We have the pleasure of introducing you to Marie Ponting, a writer for our spiritual corner. Marie is a deeply insightful and intuitive individual who has dedicated herself to helping others along their spiritual journeys.
Her passion for spiritual growth and her profound knowledge of various spiritual practices and teachings have led her to conduct workshops and events that inspire and empower individuals seeking to connect with their inner selves.
Through her work, Marie aims to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their spiritual paths, connect with others, and ultimately find greater meaning and purpose in their lives. So, without further ado, let’s hear from Marie herself!
By Marie Ponting
June is here, hooray! With June comes Summer solstice which marks half the year and sees the longest day. I always find Solstice a very heartwarming experience. I love to watch the sun go down the night before and sun up on the day.
I have spent a few Solstice at Stonehenge and I have to sat the atmosphere is electric, I can feel a very masculine energy running through the stones, the beating of the drums and the chanting is always mystical and fills my soul with joy, watching druids in their beautiful long cloaks worshipping the land. What I do find spoils is the rubbish that is left afterwards, this doesn’t make my soul feel so good!
The Celtic goddess of summer is Aine, she also represents wealth and is represented by a red mare, she is usually presented with red or dark brown hair which is always long. She started as being a sun goddess, however as she matured she became a moon goddess. Full moon this month was the 3rd, 4th and 5th of June, perfect time for putting your crystals out for charging.
Spirit talk: so as you know I love my spirit animal encounters and there is one specific one that i would like to share with you from May. I was walking through my favourite forest, it was beyond peaceful, the ferns were taller than me, (not hard considering I’m not quite 5ft) i looked down on my T-shirt and there was the sweetest little caterpillar looking up at me, a caterpillar always represents growth and change, I thanked him for coming to say hello and with that he was gone, this put a big smile on my face.
As I turned to take the track homeward I saw a young buck on my left, he hadn’t caught sight of me or my wolf yet, so I stood and watched him as he grazed in the bushes, he saw me, jumped out into the same track I was on and cantered off in front of me like he was leading the way home, it was a good couple of 100 metres until he darted off into the forest, as he did that I looked to my left and a beautiful butterfly was flying next to my right shoulder. That was dad come to say hi, and reassure me that everything is as it should be and it will all be OK.
Have a blessed June
Online drum circle with Sandie Alderman – Last Monday of the month 7.30pm-9pm
Contact: Sandra 07834 208550 email@example.com
6 week meditation courses (Spirit Animals, Chakras, Crystals, Past lives, Goddesses and
runes), 1-1 meditation, crystal healing, soul healing and channelling.
Contact: Marie 07825 654230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Andover Alternatives meet once a month at Augusta Community hall 6-8, last Sunday of
the month, varying topics, details on the Facebook page.
Tarot Courses, Retreats, readings.
Crystal and Himalayan bowl practitioners course
Monthly chanting starting 28th May at 10am Charlton Lakes.
Sisters sharing space, moon gatherings, chakra and colour therapy