Yum yum yum… well I’m still in Ceremony, but I wanted to share my heart and the space I’m in.. . which is still ‘in between’. I feel happier, I had a BIG ‘aha’ moment during which the fairy lights in my bedroom which have been on and off for a while, but off for at least a month or two started working again! Lol. It was metaphorical for the fact that WE can start working (being on a high vibration, lit up, bringing SUCH incredible JOY), with the simplest little adjustment and checking in. That’s what happened with my lights, it was just ONE little bulb that had broken – there was actually not even any glass in it, so I took it out, and replaced it…da naaaa … bringing SUCH inredible joy, light and love….
I’m more in tune with my emotions, and I feel a heaviness, which translates as the emotion of sadness in my heart….
Still seeing where this is going.
Happy to have my adorable doggy companion Napoleon to be with me as the space holder today.
“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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I’ve been a little curious (read bothered) recently by judgmental raw foodies and those who choose a certain way of life…. Not so much their choices, but how I’ve perceived them judging/criticising/condemning others who don’t share their beliefs.
As I write, it reminds me of how v fundamentalist religions see others’ path to God as the ‘wrong’ one.
As I sit here in my bliss on a Saturday morning, taking a break on my doggy walk, in Andalucia, musing, meditating and feeling the glorious energy of the sea as I gaze out over the Mediterranean waves, I am totally connected to my bliss. I got a lovely dollop of love as I did so.. imbued with clarity!
When people find THEIR path to God/Bliss/Joy/The Vortex, whatever it is they call it, they want to share it with EVERYONE and probably, in all innocence they actually think it’s the only way. Ha ha – so in my bliss bubble this morning, I see their actions are innocent, and underneath it all, motivated by LOVE!
It got me curious about my paths to bliss. Just to define that state, whatever we call it, it’s absolutely ‘thought-free’. There’s a feeling of joy. Everything, for the split second/s, minutes or longer is just perfect in the world.
Simply find things to be grateful for.
Even in the midst of chaos, or a grim time, if you can find just a teeny thing to be thankful for, you WILL change your mood. The first step to being able to manifest more of what you do love.
Move your body, when you increase your heart rate through exercise, you simply can’t feel good as it releases endorphins.
Same as above, smiling releases endorphins.
4. Clarity on what you love..
And creating it. Sometimes it can be something as simple as painting your nails, having your hair done, having a massage. Pampering basically. Looking after number one.
3. Spend time in nature..
Or even have a flower on your desk, or on your dining table… gaze at it 🙂
Of course walking in the woods, or spending time at the beach is the most awesome thing you can do. Even in the midst of the city, you can still look at the sky and connect to Father Sky..
There are SO many breathing exercises, recently I’m loving Abraham Hicks Vortex Meditations, with
Of course this is going to be number one, I personally think it’s the quickest, most direct route to feeling amazing. It allows you to disconnect from the ‘monkey mind’, and live more from your higher self, connected to the wisdom, love, and light of your soul.
I can’t remember what famed monk whose student told him he didn’t have time to meditate for 15 minutes a day, and the monk said ‘Okay then, meditate for 30 minutes.’ Lol.
There’s a magic in meditation, simply meditating actually creates more time in your day!
“Whatever you do make sure what you’re doing makes you happy.” Weekender, by Flowered Up, great video which I managed to have broadcast on Channel 4 in the 90’s when I worked there – it rocks! Click here to watch. If you’re an old raver you’ll love it, it’s not for everyone. It does have ‘interesting’ language and drug references in it though! I used to love it back in the day because it was so rare to see something like this showing what some young people get up to. I was lucky enough to be a party-er and get out in one piece 🙂 I wouldn’t change it for the world, I had some amazing times, and they changed my life. I have no idea why that quotation came to my mind, maybe it’s because I have a strong dislike for rules, I do what I love, even back in the day I partied, but because I was always in my heart, and I followed sage advice; “if you do drugs, only do them when you’re happy up here (the wonderful person said to me as they pointed to their mind), and happy with the people you’re with”. I received this advice as a child when I was totally anti-drugs, and never thought I’d try anything, ever in my life… when I did, this sage advice always stayed with me. Great advice! I think my experimenting with drugs many years ago definitely brought me to my spiritual path, but I don’t recommend it. I did it when it felt right to me, not from peer pressure, but when it was true for me. So there you go, a little bit of an ‘about me’ confession there 😉 I dont’ do anything like that now, I’m simply too sensitive. Although I am not against things like mushrooms, ayahuasca and the like – taken with honour, and preferably in a ceremonial setting as they can be an incredible aid on the path.
