Woman! It is time to SHINE!


Woman! It is time to SHINE!

Imagination is real

Imagination is love

Imagination is the key

If you can imagine it, if you desire it, you can manifest it.

The lack of belief regarding this simple fact, kept me in depression and anxiety on and off for years. It brought me to the brink of suicide… and back again. Now – my mission is to work with those who need to tap into their self-confidence, love and intuition and guide them towards manifesting a better life. I’m sharing this, because it was in those dark times that I found the light (OMG I sound like an evangelist lol)… but really, as the late, great Leonard Cohen said ‘There is a crack in everything, that is where the light gets in’. There is a light in YOUR dark times… a lesson, a learning, a gift.

My passion is guiding others to first of all gaining clarity on their vision. Seeing what might be preventing them from manifesting it, then clarifying the steps to take to actually manifest their dreams.

Being ‘In Your Power’

You gotta just keep taking those baby steps… depression, anxiety, and related illnesses happen when we are NOT in our power. When we have given our power away to our doubts and fears. When I use the word power, I’m not talking about the kind of power connected to fear, war, governments. No, this is the power of the feminine force going for, creating what she loves gently but FOCUSSED.

Remember the witches, medicine women, the strong, powerful women – they are our grandmothers, our great grandmothers and we hold their power inside of us…

Not only do we have them with us cheering us on, but they also unconsciously have linked their fear and trauma with our souls… often we share the same soul. When I started doing regression work back in the early 2000s I think almost all of the healers that came to me with problems ranging from illness, to problems with their career/business had the cause of the problem in a previous life during which they had been persecuted for sharing their gifts and wisdom.

So, if you feel a bit grim, if you can’t get out from under the duvet, if you are having difficulty with your business, especially if it’s a big assed dream, and you’re on your path… PLEASE have compassion for yourself. After all, there is a BIG, big, big fear in you that has power, it has the power to keep you hidden away, fearful, and wanting life to be over… sometimes you may even consider ‘checking out’. When you make life so bad for yourself, you wonder how you will ever get out… alive. Maybe checking out is easier? That power starts to speak…. In whispers, in visions, in the Goddess coming through… that power that says “NO! Stop standing in your own way – you don’t have to hide away anymore! You are wonderful AND powerful!’ This IS accepted now. You CAN manifest your dreams!

Just keep feeling GOOD!

The New World Paradigm

It is down to you to change this world… and it starts with changing you – in fact YOU are the only one you CAN change. No doubt these blocks will come to haunt you in all sorts of apparent ‘real’ ways like illness, accidents, blocks, trauma, chaos, lost loves and fear of ‘what others will say’. But believe me, there is nothing worse than that constant, nagging misery, fear and pain in your heart because you KNOW that you have something to share, you have something profound to say, you have hearts to heal, you have power to dream… and my beautiful woman – you have a message to share.

Shine your light… shine it on all those dark, grimy, painful, shameful places within you… blow away those cobwebs, and be Grandmother Spider holding the ancient word … tapping into your power. Sharing the words and the essence of all your ancestors who knew YOU were the one to be alive now in this changing of the focus from FEAR back to LOVE. Be not afraid of elections, results, and apparent drama, trauma and chaos. It is all part of the plan. How do I Know this? Because we wrote it. We dreamt it… it all starts with a dream. What we are living now, started as a dream… this is what we dreamt in… in a rather ‘unconscious’ way – might I ponder in a rather judgemental way… please forgive me.

I know EWOP…. Everything is Working Out Perfectly… but only if we keep the dream alive. How do we do that? Keep focussing on what you really, really, really DO want.

 

That.

Is.

All.

 

How the fk do I do that?

You do it by playing,

You do it by imagining…

You do it by feeling GOOD.

Nothing bad ever comes from feeling GOOD!

It starts with thoughts…. I know those pesky thoughts… it’s almost like they have a life, a power and will of their own… but that’s baby talk – YOU are the one who thinks those thoughts. Why do we do it to ourselves? Especially when you think about the horrendous things we say TO and ABOUT ourselves.

Woman – this is the time… NOW is the time. The power is in you NOW!

BREATHE!

 

Author Gerri McMahon

 

ps. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” These words are taken from the book ‘Zero Limits, about Ho’oponopono the Hawaiian healing modality… basically when you say those words, constantly, you are continually clearing, and those words are fed into your subconscious, so what emerges is MAGIC, INSPIRATION, FUN, LOVE.

