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  • Reply Cam August 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I love this story

  • Reply Kristan August 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    What a wonderful launch
    Wise words
    Heart
    Awareness
    Power
    & Truth
    Many Blessings Making Sacred

  • Reply Badger August 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Oh Oh Oh! Just kinda fell onto this page! Delighted that I did. It is wonderful. I love it. xx

  • Reply Stephanie August 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Beautiful work Talulah on all levels.

  • Reply Dragonfly August 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    What powerful sharing of wisdom.

  • Reply Kate Barber (@K8_Barber) August 16, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    What a wonderful platform to share your passion – beautiful stories throughout!

  • Reply k August 17, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Magic x

  • Reply Water Witch August 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

    So wonderful, so needed. I look forward to more of your weavings on the web x

  • Reply Sharman Freewomyn August 17, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Wonderful wise words Talulah and great work
    Blessings beautiful sistar

  • Reply Melinda August 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Many Blessings to you dear wise and wonderful Talulah!
    So glad to see your magick is reaching further out into the world in this way
    xxxx

  • Reply Simone toussaint August 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Sounds very deep and true and in love and integrity….xx peace

  • Reply Anna August 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Talulah, wonderful to see, hear and share xx

    • Reply makingsacred August 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you all for the beautiful comments!
      Much more sacred sharing to come x

  • Reply Elizabeth August 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Ahhhhhh Tallulah xxxxx soooo beautiful to feel your wisdom and coming out in all your glory as Shamanic Midwife!!!! I celebrate you xxxx you inspire me beautiful one!!!!! Love to you xxx Lizzybeeeeth

  • Reply Kari Hamele August 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    It is lovely to see that you are spreading the word about the ever important work that you do toward the preparation of calm birthing and bringing new life to earth!! thank you!

  • Reply kjhamele August 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    It is so lovely to see you spreading the word about the important work you to toward the preparation of calm birthing and bringing new life to the earth. Thank You!

  • Reply Michelle December 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Deer Talulah whilst admiring the amazing moon tonight a fantastic parallel came to me. making my drum was one of those double knots you suggested I use to mend my snapped sinew. Similarly your workshop is a part of the healing xxx

    • Reply talulahg January 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

      I love that… like a ‘double click’ on the keyboard! it was so wonderful to have you here Michelle, big love! xxx

  • Reply Michelle December 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Deer Talulah whilst admiring the amazing moon tonight a fantastic parallel came to me. making my drum was one of those double knots you suggested I use to mend my snapped sinew. Similarly your workshop is a part of the healing xxx

    • Reply talulahg January 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

      I love that… like a ‘double click’ on the keyboard! it was so wonderful to have you here Michelle, big love! xxx

  • Reply Jacqui McNamara January 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    What a beautiful story bella:-)

  • Reply Nancy January 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Way to go! I was also determined to do it my way,as a VBAC, with the wonderful support of my doula Joelle I succeeded!

    • Reply makingsacred January 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Wonderful Nancy! Yes the right support means everything doesn’t it. Congratulations to you Mama xx

  • Reply Hollie B. January 18, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Talulah, I love this concept that when the babe is breech she is bringing her head closer to her Mama’s heart. Beauty-full. Thank You xxx

    • Reply makingsacred January 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Yes Hollie B!
      It all made sense once I knew this.. our children are our biggest teachers.
      Love xx

  • Reply Hollie-b Lunation January 18, 2013 at 6:53 am

    And your dancing video is absolutely gorgeous. I wan watching with tears rolling down my face. Thank You for sharing such a precious moment in your Journey. Who is the artist of that song? xx

    • Reply makingsacred January 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you! My favourite part is my 2 year old cheering me on in the background!”good spins Mummy”! and my now 2 year old 4th baby loves to see this video, she tells me she was dancing too…
      My dear friend sent me this song on a disc for my birth, so i will try find out for you who the artist is.. love xx

  • Reply Sarah Miller March 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Ah blessed dance tallulah. Goosebumps all over. Thank you for sharing your sacred baby dance and story with us. Are you happy if i share your dancing belly vid? it is so special…..big love Sarah

  • Reply Talulah March 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Of course you can share Sarah! Thank you, love love Talulah xxxx

  • Reply Stephanie March 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Well Done on spreading the word T. Goddess is proud xx

  • Reply Tania April 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Maybe a Victoria workshop? This would be just wonderful to share with Tamara and so many beautiful maidens.

