Inspiration and Hope……Newsletter

Rachael CrowNewsletters

My Dearests,

I was contemplating not doing a newsletter this week, I’m sure your inbox is crammed with all kinds of CV info, advice, all the free offerings folk are doing now they are stuck at home!

“This is a time of incubation. This is just the beginning…..
We are incubating our self knowledge, our wisdom, all we have reaped from our inner work.. our meditation, our healing…. In the stillness we will preserve our selves for what is coming. Surrender to this time, the quiet, the peace… You will need your inner strength for what is to come.
Anchor down into our Earth Mother, know our guides, angels, ancestors are with us.
The Great Turning is here. We have chosen to be here at this time to be part of this Turning.
These are exiting times to be alive in, but preserve your energy. Incubate, slow down, stop even, sleep, eat well, drink plenty of water, exercise, meditate. Humanity is going though a collective rite of passage, we are evolving, changing. Be gentle with yourself.” Rachael Crow 27/03/20

Whilst life here hasn’t changed dramatically, obviously like everyone, our children are home and infact we have deregistered them as we are not the kind of parents that want our children to be taught by computers. Who knows what the future education system will bring, what’s important for us is nature connection and simple living, so we are seed planting, reading stories, playing games and limiting screen time.

So that’s what I want to offer this week, a reminder to drop into the simple- I’m seeing a frenzy of activity on social media- so many things to “do” when in fact we are in a world wide state of grief and rite of passage. This is a rite of passage for humanity…into a new unknown future and it’s important we stop and recognise the grief we maybe feeling for the ‘old life’.

It’s an opportunity to re-evaluate how we are living, how we are consuming, where our addictive behaviours lie. Technology is raising our children, our teens are awake til 3am chatting on phones to friends. This isn’t the future I want to be a part of, I want to create a future where we are communicating authentically with one another, supporting one another, and I see this happening- people reaching out to the elderly in their communties, people checking in more than ever with family and friends, people healing old rifts.

While I write this my children are creating a puppet show with old cardboard boxes and felt tips… back to simplicity! Do you remember doing things like that as a child, the fun of putting on shows for the grown ups? I’ve been teaching them breath work and yoga each day- even if its just for 5 mins. (they love Wim Hof!) and I got Dorothy to do a little promo video for my book Why Does Mummy Bleed? She had great fun rehearsing felt excited about supporting her mums work!

Each day we read together, we pick oracle cards, we meditate, we pray- we have family rituals. These are the foundations of our family.

I invite you to step into the future with us, feeding the youth with nourishment, and if you don’t have children, who’s children can you support to nourish? We are all in this together and we all have our medicine and gifts to share with the world.

I’ll finish with a couple of online beauties I’ve had playing in the backgound of our lives -we dont listen to the radio, or the news…only positive and educational stuff!

Join the global meditation April 4th- but in the meantime meditate daily!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbK5Zc9tZ5Y

Beautiful Wisdom from the Indigenous peoples. Online Conference with “The Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations of the North“

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1C9IR9eaSs

This Remembered Earth – Roundhouse Ceremony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H9jeLOGABk&feature=youtu.be

Inspiring Music-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx17RvPMaQ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXP-43g_5Bs&list=RDEMPkoGAYCE_-5qpuuKFuTq6g&start_radio=1
Be empowered with your health- https://vitaminmasterclass.com/

For now, stay sane and stay safe!

 

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Life Just Keeps Changing!!! Newsletter

Rachael CrowMenopause, Newsletters, online teachings

My dear followers,
I hope you are all staying sane and safe in these changing times. It’s certainly a time to drop into going with the flow…whatever that is!!

I will continue to post out Moon Times orders for as long as the post office stays open. Thanks to all of you who are ordering!  Do share my code for new customers MT10%OFF … I so appreciate your continued support.

As we step into this new way of being (not doing) I invite you to join my daily healing and Sunday eve healing circles. If you follow me on social media you will have seen my posts offering these …..
Especially for anyone feeling alone, a little too isolated, those missing family and community, I invite you to join my midday healing circle… Join in anyway that suits you, maybe just imagine you are held in the hands of the circle ♥️ If you want to join in sending healing, I use many different ways, sometimes I imagine sending light around the world, sometimes I send it into the earth’s core and let our Earth Mother send it where it’s needed, sometimes I use reiki, or drumming (free drum journey here), or rattling, sometimes I sit outside, other times I’m on my sofa…. So what I’m saying is, there’s no right or wrong way to join in… Do your own thing, but do join us! Be part of the circle, part of the movement of love, healing, of light, of positivity ♥️ radiate from your hearts. ♥️

If you have some spare time on your hands, perhaps you might be interested in my half price Reiki I online course? This is half price now until the end of April, with a Facebook support group.
Reiki will change your life…for the better….It’s an amazingly simple healing tool that is so needed in these times of change!

