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.
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Hello, hello, helloooo…
What a day…
A full moon – and it’s a Supermoon, Blue Moon, AND we have an eclipse too (only viewable in Hawaii).
Oh my Lord …
SO, what does this all mean? Well, it means it’s an opportunity to return to love… to you … to YOUR GREATNESS.
You see, recently we’ve been walking almost like a maze… but instead of it being flat on the ground, it’s a spiral maze… the more you stay focussed on your vision, the easier the journey, because you know – no matter what appears on your path it is for the highest good. When you look back on your apparent ‘tough’ times – the hardest times of your life, most people would not change them – because of the learnings. So if you’re having a rough ole time, just look at it like a schoolroom… see that you are in learning mode… the teacher – is the person who is causing you distress/difficulty. Now I do not mean if someone is actually abusing/harming you – that is a situation you generally need to move away from. What I’m taking about here are situations where people are pushing your buttons, making you feel uncomfortable – triggering emotions like anger, sadness, shame, grief, frustration, anxiety etc.). I will correct my wording there though – because NOBODY can make you feel anything. It is your definition of the situation, what you are making up about what is happening, and your choice to feel what you are feeling. That’s what makes you feel emotions. Whatever the situation, be it your health, relationships, finances, business… whatever you are finding challenging – is actually a giant opportunity to :
1. Get clarity on/Focus on the vision of what you WOULD love.
2. Be clear and real about where you are in relation to that (sets up ‘creative tension’ as described in Robert Fritz’s amazing book ‘The Path of Least Resistance’ which I HIGHLY recommend).
3. Be gentle on you and take steps every single day towards manifesting your VISION.
Are you ‘In Your Power’?
That is what ‘being in your power’ actually means – having clarity on your vision, and taking steps towards it! How cool and empowering is that?
So, there you have it in a nutshell. Have clarity that you are simply in this aMAZE-ing place and you are spiralling UPWARDS and moving closer and closer to what you love. You need to stay committed to your vision. If you would like clarity on your vision, then feel free to connect with me and book a slot for a complimentary ‘Launch Your Awesome’ now breakthrough session – click here to do so. Choose a suitable slot, and I look forward to chatting and breaking YOU through to your higher dimension where your dreams have already manifested. Aloha!
Have an amazeing day and create some time for you to just be and stare at the lunar magic and dreaming your dream! x
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Thank you! x
222 2222 New Beginnings…
What does it mean when you see the number 2 repeated?
Synchronicity and messages come through in many ways, especially repeated numbers. You might see it as the date, or on clocks, the time, car registration numbers, telephone numbers, receipts, change or the total on your receipt.
So what does 222 mean?
Well, it’s a very good sign. The new moon is closely linked with the number 2, when you see repetitive 2 it is a sign of NEW BEGINNINGS… It is saying – keep going, do not to give up, be patient. Your seed is just below the soil, ready to sprout into a beautiful flower (or your creation). Just because you can’t see anything, it doesn’t mean it’s not developing. More on the stages of creation and manifestation below.
222 or other groups of ‘2’ are reminding you to stay positive… don’t lose hope just before your seed shoots through the soil, to the light of day and full manifestation.
Celebrate your humanness, your dreams are coming true, keep going and…..
It is a reminder to take it easy! You ARE on the way to manifesting your dreams.. You just need to ‘do the work’ every single day, every single nano second – and know that even on the most miserable days, your manifestations ARE coming through…. like seeds, sprouting, slowing reaching the light of day… If you give up just before the seed bursts through the soil you miss the manifestation.
In terms of creating and manifesting our dreams, we can describe it in the following steps:
A Dream, New Vision or Realisation
You have a dream… you meet a teacher or a mentor who shows you another way – your “Soul’s Path”.
You have a glimpse of another possibility, another life choice. It could be a new business, relationship, health choice and so on.
You get super excited as it seems SO real, believable and possible.
This is your “Call To Adventure” as Joseph Campbell describes it in his book “The Hero’s Journey“. You meet a teacher or a guide, and you commit to your dream or vision. This is the path of the heart.
By accepting the call, and remaining excited, following the breadcrumb trail of joy – you eventually manifest your dreams. It helps to be trained in tapping into your intuition in an accurate, tangible way. Then you totally know if you are being motivated by fear… or love (the heart/imagination/intuition).
