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The heart Chakra – Anahata – Unbroken

To begin, allow me to very briefly explain the many layers of our bodies.  Our physicality  is but one aspect of what forms a complete sentient being:

  • Etheric Body – is closest to the physical body and damage to this can result in images-5physical illness.
  • Emotional Body – is connected to our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Too much negativity, from yourself, or others around you, will cause damage here.
  • Mental Body – this is our logical self, where we debate, rationalise and discuss.
  • Astral Body – this is a shimmering beautiful layer made up of a bio magnetic energy field. In order to keep it grounded it needs to be connected to the physical body, however it is possible to ‘astral project’ or travel when you’re in a relaxed, calm state, or can be guided during hypnosis or with the use of certain drugs or during REM sleep.
  • Etheric Temple – this is the connection to our spirit or higher selves. It is the home of intuition, emotions and feelings linked to intuition.
  • Causal Body – our spiritual essence and higher self resides here. It holds the key to our true identity and accumulated knowledge through every lifetime.

Energy flows through our bodies via Nadis (Sanskrit word meaning riverbed). There are approximately 72,000 within us. Where these energy lines cross or converge we have the formation of a Chakra. Incidentally, there are many more chakra points in our body, but for now I want to focus on the seven main ones located along our spine. The study of energy, this planet – our great Mother Earth – and the human body is truly fascinating! We really are like microcosms of the planet we live on, (see my previous article on Stonehenge and the convergence of ley lines).

UnknownThe heart is the fourth chakra and the first major chakra I intend to write about. The reason for this is that it is central to balancing ourselves; mind, body and soul. It is also quite literally in the centre of our chakras, with three below and three above. It is the link between the physical (the world of matter) and spiritual (world of spirit), the higher and the lower. The colours of our chakra points range from warm colours lower down; red, orange yellow, to cooler colours higher up; green, blue, indigo & white. The colour of the heart chakra is green and when balanced should spin and sparkle like an emerald jewel.images-2

Anahata is the Sanskrit name for the fourth chakra and means unhurt, unbroken or the ‘unstruck chord’. It is the place of opening and the gateway between that which is physical and that which is spirit. Love, dedication, unification & self realisation are the key aspects of this chakra.

Ideally, in our lives we would all have had healthy childhoods where we build a well-rounded understanding of relationships and learn to love ourselves. However if this process has not been allowed to naturally occur, then the ability to give & take in a cyclical way and be open in relationships becomes stunted. In some cases we might find ourselves unable to accept or give love to ourselves or others in a wholesome way.

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The heart chakra is so central to our wellbeing. We have all heard of cases where people literally die of a broken heart, for instance, after losing a loved life-long partner.  However there are also many more emotional & physical manifestations resulting from an imbalance in our heart energy:

  • Feeling unworthy; an underlying, yet overriding self-doubt that infiltrates all aspects of our life, causing us to feel that we don’t deserve love or to have our dreams fulfilled.
  • Low self esteem;  easily manipulated or easily influenced by others.
  • Manipulating others; any form of this is essentially attempting to hijack another’s    energy to boost your own, (putting others down to build yourself up).
  • Fear of being seen; in an emotional/spiritual or any real way. Think of the movie Avatar, when Neytiri says to Jake “I see you.” It is a truly beautiful statement as she sees his soul and loves him. It is the ultimate gift to ‘see’ the person you love. If the heart chakra is blocked then we do not see and do not wish to be seen.
  • Inability to release negative emotions; holding onto sadness, depression,  or reliving difficult experiences, being unable to move away or distance yourself from these feelings.
  • Physical manifestations; Asthma, lung disease, heart disease, anxiety and panic disorders, respiratory problems, and so on are potentially some of the physical manifestations of a blocked heart chakra.

images-12Our chakras should flow with energy both ascending and descending in our bodies. With the heart chakra, as it is the link between physical and spiritual, a blocked heart chakra can prevent the flow of energy and negatively impact all aspects of our mind body & spirit.

When the heart chakra is balanced and flowing you will:

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  • be willing to help others
  • be willing to meet others
  • experience balance & harmony
  • have inner peace
  • love yourself
  • be able to release heart-related emotions (negative ones)
  • accept growth and new beginnings

So the heart chakra is pretty fundamental to energy flow throughout our bodies. Hopefully reading this blog will help you to recognise any imbalances you may have and of course, becoming aware of blockages in your energy flow is half the battle to releasing any underlying issues.

