we must let go of the life we have planned

WE MUST LET GO OF THE LIFE WE HAVE PLANNED, SO AS TO ACCEPT THE ONE THAT IS WAITING FOR US.  Joseph Campbell

Control seemed a useful tool; it helped to make sure that ones expected plans, outcomes, would come into reality.  Well you might think, that’s a good thing isn’t it? Is it?  Lets think about this a little more.

If we use control, our will, to shape an expectation, to bring about a thought form and make it tangible, how do we know the form we are shaping is not coming   from our distorted vision of our world?   If we control our outcomes, grasping at a fixed vision then we become so blinkered we can miss little indicators on the way that may have lead us to something more meaningful and fulfilling from entering our world.  Forcing our will to create takes a massive amount of energy, it can be very draining and we end up struggling when we reach a negative force, we start to battle, it can become a war as we fight to achieve our goals.

With Blinkers on we don’t listen to the biggest gift of all, our intuitive nature, our connection to the universal energy that supports us in every way.  We all have an instinctual gift to share in our world, a souls purpose. Some of us know this clearly and have learnt to separate out and know the difference between, what we think this should be, often through expectation of others projected upon us and what we know to be our own true journey, a hero’s journey, full of joy and passion for life.  For some it’s not so clear, but know they are being pulled along by an invisible thread to something much greater than is known to them at this time.

Dream courageously, let go of the outcome, drop the will, the control accept “what is” and allow life to unfold every second, every minute, living fully in the present with an ear tuned into the intuitive side of our nature, our feminine attributes, allows us to follow our hearts, to flow gracefully in the river of life, no struggle, no battles, just a serene unfolding that can take us to the wonderful life that is waiting for us.

A smaller example of what I mean.  I had an idea in my mind that I would be breakfasting with a friend in the park this morning followed by a nice walk, but it didn’t work out.   This meant a big hole opened in my day, and out came some pastels.  I decided to create myself in image, not particularly for the finished article but the healing process that expressing from the heart can have upon our soul, my heart in particular is in question at the moment so I wanted to express the warmth and the life giving force a healthy heart can manifest in ones life. Just going with the flow allowed me to create this day, feels very good

The Joyous Body – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Joyous Body: Part Three of “The Dangerous Old Woman”

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“It is the nature of the saplings to quake in the winds; hesitant, learning to hold their own places. But, the older trees, with their years of testing and being tested, they are the ones who, whether in the long stern winds or misty gales, sway the most. Less a bouquet of tentative trembling first-time buds, now much more the leaf-perfumed hips of a hundred wide women dancing—these old ones, regardless of form, sway, by heart, to the music that thunders through them.”
—Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD

 

The Joyous Body – Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

 

Who is the protector of this Precious Being who is my body?

 

Who is the one charged with guarding and protecting the Life Spark in this Radiant Being’s eyes?

 

Who promised to watch over to the best of her ability?

 

Who promised to overcome the inertia taught by a large part of the over-culture…

 

that once you are struggling, you must remain so, and only so.

 

Who is the heroine of this mysterious, often perilous and sometimes triumphant mythical life of mine?

 

It is me…

and Creator,

and …any stalwart soul

who joins me in love,

who blesses down hard

for the strength and longevity

the very prosperity

of my body, of our bodies….

whomsoever and in whatever shape

or condition, those dear ‘blessing people’

–or I– may be.

 

Today

Today annihilates yesterday.  The person who went to sleep last night no longer exists.  But we to cling to the idea that we have a personal history, a past, and this this is our identity.  We can only ever be what we are in the moment.  When we cross a stream the water rushes past underneath us, when we cross that stream again, its not the same stream, its not the same water, that has long gone down stream on its journey to the sea.

Don Antonio

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The Universal Mother

Pachamamma. 2058

Every day, since the beginning of time, the earth, the wondrous mother earth has supported us. Under our feet every moment of our lives,  she is here to provide for us. The moist magical blood of the mother, the feminine energies that swell and give birth to abundance on this planet. Wonderful Pachamama.

The Divine mother comes in many guises, in Greece for example, DEMETER, mother of Persephone, tall in stature, full hipped, wide shouldered, swollen breasts always full of milk, the milky way is said to flow through her ……….  as she walks the earth flowers spring from her footprints, she is the bringer of the seasons.  

In Egypt, ISIS, she who gives birth to the heaven and earth, the Queen of the heavens, Mother of the gods, the light giver of heavens and she who knows how to make right use of the heart.

In Roman history she was known as CERES. in the Andean communities she is knows as PACHAMAMA, 

This detail is from a much larger painting in homage to her.

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Moon Meditation

A beautiful meditation to call in the moon

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Catch the building wave of the waxing moon to provide momentum for new projects, initiatives and life passions.

