My conversation with the world...

Where Does The Time Go?

26 March 22

I'm in awe of those people that stay on top of their blog writing.  Each time I write a post, I'm determined to make it a regular thing, and then, before I know it, six months has passed, or a year, or even more, as in this case.  

I've been super busy!  In my job, I have to do CPD (Continuous Professional Development) so I'm often on training, and have recently completed some extensive training in Transactional Analysis therapy, which is a wonderful tool for use in the therapy room

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a talking therapy designed to help people understand how they communicate with others, and how those communications are shaped by past experiences, particularly the way you learned to communicate during childhood.  Whether you were brought up by controlling or nurturing parents (or caregivers) has an enormous effect on whether you communicate from a place of child, adult or parent when you interact with others.  Your default communication method can lead to arguments and confrontation, perhaps even finding that you are being controlling or controlled.  Understanding this behaviour, and more importantly what's driving it, can help you to make the changes you need in order to communicate more effectively with others.  It's fascinating stuff, and highly beneficial for clients.

So that's what I've been doing.

I also visited London for the first time since pre-covid, to do some training with the British School of Meditation.  It was good to be in London again and the training was really nourishing and insightful. 

On top of that, I've spent a year studying ancient astrology in my spare time.  Reading a birth chart is so intricate that it isn't something I'll be adding to my list of professional services, but it's something I find fascinating, and certainly something I'll continue to dabble with as a hobby.

How about you?  What do you do with your spare time?  Do you have any spare time?  If you do, do you spend it doing things that nourish your soul?  It's really important, for me anyway, to keep my brain stimulated.  I'm a sponge for knowledge and love to learn. I already have more courses bookded for the remainder of this year.  Some for professional development and some just for fun.

Namaste, Franca.

Quickest Manifestation Ever?

13 January 21

I work with the phases of the Moon to create the lifestyle that I dream of, and have to say that yesterday, I believe I witnessed my quickest ever manifestation.  I had written in my previous post on here that I'd quite like to create some events, and I wasn't quite sure what they'd look like, although a Full Moon event, in a field somewhere, where we have an abundance of sky, is very appealing to me when we come out of lockdown.

Yesterday, I mentioned to someone that I was considering running a Moon Circle.  An hour or so later, someone asked me a question in one of the WhatsApp group chats I'm part of - it's my yoga group actually, where I run some Lunar Healing Meditation classes.  The question was about what was happening with the Moon.  I'd mentioned it in my class last Friday, and she'd forgotten exactly what I'd said.

"It's the Dark Moon phase."  I replied.  "And if anyone fancies getting together tonight for a Dark Moon ceremony, just let me know!"  And at 9pm, I hosted my first Moon Circle, on Zoom, and everyone seemed to love it!  We did an incantation, some chanting, I explained what was happening with the Moon and we did some Dark Moon release work.  The feedback was wonderful, but what astounded me most was that I manifested it at 12 o'clock, and at 1.15pm, the Universe delivered.


Now, today is the New Moon in Capricorn.  It was at 5am, so I got up at 4.30am to do my ritual, and I thought really carefully about what I was manifesting.  Perhaps more carefully than usual, because of the speed at which I got what I asked for yesterday!

So I guess that the moral of the story is... be careful what you wish for!

Happy New Moon!

Namaste, Franca.

Online Booking!

04 January 21

Happy New Year!  We've moved into 2021 and I have finally created an online booking system.  I haven't created it, I've used some software which was probably ridiculously simple, but I've spent months if not longer procrastinating about it... and I finally did it.

So yay me!  This means that you can browse and book an appointment without needing to contact me first, which is efficient, and it also means that I'm another step on the way to hosting events under my own steam.  I don't know what these events will look like yet, but they will be some sort of workshop type of things, or guided meditation, or a mixture of both.  I don't know, but I know that it's something I'd like to do, and what better place to make that decision than at the beginning of a new year.

