What’s on this June

Dear Soul Family and the Wolf Pack,

The past few months have been magical with so many of you committing to the inner work and deep diving into understanding the personal and collective shadow.

For those of you who haven’t been able to make our May sessions, we’ve been studying intuition and the life-death-life cycle in Women Who Run With The Wolves. Through this process we’ve been connecting with our inner Baba Yaga and awakening to the great powers of inner seeing, inner hearing, inner sensing and inner knowing. Much of this has been done through sharing, writing, getting creative and even up cycling! This group has developed into a powerful sisterhood, there are only a few spaces left for those interested in joining.

In our Sunday group we’ve been reflecting on the myths of Persephone, The Handless Maiden and Inanna to understand our own shadow projections and why we have denied our own beauty and independence. Through sharing and reading ‘Rape and the Demon Lover’ we’ve been untangling the masculine and feminine qualities in our parents, lovers and within ourselves. Looking at the difference between rape and ravishment, we’ve been understanding the ways our own feminine has been psychically raped and how to say yes to ravishment for transformation.

In our Alchemical Peer Supervision group our ‘quaternity’ of budding alchemists have been on a four week depth study of mortificatio too, one of the seven main alchemical operations. Working through the death cycle across these groups, reflecting on what’s been going on in the collective over the past few months and turning inwards to my own personal process has given me a much richer understanding of the importance of this stage. 

And now for new life as what follows mortificatio is always growth, rebirth and resurrection… as voted for in our New Nurse The Soul Chat Room, here are some new offerings taking place over the next month. Please do sign up as there is limited space. 

This Saturday 6th June 6.30-8.30pm Healing The Inner Child And Working Towards A Conscious Relationship Workshop
Using creative tools, spirit animals and guided visualisation this workshop will address how to work towards a conscious relationship. We will spend time with the inner child, exploring abandonment wounds, intimacy fears and address how to develop the tools to self care when compulsive responses come up. This space will help you separate and understand what actually happens vs what we experience happening when our childhood wound is running the show. We will also focus on what is needed in order to feel safe being relationship.
Weekly on Tuesdays 7pm The Dreamers, Eight Week Experiential Dream Course Starting Soon
Nurse The Soul is starting a new 8 week candlelit dream circle for understanding dreams using depth psychology, jungian analysis, sufi mysticism and shamanic practice. Those who follow their dreams are on a spiritual path and allowing their soul to enter the treasure chamber. We have created this circle to catch the richness of our dreams together. The space will be for encountering messages from the deeper source and revealing the unconscious essence. Weekly we will bring dreams, dreams that are untouched and that we are ready to unfold in the company of those attending. As a group we will use guided visualisation and creative work to bring the dream into the physical realm for the purpose of awakening.
Sunday 21st June 2.30-4.30pm The Father Daughter Relationship Online Workshop
This group is the love child of me and my time over the past couple of weeks watching White Lines on Netflix. It’s had mixed reviews. I personally loved it. Partly because of Ibiza and the music but I also thought the Oedipal subplot between Oriol and Conchita was portrayed incredibly well in a modern context. I’ve wanted to run a workshop on the Electra complex for a while and watching this inspired me to bring this together.

And if you’d like to join the Book Clubs there is still space. We meet at the following times weekly but you’re welcome to join 15 minutes before the starting time where I usually am drumming, giving card readings or just open for a chats and questions before we start.

Every Thursday 6.30pm Women Who Run With The Wolves Therapeutic Book Club
Every Sunday 6pm Addiction To Perfection Therapeutic Book Club
Just click on the buttons or reply to this email if you’d like to join any of the groups. As always, I look forward to being your midwife as you birth your soul into this life.

With love,

Jasmine

Death and Separation

Traditional-Native-Concepts-of-Death

In one of our book clubs we are reading about death and separation.

https://open.spotify.com/track/21lvPKHfApzgODWkSPMqfY?si=34FzPwpOT7CDXrfFARSJaQ

This is a deeply moving mortificatio song. Mortificatio, meaning killing and death, is the stage in alchemy before the whitening.

In native american culture buffalo was dismembered (separated) and bones were used for marrow, skins for tipis and moccasins and water bags, hooves for cups, fat as soap, tongue as a hairbrush, tail as a flyswat and even dried buffalo dung was used for fires. Buffalo symbolises abundance, it gives life.

It is important to stay with the theme of death and darkness before running towards the light. Be patient as you dismember yourself. Sow your seeds deep into the dark, wet, soil and the abundant harvest will come. The more we go into our darkness, and into our own shadow, the more we will be able to access our light. It is important to not bypass the depth of this stage, we always have a shadow side that we can go further into so we must stay with it when it calls.

I find reading about Inanna’s descent into the underworld very soothing when I am moving through mortificatio. I take my time feeling my way through what seven parts of myself I want to leave behind as Inanna passes through the seven gates and removes her seven layers. If I am bleeding during this stage I collect my blood in a moon cup and pour it on the soil as a ritual to honour the shadow side of fertility and to receive blessings from the earth mother.

