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Let Your Life Dance…

You do not have to be good.


You do not have to walk on your knees


for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.


You only have to let the soft animal of your body


love what it loves…

Mary Oliver

TODAY:
“Go forth and let your Light shine brightly.

Great moments are arising from this.”

Ashtara

Bright, sunny, warm, smiling…

I had a soft gracious waking today, to a glorious blue sky and warm sunshine. Bringing forth an unconscious gentle surrender. I feel reverence.

As I gazed out the window watching a variety of fledglings feed, I understood that all ‘the trivia’ out there is but that – knowing that there is always a better way forward – finally, acceptance.

ONE WORD: Freedom

COLOUR: Rose – Orange

I FEEL:

Relieved, happy, appreciative, accepting, resting, allowing. A need for long hours of sleep, with delicious dreams, to integrate the constant levels of change. I am beginning to have many ideas, thoughts and insights. As my perspectives widen and grow, life makes more and more sense.

PHYSICALLY:

Stronger today, after a few days of throat, glands and headaches, yet, aware of so much going on around me. Bringing new feelings and altered energy. Feeling more mellow as I adjust. Legs restless at night, feverish and heady.

INSIGHTS:

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time, like dew on the tip of a leaf.” 

Rabindranath Tagore

The many ‘happenings’ (on many levels) that have taken place globally this year…are too numerous to mention.
As we refocus and begin this month, let us all breath a clear breath and try to understand more clearly who we are and where we are going. Lets all make sure that we continue to shine light on everything around us and keep moving steadily forward. No matter what!

Many appear to be living with eyes wide shut, hearts fluttering, senses restricted, emotions bursting…

‘During times of spiritual transformation along with earth evolutionary process – our identity and focus changes quickly and unexpectedly. Working through such quantum leaps in identity, needs a great deal of awareness and personal mastery – these changes can cause feelings of lost identity. This can be emotionally and mentally disconcerting, if we are not firmly grounded in a strong sense of our overall self and our spiritual purpose.’ Unknown

THE COLLECTIVE:

Periodically in history the ground of man’s mind is plowed under, everything apparently uprooted into uncertainty. 

How else shall the old habits of thought be broken up to clear the way for a new epoch? 
Joseph Sadony

Pushing and pulling. We are all doing our level best to awaken ourselves to a more realistic view of life on earth. Hearts are filled with love, yet so often we may be misunderstood or misunderstanding. Seek the whole picture and seek truth. Dig for it and pace yourself.

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

Aisha North

AFFIRMATION: “I AM divinely guided, protected and loved…”

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Meanwhile, The World Goes On…

THE DAY:
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
Mary Oliver

“Rain rain go away come again another day…”
I woke to another wet cold wintery day. I snuggled down and slept some more…
Dark, wet, waiting, unsettled, replenishing energies.
Deep slumber, as if everything is still deep in Winter mode.

WORD: Imagination

COLOUR: Gold

FEELINGS:
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Mary Oliver

There are many good, decent and deeply spiritual people out there, praying for this ‘sudden death’ of the old.
But Mother Earth and the Divine Mind are in no hurry.
I believe in Divine Timing and feel that All That Is knows exactly whats next…’

We mere mortals, need to surrender to whatever unfolds, holding ourselves accountable for our own lives, how we honour life here on this Earth, as well as honouring all of humanity, ourselves, and those close to us.

PHYSICALLY:
We are all tired. Really, we are. It’s a hard road, but it’s also a beautiful one.
Perhaps we expect too much from ourselves and from others.
Perhaps humanity can only make slow progress, like an inch worm.

Perhaps we need to celebrate how far we have come more often.

And rest more. And relish the simple pleasures.
And look for love everywhere.
Jeff Brown

INSIGHTS:
‘There are many energies around you in your daily lives,

enticing you to meet them and reinterpret your basic beliefs about reality.

Those who carry light are becoming very empowered,

and in a few years you will be amazed at the force of these people…for they are you!’
-Channeled by Barbara Marciniak

As we travel this Sacred Path, do not look back because the old will not serve you now. It is a time of ‘new-ness’ and great Light. A time of gold and expansive light. We must begin to believe in ourselves and the path we have chosen. It is time to understand the true meaning of kindness. We need to be kind to ourselves first, and find ways of supporting others who are confused and uncertain.

COLLECTIVE:

‘Growing and awakening over and over like the tides…’

As we look around at the great world, the outward signs are that of chaos, but all the old must break away before we can begin to rebuild’. This was known even in ancient times.
The balance of power will be restored, negative and positive will finally align on planet Earth! I do believe this.
We as individuals need to make a conscious effort – to support this massive purging, clearing and ultimately, a re-birth.
Each one of us is forming circles, your thoughts, words and information is flowing round and beyond that circle…
All that is transpiring now on this planet, is the collapse of all that is false, and all that does not serve.

Look around you, really look! There is  hope for the hopeless and strength for the weak.

“The power of love, born of Heaven, rains down on those who continue to believe in the magnificent power of a pure heart and a loving landscape – let us all, as One, trust that a New Earth is being created by our love.”

