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Perhaps the animals, the trees, the rivers, and the mountains will forgive us…

Perhaps the wind will return to set us free…

Perhaps the night will teach us of silence…

Perhaps the dawn will wipe away our tears.



 MY DAY: A slow languid beginning. I smiled as I saw the clear blue sky. Crisp cold air swirled outside. Later, an unexpected hail storm…a carpet of pure white magic remained.

MY WORD: Contemplation

SOUL COLOUR: I feel a rich spiritual depth of PURPLE all around me.

HOW I FEEL: For 2 days I have endured ‘solar flare headaches’ bringing with it, a melancholy mood…

BODY FEELS : Falling apart, yet coming together, strong yet vulnerable, settled yet restless. Seeking wholeness.


MY INSIGHTS: There are no answers to all your questions. Not yet. There will be bursts of Chaos around the world as the ‘old’ resists and the ‘new’ embeds itself. We need to stay clear about who we are and what we believe, for now…be as kind and honest as possible in your own world…rest, relax, and allow life to flow in the best way you know how.

THE COLLECTIVE: Accept and know that you are becoming.

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see,

except standing there,

leaning on the balcony railing, holding the Universe together.” 

J.D. Salinger



Is your heart filled….

I thought the earth remembered me,

she took me back so tenderly,

arranging her dark skirts, her pockets

full of lichens and seeds.

I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,

nothing between me and the white fire of the stars

but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths

among the branches of the perfect trees.

All night I heard the small kingdoms

breathing around me, the insects,

and the birds who do their work in the darkness.

All night I rose and fell, as if in water,

grappling with a luminous doom.

By morning

I had vanished at least a dozen times into something better.” 

Mary Oliver


MY DAY: I awoke to the sound of soft rain on my windows. Silence all around me. I felt at Peace.

MY WORD: There is great HOPE

SOUL COLOUR: pale green

HOW I FEEL: I feel restless, edgy, unsettled today, Whats coming? I feel expectant.

BODY FEELS : I am realising more each day, that certain foods no longer feel comfortable in my body.

MY INSIGHTS: Yesterday I had felt bone weary, yet today I am prepared for the next layer to peel away, exposing more of my new reality. It had been a day of deep reflection. Cutting away gently at more of what does not serve me. After, I had a long deep sleep and woke refreshed, yet as the day is progressing, I feel edgy, restless and unsettled. Processing…?

THE COLLECTIVE: Open your hearts, open your mind to an even broader, vaster vision.  Many of your species are at this point holding on tightly to closed hearts. Afraid to be exposed, vulnerable, unsteady or even to experience the sacredness of Love. It is important that all your senses be fine tuned now. Rest in the knowledge that as you walk this path the Legions of Light, observe you as you walk, ‘see’ ALL that you are and ALL that you are becoming.*

Your soul cannot be warm,

As long as a child is cold.

Your heart cannot be filled,

As long as someone is hungry.

You cannot rest in peace,

As long as there are wars.

You cannot be at home,

As long as many are homeless.

You cannot know love,

Until you’ve given what

You could not give…

And you cannot die,

Until you’ve dared to live.


*Taken from my Newsletter, SATORI – Feb. 2014 edition –

** Collage artist unknown to me


Looking for the Dream…

“Take me to the places that teach you how to dance,
the places where you can risk breaking your heart…
And I will take you to the places where the earth
beneath my feet and the stars overhead make my
heart whole again and again…

Oriah Mountain Dreamer


MY DAY: I woke and saw through sleepy eyes a thickly clouded steel grey sky…

MY WORD: adventure!

SOUL COLOUR: I smell lavender and lilacs…lilac

HOW I FEEL: my heart feels alive, my mind alert

BODY FEELS : I feel elated, yet my body is lethargic and in need of more sleep

MY INSIGHTS: Yes, this spiritual evolution consists of a complex plan with an agenda so intricate that our human mind can not grasp it. Trust and know that your Soul understands, there is excitement and anticipation deep inside you. Stay safe, balanced and aware. This is going to be the ride of our lives!