So how do we unblock our chakras? Most techniques use meditation and visualisation. Below is a great audio guidance meditation for you to try. 😊

Guided Chakra Balancing Meditation
A very effective guided meditation available for purchase from iTunes.

Most chakra cleansing is a 2 step process:

  • Clearing – release negative thoughts and etheric chords from our chakras.
  • Balancing – enlarging or reducing your chakras so they are all of a similar size.

UnknownIn harmony all of the seven main chakras should be of a similar size, as no one area would be given more or less energy, quite simply because when we function in harmony with our minds, bodies and spirit every aspect should receive equal but varied attention. Take for instance the sacral chakra, if this is enlarged/shrunk or unbalanced there may be too much emphasis on gratification; gluttony, sexual appetites etc. When we are in harmony we can enjoy all aspects of humanity, sexuality, feeding our bodies, feeding our mind,  listening to your inner voice and spending time focussed on spirit.

As well as meditation and visualisation, you might use positive affirmations or mantras. A simple one for the heart chakra is to say “I am love.” You are literally affirming that you are the embodiment of love, you hold it in your heart chakra and are open to giving and receiving it. Simple yet effective.

IMG_5113If you are religious you might like to affirm that “Everything is in divine and perfect order.” This may help you to release hurt from previous relationships and to let go and move forward, safe in the knowledge that everything happens for a reason and that there are no coincidences. Every person that enters your life has been drawn to you, your energy and your path. In the end, during all our encounters with fellow sentient beings, we win (emotionally) or we learn.

Another method for clearing your chakras would be to use any or all of the following;

  • Crystals – with the heart chakra green or pink crystals are best; Green Jasper, Emerald, Rose Quartz, Kunzite, Green and Pink Tourmaline, Green Jade or Green Adventurine. Crystals have energy of their own, they can also block, absorb or amplify energy.
  • Essential oilsRose oil, Sandalwood (healing, grounding and sensual), Amyris (from a tropical evergreen tree smells like a blend of sandalwood and vanilla), Cedar wood (calming, eases anger and gives mental clarity), Jasmine (heightens passion & love), or any form of flower essence will work too, (rose water etc).
  • Angelic guidance – mostly through meditation or simply anytime call upon your angels, they will always help you.
  • Shamanic journey – you will need the help of a reputable Sharman (not all are reputable, though most are high energy and enlightened people, please bear that in mind).
  • Healing and cleansing spells (seek the help of a reputable witch – yes I am one 😉, I only practise light magick, but not all witches work in the same way).
  • Spending more time in nature – this is particularly effective if you are often exposed to negative people for long periods of time, such as at work.Earthing
  • Regressive hypnotherapy – to release you from any issues you have carried with you into this lifetime.
  • Forgiveness of past hurts (even those carried from previous lifetimes). This is not to say that what the person did was acceptable or that they were right and you were wrong, it is simply to give yourself release and find peace, to unburden yourself by throwing off the emotional dead weight you carry around.
  • Exercising – any kind of movement that increases your oxygen flow is great. Walking in a ‘power centre’ such as near water, a forest, or especially in an energy nexus like Stonehenge or Sedona (Arizona), will have a strong impact on opening and healing your blocked chakras. Remember a lot of churches were built on energy nexus’ and are often very peaceful places to meditate.
  • Eating the right food – everything we eat or drink contains life force energy (or not). Consuming for instance, the flesh of an animal that was killed inhumanely will adversely affect your chakras, as we absorb the animals pain. Eating foods that contain more life force will heal and create harmony within, resulting in clean glowing chakras. Often those, like myself, who are on a spiritual journey will naturally move away from consuming food that has little or even negative life force, (processed, frozen or dried food contains no life force).
Foods high or low in life force energy
This table is a simple guide to foods high or low in life force. I am not saying only consume one type (as I love rum and tequila), but moderation & increasing the quantity of life force giving food will help a lot. Also cruelty to any life form is unacceptable and we should all try to vote with our feet on this issue!

This is not a definitive list, there are other options you can employ as we are all so varied in lifestyle and culture. Therefore a method that works well for you may not work at all for another.

