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The Silent Spaces.

A HeartFire Gateway message has come through to invite me into the silence:

Within each of us there is a silence, a silence as vast as creation.

When we experience this silence, we remember who we truly are.

Tune in and record what comes thru for you:

When I experience the Silence, I remember…………

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I remember what it is to be free, to simply be me, to truly rest and to let go……. I feel the earth, the spirit of the land, the animals, plants, rocks and minerals. The silence holds me at whatever depth I need to descend to, it is my anchor, my rock……it nourishes my soul and absorbs the shadow that may cling to me at times. I feel the Mother speaking to me, she is asking me to dance and sing upon her skin, to be a gardener of energies, a weaver of worlds.

In the silence I feel the tug of spirit, drawing me upon the pathway of life into places of power, passion and connection, a life lived fully and well. The more that I rest in the silent spaces the more I can be all of who I am, the larger self that comprehends the big picture. In the silence I can feel the entire cosmos streaming out from my position in space-time reality, the black hole beyond the milky way is made of the same stuff that I am, everything is one.

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When I sit and meditate I rest in the silent spaces within my soul, no pressure to be or do anything, simply what is in each moment, a gift priceless beyond measure. My heart softens and it’s field expands around the world connecting me with all hearts that beat in time with the rhythm of the earth, the pulse beat of the cosmos. Sound of the drum invites me into the underworld to be in all places at once, all things to all people, everything to myself…….and nothing.

Ohm Shanti, shanti, shanti………peace, peace, peace……..

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From Twilight To Joy!

The twilight world hath beckoned me in from the bright sunlight realms where I am wont to spend my time, it reminds me that wherever there is light, there will also be shadow. You cannot have the one without the other, to deny any part of this design is to deny it all, and so I surrender to my own darkness, even as I set the boundaries firm against incursions from without. For I am sovereign in my own inner space, none may come here save that they be invited.

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I am soft and my heart is boundless, I look inside the self that I be and I become lost in the great distances that I find there. It’s like a great cavern that goes on forever, full of treasures, some well-known and others waiting to be discovered. How could I ever be lost or feel small when there is such bounty within? This is perhaps the greatest mystery of human kind, that we should look so intently outside of ourselves, for the fulfillment that lies in quite the opposite direction.

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Righteous anger gives me the strength to do the tasks that have been appointed to me, even as compassion keeps me in my heart, there are some kinds of darkness that must be dealt with, so that the integrity of the world may be restored. I do not judge, nor am I the executioner, at the end of the day I hand over to a higher power and then it is no business of mine.

I am weary, but this will pass, and I will rise even stronger for the travails that I have passed through. And always there is joy, beneath all the rest, love and joy and bliss are running always, inviting me to come and play, to dance and sing in the sun’s brightest ray!

Here is a beautiful meditation from the Archangel Michael through Annette Sassou, also known as Asara, it is an activation for the third eye: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqbaMetiFbg

If you like this check out http://www.teloschannel.com/ for other meditations and talks.

Let The Feelings Flow.

As the cold deepens, the energy of the dark womb draws us within, Demeter is mourning for her daughter and her grief is cold as ice, as cold as the underworld where Persephone has gone. The emptiness contains all that we have pushed aside in busier and brighter times, when distractions are easy to come by, and the shadow merely an interesting shape created by the sun’s rays. But now the trees are bare, and though the sun still shines from deep blue skies,  the pull comes from within, our shadow clamouring for our attention.

Surrender to that call, let go into the stillness that you will find as you descend into your own private version of the underworld. What is it that you cannot own or accept as a part of who you be, what aspects of self have you demonised or judged as being unworthy. That which remains unacknowledged can never be transformed or set free, so let yourself be………….all of who you are, this is the key.

We all of us have parts of ourselves that we don’t like very much, if you try to ignore this truth, if you push it down into the deepest part of your being, it will become even more powerful. It will control you from a place that you may not easily be able to access, the longer this goes on the more layers will gather and the harder it becomes to identify and therefore release. Here is a piece I wrote about how I did this very thing with the guilt I felt over my father’s death when I was 15:

My guilt was a mountain the size of Everest and I buried it as deeply as that mountain is tall.

