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The Winds of Change Continue…

TODAY:

“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 feels like something that must have been a past life”

Its a cool hazy day, my narrow view of the Abbey Orchard is peeping through the tall trees, the abundance of blossoms in the early morning haze, seem to be twinkling. The Starlings, Blue-Tits and House Sparrows are fetching food eagerly from the feeders for their young. Two juvenile Squirrels are darting back and forth over my wall to fetch peanuts. Life is good.

ONE WORD: Gratitude

COLOUR TODAY: Rose Pink

HOW I FEEL:

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

Most of my Blog followers are not aware that I am in the process of writing a book. My first. This has taken much of my attention and focus over the past few months. To be honest, although encouraged for a very long time, especially by my dear friend Michael in Oregon, I did not believe I had it in me to write and complete a book. To date I am beyond the half way mark, much to my surprise. I have enjoyed the process as the story has poured forth with ease…And its not related to any of the several Therapies I taught over many years, but more of an autobiography, highlighting the many intriguing characters who passed through my life from childhood.

PHYSICALLY:

‘I am strong because I know my weaknesses.

I’m alive because I’m a fighter.

I am wise because I’ve been foolish.

I laugh because I’ve known sadness…’

I have been in ill health on and off for about two to three months and it has taken much of my vitality. There have been days when it has seemed never ending and too great a challenge to endure, but in the past two days, though not out of the woods yet, I sense in my body a strengthening and some real improvement.

INSIGHTS:

‎”Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.” Deepak Chopra

We live in uncertain and ever changing times, that is evident. We don’t wish to judge or over react, but there is fear, lack of clarity and too many changes to what was familiar in our community or culture and that is challenging for many to reconcile or accept. Our minds, bodies and daily lives are or will be affected.
‘The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.’
Joan Didion

THE COLLECTIVE:

‎’It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.’
Henry David Thoreau

Focus on what you love to do, where you love to be and live that way. Encourage those around you to move more strongly towards what is meaningful and satisfying. Close your mind to the daily overload and overwhelm of false news, bad news and political agendas.

Uplift yourself to new heights and focus on a clear vision of how you wish your life to be, and go in that direction. Let go of what disturbs, upsets or bothers you…Read books that inspire and uplift, play music that touches your heart and soul, eat carefully, sleep earlier, rest often play more and smile. Keep you energy clear, your heart open and your mind uncluttered. That is what I have decided, is the best way forward for myself.

“There are those days when it’s hard to put one foot in front of the other,

but those are the days when champions are created.”

AFFIRMATION: “I happy, health, wealthy and wise…”

Give thanks to those who have secured their Awakening; their example will light your way now too.
Remember always, you are here to grow…
You are here to learn.
Keep asking questions.
Live your life with Wonder.
Love one another.
And forever and ever,
Shine on.

Except from: Bill Attride – Astrologer – (in his article today)


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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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Movement…

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“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story?

Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”
Alex Morritt

TODAY:

As I write this Blog, I pause to gaze out of the frosty window – I can almost feel the icy air on my cheeks, a thin layer of pure white ice covers everything outside…Its a very cold day, a day to snuggle up and keep warm…

To me it brings a stillness, a silent calm to all that has taken place over the past weeks and months. Perhaps a time to sit quietly and reflect, or simply to rest a while…before the new year begins in earnest…

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ONE WORD: Surrender

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Fiery Orange

HOW I FEEL:
I realised I am not here to change myself, fix myself, improve myself or transform myself.
I am simply here to meet myself, accept myself, love myself and be myself.
Nithya Shanti

Some years just float by with little change, but last year changed me on very deep levels…I underwent several challenging periods of ‘initiation.’
Most were unexpected, some anticipated. At times I was enticed to work with past issues, which propelled me out of my comfort zone…
I understand that change is necessary and all change is a form of initiation.

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But, we as mere mortals, need to be true to ourselves whilst we surrender to whatever life brings – holding ourselves accountable for our own lives! I know that I (we?) need to settle down, and accept all that is coming and bless this time I have here on Earth.

Are we not key players in a game that we chose to explore and live through? Well, I intend to take one gentle step at a time into this year, no rush, and to experience each unique and monumental event!

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

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INSIGHTS:

‘Suffering arises when we cling to that which is changing’.

Perhaps now, more than ever before, it makes perfect sense for us to marry the ideas of modern science, the wisdom of ancient spirituality and the regular practice of prayer and meditation to balance our own lives, as we embrace the power this has to change our world!

In the past few months, it has become obvious that we are walking through that ‘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 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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‘Movement is the process of the Universe.
So move.
Do something.
Anything.
But do not stand still.
Do not remain ‘on the horns of a dilemma.’
Do not fence sit.

Put your foot down on one side or the other, swing the opposite leg over and start walking.
You’ll know before you take ten steps if you’re going in the right direction.’


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THE COLLECTIVE:

‘We have the opportunity to completely reinvent our lives, or to stay stuck in our stagnant old habits and patterns. We can take clear, decisive action to fulfil our Dreams, or we can resign ourselves to the thought that our Dreams are too impractical or too far away to achieve. Anything is possible. Even the impossible is possible!’

Solara

As we refocus and begin 2017, breath a clear breath, and look into your hearts to see how we are feeling.
Understand more clearly – who you are – and make sure that you continue to focus on all that is Light …
Move steadily forward, even if at times, it feels as if you are not moving at all.

