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  • Angels - not just for Christmas

    This Guest Blog by Joanna Bristow-Watkins first appeared at Wonderful World of Wellbeing online.

    Angel Gabriel by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerrs Harmony Angel CardsThis morning, as the last lyrics of ‘Hark the Herald, Angels Sing’ faded away on my car radio, I was briefly transported back to 1998. I could hear my Reiki teacher recommending that I call in the Parking Angel should I need to a manifest a space in an overflowing car park. Frankly, at the time, I thought she‘d lost the plot; as surely angels were ‘just something for Christmas’.

    Describing myself as spiritual rather than religious, I can appreciate the supportive role institutional religions can play in the community but personally I’ve never felt aligned with the strict doctrines to which some faiths expect believers to comply. So, on reflection, I wonder whether that was my initial resistance to involving angels in my life.

    I’m embarrassed to admit, that at the time, I found the beaming, winged and chubby pre-Raphaelite image of Caucasian angels a little hard to take seriously other than as an adornment on the annual festive greeting cards.

    My sister Angela McGerr was on the same 1998 Reiki Mastery course. Her attitude was markedly different to mine. She told me later her first reaction was not to ‘call in’ anything that she couldn’t fully understand. So, she decided to investigate them. And that’s exactly what she did, almost obsessively for the next 18 months. In fact, she later admitted that she suspects she was hi-jacked by the angels themselves to create a way of making angels accessible in today’s fast-paced society.

    17 years later, in 2015, Angela’s 10th angel book was published, and with cumulative sales nearing one million copies, she was firmly established as a UK best seller in this niche market. She’s since retired from designing angel card sets and writing books but continues to be involved with all things angelic.

    So how did she win me round? Initially my ‘interest’ was purely sisterly support of her growing fascination and success, and I was still lukewarm (to say the least) on a personal level. But over time, I came to appreciate the accuracy of her angel readings and their loving support in my life. Now they are an important feature of my mentoring programme and practitioner teaching courses.

    The first step was to realise that angels have a much longer history of interaction with humanity than we might think, they certainly pre-date most of our contemporary organised religions.

    Angels in Contemporary Culture

    Many people are familiar with the angels in the Christmas story, especially Gabriel, central to the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith. However, Gabriel also appears as an archangel in the Jewish faith, first described in the Hebrew Bible.

    The traditional Shema prayer of the Jewish faith sites Gabriel as one of four archangels called on for protection through the night. A translation would be:

    Michael to my right side, Gabriel to my left, Uriel before me, and Raphael to my back.”

    Indeed, Muslims assert that the Quran was orally dictated by God to the final prophet, Muhammad, through the Angel Gabriel (known to them as Jibril). They believe this took place, in stages, over a period of some 23 years, commencing when Muhammad was 40, in month of Ramadan; and concluding in 632, the year of his death.

    The Nativity is where many people of the Christian faith, whether Protestant, Catholic or other (or no faith!) will first be introduced to angels. Gabriel is one of the most sought-after parts in any school Nativity!

    Returning to the aforementioned cherubic angel images, these are purely representations by the artists of the time so that they could tell a visual story, both in murals and fine examples such as the celebrated fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy.

    Where did that idea come from? And why are they so often blond and Caucasian in appearance?

    Leaving aside the politics of the time, and possible colonial influence, these depictions were an attempt of the current popular culture to represent beings that are much, much older.

    The concept of angels predates Christianity by more than four thousand years. Winged figures were depicted in the earliest recorded civilisation (Sumeria, circa 4000 BC) and Colonel Churchward reported the first glyph representations of angels as being even earlier, in Lemuria, though the existence of Lemuria is not universally accepted. It seem that the term angelology, stems from the Essenes, a healing sect living in the Dead Sea area contemporary with Jesus.

    It may be that our conventional interpretation comes from our brain’s need to recognise what it is seeing as a familiar sight – a bright light surrounding a ‘floating and wraithlike being’ may well be interpreted as a halo and wings. Perhaps this even started with Mary herself, in her attempt to explain what would have been an almost impossible experience to relate to others.

    Angel Raphael by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerrs Harmony Angel CardsSo, what are angels?

    My personal interpretation of angels is as ethereal light beings, a construct shared by many others including my sister Angela, who chose to represent angels in her Harmony Angel Cards and other richly illustrated publications (sadly mostly now out of print, though I still have some signed unused and pre-loved editions available at the Harmony Shop) as images blending the colours and talismans associated with each angel in folklore with the suggestion of feathered wings, rather than humanoid depictions.

    That’s not to say that any other representations are of any less value – perhaps the angels themselves chose to represent themselves in a way that we humans could connect with, as one consensus that most people can agree on is that angels are benevolent and seek to help us.

    On the whole, they are androgenous beings, though some carry more masculine or feminine traits than others. Did you know, that despite our traditional view, Gabriel may well represent more of a feminine energy than a masculine? Gabriel is in fact the Angelic Guardian of the moon and Mondays (the weekdays governed by the moon). In mythology, whereas the sun is depicted as masculine, the moon is viewed as a feminine energy.

    Calling on Angels

    Perhaps this is a particularly good time of year to call on angels to assist you with finding peace, and with receiving and offering good will. Especially this year when everything is in turmoil and constant flux.

    However, you can in fact call on angels to assist you at any time of year, provided it’s for the highest good and you are respectful and appreciative of their loving intent, hence not asking them for anything which would harm others.


    To find out more about connecting with angels in your day-to-day life, you can join us for our New Year New Visionmentoring course (link to https://bit.ly/NewYearNewVision2021 ).

    new moon new vision 5New Year New Vision

    Since this programme is aligned to a full lunar cycle, naturally Gabriel will have a prominent role. We work though the 28 Mansions of the Moon and concentrate on the attributes of each lunar phase to help us overcome hurdles and embrace new opportunities. During the course, you will be enriched with a deeper sense of how to immerse with nature whilst aligning your soul with the lunar cycle and the Pagan Wheel.

    Assisted by angelic helpers, and building on tools including crystalline energy, vision boards and powerful healing techniques, you will feel reborn for the new year, with new focus, new energy and new divine intent. Starting on 13th January - A new moon and time for powerful new beginnings!

    Details at Joanna’s Harmony Healing website or direct from https://bit.ly/NewYearNewVision2021

    In the meantime, I’ll take this opportunity to wish you a happy, peaceful, and loving time, whatever your belief system and celebrations may be.

    Resources: http://angelamcgerr.com/about
    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/gabriel/

    Harmony Healing activities are aimed at bringing harmony and wellbeing into your life. If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities during lockdown, which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we hold monthly Full Moon virtual healing circles and New Year New Vision is a lunar connection programme starting on the first New Moon of 2021. 

    If you would like to experience one of our spiritual offerings (meditation, reading, 1:1 healing, a Forest Bathing+ session or a full mentoring course), why not ask for a Harmony Healing gift voucher for a Christmas, birthday or other celebratory occasion?

    Our next virtual healing circle on Tuesday 29th December is at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT), and costs £10 (+ £1 Paypal fee). During this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme.

    New Year New Vision is a mentoring programme through the first full lunar cycle of 2021. This includes distant attunements to the Moon (New Moons on 13th January and 11th February plus Full Moon on Thursday 28th January), plus a ritual with the elements on the Imbolc ceremony (1st February) and ending on the Chinese New Year of the Ox (11th February). Costing £111, it will be available to just 11 participants, more at the Harmony Website.

    A number of virtual courses are now ready, details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. Joanna offers distant intuitive readings  (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and virtual healing circles. We also have meditations available.

