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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

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Tasting the Sweetness of Life….

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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: I woke to a warm balmy morning…the sun is shining, the birds are feeding and happy, the plants are green and dancing in the breeze. All is well in my world!

ONE WORD: Deeper and deeper levels of Understanding.

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Green

HOW I FEEL: After an unsettling night, and waking in the early hours – many thoughts, ideas and insights filled my mind…Yet, the morning unfolded in a light and mellow way, with revelations and appreciation…

INSIGHTS: Its time to accept that a new epoch has begun and that, alongside this new beginning – there is rapid change, that will perhaps continue for the rest of your lifetime on this sweet Earth.

For as long as you are unable to face this or surrender to it, so will the challenges both physical and emotional continue to delay your smooth rite of passage…

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THE COLLECTIVE:

If your eyes are blinded with your worries,

you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.”

Krishnamurti

Seeking, edgy, cautious, waking, expecting, waiting, opening…

‘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.’ Matt

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM grateful…”

“To taste the sweetness in life, you must have an appetite for it.”

Annette Rochelle Aben


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Your Holy Heart…

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All my life, 

my heart has yearned

for a thing I cannot name. 


Andre Breton

TODAY: Very gentle rain. Much like a fine dewy mist…or soft wet cobwebs…I took a walk – it felt delicate…

ONE WORD: Gratitude

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Leafy Green

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HOW I FEEL: My path is becoming a more deeply spiritual life, each day… quite solitary…but the energy of Glastonbury and ‘free-spirit attitude’ here (though I am a city girl actually), has allowed me the time and space to do a level of inner work, I never anticipated…Only in the past 7 days have I fully understood the reasons for me being here in ‘Avalon…’

INSIGHTS: Be aware of your own limits. I feel that we are all, only now, getting our ‘second wind.’ This year has been challenging in very different ways from 2013. I get a clear feeling that only in the past 2 weeks, we have begun to regain balance and strength…

But, there will be days when we feel overtired, overwhelmed, too weak to go about your usual routine…rest, be kind, allow yourself time to regroup and refresh.

THE COLLECTIVE: Your holy heart, when you begin to feel it fully, will invite you into pain you have long ago locked away. First, your own personal unresolved anguish. Then, the collective pain of all you have forgotten: a history remembered by the stardust in your cells, the rust in your bones. And you will want to close it. You will want to lock it all back up again, but this you mustn’t do, because underneath that is your perfect love waiting for its chance to change your life… Alison Nappi

AFFIRMATION: “I AM powerful, loving and unafraid…”

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“Throw off your tiredness.

Let me show you one tiny spot of the beauty

that can’t be spoken.”

~ Rumi

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Is your heart filled….

I thought the earth remembered me,

she took me back so tenderly,

arranging her dark skirts, her pockets

full of lichens and seeds.

I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,

nothing between me and the white fire of the stars

but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths

among the branches of the perfect trees.

All night I heard the small kingdoms

breathing around me, the insects,

and the birds who do their work in the darkness.

All night I rose and fell, as if in water,

grappling with a luminous doom.

By morning

I had vanished at least a dozen times into something better.” 

Mary Oliver

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MY DAY: I awoke to the sound of soft rain on my windows. Silence all around me. I felt at Peace.

MY WORD: There is great HOPE

SOUL COLOUR: pale green

HOW I FEEL: I feel restless, edgy, unsettled today, Whats coming? I feel expectant.

BODY FEELS : I am realising more each day, that certain foods no longer feel comfortable in my body.

MY INSIGHTS: Yesterday I had felt bone weary, yet today I am prepared for the next layer to peel away, exposing more of my new reality. It had been a day of deep reflection. Cutting away gently at more of what does not serve me. After, I had a long deep sleep and woke refreshed, yet as the day is progressing, I feel edgy, restless and unsettled. Processing…?

THE COLLECTIVE: Open your hearts, open your mind to an even broader, vaster vision.  Many of your species are at this point holding on tightly to closed hearts. Afraid to be exposed, vulnerable, unsteady or even to experience the sacredness of Love. It is important that all your senses be fine tuned now. Rest in the knowledge that as you walk this path the Legions of Light, observe you as you walk, ‘see’ ALL that you are and ALL that you are becoming.*

Your soul cannot be warm,

As long as a child is cold.

