Posted in Inspiration, love

What To Do When You’re Struggling (And Also When You’re Not)

An important thing you can do whenever you’re struggling is find at least three, preferably five, things to do that day which are loving, nurturing and caring towards yourself.

Be fierce when it comes to loving yourself and you might bypass a whole heap of suffering and self doubt.

The Divine Source is not floating above you but exists at the very heart of your being.

Therefore, love yourself intensely and give yourself immeasurable support, attention and affection.

[Image: ‘New Earth Ascension Blueprint’ (close up) painting by Amenet Drago]

Posted in darkness and light, Inspiration, Personal Story

When We Are Free

I’ve just been through another dark night of the soul.

I’ve been through them before, ones that lasted days, weeks, months, even years.

The intensity of my darkest night only lasted 24 hours but the ongoing situation is much longer.

My dark night was intense, powerful, transformational and illuminating.

As I reflect back, I notice how much stronger I’ve become and how quickly I turned it around.

I can see how necessary and useful it was.

It came about because of a situation that many go through.

We reach a certain age when our widowed, aged parent is no longer coping.

Somebody needs to step up.

Maybe we’re the only one who can or will do that.

We do our best to make sure our vulnerable parent is looked after, helped to find their best life, a life where they’re safe, loved, happy and able to live every day with the best quality of life available to them.

We explain all the options and make sure there are choices.

Maybe that parent cannot make the decisions we think are best for them.

Maybe they are choosing what is neither safe nor wise anymore.

Maybe it’s difficult because of dementia, mental health, or simply a stubborn disposition.

Maybe the parent has all those things going on.

Maybe there comes a time when we have to make tough decisions for them, just to keep them safe.

Maybe we place ourselves in the firing line to do it.

Maybe we’re the only one prepared to act according to their best interests and that makes us the villain, at least in the eyes of our parent.

Maybe we spent the last few decades knowing this time would eventually come and always wondered what it would be like, how we’d cope, how our parent would be.

If we’re unlucky, maybe our parent will turn against us.

We may falter. We may take it personally, who wouldn’t?

We may be criticised, blamed, accused, when all we’re trying to do is the best thing that can be done.

And perhaps our childhood selves will come to the fore because this is the parent our inner child remembers.

The one who criticised, blamed and didn’t know how to love us.

And if it happens like this, it’s not a bad thing.

If we go through this dark night, we face truth once more, seeing new light, allowing more feelings to be released.

We are cleansed further.

We are not the same as our childhood selves,

We have gathered many resources along the way.

We have learnt how to be our own parent.

This time, we are different.

We are not looking for anything from our parent now.

We are not needing anything now.

We find it inside.

We are free.

If we are by their side at all, let it not be because we have to be but because we choose to be.

Even when it’s the hardest thing to be there.

Even if we keep getting slapped in the face.

Even when they spit hateful words at us.

Or spread them about us behind our back.

Or when we see our parent is showering our sibling with loving words that we don’t receive, even though they make excuses and don’t show up for them.

We choose to forgive.

Forgive ourselves and forgive our parent.

Because we are free.

And they, bless their soul, are not.

[lmage: Owl heart reflection photograph by aol.co.uk]

Posted in Ascension, Energy healing, transformation

Body, Mind and Soul: We Are Changing

There is so much going on these days, energy-wise, do you feel it?

Right now and ongoing, the energies that are pouring into the Earth-sphere that are available to us all, they are radiating many powerful qualities. Some of these energies are activating within us naturally and we don’t even need to be aware. But if we are aware, we can consciously boost and focus those energies to fulfil our own personal intentions.

One of the major areas of vibrational convergence is the blending of physical and non-physical energy, so that what is being received from the inner planes is seeping through, not only spiritually, emotionally and mentally but physically too.

Our bodies are changing, literally realigning as energy and flesh, blood and bone. Our cells and DNA are updating. Everything and everyone is levelling up. The consequence of this means that, as the old energy comes to the surface to be released and make room for the new, we may experience an increase of pains, symptoms, bodily sensations, emotions and mental turmoil. This is a part of the cleansing and releasing process that underlies the rebuilding and recalibrating of our multi-faceted being.