Enjoy your weekend!
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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.
I started the day today in one of the best ways… with a Sacred Cacao Smoothie! I already a BIG realisation before I’d had a couple of sips.
So, I’ve always been fascinated by the subject of SLEEP…. when I was a professional alternative healthcare practitioner, I specialised in insomnia.
It’s a fascinating subject. I kept up to date with tests by The Sleep Institue in Cali – apparently 6-7 hours is best for us, not 8 as everyone thinks & sooo many other facts and research results which blew my mind!
Even though sleep and dreaming is something that’s always fascinated me, I’ve always been really lucky with my sleep patterns. Recently though, it’s up for my focus as I’ve got no idea if I’m a morning person or a night person… I can sleep for 3 hours and feel amazing, or I sleep a ridiculously long time (sometimes 10/12 hours) and I feel super guilty and even shameful….
With all the solar flares & raising vibration of us & the planet everything is changing!
I LOVE when I’m up at dawn or before – I totally adore that space; as Rumi said:
“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
Across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”
Often I, and many others only sleep for 2/3/4 or so, hours per night. I LOVE those nights (so much I’ll say it again lol)…
However I have been giving myself a v v v (!) v hard time if I sleep for more than 8 hours. Crazy eh!?
I pat myself on the back & beam with joy when I have little sleep – but I have a tendency to beat myself up if I feel I’ve slept “too much”.
I’m just sharing this because it just became soooo clear to me this morning that NONE of it matters. What DOES matter are the stories we tell ourselves. How we’re talking to ourselves, what we’re “making up” about whatever is going on.
When I sleep for 3/4 hours I’m a genius, but when I sleep “too much” I’m lazy, a failure, not good enough blah blah blah. You get the picture. So that’s the kind if day I create for myself… I’m not productive, I don’t approach the day with my usual zest & joy.
So there you go. A few sips into my (Sacred) Cacao Smoothie, having set the intention to get clarity on this – and hey presto, I know I’ll never enter that same space again.
I ‘knew’ all this stuff logically, but with Cacao I get stuff – in my Heart, my Soul, in my entire being…. And it changes my life from there on in. WoW!
Happy festive season y’all!
What has Rebirth, Renewal and Acclimatising to the New got to do with Easter?
Well, for me, Easter is the real bridge between wintry evenings, and more fun, lighter, warmer, productive days. In the Christian tradition, there is a mourning of the death of Christ on Good Friday, followed by celebration for his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Easter was originally a time to celebrate Ishtar, the Goddess of fertility and sex believe it or not! The symbols we are all familiar with are bunnies and eggs, and of course the wonderful chocolate, so it kinda fits eh?
As we are all holding and illuminating the Christ Consciousness within, I like to consider the rebirth of Christ as a time to honour our path and our light. It’s a great time to consider what we’d like to let go of, and then allow space for a rebirth into the new. At the bottom of this post I share a wonderful ‘Rebirth’ exercise to do which guides you into YOUR new.
In winter we go into the void, nights get longer, darker, colder and it is a time of hibernation and soul searching. Our energy goes inward, as we dream about the things we’d love to create, then as the energy increases with more sunlight, we can bring those things to the world. The beauty of cycles and seasons.
We are currently in a very powerful window of time astrologically. We know we’re made of stardust which even scientists agree with, so it’s good to be aware of what’s happening skyward.
