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New Possibilities…

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“I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” 
Lauren Kate, Torment

TODAY:

Undercurrents, changeable, icy, unhurried, broody. Today began silently, calmly with an early morning coldness, that quickly seeped into my bones…Coffee came first.

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“My heart was trembling with an emotion that embraced everything in the World”

Teilhard de Chardin

All too soon my day was disrupted by the sound of heavy machinery and electric saws. A nearby neighbour had chosen to cut down four ancient Fir trees. I had always acknowledged these four old trees as powerful protectors, that acted as buffers against strong winds. To me they were sacred, holding ancient space as they stood tall and strong on consecrated ground.

As they were being cut down, my heart was aching…my body quivering…I lit a candle and offered a prayer to our Earth Mother and the Trees. This thoughtless act of removing these great old trees, which was also the home and shelter for a variety of birds, as well as resting flocks of Starlings during cold winter days and nights.

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WORD: Unsettled

COLOUR: Grey

I FEEL: Sad, Unsettled. Adjusting.

Going through layer upon layer of deep healing and the strengthening…light shining through…self discovery.

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INSIGHTS:

“Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won.

It exists. it is real. it is possible. it’s yours.”
Ayn Rand

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Thunder comes and you are jolted into a clear consciousness and are fully awake, so awake and clear that you may find it difficult to trust. You have been disturbed and shaken to the core by certain events and recent difficult decisions that you may have made. You cannot avoid this shake-up because you have called for it. Bobbie K

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THE COLLECTIVE:

‘The words you think are more powerful that the words you speak.’ Bobbie K

I know that right now few of us recognise the outside world. And over the next several months, it may not look or sound anything like you imagined it to be. Its not what you dreamed. Its not what you imagined.
Let me tell you that your dream will come – but for now accept that our world is dismantling the old system and all that it carried.

Any signs of fear, discord, even violence, need to be seen as part of a huge cleansing. I see life on Earth with its complex agenda, often so intricate, that the human mind fails to grasp what is happening.
We need to trust and know that on some deep soul level we understand, we are safe…

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM continuously taught by life”

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Movement…

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“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story?

Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”
Alex Morritt

TODAY:

As I write this Blog, I pause to gaze out of the frosty window – I can almost feel the icy air on my cheeks, a thin layer of pure white ice covers everything outside…Its a very cold day, a day to snuggle up and keep warm…

To me it brings a stillness, a silent calm to all that has taken place over the past weeks and months. Perhaps a time to sit quietly and reflect, or simply to rest a while…before the new year begins in earnest…

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ONE WORD: Surrender

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Fiery Orange

HOW I FEEL:
I realised I am not here to change myself, fix myself, improve myself or transform myself.
I am simply here to meet myself, accept myself, love myself and be myself.
Nithya Shanti

Some years just float by with little change, but last year changed me on very deep levels…I underwent several challenging periods of ‘initiation.’
Most were unexpected, some anticipated. At times I was enticed to work with past issues, which propelled me out of my comfort zone…
I understand that change is necessary and all change is a form of initiation.

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But, we as mere mortals, need to be true to ourselves whilst we surrender to whatever life brings – holding ourselves accountable for our own lives! I know that I (we?) need to settle down, and accept all that is coming and bless this time I have here on Earth.

Are we not key players in a game that we chose to explore and live through? Well, I intend to take one gentle step at a time into this year, no rush, and to experience each unique and monumental event!

’I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.’

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INSIGHTS:

‘Suffering arises when we cling to that which is changing’.

Perhaps now, more than ever before, it makes perfect sense for us to marry the ideas of modern science, the wisdom of ancient spirituality and the regular practice of prayer and meditation to balance our own lives, as we embrace the power this has to change our world!

In the past few months, it has become obvious that we are walking through that ‘mysterious door’, and beginning to cross a bridge into the unknown world, of which we have yet to create.
We have had to re-think about what we knew to be ‘true’, and we have to learn new ways to live in this rapidly shifting world.

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‘Movement is the process of the Universe.
So move.
Do something.
Anything.
But do not stand still.
Do not remain ‘on the horns of a dilemma.’
Do not fence sit.