Perhaps you are aware of this. Perhaps there are symptoms and feelings expressing for you that you’re struggling to understand. Perhaps you’re changing your understanding and attitude towards your body, towards the nutrients that you’re choosing to put in your body. Thanks to the recent changes, our bodies need much less food than we’re used to, it’s okay to leave behind the three-meals-a-day habits of a lifetime and follow your body’s impulses.

Perhaps movement is the expression that your body is focusing upon. Maybe you have the desire to dance or walk or run or stretch or simply do more. Or less, maybe your body is needing rest and your impulse or conditions are bringing you to increased stillness, silence, peace and solitude.

What’s changing for you?

Take the opportunity to check in with your body more often. 

To ask your body what it needs.

To notice where the choices you are making are changing your life and your being.

Get involved, make new intentions and send them out, what are you choosing for your new self?

Are you choosing health? That all your existing health conditions recalibrate and heal? Are you choosing energy and vitality? Are you seeing yourself grow more flexible, active and lively every day?

You can change your health and wellbeing if you choose to energise those intentions now.

What are your intentions for your body? 

How would to choose to improve your relationship with your body?

It’s all possible now, due to the energy available to us all.

Easily and simply, we can do this just by utilising our intentions and focus.

Choose. Then surrender, trust, accept and receive the energies that are already within and around you, energies that can manifest your wishes.

[Image: ‘Walking the dog on the beach at sunset, tide out, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire’ photograph by Amenet Drago]

Posted in channelled message, elemental kingdom, healing, Mother Earth, nature, Personal Story

Talking With Plants: The Japanese Knotweed Conversation

A while ago, I considered purchasing a house with lots of Japanese knotweed growing in the garden. I’ve heard the horror stories but don’t easily succumb to fearful talk. So, I tuned into the plant diva of Japanese knotweed to find out more.

Japanese knotweed, or JK as I came to address this incredible plant, turned out to be welcoming and forthright. Far from a destructive nightmare, JK is a high vibration, powerful healing plant consciousness, waiting to co-create with humans.

When I opened my channel to communicate, first, I offered a heartfelt apology for previously pointing out the presence of JK plants opposite my house that were subsequently poisoned. Here’s the communication I received:

“It is with delight that we hear your voice and we are accepting of the apology and learning that you have faced. We wish to support you in changing your activities, your thinking and your attitude towards our beautiful plant. The plant that you call JK, and we accept that name, is a plant with a great deal to offer humanity and we do understand the concerns that humanity has over the growth rate of our plant and the resilience and robustness of our plant, that is seen as resistance. We have a role, a job to do upon the Earth. A role of collaboration and co-creation with humanity and we wish for our voice to be heard. We wish for persons like yourself who will make a place for us to be heard, and this is our desire.

We wish to reassure you that if you choose to make your home within this garden, it will be a beautiful place and you will find the ability to make connection, not only with ourselves but many other incredibly giving plants whose voices are waiting to be heard.  We are grateful that you have spoken to us in the way that you have, and that you have opened your heart to us, to work together, for we wish to let you know we have much to share and much to teach.  And you may find that, far from being a liability, our presence in your life may be amongst your greatest blessings, thus it is to have a garden full of our presence.  We wish to enliven you to such a possibility.  Whether or not you live at this place and use your time in the garden to connect with the nature beings and plant devas there, we are always available, we are always wishing to hear your voice and for you to hear ours.  We thank you for your true apology, we understand the difficulty that humans face with their perceived limitations concerning plants and their nature.  Let us, together, work to make changes to that attitude, for the relationship we offer has a potential energy and power to open up many peoples’ thinking about their relationship with plants and we are grateful that you have stepped forward to connect with us and to become an ambassador for us in the world.  We are the consciousness, the plant deva of the Japanese knotwood, and we offer you our love.”  

Did you notice they referred to themselves as Japanese knotwood rather than knotweed?
The healing power of this edible plant is phenomenal. JK supports pain control, constipation, cramps, bloating, IBS, cancer, Lyme disease, autoimmune issues, brain injury and memory, mood disorders, wound healing, blood pressure, prevention of blood clots, respiratory and lung infections, regulating blood sugar levels and much more. Most of this is down to a couple of active elements in its make-up, resveratrol and emodin.

