That question, Why? The one that arises from the very core of our being has its roots firmly planted in our experience of happiness or the lack of it. The artificial world reality many of us struggle daily to inhabit, constantly bombards us with references to the measurement of happiness in our lives and all too often we are encouraged to feel it is lacking. The closer we look, the less of it we see. The more minutely we peer at the fabric of our lives the easier it is to see the signs of wear and tear. Do we make do and mend? Completely makeover? Rebuild from the bottom up? For some of us, weary of this particular never ending journey, it seems easier just to remain within the wreckage and continue with business as usual.
Rather than any of the above, the kindest and most simple path to freedom begins with the cultivation of the seeds of awareness. Once these appear, an instinct often long-buried within us reawakens, allowing trust in our own process to develop. The search to become the Soul becomes Soul found…and we are One again.
Where is this clear and straightforward path? How do we begin on it? Why have we not discovered it before?
We were looking in the wrong places, namely the Past. It is here now, in the present, that place of power and purpose…the beginning, the unformed, the realm of endless possibilities and potentials. It can be seen when we gaze at the beauty of Nature, always growing, developing and changing and felt when that beauty causes our Spirits to lift. We are accessing the Higher energies then and are replenished by the contact.
Meditate on Nature, with Nature and become real, become your Soul self, present in every moment. There is nothing more powerful. To do so is to unite with the true fabric of existence, that perfect web that binds and unites us all with the Creativity that is our Universe. Then and only then may we be happy whatever!
What is love? The eternal, endlessly asked question that preoccupies the mind, challenges the ego and makes fools of the wise…Now that the commercially exploitative occasion otherwise known as Valentines day has passed, it is appropriate to consider the true nature of love and the realm in which it dwells within us- the heart.
Love is the energy, frequency and vibration of the Universe. It is part of us, passes through us and exists all around us. Both personal and impersonal, it is the epitome of simplicity and yet remains paradoxical. As in many ways does the heart…the muscular blood pumping organ essential to all animal and human life. In Spiritual Life terms, equally vital as the source of true inner guidance, it is the centre of your being, at the centre of the Tree of Life and it is the provenance of unconditional love, compassion, altruism and devotion. That is when your heart is balanced and when you are able to accept that all the circumstances of your life are in Divine order.
Where and why most of us struggle with love…giving it, receiving it, understanding it, even accepting it as real…is because of heart walls. These, most of us have built up to protect ourselves from emotional wounds and are what cause us then to withdraw, to become defensive and often critical and controlling.
So, how to de-construct heart walls effectively and immediately, opening the heart centre and bringing in balance?.. Nature, as always is your primary resource. The colour of the heart chakra is green, that most healing of colours. Go outside in Nature and allow Her to heal you. Breathe in the green energy that’s all around you, visualize it filling your heart and feel your heart gently softening and opening.
Next, get moving! The body needs to bend in order to release any emotional wounds, especially deep ones. Yoga is the most perfect route for this, closely followed by tai chi, or any other suitably mindful physical practise.
Then, learn forgiveness, which simply means letting go of the feeling. The past is just that…past. Focus on the present and on gratitude, for being alive and all the goodness that is encompassed by that.
Eventually you will learn, if you haven’t already, to go beyond the warmth and affection that we tend to think of as love, towards its real nature, universal and unconditional, the Source of your being and The Source of The All That Is. Joy is what follows. Try it and see.
Wherever fate calls…it is certainly calling right now! As the Leo Full Moon rises during Imbolc, the Crone Goddess sheds Her years, becoming Maiden once more, to greet the first signs of Spring and to shower us with Her Bright Blessings. We enter the perfect environment for prophecy and the pursuit of purpose, once a full understanding of what that is to be, is finally revealed.
The Leo moon path to enlightenment is a spontaneous one, of an independent and individual nature.There are many twists and turns and the pace is brisk to say the least .We need to strive to keep up and even as we do, much of who we were and are no longer, falls by the wayside. People, possessions, attachments…all continue fading into the distance and into the foreground approaches drama and the trauma of changes, if and when resisted.
Once begun is half done…a comforting saying to bear in mind during this challenging journey, the rigours of which are made considerably easier to endure when in a state of groundedness. For once we are able to occupy our own safe center, change becomes an exciting prospect and not a source of fearful dread. We become as one with our true selves, with our Spirit Nature and are then able to connect with bliss, enabling us further to live in love and enjoyment of all life.
Does that sound ridiculously idealistic and Utopian? Perhaps so…and yet each lifetime is relatively short, why waste it worrying, attempting to hold on tightly to something already dead and gone…namely the past. There is dancing, singing and painting to be done, all forms of creativity to be embraced…work to be transformed into love and a World to be remade.
Let’s proceed gently here, the Cosmic climate can be a treacherous one, so a few guidance notes may prove helpful. Use water for balancing. By sea, lake, river or even pond, you will find a replenishment of inner peace. Failing that, create a sanctuary in your own bathroom and retreat there when everything becomes too much, as it is likely to this week. Accidents are highlighted as a strong possibility, so do take extra care, especially those who enjoy a bit of speed. Now is not the time for it, unless you are looking for a protracted period of rest!
