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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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LIONS GATE – 8:8:8 – And then…

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TODAY:

“There is an occasional twist to every tale,

very quickly it changes what seems to be ordinary,

revealing insights that shatter previous knowing” 

Morning has broken…its early, and the Town is very still… The clouds before me, opening up to allow the sun through…Golden light, is shining down on me as I sit at the windows, on my computer…Its a new day!

Yesterday, during he 8:8:8* Lions Gate** I spent a quiet morning in deep meditation, prayer and contemplation. I had a powerful vision of these ‘new’ energies aligning over the Glastonbury Tor. Yet, old memories of Africa came flooding in. Blonde grass, animals roaming free…

After the recent killing of Cecil the Lion, I have felt deep grief and sadness. My own deep heart connection to S.Africa has felt painful and raw.

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In a ‘waking dream’ yesterday I saw swirling Violet, Gold and Platinum around the Tor, I felt it. I was transported to the Drakensburg Mountains in S.Africa (I hiked there frequently in my younger days and in later years held many Retreats in the mountains), the energy, the power…then I saw Mt Kailash, the Egyptian Pyramids, and back to Glastonbury Tor…
I sensed an energetic link between many sacred sights yesterday, but these in particular kept ‘showing’ themselves to me…

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IN ONE WORD:Wisdom

HOW I FEEL:

“Let me be still amid the beauty of Earth.

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

Today I woke feeling refreshed, aware of a renewed energy around me. I felt good! Yesterday afternoon I began to feel heady, unsteady, slightly nauseous. My nervous system was on edge. I used a few of my Remedies to settle myself as best I could. Town was heaving with people and that too made me feel vulnerable and edgy…I remained quietly at home, after one brief experience of being ‘out there’ in the crowds.

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INSIGHTS: And then this:

“At times, answers will come to your questions, and other times confusion will be with you. From time to time, old memories will fall away, to make room for new forms of love and creativity inside you.
While it is natural to prefer clarity over uncertainty, the Beloved has no such bias. She has come with Her retinue of guides, to open the secret places within you.’

Many experiences are being offered up, whilst many of you are struggling to find a place of peace within, or to be in harmony with your life, and those around you. You feel the struggle of Mother Earth. Energetically and scientifically there is what appears to be much coming at you, that is ‘new’, untried and untested.

The Veil continues to thin, the very air you breath is different. The water you use is of a different composition, the food you ingest is of an unusual chemical composition to that of foodstuffs eaten by your forefathers.

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Ah, yes…you sigh and complain and fear and protest. Rest awhile little children, know that often what you say is perception, this is in part true, but remember; ‘all is as it is meant to be’, and is all going according to a Grand Plan.

You move back from the familiar and search for new comfort perhaps even a new ‘family’, a new tribe. You feel confused, dazed and often over tired. You share and yet you remain aloof, withdrawn from life, deflated, insecure even fearful. You reach back for comfort from your old world.

The time has come for you to trust….oh, we understand that at the basic level you say “of course we trust you”….but your vibration and actions give a very different view.

Know that from this day until approximately 2017, there will be many more changes and upheavals. Go about your business, be alert, awake, but do not fear or judge. Continue to work at becoming a ‘new human’, pledge to walk tall and calm and steady.

Many discoveries will be made, documents uncovered, lies and secrets exposed. Do not be shocked, because on this day we tell you, so that you are more able to accept these events or disclosures. All is well, my dears…

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You are entering a new epoch, much has to fall away in ways that you did not expect. These situations will warrant what you call ‘fall out.’ But the overall holographic view is perfect. Think of this as a steady process towards remodelling your home, planet Earth.

Letting go of old friendships, move house, settle more comfortably or safely where you are, let go of old family dramas and memories, adjust and enhance your lifestyle…become focused and aware, whilst dealing with any unexpected or sudden health or emotional issues, as your mind and body play catch up.

During those periods, sing, dance, laugh, walk in Nature, eat ice-cream. Be happy because it is ALL happening for your greater good! Get the job done! And keep moving forward.

Vivid or reoccurring dreams, lack of sleep and restlessness will follow you into 2016. New alignments, new partnerships, letting go of old friendships or partners you have outgrown, do all of this with love & understanding.

New projects or ways of working, or not working in the conventional sense, will come from unexpected sources and new friends will offer support when you may’ve expected it from family or siblings. Accept this as being from your global family and be at peace.

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Educate and entertain your children in a more appropriate ways, feed them in the way that will develop their ‘new planet’ mentality, bodies and minds. Learn new ways of eating and living as a family.

Be alert and do not doubt yourself, the days of that way of thinking are gone. Support and over-light situations or people who bring fear or drama. Assist with defusing and settling those around you. Do not judge those who struggle to understand. Love them. Hold them and guide them gently forward.

Most of all be at peace and live your life fully! For when you look back, you will be amazed, perhaps even dazzled!”

All is well….InLa’Kech via Ashtara

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM That, I AM”

“Many of you are confused on how to live your life in a new order outside of time

with a new focus on what is truly important to your Spirit,

not your personality mind and ego.”  

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*8.8.8.= The number ‘8’ represents the infinity symbol, our infinite connection with all of creation.  It is also a reminder that what we ‘think, feel and put into action’ is what we create more of in our lives. ‘As Above, So Below’.

**The 8th of August is the high point in what is known as the Lion’s Gate.
This portal opens between the 26th of July and 12th of August, while the sun is in the astrological sign of Leo—the lion.
During this time light waves from the star, Sirius, bathes Earth with keys and codes to assist us with our spiritual evolution.


