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Discover the benefits of nature, sound and meditation with this FREE meditation set in our beautiful Hay Meadow. Holistic therapist Helen Leece, from The Gathering Fields Retreat on the western edge of the AONB, has written and narrated a lovely, guided meditation for you. Based on the sights, sounds and textures of a Bowland meadow in summer, this 20-minute audio with natural sounds and simple music is a beautifully relaxing sensory journey, which aims to calm and soothe. All you need to do is sit, or lie, comforably as you listen.

Recording courtesy of Om Marketing

Wild Garlic Flower Essence

Abundance of Light This essence was made at The Gathering Fields and the flowers asked to come from the Abbeystead woodland It was made at Beltane and set in the triple spiral at The Gathering Fields next to a burning flame and was left over night. The message of this plant was very clear and strong and as I walked the spiral, I heard the plants wisdom speak. It said “ You have abundance of light for everyone and everything that you do, do not live in scarcity as there is plenty to go around all, we will never stop giving and supporting those you worry about, so move with ease in continuous flow and beauty about your daily life” How can it help: It simply brings clarity and light to all that connect with this plant. It deeply cleanses toxicity from harmful substances and lifts the feelings of lack. Wild garlic has you back and protects from negative thoughts while uplifting you out of the darkness.