If you have had a lifetime of unbalance with one or any or the above list of issues pertaining to your heart chakra, such as feeling unworthy, suffering from anxiety and so on, these things can be redressed and eventually harmonised. One thing to bear in mind is that life-long & embedded issues will take time to resolve.

7237896Always remember every journey begins with a single step.  Discovering and developing an awareness of your energy and the way your chakras function is a marvellous journey and one you will never regret embarking on.

I hope this article has been of some use to you, I know it is very heavy on information, but I wanted it to be a useful article that gives real techniques to help balance your chakras and aid you on your journey to a happier, stress free & more fulfilled life.

Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings.

My next blog covers the Root chakra.

As always in humility I wish you peace and enlightenment upon your path my friends. 🙏🏽ૐ🌟 )0(

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Stonehenge: Energy, Magick & Mysticism

 

IMG_3161There have been many spiritual questions about Stonehenge over the centuries, questions that archaeologists simply cannot find an answer to. They have dug up and discovered human remains, for it has for many thousands of years been used as a cemetery as well as a place of worship and ritual. The giant blue stones that were, allegedly, transported from the Preseli Hills in Wales have, according to legend, healing properties and therefore are a fitting way to mark a temple that was also used as a cemetery.

My latest blog explores the mystery and mysticism of Stonehenge, from the vast history of the site, which dates back nearly 10,000 years, to strange disappearances, Stargate theories and finally, my own spiritual experience of the site, first hand.

Stonehenge is, in all probability, the most important temple in Britain. It has an incredibly long history, with Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) posts being erected close to the site as far back as 8,500 BC.  Pottery pieces and artefacts, that have been recovered from excavations, date back to 4,000 BC.

IMG_2222The surrounding area was a natural provider of food and shelter which caused people to settle there. However it is important to note that there is no evidence of houses or villages ever having been built on the immediate surrounding  landscape, which is vast and openly visible upon approach from any direction. Why? What is it about this beautiful, powerful land that draws humans in droves to visit it, but historically repelled people from settling and actually building their homes in the area? Could it be that the strength and intensity of the energy contained within, combined with the sacredness of the land, naturally deterred people from inhabiting it?

A Henge by definition refers to earthwork from the Neolithic (New Stone Age) era. Stonehenge is an atypical henge, as the ditch is outside the main earth work, which further adds to the importance, mystery and uniqueness of the site.

Ley linesStonehenge is a quintessentially prime example of an ancient sacred site. It is positioned at the convergent point of no less than 14 Ley lines. Ley lines can be discovered by drawing lines from one ancient sacred site to another.  Many ancient sacred sites were usurped by the Christians and now have churches built on them, but regardless of the building or it’s purpose above ground, the energy within the ground remains the same.

IMG_2128My first visit to Stonehenge was in February this year. It was a typically cold and blustery British winter’s day. The energy of Stonehenge, as I approached, was palpable, and indeed as I neared the centre of the site and the circle of stones, I felt a distinct pressure on my chest and a sensation of feeling ‘charged’ – almost like feeling buzzed and full of energy. It was not a painful sensation, but it was rather intense.  I spent much time walking around in silent meditation whilst becoming comfortable with the sensations the spirits were bestowing upon me.

The second remarkable observation I made was that in certain places the ground felt – to me – almost warm, and I had the strangest desire to lie upon Mother Earth and soak up her energy. The convergence of Ley lines in this location creates a strong pull, particularly to those who are awakened to spirit within and around them.

It was pleasantly amusing when a large Rook decided to accompany me on my walk – despite the fact I had nothing to feed him.  As a wild witch I am quite accustomed to birds joining me on my many forages in nature.

For those reading this blog who have not managed to explore my previous ramblings, I am a spiritualist and a wild witch. I enjoy drawing upon and basking in the energies of our great Mother Earth, I harness the healing property and great gifts She bestows upon us so freely, and I cherish and honour all forms of life.

My second visit to Stonehenge, (as once discovered it is most definitely a place that draws you back), was for the spring Solstice. The spring Solstice is a smaller event than the summer Solstice, but during each Solstice you are able to enter the circle.

The whole energy of Stonehenge was different that day. There was a feeling of vibrancy, celebration & peace. The people gathered were collectively broadcasting a beautiful energy, which of course was boosted by the very fact that they stood upon a powerful energy nexus.

There are many mysteries surrounding Stonehenge that, as aforementioned, remain unfathomable to archaeologist and historians alike.