    • Reply makingsacred April 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      I would love to come down and do a Moon Circle with you Tania! Perfect age now for Tamara and her friends… private message me on FB or talulah@makingsacred.com if you want to get one happening, happy to come down… love to you xxxx

  • Reply Jane Hardwicke Collings April 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Thanks for you great presentation Talulah! Love Jane xxx

    • Reply Talulah April 12, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Thank you Jane! Hear you soon! xxx

  • Reply Joanna June 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I love your blog, Talulah! Always something to learn, something to make me happy and something to inspire me! XX

    • Reply makingsacred June 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you Joanna! You’ve inspired me to write another post soon!!! xxx

  • Reply Kristan October 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Thank You Talulah
    Words of Wise Teaching thru your own deep experiencing
    Authentic Truth
    Blessed Be

  • Reply Jane Hardwicke Collings October 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Dearest Talulah,
    Thank you for sharing so deeply from your heart and wound, there’s so much for us all to learn from your sacred teaching.
    Blessed Be
    Love Jane xxxx

  • Reply raven October 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    So brave of you to share your emotions on such a fragile matter. It takes great courage and I have been inspired to look deeper into my own wounding, which has a habit of rising up when I least expect so that I may pay attention and heal with consciousness. Many thanks, Raven X

  • Reply Sarah October 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    So tender talulah! It feels like you have given me a gift of knowing, something precious to hold and to look with tenderness within myself and others. Blessings Sarah xx

  • Reply Avalon Darnesh October 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    thankyou Talulah for sharing so openly and vulnerably…knowing we all carry these sacred wounds, your sharing is a gift to allow ourselves and accept and love ourselves just as we are, wounds and all xx

  • Reply shamanicspiderwoman October 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Thank you Talulah for sharing your being wounded and for accepting this as part of yourself. I can so much relate to when you mention you want to run away and start again. It feels very deep and it is encouraging that you interrupt your pattern and start talking to get a ‘reality check’. I can hear your being hurt and I can hear yourself taking responsibility for yourself. Blessings and Love, Barbara

    • Reply makingsacred October 27, 2013 at 8:17 am

      Beautiful Barbara, Thank you, Love xxx

  • Reply Tribe October 28, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Dear Talulah,

    this story is so so beautiful and brave – thank you for sharing, it did some potent healing for me as I read it. Can I share it on our website with a link to your site?

    Oceans of love and see you soon, Julia xxx

    • Reply makingsacred October 28, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Of course you dear Julia, thank you, Love Talulah xxx

  • Reply Becsta Funk October 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Sigh… hearty words… thankyou, friend… your image tied everything together, somehow… the perfection of that loving gaze/holding…

  • Reply Rebecca Funk February 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Dear Lula,

    Just getting to reading this now… I know the effort of shaping words into being, to completion, and I give thanks for you seeing this through to a tiny birthing! Like each article always is! I am sitting on a few of my own, despairing a little at the final efforts required!

    I really appreciated hearing your words…

    Love to you!! Thanks for all the beauty and healing you bring to the world!

    xxx Bec

    • Reply makingsacred February 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks dear Bec! yes, well, it’s been a while since I fed this baby!! Writing other things.. but I know when the inspiration takes me it is so easy, and I absolutely must finish it in one sitting.. New Moon Aquarian girl I am!
      Love and appreciation to you
      xxxx

  • Reply twirltime April 16, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Oh Talulah – your post here is so beautiful, it really touched my heart and now I am crying !!!
    I have big tears of joy for you, your work and of course your family and I so very proud of you as well. You continue to inspire in ways that are so much bigger than you could ever imagine.
    Blessings and big love xxxxxxx

    • Reply makingsacred April 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Thank you so much twirltime!! Big hug and love to you kate xxxx

  • Reply Joanna Dadd April 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Beautiful Work.
    Beautiful Family.
    Beautiful You.
    xxxx

  • Reply Bec Funk April 16, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Great write-up, Talulah! You are spinning your dreams! May your web be as wide as you can believe! xxx

    • Reply makingsacred April 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Axe’ to that Bec! (Arshay, not Axe)! xxx

  • Reply driforte April 16, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Oh so amazing Lulah!! Invited and recognised!! You rock beautiful sister!

