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Meanwhile, The World Goes On…

THE DAY:
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
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

“Rain rain go away come again another day…”
I woke to another wet cold wintery day. I snuggled down and slept some more…
Dark, wet, waiting, unsettled, replenishing energies.
Deep slumber, as if everything is still deep in Winter mode.

WORD: Imagination

COLOUR: Gold

FEELINGS:
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Mary Oliver

There are many good, decent and deeply spiritual people out there, praying for this ‘sudden death’ of the old.
But Mother Earth and the Divine Mind are in no hurry.
I believe in Divine Timing and feel that All That Is knows exactly whats next…’

We mere mortals, need to surrender to whatever unfolds, holding ourselves accountable for our own lives, how we honour life here on this Earth, as well as honouring all of humanity, ourselves, and those close to us.

PHYSICALLY:
We are all tired. Really, we are. It’s a hard road, but it’s also a beautiful one.
Perhaps we expect too much from ourselves and from others.
Perhaps humanity can only make slow progress, like an inch worm.

Perhaps we need to celebrate how far we have come more often.

And rest more. And relish the simple pleasures.
And look for love everywhere.
Jeff Brown

INSIGHTS:
‘There are many energies around you in your daily lives,

enticing you to meet them and reinterpret your basic beliefs about reality.

Those who carry light are becoming very empowered,

and in a few years you will be amazed at the force of these people…for they are you!’
-Channeled by Barbara Marciniak

As we travel this Sacred Path, do not look back because the old will not serve you now. It is a time of ‘new-ness’ and great Light. A time of gold and expansive light. We must begin to believe in ourselves and the path we have chosen. It is time to understand the true meaning of kindness. We need to be kind to ourselves first, and find ways of supporting others who are confused and uncertain.

COLLECTIVE:

‘Growing and awakening over and over like the tides…’

As we look around at the great world, the outward signs are that of chaos, but all the old must break away before we can begin to rebuild’. This was known even in ancient times.
The balance of power will be restored, negative and positive will finally align on planet Earth! I do believe this.
We as individuals need to make a conscious effort – to support this massive purging, clearing and ultimately, a re-birth.
Each one of us is forming circles, your thoughts, words and information is flowing round and beyond that circle…
All that is transpiring now on this planet, is the collapse of all that is false, and all that does not serve.

Look around you, really look! 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 – let us all, as One, trust that a New Earth is being created by our love.”

“We need to make deep and profound changes in the way we live,

if we want future generations to inherit from us a viable planet.”

Starhawk

AFFIRMATION:”

I AM powerful, loving and unafraid…”

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A Cycle Has Ended…

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I cried out to the wind, the wind answered ‘fight!’
I shouted to the rain, the rain answered ‘stand up!’
I pled with my heart,
 my heart said ‘forgive!’


I argued with my soul, my soul insisted ‘keep giving!’


I doubted my mind,
 my mind said ‘question!’


I fought with my tongue,
 my tongue replied ‘first listen!’


I wanted to give up,
 my breath demanded ‘keep walking!’
Eric Cockrell

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TODAY:

Recent days have been extremely wintery. This has required quick adjustment. Through this week I have experienced icy cold, heavy flooding rain, wild winds, constant damp and more cold. The skies have been heavy, dark and sombre…

“The same consciousness that flows in and through every human being, lends its power to the movement of the wind, to the flow of the river, and to the light of the sun.”
Amma

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ONE WORD: Regeneris

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Copper

HOW I FEEL: I am feeling a depth of movement & change, that has opened my heart today, and had me in floods of tears. The powerful drumming that wrapped around the Town, has filled my heart with a deep seated knowing-ness that change begins today!

PHYSICALLY: Dealing with some health issues – that arrived out of the blue on the Birthday, which was Monday 21st. I am doing my utmost to work through this, on all levels, working with all that I know, and including a visit to the GP, which is always my last choice. (giggling)

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INSIGHTS:

“Drop your maps and listen to your lostness like a sacred calling into presence. Here where the old ways are crumbling and you may be tempted to burn down your own house.
Here where there is nothing left to lose, sing out of necessity that your ragged heart be heard. Send out your holy signal and listen for the echo back”
Toko-Pa.

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THE COLLECTIVE:
A cycle has ended
You were asleep
Now awaken. You stand on the shore of new beginnings
This is a time of preparation
Bobbie K

Yesterday I began to hear loud drumming. It was about 3.pm….
I remembered that there had been a call to prayers at the Abbey, for Standing Rock.
The drumming gripped my heart, it was booming through the Town – powerful, with strong purpose and intent.

I felt it. I began to sob gently.
I felt it so strongly! It overwhelmed me. My whole body shook. It wrenched at my heart…I have never heard anything quite like it!!!