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  • Celestial Forecast August 2021

    Significant dates from folklore, lunar and meteorological activites this month in green
    Selected Events (Harmony Healing and other events as notified) in black
    Timings given are UK time (GMT+1), click here to convert to your time zone

    August in Britain is school summer holidays. Time for summer camping and outdoor festivals and, our Summer Bank Holiday, this year on Monday 30th August, with typically lots of rain.  As someone with a late August birthday I can testify to rain being very common indeed.

    The month of August was renamed by Augustus Caesar, after himself. Under Roman rule it was previous called Sextilllia, meaning the 6th month in Latin. This was before January became the opening month of the calendar year, when the Gregorian calendar was established by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. To the Anglo-Saxons, it was called Ƿēodmōnaþ meaning ‘weed (or grass) month’.

    During August, we have Khemitian (Ancient Egyptian) New Year on 1st - which is also Pagan Lunasa/Lammas, Lion’s Gate (8th) and the Perseid Meteors (9th - 17th August, peaking 11th/12th). Ths year (postponed from last year) we will have the final week of the Tokyo Olympics at the start of the month. We can also look forward to three other annual Egyptian Festivals plus a selection of Chinese, Buddhist and Hindu Festivals as well as a Roman annual commemoration. We have Surrey Forest Bathing events on the 8th & 15th.  The Full Moon takes place on Sunday 22nd, with the Sturgeon Moon peaking at 13.02 – there’s no Full Moon Meditation the month because of the holiday season.

    Sunday 1st August is the Ancient Egyptian New year, traditionally marking the start of the Nile flood, started by the tears of Aset (Isis) over the death of Asar (Osirus).  The exact correlation of the Egyptian New year to the modern calendar is disputed, but I favour the linking with the heliacal rising of Sirius (dawn visibility of Sirius) as this star, known to the Egyptians as Sopdet (pronounced Soppday) was closely associated with Aset. 

    In the Northern Hemisphere, this is also the Pagan Celebration of Lunasa (also known as Lammas), this is the start of the harvest, season of pregnancy, ripening, transformation and peace. This marks the height of the northern summer, when the Earth is most alive.

    New Moon image cropped toghtSunday 8th August @ 14:50 is Lunasa New Moon & Lion's Gate. 

    The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. There are video instructions on my Facebook Page or You Tube Page.

    New Moon is a good time to work on your Vision Board for the rest of 2021.

    8 August Lions GateSunday 8th August is The Lion's Gate. August 8th (8:8 in numerology) has always been experienced as the Lions Gate doorway opening up a time portal to ancient Egyptian encodings situated between the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

    It is said to be an energy doorway, which activates through the Solar Lion into the etheric and the Hall of Records (Akasha) and is said to be associated with the marriage of matter and antimatter, where polarities meet and merge. 

    Encrypted at sacred sites all over the world, but headquartered at Giza Egypt, these long-established data programmes, communicate with our own inner crystalline codes held in our DNA. By tuning in and connecting with these codings we may be able to access a portal ancient truths and wisdoms resulting in an accelerated spiritual awakening. 

    Sunday 8th August,10.30-1.30pm, Forest Bathing+ with Katie Robinson at Newlands Corner, Guildford, £35 (+ Eventbrite fee = £38.32).

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend 3 hours in the woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment, guided by me in simple sensory exercises and a treelaxtion. A deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing,does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    This is a 3-hour Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds or electrical storms.

    Book at Eventbrite.If the event is showing as full, email  to go on a waitlist. 

    radiant perseids 4301 earthsky websiteMonday 9th August – Tuesday 17th August may be able to see some Perseid meteors. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower's peak usually occurs on August 13th (predawn), this year it's worth checking in the early hours of the 9th - 12th August when there may be less light pollution following the New Moon on the 8th. 

    However, you may be able to see some meteors any time between 17th July and 24th August. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. Look to the northeast after midnight. For more, see diagram left and earthsky.org website, from where the image has been taken.

    Wednesday11th August & Thursday 12th August (see entry under 9th August). The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. Look to the northeast after midnight; with the quarter moon presiding - weather permitting - viewing could be reasonable. See earthsky.org website for more.

    isis with sampleThursday 12th August is the Day of the Light of Aset (Isis). On this day Aset (Isis) is celebrated with all forms of light including sun worship, during the day and candles at night.  Interesting that it is very close to the date of the Roman Festival of Diana (varies 11th-13th August though mostly shown as the 13th), which no doubt was a development from the Egyptian Festival. Image here of Auset (Isis) is from Wikipedia is by Jeff Dahl [CC BY-SA 4.0]. Informative Egyptian laminated posters by Jacqui Taliesin El Masry (Alkhemi.co.uk) are available from this site - see Harmony Shop.

    Friday 13th August, in Roman tradition, is the Festival of Diana, being the date upon which King Servius Tullius dedicated her shrine on the Aventine Hill in Rome in the mid-sixth century BCE. Diana was the hunting goddess, associated with wild animals and woodlands. She later became a moon goddess, supplanting Luna; and the moon was an emblem of chastity.

    Oak groves were especially sacred to her. She was praised in poetry for her strength, athletic grace, purity, distinct beauty, and hunting skill. Despite her virginal status, Diana was also a Goddess of Fertility.

    Friday 13th - Sunday 15th August is Obon (also known as Bon); a Buddhist festival to honour dead loved ones. Celebrated through the lighting of bonfires, sacred meals, paper lanterns and dancing. See more at japan-guide.com

    Sunday 15th August,11am - 2pm, Forest Bathing+ in the grounds of Harry Edward's Healing Sanctuary, £35 (+ Eventbrite fee = £38.32).

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend 3 hours in the woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment, guided by me in simple sensory exercises and a treelaxtion. A deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing,does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    This is a 3-hour Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds or electrical storms.

    Book at Eventbrite.If the event is showing as full, email me on j to go on a waitlist.

    Wednesday 18th August is the Egyptian Feast of Wagy.  Taking place seventeen days after the Egyptian celebrations of New Year's Day, there was the more sombre feast of Wagy, when families paid respect to their ancestors. They came to the tombs of the deceased, with offerings, performing rituals, specifically "fumigations" - producing fumes - smoke. The ceremonies were often followed by a funerary meal.

    256px ThothThursday 19th August is the Festival of Tehuti (Thoth) marking the occasion on which Tehuti (Thoth) ordered the healing of the eye of Heru (Horus). Image right of Tehuti (Thoth) is from Wikipedia is by Jeff Dahl [CC BY-SA 4.0].

    An MP3 Meditation to visit the Akashic Records with Tehuti is available from the CDs and Meditations section of the Harmony Shop. This is a meditation to visit your personal Akashic record (which the Egyptians believed were housed in the Halls of Amenti) to see if hidden blockages to your spiritual growth and wellbeing may be revealed at this time. The totality of the Akashic records are said to contain and describe all knowledge of human experience as well as the history of the cosmos; so they could be described as the DNA of the Universe. This meditation was devised for 19th August or 19th September (both being Festivals of Tehuti) would add emphasis, but can be used anytime.

    Saturday 21st August is the Roman Festival of Consualia, to honour Consus, the god of counsel, and the one who protects the harvest, which was in storage at the time of the festival.  Mars, as a protector of the harvest, was also honoured on this day, as were the Lares, the household Gods that individual families held sacred.  During the celebration horses, mules, and assess were exempted from all labour, and were led through the streets adorned with garlands and flowers. Chariot races were held this day in the Circus Maximus, which included an odd race in which chariots were pulled by mules. 

    Image of Gabriel by Richard Rockwood fro Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel Cards

    Sunday 22nd August @ 13:02 (Hazel Sturgeon Moon, Blue Moon by old definition, Sun enters Virgo at 22:35). Theres no Full Moon meditation this month because of the holiday season.

    Between this date and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body.

    Click here for Angela McGerr's Full Moon Angelic Meditation with Gabriel.

