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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 finally here? I wonder…

This Blog was written in 2014, yet as my eyes re-read these words, it resonated with my day and I felt compelled to share it once more…with a few additions…

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ONE WORD: Acceptance

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Summer colours

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

Ashtara

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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 winter…Perhaps less enthusiastically than usual, for I am weaker this year and still shaky after several months of ill health…

Yet, how blessed I feel! Free and safe in this magical place, which allows time for reflection, understanding and healing.

PHYSICALLY: One day at a time…

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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.’

Its as if there is a deeper knowing of the power that this year brings. This time it is about definite change! I know that not all of those changes, shifts and realisations are going to be pleasant to see, to feel, to watch, or to act upon. 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’ hours to be restful, calm, nourishing and spiritual. Listen to your heart and you will realise the truth of such opportunities!

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THE COLLECTIVE: Why not make the decision today 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! And what we are observing is those who are hanging on tight, with what they believe to be theirs alone, to take, to have and hold, or it is because they feel safer with ideas and beliefs, that are old and tired and well past their ‘sell by date’, yet still feel perhaps too familiar.

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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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Tears In The Treetops…A Poem

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Well, there’s tears in the treetops,

Faces hidden in the wind.

Memories in the sidewalks,

Waiting for the end.

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There’s prayers on the table,


Footsteps echo in the night.


Dreams inside the empty,
 

Shadows lost inside the light.

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There’s hearts hidden in the dust,

Souls wrapped up in the thread.

Years lost in every moment,

Living lost inside the dead.

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There’s hope in every sorrow,

There’s scripture in the dust.

There’s a song beneath the silence,

As all good things turn to rust…

Thanks to: Eric Cockrell


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Old Dreams Fall Away…

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The world offers itself to your imagination,


calls to you like the wild geese,

harsh and exciting-
over and over announcing your place


in the family of things.
Mary Oliver

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TODAY: Sitting peacefully staring out of the window. I see a heavily clouded winter sky…my little garden, looking tired and forlorn. It’s Sunday. Ah, bliss, hot Coffee as a new day quietly unfolds. What a perfect way to begin the day! My Heart is filled with love and awe.

IN ONE WORD: Transition

COLOUR MY DAY: Luminous Pearl*

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FEELING: Life, our reason for living feels expansive, ephemeral, complex, delicious, intriguing, sad, intense, and often confusing…

THE COLLECTIVE:

Thunder shakes the roof;
You go back to sleep.
Big thunder comes again;
This time you wake up.

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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 have made. You cannot avoid this shake-up because you have called for it…’ Bobby Klein

INSIGHTS: Look around you. What do you think, how do you feel, what do you see, know or understand? What can I tell you that is new? At times you will feel like a bucket with holes in it…
Your Divinity seems to leak out. You wonder what happened?

‘At times, answers will come to your questions and your longing will be met. At other times, only more burning, more confusion, with no resolution in sight. Along the ancient path of the heart, old dreams must fall away in order to make room for new forms of love and creativity inside you. Dare to see that nothing has gone wrong.’ Matt Licata

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AFFIRMATION: “I embrace all positive changes. I move forward with grace and gratitude…”

* As of today I will add a picture of the Colour Matrix Essence that relates to the colour of the day I select. If this alters my Blog experience for you, please leave feedback. I am interested to hear from you all. Blessings Ashtara

* Luminous Pearl Dragon – This bottle is about sacred wisdom as well as truth. It brings goodness and great blessings. Deeply connected and infused with the energy of Quan Yin and her Dragon…

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Dance on the Edges of Time…

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“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time

like dew on the tip of a leaf.”

Rabindranath Tagore

DAY: Icy cold, dark, silent, dreamy…I woke to a very cold bright day. It was damp and frosty outside. Birds were scurrying back and forth, I felt dreamy, languid, far away…slumber was beckoning to me…that half dream waiting to take me back to dreamtime…Was I actually awake? Hot coffee was needed.

WORD: Transition – Accept the changes you see, hear of, feel and know – to be true. 

COLOUR: Violet

FEELING: Warm, grateful, accepting, riding the waves.

BODY: Challenged.

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THE COLLECTIVE: “It feels like the whole universe is working together to help us wake up. Forget about that snooze button on your bedside table…it will keep ringing, for everyone, (every 5 min so it would seem) until all aspects within us and outside us have shifted.” Dana Mrkich

INSIGHTS: Courage lives at the heart of this journey. We cling to the familiar and sometimes we need to be courageous and step beyond our comfort zone. Taking a ‘leap of fate’ in keeping with our Soul Purpose. Faith in yourself is everything.

