Thursday, October 9, 2014

Home from Egypt

Hello Dear Friends,
I am just home from leading my second tour to Egypt and it was as always, beyond words. I love to see the participants truly change; they feel seen and loved and begin to come from their hearts. We become a family due to Mohamed Nazmy, Emil, Shaker, and all the employees at Quest Travel who take such good care of us. Since there are fewer tourists we had most of the temples to ourselves and were able to do ceremony at each site. The divine truly is alive at these places and the energy exchange is experienced over and over and is profound. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to lead folks to Egypt, and to watch the changes. I love leading ceremony in these sites. So I am happy and thrilled.

I am also happy to be home to the cool and green Pacific Northwest. I am back to work in the final stages in preparing my book for printing about Mr. Nazmy and Quest Travel and his work in Egypt. I began this project in 2010 and so I am so excited to moving towards the actual birth. I will keep you all informed when the book is ready to buy. Thank you for your support and interest and enthusiasm for this project, and for you patience in that it has taken me longer than I had hoped.

It is a beautiful fall day here in Seattle and I am thinking about October 31st and November 1st because they are such important days in the Celtic Wheel of the Year.  Samhain is a day to make connection with the ancestors and those who have passed over. And the Celtic New Year begins on November 1st. It is a day to let go of the year, and clean the slate for the new. Having had some very powerful experiences at the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of Luxor, I feel even more strongly that those, in that other realm, are alive and well and we were meant to converse and communicate. The tombs are really doorways into the light of that other world. I always remember a Ram Dass quote about death, "It's like taking off a tight shoe." I imagine that the spirit freed is quite an amazing experience.

I will let you know more about my teaching schedule that will begin in January after the book is complete and out there in the world. I have some ideas I am getting excited about to share with you.

Sending love and light, Sharlyn

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hello Dear Friends,
What a lovely summer it is here in the Pacific Northwest. We are enjoying the sun. I am working on the final edits for my book about Mohamed Nazmy and his work in Egypt. He is a peace maker who brings people together from the West and the Middle East through his travel company Quest Travel. I began this book in 2010 and it is almost ready for publication. I couldn't have done it without all of the contributions I received through my Indiegogo Campaign and I am so grateful.  Here is a sneak preview of the cover!



I also am preparing for my 6th visit to Egypt since I first went there in 2007.  I'm leading a tour from September 6th through September 20th and I'm getting really excited to return to my heart home! Just thought I 'd share this picture of this powerful statue of Sekhmet, the lion goddess, that stands in her original home within Karnak Temple.  She is full of love and power and courage. Travelers who meet her have stories to tell about what she  has imparted to them. She holds the divine principle of awakening.



I have been busy doing written tree readings for folks who contributed to my Indiegogo Campaign and I have enjoyed seeing how helpful they can be. I tune into a tree, and it has a succinct message for each person I read for.  What a gift that the trees are willing to share with us!

Remember that Lammas, August 1st, is a day of celebration for our first harvests. It is called The Day of the Bread. Take some time out to give gratitude, and count your blessings, and acknowledge what you have  accomplished. Take a moment to give yourself a  pat on the back and to acknowledge yourself.



Sending lots of love and light to each of you, Sharlyn




Friday, January 31, 2014

For February: Life is good. I just have a new Newsletter out. You can go to my website at http://www.alchemicalhealingarts.com  to read it under My Newsletter. I am excited about planning and preparing for my tour to Egypt in September of 2014. I also am working on the editing of my book about Mohamed Nazmy and Egypt and sacred travel. It should be out in July. I am so excited to share this book with the public. It is such a wonderful story and very heart and mind opening! Also getting ready to teach Alchemical Healing again which I love. All is well here in the depth of winter. Getting ready for Imbolg. I love this celebration on Feb. 2nd with lots of candles. I love all of the light in the darkness. Happy to celebrate and honor the joy of creativity and Bridgid! Bright blessings, Sharlyn

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November and the Birch

I love this month as the Birch tree is one of my favorites.
I also love this illustration from my book The Healing Power of Trees.
Meraylah Allwood is the illustrator and she lives in England. I think she does amazing work!


