Posted in Abundance and lack, Inspiration, love, Storytelling

Stories of the Heart

Two stories have come up on my radar, both BBC i-player Storyville documentaries.  The first is about a sweet elderly gentleman, as he is dubbed by the elderly women in the film, several of whom fall in love with him.  He’s somewhere between 80 and 90 years old, this is the age requested in the newspaper advert of the detective agency looking for a mole to live in a nursing home for three months.  The agency has been engaged by a woman whose mother is in the home and she believes the staff are mistreating her mother and stealing from her.

Equipped with appropriate spy cameras in his spectacles and pen, our man is on the case.  Truly, he’s such a sweetheart, he makes friends with so many of the residents in his attempt to uncover what’s going on.  The outcome is not as expected.

Nobody has a bad word to say about the staff but our mole uncovers something else entirely.  Firstly, he discovers that an elderly woman with dementia is going around and taking things, so that’s why things were going missing.  The real crime is how many residents are sad and lonely because they’re getting little or no visits from family.  In the case of one woman who thinks her mother is still alive, the staff frequently arrange phone calls to her from themselves, they pretend to be her mother just to comfort her.  She pleads with her ‘mother’ to come and take her home.  It can’t be easy for the staff to hear her heartfelt pleas but they keep ringing, just the same.

The emotional pressure begins to take its toll on our elderly gentleman-spy who is struggling with the sadness and hurt he sees as his newfound friends talk about being abandoned by their so-called loved ones.  Even the lady whose daughter complained doesn’t seem to visit her mother.  As our intrepid gent reflects, perhaps her attitude towards the staff is a deflection of her own feelings of guilt concerning her mother’s situation.

The second story is that of the corruption in Romanian hospitals that was uncovered following a fire in a nightclub where 12 people died and then another 37 people who went to hospital later died.  Not from burns but because the conditions were so terrible that they became infected in their wounds and died.  The level of scandal and corruption that’s revealed is mind-boggling and horrific to imagine because it goes hand in hand with personal stories of people suffering or dying as a consequence.  One character is a newly appointed Minister of Health who is really trying to sort out the mess and fix the problem, but the level of corruption is so deep that it’s soon clear he has no chance, and then there’s an election and he’s out of the job as all his efforts are wiped away.

The reason I’m telling you about these stories, and sorry for the spoilers, is because they touched my heart so much I was, once again, reminded that my life is a million miles away from that kind of hurt and it does me good to remember it. There are many, many people in the world who live every day with such conditions that I cannot even imagine.

All I put out about spiritual growth and love and peace and such, it just paled into insignificance for a moment there, in the sight of the everyday difficulties these people endure.  I’m glad these stories came up on my radar to help remind me of who I am, how lucky I am and to be humble and remember that some people are just trying to find a way to get out of bed, put one foot in front of the other and survive. 

I know that those sweet, elderly people who are in their final years are feeling lonely and abandoned because of what’s going on inside their heads and how that makes them feel and they’re doing the best they can with what they’re given.  I know that those people whose bodies are disfigured and whose limbs are missing due to the fire and those that lost their children, they are also choosing whether to let that define them or not, and that’s their soul’s journey.  They all have my sincere blessings and so many others whose stories I don’t know.  During this life, some are dealing with the toughest conditions for what their soul needs, some are taking on massive challenges that have the potential to transform many, maybe even a nation, maybe even the world.  Love and blessings to you all, whoever you are, whatever your life brings.         

Posted in crystal healing, crystalline kingdom

The Best Crystal Ever

You may know me as a shamanic healer and energy worker but long before that, I fell in love with crystals and became a trained crystal healer.

I love crystals, love to hold and feel them, but the longer I have been working with them, the more I’ve learned that you don’t need the physical crystal with you in order to work with its energy.  I also found out what the most incredible crystal of them all is, the one with the most mineral content, the most potential for healing and the most incredible possibilities for transformation.  It’s one that you certainly have in your possession, everybody has this crystal.