Doubt, Challenge & Testing
In the second stage of the journey, doubt, challenges and tests arise… You’ve got clarity on your dream, and the vision you would like to manifest, but then the mind takes over….. FEAR!
The job of the mind (or ego) is to protect you. Its sole job is your survival…. literally! This was necessary back in the days of cave dwelling, but nowadays the mind can go into overdrive and actually take you AWAY from your heart’s path, and your dreams (it thinks it’s protecting you).
The ego sees you are about to do something new… and it fears for your safety and survival (if you keep doing what you’ve been doing, it’s quite happy – even if is not good for you… because you have not died… literally, its job is to keep you alive – it’s that simple – and crazy).
When you think about following your heart it freaks out!
In this stage, the ego has been alerted to the fact that you might be taking the path of the heart and it sees that as scary… it’s got its ‘alert!’ hat on 🙂
Whatever area you are thinking about changing, different scenarios might come up…
If you consider leaving the ‘known’, worries arise – you’ve trained long and hard at your job – to be a lawyer, a teacher, a television producer (my past career) or whatever the job you are considering leaving that simply isn’t bringing you joy – so fear comes up and you think you can’t give it up. You doubt whether your new venture will be a success… ‘Maybe doing fabulous, enjoyable work is for others, the dreamers, not me….’ you think.
You don’t think you can leave your marriage because of that bit of paper and those promises you made a looooong time ago. You worry about what others will think and say. You think maybe you should compromise.
Any time ‘222’ pops up, you’re being told to look for the magic, the magic is within you, and this is a sign that you are on the right path… get excited and stay with the excitement. Be patient.
You don’t think you can manifest your dream home, or move and live somewhere else and all sorts of worries come up. The dreaded word ‘HOW’ bugs you as you ‘try’ to work out the entire journey from where you are to your manifested dream.
I actually suggest that my clients refrain from using the word ‘how’ as it catapults them firmly into the left, logical brain. Nothing wrong with the left brain, but it is limited to what you have learned and experienced, whereas the right brain is unlimited… It is the sphere of the imagination, intuition, synchronicity, magic, and love. You need both sides of your brain to manifest successfully. :)…
Whatever your story, whatever your dream there is something that needs to be released, and something that you need to commit to…. if you are to live a fantastic life, rather than a life of compromise, fear, loneliness… whatever your favourite ego flavour is ….
“The imagination is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
“Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.”
So this is the stage where we doubt ourselves… many give up here … this is why so many equate dreams, desires, visions with pain and suffering.
Many give up for many years, or forever. We’re not taught to ‘break out of the system’ so to speak…
This is the stage of testing… are you committed to your dream … or not?
Anything that comes up and doubts your stage one (your vision), is stage two…
This stage is also a sort of ‘safety light switch’. You are being asked –
Are you sure you want to leave your job?
Are you sure you want to leave your relationship?
Are you sure you want to change your vibration and your life…
If you say YES you reach…..
Manifestation & Realisation That You Are A DMB (Divine Magnificent Being)
You manifest your dream!
It is time for CELEBRATION & COMPLETION!
Remember you’re a God, Goddess, divine magnificent being, spirit having a human experience… If you have a desire you CAN manifest it…. it is law! We are never given a dream, or a desire that is impossible to manifest.
In this stage, you begin to manifest more and more and more of what you love.
You start to FEEL the vibration of having manifested your dream. You let go… and before you know, you’ve either manifested it, or you realise you’ve manifested something even better. Often, when you are focussed on the ‘big’ dream, you look around and realise you have manifested something you wished for a very long time ago. When you take your mind (and fear) off it, you allow it to come into your life. A type of surrender… of the most powerful kind. That’s what ‘being in your power’ means – it is having a dream, and taking action to manifest it. You ‘do the work’. When you rise to the vibration – the feeling of having what you love… it comes rushing into your life…. 222 You need to keep your vibe high though! To discover how to do this, feel free to ask me…. or remind me to write another blog on this.
So the numbers 2, or repeated 2’s are saying don’t give up! It’s a message from your guides, whoever/wherever you seek your guidance from. It is spirit – your higher self, the angels, your ancestors – when they get your attention with repetitive numbers, it’s their way of communicating with you. You CAN do it! You are WELL CAPABLE. You are GOOD ENOUGH, YOU ARE LOVABLE and YOU ARE WORTHY!
You only want what you want, because in the having of it, you think you will feel better.. so feel good anyway!