    Image of Gabriel by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel Cards

    Sunday 22nd August is Raksha Bandhan, the Hindu festival honouring the bond between brothers and sisters.  Celebrated on the day of the Full Moon in August, see Wikipedia for more on this.

    Sunday 22nd August is the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival, this is the Buddhist Festival of All Souls or the Festival of Hungry Ghosts, when offerings are made until before the next New Moon (7th September) to spirits who have not yet found rest.

    Monday 30th August is the Summer Bank Holiday in the UK.  

    Harmony Healing Blog updates can be emailed to you

    The Harmony Healing regular Blog update can be emailed out with more information as the events above happen (updates are headed with a title detailing the occasion so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance. See https://harmonyhealing.co.uk/blog for typical Blog entries. Sometimes Blogs will appear on successive days and at other times there will be no messages for a while. The sender e-mail address is j (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.
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    Acknowledgments

    Moonwise calendar 2021

    Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts. It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's 2021 Almanac. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!

    These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) are generally uploaded to the Harmony Healing website a fortnight ahead and can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

    Extracts from the Celestial Forecast are reproduced in Glyden Magick, an online magazine offered via Gylden Fellowship which is a fabulous resource for Neo-Pagans (particularly in the South of England when physical meet-ups can resume).

    Extracts also appear in Jovi Hoonjan's Alchemical Voice magazine, an initiative to support small businesses in the UK. Jovi is a Shamanic Healer & Reiki Master, do visit her love2meditate.com website. Try Jovi's free online shamanic drumming guided meditation, the levels of consciousness for all her meditations have been calibrated as equal to Enlightenment. 

  • Draconids Meteor Shower, 7th/8th October 2017

    draconid meteor radiant 300x213Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October, is the Draconids Meteor Shower.

    The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky.

    That’s why the Draconids are best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, and, surprisingly in the early evening soon after dusk. 

    Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. 

    See this Earthsky Website (sky map image taken from this site) or timeandate.com  for more. 

    Zikiel croppedIn 2017, the waning  moon (Full Moon was recent - on Thursday 5th October) will probably intrude on this year’s Draconid shower.

    The best time to watch is at nightfall and early evening on October 7th and 8th.  

    Even if you can't see anything, there will be an impact energetically.

    You can invoke the Angel Zikiel (Angel Guardian of Meteors and Asteroids) to help bring in new ideas. The image of Zikiel (left) is by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Heart & Soul Angel Cards.

    Zadkiel offers you a visionary flash of inspiration from the Sky.

    Zikiel guides the comets and meteorites in their eternal passage through space, tracking man's galactic origins.

    You can invoke Zikiel by calling his name three times (pronunciation = Zick ee el) and adding 'I call upon you to be with me now, 'in love & light, in love & light' in love and light'. 

    If you have a clear quartz, you can prgramme it with Zikiel's name and keep it with you to help capture any inspiration thoughts channelled from the heavens tonight and also to help your heart to make the right choices.  

    This ritual is taken from Angela McGerr's An Angel For Every Day - now out of print and in very short supply.  However, But we do still have some of Angela's out of print titles (gerenerally also personally signed by her) available via Harmony Healing Shop.

  • Draconids Meteor Shower, 7th/8th October 2018

    draconid meteor radiant 300x213Sunday 7th & Monday 8th October, is the Draconids Meteor Shower.

    The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky.

    That’s why the Draconids are best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, and, surprisingly in the early evening soon after dusk. 

    Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. 

    See this Earthsky Website (sky map image taken from this site) or timeandate.com  for more. 

    Zikiel croppedIn 2018, the close proximity to the New Moon (early on the 9th) will aid viewing, weather permitting.

    The best time to watch is at nightfall and early evening on October 7th and 8th.  

    Even if you can't see anything, there will be an impact energetically.

    You can invoke the Angel Zikiel (Angel Guardian of Meteors and Asteroids) to help bring in new ideas. The image of Zikiel (left) is by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Heart & Soul Angel Cards.

    Zadkiel offers you a visionary flash of inspiration from the Sky.

    Zikiel guides the comets and meteorites in their eternal passage through space, tracking man's galactic origins.

    You can invoke Zikiel by calling his name three times (pronunciation = Zick ee el) and adding 'I call upon you to be with me now, 'in love & light, in love & light' in love and light'. 

    If you have a clear quartz, you can prgramme it with Zikiel's name and keep it with you to help capture any inspiration thoughts channelled from the heavens tonight and also to help your heart to make the right choices.  

    This ritual is taken from Angela McGerr's An Angel For Every Day - now out of print and in very short supply.  However, But we do still have some of Angela's out of print titles (gerenerally also personally signed by her) available via Harmony Healing Shop.

  • Friday 1st January, New Year's Day & Quadrantids Meteor Shower

    Friday 1st Januaryis New Year’s Day and is a Bank Holiday in the UK since 1973 (phew, no-one would turn up for work on time if it wasn't, although now many are working from home perhaps they would dial in briefly) and time for New Year’s Resolutions!  According to Isiopolis, here in the Northern Hemisphere, Sirius (known to the Egyptians as Sopdet, the Star of Auset/Isis) reaches its highest point in the night sky at midnight on New Year's Eve, making it a perfect time to embark on our own personal rites of renewal and reorientation.

    QuadrantidsFriday 1st – Tuesday 5th January (peaking on the 3rd, 4th January) is the Quadrantids Meteor Shower; visible from 1st – 5th January after midnight and peaking in the early hours of the 4th.  Typically, 40 or so bright, blue and fast (25.5 miles per second) meteors will radiate from the constellation Boötes (near the Big Dipper in our sky) not far from Boötes’ brightest star Arcturus; some blazing more than halfway across the sky. The meteors will radiate from the northern sky, but appear in all parts of the sky. A small percentage of them leave persistent dust trains. This shower usually has a very sharp peak, usually lasting only about an hour. 

    The particles that cause the Quadrantid meteor show originate from the asteroid 2003 EH1 an asteroid that is probably a piece broken off from an obsolete comet. Since the orbit of 2003 EH1 is highly inclined to the orbit of the Earth, the Earth passes through it very quickly. Thus, the Quadrantid meteor shower is an extremely short one, lasting only a few hours. With the recent Full Moon on Wednesday 30th December, there is likely to be too much light pollution.  See earthsky.org for more details.

    Even if you can't see anything, there will be an impact energetically.

    Zikiel croppedYou can invoke the Angel Zikiel (Angel Guardian of Meteors and Asteroids) to help bring in new ideas. The image of Zikiel (left) is by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Heart & Soul Angel Cards.  

    Zikiel guides the comets and meteorites in their eternal passage through space, tracking man's galactic origins. Zikiel therefore offers you a visionary flash of inspiration from the Sky.

    You can invoke Zikiel by calling his name three times (pronunciation = Zick ee el) and adding 'I call upon you to be with me now, in love & light, in love & light, in love & light'. 

    If you have a clear quartz, you can programme it with Zikiel's name and keep it with you to help capture any inspirational thoughts channelled from the heavens tonight and also to help your heart to make the right choices.  

    This ritual is taken from Angela McGerr's An Angel For Every Day - now out of print and in short supply. However, we do still have some of Angela's out of print titles (generally also personally signed by her) available via Harmony Healing Shopwhich has collectable signed copies of the Heart & Soul Angel Cards for £75 plus postage and packing, as well as some pre-loved fully complete sets for £20 + postage and packing.  An Angel For Every Day is available at £35 (paperback) or £50 (hardback) plus postage and packing. 

    Aligning ourselves with community celebrations is very therapeutic and is excellent for bringing harmony and wellbeing into our lives.

    Harmony Healing activities are aimed at bringing harmony and wellbeing into your life. If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities during lockdown, which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have New Year New Vision which is a lunar connection programme starting on the first New Moon of 2021 (more details linked and below) and our monthly Full Moon virtual healing circle taking place on Thursday 28th January.

