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Introducing Fiona - new Openhand Community Manager


Fiona Reilly has been involved with Openhand some considerable time, always offering the most gracious, selfless and enthusiastic support. Many a guest to the work has been embraced by her quiet, angelic support. The community is blessed that she'll now be taking over the responsibility for course bookings, to add to being manageress of Avalon Rising - the Openhand Retreat House. Fiona is highly enthused with her roll, adding colour and lightness to all that she does. Visitors to Openhand will be well taken care of.
Discover more about Fiona.

Embrace the New Year with Openhand

The New Year is always a special time in the Openhand calendar. We see it as a time of transition and transformation. It's a time of reflection upon what happened in the previous year; of integration of lessons learned, then preparing oneself to begin a fresh start, invigorated with positively creative energy into the New Year. If you can look inside and free up consciousness, return it to the source, inside yourself, then you open incredible opportunity and potential for alchemical change. This year, we gather with a group of 20 at the very special Chalice Well in Avalon. Come tune into this running journal of the festivities. Wherever you are, tune into the energy and let it inspire your New Year!...

Openhand New Year Retreat: lastminute availability


Due to a lastminute cancellation on the 5GATEWAYS New Year Retreat, a place has just come available. This is a very special event at the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, from Monday 28th December (gathering at 3pm) till Friday 1st January 2016 (finishing at 1pm). We'll be exploring your journey thus far, moving blocked energy, and opening pathways of light into the New Year. Participants always find it highly uplifting and alchemical, setting a positive landscape as you move forwards into a new beginning. It is not to be missed. The full details are here... 5GATEWAYS New Year Retreat 2015/16...

Wishing all Openhanders Peaceful Festivities


Everyone here in the Openhand Team at Avalon Rising would like to wish all in the wider Openhand virtual community a peaceful and harmonious festive period. It's been so wonderful having you tune in during this year. Wherever you are, you are all cherished members of the community. Thanks so much for your continued love and support - it means so much to us. See you all in the New Year with lots of exciting news and events to come. Namaste - the Openhand Team...

Realignment taking place within the nature of Openhand

People who are very intuitive and/or close to Openhand, may well have spotted quite a realignment taking place in the background in recent times. It's to do with the nature of the relationship between myself and Trin, and how that's evolving. In the early days, our vibrations were very close, we expressed similar frequencies. The two of us danced together and Openhand was more a collaboration between the two of us. However, as we've each embodied our own higher vibration more, it's accentuated the uniqueness of each, and that is naturally causing a reshaping our respective soul pathways. We now feel to share an insight into that journey, so that people in the community will better understand the shifts that many close to us have already begun to feel...

Personal Retreats at Avalon Rising in 2016


Avalon Rising is Openhand's Retreat Centre in the heart of Glastonbury, Avalon, known by many around the world as the heart centre of Gaia. The transformative energy here is a very special portal, and the Openhand Centre sits right in the middle of that. We've created an energetically clear space, with beautiful gardens, and a great support team with widely varying skills to help unveil and rejuvenate your soul. It will be our pleasure to host you here and help you make life changing breakthrough. Discover more...
Personal Retreats at Avalon Rising

Behind the scenes of writing a recipe book - a life changing experience

At the moment my house is FULL of books… books galore! 250 copies of Angelicious landed on my doorstep yesterday. People often ask me about what it takes to publish a recipe book. There are so many twists and turns along the way - so many incidental things that make it whole and complete.

In this post I wanted to capture a flavour of the EPIC, life changing journey of bringing a book like Angelicious into being.

"Avalon Rising" - Openhand Centre in Glastonbury

Openhand first established itself in Glastonbury in 2005, drawn by the very special energy here which is deeply alchemical, healing and revelatory. "Avalon" is the mystical name given by many locals to this place. In worldwide spiritual circles it is often known as the heart chakra of the planet. Openhand has been gifted two wonderful houses both side by side, both with huge back gardens, in the centre of the energy. It's been our pleasure to develop the space in a sacred way so that Openhanders from all around the world may come and partake of this exceptional energy and to gain a deeper understanding of the Openhand Philosophy. It is our pleasure to host you.

The space will be held by two wonderful Openhanders Ben Freund and Fiona Reilly, who've both been with us since the early days. And we'll be calling our new Centre "Avalon Rising". We do hope to see you here in due course. Here are some pictures of our Centre...

Introducing Elizabeth and the Healing Collective

Elizabeth Carter has been working with Openhand for several years and has come through our Facilitator Program. She is a truly intuitive healer, helping people step beyond the mind, past the limitations of logic, then using her bounteous gifts to help people access their soul. With her colleague Sarah, they've created "The Healing Collective" which applies a various range of complementary therapies including Shiatsu, Reiki, Bach Remedies and of course, Openhand Spiritual Facilitation. They're based in the rural heart of the Yorkshire Dales in the UK. Elizabeth will also work across the internet via skype. Eizabeth, Openhand wishes your exciting venture well! Here's the full info...

5GATEWAYS Project Remastering: The Gateways of Light


We're now nearing completion of the remastering of the Gateways project, due for Relaunch on September 3rd. The book has been redrafted with an extra 80 pages of content, tips, processes and advice. It's been a monumental effort. And the 5GATEWAYS documentary is coming along nicely too. It's all on schedule for people to look forwards to - a great way to launch the next tour.

And remembering that it all began when I had the good fortune to meet Brendan and Stephie Shoebridge of the film production company "Smiling Dragonfly" back in 2007. We caught an interview at the Magdalen Chapel in Glastonbury and Brendan put this 10 minute intro film together called "Gateways of Light". Still relevant? We certainly believe it is! Enjoy...

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