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Getting To Know the Inner Planes

Do you know somebody who’s a fan of dragons?

Do you know someone who loves unicorns?

What about fairies?

Now, you’re either with me or you’re thinking, “oh dear, what kind of rubbish is this?”

Have you heard of the inner planes?  I talk about them from time to time.  Some might refer to them as the spirit world. 

We live on the physical plane.  Imagine an upside-down pyramid, one that stands on its tip.  Imagine that the tip of the pyramid is the physical plane.  As I understand it, the physical plane, upon which we reside, is the smallest part of reality.  It holds a great deal of opportunities for understanding the nature of our beings through the laws of separation, and it brings a lot of limitations.  In other words, there’s a lot to overcome and yet, it’s like fast-tracking the soul journey.  And the sensory experience here is unique so a lot of souls are queuing up to come.

Maybe you’ve heard of 5-D? We live as physical beings at 3-D or three dimensions on Earth. Then, there’s four, five and more dimensions as you travel up the pyramid and physicality becomes less and less apparent as expression manifests through emotional, mental and spiritual levels, and to us, that’s energy, because we, as physical beings, are a combination of all of them.

When you live on the inner planes, where it’s no longer physical expression, it’s a different kind of experience.  Things visually are not so sharp or seen with such clarity, a bit like existing in a soft, fine white mist.  Everything is soft.  That’s why, as a psychic medium, when I’m seeing things in my energy body, things are not seen like when we’re living day to day, they are visually vague and yet through the third eye, they are clear due to a certainty of knowing emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  And because the laws of physicality are not present, the possibilities of the higher dimensions, including the 5-D we are moving to here on Earth, become available.  It’s possible to travel in one’s energy body instantly to anywhere, and even possible to be in two or more places at the same time.

Where do dragons, unicorns and fairies come into it?  Well, many people have been looking for aliens from a physical perspective, whereas the beings that come from other stars and galaxies are existing beyond the physical dimension.  The inner planes are inhabited by many beings and energies that exist within our psyche, including dragons, unicorns, fairies and a whole heap more.  They are free to be present with us and many of us have, on a soul level, a longstanding relationship with some of these energies. 

Fairies exist in the energetic within the very energy field of our planet, the Earth, they are nature spirits and it is possible to see them or sense them.  Dragons have been on Earth in the physical dimension in the past and they chose to move into the inner, energy planes.  From there, they have been helping humanity for aeons and many dragons have a strong kinship with souls that are existing as people upon the Earth now, they are walking amongst us again, albeit, not in three dimensions.  Unicorns are ascended horses, and even the horses manifested upon the Earth hold a soul level purpose as healers, so when they are unicorns, their horn is a focused light energy that is used for healing.  They are so powerful as healers, very much akin to angelic beings, and they offer a great deal of support to anyone who asks them for support. 

If you wish to draw any of these energies into your life, all you need do is ask, and then engage.  Invite them in and let them be with you.              

Posted in artistic, dragons, Personal Story, Shamanism

Birth of a New Drum

Today, I am celebrating my shamanic drum.  I love to paint, it stills my mind and creates an oasis of peace and tranquility and I’ve just finished painting my recently acquired shamanic drum.  My drum was birthed by drum-maker Crow Ferguson of Driftwood Hollow Drums on 24th November 2020 and it came into my possession about 2 weeks after that.  It’s a beautiful big egg shaped drum, as you can see. I didn’t pick it for the shape but for the gorgeous resonant sound. That said, being egg-shaped makes it extra special to me, it’s symbolic of new beginnings, which I am certainly facing right now, and breaking free. Perfect.

Before my drum arrived, before I even knew what it looked or sounded like, I received inspiration that it was going to contain dragon power and there would be a dragon on the front.  

I already had a dragon sketched out for the drum but when it arrived and I placed that sketch on the drum, something wasn’t right, it seemed my intuition had let me down.  I really trust my intuition these days, so I was perplexed that it seemed to have let me down, but I followed my guidance and it led me to sketch out a number of features on the drum, each of which I simply felt into and followed my intuitive guidance.  Slowly, bit by bit, a design emerged and it turned out this drum depicted my soul in the form of an ancient Egyptian winged figure.  When she appeared, it was a real surprise to me.  She has a white cone of light emerging from her head which represents my channel.  Every symbol and feature painted on this drum has a deep significance for me, especially about the power and the support present for me in my spiritual practices. I had got quite far into the design when I received guidance that a black dragon was to be placed on the lower part of the drum and it turned out to be the very same sketch I had made before the drum arrived.  I realise now, the figure had to go in first and then the dragon could appear too. Ah, my initial intuition had been right, after all.  

It has been a joy to paint this drum. Quite often, the designs and symbols have come to me in my sleep, this project has been a big part of my dreams lately.  Dragons are fun to paint because you can really go to town with them, this one makes a powerful contrast with the softness and simplicity of the figure representing my soul.  I like how the dragon’s wing and fiery breath enclose her in a protective way, and I didn’t even plan that. 