When I started to channel, one of the energies that came through is the Crystalline Consciousness, and you can read their messages here, here and here.  They are what it says, the energetic consciousness of all that is crystalline.  They exist on the inner planes where they have their own school or ashram and you can go there energetically to learn all sorts of things.  One of the things they have taught me is that they are present when I am painting in the minerals that make up my paints.  Therefore, I can connect with the paints themselves energetically, as though they are crystals, the minerals may be ground down, yet they are still a medium through which the crystalline consciousness expresses through me.  If you’re a painter too, think of that the next time you get your paints out.  Another way they are present is the internet, through mobile phones, computers and TVs, none of which could operate without the crystalline presence within them.       

When I’m channelling and the crystalline consciousness come through, they sometimes refer to humans as ‘scintillating crystal beings’ which is lovely. And we are, we are the most incredible crystal of all.

Not only do we contain something like fifty-seven mineral elements that make up our body, but we are mostly water, which is crystalline. Our body is amazing. Even when you’re out and about without your crystals, you’re still carrying lithium, molybdenum, manganese, chromium, selenium, iodine, boron, vanadium, copper, strontium, zinc, fluorine, iron, silicon, magnesium, chlorine, sodium, sulphur, potassium, phosphorous, calcium and carbon with you all the time, along with another twenty-three minerals, inside your body. And these all have powerful healing energies that you can tune into and energise. Because the secret ingredient of all crystal healing is intent.

It’s because we are crystals ourselves that we can connect so powerfully to the consciousness of crystals through the stones and rocks that we love to hold, to place around our homes and wear as jewellery on our bodies.  But even though their physical presence helps us to focus into their energy, when we become more adept, we don’t need them, we can connect to their energies automatically through the crystalline consciousness, just by focusing our energy whilst in a state of relaxation and bringing that energy forward.  Simply ask the crystalline consciousness to come forward and it will. 

If you feel the need to receive the energy from a particular crystal, just ask to receive it through your being there and then.  If you need healing and don’t know which crystal you need, simply ask to receive the appropriate crystal energy for your condition.  And you can connect to your personal favourite crystals if you’re miles away from them, in the same way. 

When you’re working with any crystal, you are not working with a piece of stone or a gem, you’re working with the energy, the consciousness that is attached to that physical object, just as we are light beings attached to a physical body, but we can exist as light beings without our body too.  We do that when we sleep, when we transition after death and when we travel with our energy bodies in meditation, healing and shamanic journeying. 

When you’re an energy worker, you are consciously your energy self, a self that is not subject to the limitations of space or time. And in being so, we discover that this is the true nature of reality, so we begin to realise that the things around us are also energy and not restricted by their physicality.

Posted in Shamanism

Different Kinds of Values

It is the case that in some shamanic cultures, those people believed to be ear-marked to work with spirit are the ones that the Western world quite often marginalises. 

People who are a balance between feminine and masculine energy, perhaps a feminine male or masculine female, sometimes they are called ‘Two-Spirits’. In Western countries, such people are quite often painted as abominations against God (hilarious idea, what are people thinking? God is love, not hate). In certain tribal societies across the world, these people are special, honoured, gifted, understood to be the most balanced of us all, perhaps even nearest to the nature of the divine source, and they make the most powerful of shamans.

People who have differences from the norm, the kind of differences Western medical professionals would medicate and treat, and certainly they used to be institutionalised for. Such people are seen as gifted with spirit senses, with a natural ability to cross the veil and walk with spirits.  They are held in high esteem and their ‘illness’ is valued, as it marks them as healers and wise souls.

People who experience illness or events that take them to the brink where life and death meet, perhaps they even cross over into the spirit realm briefly, those folks are changed from that moment.  Nobody knows what to make of that kind of event in the West, but in some cultures it is believed they have been selected by the spirit world as worthy to face such a deep and profound transformation, one that means they will never be the same again.  From that moment, they are called to service, perhaps having a healer’s touch or a psychic’s vision, a medium’s senses, a shaman’s power.

Interesting, is it not, the way we choose to value people, or not value them.  So different across the rainbow cultures of the world.  Is it random or do some cultures know something the other cultures don’t?