After a SUPER powerful full, blood, super, eclipse moon yesterday we have another magical day today – a sandwich of magic love goodness.
I wanted to do a Sage ceremony in my home last night, but it got so late I went to bed – The Lunar Goddess had another idea and not only could I not sleep, but I was gifted with a spurt of energy so went about creating a beautiful ceremony and cleansed my entire home. It felt GOOD – and it feels awesome waking up to a clear home energetically – first time I’ve done it in my new home. the funny, and interesting thing is that when I got back to bed last night there was a screw (yes, like you use to screw things into the wall) literally in my bed, where I lie…. I have NO idea how it got there – I was the only one in my nest last night. Yes, my guides have a wickedly fab sense of humour. When I got back into bed today (I’m having a ‘semi duvet day’), there was a white feather in exactly the same place – crazy eh? Lol. Love it when I’m so connected to the magical, ethereal realms 🙂
[Repost, updated 2017]
Anyway, today is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. It is known as “Imbolc” and it is also the feast day of the Goddess Brigid. St. Brigid’s temple is in County Kildare, Ireland and she is the counterpart to Archangel Michael’s warrior energy. She represents the three aspects of woman: the young virgin: child, the nurturing and loving mother: adult, and the sage or wise woman:crone.
Imbolc represents love, new beginnings, trust, and preparing the land (and your life) for new seeds, and growth. The light has returned!
A super powerful day in itself, we also had a full, blood, super, eclipse moon yesterday and we’re still basking in that POWERFUL energy. We also have Chinese New Year of the Dog fast approaching representing unconditional love.
Sooo, it’s an even more POWERFUL day than any other to envision, dream and release. Think about those new years resolutions, or intentions… meditate on how they are going, celebrate, rather than beat yourself up if you’ve dropped some of them. That’s pretty much natural, so be gentle with yourself and use the power of nature to have another new beginning.
Below are a few suggestions as to how you can make the most of this super powerful transition time.
It’s Time For Spring! 9 Steps To Celebrate The New
- Visions Dreams Goals
Write down what you DO want on a white piece of paper. Imagine your life just as you would love it, and get clear on how you would love your ideal day to be. You are preparing the land (your life) for the new…
- Let Go
Write down what you want to let go of, and either safely burn the piece of paper or tear it up and throw it away… imagining letting go of what no longer serves you.
- Renewal, Rebirth – Focus On The New Light
If you have an altar, put some white items like feathers, shells and candles on it to focus on the new coming into your life. The days are getting longer, the sun is returning. It is a time of renewal, rebirth and cleansing so make the most of this powerful energy. You are energetically and metaphorically making room for the new, while signalling the release of what you do NOT want in your life.
Burn a candle in each room of your home to welcome back in the light of the sun, and the manifestation of your dreams. If you have incense or sage, burn that to clear the energy and space for the new. You can do this a few days either side of February 1. If you have a busy schedule, you can just imagine clearing the energy in your home, and office.
Be real about where you are in relation to your vision, or what you want to manifest, then get clear on what exactly you want 6 months from now. Be as tangible as you can…. How will you DEFINITIVELY know that you have manifested your dream?
- Be Present (The Power of Wow… Now)
Be gentle and FEEL what comes up when you see the gap between where you are and what you want… if it’s excitement, GREAT.. if it’s fear or similar, just feel it in your body… just being with it for a few seconds will transform it into POWER to manifest your dream.
Think about how you can contribute, if your dream is not already about serving others or the world, then see if you can add that ingredient – it makes manifesting what you love a lot easier! Service is an important ingredient in manifesting what we love.
You have done AMAZING work so far. You have set in stone your new vision. Take a deep breath while making a noise as you breathe in, and out… ideally the word ‘Aloha’ which breathes love and new life, love and divinity into your vision.
- TAKE ACTION…
Most importantly you must take action every day – even if it’s just IMAGINING your dream. It will not manifest on its own, daily action steps are what creates lasting change and wonderful lives.
