Stepping Out of the Spiritual Closet – Sharing the real me

November 11, 2019

On the weekend we had a lovely lunch with friends we’ve known for close to 30 years.

I met most of them when I was 21 and just started going out with my now Hubby. These people are like family to me, so it was an absolute joy to spend a few hours eating, drinking, laughing, reconnecting.

There was one friend at our lunch who I really wanted to speak with. We hadn’t seen each other for around ten years (or that was our guess!) and there had been a lot of change in both our lives over that time. 

I knew from the journey my friend had taken that they would understand part of my own. For at least two years I’ve known I wanted to share my story with my friend – not because our situations were the same but because, in my mind anyway, our journeys weren’t hugely dissimilar. My friend was further along on the journey than me and to hear the wisdom they shared was like a balm to my wounds.

It was actually really difficult to say out loud the words I needed to say to my friend.

Not because I haven’t said them before, to trusted friends or in my own mind.

And not because I felt my friend would judge me.

But because by voicing them I was acknowledging to someone outside of my inner circle a deep truth for me.

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This Year’s Big Creative Project

October 31, 2019

A little over six months ago I sent my niece a text asking her if my sister liked a wall hanging I created a few years ago, that’s hanging in my dining room. I wanted to know if she felt my sister would like one in her own home and, if so, I’d make her one for our birthday. ⁣

My niece said she was sure my sister would love one so I went out, bought some yarn (in colours my niece thought would look nice in my sister’s home), pulled out my homemade loom, set it up, and started weaving.

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Is the worry, fear or doubt you carry yours? Or is it someone else’s?

October 9, 2019

I shared this post with the Sanctuary Inner Circle on Facebook and thought it was worth publishing here. If you’d like to join the conversation just head over here for all the details and to sign up today.

“Sometimes the fear won’t go away, so you’ll have to do it afraid.” Unknown

Let’s talk about this quote for a minute.

Particularly – how do you do the thing you know in your heart you’re here to do BUT still carry doubt, fear, worry around it.

The first question to ask, which kind of makes sense to me, is –

Is this doubt, fear, worry mine?

What I mean by that is – Is the worry or fear truly a part of me, or did someone else plant the seed?

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An Extremely Important Apology

September 26, 2019

In my last newsletter to the Sanctuary Creators Tribe + in a blog I shared on my website (which has now been removed) I spoke about spiritual awareness and psychic awakening, and shared a definition of each with you.

It is with deep sadness that I acknowledge that I was extremely remiss in not acknowledging correctly the source of that definition.

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My weekly ritual to get in the ‘zone’

August 29, 2019

Each Sunday night (or sometimes Monday morning) I spend time exploring what my week ahead looks like. ⁣

I don’t do this the ‘normal’ way, by looking at my diary and seeing what lies ahead (even though I know that’s important and something I will do after this👇🏻). ⁣

Instead I get my (current) two favourite oracle decks, a set of runes + The Book of Runes (scroll down to see a photo!), to see what they have to share with me about the week ahead. ⁣

My process is this. ⁣

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