empath\bipolar

deborah bannerMy name is Debbie and I’m an empath\bipolar. I heard you say ‘ Oh no! ‘

I came into my ‘ super power ‘ a while back not even knowing what was happening to me.

My behaviour could not even be classified as a psychiatric condition. It had a portfolio of its own.

When I came home ill after visiting friends of mine I would shrug it off as just being tired but it happened repeatedly and only with two of my close friends.

butterflyI’d come home depressed, having migraines, feelings of hopelessness and despondancy. Something was wrong.

One day by chance I came upon an article about empaths and I had a ‘wow’ moment – I was an empath. I knew that I had the ability to carry peoples feelings and I was like a sponge absorbing the negativity that was in their space.

Next step was to get myself out of these situations and regroup, meaning take a time out from toxic relationships.

I miss my friends but not their circumstances. I stand by them as long as I’m not physically in their space.

Being an empath is never easy especially when it comes to close relationships, partners try understand but its very difficult for them to understand the depth of your pain and negative feelings. Staying positive takes alot of ‘ me ‘ time and my grandsons help me regroup. A child is so open and full of life it refreshes my soul and I’m ready to take flight from there.

treeA close relative of mine is very ill at the moment resulting in me being quite ill too. Her and I were soul mates forever so once shes better I can face the world again. Her pain is mostly in her head area- leading to my vomitting and headaches at the current moment. So her and I are bound by more than just being blood family. My empathic powers are more profound where it regards her and my children.

So for now I go to work and back and try stay away from toxic people and situations. I find absolute solace in the confines of my bedroom surrounded by my crystals, angels and feathers. It keeps me calm.
Thank you for letting me express myself.
Deb

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Angel Wings

angel wings

Angel wings
wings of pure white lace
stretching toward heaven
up, far up in the sky
but
what if heaven is deep
very deep within ourselves?

There it is – inside me
inside my soul, inside your soul

Why do I drain my soul’s life and energy
if I can choose heaven as my soul’s residence?
I want to choose heaven for my soul to live in:
Light, white, pearl

What is the colour of light really?
Is it the shine on teeth that smiles at you?
Is light in the creases around smiling eyes?
Maybe light is in touch
doesn’t matter if it is human or animal
it’s in touch

Light is in the glint of the eye of your loved one
Or even a stranger you connect to
in an instant
where souls touch
quite unexpectedly

Light is everywhere
in everything
in everyone
Just notice it

Tanja Joubert
24 February 2015

World of Crystals

world of crystals

Crystals are very close to my heart, and I work with them regularly. Work? OK, Play, does that sound better? My friends often ask me if I am ‘crystaling’.

I see my crystals as friends. They help me with my garden, home, work and Fayre. They also keep me company when I sleep and bathe.

008Each crystal has its own ‘personality’ and ‘character’. Each crystal is different as it is made from different minerals, thus portraying its own colours, plus each has its own unique inclusions. Just like human beings, no 2 crystals are the same.
Crystals are conscious that they are housed in a crystalline body, just as we are conscious that we are housed in a physical body. We are only guardian or keepers of crystals.
Crystals are not our slaves. So we have to ask them to do things for us or where they want to be placed in the home, car, work, garden etc.
If the crystal does not feel happy, it will either shut down and not work, or move. Yes, crystals do move!

Crystals gather, hold, amplify and release energy.

My crystal series is going to concentrate on a specific crystal, giving you ideas on how to clean and work with them. You will also get a good idea on what to do with the crystal once you have chosen it.

031Beauty truly is a need. Even if you are only attracted to crystals for their beauty, allow their sparkling energy to get inside of you and uplift you.

You might even be pleasantly surprised as they stimulate some aspect of yourself, like your imagination, your ideas, or your sense of dreaming. Take it one step further and imagine going inside one of them.