“We need to make deep and profound changes in the way we live,

if we want future generations to inherit from us a viable planet.”

Starhawk

AFFIRMATION:”

I AM powerful, loving and unafraid…”


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Springtime Is Awakening…

 

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“And the endlessly long winter had at last turned to Spring.
From life to death and back again to life.
It was indeed the greatest magic in the world.”

Spring is a magical time of year during which nature uses vibrant colours to signal the coming of longer, brighter and warmer days ahead. It is also a wonderful time to meet new people, catch up with friends, plan holidays in the sun, and see if perhaps something even more than beautiful spring flowers, might begin to blossom. Lets go full steam ahead into Summer!

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

1. Flirt with strangers.
2. Eat an exotic fruit..
3. Kiss a baby.
4. Buy yourself flowers or a new plant.
5. Cut your hair.
6. Buy flowers for a friend who needs cheering up.
7. Sing in the shower.
8. Call your Mother.
9. Wear a scanty black thong.
10. Sip a cup of Jasmine Tea.
11. Plant a tree.
12. Eat good chocolate.
13. Walk barefoot under the stars.
14.Take a lover if you don’t have one.
15. Read a good book. Anything.
16. Let someone else do the dishes.
17. Give yourself a secret name.
18. Incorporate flowers into your daily life.
19. If you don’t have an altar, create one.

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20. Expand your knowledge base by taking up a new hobby.
21. Practice Grace.
22. Or at least accept it.
23. Be gentle intentionally.
24. Read Anais Nin.
25. Eliminate plastic from your life.
26. Give up eating meat.
27. Breathe Life in deeply.
28. Really stop and smell the roses.
29. And love the dandelions.
30. Dance naked.
31. Incorporate your spiritual aspect with your physical one.
32. Write poems on toilet paper for others to find.
33. Cultivate generosity. Especially towards yourself.

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“Here, also, the future was cried aloud by the wind through the rocks, so that all those who heard would shiver

and then the liquid spring song of the thrush, would make all the beauty of moonlight and sunlight blend together

making it true, so true, that happiness must come again” 

Elyne Mitchell

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“She turned to the sunlight…And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    “Winter is dead.”

A.A. Milne

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Trust Your Instincts…

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You strode deeper and deeper 
into the world,


determined to do
 the only thing you could do,


determined to save
 the only life you could save.
Mary Oliver

TODAY: On waking I felt expectant, the day felt slow, yet a brighter day emerged before my eyes. There was a chill in the air…I could feel it deep in my bones…Hot tea was welcome…

WORD: Depth

COLOUR: Ruby Red

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FEELING:

Joy was not meant to be a crumb – Mary Oliver
Alive yet fragile, sensitive, knowing, understanding and allowing…

BODY: Soft, delicate, slow movement, healing (a mild heart attack 3 weeks ago), resting.

BLOG:17:4:

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes.

But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the ‘normal people’ as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like ‘Have a nice day’ and ‘Weather’s awful today, eh?’ you yearn inside to say forbidden things like ‘Tell me something that makes you cry’ or ‘What do you think deja vu is for?’

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Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing?

Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger?

Everybody carries a piece of the puzzle.

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Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence.
Trust your instincts.

Do the unexpected.

Find the others…”

Timothy Leary

Colour Matrix Essence shown – Magdalene


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The Emerald Heart…

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Oh yesterday, that one, we all cry out.

Oh, that one!

How rich and possible it all was!

Hope – ripe, ready, lavish and filled with excitement – how hopeful we were on that summers day, under the clean, white racing clouds.

Oh, yesterday!

Mary Oliver

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TODAY: Silently the dark shadows of night are slowly disappearing…
Ah, such quiet, such peace, yet the world ‘out there’ is in various states of chaos.

Morning for me is my best time – I feel strong and alert, filled with my dreams and thoughts…a time of noticing and cherishing. I know I am blessed…

IN ONE WORD: Appreciation

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Emerald Green –

“The Emerald Heart is held in the sacred space of the altar of grace…”

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HOW I FEEL:

In order to be the person I want to be,

I must strive hourly against the drag of the others…

Mary Oliver

Its ok, its actually as perfect as it can be…not always easy, not always kind, but there is a sense in me now that 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…I am soul. I am vast. And I fully honour my sacred purpose.

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PHYSICALLY:

“In a new space in every possible way…the spiritual  avalanche its over…I AM…” Ashtara

 I ended up in the Hospital after a (mild) heart attack, 11 days ago. I am taking life one hour at a time, since coming out of hospital. That in itself was a challenging experience, having never been admitted to a hospital in all of my life thus far (lucky I know!). 

I had not been feeling in good health in the past 2-3 weeks, with regular chest pains and ‘heartache.’ I was aware that the ‘happenings’ around the world were impacting on my sensitive heart too, and of course, we have been going through enormous planetary and global changes, on every level.