The guilt festered away in the dungeon of my soul and within a brief few years it had eaten away it all, my self-esteem, my sense of worth, my love of self was gone.

It was in the midst of terrible storms on Australia Day that I realised that I had at last rebuilt my self-esteem, 33 years after burying that which I could not face or acknowledge to myself. To read more about that check out my post “Rebirth” on January 30 2013.

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This one act of mine shaped my entire life, I cannot regret it for it has brought me to where I am, but I offer my experience as a lesson hard learned. No matter how painful it may be, allow your  feelings to move through you, express them in the moment and let them go, just keep doing that until you are clear, as long as it takes…………..

Shanti, shanti, shanti…………peace, peace, peace…………

Sexy Scorpio Does Flamenco.

From the shadow into the light! Dancing in the connections of loving frequencies I move on my own feet, in my own power, gliding across the ocean of love………… Life is a dance, between microcosm and macrocosm, atoms whirling through enormous space, nothing much is solid actually. What you can really rely on, is trust, trust and the path of the heart, the space of non judgement, the pathway of quiet fullness. Showing off allowed if it comes from the heart and gets my being singing with joy, particularly when flamenco dancing!

Red Flamenco Shoes.

Red Flamenco Shoes.

Olivia Baile.

Olivia Baile.

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I am loving my flamenco classes more and more, so glad I gave it a go, almost didn’t, great teacher helps. As you can probably tell from my choice of pictures, I particularly like the flamenco shoes, bought my first pair, Salvios, on eBay, Goddess I love those shoes. The heels take a little getting used to, but its all worth it as you start to be able to let go of the technique, and begin to really enjoy the dance. Flamenco is all about attitude and showing off, but to get to a stage of being able to actually do a performance, you need to develop a set of skills that are well and truly worth showing off.

It’s good for my shoulders, a vulnerable place for me since my initiation in the Blue Mountains in 2008, if you would like to read that story check out four posts beginning with “The Birth Canal” on March 8 2013 and ending with “The Healing” on March 11 2013. All that fabulous shoulder movement in flamenco, almost seemed like a strain at first, but the more I do the stronger they get, that and the push ups I do most days. It’s also a wonderful arena to explore the realms of confidence and high self-esteem, and to channel sexual energy, mmmmmmm the dance moves do feel sexy………..

They say if you have Scorpio in your chart you think about sex a lot, my Scorpio moon is obviously letting loose with its influence, its having its way with my body and soul, a double helping please!

Miraculous Me!

We live in a culture that doesn’t give much weight to the realm of spirit, if it can’t be touched, measured and weighed up by science, then it isn’t considered real. I don’t know about you, but I find that to be an incredibly limited approach to an amazing world filled with incomprehensible wonder for those who have eyes to see. Rather than dismissing the unknown because we don’t understand it, wouldn’t it be better to acknowledge the miraculous when it occurs and say, wow, here’s something wondrous that I don’t yet have the tools or the knowledge to comprehend.

I do get a bit frustrated when I consider how many people do actually live their lives, we are encouraged to skate along the surface of the pond, never wondering about the depths sparkling just below. Sink even just a little deeper into that space, and there are all kinds of treasures waiting, if enough of us began to do this the television stations would go out of business. I haven’t watched tv for about 13 years because my inner world is so much more fascinating, and let’s face it, somewhat more relevant to me and to my life. I go through phases of watching tv shows on dvd, but the last one ended as I was going through all those wonderful shifts, all of a sudden I completely lost interest in Buffy and her valiant crew of vampire slayers!

Now I am the heroine in my own story and the pay off is supreme happiness, moving into the shadow at times, but always coming back into the light, and each time I go through that process I become more expanded. Please please, don’t settle for a life half lived, where you end up may be quite different from what you imagine now, but you will be sooooo much happier for following your heart!

To Life in all it’s fullness and wonder, l’chaim!

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