As you connect to the reiki energy you will become more positive and will feel it increasing your energy and expanding your creativity and opening doors which you didn’t even know exist!! All this and so much more is waiting for you!

Reiki means ‘universal wisdom and life energy’, it is also known as ‘the secret art of inviting happiness’. Learning Reiki certainly changed my life for the better!

Obviously the Moon Pause retreat has been cancelled, watch this space for the new dates.

So far Drum making workshops and Ritual Tattooing will go ahead, unless the isolation advice goes on later into the year.

If you fancy a drum to join sending out healing, I’ve got kits with a video tutorial, or ready made drums all reduced this week!

You can connect with me on all my social media (links below) where I’m regulaly posting positivity!

Let’s stay in the positive vibe, support one another, keep one another lifted up, 2020 is the year of the heart, so stay in your heart, stay in love, and stay well.

 

 

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I’m retiring from “Teaching”! Newsletter

Rachael CrowMenopause, Musings, Newsletters, online teachings

Dearest ones,

I’m integrating a massive awakening that’s happened to me the last couple of weeks, well probably the last few years…haha, and I’ve decided I’m stepping down from “teaching” … instead I will now SHARE my tools, sit in circle and SHARE what I know and LISTEN to what you know, I will midwife your drum, and empower you to take it in to YOUR energy and learn from it YOUR way, using your own MEDICINE.

It’s time we step away from the patriarchal guru /teacher system where you pay someone to teach you what you know deep inside…. It’s time we step up, create community, ask your sisters and brothers to hold the girls and boys with you, co-create beautiful gatherings, full moon groups, mother daughter groups, father son groups, gather in red tents, moon pause lodges… Gather the tools and do it yourself!

My work all along has been to EMPOWER people to step up and create ceremony, ritual, hold space, go within LISTEN TO YOUR INNER WISDOM and I’m happy to share the tools I have to continue to support people in reclaiming their Soul Skins and creating magic in their communities!

THE TIME FOR COMMUNITIES, COLLABORATION AND SHARING IS HERE!

 

 

So while i’m integrating all of what’s been going on for me, I just want to let you know about a few opportunties to create ceremony with me, connect and collaborate with me and also to let any new followers know where they can find me on line and on social media.

Coming up over the next few months-

Ritual Tattooing in Bristol May 31st and Wales, July 5th- limited spaces left.

Drum Making in Wales- April 4th, grab a place quick!

If I get enough folk interested, i’m going to add another day onto the Drum Making on Sunday 3rd May, Moreton, Leominster, contact me if you may be.

Plus all my online Sharings, meditations, drum journeys, (I’ve had amazing responses to my perimenopause womb meditation– thank you all who have enjoyed it!) Plus you an connect with me on Patreon

I look forward to connecting, sharing, creating communtiy, and I send you lots of love, love, love!

 

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Join DeAnna’s RED TENT ACADEMY

Rachael CrowMoon Lodge/Red Tent, Newsletters

Women ask:

– How do I launch a Red Tent?

– How can I reach more women?

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I’d like to point you to some solid answers!

Like You, women around the world

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But – Desire isn’t enough…

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Women Need HELP

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Yours,

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Here we go again!

Rachael CrowMenstrual Health, Musings, Newsletters, online teachings, Workshops

Hello my Loves,
It’s been an emotional time for me, after my video aired on the Red Tent Summit (thanks to everyone who watched and commented!)  I held my last drum making in my yurt as she goes in to storage for a while, and our last Red Tent circle…it’s continuing, but at another venue. I’ve got close friends facing massive life decisions and health crisis, some days it feels so overwhelming, but I keep coming back to community and love. When the ripples of these incidents hit a community they pull us together, in love, unity, prayers, healing… ♥️
So as a light worker, I hold a space for healing every Sunday eve- 9pm for all who need healing, so feel free to join this practice with me, sending or recieving…for health, healing, love, kindness, sharing and community….. world wide. Join the web of light. Together we are stronger. For all our relations. ♥️ 🙏🏻