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2017 = 10 = 1 = The number ‘1’ represents the beginning of a new cycle, new beginnings, embarking on a new journey of learning and growth.
In a universal ‘1’ vibrational month, the beginning of a new universal cycle of 9, it is a time to plant the seeds for the forthcoming cycle.

The foundations you set now in the present, set the foundations for the next cycle.
What are you passionate about?
What are your goals and inner-visions ?

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“Red onion skins and New Year’s Eve have much in common –

they both peel away to reveal new vibrancy.”
Alex Morritt

AFFIRMATION: “ I am perfect just the way I AM”

The final edition of my 10 page Newsletter, SATORI – is available at http://www.alorahsnewsletter.com


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Inner Journey continues…

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TODAY:

I woke with a sense of real happiness in spite of the silent, broody, dark and rainy morning. 12:12 – I murmured out loud. I heard myself singing, welcoming the opening of this Portal…
I am so thankful that I share this planet with you! Like minds make us feel less lonely.

IN ONE WORD: Intent

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Ice-Blue

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HOW I FEEL:

‘We need time to replenish – to trust that the inner journey has removed the masks and will eventually reveal a face that is more our own.’
Kristen

I have stopped sharing my own insights as frequently as I once did. I have spent the time woking more deeply with myself, going even deeper to clear the core of certain issues or old pattern, mostly ancestral. I step forward one foot in front of the other, becoming distinctly aware that I am leaving another ‘me’ behind…
Bidding a fond farewell to what I remember as ‘the past’ because it is the end of that segment of my life.

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PHYSICALLY:

Changeable. Often sleepy, lethargic, aching, cold, hot – Often I have sudden bursts of bright, motivated energy with intentness to explore all that is before me and within me…

INSIGHTS:

“Like going to bed in Alaska and waking up in Hawaii, human senses are upside down as they readjust akin to a google app gone askew.“

Gillian MacBeth-Louthan

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There is no quick fix or fast track through these massive changes in our day to day life, to our world, our planet, our plans our hopes and dreams…as we surge forth towards individual levels of enlightenment or ‘ascension.’ Yet, I sense that many of us may need to take more responsibility for ourselves as ‘spiritual adults.’  And we need to guide the young in the direction of the light and a loving planet, which means becoming more aware of their needs and really listening more closely….

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“Many happenings around the world will surprise and confuse your people.” 

It is vital for all of us to stay focused on the Light, even in the face of what often appears to be outer-world chaos. Much has happened since 12:12:12, and at lightening speed too. Yet for some, it may seem as if life has remained much the same. Yet, there is also doubt and disenchantment, even disbelief of any real changes showing up, or an real love of the heart manifesting…

“Everyday minuscule events can sidetrack the most disciplined person…“

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AFFIRMATION: “I Am the way, the truth and the Light…”


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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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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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Leaping Towards the Light…

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TODAY: Wet, soft, rainy, overcast, birthing, quiet…

ONE WORD: Transition

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Deep Pink

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HOW I FEEL:

“Because beneath the small daily trials are harder paradoxes, things the mind cannot reconcile but the heart must hold if we are to live fully: profound tiredness and radical hope; shattered beliefs and relentless faith; the seemingly contradictory longings for personal freedom and a deep commitment to others, for solitude and intimacy, for the ability to simply be with the world and the need to change what we know is not right about how we are living.”

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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After a couple of weeks of less than vibrant health and low energy, added to that, erratic sleep patterns. There have been days when I feel so deeply tired, as if I am holding up all the walls…and other day when I feel ever hopeful and inspired, ready for what ever come next.

I have surfaced today, after a much better sleep last night, feeling energised and alive! Feeling as if I have come through a massive Initiation and/or physical re-alignment – is it complete? I know I need to listen to my heart and be gentle with myself…

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PHYSICALLY:

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

Aisha North

Lets not go there today…(chuckling)

INSIGHTS:

“Sometimes ‘who am I,’ is not as important as leaping. We know what is the next leap we need to take. Leaping toward the Light, and right divinely lifted flight.”

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There have been days when I feel as if I am dragging myself around, but at the same time, I am very aware that something spectacular and significant is happening to our world!

Some things that are familiar and comfortable, even pleasant, are falling away and will be no more. On a global level there are elements that I do not feel happy about, but I am doing my best to look at the big picture and a future which I know, is not visible yet…

‘When we love and care for ourselves with all of our flaws and fractures, doing the same for others becomes a natural way of living.’

Ashtara

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THE COLLECTIVE:

“This is the reality we live: aspiring to be at our best, longing for and sometimes finding meaning and connection within ourselves and with that which is larger than ourselves, we are undone by messy bathrooms, traffic jams and burnt toast.”

Oriah Mountain Dreamer 

A ‘rocky ride’ ahead for the rest of this year and into 2017. That is what I sense and feel. More changes are coming, not all will feel right or comfortable…

I understand that to compensate for what we are living through right now, we need constant nourishment, healing, quiet time, and allowing self-acceptance and self-love to flourish.

I strive to keep returning to a place of balance – (to the best of my ability). I am keeping my mind and heart open and receptive to everything around me and in me…and watching…waiting…treading water…

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AFFIRMATION:

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

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