Put your foot down on one side or the other, swing the opposite leg over and start walking.
You’ll know before you take ten steps if you’re going in the right direction.’


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THE COLLECTIVE:

‘We have the opportunity to completely reinvent our lives, or to stay stuck in our stagnant old habits and patterns. We can take clear, decisive action to fulfil our Dreams, or we can resign ourselves to the thought that our Dreams are too impractical or too far away to achieve. Anything is possible. Even the impossible is possible!’

Solara

As we refocus and begin 2017, breath a clear breath, and look into your hearts to see how we are feeling.
Understand more clearly – who you are – and make sure that you continue to focus on all that is Light …
Move steadily forward, even if at times, it feels as if you are not moving at all.

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2017 = 10 = 1 = The number ‘1’ represents the beginning of a new cycle, new beginnings, embarking on a new journey of learning and growth.
In a universal ‘1’ vibrational month, the beginning of a new universal cycle of 9, it is a time to plant the seeds for the forthcoming cycle.

The foundations you set now in the present, set the foundations for the next cycle.
What are you passionate about?
What are your goals and inner-visions ?

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“Red onion skins and New Year’s Eve have much in common –

they both peel away to reveal new vibrancy.”
Alex Morritt

AFFIRMATION: “ I am perfect just the way I AM”

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SATORI – 10-page Newsletter – Final Edition – Dec. 2016

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The 10 page ‘Winter Solstice’ Edition, brings us to the end of 2016. And as many of you know, after 17+ years of writing Newsletters to you, this is to be the final…

The website – http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com will remain live for you to access and enjoy, many past editions.

This final edition is uploaded to the website for you to read at your leisure…

If you would like your own PDF copy, let me know.

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Excerpt:

The cycle is almost complete…we are racing towards the end of an extraordinary year, and an era! It has been an eventful year for all of us! We as ‘One’ have been through a myriad of experiences, too many to mention…

I feel as if this year has changed me at a very deep level and that who I AM, is different in so many ways. I am sure you can resonate with that!

It has been a joy and a privilege to keep connected with you and to share what I was feeling, seeing and understanding…
Always with the intention to support my Soul Family, from afar.

I had already stopped sharing my own insights as frequently as I once did. There is just too much mis-information and channelled messages out there now. I chose instead, to become a silent observer.

I will write my Blogs, as I am guided to share with you. If you feel nudged, go to WordPress and click ‘follow.’

As I write the final words of SATORI, which in various formats, has been going for 17years – I’d like to thank you sincerely for receiving my Newsletters into your life during 2016 and all the way back – and for sometimes taking a few moments to consider my views. It has been a pleasure to work with you over the past years.

I send you heartfelt blessings for Christmas and I pray that 2017 transports you safely as you continue your journey.
Blessings, Ashtara Ra♕

People celebrate the midsummer sun as it rises over the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2005 on Salisbury Plain, England. Crowds gathered at the ancient stone circle to witness the sun rise on the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

“Its time to accept that a new epoch has begun and that alongside this new beginning, there is to be more rapid change, that will perhaps continue for the rest of your lifetime on this sweet Earth.”

Ashtara

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Pause and Listen…

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The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. 


For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, 
that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.


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TODAY:

Dark. Gentle. Pre-dawn silence. Wet. A chill in the air. Expectant…

IN ONE WORD: Heartfelt

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COLOUR OF THE DAY:

Emerald Green – “This Emerald frequency aligns into a particular aspect of the Christed light that is within your heart spaces…”

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HOW I FEEL:

I have finally reached a pleasant plateau. Yet I sense the building up of an energy of change in our world. I sense that it could be close at hand, I feel the vibration. Reset? Recalibration? Alteration? Expect what you never expected to arrive, and soon…Watch banks, governments, big corporations.

PHYSICALLY:

Taking one day at a time. Every day seems totally different, with my body re-adjusting constantly.