The word Imbolc means literally “in the belly” in the old Irish Neolithic language it comes from the pregnant bellies of the ewes. It’s time to trust your dreams and visions that are held in your sacred hara (another word for ‘belly’) CAN come true.
Make sure you are focussing on what you DO want… if figures in politics, or celebrities, or others are triggering you, then bring your attention WITHIN… could this be your creation? Do they represent what you detest? Simply acknowledge that they might be triggering you because they are a teacher to show you what you still need to heal. My favourite line ‘you gotta feel it to heal it’ resonates here. FEEL what they are triggering whether it be anger, fear, hopelessness… breathe into the feeling… then come back to peace (which naturally happens when you just breathe and be with the feeling, rather than analysing it). The external world, mirrors your internal world… it is all just a projection. When you feel amazing, your world is amazing. I promise 🙂
Comment below – what does this make you feel?
Does it resonate?
What are the people who irritate you showing you?
What are politicians etc. trying to teach you or show you?
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Muchas love to you beautiful one and Happy spring, Imbolc and St. Brigid’s Day.
“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself –
What you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing.
Recreate and repeat”
I am feeling like it’s ‘a day out of time’ – the day which is in between one Mayan calendar and another. I remember my first experience of feeling this way – I had no idea it was a day out of time, but I FELT it… I am feeling it again today.
Nowadays, it is SO rare for me to do a private chocolate ceremony… there was a time when I’d do one almost every day!
I am doing one today, and it feels like SUCH a treat. What’s so funny, is that I was totally sure I’d run out of my Ceremonial Grade Guatemalan (Mayan) chocolate but I just found a little stash, specially for this sacred ceremony 🙂
I’ve felt so ‘in between’ worlds the last few weeks, even though I’ve been spending a lot of time with friends and family visiting – I’ve still felt very ‘dreamlike’. I have a hiatus today… so I’m going into chocolate dream time and my intention is to come out awakened the other side… I have much to tune into. So many choices, so many paths ahead of me…
I am very much looking forward to the experience.
If you are being guided to do yoga, have a ceremony, or do whatever, which you know is great for your wellness, please pay attention. We ARE in a most powerful week astrologically, energetically – as above, so below. Pay heed, be gentle to yourself, and LOVE you!
Thank you for allowing me to share my ‘in between’ state… I set the intention that whatever you do, when you read this, will honour your HIGHEST path, your heart and soul. Honour where YOU are! The energies are gentler now, but still, as with The Spirit of Cacao… they are gentle yet POWERFUL!
If you are aware of your negative beliefs, it is soooo so so so important to focus on the opposite of those ‘normal’ default negative beliefs… I AM WORTHY LOVABLE CAPABLE I AM ENOUGH… etc. etc. etc.
So, whatever your predominant negative belief is about yourself, focus on the things that demonstrate the opposite, look at what you’ve created so far in your life, take that as proof of your Greatness. Be the adorable, loving, compassionate, FUN adult to your inner child.
I love you.
Please share this so that others can also be in this ‘time of no time’ and come out the other side the shining radiant light being that they are in essence.
See you on the other side… let me know how YOUR journey is going.
I will report back the other side, and join me in Ceremony to sample this magical elixir and create YOUR beautiful life.
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Day out of time…. July 25, 2015
The ‘in between’ in the Mayan calendar.
A day of being… dreaming… gentleness…
The void, the unknown where potential lies… the space where magic, mystery and wonder dwell.
Take time to silence your mind…. breathe… become conscious.
I first became conscious of the ‘day out of time‘ in 2012 when I had a palpable sense that something very strange and magical was in the air. All day long there was a potent-full, intense but gentle, full stop and a skip kinda energy in the air. I asked around and discovered it was the ‘day out of time’!! I was blown away – I don’t usually feel that particular dates are important as time is simply made up anyway. In hindsight though, I wonder if I felt its intensity because unbeknownst to me, a few months later I would follow my intuition and embark on a life-changing journey to the Mayan lands to meet a Chocolate Shaman (click here for more on that)!
Take time today to honour your journey and dream your future in …. that can all be done with just a few breaths.
