I am a slow living enthusiast. Ritual Keeper. Writer.
An oracle deck (or two), essential oils, palo santo, a few crystals, a bottle of vibrational medicine, 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 passion is simple. I believe in the medicine of pausing, slow rest and remembering breath. I’m a slow living enthusiast and trust deeply in the alchemy of ritual.
The many tools I share and write about here on my blog support you in being your own medicine. No matter what challenges you may be facing. Small, helpful, do-able rituals. Kind rituals. Gentle rituals. I’ve got your back kinda rituals. Rituals that ignite your inner medicine for living a natural life. A flourishing life. Being comfortable in your own skin kinda life.
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.
The busyness of the outside world is constantly bullying us. Tugging hard at our visual senses. Pulling at us out, and away, further and further away from ourselves. We are left feeling exhausted, anxious, lost, tangled or disconnected. We find it more and more difficult to discharge the side effects of over stimulation and the constant presence of demanding distractions. Our light dims. Our energy fades.
I believe it is becoming harder and harder to have true moments with ourselves.
True moments that help us come back to our centre, heart space.
True moments that help us reflect and digest life.
True moments that help us know what we need to leave behind.
True moments to rest and replenish our deserving bodies, tired hearts and over stimulated minds. The very essence of slow rest.
True moments that help us stay in flow and communication with our inner compass. Our intuitive guidance. Alignment with higher realms.
True moments that value the importance of ritual.
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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