We’ve just had a pink, full moon eclipse, and we’re about to head into a Cardinal Cross (23rd April), with more eclipses a coming. We’ve got four eclipses this year, and four next year. This is a rare occurrence; it’s actually 100 years since we’ve had four in a year, and after next year, it will be 100 more years! Eclipses are also a restart time…. they support the intention to detox your life, looking at what you can let go of and how you can step up and serve your higher self and the highest good of the planet.
The key to this time is… AWARENESS…. become conscious of everything, slow life down with the aid of some juicy, deep breaths.
Astrologers everywhere are saying that April will be intense, intense, intense. So slow down, breathe, be good to you, and do what makes you feel amazing …. and grounded. Pamper yourself, spend time in nature, most of all be gentle with yourself – especially if you’re feeling fragile, vulnerable, or in any way below par.
Something which I ADORE is watching shooting stars, and of course being silly AND real while wishing on every single one I see.
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in a window of time – between 16 – 25 April, (peaking 22/23rd) to see the Lyrids Meteor Shower, which is is an annual occurrence and is considered to be the oldest meteor shower. Another meteor shower usually appears in August, you’ll have to check details of that yourself. Watch out just after nightfall and before dawn for the best viewing opportunities. I always find, just lying down, and holding a relaxed gaze and peripheral vision works best.
Happy Wishing upon many stars!
Death Rebirth Celebration Process
I’d like to share a very powerful shamanic process which I’ve been doing for years, to assist my transition into the new.
This is one of my favourite things to do at Easter… If you haven’t worked with me and been trained in using your intuition, then you can simply do as follows:
1. What is it true for me to let go of?
2. What is it true for me to create?
3. What is the bridge….the next step… or the action to take to create that?
4. And why not… Celebrate – step into the feeling of having created what you love, and feel, live, and BE that vibration.
Simply breathe deeply, and allow the answers to come from a deeper place than the mind.
If you ARE trained in your intuition, use the “Golden Circle” process to gift you with a symbol for each question, and then interpret it in favour of the question. What’s interesting is that, what we logically ‘think’ is true to let go of, or create are never the same as the answers from the intuition.
I love to do question one on Good Friday, and then hang with the tension until Sunday, for questions 2 & 3; it’s beautiful to just sit with it and see what emerges.
I wish you a very blissful, restful, fun Easter.
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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.
This is a little ‘ps.’ to my recent blog “4 Steps Back To The Light….”
As long as we’re constantly moving towards creating more love and happiness in our life, while rooted in the Present, we have the key.
Doubt, Fear, Procrastination etc. will always be there, we need to create regardless.
This is what I said to someone in a session earlier today. She is fairly and squarely on the Shamanic Priestess path, and is just coming more and more into her Power, gleaning learnings from a great period of growth…..
“Name me a Shaman who has had an easy life.”
As a little treat, addendum and thank you to MysticMama.com I’d like to share this beautiful piece which sums up my journey, my recent experience of despair, and our beautiful lives.
Butterfly, Symbol Of Our Spiritual
“In Hopi lore, the butterfly is the symbol of man’s spiritual transformation.
‘At the level of existence, when it crawls on Mother Earth in the form of a caterpillar, it only sees what is right in front of it,’ Grandmother Mona explains. ‘There comes a time in the development when it puts itself into a little cocoon and enters the darkness. In this darkness, it completely breaks down. During that time a great change takes place…”
“‘Finally it emerges into this world, into this life as a beautiful creature,’ Grandmother Mona says. ‘Yet it doesn’t immediately fly away. It sits there as if to be making a connection again with the elements of life: the water, the air, the fire, the earth. Then there is a moment when its wings start fluttering, developing movement, developing strength within itself using these elements of life.
‘When the moment comes and the butterfly takes flight, it suddenly sees the world from a completely different point of view, a view of vaster beauty and a much, much wider worldview. This is what I was told about being a butterfly.’
