Openhand New Year Retreat: lastminute availability

Submitted by Open on Sat, 12/26/2015 - 20:19


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

Submitted by Open on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 07:06


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

Submitted by Open on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 08:32

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

Submitted by Open on Sat, 11/28/2015 - 08:12


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

Submitted by Trinity on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 08:40

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

Submitted by Open on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 06:42

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

Submitted by Open on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 06:47

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

Submitted by Open on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:48


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...

The Transfiguration 2015 - the Rolling Journal

Submitted by Open on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 05:56

Openhand's annual level 3 course "The Transfiguration" begins today, from our home base here in Glastonbury. It'll be the ninth year; it's packed full of transcendent experiences for our intrepid participants. And we'd like for you all in the community to join us here too - 'through the ether'. We're holding a consciousness space, for the higher flow to come through and help unravel. Distance is no object. So we'll involve you as much as possible, with parallel suggestions as to how you might work on your evolution in your own life. The 'omens' are good. Just yesterday, as we were preparing, I noticed this dragonfly on a leaf in our pond. It's clearly helping a dragonfly nymph out of its old skin. Now if that's not synchronicity, I don't know what is!

Here are just a few photos of past courses to get you into the mood...

5GATEWAYS World Launch

Submitted by Open on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 07:37

It's here! We've been beavering away in the background to remaster the very popular 5GATEWAYS work. The book is being updated to include many extra pages of tools, tips and advice for walking the spiritual path. The celebrated film is being remastered to give greater tempo and sense of urgency for this great shift. And also, we've been threading together an extremely exciting list of events, including retreats and seminars, for a World Tour in the 2nd half of 2015. 5GATEWAYS is a profound route map for your spiritual path, that's helped thousands since its launch in 2007. Come join the new wave, as we help inspire humanity's evolution into the New Paradigm...
5GATEWAYS (remastered) World Launch 3rd Sep...

Course time at Openhand

Submitted by Open on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 16:14

Openhand thrives on the courses we do. We simply adore connecting with people around the world and helping catalyse their journey forwards. It's always hard work, we put so much energy into them, but they're always a joy and a pleasure too. What are they like? Well active meditation is high on the list, but not just sitting in silence. There's plenty of movement, emotive music and one-on-one interactions. We're creating constant mirrors, moving plenty of energy, helping people see who they are. And as for the conscious cuisine - well you just have to come and taste it for yourself. Here are some classic sharings...

Get Mentoring or Coaching help on Your Spiritual Journey

Submitted by Open on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:30

Hi friends,


It is our passion and calling to provide facilitation support for people Walking the Spiritual Path. For that reason we've been steadily training and building a network of experienced facilitators with mentoring and coaching gifts. It can be utterly invaluable to share your journeying experiences with another - someone who can hold the space and act as an empathic mirror so that you may see the challenges you face more clearly. And perhaps a catalyst too, so that you may activate the next step. That's what our service is all about. Discover more...