 

Aloha x

Anxiety & Panic Attacks; 3 Tips For A Happiness & Success


Anxiety & Panic Attacks; 3 Tips For Happiness & Success

Do you ever suffer with anxiety or panic attacks? I share the Top 3 Tips For Anxiety and Panic… and why there’s a MASSIVE gift waiting for you. Often, the thing we fear most is the thing our heart yearns for more than we can imagine…

It’s early morning, the sun is breaking through the top of the mountain range out of my window and I was instantly called to write this piece as I got a sense of panic in my heart. My heart rate increased and that’s it…. luckily I was able to stop it there.

There was a time when I would go straight into a panic attack, followed by depression, and worse. My mind would come up with all sorts of reasons why it was happening which would only exacerbate the situation. Before I knew it, I’d be off, creating some crazy, dramatic scenario of doom in my life with the crazy monkey mind in control. Often, I wouldn’t even realise my heart was beating fast, and the thoughts had control until it was too late. It was an automatic reaction, starting with a thought, a feeling and then transitioning in warp speed time to the feeling of impending doom, and fear for survival.

Definition of Anxiety 

The Oxford English Dictionary definition of ‘anxiety‘ is:

A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

A Strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen.

Anxiety is..

In my opinion, it is an unbearable feeling. It is usually totally out of proportion with the thought, or situation that triggered it, and it makes you feel like you’re going to die! It’s very often linked with depression, which is at the far end of the spectrum to it, a slower vibration, but the feeling can be just as soul destroying. The good news is that it’s just your body giving you a signal; read on….

What To Do?

If you experience any of these symptoms, the short term solutions are:

  1. Acknowledge it.  Don’t fight it. Admit to yourself what is happening… “It is just a panic attack/anxiety, I am not going to die”. Notice that it is just a physical reaction.
  2. Breathe! When you acknowledge, rather than fight the attack, and the feelings that come with it, you step into your power. You become CONSCIOUS.
  3. Get Physical. Get clarity on what coping mechanisms work for you. Feel your feet planted on the ground. Shake your hands, run on the spot, or dance! There are some great aromatherapy oils, and rescue remedies (get recommendations from your local health food store) that can give immediate relief. Having clarity on what triggers you so that you have them handy at all times – whether needed or not is great for peace of mind.

“The only difference between fear and excitement, is the breath.”

Unknown

Anxiety and depression are two of the the most common illnesses worldwide. In the US alone, they cost about $40 billion per year!

 

Face The Light... SHINE!

Remember to stop and smell the flowers….

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

Grace Hopper

How To Prevent It?

Long term, many would recommend seeing a healthcare professional (and I guess, as a professional I have to recommend that), but there are other ways to deal with it.

The Gift

I have worked with a lot of women who suffered from anxiety for many years, and they have transformed into wildly successful businesswomen. Their big dreams are manifesting, and many more are STILL coming true. Their relationships have improved, their self esteem has grown… The anxiety was a BIG prompt for them to change their life… so they could receive more of its magnificence.

Many of these women had been living a life of compromise, they had money worries, they were not happy with their relationships or health – in short and they were unhappy, miserable, and some had almost given up on life…. 

More often than not, somewhere, deep down, hidden in their heart was a dream. A big dream that simply wouldn’t go away…. no matter how much they tried to squash it back down, and no matter how many years they gained behind them…..

Instead, it bubbled up with all sorts of ailments, unhappiness, and manifested in anxiety and depression.  It was a dream that they thought was impossible… Some days they would hide under the duvet, too full of misery, and hatred for themselves… for not taking that big leap. Other days it manifested as anxiety or depression. They simply couldn’t bring themselves to go out the front door…. it was insidious, it crept up like a cold wind bringing fear, and tales of a life half lived. More often than not, they were not even conscious of what was happening… they just drowned in a life half-lived, with a vague smile on their face…. but sadness in their heart and misery in their being. If any of this resonates, remember you CAN manifest your dream and …

Remember… 

You do not need ‘fixing’.

You do not need healing.

You do not need to analyse the situation or yourself.

You do not need to control it.

You do not need to judge it, or judge yourself for having it.

