The skin being the largest organ in the body, it has always been very apparent to me how vital it is to be comfortable in one’s own! This is natural territory for me as a Taurus and the daughter of a Libra, I took to the Goddess Venus from my earliest recollections. At a very young age I saw and emulated my mother’s comprehensive beauty regimes and had my first facial on my 9th birthday. Nearing 50, I have lost count of how many I’ve had, but this, my most recent has certainly been the most extraordinary.
As you may be aware I’m currently not in the pink. Following a disastrous surgery my skin has never been more dehydrated and lacklustre. Usually I complain that I always look well no matter what and get no sympathy. All of a sudden I really had begun to look drawn and haggard. Not a look I wanted to retain. Enter the lovely and supremely talented Louise Allen.
Louise, quite simply and without any exaggeration, gave me the best facial in my life to date. She managed to restore my skin to a glowing healthiness, no mean feat given my general condition. Her therapeutic touch is unparalleled and to be treated with such a degree of sensitivity and abundant love can only result in deep healing at a soul level…
So there you have it…The Mother of All Facials. visit Louise at www.rhythmofbeauty.co.uk for more information.
Half a glass of orange juice, large shot of pomegranate juice, the same of Elderflower cordial, huge squeeze of lemon juice, top up with sparkling mineral water and masses of ice…There you have it, A Pink Lady or as I know it as, Loving Goddess drink.. I’ve just been given it and its woken me up and made me smile.
Eat well, experience as much beauty as possible and love your life. Remember to honour it by living every moment as beautifully as you can. Jean Genet spoke of the morality of any action lying in its elegance, which has always resonated with me as the “Rightness” of anything and everything. Remember, the Universe is perfect, now in this moment we can choose to experience the peace of conscious existence by simply being…
This space I find Myself living in, the new and hopefully final place speaks very clearly to me. The room I’m in has no windows but a large archway shrouded by floor length white cotton ending in a Kosher looking fringe with beads and knots. It’s all rather Turkish. So the framed black and white photograph I have hung next to this Exotic portal is of the tunnel in Central Park. City of my father’s birth and the earthly origins of much of my behaviour and attitudes,of which yes, there is still more to come, quite possibly an intense wave.
Did I mention it’s incredibly close to the sea? The sea where I invoked The Great Mother on the Solstice and we all know how that’s turning out.
Beyond the white curtains is a beautiful sunlit space with crystals and lanterns on a large round mosaic table, where many may be comfortably seated, the perfect space for a Soul group to meet, to work and to play. Heavenly and that’s before I even begin to describe the gardens…
The Earth is speaking to us, not crying anymore She is beyond that. Be quiet and listen. Let story time begin.
From within the circle, between the realms of life and death, the Dark Goddess awaits transformation into The Great Mother again as the Light returns and the Sun King is reborn. This process, as inevitable as it is, is not without danger, for this year is 2013 and Venus is retrograde from now until 30th January 2014. Who and what we love and value is up for an intense re evaluation and such intense scrutiny often reveals much we would prefer not to see.
There begins a 41 day inner journey, a descent into the Underworld, where swallowed by darkness we can merge with Spirit and make amends for any injury or wrongs we may be responsible for. Then we may begin the ascent into the world, our values rebirthed with us, able to celebrate with love and appreciation.
That’s the theory anyway, but as we all know, even the best planned journeys can be capricious, as dictated by sudden impulses and free will…So, we will see.
Blessings, Light and Love to you all. Thank you for sending me positive energies, healing prayers, candles and gifts. This particular descent has been most challenging and as yet, there is no ending in sight. Join me in Spirit later today/tonight as I work with the energies of Hecate, Sekhmet and Amun-Ra
to right injustices, restore balance and invoke healing.
My Solstice altar is decked with pine and black seaweed, for the storms and the stillness that is to come.
Being in something short of tiptop condition I had been following the advice of Salvator Rosa, along the lines of: “Be silent unless what you have to say is better than silence”. You’ll find a portrait of him in the National Gallery. It’s one of my favourites, both gallery and portrait and he was a handsome chap as well as a wise one…but I digress.
I’ve been silent as there is and has been rather a lot to process and while I would “normally” if that word is remotely appropriate, share discoveries and processes with you, this period is finally just about me. Of course these extraordinary planetary conditions and evolving states of consciousness are universally applicable, so chances are you will be experiencing some similar phenomenon as myself…
Samhain passed uneventfully for me. It seems the ancestors were quiet. And now the Dark Half of the Year, the Winter, season of Death is firmly in place retreat and reflection are required.
The current Spiritual landscape is as dark as the nights. Still reeling from the solar eclipse in Scorpio, which, on the one hand demands radical change in long established relationships, ways of being, in all areas really, while on the other advising caution. This period is still very much at an early stage, recent revelations are the tip of the iceberg. Patience as ever is essential.
All this is seriously challenged by desperately pent up energies, rooted in Karma and in my case, several lifetimes of anger to deal with.. Normal Service is not currently resumed. I will let you know if and when it is. But for now and until further notice The Oracle that is me is closed for business.
Blessings and gratitude for all the love and support.