I’m with the clan this weekend, by the sea, hoping the sunshine comes out tomorrow after an entire day of full on rain! Ready for sunnnny times and a private Cacao Ceremony to give gratitude and connect more and more to my bliss as I dream even some dreams I may not have even considered yet 😉
More about the “Day Out of Time” – Annually July 25th (from http://www.souledout.org/wecyclewisdom/node/493)
This is the last day of the galactic year in the Mayan and Galactic calendar.
(13 moons of 28 days = 364 days ~ the extra day, the 365th day, is July 25, the “Day Out Of Time”)
This is a special day for ritual, meditation and prayer.
In 2014 the Galactic New Year (July 26) is the second year in the 7-year cycle from 2013-2020 of Opening the Seven Light Gates.
This Day out of Time we open the Second Light Gate!
Yellow Galactic Star (7/25/14)
Spiritual quality of this Day Out of Time “Yellow Star’s star-seeded gift is the revelation of the harmony that unites all things.”
Red Solar Moon Year July 26, 2014 – July 25, 2015
“You are on the quest of self-remembrance, of Godseed … As you open to self-remembrance, you become a beacon and receiver for cosmic consciousness.”
I just saw a post on facebook saying that the world is going to end, the polar ice caps are melting etc. etc. Lots of ranting, fear-mongering and debate.
Now, I am definitely not going to DENY this and that there is big change afoot and that a lot of people treat this planet disgracefully. However, I know in my heart that when we focus on this, when we give our energy to it, this is what we create.
I feel angry – which is interesting, because I think a lot of these ranters are angry and fearful… they totally push my buttons and I must make a stand.
This was a heart and love motivated post, because I had a big energetic push, followed by a strange dizziness, almost like I was being overcome by spirit telling me I had to speak up… This is is funny because the lovely man who posted the notice wrote a book about the end times and how we pretty much eventually ruin the earth. It’s a wonderful book… however, it looks at ONE possible future… if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my Shamanic studies and life experiences, it’s that there are MANY possible futures, and what manifests is what we focus on. It’s where most of our energy goes… that’s the path and end result we create.
I am passionate that I balance this perspective, because by default, ever since I was a child I used positivity to survive. For many years during my spiritual awakening, time doing therapy, and various deeply transformational studies and courses, I realised how this was a shadow of mine… so I’ve brought it to the light, I’m aware of it, and interestingly enough, I actually became a little embarrassed of my positivity for a while. I was actually ashamed that I was positive. Yes, there was truth in the fact that often I wasn’t being ‘real’ about current reality, and I hoped that my positive thinking would create the manifesations/end results I wanted…. often they didn’t, for various reasons I won’t go into on this blog, but that brings me to the present moment… NOW, I’m a Positive Real Feeler…. I simply KNOW what resonates, and the future of the earth being destroyed by us does NOT resonate – for me, personally.
I received this information from a version of my future self. The news is as follows:
“My name is Tobin, and I am a 45 year old man. I have three kids and a beautiful wise woman wife… She is my voice, my inspiration, my reason for being. We are twin souls and it is like a dream come true to be alive, together, creating children in this life.
We are in the year AD 60,000 and earth is a magnificent place to be…..
There is fruit which you do not know… not from genetically modifying, but actually by marvelling at the fruit and veg we do love and know, and from that marvelling and adoration, new species came into being.
A heart swell is what creates… when we eat something we love, we speak to the cells in the food, it gives us more nutrients and what we naturally need to be high vibrational, energetic, joyful beings, but also it communicates with future energy of the foods which are coming into being so that earth is constantly looking after us, and creating more and more of what we love.
The dinosaurs were not particularly loved, so it’s not a problem that they died out.
I know that in your day, you are fearing melting of ice caps and so on and so forth. There are photos of beautiful white polar bears stranded, and it evokes fear in the people… especially the powerful manifesters, those with gentle, pure, loving hearts. It is actually the messages, and fears of those people which can do the most damage to your planet. When these sensitive beings are hiding away, or doing whatever they do when they are feeling pain, they transmit that fear to everyone, especially the animals who may be at risk.
