Travelling Back Home.~ Well Dressings~

Well Dressings 2016

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I travelled back to the place I grew up last weekend. It brought back so many memories for me. Of a time when I was a young girl with no idea of where life would take me.

Each Sunday I would walk the 15 minutes  distance of the village from our home to walk up to the Chapel where we would go to Sunday School in the Methodist Chapel.  Often we would walk it twice a day on Sunday as we went to afternoon service and evenings on a special occasion, such as Easter or Harvest Festivals..

I  being the eldest of 5 siblings  would  lead my bother and 3 sisters by the hand as we would  Sing in the choir, often being the only choir some weeks. I often think we were made to go, just so as my Mother and Father could get some peace for a couple of hours.

Old Methodist Church Stoney Middleton Now a private Dwelling

Old Methodist Church Stoney Middleton Now a private Dwelling

 

On my revisit last weekend I walked that same distance, today however the chapel is no long a place of worship  but converted into a private dwelling.

At one time I would have been able to name every one who lived in our village by name.  Now apart from a few relations and old family’s  still there  most are  now strangers,  

 

Below is where I did the Maypole dance when I was a child with the village junior school. Weaving in and out holding coloured ribbons we would dance in front of the Parish Church St Martin’s. Bunting was spread out between the houses as it is now. We would practice long hours at  Stoney Middleton Primary  School so as we would not get our ribbons all twisted wrongly as we made our webs and patterns  with the ribbons around the Maypole as the boys and girls skipped around.. 

The Nook was where I would do the Maypole as a child

The Nook was where I would do the Maypole as a child

 Back then the older children of the village were allowed to help make the boarders of the main Well Dressing, while the adults created the main body of the wells. I am unsure as to how the village now organises its creation.

So what is a Well Dressing?  

Stoney Middleton Well Dressing 2016

Stoney Middleton Well Dressing 2016

A Well Dressing is an old custom that the Village of Stoney Middleton has now been taking part in for the last 80 years. It is the Thanksgiving for the Spring water supply that dates back to ancient times of 1600 BC when the Peak District was occupied by a tribe of people called the Brigantia’s  who took their name from Brigantia ( the Holy One ) a Goddess who was a protector that formed a bridge between the Spiritual and Material Worlds.  Below her lay many lesser’] ‘Deities’ who were believed to be embedded in stone and Trees. The most special of these were the Rowan and the Oak trees. But also Water that sprung from the wells from out of the Limestone and grit-stone was revered

Many of these Springs were warm.. And the one in Stoney Middleton  pictured here with this beautiful  Woodpecker which my nephew  designed Here  is a Thermal Spring. ..

Welldressings over Natural Spring This spring feeds the old Roman Bath House the temp' of the water is a constant 63 degrees,

Well-Dressings over Natural Spring. This Thermal Spring feeds the old Roman Bath House the temp’ of the water is a constant 63 degrees.

 These springs were thought to come from the fiery underworld. The Spring Here is a constant temperature of     63 Degs even in winter. And today as back in my  younger days, many of the villages would take there cars to the trough that overspills onto the road leading to the cemetry and wash their cars in warm water.

So back in those ancient times effigies were placed along with offerings near these caves and springs as the water was felt to have healing properties .  Which led to the wells being dressed on May the 1st as an offering to the spring festival of Beltane  as springs of flowers and branches would be left to honour Spring. The custom progressed within the  Christian Churches  which is carried on today called Well Dressing Week.

Children's Welldressing made by the village school chidren. This years theme is Noah's Ark

Children’s Well-Dressing made by the village school children. This years theme is Noah’s Ark

Many of the villages grow flowers in their gardens and allotments specifically to collect the petals and leaves.. The frame is made and filled with clay mixture.. When I was a child the adults would soak the clay in the local brook. And Everyone would have to work quickly, often we as children would carefully peel the petals so they were separated and we were allowed to do certain parts.. While the main picture was done by the adults who knew what they were doing. All of this is done voluntary.

 

Events are scheduled throughout the village week.. With Tug of War,  Brass Bands, Maypole Dancing, Treasure Hunts, Cake stalls and competitions, while others have made cards, sell plants, and seeds and all proceeds are shared out among village projects  and charities.

