The balance is very fine for me at the moment, two nights of not enough sleep and the addition of some intensive study into an already busy schedule and I find myself with a cold having another go at me. After a heavenly sleep last night I woke early and could feel that my body was not feeling strong at all, scratchy throat and runny nose still going on. So I decided to practice the meditation from yesterdays seminar and to check in with my higher-self as to the wisdom of going to a vigorous yoga class, especially as I have an overnight shift this evening. I got the answer I expected which was don’t go, hate to miss a class but the message from my body is very clear, I would have to be a complete idiot to miss it. Truth be told I didn’t even really have to ask in the meditation, that was simply confirmation of what I already knew.
How often do we ignore these communications from our bodies and from the realm of spirit? If you are looking they are everywhere, in my last counselling session I had wolf come to me as a totem so I had a bit of a look at its symbolism. There are a whole range of meanings but the one that struck me today is that they represent listening to your inner voice, sensitivity and strong psychic abilities. And the other animal that came in was the Owl which is also strongly linked to extra sensory perceptions. Now I do work as a psychic so no surprises there, but it also reflected the process I had just taken myself through in deciding whether or not to go to yoga.
If you aren’t familiar with listening to these signals it may require some practice to be able to interpret the messages but it is so worth the investment of time and energy. And there will still be times when you are not sure, no matter how good you become at tuning in. That is the mystery which will always be present as long as we allow ourselves to remain open to life in all its wonder, and the world really is such a wonderful place!
Here’s Louis Armstrong singing about what a wonderful world we live in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VCwBzGdPM
Now for another in the series on the wonders of hemp, in this instance I am talking about the medicinal uses of cannabis, it seems that it has the ability to cure an enormous number of different illnesses. It’s good for most forms of cancer, and can kill the cancer cells while leaving healthy ones to get on with their business, apparently it actually causes the cancer to commit suicide! This is already a much better report card than you will find regarding chemotherapy, and without all those nasty side affects too. In fact if you do go the mainstream route for your illness, cannabis is wonderful for preventing the nausea that goes along with chemo.
There has been extensive research done in this area by pioneering doctors and the evidence is mounting in favour of hemp or marijuana being used as a medicine. It’s been known to be successful with heart disease, depression and anxiety, migraines, diabetes, arthritis, the list goes on and on, and yet governments are ignoring this potential for reducing the enormous amount of suffering that goes on amongst so many people in the world today. Mmmmmm don’t suppose those good old vested interests have anything to do with it, in particular the pharmaceutical companies, seems that some of them are actually quietly preparing for the day that this information can no longer be denied.
The documentary “Run From The Cure” talks about this information and tells the story of Rick Simpson who lives in Nova Scotia in Canada, he grows marijuana and makes hemp oil, which he then gives away for free to people who are in need. There are many who owe their lives to Rick and yet in 2008 he was sentenced in the supreme court for being a supplier of an illegal substance, this film isn’t so well made and a bit long, but it’s worth watching none the less. When are we going to put people before profits?
You can find more information on this subject at: http://www.phoenixtears.ca/
This is the age of the quick fix, feeling a bit down and low in energy? Why that’s easy to solve, there are plenty of advertisements out there telling you how to fill that empty space, everything from the latest i Phone to food and alcohol, tv programs, the list is endless. But have you noticed that this constant need to acquire stuff doesn’t actually seem to produce happiness, you would imagine that wealthy people must live in a state of ecstasy according to this credo but the fact of the matter is that it just isn’t so.
As long as we search outside of ourselves for meaning we are going to continue to come up short, the true journey begins within, and the outcome is not about fixing anything.
“So, the first point to make about care of the soul is that it is not primarily a method of problem solving. Its goal is not to make life problem-free, but to give ordinary life the depth and value that come with soulfulness”
Care Of The Soul, Thomas Moore, p4.
I made the decision about 20 years ago that I needed to start integrating my spiritual life into my everyday living, otherwise why bother? It’s been a long journey in that period of time and I’m still very much a work in progress, but I think I can safely say that there have been huge improvements. I learned very slowly over time to love myself as I am, and found methods to let go of the emotional charge held in my body that had me reacting to life’s events rather than responding. If you’ve been with me for a while then you’ve heard quite a bit about all of that.
Time now for a fresh start on this journey, I spoke a few posts ago about my sense that I have come to the end of a chapter, and that’s still very much how I’m feeling. There is clearing out of anything that no longer serves me in this process, but even more there is a sense of building and creating the new chapter that is opening up, not only for me I believe but for the whole of humanity. I’m going to be a student over the next few weeks with the focus very much on this subject, so stay posted for any useful insights that may come my way!
“…..the goal is a richly elaborated life, connected to society and nature, woven into the culture of family, nation, and globe. The idea is not to be superficially adjusted, but to be profoundly connected in the heart to ancestors and to living brothers and sisters in all the many communities that claim our hearts.”
Care Of The Soul, Thomas Moore, Introduction: p xviii.
The Beatles knew all about this stuff, take a trip down memory lane with “Can’t Buy Me Love”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMwZsFKIXa8
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Pure joy rushes through my body as I move to the beat of the drum, all care lifted from my sight as the frequency of the sound clears away the illusion of separation. I dance and every part of me sings as the ocean of love swallows me whole, along with all the other dancers we are carried away from the world of the every day, to a place that is what we are becoming.