Battered and bruised, pieces of me gone, surrendered. At last I lie between sleeping and waking, conscious in that between worlds space. There’s a heavy Neptune influence, a mysterious sea-surge. The coming Aries full moon perhaps, seeing as its a lunar eclipse with the final Mercury Retrograde of the year hot on its tail on the 21st.
The feeling of uncertainty prevails, a misty, murky lack of clarity, that urges caution and yet inspires the opposite…risky action…anything to get moving again. For, as ever, with eclipses, dramatic endings and shocking new beginnings are common fare. Yet these are uncommon times.
The cleansing fire of Aires promises a Phoenix-like rebirth, as long as one is not fully consumed by the heat. A delicate balancing act is required to process, temper and tame into creativity the powerful anger waves emitting from the Earth Herself.
For several years now, I have been working with the Goddess Sekhmet, who interestingly rules the first house of Aries. ( interestingly as my surgeon is an Aries).Together with Maat, Goddess of Truth, Balance and Jusice in their Crone aspects, we worked with the sacrifice of my blood in the hospital, to develop will power, strength and courage. Out of that working came a fury I have previously only glimpsed in passing, one that has given form, forms even to powerful feelings and images associated with them within the inner landscape of worlds between worlds. Red and gold, the Sun blazing down in the desert and the wilderness beyond…prides of lions, an abundance of snakes, an awareness of the pull of North and South. A radical rebalancing is promised here, nothing short of a Cosmic Vision of Life being lived to its Highest Potential…
Meanwhile, the daily tending to business goes on: exercising, eating well and laughing as much as possible.
Love and Light to you all.
Alone, yet All One, that is the interconnectedness of being. We are Love, for it is our nature to be so, as is Nature, our Mother, from Her we come and return. Our capacity for love, to be it,embody it and share it resides in giving. There are variations amongst humans too astounding and ridiculous to contemplate
At the Divine end of the spectrum is the True Friend, the one who gives unconditionally and out of a pure love. Here I am indeed fortunate. My partner, yes The Gemini, has given me True Friendship and from this grounded foundation comes the support that is my strength. And I bet Her Majesty would say similar of Her Gemini.
I’m fortunate to have other True Friends. You know who you are. Glad you’re out there, keep doing what you’re doing, it’s nourishing me and I thank you for it.
Healing is all about balance and sometimes the scales become dramatically lopsided requiring extreme action to right them. So the healing process can be a rough ride. That’s why the flags and whistles can help a bit along the way.
My own intuition told me today to take an Alaskan Purification Essence.I’ll let you know how it goes. The Plant, Mineral and Elemental Kingdoms are the Magic 3. The synergy they create together has a Super Special Healing vibration, one that encourages survival when faced with transformation at a deep level. Black Tourmaline( I often have a piece under my pillow), the mineral ingredient in the essence promotes the release of toxic energy from the physical body, mind and emotons with absolute precision.
Feeling better already. Off to be grateful in the garden. This September is really beautiful and a good harvest has been gathered in to see us through. Time to celebrate hard work achieved before starting again.
Love and Light,
To everyone who has and is sending the above, I am truly grateful. You are helping me so much. Sometimes when the going is extremely hard and it feels as if the darkness is getting a grip, it becomes ever more difficult to keep fighting in order to remain in balance. That’s when the loving support of others can press the darkness back and usher in hope.
Nature Herself is helping me too! Facing something life threatening in glorious weather certainly makes me fully appreciate the beauty of planet earth and to find joy in being present, no matter what the circumstances are. It is always beauty that makes my soul shine, permits me to breathe deeply and to understand the interconnectedness of the All that Is.
As I meditate on the opening of the white rose I can feel the love that surrounds me, that encompasses all of us and I am comforted. The wounded Warrior fights on…strength flowing from her allies.
Love and Light,
To everyone I have ever worked with so far. As you may have noticed if you visited this site and went onto the contact page, I am no longer taking on any work. You may also know that I have been unwell for some time. Now whatever time remains for me to be in this lifetime I need to give it to myself. I will share via my blogs, articles and the new website any and all further insights as they come to me…but it is more than likely that you will never work with me in person again.
So this is a goodbye of sorts. From the very moment we met/connected I have held you in my heart. I have prayed for you, invoked Higher Energies on your behalf, accompanied you wherever and whenever you have needed me. I have fought for you and often with you. Now I need your help, as I am at war and I need Warriors to fight with me and after me.
All of you have gifts you could share. Pray for me. To who or what you believe in. Light a candle for me as I had so often done for you. Send healing, send love, send information. Tell me of medical research, centers of excellence. Tell me of wonderful doctors and healers, of books that inspire and inform. Share miracles with me. Be supportive and help me to continue being creative, for when faced with mortality creativity is required for balance.
To all of you who are already doing this and more, so much more, I can only say how deeply I appreciate your love and how it gladdens my soul.
I seldom look back at the past, but in this instance it’s correct to do so. As a Priestess, Oracle and Seer, in the Temples of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Babylon and Sumeria, we were looked after, protected and valued. We lived and worked within Sacred Space. We must create new Spiritual communities, new temples in real, geographic locations, on the Earth where we can access The Divine Mother. This modern world has yet to truly understand how to give and to serve The Goddess.
Love and Light,