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Walk This Earth…

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“And so she comes to dream herself the tree,
The wind possessing her, weaving her young veins,
Holding her to the sky and its quick blue,
Drowning the fever of her hands in sunlight.
She has no memory, nor fear, nor hope
Beyond the grass and shadows at her feet.”

TODAY: I woke to a silent morning that felt strangely silent and slow. As I looked out my window towards the Tor, I had a sense that the earth herself was breathing deeply…there is still an air of quiet, the sky shrouded by dense low cloud.

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IN ONE WORD: Miracles

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Natures Green…

HOW I FEEL:

‘You have been on a long Journey from the Stars, friend.

Bow before your tiredness now…do not fight it any longer.’

Waheina Ma

Happy in my heart…after going through several deep layers during introspective moments and inner work last week, I have a new sense of acceptance and surrender. A new sense of ‘Home’

PHYSICALLY: Balanced and rested. My body feels content and in this moment – comforted and comfortable, after 3 weeks of fatigue and restlessness.

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INSIGHTS:

‘People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.

I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on Earth.’

As I’ve said many times, life is a process…It can never be frozen in a certain place…not now! Our energy must continue flowing, moving and expanding.

Some years just float by with little change, but this year changed me on very deep levels…I underwent several initiations.  Most of the changes were unexpected, some anticipated.

Many of us have been challenged to work with past issues that often, propelled us all out of our comfort zone…this is to allow our bodies and souls to be aligned with the force of Life. Change is necessary and all change is an initiation. For all you are and all you are becoming in the world!

Remember the little things in life too, that are special, but all too soon forgotten. Start a gratitude list, and add to it daily! Life is precious, see it with new eyes, feel it,  taste it and smell it!

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THE COLLECTIVE: Have you closed off the feeling part of your Being? Check that out, and begin to allow a slow stream of love to flow back into your life. Allow yourself to release trapped or blocked emotions and know that we are meant to feel! Give love from your heart…and you will receive the love you deserve.

AFFIRMATION: “I am open and receptive to LOVE…”

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“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts,

as for that subtle something,

that quality of air that emanates from old trees,

that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Stirred by the Sacred…

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In the highest moments of human intensity, words become silent…


John O’donohue

TODAY: After a stormy wet start to the weekend, the days vacillated between sun and dark cloud…light and dark…Yet, today, I woke to glorious summer sunshine…a delight!

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IN ONE WORD: Humble

COLOUR OF THE DAY: I can smell wonderful Green herbs from my little Courtyard garden…Thyme, Rosemary, Mint, Basil and more…

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HOW I FEEL: I woke early then enjoyed reading the last 2 chapters of my book – the Biography of Fr. Bebe Griffiths…I found the end deeply moving, which set the tone for my day…reverent, silent, reflective – gently aware of inner changes taking place, appreciating all of life and its lessons. Learning, growing, blossoming. Opening to new ideas, ideals, ways of ‘being’ and realising that all of life’s possibilities are before me…

PHYSICALLY: Settled – moving slowly and gently into my day.

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INSIGHTS: Trust and know that your Soul understands, there is excitement and anticipation deep inside you. Stay safe, balanced and aware. This next phase is going to be the ride of our lives!

THE COLLECTIVE: ‘Move forward we say, with a new ease, an ease that allows surrender towards joy and happiness…Keep your mind positive, work with forgiveness for this will take you further towards a new freedom. Expect days of heartfelt emotions – allowing time for self forgiveness and release.’

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

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To be kissed by the Mystery. . . stirred by the sacred. . .touched by that Presence that is within us & yet larger than ourselves. 

This has always been my desire, the place where all things begin and where I arrive after each journey. 

For this hunger, I am grateful. 

For the grace that responds, I am in awe.

Oriah

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Moments of Awe…

“Gratitude bestows reverence,

allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies…

those transcendental moments of awe

that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

John Milton

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TODAY: Oh what a blustery day! Much rain has fallen in the past few days and weeks…The sun appear, then hides its glory behind too many thick clouds. Cold then warm, storms expected….

ONE WORD: Trust

COLOUR OF THE DAY: As I walked in to the ‘Bottle Room’ this morning, my attention went to every Aqua or Turquoise Essences…

HOW I FEEL: Resting in the knowingness that life is moving forward in an almost invisible and undetectable way…yet at the same time I AM constantly aware of it too…and at times it feels almost too rapid…

INSIGHTS: Whats ‘next’ could be vital, exciting, interesting, and more…if we open ourselves NOW and let it all in! We have to go with our gut, make changes, move, re-arrange, throw out, fix, alter, renew, trust and continue on this extraordinary journey called LIFE…

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THE COLLECTIVE: “You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You’re on your own.

