Eclipse into your true power.

FullSizeRender 2Today is a very special day! A rare second new moon in the same month. A double eclipse in the same sun sign (Leo) – a greater rarity. A total eclipse over one continent only (US). Even greater rarity. This definitely calls in for some insane acknowledgement.

There are always enormous layers to the messaging of a day like today and it is fair for you to pick any of them. Broadly it is a day when you should allow your mind to be wild and free in its imagination and possibility of creation. Call in your deepest desires with a sense of deep empowerment and know they will manifest for that is your truth and power. Immense imaginative powers are at play here, so use them to enhance your collective potential. Call in the best of yourself.

This is a time of great potential and celebration.

Yet, there is a need to consider the aspects that come in the way of us experiencing our complete power and in turn our collective best. We must acknowledge the darkness that shades the light. This eclipse is a total solar eclipse that is visible only within the US or as a play with words within us.

Those in power can help or abuse. At present those in power in the US, are opening up channels for people to express their true selves – so that means if they are bigots and haters then they are coming out in their fullness and expression. Those that stand against bigots and haters are also coming into their full expression.

Yet one thing to keep in mind is that whether we are the white supremacists who hate or the ones that hate the white supremacists – it matters not – the word HATE is the common denominator. This is true for humanity at large.

While we may see it highlighted in the US it is not a US problem. It takes bravery on a soul level for anyone to stand up to be a mirror to darkness and if the US has chosen to be so – that is only its bravery and that of its people. Ultimately, these shadows exist within all of us – to a large or smaller degree in an acceptable or an unacceptable manner. We today function as a global community, and hence we learn from each other. We should acknowledge this lesson is as much for us as for anyone else.

If we want to experience our true power than we have to be brave. Brave is not the fight outside of us but the fight within. The darkness we see outside of ourselves lies within us. While this might seem like a ‘wrong statement’ especially for the good guys – it is the truth. Ultimately if we are affected by this anger and hatred and bigotry, it is so because even if it be dormant, it still exists within us. Rather than wait a lifetime or lifetimes for it to rise and show itself we can use the energies available to us today to work on our darkness (eclipse) especially the spaces of anger, hate, bigotry(US). In recognising these exist within us – we have the opportunity to allow the light in as we set new intentions (new moon) to shine our brightest best and experience our ultimate true power (Leo).

Hate lies in the heart of those in pain. In healing our hearts we are healing our pain leading us onto experiencing our true power.

This might not be an easy journey which is why Inner power (empowerment) exists in the heart of the true and brave.

We must all RISE to be better versions of our selves. What we do as individuals affects the collective.

Be strong – be wild – be free!

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The 3 branches of life

For a long time I saw Life as a flow between the spaces of giving and receiving…

We believe we can only truly live when we have received enough and so we chase that elusive next $. Chasing it we end up losing focus on the quality of life that we are currently living.  Sometimes we earn or have so much we stress out on how can we give or share more – for many they feel good only when they have the umbrella of “giving” attached to them as it enables their sense of worth or goodness.

In between these two lies a third branch. Living. It might seem as such an obvious statement. One might think ‘of course we are all living – if we are breathing and we are alive – then we are living’. Yet do we live mindfully?

Mindful living includes the actions of giving and receiving. Yet rather than let outer motivations define which actions we engage in – mindful living allow us to do so without judgement. There is nothing I ‘have’ to do – there is what I must do or need to do from an inner perspective or knowingness.

Happiness is a destination we all seek. Yet there is no where to journey to.

When we hold the fallacy that a place, time or person holds our key to happiness we shall always be waiting or seeking. Happiness exists in the now; in the present moment. It is in mindful living that we find happiness. For in that mindfulness we are able to receive the guidance of our inner beingness or God. This guidance can be deeply profound or simple. It might help you understand the mysteries of life or just be a GPS to the choices that you make in your everyday life.

The initial effort must be to work towards this space of alignment. For those that have dedicated their lives to this purpose will experience a greater alignment than possibly you or me who have chosen to straddle both the spiritual and material world. Those people grow into masterhood and are able to be the physical gateway for masses thereby attaining the title of Master. Yet, it is possible for each one of us to achieve a fair degree of inner alignment which is useful in navigating us (to a fair degree) in our regular everyday world.