You might receive messages or symbols. Whilst ‘crystaling’ you might even feel healing.
The energy of the crystal has the essence and the beauty if you will tune into them.
Enjoy ‘crystaling’

The Holistic Fayre, Bothasig is turning 8, on 12 July 2014

The shortest distance between two people is a smile

IMG_8418_SnapseedSwap out your battered and beaten day at the Shopping Centre with an indulging day of warm hospitality and effortless chatting amidst interesting and exciting stalls. Perhaps you’d like to visit a Reader for a peep into what the future might say….

We have a great selection of Psychic, Tarot, Angel, Astrology, Rune Stones, Medium and Numerology Readers, or maybe sooth those tired muscles with a relaxing Massage, Reflexology or even some Shiatsu.

Drumming Circle

Meander through the hall with its great selection of books, CD’s, DVD’s, Incense Sticks, Aromatherapy Home and Personal Care, Crystals, Jewels, Plants, Orgonite, Water Fountains, Healing Oils, Hats, Gifts, Clothing,  and much more.  You never know where you might find your next treasure.

Don’t forget to grab a cup of gourmet Coffee and a slice of delicious Cake while browsing…. And for lunch…. Choose from delicious Vegetarian & Non-vegetarian Meals, pastries, and Asian or even Greek dish….. you’ll be spoiled for choice… Not so hungry… how about a Samoosa or Cupcake? For this special celebration we have a very invigorating and exciting day planned just for you.

Group of Belly DancersVarious Belly Dancing Studios are shimmering through the hall with veils and scarves,  following the beat of the Drummer as they fill the hall with delight. Later, you’re welcome to try your hand at some free drumming…

Listen carefully during the course of the day for the announcement of the 8 Magic Word Competition.  Be enchanted with over 20 prizes for this Competition. Exhibitors have donated over 200 prizes to be given away to Lucky Visitors.  Prizes vary from gifts to gift vouchers, treatments and sessions.  Two little Angels will be roaming through the hall giving away mini Tea Cups sets and Lucky Birthday Pegs .

Vaska serves a happy Visitor Maeve KingFor an entrance fee of only R5-, you will be entertained, no doubt receive Free Gifts, and attend Free Lessons as you mingle indoors in a positive and energizing environment.  Spend the day with us and leave feeling excited, fun-filled and re-vitalized. Situated near the N7 Freeway, The Bothasig Community Hall is easily located with ample secure parking, often under trees.  Festivities start at 10am ending at 4pm with a Closing Ceremony of Gratitude.

Arrive a Stranger, leave as a Friend.

Visit our Website www.aboutholistic.co.za for full program of monthly Fayre

 

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Eight is Great!

8 is great logo8 years ago, I followed a dream and was guided to start an Holistic Fayre in the Northern Suburbs. Little did I know where I would be guided and the events that would follow.

In July 2007 we opened our doors for the first time in Durbanville. Exciting times lay ahead. Twenty Exhibitors signed up, and by 4pm we had over 200 visitors stream through our doors. Wow! What an achievement! The thrill of a Drumming Circle and Free Talks strengthened our foundation.

In July 2008 we celebrated our first birthday in Durbanville. By this stage, we were so busy, and we outgrew the hall, there no room for new Exhibitors and the public found the venue very cramped. So: by the end of 2008, we moved to our new and improved hall, in Bothasig.

Within a few month of transferring the Fayre to Bothasig, due to unforeseen circumstance, The Holistic Fayre together with 35 Exhibitors, moved temporarily to the little community hall in Edgemead for 6 months, and celebrated our 3rd birthday there. By Christmas 2009, we were back at our favourite hall, Bothasig.

Our 4th Birthday in 2010 saw the World Cup Soccer played in South Africa, and we celebrated it under the first rain that The Holistic Fayre ever experienced. The rain washed away all our old problems and gave birth to new ventures and experiences.