So keep going, keep dreaming, spend more time in the dreams, imagining, playing than you do in your ‘stuff’ (negative beliefs, thoughts, feelings) and it WILL happen…. it is law!
Do you see 222 – or other numbers a lot?
What numbers have a special significance for you?
How do you get ‘YES’ signs from the Universe/angels etc.?
I’d love to hear your comments and whether this resonates, comment below.
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Enjoy beautiful being! Today is the first day of the rest of the life you CHOOSE!
I was just about to message one of my mentors, and ask what to do when I feel totally overcome with love… which happens a lot recently.
The answer that came to me before… and again now, was this… share it.
So here I am – blogging – writing, with no idea where this is going … which is one of my favourite tings…. Making shit up. Good shit though. Sorry, but that’s pretty much the only word that will suffice right now… but it’s GOOD shit… ha ha, well I hope so; I hope it’s good for you. (a little ‘ps.’ here… in a totally inappropriate place… but if you’ve got writer’s block, or you want to tell a story… just start ‘making it up’… it’s another word for channeling… let me know how you get on, and if I’m making no sense at all, pop a comment below or ask me and I’ll explain more about this – but believe me, it’s magic… when you’re making ‘good’ stuff up.).
So, what are you making up? Do you make up good stuff?
When you’re feeling blue, what do you make up?
You see, something I realized recently was that our feelings come first, then the thoughts… often we have a feeling, and rather than just having it – feeling it… we make stuff up about it. We define ourselves, others or the world depending on the feeling. Often those thoughts really don’t serve us and enhance the shit feeling.
Howeverrrr…. I know that very often when I had a really GOOD feeling.. like I was feeling AMAZING my little (?!) ego, mind whatever you want to call it, would still make bad shit up! So, I’d find myself going ‘OMG I’m SO happy’, and then I’d hear my internal voice, or gremlin as I started to call it say something like; “Ah yes, but what about….”… (fill in the blank). My ego/mind would choose an area of my life I could worry about and my great feeling would totally dissipate and be replaced by a feeling of doom, fear, worry etc.
Photo courtesy of Liza Brown; Mahalo you sweet lady!
Right now though, I’m sitting in the evening sun, it’s a summery balmy evening, the sun is about an hour from setting, I can smell the oceanic fresh aroma, and feel the sensual salty sea breeze on my cheek. The birds are flying around my head, choosing where to settle tonight, the kids are playing down below –only a few weeks into the summer, yet about 75 shades browner than a few weeks ago before the summer break.
Life is good.
I am a lucky lady.
Right now, I feel gratitude, love, and a renewed faith in the words:
Please forgive me
I love you.
A la Ho’ponopono from Hawaii (see my facebook note (click here) if you want to find out more about that.
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I loveeee you wonderful being!
This is a sacred day – the beginning of spring and when day and night; the light and dark are in equal balance. Our ancestors were very connected with the mystical and powerful properties of the Equinox and Solstice (which occurs December 21). Our ancestors honoured these times with ceremony and celebration. It’s a time of new beginnings – and endings! They are the ‘still times’, before the new season, the mid point of the year. The ‘in between’, the void, the unknown… the place where magic, mystery and miracles dwell. You can tap into this power for your own life with the awareness of this potent gap in space and time.
“As above, so below.”
To honour this time of rejuvenation, refreshment and rebirth; here are some tips to connect you with your true nature and purpose…
8. Create an altar
It’s a great time to create an altar, get some flowers, incense, candles, sage and objects with special meaning and place them with intention. It’s a great focus for meditation and a sacred place to go to when you need some time out. If you already have an altar, you could freshen it up by adding fresh flowers, a crystal or something special.
Do so with intention… what do they represent? Intentions? Gratitude? An honoring of your ancestors, or your love life, or your career or another area of your life? Play with it. Visualize your life just as you would love it! Smile! Imaginatively step into the end result of what you would truly love!
Take some time to really quiet the mind. The easiest way to do this is to stop and take some slow, deep, conscious breaths. This quiets the mind and connects you with your spirit. A quiet mind can receive guidance, inspiration and ‘aha’ moments.
Create a sacred space and time to write down what you wish to manifest or create in the next 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years.
What legacy would you like to leave the planet with?
When you look back at your life, what are the 5 things you have done, that you are most proud of?”
Treat your journal as your new best friend. You know the phrase ‘better out than in’?
