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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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Love Is In The Air…

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No one knows what makes the soul
 wake up so happy!


Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God.


~Rumi

TODAY: I woke early hearing strong winds outside…Its dark, and the whistling wind sounds eery…Its crisp, frosty, cold, unsettled.

IN ONE WORD: LOVE – ‘We are like these mirrors, dear family, and we are here to send this “heavenly light” in all directions, touching hearts and souls all over this planet.’ Aisha

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COLOUR OF THE DAY: Rose Pink (Love is in the air…)

HOW I FEEL: The words below sum up quite well, what has been in my mind and heart this week:
“The “sacred” is not something primarily religious or even spiritual. It is not a quality we need to learn or to develop. It belongs to the primary nature of all that is.
When our ancestors knew that everything they could see was sacred, this was not something taught but instinctively known. It was as natural as sunlight, as necessary as breathing.
It is a fundamental recognition of the wonder, beauty and divine nature of the world.
And from this sense of the sacred, real meaning is born, the meaning that makes our hearts sing with the deepest purpose of being alive.”
~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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PHYSICALLY: Much stronger in every way, even though mid-week, I felt  ‘under the weather.’ I will be having a CT Scan of my heart this coming Wednesday. Once that is over, decisions will be made about heart surgery. (giggling to myself, because I have already decided its a “no”) Many friends have found this week a challenge physically…

INSIGHTS: “We are living life now many levels many layers and on a cellular level trying to balance or restructure ourselves and bring ‘us’ back together…”

In one chapter of a Teilhard de Chardin book; he talks about evolution as being the ultimate grand plan, with each wave or generation of humans, lifting up the vibration and taking the earth and its evolutionary process (to create a finer/higher/more spiritual/evolved species) to its ‘next’ level…

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There is no ‘new earth’ going to happen now or next week or year…its a well planned process, over hundreds of years! That is how I am beginning to view it…

But, a ‘quickening’ has taken place and we have begun to move forward very swiftly….I am seeing life this way, more and more, or ‘awakening’ to these ideas…

THE COLLECTIVE: “Lets get over that mountain in front of us that keeps us from fully embodying the creator we truly are… Its time to drop the veils completely!”

Are we awake, yet frozen in one place? Are we unable to see that we have closed our lives off, rather than opening up wider? Are we moving forward, growing and experiencing life fully? Or are we stuck, putting anything that needs to be dropped, accepted, processed or dealt with, at the back of our minds each time we are led to face things, and make changes…I woke with these thoughts today.

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Many past clients, and friends tell me, or show me – feelings of dread and fear, by the very idea of real change or anything new or different…For that reason, its important to slowly learn to trust yourself and to trust the flow of life, no matter what it sends your way…Know that all is well in your world…

Bring yourself back to yourself in a way that allows for that connection, that depth of feeling, that calm and reverent softness, that fills the gap without action.

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AFFIRMATION: “I let go of the control of my mental mind. I connect to the love and wisdom of my heart.”

Colour Matrix Essence shown – “Spiritual Heart – I AM Love…”


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Dancing on the Edge of Time…

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“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time

like dew on the tip of a leaf.”

Rabindranath Tagore

TODAY: Wet, windy, a chilly day, expectant, birthing, softer…

IN ONE WORD: Reverent

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Magenta

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HOW I FEEL: Gentle, open, loving, aware of a huge ‘next’ coming towards us. Candles lit, prayer, invocations, acceptance…rest.

PHYSICALLY: Tired, broken sleep, aware of new feelings and energies. feeling introspective yet mellow. Legs restless and tingling at night. Heady, even more sensitive to aromas, scents, smells. Sinus.

INSIGHTS:

“Go forth and let your Light shine brightly.

Great moments are arising from this.”

Ashtara

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I feel a soft gracious stirring here…an awakening? Almost like an unconscious gentle surrender. There is a deep inner knowing within of who we are, how we are and where we are on our individual journeys… Lets allow reverence, forgiveness, more compassion and true understanding…Finally getting that; all ‘the trivia’ is but that – as we graciously see and accept that there has to be a better way.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

And though we seem to be sleeping,

there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream,

and that will eventually startle us back

to the Truth of who we are.

Rumi

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Dreaming, treading water, eyes wide shut, hearts fluttering, senses restricted, emotions bursting…
‘So do not let a weary body and a perhaps somewhat befuddled mind, hold you back more than necessary.’ Aisha North

Much distracts us in our world. Information, computers, television, music and noise…are we too easily distracted?
When you are in your head you close the door to your higher wisdom and soul connection. Instead bring back soft music, gentle movement, and deep focus to find yourself in your real world…

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

*Essence shown: Heart of Fire – Going deeper into the feeling part of your Being. Allowing love to support you, to carry you, to shift you…Feel the subtle support as this Essence enfolds you in Love, glorious, enduring love…

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WESAK and BUDDHA MOON (3rd May, 2015)

 

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In this vast hierarchy of Light and Love,
Among all the countless beings who have come this way before,
Today we celebrate and honor one of our “own”.
For today is the Day of the Buddha, the Self-Awakened One.
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Why is the Buddha special?
Why?…
Because he was the first.
He is the first of our kind to complete the task,
He is the Self-Awakened, a freed monad…a Jivanmukta.
He is the one who came before.