IMG_2456 2First; the sheer age of the place. It was in existence just after the last ice age, when Britain was still physically joined to Europe. Before the stones, there was a wooden circle and preceding that it was just a henge, a circular mound carved into the Earth. How was it first discovered? Why was it first built? If the people were not guided by spirit to discover and harness the energies of the Earth, what were they guided by?

Secondly; the alignment of the stones. They run from north-east to south-west which reflect and highlight the important cycles of the Sun. During the summer Solstice, the sun rises behind the Heel Stone and the first rays shine into the heart of Stonehenge. This is in keeping with Paganism, Druidism and Earth-based faiths who celebrate and worship the energy of the Earth and surrounding planets. Truly proving this to be the remains of a marvellous temple indeed to worship in and give thanks for the abundance our beautiful Mother Earth freely showers upon us.

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Thirdly; the convergence of Ley lines and the concentration of energy at Stonehenge has led many to explore the potential that it is in fact one of ten alleged Stargates that can be found on our amazing Mother Earth. This of course, is all theory held by those who believe in the existence of such things, but let’s not forget that much of the knowledge held by our ancestors at a time devoid of technology and scientific discovery was often shrewdly accurate.

This leads me nicely to the fourth aspect of mysticism surrounding Stonehenge, another mystery or urban myth; the disappearance of five people during August 1971.

936827212There were a group of young people who decided to camp, drink and immerse themselves in the spirituality of Stonehenge. The story goes that they were having much fun and revelry around their campfire until approximately 2am, when things went very wrong.

A passing policeman witnessed an exceedingly bright, blue lightning-type of light hit Stonehenge and screams were heard. He went to investigate and help, with the aid of a local farmer who also witnessed the event, but upon arrival, discovered that the people had disappeared. The campfire had been extinguished and there was no sign of the revellers, only their scattered belongings remained. Could it be that they had inadvertently opened or triggered a Stargate portal? Could the lightning storm have triggered the opening? Or did they simply anger the Gods and bring about some seriously dire karma? There are many mysteries hidden in plain sight all around us, where science and rationality fail to surrender answers, we must inevitably turn to spirit for our revelations.

The difference between this story and other urban myths and legends is in the detail. The names of the five people are actually known, (Julia Ashton, Lucas Addams, Shay Wilson Jr, Daniel Wilson& Wilma Rupert). The diary of one of the revellers, (Daniel Wilson), was found nearby and can now be viewed online. I have added links for those who wish to explore further.

IMG_6488Whatever your beliefs or views, the compelling energy of Stonehenge, the vibrations in the ground, the strong spiritual presence, and the sheer magnitude of the age of this temple, combined, point most certainly towards Earth magick and the mysticism contained within.

There are so many inexplicable phenomena upon this great planet and ultimately we hold the choice of vision within our own hands.

IMG_3041 2Do you choose to perceive this great Mother Earth as just Earth, where all is coincidence and very much three dimensional? Or do you choose to open your third eye and see the beauty in synchronicity, the prospect of fourth, fifth & sixth dimensions in existence around us, hiding in plain sight? Secure in the knowledge that there are no coincidences, and the world is, in all essence, a truly magical place indeed!

For myself, there is no question, the latter view is a reality, and truly where all the fun and magick resides. Always remember, there is no exclusiveness with Earth energy & spirituality, she is freely available to all who seek her.

I hope you enjoyed my ramblings.

As ever, in humility, I wish you peace & light my friends. 🙏🏽🌟ૐ )0(

 

 

 

Tantric – Sacred Sexuality – Maithuna

This weeks blog takes on a slightly different theme from my previous ones. Since I created this site I have had the link to Ancient Egyptian Sex Techniques on my page for anyone interested in exploring them. Today I’m throwing the whole thing in your face in an attempt at bringing to life ‘the unstruck chord’ 😘, so read, think and explore – responsibly!

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IMG_5807The focus here, as always, is spirituality, for ultimately we are spirits having a human experience. As many of us awaken to our spirituality – and of course there are numerous paths that can lead to this awakening – we look to connect more with our higher being and hopefully find ourselves becoming more disconnected from the materialistic world we live in whilst learning to let go of stresses and focus on what really matters. Our sexuality when combined with spirit can quite literally be the greatest high of our lives.

