Angels Dancing with Andrew.

A big hello to you all and a special thank you to Gloria for inviting me as a guest blogger. I’m bowled over by the kindness and support I’ve received from people in the Holistic field.

I’ve certainly had an adventurous life so far – it’s been anything but boring, something I appreciate, as I dislike drudgery or monotony.

The angels have always figured in my life since I was a child. I was fascinated by their otherworldliness, gentleness, kindness and sense of humour. 

wp-1479468927426.jpgHowever, it was as an adult that things began to take off. I had the odd experience of them when I was in the Franciscans for several years. One time I awoke to see two pillars of light at the bottom of my bed. They were both golden or yellow in colour but one was thicker than the other. I instinctively knew they were my angels and said hello to them before falling back to sleep.

Another time, I saw hundreds of them in a Church including Michael and Gabriel, both archangels. What I was impressed by was their reverence for God and all things sacred. Interestingly, they communicated through silence, probably telepathy, in adoration of God. Their whole existence is taken up by their love and service of God and, by extension, us.

The angels’ unconditional love is amazing and I’ll never forget the time when Samuel, one of my angels under Michael, so a warrior angel, touched my heart. He told me, ‘this is the love of God that I have for you’. I was overtaken by love and I thought I’d die of joy!

The compassion was all the more overwhelming as I often used to joke with the other angels about Simon because he seemed to be so serious, an old stick in the mud. And macho too! I guess angels can have a good dose of testosterone, too!

So, how did I end up working with the angels as my life purpose? A few years ago, 2013, I had to leave my job as it was destroying me (I’m an empath too which explains a lot but I didn’t know this at the time). I was full of despair and overwhelmed by depression for the umpteenth time. I was suicidal and felt my life was over. Little did I know it was just beginning.

angel-1384694_1280 One day I was sitting in News Café above Easons in Tuam – try it some time, lovely staff & great food –  and I was thinking about how to make money. I got the idea to design websites (I’m a trained copywriter) and I sensed a group of angels around my table and they were dancing. It was as though they were saying, ‘Now he’s listening!’ That’s why I call my website Angels Dance Now www.angelsdancenow.com.

Through this, I met a lady, Bernie, who introduced me to angel cards and the like, and she helped me to release my fear around it. Likewise, the angels had me drawing and painting people’s angels too. I’d get information about the angel and also physically concerning their relationship with the person. It’s a bit like doing an angel card reading without the cards.

What really escalated things though was when Bernie suggest I hold a special holding of the seven archangels for five days in my home. I’d never heard of this and she explained it was a bit like a novena. I followed her words exactly and on the second day I noticed my suicidal tendencies were gone as well as the despair, anxiety and depression. I was like a new man.

Since then my life’s been buzzing. I began to experience clairvoyance and other psychic activity with the angels and other spirits would also come through too. I have to admit that when things died down a bit and it became more natural for me I tended to shy away at times. I’m still getting used to being an empath and can find it tiring at times. But I’ve been doing angel parties as well as angel card readings, together with the angel painting and drawing.

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The angels didn’t leave it there, though. I’m now doing intuitive healing: energy, sound and crystal healing. I’ve also trained as a Mindfulness Instructor and I’ve published one book and I’m almost ready to publish my second.

The angels have told me they want me to write fourteen books. I don’t know what that’s about, but I don’t need to know. I’ll just get on with it and use it as another way to help people.

The great thing about it is that I am in control of the publishing so can keep costs down with an option of paperback or Kindle version. Here’s the link to my first book Angelic Thinking with AmazonUK link and USA link

angelic-thinking-imageAlso, watch out for my second one Angelic Mindfulness. I’m really excited about this one as it was based on four angel card readings. It’s an example of how the angels help when we ask them.

The angels help to solve life problems as they have a knack of getting to the bottom of things. They help you tap into your inner resources and discover self-empowerment. This by itself brings release and healing. Here are the various modalities I use:

Life coaching sessions
Angel Cards
Angel art: personalised angels with messages
Energy, sound and crystal healing
House and land clearances now on offer, including personal spaces eg. work space
Workshops and evening groups available
Angel parties from the comfort of your own home is also on offer
*Any of the above can be combined with the various modalities of healing as mentioned above. 