‘Black is a promise that you will soon know something you did not know before.’ – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Full Moon in Scorpio

Happy full moon in Scorpio and 3rd Super Moon in a row!! Super strong rebirth at the moment. Just as Scorpios can shed their old skin, so can we. Symbolically, this shedding of skin means rebirth and transformation. Leaving behind all that no longer serves us and closing doors to open new ones. 

~ Reemerging process

~ Release deeply-rooted subconscious fears of intimacy

~ Deep emotions

~ Major soul growth and transformation

~ Intimate connections

~ Death and rebirth

~ Mystical sensations

~ Raw and intense sexual energy

~ Magic is alive in you

~ Let the truth set you free

~ Ask and you will receive

~ Love beyond limits

~ Replacing superficial dynamics with loyalty and depth

~ Intuition on point

Here is a song I encourage you to play on repeat today at full volume!!! https://open.spotify.com/track/7KRXr3joGNEmGy5jBM5hlY?si=zu9L5qghStehHKc8ex13kg 

For those that want to join the wolf group we are meeting at 6.30 today. Join at 6.15-6.30pm for drumming, Fiona will be leading this today. Bring your drums, rattles or just listen to the sounds of rebirth as we invoke Papatuanuku. Message for link and password.

🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺

May 2020

Dearest Souls,

I can’t thank you enough for being on this journey with me.

Ten years ago I was travelling across South America on 24 hour bus journeys, listening to music on my old, white, now giant looking and broken iPod. Gazing out of windows at nature I was trying to understand who I was, what life meant and what was important to me.

I should have been happy according to what I had been taught. I had a 2.1 from a Redbrick university, I was travelling the world, had a big group of friends, boyfriend, family back home, a good figure and lots of other things that I was told to believe would make me happy. I remember tears would fall out my eyes while gazing out these windows and I would wipe them away before my boyfriend of the time would wake up and notice.

On a little 30ft sailing boat from Colombia to Panama through the San Blas islands I spent a lot of time scribbling into a flimsy orange paper notebook I had bought at a bus station back in Brazil. There had been a wild storm the night before where I had been the most physically frightened of the forces of nature I had ever been in my life. It wasn’t however the outside that frightened me the most, the storm within my soul was louder and more forceful than it had ever been. There was a rising crescendo of violence which culminated all the energy that had been building in me since I was eight years old. It was dark, excruciating and it was irrevocable. I was giving birth to a newer version of myself that night and this experience was one of my many awakenings that I would reflect on in therapy in the years that followed. It shook me to my bones and the stillness when I woke up was something I had never experienced before. The waters were clear and the sky was the purest blue I had ever seen but the feeling didn’t come from what I could see with my eyes. Something had shifted in me deep in my core. Something I now know follows a dark night of the soul.

That next morning on the little boat as I stared into the abyss I dreamt up this idea of having a beautiful home where people feeling like I did could all come together and connect on a much deeper level than I could even dream of. I wrote it all out in the flimsy orange paper notebook. Even though I believe Nurse The Soul has been within me since childhood, this moment was the conscious beginning of Nurse The Soul.

I don’t share much apart from a few pictures of my cats here and there on social media but I wanted to share this all with you as what is happening this year for Nurse The Soul is very special and created with my whole heart. After lockdown, or as I like to call it, another dark night of the soul, we are slowly opening a new and much larger premises with 12 rooms where we will be offering Psychotherapy, Group Work, Women’s Circles, Crafting, Drumming Circles, Book Clubs, Meditation Classes, Yoga, Art Therapy, Moon Circles, Animal Medicine, Inner Child work, Self Love Workshops, Shadow Work Therapy Groups, Mentoring For The Wounded Healer, Guest Rooms for longer term retreat work and much much more. This will be happening later in the year or perhaps the beginning of next year. We are sorting out the last leg of all our hard work now. When I say our hard work, I mean mine and my husband’s. We met through the therapy world and on our first date we talked about our dreams of opening retreats in London and Ibiza. We have been working on this together for three and a half years now and at times have been reclusive and selfish whilst we’ve needed to work on the foundations involved. We wanted to create something on very solid ground that was a direct and honest reflection of what we believe in and for this reason it had to happen very slowly and softly over time. There have been lots of trials and tribulations along the way but we are nearly there now. We also aren’t officially married yet either, we hope to make it official after we are settled in our new premises, but we began calling each other husband and wife from very early in our relationship and are very much married to each other in our souls. I believe us coming together creatively and this now beginning to manifest is a true reflection of the inner marriage I have been working on for the past 10 years.

I hope that our new Nurse The Soul premises will give you all the space to heal your own inner child, find the love you are searching for and nurse your souls into your own unique truth and wholeness.

For now please see our online offerings that we are sharing with you at present.

With love,

Jasmine

 

Just a little look into our lock down meditation and yoga! Alchemy loves when we get the yoga mats out for some reason and always falls straight to sleep. Perhaps it’s the sounds of Papatūānuku https://open.spotify.com/user/honigleben/playlist/6z1g5BhHZVhDKqS5JL1QyF?si=tXOnVzchTfymd-oZMg6bhQ or the Palo Santo burning.