    If you would like to experience one of our spiritual offerings (meditation, reading, 1:1 healing, a Forest Bathing+ session or a full mentoring course), why not ask for a Harmony Healing gift voucherfor a birthday or other celebratory occasion?

    New Year New Vision is a mentoring programme through the first full lunar cycle of 2021. This includes distant attunements to the Moon (New Moons on 13th January and 11th February plus Full Moon on Thursday 28th January), plus a ritual with the elements on the Imbolc ceremony (1st February) and ending on the Chinese New Year of the Ox (11th February). Costing £111, it will be available to just 11 participants, more at the Harmony Website.

    Our next virtual healing circle on Thursday 28th January is at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT), and costs £10 (+ £1 Paypal fee). During this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme.

    A number of virtual courses are now ready, details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. We don't recommend giving a reading or healing to another person, without first checking whether it would be welcomed.

    Joanna offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and virtual healing circles. We also have meditations available.

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Full Moon Angela McGerr Angelic Meditation

    Gabriel Image by Richard Rockwood, from A Harmony of Angels by Angela McGerrA Full Moon Meditation with Gabriel by Angela McGerr, from her A Harmony of Angels Book

    BECAUSE OF GABRIEL’S MOON INFLUENCE, YOU CAN USE THE TIME/POWER OF FULL MOON IN VARIOUS WAYS

    As Ruler of the Moon Gabriel can help you to draw on the true feminine power of the moon, allowing you to develop your intuition as well as understanding and realising your true potential.  Maximum time of benefit is the day of full moon.  Angels are usually thought to be without gender, but Gabriel is considered a feminine energy. You can use one of the following crystals to help in your invocations: moonstone, which is for developing inner wisdom and resources and learning to follow your hunches, or selenite, which is associated with the moon.  You could also use a general angelic stone such as milky quartz or angel hair quartz. 

    • Invoke Gabriel by name three times, and then ask her to help you focus the powerful energy of the moon to your heart and your mind, to develop your intuition, in Love and Light, Love and Light, Love and Light.
    • Ask Gabriel to completely surround you with protective pure white light during this meditation.  In your mind see the radiance all around you.
    • Imagine roots growing from your feet into the floor, anchoring and grounding.
    • Take some slow, deep breaths in and out and focus on your inner self
    • Feel yourself relaxing and going deeper.  Let external sounds become part of the background, and maintain your focus within heart. 
    • Visualise the meridian line within your body, extending downwards.  It reaches from the crown on top of your head, through the major chakras - your brow, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and finishes at the base of your spine, base/root chakra of your being.
    • Visualise the moon and imagine her pure light.  Draw this silver radiance down into your crown, which is your spiritual connection to the cosmos.
    • Next feel the energy filling your brow, reaching your intuition, subconscious and the world of your dreams. 
    • Now it travels down to your throat, which is your power of creative expression.
    • You can also ask for Gabriel’s help to focus the powerful energy of the moon to your heart, to clarify your life purpose.
    • Now imagine the energy flowing further down the meridian line and completely filling the column within your body, travelling down your legs and tingling in your feet.
    • Through your feet send energy to the heart of Mother Earth, and ask for her blessing on your life path and new aspirations.
    • Bring the power of Mother Earth back into your energy meridian.
    • Feel the combined powers of Earth and Moon filling the cells of your body.
    • Ask to understand your own true potential and for the ability to develop into it for your highest good.
    • Feel yourself filled with purpose and a renewed sense of direction.  Enjoy!
    • Open your eyes when ready and stamp your feet if you feel you need to ground your energies.
    • Remember to always thank the angels for their loving assistance. 

    Acknowledgement: Beautiful image of Gabriel by Richard Rockwood, from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel cards, published by Quadrille. Order Harmony Angel Cards & Book here

    Aligning ourselves with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, hence being aware of the Full Moon (a good time for bringing projects to a conclusion) and the New Moon (good for starting new projects)is excellent for bringing harmony and wellbeing into our lives.  Harmony Healing hosts a Full Moon Virtual Healing Circle,7.30-9.30pm UK time (GMT).

    Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £11 by Paypal (£10 by online BACS payment) or half price to Violet Flame of Amenti or RSE graduates. During these monthly session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness.

    This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament. To find out how working on your own spiritual consciousness can help humanity and the planet by raising the overall human consciousness levels, see my You Tube explanation.

    Our Lunar Cycle Mentoring Programme

    To connect with the 28 Mansions of the Moon (via their named Guardian Angels) join one of our complete Lunar Cycle Mentoring Programmes, such as New Year New Vision commencing Wednesday 13th January. 

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians to bring balance and harmony. We have a number of virtual courses including monthly virtual healing circles (online event for personal and global healing plus Joanna endeavours to get everyone into a unity consciousness experience) and also Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1which is now fully available as interactive training modules, details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. We don't recommend giving a reading or healing to another person, without first checking whether it would be welcomed.

    If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities during lockdown, Joanna offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and virtual healing circles. We also have meditations available.

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

    Full Moon times (UK time, which is GMT/UT+1 in Summer, GMT/UT in Winter) for 2021: - 

    Thursday 28th January @ 19:16 (Imbolc Rowan Wolf Moon)
    Saturday 27th February @ 08:17 (Ash Snow Moon)
    Sunday 28th March @ 19:48 (Easter Equinox Alder Worm Moon & Palm Sunday)
    Tuesday 27th April @ 04:31  (Monday night/Tuesday morning Beltane Willow Pink Supermoon)
    Wednesday 26th May @ 12:14 (Hawthorn Flower Supermoon and Total Lunar Eclipse)
    Thursday 24th June @ 19:40 (Summer Solstice Oak Strawberry Supermoon & Midsummers Day)
    Saturday 24th July @ 03:37 (Friday night/Saturday morning Lunasa Holly Thunder Moon)
    Sunday 22nd August @ 13:02 (Hazel Sturgeon Moon, Blue Moon by old definition, Sun enters Virgo at 22:35)
    Tuesday 21st September @ 00:55 (Monday night/Tuesday morning, Equinox Vine Harvest Moon)
    Wednesday 20th October @ 15:57 (Ivy Hunter Moon)
    Friday 19th November @ 08:58 (Reed or Yew  Beaver Micro Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse) 
    Sunday 19th December @ 04:36 (Saturday night/Sunday morning,Winter Soltsice Elder or Birch Cold Micro Moon)

    For more on the Celtic Tree Months, see Learnreligions.com

  • Full Moon, Sunday 9th July 2017

    Gabriel by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel Cards

    Sunday 9th July is Pagan Full Moon @ 05.07 (Saturday night/Sunday morning). 

    Between this date and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body.

    Click here for Angela McGerr's Full Moon Angelic Meditation with Gabriel.

    Image of Gabriel by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel Cards.

    Sunday 9th July being the day of the Full Moon in July – it is also Guru Purnima (the Full Moon of the Gurus) in Hindu tradition. The day of full moon, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh of the Hindu calendar is traditionally celebrated as Guru Purnima by Hindus. On this day, devotees offer puja (worship) to their Guru. The Sanskrit root "Gu" means darkness or ignorance. "Ru" denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore one who removes the darkness of ignorance is a Guru. It is a day for celebration and worship, a day on which the disciples remember and express their gratitude to the lineage of Gurus. Hindus believe that a Guru is necessary to make one understand the formless Divinity.  

  • New Moon New Vision; Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme

    Wednesday 6th October - Thursday 4th November

    Empowerment via Distant attunement (MP3 downloads inc)

    Working through the 28 Mansions of the Moon, includes live Zoom calls, distant attunements, ongoing community support.

