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The Gift of Life…

This time on Earth is a tremendous gift! 
An unwritten book, a blank canvas…
provided for our own new creation. 
Yet, there is nothing to says that life will remain as it is…
Ashtara

TODAY: I looked out at a clear blue sky, green shoots, buds, tulips and daffodils blooming! And, sunshine!

WORD: Bliss

COLOUR: Golden

FEELING:

“No matter how dark the night…

somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away…”

Today I am walking on sunshine! Last week was an extremely tough one for me. There were moments when I thought I may not make it through. I worked through some deep painful wounds, that exposed themselves as I was writing my life story.

I apologise to my Blog followers for not writing my Blog as often. I must admit to being absorbed by the writing of my first book. I am at 29,000 words, about half way now. Which is more of a surprise to me than anyone else.

It has been suggested to me for years now, to write. I responded with a standard answer “I can’t write, I could never write a whole book” One morning something clicked into place, I sat down and out it all began to spill out of me.

To live deeper we have to go to the places that help us find a slower rhythm.
But simply going to these places is not enough.

We have to let these places touch us, change us, speak to us.



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PHYSICALLY: Healing, settling, quiet. Gratitude fills me today.

INSIGHTS:
I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and lift you like a prayer to the sky


Rumi

Part of unconditional love is loving the small stuff, noticing even the most functional. Treating every person and creature who come into our lives as if they matter. In fact flowers, plants, pets, cars, kettles and even material objects respond to love, gratitude and appreciation. Let us all Bless things as we go about our day.

THE COLLECTIVE:
As the larger Universe spins us deeper into the Mystery, multiple changes inspire us to take a more conscious route.
 For those who have eyes to see, the signs of rebirth and renewal are everywhere.

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, a long winter is finally ending! Come on! Throw out the old tired jumpers, jackets, sox, tights, belts, boots, bags, and any other well worn items!
Rid your home of the clutter, papers, books, magazines, odd crockery, cutlery and more.
Start this Summer fresh, clean, colourful, energised and re-newed!

AFFIRMATION: “I am blessed…”

Colour Keys Essence – The Core – Pure Joy – www.colourmatrixessences.com

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New Possibilities…

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“I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” 
Lauren Kate, Torment

TODAY:

Undercurrents, changeable, icy, unhurried, broody. Today began silently, calmly with an early morning coldness, that quickly seeped into my bones…Coffee came first.

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

Teilhard de Chardin

All too soon my day was disrupted by the sound of heavy machinery and electric saws. A nearby neighbour had chosen to cut down four ancient Fir trees. I had always acknowledged these four old trees as powerful protectors, that acted as buffers against strong winds. To me they were sacred, holding ancient space as they stood tall and strong on consecrated ground.

As they were being cut down, my heart was aching…my body quivering…I lit a candle and offered a prayer to our Earth Mother and the Trees. This thoughtless act of removing these great old trees, which was also the home and shelter for a variety of birds, as well as resting flocks of Starlings during cold winter days and nights.

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WORD: Unsettled

COLOUR: Grey

I FEEL: Sad, Unsettled. Adjusting.

Going through layer upon layer of deep healing and the strengthening…light shining through…self discovery.

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INSIGHTS:

“Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won.

It exists. it is real. it is possible. it’s yours.”
Ayn Rand

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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 may have made. You cannot avoid this shake-up because you have called for it. Bobbie K

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THE COLLECTIVE:

‘The words you think are more powerful that the words you speak.’ Bobbie K

I know that right now few of us recognise the outside world. And over the next several months, it may not look or sound anything like you imagined it to be. Its not what you dreamed. Its not what you imagined.
Let me tell you that your dream will come – but for now accept that our world is dismantling the old system and all that it carried.

Any signs of fear, discord, even violence, need to be seen as part of a huge cleansing. I see life on Earth with its complex agenda, often so intricate, that the human mind fails to grasp what is happening.
We need to trust and know that on some deep soul level we understand, we are safe…

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM continuously taught by life”

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SATORI – 10-page Newsletter – Final Edition – Dec. 2016

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The 10 page ‘Winter Solstice’ Edition, brings us to the end of 2016. And as many of you know, after 17+ years of writing Newsletters to you, this is to be the final…

The website – http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com will remain live for you to access and enjoy, many past editions.

This final edition is uploaded to the website for you to read at your leisure…

If you would like your own PDF copy, let me know.

