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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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Wakefulness…

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“Our wakefulness is fragile…”

Ashtara

TODAY: Silent, mild, hazy, soft, stabilising.

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IN ONE WORD: Understanding.

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Coral

HOW I FEEL: Aware, watching, listening, outgrowing, moving…

PHYSICALLY: Resting, allowing, restoring, absorbing…

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INSIGHTS: I am becoming aware of how much intel/info out there is generic…stretched, adjusted, condensed, copied, re-written, re-thought…

Digging deep inside my own heart and soul, to get a sense and feel – of what is real and true for me.

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THE COLLECTIVE: “Whats next could be vital, exciting, interesting, and even more if we open ourselves NOW and let it in…” Ashtara

Paused. Uncertain. Hesitant.

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“And remember to treasure those that endure with you, however few and far.”
Toko Pa

AFFIRMATION: “ I AM eternal …”

Colour Matrix Essence – ‘Parting the Waters…’

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We Are the World…

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“This is why it hurts the way it hurts.

You have too many words in your head.

There are too many ways to describe the way you feel.

You will never have the luxury of a dull ache.

You must suffer through the intricacy of feeling too much.”
— I Wrote This for You

TODAY:

By 7am, I had fed all the birds that visit here daily, watered all my plants, and enjoyed the cool morning air. Its Sunday, and there was not a sound in the town…not even a car.

Yes, we have had blisteringly hot weather over the past days…Its years since I was in such heat! Nothing like this ever before in the SW! The humidity has made it almost impossible to sleep. I have been getting up at about 3am, feeling too hot, sitting at an open window until dawn. And then taking short naps through the day…

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ONE WORD: Adjustments

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Crimson

HOW I FEEL:

Politics and ‘happenings’ are fast moving…as we all continue walking on egg shells…wondering what next. We as individuals, can change little on the surface…as we watch and wait…

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The past 2 weeks have been tough for many of us. On all levels!
I can feel and sense just how much is going on – on a myriad of levels and layers. And of course the world events only highlight for us the inner chaos we all still hold…and reflect…

Now, lets hold the fort, stay sane, do our level best to be good citizens, walk tall and exude as much love and higher energy as we can muster…And so it is…

Then this week; as I sat in the serene bliss of the Chalice Well Gardens – with people all around me, who were as appreciative of Nature and that sacred space, it was wonderful to be there again – and to realise that I was part of that world…it felt perfect!

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PHYSICALLY: One day at a time…

INSIGHTS:
“The only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. And the only way to spread one’s influence wide is to learn to go deep.
The world we want for  ourselves and for our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a Spiritual stillness that takes root in our Souls.
Then, and only then, will we create a world that reflects the heart instead of shattering it.” 


Marianne Williamson

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Everyone is either soaring or sinking. To those who are soaring, well done! I understand that you are working through some intense issues right now. If you are one of those who feel as if you are sinking, don’t be afraid.

Step back, stop, wait and listen. What you will find is that you are struggling against the very things that you want to release or let go of. And most likely for reasons that are not even your own truth.

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THE COLLECTIVE:

There is much fear with the economy and how things will work out, but Dear Ones, don’t worry! If you feel worried then let the feeling of worry come and let the feeling of worry go…

For the next few months you will be challenged; to step out of a fear based reality and step into a love based reality – will not be easy.

The secret is to stay present, know that everything is okay in the moment, for there is a collapse coming in the way business is done and ethics are being put in place, so that it becomes a fairer and more honest world…

Kryon

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AFFIRMATIONS: “I AM Love…”

‘The state of our present world mirrors our deprivation – the loss of our relationship to the sacred in Creation. The Earth is calling to be recognized again as a Sacred Being.’
Unknown

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*Honouring The Magdalene – 22nd July – Feast Day of St. Magdalene.


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I AM Listening…

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I have spoken of love,

And perhaps no one has heard.

Now I am silent and listening…

To the bloom of the rose,

To eternity in falling rain.