I have felt the power and magical energy of this drum grow as the painting emerged.  As a whole, the painted image is bringing its magical energy into being every time the drum is played. Soon, there will be a naming ceremony to wake the drum and bring it to life.  A shaman’s drum is a living consciousness, it is alive in every sense.  The drum’s name and powerful personality is emerging. 

Posted in crystalline kingdom, dragons, elemental kingdom, Goddess, Inspiration, Mother Earth, Storytelling

Of The Animals And More…

My story is of the hawk, of the black-winged gull, of the bite in the air. My story is accompanied with the melody of hedgerow birds, especially blackbird and robin. And the magpie defines the interplay of this story’s words in her flight.

Voices ring out across the lane. The earl grey, purple-grey misty mizzle rolls over the distant hill. The stillness is not silent because silence isn’t silent. Silence is noisier than noise sometimes, and in this moment as innocent insects glide by, there is both silence and the constant harmony of universal song.

It is winter. It is two weeks on from the shortest day of the year. I like to think it’s the beginning of summer in my optimism, for the sun is now making first steps on the long journey of return that concludes on June 21st 2021. Today is like any other winter’s day, warmer than most, drier than many, here in the land of the Cymru.

It is a still day, in a new way. It is silent, in a new way. It is alive in a new way. And when I feel deep into that energy, my skin creeps as though there is some invisible presence that only my body can perceive.

Above the hedgerow, the majestic form of the red kite is gliding over the tops of purple trees, soaring into the misty distance and I wonder, what is the story that the land is telling me today?

As the light fades, the grass in the field looks greener, a bright emerald green. There are many lives living invisibly in this landscape; hare, mice, rat, stoat, otter, hedgehog, badger, fox, deer, to name a few. They are all here in this landscape within which I sit and yet, I see them not. How many of them see me, I do not know. But they are a part of this story, for this is a story about the animals.

Did you know the animals can talk? They talk to each other and they talk to humans, the ones that are open to hear. We are, for some strange reason, worthy of their interest, despite everything we do to persecute them, dishonour them, disrespect them.

How much has humanity harmed the animals, just to think of it brings my eyes to flooding. And yet, they continue to fulfil a role of companionship, support, service, love and care towards us in so many ways, seen and unseen. Some of us are now stepping forward to connect with the animals and create a bridge of hope and healing. Some of us are bringing forth the humility of humanity to the animals, bringing them humble apologies, even though none can ever serve for what has been done, still, it must be said. And we are holding out a hand of hope and faith for a truer connection.

Some of us are doing the same for the nature beings, the tree spirits and plant energies. Some of us are working with inner planes beings that support us from other realms. All these energies are coming forward now and selectively making themselves known. Some of us decided to be of service and connect with their energies and now is the dawning of our contracts of service that were made before we were conceived in our current personalities.

These contracts are activating, they carry a contract of service for humanity and the universe, for Mother Earth and all that is. Perhaps you will be approached by the collective consciousness of animals or the collective consciousness of crystals, the collective consciousness of bees, the collective consciousness of nature beings and elemental beings, the collective consciousness of tree spirits, the collective consciousness of the angelic realm or the star beings or the Goddess consciousness.

It all comes down to one thing. We are being asked at this time to choose. To choose what we wish to awaken within our being. To choose what we wish to awaken within our reality. And to choose what we wish to awaken within the world. We are really being asked to remember what we have already chosen. We are asked now to wake up and connect to our purpose and as we do, we are coming together as one. This is unity consciousness, we are involved in nothing more than coming together in unity as one with all, recognising the unity in ourselves and everything else.

Unity is expressed through reconnecting with all the energies that exist, many of which we have denied the existence of for thousands of years, even though our ancestors had a direct communication with these energies and beings. It is time for us to rekindle those connections and bring them into the forefront of the consciousness of humanity again. To trust that we have grown up enough, as a collective here on Earth, to be responsible and humble, with enough integrity, to move through our relationships with these beings towards unity with all.

This painting depicts my dear friend, Ian Firth, who transited into the spirit realm in 2009. Generally known as The Green Man, here, he is the Rainbow Wizard at Pentre Ifan, Pembrokeshire. Find it with some of my other paintings in my sidebar gallery.

Posted in crystalline kingdom, dragons, elemental kingdom, Goddess, Mother Earth, mythology, Personal Story, Storytelling

My First Story

I am one who sees, hears and feels the magic of the land.  I grew up in the bosom of the land and heard the stories that the land spoke, that the land speaks to this day.  I know that when the mist descends and the hills disappear, they have gone beyond the veil, they have shifted into another realm, a magical realm, an earthy, dark realm where I belong, for my ancestors dwell there.

The land is my mother.  She was my loving mother in childhood, even when the love of a human mother seemed to elude me, so it was that the nurture I suckled as a child came from the earth, from stone and gorse and bracken and tall grasses, from the hedgerows and the woods, the beaches, the valleys, the streams. In short, my succour came from the land.

And now I find that the land is telling me of other lives I lived, in which I heard its stories.  It has awoken me to the truth that I am a storyteller, one who holds the stories for many, a carrier of the lore.

