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Stop Trying So Hard….

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The art of life is to live in the present moment

and to make that moment

as perfect as we can

by the realisation 

that we are the instruments and expression

of God himself.


Emmet Fox

TODAY: A frosty start, cold, fresh – a real Spring feeling!

WORD: Endurance

COLOUR: Olive Green

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FEELING:

“I have such a fear of finding another like myself,

and such a desire to find one!”

Anais Nin

 Happy, rested, joyful…After a very challenging few days, life has settled and resumed balance with an uplifting vibration…I feel revitalised!

INSIGHTS:

Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world.

Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before.

Let your soul take you where you long to be.

Close your eyes, let your spirit soar

and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.


Erich Fromm

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When we stop trying so hard to get ‘somewhere’, then life will truly begin to change, slowly, but definitely…That will allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin, with your own life, as you begin to recognise yourself again, and again, as you also let go of the need for the guidance from others. What you are seeking will no longer feel so far away. Life will be less challenging and will gently begin to flow, to float, to create a rhythm. Its about coming back to yourself, as you embrace every part of yourself…creating wholeness once more. The future, including the unknown, will no longer feel daunting or frightening.

THE COLLECTIVE:

“This life?

Sweet baby jesus, it’s a wonder.

It’s an intense, magical, steal the breath from your lungs,

bring you to your knees roller coaster ride.

It demands reverence and humility

and penance and gratitude

shouted loud from mountaintops.”

Peace.Love.Free

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First and foremost is to remain present and true to your life right now. We as humans, do not have all the answers and we are unable to put everything in place so quickly. In our own situations we are holding onto structures because they are our comfort zones, even though they are no longer serving us…

AFFIRMATION: “I AM safe…”

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Colour Matrix Essence shown – Priestess of the Land

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Crystals to Help With the Current 2015 Energies

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“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.”
~ Meister Eckhart

Are you feeling it? This wild, crazy energy we’re sitting in right now. If you’re the slightest bit spiritually or psychically sensitive you’ll know what I mean.

Of course, each of us will be impacted differently, and we may experience a number of sensations or emotions over a given day, or a week. So I’ve put together a little crystal First Aid Kit that you might find useful or comforting right now.

Below you’ll find my crystal recommendations and suggestions for use. I’ve also included suggestions for children and pets, because they are so often sensitive to these shifting energies. You can pop the stone in your pocket, place it by your bed or desk, hold it when you meditate, or even wear it as jewelry. Small tumbled stones will work as well as large…

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Listen to Your Life…

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“Listen to your life. 
See it for the fathomless mystery it is. 
In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness:

touch, taste, smell your way to the Holy and hidden Heart of it, 

because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, 

and life itself is Grace.” 

Frederick Buechner

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TODAY: Gently raining. Dense low cloud reaching down to us…Stillness with an undercurrent of a more restless and simmering energy. What lies beneath the surface, I wonder…

COLOUR: Pastel Yellow/Gold

WORD: Sweetness…Il Dolce Far Niente‘The sweetness of doing nothing…’

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FEELING:

“Throw off your tiredness.

Let me show you one tiny spot of the beauty that can’t be spoken.”
Rumi

I get these ‘giddy swirls’, is the best way to describe it…and feel as if I am falling off this world…and into another.
My days seem to drift gently by, yet on another layer of my life, time has folded and is screeching ahead at a speed that is astounding! For this reason days meld and blend and may change from intense, insightful, tired, happy, sad, wide awake or mentally astute.

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INSIGHTS:

“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us,

not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal.

The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are.

We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find.

In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment,

a strength on which to build a life.

Silence is a place of great power and healing.”

Rachel Naomi Remen

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Life is hurling ahead at a speed that none will understand or believe – until much time has passed and we are reborn and able to ‘see’ with new eyes. I feel the changes hourly and understand fears and uncertainties.
As I move through different layers of my life, in and out I see it, I know. I get a picture of the dreams that awaits us, and you my dearest precious friend are next to me in all those dreams.

COLLECTIVE:

‘Oh soul, you worry to much.

You have seen your own strength, you have seen your own beauty.

You have seen your golden wings.

Of anything less, why do you worry?

You are in truth, the soul, of the soul, of the soul.’
Rumi

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In the past weeks and months I have had request for advise, and conversations with clients and friends about how tired they feel, how pressured, how ill, forgetful, torn, out of balance and rushed, rushed, rushed…especially if you have a career and young family to manage.