You can contact me on 085 283 2393 You can also register with me by leaving your email via my site www.angelsdancenow.com or by directly emailing me andymarmion@gmail.com. In that way I can let you know when there’s FREE stuff available.  If you want to just say hi you can also reach me on Facebook. I’m on most days.

Andrew thank you so much for sharing all this with us. I’m looking forward to reading your book and sharing my review with my readers. It’s sitting in my kindle as we speak!

I am very interested in reading and reviewing self-help books and books that are in any way related to the holistic therapy field. I have a particular interest in indie authors from Ireland and the UK. So please do send me on some titles.

Soulful, Meaningful & Practical Connection.

It is through my sheer willingness to embrace and encompass all of my spiritual gifts.  This is proof of my commitment to my life’s journey as my soul directs.

It brings me great joy to be in a position to provide clients with my unique coaching style conversation that goes deeper, provides more insight and clarity and creates the space and the way for clients to move forward with greater ease.

But I am also conscious of our perception of science and spirituality. Therefore, I have invested time and energy to train in modalities, some of which are more scientific in nature, others more about healing and are spiritually inclined.

It is a significant part of my mission and purpose.  That of being the tangible link that is the holy triad of Body, Mind & Spirit.  I will compassionately work towards bridging that gap between science and spirituality.  I will be a prodigy of the new edge and the intuitive mapping and spiritual guided approach to life.

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The Feldenkrais Method. Mary Hunt.

Our healthy state of well-being is constantly being challenged by different aspects of and experiences in our lives. The key to health is to understand ourselves, so we enhance our strengths while minimising our weaknesses.

Through relaxation a person feels more at ease, secure, and can become open to positive change and better equipped to deal with life’s challenges.

It was while dealing with one of my own challenges in life, that I discovered the Feldenkrais method.

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They Might Call It Depression.

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Today I keep silent but inside I shout,
I try to wash away the shame, 
paint a smile upon my mouth.

My heart it is heavy,
full of unexplained sorrow. 
I can’t feel happy, not today,  
maybe tomorrow.

I walk and I walk and I keep on going,
where will the road lead me?
I don’t care, I don’t care.
Today I am trapped
in this dark consuming space. 
Nobody knows, nobody knows, 
they don’t see my face.

Today I hide away from the world and its doors,
the world as I see it, through my eyes,
not theirs and not yours. 

I hide my fear and I hide all expression. 
If I let them all know, they might call it depression!
I would no longer be me because then things would change,
just the girl no one talks to
because now she is strange! 

Her head is messed up,
her face is a fake. 
Her smile isn’t real
her mind, it might break.
Don’t sit too close to the girl who is sad. 
We can’t help her anyway, 
she’s crazy, she’s mad!

So I carry my despair to the end of the day,
and struggle to pray all the pain away.
I tell myself,
“I love myself, respect myself,
and heal myself”.

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Nobody knows, 
they don’t see my face, 
tomorrow will come
and I’ll be in a better place.

#Glitch #WorldMentalHealthDay

Rainbow Therapies With Sharon Bingham.

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Hi everyone. My name is Sharon Bingham and I’ve been a therapist for around 10 years. I’ve been interested in complimentary therapies for a long time now and although I do believe in orthodox medicine, I will try to find a natural remedy first. 

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Did Curiosity Really Kill The Cat?

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When I hear the word ‘curiosity’, it reminds me of the time Mrs. Palm Stinger (my school teacher) gave me six of the best with her worn out old ruler.  I was only about 8 years of age and in second class.  We were all standing in a circle, like the good little girls we were, doing our english reading.There was a knock on the classroom door and Mrs. Palm Stinger ordered us to remain quietly in our places.  As soon as the door closed behind her, the whispers and the giggling began. Of course everyone was dying to know who was at the door, including me! The girls teased and dared each other to sneak a peek. Nobody budged! Feeling very brave that day,  I dashed to the top of the room and took a quick glance through the glass panel door. Heart thumping like mad, I returned to my place and felt very important as I informed my classmates that it was Pauline’s mammy who had come calling. I thought I was great! So proud of myself. I didn’t feel that way for too long because as soon as Mrs. Palm Stinger re-entered the classroom, she was met with a chorus of high pitched voices singing, “Please miss Gloria McEntee ran up to look out the dooooooor….”