In the moment, you simply need to do NOTHING…  nothing which involves FEELING it. It might seem super scary, but there’s a powerful system I use with my clients which allows them to easily, effortlessly, feel and heal whatever is going on with them. Unless you actually FEEL it, it will keep coming up, triggered by anything and everything until you go INTO the feeling.

In that feeling, there is a POWERFUL message!

I have a message for you too – I am here to tell you – YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!

You CAN manifest that dream. You are not here to work all the days of your life in a gray office. Whatever your dream is, you CAN manifest it. We are not given dreams and desires, without the ability to manifest them. You ARE here to do work you love, to have a fantastic relationship, to write your book, whatever YOUR dream is. So, throw off the bowlines, push away from the shore and start taking action on manifesting your dream! If you don’t know where to start, contact me and we can have a chat and set up a plan of action… guided by the heart, taking the head along on the journey.

You are here to leave a legacy, you are here to step OUT of your comfort zone (which is really a discomfort zone), there is MUCH more comfort when you are out in the world, shining as you were born to do. Creating what you came here to create!

If you would like clarity on what it is you are really here to do, or you need help dealing with anxiety, depression or the like, then complete the ‘Subscribe’ button at the very bottom of this page, or the popup menu and either myself or one of my team will be in touch with you.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbour.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

Kick off your shoes & play

Extra Tip – Acupressure

If you get that anxious feeling, there’s a great acupressure point called “Heart 7” – which is also great for insomnia. Hold it for a few seconds, and your heart will calm down, and your mind will relax.  

Click here for information on how to locate it, or simply hold out a hand with the palm up, then with the thumb of the other hand, follow the dip between the bones of the ring and little fingers, up to the wrist crease… you will find a dip, this is Heart 7.  Hold it gently, while breathing deeply and relax and enjoy. Some acupressure points are contraindicated if you are pregnant, but this one is okay.

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Please share this blog so we can guide and empower other women. I’d love to know if this resonates, and what YOU do to relieve your anxiety and other emotions that arise.

Many thanks!

Gerri x

1010 Number Sequences Signs Symbols….


1010 Number Sequences Signs Symbols….

Symbols of different kinds are a way for the ‘unusual’ mystical, magical realms to connect with us.

I have seen 1010 LOTS today.  I see repetitive numbers a lot, in fact I’m writing a series of blogs on the symbolism behind a wide range of numbers. Seeing repetitive numbers is one of my favourite ways to remember to pause. Breathe. Step out of my busy mind, my chattering thoughts and remember that I’m living in a magical world.

Other symbols with meaning are feathers, birds, animals, hearing the lyrics of a song that have special meanings. When we’re attuned to these things, our consciousness feeds us these little tidbits of magic to keep us happy on our path, and to give us guidance. I often see releavant numbers if I’m worried about somethign, or there’s a particular reminder I need. 

What does 1010 mean?

It reminds us of the importance of LOVE… we’re made of love, it’s all about love (more below). Above all else, love YOU! The most important person on the planet… to you.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Love

It is a BIG reminder that in essence, you are love, and you are here to experience love.

Loving what arises, loving ourselves, taking the path from the head, to the heart and living from there… following your heart (but taking the head along too).

Even if you’re having challenges in your business, just LOVE it. I think that one of the toughest paths to enlightenment is the path of the entrepreneur! You are really faced with your beliefs, and (perceived) limitations on a daily basis… and you MUST move on through them.  That’s why I love these little signs from the Universe (for want of a better word) showing us whether we’re on the right path, and inspiring us with the messages.

As always thanks to Doreen Virtue, Crystalinks.com and Drunvalo Melchizidech for their inspirations on the meanings of numbers.

10:10 – Moving into a new beginning 1 (one) – and moving into the pattern of the Great Void 0 (or zero). 

10:10 is the Alpha-Omega number. The number of beginnings and endings, it a new beginning, can coming full circle (1, then 0, repeated).  It is full of promise, and it is the beginning of the opening of the “Compassionate Heart.”  

I’d love to hear from you – what does this number represent for you?

Have you seen it a lot?

What are your favourite recurring numbers, and why?

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222 2222 New Beginnings…


222 2222 New Beginnings…

What does it mean when you see the number 2 repeated?

Messages come to us in many ways, especially repeated numbers. You might see the numbers on a clock, car registration numbers, telephone numbers, receipts, change or the total on your receipt. 

So what specifically 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’s saying – keep going, don’t to give up.

Be patient.