    X

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  • Reply driforte July 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks my love!!! 🙂

    X

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  • Reply Stephanie Morningstar July 11, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Wonderful blog! Is there a way I can subscribe?

    • Reply makingsacred July 11, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Thank you Stephanie, On the bottom right hand corner of the screen there is a little ‘Follow Me’ button.. press that! x

  • Reply Michelle Wonnacott October 7, 2014 at 8:17 am

    hello Talulah,
    I would like to book myself and my daughter Ella (10 years) into your Moon circle on November 1st Could you please send me the payment details,
    With thanks,
    Michelle

  • Reply Bec November 8, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Super, Talulah!! You’re shining! 🙂

  • Reply janehcollings June 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    wonderfulness!! xxx >

  • Reply Kristan June 5, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Wow, this is magical and leaves me with a pleasantly hot heart and tears under the surface of both joy and deep mourning also. Thank you.

  • Reply Melinda June 6, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful wise words thankyou Talulah xxx

  • Reply Char Hill June 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Wow sweet woman i’m teary and deeply inspired by you and your work as i have been since i first met you…Love and Blessings Char x

    • Reply makingsacred June 12, 2015 at 6:44 am

      Thank you beautiful Char.. love you xxx

  • Reply Charlotte Young June 14, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Thank you Talulah for all that you share and reminding me to dive deep! xxx

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  • Reply barbarawallner June 19, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Dear Talulah,

    I just wanted to write to you to tell you that I loved your blog and all the adventures you have done during this year. This sounds so exciting and so full of opportunities.

    Have a relaxing and joyful winter.

    Much love to you!

    Hugs, Barbara

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    • Reply makingsacred June 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you Barbera!! Lots of Winter love to you.. I look forward to reading more from you soon too.. Xxxx

  • Reply Catherine Holland-Cunnington June 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I do not know you, but what a truly inspiring story. What a wonderful woman you are, and the world is grateful.

    • Reply makingsacred June 21, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Thank you so much Catherine! It means so much.. xx

  • Reply janehcollings July 7, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Magnificent teaching stories Dear Sistar, thank you for your deep heart, soul knowing real-ness. Blessed Be
    Love Jane HC xxxx

  • Reply janehcollings July 7, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    So good!!!! you’re a legend! xxx >

  • Reply Kristan July 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Talulah, thank you. Wonderful. Wise teachings all. xxx

  • Reply Melinda July 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Thankyou for the beauty and bravery you have shared here Talulah! I loved this post and its powerful way-showing xxxxxx

  • Reply Bec July 7, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Thankyou for the gift of patterns and process in everything, sistar,,, Very special babies, and very special mama… perfectly paired!

  • Reply Hollie B. July 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Maia nie Heya, deep gratitude Talulah. There are so many wise stories in this story and it has resonated with me in so so many places. You are an excellent writer and very special Mama. Yay for winter so that you may continue to share your wisdoms. ????

    • Reply makingsacred July 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Thank you so much Hollie! Nearly ready for the end of Winter though!! It does go on a bit.. ????❤️❤️

  • Reply embodiments July 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

    so beautiful and wise dear Talulah. Really make sense of what seems like non-sense at times, particularly trauma. And i am wondering if part of the non-sense of these experiences is that in our dominant culture, illness, trauma, death is all part of the undervalued descent phase and is therefore never good, or wise or necessary…and therefore so difficult to trust. Ah i just got this!!! So thank you dear one! Sarah

  • Reply JessicaLaborDoula July 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I so very much AGREE! I’ve had two c-sections, even though my second I was planning on a VBAC, things changed and well, plans changed. I don’t regret it, but it truly helped me be the person that I am. Maybe because I choose to embrace my experiences. Having said that, it’s lead me in to this beautiful career choice, doula/LPN (practical nurse in Canada). Great blog!

