Monthly Archives: August 2013

Spirit In The Country.

One of my themes or lessons at the moment is to do with making choices about whether to stress when I feel like I am under pressure. My observer, who I talked about in my last post, steps back and sees that getting anxious about what needs to be done is only one option amongst many. When I feel into my body for the location of the stress, I find it in my belly, a feeling of insecurity. Then I think about what it is that has to be achieved and consciously make the choice to trust that it will all happen beautifully. When I do this there is a clear shift in my belly, a sense of letting go and release, leaving behind joy and peace.

Of course there are times when you truly do need to be doing less, find your balance and answer the call of spirit from a hearted place, so that you may flourish even as you do serve. My recent week in bed tells me that I probably do need to do a bit less, tricky when I love pretty much everything that I do. But I do know what I have to do, find a market for the kind of writing I like to do, the Carrie Bradshaw of the Spiritual Realms, instead of “Sex and the City”, “Spirit in the Country”.

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But it won’t be just about relationships, boy and girl stuff, this is the realm of the Spirit and all subjects are up for grabs, there isn’t anything that isn’t grist for the mill. The deeper levels of consciousness are certainly what invite me to explore within, but if you look at images from space and think about the distances out there it is clear that we have barely scraped the surface as far as space exploration goes. And just having astronauts going to the moon and sending back pictures of the earth, changed the consciousness of humanity, what will a journey to the Milky Way do to our perceptions of self and the world. What will contact with other intelligent life out there do to our sense of who we are, the future is an exciting place to be heading towards.

Deep-Space

So I choose to be excited and confident that everything is going to work out perfectly in divine timing, that means action too of course, it also means lateral thinking to fit everything in. And there is also a need to be very quiet, still longing for that real stillness that you have out in the bush, remembering to breathe in love and to exhale gratitude.

Peace.

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A World In Transition.

My next toning circle is going to be on 31 August, so we will be marking the transition from winter into summer, feels like we are jumping into the heat early this year. There will no doubt be some spring like weather too, but for me it’s the summer time that is almost upon us, and time to reap the harvest for whatever we may have sown, over months, years………… I think there might be a big transition occurring on a cosmic level at the moment and it’s being reflected in the lives of many as we respond to that energetic environment. A lot of readings that I am doing certainly reflect the huge shift that is happening in the world, for each of us the actual circumstances may vary but the essence is the same.

The Dumbbell Nebula, also known as Messier 27, pumps out infrared light in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

The Dumbbell Nebula, also known as Messier 27, pumps out infrared light in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

So the question is how to travel through the shifts and changes with ease and grace, and I guess the first part of that is the act of bringing awareness to whatever is happening in your life. This is where the observer comes in, stepping back and actually seeing what you are doing, the behaviours that are creating what’s going on. This can take practice but it does get easier over time, and once you can see with that kind of clarity there is a sense of liberation that comes with achieving a deeper knowledge and understanding of yourself.

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So when the changes stir things up for you bring that clarity of mind to the situation, and ask yourself what might help with moving the energy along and out of your organic system. Keep the energy in your body flowing as much as possible and you will manage smoother travelling on the roads of change, staying grounded in everyday practicalities can also be a huge help in remaining positive about your experiences. And sometimes there are pot holes on the road of your journey and you simply have to surrender to a bumpy ride for a time, just keep your safety belt on and know that it won’t last for ever.

The Heart Of Man…….Reflects The Universe.

I’m feeling much stronger in myself, staying in my heart and finding that it’s much easier to relax and be myself no matter what comes my way. I seem to be a bit obsessed with the heart, both physical and energetic levels, a natural response I do believe in receiving an email from the HeartFire Gateway every day with different aspects of the heart along the path. And there is a sense of doing it along with all the others who have committed to taking the forty-two day journey. There is a power in mass movements and the internet certainly makes it easier for large groups to focus together, Lyn McTaggart is a great example with her large-scale intention experiments.

Lynne McTaggart.

Lynne McTaggart.