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 ‘When you see beneath the surface you see with the eyes of God.

See with a great hope and a deep knowing.

Become a seer of what is invisible to the human eye but not the human heart.

This is your place of balance.’

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AND THEN: I am going to suggest my Colour Matrix Essences. Make use of these sprays and the ‘bath therapy’ Essence – to keep you feeling balanced, safe and cherished. The essences and remedies, using tinctures of flowers and plants, organic essential oils, water from the Chalice Well, crystal infused – creating the most sacred aromatherapy blends I can possible offer you. The aromas are truly divine, soft, subtle, supportive, heart opening, grounding and nurturing. The Auric Angel clears your personal space and your aura, of energetic or emotional imprints or residue.

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Colour Matrix Essence – St Germain = Transition

“We have been flying against strong winds for far to long

we have forgotten that we can change direction in flight,

and let the aft winds support us.”

Unknown


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Tonight a Star Fell From the Darkness…

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Tonight a star fell from the darkness,
A branch was torn from the willow tree.
The wind stopped blowing in the stillness,
And the stranger came for me.
Lifetimes lost and pages counted,
Wings gather voices that whisper prayers.
The shout of trumpets, flesh to flesh,
Follow footsteps climbing stairs.

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Face to face, side by side,
Lines drawn by issues in the sand.
Every name hath both time and reason,
Every scar defines a man.

Tonight a star fell from the darkness,
A branch was torn from the willow tree.
The wind stopped blowing in the stillness,
And the stranger came for me….

Love forged from storm a cathedral,
A woman’s breath, tongue to breast.
Destinies painted by fingers stroking,
Less is more, and more is less.
Tired eyes call from the distance.
A man’s a hymn, a refugee.
Dreams formed from ashes disappearing,
Souls find bodies in the sea.

Tonight a star fell from the darkness,
A branch was torn from the willow tree.
The wind stopped blowing in the stillness,
And the stranger came for me.

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Eric Cockrell

Art by Sulamith Wulfing


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Don’t Forget Your Dreams…

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“This life is yours.

Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well.

Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly.

Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.

Take the power to control your own life.

No one else can do it for you.

Take the power to make your life happy.”

Susan Polis Schutz

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TODAY: “Begin at once to live and count each separate day as a separate life.” Seneca

I woke early – dawn had broken, the sky was pale blue with a soft pink hue…It felt fragile and ethereal and decidedly feminine. I felt wistful, connected, happy and loved.

IN ONE WORD: Happiness! ‘Some days we can see it! We even feel it, and we live it! Other days we feel weak, battle weary, even afraid.
Only to rewaken on a new day filled with hope and our dreams intact!’ Ashtara

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Rainbow hues…

HOW I FEEL: I know and understand that all of us do have to adjust to so much that feels ‘new’, or different…changed forever…There is a part of ourselves that we must lovingly let go of. What’s next could be vital, exciting, interesting, and even more than that, if we open ourselves to let it in…

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INSIGHTS: “Ester asked why people are sad.
“That’s simple,” says the old man. “They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

THE COLLECTIVE: Yesterday I wrote a note to myself – and today I know that these words hold a key to your future and mine!
‘Be ‘small’ and feel unhappy about where you are, or look forward excitedly and create a more dynamic reality…’
‘We have to go with our gut, make changes, move, re-arrange, throw out, fix, alter, renew, add and then start afresh!’

AFFIRMATION: “Every day in every way I am Happier and Happier…”

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“What can I do with my happiness?

How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it?

I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.”

Anais Nin

 


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To Live Your Dream…

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“It was June, and the world smelled of roses.
The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

Maud Hart Lovelace

TODAY: Sun shining. A warm aromatic breeze. The quietude of Sundays…serenading birdsong fills me ears. Bliss.

ONE WORD: Rebirth

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Brightest Green

HOW I FEEL: Serenity of mind…brings a touch of gladness to my day…my heart is full.

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I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,

all the walks I want to take,

all the books I want to read,

and all the friends I want to see…

John Burroughs

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INSIGHTS: Promise Yourself …To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of ‘trouble’.”

THE COLLECTIVE: “You can’t fix yourself by going somewhere else, he’d said. You’ll always take yourself along.”

AFFIRMATION: “I now manifest the Life of my Dreams…”

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“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” 

Susan Polis Schutz