The New Moon in Aquarius next week brings energies of innovation and imagination and culminates in a lively period of unexpected events. These may provoke worries and uncertainties, if we allow ourselves to be drawn back into old, unproductive ways. Instead, let us enjoy and become passionate about the new, nurturing ourselves as we move forwards into this early and brightest Spring.
The final days of January… have been short and meagre of light, producing within us feelings of confinement and of restriction. These feelings enhance our tendencies towards solitude and promote the half asleep/half awake state that, especially once dark, the snow adds to quite perfectly with its soft, deadening blanket. Today, however, Mercury becomes as one with the Sun. The Light purifies as it penetrates, nourishing, renewing and reviving. Our mind’s old, dark thoughts are similarly being affected as personal realities extend encompassing far more than the mundane now. We are suddenly awakened…a little dizzy and disoriented, yet awake.
A vast range of Spiritually motivated activities/possibilities emerge with the Light, the energy of which will affect each of us differently. For some this period is especially energizing, while for others adjusting to the feeling of being under pressure to make a decision and to move forward accordingly, may uncomfortably feel like it is a challenge too far. Whatever the case, there is no possibility of return now. We cannot unknow what we have learned during these Paradigm meltdown phases…what we choose to do/not do with that knowledge is a different matter entirely.
The choice of which train to leap on, the direction to take, whether it be forwards or backwards,cannot be made for you, yet life circumstances seeming to suddenly and dramatically change with no obvious notice, may make you feel as if you have been pushed. There are no accidents here. This Karmic path is fully and wholly intended and is to be embraced as a last chance saloon where final, stubborn obstacles to real progress get blown out of the water for good.
The ephemeral energies of nostalgia for a past you never really had are likely to surface. There may be reunions, revisiting of past friends/lovers/colleagues…pleasant or decidedly not, to contend with. Plans may be changed accordingly, yet only ever so briefly. The true course is set…all roads lead back to you, to the Self as a whole, to your very core. All previous attempts to dilute your true and Divine Nature have come to little and are now at an end. Step through the gateway now and step into your power!
Has anyone noticed the blurring/merging of timelines? As a Seer this sort of thing is a regular occurrence for me, but even so…past life patterns/issues/characters keep popping up, demanding attention and more often than not, exorcism. Is blood really thicker than water? Are family loyalties strong or irrational longings for something that never truly existed? The cosmic crossroads is upon us! Where do we go from here? Where do we want to go to?
What do we want to do when we get there? All apparently difficult questions to answer, certainly so before karma changes to dharma. It is happening, as the collective’s Soul evolution continues to gather pace. Progress is being made, but nothing happens without a price and on this occasion it’s peace, both personal and global.
Focussing on the personal, this is the perfect time to reinvent the self, to re-brand and then re-launch. This energy also applies to any entrepreneurial activities too, particularly of an international nature, with the proviso that any full steam ahead, less than tactful behaviour may completely derail the whole process.
Go steady is the advice, for before movement of any kind there needs to be stillness. Stillness is not inertia. True stillness is an exercise in mindfulness like no other, so long as complete presence is maintained and complete honesty with it. All of this naturally applies to the collective transformation as well, so if you just happen to be a world leader, or feel that you could be one, get meditating now for best results in terms of clarity. Ditch impossible dreams, . delusions of grandeur and all pretentious behaviour while you’re at it. Follow through with a frank and full evaluation of the past and it will be perfectly possible to see far into the future…if you so desire. If you would rather not, or if you prefer to have a professional intuitive do it for you, then look no further, give me a call! Remember First Monday offer coming shortly.. Monday 2nd February.
The official new year is upon us, another beginning, that seasonal starting point from which we may reinvent, resolve and ultimately “makeover” ourselves in ways we deem “better” than we have been before. No, this is not going to be another list making exercise, as we are all very much aware of the things we need to do to improve our lives in practical ways and it is our right to choose whether or not to do these. This is about LOVE. A 4 letter word that’s really a verb. Being love, doing love, giving love creates within us a state of beatitude. When we become the love we want to see in the world, our psychological state radiates inner peace, truth and balance.
How is it possible to do and be this “Love”? A more pertinent question would be how can we be/do not?
Love is our Nature. It is the energy of Creation, the driving force of The Universe. It is us and we are it, inescapably. So let’s show it…by our deeds…back to that “verb” again. Be of service to all that we are connected to and do so selflessly, in so doing we honour and remember our unification with The All That Is. This gives us in return an alignment with immense power, including the ability to give ourselves what we truly desire…a total win/win!
The going is tough in Winter, even though the return to more hours of light has begun. It is utterly correct to abandon traditional punitive style regimes of whipping yourself into shape, for this holistic application of self-love. The results of which will be immediately visible, real and experienced. How much better is that? Self-realisation is just a short step away once this higher understanding emancipates the Spirit and enlightens the Soul.
Take a leap of faith…in yourself this January…and Love, above all correctly.
