What we do

Connections With Spirit is owned by Margaret West, a lady of many talents. You can find her website here At Connections with spirit, we offer you training in many different practitioner courses and also many other metaphysical studies. The workshops are designed to not only enlighten you, but also to financially help those she considers are voiceless, with profits from the workshops. Margaret works full time as an alternative Therapist, and this she considers is her income to pay the bills. Profit from the workshops, after paying the facilitators etc, is donated. The prices for our workshops are reasonable and competitive, and we like to think that we give each one our personal touch of beauty and laughter. Cake is always on offer at lunchtimes, as we feel no one should learn without a good slice of cake to fortify them!! We use a few facilitators, who are excellent in their field, but mainly Margaret does all the teaching. So you can be assured that the quality of our courses are always top notch.We also have stalls at the workshops where you can buy beautiful jewellery and Holistic Crystal pendants, which Margaret makes herself. Each pendant is an active crystal that will help with various conditions of the mind, body and spirit.Emma King is Connections with spirit's event manager, events organiser and Personal Assistant to Margaret West. She will be your main port of call for any questions you have or booking details that you may need for any workshops or development circles. Please do add Emma Reiki King and Margaret West to your facebook/twitter friends list to keep up to date with all the workshops and news. We promise not to bother you unless you contact us first for information. Emma's email is connectionswithspiritworkshops(at)hotmail(dot)comWe like to be interactive with students and people, so do feel free to leave any feedback about circles or workshops you have attended. Or just pop by and say hello or ask a question. We will always try to reply promptly.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Despair from a spiritual definition is where a consciousness chooses its self into a corner where no matter what decision is made, the end result is non-movement in the soul's evolution.

It is important to stop the negative thoughts through meditation or another physical/soulful process. There are no standard processes as each of you are unique representations of your soul.

Look despair in the face & consciously decide to make different choices. It will not be easy. Many linear (inappropriate) things will fall away. The goal is to jump start the soul energy. By doing so, a new creative opportunity will become available.


  1. We all deal with dispair at some time in our lives but untill you look back, sometimes a long while after, it is difficult to see how you have come out the other side in one piece. I think for me it is important to have a short time to lick my wounds and replay the situation untill i have found a comfortable way to remember.I Imagin putting that memory in a box, putting on its lid and keeping it safe, when i go back to the box the memory is a safe one that no longer hurts.
    One of my favourit quotes is "to thine own self be true" we are our own judges so to know that we have done our very best is essential for our own sanity, nothing eats away at a soul, if there is such a thing, as guilt.Try to forgive yourself for not behaving as you would have liked The next step is to accept that your original plan may no longer be viable and set your sights on a smaller achievable goal. I like to bake, I know what will come out of the oven and that gives me comfort.
    This probably seems trivial in the face of Loss, grief and terror but unless we manage the trivial choices we will be unable to have the strength to face the tough ones . My Mum always taught me , if your body is troubled exocise your mind, If your mind is weary keep your hands busy and she always seems to be right. Take pleasure in your small successes they will give you hope. This doesnt sound very spiritual at all does it? Maybe i am just a bit more earthly?

  2. Actually it does sound spiritual smockturtle. We all do the thing that help us and others the most, to get through the bad times. Margaret has a saying (you have probably heard her say it if you know her well lol)what doesnt nurture the spirit, let it go. Advice I took and board and use to this day

  3. Sometimes, when you are low you have to find away to piuck yourself up, otherwise you might sink forever. That is a scarey thought.

  4. To me despair is akin to depression, being in a deep dark void and not knowing if you'll ever reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Thankfully I've almost reached that light, and just hope I never ever get that way again. What helped me,(apart from myself), was going to my development circle and church which gave me the spiritual comfort I needed to help me through. Thanx Maggie you're a star xx