Posts By: Maria
FULL MOON GATHERING FOR WOMEN
“The Gifts of Ancestors”
What could happen if us women gave ourselves the time and energy to dive in and explore our power and possibilities in a sacred supportive space?
Yay we’re BACK!
The heat was ON tonight and I could see the crew of all girls were open and ready for their rich chocolatey experience.
With some wonderful fairy sidekicks, Nikki G, Ashley J and Terry C …. I was feeling blessed and excited about our evening.
We kicked off with a chat and then a demo into how to make a simple non tempered chocolate. I dived into the doTERRA oils and picked out some lime and then added some himalayan salt and chilli powder. The result was SO right and the air got thick with anticipation! Then the girls were OFF … each creating magnificent concoctions with their chocolates and combinations I’d never tried such as Grapefruit and Cardamon …. ooohhhh!!!!
And then their confidence grew and our next round, making truffles was such fun!
My biggest surprise and euphoria of the night was just how purely magnificent and completely unrivalled are the doTERRA oils for use as flavourings in chocolate. BLOWN away by the clarity and depth of flavour they lend in food. Having Nikki G around as our doTERRA expert made the night even more exciting and I’m really looking forward to more of our collaborations.
Seeing fulfilled smiles on their faces as they clutched their bags and boxes full of bunnies and eggs told me my work was done.
Its been a fun and intense journey (as it can only be with Kali-Ma the dark goddess) resurrecting my chocolate baby for the world to come and delight at again.
This time around I’ve gone for a bit of a revamp! Vamp being the word as the boxes are a sexy burgundy and lots of gold trimmings on the boxes and bags too. The boxes will contain some VERY decadent raw chocolate vegan truffles. Its about time our little island had some real bespoke raw chocolates to be eaten and savoured. Finally. I’m a little exhausted though. I now have a beautiful girl and a lot less time than before so its all been a bit of a whirlwind. Interspersed with lots of Yoga Nidras and a few good friends coming to hang out with my girl, I’ve actually managed to get something done other than playing playdough and dancing around the living room with Suki chanting GOBINDAY MUKANDAY.
Not only am I a bit excited about selling my chocolates this weekend at Simply Spring, I’m also releasing an Organic Lip Butter which is just too mmmm for words. Seriously. Come and try my chocs and lips butter, I’ll have samples out for you all.
Chocolate Love and Kali Ma Light to you all xxx
This little being had me deep in love and overwhelm from the word go.
With her large brown all seeing eyes, I was sure she could read all my thoughts and emotions. I felt very in love and very blessed to become the unplanned and unexpected mother I’d become. Transitioning into the mumma realm wasn’t without its harsh initiations though. I immediately developed an acute sense of both our vulnerabilities, to the point that it could almost debilitate me with fears of freakish accidents and a new excrutiating empathy for all mothers and their vulnerable young. We had a few friends stay and help out a little in the early weeks and months as I longed for more support and to feel like there was a greater nucleus that we could turn to but our modern day disease of disconnection to each other reigned in on us and many times I felt bereft and exhausted in body and mind. We were blessed with material needs and gifts of more than we needed, but I learnt early that a mummas job should never belong to just the mumma. And my heart went out to all the single mothers out there doing their best in the most unnatural situation of being on their own in a world of so many.
I think we’d met about 2 hours before this picture was taken. It was a clear and beautiful November day. The most exhilarating day of my life. The high was mind blowing. The midwives were amazing. Especially sweet Rachel who was with us for our first day. She really helped encourage me to get the right position for breastfeeding. I definitely didn’t feel like I remotely had the knack but she was super positive for me.
Nothing can prepare you for that intense love and bonding that happens that first day.
I stayed in a few days. Unfortunately I’d lost a lot of blood and I needed a transfusion to get me strong again. Best decision I made doing that and such a supportive team of doctors and midwives. I had an incredible birthing partner who, without her, I can’t imagine the ease, comfort and flow happening as beautifully and supported as it did with the whole birthing journey.
I moved home and began my new life with my new beautiful daughter in my home in Gorey.
Nothing else prepared me for the intense vulnerability I was now faced with in my new role. Feeling quite inadequately equipped in the mother and care taking role, I just had to jump right in and follow my instincts. It took me a very long time to actually accept what had just happened to me. The Mother transformation was the biggest and most opening process I have ever been through.
The time has come to close the doors to Earth Beauty after over 10 years of being open for wellness and natural beauty so that I can devote all my energy to being a new mama.
I’m so thankful to Janice, my mother, for having such a gorgeous and centrally located space to practice in for all these years and so thankful to all of you wonderful people who came to see me at one time or another. Everyone loved the tranquil feeling in this space despite being in such a busy part of town. Some of you I journeyed with deep and for long times, others, it was short but equally as deep, and others flew in and out like butterflies in the breeze. Everyone has shown me and taught me something valuable to integrate and take away to this next part of my life.
The beautiful studio that I use is awaiting fresh energy to take over and the rent is very reasonable! Days available are: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you are interested and would like to see the space, please call Janice on 07797826957 or 601925.
Treat yourself to BLISS with Maria in the Mystical East of Jersey!
For the next few weeks I’m seeing clients at my home! Its super cosy, relaxed, and working from home means I can be very flexible in the times you want to see me. Parking on Gorey Pier is easy and whats more …. I’m offering the following reductions before my little babe arrives (see pricelist link here for other treatments and prices):
THE STAR TREATMENT – a 90min blissful immersion. Usually £69 – now only £59
LIFE COACHING – 45min session. Usually £60 – now only £39
REFLEXOLOGY – 1hour session. Usually £51 – now only £44
LUXURY HEAD MASSAGE – 30min session. Usually £35 – now only £25
TOP TO TOE TREATMENT – 1hour Luxury Head Massage and Reflexology. Usually £66 – now only £49
1 HOUR BODY/BACK MASSAGE – Usually £55 – now only £49
In just a few weeks time I will have had my beautiful baby!
As a new dawn arises for me, I want to let you all know that I will be massively winding down bodywork sessions from today. I will be able to see a few people from home in Gorey if it suits you to visit me out east..
Please get in touch on 07797832400 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointments before I stop working for at least a few months.
Hope to see all your lovely faces before my baby emerges!
A Jersey in Transition Presentation by Maria Barnicoat
Erich and Barbara, the pioneers of Autarca Permaculture Project in La Palma, Canary Islands are true lovers of life. They have travelled far and learnt that you cannot destroy one part of nature without another being in consequence. They truly live by and embody daily the understanding that ALL IS CONNECTED. Their mission in their project is to re-educate and to help awaken us from our apathy. Their life’s journey has led them to creating an outstanding home and blossoming testament to nature.
After being there this May 2015, I knew I had to share their gift. and what exactly they do there. Join me, a true permaculture virgin, for a presentation on a place that blew my mind and gave me more hope and passion for our planet. A place that I shall return back to next spring with a crew of excited LIFE enthusiasts to learn their wisdom and expand their work more into the world.
Be inspired, not overwhelmed, by the small changes you can create to make a difference with the smallest plot of land. Learn about an immersion they teach that will give you all the tools to create your own project!
In the true, giving style of ‘Jersey in Transition’ this evening is FREE.
If you want to find out more about the good work of Jersey in Transition, Nigel Jones shall be there an on hand to answer any questions or help you enrol as a member.
Where: The Townhouse Pub, Upstairs, St Helier, Jersey