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Every Experience is DIVINE…

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find

reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature…

the assurance that dawn comes after night,

and spring after winter.” 


Rachel Carson

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TODAY: Warm and summery, yet there is a definite ethereal feel to this day. Its hazy and unclear. A definite stillness is with us in Glastonbury today. With the feel of Summer and the smell of fresh herbs wafting through my kitchen door – mint, basil, rosemary, thyme, bay…I feel blessed.

IN ONE WORD: Awe

COLOUR OF THE DAY: GREEN and Summery…

HOW I FEEL:

“My heart was trembling with an emotion that embraced everything in the World”

Teilhard de Chardin

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The Solstice energies were powerful in Glastonbury. As yet, I am unable to put into words my own deeper experience of it. I feel abundant, blessed and rich in so many ways…I felt a tangible shift, a softness too, and love…I feel deep inside a new joy, truly happy to be alive and living on this sweet Earth!

With the arrival of many people to the Town, over the past week, on their way to the Glastonbury Festival, I was aware of a discord in the Town for 2-3 days. With the Festival now underway, we can breath deeply and resettle.

On a personal level, I feel as if I have come through an intensified (and physically challenging), few days since the Solstice. It feels as if I have lived through several months of ‘happenings…’ As of now, I can take all the time I need to rest and resettle.

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PHYSICALLY: Weak and wobbly…Yet elated and happy!

INSIGHTS:

“Part of doing something is listening.

We are listening.

To the sun.

To the stars.

To the wind.” 


Madeleine L’Engle

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Look around you…What do you see?
What are you thinking, how do you feel, what do you know or understand?
What can I tell you that is new?

At times you may feel like a bucket with holes in it…
Your Divinity seems to leak through you and out. You wonder what happened? You feel ‘off kilter’, unsure, perhaps a little unworthy by refusing to see, to know, to own the fact that you are a spark of the Divine…There is nothing to fear, if you allow yourself to drop into ‘ALL that you are’, you will instantly feel safe and loved. Your Soul Seed is indestructible…

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“Every Divine Experience of your life has brought you to this place, where you find yourself.”

Ashtara

We are all doing the very best we can at this point in time, with what we know…with many more beginning to understand…
Allow yourself to come back to yourself – in a way that allows for a deeper sense of self a deeper inner connection…with a new depth of feeling…an inner calm…allowing in a reverent softness…that fills that gap of emptiness, without action.

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM opening to all that is new and good…”

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Beingness…

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Does not the rain fall


On the silent garden?


Does not the small child


In infinite wisdom whisper


To the spider’s web,


Expecting an answer?


Do not the flowers bloom


Anew beyond winter’s grasp?


Does not the sun journey


From dusk to dawn?


Then who am I to doubt?

Eric Cockrell

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TODAY: As I stare out of my window, watching the many birds feed, my Peony in radiant bloom, my plants thriving, looking rich and green, I want to drink from the beauty all around me, and allow it to rejuvenate my entire being. All we have to do is pause, for just one minute, and really take it all in, remembering to thank Mother Nature for her ever changing beauty.

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ONE WORD: Beingness

COLOUR OF THE DAY: All things GREEN…

HOW I FEEL:

“If you want to identify me,

ask me not where I live,

or what I like to eat,

or how I comb my hair,

but ask me what I am living for,

in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully

for the thing I want to live for.”

Thomas Merton – Thoughts in Solitude

18ff6e801b326c66b32f409d8f796a24I feel as if I am newly energised, yet overloaded too, with ideas, insights, feelings, emotions, experiences and more!
Because of this, I am unsure how to put what I feel into words.

I feel as if I have become even more sensitive to various energies; especially weather, bright light, noise, crowds, people and certain foods. Noise and sound seem intensified to me, light feels too bright and to be in a crowd is overwhelming…

As we move more and more into this unknown ‘new way’ of being…be it a different vibration, evolution, or Earth changes? The planet is experiencing Her own evolution and shifting accordingly. Facing Her own imbalances and crisis. Gaia is talking to us loud and clear, but many choose not to listen. The animal kingdom is giving us clear signs, which are often ignored. All this is happening as we attempt to keep our everyday lives ‘ordinary.’