First some quick definitions:

  • Tantric is a Sanskrit word which means to loom or weave and is Hindu and Buddhist in origin involving mantra, meditation and ritual.
  • Maithuna is Sanskrit and means the bringing of two things into one in union in a ritual act.
  • Kriya  means a completed action, like a spontaneous body movement that leads to a completed flow, a mature cleansing.

e83c317f2f85f7e2688f8a5466e9185eMaithuna can take place, as a union, purely on a spiritual or metaphysical level (non-penetrative), where you connect using your subtle bodies or spirit, and a transfer of energy occurs. You reach the ‘unstruck chord’  of your lover and your combined spirits dance to the rhythm of the music as your souls create true harmony. Most teachings refer to this experience as the couple incarnated, (with diminished egos), as the Goddess & God, (the female is Shakti and the male Shiva), and such a joining can bring about blissful sensations, waking your whole body in a truly life affirming way. In my personal experience through all my incarnations, there is only one person you can achieve this with in each lifetime and that person is most likely your soulmate. It is possible to achieve a deep spiritual connection with another, but before you experience the bliss there must first be a real and deep connection. Read on and you will understand why…

In order for Maithuna to take place in a physical way there needs to be a joining of spirit and flesh. Joining of the flesh without a connection of spirit is simply carnal. Don’t get me wrong, I do not write this from any seat of judgement. Ordinary sex may be just what you’re looking for, and in most western societies this is in fact the norm, however when the spirit and flesh combine, that is when you can truly explore the deeper tri-level pleasures of Maithuna.

sidebar Before I continue, let me just dispel some of the myths surrounding paganism and sexuality. Consenting adults acting responsibly may do as they will. I just want to be clear that being polyamorous is NOT a Pagan thing, it is a PEOPLE thing, a choice some may make. There are people from all walks of life who choose to have multiple or successive partners and that is their personal choice, however the methods I refer to here require a deeper spiritual connection with one partner where you bond emotionally, mentally and spiritually, reinforcing this link every day through aspects of your life together.

Many pagans are married or in committed relationships and the Handfasting ritual is indeed quite lovely and can last many years or many lifetimes. ‘All acts of love & pleasure are my rituals’ can be true for some pagans, where we invoke and connect spiritually with the Divine. However most sexual rituals (The Great Rite etc), are performed privately between a male and female or symbolically using an Atheme and a chalice. Don’t believe all the hype and misinformation out there about Pagans and orgies etc 🙄. (If you are new to paganism you should never feel obligated or coerced to take part in any ritual that you are not totally comfortable with).

586c33172d479b11a63f56e6a03e1af9I am a heterosexual woman, so I write from my own experience and knowledge. My youngest brother is homosexual and I adore him. The Native Americans refer, rather beautifully, to homosexual/bisexuals as ‘two spirits’. In their wisdom they accepted each human as they are. Those who were born ‘two spirits’ had the spirit of both the male and female within them, often giving rise to creatively gifted or wise humans who could understand both the male and the female perspective. two-spirit-people-meme

As you are probably aware I have a very mixed background, (I’ll leave out past incarnations for now), with influences of catholicism, paganism, witchcraft, voodoo and hinduism all tumbled together in tiny 5ft 1″ me. I view this purely as a gift to have first-hand knowledge and experience of so many paths. It also is the reason I write so passionately about individuality and walking your own path. It was inevitable that I would end up on this spiritual and magical journey, viewing all experiences as a gift or a learning experience. Our sexuality is one aspect of this.

The Ancient Egyptian methods of harnessing the energy of orgasm and channelling this energy back into your body is a great way to re-energise.unknown

The symbol of the Ankh, depicted here, is the key to redirecting this energy. To explain it in the simplest terms, during orgasm the energy that builds is released along the spine and through the top of your head towards the 7th chakra. As the energy builds, but just before it peaks, you need to focus and visualise the Ankh, (essentially the loop at the top), drawing the energy back in through your 4th chakra, the heart. This will slow the orgasm and prolong the whole experience. Initially it might be best to practise this on your own until you master the method of channelling your energy. You will know when you’ve managed the technique successfully as rather than feeling post coital sleepiness, you instead feel energised and raring to go!

With Maithuna, orgasm is only a pause in the whole meditation and not the aim. The focus of Maithuna is to join mind body and spirit until you see only the god or goddess before you wearing the features of your lover.