“…Grandmother Mona believes the Hopi legend of the butterfly can see us through these turbulent times of darkness and confusion by revealing to us our path of transformation.
“These times can actually be viewed as necessary to enable humanity as a whole to transform into a comprehension of the truth of our oneness with each other and with all of Creation.
“Only by going into darkness and breaking down our old ways can we move from the myopic view of the caterpillar to the greatly expanded view of the butterfly~ a necessary view if we are to save the beauty and resources of our planet for the next seven generations to come.
“Then we will have emerged out of the darkness of ignorance into the beauty of the butterfly to see the wonder, hope, compassion, faith, and charity so essential for our survival.”
~Grandmother Mona Polacca from Carol Schaefer’s book Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet
The 13 Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate – Cacao Ceremony Time! (haga clic aquí para español).
Do you know that chocolate is actually medicine?
How cool is that?
It is one of the most powerful, gentle facilitators, teachers and guides on the planet – and it is delicious too!
The Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used Chocolate for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes. In its purest form (unlike much of the chocolate available in the mainstream), it is a powerful assistant for ‘inner work’, creative guidance and so much more.
Read on to discover how this delicious superfood can help you!
The 13 Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate – Cacao Ceremony Time – And Connecting with ‘The Spirit of Cacao’…
13. HEART OPENER
Chocolate opens the heart and allows for a deeper, authentic love based connection with yourself, others, the world and all of life.
12. SHAMANIC JOURNEYING
It promotes powerful journeying and connection with your spiritual wisdom.
11. THERAPY – SOVEREIGN (RATHER THAN CODEPENDENT)
Helps to bring awareness to anything that has been preventing you from creating the life you love.
It aids in the recognition, and release of repetitive patterns
You will become aware of any beliefs and blocks which could prevent you from creating the life you love.
10. CONNECTION WITH HIGHER SELF
Stronger connection with the higher self (intuition, soul, God, Goddess etc.).
This leads to an enhanced connection with your own power and truth; your divinity.
Chocolate is a powerful facilitator allowing you to delve into your pain.
“You gotta feel it to heal it.”
Once you FEEL your pain (sadness, anger, grief etc. etc.), you won’t keep manifesting situations to feel these feelings.
You will live a freer, happier life, without constantly being triggered.
When you release these emotions, it allows more light, love and magic into your life.
This is ‘Heaven on Earth’.
9. EFFECTIVE MEDITATION
Powerful, otherworldly and deep meditation, enabling you to connect with your spiritual nature, accessing the wisdom within.
Meditation is much easier and more beneficial; silencing the mind becomes easy – hence the space for healing occurs.
‘The healing occurs in the stillness.’
It calms the left brain chatter, and allows us to delve more into that ‘no mind’ space of bliss.
8. ‘GET’ ANY LEARNINGS IN YOUR ENTIRE BEING… NOT JUST YOUR HEAD
Profound embodiment of new learnings. This allows you to feel in your body what you know in your head. The teachings you might already be aware of are ‘understood‘, you suddenly ‘get‘ them on a deeper level.
For instance, the teaching that we are all love, and love is all there is.
You might logically know this, and want to believe it and live it, but you wonder HOW to embody it?
Is it true?
Chocolate aids the pathway to living and FEELING this love, this bliss, the state of being which IS FLOW, ONENESS and LOVE…..
Indigenous Costa Rican Shaman
7. A JOURNEY TO ONENESS LOVE ENLIGHTENMENT
Feelings of oneness, enlightenment and ecstasy.
This results in more love in your life, leading to more effective manifestation and a more powerful, familiar connection with your magnificence and spiritual capacities.
When you access this state; bliss, love, the vortex, the ‘zone’, flow, whatever you want to call it, you can manifest what you love.
You also enter into the state where what you love, comes to you!
Your lover, clients, abundance, vibrant health – you name it.
6. MALE FEMALE ENERGY BALANCE WITHIN
More enhanced, balanced, connected male & female energy.
Male and female energies are within everyone.
