Posted in Ascension, Inspiration, love, oneness, The Truth of our Being, transformation

The Truth of Ascension

Not for the first time, I’d like to take a look at what is meant by the term ‘ascension’. It’s a big word and I think people have a variety of ideas about what is meant by it.

First, it helps to hold the concept of oneness in mind. It might not look like it from this Earthly perspective, but everything is one. There really is no separation and it’s true that we are, therefore, all ascending together.

Yes, not only are you and I ascending, but so are all beings on the Earth; humans, animals, insects, plants, tree spirits, nature beings, elementals, all that is of the Earth, seen and unseen, including, of course, Mother Earth herself.

And that’s not all, oneness includes all that is not of the Earth. Also ascending are all the star beings, archangels and angels, ascended masters, Goddess beings and the Creator, because we are all one.

It’s quite possible for one being to ascend in isolation, should it be on their life path, but in truth, we are all ascending all the time because ascending simply means ‘rising up’ and that refers to the increasing of our collective frequencies.

We are all connected, whatever happens to one impacts all. Even if one being ascends in isolation, it raises the vibration of us all.

So, ascension is constant, eternal and infinite. It’s like an eternal clock that is constantly moving, an energy that’s constantly expanding. And every now and again, in the timescale of the eternal, a critical moment is reached and realised.

But there is no such thing as past and future in multi-dimensional reality, and this critical moment on Earth has been, and is, expressing throughout all time, not just happening now.

We are going through a process, collectively as humanity, to bring the energies, consciousness and focus for humanity onto our oneness, not only with each other but with all-there-is. And the focusing point for all-that-is happens to be the Creator. So, oneness with the Creator, which is our truth but not yet our collective realised truth.

Due to the fact that all moments in time are happening simultaneously, the process of ascension that is playing out now is really playing out in every moment that ever happened on Earth, the world wars, the lives of Jesus, Buddha and Muhammad, the fall of Atlantis, the onset of farming, you name it, it’s all fundamentally inter-connected to this moment.

So, if collective ascension is happening now, what does it mean? What does it look like? Some people believe there are those that will make it and those that won’t, but that means there has to be a cut-off point, a moment we say, “sorry, you didn’t make it“. There is no cut-off. Some believe that, at this imaginary cut-off, those that made it will go somewhere else, heaven, paradise, the inner planes, somewhere better. Some are scared about this, after all, it sounds a lot like dying, doesn’t it? And as for making it, once again, implying a point of being unmade and made is not relevant to an ever expanding, ever unfolding energy of oneness.

You’re probably sensing where I’m going with this. These ideas are rooted in judgement and duality and are coming from the minds of those who are not yet understanding oneness. There is no better place, this is heaven and paradise. We change inside and see we are already there and always have been.

When we rise up or ascend, we naturally evolve in harmony with the ascension of the Earth and Mother Earth. On some levels nothing changes and at the same time everything changes.

What happens is we wake up to the truth of our being and gain liberation, empowerment, peace and compassion, for starters. We become what we choose because that’s what we’ve been doing all along, being what we’ve been choosing.

If there’s anything that we could be doing for our ascension, and maybe there’s not, we could be increasing the love we have for ourself. That needs to be in place before we are ready for the seed of oneness to find fertile soil in our hearts.

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The Goddess and The Wheel

The Goddess is complex and has many faces.  The ones most talked about are Maiden, Mother and Crone.  Personally, I see the Goddess in the turning of the Wheel of the Year and assign three moons to each Goddess aspect on the cycle, making four.  Maiden, Mother, Crone and one more.  I call this fourth face Bride, sometimes, she is the Sorceress.  The energy feels like this:

The first face is the Maiden, the story of divine feminine starts with her. 
She is Sleeping Beauty or Snow White. 
She’s a Winter’s landscape, like the land beneath snow.
She is waiting to grow into her power.
The acorn waits in the dark earth for the Spring sun to kiss it awake.
The acorn grows into the oak just as the Maiden grows into Bride, Mother and Crone.
Her womb is waiting to bleed.
The Maiden sits in the season of Winter on the Wheel of the Year, for she is first.
 And the Celtic New Year begins at Samhain, last day of October.
Winter precedes all other seasons, just as the dark void gave birth to light.
Everything starts in the dark, as the baby is born from the dark womb.
The elemental energy of the Maiden is Air, for hers is the first breath.  
She is assigned the moons of November, December and January.