You are all one… the animals that are in danger – FEEL that pain, and that fear is a damaging manifestation focus for them.
We know you are often confused and upset, but believe me, it is all working out perfectly.
You have a sacred plant, which is becoming stronger and stronger – Cacao. There is a love energy in this plant, imbued with knowledge, light, wisdom… which really are all the same thing. This plant brings balance to earth beings and actually also heightens their love experiences, and their connection with their higher selves, other dimensional beings and interplanetary beings also.
We are in agreement that your planet is changing, but, what is leaving your planet needs to go elsewhere. What is missing now is what you WOULD love to create. It is essential that more of the focus is made on that.
It might take sometime for everyone to be focussed on the same outcome… but right now, YOU – you who are reading this, what kind of a planet would you like to create?
As you tap into your heart wisdom, you will get more and more clarity about your own life, your legacy, your children’s lives… In the end, everyone wants the same. LOVE. To be in a world of love. The more you start to focus on that… the more that feeling will have a greater percentage focussing on it. I mentioned Cacao… there is a Spirit present in Cacao, and as the indigenous myth says ‘whenever the balance between humans & nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people’s hearts & return the planet to a state of harmony’. Cacao is not necessary, but she is a great help in guiding you from your head to your heart, and allowing you to experience the state of Oneness, Flow and Love.
There are many, conspiracy theorists, environmentalists and those who are concerned for the well-being of the earth. There are others who fight for all sorts of ‘worthy’ causes… it is crucial that they shift their focus on to what they DO love, otherwise they are actually fighting a losing battle, and they are actually giving power to the people they are fighting.…
It’s like the power of the consciousness of a human being… you might think you want a life parter, and a wonderful relationship, but if your main belief is that you are unworthy or unlovable… you will not get or maintain this relationship. It is the same with our focus in terms of saving the planet or creating peace… if your predominant belief is that it is impossible to have a world of love and peace, or of having a healthy planet is not likely… so it is.
We come to you in love.
We come to you from a place of infinite bliss…. Imagine your most wonderful days, times, moments…. When you felt like you were full of love, full of joy, full of the essence of bliss… that is our being, that is our way. It IS possible… when you choose those emotions, when you feel them NOW, doing whatever you are doing….. That is the future you are creating for yourself.”
Aho my loves
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please share the love.
I have learned that the power to create our future, our new world is in the highs, of the vibrations we feel… when we look for evidence of an incredible, love-filled world, that is what we see.
Forgiveness is key too, if someone goes against you, your beliefs, if they’re different to you, if they do or say something negative, you must let it go… release and let go.
I have also learned that being aware of everything that goes on within us is a chance to create… it’s a sign from above and it is a part of our life purpose, and the jigsaw that goes to make up the incredible beauty of our lives.
We all have a part to play in this game of life, and it IS a game, that is what Tobin said… when you read between the lines anyway….we are all in this together and we don’t have to believe another’s point of view, we simply have to be curious.
I hasten to add that it is advantageous to be curious about the experiences, things, life stories which will serve you to live and experience. If you are curious about things you do NOT want to experience then that is what you may manifest.
Energy goes where attention flows, energy flows where attention goes.
Please let me know your viewpoints, and please share! Thank you – SO much love.
What does it mean to mean to be ‘In Your Power’?
I have a confession to make, even though one of my passions is guiding other women to their power, I’m really only starting to understand what it means! A few months ago a Shaman told me I was about to come into another level of my power, and I politely nodded. I was going through a difficult patch, and even though I’m used to imagining and dreaming, I do so every day, I couldn’t see that end result… as I didn’t know what it looked like, felt like, or what on earth I’d be doing when I was in this new level of power.
It’s only recently that I have really understood it when I took time out to have a private chocolate ceremony, so I could use this medicine to allow me to dive deeper and rise higher towards my soul’s knowing. So, I asked the question and remembered to leave space for the answer and guidance….