Below you can see the separate Petals used, and the seeds, pebbles, bark, leaves and stems used to create the Picture forming the Well Dressings.

Bluetit created from petals and feathers , Bark is also used.

Blue-tit created from petals and feathers , Bark is also used to create the tree branch.

Here is the restored Roman Bath House..

 More can be found here about the Roman Baths and Stoney Middleton HERE

We walked around some of the village reminiscing as we went . Here I used to walk to the shop which was at the time of my childhood one of two in the village. We also had a Post office and 3 Pubs back then.. Sadly this is the state of the front of the Old shop now..  There are no shops or Post Office in the village now.. The nearest shop and post office is in the next village or local Town..  And there is only now One Pub left in the village which is the Moon Inn.. which is steeped in its own History and Dark Past which can be found HERE.  A sad state of the times as people bought the house attached to the back but as yet have let the front shop fall into decay. 

Old shop and One time Post office

Old shop and One time Post office

Before we left we went to say goodbye to some old family and friends who are  no longer with us but who are close to us in spirit, And I said good bye as I reflected how quickly these last 41 years have sped by since I left the village for good when I got married in 1975..

Reflections

Reflections of a time so loved..

If you want to find out more and see more of past well dressings you can see the progress of how one is made then click the link  Here

All Above photo’s were taken by myself

Source’s:

http://stoneymiddletonwelldressing.org/Gallery/building_a_well/

http://www.derbyshire-peakdistrict.co.uk/stoneymiddleton.htm

 

Calling on ALL your Support ~ Fukushima Healing!

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Isn’t it amazing how the Universe gathers like minds together to carry its message to those who wish to listen?

Over the past few days I had been thinking on Fukushima Nuclear Power plant disaster which happened back March 2011 after the devastating earthquake with the tsunami that followed.

The universe never ceases to amaze as we tap into the Collective consciousness of the planet as I browsed around several of the blogs I followed I was not surprised to see several had posts relating to Fukushima and the plight of the Japanese citizens caught up within the terrible events. Which led me to write my poem yesterday Hanging by a Thread.

As the Radiation leaks out into their atmosphere, contaminating Japan’s air, water, crops, and themselves as the Plant itself still spews out hundreds of tons of contaminated water into the sea which hasn’t stopped in over two years contaminating the Ocean. Not to mention the suffering of those people still living in temporary shelter and who are suffering the effects of Radiation Poisoning such as nose bleeds both in adults and children, which we all know will lead to more deadly disease in the future. 

The more I have looked into the events of Fukushima, the more I am appalled how we in the UK can give the go ahead for building a new reactor here in the U.K. link Here, How can we say Nuclear Power is Safe? With no control over the deadly waste products or the potential lethal Atom bomb materials we strive to stop others going Nuclear for fear of their misuse of plutonium.

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The Earth is a water clothed planet and our oceans are the soup from which life emerges. The waters of the Earth connect and encompass all organic and inorganic processes.

We as humans consist of at least 70% of water, and 30% of the Minerals of the Earth.. We are in fact ONE with the Earth.

When we pollute these oceans and waterways we are ultimately poisoning ourselves. There is NO escape!. The oceans teems with life which through the very plankton goes up through the food chain whereby we sit on top..

Once this delicate balance is destroyed we have no idea how to repair this intricate delicately balanced web.

We are not being taught by those ‘in the know’ that our Oceans are dying, nor are we being told of the reality of Fukushima and that the massive injection of toxins into our oceans not just from this horrendous and deadly radioactive spill from the reactors. It seems the media has swept much under the ocean as  to  what the consequences would be to the world should see the worst scenario  happen in Japan.   

Within my posts over the years I have touched upon Water and Crystals often. Here I spoke of Dr Emoto’s experiments with Water and Thoughts that change the structure of water crystals, and our own Self Healing!

You who know how our Thought processes work also know that Love is the Highest Energy of All, We all of us send out our Heartfelt Love and compassion to those in need, and Know the Power of Healing via the Energy grids work.. By the same token so do our thoughts penetrate and change the structure of Water Soluble and solid in Crystal  form contain information. We each have such in our computers Lets not forget!.

