by Lloyd & Danielle Bryant, founders of South Wales Awakening
We hope that by sharing our journey to holistic health and truth, our experiences may resonate with some people and help them in their journeys!
My particular Holistic journey I think began in 1997 when I began practicing Yoga. Over the following few years I became quite interested in aromatherapy too and having been diagnosed with depression around this time, I was offered some reflexology to help as I did not feel comfortable with taking anti-depressants. I knew nothing of refelexology at this time but found my sessions an absolutely wonderful experience and they really helped me on many levels. During this time I was experiencing emotional turmoil as I knew deep down that my marriage was irretrievably breaking down and I would soon become divorced and face being a single mum with 2 young children through no fault of my own. As negative as this seemed at the time, when I finally built up the courage to bring the situation to an end and face the inevitable, I very quickly realised that I had in fact been freed and this served as such a positive catalyst which propelled me into my awakening. I continued with the reflexology, and also started to became fascinated with the Tarot.
In 2000 I had a very accurate and detailed Tarot reading (something I had always wanted to do but was never ‘allowed’) and was told that I would read for people myself in the future so I invested in some Tarot cards and set about offering free readings for friends and family, which I was told were accurate and helpful. I met some really lovely people and had some inspirational experiences when things would just seem to fall into place or happen for a reason in my time as a single mum, and I realise now the value of each of them as they all played a crucial part in my awakening. It was less than a year later that I would meet my true love and soul mate Lloyd.
I pretty much didn’t really have any clue that there was so much more to life that our everyday physical lives, though I was open to different diets as some of my family were vegetarian or vegan. This introduced me into the concept that there was a different way of thinking or doing things. Until I met Danielle and she introduced me to Yoga, reflexology, Tarot and other things that I had never even thought about, and we began experiencing all these things falling into place around us, that I began considering there was a lot more to life that I had realised.
We both played parts in each other’s awakening, introducing each other to various different things and giving each other the confidence to explore our new interests. Still everything kept falling into place as if they were meant to be and we noticed things like recurring significant numbers, words and other signs that we were on the right path. It was as if now we were together the universe could help us move forward, and how quickly it worked too!! After the birth of our daughter, Lloyd started Yoga with me and we both became increasingly interested in alternative and natural health, but generally found the products and therapies too expensive to try. In 2004 Danielle had a dream that led us to start up Shop Holistic in Danielle’s spare time, but within a month our website became so busy that Lloyd had to give up his programming job to help cope with orders! After a few months we rented our first shop premises to separate work from home! And the rest is history!
Therapies & Yoga
In 2005 Danielle became a Reiki Master/Teacher which led her to become interested in Angel work, so she also received some Angel attunements from her Reiki Master. She began having some very powerful spiritual experiences both during and after her distant Angel attunements and this led her to eventually offer Angel Guidance readings!
Also during 2005, Danielle enrolled on a Hatha Yoga Teaching diploma. This led us to run classes, weekend retreats and understand the Yogic cleansing that forms a basis for detox and body cleansing we were offering in the shop. She then appeared in a DVD stress-relief programme by Dr David Lewis (ex TV-am psychologist) called Bo-tau (Breath Optimised Transformation And Unblocking). The DVD was recorded in Eastbourne so we went on a family camping trip there and spent the day recording an interview, neti cleansing demonstration and also a breathing exercise called Nadi Sodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing). It was an amazing experience for us all.
We had opened a therapy centre above our shop and this gave us the opportunity to run Angel, Reiki and Meditation workshops. We then become involved in helping to set up a new Buddhist Centre in Caerphilly where we also ran Yoga classes. Being surrounded by Buddhism, we became very interested and respectful of the Buddhist principles – realising we’d been naturally following this paradigm for a while ourselves. We attended an 8-month mindfulness course and became regular key volunteers for the Buddhist Centre in Caerphilly, and then had a beautiful Lord of the RIngs themed Buddhist blessing of our marriage on our 9th anniversary!
Danielle went on to become qualified in homeopathy, nutritional therapy and kinesiology, mainly due to trying to help herself with her own health problems of persistent candida, fibromyalgia and more recently breast cancer, all of which she has overcome herself naturally, and now offers health consultation to others.
Truth & Health Freedom
Danielle has always had a keen interest in conspiracy theories and was a big fan of X Files in its hey day, but it had only really been an interest, and not really a belief. We was aware of the corruption in animal testing, but then, while researching natural health and products for our shop around 2005, we came across Dr Mercola, a US doctor who had an immense website with articles regarding the alternative views of health. We quickly realised that his views were not ‘alternative’ but more exposing the research and issues that impact our health that have been hidden or manipulated by the mainstream to the favour of massive corporations that would stand to lose millions, if not billions, if the truth were to come out. One particular article that stood out was the controversy regarding ASPARTAME, the highly toxic artificial sweetener. We were horrified that this level of corruption even existed (little did we know that this is the norm in the corporate and political world!). We set about putting information on our website, including it in our newsletters, putting up posters and basically telling everyone we knew about this toxic poison that is in so many of our foods and drinks. We also started spreading awareness of stevia, a herbal sweetener that was so unfairly banned in th UK at the time. This is probably what started to open our eyes a little to the corruption around us. Maybe the next part of our awakening wouldn’t have hit us so hard (or we may have even dismissed it) if we hadn’t opened our minds after learning of aspartame and stevia.