Thinking about new beginnings and letting go of judgments and old beliefs. I like the idea of opening my eyes to a new way of looking at the world.  Thinking of a whole new year of life as I begin  turning the Wheel of the Year. This always begins in the dark half of the year, and just like a seed in the dark deep earth, my new plans and new dreams are gestating. I am gathering up all of the resources within myself to create a new. There is magic in this and there is love. And I am grateful that I am still here and that there is still so much to do, so much to lend my energies to.  I have a dream for a better life in which we protect our resources and work with Mother Earth to keep her healthy and happy. She is already a paradise; and we just don't realize the beauty and perfection that she offers us.  Those are my thoughts for today. I send love out in the ethers. Best, Sharlyn

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My Newsletter

My Newsletter #12
www.alchemicalhealingarts.com
Sharlynhidalgo@hotmail.com

Hi Everybody, It’s great to write and say hello again. I hope you are all feeling well and enjoying autumn.  I want to give a special shout out to those of you who have newly joined my newsletter list, and I also want to thank those of you have been so loyal over time.

I had a really nice summer and took a vacation from work which was needed after so much expansion that I have experienced in the last six years. I have had alone time to work on my Celtic Tree Cards, an appendix to my tree book that includes ceremonies and stories, and a novel of historical fiction. It takes place in the Old Kingdom Dynasty of ancient Egypt and it is about the daughter of the Pharaoh Unas and her love for the Goddess Hathor.  I will take the rest of the fall to clean up all of these loose ends before I begin a new schedule. 

Unfortunately I had to cancel my Egypt Tour which had been set for September 27th, 2013. I have planned a new tour for Sept. 6th, 2014 and I hope that things will calm down enough for us to travel there again. I love my dear friends in Egypt and I am watching carefully as things evolve. I send my prayers for peace and understanding as they continue to go through these difficult birth pains. If you are interested in this new trip let me know and I will email you more information. This time we will wait until 6 weeks before the trip to collect $ and to make flight arrangements so that we are sure that the trip is a go.

I am completing the first year of my apprenticeship program and it has been a joy to facilitate. We have gone through the tree teachings and each apprentice has grown so much. They have created their own Calling of the Directions and also their own Guided Journey and their own Ceremony. We have participated together in many healing ceremonies and experiences as we have worked our way through the Celtic Tree Calendar. I am so very happy with their progress and the way they have developed and embraced their own power of leadership as well as their connection to Source.

The next Celtic Apprenticeship begins November 1st.  We will meet once a month for the year of 2014. You can choose to meet with me via Skype if you cannot come to my meetings in person in Seattle. I will send you more details if you are interested. I hope you will join me!

It may just be the time for another Tarot or Astrology update. I can do these via Skype or phone if not in person. Everyone needs guidance from time to time, and this time of year is awesome for looking at our lives from a higher perspective. Tree Readings can offer you guidance as well and are inexpensive.  It is great to live at a time when we can so easily chat no matter where we live.

Wishing you all the best, Sharlyn

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The First Day of September

What a beautiful day it is today in Seattle and here it is the first day of September. It is still very hot today in the Pacific Northwest and there is hardly a wind at all and no clouds. I give my gratitude for one of the most beautiful summers we have had here in a long time. We are still collecting the little tomatoes and the zucchinis from our garden.  I have so enjoyed having the garden with the lettuce, onions, and raspberries. It is always hard to say goodbye to it in the fall.

I plan on writing more often and getting back to my work. But I must confess that I have been lazy and just "being" after such a huge expansion for the last few years: writing and publishing the tree book, traveling to Egypt, interviewing and writing my book on Mohamed Nazmy and Quest Travel, leading my own tour to Egypt in May of 2012, and working on other projects as well plus teaching and doing charts, tarot readings, and offering energetic healings.

Look to see me sharing more here on my blog. Love to each of you!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hello dear friends, I am so sad to have had to cancel my upcoming trip to Egypt, but more to the point, what is going on in Egypt breaks my heart. I find myself glued to the news, and praying, always praying for peace, understanding, and compassion.