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Celebrating the Earth – Is the Spring here?

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“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

MY DAY: Is Spring here? I am not sure. Crisp clear cold air, without the expected golden sunshine above – but the delightful daffodils show their beautiful faces regardless. Followed by rain, wind and more cloud.

MY WORD: Time for an ‘Adventure!’

SOUL COLOUR: I see swirls of Green and yellow…

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HOW I FEEL:

“Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds.”
Ready for the new! To shift, to move, to experience, to change, to be fully accepting. To grow, to allow, to trust to surrender, to dance!

BODY FEELS: Healing, resting, restoring, stronger and alive!

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MY INSIGHTS:

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”

E.B White

We are activating codes from deep within our hearts to assist our evolution to soar! We are transforming ourselves on every possible level.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Nourish the body, get sufficient sleep, exercise, meditate, study, spend time in nature, contemplate and reflect more. Pay careful attention to your thoughts and spoken words…live.

Expose yourself to great art. Be creative. Help others. Aspire to worthy things, be gracious and kind, appreciate Nature, the Earth and All That Is…Allow your wisdom to shine through, have loving healthy thoughts and ideas…

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“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed
and every morning revealed new miracles.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Sunday…Reflecting on Life and Simple Happiness

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“Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy.

Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers – for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.”

Osho

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TODAY: Lazy, sheltered, nestling in for the day – its cold out there – wild winds whistling, feeling serene, harmony within.

ONE WORD: Harmony

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Crimson

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HOW I FEEL:

‘Grace is ever Present. All that Is necessary is that you Surrender to It’

Ramana Maharshi

“Its ok, this Life – it’s actually as perfect as it can be…Not always easy, not always kind, but there is a sense in me now; I know that this journey is meant to take me somewhere that I want to go…today, tomorrow and for as long as I AM here” Ashtara

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INSIGHTS:

Evolution and all hopes for a better world, rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

John Lennon

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Sunday is the perfect day to spend quality time with those you love and care about, or perhaps take ‘alone time’ to walk, to sit, allowing yourself to day dream, to write and to think. You may sleep-in and nap later…

Whilst you reflect on your own life…Your hopes and dreams, your goals and desires…your weaknesses and strengths and where you find yourself today, on your path of Life. Embrace this day with your heart…

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THE COLLECTIVE: “The ability to be so alone here, to be safe and alone, to be able to do what ever one desires on any given day…To become engulfed by intense energies and the ‘fall out’ of that, personally and collectively…what an experience! What a journey, what an honour and a rich intense learning in every possible way.” Ashtara

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AFFIRMATION: “I love my life and Life loves me…”


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Endless Waves of Transformation…

‘One day we will all be gone from this world, and leave only the traces of our love. 
And that love will live inside us forever, the harvest of our lives…’

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TODAY:

“What a soft thoughtful time.

In this illusory gloom, like a night-blooming flower,

let your imagination bloom in a riot of colour.”

Vera Nazarian

Dull, icy cold, damp…A perfect day to snuggle down, stay warm…and daydream.

IN ONE WORD: Awareness

COLOUR OF THE DAY: The colours from my gleaming bottles* hugged me with a warm glow…I was drawn to one with a soft Golden hue…

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HOW I FEEL:

“You are being re-dreamed and it’s the body’s struggle to hang on that’s creating the side effects. 

Let your self “die”. 

You are being re-dreamed.”

Jann Weiss

Isn’t it interesting how our flaws and brokenness become the raw materials that draw forth our true beauty?

I can think way back on my own life and remember a number of occasions when I felt particularly “broken and flawed” and someone appeared “out of nowhere” offering love, guidance, care and attention; drawing out the beauty and value that was already there.

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Each of these experiences were transformational turning points, but the most profound of all these experiences is when we ourselves give ourselves the love, care and attention we need.

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. Love can, and will truly heal the world!

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PHYSICALLY:

“Your heart often feels fear and vacillates from being fully open and then over protected…”
I am dealing with cardiac issues…uncomfortable and at times unpleasant. I am doing the very best I can, with this…But I am positive that; This too shall pass…

INSIGHTS:

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”

Steve Maraboli

The tides have turned. New energies and people are arriving in my life. I feel open and expectant. I see new doorways opening up around me. You?

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“The era of the malevolent warrior is coming to a close.

It is time for the Benevolent Warrior,

for the ones who allow the heart to speak its truth.”

Jeff Brown

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I am very aware of the millions of people, moving across the globe – east to west, north to south. Expect the unexpected.

“One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM Truth…”

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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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Praise for the Morning…

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Morning has broken, like the first morning


Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird


Praise for the singing, praise for the morning


Praise for the springing fresh from the word

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TODAY: I was up early to greet the dawn…I looked up at the silver grey sky to see a slit in the clouds, where the morning sun was beaming though…it looked like the kingdom of heaven was opening up to the world. The morning light made everything look different. A new day. A new perspective. I held my chest for a moment, and felt deep appreciation for the majesty and magnificence of our world.

