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Heaven’s Gate…

 

TODAY:

“There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost. Discover it.”  

(A Course in Miracles)

Once more a dull day with low slung grey clouds. The rains have been constant this Summer, the damp and chilly air has never completely been replaced by long periods of sunshine. I lay staring out of my bedroom window, watching the soft ribbons of morning light struggling to shine through heavy clouds.

 

ONE WORD: Balance

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Select a colour for yourself today:

Red – I have all the vitality I need. I am safe
Orange – I have all the fun I need. I am sensual
Yellow – I am allowing more and more Joy into my life!
Green – I am in the perfect space to be me!
Blue – I own my voice! I am peace…
Violet – I release old grief and lift myself up even higher…
White – I am pure white liquid light…I see clearly now … more? go to ColourKEYS

 

HOW I FEEL:

“I wonder where life is leading me …”  Pierre de Chardin

Gentle, open, loving, aware of a huge ‘next’ coming towards us. Candles lit, prayer done, invocations voiced then gentle acceptance…

It has been a challenging time for most of us, these past months. With strange weather, unexpected happenings, political and emotional upheaval and strange summer days…which has been rather a non-event. But, today, I feel stronger, empowered, back on track…

I have been writing my first book at a steady pace. The first draught is complete. Its an interesting, and I dare say, entertaining account of my childhood in Africa, surrounded by extraordinary people in very unusual circumstances. There is a way to go yet, with the proof-reading, editing and all those processes which are not as much fun as the writing of the story…I will get there.

If any of my followers have advise about publishers, publishing, please feel free to offer advise, I am new to all that, and to be honest its seems completely baffling and also expensive!

 

PHYSICALLY:

‘With every ‘crumbling’ or low point in life, we remerge strengthened, wiser, and refreshed.’  Ashtara

Softly, slowly settling after the eclipse and what came before that event. My body has felt heavy and tired. I remain aware and offer self nurturing, allowing the new…

 

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INSIGHTS:

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

Recent shifts have been powerful! I sense that there is no going back. It is difficult for everyone to understand this, to grasp such an idea.
I know that many of us have come through struggle and heartache…I feel that the hard part is over…we are in better place, with only the changes to settle into.

I have had my share of days that were topsy-turvy, with unfolding events that were unexplainable. Often accompanied by overwhelm and physical discomfort. I have remained focused on my inner work – working diligently at clearing the residue of my old patterns…

Suddenly a new energy seemed to nudge me gently through the challenges that I have faced in the past few weeks. Finally I sensed a new lightness, with the offer of new beginnings and a clean stale.

I see everyday as an opportunity to look at what’s possible and then for us to decided “yes please”….or “no thank you.” Today is such an opportunity; to add a new meaningful dimension to our life…

 

THE COLLECTIVE:

I am contemplating the crumbling that comes into every life, the kind of falling apart that happens when the ice thaws and the rivers flow and new life emerges.” Oriah

Great and essential changes are occurring in every moment. Awareness of the need for such changes grows. I pray that in time, a new sense of understanding, kindness and peace, amongst all of humanity will grow, bringing with it – a sense of lightness and enthusiasm that is infectious for all.

‘The past as you know it is over. The new is very subtly hidden, but active and aligned. Your purpose, if you focus, is crystal clear already.
Your heart often feels fear and vacillates from being fully open and then over protective…
Eventually you will feel safer and balanced enough – then you will fully harness the extent of the energy of Love that your heart carries.’

(Part of a channelled message via Ashtara)

 

AFFIRMATION:

                                                “I embrace change and welcome new beginnings”.

I give to you the end of a golden string,


Only wind it into a ball:


It will lead you in at Heaven’s gate,


Built in Jerusalem’s wall.

From Jerusalem – William Blake

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Reflection and Prayer…

“Let me be still amid the beauty of earth. Let me be a silent admirer of all that is sacred.”

TODAY: Unexpectedly cool, gentle rain falling, hazy, still, waiting. Low clouds hiding the sky above. Young Starlings feeding hungrily. Squirrels running off to hide nuts.
Its a soft day, the town silent. A day for quiet reflection and prayer.