Draw upon the power of the Full Moon to bring Creative force to actualization

Allow the Waning Moon to support the process of surrender and release at the end of each cycle

Embrace the stillness of the Dark Moon to reflect and recharge

 

Take three deep breaths ~ breathing in stillness, breathing out tension.  Relax.  You are here to open to the magical blessings of the Moon.  Focus on your intention for a moment, and then release it.

Connect to the silver-liquid light pouring down from the Moon.  It is a river of radiance flowing down upon you, streaming into your crown chakra at the top of your head, flowing over your skin, infusing your aura with silver energy.  Allow the energy in your crown to flow down into your head & into your Third Eye chakra, to your throat chakra spilling down your arms with radiant light, into your heart, your solar plexus, deep into your sacral chakra flowing down your leg & to your root at the base of your spine … allow the energy to flow through you & down into the Earth again in a continuous stream.  It may help to say quietly to yourself:

I am a vessel of moonlight … 

I am one with the moonlight …

I am the moonlight … 

I am the Moon Mother …

Be present with the energies of the Moon for as long as you like. When you are ready, bring your awareness back to your body.  Bring your breath fully into your body, and release your breath into the Earth.  Be aware of any sensations or experiences in your body, in your heart, in your mind.  Ground by placing your hands or body on the ground & allowing Mother Earth to absorb any excess energies.

Thank the Moon for sharing her blessings with you.

Catch the building wave of the waxing moon to provide momentum for new projects, initiatives and life passions.

Draw upon the power of the Full Moon to bring Creative force to actualization

Allow the Waning Moon to support the process of surrender and release at the end of each cycle

Embrace the stillness of the Dark Moon to reflect and recharge

 

If you like the meditation please visit my energy healing site at http://www.livingenergyhealer.com

orange vibrates all that is creative and sensual

tulip-black-background-dsc_0943_2sfOrange, what a beautiful and exciting colour………  what I find do incredible is that all winter this tulips magnificence is slumbering deep within a shrivelled looking brown bulb!!  The sun warms the soil; the days lengthen and up shoot sturdy green growth, big swollen buds that burst open in a riot of colour.  My daughter planted a huge bed full  of orange tulips  in her front garden and they look so vibrant and exciting.

Orange is the colour of our second chakra, the sacral chakra, located in the sacred bowl of the pelvis where it connects to the sacrum.    This is the centre of the emotional system, all that is sensual and creative emanates from this area as the chakra spins.  Embedded in this area also is our childhood development of age 6-12, we start to explore, identify emotions and learn to create in all areas from our new experiences.  For some children this is an exciting time to explore the world outside of the home and come back to the safety and support of the family, for others this is not the case, the family support is not there or can be perceived as “not there”, for this reason there is a lot of “emotion” held in this chakra, old stored energy that blocks and stops the chakra from spinning freely.  From a shamanic perspective this is where we cleanse and clear these energies, clear the imprints that have built up on the luminous energy field

orange-tulipWhen we clear this chakra we connect to our emotions, we no longer feel disconnected from life, we “feel” them and they move us create, change and growth.  Connecting to our emotions are essential, how are we going to move forward and change if we cant identify and work with what is truly going on inside of us.  Without this chakra being fully cleansed the energies cannot flow fully through the chakra system.orange-tulip-2-dsc_0937sf

 

A path well travelled

 carols-personal-mapI haven’t posted much in terms of my artistic creativity of late, have been busy creating in other areas of my life.

There are many seeds that are constantly being planted deep within, some are small and need constant tending to enable them to flourish and burst through into bloom, some have vigorous growth, some are dormant having spent all their energy on seeding themselves, resting and restoring their energy.  Some have strong roots and healthy growth that have flowered and are now bearing fruit.  As you can see by my image, there is abundant growth that constantly changes, this was actually done in 2006, if I were to to do this again the paper would have to be huge, so much has grown, born fruit and self seeded !!

One of those strong root systems with loads of new shoots that are bearing fruit is a PATH WELL TRAVELLED.  This path has been a long journey in finding me, a healing journey for many, many years, leading me to numerous adventures, teachings, teachers, therapists, workshops, training, research and books.  The path has led me far and wide, Hawaii, India, California, Egypt, China, Mongolia, to name but a few, a rich tapestry of colourful experiences.  Two of the most significant shoots that set me seeing my world differently and ultimately changed the course of my life is The Hoffman Process And  The Four Winds Society Healing the light body school, culminating in myself and two fellow graduates creating magnificent fruit in the form of our own collective teaching and workshops, LIVING ENERGY HEALING http://www.livingenergyhealing.com

During 2008 we helped many people through an energetic process that has allowed us to sow seeds for them, to see that they too can grow them and bear fruit and stand in their own true power.  For 2009 and beyond we are in the midst of producing a series of workshops THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN to help even more people start that journey.

I also do shamanic energy work on a one to one basis and remotely by phone, please visit my site at http://www.livingenergyhealer.com for more details