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Excerpt:

The cycle is almost complete…we are racing towards the end of an extraordinary year, and an era! It has been an eventful year for all of us! We as ‘One’ have been through a myriad of experiences, too many to mention…

I feel as if this year has changed me at a very deep level and that who I AM, is different in so many ways. I am sure you can resonate with that!

It has been a joy and a privilege to keep connected with you and to share what I was feeling, seeing and understanding…
Always with the intention to support my Soul Family, from afar.

I had already stopped sharing my own insights as frequently as I once did. There is just too much mis-information and channelled messages out there now. I chose instead, to become a silent observer.

I will write my Blogs, as I am guided to share with you. If you feel nudged, go to WordPress and click ‘follow.’

As I write the final words of SATORI, which in various formats, has been going for 17years – I’d like to thank you sincerely for receiving my Newsletters into your life during 2016 and all the way back – and for sometimes taking a few moments to consider my views. It has been a pleasure to work with you over the past years.

I send you heartfelt blessings for Christmas and I pray that 2017 transports you safely as you continue your journey.
Blessings, Ashtara Ra♕

People celebrate the midsummer sun as it rises over the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2005 on Salisbury Plain, England. Crowds gathered at the ancient stone circle to witness the sun rise on the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

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

Ashtara

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The Turbulent World…

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I felt like a being lifted up into some sublime air
where calm reigned supreme
while round my feet the turbulent world eddied
The restless sounds of mans uneasy life
Rise muffled from below…
Vera Brittain

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TODAY: The town is perfectly still, wrapped in damp fog. The mist seems to melt into the sky….hazy, mysterious, enfolding, unhurried. Dreamy, melancholy feelings fill the air. I am awake…

ONE WORD: Dream

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Rustic Red

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HOW I FEEL:

I have experienced one of the coldest weeks I can remember – with a thin layer of ice covering the roof and the surface of everything outside…which remained for almost 3 days. Not even melting slightly during the day. Tuesday, during the early hours we had a very low temperature – recorded at -6.8deg C/19deg F.

The birds, especially the flocks of Starlings, are eating me out of house and home, as they always do at this time year…I have had a pot of hearty vegetable soup bubbling on the stove, keeping body and soul warm and comforted.

What a surprise to find we are already in December…where did the year go? And I have a strong feeling that next year will be even more challenging and intense. I always said 2017, was to be the actual 2012, many of us expected.

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INSIGHTS:

‘I speak to you today of restless minds and agitated bodies…for those who are unaware or unwilling to flow forward with love in their hearts, will feel this.’

We may go through phases; days, hours, moments of feeling as if we are in a void, feeling deep sadness, tiredness, perhaps restlessness, as we let go of so much more than we can comprehend right now. During this time we must have faith and trust that all is perfect.

‘Only a handful of humans have true knowledge of the elaborateness and complexity, of what it actually taking place with your earth.’ 

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THE COLLECTIVE:

‘I still am being shown that when we exit 2016, it will help us turn to a new leaf. We will rebalance the massive wobbles that we have been going through, and we will be in a much different place than before.’

Slowly this ‘new time’ will unfold before us and in us…the earth already warms and glows…Bless’ed we are, bless’ed we are, bless’ed we are…Like pilgrims, we have come to the last mile of this journey…To begin again, renewed, reborn with love and light in our ever expanding hearts…

AFFIRMATION: “I am dearly loved…”

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Listen to your heart, my friend…


You are not alone.


And the sound you think is thunder,


Is but the sound of God’s ears clapping,


For every breath you take.


You are not defined by conception,


Nor by anyone else’s dream.


Just be, simply be,


For there is magic in that,


And hope!


Eric


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A Cycle Has Ended…

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I cried out to the wind, the wind answered ‘fight!’
I shouted to the rain, the rain answered ‘stand up!’
I pled with my heart,
 my heart said ‘forgive!’


I argued with my soul, my soul insisted ‘keep giving!’


I doubted my mind,
 my mind said ‘question!’


I fought with my tongue,
 my tongue replied ‘first listen!’


