March 2015 In this issue: ▪ TeleSummit: Guardian Spirits of Nature▪ St. Patrick's Day: A deal on leprechaun books▪ European Workshop Schedule, May

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March 2015

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Dear Friend,

March - time to be thinking about spring and start planning for those warmer months ahead!

But first, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're offering a special on Tanis' leprechaun books, written with her friend Lloyd, whom I'm sure you all have become acquainted with over the years. Revisit or discover Tanis' adventures in Ireland with these charming books.

Opportunities to learn and grow abound in the next few months. Tanis has partnered with the Guardian Gateway to offer a teleconference talk and visualization next month, and then she will be winging her way to Europe for workshops in May and June.

In this month's article, Tanis shares a conversation with Dorothy MacLean, co-founder of Findhorn. Much food for thought and learning here also. Enjoy!


"I am more and more certain that those who are in
love with learning are in love with life."

-- Charles Handy


Teleconference with Tanis

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In partnership with the Guardian Gateway, Tanis will be offering a talk and visualization called “Wanted: Humans to Work & Play with Nature Spirits”, on April 3 at 10 a.m. PST. Her talk will be part of multi-day teleconference called "Guardian Spirits of Nature". With Tanis' talk you will:

Learn about nature beings of different countries and cultures.
Discover the secrets of manifestation according to natural laws and the natural world.
Experience a visualization to meet a special nature spirit that wants to partner with you.

Teleconference registration begins on March 26. Registered participants will receive exciting free bonuses and promotional offers from presenters. For more information on Guardian Gateway and to register for the teleconference event, click here.

Stay tuned for more information on this unique opportunity!


St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion to enjoy these remarkable, true stories of Tanis's encounters with leprechauns!

Buy the print versions of Tanis' books Summer with the Leprechauns and Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns together for 50% off. That's two books for the price of one only for the month of March.

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Summer with the Leprechauns An Irish Jewel, far more than a fairy tale. A good-humored account of Tanis’s summer in a cottage in Ireland where the resident leprechaun teaches her about the evolution of elementals.


_“Opening this book opens a door in the imagination. Whether you take it as fact or fiction, this book carries a message of planetary priorities.” --*Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way_*


Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns A romp to the sacred sites of Ireland with a leprechaun who helps Tanis and her fellow pilgrims face their blind spots. Discover the mischievous humour that the Irish call “The Craic.”


“As a master storyteller of today, Tanis brings her characters to life on a truly remarkable journey with a leprechaun as a tour guide.” --Jeff Frank, founder Nature Lyceum of New York

Buy both books together for a total of $16.95 - that's 2 books for the price of 1.
How to get your discount:

1. Click on the "Buy Now" button for Summer with the Leprechauns (this will go to the bookstore page), then click on "Add to Cart".
2. Return to this email and click on the "Buy Now" button above for Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns (this will go to the bookstore page), then click on "Add to Cart".
3. On the shopping cart page, both books should now appear. Enter the following discount code in the "Discount" space at the bottom of the page: M94PSZ2T.
4. Check out and pay.

Like these books? Please tell your friends on Goodreads here:

Summer with the Leprechauns
Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns

Or on Amazon here:

Summer with the Leprechauns
Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns


Here is the full schedule of European workshops which Tanis will be leading this May and June, including Working and Playing with Nature Spirits and her Living Love Meditation Retreat.

Workshops are scheduled to take place in Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Scotland.

See you there!

Torrelles de Foix, Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Maya Moussa, arteterapia.elpuente(at), 0034 605 523489
Price: € 230,--

Runenberg, near Basil, Switzerland
Contact: Gunna Gusewski, gunna.gus(at), 0041619815138
Price: 270 CHF, 3 meals included

Frieburg, Germany
Contact: Christoph Wasser , c.wasser(at) 0049 7661 9899980 or Werner Braun webebu(at) 0049 766162320

Henselleck, Black Forest, Germany
Contact: Christoph Wasser, c.wasser(at) 0049 7661 9899980
Price: € 495,--

Fa. Vielharmonie, Oy-Mittelberg, Germany,
Contact: seminare(at) 0049 8366 8988 389
Price: € 295,--

Birkenallee 12, 16909 Wittstock OT Zempow (near Berlin), Germany
Contact: Swantje Schakel, swantje.schaekel(at) 033923-76950
Price: € 250,--, early bird reduction until March 31: 230,00 € - vegetarian lunch and dinner around € 8,--

Tullichettle, (1 hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow), Scotland
Contact: Camellia Jauncey, scjauncey(at), 0031 1764670349
Price: £180


by Tanis Helliwell

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Tanis with Dorothy MacLean

(Excerpted from a conversation in 1998).

“The key is love, the action is service, and the joy is knowing the grandeur that is God in us and in everything.”

Over 30 years ago, Dorothy MacLean in her well-known book To Hear the Angels Sing told us of her work with the nature spirits and angels in the Findhorn Community which she co-founded. She is now 95, and after travelling around the world teaching for years, she is back living in Findhorn.