In this space of living your inner guidance will tell you where to apply your focus. So you might be in the space where you need to earn and work and make a lot of money. Or it might be that your purpose is in the space of service. I know that when I stopped working for personal reasons – there was always this desire to be back at work – contributing…yet, as much as i desired it or believed it was what was needed it didn’t really happen. The reason for that is because it was not the right time – there were other areas i needed to focus on and work with.

We define our worth by situations that we believe to be suitable or  acceptable -so working in a corporate day job is more acceptable and perceived as more valuable than setting up a home for example.

However, that is only a perception. It is when you are willing to rise above all these perceptions and just trust your inner guidance that you will realise that what you are doing right here right now – is actually what you are ‘meant to be’ doing. That is your current immediate present purpose. Eventually in the ultimate overview of your life it will all makes sense.

So whatever it is you think you should be doing or should have done. Stop. Take a moment. Breathe. Breathe till you experience an ease in your breath. Allow it to settle – Promise yourself that your present time will be focussed on becoming more present. As you promise that to yourself you will find solutions on how to do so will appear up for you.

As your inner presence grows your present will come into greater alignment ease and peace.

Be blessed!

Matter is me.

We know there to be 4 core states of matter – solid, liquid, vapour and plasma.

We are matter hence we too are solid, liquid, vapour and plasma.

Rather than look at these states as separate entities or fractions, we should allow them to come together as different expressions of the same fabric.

So just as these 4 states reflect the matter outside of us they are also the states we embody within. These 4 states co-exist and impact each other, causing complexities and variances within the visible form.

The solid state is our physical body. The most visible state. It is the form that we embody.

The liquid state is our emotional body. Our feelings which influence our mood. Their inherent truth is to flow and to glow (if i might add) 😄. A flowing state is one of grace, love and ease.

Vapour is our mental body. It is the unseen but is runs as a constant track consciously and unconsciously absorbing developing creating belief systems and thought patterns. It is as critical as the other unseen vapour of our life; our breath. Which is why in meditation, breath is linked to our state of peace and calm.

Plasma is the one that excites me the most. It is called ionised gas. Simply put it comprises of electrons, ions, atoms and molecules that react to forces created by electrical fields. It also carries electrical currents and generates magnetic fields. It is believed that the visible universe is made up of 99% plasma. While it is invisible like gas, it is different as it carries within it all building blocks of matter which are electrically charged particles at high energy.

This just so amazing because essentially this is the 4th body that all esoteric wisdom talks of – our energetic body. The body in which we hold our energetic impulses and the electro magnetic frequencies – it is our electrical charge – our pulsation our vibration. While it is not visible it shows up through our impulses via our gut and intuition. We call them vibes – we can sense them but most often cannot make sense of them. It is so subtle it is overlooked and ignored but in fact holds within it our full power and potential. It is this that connects us to the fabric of all creation and is the energetic web through which all is one.

What is very important to understand is that all these bodies are interconnected and thus impact each other.

So say one consumes physically poor nutrition; this creates toxicity in our body triggering negative emotional reactions like irritation and anger in turn creating unpleasant physical experiences which then build up our beliefs that life is tough and hard. Overtime this impacts our energy creating within us energetic blocks that then impact the potential of living your best life. It doesn’t always start in the physical. It could be an emotional breakup which causes so much turmoil that the mental belief turns into mistrust and resentment thus causing us to indulge in unhealthy physical experiences possibly turning to unhealthy addictions. This once again impacts our energetic structure creating a denser vibration – a thicker grosser expression which then translates into blocks and struggles.

We then have experiences of a lower vibration which in turn confirm our mental, emotional or physical struggles making them real. The story becomes real and then we are stuck within a downward spiral.

The good news is we can heal these blocks and clear our vibration and raise it to a misty sparkling dance. We can do it by starting at any of these bodies. We can start with clearing either the physical, mental or emotional bodies; by letting go of encumbered actions, feelings and thoughts. Optionally, we can work with energetic modalities which directly heals our energy body.

Science today talks of matter having more states than just 4, they are very subtle = just as ancient wisdom talks of us having more subtle bodies than just the 4 obvious ones. That just shows the depth of inner discovery that lays within us.

For now however, when we are united in all our spaces and states; when they all begin to individually vibrate at the same frequency that our energetic speak becomes powerful and complete.

We would then have incredible access to our most powerful state where lightness, magic, synchronicity, alignment, balance, ease, peace reside – this is where we are in the flow.

 

Mother Earth: a reflection of our sacred space.