  • Orionid Meteors, Saturday 20th - Monday 22nd October 2018

    Saturday 20th - Monday 22nd October is the peak of the Orionids which is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet  - which was its 'parent' comet and the meteorites pass through the debris left behind by it. The full duration of the shower extends from 15th until 29th October. Image of Halley's Comet on 8th March 1986 (right) is by Nasa and is in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

    Halley's Comet image

    The Orionids are so-called because they appear to come from, the constellation Orion. In some years, meteors may occur at rates of 50-70 per hour. 

    Orionid radiant pointThis year, placed very near the Full Moon, it could be a disappointing year. In 2018, the annual Orionid meteor shower is expected to rain down the greatest number of meteors before dawn on October 21st, perhaps as many as 20 meteors per hour. But the hours between midnight and dawn on the mornings of October 21st and 22nd may offer a decent sprinkling of meteors as well.

    Image of the Orionids salient point (left) is from the EarthSky website where you will also find more details about the event. 

    Zikiel croppedEven if you can't see anything, there will be an impact energetically.

    You can invoke the Angel Zikiel (Angel Guardian of Meteors and Asteroids) to help bring in new ideas.

    The image of Zikiel (right) is by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Heart & Soul Angel Cards.

    Zadkiel offers you a visionary flash of inspiration from the Sky.

    Zikiel guides the comets and meteorites in their eternal passage through space, tracking man's galactic origins.

    You can invoke Zikiel by calling his name three times (pronunciation = Zick ee el) and adding "I call upon you to be with me now, 'in love & light, in love & light' in love and light' ". 

    If you have a clear quartz, you can programme it with Zikiel's name and keep it with you to help capture any inspiration thoughts channelled from the heavens tonight and also to help your heart to make the right choices.  

    This ritual is taken from Angela McGerr's An Angel For Every Day - now out of print and in very short supply.  However, But we do still have some of Angela's out of print titles (generally also personally signed by her) available via Harmony Healing Shop.

    See Joanna's YouTube Video at 

  • Past Lives; Future Impact

    Dressed up in Tudor clothes august 2016Some years ago, soon after qualifying as an Egyptian energy-healing therapist, I was invited to the home of Susan, a homeopathic vet.  In an effort to clear some 'stuck energy', which she believed was the spirit of a previous resident, we placed some powerful symbols in the air and felt the energy shift quite palpably.  Afterwards, as I was giving Susan a healing, she suddenly exclaimed "I am in a young Roman boy in a field, you are with me, we are picking herbs for use with our clients.  It is a beautiful sunny day, no clouds in the sky."

    She may have listed some herbs, but I wasn't listening to the detail; I was stunned. Could it be that Susan was experiencing a spontaneous Past Life memory?  I hadn't been told that this was a possible consequence of a healing.  At the time, I actually felt a bit panicky, what if I couldn't cope?  What did she mean by 'you are with me'?  The session opened a 'can of worms' and I was going to have look into it!

    I'd never really thought much about re-incarnation at that time, I wasn't a believer or disbeliever. Brought up in the Church of England, but not a regular church goer, I considered myself a Gnostic - a believer in the existence of a 'Creator' (and that Jesus and other 'Prophets' had most likely lived and delivered their parallel messages) - and sympathetic to a myriad of religions at core level, but not a 'follower' of any.  I remembered a couple of strange experiences in my childhood, a visit to Bangkok, aged 9, with my sister then 13, when we insisted to our father that we had visited the Emerald Buddha Temple before and seemed to know the layout with uncanny familiarity.  Another episode when I was 18, I was working part-time in my father's travel agency and was offered an 'educational' trip to Israel.  The trip involved a walk along the The Via Dolorosa; the route that Christ took carrying the cross on his shoulders before his crucifixion.  I was inexplicably moved to tears for the entire journey.

    The experience with Susan led me to investigate what proof, if any, there was for re-incarnation and more to the point, Past Life recall.

    In her book Yesterday's ChildrenJenny Cockell, from Northampton, was haunted from early childhood by memories of her 'past' life as Mary Sutton, living in rural Ireland; even including her 1930's death shortly after giving birth to her eighth child.  As a small child, she drew maps/plans of where Mary lived and following painstaking research and past life regression, she was able to pinpoint the village.  After further research and a visit to Ireland, she was finally able to trace two of the 'children' from her former life as Mary. Although a practising Catholic and therefore against the principle of re-incarnation, Mary's oldest son, Sonny, felt a strong bond and recognition immediately on meeting her. He then verified that many of the 'memories' Jenny recounted involved details never divulged to anyone and known only to him, his siblings and his late mother.

    Further empirical data is supplied by the late Dr Ian Stevenson, an American scientist who compiled an amazing amount of circumstantial evidence for reincarnation. He spent decades tracking down over 2,000 children who demonstrated memories of a 'previous life'. Situated mainly in Lebanon and rural India, where re-incarnation within one or two generations is accepted as fact, many were able to give precise details including their former names and the circumstances surrounding their deaths. Often they can recall the names of friends and family, several of whom Dr Stevenson traced through birth records. Many knew intimate details known only to the deceased's family.

    Furthermore, follow-up studies were witnessed by Tom Shroder, a sceptical journalist, who accompanied Dr Stevenson and subsequently evaluated his research. 

    Intriguingly, Dr Stevenson found that some of these children displayed birthmarks or deformities reminisent of the injury that killed them in their former life. The case of Daniel Jirdi, in war-torn Lebanon, is typical.

    From the age of two, Daniel repeatedly proclaimed to his 'birth parents' that he was not their son and theirs was not his home. He insisted that he was Rashid Khaddege, only son of Muntaha and Naim, who died of a head wound after being thrown out of a car following a high-speed crash. He recalls onlookers rushing over and saying "leave this one, he's dead".

    Daniel would give his name as Rashid at school, such that the school contacted his mother about it, but she didn't tell them the full story until they called again to say that he made a suggestive comment to an attractive young teacher at school and pinched her bottom. Apparently, acting much more mature than their physical age is another common feature in these cases. Interestingly, Daniel was born with a lemon-shaped lump on his head, which was concerning enough for the birth parents to take him for a check-up. It disappeared after 3 months.

    Daniel has since met the Khadegge family, convincing Rashid's mother and sisters that he is Rashid reborn. He even remarked about a jumper that Muntaha was knitting for him when he died. She unpicked it and knitted a tiny jumper for Daniel! Daniel has identified several relatives and friends of Rashid's and given personal details about each of them. He has confronted his cousin Ibrahim, who's bad driving caused the fatal crash. Now adult himself, Daniel, who was born three years after Rashid died, now has children of his own, and together with his wife, they regularly visit Rashid's former home seeing them all as extended family. Rashid's mother proudly displays pictures of Daniel's family and his birth parents seem to accept the situation, as re-incarnation is part of their culture.

    Many Past Life Regression Therapists have presented transcripts from client sessions, which ultimately lead to new discoveries; unknown at the time the session was taped. Joanna Prentice has co-written a book on the life of the Essenes, derived from data noted from clients undergoing hypnosis, who remember a life concurrent with Jesus Christ. One of these recorded hypnosis sessions referred to a place within the ancient settlement of Qumran, which at that time had not been excavated, but has since been discovered. The book features revelations about Joseph of Arimathea (Jesus's uncle) being a metal merchant, causing him to make regular visits to the Cornish tin mines with his nephew in tow. Indeed, the book suggests that Jesus's heritage may have included some Celtic ancestry and that he may have undergone some training with practising Druids at that time.