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INSIGHTS:

“How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss

September is upon us and the door of opportunity is open. As the door stands ajar, Light is shining through, this is the light of opportunity, the light of your future. As September comes we get pushed; pulled; squeezed or thrown into our future. This is the time when we can see our dreams coming into reality. When things we have been waiting so long for, to start coming true.” Pat Angrove

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THE COLLECTIVE:

After having for so long done no more than allow itself to live, Mankind will one day understand that the time has come to undertake its own development and to mark its own road…

Teilhard de Chardin

Minds are striving to keep control, in a world that does not resonate with the heart. Fears and judgments and man made rules, seem to compromise the fulfilment of the heart. At the very same time – Can you feel a new lightness, the uplifting support, the intensity of the love beginning to seep from our hearts…
Pay attention to everything around you. Become super aware, super tuned in to every little thing…

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AFFIRMATION:

“I will not to leave any aspect of myself behind,

I will not over-ride any aspect that needs to pause when an inner story needs to come to the surface.

It could be emotional, mental, spiritual or physical. 

I will pause and listen.”

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Newsletter – SATORI – Summer Edition

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The Summer Edition of my Newsletter – SATORI – has been uploaded to the website:

http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com

There are many back Editions there for you to enjoy too.

“I have written thousands of editions of Newsletters, in various forms and formats, from different countries, with different names. Not only the Newsletter, but I myself have changed names and evolved…”

“I have decided to complete the journey of this ‘Newsletter’ after 10 years, at the end of this year.

I want to thank all of you who have been faithful readers from the very beginning!
And the many who constantly visit the website, to read new and old Editions – you, I have never had the pleasure of knowing…Thank you from my heart!
You are all appreciated and loved.

There will be 1 more Edition of Satori to end the year. Plus many back Editions to read online.

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Excerpts:

‘You of Earth are guardians/ keepers of sacred encodings. They will open as a flower that has been in bud too long seeking to know itself as a flower.

Your dreams of old have fallen off you like petals on a plucked rose they no longer serve who you are becoming.’

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‘Through taking care of our inner life we learn everything we could ever need to know about taking care of our outer life. Serve yourself first, then find a way to pour that wisdom forth through all that you do in the world.’
Chani

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SATORI – My Newsletter – Spring Edition is done!

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The Spring Edition of SATORI – My Newsletter is complete and uploaded on the Newsletter website:

http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com

I have had many beautiful messages and heartfelt emails this morning about this edition of Satori –

I am deeply touched and shed a few tears….

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‘The mailing list has been sent out and it is uploaded.
If you would like a pdf copy, send me your email address and I will send a copy to you!

Enjoy!’


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Losses and Great Gains…

What did you find in the fields today.
You who have wandered so far away?
I found a wind-flower, small and frail,
And a crocus cup like a holy grail;
I found a hill that was clad in gorse,
 I saw a star and a moonlit tree;
I listened…
I think Goddess spoke to me.
Hilda Rostron

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TODAY: I greet you all from a very icy Glastonbury.
Thin layers of white shiny ice coating everything outside…Bright sunshine was my gift as I looked out to greet the day!

ONE WORD: Perseverance

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Spring Green

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HOW I FEEL: ‘In spite of the distractions, I must not forget the true meaning of life…’

Although my health has been fragile, I have had many new ideas come to mind. I have worked with letting people and places go completely, after years of holding on…
One of which is my Newsletter, Satori. I have been writing a 7-8 page Newsletter for 10 years. I am very grateful to the loyal followers, many who have followed the Newsletters from the very beginning. Even with changes of name and format…I am truly grateful to you all! Yet, I feel it is the right time to stop.

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Firstly it is a 2 week project, working at it constantly often 5-6 hours a day, every 2 months – it is all consuming at that time. Finally after many suggestions and nudges from friends, I will settle down and write a book or two…whether I will complete one, I am not sure. I know I am far better at writing short articles…time will tell.

