June 2016 The Winter Solstice before last, we stood on a hill beside Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, where the Michael and Mary leylines weave their dance. and vowed to protect the Sovereignty of this land. Almost a year and a half has passed since then. The Wheel has turned fully once, and half turned again. […]
“Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.”
All of life beckons you into sacred relationship – the trees, the grasses, the animals, the souls of all whom you meet. All of life reaches to you for the response of your heart, for the response of your inner knowing, for the response of your deepest truth.
Sacred life, the life of the Earth and of all that exists within the vast universe, calls to you to recognize it, to honor it, to celebrate it, to join it. Only the history of three-dimensional reality has created narrowed vision. It has created a view of the world as solid. It has created the perception of aloneness.
None of this is true, beloved. None of it corresponds to your heart’s deepest knowing. Your heart knows that it is part of something vast and mysterious, something that fosters life and is life. Your heart knows that the world is much more than it appears to the physical senses. It feels the miracle of birth everywhere – of children, of flowers, of animals, of stars. It recognizes the creative power behind all of these births and knows that life is ongoing – it comes from somewhere and goes somewhere. It is flow.
The rational mind has been empowered to define reality according to the physical senses and organs within the brain. However, the rational mind is not the source of deepest knowing. Your inner being, to which you are always connected, is the source of deepest knowing. You are always there. It is always with you, however covered over it may be.
Celebration of life cannot come from the rational mind. Celebration of life can only come from the Mystery. It can only come from the perception of the power of life that moves in miraculous ways to create newness where none existed before. Celebration bears witness to the miraculous. It bears witness to the miraculous life of the Earth and of the heavens. It bears witness to the joy that arises from your very own heart when your own child is born. Celebration of life comes from the Mystery and remains in the Mystery, attuned to the Source of life that is the Source of the Mystery, whether recognized or not.
All of life beckons to you to respond to it, to engage with it, to be in relationship with it. All of life reaches to you, calls to you, asks you to be present. Fear closes down the ability to hear this call. Self-protection inhibits the reaching out to others. And yet the ‘others’ are continually reaching out to you. They are angels, and guides, and helpers on all levels of spiritual reality. They are devas, and spirits of the streams, and spirits of the trees, and of the Earth. God reaches to you as well, directly, intimately, within the stirrings of your very own heart.
Blessing may be felt by those who walk in the stream of holy life, who recognize the life that is everywhere. Blessing may be felt by those who open their hearts and ask to feel the oneness of all – who ask for an end to separation and to be part of the All.
It is a matter of reaching out your hand, beloved one. Touch the trees with your hand. Touch the leaves with your fingers. Touch the air with your breath. Touch the sky with your awe and wonder.
You are already there. You are already home. You are already part of All-That-Is.
by Julie Redstone
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses.
The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
Maud Hart Lovelace
Awake to the sacred in creation,
we can give this light back to life
in whatever places and circumstances we are living and working.”
I woke after a good deep sleep (finally!) to the sound of noisy fledglings outside my window, being fed at the feeders by their mothers. I peeped out the window at the day, to see a glorious bright sunny day! A squirrel sat happily on the wall, and many fledglings hopping around my courtyard…Yet on another level here in Glastonbury – I am aware that there are major energetic shifts taking place…
ONE WORD: Unlimited
COLOUR OF THE DAY: Deep Red
HOW I FEEL: Healing, balancing, remembering… Having gone through several nights of little sleep prior to the Full Moon on the 2nd, then the creation of a new Essence, ‘Yeshua’ – Jesus/Isho’a – which came forth at 5am on the 3rd. It has been powerful, deeply heart felt, cathartic experience, still in progress.
To me, it feels as if we really and truly are preparing for a new chapter! I feel aligned, aware and ready. Yet at the same time, it feels like a time of waiting, to let the world catch its breath as we settle into where we are at this moment in time.
PHYSICALLY: Beginning to settle yet so much going on…rested, excited, expectant, shaky.
The Earth is calling to be recognised again as a Sacred Being.
What is happening in our world? Look around you…what do you think, feel, know or understand? Are we being prepared for an initiation into new ways of thinking and living that will be revealed to us in perfect time?
The rite of passage we face is our opportunity for the deepest level of growth which will have an enlightening and transformative effect upon our ‘new’ lives. We are being tested in ways we never expected. We are making sacrifices so that we can continue to move forward.
THE COLLECTIVE: Is this the real time of awakening? Is this the time to stand and be counted, no longer able to hide or claim ignorance when answering for the lives we have created? Is this the very time to take full responsibility for all that we are, acknowledging our own power to create the lives we are destined to live?
