JOY WARNING – this post is going to make you smile!
Last year I started researching alpaca’s after meeting whistling duck alpacas at a WI event. Yes there are all sorts of things going on in those WI functions!! I’ve always been drawn to these fuzzy furries, maybe because of my past life connection in Peru but I just knew I wanted to explore them more. I contacted Leigh and we arranged a group organised by myself to go down to the farm and have a 2 hour alpaca “experience” followed by an afternoon of tuning into the alpaca spirit medicine at my home aka Reiki Star Sanctuary.
For those of you who aren’t aware of the term animal spirit medicine I will give a brief explanation. In Shamanism all animals have a powerful “medicine”. We can access our animal spirit guides to heal, to guide us on our path, to help us manifest and to protect. We honour our animal spirit guides in whichever form we deem appropriate. Pictures on our walls, statues, jewellery, tattoo’s. We can access this medicine by calling on our own animal guides or asking for help from a specific animal. We can see/feel them in meditation/healing/dreamtime. Even out in the 3D world!
Leigh educated us about alpaca and I found out some extremely interesting facts about their wool in particular. My next luxury buy is an alpaca pillow! So far I have an alpaca wool scarf and my hubby has the socks. Toastie warm. These animals are very sensitive. You need to stay calm and relaxed in their presence as they pick up on anxiety and excitement and they get a little spooked. An excited squeal makes them back off. Once you’ve tuned into their calming vibration it seems to loop and you just float in a sense of peace around them.
Alpaca were almost wiped out by the Europeans when they conquered Peru. It wasn’t until the European Royal families started to prize the luxuriousness of alpaca wool that the Peruvians were encouraged to rebuild their Alpaca flocks.
Rosie Dimples and Wood Nymph are the best of friends. Alpaca are sociable creatures and should not be kept alone. These 2 are the youngest at about a year old. The love between these two was obvious and really touching. They also make the cutest “meh” sounds which you can’t help but copy. After a couple of hours with them you will find yourself “meh meh”ing all the way home!
Each of us got to walk one of the youngsters and they are mostly well behaved but do give a tug every now and then so you need to stay focused and stay in the moment. We got to have a lovely tickle behind the ear, oh bless I never thought I’d get to tickle an alpaca in my lifetime!
Leigh has some amazing goodies on sale you can contact her for alpaca wool, scarves, socks, pillows, duvets and teddy bears here.
The afternoon comprised of a delicious shared buffet including homemade Victoria sponge from Liz and homemade quiche and bread from Suzanne. Thanks guys! (Don’t you just love it when people turn up to shared buffets with homemade food – taste sensation). It was a beautiful sunny day and we all enjoyed our lunch in the garden sat amongst the crystals.
Afternoon activities were crafting a shamanic rattle and making a friendship bracelet from alpaca wool and crystals. Discussing and exploring alpaca spirit medicine. Their main medicine is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE but they also teach us the value of giving. To accept our uniqueness and divine gifts. To only use what is needed. To aspire to be joyful and find our authenticity. We followed this with a shamanic journey. I also gave out crystals to channel the alpaca medicine and everyone paired up to give and receive hands on healing.
I am so glad I followed my inspiration to create this workshop. It was such an unusual concept I wasn’t sure who would be interested. I had a full group and have more students interested so I will definitely be running it again later in the year. This has certainly taught me to go out of my comfort zone when it comes to planning workshops, follow my inspiration from a higher source and follow through because someone out there including myself needs that healing.
I have to say it was one of the nicest days I have ever had running a workshop. The alpaca had left us feeling so chilled and relaxed and some true emotional healing and nurturing had happened for members of the group.
That’s me in the heart sunglasses by the way. Thanks to Emily, Suzanne, Julie, Liz, Dawn and Claire for allowing me to share this Alpaca Experience with them.
Reiki Star Alpaca Healing Journey, the “gold” of the Andes in the Heart of Derbyshire.
If you would like to join me on my next Alpaca Workshop you can contact ME
The workshop is 9:30-4:30pm and costs £45 per person.
My name is Angela Sessions. I have been practising the psychic arts for 20 years and Reiki for 18 years. I teach Reiki and Shamanic Healing. I write and run workshops on crystal healing, angels, psychic development, faeries…anything that stirs a passion in me! I am an arts therapist and paint abstract energies of angels, goddesses and the Fae. I give healing sessions in person and through Skype/distance.
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