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I suddenly realised how much I had been holding for the people of Standing Rock and their plight. I stood listening from my courtyard, softly weeping, I felt the vibration of these powerful drums beating out a meaningful prayer for peace…

Wow, something has shifted!

I lit a candle, placed an offering on my Altar for them, flowers and feathers…and as I sat…I thought about the waterways of the world, their sacredness and the importance of all clean living waters…

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These are New Times! The power of Love will eventually overlap and overlay the old…bringing forth a higher understanding and the highest level of Light. I trust, I wait, I pray, I see, I know, I understand.

AFFIRMATION:
”I am divinely guided, protected and loved always…”
“I am the transformation I wish to be in my world…”


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Let Me Rest….

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“Let me be still amid the beauty of earth.

Let me be a silent admirer of all that is sacred.

Let me be reverent in the presence of another.

Let me restore my inner eye.

Let me put to rest the wildness of endless activity.

Let me end my seeking the glitter of streets that go nowhere. “

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TODAY: A gentle haze has hung over the Town since early morning….Its quiet. There is hardly a sound out there. Its a real slumber Sunday, a mellow mood of surrender to a much needed weekend rest.

IN ONE WORD: Softly

MY COLOUR SELECTION: Deep Golden hues (Essence 40 – Golden Dolphin)

HOW I FEEL: With the cooler weather, I seem to be getting a reoccurring feeling coming up through the Earth (Gaia) during certain weather. It affects my body strongly. Noise and sound too, seem intensified, light feels too bright and to be in a crowd can feel overwhelming…much sleep is needed.

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I watch the birds eating from the feeder happily as the colder days arrive…I feel winter days approaching with dark mornings and early evenings…I see all of nature preparing for sleep…I look out at this with love, awe and appreciation and pray that we will all begin to notice more intensely, the beauty and wonder of our precious planet…

PHYSICALLY: Health and happiness are paramount! Watch your own health habits and allow happiness into your life every moment!

INSIGHTS:

“Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going.
Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.”

Stephen Covey

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I feel that gratitude is most appropriate for these coming months and taking it through with us, into next year. We have in many ways all been lucky, perhaps, without taking the time to realise this. I know that many of us have been hurled around this year, but we have come out of it quite well. We are alive, safe, fed, housed, wiser, more humble and slowly accepting the changes in our world.

‘We grow ever impatient and yet we hug the old.

Our fears grow yet we do manage to connect with the stars and beyond.’

Ashtara

THE COLLECTIVE:

“We depend on chocolate and credit cards for happiness.”
Palden

We have been inching towards the doorway to the next world for so long that some of us would prefer to give up. Yet, in the past few months, it has become obvious to me, that we are walking through that ‘mysterious door’, and beginning to cross a bridge into an unknown world. We are having to re-think what we thought to be ‘true’, and now on a daily basis, we have to learn new ways to accept our experience in this rapidly changing world. Every level of reality needs to be considered, each belief system respected, all humans, animals and all living things on Earth, drawn into this mighty endeavour…

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Quietude


There are times in life 
when it’s wise to live quietly.


Being in silence and stillness creates 
calmness and clarity.

A few suggestions:
WALK IN A GREEN FIELD AND BREATH: 
Breath nature deep into your belly! Lie down, stare up at the sky…

FLOWERS FOR NO REASON: 
Don’t wait for a special occasion! Make this a weekly happening! Fill your home with the beauty of fresh flowers…just because.

DRINK GOOD RED WINE: 
Only the best for you! Begin to enjoy good quality…in everything. Learn about what you are drinking & appreciate it.

BUY QUALITY CHOCOLATE
: Need some sweetness? Hide them for those special ‘spoil myself’ moods…

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AFFIRMATION:

“I am divinely guided protected and loved, always…”

Golden Dolphin (shaken and clear) – http://www.colourmatrixessences.com

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We Are the World…

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“This is why it hurts the way it hurts.

You have too many words in your head.

There are too many ways to describe the way you feel.

You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.

You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.”
— I Wrote This for You

TODAY:

By 7am, I had fed all the birds that visit here daily, watered all my plants, and enjoyed the cool morning air. Its Sunday, and there was not a sound in the town…not even a car.