I was fortunate to get to know Dorothy over 30 years ago when she and I were both living in Toronto.

Tanis: How long ago was it that you moved to Findhorn to begin your work with the nature spirits?

Dorothy: Eileen and Peter Caddy and I moved to Findhorn in 1962 to practice what we had been learning together. We had been studying for ten years with who was a Scottish Quaker who taught us how to attune to our inner divinity. It was at Findhorn that I was told in meditation that I had this job to do with nature. I suppose basically what the angels were saying is that there are presences on the planet which we are ignoring and that the Earth needs all beings to live in cooperation with each other. It doesn’t matter so much that we have wonderful gardens. What matters is how we do the garden or anything. I found that the angels weren’t turning me towards them for help but towards God because God is their consciousness. To angels work and play is the same thing.

T: Where do the elementals such as faeries, elves and leprechauns fit into this system?

D: The angels/devas have the blueprint of nature and that the nature spirits are the hands-on workers. The three kingdoms of angels, humans and nature spirits all need to work together. For example, many years ago I was told that it was essential not to cut down the mature trees because there is work that they can do for the planet that only they and not young trees can do. This is one way that humans and the nature spirits can work together.

T: You mention in your book Choices of Love that humans need to work with all four elements of earth, air, fire and water because we are made up of these elements. Could you share your ideas about how to do this in our lives?

D: These four elements are the first great angels that are formed by God. I think we need to develop the qualities that come under these elements and we can choose to attune to these by asking for courage, asking for patience. I’ve also found that at the bottom of all of these qualities is love. If you have enough love you have enough courage, enough love then you have patience. I had to become more loving in order to tune into these four great angels. I couldn’t have comprehended them otherwise. I’ve always thought that we have to bring our spirituality into our everyday life such as even brushing our teeth with God. This helps our divinity grow so that we see God in more places and by doing this even the beauty of nature grows. Eileen, Peter and I linked with the soul and ignored the personality. By being with the soul our personality got transformed because it was immersed in God’s love. Later we started to deal directly with the personality.

Lately, I have been contacting the angel of the soul of various countries and many of them have difficulty working with the personality of that country. For example, the angel of Canada is both French and English. When all of us understand and approve of this, we won’t have a problem in Canada.

T: You said in Choices of Love that there are three stages in the growth to human consciousness, could you comment on these?

D: Instinct, choice and no choice are the three. The first one is instinct which is where some of the tribal cultures still are at. I found this clearly when I was with the Maoris in New Zealand. I thought it was wonderful to be accepted by them until I realized that I couldn’t go for a walk alone. Then, I couldn’t take it. It was too closed for me. The second stage in human development is to move into our realm of choices. In the west we learn through trial and error and searching and making choices until we finally realize that the “only” choice is love. This is the third stage of development. In this third stage we choose to be whole because the love is within us burning to come out.

T: Have you anything to say about our planet Gaia and her evolution right now?

D: I have tuned into her as a him. In Japan the moon is a her and the Earth is a him. There is no doubt that the planet is going through a transformation where all of us are learning to recognize our wholeness. The soul is being grounded in a new way. As we bring love into all things we transform the planet into a higher vibration. We need to accept the situation as it is and resist saying everything is going too fast and I can’t do it. Stress is caused by our resistance to what already is. Even our difficulties we need to accept. My greatest wish is to do God’s will. In the past I tried to find out what that was but part of the new paradigm is that we have choice in this and God’s not just telling us what to do. It’s time to stop being an obedient child and to do it ourselves. I choose not to have a special time to meditate because I want to be open at all times in every moment. It’s just to be more and more aware.

T: You broach the subject of evil in your book and that a person you met had been surprised to see a Christ light in Hitler’s eyes. Could you explain your comment?

D: We judge everything as good or evil and forget that resistance, pain and difficulties are there so we can learn when we leave balance. These help us to find wholeness. You can’t have one without the other, light without the dark. We have a shortsighted view and think only of this one life and expect to have all the answers. We need to learn lessons each life and give service. Whatever our circumstances, it’s right for our soul. In India it’s said that there is a net of Indra where everyone is connected to everyone else. We draw to ourselves automatically what we need for our development. It doesn’t mean that we lose our discernment but we see difficulties for what they are—to help us. And when we see people doing something we don’t agree with we need to realize that they are acting from their learning place and not to impose our knowingness on them but respect them where they are.

T: What’s your greatest place of learning right now Dorothy?

D: Learning not to judge. Our living companions are our closest relationships but God knows what we need. People don’t realize that they have this inner wonder inside of themselves and this is one point I’d like to make. We need to find our own love and power and not look for it outside ourselves.

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In February, Tanis spoke to a group at Dolphin Touch Wellness Center in Kauai about “menehune“ (elementals of Hawaii).


May the luck of the Irish be with you!

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Tanis Helliwell
International Institute for Transformation


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