We are now at Imbolc, last day of January. 
The season when light returns and the earth wakes from slumber.
Powerful season of Fire and renewal.  
The sun has kissed the Maiden and she has woken up.
Everything is stirring in nature, in her season.
The birds and beasts are mating and trees and plants are thrusting out their leaves.
Here sits the Bride, assigned three moons of February, March and April. 
She is the May Queen whose potent, fiery blood brings transformation at Beltane.
Just as Spring transforms the land.
She is red and white, purity and blood, for her womb is fertile and not yet pierced.
She is the Enchantress.

The Goddess energy passes on at Beltane.
When the womb of the May Queen is pricked.
Life is growing within her dark womb.
The season of the Great Mother Goddess is here.
Divine Mother rules the moons of May, June and July. 
She reigns through Summer, season of abundance and blessings. 
She is the cornucopia of plenty. 
She births the land as the magical child, the seed of humanity.  
She reigns until July’s end, whence comes the festival of Lughnasadh.
Festival of the Child of Light, which is us, dear listener.
For we, and all beings upon the Earth are her children.
The earth is rich with flowers, corn and fruit during the season of the Great Mother.
The element of Earth is her gift to us.

At August’s start, power passes to the Crone.
Wise Woman, she is Elder. 
She, who is Keeper of the Wheel of the Year.
Turner of the wheel.
She oversees the process of change.
She sits at the spinning wheel with the silver thread in her fingers. 
Her element is Water, for water is a record keeper, as is the Crone. 
To her are assigned three moons of August, September and October. 
Her womb is not barren, it is the void.
Cave of inconceivable power.
It is the gaping gash of Sheela Na Gig.
She beckons us to enter.
To go inside ourselves and know who we are.
She sits in the season of the ancestors.
At Samhain, the ancestors are honoured. 
And the Crone passes her power back to the Maiden.
The wheel begins again, not a circle but a spiral.  

For this reason, as a woman in her Crone stage, it is mine to gift my power to the Maiden, imparting wisdom and teaching skills to one who is starting on the same journey I have travelled.  Already, the honour and opportunity has befallen me, more than once, in teaching my shamanic craft.  I hope that all women in their crone-years, the years we call peri-menopause, menopause and beyond, will gift some of their power to the Maiden, for she is a Bride-, a Mother-, a Crone-in-becoming. 

We Crones are the ones who have travelled the full stretch of the road and passed through all four stations.  We are in our full power.  And if we don’t value that, if we don’t honour ourselves for all we are, who will? 

The Wheel of the Year

    

Posted in Celtic festival, Goddess, nature, Personal Story, Storytelling

Beltane Story

Today is Beltane and here is a rare Saturday post.  When I was a child, I began to receive glimpses of one of my past lives, the one that I learned about first.  I remembered being a young woman living on an island off the coast of present-day Wales, called Ynys Mon, otherwise known as Anglesey.  I was there in 60AD. I will try to recount a little of what I remember. 

I didn’t grow up on Ynys Mon but nearby Snowdonia, travelling to Ynys Mon for sanctuary because things were unstable in Britain.  There was no England, Scotland or Wales at the time, only Britain, we called the land Pryd or Bryd back then.  There were Romans in Britain, they had come to claim our lands. It was said they traded British people as slaves throughout their empire, as well as British dogs and horses, which were highly prized throughout the continent.  I could go on about all the horrible things they did but I won’t, suffice it to say, they were the enemy to me and mine.  British tribes, across the lands were making individual decisions whether to go in with them, try to keep their heads down or downright resist.  I lived in an area that resisted and, luckily, the mountainous landscape made things difficult for the Romans. So, a fighting resistance was created. My brothers, mother and father left to fight and support the resistance.  Only I stayed to tend the homestead.  But the day came when I had to pack up and leave.  I travelled with my animals and others of my tribe to Ynys Mon, for that was the safest place we knew. 

