August / September 2013 - No.13
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The Healing Waters
Kia ora <<First Name>>,

There are many systems of healing throughout the world. They contain rich cultural diversity, layers of meaning and pathways to mastering the art of healing. It is common to find at the heart of these traditions a deep and respectful relationship with nature and the path to mastering the secrets of the healing art through ingesting various teacher plants.

The concept of working with a teacher plant is highly revered amongst traditional indigenous cultures and the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® contain a special family of teacher plants that are in the Healers collection. They can be worked with on a therapeutic basis or through the Medicine Woman Certificate in Healers Studies© which provides a fully structured pathway to learning the art of Healing.
The Ancients always saw the state of humankind to be inseparably linked to that of the earth and many people have been experiencing the upheaval of old energies on the planet as akin to a personal ‘detox’. You may notice old patterns rise to the surface to be transformed, ultimately allowing balance to be restored in the life. When old, stuck energy is released it allows a more youthful, invigorating energy to enter the being.

de tox supportFirst Light Life Management Combination Essence De-Tox Support© can support you during this current energetic climate as it addresses the physical symptoms associated with an overburdened system that arise as the end result of much deeper causes directly related to the chakra system. It rapidly recharges and purifies the chakras, triggering a regenerative process in the body. Read more about this cleansing combination essence in this edition’s Naturopath’s Notebook.

Our First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Cyber School has been officially launched giving the opportunity for everyone studying in class or at home to link into our growing number of students, practitioners and elders. By registering for any one of our workshops throughout New Zealand and abroad you will gain access to the increasing number of resources the Cyber School has to offer.

This year, the Medicine Woman Residential Retreat, Workshop and Annual Gathering begins a completely new cycle. To be held on the 15th – 18th November, three days of magic await you, and enrolments are now open. For those who have been before, I can assure you that it will be unlike any other you have experienced. And for those who have not previously attended, be ready to experience the energy of the Goddess and begin an extraordinary relationship with the highly evolved teacher plants of Aotearoa.

I wish you all wellness, with much aroha to you all,

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Tony Wyber


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First Light News - New Cyber School Launched!
Monday July 8th, the day of the Cancer new moon, saw the launch of the new First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Cyber School. This replaces the First Light Student Forum on facebook and brings our growing family of local and international students into a new home and state of the art digital study space. Cancer is the sign of home and family and the First Light education and study program was ready for a new home. 

As a student you can now have exclusive online access to:
  • Downloading course materials for each module
  • A network of fellow classmates where you can create and maintain relationships
  • Exclusive video footage and learning resources being updated and expanded continuously - Over 4 hours of footage of Franchelle and Tony teaching Ferns NZNFE 103 with more videos to come!
  • Assistance and support during the course of your studies
  • A common room where you can ask questions and communicate with other enrolled students
  • Example theses and case studies to help towards becoming a Registered First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Practitioner

Access to the new Cyber School is now provided to students as part of every enrolment in any of our courses. We extend a warm welcome to each and every one who steps through sacred unseen doorways to embark upon a journey of discovery in the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Cyber School. 

This is an exciting development for First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and we look forward to discovering and exploring its potential as we progress ever forward.

Medicine Woman News
Following in the footsteps of our new moon phase bar comes a now fully integrated Magical Moon Calendar.  The Classroom Fairy in the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic Studies Cyber School quietly announced its arrival just a little while ago and now we would like to formally announce it through this edition of Healing Spirit.

The Magical Moon Calendar is found through the Stargazer tab and accurately maps out for you the moon's mysterious and powerful influence on your daily life. You can work with the Magical Moon Calendar to align yourself with these planetary tides of power and ride them by working with corresponding Medicine Woman Plant Spells.  This has been practiced since time immemorial and the Magical Moon Calendar indicates the best time to work with a particular spell to get the most benefit to achieve your personal goals and to maximise your potential.

Learn more about the best course of action to take as the moon phases change.  Stay in tune this lunar month which begins on the 7th August.  As it is a new moon in Leo, it is a time to take charge and sieze the moment.  No 2 Courage Spell will help you step up and live life dynamically as you actively engage with this leonine tide of power.


2013 Medicine Woman 3 Day Residential Retreat, Workshop and Annual Gathering

Join Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber – Medicine Woman and master Shamaness for a 3 day magical residential workshop and gathering at Tauhara Retreat Centre, Taupo New Zealand.

A whole new cycle has begun at the Medicine Woman 3 Day Residential Retreat, Workshop and Annual Gathering, providing you with the necessary tools to propel you forward confidently in the world today.  In this year's residential workshop Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber will invite you into an experience that draws from a number of ancient lineages. A unique experience that will be profoundly life transforming. An experience of genuine magic, here in the heart of New Zealand.
Friday 15th November 2013 (5pm registration for a 7pm start)
– Monday 18th November 2013 3.30pm.