‘How to do this? Nourish the body, get sufficient sleep, exercise, meditate, study, spend time in nature, contemplate and reflect more, and pay careful attention to the thoughts and lives of great men and women throughout history. Expose ourselves to great art. Be creative. Help others. Aspire to worthy things, like understanding and appreciating the Creator better, and being wiser, and more loving, and healthier.’*

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My response is this: Simplify your thoughts and so your life. Stretch time…Pencil in ‘Me’ time. Become aware your need for balance in your life…Then slowly allow for different way, leading to a happier, more relaxed and fulfilled you…layer by gently layer…

Make some choices that are a stretch for you…reach for what does not seem possible in your regular daily regime. See it as simplifying it all. Begin to be more ‘you…’ Do it, don’t think about it too much, or pretend that you are about to do it! Trust yourself! Live the dream that is in your heart now…It can be revised later. Be who you are, drop the masks, the rigid outer casing…Then very gently, expose more of who you know in your heart, you already are!

Change your hair, wear new colours, try new things, be bold, be courageous, love who you are, relax more, perhaps dance and sing, or make time sit alone in silence…let old emotions and hurts go….weep, then dine lavishly, rest often, sleep more deeply and laugh more freely. And drink…water, water…water…cleanse and let go.

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Begin to allow the word ‘rejoice’ to enter your world…make sure that you are being True to YOU! Escape negative influences, leave them behind with love and thanks, release yourself from all their fears and limitations. Be free…surrender.

AFFIRMATION: “I am happy, healthy, wealthy and wise…”

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Seeking…

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“As I opened the well of receptivity in my own heart, I tasted a deep truth in giving and receiving.

A gift that is given and received freely, in its purest sense,

is simply joy.

A joy for the one who gives and a joy for the one who receives.

There is no agenda.

No conditions.

No strings attached to the gift.”

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DAY:

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.

Edith Wharton

A brighter day…lighter, softer, waking to Spring, pushing through…

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MOOD:

“Our lives are fragile, transitory, wondrous and beautiful things –

every hurt, every hope, every moment.

I’m glad for mine, even though the journey has often not been easy.

The view from my windows is still magnificent.”

Nicole Cody

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Introspective, challenging, solitary…I have had some deep insights these past few days. Mostly from childhood memory. I am slowly finding peace and a deeper understanding…Riding the wave.

WORD: Allow

COLOUR: White

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INSIGHTS: Do not fear…LOVE! For it is ‘the way’ to the new Earth. Connect, communicate and live more fully, do not hide your heart.

FEELING:

When two stars collide,
We often miss the flash of light
Because we’re so lost in the rain…
Can you hear me?
Eric

Pensive, deep. I am more, I know more, I am becoming more…my Soul tells me so.

Seeking new levels of peace and joy. Join me!

BODY: Re-settling, allowing, with gentle rest for healing. Headachy, dry throat. Insomnia. How are you feeling today? Right now? Breath…Ask…feel…allow….

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THE COLLECTIVE: We are ALL adjusting to many new energise, vibrations, technological advancements and different every day occurrences, which is subtly changing our reality. Bring yourself back to yourself in a way that allows for that connection, that depth of feeling, that calm and reverent softness…which will fill the emptiness without action.

AFFIRMATION: “I choose Joy!”

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SATORI – My newest Newsletter

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The February 8-page edition of my Newsletter SATORI has been uploaded to the website. Please click the link below to read it, or request a pdf copy to be sent to you direct.

Excerpt:

This past year has been a year of clearing, of cleansing, of healing, and of letting go. It has been a year of coming full circle into your heart, into your truth, and into the hidden corridors of your mind.

I am humbled and grateful for the beautiful heartfelt messages I received regarding my Blog and Newsletter, not to mention the Essences.

By being a part of this energy, either through the work we do together, using the oils, sprays or Flower Essences, or even just by reading this Newsletters, you are helping to keep the light burning brightly…Helping to hold and anchor light on the planet.

I honor you all for being part of this journey. Bless you ALL as we hold onto our hats for the journey into 2015.

Please decide to surrender into it and enjoy what is coming towards you, with a new ease and clarity.

Love, light and grace, Ashtara

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‘You are learning how to ‘be’ the new human.

Everyone is on the same page.

There are no experts here,

you are all connecting with the Cosmic Heart

and showing compassion for your brothers and sisters.

You are having to follow,

and trust,

your inner guidance totally…’

View at: http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com

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Heart of Fire…

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Fear not!

For a new world dawns,

a new life,

a new way to love…


Even with the many valleys and the peaks,

we shall prosper and grow in stature!

