Facilitating Women to Re-Claim and Re-Wild
the True Nature of Who She Is
I am Angie Northwood; Soulful Facilitator and Author. I am also a Crone.
You may have felt a retraction in your body as you read the word Crone. You may have inwardly asked "Why is she using that word?" And I understand your retraction and question! Crone (and hag) have been used for a long time as a derogatory term to describe an elder woman. If you look up the definition in a dictionary, the first words you will see are 'ugly and malicious woman' as well as 'witch', which too, carries an implication of a woman who is dangerous.
So, of course, we have learnt to dislike these words and feel offended (because offence is intended) when we hear them being used about us. We have also unconsciously learnt to be fearful of those words. This is not surprising, when you consider the fact that we were punished and burned at the stake for being intuitive, wise women and healers - we carry this history in our bones.
Let's just take a breath, pause a moment and re-centre ourselves!
Crone actually means a wise woman (as do hag and witch).
Crone means a woman who is post menopausal. Crone refers to a women who stands in her authority, who is unafraid of her potency and power.
I am reclaiming the word Crone, I use it with ease and pleasure in conversation, in my facilitation and healing work and as an author - so you will read it a number of times throughout the following pages! And it is because of the experiences that I share with you now, I have come to love my womb, my menopause experience and - being a Crone.
A few months after moving from the city to rural West Wales at the age of 51, I was diagnosed with a large Uterine Fibroid; after initial panic , I chose to enter a portal of self-healing, beautifully aligning with stepping onto my menopause pathway to transformation. Sitting in Circle with Wise Women and being held and facilitated by elders to explore my changes with courage and vulnerability, I began over time and with loving self patience, to heal body, mind and spirit. I went on to create what I have named as 'The Art of Self Care and Love'.
I reached a place of deep understanding; that for women to live her life in it's truest expression, it is essential that she nurtures and nourishes herself, that she is connected to her innate, intuitive, instinctual self, that she lives each day from a place of gratitude and love, doing what makes her Soul sing.
The Art of Self Care and Love
I'm guessing that as you have found your way to this site, you are feeling the call to step onto your path of self care and love. I'm so happy you are here! You do not need to do this alone - in fact let me tell you right now, by seeking help you have taken your first step in self care and love!
Women often put others needs and wishes before her own. We forget to make space and time for ourselves in which to play, to create, to rest or to even begin to seek out what makes our Soul sing. Through constantly giving and doing- whether it be work, home, relationship (and probably all three!) and not receiving or asking for support we can end up in depletion. We loose touch with how to take care of ourselves.
It does not have to be that way.
When we learn to listen to our inner voice of wisdom, to act upon our intuition and to make choices that nurture and nourish us we find our way to the true nature of who we are. We learn to honour our selves, to listen to the wisdom of our body, mind and spirit.
And I honour and welcome you, wonderful woman!
I am excited to share with you processes and practices for self healing,
and for re-claiming and re-wilding the true nature of who you are
where ever you are in your life cycle, as you step onto your pathway of learning
The Art of Self Care and Love.
I would love to chat with you about what you are seeking and how you would like to work with me.