These stories belong to the land and they belong to me, a child of the land.  They belong to all of us, they always have and always will, they are the stories of us all, for us all.  For we have lived before and known each other in many ways, we are our ancestors and descendants and we all carry within us the jewels of wisdom and kernels of truth that are hidden in the stories of the land. 

I know that the stories I carry are waking up. They have a life of their own, it is as though they are living beings. They contain their own conscious awareness, they know when it is time to wake up and they know when it is time to speak. They have been sleeping, just as the maiden in the fairy tales sleeps, as though she will never wake up, but she is waking up. This is the time when all the heroes and heroines who sleep in the stories are waking up; Merlin, King Arthur, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, all waking up. The dragons are waking up and all of the magical beauty and truth that the land holds for us all is waking up. For they have only been asleep from our perspective, only been out of reach to those who cannot sense them. For some, they have remained awake and accessible. In truth, it’s not they who have been sleeping at all, it is us.

Whether you believe in magic now, you are going to believe in magic soon, when magic walks amongst us all in broad daylight, when all those myths and characters that we thought were only children’s stories turn out to be true, to be within our realm of experience, undeniable. Dwarves, goblins, trolls, faeries, giants, dragons. Like those people who refused to believe in ghosts until they had a particular experience, after which they could no longer say that they absolutely denied the existence of ghosts.

We are all magical but if we only see the reality of the physical world that is before our eyes, the world that the scientists tell us about, then, we are only scratching the surface of our own selves. We have not realised who we are, we have not looked in the mirror of truth and recognised ourselves yet.

There are those of us whose understanding of reality extends beyond the obvious, beyond the realm of the physical, extends into the dusty corners of our imaginations and to the heart of our intuition. We who have always believed in magic, even in the face of apparent evidence against. You will find that our innate inner sense of belief in the existence of this incredible realm of possibility is no longer possibility, but probability. And once it becomes a probability and we begin to have a relationship with it, then we bring it into ourselves, into our expressions of truth, into our core of being. And as we do that, what we meet there is us. Divine magic is within us, it is who we are, we are divine magic. What is outside of us is within us, what is within us is outside of us. And what we choose, becomes. And this, my friends, is my first story.

This story is accompanied with a painting I made as a commission for a poem. It’s called ‘Ancestral Blueprint’. Check out my gallery of paintings in the sidebar.

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Here Be Dragons

Do you believe in dragons?  Because, you know what, it appears they might be waking up.

You know that shot in ‘The Hobbit’ film where Bilbo Baggins is trying to creep past Smaug the Dragon?  What happens next is the dragon’s eye snaps open and a golden globe of unblinking fire is staring directly at the terrified hobbit.  Yikes! 

In an ancient stone mine in Lancashire, Northern Britain, this giant dragon’s eye feature was discovered.  It turns out it’s really a flat wall, the curved eyeball was created by a fisheye lens.  Nevertheless, it set me off on a search for more dragon features that are naturally occurring in the landscape and I found a couple.  I find them intriguing and very beautiful.

Vermillion Cliff, Arizona, USA

I love that nature creates features that bring a kind of magical energy into our lives.  Every time I go to Snowdonia in North Wales, I imagine there are dragons sleeping in the landscape.  I imagine they are so huge that we cannot really see them because their spiny backs are the rocky outcrops and ridges of the mountains.  I love the idea that there are dragons sleeping in the land.  And I think there are, in a way, because according to some traditions, the energy that flows through the landscape is known as dragon lines, also called ley lines. 

Uttakleiv Beach Lofoten, Norway

It is interesting that so many cultures have ancient stories about dragons.  Some say they are distorted memories of dinosaurs, which is difficult to understand since humans weren’t around at the time and it wasn’t until Darwin that fossils were understood, so maybe something else is going on, something to do with the etheric world, the energetic world beyond the veil where unicorns and mermaids live, there we might find our dragon.

Dragons are commonly associated with the landscape and with the elements air, fire, earth and water.  In some cultures, like South America, Australia and Japan, they are long, sinuous and serpent-like.  In other places, like my native Wales, they are four-legged fire breathing beasts with wings.  Some say they are good luck, maybe that’s because they are known to sit on a mound of treasure, only good luck if you find the treasure when they are out, I suspect.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA

If I told you they were real, but that they exist on a different plane, not in the physical, and you can see them if you have the sight, you might think I had lost it.  They are a big part of the human psyche, they are loved and adored by many, quite a few people are obsessed with them, just as others are with unicorns and I, for one, am not going to say either of these don’t exist, maybe it’s more a question about what is existence.  If we empower them with our imaginations and bring them into our lives, then they surely do exist and bring their special magical energy to become a part of our reality too.      

What do you think?  Do you like dragons?  Do you like to imagine they are out there, waking up?

  • Lancashire dragon’s eye – courtesy of Pinterest
  • Arizona Vermillion Cliff dragon’s eye – courtesy of Pinterest
  • Norway dragon’s eye – courtesy of Reddit
  • Arizona Antelope Canyon dragon’s eye – courtesy of viator.com