WORD: Faith

COLOUR: Blue – for Peace – that passeth all understanding…

I FEEL:

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if,

instead of cowering before them,

we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”

Light, wistful, waiting with a sense of expectancy.
There is a stillness around me, a pause. I feel changes coming at us hourly and understand fears and uncertainties.

I am focusing more diligently on the highest view, the broader picture, the more compassionate and heartfelt understanding.

INSIGHTS:

“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.”

“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.” Ashtara

THE COLLECTIVE:

“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.”

Pushing and pulling. Awakening to a more realistic view of life on Earth. Hearts filled with love yet often, misunderstanding and misunderstood. Know that from this day until approximately 2018, 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, calm and steady.’

AFFIRMATION: ‘I pledge to walk tall, calm and steady.’

May we find room for the pause, the deep rest and dreaming the silence. . .’
Oriah

 


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The Winds of Change Continue…

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 feels like something that must have been a past life”

Its a cool hazy day, my narrow view of the Abbey Orchard is peeping through the tall trees, the abundance of blossoms in the early morning haze, seem to be twinkling. The Starlings, Blue-Tits and House Sparrows are fetching food eagerly from the feeders for their young. Two juvenile Squirrels are darting back and forth over my wall to fetch peanuts. Life is good.

ONE WORD: Gratitude

COLOUR TODAY: Rose Pink

HOW I FEEL:

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

Most of my Blog followers are not aware that I am in the process of writing a book. My first. This has taken much of my attention and focus over the past few months. To be honest, although encouraged for a very long time, especially by my dear friend Michael in Oregon, I did not believe I had it in me to write and complete a book. To date I am beyond the half way mark, much to my surprise. I have enjoyed the process as the story has poured forth with ease…And its not related to any of the several Therapies I taught over many years, but more of an autobiography, highlighting the many intriguing characters who passed through my life from childhood.

PHYSICALLY:

‘I am strong because I know my weaknesses.

I’m alive because I’m a fighter.

I am wise because I’ve been foolish.

I laugh because I’ve known sadness…’

I have been in ill health on and off for about two to three months and it has taken much of my vitality. There have been days when it has seemed never ending and too great a challenge to endure, but in the past two days, though not out of the woods yet, I sense in my body a strengthening and some real improvement.

INSIGHTS:

‎”Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.” Deepak Chopra

We live in uncertain and ever changing times, that is evident. We don’t wish to judge or over react, but there is fear, lack of clarity and too many changes to what was familiar in our community or culture and that is challenging for many to reconcile or accept. Our minds, bodies and daily lives are or will be affected.
‘The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.’
Joan Didion

THE COLLECTIVE:

‎’It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.’
Henry David Thoreau

Focus on what you love to do, where you love to be and live that way. Encourage those around you to move more strongly towards what is meaningful and satisfying. Close your mind to the daily overload and overwhelm of false news, bad news and political agendas.

Uplift yourself to new heights and focus on a clear vision of how you wish your life to be, and go in that direction. Let go of what disturbs, upsets or bothers you…Read books that inspire and uplift, play music that touches your heart and soul, eat carefully, sleep earlier, rest often play more and smile. Keep you energy clear, your heart open and your mind uncluttered. That is what I have decided, is the best way forward for myself.

“There are those days when it’s hard to put one foot in front of the other,

but those are the days when champions are created.”

AFFIRMATION: “I happy, health, wealthy and wise…”

Give thanks to those who have secured their Awakening; their example will light your way now too.
Remember always, you are here to grow…
You are here to learn.
Keep asking questions.
Live your life with Wonder.
Love one another.
And forever and ever,
Shine on.

Except from: Bill Attride – Astrologer – (in his article today)


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Wakefulness…

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“Our wakefulness is fragile…”

Ashtara

TODAY: Silent, mild, hazy, soft, stabilising.

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IN ONE WORD: Understanding.

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Coral

HOW I FEEL: Aware, watching, listening, outgrowing, moving…

PHYSICALLY: Resting, allowing, restoring, absorbing…

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INSIGHTS: I am becoming aware of how much intel/info out there is generic…stretched, adjusted, condensed, copied, re-written, re-thought…

Digging deep inside my own heart and soul, to get a sense and feel – of what is real and true for me.