Well, if your head is full of worries, jot them down in your journal. It will clear your mind, and allow inspiration and guidance to come through.
5. Clear your space
Space clearing, cleaning, clearing out clutter is a great way to say to the Universe “I am ready! I’ve created new, clear, sacred space to allow what I love into my life.”
Psychologically you’re clearing house, and ensuring that you set up the conditions for more of what you love. For more info on the power of this, just check out any feng shui websites or books. If there is a particular area of your life you would like more luck with, it will represent a corner of your home, so check it out, and clear that space. If you want to read more about this, I highly recommend this book – “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. Her main message is to keep only things that bring you joy! I like that.
4. Plant seeds!
There’s always something you can plant – at any time of the year. Even if you don’t have seeds, tend to your garden, or sent an intention. What would you like to grow?
Apart from honoring mother earth, and your creative abilities, planting seeds or ideas is a wonderful way to ground yourself. When you are grounded, you can connect to divine inspiration and bring more of heaven to earth in your life. Living in heaven on earth is the new paradigm… it is just about changing your perception and seeing the magic already in your life! Then more, and more and more…
Also, simply putting your hands in clay, releases happy hormones (who knew)?!
3. Greet the sunrise
Sunrise is a very sacred time of the day, especially at Equinox!
I ADORE Rumi; this is one of my favourite quotations written by him;
“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!”
I can honestly say, that in all the years that I got out of bed when I woke before sunrise, I’ve had the BEST day ever. It really sets you up for the day.
Write a list of things you are grateful for.
Every morning when you wake up, before anything… recite the things you are grateful for.
No matter how you are feeling it WILL make you feel better. One of my favourite mentors used to say ‘Mood Is Everything’. It is SO true… when you feel good, you magnetize more magic into your life.
Write a list of awesome things about you – and read them out to friend. Get them to validate you, and add to your list. Then swap. If you feel like your confidence and self worth needs a boost, that’s a great thing to do!
1. Hold A Ceremony
When nighttime and daytime are of equal duration, it reflects our male and female energies in balance… as light and dark are balanced in the world, so it is a great time to focus on balance in your life.
Whatever your ceremony involves, if you bring the quality of ‘sacredness’ to it, it will be perfect. I also love to include FUN in my ceremonies. After all, that’s why we are on planet earth!
Remember to honor your ancestors, spirit guides, power animals, angels, Ascended Masters, or whoever you seek guidance from.
Even better, if you have some sacred ceremonial grade chocolate you can have a ceremony with others, or on your own (more on how Chocolate is the vehicle for therapy, guidance, fun, spiritual enlightenment and so much more click here). Take a dose and tune into your intention. What would you like guidance on, what would you like to release (ideal for Southern Hemisphere/Autumn people), what would you like to create (ideal for Northern Hemisphere/Spring people). Drink, and be guided.
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I just read a post on Facebook by the wonderful Elizabeth Gilbert, author of ‘Eat Pray Love’ which was also a film starring Julia Roberts, and most recently the fabulous ‘Big Magic’.
Her post was a call to women to simply love themselves – ALL of themselves. This is totally my philosophy, and what I work with in sessions with clients – when you love whatever arises, you see the treasure in the tough times, and alchemise them into the next steps on your path to creating everything you love.
Having just spent some time totally confined to bed with the yukky ‘shingles’ – I’m slowly recovering as I integrate all the learnings and gifts I’ve received while ill. I did A LOT of soul searching over the last few weeks and among the realisations was this gem. It’s nothing new to me… but I got it, on a deeper, more profound, juicy level. I am celebrating!
You must love yourself… is this a cliche now?
How do we love ourselves?
Well, here’s Elizabeth Gilbert’s post. She poses a lot of questions, with a lot of gemstone answers!
I hope you enjoy it.
Credit Elizabeth Gilbert
I’m worried about something. I’m worried about how much we hate ourselves.
When I say “we”, I mean modern people in the developed Western world, primarily. And among that population, it is the women who hate themselves most of all — who harm themselves, sabotage themselves, bully themselves, undermine themselves, and speak to themselves in voices of unthinkable cruelty.
Increasingly, I believe that the vast majority of our suffering is a result of this epidemic. And I am CERTAIN that everything you want for your life — everything you want to feel and believe and become — is on the other side of that dark river of self-hatred and self-abuse.
We have to stop this.
