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June Blog

My theme for June is Sacred Feminine. In fact, I think that throughout June, a great companion would be Joylina's Divine Love Essence essence, oil and spray set. It's certainly a month for feminine energies and in the last few days I've need plenty of feminine multi-tasking abilities. I've finished writing two articles and a book review yesterday and today, interspersed with a Greek Tragedy in London tonight (Antigone starring the 9th Dr Who = Christopher Ecclestone). Last night we saw Thin Lizzy and Guns 'n' Roses Rock Bands at the 02 Arena - a very late night with lots of dancing. This is all strongly contrasted with my booking to see the Dalai Lama at Aldershot Football Stadium in the Summer Solstice (21st June). Standing tickets to see his Holiness are about £20, including booking fees, through Eventbrite. If it's now booked (at the end of May, there were still standing tickets available) might have a spare ticket if anyone is interested.


So, going back to Sacred Feminine energy, early in the month we have another rare opportunity to experience a Venus Transit. Depending where you are in the world, Tuesday 5th/Wednesday 6th June is when the transit itself takes place: a point in which the Earth, the Sun and Venus come into alignment.


The influence of the partial Lunar Eclipse of 4th June in Sagittarius partnering the Solar Eclipse is generally more subtle. However in the UK it takes place during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, the longest serving monarch on Earth - and of course a woman - celebrated from 2nd to 5th June.


Venus transit happens after 121.6 years, then again 8 years later, followed by another 121.6 year wait. We had one on 8th June 2004, but the previous one in 1882 may have provided the supportive energy for Millicent Fawcett to begin the Suffragette movement which marked the re-emergence of the Sacred Feminine.


Energetically it is a point of unity, being connected physically to the Earth, the Sun being the Supreme Giver of light (causing all things to grow), and Venus, the energy of Divine Love. When these energies align they are not only aligning with each other they unify as one. According to Jude Currivan, the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun on 5th/6th June takes place during a retrograde period that lasts from 14th May until 26th June. This transit completes an almost exact eight year evolutionary cycle of Venus that began with the one of 8th June 2004. Such transits, which occur as pairs with an 8 year gap, are rare and this is the last for over a century. It denotes an initiatory window which emphasises the need and potential of re-energising and inner and outer rebalancing and empowerment of the divine feminine and attributes of inclusion and compassion within our individual and collective psyche.


Venus represents the Sacred or Divine Feminine, Mary Magdalene, The Holy Grail, The Golden Chalice and anything that symbolises the Feminine energy as Sacred. On a mundane level Venus represents our handling of all situations connected to love, money, sharing and motivation to succeed. This transit has great meaning as it offers a phenomenal framework for growth on both our mundane and spiritual realities. To maximise the expansive opportunities during this transit, visit a sacred site, join a sacred gathering, or at least take the time to reflect and/or meditate. Look for guidance within on how best to understand the energy of Venus and how to use this transit to your Highest Good.


About ten days later on the 16th June we have the Egyptian festival, known as Leylet-en-Nuktah, the Night of the Tear Drop. A miraculous tear-drop as Aset (Isis) began the mourning of her brother/husband Asar (Osirus), was believed to fall into the Nile causing it to rise and bring new life to the land. Another event with a feminine theme.

Then on the 20th June we have another Egyptian Festival of the Burning of the Lamps which was held at Sais. This is the third great festival in Sais to Aset (Isis). In an under-chapel beneath the temple, lamps were carried in procession around the coffin of Asar (Osiris). It was by the power of light, symbolising the life-giving power of the Moon, that Aset rekindled life in her dead husband.


After that, with the Summer Solstice, we start to move back to some more masculine energies!

5:5:5 Numerology

This is a special Blog because of the amazing energy of the 5:5:5, which we are going to experience for the third time tomorrow - 23rd May 2012.


Being the third 5:5:5 of the month, and almost immediately following a New Moon when the waxing lunar energy helps us to nurture new projects, we have a unique opportunity to re-boot ourselves and expand our consciousness.