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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 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.”

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Renewed Faith…

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“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity,

we shall harness for God the energies of love,

and then,

for a second time in the history of the world, 
man will have discovered fire.” 

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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TODAY: A magnificent, sunny day, clear blue sky, just perfect! I feel almost delirious with joy!

IN ONE WORD: An honest appreciation

SOUL COLOUR FOR TODAY: Magenta

HOW I FEEL: I have thought lovingly over the past few days, of the journey I have been on this past 6 years, with its many lessons and experiences…all since living in Glastonbury. And how the energy here allows one to delve more deeply within…
I feel a renewed faith and dedication to my path. It feels good to refocus my commitment, to ‘the way’ forward, with deeper levels of Grace…

PHYSICALLY: A good day to offer oneself gentleness and kindness. I will allow space for myself to BE. Sitting in peace…Why don’t you join me?

INSIGHTS: This came to me this morning: Acknowledging ALL that you are and yet to be…A new journey begins. Potential, purpose and life lessons. Enter a New Time…As you learn to express your inner authority, in positive helpful ways, you will increasingly be at peace with yourself. Your opportunity to master power is a sacred gift… t is your birthright.

‘Someday everything will make perfect sense’
Paulo Coelho

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THE COLLECTIVE: The outside world looks nothing like your Dream, but I know that it is simply the dismantling of the old system. Any outward signs of fear, discord even violence, are part of the cleansing. All is well…

AFFIRMATION: “I AM happy, healthy wealthy and wise…”

“The hope of humanity today is to get beyond the experience of duality. 
A spiritual awakening in this direction is taking place all over the world. 
Beyond thought is where,

in the words of St Paul, we find God to be “all in all’

Father Bede Griffiths

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Monday – Happy In My Heart…

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In time of silver rain
The earth puts forth new life again,
Green grasses grow
And flowers lift their heads,
And over all the plain
The wonder spreads

Of Life,
Of Life,
Of life!

In time of silver rain
The butterflies lift silken wings
To catch a rainbow cry,
And trees put forth new leaves to sing
In joy beneath the sky
As down the roadway
Passing boys and girls
Go singing, too,

In time of silver rain When spring
And life
Are new.

~Langston Hughes~

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TODAY: I woke to a silent morning that felt as if it were still asleep…Slow. As I looked out of my window towards the Tor, I had a sense that the Earth Herself was breathing deeply…there is an air of quiet, the sky shrouded by dense low cloud.

IN ONE WORD: Joy!

COLOUR OF THE DAY: I sense purity of air, of thought, of light and love. I see crisp crystal WHITE.

HOW I FEEL: Happy in my heart…After processing several deep issues last week, I have a new sense of acceptance and surrender. A new sense of ‘Home’

PHYSICALLY: Balanced and whole. My body feels content and in this moment, comforted and comfortable.

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INSIGHTS: Love will conquer all, even when we feel stretched beyond our human capabilities. Do not be afeared to show love, to be love, to embrace love. Without love and higher light in your heart and mind, this grand plan for our sweet Earth, will not succeed. Do not fear…Be LOVE….Be loving…it is ‘the way’ to the new Earth. Connect, communicate and live more fully, do not hide your light.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Life will take on a new ‘feeling’, a new ‘energy’ and you will sense a loving and gracious flow in the rhythm of your daily life….

AFFIRMATION: “I breath in the energy of pure LOVE… All is well in my World”

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The Veil Is Gone…

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“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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TODAY: Quiet, anticipation, hazy view, clouds, mild…waiting?

ONE WORD: Understanding

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Crisp Lemon-yellow

HOW I FEEL: This says it all for me today – “There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of
consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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PHYSICALLY: Placing my feet on the sacred earth of Glastonbury, after a very long winter…off I went for a glorious long walk in the sunshine yesterday…Perhaps a little over zealous – for today I am aching and sore….

INSIGHTS: I have been in what feels like a void – trying to get out. Yes, it has been a time for waiting, watching, yet at the same time, constantly and diligently preparing myself on every level, even the little things on the surface, which includes the facade we all create to show the world.
I will judge nothing but keep my enquiring mind. And I am practising more compassion and understanding. Let us each become the watcher, the listener, a Beacon of Truth and Light…lets show others how.

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THE COLLECTIVE: At times, answers will come to your questions, and at other times confusion will dawn. Clarity and the confusion are both emissaries of the beloved, sent into this dimension to re-order the fabric of this reality, and to reveal your primordial wholeness. These and all forms co-arise in the vastness that you are, uniquely arranged to show you something important about the wild nature of love.

Please give yourself the gift of rest from the weariness of the conceptual world, and from your spiritual and self-improvement projects. Love yourself enough to set aside your questions, even for a moment, and reconnect with your sacred body and breath, with the natural world, and with the aliveness within you. Nothing is missing and nothing has gone wrong.

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In this way you can provide a blessed holding space for your questions to unfold their secret meanings inside your heart, or to vanish forever into the womb of the beloved, recycled as light-particles of wisdom and kindness, seeding this weary world with your unique essence.

Matt Licata

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‘Glory Glory Glory….
Praise be to God
The Golden sings
The Veil is gone
The Truth is known
The Soil uncovers
The Hilltops open
The Waters part
The Angels sing
The Magic begins

All that glitters is not Gold.’

Ashtara