    • Reply makingsacred July 19, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Yes Jessica! And that’s not to say the experiences weren’t hard and have their challenges still.. but there are also gifts in each experience that we may figure out much further down the track when we see who we are.. Thank you! Love x

  • Reply Kristan Lee Read September 16, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Evidence! Gorgeous weavings dear Talulah. Kxoxo

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  • Reply emmaclarehobson September 29, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Thank you Talulah x

  • Reply Becsta Funk October 26, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks Talulah!

  • Reply midwifethinking November 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    lovely x

  • Reply Scarlett November 26, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    So beautiful Talulah, the sacredness you added to Ann’s passing was so lovely. We felt very blessed to have you and your gift.

    • Reply makingsacred November 27, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Thank you dear Scarlett ❤️ It was an honour xxx

  • Reply rka789 November 27, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Rich and deep, sistar deer, and blessings on the pure sight of the daughters… <3

    • Reply makingsacred November 27, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Yes bec! Blessings on the pure sight of the daughters.. so precious xxxx

  • Reply Kristan Lee Read December 11, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    just reading this now WOW lost for words heart feeling you Nina and I’m sorry for the loss of your Grandfather xox

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  • Reply janehcollings December 12, 2015 at 11:28 am

    axe!!!! xxx >

  • Reply mcgala December 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Oh blessings on your path xxxx

    very wise 🙂

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  • Reply janehcollings December 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    wonderful!, keep ‘em coming!! xxxx >

  • Reply Keitha January 21, 2016 at 11:07 am

    As crazy as the restrictions are on using that term… It’s just a good reminder in non attachment – and as you said – the name is not important but the work is – keep up the beautiful, sacred and empowering work ?
    Much respect

  • Reply Melinda Whyman January 27, 2016 at 4:26 am

    So beautiful to read these words and see this precious unfolding of the next chapter!
    Thankyou for sharing Talulah.
    Blessings on your journey of birth Svenja and Arlo
    xxxx

    • Reply Talulah Gough January 27, 2016 at 6:04 am

      Thank you Melinda, it is so precious, Love xxxx

  • Reply becsta January 27, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Beauty-full!

  • Reply Scarlett April 17, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Maybe…I love you more!

    Even though I see you, because I see you.

    Mostly I aspire to be the sort of Steiner mother that you are, at least, although clearly I won’t ever be that good at dancing!

    • Reply Talulah Gough April 18, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Naughty Steiner mum’s are the most fun, thank you, love xxxxx

  • Reply Emma April 17, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Thank you Talulah. Beautifully wise and gentle as always xx

  • Reply Melinda Whyman April 17, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful brave sharing Talulah. Thankyou! Love Melinda

  • Reply Emma May 7, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Wow Talulah this sounds beautiful and powerful. Congratulations.
    May this wonderful creation spread her loving and wise wings far and wide.
    Xxx

    • Reply Talulah Gough May 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Thank you so much Emma! What a beautiful blessing.. may it be so! Love xxxx

  • Reply Adriana May 7, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Go Lulah!!! This is so awesome!! You are awesome!! ❤️

  • Reply Melinda Whyman May 9, 2016 at 9:49 am

    This is SO exciting Talulah!
    Looking forward to the launch XX

  • Reply Jen Ishtar May 18, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    What a divine website and this sounds beautiful – can’t wait for my time consuming degree to be over so I can focus more on things like this much love xxx

  • Reply Joanna Dadd May 26, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Talulah, your new website is magical and beautiful – I have loved journeying around the pages – so pretty and full of womanly wisdom. May your Moon Circle flow far and wide around our beautiful planet to women and girls everywhere creating one huge glorious global Moon Circle – how fabulous! Much love to you and all the women xoxoxox

    • Reply Talulah Gough May 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you dear Joanna, what a beautiful blessing, thank you… so mote it be!! Love xxxxx

  • Reply Jane Hardwicke Collings June 27, 2016 at 5:02 am

    ahhh, my heart is filled with your beauty Dear Talulah, thank you for being you! xxx

