The journey , what a capricious journey it is! We all try to remain focused and set our path with good intent,sometimes we get lost, confused and feel the weight of the world.
That's mostly when people will reach their limit and call out for help. We are all here to help each other, no matter what path you take.
In saying that, it come's back to you and you alone to keep your light shining brightly. No one can do for you.
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."
- Tori Amos
Dig deep, it's there!
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
I feel like also quoting The wizard of Oz..when Glinda tells Dorothy "she had the power all along"
"I've experienced several different healing methodologies over the years - counselling self-help seminars, and I've read a lot - but none of them will work unless you really want to heal."
- Lindsay Wagner
No matter how many different ways we want to heal, if we are not yet ready, nothing will work. Achieving acceptance, acknowledging what it is and doing the work to forgive and let go is part and parcel of the journey.
Healers are universal conduits for the medicine, If you are ready,Transformation and Illumination on a profound level can take place.
Some may think they hold the answer to your "Healing" , I disagree with this concept.
It comes from within you and Healers hold the safe, sacred space so you can "heal'.
Healers walk between the worlds and most can see or feel the block of energy that remains. We can assist in gently pushing the point to "let it Go"
Ya just gotta ask yourself : Are You ready ?
There comes a time, especially around spring ..you feel the need to Clean! Throw away the old ( or donate to charity) Making room for the new.
My Twin Girls had commented how the energy of the house..seemed stagnant,as i couldn't remember the last time i "cleared" the house thought its time too! So we set to work . We spring cleaned, but not in the traditional sense. We smudged and burned incense..We banged drum's and a Tibetan bell..I used selenite and tourmaline to grid, chanted prayers, incantations to the powers the be. Man it was a full on House Clearing. Yep Going off!
It was lovely to do this with them, rather than on my own. In getting down to the nitty gritty..I was surprised to find so much "lower energy" hanging around. They felt it too. Nothing bad ..just hmm time for a cleanse.
First time they have done a house cleansing..bloody naturals I gotta say!
Intent is all that matters , as i told them..we don't need all the props..but they enjoyed it!
We spend so much time on surface stuff,ensuring it looks clean and tidy. I do this too..inevitable! But every now and again you gotta pull out the big guns and do a thorough cleaning!
The energy is lighter and feels lovely. There has been some intense energy going around, so if you have been feeling it too..try clearing your house. Its fun and it works :)
For more than 30,000 years shamans have been practicing this ancient form of Spiritual contact to assist in the healing of their tribes. From Iceland to South America, from Australia to the American Southwest, the shaman has transcended time and space to travel a scared journey on behalf of those seeking help.
With the rise of the Scientific Age, as man has moved away from his deeper connection with Spirit to explore and develop the left brain powers of reason, the role of the shaman in western cultures became devalued, mistrusted, and misunderstood, (but not forgotten by those whose problems could not be addressed by physical sciences). Hopefully in the future, a balance will be found between the left/right brain, OR/SSC, reason/feeling aspects of being human. Both are extremely valuable assets for creating a more wonderful, safe, secure and happy world.
BECOMING "A HOLLOW BONE".
It is important to mention at this point that the shaman does not "own" the power that comes through him or her. A shaman merely acts as a hollow bone to allow the power of Great Mystery-our Creator-to come through the body and manifest in this reality. By working with allies, spirit guides and teachers, and with the help of Great Mystery, the shaman brings healing energies from the Spirit World through space and time, to heal real problems in this world.
Source : http://www.shamansshadow.com/faq.htm
Becoming a "Hollow Bone" is part of my Journey at the moment...I have discovered that we are all Hollow bones, so to speak, just acknowledging it is the difference. The earth, the stars ,the universe is always speaking and offering guidance ..its a matter of paying attention and or being open to what you are being shown. Never are we alone. Being open to the subtleties of the cosmic world is achieving part of the "hollow Bone"
The day I met Death
It was a regular day .Nothing out of the ordinary.
Home from work and another soul passed over.
Sad, profound and beautiful.
The family were of course devastated. How do you tell a loved one of someone deceased, that you did all you could and now they are at peace?
You just do.
You offer solace and shoulder to cry on. You offer a break down of the medical process of the body preparing to go home.
You offer your heart in their grief.
You answer questions and offer advice on the next step if needed.
Yes, a normal day at work.
Blessed, privileged and drained.
Exhausted, I go to sleep.
I wake to find myself staring up at Death.
He was silently watching me.
It was bizarre because although I was staring up at him, I could see my whole room laid out before me. I could see my husband and my body lying in our bed.
The lamp was on.
I was watching him, watching me.
He was massive and his head touched the 12 foot ceiling.
I wasn't scared; he emanated an absolute power and a finality that I find hard to describe.
He held a staff and was hooded.
His face was void. I could have fell into that void, forever.
There was peace there.
At this point my head was swimming. All I kept hearing in my mind “was wake up and breathe”.
I was at some point, I think holding my breath. It felt like his robe was enfolding me and I was suffocating.
It would have been a good death, enfolded in his arms.
I didn’t want to wake up. I wanted to stay in his presence. I never took my eyes off him.
Next thing I was bolt upright and gasping for air.