I wanted to give up,
 my breath demanded ‘keep walking!’
Eric Cockrell

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TODAY:

Recent days have been extremely wintery. This has required quick adjustment. Through this week I have experienced icy cold, heavy flooding rain, wild winds, constant damp and more cold. The skies have been heavy, dark and sombre…

“The same consciousness that flows in and through every human being, lends its power to the movement of the wind, to the flow of the river, and to the light of the sun.”
Amma

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ONE WORD: Regeneris

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Copper

HOW I FEEL: I am feeling a depth of movement & change, that has opened my heart today, and had me in floods of tears. The powerful drumming that wrapped around the Town, has filled my heart with a deep seated knowing-ness that change begins today!

PHYSICALLY: Dealing with some health issues – that arrived out of the blue on the Birthday, which was Monday 21st. I am doing my utmost to work through this, on all levels, working with all that I know, and including a visit to the GP, which is always my last choice. (giggling)

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INSIGHTS:

“Drop your maps and listen to your lostness like a sacred calling into presence. Here where the old ways are crumbling and you may be tempted to burn down your own house.
Here where there is nothing left to lose, sing out of necessity that your ragged heart be heard. Send out your holy signal and listen for the echo back”
Toko-Pa.

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THE COLLECTIVE:
A cycle has ended
You were asleep
Now awaken. You stand on the shore of new beginnings
This is a time of preparation
Bobbie K

Yesterday I began to hear loud drumming. It was about 3.pm….
I remembered that there had been a call to prayers at the Abbey, for Standing Rock.
The drumming gripped my heart, it was booming through the Town – powerful, with strong purpose and intent.

I felt it. I began to sob gently.
I felt it so strongly! It overwhelmed me. My whole body shook. It wrenched at my heart…I have never heard anything quite like it!!!

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I suddenly realised how much I had been holding for the people of Standing Rock and their plight. I stood listening from my courtyard, softly weeping, I felt the vibration of these powerful drums beating out a meaningful prayer for peace…

Wow, something has shifted!

I lit a candle, placed an offering on my Altar for them, flowers and feathers…and as I sat…I thought about the waterways of the world, their sacredness and the importance of all clean living waters…

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These are New Times! The power of Love will eventually overlap and overlay the old…bringing forth a higher understanding and the highest level of Light. I trust, I wait, I pray, I see, I know, I understand.

AFFIRMATION:
”I am divinely guided, protected and loved always…”
“I am the transformation I wish to be in my world…”


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Let Me Rest….

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“Let me be still amid the beauty of earth.

Let me be a silent admirer of all that is sacred.

Let me be reverent in the presence of another.

Let me restore my inner eye.

Let me put to rest the wildness of endless activity.

Let me end my seeking the glitter of streets that go nowhere. “

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TODAY: A gentle haze has hung over the Town since early morning….Its quiet. There is hardly a sound out there. Its a real slumber Sunday, a mellow mood of surrender to a much needed weekend rest.

IN ONE WORD: Softly

MY COLOUR SELECTION: Deep Golden hues (Essence 40 – Golden Dolphin)

HOW I FEEL: With the cooler weather, I seem to be getting a reoccurring feeling coming up through the Earth (Gaia) during certain weather. It affects my body strongly. Noise and sound too, seem intensified, light feels too bright and to be in a crowd can feel overwhelming…much sleep is needed.

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I watch the birds eating from the feeder happily as the colder days arrive…I feel winter days approaching with dark mornings and early evenings…I see all of nature preparing for sleep…I look out at this with love, awe and appreciation and pray that we will all begin to notice more intensely, the beauty and wonder of our precious planet…

PHYSICALLY: Health and happiness are paramount! Watch your own health habits and allow happiness into your life every moment!

INSIGHTS:

“Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going.
Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.”

Stephen Covey

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I feel that gratitude is most appropriate for these coming months and taking it through with us, into next year. We have in many ways all been lucky, perhaps, without taking the time to realise this. I know that many of us have been hurled around this year, but we have come out of it quite well. We are alive, safe, fed, housed, wiser, more humble and slowly accepting the changes in our world.

‘We grow ever impatient and yet we hug the old.

Our fears grow yet we do manage to connect with the stars and beyond.’

Ashtara

THE COLLECTIVE:

“We depend on chocolate and credit cards for happiness.”
Palden

We have been inching towards the doorway to the next world for so long that some of us would prefer to give up. Yet, in the past few months, it has become obvious to me, that we are walking through that ‘mysterious door’, and beginning to cross a bridge into an unknown world. We are having to re-think what we thought to be ‘true’, and now on a daily basis, we have to learn new ways to accept our experience in this rapidly changing world. Every level of reality needs to be considered, each belief system respected, all humans, animals and all living things on Earth, drawn into this mighty endeavour…

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Quietude


There are times in life 
when it’s wise to live quietly.


