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Abundant August  

The eighth month is here – a time of wild winds that sweep across the earth, signalling to plants, insects and animal life that Spring is on its way. This is a time of renewal, a time to shed the outdated and embrace the new –  do something different, try something intriguing and just like the plants, keep growing!


Loving Earth


Give your plants and trees support by securing the young trees and cutting back any dry wood from shrubs. Soil needs special attention at this time and energetic cleansing provides amazing rejuvenation. Follow these simple steps for wonderful results:


Cleansing Method


  • Sprinkle coarse salt anti-clockwise around the garden to banish unwanted energy.
  • Add a few pieces of Rose Quartz and 10 drops of Rose essential oil to 1 litre of mineral water– prepare this a few hours in advance to allow for infusion. Sprinkle clockwise to attract positive energy and silently or aloud welcome love, peace and harmony to your environment.
  • As you walk, visualise pure white light saturating the layers of the Earth.
  • Seal the process with a prayer – hands palm down extending energy into the Earth: “May this property and those who reside hereon be blessed with warmth, growth and protection through the energies of the Divine. Thank you.”


Elemental Crystal Garden


Whether your garden is established or in progress, the placement of gemstones in each direction or clustered in a simple square is a perfect way to anchor and ground good energies into your sacred space. Always start in the East, where the Sun comes up, moving in a clockwise direction to complete the circle.


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East – Air

Communication, travel, intellect

Crystals – Amethyst, Fluorite, Sodalite

Plants – Gazania, Sage, Parsley


South – Fire  

Strength, courage, success

Crystals – Calcite, Carnelian, Tiger Eye

Plants – Chrysanthemum, Marigold, Basil


West – Water

Love, healing,  friendship

Crystals –  Agate, Aventurine, Rose Quartz

Plants – Chamomile, Daisy, Gardenia


North – Earth

Protection,  peace, grounding

Crystals – Bloodstone, Jasper, Serpentine

Plants – Ferns, Honeysuckle, Mugwort


After completing your planting and/or laying of crystals, sit quietly, integrating the energies of the Divine, feeling your connection to the Earth and Sky and all that is between them.


Dances with Words is a Big Hit!


There are 10 of us in the current Dances with Words Writing Coaching Group and it’s really fabulous! The response has been so great that Carole will be starting another group in September. As you know, she can only accommodate 10 people, so if you want to be in the room, please make sure you book early!


Come Salsa with Sentences


Join a small, intimate, Dances with Words Writing Coaching Group and learn to do the Lambada with language and Waltz with words.


One Saturday a month for six months, from 10 AM – 12 PM you get to have FUN! You get your share of personal attention as well as the kumbaya of being in a close group. You get group projects, insight, cups of tea, wicked biscuits, plenty of laughs, and you get to do brave things.


Writing is about going where you’ve never been before and until you go there, your writing is imprisoned, chained to a fence, calling out to you like Engelbert Humperdinck, “Please release me, let me go…”


The sessions are small and intimate with no more than 10 people in the group so early booking is essential.


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Your writing coach is a published author and professional coach. Carole Watkins was the Creative Group Head of Copy at one of the world’s best advertising agencies and taught writing skills at two leading advertising schools.  She is also an internationally qualified Meta Coach. So you are in safe hands.   


When: Second Saturday of every month (excluding Dec), starting 14 September 2013

Where: Stones For Africa, Delta House, 39A Kingfisher Drive, Fourways

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Price: R2 500 including teas and nibbles

Booking closes: 27 August 2013


Got a question? Contact: Carole Watkins on 079 542 3896 or email


Want banking details for the Dances with Words Coaching Group?



Branch: Rivonia

Branch No: 00125595

Account No: 220181047

Account Name: C S Watkins


NB* Please use your first name and the word Writing as a reference.



Wellbeing Consultations


Vivienne Kueck has certified skills in healing and counselling. From the peace and beauty of a safe, nurturing space, Vivienne’s crystal, sound and colour therapies as well as her guided meditations enable you to clear the emotional issues that prevent you from moving forward. Once you take the steps to recovering your joy in life, you will never look back. To book your consultation – Contact Vivienne on 082 770 1061 or


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Happy Woman’s Day on 9 August. Think of who you instintively want to share good news with, who you turn to when things are tough, who you can laugh with and cry with – so often it’s a woman. Celebrate all those wonderful mothers, sisters, daughters and friends in your life – they make the world a beautiful place.