Category Archives: The Grandmothers

Grandmother’s Empowerment Evening cancelled

Sadly Sharon has had to pull out of her trip to the UK. Her presence will be missed. We hope we can arrange something for next year

Grandmothers Dawn Water Meditation

I received this email and decided to participate.

Hello All:
I just wanted to let you know about a special event idea that comes from a special Collaboration between  the Waitaha Grandmothers from the Aoteoroa (New Zealand) and Turtle Island, called the Pacific Circle of Prayer.  When I saw the Grandmother’s website, I thought you might be interested in participating to make it a “Worldwide Circle of Prayer”.   If you would like to participate and/or know of someone who would be interested, please share this with them…
Mother’s Day Special Invite for You
Date: 10th of May, 2009 (your time zone)
Time: Dawn (in your time zone)
Place: Any place where there is water, even if you are home with a bowl of water
Your Mission: At the crack of dawn, to please send out a prayer and feeling of unconditional love and healing to Mother Earth and to the world, while touching water
Can you imagine the amazing power wave we can all generate!  Who knows what may happen???
Thanks for your time!  Hope to “see” you on Mother’s Day!
Much Love

I woke up this morning at 4.30 and got up and began my morning routine of feeding the animals.  The dogs were a bit bleary eyed but managed to scoff their breakfast. I had decided to meditate in the garden under our old Ash tree.  I took a small pot from my altar and filled it with Spring Water from a Holy Well that  I had  bought had home with me last time I was at Cerne Abbas.

It was a glorious morning.  Even though the sun wasn’t up yet the birds were singing the Dawn Chorus.  Any twitcher worth their salt will tell you an English dawn chorus in May is the most sublime music you’ll hear in Nature anywhere.

Under the Ash Tree is where I have my Ancestors Altar.  Since I got the dogs I must admit I’ve had to limit the things I put on there as they find it irresistible to root around it, so now it is made up  mostly of stones.  I also have a small brazier and a circle of seating for small ceremonies.  I lit the brazier, called in the Spirits of Champlain’s Well and the Grandmothers and began to meditate.

I had my fingers touching the Sacred Well water  as I was meditating, using the Net of Light Meditation, I  somehow drifted away from that and into a lovely space of connection with the Spirit of the Spring.  I sent Her love and healing and to all the water Spirits in the World.  It was gentle and sweet.  I was aware of a wave of Healing passing over the Earth as at Dawn all over the Planet people  were tuning in and sending healing to Her too.

What a wonderful way to start the day

STOP PRESS!!!! Grandmother’s Gathering in England

Wow just had an email from Sharon McErlane letting us know she is coming to Europe this Autumn and asking if we’d like to organise a Gathering here!!! Whoopee.  So watch this space and my website for further details.  Read her book-check out her website It’s going to be a marvellous Fall here as we have the Monks of Tashi Lhunpo visiting too!

Grandmothers Speak-A Call to Power

I was first introduced to the Grandmothers on a Shamanka training weekend just before Christmas last year-2007. One of the girls from the previous year had been given the book and insisted that Eliana read it. Eliana was about half way through it and decided to do a simple meditation requesting the Grandmothers presense. It was the last activity of the weekend and in fact the year. The next year the women move on to participate in the Luminous Warrior (Year 2 of the Shamanka Practitioner Course). We sat on the floor in a circle in Star House -the silence was magnificent. I find sitting too long on the floor painfull so I altered my position from crossed legged to ‘prayer’ posture. I felt my neighbour put her hand on my back where it was hurting and warm healing energy flow through me. The meditation was deep and the energy somehow holding and gentle. When we finished there was a hushed calm and joy bubbling in our hearts. We shared our experiences and I turned to my neighbour on the left to thank her for the healing. She looked at me blankly and said it hadn’t been her! Then I realised the Grandmothers had been truly there! I had to read this book.

I went home and onto the internet to where I ordered 2 copies of the book. As soon as they arrived I started to read and was so excited by the ‘rightness’ of what I was reading. I gave the other copy to my Mother and when I’d finished reading my copy, lent it to my friend Debbie. Upon finishing it I realised that I would like to receive the Caul from the Grandmothers and emailed Sharon in Laguna Beach-the lady who wrote the book. She said it was possible to do the ceremony over the phone which we organised and on 14th Febuary 2008 I received the Caul from the Grandmothers. As Sharon placed the ‘Caul’ energetically over me (remembering she’s in Laguna Beach and me in Great Mongeham) I felt a warm tingly sensation begin at the top of my head and cascade down over me. It was extraordinary. I felt so excited and fortunate.

I decided to start a Grandmothers group at my house and we had our first meeting at the beginning of March. There were 3 of us there-myself my Mum and Debbie. We listened to a CD from Sharon telling the story of the Grandmothers, we then did the Net of Light Meditation and then our own ceremony where Debbie received the Caul. Again the energy was delightful. Afterwards we sat around and chatted over cups of tea-a really lovely evening. We have decided to hold a meeting monthly where we can meditate, share the Grandmothers message with others who might be interested and laugh together as women and friends.