So imagine my delight to see the Universe at work as my daughter told me how she had been in contact again with Little Grandmother Kiesha Crowther  We had both along with my Hubby been to see her when she visited Wales in 2010. A post relating to this visit can be read Here as she did a Crystal Healing Workshop to help the World in its Earth Changes. 

My Daughter had some of her stock of Crystals from her and her partners Health food store which having read Little Grandmothers Facebook page and Video which I will add for viewing at the bottom, they decided to send to scientists working with crystals In Fukushima. So they dedicated Last Sunday in cleansing and charging the crystals to be sent and gathered them up in the shape of Japan

Crystals for Fukushima

Crystals Boxed ready for collectionBefore Boxing them to this address to be sent to help the Radioactivity in the Plant.

It is as Keisha – Little Grandmother says, We came here as tribes of Many Colours to make a difference in the world..

This is our time now to send the greatest of powers via our thoughts to Fukushima. Yesterday Monday, Workers at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have begun removing fuel rods from a storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor building as they started the delicate operation manually which normally is done by a computer system accurate to the millimetre, The BBC World on line News did a report HERE.. So Please join your thoughts and prayers and send your love, charge your crystals and if you can not afford to send any, then know each crystal connects to the vast Earth Grid via our Collective Consciousness..

I will leave you with Little Grandmothers Video and message and the address to send any crystals can be found onLittle Grandmothers Web page Here and say a BIG Thank you for all your Energy and Thoughts of Love sent to ALL places, The Philippines included who need so much Help also

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Quote from Dr Emoto.

“When we are alive, the human body is at approximately 36 degrees Celsius. This is the temperature of the fluids in the body. When we die, this goes to zero degrees Celsius. When we die and go to the other side, crossing the river, we are no longer able to move our bodies. But the crystalline structure of our soul emerges. It’s like water. When water turns to ice, the crystalline structure becomes visible, but it also becomes immobile. So ”crystal” equals ”spirit”.”

~Blessings Sue~ 

Emotions, Water and YOU!

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As We head to the weekend I am taking a short break from the world of my blog .. I will be back next week… I was hunting for something to Post and dipped into my Achieves to retrieve this post which I posted in 2007. The Heading then was Water Water Everywhere!.. At the moment here in the UK we have Snow Snow everywhere… But snow is still water crystals.. and they too are pretty amazing as each one is unique … 
 
I hope you find this post interesting and I also hope you watch the Video link… I also wrote a post in 2008  showing the crystals formed when a thought was projected into water and frozen you can view HERE
Water is surrounding us in our bodies and around our shores and this video shows that our Emotions have a profound effect upon our lives. And the Power which is contained within THOUGHT…
I Will see you all soon.. and please leave me your own thoughts and I will get back to you very soon .. Sue 
 
 

 Water Water Everywhere!..

We say that some times the moon rules us. Why do you suppose that is? The waxing and waning of the Moon also rule our Earth Ocean tides. Pulling our Oceans tides back and forth. The moon effectively controlling water with gravity.

I have always within my Aura-graph readings associated water with emotion. Do we not shed tears of water when we release that emotion? Whether it is tears of sadness or tears of Joy.

And how many of us feel so much more relaxed when we get into that hot tub for a long soak.

And do we not feel refreshed and invigorated after our holiday’s by the ocean..

Even a walk down by a lake can make us feel so much better. 

We as humans are made up of 70% of water.. And I was not surprised to learn several years ago that water one of the Earth’s elements may hold a key to our health and well-being.

We are all vibration and I believe that what we are and think creates our reality and our states of health.

 

Several years ago I was extremely poorly with Fibromyalgia so much so that I had to change my career path. This condition came along to do just that.  I became so exhausted and full of pain it became impossible for me to work.. I listened to my body and made the changes. And thankfully I am 110% better. Getting only twinges now and again just to prod me into reminding me of my thought process, and what I am doing to myself.

 

I would just like to share with you the effects emotions have on water. Some of you may have come across the works of Dr Emoto’s work with Water. If not here is a link

In his work he has discovered that by taking samples of water and energising them with words of love or hate. It will alter the properties of the water. By freezing the water and then photographing the water crystal formations you will see for yourself how emotions attached to words and there meaning have there affect.

