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Leaping Towards the Light…

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TODAY: Wet, soft, rainy, overcast, birthing, quiet…

ONE WORD: Transition

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Deep Pink

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HOW I FEEL:

“Because beneath the small daily trials are harder paradoxes, things the mind cannot reconcile but the heart must hold if we are to live fully: profound tiredness and radical hope; shattered beliefs and relentless faith; the seemingly contradictory longings for personal freedom and a deep commitment to others, for solitude and intimacy, for the ability to simply be with the world and the need to change what we know is not right about how we are living.”

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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After a couple of weeks of less than vibrant health and low energy, added to that, erratic sleep patterns. There have been days when I feel so deeply tired, as if I am holding up all the walls…and other day when I feel ever hopeful and inspired, ready for what ever come next.

I have surfaced today, after a much better sleep last night, feeling energised and alive! Feeling as if I have come through a massive Initiation and/or physical re-alignment – is it complete? I know I need to listen to my heart and be gentle with myself…

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PHYSICALLY:

‘So do not let a weary body and a perhaps somewhat befuddled mind hold you back more than necessary.’

Aisha North

Lets not go there today…(chuckling)

INSIGHTS:

“Sometimes ‘who am I,’ is not as important as leaping. We know what is the next leap we need to take. Leaping toward the Light, and right divinely lifted flight.”

Star weather Whale

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There have been days when I feel as if I am dragging myself around, but at the same time, I am very aware that something spectacular and significant is happening to our world!

Some things that are familiar and comfortable, even pleasant, are falling away and will be no more. On a global level there are elements that I do not feel happy about, but I am doing my best to look at the big picture and a future which I know, is not visible yet…

‘When we love and care for ourselves with all of our flaws and fractures, doing the same for others becomes a natural way of living.’

Ashtara

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“This is the reality we live: aspiring to be at our best, longing for and sometimes finding meaning and connection within ourselves and with that which is larger than ourselves, we are undone by messy bathrooms, traffic jams and burnt toast.”

Oriah Mountain Dreamer 

A ‘rocky ride’ ahead for the rest of this year and into 2017. That is what I sense and feel. More changes are coming, not all will feel right or comfortable…

I understand that to compensate for what we are living through right now, we need constant nourishment, healing, quiet time, and allowing self-acceptance and self-love to flourish.

I strive to keep returning to a place of balance – (to the best of my ability). I am keeping my mind and heart open and receptive to everything around me and in me…and watching…waiting…treading water…

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AFFIRMATION:

AM evolving through Love, I AM Ascending back into Love. I AM LOVE…

Summer Newsletter available at: http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com


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One Ordinary Moment…

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In just one ordinary moment, sink into mystery, and set aside the urgency to be other than you are. Watch as the trance that something is ‘missing’ melts into the majesty of the here and now.

Allow the dream of the way you thought it was going to all turn out to be taken apart by the reorganizing nature of love.

There are colors here, soft eyes to gaze into, and fragrances to enter inside. Precious ones to hold, muddy earth to descend into, and sunsets longing for your presence. Hearts to attune to, nectar to taste, and birdsong which has arrived from the other world. Even the wisteria ones have opened to receive you.

There is sadness to embody to, melancholy to dance with, hopelessness to learn from, and peace to rest in. Despair to provide safe passage for, loneliness to explore, and bliss to mingle and play with.

See that love will never ask you to abandon your present experience and trade it in for another. In the wild environment of the beloved, each of the senses is unfolding as a portal into true nature and intimacy with all things. Love will only continue to seed you with invitations into the outrageous aliveness of the sacred world….

Matt Licata

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*I will be back with my regular style Blogs soonest. I am recuperating after taking ill, which required a stay in hospital…

The new 9-page edition of my Newsletter is available at http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com

This too shall pass. Blessings Ashtara xo


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Remembering and Forgetting…

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“When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things:

either there will be ground to stand on,

or you will be given wings to fly.”
O.R Melling

TODAY: The day is still…the town asleep. A dozen or more yellow chested sparrows are busy feeding. The flutter of little wings makes me smile. The sky overhead is low, shrouded with thick white cloud. I greet the day with a slow measured awareness and pleasure.

IN ONE WORD: Surrender

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Rose Pink

HOW I FEEL:

“It is hard enough to remember my opinions,

without also remembering my reasons for them! 

Nietzsche

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Life shifts and weaves, moves and burns…the road falters, alters, I try to reverse but too late, forward I go…
For days, perhaps weeks, I have been deep in thought about so many matters…I have had insights, revelations, understanding and powerful inner debate….

I want to share it, to write it down – but for some reason that I can’t explain…these thoughts and feelings, these emotions, deep insights, are a   new level of understand within me. For now, they are but essays in my mind. This inner dialogue, that I seem unable to express, or to write of, or verbally express –  I am only able, for now, to view it all in my head and heart…

INSIGHTS:

“The only thing standing between you and your dreams is …

reluctance.”

Caroll Bryant

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Yes, its all about a remembering and a forgetting….a time-line that goes back – back so far into the past that we are unable to see it…but we feel it, we know of it and we often ache and writhe with the emotions that disturb our very existence…

I suggest that we all live with eyes and mind open – yet aware of the levels and layers of life going on within, as well as all around us and in our wider world.

My recent discomforts have all been a trigger and a remembering, nothing more. And, from that comes a deeper understanding of the depth and breadth and the power of emotions of time past….I have surrendered!!

It is but, a remembering and a forgetting….

THE COLLECTIVE:

“Our ability to adapt is amazing.

Our ability to change isn’t quite as spectacular.”

Lisa Lutz

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Let us not concern ourselves with going out and saving the world or changing an individual person…Let us rather look at ourselves more closely and focus within. Look at what you can do to activate that Light in your own eyes.

Do what you can to find a purpose within your heart – that you can stay with, and that you can move toward. Now more than ever before, that is becoming critical on this planet….

AFFIRMATION: “I allow the boundless Blessings of the Universe into my life…”

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