I am a slow living enthusiast. Ritual Keeper. Writer.

An oracle deck (or two), essential oils, a good book and my journal are never far from my side.

I was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. I am a mother of 3 boys aged from 19 to 29. Being a mother is my greatest, greatest achievement in life. A huge privilege. 

I formally trained in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lassater, have a Diploma of Counselling and became a practitioner of many natural healing modalities including flower essence, crystal therapy, reiki, space clearing and distant healing.

For the past 30 years I’ve studied many brilliant, life changing natural healing modalities and shamanic practices. I continue to feel deeply drawn to learning about ancient ways, folklore remedies and earth medicine.  I am a life learner. 

My work on this planet is simple.  I believe in the medicine of pausing, slow rest and remembering breath. I trust deeply in the alchemy of ritual.

I believe the answer or the next right step is always somewhere inside of us.  Waiting to be awakened, heard or felt through the practice of ritual.  Rituals help us stay close to ourselves. Ignite our aliveness.

I believe, all of us can be our own medicine. One pause, one breath and one healing ritual at a time.  That’s my mantra. 



I trust you find my blog helpful.  There are lots of material and rituals that I share here, all which I know have made a huge difference in my life and to those who have attended my slow rest retreats over the past 14 years. 

I tend to write about what’s resonating with me at the moment.  My thinking is,  if I’m needing to connect or re-connect to a ritual I know for a fact that some of my readers will be feeling the same.  History tells me this. The emails I receive tell me this.

Thank you for reading this far. I so value your time. And appreciate the connection.

If you are curious or this page sparks something inside of you, I offer semi-private slow rest retreats in quiet locations around the world,  distant healing and one on one slow rest journeys via skype.

I welcome your emails and questions.

May the medicine in you Rise my friend, one pause, one breath and one healing ritual at a time.

xox  Carole Bourne


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