Young stems that grow in Spring are the edible part, tasting like sour rhubarb. JK can be eaten raw or cooked. Use as you would rhubarb, in savoury or sweet dishes. It works great with strawberries in a tart or fruit pie. Also as pickles, chutney or jams. Try it grilled, tempura style or sautéed in oil and don’t overcook it.

JK eaten raw with cream cheese and raisins

When harvesting in the wild, there are some lookalike plants you will need to avoid, so make sure you know what you’re doing. In many areas, JK is treated with strong chemicals, so ensure your source is indisputably untreated. Avoid roadsides, due to exhaust pollution. It’s not for you if you’re anaemic and it’s not good to eat too much at a time.

JK syrup and a biodegradable drinking straw made from last year’s JK stalks

When it grows again next Spring, I’m hoping to test whether chronic migraine can be added to the list of helped conditions, I’ve got a good feeling about this.

Have you ever tried opening up to communication with plants? Personally, I love connecting with the ones we (unfortunately) call weeds. Dandelion and nettle are encouraged in my garden, I look on them as loving and giving friends.

(Images: All images from the3foragers.blogspot.com)

Posted in healing, Inspiration, love, Personal Story, spiritual skills and techniques

Lightbulb Moment

I had one of those special moments yesterday, you know the ones, when something suddenly clicks into place at a new, deeper, more profound level and a lightbulb goes on.  And as is often the case, it was something I thought I already understood, but no, only intellectual understanding it seems.

Today, I just want to capture that learning, because, like a dream, these moments can so easily blow themselves away from our memory, even if they do count energetically.

I was doing something mundane, I had just read an interesting Facebook post and was mulling it over.  I remember, I was mumbling out loud, and then, suddenly, I said it. 

And, of course, it only happens when something inside us is ready to receive it.  So, it may or may not light your bulb, if I tell you what it was. 

I don’t remember what the post was now, that doesn’t seem important.  But I was thinking about the way we embrace the things that we find really difficult, like painful physical conditions, troubling thoughts and moods, challenging situations.  Well, I’ve been doing that when I can from time to time, with differing results, because sometimes, it’s not easy.

But in this special moment, I suddenly realised that if we open up our heart to that difficulty, literally love it completely, like it is our beloved child, and in realising this, I experienced a flood of love so deep that it was like a pure wave cascading over and through me.  If we do that, it is instantly dissolved.  What can possibly stand in the face of such love?

In that moment, it felt so natural and totally possible to do that.  Now, I’m not so sure, I can still see how easy it is to get caught up in one’s suffering so that we cannot separate it out from ourselves and then look it in the face with such utter, pure heartfelt love that it melts.  I guess I’m probably going to have this particular lightbulb moment a few more times before I totally embody it.   

But now I’ve remembered and captured the memory, I’m going to bring it to mind when I’m in those situations if I can and try it on for size.  You never know, it may just fit.

Posted in darkness and light, Inspiration

Stuff

Stuff happens,

It’s just stuff.

But then we judge it….

Now, there’s good stuff and bad stuff,

And this is the bad stuff.

Now, it’s a problem,

Now, there are tears,

And life has become a fight.

It wasn’t stuff that changed,

It was the judgement we took to it.

Posted in darkness and light, Energy healing, love, spiritual skills and techniques

You Are the Catalyst for Change

Think of a situation in your life that is causing you difficulty, upheaval, pain, or stress.

Imagine if you approached the situation with the awareness that unconditional, eternal, limitless love exists within your being and that you can easily express, embody, and ground this love.

This means love would manifest through your actions, reactions, expressions, creations, and thoughts.

The way you communicate, both with yourself and with others, would alter and transform dramatically.

Try to imagine the unconditional, eternal, limitless love within your being at this moment.

Imagine, sense, or acknowledge that it is radiating outwards.

Then, think of the difficult situation, radiate this love to the difficult situation.

As you do so, observe your perspective, the way you perceive yourself and the situation.
Notice if it changes in any way.

The more love you send to the situation, the more it will transform within your being.

The difficult situation will transform within your being because it was created from an energy within your being.

Therefore, this will naturally be projected into your life, experienced by you in the coming hours, days, weeks, or months.

Imagine if you approach every single situation and experience from this space, you will begin to create a momentum.

You are the catalyst for change and the creation of love.