So on Sunday we were sharing in our Red Tent circle and I was talking about how we “market ourselves” and how we need to just be truthful, honest and authentic, be ourselves! Which got me thinking, how do I “market” myself- so the next morning I wrote a list of how I see myself…I’m an anarchist, feminist, activist, rebel…. and thought “Jeez, I dont know how to make all that attractive!!” I turned on my computer to come up with a fancy Facebook post about my latest course and there it was…already written for me – thank you Universe! (and Ems who wrote it!!)
Here we go….
“I’ve got friends who are feminists, friends who are environmentalists and friends who are activists. I even know some amazing feminist environmental activists! If you identify as any of the above, I highly recommend taking the Love Your Period course, which I took last year, run by my wonderful friend Rachael Crow. Here’s why:

– For Feminism: The taboo around periods is something we are all affected by. Ignorance and lack of understanding leads to fear and the need to dominate and control – from the erosion of reproductive rights in the US to children dying in isolated menstruation huts in Nepal. The more we understand our own bodies, the stronger we are in the fight against sexism.

– For the environment: learning about your cycle is an amazing opportunity to learn about reusable menstrual products – sponges, cups, pads and pants, there’s so much more on offer than non-biodegradable throwaway crap!

– For activism: being an activist isn’t just about waving a sign at a march. It’s about being active in our own lives, taking back control of our health from a hierarchical medical profession and a corrupt pharmaceutical industry. Knowing your cycle means less dependence on hormonal birth control, improved mental health and living more in tune with the cycles of nature that we are an intrinsic part of.

International Women’s Day is coming up on 8th March…why not get one of the incredible women in your life a place on this course as a thank you for being the wonderful creature she is?!

It’s time to get seriously radical, and there’s nothing more radical than loving your period!”

I’ll be supporting this with a Facebook group – which closes on 2nd March, so join now for access to my online hand holding with live vids, encouragement, propts, mini womb connections and more…..plus all the course materials!

What else am I offering…

Theres still places on The Moon Pause Retreat with Jayne and I.

Ritual Tattooing in Bristol and Wales

Drum Making in Wales.

Plus all my online teachings, meditations, drum journeys, or why not connect with me on Patreon?

I look forward to connecting, creating communtiy, and I send you lots of love and health!

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Balancing our hormones…naturally!

Rachael CrowMenopause, Menstrual Health, Musings, online teachings

My top tips for hormone balancing…whether you’re in perimenopause or generally out of balance- these tips will help support coming into balance….hormone imbalance can effect us in so many ways….

* digestion challenges (bloat, constipation, etc)

* PMS or PMDD
* Infertility
* PCOS

* difficulty gaining muscle or losing weight

* breast implant illness
* Endometriosis
* Fibroids

* thyroid disease
* adrenal insufficiency
* chronic fatigue
* Estrogen dominance
* painful periods
* irritability (aka ‘inner b*tch) * acne & skin issues
* depression

So what can we do?

DETOX & Look After Our Health

Most of our hormone imbalance comes from over exposure to estrogens- they are everywhere, in our plastics, foods, water, products we use on our body, products we clean our home with…and STRESS causes over production…so we need to detox.

Consider all the above…are you eating clean, filtering your water, using natural body products, natural cleaning products…and are you stressed? For many of us this might feel like a big list to change, so start slowly, ease in to only buying organic food, invest in a good water filter, replace shampoos, face creams, bathroom products with natural ones- even better make your own or find a local producer you can support who makes them (personally I use coconut oil for everything!! yes even toothpaste!) , buy the green cleaning products from the super market and find ways to relax with self care practices- yoga, walks, breath work, a foot bath…just do nothing for a while!

Honestly, its time we all took our health into our own hands and changed our lives for the better….

Below I’ve got 3 recipes for supporting you to detox….first you need to ditch the above and think about daily detoxing- cut out the caffiene (replace with a smoothie), ditch the sugar, the processed foods…support your womb and liver with a womb and liver pack.

Hormone support smoothies

1⁄2 cup of Organic coconut yogurt
1⁄2 cup nut milk of choice
Leaves of 2-3 kale leaves

1-2 handfuls of spinach

1⁄2 medium avocado
1 small banana (or 1⁄2 large one)

1 tblpoon of hemp seeds
1 date (or anything else you want to sweeten it with- Stevia /honey/ agave)
Flavor with herbs such as turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.