The numerology comes about this month as it's the fifth month and the digits of the year also add up to five. So there were/are three dates this month (5th, 14th and 23rd) with a 5:5:5 numerology where the dates of the day, month and year each add up to five. In numerology five represents Spiritual Expansion, with the five pointed star - or Microcosm - representing man's struggle towards spiritual enlightenment. May also being the month of many celebrations, starting with Beltane, and fun lively festivals providing joy and laughter, we have an essential ingredient for spiritual growth.


Below is a detailed document on the meaning of the 5:5:5 and at the very least, having read it, feel free to take a moment out of your schedule tomorrow to simply contemplate the triple 5, its meaning and how, by your personal invitation, it can expand your awareness. 5am or 5pm, or even 5.55 am/pm are ideal times to enhance the numerology, but if that won't work for you, there are some secondary 5s during the day (where the individual digits add up to 5), say at 14 hrs i.e 2pm, or 23.00 hrs i.e. 11pm. Otherwise use Eth, the Angelic Guardian of Time and Space, to bend time for you so that you can project your efforts back or forward in time to the perfect moment (maybe even after the 23rd if necessary).


For those who want a more powerful experience, my 45 minute guided meditation with a full chakra activation sequence can be purchased for £5.55 (including the PayPal fee) or you can book a 555 distant attunement for 5pm for £25.55 (including PayPal fee). See below for links.


Anybody already subscribed to the Creating Harmony & Balance Programme with Joanna and Joylina will already be receiving the meditation and an empowering attunement on the 555 as part of the programme.



For an amazing chant based on Sacred Geometry (for personal empowerment and for landscape alignment) email Chris Street.

First blog entry

My theme for October is Recovery. As I write this, we've had the most amazing sunshine all week in the UK and it's forecast for the weekend as well. It's been really glorious, the only problem being that the plants seem to be confused. We've had a second crop of raspberries and strawberries and even blossoms are appearing, I do hope they will recover if there is a frost soon. Looking for inspiration on Recovery, I came across this 6 minute video following the progress of Jamie Gillentine who injured C6 of his spine in August 2007 and was told he would most likely be paraplegic. He started rehabilitation about a month later and if you watch the You Tube video, you'll see for yourself how tough the journey was but the outcome was worth it. One of my best friends fractured her C7 in an accident two years ago and needed spinal surgery. This month she will walking a significant part of the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, something I'd like to do someday. Let these courageous individuals be an inspiration to us that hurdles in life can be overcome with determination.
Last month I mentioned Jude's HOPE book, currently on offer at Amazon Jude Currivan's Hope Book or as the Kindle Edition. I'd strongly recommend it as the messages is how to focus our spirituality to change things on Earth for the better. Click on the following link if you'd like to read her latest newsletter.

My theme for May is Drama. There's certainly been plenty of drama in our household lately. Getting the May newsletter ready has been pretty dramatic and it's coming out a bit late as a result. I had a little mishap with my newsletter template and so I thought I might as well create a new one in the colour schemes of the new website which should be ready to go live soon. I've also created a Harmony Healing Workshops, Courses and Services.


There was some drama in California when the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower peaked on 21st - 22nd April. Apparently, tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of northern California were part of a giant fireball that exploded with what scientists estimated to be about one-third the explosive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II. The rocks each weighed about 10 grams, according Professor Wasson from UCLA's Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics. Experts said the flaming meteor, dating to the early formation of the solar system 4 to 5 billion years ago, was probably about the size of a mini-van when it entered the Earth's atmosphere with a loud boom early on Sunday 22nd. It was seen from Sacramento, California, to Las Vegas and parts of northern Nevada.


We have some interesting numerology this month as it's the fifth month and the digits of the year also add up to five. So we will have three dates this month (5th, 14th and 23rd) with a 5:5:5 numerology where the dates of the day, month and year each add up to five. In numerology five represents Spiritual Expansion, with the five pointed star - or Microcosm - representing man's struggle towards spiritual enlightenment. May is the month of many celebrations, starting with Beltane, and fun lively festivals provide joy and laughter, which is an essential ingredient for spiritual growth.