I won’t be talking today about the causes of our self-hatred. I don’t want to drift into the easy blame of “the media’s images of women”, or “the patriarchy”, or “the internet” or “the emotional disconnect of the post-industrial world” or even “our fucked up families.” Because you know what? I DON’T KNOW. I’m not smart enough to know what this is all about, or where the self-hatred comes from. I just know that it’s prevalent, it’s contagious, it’s really dangerous, and that we are destroying ourselves with it.
Sharon Salzberg, the great American meditation master, tells a story about meeting the Dalai Lama in 1990. She asked him what he thought about self-hatred, and he replied, “Self-hatred? What is that?”
Seriously. He didn’t know what she was talking about. He kept probing: How could people be taught to hate THEMSELVES?
The room was filled with Western meditators, scientists, pyschologists, and researchers, and over the next hours they tried to explain it to the Dalai Lama — tried to answer his puzzled question of how a person could be taught to hate themself. But he remained puzzled. He said, at the end of it all, “I thought I had a good acquaintance with the mind, but now I feel quite ignorant. I find this very, very strange.”
Unlike the Dalai Lama, I know self-hatred inside and out, you guys. I know self-blame, shame, self-recrimination, and I have certainly experienced rage against my own machine. I know what it feels like to look at every molecule of your being (physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual) and declare: NOT GOOD ENOUGH, KID. And I know that this way lies madness. Madness and pain, and the death of all good things.
I also know this — that the answer is not to become A BETTER PERSON. The answer is not to IMPROVE. The answer is not TO GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. And this is coming from somebody who loves improving, who loves striving, and who is always trying to get her shit together. Look, trying to improve yourself is FINE, if that’s what you’re into. Exercise more, eat better, become more productive, de-clutter your house — whatever. Getting your shit together is very nice. Do all that stuff, if you want to. (I certainly do all that stuff, and I don’t judge it.) But understand this — PEACE WILL NOT BE FOUND THERE. Your house can be so tidy that you could invite Marie Kondo over for dinner with pride, and maybe someday you can achieve rock-hard abs, and maybe someday you could get out debt, and land your dream job, finally stop drinking….and you might STILL hate yourself.
Because the darkness of self-hatred is immune to any worldly accomplishment or success. Achievement does not touch the part of yourself who abuses yourself. The world is filled with highly successful and accomplished people who treat themselves horribly, who talk to themselves savagely, and who abuse themselves terribly. If you could see inside their heads and witness the dreadful conversations going on in there, you would be shocked. You would be shocked, and maybe you would cry. And maybe you would want to take that highly successful and deeply troubled person in your arms and say, “There, there, little small one…there, there…hush, hush…”
Peace will only be found when you can love all the parts of yourself that you have always hated.
I used to think that self-love would only come to me when I had “cleaned up my act” — only when I had gotten rid of all my bad behaviors, only when I had mastered my mind, only when I had driven out all the negative thoughts, only when I had forgiven everyone for everything, only when I had made amends for every mess I had ever caused, only when I could see divinity in everybody, only when I never lost my temper, only when I no longer experienced “bad” emotions like anger, jealousy, resentment, self-pity. In other words, I could not love myself until I had become WORTHY.
Which means…what? Which means: I believed that I could not love myself until I was some kind of polished golden orb of perfection, with an immaculately-controlled mind, a healthy body, and a totally clean record. Someone who would never make another misstep, never speak another unkind word, never be a fuck-up again in any way whatsoever…ever. Then I could love myself.
But who is that? Who is that person I have just described?
That person is nobody. That person is no human being who has ever lived.
And once you realize that, then you realize that we are all this same boat together. That everything you hate about yourself is nothing less than your HUMANITY. Your shared humanity. That you and I, and your neighbor Bob, and your awful sister-in-law, and all those shiny people on Instagram…that we all share the same human dilemma — that we all don’t totally know how to BE, and what to do with ourselves. We all have these strange minds full of incomprehensible thoughts. We all have these untrustworthy hearts that often want forbidden things. We all have these funny ape-like bodies with weird urges. We all have these enormous souls filled with a desperate longing for belonging.
You are no different from me, and I am no different from your neighbor Bob, and your neighbor Bob is no different from your awful sister-in-law, and your awful sister-in-law is no different from all those shiny people on Instagram. There is a massive sense of tenderness that comes over me when I remember that we are all the same in our shared dilemma of how to be a person. We are all in this together. We are a bizarre but beautiful species. And if you believe that human beings need love, and deserve love…then you must someday grow into the belief that YOU also need love and deserve love, and that you must stop being so stingy about giving it to yourself.