When these energies are in balance, you live a harmonious life magnetising all you love TO you.
This integration also leads to enhanced effectiveness as the divine creator and super manifesting machine that you are, in essence.
The balance of male and female energies allows you to receive inspiration (feminine energy) AND act on it (masculine energy).
Chocolate is the ONLY food which
Connects your left brain & your right brain!!!
5. ENHANCED CREATIVITY
Access to the ‘one mind’ or unity consciousness allowing the connection with creative ideas.
You enter a zone where you are receiving ‘aha’ moments, inspiration, ideas. With the enhanced male/female balance, these are made manifest….
4. IMPROVED YOGA, CHI KUNG AND SIMILAR PRACTICES
More effective, deeper, profound, easier yoga and chi kung practice.
Your practice improves on every level; physical, mental, spiritual, emotional.
This is probably the case with other practices too (aikido, kick boxing etc.) but I have yet to try other – so let me know!
3. CONNECTION TO HIGHER DIMENSIONS
A deeper, stronger connection with ‘the light’, the new, higher dimensions, raising your vibration.
Posing with a Chocolate Tree and friend in Costa Rica
2. CAREER GUIDANCE – CROSSROADS CLARITY
More clarity, ideas and connection with your life purpose.
Clarity on your talents, skills and how you are here to serve – you easily connect with your creative abilities; writing, painting, dancing, music or whatever floats your boat really.
Flow is the one thing that those who are successful in business experience. Whether ‘spiritual’ or not. From this state creation, and abundance…. FLOWS!
1. FUN – The Reason We Are Here!
Chocolate is a gentle, powerful feminine force. It is the force for the new world. In fact ‘power’ is a better word than ‘force’.
By surrendering to the essence and energy of Chocolate, you can step into the higher dimensions. It facilitates a deep Shamanic experience of ‘being in the world but not of it’ or ‘having a foot in both worlds’.
You become the Ascended Master on earth… bringing Heaven TO Earth. It shows you how you can shift your perception so life can be fun.
That is what we are here for, to have fun!
This was the learning I got when I lived in Hawaii and I swam with the wild dolphins almost every day. They kept telling me (telepathically), FUN FUN FUN. However, it took me about 5 years to master the teaching… in fact I’m still getting my head around it.
We’re here to have fun, if it’s not fun, don’t do it, or MAKE IT FUN!
Is Chocolate A Drug?
Well, if you think that tobacco, coffee and alcohol are drugs, then I guess so.
Chocolate wasn’t popular as a psychoactive in the 60’s because it’s not actually psychedelic (although many experience visions and powerful journeys in my ceremonies).
It is is gaining a lot of popularity now, because of all the shifts on the planet and people recognise its power.
We have come to a tipping point. As chocolate connects you with your heart, it also connects you with something bigger…. God, the Universe, Spirit, your higher self… whatever you want to call it.
It’s the magical space you enter when you appreciate a phenomenal sunset… before the mind chips in and goes;
‘Oooheee – look, she’s having one of ‘those’ experiences!’ Lol..
Do you know what I mean?
Anyway, I digress, I discovered this magic a few years ago on a trip round the world and it totally changed my life. Below, I share my journey and 13 Spiritual benefits of using chocolate for ceremonial and spiritual purposes.
Most of the chocolate available in the marketplace is full of sugar and additives. The beans are often hybridised, or low quality, so it doesn’t have a powerful effect. The chocolate that I work with facilitates a deeper journey, and intense feelings of BLISS.
Messages From The Dolphins (the most intelligent of mammals).
The messages that the dolphins deliver, and the basis of Hawaiian Shamanism… It’s all about FUN, LOVE, BREATHING (consciously) and CONNECTION 🙂 I spent many months swimming with wild dolphins in Hawaii, they communicated with me daily, and eventually we had a very sovereign relationship (once I stopped depending on them for healing lol). They continually reminded me:
BREATHE … HAVE FUN … LOVE … CONNECT … FLOW!
