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The Gift of Life…

This time on Earth is a tremendous gift! 
An unwritten book, a blank canvas…
provided for our own new creation. 
Yet, there is nothing to says that life will remain as it is…
Ashtara

TODAY: I looked out at a clear blue sky, green shoots, buds, tulips and daffodils blooming! And, sunshine!

WORD: Bliss

COLOUR: Golden

FEELING:

“No matter how dark the night…

somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away…”

Today I am walking on sunshine! Last week was an extremely tough one for me. There were moments when I thought I may not make it through. I worked through some deep painful wounds, that exposed themselves as I was writing my life story.

I apologise to my Blog followers for not writing my Blog as often. I must admit to being absorbed by the writing of my first book. I am at 29,000 words, about half way now. Which is more of a surprise to me than anyone else.

It has been suggested to me for years now, to write. I responded with a standard answer “I can’t write, I could never write a whole book” One morning something clicked into place, I sat down and out it all began to spill out of me.

To live deeper we have to go to the places that help us find a slower rhythm.
But simply going to these places is not enough.

We have to let these places touch us, change us, speak to us.



Oriah Mountain Dreamer

PHYSICALLY: Healing, settling, quiet. Gratitude fills me today.

INSIGHTS:
I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and lift you like a prayer to the sky


Rumi

Part of unconditional love is loving the small stuff, noticing even the most functional. Treating every person and creature who come into our lives as if they matter. In fact flowers, plants, pets, cars, kettles and even material objects respond to love, gratitude and appreciation. Let us all Bless things as we go about our day.

THE COLLECTIVE:
As the larger Universe spins us deeper into the Mystery, multiple changes inspire us to take a more conscious route.
 For those who have eyes to see, the signs of rebirth and renewal are everywhere.

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, a long winter is finally ending! Come on! Throw out the old tired jumpers, jackets, sox, tights, belts, boots, bags, and any other well worn items!
Rid your home of the clutter, papers, books, magazines, odd crockery, cutlery and more.
Start this Summer fresh, clean, colourful, energised and re-newed!

AFFIRMATION: “I am blessed…”

Colour Keys Essence – The Core – Pure Joy – www.colourmatrixessences.com

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Spiritual Practices to Finding Equilibrium in the Chaos: Grounding, and Flow through the Druid Elements

A tremendous amount of really difficult occurrences are happening in the world right now. It seems like the more time that passes, the more we balance on the edge. The edge of what exactly, nobody can say. But the edge of something, and likely, not something any of us are looking forward to.

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A tremendous amount of really difficult occurrences are happening in the world right now. It seems like the more time that passes, the more we balance on the edge. The edge of what exactly, nobody can say.  But the edge of something, and likely, not something any of us are looking forward to. Things seem to be spinning faster, and faster; the light growing darker and darker.  A lot of folks are having difficulty just coping with reading the news or even being on social media, the enormity of everything–social, political, environmental, personal–weighing down.  Responses to this range from rage and anger to numbness. There is a heaviness in the air that cannot be discounted.

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And so, many of us turn to spiritual practices as a way of helping make sense of it all, to find a way forward, finding a…

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Stepping Into the New…

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“You can’t calm the storm so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” Timber Hawkeye

TODAY: I woke before dawn. The morning air was fresh, crisp, and there was a peaceful silence hanging in the air.

“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.” Ashtara

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IN ONE WORD: Change

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Turquoise

HOW I FEEL: 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.

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The month of May was definitely a challenge for me and for many others too. Its obvious that I am amongst friends in this experience as many of us were brought right to the very edge of what we felt we could deal with. It has been exhausting at times and invigorating too. The rollercoaster ride has been unrelenting both physically and emotionally! Our minds have played their little games too. All of this was for us to become clear, then to look back and see how far we have come.

Hold on to that realisation, when things begin to feel slightly out of balance again. What I am clear about, is how quickly we are now able to move through our issues and barriers. It confirms for me, that we are moving even more swiftly forward!

