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The Magic of Avalon…

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“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

TODAY: Its early, the air outside it very fresh and clear. But there is a chill; soft, moist, gentle and silent. The sky is softly pink, the first birds have landed in the courtyard to feed. Life is good. I feel at peace with my world.

IN ONE WORD: Gentleness

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Leafy Green

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HOW I FEEL: “A new life will slowly unfold…allow it to be so. Let each day bring to you new experiences and most of all, let the love shine through you and radiate out to all those around you.” 
My path is becoming a more deeply spiritual life, each day, quite solitary, but the energy of Glastonbury and ‘free-spirit attitude’ here (I am a city girl actually), has allowed me the time and space to do a level of inner work, I never anticipated…

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During this year, I have at last fully understood the reasons and the purpose of me moving down from London, to live in Glastonbury, 8 years ago. And you know, if feels as if I have been here for eternity, and then there are days when I feel as if I have only recently arrived, and I am still settling in…Ah, the mystery and magic of Avalon…

“I have stepped onto a new Timeline and I wait there, resting for the out-breath of God…” Ashtara

HOLY THORN RIBBONS

INSIGHTS: Be aware of your own limits. I feel that we are all, only now, getting our ‘second wind.’ This year has been challenging in very different ways from what we have known and understood. I am sensing that we are finally beginning to regain balance and strength. But, there will be days when we feel overtired, overwhelmed, too weak to go about your usual routine. When you feel this, stop, rest, be kind, allow yourself time to regroup and refresh.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Your holy heart, when you begin to feel it fully, will invite you into pain you have long ago locked away. First, your own personal unresolved anguish. Then, the collective pain of all you have forgotten: a history remembered by the stardust in your cells, the rust in your bones. And you will want to close it. You will want to lock it all back up again, but this you mustn’t do, because underneath that is your perfect love waiting for its chance to change your life.*

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*Thank you Alison Nappi for sharing thoughts so close to mine in words I could never express so well.

AFFIRMATION:”I AM powerful, loving and unafraid…”

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Misty Mornings…

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There are a special few times


In our lives when we pass by each other,


When trees dance, and rain falls upward,


When the ocean calls as if it remembers
 Our names,


When the moon is poured out like whiskey,


And coyotes gather in total silence…


When time for an instant stops,


And the rocks beneath our feet share secrets.


These are the moments of true kinship,


That small minds call eternity!


Eric

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TODAY: A dense, silent mist gives Glastonbury an air of mystery…It feels ancient yet new. I feel it…

I sense times gone by…other worlds and different dimensions…

A slow, chilly morning, my world taking its time to wake from its nightly slumber. Autumn showing herself. I feel is in the air.

ONE WORD: Gratitude

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Gold

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HOW I FEEL:

“The cosmos that you and I are experiencing right now, with trees, plants, people, houses, cars, stars, and galaxies,

is just consciousness expressing itself at one particular frequency.”

Deepak Chopra

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I AM settling, accepting, resting, allowing. A need for long hours of sleep, with delicious dreams, to integrate these new energies. Many new ideas, thoughts and insights.

INSIGHTS: Allow your own inner wisdom to move you in which ever direction feels right for you…there are no mistakes, there is only love.
Many people feel restless, and may feel the need to move out of busy towns and major cities. These places no longer ‘fit’, they feel loud, jarring to the nervous system, too fast, out of harmony and crowded.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself.

If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”

John O’Donohue, Anam Cara

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The Earth and Sky need to be viewed with new eyes….vision needs to be expanded and opened. New learning and sharing must happen for the Earth to truly shift these powerful areas of the planet in accordance with the entire Universe and new new Gaia…We are headed in a new direction.

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AFFIRMATION: “As of today, I live with grace and gratitude…”

*You are welcome to visit my other website where my Newsletter SATORI is posted, and look through past editions. But, if you wish to be placed on the mailing list to receive a PDF copy, let me know.

http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com


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The Heart Never Gives Up…

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Don’t bend;

don’t water it down;

don’t try to make it logical;

don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion.

Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka

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TODAY: Slow to wake, fresh, soft, the day quietly breathing…gently shrouded in veiled mists, soft rain, cold and mellow.

IN ONE WORD: Compassion

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Pale Pink

HOW I FEEL:

“What in your life is calling you?

When all the noise is silenced,

the meetings adjourned,

the lists laid aside,

and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest,

what still pulls on your soul?

In the silence between your heartbeats hides a summons,

do you hear it?

Name it, if you must,

or leave it forever nameless,

but why pretend it is not there?”

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Melancholy, listless, processing and releasing all that no longer serves. Reaching in deep…feeling, aching, knowing. Puzzled, yet finally understanding…who I AM and who I am yet to be…

Reliving the past and often sensing the future, then back into the past…finally letting go! Over and over and over! Always forgiving, always understanding, always embracing all that is new…

INSIGHTS:

“How did it get so late so soon?” 