I feel that now IS the time to build a life based on the wisdom that we have gained through all the stages of our own journey… Lets do it!
AFFIRMATION: ” I AM perfect, whole and complete…” “Let light and love return to Earth…”
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,
Rite of Passage – “This bottle s about love and wonder! Prepare for change, but most of all prepare for an new influx of Light.
A powerful gift of Grace awaits you!”
Winter is an etching,
spring a water colour,
summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.
TODAY: ‘In the awakening dawn, the breezes flow through ancient shards of right and wrong to speak to your heart’
A warm and delicious day. Is Summer back?
IN ONE WORD: Acceptance
“echinacea, dandelion, tansy, lungwort and other herbs grow in profusion along the pathways
and I am amazed that the herbs can be gathered so abundantly and freely,
not like at home, where I have to search for herbs that are so common here”
COLOUR OF THE DAY: Rainbows of colour…
HOW I FEEL: “Some sacred places can help you on your journey of self-discovery, Glastonbury is that place…” Ashtara
Placing my feet on the sacred earth of Glastonbury, off I went for glorious stroll in the sunshine to melt away the cobwebs of my 10-day ‘health ordeal…’ Perhaps a little over zealous, yes, for I am weak and shaky…Yet, I felt blessed – free and safe in this magical place, which allows time for reflection, understanding and healing.
PHYSICALLY: One day at a time…
INSIGHTS: ‘The spirits and places…memory of Avalon…whispered during quiet moments, on dark nights and when the Glastonbury women of today are singing and ‘being’ together.’
Its as if there is a deeper knowing of the power that this year brings. This time it is about definite change and not all of those changes, shifts and realisations are going to be pleasant to see, feel, watch, or to experience. For that reason we need to take as much quiet time and alone time as possible. We need to embrace alone time rather than fear it, we need to allow those ’empty’ times to be restful, calm, nourishing and spiritual. Listen to your heart and you will realise the Truth of this opportunity!
“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 to me,
feels like something that must have been a past life”
THE COLLECTIVE: ‘Now is the perfect time to go for your dream! Commit yourself to it. Pursue it with passion! Grab hold of it with all your heart and do not let go!’
The world is at war, different countries, differing groups, individuals, youngsters, teens, entire families and some are at war with themselves! What we must begin to understand is that ALL this is a combination of ‘the old’ ways of ‘being’ dropping away.
And what we are observing is those who are really hanging on tight, with what feels like is theirs alone to have and hold or, it is because they feel safer with the old and familiar. Life is like a tug of war with the Old and New World…
Blessed are you
who comes like a whisper
in my breath
and spreads images of
majesty before me.
Kayce Stevens Hughlett
“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny.
Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect,
oblique side of yourself.
If you do, it will take you where you need to go,
but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”
John O’Donohue, Anam Cara
TODAY: Quiet, anticipation, hazy view, clouds, mild…waiting?
ONE WORD: Understanding
COLOUR OF THE DAY: Crisp Lemon-yellow
HOW I FEEL: This says it all for me today – “There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of
consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
PHYSICALLY: Placing my feet on the sacred earth of Glastonbury, after a very long winter…off I went for a glorious long walk in the sunshine yesterday…Perhaps a little over zealous – for today I am aching and sore….
INSIGHTS: I have been in what feels like a void – trying to get out. Yes, it has been a time for waiting, watching, yet at the same time, constantly and diligently preparing myself on every level, even the little things on the surface, which includes the facade we all create to show the world.
I will judge nothing but keep my enquiring mind. And I am practising more compassion and understanding. Let us each become the watcher, the listener, a Beacon of Truth and Light…lets show others how.
THE COLLECTIVE: At times, answers will come to your questions, and at other times confusion will dawn. Clarity and the confusion are both emissaries of the beloved, sent into this dimension to re-order the fabric of this reality, and to reveal your primordial wholeness. These and all forms co-arise in the vastness that you are, uniquely arranged to show you something important about the wild nature of love.
Please give yourself the gift of rest from the weariness of the conceptual world, and from your spiritual and self-improvement projects. Love yourself enough to set aside your questions, even for a moment, and reconnect with your sacred body and breath, with the natural world, and with the aliveness within you. Nothing is missing and nothing has gone wrong.
In this way you can provide a blessed holding space for your questions to unfold their secret meanings inside your heart, or to vanish forever into the womb of the beloved, recycled as light-particles of wisdom and kindness, seeding this weary world with your unique essence.
‘Glory Glory Glory….
Praise be to God
The Golden sings
The Veil is gone
The Truth is known
The Soil uncovers
The Hilltops open
The Waters part
The Angels sing
The Magic begins
All that glitters is not Gold.’