Years ago when pregnant with my son, I had an interesting conversation with a distant relative. This person looked at me with a scowl and asked if I was going to teach my child “weird stuff.” A bit of backstory – spirituality has been a huge part of my life, and this person considered spirituality idiotic and “weird” (to put it mildly). I initially thought, “Wow! That just happened.” I then composed myself and asked if he meant would I teach my child ways to be kind and loving towards himself and others? If so, then yes, I was going to teach my child “weird stuff.” If you are interested in “weird stuff,” then you might like my offerings.
The intention behind my work is to help people come into alignment with the deeper part of who they are – kind, loving, and whole spiritual beings having a human experience. I do this through classes I teach about working with the formless realm (all of them touch on this to some extent) and through flower essence work. Flower essences have been incredible catalysts for change in my life, as well as in the lives of many of my clients. They can help people be kinder and more loving towards themselves and others by shifting how they view themselves and the world around them.
As an example, let’s consider the word “weird” – there is often an air of judgment around it; like whatever is weird is fundamentally wrong, offensive, or unpleasant. A flower essence might inspire you to view the word in another way. If someone tells you that you live a “weird” life, you might hear the word and interpret it as you living a “wyrd” life. Both weird and wyrd are pronounced the same, but have different meanings. Wyrd is an esoteric concept often used in the northern tradition (i.e. the one associated with Odin, Thor, Vikings, and runes). Some translate it to mean your destiny or fate, but it is much more. Wyrd is an elusive force that connects all; it has been compared to an infinite web whose threads run through all in time and space. Everything and everyone is connected to this force, and the slightest movement in one part of the web impacts all.
There is a passage in The Way of Wyrd by Brian Bates that speaks about wyrd: “The forces of wyrd are like the winds and tides for a fisherman. If they are known, the sailor can trim his sails to adapt to them. He can be in harmony with the forces and use their power. But he cannot thereby change them.” Living a wyrd life can be thought of as being in flow with creation energy. You might not be able to change events in your life, but you have control over how you flow with them. Isn’t this type of wyrd more appealing than the “weird” label meaning strange or wrong?
Again, if you are interested in wyrd stuff, then you might like my offerings. Through my classes and flower essence work, I offer other ways to see and interact with the world. The healing energy of flower essences comes from the formless realm, the invisible realm that connects and influences us all. The formless realm and essences help untangle energies in our space, the result of which is more harmony with the web of wyrd.