At the beginning of 2009 we had a family holiday to Florida. We returned to an email from a fellow therapist regarding Codex Alimentarius, a major threat to our freedom of health choices. We went along to a public talk by Ian R Crane and Scott Tips and were absolutely horrified at the information we received on that night. Not only did we learn about Codex and the erosion of our health choices by ‘Big Pharma’ et al, and how GM foods were threatening the future of organic foods, but also Ian briefed us on the plan of the New World Order and the corruption in the elite families and other covert groups that believe themselves to be the rulers of our world. Scott introduced the suggestion that Cancer was not what it seemed and there were suppressed natural cures, and also the dangers of fluoride. There was also the suggestion that 9/11 was an inside job. We had always thought 9/11 was not as it seemed but I guess we had too much faith in humanity to think that anyone would be capable of attacking their own people. The idea of the ruling elite and corporate agenda was secondary at this time to the impact that the Big Pharmaceutical and Medical industries were going to have on our health and freedom of choices. Realising they were in it for profit, control and not the health and good of all was a huge shock to say the least.
Our world, beliefs, faith and everything came crashing down and we spent a few days, even weeks, in a state of non-belief. The more we learned the more we were fearful of ours and our children’s future. But within a month or so we quickly snapped out of it a we realise that this informaition was not something to fear or feed negative energy to, it was something to give some positive action to. We and set to work getting the information out there as much as we could. We joined with the National Health Federation and helped with a few things such as websites etc, and continued to research for ourselves and attend talks. We actually did 3 public talks of our own trying to get the word out there as to what was happening. In this time we learned of the other controversial topics such as 9/11, 7/7, and other flase flag attacks, political agendas like the New World Order in more depth, mind control, chemtrails, the ‘illuminati’ and many other controversial topics, however it all pretty much stayed in the physical sense for now. We were very careful not to hold on to the knowledge with fear but with wisdom, channeling the energy into doing something positive for each new issue we learned about to protect ourselves and families from it such as stocking up on food, building a chembuster, boycotting products that were ultimately owned by corrupt corporations like Monsanto, Unilever, etc. This is very important – we must not be fearful but wise and positively active!
In early 2011 we attended a truth event in Ireland. Scott Tips, president of the NHF, asked us to be executive directors of the UK branch. We agreed to cover Wales as we were afraid the whole of the UK would be too much work. Along with the NHF we continued our research and set up a UK campaign to inform parents and schools of aspartame and get it out of our schools. We held monthly information meetings for members (this was really the early start of this group!) and one person in particular had been researching for quite a while on the darker spiritual side of the occult, symbolisms and mind control programmes like MK Ultra. At first we didn’t really think much of it all apart from an interesting conspiracy, but then we started to notice things ourselves. So we started to become interested in the ‘mind’ side of things and were so shocked by what we discovered. Another friend of mine (Sean Maguire of Out of the Bag radio) told me about the logical fallacies and advised that we learned them as protection from media manipulation and propaganda. We bought some books, including a children’s book so we could teach them to our children too. Extremely well worth learning these, we highly recommend it!!
The War for our Minds
We decided in early 2012 to leave the NHF for a few reasons, but we still wholeheartedly support them in their fight at the Codex Alimentarius meetings. But we continued our personal campaigning to spread awareness. We then met Brian Gerrish who was investigating the South Wales young suicides. He told us of the suspected mind control programme in the South Wales area, in particular in schools and some youth groups, and we started to realise that all this and more was happening on our doorstep. He also told us of Common Purpose which linked in with this mind control programme and some of the techniques used like NLP and we realised that we, and many people we knew had all been Common Purpose victims in one way or another. Many things Danielle had been involved with in the past were highlighted as being targeted such as Scouting, banking, government sponsored training courses such as assertiveness, etc. It shook us up to think we had probably been an unknown victim to these mind control techniques but it all made so much sense.
Our eldest child decided to leave school based upon Brian’s research and we found a Steiner School for our youngest and offered home education to our middle child who was too old for the Steiner School. Our minds had also been opened to the more deeper darker spiritual side of the truth, to some extent, and whereas we dismissed things like occult and Satanic worship in the past as something much too far fetched, we began to realise that everything we had learned actually boiled down to a fight between good and evil on many levels, and just because we don’t believe in something like Satanism, it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening as someone out there does believe and is practising it. We then felt drawn to buying David Icke’s book ‘Remember Who you Are’ – an amazing book! We have also seen some of David’s talks and must say what much of what he says about consciousness really resonates with us and our experiences.
South Wales Awakening
Feeling increasingly isolated by the many truths we were learning, and increasingly frustrated at the emptiness of online activism, we decided to start a local group who would meet regularly to share information and solutions with each other and support each other. This has led to making some dear friends who are on the same wavelength as us and have taught us more amazing things! We began meeting in Sleeperz Hotel next to Cardiff Central in 2012. Over the years we have met in different places and grown and shrunk many times and met with anywhere between 12 people in our meetings down to just 3! Now we have a lovely regular group who meet monthly in the Taffs Well Village Hall.
So, our awakening continues….and the only certainty has become that the more we learn, the less we actually know!
Here is a list of some of the books that have played a major part in our journey:
Secrets of Planet Earth – Tony Neate
Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramhansa Yogananda
Living Dharma – Lama yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Remember Who You Are – David Icke
The Universe in a Single Atom – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Health and Nutrition Secrets – Russell L Blaylock MD
The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
Freedom is More Than a 7-Letter Word – Veronica of the family Chapman
Puzzling People, the Labyrinth of the Psychopath – Thomas Sheridan
Alec Harris, the Full Story of his remarkable physical mediumship – Louie Harris
How to See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
The Power – Rhonda Byrne