Get to know StaceyPosted by Stacey Adele Sat, April 01, 2017 10:25:38
inspires you and what legacy do you wish to leave behind? I think these are two
very important questions to me at least and most likely to many other people
Firstly I want to say that many of the people on my Facebook page for
Animal Reiki and their animal family members inspire me every day:) so thank you.
Also I am honoured to know I have inspired people through this group and my animal
healing work to open themselves up to healing others and even start their own
business. So thank you, this is part of my legacy!
for inspiration, there is someone looking at me right now, Rex my bearded
dragon who inspires me to be the best I can be and lets me
know when I need to take a step back and think things through. He may just be a
lizard to many people, but he is so much more to me.
there is Charlie, a corn snake who unfortunately passed away a number of years
ago. She was so loving, curious and intelligent and her passing saddend me
deeply. However, she is still around in spirit and in her daughter Jet, and she
inspired me to formally train in animal healing. So without her passing I may
have not set up my business and be helping others now.
brings me onto another part of my legacy, my work with animals. I know that
those I have helped either in person or via my wider work will be living
happier and hopefully healthier lives for it. This is an amazing legacy, to
help others, especially those that so often do not have a voice in our human
who in the human world inspires me? Well my very good friend and amazing healer
angel Julie Jingles Newton for one. She has so much wisdom and love to give and
is amazing with animals. Then there is Jess and David of the animal sanctuary
Wild Touch who help so many animals locally to me and are wonderful people.
They even have a young son who is already following in their footsteps.
are also famous people too, but not famous as in on telly! Jane Goodall for
one, an ambassador for our primate cousins and for living with the Earth rather
than just on it. Diana Fossy who may have been a little socially odd, but who
loved her gorillas with all her heart. Richard Leaky and family who researched
human evolution and found out so much about who we are as a species. The Dali
Lama who tries harder than any other religious figure to make us realise we
are one and tries to bring peace to the world though his teachings and books.
there are my family for whom without I wouldn’t be who I am and although we
argue and fight we always love each other. My families moto has always been ‘live
and let live’ and they nurtured my love of wildlife and let me keep many animals
in the home as a child. I hope that part of my legacy through my books is also
to show how wonderful family can be and honour my parents.
are many others who inspire me, too many to list. There are new individuals
every year. So who inspires you?
you are interested in my work or my books please check out my website http://hamishs-holistic-healing.com
and join my Facebook group Stacey Animal Reiki. Namaste xxxxx
Get to know StaceyPosted by Stacey Adele Sat, January 14, 2017 12:26:18
Last week a colleague at the day job asked ‘what day does a
week start on, a Sunday or a Monday?’ I’m not sure of his reason, but we all
had a different view and reason as to why we would say a particular day. For
instance calendars in the UK generally are laid out to start a week on a
Sunday. However, some of us consider a week to start on a Monday as this is
when we go back to the day job after a weekend off. You might be wondering what
this has to do with spirituality and my blog. Well science, ancient cultures
and karma all tell us (in my view) that cycles are more important than linear
In science there are many cycles; for instance the cycle of
life and death and the associated recycling of material to the earth when
something dies. In a forest this can mean a tree falling and as it rots it
provides food for insects, fungi and soil bacteria via the Nitrogen Cycle. This
in turn provides the minerals required for other plants to grow. The cycle of
the planets around the sun, and moons around a planet are born out of physics
and are generally regular. On earth these cycles provide day and night, the
seasons and the movement of the tides, thus affecting how life and culture
evolved to a large degree. There is also the potential for longer time scale cycles
regarding the ‘birth’ and ‘death’ of stars and potentially the universe itself,
all providing new matter and energy to be used elsewhere.
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The cycles of earth and the wider universe are also
discussed in the Mayan calendar and associated beliefs. The Mayan calendar was
used by a number of cultures around at the time and it still in use in some
cases today. It consists of three
separate corresponding calendars, the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine
calendar) and the Haab (civil calendar). In all three cases time is represented and
measured cyclically. The Long Count is their astronomical calendar which
was used to track longer periods of time - universal cycles. Each represented
2,880,000 days (about 7885 solar years). The Mayans believed that the universe
is destroyed and then recreated at the start of each cycle.
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The concept of Karma and past lives affecting your current
one, and your evolution to higher spiritual plane, are linked to cycles as well
as linear evolution. Your spiritual body (etheric body or soul) will cycle
through different lifetimes atoning for past sins, gathering knowledge and
experience, and potentially taking many physical forms until it is ready to
ascend to another plane of existence.
So cycles underlie a lot of what happens and can be seen in
natural and in human constructs of time. Therefore, does a week start on a
Monday or a Sunday? Well in reality it doesn’t really matter. What is more
important is you make the most of your time in this life cycle and live each
day full of wonder!