2011 saw the first of our now popular shows: Belly Dancing, Hula Hoop, Bollywood Dancing, Fire Dancing, Drumming Circle to mention but a few.
In 2012 the 20minute Free Informative Talks and Mini Workshops were re-introduced at The Holistic Fayre. These talks have proved to be extremely popular and well attended.

In 2013, we saw the burst of 3 new Holistic Fayres opening doors in the Northern Suburbs. We were proud to be the catalyst in this new trend. We were proud to be the leaders and pioneers in breaking new ground in the Northern Suburbs by introducing wholesome living. Sadly, not one of them celebrated their first birthday.

Today, as we celebrate our 8th Birthday in 2014, we proudly announce that we have grown to be the most popular and biggest indoor market in Cape Town. Boasting over 50 Exhibitors; experienced in their field and offering something unique. Hosting Free Entertainment every 30mins. A Farmer’s Market was introduced with home-made wholesome goodies.

Visitors come from far and wide to spend the day with us.  We are proud of what we have achieved

Join us as we celebrate our 8th Birthday on 12 July 2014

Animal-Speak by Ted Andrews

Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small

ALSO AN AUDIO BOOK.   3 C.D.’S.
SALE PRICE OF   R99.

Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world.

animal speakAnimal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world.

Animal Speak shows you how to: identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals; discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles; call upon the protective powers of your animal totem; and create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance.

This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.

With over 415,000 copies of his book Animal-Speak (Llewellyn, 1993) in print, Ted Andrews has become the number-one authority on learning how to connect to the spiritual power of our animal totems.

Now with this original author adaptation of Animal-Speak, Andrews presents an audio workshop to help listeners identify, access, and understand their own animal spirits. Filled with teaching stories collected from almost thirty years of presenting this material to students across the world, this program features: –

  • How to determine your own “power animals”–your personal totems and allies
  • Uncovering your own hidden strengths and talents through the medium of your animal guides
  • Learning to understand the “language” of animals–both wild and domestic
  • Methods for calling on the protective power of your animal guardians
  • How every encounter with a living creature can become an epiphany of the heart–as well as a message from the divine
  • and more For any spiritual seeker looking for an authentic way to reconnect with the living energy of the natural world, best-selling author Ted Andrews provides an invaluable key with Animal-Speak–the art of calling upon the power of the animals in our lives.

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Minestrone

Note
MinestroneThis recipe calls for cooked pea beans or garbanzo beans (chickpeas). If you use chickpeas, begin soaking them 3 ½ hours before you make the soup. After 2 soaking hours, cook them in boiling water for about 1 ½ hours – until comfortably chewable. If you use pea beans, you needn’t soak them, but give them 1 ½ – 2 hours to cook. In either case, if you cook the beans in plenty of water, save the extra water to use as stock for the soup. You’ll have a fuller-flavoured, higher-proteined minestrone.

1½ cups cooked pea or garbanzo beans (¾ cup raw)
½ cup dry pasta
1 cup fresh chopped tomatoes
Parmesan cheese
3 tbs Olive oil
1 cup chopped Onion
4 – 5 cloves crushed Garlic
1 cup minced Celery
1 cup cubed Carrot
1 cup cubed Eggplant or Zucchini
1 cup chopped Green Pepper
2 tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Oregano
½ cup fresh chopped Parsley
1 tsp Basil
2 cups Tomato Puree
3½ cups water or stock
3 tbs dry Red Wine

4 – 6 servings 

  • In a soup kettle, sauté garlic and onions in olive oil until they are soft and translucent.
  • Add 1tsp salt, carrot, celery and eggplant. (if you use zucchini, add it with the green pepper)
  • Mix well
  • Add oregano, black pepper and basil
  • Cover and cook over low heat 5 – 8 minutes
  • Add green pepper, stock, puree, cooked beans and wine.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and remaining salt.
  • Keep at lowest heat until 10 minutes before you plan to serve
  • Then heat the soup to a boil, add pasta and boil gently until pasta is tender
  • Serve immediately, topped with parsley and parmesan