Although I live in Celtic Cornwall, my ancestral home is on the Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Môn (The Holy Isle) in Welsh. In olden times, Wales was connected to Cornwall and so it is not surprising I feel at home here in Cornwall. When I was a child I would play amongst stone circles and hear stories of myth, magic and healing.
My grandmother was a well known Bard and my Aunt was very closely connected to the Fae Folk. I grew up with myths and legends of ancient times, and the magical world of the intuitive imagination. So, it is easy to see why I have a passion for Celtic Lands, traditions and arts. My grandfather, well, he was a very brave Moelfre lifeboat man (and that is another story!!) a cobbler by trade - but also a man who knew the powers of all the plants in the hedgerow. Simple people, but strong in spirit and devoted to family and community.
Many challenges happened to me as a young person, but I would need a novel to share. So, I begin in my early 30's when I gave up a career in business management to return to academic study in order to teach and travel. However, my path deviated and led me on to further study and then to work with charities and helping children and families from some of the most challenging of backgrounds, through creative arts programmes. All the while my spiritual work as an intuitive and mentor continued.
At Home in Cornwall
From that day to this my work is unfolding and evolving as it should ... and now embraces, for the tenth year, being custodian of the wonderful Healing Weekend Festival in Somerset, UK, as well the fifth year running another beautiful Holistic Festival at The Lighthouse Centre in Poole, Dorset. Another important new area of work - Lupton Holistic Festival in Devon, will be celebrating it's third year in August this year, and last but not leasr, the second year in my home town, at vibrant MShed, on Bristol Harbourside. All incredibly diiferent festivals which do so much to help folk live happier healthier lives.
My work as a spiritual mentor gave me the opportunity to spead my wings, as I journeyed across ocean to the US in 2017 to run the Divine Connection Retreat, with the talented teacher, Minister and spiritual intuitive, Janine Baryza-Ly. I feel a calling to go back very soon. The festivals have been keeping me busy, but I have also been very happy to run several retreats and residentials in the UK this past year, with my long time friend Spiritual Artist Patrick Gamble.
To say that God moves in mysterious ways is a never-ending conscious reality I live with, every day of my life. I never know where my journey will take me! 2017 saw both my husband and myself suffered traumatic injury, one through a car accident, and the other, from a fall, but 2018 has put all that well and truly as a distant memory - and I am back to full strength - eager to do whatever comes my way to make my footprint in this world a very bright and shining thing that makes a difference to the lives of others.
One thing I do know, however, is that I meet so many beautiful people on my travels - and I enjoy watching magical journeys unfold when people come to share time with me. We gain from life that which we put in - and my approach to helping people happier lives comes from simply the humble desire to create and live each day with love and positivity - to bring people together in celebration of this wonderful life we have been gifted and to do my best to share that love and help make this world a better place for having been here.
You can keep up to date with workshops, residentials and appearances by visiting my events and programme pages.
I look forward to meeting many more of you in the weeks and months to come and most especially, if you'd like to come and spend time in the beautiful Celtic land that is my home, I look forward to sharing many adventures with you.
Best Wishes, Elaine