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Loving couple, Mithuna, Eastern Ganga Dynasty, 13th Century Orissa, India

Maithuna is very much more of a meditative and spiritual experience that transcends time and physical being. Hence the reason why it can never be achieved in a casual sexual encounter. There should be no time limit. To explore this method you will need to set aside most of the day or a weekend entirely devoted to each other – on a regular basis!

It is a sacred act capable of elevating a couple to a higher level of spirituality. Trust is very important, so too is honesty  and equality. By equality I mean most women are slower to become aroused and therefore need to lead the dance or slow the dance where necessary. Missionary or other positions that place the male in the driving seat aren’t as effective, especially if you are new to these methods. main87

The most perfect position for Maithuna resembles the star of David. The male crossed legged and the woman on his legs with her legs wrapped around his waist. This gives equality and openness to connect physically, mentally and most importantly spiritually with each other, without dominance or ego.

flames_of_maithuna_by_child_of_gaeaThe entire ritual is a meditation and initially can take place several times and over several days with no genital penetration, only a spiritual joining that eventually leads quite naturally to joining of the flesh. Remember orgasm is never the primary goal here, just a pleasant interlude, which can be channelled and refocussed.  This method leads to an almost telepathic link between the lovers, through openness and honesty, therefore you need to have these things present in your relationship before you begin this ritual. Obviously, by partaking in the Maithuna ritual, it is unavoidable that you will deepen and strengthen the bond between you on all levels.

10846090_830270297035927_5582308195999724446_nThe meditation begins with a slow build up, bathing and massage is a common way to begin. Use candles, incense, rose petals, essential oils (sandalwood or jasmine are particularly lovely). Create a sacred space for you to be entirely together and focussed only on your lover. Maintain eye contact as much as possible, for they really are the windows to the soul. Touch is natural but unhurried. This is the key to the meditation, it cannot be rushed, let your mind settle, your spirits emerge.

Be together in the vibration (energy) not friction (physical). Bask in the sight, sound, scent and feel of your lover. Talk softly together.  You will naturally flow to the next stage when you are ready, forming the star of David. Even after physically joining, do not rush, just hold each other, knowing you are safe and together, be slow and still. You might part and eat or drink them come together once more. maithunaFocus on breathing and flow, like the waves as you peak and subside, seeing only the divine in each other. It becomes a meditation in reading each other and controlling yourself to please the other but in giving even more is received. Eventually giving and receiving becomes second nature, you lose awareness of whether the touch is being given or received as two truly become one in mind, body and spirit. The whole universe is contained within two that have become one.

This is how Maithuna is reached.

Thank you for reading my ramblings.

May you have many hours, days and weeks of pleasure throughout all your lifetimes together with your lover.

Peace & light to you 🙏🏽🌟ૐ )0(

Celebrating Differences

Live & let live. Be glad that we are not identical clones. Celebrate that we, together, make up a diverse and fascinating people living here on this beautiful planet, Mother Earth.

Peace & light to you )0( ૐ🌟☯

 

Self Love; Self Acceptance

The only thing you can truly control is yourself. Think about this, I mean, really think about this. Everything in your life involves and revolves around you. Everything in your life influences you – or not – and the choice is always yours.

So your child/friend/mother is annoying you. You can react by yelling, telling them to shut the hell up, walk away, or you can choose a different way to react entirely, (I know you might expect me to suggest other ways to react around about now, I’m not going to do that, because, as I said, the choice is yours).

img_1122So you’re in a difficult relationship, you feel unheard, unnoticed, unappreciated. Why do you feel this way? No one can make you feel less without your permission. I know there’s a whole lot of shit that people go through in their lives, abusive relationships, violence, manipulation (this is a fairly long list), but the choice to be in the relationship is yours. The choice to perpetuate childhood mistreatments and to continue to let them control you is yours.  You are not a tree, you can move. Even prisoners are free to choose their own thoughts. So now you think: I can’t afford to move, what does she know anyway about my life, my kids, my situation?

img_2238Well let’s start here; when you hold too tightly to anything, be it property, possessions, children, people, then that thing or person controls you. You can love without possessing, you can live without limits, as the need to control, possess, or limit others is unnecessary, because, as I said above, the only thing you can ever truly control is yourself. Children grow up and fly away, partners might leave or die, you might break or lose your possessions. What matters is you, your life, your health. The things money can’t buy are the things that are real. Love, peace, happiness. It all starts with you.