April was another hectic schedule for me with a crammed itinerary in Ireland immediately after Easter. Apart from running the Violet Flame Workshop and an Egyptian Alchemy Level 3 Course, we managed to fit in an amazing visit to the Angels of Ireland shop, in the Finglas area of Dublin, run by Stephen & Patricia Buckley. My sister Angela was a guest at their World Angel Day fundraising event in 2006. Since then, Patricia herself has been published and her autobiography My Journey with the Angels is a poignant read; journalling her struggle from humble and traumatic childhood to a settled, fulfilled, successful and contented adulthood. Her book is guaranteed to be an emotional read for anyone and with a positive message that seemingly impossible hardship can be overcome.


Together with Nicola Ryan, I also met up with Michael Fox of Boyne Valley Tours to organise our itinerary for the Harmony Journey; In Search of Gaelic Myth, 16th - 22nd September. This exciting itinerary, based on twin-share, includes a selection of megalithic sites such as Bethany Stone Circle (Donegal) and dolmens, Janus Stones, Neolithic burial mounds such as Newgrange, Queen Maebh's tomb, Carrowmore & Carrowkeel (Sligo), Four Knocks (with Full Moon Meditation); Hill of Slane & Hill of Tara; Sheela Na Gig; Holy Wells, and Ancient Yew trees of Druidic influence, Cave of the Cats and culminating in an ancient sunrise observation ritual (weather permitting!) at Loughcrew for the Autumn Equinox and a closing Labyrinth Meditation. Basic cost is €1333 or £1111 per person, see below or the event link for details, or to reserve your place, on what will be an educational, enjoyable and fun experience.


As part of our planning mission, Michael took us to Fourknocks, where, having collected the key and opened it up, he left us to enjoy a private meditation inside. After about 15 minutes we went to leave and simply couldn't open the door despite our best efforts (and we're not weaklings), so we went back into the middle of the ancient mound and did a Violet Flame Attunement. Afterwards, again we tried to leave and neither Nicola or myself could open the door so we decided Michael must have locked us in while he went off to do something, so we did another little ceremony with some tuning forks we'd brought with us and drew some empowerment symbols with amethyst wands. Subsequently we were still unable to open the door, so we called Michael on the mobile and he told us it had been unlocked all along. He opened the door easily. Hmmm, strange goings on ...


My final afternoon in Ireland was totally dramatic, we managed to fit in a visit to Angel Times in Ennis (having already visited Janet Kingston at their Limerick shop). Enjoying a friendly chat with Proprietor Stephen Ryan, Nicola suddenly noticed that my Aer Lingus flight, for which I had luckily checked-in online, left in under an hour and we still had to get to Shannon Airport which is about 20-30 minutes away depending on traffic! We flew out the door (sounds like a Harry Potter broomstick escapade, that would've been rather handy as it happens), only to find the car was clamped!! As I braced myself for a missed departure, the clamp was quickly dismantled and we made it to the airport just in time for me to drop my bags and rush straight on board. As we circled Heathrow amidst a storm, there was a loud bang and bright flash as the plane was struck by lightning (no harm done as planes are not earthed) - I began to wonder if supernatural forces were afoot to prevent me leaving?


The month culminated with the Eternal Knowledge Festival in Suffolk. I was told about the Festival by Jacqui Taliesin El Masri who developed Alkhemi Healing so we decided to go together. I've never met Jacqui before but our healing systems are rather parallel, to the point where we've been been intrigued by the similarities, so we'd been meaning to met up. Perhaps the wettest April since UK records began in 1910 wasn't the cleverest time to go to a Festival housed in a series of marquees, but the organisers did their best under the circumstances! We certainly found the speakers educational and informative; the highlight being Harry Oldfield who's infectious humour and genuine passion for his subject (the 'invisible universe' which he has rendered visible by means of special pioneering photographic filters) had us highly entertained. However, despite being warmly dressed, we were soggy and shivering non-stop by the end of the evening, how could it possibly get worse? We soon found out, as the rain meant that a different unmarked routing had been used, so we couldn't find the exit and we ended up stuck in mud, in the middle of a field, in pitch black with no torch. Oh, dear ...