With a focus on the power of your love, you create a loving reality and a loving sense of being for yourself to experience every day.

Posted in Energy healing, inner child, spiritual skills and techniques

Don’t Avoid You

You have issues that need addressing.

You know you do.

There’s healing from the past that you need to attend to.

Why are you avoiding it?

Why do you keep putting it off?

Procrastinating.

Putting it on the back burner.

And then, bemoaning the difficulties that keep surfacing in your life?

You’re good at dealing with this stuff,

The emotions and the problems,

You’re good at giving advice, unpicking the knots,

You do it for everyone else,

Family and friends,

But you wantonly ignore yourself.

What’s that about?

And then, when things become really hard

You start to cast your eyes about

Looking for solutions outside of yourself

Looking for a substance, a product, a service, a person to help.

And maybe it gets better for a while, but never for long

Because only you can fix what’s inside.

Maybe you don’t think it’s down to you,

After all, so much is not of your making,

Life throwing stones on your path.

And you are the victim.

But you are the one calling it in,

You are choosing all that comes your way,

Even when you don’t realise it.

Maybe it’s because, deep down,

You don’t believe you deserve better.

And maybe that truth is so deep

You can’t see it.

Maybe you fear to visit the past

To open up your own Pandora’s box?

But you don’t need to visit the past,

You don’t need to bring up the hurt.

You don’t need to face it at all.

You are healing what is happening now,

When the triggers are active.

You can do all the healing inside you

And not visit the past at all.

No need to face down all those demons,

Just heal the now with your love.

It’s time, my friend.

Stop avoiding yourself.

Stop looking for solutions outside of you.

Do the work.

Heal.  

[For free Inner Child Healing, go here]

Posted in Ascension, Inspiration, transformation

Make Space For The New

What is it all about when everything is going wrong?  Problems everywhere. 

You’re moving through life, and it’s maybe through a storm or a lull, and maybe you’ve finally got past all the moves you needed to make in order to bring yourself into the right stream.

And yet, everything is going wrong.  Or maybe just one thing is going wrong but it’s a fundamental thing that affects everything.

What’s that about?

If you were aware that your soul is constantly helping you to align with the divine source, talking to you, showing you the way to go, how would you see things differently?

Maybe you would.  Maybe you would stop and sense where you are forcing things through instead of letting them flow.  Maybe you would begin to notice where you are holding resistance to change.  Maybe your soul is saying, “Let’s not do that anymore, it really isn’t serving us” and yet, you really feel like THAT’S not going to happen. 

A part of you is just not ready to give that up, to change that behaviour or belief.  But let’s face it, you know, deep down, that’s not serving you anymore. You know that the reasons you are stuck doing this are not coming from your highest good. So, the universal energies keep putting obstacles on your path, especially around that particular thing, because eventually, you will get it. 

And if we don’t, if we persist, we get ill.  We begin to internalise the dissonance, the energy that’s going against our divine nature, going against the flow.  It goes into our being, into our body, and our body carries it, so we can keep doing whatever it is that isn’t serving us but that we can’t let go.

Let it go.  It’s that simple. 

It’s time to make space for your new life, your new you. The one you’ve been waiting for, hoping for. It’s here, so don’t fight it now. You’ve levelled up, you can’t continue doing that other stuff anymore. Now, you really need to listen to the flow of life, constantly placing you where you need to be, doing what you need to do, to stay with your fulfilment. It’s time to make space for the new.   

Posted in Inspiration, sovereignty, The Truth of our Being

Living Our Truth

Here’s a difficult question today, and it’s not even ‘transformational question Friday’ (for those that don’t know, we have a little Friday theme going on).

This question is challenging us to a new kind of self-truth. “In what ways are you living a lie?” Ouch, did that hurt? Maybe your answer is, “Not at all!” Maybe the ways we do this are so carefully dismissed and disguised by us, excuses made, that we hardly even realise it anymore.

By living a lie, I mean living in a manner that we are not being honest with ourselves. Perhaps we diminish our truth with our significant other, our family or friends. Maybe it’s something we do at work. It can be little or big things. Essentially, it’s diminishing ourselves and it’s always about what others think. Examples of not living our truth might include needing to hide our gender identity, secret addictions or behaviours, holding secrets within our key relationships. Anything we think we’re going to get judged for, basically. These hidden truths are often about society’s rules and expectations, but those rules are meaningless and we don’t have to live by them. The only rules and expectations we need are those that come from within, using our own moral compass, from our compassionate and honest heart. And the person who is really getting hurt here, is us.