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Deepak Chopra, shared from @angelic.light (instagram)

If dharma is the focus of life and the root of dharma is compassion, then the focal point of your compassion has to be YOU. We live in a society that expects us to live up to impossible standards, to be these manufactured, silicone filled, cosmetically enhanced caricatures of real human beings.These images lead us to dislike who we are and what we naturally look like and that really sucks! The most beautiful enhancement you can give yourself is to smile 😀.

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18 year old student Shea Glover films people before and after telling they are beautiful 

Try thinking of it in this way; to give love and live fully you need to feel loved – first and foremost by your own self – you need to fill you up with self love before you can give or receive it, otherwise you’re just trying to pour from an empty vessel. So quit berating yourself and start loving yourself.

img_1608-2Many relationships, however brief, often become a game of power and control. Don’t believe all the bullshit people might tell you. If he/she wanted to be with you they’d find a way, as the saying goes, find a way or find an excuse. This is the whole point of this week’s blog, never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket. You are responsible for your own happiness and you have to know that it’s an inside job, so walk your own path with pride. Stop making excuses for people who bring you down or cause you feel rejected in any way, shape or form, you are awesome and you are worthy of love, appreciation and all good things.

Some people – usually insecure people – need to control others, keeping them hanging on, making false promises, playing the field to boost their own ego and self-worth. If you ever find yourself in such a situation, remember you always have choice. Take hold of the steering wheel of your own life and drive away. When a person truly loves and cares for you, you’ll know by how that person makes you feel. Energy & intuition never lie. Always listen to your gut. I was in an extremely corrosive marriage when I was younger, I was manipulated and controlled. He did this by making me feel less, unattractive etc and I allowed it. When I was pregnant with my 2nd child, I caught flu – proper flu – and dropped 2 stone, my confidence grew and eventually I was able to end that marriage (it wasn’t easy, but it was worth it).img_1317

img_7281Always remember you are worthy of all good things. You matter. In this great tapestry of life every single thread has a role to play in the bigger picture. Remove a single thread and the whole piece of art is ruined. Seeing  the whole picture is irrelevant, what is important is knowing that you are part of this great tapestry and that YOU MATTER!

img_1621Happiness is an inside job, and a person who is happy with their lot whilst striving to achieve their dreams, exudes confidence and an inner beauty that simply cannot be replicated because it is the beauty of your spirit and soul that’s shining through your whole body.

We all do it, we all let other people become the source of our happiness, and that can be truly wonderful, but if it goes wrong then we’re left feeling devastated and lost.

Don’t allow it. Don’t accept it.img_0195

I have some really effective happiness ‘go to’ stimulants (not drugs unfortunately 😂), that give me an instant lift:

  • I have certain songs or pieces of music that pick me up (Soul Deep by Lisa Stansfield is one of my favourites);
  • I play with my dogs or cat;
  • I stand in the sunshine or the rain just to feel the warmth or droplets on my face;
  • I go outside and sit in nature, (under a tree or on the beach or walk in the park);
  • I dance – and I don’t care who’s watching! 😂;
  • I chant “Om Namo Narayani” (sanskrit) meaning “I surrender to the Divine Mother”
  • I ask my angels  and spirit guides to lift my burden – it works every time, I just suddenly feel lighter, (every faith & most cultures in the world recognises the angelic realm in one form or another, so nobody is excluded here 😉).

These pick-me-ups are amazing, free and are instant for lifting me up when I’m feeling down. Try it, or come up with a few of your own (if you have some suggestions of your own, I’d love to hear them, please share them in the comments box below). The only thing to remember is that your happiness cues can never be linked to another person, it’s just got to be all about you, your heart, mind, body & spirit.

I wish you happiness & light in your darkest moments. Remember you are beautiful and worthy of all good things.

 

Peace & light to you ૐ🙏🏽🌟 )0(

Spread the love – spread the word

My latest blog is a request. If you’re looking at this and I’m generating the tiniest tad of interest, or igniting a little spark of thought within your heart mind and soul, then I simply ask you to spread the word.

unknownWe are not humans having a spiritual experience, we are spirits having a human experience.