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PHYSICALLY: I have had 10 challenging days, with health issues taking a turn and in the end, tears were shed out of pure frustration…I have changed what I eat, completely, after discovering I am allergic to many ‘ordinary foods’ and I had Acupuncture mid-week.
Since then, I have slowly and quietly been getting back to myself…still fragile and weak, but I can feel the improvement…Actually – I began to feel better that afternoon, as we drove towards Somerton for my appointment, through beautiful Somerset countryside…green rolling hills and farmland, bridges, rivers, and baby lambs frolicking…As I gazed out I thought; Some years just float by with little change, but this year is changing me on very deep levels…

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INSIGHTS:

“Anyone who is not aware of the radical movement on the planet. Be it the environment, politics or spiritually.
Is very out of touch, or fearfully hiding within an ‘old planet mentality…”
Ashtara
As information is thrown around FB and the internet, one becomes more and more aware of the ‘haves and the have nots’…and those in power that hold us exactly where we are.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

‘Love all the Earth, every
ray of light, every grain of
sand or blade of grass,
every living thing. If you
love the Earth enough, you
will know the Divine
Mystery.’
Dostoevsky

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We have found ourselves this year, perhaps confused, angry, helpless and saddened by wars, the refugee crisis, earth disasters, animal cruelty (especially elephants and rhino), and the deaths all of this brings, deaths that have affecting the lives of millions of people.
It is clear to me that we have entered a very powerful time in the history of our planet! May peace return to earth…

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Dostoevsky

AFFIRMATION: ‘I AM happy, healthy and well…”

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Nature Is a Temple…

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Today again I am hardly myself.
It happens over and over.
It is heaven-sent.
It flows through me
like the blue wave.
Green leaves – you may believe this or not – have once or twice emerged from the tips of my fingers
somewhere
deep in the woods,
in the reckless seizure of spring.
Mary Oliver

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TODAY: Grey, damp, quiet, sombre…yet unsettled.
I woke before the new day had dawned. It was totally black out there, silent, cold…yet, soft.

IN ONE WORD: SEAL – (Seal the deal – Sealed with a Kiss, Seal of Sovereignty, Seal of Solomon, authenticity, emblem, stamp, wisdom…rambling along…)

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Gold & Magenta –

“To be conscious is to be alive. Emotions are the colors of consciousness, that allow rebirth or perspectives on different planes.” Liara Covert

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HOW I FEEL:

“Can we, by purifying, by probing, become flawless?” Lao Tzu

Where to begin this month? 
I feel as if I am newly energised, yet overloaded too, with ideas, insights, feelings, emotions, experiences and more! As I poise to type, I am unsure how to share, can I find the words? Recently I have felt more sensitive –  especially weather, light, noise, crowds, people and foods.
I seem to be getting an actual feeling or emotion, coming up through Gaia during certain times. It often affects my body strongly. Noise and unexpected sounds, seems to be intensified too, light feels too bright and to be in a crowd is often overwhelming…

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PHYSICALLY: Many of us are regularly called to examine our emotions and our beliefs, which often prompts deep inner-changes as well as external shifts. With this, our bodies grow tired. Perhaps, feeling ‘under the weather’ is the way for us to know that it’s time to take a break.
And for those in the N.Hemisphere, use this time of year to hibernate and take regular naps.

It’s best to be easy on ourselves at times like these, don’t keep pushing yourself. Learn to feel and listen to your bodies needs, honour and love your body…which is all part of the process of becoming more aware, awake and conscious.

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INSIGHTS:

“Nature is a temple in which living pillars
Sometimes give voice to confused words;
Man passes there through forests of symbols
Which look at him with understanding eyes.”
Charles Baudelaire

Approaching life with an open heart – means that we have opened the door to a greater consciousness.
Approaching your life with an open heart, is as simple as deciding to put your attention in your Heart.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.’

Each day drink from the beauty all around you, and allow it to rejuvenate your entire being. All you have to do is pause, for just one minute, and really take it in, remembering to thank Mother Nature for her beauty. Ashtara
“I touch my heart, and I know you are here and I know I am here. 
When I touch my heart, I know We are here, and nothing can separate us. 
That is Oneness, and that is Love. 
Just to know you live inside of me, I know how much you love me.” Thank you.

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AFFIRMATION:”I am perfect, whole and complete…”

My Newsletter, SATORI is at: http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com


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Think With Your Heart…

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‘Are you not tired of holding up all those walls?
Is it not time now, to go beyond the realm you’ve mastered and become new again?
Fear not the rebirthing, after such a glorious, conscious death. Rejoice!’
Alison Nappi

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TODAY: Overcast, hazy, wet, mysterious, enfolding, unhurried.