I already knew the island, my mother had taken me many times since childhood to visit the Temple of the Goddess cradled below what is now called Holy Mountain. I made my way to the head Priestess who knew me well.  Soon, I was immersed again in the wisdom, mysteries and blessings of the Goddess.  I loved it there.  Ynys Mon was known as the stronghold of the Druids.  There were a number of Druid strongholds throughout Britain but this was the main headquarters.

It is believed today that British people were Celtic then.  I must explain, people in Britain were, for the most part, British, and belonged to an ancestry that led back to the oldest days in the island.  What was Celtic was the new culture, fashion and style that people adopted.  It came from the continent, brought in by traders, travellers and a handful of wealthy settlers.  Clothes, artefacts, attitudes and behaviours had taken on a continental flavour but we didn’t know the word ‘Celtic’ back then.  

We celebrated the yearly festivals, more than the four we know today, my favourite was Beltane.  The sacred festival fell from dusk, when fires were lit to ignite the dark, to the next dusk when fires were quenched to invite back the night, safe in the knowledge that light and heat had been kindled for another year.  There were fires everywhere throughout the land, big and small.  They were often built in avenues and everyone drove their animals along the middle as they invoked the fire spirits to purify the animals. 

The festival atmosphere started a moon earlier and lasted the entire moon’s turning, since many came from far and wide and stayed long with friends over the festival.  It was a joyous, raucous time of celebration and passion.  It was also the time of hand-fasting and twelve-month bonding when couples entered into a trial marriage of a year and sealed or broke the bond at the year’s end. One Beltane, I entered into a hand-fasting with a man who was a Druid of the island. We had a strong soul connection and our union was destined. He died in the carnage when the Romans attacked in 60AD, as did all but a few. I was one of the few. I lived to be old in that lifetime and through many more lives, holding inside that terrible trauma, clearing it at last in this life time.   

Back to the Beltane fires. There were several people in those days who could still perceive the little people, they were the spirits who looked after nature and water and fire and some folks could talk with them.  During the festival, I saw the fire spirits dancing in the flames and amongst us in our dancing circles.  At Beltane in the season of Spring, we honoured the living fires.  We asked the fire consciousness to protect, purify and bless us.  As we left, we each took a piece of Beltane fire home to restart our hearths. Taken from the main fire, it had been circled and blessed by the Druids and Priestesses.  Beltane was the only time we put out our hearth fires, so we could light it again with the blessed Beltane flames. And that fire was kept alive in our hearths and hearts throughout the coming year, until the next festival of fire.     

Beltane Blessings to you, my dear reader.  May you kindle fire in your life today and invite the fire spirits to keep the passions ignited in your heart.        

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Colours In The Clouds: Message From the Elemental Kingdom

I was sitting on my favourite bench yesterday with my cats, Poppy and Chai. It was a beautiful sunny March day, the sky was blue with fluffy white clouds and I noticed there were some lovely pearlescent pastel colours, mainly pink-violet, seafoam green and soft yellow, visible along the edge of some of the clouds. Something I don’t remember noticing before. As I looked, it felt like a special moment and I felt called to open my channel to receive anything that was waiting to come through, this is what came forward:

“Greetings to you, beloved ones.  We are the Elemental Kingdom and we wish to extend our most heartfelt loving greetings to you.  This is a day of joy and truth, for the burgeoning life around you is filling our hearts, those of the nature beings and elemental beings, with joy and bliss.  All life upon the Earth is precious to us and fulfils the entirety of expression through every level of being. 