Earth is an incredibly beautiful, almost perfect planet in our solar system. Without doubt, she offers an experience like no other. Is she so by chance or is there another intelligence that makes her so? Holding this mystery that is continually unknown, she urges you to seek further and deeper no matter how far you may have come.

Joseph Campbell said, “Your sacred space is where you find yourself again and again”.
According to some belief systems we are born multiple times on earth. If that be so; she seems to be a sacred space that we keep finding ourselves in again and again.

Is she the sacred space outside of us that is reflective of the sacred space within ourselves?

Mother Earth is also Mother Nature.

In seeking the eternal question – Who am I? We seek to understand our immutable infinite timeless self — which we can really only understand by understanding and realising our true nature.

Today, most of us identify natural spaces as landscaped gardens. However, Mother Nature really shows up in her verdant glory only in spaces that are largely untouched by man; which today, are few and far between. If you happen to know some of them you will find her magnificence of natural beauty within the diversity and variety of her creations; forests, seas, corals, mountains, valleys, flora, fauna, sunsets, sunrises… What we as humans seem to have forgotten is that we too are one of her creations.

The true purpose of natures beauty is to:
– create wonder and awe
– inspire a feeling of transcendence
– evoke the realisation that we are part of nature
– realise there is an intelligence which balances this divine perfection called Nature.

The true purpose of life is to find that connection with Source. An undeniable fundamental alignment that you can anchor yourself within and live from.

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Continue reading Mother Earth: a reflection of our sacred space.

Soil is Soul.

Natural gardening proposes soil is king.

Natural living proposes soul is king.

Soil is Soul. Thats how nature speaks to us.

Soil is soul

So what is the magic of good soil? One that grows things easily, with great quality and quantity. Soft, pliable and nutrient rich. That which hosts a number of supportive ‘bugs’ all of whom are working judiciously on supporting that which is growing in its environment.

Today we have two types of soil – interfered soil and non interfered soil. Interfered soil is that in which man has decided he knows best and seeks to create something commercially viable. Of course there are degrees of interference – some farm through organic interference and others through intensive means.

Loosely considered the father of Natural farming: Masanobu Fukuoka was a proponent of ‘do-nothing’ farming. A philosopher and a farmer he was able to maximise productivity through his observation of the perfection of nature.

So natural farming/LIVING involves engagement and assistance over interference. It recognises the need to understand how life works, what it comprises.

In the case of soils, how different ones respond in different ways, each producing its own incredible plethora of flora in turn attracting its special fauna.

Forest soil is the most fertile. Thats mostly because there is very little human interference. It is also because there is a wide variety and multi layered growth. Every part of the forest floor is used. Ground cover, weeds, bushes, plants, creepers, trees, all exist in the forest. Light is harvested to the maximum, it is completely absorbed by whatever can be grown. A dynamic combination of growth coexist, supplement and support each other. Seeds engage with soil and have the opportunity to germinate and grow and bloom and fruit.
This incredible diversity pulls out the maximum from the soil only to give back to it a multiverse of potential and power packed leaves. Through natural processes(composting) they create even more nutrient rich and power packed soil; feeding back to the tree what it needs. This incredible natural cycle supports the existence of not only amazing plant growth but a number of interdependent species as well — each of which come from the soil and end up by giving back to the soil.

Our soul is the same. Continue reading Soil is Soul.

Compost your life away…

Sitting down in a meadow one day a gush of wind blew my way. It brought with it a refreshing and cooling feeling and a bunch of leaves that were shaken lose.

As I sat there I saw the cushion these leaves made on the ground. They floated down one by one and they gathered at the base of the tree’s mound. I smiled and thought with glee “oh wow – thats the softest carpet going around”.

I went up to the tree and just lightly hugged it a bit and the soft leaves some crunchy and others just melted with my weight.

And thats when the tree spoke to me and said you are just like me. Here I stand big and tall. Easily growing leaves and letting go of those that no longer hold strong. I choose not to hold on to things that no longer serve me. For sometimes in letting go, is when they are of the best use to me.

So this is what I understood that day. I understood that the tree is so great and perfect and tall weathers every ‘weather’ and still stays strong. It goes through the winter and sheds all its leaves, and then comes spring and it happily grows a whole ‘treeful’ more. Change is constant in nature as we have all seen; and yet it is the one thing that we fight hard to allow and resist to the maximum.

