want to repeat again.
In October I was deeply saddened by the senseless act of vandalism at Sycamore Gap (Hadrian’s wall). It broke my heart to hear the news. I feel so lucky to have recently experienced the beauty of Sycamore Gap, but now, it’s gone. There are times I’m lost for words, and this is one of those occasions.
Some of you may or may not know, but I am a Shamanic healer. It’s not something I advertise or offer as a therapy, but I do use the practise for myself. Between the Angelic work and the Shamanic work, I find the perfect balance. In my therapy room, you may have noticed my drum (which I made) and other Shamanic tools. Recently, I took my beautiful drum on an adventure (pictured here) and I connected with Mother Earth, it was very much needed and deeply healing.
I also love the other two pictures showing simple, yet powerful sculptures - “Time spent in Nature heals your Body, Mind & Spirit” this is so very true. If I ever feel low in energy or spirit, time spent in nature instantly revives me. Pictured below is Jeffie (picture taken whilst I was in bed, recovering - it shows how close he was to me), he certainly gave me lots of healing and there was one day he stayed on my chest all day
Although it’s been more tricky these past couple of months, I have been able to continue with “50 years – 50 things I must do”. I have started art classes, oh boy, I am RUSTY and finding it very hard to relax and find my flow, but each lesson I do tend to relax that little bit more and slowly rediscover my style.
I’ve also been really fortunate to visit my eldest sister, Annie, who lives in Belgium. It was so lovely to spend time with her and her husband. She took me to her jewellery making class (right up my street, I love crafting and making), a stunning fort in Dinant, shopping in Brussels (where my youngest son was oblivious to the teenage girls giggling and trying to catch his eye). The chocolate museum (bliss) and enjoyed lots and lots of stunning and delicious food. One of my favourites being a fresh fish bar which was cooked to order (I’d be there every day if I lived in Brussels). Possibly one of my favourite moments was going through Annie’s old record collection and taking it in turns to play either a single or side of an LP. We certainly turned back time and had great laughs and much fun.
Sicknesses - cold, flu and continued Covid
It’s that time of year when we are more prone to sickness, common colds, flu and the never ending Covid. Just as a gentle reminder, if you are feeling unwell, have a sore throat, headache, temperature, cold or any other sickness please let me know and we will reschedule your appointment. I appreciate that having a treatment may make you feel better, but I then risk becoming unwell and have to stop work. More importantly, some of my clients are very vulnerable and I cannot risk them potentially catching anything that may be air bound (I still clean after each client, but things can still linger). If you arrive and are unwell, I’m sorry but I will not be able to treat you.
Once you are past the contagious stage, please do come for a treatment as it really will aid your recovery.
Time to reflect
“Time To Reflect” - sometimes we need to take time out and reflect. It’s something I’m currently working on as there are areas of my life that need reflecting upon. It’s often in these quiet moments that we find strength.
It’s an opportunity to recall memories, when there have been times in the past where it seemed near impossible to keep going or find the answer, but no matter what is going on in our lives, we find a way to keep going. There are times we recall memories of passed loved ones and although we feel their loss, we may also smile when we remember certain moments. Sometimes we simply need to sit in peace, stillness and reflect. May these moments bring love, courage, strength and kindness.
A mindful cuppa
It doesn’t matter if it’s that crucial coffee to get you through the morning, or a relaxing mid-afternoon cup of tea, having a break for a nice drink should be a staple daily pleasure. Here are some ways you could do this:
1. Pay attention to the sounds and sensations involved in making the hot drink. Listen to the boil of the water in the kettle, see the steam rising, smell the drinks aroma, feel and notice the movement of the spoon as you stir. Notice every little action that we often take for granted.
2. Wrap both your hands around the mug (as long as it’s not too hot). Focus on the warmth resonating through your hands and body.
3. Drink peacefully and alone – away from your computer and with your phone off. Try to resist any outside distraction – keep your attention on the drink.
4. Enjoy each sip, slowly – taste it, really taste it, focus on the enjoyment of the taste. Feel the liquid fill your mouth and as it passes down inside your body.
5. Take your time. Don’t rush. Take as long as you need to enjoy your drink. How does it make you feel? Are you relaxed? Warmed up? Energised?
Try and take at least one mindful drink this week.
Crystal of the month – Orange Calcite
Orange Calcite is an energising and cleansing stone, particularly for the lower chakras. It’s a wonderful stone to help balance the emotions and release feelings of fear and anxiety. It is also renowned for enhancing creativity, bringing positivity and stability.
Quote for the month
“Your body hears everything your mind says.” Naomi Judd
Be here now. Enjoy the present moment and all of the positive experiences that have unfolded and are continuing to unfold. A wave of contentment is washing over your life. Contentment is about taking time to reflect on your situation, enjoy the moment, and trust you are always being guided. Your angel team is encouraging you to follow your heart now. Do what makes your heart and soul sing. Do what makes you smile, dance, and rejoice in the glory of your life. Your angel guide is encouraging you to live your joy fully.
I wonder what November has in store for each of us? Balance and reflection – and if things get tough, know that you are surrounded by love, guidance and support.
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
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