    Following my bizarre and unexpected encounter with Susan's 'Past Life' recall, I subsequently encountered 'Past Life' visions with other clients - and 'remembered' many snippets through dreams and experiences of my own - relating to Lemuria, Atlantis, Egypt, the Essenes, Shamanic lives of the Americas (North and South), Templars, Cathars, Middle Age Witches and more. I was able to furnish details to some of these through research and even Crystal Skull Readings with accomplished Clairvoyant Edwin Courtney*. I discovered that many of these lives were thought to belong to people whose heritage belonged to the 'Order of Melchisadec' a known lineage of healers through the Millennia. Could it be that I have myself descended from this lineage - that they form part of my ancestry - or might my soul have actually taken these forms in previous incarnations?  Or, maybe my personal interest and training in the healing arts enabled me to tap-into this knowledge through the 'Collective Unconscious', an underused resource which, I believe, is available to anyone.

    It is a well-documented Shamanic belief that we may carry in our cellular programming the memory of physical afflictions from one or more past lives and even emotions, particularly connected with our thoughts and beliefs in the dying moments of a previous incarnation.

    I also discovered that I had a penchant for 'glimpses' of Past Life images when working on people of all ages. Sometimes I would need only to hear their name  - or read an account of something that had happened to them - to get a snapshot event coming in via all available senses; sights, sounds, smells, emotions. I somehow 'freeze' this image and can later re-examine the initial sensations and even fill in an extraordinary amount of detail, through further consideration and research of similar events. Surprisingly, I wasn't very interested in history at school and now found that I was fascinated with learning to furnish relevant details to my ever-growing catalogue of frozen 'moments in time'.

    Frankly it is exciting, tantalising, entertaining. Of course, I have wondered whether I am embellishing this 'glimpse' with my own imagination and story writing ability. It is as if a mini-novel is being compiled. I cannot refute that this might be the case. However, what cannot be denied is the number of times I have stumbled across a set of circumstances, which have an amazing relevance to that person's current life issues. As if the 'historical' setting with either real or fictitious characters, is a perfect metaphor for their life today, explaining many personal life patterns and emotional triggers. By examining the circumstances in this way, somehow remote to their current life situation, the solution can often be found in a less traumatic way.

    Naturally I have been asked how this apparent 'knowledge' comes about. I believe that anybody can do this, but like anything practice makes perfect. 

    To begin, I offer a telepathic contract between myself, and the person asking for Past Life clarification; let's call him John; on some level, I am invited to decode any messages hanging in his auric field. I then 'tune into' the name and vibration of the person - connecting with the unity consciousness aspect of that person which is therefore in unity with me. In effect, I send a 'probe' from my heart to his, accessing hidden codes in the energy body. It is like the story of the 'message in a bottle'.  A message is written, popped inside a bottle and sent to sea. Once discovered, centuries later, it is like a time-capsule, detailing events from a time long passed.

    I then map that energy over my body and read the message as it is sensed. Sometimes these relate to actual areas of pain or discomfort in the physical body of the person for whom I am tuning in, at other times they are emotional (often relating to the final emotions in that life which may have left an imprint on this) or they are metaphors ...

    When a successful 'connection' is made, I feel sensations within my body, which act as clues. I tune-into these sensations (which may last seconds or longer whilst I concentrate on them) and then my own 'glimpse' appears. Interpretation would rely on feedback from John himself (body language, responses to questions) but in the case of a distant 'reading', then it takes form by itself.  It could be a jumble of senses, which I will need to co-ordinate into a sequence of events until a scenario is created.

    Sometimes the clue has an obvious linguistic meaning, for example I may see a man running across the top of a high building and flinging himself off. Typically this person will have a personality trait of not facing issues, but always running away. Often there may also be a fear of heights. The same issue on another occasion may involve more detail, I may get a sense that the 'runner' cannot believe who is chasing him to his death, a sense of betrayal is tangible. In this case, there may be an issue with trust in this lifetime.

    When I am 'channelling' this sort of information about a person, I have no idea what stream of information is going to come and no time to 'sensor' it before stating some kind of interpretation. It might be an actual past life event or a metaphor invented by my guides (I predominantly work with Angelic energies and Egyptian Deities) to highlight an issue, which needs addressing at that time.

    For example, on tuning into Amelia, I felt a pulling sensation under my arm, as if I was hanging from the edge of a cliff, dreading the fall! 

    This represented feeling unsupported and afraid of the future and could be corrected by pulling herself up or by letting go and surviving unscathed. Or did she have a preferred solution of her own? Yes, I'd like to fly away but I'm afraid of birds. Uncensored, I blurted "Well I know why that is" which I immediately regretted as I didn't want to elaborate! The audience looked on expectantly, I'd have to explain "Well, I saw this life where your eyes were pecked out by birds!"

    "I know" she remarked, "I've seen that myself, I was telling Helen about it this afternoon (gesticulating towards the audience) and about my fear of heights!" I was speechless, maybe, I had 'tapped-into' the earlier conversation rather than an 'actual past life'.

    She left a marriage because her partner blocked her spiritual progress.  After years of being alone, she'd embarked on a relationship with a man who seemed compatible, but was now showing an intolerance for her desire to grow spiritually. By imagining herself flying away she could lose her fear of birds and re-pattern her cellular programming, liberating her from repeating this life lesson.

    I once looked at Claudia and immediately remarked, "You are like a headless chicken, always juggling lots of activities with no direction". "Yes" she agreed.  I proceeded to etherically (go through the imaginary act) sew her head back on, with invisible needle and thread, the intent being to 'trick' her sub-conscious into accepting that she will no longer need this life pattern. It was very surreal. A few weeks later, I received a tongue-in-cheek but none-the less heartfelt e-mail stating "Since you stitched my neck back on...ha ha... it is uncanny because I have felt more grounded and my head actually feels it belongs to my body which was an underlying issue for me."

    I recently tuned into Maria in Mexico, via an email she had sent me.  The 'knowing' I received from de-ciphering her auric codes, was that she had a connection with the barbaric 'hung, drawn and quartering' process seemingly unique to our glorious isle! I undertook some research on the grizzly practice. Apparently, victims, were dragged behind a horse, hung until they were almost dead, they were publicly disembowelled, and finally split into four with each quarter being separately buried. Although I felt she had died via this torture, it could simply indicate that she would have physical issues with her throat (or difficulties expressing herself), digestive complications (Crohns Disease, Coeliac or more minor issues such as ulcers, acid reflux etc.) and feel generally fragmented with at least four projects on the go at any one time. Incredibly, all this proved to be the case, as well as the fact that she had actually been 'dragged' behind a horse in this lifetime! This Past Life glimpse - whether a genuine Past Life or not - was a comfort to her as it explained a great deal and she was able to concentrate on re-integrating her soul fragments.

    Another lady, Wendy, was 'seen' leading a Macedonian Army to victory during a healing session. Afterwards she was 'found' to have a head injury from her helmet, so we applied healing to the wound. Subsequently, her recurring headaches stopped, but furthermore she felt empowered by our discovery. In her own words "When in my mind's eye I see myself riding the horse, going into the battle, I get this fantastic brave and magnificent feeling of utter strength in my chest. I have already recalled few times and boy it works!!!  I would also like to say that the visualisation I had during the session was sooooo clear; like taking pictures with the best camera."

    In my own client therapy sessions, past life images have been coming up more and more. Sometimes I alone get the image and at other times the client is also able to tune into it.

    Of course the sceptics view is how can so many people have been 'Cleopatra' and 'King Arthur' and the like. This gives rise to the understandable concern that it is 'ego' that drives people to discover who they may have been in previous lives.

    With regard to the issue, over whether hundreds of souls could have been Cleopatra. My view is that, if on one level we are all one, then surely we could all have been Cleopatra! At least we should all be able to access the aspect of 'ourselves' that could have been Cleopatra. Maybe the process is easier if we are personally derived from her soul group.

    In other words, when working with a client, a competent past life 'decode', may be able to access a key archetype - sometimes represented by a famous iconic personality - which somehow identifies the key life lesson for that client in that moment in time. However, in my experience, more often than not, the remembered life is mundane but generally sums up a current issue in that person's life, which may need to be resolved.