Yet, I am so thankful that I share this planet with you, at this time! I thank the Divine for who I AM…and watch with interest as we all surge forward on a long journey of self discovery, in a year that has been anything but harmonious!

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INSIGHTS:

Life is this simple:

we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent

and the divine is shining through it all the time.

This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.’

Thomas Merton

What if we quit trying to be spiritual and aspired to be human instead?
What if there is nothing to fix because we are already whole?
What if there was no time to prove ourselves, because we’re consumed with marveling at life?
What if there is no reason to hold back our gifts, because they are meant to be given?
What if every morsel, every glance, every moment and every breath is a miracle of enough?”
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THE COLLECTIVE:

‘We are so obsessed with ‘doing’ that we have no time and no imagination left for being.

As a result, men are valued not for what they are

but for what they do or what they have – for their usefulness. 

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfil the deepest capacities of our real selves.’

Thomas Merton

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We seek peace in many ways within our being-ness. A walk in nature, or stroll along the beach at sunset…Spending time with loved ones, doing beloved things together. Meditation, prayer and all spiritual practices, regardless of what it is that brings you into that deep sense of inner peace, is vitally important to engage in this frequently.

When you are in a state of peace, you are accessing a sense of who you truly are. This is why so many people are seeking ways to find inner peace, they are looking for, and longing for – their true identity. Know that you ARE a Being of pure awareness and love…

When everything else has been put into perspective, there you will be, in the beauty of your own infinite stillness…Pure awareness, the stillness from which everything else arises, this is who you are. Look no further, begin to rejoice in the simplicity of the miracle that is YOU!

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM Divine…”

Our duty is wakefulness.
And the unseen, the unheard, the untouchable 

are what weaves the fabric of our see-able Universe together… 

R.C. Clark


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Awaken All of Yourself…

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“From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

J.R Tolkien – Fellowship of the Ring

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TODAY: The day is undecided – vacillating between sun and heavy cloud…anticipation abounds. There is a chill in the air…(general elections)

ONE WORD: Expectant

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Green

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HOW I FEEL:

“I became aware of my destiny:

to belong to the critical minority

as opposed to the unquestioning majority.”

Sigmund Freud

My journey is becoming a more deeply spiritual experience each day…soft, solitary, delving, releasing, often sad, a painful longing…Yet it feels right. I have been deeply reflective in the past few weeks, with a gentle awareness of inner changes, digesting yet another morsel of life and its many lessons. Always learning, always growing…Opening to new ways of being and with that, endless possibilities.

The energy of Glastonbury and a ‘free-spirit attitude’ (yet I am more at home in a big City) has allowed me the time and space to do this level of deep inner work, which I never anticipated…I have often resisted being here, yet, I am shown each and every day, the purpose for my time in ‘Avalon…’

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PHYSICALLY: Unsettled within. Renewal in progress, processing emotions. Sleep comes and goes, days fly by…are there enough hours to just ‘Be’, to feel, to know, to understand…to integrate and rest?

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INSIGHTS:

“Would you like to save the world from the degradation and destruction it seems destined for?

Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness.

If you want to awaken all of humanity,

then awaken all of yourself.”

Lao Tzu

I am sensing that only in the past 2 weeks, have we all begun to regain balance and strength…But, there will be days when we feel overtired, overwhelmed, too weak to go about your usual routine…then rest, be kind, allow yourself time to regroup and refresh.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“Another world is not only possible,
She is on her way.
On a quiet day,
I can hear Her breathing.”

Arudhati Roy

Life is hurling ahead at a speed that none can understand or believe – yet much time has passed and we are being reborn and reawakened to a new vision, seeing with new eyes. I feel the changes hourly and understand the many fears and uncertainties.

AFFIRMATION: “I let go of the control of my mental mind. I connect to the love and wisdom of my heart.”

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“Let the new breath of God lift you higher and breath you forward

towards what it is you always dreamed of…”

Ashtara