Brightest of Blessings!
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The Winter Solstice is upon us again, the shortest day, followed by the longest night. The Goddess transforms into the Great Mother and gives birth to the Sun King and warmth and light slowly travel towards us again.
What a relief!
Yin, yang, day, night, birth, death, light, dark…all partnered with their opposite, necessarily so for contrast and to enrich meaning and yet the darkness often weighs heavy on us. We struggle with it for it reminds us too much of our own, that which lies within us, our shadow self, that part we cheerfully disown and deny in the safest and most practical of ways as we project it onto others, generally our nearest and dearest.
It is possible to love these dark times and to discover a peace and tranquility within them. The key to so doing involves embracing our own shadow, accepting these perceived negative self aspects with affectionate compassion. We need to question our beliefs about ourselves and be ready to bin all those no longer appropriate. Our story is just that, “a story”. We can change it at any time and this is the perfect time to be doing so.
The Solstice this year falls on a Capricorn New Moon. The energy will be accordingly extremely intense and it’s highly likely that we will feel similar. This energy is too good to miss by being made to feel uncomfortable and giving that too much attention. Let’s use it for great and good purposes, for magic making, for focus and wish fulfilment. Plant those seeds, ready to begin afresh, set in motion all you want to achieve and see your intentions come to be manifest in the Full Moons ahead.
Stay grounded by continuing with purposeful action. Remain in balance by resting when needed. Enjoy all the light there is and when it disappears light candles and remember that Spring really is just around the corner. The Great Wheel is wholly reliable. Brightest of Blessings to all,
Love and Light,
Winter closes Her grip and becomes stern. Not a moment to waste, nor a word to mince. For some this energy is refreshingly efficient, while others cry accusations of brusqueness. There is an uncompromising starkness to be dealt with during these black and white times, when the shadows lengthen and the daylight hours are absurdly brief.
The season of Lists is upon us. They are endlessly circulated in our written media. We make them ourselves, it seems every time before we go out, as we are constantly gathering something or other. Where are we on the List? The Death of the year prompts a death within ourselves as we measure its passing against our own personal achievements. Where are we now? Is it where we were aiming to be? What can be done to change anything? A section of time has elapsed, a marker establishes it…this festive period and we compare it to all the others we have known. Some we have had high hopes of. Many we may have dreaded. All we have survived thus far.
The glittering Christmas mirror ball sways before us. We see fragments of ourselves, reflected miniature vignettes of our various worlds, our previous festivities, disappointments, regrets, wonderful homecomings and happy families…take your pick…all so very tiring and at a time of year when Nature, of whom we are a part, enters deep slumber, dies to Herself ready to be reborn in the Spring.
Hibernation of the Soul is what we need…to stay in the warmth of the dark, cosy cave, to dream and doze before a bright fire, remembering our past selves, the romances, victories and tragedies, shedding yet more skins and then imagining, reordering and refining our chosen destinies.
Be gentle with yourself and others. Be patient. Enjoy this time, this process of decay…consciously allow what is old and outmoded to wither and die. Relish seeing the bare, skeletal remaining structure emerge. Those bleak branches have the stark beauty of truth about them, as do you.
It was back in 2008 that we began this transformation and evolution of our world. It continues throughout next year too, although in a more measured form. For now, until the Spring, we have entered the critical period, the strongest stage of potential transformation of the collective consciousness before some sort of levelling off may occur. During such intensity, peace and a steady pace are essential, yet not readily attained.
The journey to the heart of existence can only happen once we are awake, once we know and recognise that past tendency to base our entire self identity upon co dependent relationships with others. A lot then to accomplish, a seismic shift in awareness no less, as embedded deeply in our culture are many illusory notions of love. We have been programmed to accept many abuses under its title, for as Freud noted, ” we are never so helplessly unhappy as when we lose love”.
As we continue on our evolutionary journey, now travelling with true passion and intent, a future destiny emerges, both bold and staggering. Realities change and many different worlds to choose from can be seen as the veils between the material and spiritual dimensions become increasingly flimsy.
Yet practicalities must be observed. A reality check will show where plans are egoically flawed, as nothing during this period will be easily attained, allowing doubts, fears and uncertainties to flourish, gain ground and undermine stability should we let them.
Let’s go slowly, softly and with deep compassion into an exploration of our creative spirit, for it is there that our Soul’s essence may be found and therein the answers to any questions we may ever wish to ask.
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An announcement of some particular importance…Beginning on Monday 3rd of November and thereafter on the first Monday of every month I am available to speak with from and between the hours of 10 till 8. That will be on a first come, first served basis, so if you are meant to get through to me, you will! Details to be found on my contact page.
You may be someone entirely new to any/all of my services and in need of some direction. You may be someone I’ve worked with before, perhaps a long time ago and are unsure of how to proceed. You could have a very specific question to ask, or merely want to chat with me to see if we resonate, which is a good idea from both our viewpoints, as there will be no obligation to proceed any further if we don’t.
Be speaking with you soon,
Love and Light,