Hence the Sunday agenda was abandoned as we didn't fancy being stuck again that night, what with a 2-3 hour journey home afterwards. We opted instead for a hot bath, lunch and a nice little chat over common ground. And there was so much common ground that the little chat lasted over 10 hours, but that's another story.

About Joanna

Joanna Bristow Watkins with the family cat, LilyJoanna Bristow-Watkins has a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), then spent five years as a skills trainer and City & Guilds examiner, within the travel industry. After five years as managing director of a chain of travel agencies, Joanna left her stressful career behind and settled into motherhood. However, following a chance remark by another mother, she started a quest for holistic wellbeing for herself and her children. Having personally discovered the benefits of Reiki and subsequently Sekh Em, a new vocation was born.

This led to the rewarding experience of spiritual awareness and Joanna felt compelled to pass this amazing opportunity onto others. Having trained as a practitioner, then up to and beyond Mastery level, she was able to offer Sekh Em training, in addition to other holistic workshops.  Developed by Joanna, Reyad Sekh Em is an ultra high vibrational Egyptian healing system which harnesses the angelic elemental rays of  earth, fire, water, air and spirit with etheric crystalline energies plus sound vibration and sacred breathing. Daily use of this healing art coupled with frequent visits to sacred sites, has made Joanna one of the leading authorities on constructive energy body manipulation.  She has acquired strategies for detecting and transmuting manifested energetic encodements that are restricting the spiritual and/or emotional progress of their host.

Joanna grew up in an area dense with ancient woodland, and had the freedom to roam. Much of her childhood was spent playing in those woods with her sister, Fiona, largely unsupervised by adults. Guiding people to connect with nature through their sensory perceptions felt like a natural progression and she discovered that Forest Bathing existed as a wellbeing modality. In 2019, she trained as a Forest Bathing+ Guide, and is fully certified, by the Forest Bathing Institute (TFBI), who initiate ground-breaking research on its physiological, immunological, emotional and mental health benefits.

Joanna also organises and escorts HARMONY JOURNEYS which is a programme of UK and international sacred site tours, incorporating Reyad Sekh Em Attunements in areas renowned since ancient times for their heightened energies.

Public Speaking
Joanna is a professional and accomplished speaker on Reyad Sekh Em; Khemitology (Ancient Egyptian philosophies according to the indigenous wisdom keepers); Forest Bathing+; the Violet Flame of Amenti; multi-dimensional realities; sacred journeys; stress management; past lives; meditation & relaxation; etheric devices; sound healing with voice & tuning forks; merkabas, lifestyle and diet; self-help for cancer patients. She is very happy to give talks and demonstrations within clubs, societies, corporate and domestic environments. She is an approved speaker for the WI (Womens Institute) and speaks regularly to WI groups in Surrey as well as U3A and Probus groups.

Joanna holds a Licentiateship of the City & Guilds (LCG), is a Fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism (FITT) and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychology Society (MBPsS). Having spent over 20 years in the health and wellbeing industry, she is also a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Joanna's TV Presenter Showreel from November 2017 on YouTube 

See Edwin Courtenay's interview with Joanna in Issue 52 of Paradigm Shift Magazine.

Listen to Joanna's 10 minute Interview with Jill Bennett on Egyptian Alchemy Healing, Brooklands Radio, December 2016.

Listen to a 10 minute podcast of Joanna with Jill Bennett from Brooklands Radio, called Do Past Lives Exist? January 2019.

Past Lives Workshop & Past Life Readings

Cost: £35 (£60 to include full reading)
Next course: Wednesday 11th March, 11 am - 3 pm, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey  - now closed for bookings

Many people feel blocked or stuck in their spiritual development. Physical symptoms include tightness in the head, arm or chest or a sense of frustration or loss that you just can't seem to grasp your life's purpose.  