― Dr. Seuss

In countless subtle ways the concept of Evolution has been weaving its web around us…With a new structure and a new direction. A flow of communication opens a brilliant new understanding.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Today we are nudged to look more carefully at the bigger picture…Lift yourself up and out of the darker places, and see how connected you are to it All. Time to take responsibility for our own Awakening.

All discords and mis-qualified energy shall be laid to rest. Anything that does not serve your greatest and highest purpose shall be released.

AFFIRMATION: “ I AM perfect, just the way I AM…”

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The heart never gives up,

never settles for anything less than

the consummation of the deepest longings of the soul.

Oriah


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A Memory of Avalon…

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“For what is it to die, but to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?

And when the Earth has claimed our limbs,

Then we shall truly dance.”

Khalil Gibran

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TODAY: “the tangle of blackberries and nettles among the apple trees were more spiritual to me than walking the Tor. The frosty grass and crisp morning to me, feels like something that must have been a past life…”

Still, slow, dull, deep, a silent slumber has fallen over the town. heaviness and light.

ONE WORD: Wisdom

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Silver

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HOW I FEEL: The insights kept coming, I am going deeper and deeper into the realms of Avalon and Glastonbury. Also working through layer upon layer of my own deep cleansing and with light shining through. Aah…self discovery.

PHYSICALLY: Catching up, integrating and re-aligning,

INSIGHTS: “Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds.”

Sit tight for now. Accept that we are in fact partners for life with the planet. When we walk in balance, we can see very clearly that our natural world teaches us how to do life in a positive way for the greater good of Mother Earth and all Beings.

Pay attention to any signs and symbols that come your way. There is much wisdom to be found.
From this place, you will receive clarity about a new pathway forward and how to proceed, when the time is right. That time is close, but it is not now.

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THE COLLECTIVE: As this year comes to a close, I sense that much has still to change, and yet many things appear on the surface, to be unchanged. But if you look at yourself as a living example, you will know that change has taken place this year.

Embrace this life you are living now. For you are moving deeper into the new and into your hi-heart! Know this and allow yourself to feel and offer the love you hold! Live this coming year in a way that shows that you know that everything matters! Show that it has new meaning and purpose! And from that will come a new found rhythm in your own life, a flow, a song, your song, your your signature…

AFFIRMATION:”I am happy, healthy, loved and safe…”

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‘The spirits and places…a memory of Avalon,

whispered during quiet moments,

on dark nights and when the Glastonbury women of today

are singing and ‘being’ together.’


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Memories of Avalon…

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Winter is an etching,

spring a water colour,

summer an oil painting

and autumn a mosaic of them all.

Stanley Horowitz

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TODAY: ‘In the awakening dawn, the breezes flow through ancient shards of right and wrong to speak to your heart’

A warm and delicious day. Is Summer back?

HOLY THORN RIBBONS

IN ONE WORD: Acceptance

“echinacea, dandelion, tansy, lungwort and other herbs grow in profusion along the pathways

and I am amazed that the herbs can be gathered so abundantly and freely,

not like at home, where I have to search for herbs that are so common here”

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COLOUR OF THE DAY: Rainbows of colour…

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HOW I FEEL: “Some sacred places can help you on your journey of self-discovery, Glastonbury is that place…” Ashtara

Placing my feet on the sacred earth of Glastonbury, off I went for glorious stroll in the sunshine to melt away the cobwebs of my 10-day ‘health ordeal…’ Perhaps a little over zealous, yes, for I am weak and shaky…Yet, I felt blessed – free and safe in this magical place, which allows time for reflection, understanding and healing.

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PHYSICALLY: One day at a time…

INSIGHTS: ‘The spirits and places…memory of Avalon…whispered during quiet moments, on dark nights and when the Glastonbury women of today are singing and ‘being’ together.’

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Its as if there is a deeper knowing of the power that this year brings. This time it is about definite change and not all of those changes, shifts and realisations are going to be pleasant to see, feel, watch, or to experience. For that reason we need to take as much quiet time and alone time as possible. We need to embrace alone time rather than fear it, we need to allow those ’empty’ times to be restful, calm, nourishing and spiritual. Listen to your heart and you will realise the Truth of this opportunity!

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“The tangle of blackberries and nettles among the apple trees were more spiritual to me than walking the Tor.

The frosty grass and crisp morning to me,

feels like something that must have been a past life”

Unknown

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THE COLLECTIVE: ‘Now is the perfect time to go for your dream! Commit yourself to it. Pursue it with passion! Grab hold of it with all your heart and do not let go!’

The world is at war, different countries, differing groups, individuals, youngsters, teens, entire families and some are at war with themselves! What we must begin to understand is that ALL this is a combination of ‘the old’ ways of ‘being’ dropping away.