    Past Lives: Future Impact  by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, originally written July 2009.
    (Pseudonyms are used throughout for client examples)

    A 10 minute podcast of Joanna, talking with Jill Bennett from Brooklands Radio, calledDo Past Lives Exist?

    References:
    Yesterday's Children by Jenny Cockell, Paitkus Press, 1993. Not the most well-written book, but a touching account of her relentless search for the children she remembered leaving behind.
    Old Souls by Tom Shroder, Simon & Shuster, 1999.  I really enjoyed this book, which I felt was very evocatively written and analysed Dr Ian Stevenson's work thoroughly.
    Essenes: Children of the Light, Stuart Wilson & Joanna Prentis, Ozark Mountain Publishing, 2005. I found this gave fascinating insights into the life of Jesus Christ and his uncle Joseph of Arimathea.

    Joannas website: www.harmonyhealing.co.uk, e-mail: 

    Harmony Healing, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK, KT12 3BH. Tel: 01932 244518.

    Full 1-2-1 healings cost from 120 (weekdays, distant) or 200 (evenings or weekends, in person).
    Past Life Readings cost 60 

    *To book a channelling with Edwin Courtenay (clairvoyant) contact Carole Humber on 020 8337 4122. There may be a long waiting list.  He may offer personal readings in Carlisle or even Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

  • Perseid Meteors, August 2017

    perseid mapWednesday 9th August – Thursday 17th August may be able to see some Perseid meteors. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower's peak usually occurs on August 10th - 13th (after midnight on these dates so in the early hours of 11th - 14th), but you may be able to see some meteors any time from the first week of August.

    The proximity to the Full Moon earlier his week will undoubtedly hamper visibility this year. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. Look to the northeast after midnight. See diagram to the right and timeanddate.com website for more.

  • RSE online modules commencing with UK/Australia friendly timings: Violet Flame of Amenti from 28th July, Khemitology from 29th July

    Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1 is now fully available as interactive training modules, which can be taken as stand alone units or collectively as a specially priced bundle for £266 (+ Paypal fee).

    Reyad Sekh Em® Egyptian Alchemy Healing is an ultra high vibration healing system combining ancient Egyptian philosophies, angelic elemental healing rays, sound vibration, sacred breathing and etheric crystalline energies.  Full details on the background, context and philosophy of RSE are shown here on the Harmony Healing website.

    This next course series is being offered with morning UK times (GMT+1), offering late afternoon/evening slots across Australia

    The 3 units making up the RSE Level 1 training are:-

    Violet Flame of Amenti = 1 unit (£88) - next series, 3 x Tues mornings 10-12.15 (UK time = GMT +1), 28th July - 11th August

    Khemitology Course = 1 unit (£88) - next series, 3 x Wed mornings 10-12.15 (UK time = GMT+1), 29th July - 12th August

    Mindful Alignment with your Chakras = ½ unit (£66) - next series, 3 x Tues mornings 10-12.15 (UK time = GMT+1), 1st, 8th & 15th September

    Essene Angelology course = ½ unit (£55) - 2 x Wed mornings 10-12.15 (UK time - GMT+1), 2nd & 9th September

    Violet Flame of Amenti 

    6¾ hour course, 10am-12.15pm (UK time - UK & Australia friendly timings), Tuesdays 28th July-11th August
    Cost is £88 (special rates to Violet Flame or RSE graduates, email jo for details)
    Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1 (3 units in total)

    The colour violet has an established association with spirituality. Having the highest frequency in the visible spectrum, violet is at the point of transition to the next octave of light. During the pre-Dynastic period of Khem (Ancient Egypt), the Violet Flame of Amenti was ruled by the Deities Ausar (also known as Wzr or Osirus), brandished by Sekhmet, and made freely available to Akhenaton. Both in Atlantis, and subsequently during the Essene era (which spanned the lifetimes of Mother Mary, Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene), this powerful tool was retained under the Guardianship of Angels Melchisadec and Ariel.

    This 6¾ hour course will cover:

    • Properties of the Violet Flame of Amenti, used for spiritual alchemy, transmutation and protection.
    • What is Alchemy?
    • What and where is Amenti?
    • History and Guardians of the Violet Flame of Amenti.
    • Who is Melchisadec (also spelled Melchizedek)?
    • Properties of the colour violet and its connection with spirituality.
    • Drawing and using the Violet Flame Symbol
    • The violet flame mantra
    • How to use the Violet Flame to improve your environment and life circumstances.

    Workshop participants will also receive:

    • An attunement into the Violet Flame of Amenti

    see this link for full course details

    Pay £92 by Paypal (£88  plus £4 PayPal fee)
    if you have a UK pound sterling bank account, you can pay £88 by UK online BACS, see Harmony Healing Virtual Training Courses

    On paying for this workshop, you will receive an email giving the Zoom link to access your class. Remember to check your spam folder if you don’t receive this confirmation email in your main inbox.

    Please notify me of your booking via

    An Introduction to Khemitology, £88 (+ £4 via PayPal)
    6¾-hour course, 10am-12.15pm (UK time - UK & Australia friendly evening timings), Wednesdays 29th July-12th August
    Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1 (3 units in total)

    Isis JTEMOn paying for this workshop, you will receive an email giving the Zoom link to access your class. Remember to check your spam folder if you don’t receive this confirmation email in your main inbox.

    Khemitology is for anyone fascinated by Egypt, outlining the lesser known Ancient Egyptian philosophies and demonstrating how they can be applied in everyday life.  Image of Auset (Isis) by Jacqui Taliesin El Masry.
    The workshop features:

    • How Khemitology reflects indigenous tribal philosophies
    • Ways in which Khemitology differs from Egyptology
    • Why our familiar Egyptian Deity names and words are actually derived from the Greek language
    • Discovering the potency of working instead with the authentic Egyptian Deity names
    • Hypothesising on how these Khemitian Deities may have morphed into the Essene Angels
    • Practical experience of drawing and connecting with Ancient Egyptian symbols
    • The five stages in the Khemitian ‘cycle of life’
    • The additional perceptions (up to 360) available to us beyond sight, hearing, taste, touch & smell
    • Energy field mini-readings for all participants
    • Optional RSE 1 attunement available to Violet Flame students/graduates (additional £23 by BACS), included at no additional cost for those who have booked the entire RSE Level 1 package

    Introduction to Khemitology, commencing 29th July

    Pay £92 by Paypal (£88  plus £4 PayPal fee)
    if you have a UK pound sterling bank account, you can pay £88 by UK online BACS, see Harmony Healing Virtual Training Courses

    On paying for this workshop, you will receive an email giving the Zoom link to access your class. Remember to check your spam folder if you don’t receive this confirmation email in your main inbox.

    Please notify me of your booking via

    Mindful Alignment with your 11-chakras and Axiatonal Awakening
    6¾-hour course, 10am-12.15pm (UK time - UK & Australia friendly timings), Tuesdays 1st, 8th & 15th September
    Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1 (3 units in total)

    9 chakra chart plus earth and soul no labelYou are guided through the 9-chakra system Joanna uses, from Base to Crown. Each chakra is balanced with the appropriate colour with the addition of relevant crystalline & angelic energies and the creation of a self-regulating filter.

    At the end of the chakra balancing, the meditation expands out to send healing throughout and beyond the world into far galaxies.

    Image left of Joanna's 9-chakra system was drawn by Ella Tritton.

    Testimonial: I just finished the Chakra Healing meditation. So lovely! I saw and felt all of the colors swirling and moving through, adjusting. The connection with the universe and heavenly bodies was fantastic. Sensed being able to share the healing with Gaia and all life, especially the ancient forests! Thank you so much, dear Jo!, Alyse Korn, USA, 4th April 2020.