Going even beyond, the leaves the tree lets go off, becomes its compost and merges back with its soil lifting it nourishing it nurturing it back to health and power; feeding it back to the roots of the tree making them deeper, stronger, potent so that the tree might grow higher, taller, bigger, better.

So the tree never loses in letting go, it only gains much much more.

Similarly, with every fear, resistance, blockage you let go off, it falls into your energetic space and converts through a potent form of transformation into a cannonball of energy that will push you on. So in the purest of senses there is no real letting go; just the allowing of transformative charge to take over and flood your life.

So compost your life. Shed your half baked leaves/emotions/thoughts, let them go and settle down into your core and from there allow them to transform into an incredible potent wisdom and power that you currently don’t know of.

Whoever you become, there will come a day when you will let go of that too till you are evolving deeper and deeper into a truer you.

Happy Earth week! ❤️

 

Thank you to you, that hurt me…

It matters not what someone has done to you — what matters is what do you do about it.

At some point you must consider that you are not a mistake in life — you are a creation of the perfect divine force and you have been created for a reason. So take a breath and stop for a moment and say; “I EXIST – and just the fact I exist, shows I was meant to exist — I am not a mistake in this otherwise divinely perfect world (which of course it is without human intervention). Therefore, if I exist in a divinely perfect world and I am a divinely perfect creation could it be possible that everything I have gone through and am going through is possibly divinely perfect too? So if every single event in my life has happened for a reason — whether someone has done any of the things listed above or worse — it has happened because it was meant to. Why has it happened so?

There are no general answers only specific ones completely related to your specific reason for existence.

Everything has happened because it was meant to. Depending on where you stand in your journey this statement might make complete sense or it may be the most ridiculous thing you have ever heard.

Anger may jump up and say; “that thing — that worst thing that happened to me, happened to me for a reason? NO thats not possible — it is ‘xyz’ fault and they are to blame. They are the worst kind of humans and they deserve to be punished”.

Maybe so;  Maybe they will be; maybe they won’t. That’s not for you to know.

You can spend your life focusing on their retribution or you could spend your life rehabilitating your own.That is what it comes down to.

What will you choose to do with your life and all the many complications it holds? Sometimes when we see ‘new age spirituality’ and it all talks of unicorns and angels and happy beings — we think its all gobbledygook. Well to those that have walked on their path of transformation it isn’t. The world looks clearer, more beautiful and easier than you could imagine while still standing on the side of anger and frustration and revenge.

The first thing is you take responsibility for everything that has happened and you may find yourself saying;

Let me consider — just consider that everything in my life has happened for a reason? Well, what was that reason? Why did/do I have to suffer like this? Why is there so much pain and confusion and hurt and anger and frustration and despair and grief logged into me? Why do these cloud my every day — and why is it that they don’t let go of me? Why is it I don’t let go of them? I can’t…I can’t find the strength or the ability to let go — I don’t know how — its just too much and its too hard — and no one would understand and there is no way I can open up myself — there is too much shame/guilt/pain/anger/hate. I will pretend yes thats what I will do — I will push all these bad emotions away so deep inside that they will never again see the light of day .No one can or will know this space inside. In fact you know what? I myself will soon forget what hides from the light”.

Enlightenment is a big word nowadays — so many seek it — unaware that what it really refers to. Bringing in more light into the shadows and darkness of your inner cave; everyday.

I know, I truly know what that feeling is like. It can be overwhelming, painful, unbearable, insane, confusing, lost at times; but if you stay on course it will certainly bring clarity, ease, peace, comfort, happiness and love.

So to each one that has hurt you — incident, experience, person, words, disease, or yourself — know they push you on to discover the truth of your SELF.

They bring out the feelings that we would otherwise hide and offer us an opportunity, a window to peek inside. They push us, encourage us, force us even; depending on how resistant we are to peek within.
It starts with a peek, once you take that step, the power of support, guidance, blessings will flood your path and you will be continuously encouraged on your every step.

It isn’t always a candy floss experience — some days are dark and some nights are heavy but continue to persevere and be the warrior to fight the battle that has arisen — between your own darkness and light.

You are here for a reason and one reason alone — to heal yourself and know the truth of your whole. So if you go off radar/direction you will find that the Universe will bring you back in line.

The tougher the lessons, the greater your strength and the more power you will have when you do decide to dive within.

BE real, be honest and allow the divine to take you into the ride of your life.

