With just four days to go – It is time to be introduced to some of our community who will participate in the Nottingham – Trowell event. You can click the link at the top of this page to see the full list of the exhibitor community and the talks and workshops.
This WellBeing Event is easy to find. From Nottingham – Yellow Number Two Ilkeston – Trent Barton 21 and MyBus 15 all stop outside the Trowell Festival Hall. From J26 M1 it is a fifteen-minute drive. Ample parking at the venue and side roads. Do not forget this event has free entry tickets. We provide excellent although basic refreshments at affordable prices.
Hello friends! My name is Kirstie Wood and I own and run ‘ethically gifted’ – a retail business I started in 2011. After a 20 plus year career in corporate marketing – very rewarding, but highly pressured – I decided it was time to branch out on my own.
I wanted to combine my passions for doing my bit to protect our planet, supporting people in need across the world and encouraging people to buy ethical products when possible – and leave the mass-produced tat on the supermarket and department store shelves!
From small beginnings with a few products on eBay, plenty of hard work and lots of support from family and friends, ethically gifted is now a well established ‘clicks and mortar’ business.
With a gift shop in an independent garden centre in Nottinghamshire; a busy, year-round schedule of regional events; and a multi-channel online presence, customers locally and globally are discovering my eclectic range of ethical products!
As I continue to grow the business, I am able to support more and more worthwhile causes and ethical organisations both on my doorstep and across our wonderful world. At the same time, working for myself has enabled me to achieve a more balanced life, so I truly love what I do and do what I love!
I’m excited to be part of the LizianEvents community. At my stall you will always be greeted with a genuine, happy welcome and you’ll discover a treasure trove of wonderful ethical gifts, handicrafts and accessories. I hope you enjoy browsing (and buying!) my products as much as I enjoy finding them. They are all handmade with skill and passion, by talented people, fair trade artisans and ethical producers all around the world, including the UK. So, when you buy from me, you are helping to make a real positive difference to people’s lives, communities and the environment.
Mel-Jay was set up in 2006 by myself, Mel, but a few years ago I met Pat in bizarre circumstances (ask us !!), and for the last few years we have run it together. The team comprises one bubbly, outgoing, energetic, enthusiast (Mel) and one vivacious character with a wicked sense of humour (Pat). We love nothing more than giving you a laugh, a smile and a feel-good factor. Our motto is ‘LIVE TO LOVE; LOVE TO LIVE.’
The stall began as a sideline to my colour/crystal work, but it grew…and grew…and grew and when Lizian described it as a ‘magpie’s delight’ I smiled with joy. Pat and I lovingly source quality silver and gold semi-precious and precious gemstone jewellery from around the world, each item handpicked for its unique energies and healing properties. Mel also enjoys creating bespoke items and provides a unique wedding range. Commissions are welcomed from bracelets to tiaras. We also have a sound reputation for rare and unusual crystals/minerals.
WHAT INTERESTS US?
The unique and profoundly interesting people that visit our stall are the most important part of our venue. We are privileged to have made many friends who revisit us repeatedly and often attend talks and workshop outside the venues. The fact that Mel can see chakras and has an intuitive and deeply spiritual connection with both her spirit guides and Archangels Michael, Raphael and Azrael allow her to enjoy fruitful discussions about the healing aspects and significance of the colour/crystal combinations you choose.
The question we find difficult is ‘What do you do?’. My answer is usually…… ’I breathe ‘; our focus wholeheartedly is on being of service, helping to make a difference to people’s wellbeing on all levels, to facilitate inner healing and to change perspectives. Understanding one’s experiences and the source of discomfort is a first step to understanding the link between our thoughts and feelings, the flip side of the coin. Everyone should allow their spiritual gifts to blossom. Mel loves helping people unlock their self-awareness, nurturing, inspiring, guiding and supporting them every step of the way.
HOW DID WE GET WHERE WE ARE TODAY?
I was not ‘apparently’ psychic from birth until, aged 14, an old lady turned up at the door and within 2 seconds of leaving completely disappeared. My conscience told me I had failed a test to be of true service; my first wake up call. But I continued to fit into ‘preordained’ boxes. School, Durham University studying Classics and I drifted into teaching( or so I thought), enjoying all age ranges from 4 to 18. My passion is Latin and Ancient Greek GCSE and A level work with private Maths and Science GCSE tuition. I gave up my career the day I was asked to apply for a Deputy Headship. I was expecting and chose to work part time as a cost draftsman and private tutor while bringing up my children, an incredibly rewarding and invaluable experience. But teaching was a qualification I was to need after that.
However, in my thirties I found myself suffering from Coeliac disease and facing a rare but very painful nerve ending condition that put me in bed for almost eight years on and off. The Universe had stopped me in my tracks; I was ignoring my chosen path. Getting myself out of bed, knowing my life had a purpose, was the beginning of the much varied study with some amazing mentors.
THE END RESULT??