THE COLLECIVE: The outside world looks nothing like our Dream, but I know that it is simply the dismantling of the old grid system. Any outward signs of fear, discord even violence, are part of the cleansing. All is well.

There are no accidents…

there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.

Deepak Chopra


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Morning has broken…

“Let this moment kiss the most raw and

tender spot in your heart

until you cannot help but surrender.”

Chameli Ardagh


 DAY: silent, dewy, slow, shrouded

WORD: possibilities

COLOUR: green

FEELING: a new level of understanding, reverence, gentleness

BODY: gentle, slow, lethargic, weary, waking…

THE COLLECTIVE: Groups of us are collecting to anchor certain energies. Many of these groups may in time choose to live as communities or nearby to one another…others will become almost reclusive as their sensitivity and purpose will encourage this.

INSIGHTS: It’s all very easy to start speeding up, as time folds. Living at a faster and faster pace, as if to stop yourself from seeing clearly, hearing well, or breathing in… what is truly happening with you life…A multitude of souls are spinning out, living as if there is no tomorrow, not for a moment connecting the dots and realising, that perhaps now is the perfect time to slow down, breath more deeply and be aware of where you are headed.

It IS the perfect time to look deeply into our heart and soul and ask for higher guidance. Then, with care begin to live in a whole new way…with simplicity and grace, love, gentleness and lightness, with gratitude and reverence, with passion and excitement, with laughter and great caring, for your community, your country and our planet…begin now.


“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. 

It merely washes clean the glass you look through 

so you can clearly see the colors.”

~Richelle E. Goodrich

Art with thanks to Montserrat Isabel


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The Heartbeat of Life…

“I am conscious of a soul-sense 

that lifts me above the narrow, 

cramping circumstances of my life. 

My physical limitations are forgotten- 

my world lies upward, the length 

and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!” 

~Helen Keller ~


DAY: bright, sunshine, spring?

WORD: adapting

COLOUR: burnt orange

FEELING: setting new intentions

BODY: changing, downloading, rebalancing

THE COLLECTIVE: Many gateways, star gates and vortexes have opened and we are busy integrating and aligning with many new energies and frequencies. This has caused you to feel ungrounded, emotional, angry, unsettled and often tired.

INSIGHTS: The time is now, not tomorrow, not next month and definitely not next year…begin anew, with eyes, heart and mind wide open! Do it for you, do it for us, do it for Gaia, do it because you are part of God and because you can!

 sunset mt hood

“ The goal of life is

to make your heartbeat match the beat

of the universe

and to match your nature with Nature.” 

Joseph Campbell


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Is this our NEW WORLD…?

I wrote about ‘THE NEW WORLD’, as I called it then, a long time ago. 

I came across it ‘by accident’ today and as I re-read it it seems to fit so well in the NOW.

I felt guided to share it with you all.

Blessings Ashtara

pink earth

 “To many, their world feels as if it is at war. The reason for this is we are shifting so rapidly and everything that we never spoke of, issues we only thought about, emotions we blocked, or behaviour we disliked in ourselves, are now here in our face to see, to feel and deal with. What we do with this sudden upsurge of issues is up to us…we can accept it all, as part of who we are/were, we can get assistance to help with working through these feelings and issues, we can focus on the lesson these represent, or we can watch these patterns and behaviours and wallow in them and remain where we are.

Many of my ‘students’ are stepping back, dropping away from their own basic truth, their real purpose as part of their magnificent journey ahead. They are trapped in their fear and are choosing to believe they are ‘small’. This is another reason why I felt it was important to draw to me, those who truly resonate with this journey and understand my own work here on planet Earth…

Time continues to speed up and amazing things are happening! Some days life and what we experience is moving so quickly that we barely notice what is happening around us, but we must! Being present in every moment is paramount to the fullness of our journeys, our experiences within those journeys, and even in the lives of those around us.

The most frequently asked question to me is “What is my purpose?” The answer is already within you. You just need to learn to be still and listen. We are already the sum total of everything we are, were and are yet to be…

The time lines are thinning and crossing and in each moment there is unlimited possibility. The choice is yours. You must remember too, that you are the Masters of your own destiny.