And you know what you know.

And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

Dr. Seuss

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Are we afraid of our ‘highest potential’, of being so much more?
We have been programmed, (especially women), to know our place, to not have huge expectations, to not run ahead of ourselves.
This is confirmed by parents, family, society…Convincing each of us not to be too adventurous, too ‘out there’, or to want it ‘all’…

We are often pushed back by mothers, fathers, siblings, lovers. We may even have been crushed by teachers, our first loves, the church…

But, as mature spiritual adults, we must do what ever it takes, no matter how long it takes, to override these deep seated beliefs and find the strength, the courage, the desire to be ALL that we can be…Some days we can see it! We even feel it, and we live it! Other days we feel weak, battle weary, confused and even afraid…Only to rewaken on a new day, filled with hope and our dreams intact …

AFFIRMATION: “May all Beings be well, and happy and free from fear….”

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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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And Rivers Have Hearts…

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Even stars smile in the solitary night, 


And trees link branches for the journey.


While moonlight prays for those that cannot speak,


Both fields and woods filled with spirits.


Even stones have tongues,


And rivers have hearts…


I know, i’ve walked among them.


Listening with a pilgrim’s ears,


And smiling, 

Awed by living!


Eric

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Deepening Surrender…

” As is the human body,


So is the cosmic body.


As is the human mind,


So is the cosmic mind.


As is the microcosm,


So is the macrocosm.


As is the atom,


So is the universe.”

Upanishads

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Faith in yourself is everything

TODAY: Soft light rain, droplets sitting like little jewels on all my plants…A mellow yet deepening mood to the day…

IN ONE WORD: This morning I was reminded that a deeper level of Surrender is required…

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Palest Lilac…as in the Essence – Crystal Dragon…soft, delicate, beautiful, magical…

HOW I FEEL: A deeply introspective mood, led to prayer. A clear vision in my minds eye of Christ in a white flowing robe – led to tears of love and understanding…Finally acceptance, reverence, lighter and loving. I was reminded ; ‘Suffering arises when we cling to that which is changing’.

PHYSICALLY: My body feels happy, yet constantly adjusting and re-aligning.

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INSIGHTS: ❥ “As you realize you don’t need to be like everyone else, compare yourself to others, nor live the same path as others, you experience a melting into a state of total relaxation. This realization happens at various stages. With this awareness you recognize how free you are to be…your real self…as Soul expressing through the human self upon the Earth.” Cynthia Lund

THE COLLECTIVE: Until such time as you yourself begin to align yourself with a higher lighter version of yourself, you will not see, feel, taste or touch that reality you dream of…once you commit to that, so too will you begin to align with the higher vibration already here on Earth…

AFFIRMATION: “I am open and receptive to this day. I resonate in the beauty of my own inner calm…”

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“Let the beauty we love

be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
― Rumi —

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Believe in Magic…

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“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere.

We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them.

I know you want to question everything,

but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” 


Lauren Kate, Torment

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TODAY: Bright blue sky, glorious sunshine and a peaceful green landscape…

IN ONE WORD: Exuberant and therefore I feel expansive….

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Red-gold

HOW I FEEL:

“Part of doing something is listening.

We are listening.

To the sun.

To the stars.

To the wind.” 


Madeleine L’Engle

Outside my window in my neighbours garden is a huge rose bush, which came into flower this week. This morning about 30 of the blooms have opened. The site is quite magnificent! A profusion of huge blooms in a golden hue, with glints of red in the sun.
I feel an overflowing of Divine Love for all of nature…and I feel dearly loved…

I was reading until 3am and in my solitude the stillness of the early hours, felt filled with a deep reverence and peace…I felt a quiet joy, perhaps another level of surrender? And So It Is.

PHYSICALLY: A sense of wellbeing…

INSIGHTS: Let us all move forward with a new ease, an ease that allows surrender towards joy and happiness…
Hold that vision and move into trust and love… for what can be lost, there is much for us all to gain?

THE COLLECTIVE: This is the time to be proud of who we are, to honour this journey and the many other life journeys that we each have taken… Each Divine Experience of our life has brought us to the place where you find yourself .

AFFIRMATION: “I see the Divine in All things…”

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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


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No Disharmony

Source of Inspiration

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Disharmony surrounds us
but still we sit in a field
of daffodils lifting faces
to the sun.

Disasters, call in the night
death stalking all
yet hummingbirds and butterflies
flit through the garden
seasons change
moon waxes and wanes
life goes on in unrelenting
hills and valleys
or a tide which overflows
only to retreat again.

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