Well, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Betrayed!

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Curiosity Killed the Cat
I was rewarded with an angry glare and six wallops with the battered old wooden ruler. She had a song to sing too! With each slap she warbled, “CUR – I – OSITY – KILLED – THE – CAT”. My red palms stung for a long time afterwards and my feelings even more so.
Later that same day, I was informed by a ‘reliable’ adult that curiosity meant ‘nosey parker’. Not a good day for an 8 year old! Needless to say, from then on the brave side of me kept well hidden away. I kept all queries to myself right through my primary school days. 

Thankfully I learned later in life that ‘curious’ and ‘nosey’ mean two different things. ‘Nosey’ is when someone has a strong desire to pry into things that don’t concern them……like the private affairs of others. ‘Curious’ is the desire to learn or find out more about something that is of interest.
So….. someone once said that curiosity killed the cat. Did it really? What cat anyway? Now I’m curious……so I will try to find out who this mysterious cat is and if he still exists!

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WHAT CAT?
There is no cat! To cut a long story short……..The phrase ‘Curiosity Killed the Cat’ is used as a warning to someone who is venturing into something that may have dangerous consequences. It is also a polite way of telling somebody to mind their own business! So I’m guessing that Mrs. Palm Stinger was warning me that it was dangerous to run to the top of the classroom to look out the door – even if you did it very quickly.  Well she could have told me that…..I would have understood!
Seriously though,  I have long since forgiven her. I don’t carry it around with me! I’ve had bigger fish to fry down through the years.

Curiosity Didn’t Kill Me
When I finally gave into my curiosity,  I learned how to ask questions about things that interested me.
Some important lessons I learned along the way:
1. Ask as many questions as it takes to get the answers you want or to understand fully what it is you need to know.
2. No question is a stupid question.
3. Don’t be concerned with those who don’t give a hoot about something you love. Nobody has to share your choice of interests. Nobody thinks exactly like you do or feels exactly like you do.
4. It is not a crime to lose interest in some things as time goes on and when you find yourself becoming curious about new interests, then delve right in. Sometimes we can have a renewed enthusiasm for old hobbies or pastimes years after we’ve abandoned them.
5. It is not always the case that you learn something new every day. If you spend most of your time in bed and only get up to watch your favourite soaps….what could you have possibly learned that day? Okay, you learned who cheated on who in Eastenders, but who cares? Is that piece of information really of any value to you?

How to Learn Something New Every Day
1. Spend time with people who you find interesting to talk to.
2. Spend time with people who share your interests. Even if the only way you can do this is on social media.
3. If you’re on social media, particularly Facebook, don’t waste your precious time engaging in all the negative posts and drama. Instead, join the groups that have positive messages to share and that post about your interests and hobbies. 
4. Enrol in classes that enrich your hobbies. A great way of meeting like minded people.
5. Sign up for a course that will help you to improve your work related skills. You can never know too much, even if you’ve been in your job for many years!
6. And believe it or not…..do things that make you happy. You’ll be surprised at how you will learn great things just by being happy and open-minded!

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7. Last but not least. Read! Read whatever interests you. Current affairs, romantic novels, sci fi, mystery and suspense (my favourite), non-fiction, anything! So much healthier than watching soaps too. 😉

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Go Learn
keep your curiosity alive. Don’t be shy or afraid to learn new things. Curiosity didn’t kill the cat and it most certainly won’t kill you. (But just be careful all the same)

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You must learn day by day,  year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
                                                                                                             Ethel Barrymore

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Seaweed Bath – Home or Away!

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My first experience of a seaweed bath was about ten years ago in Enniscrone. After a long walk on the fabulous sandy beach, my husband took me along to Kilcullen’s Seaweed Baths. Although Stephen had been raving about these baths for quite some time, he didn’t give away too much detail so I was a little bit unsure of what to expect. As I am a lover of the sea and all that goes with it, Stephen was quite certain that I would fall in love instantly with the seaweed baths. And he was right – I did fall in love with them!

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