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THE COLLECTIVE: “Whats next could be vital, exciting, interesting, and even more if we open ourselves NOW and let it in…” Ashtara

Paused. Uncertain. Hesitant.

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“And remember to treasure those that endure with you, however few and far.”
Toko Pa

AFFIRMATION: “ I AM eternal …”

Colour Matrix Essence – ‘Parting the Waters…’

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Courage and Faith…

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Courage lives at the heart of this journey. 

We cling to the familiar and sometimes it kills us. 
We have to step beyond our comfort zone and make a leap of faith onto the growing edge of our Soul. 
Faith in yourself is everything.

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TODAY:

“I am not interested in a spirituality that cannot encompass my humanness.”

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Changeable, sunshine, strong wind, movement, a new calmness.

There was a strange feeling to the morning – or are the starry (Sirius A&B) energies beginning to settle?
I cant find the exact word; it felt hazy, opaque, and sound almost muffled…very still for this morning hour.
Not even a tweeting bird? We have all been through so much in the past weeks, perhaps this is a perfect time to take some time to rest and settle. There have been days when I have felt as if I was on a runaway train, and then days of deep fatigue and lethargy…like today.

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IN ONE WORD:

Faith

COLOUR OF THE DAY:

Pastels…

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HOW I FEEL:

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” 

Paulo Coelho

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If we are truly here to make a difference we must exist unconditionally. I know, we have all heard this before, but do we really know what this means? Unconditionally or unconditional love is not an idea, it is not an emotion, and it is a way of being! And we must walk in that at all times, to the best of our ability, knowing that everything we do – ripples both outward, communicating with all of creation – and then inward, as we ourselves evolve further into a Light(Being)ness.

Sometimes, even for me, it is hard to know how to apply unconditionality into everyday living. How to touch others who just don’t get it…yet… My words, even actions, don’t always seem to be enough…

“…Maybe if we spend more time enjoying the world and one another it will change for the better all by itself.”

Robin

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PHYSICALLY:
Who do you think you are
Chasing after a Star
Collecting hearts in a jar
Mind you don’t catch cold
Is that icicles I see around your Soul

Our physical bodies, as well as every particle of life on earth, are being accelerated in energy, vibration and consciousness to the maximum that each body can comfortably hold.

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INSIGHTS:

“Stop trying to fast-forward the movie of your life, chasing futures that never seem to arrive. 
Instead, bow deeply to yourself as you actually are.”  

For the past few months I have begun to really feel the shifts and changes more deeply. As if there is a quickening, an intensification. During these weeks and months – I have begun to feel my body recalibrating…A feint quiver within. I watch too, as my personality, and personal needs are changing. Some days, its more noticeable.

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As we continue to evolve, we become more unified, we deepen our sensitivity to the innate wisdom and beauty of all of creation, and further open the channel to access information held in universal consciousness.
Many of us, have felt levels of confusion coming up… There always is when one reality gives way to another! In that in-between place, that walking a tightrope, and new potential has not yet been seen, or realised, or become fact – doubt and anxiety can obstruct what is waiting to come forth!
Can you feel that or sense it?
We are In-between an ‘old reality’ and ‘the new’, which is not yet clearly in view?

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“I am soul. I am vast. 
I have a right to fully honor my sacred purpose. 

I decide how far I go on this path. 
I am here for a reason, and I won’t stop until I find it.”

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THE COLLECTIVE:
All things are connected like the blood that unites us. 


We did not weave the web of life.
We are merely a strand in it.


Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.


Chief Seattle

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This new phase is a perfect time to remember to breathe into our hearts and accept where we are.
Breathing deeply into the heart always brings us back to a place of centre. Many of us grow impatient as we wait for ‘change’. Yet its you who are hugging the ‘old‘ tightly to your chest.

Fears grow, yet you sense that you are moving forward, yet, staying still. Two steps forward, one step back, over and over – hoping to reach deeper hidden places within, so as to connect higher with a new ease, to the Stars and beyond. Some feel out of balance and alone. Hearts seek balance and to be held safe and settled in love. We all long for truth, peace and expanded light.

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‘We are lost in a way of life that has dulled our higher senses and taken us away from our God-centeredness.’
Michael Massaro

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AFFIRMATION: ” I am divinely guided protected and loved always…”


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We Are the World…

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“This is why it hurts the way it hurts.