To learn more about the power of intention listen to this video of Lynne McTaggart speaking about the large scale-intention experiments that she has been running, she is the author of a number of books, if you have a particular interest in the subject of intention then check out her book, ‘The Intention Experiment’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kis5yMn1Azc

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Whenever I think about how to bring the power of my intention into the medium I am flowing with, words or sounds, movement or stillness, witnessed…..alone, I come back to the heart. To embed my intention into the sound when I tone I stay in my heart, not actually hard to do when you are doing a joyful thing indeed! Where you will truly feel the benefits of being in the heart is when you respond lovingly in situations where your buttons are being pushed, no matter what is going on. You can be firm with boundaries but remain gentle with yourself when you stay in your heart, if you don’t have time to meditate why not try simply closing your eyes and breathing in and out through your heart.

“In the Heart of Man the whole universe is reflected, and as the whole universe is reflected in it, Man may be called the Heart of the universe.”

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Try two minutes a day of breathing through your heart, you might be surprised at how profound a brief practice can be if you do it for a period of time, we all have two minutes to spare!

Think about the heart of man reflecting the whole universe as you watch this video, let your eyes be gentle, not sharply focused, and receive all the fractals and the juicy frequencies of being in the oneness, connected to all things………enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buovB0V3IJI

Sacred Economics.

There’s a topic I’ve been wanting to cover for a little while but I’ve been waiting for more time to research. Well you know that time may never come so here come some thoughts of mine on the topic of sacred economics, the notion of a gift society. There is a short film at the end of this post where Charles Eisenstein explains his theory, he has written a book called “Sacred Economics”. It’s essentially telling us why we need to change our ways and it hinges on a shift of perception, money only has value because we agree that it does, what happens if we choose to look at things another way.

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In the current paradigm nature is seen as a resource that can be turned into ‘stuff’ in order to keep powering the growth of the economy, separation is a key idea that keeps us separate from the natural world, and ultimately takes away our power. If we are separate from each other than community begins to disintegrate without the need for interdependence, yet even those who are doing well in the economy are not really happy or satisfied.

Most of what keeps us alive is not something we have to earn, there is a need to align money with the gifts that people do bring, each and every one. Life itself is a huge gift and the natural response to that is to be grateful. In a Gift Society someone who has more than they need gives the extra to someone else and thereby gains status. It’s a very different way of looking at things and something that has to happen, because the way the world is being handled at the moment is quite unsustainable.

Time for humanity to grow up, we are just coming out of adolescence and boy have we been out of control as teenagers!

Here is a powerful film that explains in 12 short minutes what usually takes at least an entire documentary to summarize: our money system, economy and society are all built along crumbling fault lines leading to destruction, debt and alienation.
And there is another way.
Welcome Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics.  Soak up some of his wisdom and fresh insights on the beauty and real possibilities of the Gift Economy. It’s time has now come.
You can’t ask for a more inspiring 12 minutes.
Video (12:09)

The Art Of Non-Conformity.

Don’t you just love it when you are sooooo in the flow that the right person comes along in the perfect moment and gives you the exact piece of information that you never knew you needed until that little shift occurred. It happened to me in a pause from the wild medicine dance that was powered by Balkan grooves in my local community hall. The jigsaw piece was something known as “The Art of Non-Conf0rmity”, and it is giving me heaps of inspiration just from looking at the web site and some blog posts. will buy the book next.

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I need to re-invent myself and there actually is quite a bit to work with, just have to decide which bits I want to keep and if there is anything left that still has to go. You wouldn’t expect so with all the shedding I’ve been doing, but one thing this journey has taught me is that there always seems to be more! So what do I love doing that I would be doing anyway so why not get paid for it too, that’s writing of course, but don’t worry I’m not going to ever charge YOU for reading my blog. I’m immensely grateful for those who follow my meanderings, hope you can all stay on for the big part of the journey!