You must not think that love is something you give to yourself as a reward, only if you have earned it — like some kind of gold star sticker that you get to put on your homework today if you are good…but maybe not tomorrow, if you fuck up.
You have to give yourself love all the time.
Giving yourself love doesn’t mean that every day is spa day. (Although, hey. If you can swing it…) Giving yourself love doesn’t mean buying yourself fancy presents, or constantly treating yourself, or spoiling yourself. (You are not SEDUCING yourself, remember. You are not trying to get yourself in bed. You are just being kind and loving to yourself.) Giving yourself love doesn’t mean becoming Kanye-like in your insistence that you are the greatest.
You are not the greatest. But you are also not the WORST. And I bet there have been days of your life (maybe years of your life) where all you do is walk around telling yourself that you are the WORST. And I bet that nothing good has ever come out of that way of thinking.
You are not the greatest, and you are not the worst. You are just one of us.
I have tried a radical experiment recently. I call it: THE EXTREME LOVE EXPERIMENT.
Whenever I have a dark thought — a “forbidden” thought, like anger, jealousy, resentment, lust, shame, contempt — I immediately say to myself, “I love the part of you, Liz, who is full of anger right now.”
or: “I love the part of you who is ashamed of yourself right now.”
or: “I love the part of you who can’t stop judging yourself right now.”
or: “I love the part of you who feels weak and helpless right now.”
or: ‘I love the part of you who just had an explicitly violent fantasy about watching that person who is talking loudly on her cellphone suddenly have her head blow up.”
or: “I love the part of you who is still having an argument in your head with a man you haven’t talked to in 15 years.”
or: “I love the part of you who broke your New Year’s resolution on January 4th.”
or: “I love the part of you who believes that she is such a spiritual hypocrite, it’s ridiculous.”
or: “I love the vain/insecure part of you who stands in front of the mirror lifting up the dangly flesh on your neck and wondering if there’s some kind of plastic surgery for that.”
or: “I love the part of you who is jealous of that other novelist for winning that big award.”
I used to try to banish all those parts of myself. Because they were BAD. They were WRONG. They were UNEVOLVED. They were NEGATIVE.
But banishing the parts of myself that I hated has never worked. The more I try to banish them, the stronger they grow. The more I hated these parts of myself, the more they multiplied. It’s like my self-hatred was fertilizer — creating a dark, warm, nourishing environment for all those “bad” thoughts and impulses to grow…and as they grew, they destroyed me.
Now I just say to the dark thought, “I love this part of you”…and the dark thought loses its power.
I understand now that I am not a SELF. I am SELVES. I am thousands of different selves — and all of them are worthy of love.
To say, “I love you,” is the only force strong enough to diffuse darkness.
And here’s the crazy thing — this habit is starting to spread out of me, and I can now do it toward others.
For instance, I now have the capacity to think: “I love the part of my husband who is constantly interrupting me. This is just his weird humanity at play.”
Followed by: “And I love the part of me who gets so freaking irritated about how my husband is constantly interrupting me.”
Followed by: “I love the part of me who doesn’t really BELIEVE that I love the part of my husband who is constantly interrupting me.”
Followed by: “I love the part of me who is saying that this EXTREME LOVE EXPERIMENT is total bullshit, and it will never work.”
Followed by: “I love the part of me who wonders if I will ever truly love myself.”
And it goes on like that. But I go on, too. I just keep throwing love at everything that comes up…until finally it all gently quiets down.
And it does all finally gently quiet down.
I love all these dark parts of myself not because they are wonderful and adorable and perfect and fantastic, but because they are THERE. My dark bits are with me and they will likely always be with me. Just as your dark parts are with you and will likely always be with you. All that is there needs to be loved.
As they say: “It’s not a bug; it’s a FEATURE.”
Our humanity is not an ERROR. Our crazy thoughts are not MISTAKES. Our scary longings and giant failures and ongoing disasters are not ABERRATIONS.
This is merely what it is to be a person — messy, weird, inconsistent, doubtful. This is how we ARE, and that has to be OK, or else nobody is OK.