Blend and enjoy

Liver Support

1 Apple

Half a lemon

a thumb of ginger

1 garlic clove

1 tbspoon olive oil

add water to thin, blend and enjoy. Drink at least once a week to support the liver.

Hormone Balance smoothie to replace caffiene

I buy all my ingredients from Detox Trading

Raw Cacao

Ashwagandha Powder
Shatavari Powder
Reishi Powder
Chaga Powder
Ginseng Powder
Spirulina Powder
Gotu Kola Powder
Lacuma Powder
Nettle tea (blended to a powder)
Spirulina Powder

I buy all these, mix them (about 3 tablespoons of each) into a kilner jar and each morning spoon a tablespoon into some nut mylk and make a paste, slowly add hot water (or use a blender), add some sweetness to taste and maybe a spoon of coconut oil or stir in some MTC oil (good for the brain)
This a is nutrient dense, medicinal cocoa for the woman on the go!

Look after your Gut- we all know that gut health is vital! So my gut health tips….

Only eat real food- food that nature produces….. Processed food, artificial flavouring, preservatives can cause bloating.

Eat only when you’re truly hungry. Snacking and eating too frequently (less than 4 hours apart) can cause bloat.

Try Probiotics and digestive enzymes to help break down food. By the time we’re 40, we make about half the enzymes that we produced when we were younger. Switch brands now and again to get a new set of cultures inside you- also eat things like Kimchi, Saeukraut, kefir, homemade coconut yogurts.

Drink BEFORE your meal…have a large cup of water while you cook…not while you eat!  Water dilutes your digestive arsenal, causing undigested food that feeds bacteria and causes bloating and gas.

Start with FRUIT. Eat fruit separately from protein and starches. Fruits are easier to digest before a meal. This helps prevent the fermentation and gas that can occur when combining fruit with protein and fat-dense meals.

Watch how your body reacts to dairy and wheat/flour (gluten). Most of us cannot tolerate dairy and wheat, and really dairy is designed for babies…time to grow up! Replace with creamy oat or nut mylks.

CUT OUT, or at least lower sugar intake, use dates, honey, agave, stevia to sweeten foods…..or maybe you are sweet enough?  Other things to avoid: wine, high-sugar alcohol, sports drinks, BBQ sauce, frappy-mocha-caramely coffee, fruit juice….look out for hidden sugars!

Exercise….yoga, rebounder, pilates…vigourous walking….whatever works for you!

Consider what you put on your skin- Your skin eats everything you put on it!

Within 1 minute 70% of what is on your skin goes into your blood stream, toxifying your liver, entering the ovaries and breasts and fat cells. If you think skin cancer is JUST from the sun, think again. We’ve been lied to. The MAIN perpetrator of cancers (primerily skin cancers) are cosmetics, chemical products and sunscreens.

So lastly- deep cleansing is required...because we live in a polluted world! Which means regular liver drinks, juicing, water cleansing, liver packs and ENEMAS!!

Yes, I know no one wants to talk about enemas….but it’s needed! Even before my hormone balancing and cancer healing journey I was doing Dark Moon cleanses and enemas– they are easy once you get the hang of them….so go on, give it a try!

See my other posts for tips on essentail oils, supplements  herbs etc

Supporting Perimenopause Naturally

Use my healing visualisations to connect deeper to your Womb and bring health and balance

Join me in my Broken Basket Woman online teachings, exploring the journey to menopause.

Read my other Blog posts on peri menopause

For  Cycle Charting tools see Moon Times 

To work deeper with me, see my online trainings, and workshops

 

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It’s all about Moon Pants & Moon Books!

Rachael CrowMoon Lodge/Red Tent, Newsletters, products

Hey everyone!

I’m just coming back down to Earth after the SUPER full Leo moon….We had beautiful fire ceremony at home with my kids, did a meditation, put our wishes in the fire and ate homemade chocolate! Yum!

I also made some more Indigo Drums, mixing the dyes in the moon light….and creating these Snow Moon Heart Drums that are avaliable at my Etsy shop.

And I’m loving the feedback on my Moon Pants….TBH, I wasn’t convinced….why change a whole pair of knickers when you can just change a pad? But having tried them, they are fab, so comfy, smoothline (great for yoga class!) and easy at night!

I’ve got new stock of Pink Lemonade….We LOVE this book….my daughter Dorothy (9) and I have been reading this togther and it’s brought up so many more questions around her getting her moon time….Sarah writes in the style of a 12 year old getting her period and keeping a diary…

Plus the old favourites….Womanrunes are back in stock, sadly with a slight price increase due to the customs charge….sorry folks!