Then will come the day that you will surely say; “Thank you” to all the detractors that came your way.

Adios to the voice that says I am not enough…

Sometimes when we are working on our selves we come up against something big. Something about ourself, which is difficult for us to comprehend, that try as we might we might not be able to work through it. A part of us that says this is no longer a truth, it is no longer useful to me it needs to leave and I need to go beyond it.

I am someone who is very eager to work on self and make the changes and shifts required. I understand what truth is and so I am able to see that which stands in the way of it. Today, I face a part of me that I understand doesn’t serve me; but I can do nothing about. It just is what it is. I see how it affects my growth, I see how it stands in the way of my intentioned space of living and yet I know I can’t change it.

The many tools at my disposal, all the understanding, wisdom gained so far; none of it is going to shift this.

Thats when you realise that sometimes you can participate in the letting go; sometimes you can be part of the process and intend it and make those shifts and corrections within yourself.

Sometimes you have to just let go of letting go.

You recognise that space within you and you see it for what it is – you clearly and loudly announce to yourself; to that space within you that you see it – you have REAL EYESD/ realised (thanks eva) it.

Anger, frustration, grief all come up together tied up in knots; helplessness at this sudden force that seems such a wall that you don’t know what to do anymore and you have two choices. You can either give in and give that wall, that block, that untruth your power by admitting it is stronger than you and so you continue to pander to it. Or you can go beyond.

You can say well I’m not going to fight you anymore – I’m not going to accept you anymore – I am just going to carry on my day and lets just see what happens. I let go of fixing you and healing you and shifting you and changing you. The one thing I am clear though, is that I am not going to be run by you or in turn feed you.

Is this surrender?

If so, it feels good — it feels like I don’t need to be that part anymore, and I don’t need to fix that part anymore. I am choosing to carry on living my life with or without you; it matters not.

All this time I have pandered to your every desire and move, and now no longer shall it be my truth. So goodbye I detach from you and I live on. I trust there is more. I trust that life will take care of me and show me the deeper truth that lies within me. I have come to see beauty and life and peace and ease and sometimes you jump up to detract me from all of that and now I say enough. Thank you very much. Off I go; somedays you might still win; but I can safely say, that now I am way past you that held sway till today.

Sacrifice, its energy and what is the truth?

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Sacrifice yourself. How does this word make you feel?

Surrender yourself. How does this word make you feel?

Sacrifice is a belief we need to give up something outside of ourselves — an outer expression. Every traditional way of life or religion is based on the energy of sacrifice. We don’t even realise how strong this energy is and how it reflects in all aspects of our life. As a parent we sacrifice our happiness and needs for our children. As partners we sacrifice our freedom for the other. As children we sacrifice our truth for our parents.                                  It matters not — somehow or the other there is a belief that we cannot be all that we wish to be as it is virtuous to give up something related to our power, energy, happiness, joy, fulfilment  passions for the power, energy, happiness, joy, fulfilment, passions of another.
Essentially we sacrifice ourselves for another. We do this sometimes within a space of martyrdom or victimhood claiming to feel oddly better than the other, because we have given up more of our selves, and feel superior about it. Our suffering we believe reflects a mark of goodness and virtue.

What is surrender; if it is not sacrifice? Continue reading Sacrifice, its energy and what is the truth?

Water has a message for you today…

Water is life. It is healing, cleansing, and is part of every powerful ceremonial ritual that reflects a blessing, a clearing a cleaning. In her different avatars of waterfalls, ponds, springs, lakes, rivers, rain and sea she fills this earth and our bodies to 70% of our capacity.

The sea is the living force in motion; our life force.

She reflects all our various colours and shades; the inner depths of you and me.

She is immense, cleansing, limitless, she is where the rivers end, and the rain begins. She is our closest expression of the creator and the created. She is multilayered and her depths are beyond imagination. Her incredible transcendental vast beauty hosts numerous expressions of life; the ease, calm and softness and the crazy, insane and dangerous.

She is self sustaining and when you enter into her depths you experience a silence that you never could imagine exists. Life floats, expands and grows and the beauty of the sea never fails to astonish.

She reflects the light and contains the dark. She can gently envelop you in and can angrily spit you back out.

Your experience of it changes every time you visit her. It could be said your experience of is reflected your attitude towards her.

You can fall deeply in love or never go near. Continue reading Water has a message for you today…