To the passion of fresh turned Earth.

To the wisdom of the trees.

To the innocence of small children.

To the colors of wrinkled faces.

To the revolution of the ants,

And the grieving of stars.

To the rhythm of rivers and mountains.

To the sacred whisper of bodies.

To the hunger of flesh drawn Angels.

To the symphony of unkept graves.

To the holiness of bruised hands.

To the joy wrapped inside solitude.

To the simple and madly human.

To the sound of paws bound by sleep.

To the falling leaf,

and the crackling of embers.

To freedom defined by the wind.
So weep not for me,

But for those that cannot hear!

Eric


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Memories of Avalon…

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Winter is an etching, spring a water colour,

summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
 Stanley Horowitz

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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 finally here? I wonder…

This Blog was written in 2014, yet as my eyes re-read these words, it resonated with my day and I felt compelled to share it once more…with a few additions…

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ONE WORD: Acceptance

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Summer colours

HOW I FEEL: “Some sacred places can help you on your journey of self-discovery, Glastonbury is that place…”

Ashtara

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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 winter…Perhaps less enthusiastically than usual, for I am weaker this year and still shaky after several months of ill health…

Yet, how blessed I feel! Free and safe in this magical place, which allows time for reflection, understanding and healing.

PHYSICALLY: One day at a time…

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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! I know that not all of those changes, shifts and realisations are going to be pleasant to see, to feel, to watch, or to act upon. 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’ hours to be restful, calm, nourishing and spiritual. Listen to your heart and you will realise the truth of such opportunities!

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THE COLLECTIVE: Why not make the decision today 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! And what we are observing is those who are hanging on tight, with what they believe to be theirs alone, to take, to have and hold, or it is because they feel safer with ideas and beliefs, that are old and tired and well past their ‘sell by date’, yet still feel perhaps too familiar.

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Blessed are you
who comes like a whisper
in my breath
and spreads images of
majesty before me. 
Kayce Stevens Hughlett

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Springtime Is Awakening…

 

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“And the endlessly long winter had at last turned to Spring.
From life to death and back again to life.
It was indeed the greatest magic in the world.”

Spring is a magical time of year during which nature uses vibrant colours to signal the coming of longer, brighter and warmer days ahead. It is also a wonderful time to meet new people, catch up with friends, plan holidays in the sun, and see if perhaps something even more than beautiful spring flowers, might begin to blossom. Lets go full steam ahead into Summer!

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

1. Flirt with strangers.
2. Eat an exotic fruit..
3. Kiss a baby.
4. Buy yourself flowers or a new plant.
5. Cut your hair.
6. Buy flowers for a friend who needs cheering up.
7. Sing in the shower.
8. Call your Mother.
9. Wear a scanty black thong.
10. Sip a cup of Jasmine Tea.
11. Plant a tree.
12. Eat good chocolate.
13. Walk barefoot under the stars.
14.Take a lover if you don’t have one.
15. Read a good book. Anything.
16. Let someone else do the dishes.
17. Give yourself a secret name.
18. Incorporate flowers into your daily life.
19. If you don’t have an altar, create one.

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20. Expand your knowledge base by taking up a new hobby.
21. Practice Grace.
22. Or at least accept it.
23. Be gentle intentionally.
24. Read Anais Nin.
25. Eliminate plastic from your life.
26. Give up eating meat.
27. Breathe Life in deeply.
28. Really stop and smell the roses.
29. And love the dandelions.
30. Dance naked.
31. Incorporate your spiritual aspect with your physical one.
32. Write poems on toilet paper for others to find.
33. Cultivate generosity. Especially towards yourself.

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“Here, also, the future was cried aloud by the wind through the rocks, so that all those who heard would shiver

and then the liquid spring song of the thrush, would make all the beauty of moonlight and sunlight blend together

making it true, so true, that happiness must come again” 

Elyne Mitchell

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“She turned to the sunlight…And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    “Winter is dead.”

A.A. Milne

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