Wakening your spirit, opening that door and becoming truly aware of the world around you and this great Mother Earth, which is home to us all, is incredible. Whatever road you take, however you get there is not important. be36afa74b57934e3d5846a7b63fd748What truly matters is the journey and starting that journey because once you open yourself up and start questioning the world around you, you begin to see so much more. You also begin to let go of the many irrelevant things we in the western world have burdened ourselves with and in so doing, we release the stress and begin to see and know what truly matters in life.

IMG_7414When you write a blog – or write anything – the only thing you desire is more readers and subscribers so, as the title goes, spread the love & together we will awaken the warriors of the rainbow within us all.

Peace & light to you 🙏🏽🌟 )0( ૐ☯

The Cello

IMG_5817 (1)This is my cello, I love it. If you consider my pictures, taken from various angles, for a moment and had to describe what you were seeing in each image, well your response would vary quite significantly depending on which photograph you are focussing on. Some of us may see the pegs, some may see the bridge or the strings or the beautiful lacquered wood, or just the neck, the shoulders, the ‘f’ holes, or the finger board. For you, this is the object you see, as this is your frame of reference, your interpretation.

Religion, culture, rituals, beliefs are all so wide and so varied, and yet there are so many strands of similitude. Therefore would it be so wide-reaching to consider the theory that we, the sentient beings upon this great Mother Earth, are in fact all seeing the same thing but from a different angle. Although our understanding, perception & focusses may vary, could it be possible that we fundamentally are in pursuit of the same thing?Could it possibly be that within our own frame of reference, our cultural differences, upbringing and so on, that we are all seeing the same thing from differing perspectives?

IMG_2600Of course the biggest problem here is that those who have strong faith and beliefs in whatever chosen religion they are involved in, are often the most closed to recognising the value of another person’s faith or spiritual journey.These religious organisations are predominantly based on indoctrination and dogma & often leave little room for individuality or self discovery. They generally see women as lesser beings and depend heavily on a male hierarchy. Such an imbalance can never result in true harmony, and only seeks to control those who are willing to subscribe to their movements – or are born into them.We all believe we are right.

How beautiful would this great Mother Earth be if we could leave behind ego, and move towards empathy. If we could say to one another; this is my path and whilst it may differ from yours it is of equal value, for to you it is real, just as to me, my path is real.

00e0723c0a5f2d2305eb1513355a6e5aIn contrast, the more spiritual based religious movements; Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and of course Paganism (this is not a definitive list😍), seem to be so much more inclusive, actively encouraging self-discovery and self-awareness.

One huge difference is the value that people traversing these paths place on all forms of life, both animal and plant based, and of course upon all humanity. Buddhist, Hindus and many pagans are vegetarian. For they value all life, whichever form it takes.

IMG_6488Their way, and indeed my way, is not a religion but a way of life that is prevalent in each moment, each hour, each day. Learning to accept and value one another and, of course, to value this wonderful planet which is our collective home is at the core.There is often much tolerance and the seeking of understanding and knowledge, never presuming to have all the answers. Don’t get me wrong, ultimately all humans have the potential to revert to ‘my way or the highway‘ occasionally, we are only human after all!

The world is a truly magical place, where thousands of great and small miracles occur everyday. We just need to open not only our eyes but our hearts and minds to witness these things.

IMG_2485For me, as a solitary Wild Witch and a Spiritualist, I feel a shift taking place upon Mother Earth – a movement away from indoctrination or dogma and towards spiritualism. More and more people are discovering the many benefits of meditation, and are discovering that the world is indeed a smaller place, where cultures can co-exist, can learn from, and can value, our differences as well as our similarities.

IMG_7414The Native Americans have an ancient prophecy: “When the Earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the Earth from many colours, classes, creeds and who by their actions and deeds shall make the Earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow” In many ways it seems this prophecy is taking seed and growing amongst humanity.

IMG_7283Of course, until we can all reach this form of Nirvana upon Mother Earth, one can only hope that more and more of us might try to embrace the idea of ‘My Cello’ – the same object seen from various viewpoints. Maybe through this way of thinking we might one day move away from a world where 84 year old priests are murdered in their own churches or where human beings behead other human beings for not believing in their indoctrination. One day we will master the art of paying it forward, and humankind will finally understand the implications of Karma.

Thank you for reading my ramblings. I hope in some small way they have given you food for thought. Until my next blog, I wish you peace and light in your lives.

🙏🏽ૐ Namaste 🌟)0(