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INSIGHTS:

“I would say there exists a thousand unbreakable links between us and everything else, and that our dignity and our chances are one…”

Mary Oliver

For me these recent shifts have been so powerful that there is no going back, not for anyone. Take your time, absorb, settle your body and mind. Let these changes be what they are, knowing that changes are happening for us all, in each and every breathing moment…

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“…we are at risk together, or we are on our way to a sustainable world together.

We are each other’s destiny…”

Mary Oliver

The winds of change are blowing. Time to think deeply, appreciate and honour your life more. Look deeply into your heart and ask for higher guidance and then, with gentleness, begin to live in a new and more conscious way…

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM Infinite…”

Essence shown – Emerald Heart Dragon – http://www.colourmatrixessences.com


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Inching Towards the Doorway…

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“They were dreamers, and imaginers, and declarers; they lived looking and looking, seeing the apparent and beyond the apparent,
wondering, allowing for uncertainty,
also grace, easygoing here, ferociously unmovable there;
they were thoughtful.”
Mary Oliver

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TODAY: Warm, hidden agendas, unsettled energies, faith needed, focus, settle….flow…

IN ONE WORD: Balance

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Violet

HOW I FEEL:
“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still,

because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of,

and for the most part do not want to know.”
Carl Jung

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I woke aware that my mind was reliving parts of my past – yet, sensing the future, then back into the past…finally letting go! Over and over and over…I understood in a new way and was able to do more forgiving, and I embraced this new way of seeing the past.

Often I have felt alone and lonely, depleted, bare…then with fresh eyes and gentle realisations I am always led to inspiration and elation! Full once more…

Understanding and acceptance are constant for me this year…and prayers…for all that I am, we are…holding up the Light, expanding it – lifting and falling, holding and guiding, supporting and finally resting.

The insights kept coming, going deeper and deeper. Going through layer upon layer of deep healing and the strengthening…light shining through…more self discovery.

At this time, as we slowly move into a more Autuminal time, I feel freer, I feel wiser, different…I have expanded in so many ways, I feel self assured and safe…I feel gratitude, deep and intense…I feel reverence, I feel love…

I accept, there is much still to know. This journey is meant to take me somewhere that I want to go! Today, tomorrow and for as long as I AM here…I am soul. I am vast. And as of today, I fully honour my sacred purpose.

I AM blessed.

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INSIGHTS:
“But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away.

Not ever. The only way out is in.”
Junot Díaz

It is clear that it is time to create a new world for all of life to move into. See and know that we are not the same beings anymore. I know I am not! We have been inching towards the doorway to the next world for so long, that many of us are tired of trying…tired of being…I say; “Don’t give up…”

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THE COLLECTIVE:

But in the last months, it has become clear too, that we are walking through a mysterious door, and beginning to cross a bridge into the unknown world of which we have yet to create. We have had to re-think so much about what we knew to be true, and we have to learn new ways to live in this rapidly shifting world.

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AFFIRMATION: “ I AM willing to forgive…”

Colour Matrix product shown – Auric Angel – Aura and Space clearing spray 150ml. www.colourmatrixessences.com

I AM Infinite – painting by Montserrat Isabel


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Old Dreams Fall Away…

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The world offers itself to your imagination,


calls to you like the wild geese,

harsh and exciting-
over and over announcing your place


in the family of things.
Mary Oliver

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TODAY: Sitting peacefully staring out of the window. I see a heavily clouded winter sky…my little garden, looking tired and forlorn. It’s Sunday. Ah, bliss, hot Coffee as a new day quietly unfolds. What a perfect way to begin the day! My Heart is filled with love and awe.

IN ONE WORD: Transition

COLOUR MY DAY: Luminous Pearl*

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FEELING: Life, our reason for living feels expansive, ephemeral, complex, delicious, intriguing, sad, intense, and often confusing…

THE COLLECTIVE:

Thunder shakes the roof;
You go back to sleep.
Big thunder comes again;
This time you wake up.

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‘Thunder comes and you are jolted into a clear consciousness and are fully awake, so awake and clear that you may find it difficult to trust. You have been disturbed and shaken to the core by certain events and recent difficult decisions that you have made. You cannot avoid this shake-up because you have called for it…’ Bobby Klein

INSIGHTS: Look around you. What do you think, how do you feel, what do you see, know or understand? What can I tell you that is new? At times you will feel like a bucket with holes in it…
Your Divinity seems to leak out. You wonder what happened?

‘At times, answers will come to your questions and your longing will be met. At other times, only more burning, more confusion, with no resolution in sight. Along the ancient path of the heart, old dreams must fall away in order to make room for new forms of love and creativity inside you. Dare to see that nothing has gone wrong.’ Matt Licata

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AFFIRMATION: “I embrace all positive changes. I move forward with grace and gratitude…”

* As of today I will add a picture of the Colour Matrix Essence that relates to the colour of the day I select. If this alters my Blog experience for you, please leave feedback. I am interested to hear from you all. Blessings Ashtara

* Luminous Pearl Dragon – This bottle is about sacred wisdom as well as truth. It brings goodness and great blessings. Deeply connected and infused with the energy of Quan Yin and her Dragon…

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