The importance of these messages has been communicated to me recently in my own work and through witnessing what others gain in ceremonies and one to one sessions. It facilitates the clearing of deep psychological, emotional, and spiritual blocks. It allows one to get to the root of any emotion or even any physical ailment, to discover why they have it and in turn feeling the emotion related to it; subsequently healing the original dis-ease and releasing it.
The number thirteen is a powerful number; the number of the Goddess. During the patriarchy, we were led to believe that 13 is unlucky as it is the number attributed to the power – the gentle power of the feminine.
When the patriarchy came to the fore, it was ruled as ‘unlucky’ because they wanted us to fear the power of the Goddess and women in general. It represents the new world of love and peace which is being created right now.
Back Story – How I discovered the magical, spiritual, medicinal qualities of chocolate!
I arrived in Guatemala at 11.11 on 11/11/12 feeling VERY curious, and a little afraid.
It was very synchronistic that I landed at those times, the flight was delayed and as I flew in, I was greeted not only by these (very significant) numbers but also by 4/5 bolts of lightning – at eye level!
This was a sure sign that this was probably not going to be an ordinary adventure!!
The numbers have many meanings (click here to check them out).
My visit was also timed with the important dates which would occur the month after (12/12/12 and 21/12/12), the dates famed as being the end of the Mayan calendar, time as we know it, and a 26,00 year cycle. This was much celebrated and talked about worldwide, with some even thinking the world would end on 21 December 2012! What resonated for me, was that it would be the end of the world … as we know it, and the beginning of a new one. The world of LOVE…
After arriving in Guatemala and spending some time in Antigua, a really beautiful city, and World Heritage centre, intuition, and a very dear friend guided me to buy a ticket to Lake Atitlan. I did so, and travelled the very next day. I arrived in San Marcos, a haven of healing portals in the Highlands of Guatemala. I still felt the fear. I had no idea why I was there and as I acknowledged my fear, and total submersion into the unknown, it was soon transmuted after I asked my favourite question; ‘What would I love?’ I actually can’t remember my answer, but I have a few ideas. Anyway, soon after (minutes), I met a wonderful lady who told me about ‘The Chocolate Shaman’ and his ceremonies. That was day one in San Marcos, day two I attended my first ceremony!
I had no idea about the magical properties of chocolate and that the Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used it for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes. People from all over the world gathered in circle, to drink cacao, and drop from their head to their heart. They experienced healing, while having fun and journeyed deep within to a place where all their answers lay.
The Chocolate Shaman initially connected with the Spirit of Cacao nearly 10 years ago. She told him that Cacao would be ‘The Food for the Shift’. This started his journey of discovery, and ended up with him using Chocolate in its purest form as a medicine, to open others hearts, and return people to their innate power & magnificence.
I spent some months going to Ceremonies and learning about chocolate and surrendering to the ‘stuff” that I needed to let go of. It was totally life-transforming for me, and the path that I ‘thought’ I was going to take from then on, totally changed. I chose to add Sacred Chocolate to my Shaman’s Toolbag and hold ceremonies – well actually it was all totally intuitively guided. I invited a friend to come to my first one – and I loved it. From then on, people asked me to hold them, they got the people to come, they got the venues, all I needed to do was turn up! Now THAT is flow!
The Spirit of Cacao spoke to me – gently, yet powerfully and showed me this was my true path. In fact when I did a Shamanic Journey before I went to Guatemala, I had a vision of myself running what seemed to be Ayahuasca ceremonies – and I was a little surprised. As much as I respect Aya, and I have attended ceremonies it did not resonate as my path. Of course, it wasn’t long before I realised the similarities in a Cacao Ceremony and an Ayahuasca Ceremony. You sit in circle, drink an elixir and have a powerful, (fun with Chocolate), profound experience. The difference being that chocolate will show you the door, it will not push you through. Intention is the key …
I was honoured to have been invited by The Spirit of Cacao to share her magic – her gentle, yet powerful guiding ways all over the planet. Since then, I have continued to build a strong connection with The Spirit of Cacao as the powerful teacher, facilitator and guide that she is.