ONE WORD: Transformation

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Shades of Green

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HOW I FEEL: ‘Opening our minds to think with our hearts, defines the form that magic can take in our lives…’ Vasumi

During this month I have been in the process of letting go. I have experienced days of feeling vulnerable, yet also strong, nervous yet deeply aware and in my own power, sometimes there was sadness, yet only very briefly…followed by acceptance and understanding.

From all of this, I hope to discover a new rhythm of life, a divine flow, an inner song…As all of this has been taking place, new doorways have opened and new connections are birthing.

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PHYSICALLY: Steady. With periods of wavering energy, followed by rest and restoration. I am having sessions of Acupuncture, and finding this restores my inner harmony very quickly.

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INSIGHTS: ‘During times of spiritual transformation along with earth’s evolutionary process – our identity and focus can change quickly and unexpectedly. “

Love is every where and yet we close our eyes, bury our heart and march on…on with what is old, tired, familiar and in many ways, already gone…gone forever! And that is what you most fear.

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THE COLLECTIVE: ‘This evolution is a necessary condition of all further scientific thought. But, evolution is also psychic, spiritual and sacred…’ Teilhard de Chardin

As the first month of 2016 draws to a close, let us refocus and prepare for a new month…Breath a deep clear breath and look into your heart to see how your are feeling. I understand more clearly who I am and who we are – Let us each make sure that we continue to shine our Light on everything around us and keep moving steadily forward!

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‘You think you are alive because you breathe air? 
Shame on you, that you are alive in such a limited way. 
Don’t be without Love, so you won’t feel dead. 
Die in Love and stay alive forever. ‘
Rumi

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM continuously taught by life…”

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May Peace Return to Earth…

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‘May Peace Return to Earth…’
DAY: Blustery, rain expected, expectant, moments of bright sunlight.
The MOON is almost FULL! It is rising to become a Full Moon on Christmas Day which has not been since 1977. This is a time to celebrate, remembering the sweetness of Christmas, acknowledging also, that ‘times they are a changin’

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WORD: Open-hearts

COLOUR: Gold & White

FEELING: Blessed, cosy, smiling, gentle, open, expectant…

BODY: Resting softly, delicate, open, healing

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THE COLLECTIVE:
‘Mary Christmas to all and to all a Great Light…
As we come to the end of who we know ourselves to be in 2015, have the inner light and strength to forgive yourself for every emotion, anger and fear you have gone thru this past year.

Let go and forgive the Universe for pushing you thru the dark side of yourself.  Forgive yourself for giving up on people who deserved a second chance. Forgive all that have cast stones at your heart, your dreams, and your soul.

Forgiveness is the balm of the season of miracles, rub your heart and soul with it from the inside out and then shine like the start you were born to be in 2016.’ *

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INSIGHTS:
The true gift of Christmas comes from within, it is the gift of Love…

Lift up your eyes, look around, see what man has done to man. Begin at this special time of year to change the way you are. Embrace life, allow people into your life to share in your gladness and your sorrow.

The greatest miracle of all was not the birth of one man, but it will be the birth of a true nation, great, yet humble enough to know that the greatest gift of all that can be given, is Love.

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The way of your world at this time of year is of materialistic gifts, to show you are thinking of others. This is your earthly way and we understand this. But the greatest gift of all is free, but much harder to give, the gift of Self.

Embrace each other, a hug, a smile, a word of kindness. In this way many faces can be lit up just by a meeting of eyes, the mirrors of our soul. Perhaps more so at this time of year bring your own Peace on Earth, goodwill to ALL. Be a Beacon of Light to all around who have need of your love. Let them know you care, let them see the way forward.

The way to give, to love, to understand the needs of all around you is to give of yourself, in the way you would want them to give to others as you walk this path of life…

‘Peace to ALL Beings…’

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* Gillian Macbeth-Louthan’s message, which resonated deeply.

SATORI – My December Newsletter is uploaded! http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com