TODAY: I woke before the new day had dawned. Dark, silent, cold – yet there was a softness.
I was feeling thankful that I share this planet with so many wonderful souls…that’s you too. Like minds make us feel less lonely. I thank the Divine for who we are and all that we are becoming…

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IN ONE WORD: Loving

FEELING:

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet

and the only thing left is your own heart.

So you’d better learn the sound of it.

Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”

Sarah Dessen – Just Listen

I woke early to see the day dawning…It had rained a little overnight, the earth was still soaking up the water. There was a loving softness in the air…The plants looked fresh and clean. A gentle day with heavy clouds above, was dawning. I embraced this new day with real appreciation. I felt quiet, introspective, grateful yet wide awake!

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INSIGHTS:

“…it is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world.”
Sylvia Plath

Each day let us drink from the beauty all around us, and allow it to rejuvenate our entire being. All we need to do is pause, for just one minute, and really take it in, remembering to thank Mother Nature for her beauty. Blessings to you all on this weekend of Love…

THE COLLECTIVE: This week – Dance the dance of Love…

Bobbie Klein

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Many of us have been (or currently are) limited in movement over these last few months – either physically or financially. There is reason for this. It is integration of energy, trusting the process and then the pause before the in-breath. From this inner quality of stillness, now will come a greater outward expansion of creative energy…

This coming week, let us share loving kindness, compassion, and good manners…let them be our motto. When you do, you will reap beautiful rewards.

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AFFIRMATION: I AM Love…

The storm will soon be passing 
and new buds will decorate the tree.
Much fruit will appear before your eyes!
Enough for both the eagle and the dove…
Michael Harrington

Colour Matrix Essence: Heart of Fire

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Love Is Who YOU Are…

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“We are more than just physical beings, we are whispers of love dancing in the breeze.

We are spiritual Beings on a path of loving service,

where if we pay attention the sacred Earth wisdom within,

will direct our destinies to a place of peace where joy and love abound.

Embrace how beautiful you are and you make your life a garden of grace and beauty.

We are love and love is the light within that guides our way…”
Michael Teal

The new is very subtly hidden, but active and aligned. Your purpose, if you focus, is crystal clear already.
Your heart often feels fear and vacillates from being fully open and then over protected…

Eventually you will feel safer and more stable, when you will fully harness the extent of the new Love energy that you carry.
Your capacity to love far out reaches most humans and yet you have never allowed this experience to be lasting.

Understand that this was due to humanities lower vibration and their emotional inability to extend their heart felt love to you, in the same way. The love vibration on Earth is advancing and expanding moment by moment…feel it! It is time for you to trust love and open to all that you are.

Ah, as you float into your ‘new world’, in your earthly sojourn, this is a splendid time to combine ALL of that which you are…You will experience majestic rewards, on levels you as a human today, can’t yet comprehend.

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You have been given the smallest glimpse of your ‘new world’, enough for you to accept and know that you are in the perfect place for new alignments to take place so as to move forward and to integrate, that which is new and more refined.

Elsewhere in the Cosmos there are new developments, and grid re-setting processes are still underway, using a new form of technology that you humans could not as yet conceptualise. Yes, we are actively participating in this plan and yes, you will fully benefit in the years to come.

Your focus need not be on the scientific intricacies or mathematical details, but more on a higher wave of
Love energy that will complete the creation of a unique Oneness. Allow your Soul-Self to continue sharing this higher vibration with your fellow humans, in order for them to experience it, and eventually to accept and appreciate it too.

We do understand your interest in the Earth’s ascension project. Remeber too, that emotion are but a bi-product of your human-ness, but they are not meant to lead you. Time is of the essence and we patiently and lovingly await your true ‘beginning’.
Much preparation has been done. It is the right time to be fully synchronised with your own personal agenda and new ‘grid system.’

You are often resisting the new ‘information’ that is around you. Open your eyes to see…

Do not allow your ‘comfort zone’ to be preferable to you…

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See all of of this as one more transitional step…then a breathing space. You are shifting on an hourly and daily basis.

The extra time you need, will be held firmly in place for you to move forward, which will adjust to your periodic lapse in concentration…
Soon your mind and heart will be ready to proceed and then the speed at which we all move forward and upwards, will be apparent to all.

‘Time will fly’ as you say…much will occur in rapid succession.

Love your life; love the new, the old, the familiar, the unfamiliar, but allow your heart to open wider – and be LOVE…

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Oh, my friend,
all that you see of me
is just a shell,
and the rest belongs to love… 
 Rumi