    Participants receive a distant Equlibrium Attunement (see Harmony Healing Website for more about an attunement). 

    Geb & Nut imageThis special Equilibrium Attunement (also known as an Initiation) involves placing symbols into your aura which will permanently connect you with the Essene Angels Raphael (Sun), Gabriel (Moon), Melchisadec (Earth) and Pistis Sophia (constellations) as well as the Egyptian Deities Ra (Sun), Tehuti (Moon), Geb (Earth) and Nut (Sky).  Image, left, of Egyptian Deities Geb & Nut, is by Jacqui Taliesin El Masry.

    The ceremony also involves the nature angels Aratron and Achaiah and the Egyptian Deities Ausar (Osirus) and Aset (Isis).

    unity breath meditationAs the course draws to a close, we have a fully guided Unity Consciousness & Axiatonal Realignment Meditation. Starting with a relaxation exercise, the meditation connects the chakras and central meridian back to Universal source. We add the 10th and 11th chakras to the ones we worked with earlier. Inspired by the Unity Breath known by indigenous tribes, this meditation involves a trinity connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky.

    This is a Unity Consciousness meditation which awakens your axiatonal alignment and reconnects your energy field to the planetary grid and beyond. 

    Image, right, was drawn by Ella Tritton.

    Testimonial: Thank you so much for that meditation. I am sure it is the most powerful and meaningful meditation I have EVER done! I really can't thank you enough! Sending you endless blessings of love and light, Adele Dyson, UK, 13th April 2020.

    Mindful Alignment with your Chakras, commencing 1st September 

    Pay £69.50 by Paypal (£66 plus £3.50 PayPal fee)
    if you have a UK pound sterling bank account, you can pay £69.50 by UK online BACS, see Harmony Healing Virtual Training Courses

    On paying for this workshop, you will receive an email giving the Zoom link to access your class. Remember to check your spam folder if you don’t receive this confirmation email in your main inbox.

    Please notify me of your booking via

    Essene Angels: Healing with Planetary & Elemental Guardians, £55 (+ £3 via PayPal)

    4½ hour course, 10am-12.15pm (UK time - UK & Australia friendly timings), Wednesdays 2nd & 9th September
    Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1 (3 units in total)

    In this workshop you will receive guidance and practical experience on working with the weekday & planetary angels and learn how to integrate them into your life.

    The day will cover:

    • who were the Essenes?
    • what is Essene angelology?
    • the Law of Three and how to invoke an angel
    • how angels might be experienced if you cannot see them
    • connecting with the Essene planetary (weekday) & elemental guardians
    • how to involve these angels in your personal healing regime (and client healings if you are a therapist)
    • meditations with various angels throughout the day
    • Optional personal attunement into your weekday, zodiac & elemental angelic guardians (additional £23)*

    * Personal Attunement included at no extra cost if the entire RSE 1 modular package is purchased.

    Following various trips to Masada Mountain and Qumran, both on the shores of the Dead Sea, Joanna felt a strong connection to the Essenes; an ancient religious order living in these two areas 2000 years ago. Joanna is sister to best-selling angel author Angela McGerr (10 titles published including several angel card sets, total sales approaching 1 million copies) and fully embraces Angela’s Essene Angel philosophies. In 2019, Joanna trained as a Forest Bathing+ Guide with the Forest Bathing Institute to promote connecting with nature through mindful sensory exercises during immersion in UK woodlands. This has strengthened her bond with the angels. See About Joanna for more.

    Introduction to Essene Angelology, commencing 2nd September
    Pay £58 by Paypal(£55 plus £3 PayPal fee)

    if you have a UK pound sterling bank account, you can pay £55 by UK online BACS, see Harmony Healing Virtual Training Courses

    On paying for this workshop, you will receive an email giving the Zoom link to access your class. Remember to check your spam folder if you don’t receive this confirmation email in your main inbox.

    Please notify me of your booking via  

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    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians to bring balance and harmony.  Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. We don't recommend giving a reading or healing to another person, without first checking whether it would be welcomed.

    If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities during lockdown, Joanna offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and virtual healing circles. We also have  meditations available.

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Thursday 8th & Friday 9th October, Draconids Meteor Shower

    draconid meteor radiant 300x213Thursday 8th & Friday 9th October, is the Draconids Meteor Shower.

    The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky.

    That’s why the Draconids are best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, and, surprisingly in the early evening soon after dusk. 

    Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. 

    Zikiel cropped

    In 2020, the waning gibbous moon (about 1 week after the Ivy Full Moon) doesn't rise until late evening, which fortunately provides moon-free viewing for a few hours after nightfall which is the best viewing time this year. See Earthsky Website or  timeandate.com  image taken from this site) for more. 

    The best time to watch is at nightfall and early evening on October 8th and 9th.  

    Even if you can't see anything, there will be an impact energetically.

    You can invoke the Angel Zikiel (Angel Guardian of Meteors and Asteroids) to help bring in new ideas. The image of Zikiel (left) is by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Heart & Soul Angel Cards.

    Zikiel guides the comets and meteorites in their eternal passage through space, tracking man's galactic origins. Hence, Zikiel offers you a visionary flash of inspiration from the Sky.

    You can invoke Zikiel by calling his name three times (pronunciation = Zick ee el) and adding 'I call upon you to be with me now, 'in love & light, in love & light' in love and light'. 

    If you have a clear quartz, you can programme it with Zikiel's name and keep it with you to help capture any inspiration thoughts channelled from the heavens tonight and also to help your heart to make the right choices.  

    This ritual is taken from Angela McGerr's An Angel For Every Day - now out of print and in very short supply.  However, But we do still have some of Angela's out of print titles (gerenerally also personally signed by her) available via Harmony Healing Shop.

    Skywatching with other interested parties develops a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing, to bring balance and harmony. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 - a new series off virtual interactive training modules starts with Violet Flame of Amenti on Thursday 15th October and Khemitology Tuesday 20th October, details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. 

    If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities, Joanna offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings. We also have meditations available.

    To receive regular Blog updates (always headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website.  The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is j (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th October, Draconids Meteor Shower

    draconid meteor radiant 300x213Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th October, is the Draconids Meteor Shower.

    The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky.

    That’s why the Draconids are best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, and, surprisingly in the early evening soon after dusk. 

    Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. 

    See this Earthsky Website (sky map image taken from this site) or timeandate.com  for more. 

    Zikiel croppedIn 2019, the relatively close proximity to the Full Moon (on the 13th) will hinder viewing.

    The best time to watch is at nightfall and early evening on October 8th and 9th.  

    Even if you can't see anything, there will be an impact energetically.

    You can invoke the Angel Zikiel (Angel Guardian of Meteors and Asteroids) to help bring in new ideas. The image of Zikiel (left) is by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Heart & Soul Angel Cards.

    Zikiel guides the comets and meteorites in their eternal passage through space, tracking man's galactic origins. Hence, Zikiel offers you a visionary flash of inspiration from the Sky.

    You can invoke Zikiel by calling his name three times (pronunciation = Zick ee el) and adding 'I call upon you to be with me now, 'in love & light, in love & light' in love and light'. 

    If you have a clear quartz, you can prgramme it with Zikiel's name and keep it with you to help capture any inspiration thoughts channelled from the heavens tonight and also to help your heart to make the right choices.  

    This ritual is taken from Angela McGerr's An Angel For Every Day - now out of print and in very short supply.  However, But we do still have some of Angela's out of print titles (gerenerally also personally signed by her) available via Harmony Healing Shop.

    For a list of Joanna's forthcoming Harmony Healing events (including Forest Bathing+ at Newlands Corner, see this recent Harmony Healing Event Update

    To receive regular Blog updates (always headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website.  The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is j (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.