For years I have run one to one/group creative meditation classes. The fun began when past life cycles started emerging ( It certainly made for exciting holidays as they started unfolding!)
Lizian first nudged me into card reading, and I soon realised I could read cards without knowing how the information came to me, the start of my claircognizance and throughout the early years was given unexpected clairvoyant and clairaudient experiences, seeing aura colours, even my own. Clairsentience is a dominant feature of my work, and I channel emotion and past illnesses from spirit. But then claircognizance took another turn. I could look at a person and tell them how their chakras were presenting. I could see intricate patterns woven between them. To quote one lady, ‘It’s very weird having a stranger tell you what is going on in your life when you have never met them before.’ Astrology has been an invaluable tool alongside the cards.
I was then synchronically directed into the world of holistic healing and complementary therapies. As a Reiki Master /Teacher Practitioner and Natural Energy healer teaching Reiki, Chakra Reflexology and Deep Chakra analysis is my passion, but I offer modules in Colour/Crystal Therapy too. I enjoy tailor making courses to individual requirements and thoroughly enjoy delivering a comprehensive set of talks/workshops aimed at self-development and self-awareness.
And then I met Hamish, International Earth Energy Dowser, who recognised I was naturally tuned into Earth Energy. He told me I was ‘special’ which made me very uncomfortable, but he virtually slapped my wrists saying I knew the ‘ego trap’ and in trying to avoid it I was ignoring my natural gifts. Everything took off after that., including leyline work, geopathic stress location and house cleansing.
Am I lucky? You bet. The only warning is….. I love to talk.
Well, Pat became a therapist after his father had a stroke and he realised through massaging the affected areas there was a significant improvement. So he studied massage and over the years has added many therapies to his repertoire including several Massage Techniques, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Chinese Cupping. He encouraged me to add complementary therapies to my work, and I enticed him into the world of colour/crystal and spiritual development. And to quote Pat ‘The rest is history.’
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ………. Please contact me on 07985797139 or email me at
In 1995 my spiritual journey began.
I had separated from my husband of 19 years. With two teenage children to take care of and provide for I found myself at one of life’s crossroads. At times like this, many people seek guidence. An opportunity to have a reading was to change part of my life.
I was told “you have very strong healing power”. From that moment on all I wanted to do was use my healing ability to help people. The only trouble was, I wasn’t given any guidance on what to do next or how to develop it! I was just left to find my own way.
I started to develop as a natural healer. I then became aware of Reiki and progressed through different levels to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. I celebrated my 19th anniversary as a Reiki Master in March 2017. I am also a practitioner for Hopi Earcandles and about to train for Indian Head Massage.
A number of years ago I also developed an interest in Astrology. I had a personal reading with Phil Bowler at the Lincoln mind, body, spirit show which just blew me away. It was amazing how accurate he was about my personality.
My birthday is in the middle of August so you would think I’d be a typical Leo but I never felt that I was. Yes, I like the luxury and quality that Leo’s enjoy but I never liked to be centre stage and couldn’t understand why. That was until my reading with Phil. My birth chart showed very clearly why and so many other pieces of my personality fell into place.
A few workshops with Phil plus a year’s coursework with the British Astrological and Psychic Society (BAPS) followed. Although I didn’t take the course any further (and I’ve forgotten more than I can remember!), astrology is still of interest to me and plays a part in the readings that I do.
In February 2015 I felt a strong need to develop my mediumship ability and studied at theArthur Findlay College, Stansted (“the world’s foremost college for the advancement of spiritualism and psychic science”), along with Simon Goodfellow’s courses for psychometry and Tarot. I have had the privilege of being tutored by some very special people and I will always be thankful for their knowledge and guidance.
I felt I wanted to develop my understanding of the Tarot further and was fortunate (although that word sounds completely insignificant for the gratitude I have) to meet someone who has studied Tarot for over 40 years and who, amazingly, agreed to be my mentor. Wow, I cannot put into words how blessed and grateful I feel for the opportunity to continue to learn from someone with such a depth of knowledge.
I love giving readings and it never fails to amaze me how accurate the cards are each and every time. They are always so relevant.
My readings are all about YOU and where you are in your life.
As for past, present and future, the past has gone and we can do nothing about that apart from hopefully learn from it where necessary.
My readings are about the here and now. The only time something from the past comes in is if it is recent and relevant in getting you to where you are now or if it is something you haven’t dealt with that is still affecting your current situation.
During our discussions around any issues or concerns you may have my guides bring through spiritual guidance to help you to see how you can take control of your life and move forward
The future? It is how we deal with the here and now that creates our future, so your future is up to you and how you choose to develop it.
I always work from the heart and all of my readings come with healing and compassion. You can also be assured they are completely confidential.
I have been working on my own spiritual and personal development for over 20 years and this will continue to be a life-long commitment.
Pam will be giving readings at the Nottingham Event – Details at the top of this page.