These feelings could be caused by past life issues or actions that, whilst unresolved, could be blocking your spiritual and emotional development in this life. Join Joanna Bristow-Watkins for an informative and entertaining 4-hour session, learning how she reads hidden messages in people's aura and watching her demonstrate strategies for detecting and de-activating these energetic blocks that are restricting the spiritual and/or emotional development of their host.   
Some past lives will be investigated amongst volunteers from the workshop participants, to explore how we can correct these disruptive energy patterns.  See video, or read the linked article below, for much more background on this issue.
The experiential workshop will include a mini-reading for each participant (if desired, or additional £25 for full private consultation) giving you direction on how to prioritise your development and re-energise your physical and spiritual being. Many participants leave feeling enthused, re-vitalised with re-newed motivation and energy to face the challenges ahead and to forge their own spiritual pathway. Some even report an end to physical suffering and discomfort. Whatever your beliefs or views on past lives, Joanna will provide an insightful, entertaining workshop that will certainly get you thinking.
Please enter your email at the top of the page to subscribe to the monthly newsletter to be kept informed of subsequent course dates or contact us to request a date.
To book this workshop:
Price range : £35.00 to £60.00

Full Individual Past Life Readings with Joanna Bristow-Watkins

Cost: £60

A truly unique initiative, involving a 30 minute session, to include 'tuning-in' for the most pertinent personal message(s) at this time, and a brief report.  These are conducted on a distant basis (no need to visit her in person).

The reading can relate to your Heart Quest (personal healing needs*), Soul Quest (life purpose) or Past Lives. With your permission, Joanna connects with your energy field (heart-to-heart) and 'reads' the messages she perceives. Readings are undertaken at a distance, so there is no requirement to visit her in person. For some understanding on how Joanna connects with clients, see the article link below, although Past Life images need not be involved.

Link to Joanna's Article Past Lives: Future Impact

* If you have any physical symptoms, this should not replace a visit to a qualified medical professional.
To book: 
Price range : £35.00 to £60.00

Celestial Forecasts

Forthcoming Events and Workshops


New Moon New Vision - £155
Lunar Cycle Alignment
Group Mentoring Programme
Provisional next dates
25th Oct - 23rd Nov
Held remotely on Zoom
Late starts accommodated

Full Moon Guided meditation - £20
7.30-9.30pm UK timings

Violet Flame of Amenti - £88
(online courses are UK timings)
Level 1 including attunement

Thurs 12th, 19th and 26th May 
6¾ hours, 3 x 6.15pm-8.30pm (GMT+1)
Recordings of each Zoom session available
Late registrations accepted

Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Mindful Chakra Alignment- £66
(online courses are UK timings)

And reconnect with the Earth & Sky

Thurs 10th, 17th & 24th March 
6¾ hours, 3 x 7.15pm-9.30pm (GMT/UT)
Recordings of each Zoom session available
Late registrations accepted

Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Introduction to Khemitology - £88
(online courses are UK timings)

Thurs 17th, 24th February & 3rd March
6¾ hours, 3 x 7.15pm-9.30pm (GMT/UT)
Recordings of each Zoom session available
Late registrations accepted

Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Planetary & Elemental Essene Angels
(online courses are UK timings)
4½ hour course - £66

Weds 16th & 30th March (skipping 23rd)
5½ hrs, 2 x 7.15pm-9.30pm (GMT/UT)
Recordings of each Zoom session available
Late registrations accepted

Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1

Held remotely on Zoom

Forest Bathing+ Events
For dates, costs and locations of our
Forest Bathing Events, see
Harmony Shop Forest Bathing

For general info on Forest Bathing

New Meditations Since 2020:

555 Spiritual Expansion Meditation
MP3 555 Numerology written for 2021
Created for 5th, 14th & 21st May

Chakra Balancing & Global Healing
MP3 Meditation Recording @ £9.99
or £4.44 to Harmony Healing subscribers

Unity Consciousness plus Axiatonal Alignment
MP3 Meditation Recording @ £9.99
or £4.44 to Harmony Healing subscribers

RSE 2 available as modular units
cost is £330

The following are on hold since lockdown:

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE)
Level 1 - Introduction

Next 2-day Course: TBA
A modular version is available (£266)
as separate units taught virtually 

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) - £500
1 & 2 Practitioner Intensive

Next 3-day Course: TBA
Withdrawn during Covid restrictions
But a modular version of RSE 1 is 
available as units taught virtually


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