That which is perceived through the eyes, ears, indeed, through all the senses of the human body is merely the minutest part of the whole.  In truth, there is an overlay of light energy which you are quite capable of seeing with your physical vision.  When you look at the world around you, you may sometimes notice this energy which can be perceived with eyes open or closed.  The subtlety of experiencing such energy requires practice and trust, for there is much that is perceived by humans that is dismissed as unimportant or given an inaccurate explanation. 

We ask you to become aware that the colours you perceive in the clouds or the mists or shapes or lines of light that appear against the sky or across your view of nature, or around the bodies of living beings, these visual anomalies are to be noticed and trusted.  They are your psychic sight.  And as you provide your full attention and begin to open your heart to accept such experiences, becoming more aware of their occurrences, you will notice an increase in perceiving this way.  For, what your mental self dismisses tends to become unnoticed by your consciousness as you focus upon the reality that you expect to see.

So, look beyond the obvious, look at the world around you with new eyes.  See the subtleties of colour, of light and shade, see the lines of energy that are present all around you.  Notice the energy haze along the horizon of the distant hills or around the great tree before you.  Notice the light rays that stream down from above, penetrating the clouds, soft against the blue sky.  All that you perceive is as real and as meaningful, if not more so, than that which you expect to see.”  

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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Message from the Elemental Kingdom & Crystalline Kingdom: 2

After receiving yesterday’s message from the Elemental Kingdom and the Crystalline Kingdom, I felt drawn to return to a deep state of awareness and ask them a question. When I asked, “What would it be like when humanity is walking hand in hand with you?” this was the reply I received:

‘When the Elemental Kingdom and the Crystalline Kingdom are walking hand in hand with humankind in every moment of every day, working together, co-operating and co-creating in every way, then there is beauty and truth expressed in every moment and all that is seen and unseen is imbued with qualities of the divine.  The beauty and truth that is expressed is a wonder to behold.  Mother Earth rejoices, Goddess Gaia is in bliss, for all that is destined is occurring upon the Earth. 

Humans are open, their inner sight is open, their senses are finely tuned, alert and aware to all the energies that are expressing around them.  Humans are open in their hearts, there is no resistance to the expressions and requests made by the elementals and the crystalline consciousness. 

All that is created upon the Earth is created through beauty and truth and exists in perfect harmony and balance with all.  When human beings walk in co-operation and co-creation with our energies there is abundance upon the Earth and no disrespect, no dishonouring of the animal kingdom or the seas, the land or air.  All is perfect and in balance, for with our co-operation only that which is harmonious and in balance with the whole, that which is in alignment with Mother Earth and the cosmic levels, only those energies are utilised. 

The plants and soil are rich and fertile, nutrients are balanced.  Hunger is removed, starvation is unknown.  Asthma is removed, allergies are removed, inflammatory diseases and many chronic conditions are removed.  Diabetes is removed, cancer is removed, for your scientists work in co-creation with our energies. 

Human beings flourish in physical balance and harmony and live a life of pure existence.  Many choose to be amongst nature, there is a desire to live and thrive in nature, with nature, because nature is alive, it is a place where every human is renewed and revitalised by our energies.  Therefore, humans are bringing nature into the cities and towns, into their backyards, into their homes.

Every human requests our guidance and support when making decisions to plant or harvest, when building, when taking the resources required from Mother Earth.  It is within the realm of our support to enable harmonic practices when harvesting from Mother Earth, whether rock, crystal, minerals, liquids or plant-based materials are required.  Mother Earth always wishes to support her many children.  There is no imposition upon Mother Earth or on us, the Elemental Kingdom or the Crystalline Consciousness.  Instead, we are a part of the process and richness is given through divine abundance to all who walk this way, this is the beauty way.  This is the way that will come to exist upon the Earth once paradise has been reclaimed, for this reality is possible and it is within the blueprint that exists in the new Earth ascension. 