Get to know StaceyPosted by Stacey Adele Sat, September 24, 2016 14:11:25
I was wondering what to write about and as I was
in the garden I thought why not tell people a bit more about me and the things I
like. Now you may know that I love animals and take in a number of varied and
wonderful rescue cases. You may also have picked up I love being outside
watching the insects and birds go about their day and seeing beautiful coloured
plants. I do love the
outdoors and enjoy a spot of gardening (or rather wildlife garden maintenance).
This morning has involved tackling some rather spikey trees. They do give off good berries for the birds in autumn, but also cause
a hazard to us. I have also being
pond clearing as it has
turned into grass this summer and needs a clear out for the frogs so they
have a breeding pond again. I now smell like
pond, but I don’t mind, I’m not much of a perfume lady. The only perfume I own that I have brought for myself is from a
traditional perfumery in southern France and is organic and natural. It smells
like roses and brings back lovely memories of France.
I also love to read and write, mostly things about animals,
complementary therapy and fanfiction (I’m a closet Trekkie). In addition I like
to draw and/or colour, but I’m not very good at it and tend to prefer to colour
mindfulness type pictures of (you guessed it) animals. My favourite books to
read at the moment are a mixture of the relationships between people and other
animals and books around Buddhism. I’m currently writing a book called Tortoise
Tales about captive tortoises telling their stories and what it’s like to be a
tortoise living with humans through their eyes. I have a book on Amazon all
about my reptiles and conversations I have had with them. http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/151482160
Both of these books
have been initiated by some of my animals. I am also dipping in and out of a
more biography style book about my life with animals, but this is surprisingly difficult
to write as I feel I can never capture enough on paper.
I’m not a big shopper but do love Jo Browns clothes as they
are unique and hard wearing meaning less waste. They are also inspired by other
cultures and travel is another love of mine, but one I don’t indulge in nearly
enough as it requires money, something that is not abundant unfortunately. I’m also
not a big cleaner, partially because I loathe using chemicals but also as I’m
not really that domestic! Deep cleaning and de-cluttering does have a certain
energetic release to it though and helps with energy
rebalance in the house. I will admit to dying my hair, but my
hairdresser uses a natural based dye and given my hairs unique ability to
hold onto dye for months it only needs doing twice a year. It’s my one vain
element I suppose, I miss my auburn
hair of early childhood.
So there you have a little bit more about me: the animal
loving, complementary therapy practicing, gardening writer who is not very
domestic but does have some home comforts, and wishes she could travel more. If
you want to know more about my therapy and animal background or wish to book a session
with me please see my website http://hamishs-holistic-healing.com
Get to know StaceyPosted by Stacey Adele Thu, August 04, 2016 20:31:11
Most of us will have had a decision to make that was
difficult and left us confused as to what to do for the best. Different
individuals will give you advice as to what they think you should do based on
their opinions and desires. Your own head, heart and gut might all be telling
you different things too, further confusing the situation. Recently this has
been me regarding decisions about my animals, my life in general and sometimes
about silly little things. Human nature is a funny thing and old behavioural
patterns are easy to fall back into, even when you are someone who connects to
Chi and is trying to lead a life of reduced conflict and trusting their instinct.
So what is currently getting me in a spin? Well mostly
whether I am taking on too much, do I have the energy to do it all, and can I
afford it (both monetarily and emotionally)? It started with an issue that
threw my confidence about my animal Reiki business into a downward spiral for a
while and then we were offered a parrot but we have so much going on at present
my husband said ‘no’ straight away. I felt conflicted as I know this parrot and
she is lovely and makes me laugh, but we do have many animals in the home and I
try to balance a full time job, the Reiki business and ME with the animal care.
My heart wanted her, my head made the arguments above, and my gut was lost. It
felt like every decision I could make was not the best for everyone and I started
to overthink everything.
So I asked some of my current animals what they thought. Rex
my bearded dragon said ‘no, I want more of your time not less’. Splitz the
tortoise was similar, thinking I need to spend more time with him and not be
shared out. The snakes were not fussed as long as they get fed, watered and
some attention. Willow my current bird was unsure, ‘I would like the
conversations, but Maya is a different bird to me and we would not get along so
well’. So I was left feeling guilty and
still unsure as I feel my heart is big enough to love more, but my physical
time and energy is stretched. I tried to meditate on it, but found it too
difficult as my brain was too noisy.
However, writing this down helped, it got me to see what was
going on in my life and everyone’s arguments more clearly. It made me realise I
want to make the business work but I need to be careful and not rush it; I want
to get the animal sanctuary with parrots, reptiles and hedgehogs, but again I
need the time and energy and to build slowly from where we are; I love my
husband and can’t ask for more from him with something that his not his dream.
So for now the sanctuary is on pause until everyone we currently have is fully
accommodated in the best possible way, my business is slowly being rebuilt to
plug any possible holes, and I have taken some time out to sort a few more
mundane but required tasks to help re-balance the energy of the house and of