“Chocolate; The Food For The Shift!”
My experiences since then confirm that Chocolate truly IS the food for the shift.
I have seen so many transformations, and people discovering their purpose, joy, confidence and walking the path their soul called them to take. In my ceremonies I use my Healing, Intuitive Coaching & Shamanic tools from a 16 year professional adventure into the unknown, raising the mists of my own beliefs and assumptions and becoming more of who I was born to be. I’ve been creating more and more of the life I love. Through that, I’ve been guiding others so that they not only create a life THEY love, but also go on to teach others to do so too. Sharing the magical secrets of alchemy and the elixirs of life worldwide!
“We must be the change we wish to see.”
The use of Chocolate has taken my work and the results in others lives to another level. It creates a beautiful cauldron of love, allowing what needs to be released to transmute – thus allowing more room for extra doses of light, love and magic.
During Chocolate Ceremonies, people connect with deep feelings of bliss, love and joy – their FLOW!
They sometimes journey through a variety of emotions which are stuck – these may have caused illness, repetitive patterns, conflict, confusion, lack of abundance, love and basic lack of joy and fulfilment in their lives. They gain deep realisations about their purpose, the meaning of life and the direction their soul is calling them to take.
There’s often wondrous ‘aha’ moments on why certain things have been a perceived ‘problem’ and how, in fact, now they can see that it’s their greatest gift. With this knowledge, the journey forward is more empowered without the old ‘story’ but with a renewed awareness of the gifts they’ve been granted, even through the story! This fresh start empowers them to step into their power in a way they’ve never before experienced (often with them using Chocolate in their work).
The planet is changing, WE are changing and there’s a need for a great number of teachers to become guides for the rest of the planet. There are a lot of pain bodies to be soothed and transmuted, and I’m working with the next wave of teachers. As Eckhart Tolle said, dealing with the pain body is one of the most important, and much needed jobs of the current years.
Chocolate The Superfood
Apart from the fact that Chocolate is a magical medicine, it also has a lot of positive health benefits. It is a superfood, it’s delicious and it’s also an aphrodisiac!
Since my discovery about the magical uses for Chocolate I journeyed to Hawaii & Canada where I held Ceremony, but I also journeyed to Costa Rica and I met tribes who still use Chocolate for these purposes. They also use it for initiations for new born babies, teenagers and pregnant women.
The Spirit of Cacao was one of the most revered of the ancient Mayan Deities. They called Cacao ‘The water that runs through the heart’. Chocolate is a Sacred, Medicinal, Psychoactive, Plant and Theobroma or cacao actually means “Food of the Gods”.
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Greetings from paradise! My American visa time ran out, luckily synchronized with a fascination with island fever, which I duly caught. I bid farewell to Hawaii, and as I climbed the steps of the plane a phoenix appeared (literally) on every step to bid me farewell. I have no idea what the words ‘Phoenix’ on the steps of the plane were all about, but it was POWERFUL and much needed symbolism for me as I left the island of the fire Goddess Pele… walking up to another rebirth.
Next step Costa Rica – the only place on the planet, that my intuition gave me the thumbs up for my next adventure (thank you sis star M for tuning in with me sooo beautifully & accurately)! I allow my intuition to guide me every step of the way in my life, but when it comes to a big decision like this, when I have nooo idea what country is calling me next on this adventure, I tune in with my coach or a friend who has done the same intuitive training as me. Again, it was brilliant guidance…
Shaman preparing Chocolate drink for ceremony. Photo taken in the Gold Museum, San Jose. Cacao was one of the most valuable currencies to the ancient Aztecs.
My ego has been having a field day because it wanted to know the whys, hows and whereabouts of my plans (of which there were none). Since I arrived in Costa Rica my intuition has been laying trails of ‘synchromagic’ which is resulting in a really beautiful time.
I was intuitively guided to Guatemala last year, followed by LA and then Hawaii and I had a spectacular time in all those places.