Your heart cannot be filled,

As long as someone is hungry.

You cannot rest in peace,

As long as there are wars.

You cannot be at home,

As long as many are homeless.

You cannot know love,

Until you’ve given what

You could not give…

And you cannot die,

Until you’ve dared to live.

Eric

*Taken from my Newsletter, SATORI – Feb. 2014 edition – http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com

** Collage artist unknown to me


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Morning has broken…

“Let this moment kiss the most raw and

tender spot in your heart

until you cannot help but surrender.”

Chameli Ardagh

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 DAY: silent, dewy, slow, shrouded

WORD: possibilities

COLOUR: green

FEELING: a new level of understanding, reverence, gentleness

BODY: gentle, slow, lethargic, weary, waking…

THE COLLECTIVE: Groups of us are collecting to anchor certain energies. Many of these groups may in time choose to live as communities or nearby to one another…others will become almost reclusive as their sensitivity and purpose will encourage this.

INSIGHTS: It’s all very easy to start speeding up, as time folds. Living at a faster and faster pace, as if to stop yourself from seeing clearly, hearing well, or breathing in… what is truly happening with you life…A multitude of souls are spinning out, living as if there is no tomorrow, not for a moment connecting the dots and realising, that perhaps now is the perfect time to slow down, breath more deeply and be aware of where you are headed.

It IS the perfect time to look deeply into our heart and soul and ask for higher guidance. Then, with care begin to live in a whole new way…with simplicity and grace, love, gentleness and lightness, with gratitude and reverence, with passion and excitement, with laughter and great caring, for your community, your country and our planet…begin now.

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“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. 

It merely washes clean the glass you look through 

so you can clearly see the colors.”

~Richelle E. Goodrich

Art with thanks to Montserrat Isabel

 


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‘SATORI’ RETURNS…

“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

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DAY: fierce winds, driving rain, calm, dark…sodden

WORD: inspiration

COLOUR: soft green

FEELING: profoundly ‘Blessed’ on so many levels…

BODY: settling, resting, allowing

THE COLLECTIVE: and Earth shall become the diamond light of this galaxy… The Hathors

INSIGHTS: Many of you are new to my Blog and may know nothing of my previous writings. For many years my monthly Newsletter SATORI,  went out to quite a large following. For a variety of reasons I decided to create a Mini-Blog instead and let the Newsletter go after 10 years…

Due to an overwhelming number of requests for SATORI to continue, and after much thought, soul-searching and guidance, I have decided to do re-establish it, using a more varied format.

The New Edition will be out this week!

You are welcome to visit the website where editions of SATORI can be found**, have a look through past editions. Then if you wish to be placed on the Mailing list, either to be notified when it comes out, or to receive your own PDF copy each month, let me know.

Blessings to you All!

“The cosmos that you and I are experiencing right now,

with trees, plants, people, houses, cars, stars, and galaxies,

is just consciousness

expressing itself at one particular frequency.”

Deepak Chopra

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** SATORI – http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com

Art – Glastonbury Tor – Mano Mannaz


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Surrender …

I lift mine eyes against the sky,

The clouds are weeping, so am I;

I lift mine eyes again on high,

The sun is smiling, so am I.

Why do I smile? Why do I weep?

I do not know; it lies too deep.

I hear the winds of autumn sigh,

They break my heart, they make me cry;

I hear the birds of lovely spring,

My hopes revive, I help them sing.

Why do I sing? Why do I cry?

It lies so deep, I know not why. 

Morris Rosenfeld

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DAY: dark, flooding, mellow, sleepy, cold   

WORD: ‘sink or swim’ = surrender

COLOUR: Forest Green

FEELING: peaceful, at One, reflective, pensive, broody

BODY: comforted, resting, balancing

THE COLLECTIVE: emotional upsurges

INSIGHTS: sit quietly and find your own answers. Find what resonates with what you can feel in your heart. Trust what you feel and know, and let it be your best way forward. Stay open and receive all that comes to you, but know that discernment is important now.

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