You have too many words in your head.

There are too many ways to describe the way you feel.

You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.

You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.”
— I Wrote This for You

TODAY:

By 7am, I had fed all the birds that visit here daily, watered all my plants, and enjoyed the cool morning air. Its Sunday, and there was not a sound in the town…not even a car.

Yes, we have had blisteringly hot weather over the past days…Its years since I was in such heat! Nothing like this ever before in the SW! The humidity has made it almost impossible to sleep. I have been getting up at about 3am, feeling too hot, sitting at an open window until dawn. And then taking short naps through the day…

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ONE WORD: Adjustments

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Crimson

HOW I FEEL:

Politics and ‘happenings’ are fast moving…as we all continue walking on egg shells…wondering what next. We as individuals, can change little on the surface…as we watch and wait…

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The past 2 weeks have been tough for many of us. On all levels!
I can feel and sense just how much is going on – on a myriad of levels and layers. And of course the world events only highlight for us the inner chaos we all still hold…and reflect…

Now, lets hold the fort, stay sane, do our level best to be good citizens, walk tall and exude as much love and higher energy as we can muster…And so it is…

Then this week; as I sat in the serene bliss of the Chalice Well Gardens – with people all around me, who were as appreciative of Nature and that sacred space, it was wonderful to be there again – and to realise that I was part of that world…it felt perfect!

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PHYSICALLY: One day at a time…

INSIGHTS:
“The only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. And the only way to spread one’s influence wide is to learn to go deep.
The world we want for  ourselves and for our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a Spiritual stillness that takes root in our Souls.
Then, and only then, will we create a world that reflects the heart instead of shattering it.” 


Marianne Williamson

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Everyone is either soaring or sinking. To those who are soaring, well done! I understand that you are working through some intense issues right now. If you are one of those who feel as if you are sinking, don’t be afraid.

Step back, stop, wait and listen. What you will find is that you are struggling against the very things that you want to release or let go of. And most likely for reasons that are not even your own truth.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

There is much fear with the economy and how things will work out, but Dear Ones, don’t worry! If you feel worried then let the feeling of worry come and let the feeling of worry go…

For the next few months you will be challenged; to step out of a fear based reality and step into a love based reality – will not be easy.

The secret is to stay present, know that everything is okay in the moment, for there is a collapse coming in the way business is done and ethics are being put in place, so that it becomes a fairer and more honest world…

Kryon

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AFFIRMATIONS: “I AM Love…”

‘The state of our present world mirrors our deprivation – the loss of our relationship to the sacred in Creation. The Earth is calling to be recognized again as a Sacred Being.’
Unknown

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*Honouring The Magdalene – 22nd July – Feast Day of St. Magdalene.


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The Magic of Avalon…

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“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

TODAY: Its early, the air outside it very fresh and clear. But there is a chill; soft, moist, gentle and silent. The sky is softly pink, the first birds have landed in the courtyard to feed. Life is good. I feel at peace with my world.

IN ONE WORD: Gentleness

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Leafy Green

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HOW I FEEL: “A new life will slowly unfold…allow it to be so. Let each day bring to you new experiences and most of all, let the love shine through you and radiate out to all those around you.” 
My path is becoming a more deeply spiritual life, each day, quite solitary, but the energy of Glastonbury and ‘free-spirit attitude’ here (I am a city girl actually), has allowed me the time and space to do a level of inner work, I never anticipated…

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During this year, I have at last fully understood the reasons and the purpose of me moving down from London, to live in Glastonbury, 8 years ago. And you know, if feels as if I have been here for eternity, and then there are days when I feel as if I have only recently arrived, and I am still settling in…Ah, the mystery and magic of Avalon…

“I have stepped onto a new Timeline and I wait there, resting for the out-breath of God…” Ashtara

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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 what we have known and understood. I am sensing that we are finally beginning to regain balance and strength. But, there will be days when we feel overtired, overwhelmed, too weak to go about your usual routine. When you feel this, stop, rest, be kind, allow yourself time to regroup and refresh.

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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.*

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*Thank you Alison Nappi for sharing thoughts so close to mine in words I could never express so well.

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

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