After a while, a memory came to me – it was of a book I read when I was in Hawaii. ‘The Bowl of Light’, by Hank Wesselman. In it, he shares the wisdom of one of his teachers; Hale Makua a wise Hawaiian Kahuna. When Hale Makua had been asked “What does it mean for women to reclaim their power?” This is what he said;
“It is time for all the women to come together to generate a new vision. They must dream a new dream – a new vision that must be about what they want for their grandchildren and for the next seven generations.”
That is what is meant by the statement that ‘each of us must become the change that we wish to experience.’ There simply is no other way. If we wish to create a new and better world, we must dream our new world into being… and then we must act on our dreams to bring them into manifestation through ourselves.”
“Love all you see, including yourself.” Hale Makua
How strongly does this resonate?
When we’re clear on our vision or dream, (Yin, or the feminine principle), and that meets with action (Yang, the masculine principle), there is no other path, than that dream to manifest. In creating and manifesting, there are some more alchemical guidelines, but that’s pretty much the foundation and the structure.
That male / female interaction can be within us, as we all hold both masculine and feminine energy, or in our external world. An ideally balanced man or woman will have the ability to dream AND take action, thus manifesting their vision.
I always read these two quotations when I start working with someone to overcome a problem, and create the life they DO love. The first one is from the book “The Secrets & Mysteries of Hawaii: A Call to the Soul”, by Pila of Hawaii, and the other is from the successsful, business oriented Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People”.
The Legend of the Green Flash from Pila’s book;
“All came from the Dreamtime, the source of all reality.
Nothing would be in the world unless it were first dreamed of.
The Dreamers are those who lead the way.
They are closer to the Maker.
They lift us from the place of suffering and hopelessness, transforming the ordinary earthly experience into a playground of the Divine.”
And Stephen Covey;
‘Successful people begin with the end in mind.’
As I write this blog, it feels amazing to know that it CAN be so simple. When we master our thoughts and feelings, and choose words and actions that come from true love, we will create the world which we love. It takes will, and it’s not always easy to create from love, rather than fear, but let me remind you of the difficult times you’ve been through, the work you’ve done on yourself – NOW it is the time of POWER. It’s payback time, put what you’ve learned to use, be curious, play, this is a groovy adventure, and start by reminding yourself that we are all actors on a stage, playing parts we CHOSE to play.
9 Steps To Connect With Your Power
1. Daydream. Imagine… ! Ask yourself the question ‘What is it that I love?’
2. CHOOSE it. Choices are powerful. You are letting the subconscious mind (responsible for our healing and creations (good or bad)) know that THAT is what you wish to create.
3. Ground your visions, dreams and choices with action. What’s the obvious next step to take, to manifest that vision? Get clarity on your ‘Ideal Day’ and write it down. What time do you get up, do you exercise, meditate? Who do you see? What work are you doing? Etc. Etc. Then choose it and live it (some days at least).
4. Take obvious action to fulfil your dreams. So for example, if your ideal day starts at 6/7 am with meditation or yoga, DO IT! Or if you’d like to visit Hawaii, then start dreaming about that, affirm in your speech that you will do so.
A few years ago, on my first night in Hawaii, I was about to start a training in Hawaii with Serge Kahili King who I’d dreamt of training with for many, many years. I was searching through my emails and I found the first email message I’d ever sent him (many years before, when I had absolutely no clue how on earth I could get there on holiday, never mind manifest a Visa to live there). It blew my mind! I was enquiring about his Shamanic trainings, and the last paragraph I’d wrote was along the lines of this… ‘You’re so very lucky living in Hawaii, what is it like? One day I’ll live there too!’ It blew my mind, and I did study with him, and I spent a long time living there, which as you can imagine, was a totally life changing experience! I remembered writing that email after I found it, and I was very well aware that those words were powerful, that I was putting a wish out to the Universe and my own soul.
5. Inspire other women to step into their power!
6. Write, create, do what you love.
7. Be curious about you and your life when you are in your power.
8. Follow, and speak your heart.
9. Learn how to keep your centre, when all the world is losing theirs. Breathe. Practice chi kung or tai chi. When you’re operating from your centre, you automatically operate from the heart.