Love Your Period with Facebook support group opens Lunar Imbolc…23rd Feb, closing 2nd March…Together let’s dive into our womb space and work on what’s blocking us from loving our periods…..(sliding scale cost) click the pic for more info.

A couple of freebies….a drum journey from me….. and don’t forget to tune into the Red Tent Summit…my video airs on Saturday ….see you there!

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Connection and Community in 2020!

Rachael CrowNewsletters, online teachings, Workshops

Hey everyone,
How’s things? We are feet firmly in 2020 now, the energy feels so different, we are all being called to step up, shed our limiting conditions and step out- be the best we can possibly be- whatever that is…we are all unique and in the ‘feild of plenty’ there is space for us all to shine our lights and bring our gifts to the world! Which aligns perfectly with my passion of supporting people to get into their authentic truth, by going back, looking at the past, healing wounds and moving forward in life with purpose! So maybe now is the time to join one of my online teachings

Along side my teachings I have Facebook support groups- for another one of my passions is connection and community…As many of you who have followed me will know I have run red tents for years, moon lodges, camps, womens circles, mum and daughter groups- one of my gifts is bringing people together and this can be possible on line too! My Facebook groups are magical places of love, holding and sharing….so have a look at my offerings and see if anything resonates….

So whether you need to connect to your cycle, learn ways to celebrate your menarche with a catch up ceremony, journey the unfamiliar territory of menopause or you just need an uplifting drum journey/meditation, there’s support here for you!

All my courses have a Facebook support group (optional to join!) more info about these on my video…

I look forward to creating connection and community with you….

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My Spring 2020 Offerings …Newsletter

Rachael CrowNewsletters, Workshops

Hey everyone,

So I decided just to send out a newsletter with what’s happening, my events and workshops I’ve got coming up….there’s a few places avaliable still on all of these…just follow the links for more info and to book.

Last chance to get the early bird! Join Jayne Power and I at our Creative Moon Pause Retreat– 27th- 29th March 2020, at the beautiful West Wales Sound Healing Centre, £250 early bird price ends Jan 31st. Aimed at women going through the transition of Moon Pause, this will be an opportunity to be among women going through this initiatory process. During the weekend we will immerse ourselves in the soul-satisfying process of SoulCollage® where we will create some personal cards that will support our journey. Using our intuition, we will choose from a unique collection of images, and with scissors and glue and magic, create collage cards that reflect our Souls wisdom and honour the influences of our personalities, challengers and guides. Plus ceremony, circle sharing, drumming, silence, sound bath…Follow the link above or email to book on info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

Two Drum Making Days coming up….. Saturday 4th April, Cilgwyn, Newport, Pembs 10.30 AM – 4.30 PM (book by Feb 23rd) and Saturday May 2nd Moreton, Leominster 10.30 AM – 4.30 PM (book by March 9th) Cost £195 email to book on info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

Spend a day creating and birthing a drum, tuning in with the natural materials, giving thanks and prayers as you use your hands, putting your love, energy and intent into this medicine tool to create a truly special drum for yourself! Using natural and traditionally prepared hides and timbers you with birth a sacred drum made from deer/stag skin (horse/cow/buffalo/goat skin may be available at special request for an extra £20, I am also offering “hair on cow/deer hides” for an extra £25 for cow, £35 for deer) The day will begin with a journey to connect with the energy of your hide and close with a ceremony to connect and bless the drums.

Scar Sister, Scar Brother, Ritual Tattoo day in Bristol May 31st, Sacred Tattoo, Drum, Ritual and Ceremony. With tattooist Suzi Edwards (Earth Pathways Diary artist and sacred tattooist) and myself, Rachael Crow. £100 (Early Bird price £90 if booked before Feb 29th)

 

 

Once again I’m honoured to have been asked to be part of DeAnna’s Red Tent Summit . Sign up and enjoy the array of amazing speakers……Click HERE  to reserve your Free Spot

You can also join me online over at my Patreon page , I’d love to see you there! I’ve been sharing loads of meditations and drum journeys, plus my personal musings, last week there was a gratitude meditation, plus weekly Sunday evening vitual healing circle….

I look forward to our connections this year!

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FREE Juno Magazine……!!

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So….every order will recive a copy of Juno…until they are all gone…..!!

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Thank you Juno!!

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