If you would like to check out “The Art of Non-Conformity” by Chris Guillebeau his web-site is http://chrisguillebeau.com/. I am looking forward to having a look at his book, he has a very inspiring way of presenting information and I need the encouragement to get my thinking out of the box. As Einstein said:

We  cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created  them.
Albert  Einstein
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/albert_einstein.html#O5CpQYPdcbUq7lVM.99

“And until further notice, celebrate everything!” St. Germain.

Moving Is The Medicine…….For Me.

In the scheme of balancing out the inner journey, going deeply into exploration of self, there should probably be something about what is going on out in the broader community at this point in the flow of blog. I’m sorry but I can’t get my head out of my navel, is it ok with you if I keep it there for a while, such a lot of movement in me of energies that are full of celebration as I transmute in the golden glowing centre of my being. I am still very much in the flow of the Divine Mother, feeling the Goddess in myself and as I am truly in my receptive feminine, I feel a connection with the male polarity that is quite delicious.

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A night in the ocean of love helping to create a coming together of good music, great connections, good dancing, and breath-taking generosity, when we do support each other we do it rather well in my town. And I feel that support and love wherever I go, as well as the stimulation of world-class acts like Linsey Pollak and the Unusual Suspects, what an afternoon was had swirling to those Balkan beats!

A space where each and every person is expressing their particular take on the world, some crazy, wacky styles………..and everybody is accepted for who they are, a relief to be able to totally relax into the joy of the moment. And to ride the ecstatic wave that is the journey that my body and the frequencies embark on together, dancing is an important part of my medicine, I shift energies in my body when I dance. And I have anchored the energies created by a large gathering over a couple of days, grounded the energy as I danced………….feeling the entire gathering glowing in the night, the day……the night.

“If you put the body in motion, you will change. You are meant to move: from flowing to staccato, through chaos into lyric and back into the stillness from which all movement comes. ”

Gabrielle Roth, Maps to Ecstasy, p 204.

When you dance ecstatically you are on a deep inner journey, where the stillness is as important as any movement you might make. The intention that you bring to the practice is also really integral to creating a flow that takes you into the next eddy of so-called time and space! Journey well my friends, whatever your medium.

Look for the woman with red hair and a flower in it, black and white top,  dancing at the very beginning of this clip, yes that’s me! The Unusual Suspects are an awesome band, we are so blissfully blessed in this town, enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIy7F78ODMY

Divine Love.

I had a day recently when I felt great compassion for someone who I have very mixed feelings towards, there is a deep connection but to open my heart fully would be not only foolish, but actually dangerous. Sounds a bit dramatic doesn’t it, but I am not exaggerating here, I told the story of being attacked on a psychic level in an earlier post (All The Freaky People: 2 July 2013), it was very frightening and I was sick for four days. I definitely don’t want to go through that experience again, once was more than enough.

So it was a challenge to walk the fine line between compassion and protection, it brought up a lot of fear for me but I managed to navigate my way through, I stayed in my heart but kept my boundaries firm and clear. It wasn’t until the next day I read what the message of the HeartFire Gateway had been for that day (The HeartFire Gateway: 14 Aug 2013), it was all about honouring the Divine Self and asked the question, how will you BE LOVE today. I smiled, because the answer to that question was so very clear, to love our dear friends is the easiest thing in the world, but to love one who has done you harm is much more difficult.

Ma Durga: The Divine Mother.

Ma Durga: The Divine Mother.

Kabir said: “Do what you do with another human being, but never put them out of your heart”, to BE LOVE is to be your essential self, it is who we all are underneath all the stuff. When we are in our hearts we are in our divinity, we are present to life and its infinite possibilities.

This beautiful song from Donna De Lory captures the essence of this feeling of being love, it is about the Divine Mother, an exquisite combination of sacred chanting and pop music, enjoy and feel into your heart!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czSephKaMag

And just for a bit of fun here is another kind of love from the Divinyls, sexy sensual Chrissy Amphlett singing about how she touches herself, what a siren!

Chrissy Amphlett.

Chrissy Amphlett.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv-34w8kGPM