Well what do you expect, when death is near?
There was no lamp on and I was like, what just happened?
It wasn't dream, it was real, I had just met death.
This happened over 15 years ago.
What was his message? You know what, every time I think I’ve figured it out. I know I really haven’t.
I’m not supposed to.
All I know, death is a bridge we all must cross. And I know he will be there when it’s my turn.
It gives me endless comfort.
That was my first encounter with Death in a such a physical, all senses tuned in ,visceral way and I shall never forget it.
He is still around me , Albeit in a not so dramatic way!
He brings comfort, solace and understanding of the death and dying process.
He enfolds those grieving within his arms and offers peace.
Not to mention those he take's home.
He is the Gatekeeper from this life to the next.
All encompassing from life to death and beyond.
“Mystical insight and enlightenment occur when the veil between the worlds is lifted, the worlds are bridged, the gap closes, and we cross over.”
― Tom Cowan, Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit
“Transformation can come in the mysterious guise of shape-shifting, or through a simple change of mind”
― C.R. Strahan, Watercolor
I met a jaguar. We shifted into one and went running downwards in a spiral all the way to the bottom and then drank at the most beautiful rock pool/waterfall.
My friend the Jaguar placed a symbol into my chest and off we ran again under the gaze of the moon and stars.
It is truly Liberating and freeing when you Journey and find your totem/power animal.
I was very surprised to find a Jaguar waiting for me this time . I thought my previous totems would be waiting for me.
I strongly felt a Mayan connection and this was validated by the symbol the Hunab Ku the Ancient Mayan symbol of cosmic consciousness.
I'm down with that "Cosmic consciousness"!!
To be and move like the Jaguar is something I will never forget and remember till my dying days.
His medicine is still teaching me and I am sure the journey will be illuminating me for weeks to come.
Running wild and free :)
To be “in”
To be “cool”
I’d rather be a random
And nobodies fool
Follow if you want
Hang off every word
It’s the same shit
From somebody else’s lips
Find yourself amongst
The drivel of regurgitated crap
Stand up and regurgitate it back
Oh to be cool and in
I’d rather stick pins
Everything’s been said and done
They think they are the only ones
Over and none
Don’t be a sheep
And follow the the crowd
Walk away and be brave
Live it and be saved
Be unique and yourself
Don’t waste life on the shelf
Be free and amazing
Not cool and far from blazing
Follow your soul
Not somebody elses
You don’t need saving from their taxes
Live ,laugh and love
Shine from within
Your one of a kind and never fit in
Finding that quite space in your head, is I reckon one of the hardest things to master. I struggle with it more than anything else..My brain is easily excited and keeps me awake most nights! Meditation or continuous shamanic drumming does help us get out of our head and back into the body.
Music has been my saviour . It stops me overloading when I need to stop thinking with my logical brain.Depending on the mood..may listen to anything! The more you know you are "thinking" the harder it is stop.(Fabulous at 4am in the morning) I get a lot of emails from women especially, asking me about what is a good meditation or something to help sleep. Because we are all have different stuff going on in our lives..its easy for someone else to say relax isn't it? You know you should, but then again?
I can only say what works for me..I can chuck on Mellon collie and the infinite sadness by the Smashing pumpkins 1 & 2 one night and the next something completely different.
Find what works for you
Drum beats and instrumentals are amazing to fall asleep to.
And if all all else fails..There is always Dave and The Foo fighters :) ♥
Imbolc is a Celtic fire festival celebrated on or around the 1st August (Southern Hemisphere) each year, and is one of the eight Sabbats on the wheel.
As winter begins to draw to a close, Imbolc heralds the promise of the coming Spring and is the sacred day of the Celtic Goddess Brighid.
Goddess of fire,Healing and fertility.
This is the seasonal change acknowledging the first signs of spring and the return of the sun ,the first sprouting of new life from beneath the hardened earth. This Festival also marks the transition point of the triple Goddess energies from Crone to Maiden.
In Giving thanks for the lessons learnt through the winter when the crone was beside you and nourishing you. It is time to step out and welcome the light and first kiss of spring. Be light of foot and and embody those beautiful,innocent maiden energies once again.
"Winter is turning to Spring" a time of renewal, Healing, transformation and new beginnings.
Imbolc Blessings to you and yours on this day.
Imbolc July 31/August 1
Northern Hemisphere Date: February 2nd
Also known as Imbolg, Candlemas, Feast of Torches, Oimelc, Lupercalia and Brigid's Day.Imbolc is the time of the beginning of beginnings, the time to consider carefully what you will do with the year stretching before you. Imbolc brings the awakening of the life force when the first green shoots of bulbs appear. Life is stirring again and this marks the Goddess recovering after giving birth while the newborn God is depicted as a small child nursing from his mother. The God is growing, spreading sunshine all around causing things to grow. It is a time to honour the feminine and get ready for spring. At lmbolc, the Australian forests are bright with the colour yellow, the Acacia trees coming into full flower. Until fairly recently, the 1st of August was "Wattle day" in Australia (it has now been moved to the 1st of September).
Exact date August 7, 2013 6:21PM
Source : Spheres of light