Being in silence and stillness creates 
calmness and clarity.

A few suggestions:
WALK IN A GREEN FIELD AND BREATH: 
Breath nature deep into your belly! Lie down, stare up at the sky…

FLOWERS FOR NO REASON: 
Don’t wait for a special occasion! Make this a weekly happening! Fill your home with the beauty of fresh flowers…just because.

DRINK GOOD RED WINE: 
Only the best for you! Begin to enjoy good quality…in everything. Learn about what you are drinking & appreciate it.

BUY QUALITY CHOCOLATE
: Need some sweetness? Hide them for those special ‘spoil myself’ moods…

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AFFIRMATION:

“I am divinely guided protected and loved, always…”

Golden Dolphin (shaken and clear) – http://www.colourmatrixessences.com

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Highs and Lows….

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Happy Full Moon!
This is a deep one, resting in the sign of Pisces for its transit.
The keyword is Flow…if it doesn’t flow then let it GO!
Tim Whild

TODAY: This morning felt dreamy. My heart fluttering (which I do have to pay attention to)…heady, ungrounded, more so this morning, than yesterday. My eyes slightly blurred.

IN ONE WORD: Flow

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Shades of Blue…

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HOW I FEEL:
I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude.”

Albert Einstein [The World As I See It, 1930]

It has been a very strange 2 weeks. Ever changing, and at times quite surreal. I am beginning to accept that I can’t change the world. At times what is unfolding before me, is too complex to understand, or needs more time for it all to unravel.

The stories, events, false flags, untruths and changes happening in the world, are at times a challenge to accept.
I know that life as I once knew it, will never be the same again…

There are times when I long for the ‘old and familiar’, but most days I am amazed and astounded by all that is unfolding and accept that this is exactly where I am meant to be…for now.

Most days, I have a strong understanding of this undulating path I tread…all part of my own awareness, perhaps, with too many things/thoughts going on – trying to constantly retain balance and humility in the midst of it that is happening around me…

I find myself taking in deep cleansing breaths…sitting quietly and giving myself time…to recapture the feeling of being in the Divine Flow…

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Many of you know that at times I get ‘messages’ Here is one I got this week:

“On certain days it will seem to be more challenging for your ‘old’ mind and body. We suggest that on those occasions you rest, allowing mental rest. Find a peaceful method or place where you can take time alone to recalibrate certain thoughts, or old mental patterns.”

And so I have heeded this and have had a few afternoon sleeps, as well as quick power naps.

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PHYSICALLY: Sleep is obviously the way for us to nourish our bodies and minds…

Yesterday I felt as if I was sleepwalking all day…so tired…zzzz…..
Sleep to nourish and heal yourself! That will assists at work and play…

I am eating in a neutral and nourishing way. I eat a bigger quantity of green vegetables, fruit, nuts, coconut oil & water, and Kefir. I drink more water and less coffee.
I suggest we all sleep wherever and when ever possible. Walk in nature daily…

INSIGHTS:
This is a powerful clearing Eclipse, most especially impacting the emotional and physical body.

The best advice I can offer today is to just ride the wave…And, to Breathe.
Nicole Christi

Are we all ‘spiritually lazy’ do we keep ourselves too busy to be ‘still’ and get to know who we are ‘becoming…’ I have been pondering over this. Its easy to divert our thoughts, without getting a real sense of where we are, who we are and how we are…

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THE COLLECTIVE: ‘
This takes time, love of self, effort and commitment on an ongoing basis; it simply does not happen on its own.’ Adama.

If you are feeling alone, cast adrift or in a void, remind yourself that you are not fading, falling or failing but energetically detaching from the ending of multiple planetary cycles…

And I sense and see all too clearly how, as many try to remain in the past, they become fragmented, exhausted, weak and unable to enjoy this time of unbelievable change!

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“You don’t need to believe your own thoughts; just experience your natural ups and downs minus all the accompanying stories and drama. Be less frightened by your lows and less hypnotised by your highs.”
‘Hare in the Moon Astrology’

AFFIRMATION: “I am doing the very best I can…”

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