I’ve been learning lots about magical Cacao. I’ve been visiting local farms and museums, learning about the production of Cacao and its importance on many levels going back several generations. I’ve made new friends, met up with old friends (who I didn’t even know were in Costa Rica) and I even have a vague idea of my future plans.
My mind (ego) still tries to find things to get its teeth into and worry about and at times I still find myself thinking that maybe my new location isn’t conducive to a smooth-running, successful business… of course, that’s codswollop, as my current reality shows me. 🙂 Always check into your current reality, it is perfect feedback of your focus! Luckily for me, I keep attracting new wonderful clients, and business partners.
“The size of our imagination is the only thing which can limit us… dream BIG!” Gerri McMahon
You Gotta Love Your Shadow
I’ve also come to a point where I’m integrating a few months of intense growth (thanks to my wonderful sis star pointing this out); if not a lifetime’s worth (lol)! I feel like SUCH a changed lady.
In my most recent blog I shared how repeated patterns had been coming up and I’d been experiencing really deep pain. This pain has come up in all my close relationships with men I’ve had deep heart connections with. With the use of Cacao I was able to shine the light on my shadow, become aware of my patterns and lack of self love which allowed me to let in sooo much more light and love as I release the shadow, darkness, density or whatever you’d like to call it. It’s also allowed me to love myself even more.
The shadow is not something to be afraid of, it’s simply the part of us we’re unaware of, what we haven’t seen, what we haven’t shone the light on. Until we DO shine the light on it it will cause us pain & grief in our lives.
Worrying is a waste of our imagination, if you’d like to create a new world of love, YOUR new life of bliss, IMAGINE it!
I feel so grateful as I bask in the afterglow of my most recent spiral of learning.
Not only did I learn LOADS which I’m sharing with others, but I don’t feel like I’ve EVER been so much in love with myself… This is attracting some very juicy life experiences. I keep saying this, but when we clear our internal world, our external world shifts to meet that. It’s NEVER about the other person or external circumstances. Gandhi knew the importance of this, he said; “We must be the change we wish to see in the world”.
What I’ve found recently from this experience and working with clients is that, underneath it all it’s our inner child that needs love and attention. We can do this by imagining him/her, letting an age come automatically, embracing the little one and checking in and chatting with them. I do feel that our ego is simply our little inner child who needs love and attention.
Our negative beliefs can create a reality we don’t love. When I work with clients this is something we focus on. It’s really important to be aware of our beliefs as they can create a reality which doesn’t serve us. When I bring clients to a realization about their beliefs, I feel like a midwife taking them through the birth canal to rebirth. Even though it only takes a few moments, it can be an intense process, but powerful when we see how a belief like ‘I’m not worthy of love’ can create that. It’s not encouraged to look at this stuff, especially in some ‘new agey’ circles. We’re told that we’ve got to stay on a high vibration and not think negatively. I strongly disagree with this because ‘attention goes where energy flows’, so even if we’re desperately trying to ignore our negative thoughts and our ‘stuff’, where’s the energy? It’s still subconsciously focused on what we’re avoiding! So, by facing up to it, by SEEING, with awareness what’s going on, we free up that energy. Then we can focus on what we’d love to create and create that! Otherwise, with the focus on the belief that shows up!
As we’re creating the new world, we are in a portal where we have the opportunity to clear our ‘stuff’. In fact it’s imperative we do so as we’re moving into a time of powerful manifestation; a new world of light and love. We need to clear our beliefs and patterns so that we CAN manifest what we love.
This is what I LOVE about my current adventure, no sooner do I have a (light) thought about something I wish for and it manifests! It’s actually comedy, I do feel like I’m living a life totally created by me and that thank goodness all the work I’ve done on myself is paying off. I decided to treat my life like an adventure a few years ago and see if this s**t works… (the ‘Soul Discovery’ modalities I teach). I’m glad to say it does, and very beautifully too!
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Happy Soul Discovering!
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