Humanity rises from the ashes of its own stupidity, the rape of earth and callous decimation of those deemed unfit to be a part of the so-called master race, the loss of soul that tears us all apart. The sleepers wake and the Earth smiles as her latest tenants manage to avoid the eviction notice she was ready to serve upon them, reluctantly but with no choice as we ignored and disrespected her wants and needs, indeed even our own as we marched on our path to destruction.
At last the pure potential of the shining light that lies within the core of every person upon the planet, may radiate out without fear or doubt, we are saved. Not by some caped crusader but by ourselves, the ordinary and the everyday are our heroes and heroines now, and everyone is on the A list as the Golden Age sweeps away bureaucracy and judgement. Lawyers and dentists relax into the gift economy along with the doctors and psychologists, politicians doing real work now from their recently discovered heart space, new territory for most.
The cosmos receives our radiance and all beings everywhere smile to see such beauty and wonder as we have become, Gaia is in love with herself and so are we, falling into the ocean of love each and every one of us. Some may need swimming lessons, but the light workers are here to guide the path of the novice and soon we will all be masters of the craft of being ourselves in all our glory.
So be it, so be it, so be it……………….
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So balance between the masculine and the feminine, this has come up for me not only with the Full Moon in Aries and the lunar eclipse, but also in my latest holistic counselling session. I am very comfortable with the feminine side of things, not that there isn’t work to be done there as well, but it isn’t anywhere near as challenging for me as being in my masculine. No doubt this has a lot to do with my father’s suicide when I was fifteen, I don’t really totally trust in male energy, particularly my own.
But if you want to make things happen out in the world you need that kind of energy, it’s the masculine in its postive form that provides and protects and creates right action in alignment with the good of all. We need this energy as much as we need the soft, receptive and nurturing feminine, together they provide the perfect balance so that we can come into our wholeness. It’s about being in that balance as individuals and as a society, at the moment we are still very much in the male dominated patriarchy.
In my counselling session I found an ally to help me with my warrior energy, I saw a Red Indian warrior standing tall and upright, he feels very strong and very clear. The sound that came through was like a wolf howling at the moon, another connection to the eclipse and an animal totem to explore, then I also saw an owl and that made me aware of another presence, a shaman. This is a reminder to me that the energy of the warrior also applies to my inner journeying, it isn’t just about what I do out in the world.
The biggest message from my warrior is to be strong and to be myself, don’t over complicate things so much and when a decision has been made then TAKE ACTION! He is also about divine timing so there is the wisdom in knowing when it is the right time to do things, I need to stop dithering but I also need to aim my arrows straight and true at the correct target.
Aho! (Means I have spoken, often said at the end of stating one’s intention for a ceremony).
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So from the New Moon in Libra we have moved into the influence of the Full Moon in Aries, plus it is also a lunar eclipse which apparently makes the energies even more intense. I would expect Aries to be pretty full on, I am no expert on astrology but I have a friend who is a triple Aries, she has spent an amazing life running around non-stop being a catalyst for others. She has always been extremely forthright too and the energy of this Aries eclipse encourages us to take action and to speak our truth.
Sometimes taking action though can mean actually doing less, my challenge has been to not be overwhelmed by the busyness of my life, part of the message of self-love that came through so strongly with the Libra New Moon. That particular journey is not over my any means but I am no longer feeling overwhelmed so I can safely say that progress has been made, I’ve had to make some compromises but so far it seems to be working well enough.
Another theme that comes out of this astrological time is the balance between individuality and collaboration, something that I often talk about in this blog. More and more we are seeing projects and ideas that offer innovative ways to move into a more conscious expression of community, not just with each other but with everything in our environment. From sustainable cities with roof top gardens and pollinating pathways to tiny homes and a new way of schooling that doesn’t require teachers or a school room.
Vertical garden of the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris, France, created by Patrick Blanc
I’m going to continue exploring the astrological themes in my next post so tune in to a discussion on masculine and feminine energies, generally speaking the world needs to allow the feminine to be expressed more strongly but for me it is the masculine that I need to channel more.
Dear Father Sky, please lend me your strength and determination and the ability to take right action………….so be it, so be it, so be it.
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Shimmering greens in every shade tease my wandering eye, as the westering light brings a golden glow that somehow illuminates the soul and the spirit of everything it touches. The earth speaks to me about her song and I know that she is sharing her wisdom with me even though I cannot always understand what she is saying, at least not with my mind. The inner eye reaches beyond the rational brain to pluck out gems from the body’s storehouse of knowledge, bringing each piece of treasure forth in just the right moment! Oh look, it’s a diamond shining at the crown, and over there a sapphire as deep and blue as the autumn skies helping me to speak my truth, and red, red ruby carries the fire of survival and connection and passion!
But for now I lay back and allow the gentle flow of nature’s voice to soothe the knots that tighten the flow of spirit, feeling the sacred space that is always within, that holds me with such tenderness. Time out in paradise, and everything lets go as the faeries sprinkle their sparkling dust through the corridors of my being, inviting me to dance and to play, to love and to laugh. The whispering wind tickles my fancy with his warm breath and I hang suspended above the ground gently swaying with peace gently vibrating in every cell.
Peace in every step.
The shining red sun is my heart.
Each flower smiles with me.
How green, how fresh all that grows.
How cool the wind blows.
Peace is every step.
It turns the endless path to joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt from Peace in Every Step
Ohm shanti, shanti, shanti………….peace, peace, peace.