We are not some early Dell Computer Operating System, here to be de-bugged. We are not some new product for sale, here to be perfected. The goal is not to become an immaculate golden orb. The goal is to return to a place of kindness, where you can be gentle with yourself and others, no matter what arises. This requires, I think, a friendly sort of loving humor about who you are and who we all are. Why does the Dalai Lama have such a twinkle about him? Because he gets it. He gets that it’s kind of funny, how we are. Even when it’s terrible. The whole thing is…very, very strange. And that’s OK. It’s strange, but it’s sacred.
And I believe there no is gentler or safer place to stand on this earth than in a place where you can say to yourself, “I love every bit of you, you beautiful freak.”
The Buddha said it better, of course. The Buddha said, “You can search the whole world over and never find anyone as deserving of love as yourself.”
In other words: Be good to you, OK?
Please put down the knife you have been holding to your own throat. You don’t deserve that kind of abuse, and it won’t help.
Just try it. Try saying to your scariest bits: “I love this part of you.”
And then say it again to the next part…and the next part…and the next part…and the next part…and ONWARD.
Good luck in there.
Again credited to Elizabeth Gilbert, author, and pretty amazing wise woman.
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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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The first days of the New World… we’ve dreamt, we’ve visioned…. OMG and OMGoddess how we’ve worked and believed, congratulations!
The energies are still coming in, you may be feeling all sorts of things, depression, sadness, overwhelm – whatever it is, simply
you are here to experience the entire palette of emotions… experience.
Allow the moment in, breathe, allow the sweetness of every delicious moment, whether it’s sadness, joy or bliss… choosing one, to have the other.
Trust your process….
Thank you to Aurora Ray for these wise, wonderful words which ring SO true…..
“Congratulations to the participants of the first wave of ascension!
Know that if you are reading this, you belong to the first wave of ascension.
On this glorious day we have awakened to a new world and a great number of beings effortlessly ascended into 5 dimensional consciousness. After ‘the great fall of the angels’ which was the human race, we suffered from amnesia and we were under control for over 12.000 years. This cycle of darkness has officially ended. We now manifest our divinity back into this realm which will allow others access to the new higher frequencies.
No matter where you are at with your spiritual development or that of your loved ones, no matter what you think about these exiting times, remember that this is not a privilege reserved to a certain group of people. It is the forte of all sentient life on the face of the Earth. Humans, animals, dark and light beings alike, ascension is upon us all. It is the divine plan.
We can see the new Earth, we can feel Her and we undoubtedly know but it is only the beginning of the unfolding of the divine plan. The new energies will begin to integrate in the next number of days and shall come to full completion till 2018.
Dear newly ascended masters, you can throw your watches away beloved ones, the time is Now. Breathe in love and breathe out everything else, we made it!
Whether already ascended or not, many might be experiencing feelings of resentment and a heightened sense of emotionality within them. Anger, pain or sorrow, all these kinds of feelings might be exaggeratedly present at the moment. Allow these emotions to come to the light as we are now going through a major clearing process to fully integrate the new light codes. Embrace all your emotions in all ways, they are what connects you to your spiritual body. Listen to your inner voice and pamper yourself to smoothly go with the flow.
There is no stopping of this (r)evolution but you can choose to either ride the wave or hide from it. No matter which direction you take it will not effect the fact that you inevitably are ascending, yet it will be easier for you to remain open and embrace the shift.
Take off your shoes, your Mother is calling. Plant your bare feet on the ground and connect to Gaia to release and recharge with Her newly ascended energy of 5D reality.
This is the victory of light! Heaven on Earth -We welcome you!”
Click here for the original post, thank you again Aurora Ray (http://www.auroraray.com/5d-is-here-now/)
Light Switch Time….
A note regarding September energies.
This is a very powerful month to say the least. We’ve just had a solar eclipse coinciding with the new moon – you might be still feeling the effects of that (keep being gentle with yourself). There’s an equinox next week, two more eclipses, and a full moon which is a blood moon as well as Mercury going retrograde!
There’s a massive amount of energy reaching the planet on 27/28 September which has been labelled ‘Wave X’. Spiritual, religious, government and scientific leaders are all acknowledging this and depending on their perspective, it will be a planet changer! There are meetings of world leaders later in the month (see links below for info on Wave X and more on the current astrology).
What does this mean for you?
Well, in your heart you know.
Everyone is on a different journey, and in a different place on that journey.