And what we are observing is those who are really hanging on tight, with what feels like is theirs alone to have and hold or, it is because they feel safer with the old and familiar. Life is like a tug of war with the Old and New World…

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Blessed are you
who comes like a whisper
in my breath
and spreads images of
majesty before me. 

Kayce Stevens Hughlett

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Memories and Avalon…

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‘The spirits and places…memory of Avalon,

whispered during quiet moments, on dark nights

and when the Glastonbury women of today

are singing and ‘being’ together.’

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TODAY: ‘As we stand poised on the threshold of a changing world on this day, it seems a fitting time to remember the Divine Mother Goddess who helped bring forth the world.’

Morning has broken…a new day has dawned. I was greeted by a distinctly pink and blue sky which seemed to spread a warm glow over Glastonbury Tor… As a continuation of Mother Mary’s Birthday celebration yesterday, the 8th September, I lit candles and blessed this new day which feels so filled with love. I feel Her…

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IN ONE WORD: Awe

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Red

HOW I FEEL: “All that is transpiring now on this planet is the collapse of all that is false, and all that does not serve. There is a new sun, there is a new day, there is a new and fresh air to be breathed. There is  hope for the hopeless and strength for the weak. The power of love, born of Heaven, rains down on those who continue to believe in the  magnificent power of a pure heart and a loving landscape of a New Earth created by this love. The Phoenix will rise again…”

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INSIGHTS: “Some sacred places can help you on your journey of self-discovery, Glastonbury is that place…” Ashtara

The spirits and places here, are memories of Avalon….whispered during quiet moments, on dark nights and when the Glastonbury women of today are singing and ‘being’ together. I ‘see’ this sacred place as a microcosm of the macrocosm,  so much is held here,  and energies and events felt deeply here too…

The red spring at Chalice Well, the White Spring, the Chalice Hill, the egg-stones half-way up the side of the Tor and Bride’s Mound are all important to the Goddess-lovers of today, who exert a vibrant presence in the community. Intuition, history and logic would have it that if this is the case today, it has also been so…

Mary Magdalene is revered here, as is Mother Mary and St. Brigit. Glastonbury has become Britain’s Goddess centre, which must mean something, for now, and for our future…as more and more women exert a marked input to their community’s culture…

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THE COLLECTIVE: We all moan and groan about the loss of the quality of life…through the destruction of our ecology. But, each one of us, in our own little comfortable ways, contributes daily to that destruction. As we become more aware, and see with fresh eyes, so we will heal ourselves and this Earth.

‘It’s time now to awaken in each one of us

the respect and attention our beloved Mother Earth, deserves.’
Ed Asner

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You may not be able to reduce global warming, end pollution and save endangered species single-handedly…but by choosing to live an Earth-Friendly lifestyle…you can do a lot every day to help achieve those goals.

And by making wise choices about how you live, and the amount of energy and natural resources you consume, you send a clear message to all those around you as well as to businesses, politicians and government agencies that value you as a customer, constituent and citizen…

AFFIRMATION: “I love and approve of myself…”

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“It is indeed needful that at the end of this World,  Heaven and Earth should meet and come Home.”

Hermes


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Your Holy Heart…

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All my life, 

my heart has yearned

for a thing I cannot name. 


Andre Breton

TODAY: Very gentle rain. Much like a fine dewy mist…or soft wet cobwebs…I took a walk – it felt delicate…

ONE WORD: Gratitude

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Leafy Green

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HOW I FEEL: My path is becoming a more deeply spiritual life, each day… quite solitary…but the energy of Glastonbury and ‘free-spirit attitude’ here (though I am a city girl actually), has allowed me the time and space to do a level of inner work, I never anticipated…Only in the past 7 days have I fully understood the reasons for me being here in ‘Avalon…’

INSIGHTS: Be aware of your own limits. I feel that we are all, only now, getting our ‘second wind.’ This year has been challenging in very different ways from 2013. I get a clear feeling that only in the past 2 weeks, we have begun to regain balance and strength…

But, there will be days when we feel overtired, overwhelmed, too weak to go about your usual routine…rest, be kind, allow yourself time to regroup and refresh.

THE COLLECTIVE: Your holy heart, when you begin to feel it fully, will invite you into pain you have long ago locked away. First, your own personal unresolved anguish. Then, the collective pain of all you have forgotten: a history remembered by the stardust in your cells, the rust in your bones. And you will want to close it. You will want to lock it all back up again, but this you mustn’t do, because underneath that is your perfect love waiting for its chance to change your life… Alison Nappi

AFFIRMATION: “I AM powerful, loving and unafraid…”

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“Throw off your tiredness.

Let me show you one tiny spot of the beauty

that can’t be spoken.”

~ Rumi

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