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INSIGHTS: There is a new world coming but a new world means there is change and change is always difficult to administer, overcome and step into. Kryon

We need to embrace alone time rather than fear it, we need to allow those ’empty’ times to be restful, calm, nourishing and spiritual.
Love all animals, love the plants and all of nature. Love and honour everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in ALL things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day… And we will ALL come to love the whole world with an all-embracing vibration of Love. Hold out your hand and open your heart to those who are afraid or troubled by the pace of these changes. Support who you are able to reach, and through your own actions, make them feel safe.

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THE COLLECTIVE: “Those old habits don’t have to be erased, they just become replaced by a new habit that is more in vibrational harmony with who you are and what you want.”  Abraham Hicks

Change, like ageing, is inevitable. There’s not much point in fighting it because change is a constant, so we might as well go with it. We have to be willing to change too – if we want to continue to play out our role in the current world. As we age, do we have a tendency to resist change, to cling to what we know, to the familiar patterns of behaviour or views that have served us well in years gone by? Hmmm…

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AFFIRMATION: “ I AM continuously surprised and delighted by Life…”

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Celebrating the Earth – Is the Spring here?

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“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

MY DAY: Is Spring here? I am not sure. Crisp clear cold air, without the expected golden sunshine above – but the delightful daffodils show their beautiful faces regardless. Followed by rain, wind and more cloud.

MY WORD: Time for an ‘Adventure!’

SOUL COLOUR: I see swirls of Green and yellow…

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HOW I FEEL:

“Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds.”
Ready for the new! To shift, to move, to experience, to change, to be fully accepting. To grow, to allow, to trust to surrender, to dance!

BODY FEELS: Healing, resting, restoring, stronger and alive!

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MY INSIGHTS:

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”

E.B White

We are activating codes from deep within our hearts to assist our evolution to soar! We are transforming ourselves on every possible level.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Nourish the body, get sufficient sleep, exercise, meditate, study, spend time in nature, contemplate and reflect more. Pay careful attention to your thoughts and spoken words…live.

Expose yourself to great art. Be creative. Help others. Aspire to worthy things, be gracious and kind, appreciate Nature, the Earth and All That Is…Allow your wisdom to shine through, have loving healthy thoughts and ideas…

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“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed
and every morning revealed new miracles.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett


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Springtime Is Awakening…

 

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“And the endlessly long winter had at last turned to Spring.
From life to death and back again to life.
It was indeed the greatest magic in the world.”

Spring is a magical time of year during which nature uses vibrant colours to signal the coming of longer, brighter and warmer days ahead. It is also a wonderful time to meet new people, catch up with friends, plan holidays in the sun, and see if perhaps something even more than beautiful spring flowers, might begin to blossom. Lets go full steam ahead into Summer!

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

1. Flirt with strangers.
2. Eat an exotic fruit..
3. Kiss a baby.
4. Buy yourself flowers or a new plant.
5. Cut your hair.
6. Buy flowers for a friend who needs cheering up.
7. Sing in the shower.
8. Call your Mother.
9. Wear a scanty black thong.
10. Sip a cup of Jasmine Tea.
11. Plant a tree.
12. Eat good chocolate.
13. Walk barefoot under the stars.
14.Take a lover if you don’t have one.
15. Read a good book. Anything.
16. Let someone else do the dishes.
17. Give yourself a secret name.
18. Incorporate flowers into your daily life.
19. If you don’t have an altar, create one.

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20. Expand your knowledge base by taking up a new hobby.
21. Practice Grace.
22. Or at least accept it.
23. Be gentle intentionally.
24. Read Anais Nin.
25. Eliminate plastic from your life.
26. Give up eating meat.
27. Breathe Life in deeply.
28. Really stop and smell the roses.
29. And love the dandelions.
30. Dance naked.
31. Incorporate your spiritual aspect with your physical one.
32. Write poems on toilet paper for others to find.
33. Cultivate generosity. Especially towards yourself.

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“Here, also, the future was cried aloud by the wind through the rocks, so that all those who heard would shiver

and then the liquid spring song of the thrush, would make all the beauty of moonlight and sunlight blend together

making it true, so true, that happiness must come again” 

Elyne Mitchell

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“She turned to the sunlight…And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    “Winter is dead.”

A.A. Milne

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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