In 1985 Tanis Helliwell rented a cottage in Ireland hoping for a retreat as she was experiencing a lot of shifts in her personal life. What Tanis hadn’t reckoned on was finding the cottage already inhabited by a little man and woman and their two children, who briskly informed her they had lived here for hundreds of years. They went on to say they were willing to share the cottage as long as she observed their rules, while warning her of less-than-friendly elementals down the lane.
So began a profound relationship with a leprechaun, which taught Tanis much about herself and about this extraordinary otherworld we impact daily. Tanis came to see firsthand how elementals help flower, trees and mountains grow. How elementals help maintain the health and wellbeing of our bodies. She started to see how when humans believe in fairies they speed up fairy evolution and assist them in their work. And how by expressing gratitude for the work fairies do, how humans are in turn’ fertilised and catalysed’ by a fairy’s presence.
As her experiences at the cottage deepened Tanis met her body elemental who had been with her from her first incarnation, describing itself as ‘the architect who builds your body every lifetime and incorporates all the strengths and wounds from each life. I stay in your body making sure everything keeps on working until you die.’ Remarkably Tanis learned how the body elemental records and builds in the body whatever thoughts and emotions a person has, literally creating that person’s reality for them.
There are countless powerful insights in Tanis’ book Summer With the Leprecauns. She describes the impact of these encounters as life-changing
‘This summer of insights broadened my world and sense of what is most important,’ Tanis tells. ‘We cannot become co-creators on the planet without working with the elementals. They are the form builders of EVERYTHING. Without them we don’t even have a body.’
About Tanis Helliwell
Since childhood Tanis has seen and heard elementals, angels, and master teachers in higher dimensions. Wanting to develop spiritual intelligence in the mainstream, she worked for almost 30 decades as a consultant to business, universities, medical organizations and government including IBM, McKinsey and Company, David Suzuki Foundation, and the International Institute of Chartered Accountants; conducted a therapy practice specializing in spiritual transformation for 16 years; and led tours and walking pilgrimages to sacred sites for over 20 years.
In January 2000 Tanis founded the International Institute for Transformation (IIT), which offers courses in spiritual transformation to assist individuals around the world to become conscious co-creators and guardians of the planet. She is a sought-after keynote speaker with insightful awareness, good humour and practical ways to lead a conscious spiritual life. Tanis has presented at conferences also featuring Rupert Sheldrake, Matthew Fox, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Gregg Braden, Fritjof Capra, and Jean Houston. Tanis has also presented at Findhorn, Hollyhock, A.R.E. Edgar Cayce, Alice Bailey, Christian and Buddhist centers. She is also a student and teacher of the Inner Mysteries, living in Powell River, British Columbia, located on the Sunshine Coast just north of Vancouver, Canada.