  • Reply Lisa June 27, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Loving hearing and seeing your process Talulah ! Xxx thanks for the inspiration ! I am often confused about my medicine and am asking for some clarity around it at the moment so this blog was great to read! love, Lisa xx

    • Reply Talulah Gough June 27, 2016 at 5:50 am

      Also Lisa, if you wanted to do some past life journeying.. Julia (sacred familiar) does Skype sessions, or if you are in Vic? She is amazing.. Love xxx

  • Reply Lisa Raven Wing June 27, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Loving hearing and seeing some of your inner process, Tahlulah! Thanks for sharing xxx ???

    • Reply Lisa Raven Wing June 27, 2016 at 5:39 am

      Oops! I thought my first comment didn’t send! Twice as much love ! Hehe xx

      • Reply Talulah Gough June 27, 2016 at 5:49 am

        Haha! Thanks Lisa, love your comment, especially twice.. Thank you! xxx

  • Reply Becsta June 27, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Thank you, Talulah… Precious namings… Beauty as a tangible Way to follow… And a precious weekend! I find it recurs in my thoughts at odd moments… Perhaps my biggest take-away was that anything can be an oracle… The inner knowing so strong… And Mikailah’s gentle drumming… Xxx

    • Reply Talulah Gough June 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you Bec, it was a magical portal, that weekend… and yea! Anything can be an oracle.. thanks for the reminder .. love xxx

  • Reply Avalon Darnesh June 27, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Beauty-full, Talulah. Thank you for sharing your journey from disappointment to acceptance to celebration of the gifts and qualities you bring to the world through shining your essence. I also sometimes have a difficult time defining my path and can relate more to qualities than titles. Your article reminds me to remember the qualities. My Blossoming Woman tagline is “Live Life Beautifully” 🙂 the simple things are sometimes the most powerful. Beauty is magic. Thank you! xxx

    • Reply Talulah Gough June 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Magical Avalon, you live beauty every day.. thats big medicine, love xxx

  • Reply Raven August 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

    As a doula I can’t help but grieve alongside the mothers who have been unnecessarily robbed of a beautiful birth experience, your words of wisdom are greatly appreciated and just what I needed to hear. Gratitude and Love All Ways. Raven X

    • Reply Talulah Gough August 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Beautiful Raven, you are an angel in there.. thank you for all you do. Those mama’s and babies called you in for their birth for all the magic you bring just by being you.. Love xxx

  • Reply Melinda August 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you Talulah! For speaking for the babies and all of us working in service to them ❤️

    • Reply Talulah Gough August 18, 2016 at 12:36 am

      Thank you Melinda.. so much love to you and all you hold in service of the mothers, families and babies xxxx

  • Reply eva joan September 14, 2016 at 2:40 am

    wow Talulah… I just finished reading your blog on sisterhood and now this one and I am crying tears of pure recognition & love… I guess it’s because what you wrote is very beautiful and real and raw, and also because I see myself in what you’ve shared. Recently I went through a mini journey to find my purpose and essence – and like you, I didn’t come out with some grandiose label – rather it was beauty, light and laughter… So, thank you for reminding me that I too can make a difference in this world by embodying these qualities and letting them ripple out into the heart of others… <3 <3 <3

    • Reply Talulah Gough September 14, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Eva, I can only see some of your comment.. but hoping you are crying tears of something good.. lots of love xxx

  • Reply Vivbear September 14, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Love love love this beautiful story of such an amazing friendship xxxxxx

  • Reply eva joan September 15, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Hoping it gets to you this time 😉
    wow Talulah… I just finished reading your blog on sisterhood and now this one and I am crying tears of pure recognition & love… I guess it’s because what you wrote is very beautiful and real and raw, and also because I see myself in what you’ve shared. Recently I went through a mini journey to find my purpose and essence – and like you, I didn’t come out with some grandiose label – rather it was beauty, light and laughter… So, thank you for reminding me that I too can make a difference in this world by embodying these qualities and letting them ripple out into the heart of others… <3 <3 <3