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IN ONE WORD: Rejoice!

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Silver sun beams…

HOW I FEEL:

I have set my rainbow in the clouds,

and it will be the sign of the covenant

between me and the Earth.

The Bible

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I am so aware of how rapidly our planet is changing…in parts of our world, people are in overwhelm! There is loss, pain, grief, confusion and anger. Each day I am aware of how blessed I am. To know what I know, to be who I AM and to have all that I need…Yet, at times I am aware of these intense emotions, or energies around me, and I feel helpless to assist ‘the many…’

On those occasions, I breath deeply to bring myself back to my centre. Letting go of my hearts desire to ‘fix it’ – instead I uplift myself into a place of wisdom and balance. Yes, we are all often vulnerable, as we feel more deeply in our hearts, more than we did before.

I know that many out there feel lost and dis-connected, scattered, anxious, and alone…that is what many are expressing to me in messages and e-mails. We are also experiencing physical conditions that are uncomfortable and strange. We need to know and understand that all is well, and to make peace with ourselves and the happenings everywhere in the world!

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INSIGHTS: Step back, regroup and live according to you your own inner wisdom, share time and feelings with the ones closest to you, with whom you have a strong bond or a soul link. Move forward and lovingly, be there for friends and your close ‘soul groups.’ Trust yourself. This way you will know the truth and find the direction that you seek.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Take this precious time to ‘look to thyself’, to secure your love relationships, and let old dead energies go. Develop a simple daily regime, with head, heart and body. Keep your mind positive, work with forgiveness. I do believe we should expect days of high emotions, and also lows. Allow time for rest, reflection and self forgiveness. Let your fears go…enjoy your life, and appreciate all that you are…Do that now!

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM lovingly guided. I AM safe”


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Destiny Brought You Here…

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“Take me to the places that teach you how to dance,


the places where you can risk breaking your heart…


And I will take you to the places where the earth


beneath my feet and the stars overhead

make my
 heart whole again and again


Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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TODAY:

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed
and every morning revealed new miracles.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Crisp clear air, golden sunshine above, with delicious warmth and a truly glorious Summery feel!

IN ONE WORD: Exuberance

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Gold

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HOW I FEEL:

“Your body cannot heal without play.

Your mind cannot heal without laughter.

Your soul cannot heal without joy.”

Catherine Rippenger Fenwick

A slow languid beginning. I smiled as I saw the clear blue sky. I felt stronger, rested, revived. After a few issues with the visiting squirrels and their tenacious instinct to find food, whilst trampling plants and breaking the bird feeders(again)…sigh…I used the Yellow Pulse Pomander, with all its citrus aromas…taking in a few deep cleansing breaths, I began to re-balance…finally I sat down with a cup of tea… I soon felt renewed, ready to embrace this gorgeous day!

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INSIGHTS:

“The most difficult thing but an essential one –

is to love life, to love it even while one suffers,

because life is all, life is God,

and to love life means to love God.”


Leo Tolstoy

We need to stay clear about who we are and what we believe…be as kind and honest as possible within your own world…rest, relax, and allow life to flow in the best way you know how.
Let us settle down, surrender to it ALL, and bless this time we have here on Earth. Remember, we are key players in a ‘game’ that we chose to explore and live through. So, whats the rush?

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“I am stronger than depression

and I am braver than loneliness

and nothing will ever exhaust me.”

Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray, Love

What I am seeing is how fast we are able to move through our issues and barriers. This confirms that we are moving swiftly forward! Yes, we do seem to be hurtling forwards at great speed into a new and unknown world.
As we each begin to heal old wounds, we allow dated beliefs and patterns to be removed – and soon we become more comfortable being with others – able to meet on equal footing – eye to eye, thigh to thigh, heart to heart. Thats when the real vulnerability begins…

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AFFIRMATION: ” I AM Joy!”

“There is a profound necessity at the heart of individuality.

When your life awakens and you begin to sense the destiny that brought you here,

you endeavour to live a life that is generous and worthy

of the blessing and invitation that is always calling you.” 

John O’Donohue, Eternal Echoes

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Life Simply…

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

Teilhard de Chardin

DAY: Damp, after rain all night…unclear, opaque clouds…yet I feel embraced…

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WORD: Beauty – all around you…

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COLOUR: Amber – warm, earthy, glowing…

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FEELING: Aligned – striving for alignment and balance…

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BODY: Floating – light, dreamy, silent, deep inside…

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INSIGHTS: Reminder – During these shifts you may need more minerals, vitamins, herbs and plant medicine. Talk to your body or consult someone with expertise in these areas. Try energy medicine, cleansing, crystal elixirs, crystals, flower and plant essences, aromatherapy, Homeopathy, sound therapy. Get rest and spend time peacefully, in a safe space, alone…

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“What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow.
What are brief? Today and tomorrow.
What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth.
What are deep? The ocean and truth.”
Christina Rossetti