I spent the first two decades of my life, in full intrepid exploration of the natural world and all there was to be seen, felt, heard, smelt and tasted within our Mother Earth. My childhood was spent in muddy fields, and salty rock-pools. Up giant Oak trees, and inside damp caves. No part of Her was scary or painful to me. To me She was Gaia. She was the wind in my hair, and the fire in my Soul, the flesh of my body and the waters of my womb. What I needed, she provided, without judgement, or anger.
I was so devoted to Her I chose to study Animal Management at college. Here I spent two years absorbing knowledge of Her children – the animals that nourish this Earth, their behaviour patterns and their biology. I further studied Wildlife Conservation at University where I underwent my final year dissertation discovering the jungles of Peru, in a quest to study magnificent creatures of the night – bats.
“She guided me through the darkness allowing me to find the Moon among the endless night sky.”
It was during these years at university where my third eye really opened for the first time as an adult. I remember glimpses from childhood of potential visions here and miracles there, but they faded as puberty kicked in. At University I found, in various ways, a circle of women, much like me, but with wisdom and insight I had never experienced before. Together we explored the realm of Wicca. I embraced Mother Earth once more, yet in a way I had not known Her before. As well as feeling the trees, and smelling the grass, or tasting Her fruits and seeing Her rainbows, I knew Her. She was inside me, a part of me. My mind, my body, and now, my Soul.
After a time, the energy grew too much for us to keep to ourselves. So we opened the circle and took our medicine to where we were guided. Mine took me to Church. Not any Church, a Spiritualist Church. I spent much time straddling the veil, exploring the Angelic realms, past lives, symbolism, healing, and friendships.
After receiving my first gift of healing, I woke up the next day, did some exercise, cleaned out my room, and got myself a dream job with an environmental charity. Whilst continuing my life-long journey with Mother Earth through my work, I was also experiencing Her with my higher Chakras as well as my lower ones. During this time I attuned myself to levels I and II of Reiki and studied for my Soul Plan Practitioner certificate. I taught myself basic Astrology, Chakra healing and finally learned how to meditate – Bella style.
“My life didn’t fit me anymore, so I moulded my life into one that did”
After so much self-discovery I could barely contain myself within my body anymore, so I decided to set myself free, and travel and live around South East Asia. My life didn’t fit me anymore, so I moulded my life into one that did. I made money by Tarot readings, Soul Plan readings, and bits of jewellery I created. I founded a women’s circle in Thailand which still runs without me to this day. It was in this circle of sister witches, sister Goddesses, sister faeries, that I found parts of myself I didn’t know were missing and released traumas I forgot I was carrying. I am now part of this global movement called SISTERHOOD, and as well as being the strong warrior medicine women we are, we are also helping to raise the vibration of BROTHERHOOD.
“The circle is open, yet, unbroken. Merry meet & Merry part. “