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He stands now, at the portal of self-transcendence,
And will wait for each of you to make your way.
For this is the Great Sacrifice, this is true love.
He waits for you to be fully human,
He waits for you,
To be the Self-Awakened too.

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Today is the Full Moon in the time of Taurus, it is the Full Moon of Scorpio. All around the world there will be celebrations and ceremonies, for this is the festival known as WESAK, this is the Full Moon of the Buddha.

From Bill Attride
Today, tonight you should consider this Divine journey of Life-Consciousness-Spirit, and join with many, many souls and recite, as will many fellow seekers and aspirants, masters and chelas, what is known as the Great Invocation:

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THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

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Earth’s Request to Us…

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The higher we soar

the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.

Friedrich Nietzsche

TODAY: Undercurrents, changeable, strong gusts of wind, soft rain, dense, unhurried…broody.

IN ONE WORD: Courage!

COLOUR MY DAY: Orange

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FEELING:

I don’t know where I am.


At times I plunge
 to the bottom of the sea,


at times, rise up 
like the Sun. 


At times, the Universe is pregnant by me,


at times I give birth to it.


Rumi

I woke feeling heavy headed and removed from the day…outside it was wet, dark, slow yet I sensed complex energies at play here…I moved into my day feeling unsettled, detached, heady, was I realigning? Many thoughts and feelings…but trusting…and wondering…

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INSIGHTS:

‘Darkness flee, blessed be.
Keep light always within me.’

The rebalancing of our lives and of our planet is not something that can be done by massive planning. But through actions like creating a sacred space in your home, or finding a special place to go ‘out there’, it will happen of its own accord. All that is required of us, is to tune in and listen to Earth’s requests of each of us, and to act accordingly. It sounds like such a simple thing, but it requires clarity, compassion, and collaboration from all those who can already hear her voice…..

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“Life gives us precious gifts in tattered boxes,

but we toss them aside…

missing the gems inside.”

Michael Harrington

Do not doubt, do not judge, drop all the unnecessary stresses. And know that there is no need to rush this life…Allow Time, as you are beginning to know it, to flow faster than before as you balance this with a steadier pace. All is understood, you are travelling forward faster than you are able to see or realise…Be in peace with your process.

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AFFIRMATION: “I AM Truth…”

* As of my last Blog, 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

*Essence shown: Archangel SANDALPHON – Guardian of the Earth. This essence will connect you with you angelic brethren, empower you as a woman on earth at this time, create the Key to your abundance, through your abundant nature and allowing you to release old trauma and hurt from past loves. Visit: http://www.colourmatrixessences.com


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This is The Way…

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Anyone can grow horizontally as they acquire more and more material things.

But it takes courage to grow vertically, deeper and deeper into yourself.

This kind of growth is far more rare.

And it’s the only growth that really counts.

Whitney Anthony

TODAY: A dull, blustery cool day – yet a air of excitement was out there, almost celebratory. Had I missed something? Was it Halloween shopping everyone was doing? Food and drink piled high on shopping trolleys…As I strolled home, my arms filled with large deep red flowers, I felt the wind whistling by, and on my cheeks, soft drops of fine rain. I felt as if I was walking on air…

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IN ONE WORD: JOY emerging!

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Multi-Coloured. “To be conscious is to be alive. Emotions are the colors of consciousness, that allow rebirth or perspectives on different planes.” Liara Covert

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HOW I FEEL: I have been guided to remind you that love, joy and fun are what we are here to do! In the midst of what feels like madness and chaos, I understand that change is here to stay. As I begin to embrace a new way of thinking, feeling and living, I see glimpses of a life filled with gentle laughter, soft love, inner balance and heavenly peace.

PHYSICALLY: As well as can be expected during Octobers two eclipses, Mercury in retrograde, solar flares, Autumns arrival and increased sensitivity to it all…

INSIGHTS: We are all beginning again, moving to new places, new relationships, leaving the old behind…Its done! We are ready for whatever it is we are designed for…it was all arranged a long time ago…

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THE COLLECTIVE: ‘So often energy is used for doing and nothing is left for knowing and being. When people get exhausted or ill, they channel all energy into doing and leave no energy for knowing. When you get bored doing nothing, you forget how to be nothing. This is where ‘being’ and peace arises.’ Liara Covert

We all know by now that this is a time of great change. We must all, as One, stand up and accept that we collectively have come to Earth to make the changes that Mother Earth needs. The entire Universe must work as One and move up/shift into a new world. Ashtara

AFFIRMATION: “I am dearly loved…”

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My one little Altar

Drum sound rises on the air,
its throb, my heart…
A voice inside the beat says,
“I know you’re tired,
but come. This is the way.”
~ Rumi ~


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Walk As a Prayer…

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Let us make the pact of journey…

To be who we are regardless of circumstance.
To care regardless of cost.
To give even when we have nothing left.
To love in the face of storms.
To listen even when we dont have time.
To forgive, and live again.
To live in the face of death.
To talk about things that matter.
To stand against all odds.

To touch, for love demands.

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And to walk as prayer,
For our lives are sacred.
To thank each other,

For we have nothing more, or less.
To kiss, to hold hands,
To shout, and to whisper.
To name distance as nearness,
To be true to our hearts.

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