Suitable for both men and women of all ages.
Numbers limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Register online now at Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber Medicine Woman™

Success Spell Brings Success!
success spellTwo months on and four bottles of Medicine Woman Success Spell later, the young and up-and-coming hair stylist reports she has never experienced anything like it in her life!

In our June 2013 newsletter we presented a Medicine Woman Fairy Oracle of the Patupaiarehe© card reading with a hair stylist who was looking for support and facing uncertainty in starting up her own hair salon.  She felt it was time to make this big step yet those closest to her hinted that she was not capable of succeeding.  The Oracle recommended trying the Success Spell.
Within a week of taking the Medicine Woman Success Spell the hair stylist reported a change in the way 'banks, city council and other people of authority' started behaving towards her. Processes and hurdles she had to get through were accomplished quickly and smoothly. Previously, talking on the phone in formal situations brought a lot of anxiety. Now, she was finding it easier and easier to request what she needed to begin the business and her fear of talking to these people diminished. She watched how each step of the process unfolded and the energy to accomplish each of these was generated by her growing self confidence.
"Connections were made with people who could make things happen."
"One day I rang up the real estate agent and explained exactly what I wanted and she went right ahead and sorted it out! What is in these spells? It [the Success Spell] is amazing and I'm telling my friends about it!  I feel I can do anything and my whole life is changing!"

She has just recently signed a commercial lease agreement for a shop in central Auckland. She is delighted that one of her clients owns a business that will help with the necessary refurbishment of the premises at minimal cost to her as it will showcase his work. It seems that others are intrigued by her success and want to be a part of it too!  First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and Medicine Woman wish you all the best for the growth of your hair salon.

First Light Photos

First Light Seeds workshop in Nelson with Ana Dorrington (11/05/13). Miyuki gifting Franchelle with a present from Japan at the First Light Ferns workshop at Devonport (22/06/13)

Fun with the new japanese presents, Franchelle, Miyuki and Tony, Devonport (22/06/13)

First Light Trees workshop in Christchurch with Patricia Stowell (8/06/13). 

First Light Trees workshop in Hamilton with Gill Williamson (20/06/13)

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June and July 2013 - Well done and congratulations to you all!
Brenda Elkins (Kaikoura, NZ)
- Cert. NZNFE

Anna Karuna Chan; Debbie Gillespie; Gill Williamson; Gillian Crundwell; Kate Hornblow; Kiri Schumacher; Lynda Earl; Marj Marks; Steve Lydford; Tessa Jonassen
- Medicine Woman Cert. HEALERS STUDIES

Certificate qualification criteria and diploma qualification criteria can be found using these links.
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Home Remedy Kit
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Upcoming Courses and Events for August and September 2013
Rite of the Six Moons©                                                                                  Enrol online
Medicine Woman Apprenticeship - Certificate in Healers Studies            Enrol online
Medicine Woman Apprenticeship - Certificate in Shamanic Studies        Enrol online 
2013 Medicine Woman 3 Day Residential Retreat, Workshop and Annual Gathering
                                                                                                       Nov 15-18 Enrol online 


                                                                                                           Click on date to enrol
HAMILTON - Gill Williamson 
   SEEDS NZNFE 107 & 108                                                                               August 3-4 

   WHANGAREI - Lesley Lydford-King 
   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                            August 17-18 

   AUCKLAND NORTH SHORE - Lesley Lydford-King 
   TREES NZNFE 105 & 106                                                                     September 14-15  
   KAWAKA Wednesdays                                                    1st Wed of each month 7-9pm

   HASTINGS - Ana Dorrington 
   FLOWERS NZNFE 101 & 102                                                              September  14-15

   TAURANGA - Lesley Lydford-King 
   SEEDS NZNFE 107 & 108                                                                     September 28-29 

   WELLINGTON - Astrea Morgane 
   SEEDS NZNFE 107 & 108                                                                     September 28-29


                                                                                                           Click on date to enrol
   DUNEDIN - Patricia Stowell 
   FLOWERS NZNFE 101 & 102                                                                     August 10-11

   NELSON - Ana Dorrington 
   FLOWERS NZNFE 101 & 102                                                                 September  7-8

   CHRISTCHURCH - Patricia Stowell 
   PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110                                                                  September 14-15


                                                                                                           Click on date to enrol
   JAPAN - Minako Hama
   FLOWERS NZNFE 101 & 102                                                                     August 10-11

   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                           August 24-25
   TREES NZNFE 105 & 106                                                                         September 7-8

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