Humanity is moving toward this reality with energies that are transforming all that is.  Humanity is waking up, humanity is remembering.  You are not separate, you are connected to the web of life.  You are an expression of the Creator walking upon the Earth.  When this reality is activated, humanity sees and feels divinity within itself.  When one human wakes up to this realisation, it is celebrated throughout all the realms of the Creator’s Universe.  When the entirety of humanity has awoken to the understanding and reality that they are in unity with all that is, that they are multi-dimensional beings expressing in a physical body, then the celebration that takes place in that moment cannot be imagined.

This is the truth and it is the realisation of this truth that is all that is called for.  We are waiting for our relationship to be rekindled, we remember and it is our deepest wish to be reconnected with humanity, through love and light, through harmony and balance.  We are ready and you are waking up.’

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Message From the Elemental Kingdom & Crystalline Kingdom: 1

‘You are walking amongst our energies every day, for we are everywhere. We are the Elemental Kingdom and we speak with you today in partnership with the Crystalline Kingdom. Every act that is an act of making, all that is created by human beings, is done so in connection and collaboration with the Elemental Kingdom and the Crystalline Kingdom, for our energies are being drawn upon. The rich palette of materials available to humankind for all their expressions and creations are from the Elemental Kingdom and the Crystalline Kingdom. It is not usually recognised by humans that these elements have awareness and are consciously creating with you. Plainly, very few realise it. If humans had conscious awareness of the potential of this relationship, the consequences would be astounding, so it is important that this is not accessed by the majority until humankind is cleared of many elements of their past karma, for this knowledge was utilised at the downfall of previous human civilisations, such as at the time of Atlantis.

Human ego, human desire to replace the Creator, to be as great or greater that the divine, is a factor in that downfall. We wish humankind, therefore, to understand that they are not separate from the source, they are not separate from the divine. This is to say, you are not separate from God. Separation from the Creator has been a lie that humans have told themselves. For some, this lie manifests as a claim to power over the dominions of the Creator, which is all. For others, it is experienced as a tremendous loss and longing for reconnection with the source.

The unity of all is a difficult wisdom to reach when humans are connected to their physicality and do not embrace the multiple dimensions of their expressions as whole beings. As long as humans perceive themselves as a body and a personality primarily, and not as a soul, a light being, then they will not reach a state of unity with us and the Crystalline Kingdom, more importantly, with each other and the Creator, they will not reconnect to the divinity within themselves, they will not realise that they are fulfilled and complete right now.

Instead, they will continue to construct the inner reality of illusion that lives within the majority. So many people feel that it is almost impossible to let go of the illusory world in which they exist. It is true that it is not simple, the world in general continuously reinforces this illusion. Despite this, and in particular during these times when so much energy is coming forward to support this shift of awareness, it is the simplest act to step from the illusion into the truth of unity, of multi-dimensional expression, simply by choosing and continually choosing, in every moment and every day, when reminded of the illusion of separation, when reminded of the complication of being a physical person with a story, with a past that ties you to its illusion. Every moment, there is an opportunity to choose to let go, to be free, supreme liberation is within your grasp. The freedom to let go of your story, let go of the past that binds you to who you think you are, when all the time, you are nothing but vibration, you are nothing but light, you are nothing but love, you are nothing but divine.

Coming to embody that truth is now more possible than ever, for there are energies coursing through the Earth’s being and your being that align you to this truth the moment you choose, the moment you hold the intention to be focussed upon that truth. And even though you will continuously be pulled back to the illusion, into the fog you have been living in your entire life, the more often you bring yourself back into alignment with the light, with that truth, the sooner you will stay there. We are the Elemental Kingdom and the Crystalline Consciousness. We are waiting for humanity to awaken, for we wish to co-create in conscious awareness of your true purpose upon the Earth, to be harmoniously interacting with all that exists in the Earth’s sphere, with Mother Earth and with our energies. So be it.’