Fáilte Romhat Isteach
Welcome to my Website
Initiated under the guidance of Traditional Elders, I practice
Distant Healing and Plant Spirit Medicine.
As a workshop facilitator and writer of my communications with Nature, I am
dedicated to raising awareness of, and connection to,
THE DIVINE NATURAL WORLD.
- Meet Dawn Rafferty -
Hello fellow earthlings. My name is Dawn Rafferty. I live in Athenry, Medieval walled town, Co. Galway, Ireland. As a child I was blessed with a very close relationship with the Natural world. I found the wild places to be dependable, stable, loving and supportive. When I began to realise there was something ’unusual’ about speaking to and hearing nature, I closed off that part of myself. Then, on a sunny August morning in 2001 I woke up with an urgent need to go to the Burren, Co. Clare, to commune with the flowers – something which I thought sane people did not do! Nevertheless, the feeling was so profound, I simply knew that surrendering to it and all my fears attached to it, may change my life forever… Which of course it did!
Soon I was in the place I could feel calling me, lying on my belly absorbed with some tiny white and yellow flowers. Time ceased to exist. Remembering as though I had never forgotten, my eyes were opened to my childhood secret world. Checking my flower identification book that evening, I found my new little friend was Eyebright. Before long, wanting to discover whether there were others who felt like me, people who might also sense the natural world’s divine love and constant communion with us all, the reply came from the land in the Burren to seek out a plant spirit teacher. Imagine my joy when I was handed Eliot Cowan’s book Plant Spirit Medicine the very next morning.
Not only did Eliot share my deep reverence and love of Nature, he went as far as to say that the natural world is aware and wise, and that to be in a balanced relationship with the natural world, we must know and respect its sacredness. I was so excited at the simplicity and ease with which I found a respected shaman elder from an unbroken indigenous tradition, and yet someone who was also at home in the western world. My short search was over.
I am a registered Plant Spirit Medicine healer since 2004, taught and initiated by elder shaman (tsurrakami) in the Huichol tradition, Eliot Cowan. In addition to Plant Spirit Medicine, I undertook a many-years-long path towards successful initiation to practice Distance Healing under the guidance of esteemed Traditional Elder Don David Wiley. I practice this ineffable healing by virtue of my reverent relationship with the Divine Natural Energies who inhabit this sacred island of Ireland since long before people began to settle here.
Over these many years of dedication, gratitude and prayers, I have personally received and witnessed in my clients countless blessings, healings and wise guidance from the unwavering strength and devotion of this sacred land of Ireland, in particular the Burren. I have received stacks of teachings from the wild places that are gestating books. In reciprocation, I am committed heart and soul, body and mind to nurturing this insurmountable gift of relationship with the Ancient Divine Tribe or Natural Energies who inhabit this sacred island of Ireland.
Ireland is recognised far and wide to have magical, otherworldly energy. I add ‘Sacred medicine’ to that understanding.