Yes, we have had blisteringly hot weather over the past days…Its years since I was in such heat! Nothing like this ever before in the SW! The humidity has made it almost impossible to sleep. I have been getting up at about 3am, feeling too hot, sitting at an open window until dawn. And then taking short naps through the day…

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ONE WORD: Adjustments

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Crimson

HOW I FEEL:

Politics and ‘happenings’ are fast moving…as we all continue walking on egg shells…wondering what next. We as individuals, can change little on the surface…as we watch and wait…

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The past 2 weeks have been tough for many of us. On all levels!
I can feel and sense just how much is going on – on a myriad of levels and layers. And of course the world events only highlight for us the inner chaos we all still hold…and reflect…

Now, lets hold the fort, stay sane, do our level best to be good citizens, walk tall and exude as much love and higher energy as we can muster…And so it is…

Then this week; as I sat in the serene bliss of the Chalice Well Gardens – with people all around me, who were as appreciative of Nature and that sacred space, it was wonderful to be there again – and to realise that I was part of that world…it felt perfect!

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PHYSICALLY: One day at a time…

INSIGHTS:
“The only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. And the only way to spread one’s influence wide is to learn to go deep.
The world we want for  ourselves and for our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a Spiritual stillness that takes root in our Souls.
Then, and only then, will we create a world that reflects the heart instead of shattering it.” 


Marianne Williamson

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Everyone is either soaring or sinking. To those who are soaring, well done! I understand that you are working through some intense issues right now. If you are one of those who feel as if you are sinking, don’t be afraid.

Step back, stop, wait and listen. What you will find is that you are struggling against the very things that you want to release or let go of. And most likely for reasons that are not even your own truth.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

There is much fear with the economy and how things will work out, but Dear Ones, don’t worry! If you feel worried then let the feeling of worry come and let the feeling of worry go…

For the next few months you will be challenged; to step out of a fear based reality and step into a love based reality – will not be easy.

The secret is to stay present, know that everything is okay in the moment, for there is a collapse coming in the way business is done and ethics are being put in place, so that it becomes a fairer and more honest world…

Kryon

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AFFIRMATIONS: “I AM Love…”

‘The state of our present world mirrors our deprivation – the loss of our relationship to the sacred in Creation. The Earth is calling to be recognized again as a Sacred Being.’
Unknown

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*Honouring The Magdalene – 22nd July – Feast Day of St. Magdalene.


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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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Seeds of Possibility…

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What is occurring for all of humanity and our World is a change in Consciousness – with that comes the exposure of the Truth – the Truth that in many instances – has lain hidden – the Truth of the law and of all of us. What is also on the surface is misunderstandings, fear and anger.

No matter where we are with ourselves, these times we are in, call us to meet personal and collective challenges – that are different and more challenging than anything we have been through before.

Yet, deep within there is a very clear knowing that everything is perfect, and the new seeds of possibility being planted by each and everyone of us, will lead us back to the Heaven…

(Taken from a previous Blog. Today these words felt relevant)


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Summer Solstice…and what it brings…

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“This moment now has the potential to be the deepest experience of truth and love and awakening. Ever. 
Only one breath away…not even.” 

Chameli Ardagh

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TODAY:
I woke to the sound of soft falling rain. It was misty adding an air of mystery to the day. The unknown, the unborn, the hidden and, that yet to manifest…
I shivered and came back to myself…After lighting a candle and placing it on my Altar – giving grateful thanks for this special day…I felt my whole body soften.
Next, it was time for good Italian coffee!

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ONE WORD:
Amazed

COLOUR OF THE DAY:
Golden

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HOW I FEEL:
‘In the end,

I’m so taken by the beauty and the genius of the design of life,

that I can only serve it.’

There have been days, even moments – when I have felt stretched and expansive and other moments of real physical sensitivity and discomfort. Then with the arrival of visitors to the Town, many in preparation for the the Glastonbury Festival, I have felt slight discord over the past 7 days.

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INSIGHTS:
‘The vale is at its thinnest thus far…you will begin to see more and know more…and you will remember…’ Ashtara

The Solstice is a Gateways. And once these have opened you may decide to move in a different direction…as will many others too…You will begin to have a full acceptance of your part(nership) in the next step of the Earths evolution.
Be in peace my friends.

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THE COLLECTIVE:
‘Breathe in the earth, the trees, the flowers… Breathe in the plants, the minerals, the animals… Breathe in the ocean, the lakes, the streams… Breathe in the air, the sky, the clouds… Breathe in the sun, the moon, the stars… Remind yourself… “I AM This”

The Summer Solstice will mark the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (daylight hours) due to the tilt of our Earth.
As we commenced our journey from the last Winter Solstice we have been energised from Sun in our Heart through to the Divine Heart of all creation.
We now reach the peak of growth – and it is a time of celebration for all.  As the days then become shorter, it is a time of inner reflection/review as we move toward the next cycle.

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AFFIRMATION: “ I am Joy…”

Care for one another, for you are all of one family, 
You are all of one Life, one Consciousness and one Spirit.
Be as you are and will always be,
All for one, and one for All.
Care for one another.
For at the center of it all,
There is just Love.
BillAttride

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