Is it any wonder if we are made up of 70% of water then how our own bodies react in terms of our own health?

My own personal  opinion  was that the amount of rain that we experienced in this country this year is natures own cleansing.

What do You think? 

  I just loved this Quote from Dr Emoto.

When we are alive, the human body is at approximately 36 degrees Celsius. This is the temperature of the fluids in the body. When we die, this goes to zero degrees Celsius. When we die and go to the other side, crossing the river, we are no longer able to move our bodies. But the crystalline structure of our soul emerges. It’s like water. When water turns to ice, the crystalline structure becomes visible, but it also becomes immobile. So ”crystal” equals ”spirit.”

  

Note:- Why not give the experiment of rice in the jars a try. Click onto related video link.(Interview with Masaru Emoto.)And the experiment is near the end of the interview.

Remember We Create What we Think!. 

Sue Dreamwalker

Water and Emotions..

Snow has been falling on the earth for more than a few million years. Each snowflake, as we have been told, has a very unique shape and structure.

By freezing water and taking a photograph of the structure as Mr. Emoto has done, you get incredible

Mr Masaru Emoto

information about the water.

Water is the very source of all life on this planet, the quality and integrity are vitally important to all forms of life.

The body is very much like a sponge and is composed of trillions of chambers called cells that hold liquid.

The quality of our life is directly connected to the quality of our water.

Mr. Emoto has discovered many fascinating differences in the crystalline structures of water from many different sources and different conditions around the planet. Water from pristine mountain streams and springs show the beautifully formed geometric designs in their crystalline patterns. Polluted and toxic water from industrial and populated areas and stagnated water from water pipes and storage dams show definitively distorted and randomly formed crystalline structures.

ICe Crystal Antarctic Ice  Ice Crystal Fountain in Lourdes, France

On the left a crystal of Antarctic Water On the right from the fountain at Lourdes France.

yodo_river Japan this river passes through major cities in Kasai  

 Above  isYodo River Japan ..

Fujiwara Dam before offering a prayer.      Fujiwara Dam, After offering a prayer

 Left–Fujiwara Dam before offering a prayer,Right–Fujiwara Dam After offering a prayer

  

After seeing water react to different environmental conditions, pollution and music, Mr. Emoto and colleagues decided to see how thoughts and words affected the formation of untreated, distilled, water crystals, using words typed onto paper by a word processor and taped on glass bottles overnight. The same procedure was performed using the names of deceased persons. The waters were then frozen and photographed

 Untreated distilled water.

Above untreated distilled Water.

Below water after words taped to the bottles were left overnight.

Distilled water withLove and apprieciation  written on overnight   thank_you word taped to bottle of distilled water overnight

On the left is the words Love and Apprieciation.. On the Right the word Thankyou

Now Look at these words…

  Distilled water with the words  Adolph Hitler      make_me_sick I will kill you onto the water over night

On the Left is the word Adolph Hitler.. on the Right are the words  You make me sick I will Kill You.

Is it any wonder the Words wound.. as we are made up mainly of water!

Now.. Look at these next pictures of water which has music played to them..

  Distilled water after music therapy. Beethovens pastorial           Distilled after playing music kawachi_folk_dance

 On the left is Beethoven’s Pastorial.  On the right is  Kawachi Folk Music

Below is Heavy Metal.

Distilled heavy_metal

The Vibrations of Sound and Word.. Have such and impact upon us..

Quote from Mr Emoto 

“By receiving beautiful thoughts and feelings and words and music, our ancestral spirits get lighter and are now able to make the transition “home.” When we consider this, we can see the importance of traditions like Obon [a Japanese summer tradition where ancestral spirits are invited back to spend time with the family, and the ancestors are taken care of and respected].

When we are alive, the human body is at approximately 36 degrees Celsius. This is the temperature of the fluids in the body. When we die, this goes to zero degrees Celsius. When we die and go to the other side, crossing the river, we are no longer able to move our bodies. But the crystalline structure of our soul emerges. It’s like water. When water turns to ice, the crystalline structure becomes visible, but it also becomes immobile. So “crystal” equals “spirit.”

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