The seed you planted is just below the soil, it’s ready to sprout and appear above the soil. Just because you can’t see anything, it doesn’t mean it’s not growing and developing. 

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…..  

Lighten Up!

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:

STEP 1

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).

STEP 2

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…

Work

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…

You think ‘Maybe doing fabulous, enjoyable work is for others, the dreamers, not me….’ 

Relationship/s

You don’t think you can leave your marriage or relationship 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.

Dream home/location

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 you refrain from using the word ‘how’ – this word can catapult you firmly back 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…

The right brain 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 will be 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 …. Whatever your ‘predominant negative belief’ might be… or to put it another way, the usual excuse you give yourself for NOT manifesting your dreams. The thing that you ‘blame’, or that stops you over and over again from creating awesome times.

 

“The imagination is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

“Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.”  

Albert Einstein

This is the stage where we doubt ourselves…

Many people 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…  

Testing

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 live your purpose, create prosperity and make a difference in the world?

Are you sure you want to leave your relationship?

Do you feel you DESERVE awesome love, fun and commitment?

Are you sure you want to change your vibration and your life…  

Are you sure you are committed to creating an awesome life?

And so on…

 

If you say YES you reach…..

STEP 3

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, a Divine, Magnificent Being.

You are 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 we cannot manifest.

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.

In this stage, you begin to manifest more and more and more of what you love. Good place to keep the momentum… it’s easier to stay in a high vibration, that get back up if you fall out. 

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.

“Doing 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 find out how to do this, feel free to ask me…. or remind me to write another blog on this subject.

222

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’s 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.

Big love.

Aloha x

 

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999 9999 Lightworkers Get To Work


One of my favourite ways to connect to my higher self, super conscious, wise one is through signs and symbols that come to me.  I often see numbers and they each have a specific meaning… here is what 999 means to me.

It is your time, you are a Lightworker – get to work.  No more procrastination, you have seen the signs, now go DO IT!  You WILL be a success!  My ‘definition’ of a lightworker is someone who is keen to make this world a better place! I actually prefer the word ‘lightplayer’.

Completion – This is the end of a big phase in your personal or global life. Also, it is a message to lightworkers involved in Earth healing and means, “Get to work because Mother Earth needs you right now.”

Holistic healing, wholeness, body as temple of Spirit, ultimate regeneration, resurrection, immortality, illumination, Divine communion, cosmic love, pure awareness, ego annihilation, Agape Love, Enlightenment.

LOVE

 

999 (or similar 9999) This is a “Master Number”. When you see this number often there is a profound lesson or situation occurring that is bringing very important lessons for your soul’s accelerated growth. It can also be a sign from the heavens that you have completed a period of growth, you have “Mastered” so to speak. It is common during this time to end jobs, relationships and friendships that no longer serve your higher expression. However, the closing of one door always opens a new one and new experiences will flow in that resonate with who you are now or who you are becoming.

Thank you to inspiration from Doreen Virtue, Drunvalo Melchizediech, Joanna Sacred of Scribes.

Happy 999 and other sightings!

What numbers do you see often?
Do any particular numbers have specific meaning for you?

What’s your favourite number and why?

Comment below, and please share this blog with your friends!

 

For info on 111 click here and 222 click here.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Gilbert – Gospel!


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

“Dear Ones 

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.”

And heartbreaking.

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.

No.

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.

Give the extreme LOVE experiment a go...

Give the extreme LOVE experiment a go…

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.

That’s OK.

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.

LG”

Again credited to Elizabeth Gilbert, author, and pretty amazing wise woman.

 

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Chocolate Ceremony For Clarity…


“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”

Warsan Shire

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!

Exciting times.

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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Climate Change – or Love Mother Earth?


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.

Mother Earth Intelligence in Harmony

Mother Earth Intelligence in Harmony

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Help! 4 Steps Back To The Light…. Part 2 Beautiful Realisations


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.”

 

'If you don't have any shadows you're not in the light.' Lady Gaga

‘If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light.’ Lady Gaga

 

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

Transformation

http://www.mysticmamma.com/the-butterfly-is-the-symbol-of-mans-spiritual-transformation/

 

butterfly crop

“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!


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

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.

Under a Cacao tree with one of my Cacao suppliers in Costa Rica

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. 

Postscript…

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.

Why 13?

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.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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”.

I hope you enjoyed this piece.

Mucho aloha!

Gerri x

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

 

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