The energy of the Full Moon at the end of 2020 and the New Moon in the middle of January lend themselves very well to this sort of thing.  Releasing the old and bringing in the new.  In fact, the New Moon in the middle of January is in Capricorn, which is all about hard work and progress.  So that's great.  I'm happy to put in the hard work, which I have already done by finally creating this online booking system, and more hard work in planning an event or several events (aim high!) which will bring people together in order to raise the collective vibration for the greater good of us all.  After all, we are all one.

Namaste, Franca.

The Great Conjunction 2020
meets The Nurturing Darkness

02 December 20

As we head towards the end of what has been for many, one of the most challenging years of their lives, we are heading towards change, and change never came from a comfort zone.  This year has already forced many, many people to make changes.  I don't think I've spoken to anyone who hasn't had to make changes, and as we head towards the end of the year, we're also heading towards some big changes in the skies. Transformational changes.

Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in our solar system are moving sign.  They're moving from Capricorn into Aquarius on 19th and 17th December, respectively.  Not only are they moving sign, but they're moving element. 

Jupiter and Saturn align around every 20 years.  It's known as the Great Conjunction.  But for the last 200 or so years, the Great Conjunction has been taking place in Earth signs.  This year, on 21st December, which also happens to be Winter Solstice, they're moving from an Earth sign into an Air sign, and it's massive!  We are quite literally heading for a reset.  An upgrade!

I've been called to co-create an online event on 20th December at 5pm which will be focused around preparing and recalibrating you for the upcoming Winter Solstice and these once in a lifetime astrological alignments.  It's called Nurturing Darkness and we'd love it if you joined us to raise our collective vibration as we move towards this reset. 

You can find out details on Facebook and at www.Staywellhealth.co.uk.  I'll look forward to guiding you through the Nuturing Darkness.  Namaste, Franca.

Something Divine

05 November 20

As the UK goes into its second lockdown of 2020, I'm reflecting on the changes this year has brought to me, so far!  I've spent much of the last 18 months recovering from a spinal cord injury.  As I've tried to strengthen my back, in the hope that something will shift and I'll get some feeling back in my left leg, I've been doing a lot more yoga and a lot more meditating.  

I've always loved the Moon and the stars, and over the last couple of years, have begun to follow the phases of the Moon, learning more about what each phase means, and how its energy might affect me.  I've noticed what the Moon is doing during particular dips in my own energy, or when I've felt particularly energised, and it's incredible just how accurate it is!  Perhaps I'm just Moon sensitive - or nuts - I don't know.  Or care, really.  It's just what I've noticed about me.  I've also started to follow and learn about astrology, which I suppose fits perfectly with my interest in the Moon, but the planets have only come into my sphere much more recently.

The world is seems so small now that we have the internet.  I'm one of those people who knew what the world was like before we had the internet.  When we were children, we used to spend all summer in Italy.  Our family back in England would send us comics to read, and they'd take weeks to arrive.  Now, if I wanted to read the Beano, I could probably just find it online!

The changes brought to me in 2020 have been about showing more of my true self to the outside world.  I'm incredibly private, but I've pushed my boundaries and guested on a couple of podcasts, where I shared some pretty personal stuff, but I've found that as I embrace each vulnerability, it helps me to grow and evolve.  

For years, I've traded under the business name Something Divine.  My therapy practice is called Advance Therapies, but I still kept the Something Divine trading name.  I just loved it.  It spoke to me when I first created it in 2007, and it has been with me ever since.  During lockdown, I've created a Facebook page for Something Divine, which is more about the Moon following and weird stuff, but I'm comfortable for people to see my weird stuff now.  I also purchased a new domain - Franca.uk, and I love it.  It's my way of saying to the world that I'm here, in my little corner of the world, doing my thing, and for those people that vibrate in the same way as I do, hopefully you'll like the things that I do and the offerings I make to help people move forwards on their journey.  I do this for individuals via the various therapies I offer, and also through the group guided meditations and classes that I run.  Your vibe attracts your tribe!

I've even created an Instagram account!  I'm a bit new at that, but nevertheless...

So 2020 has been different.  It's a time when I've discovered a bit more about who I am, which in turn helps me to support the clients that the Universe brings to me.  In all honesty, I couldn't be happier.  Om Namo Narayani.  I surrender to the Divine.

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