    • Reply Talulah Gough September 19, 2016 at 1:09 am

      Ah once again it cuts off! I am assuming joy, and love xx Thank you Eva, love to you xxxx

    • Reply Talulah Gough September 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      I found the whole comment! Yay! Thank you Eva, that is SO your beautiful medicine.. and it is powerful.. love to you shining one, Love xxxx

  • Reply KQ September 24, 2016 at 6:34 am

    YES! The Vision Quest… I spent many years facilitating solo experiences for young people in the outdoors, it was my favourite part of my role. And one of these days my long-dreamed about Vision Quest will be a real date in my diary. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply Fern June 23, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Thanks Talulah, I loved reading this blog post. Something very close to my heart, as you know. Reclaiming my menstruation was the catalyst that healed my symptoms (signs) of endometriosis. Premenstrual ‘signs’ ‘symbols’ so important to shift our perspective & reclaim these words from ‘syndrome’. As you have said before ‘words are spells’
    Our cyclical nature is not an illness. A question that arise in me often; “As a cyclical being, how do I best navigate through this current model of the patriarchy, that only values the ‘marching on the straight line’ ?”. I don’t have the answers, but I do feel there is wisdom in ‘the flow’ so to speak. I try to move like my blood, like water. And I’m hopeful when I hear about actions being taken, such as menstrual leave for working women.
    It is a constant negotiation for me, every menstrual cycle with my boys, to let them know that I will not be ‘on’ & available. Sometimes, I feel it is more about getting out of my own way! & letting go of the guilt around not playing the role of the ‘all giving Mother’ & always serving others. Creating that ‘red tent’ sacred space, physically in my bedroom, is an outward reminder to my boys & also myself to respect & honour my time of bleeding. It is not big grand gestures, just simple things like lighting a red candle & wrapping myself up in my favourite red shawl. Enough of a signpost or compass point if you like, that keeps me oriented on this inward time for me. A time to close my door & also signs that let my family know it’s time for me to rest & vision. I always find this greatly diminishes any signs of PMS. Only if I allow myself to get ‘pulled’ out of this space, by outward demands do I find the signs of PMS return, my body always reminding me to return to the important yin space of creative visioning. I am always so much happier for it, when I allow myself to surrender to my blood wisdom. I find when I honour this space of rest, I come out of my bleeding renewed & find the following month moves with so much greater ease & direction. ♥️ Xo

    • Reply Talulah Gough June 23, 2017 at 2:51 am

      Thank you Fern, such wise words and beautiful, simple practices.. thanks for sharing and posting! xxxx

  • Reply Fern October 6, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Thankyou Talulah, I myself have been experiencing many of the emotions & feelings you have shared this year. In my 43rd year around the sun, found it really helpful to be reminded of the 7yr cycle according to Steiner philosophy & that I am moving towards Menopause/ Peri-menopause. I have questioned so much about what is my purpose, what am I really here to share & how I can really make a difference with my time on Earth & then experiencing feelings of ‘does it even matter anyway!’. Reassuring to read of your experience & the resources you have found helpful to navigate this time. Thanks for sharing from your heart, feels comforting for this reminder that I’m not alone & this is a rite of passage journey I’m on that all women have & will journey in their lifetime. Time to pull out my ‘wheel of the year’ notes & do some revision to feel into where I’m at. Feel like I have gained more of an anchor point from your sharing that will support me in my journey.
    love, Fern xoxo

    • Reply Talulah Gough October 7, 2017 at 2:07 am

      Beautiful Fern! Thank you so much xxx We are all in it together, so important to share the depths and the gifts of our experiences..for ourselves and all our relations, love you xxx

  • Reply Lori Oliver May 1, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Talulah, I just finished watching Elements of Alchemy! What a gorgeous piece of short film. I will never tire of watching you dance and I especially love when you dance with the land and the elements. You and Bibi and Evan should be very proud of this work! I am so happy that I got the opportunity to see it!
    inifinities of love, lori oh xox

    • Reply Talulah Gough May 2, 2018 at 1:41 am

      Thank you Lori!! So happy you enjoyed it.. It was such a dream to make.. thanks always for your support over the oceans xxxx

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