There are some who have been working on themselves for a very long time, some who have started recently and some who are waking up now. Many are finding life very intense, experiencing the shifts coming in waves, and many are seeing their lives shifting before their very eyes, with dramas and illness increasing – so they are having to pay attention to their soul!
The vibration of the earth is shifting, we are all becoming more and more aware that the planet and ourselves are all ascending to higher and higher vibrations. The lightbearers, lightworkers, lightplayers, changemakers, whatever you want to call them (you – if you’re reading this), have been creating a path for sometime… making it easier for others to walk that path. Leading the way, surrendering and clearing more and more of their own density, with the ingredients of self love, gentleness, humour and joy. They’ve often had a really tough time, clearing their own stuff, growing, climbing mountain after mountain to become the best possible version of themselves. These are usually those who are leaders in their own way – often teachers, healers, coaches, people working closer to nature and focussing on making this world a better place whether that be through energy, new inventions or creations.
Many of you are finding a soul wrenching pull between living in heaven on earth – 5D (dimension) and earth – 3D (dramas, old world, security, day to day preoccupations). The old Shamanic phrase comes to mind ‘a foot in both worlds’. This can be magical, and it can be like hell on earth as you feel physical symptoms, literal heart pain, palpitations, anxiety, solar plexus explosions, navel/stomach upsets and the like. Some are experiencing what seems like ‘Kundalini Rising’… powerful energies rising up the spine. If the energy stops at a certain chakra, that’s where there’s work to be done.
From my own experience, I had a Kundalini Rising experience last week which went right up to my crown… it was incredible. Then, the other day, it stopped in the area of my sacral and solar plexus chakras… that resulted in a clearing which manifested as digestive disorders which ca me & went for a couple of das wit some BIG realisations on being in my power & asserting boundaries. It’s amazing how clear it all seems now – when we’ve got stuff to clear… we’ll clear it in the most effective way! We need to clear anything from these lower chakras to move more and more into the heart space.
For each chakra there are different ‘symptoms’ and you can google each chakra to find out more. If you are experiencing a symptom or illness search for that, with the word ‘chakra’ and you will find out more about it, it’s too much to cover in this blog post. If you need guidance, feel free to contact me. Please be aware not to use this as a tactic to stay in your head. I think it’s great to have understanding, but the most important thing is to EXPERIENCE whatever is going on without judgement. That is what will move you through and out of whatever is happening which might be causing you pain of one kind or another, and into the life you are dreaming of.
Surrender. That. Is. All.
“Set your intention for how you’d love your life to be and hey presto.”
There might also be challenges in your life for instance boundary issues, speaking your truth and so on. Still related to strengthening and clearing energy in the chakras so you are more and more in your truth (read in your heart). We can’t go into the new with our old patterns, beliefs and negative thoughts. We are moving into a time of more instant manifestation, so this clearing is necessary. Many are saying there will be a mass consciousness change (or Ascension) on 27/28 September. I believe that it will be as it has been – gradual, with perhaps a bit of a boost around that time. It’s something to celebrate – so like always, and every day I recommend that you set your intention for how you’d love your life to be and hey presto.
I’ve always believed that when we die, we go wherever we believe heaven is. It’s been a deep soul knowing that has always rang true. We become whatever age we love being. We are the person who we love… the one who never had the ‘stuff’, who never needed to grow, to heal, to change. That is our wonderful, magnificent, divine selves. It is the same as we ascend; aging stops, we magnetise everything we love, and is true to be in our lives. We live in flow… It doesn’t mean we are not still expriencing ‘3D’, we are, but it is with a compassion, understanding and love.
It is SO important to have a dream… focus on that more than 51% of the time and it is law that says it will manifest (The Law of Attraction). It’s a bit like having shares in a company, with 51% shares, you have the power 😉 Although clarity is important, do let go of fine details (like who, where, etc.)… The more flexible, and fluid you are with your dream, the more the energies of pure, white magic it contains. By focussing on particular people, or places, or details, we are actually limiting ourselves. Spirit knows the highest dream of your soul.
PLEASE …. TAKE TIME OUT IN NATURE … (that’s where the magic lies, it’s also where you will experience more synchronicities, and messages from spirit).
BREATHE some more 😉
FLOW… like the river, it takes the path of least resistance… then ka booom… it’s flowing with a power so awesome, it creates rainbows, energy, joy, love, passion, dreams come true…. When the water hits a rock… it simply flows around it ….
Astrology click here
Wave X & World Leaders meeting – great article click here