I just want to add, that for many years, I was actually afraid of the possibility of being in my power. Even the phrase ‘in your power’ brought doubts up because I didn’t have positive associations for what I thought a woman in her power was! A lot of my female ancestors were amazing women, and they were also very powerful. They had strength, but it wasn’t always motivated by love, they could be very scary and controlling at times. As I’ve shone the light on the fact that I also have this in me, I can choose to operate from love, rather than fear. When I shone the light on these fears, it allowed me to recoup all the power that could be used to create what I love, and a better world.
Knowing when you’re motivated by love or fear is a great compass, because when you’re in your power, you will also need to speak your truth. Being aware that when you express what you would love, it might not always be met with nodding heads and agreement, however when you are true to your own heart, then my beautiful women YOU ARE IN YOUR POWER.
This is the Chinese year of the horse; the horse represents freedom, sovereignty and power. It is OUR year!
I LOVE you, I adore this path we are walking, creating the life and the world we DO love as we walk.
I just spent a magical few days in and around The Isle of Avalon which I find incredibly peaceful, inspiring and magical. I used to go to Glastonbury festival in the early 90′s, then a decade later I was introduced to a wonderful Shaman in Glastonbury town and received a ‘Higher Perception Reading’ which completely blew my mind, gave me a definite direction and changed my perception of life …… and beyond! I was intrigued with Shamanism and decided to do a Shamanic Healing course at the Isle of Avalon Foundation for my own development and growth. I didn’t plan on offering Shamanic Healing to clients but I decided to do the case studies anyway to get the qualification. During this time, I received amazing results and feedback so I decided to incorporate everything I learned (regression, cord cutting, soul retrieval, sound healing and now higher perception readings) into my business. Nowadays, when I return to the area I have so many wonderful memories that even without attending college I feel like deep learnings and healings are integrated into my being just by being present there, especially as I’ve recently discovered that the heart chakra of the planet is here too!
One of the places we visited during the course was a beautiful nature reserve in Compton Dundon which is near Glastonbury town. The veil between the worlds is very thin here so it’s a wonderful place to heal and strengthen our connection with our ancestors. Whenever I visit Compton Dundon I always have a very special, magical and enlightening time and I come away with amazing insights and learnings – as well as super visions including fairies and once ‘The Green Man’. This time was no different, it was filled with magic and mystery! It was synchronistically 31/10/10 (Halloween) which I hadn’t planned, so it felt even more special!
During my stay in Glastonbury I had time to party with dear friends and although it was a short stay and I did lots, but I also had a very relaxing time. I didn’t have time to go to The Tor though, but when I was at Compton Dundon I went to an area I hadn’t been before and was rewarded with an amazing view of The Tor (see photo below). I returned home the day after the clocks changed, but I hadn’t changed the clock in my car, so magically, before I left Glastonbury I gained an hour which meant that I had time to climb The Tor. When I was there I witnessed some amazing sights including a kestrel hovering looking for its lunch and in the foreground of Glastonbury town I saw a beautiful, giant heart shape on Chalice Well Hill.
On my return home I was able to spend time with my family who were visiting from Ireland which meant we spent ‘All Souls Day’ together and we even said a prayer together specially requested by my mum. She talked about the importance of remembering our ancestors (something which I’ve been doing a lot recently), so it was a really special time and it meant a lot for my mum. I couldn’t remember the last time we prayed together and it made me smile as I remembered how I used to rebel at those requests when I was a teenager. 🙂
Since my aunty passed a way a few weeks ago I’ve felt a renewed connection, a deeper love and even a sense of new beginnings within the entire family reaching far and wide. When I wrote my previous blog ‘Death and Rebirth’ I had no idea why I used that title as I hadn’t referred to rebirth at all in the piece, yet it just felt really right. Now I know. After death always come rebirth, we just need to focus on what we’d like to birth and notice it blooming in our lives.
Remember whatever is happening in your life, you can transform it with gratitude, good times become even more wonderful, and tough times transcend into a realisation of learning.
I wish you a happy month beautiful.