It’s not always the big things, it can be little moments when we diminish our truth, saying what we know is going to be best received, and we usually get an uncomfortable feeling when we do that. I had one of those moments recently. A neighbour asked me in a public setting if I had received the Covid vaccination yet. I said the truth, no, I haven’t, I picked up her body language, saw her shift uncomfortably. She’s die-hard pro-vaccine and publishes her views that those who are not stepping up are letting everybody else down. The truth is, I’m choosing not to get the vaccination but I said this; “I was only offered the one that’s being investigated for risk of blood clots, I’ve had two blood clots in my lungs and one in my legs in the past, I’m not taking the injection I was offered because of the risk and now I’ve been put to the end of the list.” Everything I said was true but it wasn’t THE truth. I have no intention of having the vaccine. I noticed the uncomfortable feeling of that lie and later wished I’d been true to myself, rather than acting from my perception of what another thinks. I’m entitled to a choice and don’t need to offer an explanation. A learning opportunity for the next time.

If we can’t be honest with our loved ones about the truth of who we are, we are better to walk away, even if only for a time, to become comfortable with the truth within ourselves first. Or we need to lay our truth out on the table, no matter the consequences. To live a lie is to create a chaotic and dishonest resonance that won’t support our relationships to function in harmony. And for myself, if a person is lying to another about their truth, then they have it in them to lie to me too. And if a friend is disparaging their other friends in my ear, they can be doing the same about me. That’s not a person who knows how to be true to themselves, let alone anyone else.

When it comes to disclosure, we don’t need to share with those who won’t know what to do with the information and, quite often, they don’t really need to know. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for who you are. We are not wilfully hiding who we are, but we don’t have to explain ourselves.

Something else to bear in mind, if you are feeling ready to let your truth show, timing is everything, feel your way through it, don’t just blurt it out. Spend time making it more obvious without saying it outright by living your truth more visibly and drop casual statements that validate your truth. In it’s own time, an opportunity will open up to have a conversation and when that happens, let your confidence and self-belief shine through. This is your TRUTH, own it.

When we live a lie, no matter how small, it eats away at us. Over time, we become accustomed to it for the most part, but we are living in an energy of dissonance and we create our own toxicity. That often expresses itself in our lives physically as an illness. Most of these conditions primarily feature either chronic fatigue, immune deficiency or inflammatory conditions.

Chronic fatigue is a way for our body to shut down. It’s saying, “I can’t live like this anymore! Please, let’s just stop altogether.” That exhaustion is displaced from the dissonance and toxic conditions in our lives.

Immune deficiency is the body’s way of saying, “I can’t fight anymore, I’m overwhelmed, I give up.”

And inflammation disorders are the body’s response to living in damaging conditions or lifestyle. This condition is fighting back, doing it’s level best to protect the body from threat, except that the threat in question cannot be cushioned by swelling and the resulting aches and pains only make life worse.

When you live with long-term conditions, look for the lie in your life. It may even be that your entire life is not where it needs to be, and I say that as I’m about to embark on my new start, new home and new life, already my health conditions have started to move into the realm of wellness. None of this is a judgement, it’s a wake-up call. When we move to be in alignment with our truth, we remove those limitations, that toxicity and dissonance and step out into the light. Truth is light and light doesn’t shine where it’s hidden.

The time has come to open up to the truth of who we are. Let everything be known, the consequences will not be as severe as you imagine. And if they are, ride the storm knowing you are following the truth of your heart. And you will feel like a weight has been lifted from you when you are no longer hiding your truth. But remember, one step at a time. Let’s all do it together, loving and supporting each other, holding amnesty for all the secrets that are revealed. This is how we claim ourselves, how we access 100 per cent personal power, 100 per cent supreme liberation, 100 per cent authentic self. Imagine that.

[ I love this amazing painting by artist Aleah Chapin. These women are naked in their truth and look how magnificent they are. So powerful. aleahchapin.com ]