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
Its October! The wheel has turned to Mabon, Autumn, everything moves. The seasons roll on, into the season of hibernation, everything starts to slow down, the nights draw in.
How do you slow down, do you slow down? I was very lucky to go to Stonehenge in September with a friend who had bought me a sunset tour of the stones. I have been to Stonehenge before, but only during the solstice, this was a very different experience, it was quiet, I had time to think, to feel.
The energy was beautiful, we also had a guide chatting to us about the stones, very very interesting, they are made from Sarsen stone with DNA coming from Wiltshire. They are also 95% crystal. What are your beliefs around Stonehenge? In my imagination I can hear the historic chanting, I can see people coming to celebrate – fascinating experience – I would highly recommend it.
I also spent a weekend in Glastonbury in September where I had some beautiful meditations around spirit guides, I learned more about my guides, who they are, and what their purpose is. Do you have spirit guides? Do you believe in them? I also met 2 new goddesses to work with, Artemis and Ariadne, both beautiful energies whom I very much look forward to working with more, Although Ariadne could have been a little more subtle rather than sending the biggest spider she could find! Ariadne is the weaver, the Greek goddess who assisted Theseus in his escape from the labyrinth.
Artemis the Greek goddess of animals, the wilderness and childbirth, this explains a lot. Did you see and hear the thunder storms also, I stood outside in the rain watching and listening in awe of mother nature, what’s your reaction to storms? I was having a particularly hard night dealing with grief that night, so to stand outside and feel the rain wash over me was indeed very healing and cleansing, I felt my grief was being washed away by mother earth, instead of pain I started to feel love and release.
We have Samhain (pronounced sow in) on the 31st October, you may know it as Halloween. It is where night and day are equal times and the veil between the worlds thin, It is also new year for us Pagans, I will be having a stand in the high street during the Halloween town event so please do come and say hi Everything is energy and energy is everything
Have a blessed October
Online drum circle with Sandie Alderman – Last Monday of the month 7.30pm-9pm
Contact: Sandra 07834 208550 email@example.com
Wand Making Workshop & 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