First of all, we need to remind ourselves that we are Energy that is individual to each of us! This makes us unique in all of Creation. Each of us is special. And we must learn to be accept each experience in our lives and the choices we make in every given moment. Our Soul communicates back to us, bringing guidance when we are quiet enough to listen.

Those choices take us into new and different experiences, or keep us rooted in the same old place. It is always up to us. As we make those choices everything that occurs as a result, is communicated universally, and believe it or not, all of creation listens and adjusts accordingly. We need to begin to believe in ourselves enough to know that by our very thoughts and actions we can change the world.

Many of you fail to live up to your potential only because you never stretch or test yourself, or move beyond the boundaries of your present comfort zones. When you willingly and enthusiastically accept the challenges the Universe puts before you, you begin to understand what you are truly capable of. As you challenge yourself today, you can discover how truly capable and special you are.

Often I have talked about how we touch others as we move through life…how we never know how much we have affected someone’s life by a single moment in time when we gave just a little more of ourselves, a smile, a touch, a kind word. Those moments in time are part of our purpose. They cause a ripple effect that is timeless and serves our true purpose.

If we are truly here to make a difference we must exist unconditionally. I know, we have all heard this before, but do we really know what this means? Unconditionally or unconditional love is not an idea, it is not an emotion, and it is a way of being! And we must walk in that at all times, to the best of our ability, knowing that everything we do ripples both outward, communicating with all of Creation and then inward, as we ourselves evolve further into Light Being-ness.

Sometimes, it IS difficult to know how to apply unconditionality into our everyday living. How to touch others who are not ready yet, to receive or who seem to misunderstand us. Words, even actions don’t always seem to be enough…”

A Special Message:

‘The planet is changing… people everywhere are in overwhelm!

Feeling the pain, the confusion, the grief, and the anger of millions on this planet.

We ourselves are more vulnerable than ever before!

Lost, dis-connected, scattered, anxious, and alone, is what many are expressing to me in the calls and e-mails that I am receiving!

We are experiencing physical conditions that are uncomfortable and strange. These symptoms are simply there to alert us of the new love energy rapidly filling planet Earth!

We need to know and understand this and be at peace with all the happenings everywhere in the world!

Our bodies respond to these massive shifts, and its easy to tap into the mass consciousness of fear, anger, panic, confusion and even a war like state…

Did you actually volunteer for this level of living/work on planet earth?

You need to accept that you yourself, need constant support, emotionally, physically and mentally.

All of the work we have ever done in the past years… everything is making sense now, all we did before this time was a necessary part of our own journey…it is meant to be!

To compensate we need constant nourishment, healing, quiet time, and allowing self-love to flourish. Let yourself constantly re-balance, including going deep, to feel that spark of God within, that many find so hard to accept in themselves! If you look around, if you stop to feel, you will know that the Light is everywhere!’


 1. Old patterns need to be identified and healed

2. We must focus on our Soul connection

3. We are taking the high road. Understand that you are on a different path; you have made higher/new world choices.

4. Know thyself and to thyself be true. Don’t be afraid of being different.

5. Health and happiness are paramount! Watch your own health habits and allow happiness into your life every moment!

6. We must respect others and their choices.

“Put spirituality into practice! Do physical exercise, tai chi, yoga, reiki, practice good eating habits and use any processes, holistic treatments or tools to bring you back to balance and peace. We will see and feel many souls around the world unable to keep theirs…Let us keep together and support one another!

I would like to take this opportunity to Bless and thank those of you who continue to take up the challenges they are faced with and I see YOU shine! Go in peace my friends…”


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A Million Years Away…

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” 

Lewis Carol


DAY: mild, wet, dense, waiting

WORD: faith

COLOUR: golden

FEELING: light

BODY: rearranging


INSIGHTS: the world is filled with wonder…

“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything.

There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught.

Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after.

And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”

John Green – The Fault in Our Stars