Posted in Ascension, darkness and light, Inspiration, Mother Earth, transformation

Emergence: two

Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle has recently shared a message about the current world situation. In the light of my recent post ‘Emergence: one’ I felt this was quite relevant, providing further understanding of the coming times:

“This moment that humanity is living through can be considered a door or a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the door is yours.

If you consume information 24 hours a day, with negative energy, constantly nervous, with pessimism, you will fall into this hole.

But if you take the opportunity to look at yourself, to rethink life and death, to take care of yourself and others, you will go through the door.

Take care of your home, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual home. When you take care of yourself, you take care of others at the same time.

Do not underestimate the spiritual dimension of this crisis. Adopt the perspective of an eagle that sees everything from above with a broader vision.

There is a social demand in this crisis, but also a spiritual demand. The two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. Without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and futility.

You are prepared to go through this crisis.
Grab your toolbox and use all the tools at your disposal. Learn to resist by the example of the Indian and African peoples: we have been and continue to be exterminated. But we never stopped singing, dancing, lighting fires and having joy.

Don’t feel guilty for feeling lucky in these difficult times. Being sad and without energy doesn’t help at all. Resilience is resilience through joy!

You have the right to be strong and positive. You have to maintain a beautiful, cheerful and bright posture.

This has nothing to do with alienation (the ignorance of the world). It is a strategy of resistance.

When we walk in the door, we have a new view of the world because we have faced our fears and difficulties.

This is what you can do now:

  • Serenity in the storm,
  • Keep calm, meditate daily,
  • Make a habit of encountering the sacred every day.

Demonstrate resilience through art, joy, trust and love.”

(Image: “View of Sunrise, as seen from Stonehenge at Summer Solstice” by Andy Reid)

Posted in divine magic, healing, inner child, play

Sacred Play is Divine Magic

The energies that have been coming forward recently and lighting up my life are a little unusual for me. For a long while, I’ve been embracing the dark, engaging with shadow work, even befriending death. And this is like coming out into the sunshine.

What’s been coming forward is sacred play. I was shown how we, as children are often not allowed to play. We are stopped from play so often by the fears, judgements and limitations that the adults around us carry. Maybe our play is discouraged because it’s considered inappropriate; “You’re a girl/boy, you shouldn’t be doing that. Why don’t you do this instead?” Or maybe circumstances meant we had to grow up quickly and take on adult responsibilities at a young age.

Whether we got to play freely and without limitations or judgements as a child or not, we usually received this message by the time we reached teenage years and young adulthood; “Playing is for children, grow up!”

Well, I have news for you. Play is for us all at every age. There are no restrictions and play is healthy, healing, loving and necessary for our holistic wellbeing. It works on every level, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Play is freedom to explore, be creative, let go, express ourselves safely, have fun, it feeds us body and soul.

Sacred play is playing consciously, knowing that play isn’t something we do because we are childish, but something we do to fulfil, complete and enrich ourselves in every sense.

Few adults know how to play with gay abandon without the use of alcohol or drugs. Those that do are often judged for it, as if they are being irresponsible. Maybe that’s why some people take alcohol or drugs, to get past the inhibitions and find a place where they can let go.

When we play as adults it may look different to child play. Sacred play is not recognised by the activity, it’s recognised by the sense of joy, merriment, curiosity, engagement, immersion, creativity, pleasure and freedom all coming together within any given situation.

Have you ever entered a room where two little children are playing together? Perhaps they didn’t notice you were there. But you watched and saw how deeply focused on the story they were, how creative with the ideas, words and possibilities they expressed. Whether a bundle of laughs or totally serious, they are so present in their play. Little children know how to play until adults interfere and start telling them what is acceptable and what is not.

We are still children inside, children who want to play. Each moment of our lives is held within our energy. That fearless, feisty little girl or boy you once were, until it was knocked out of you, s/he is still there waiting to come out to play. So let’s reclaim play, sacred play. Adult play doesn’t mean acting like a child, it means channelling the energy of that inner child through our adult filter, without the help of alcohol or drugs. We allow the energy to flow and yet, we are our adult selves. It’s an attitude. It’s trust, trusting ourselves and believing in ourselves. Embracing ourselves. Play is one of the fiercest ways to overcome mental and physical health issues. Sacred play is divine magic. And it’s such fun! It’s self-care and you deserve it.

Posted in Inspiration

Receiving

Are you receiving the love, light and energy of the universe every day?  Are you refuelling your soul?  Are you stopping to just breathe? 

Look me in the eyes and tell me the truth.  How much unstructured time every day do you spend on your phone, on your computer?  How much in front of the telly?  How often do you turn off the phone and put down the laptop to just be with yourself?  Enough?  Not enough?  Only you will know.

When we do, we are receiving, we are receiving the love and light of the universal energies.  We need to do that for our sanity, for our energy, for our peace.  It is there we will find stillness, balance, grounding, self-love. 

Receive, because it’s a two way thing, the universe is receiving you.  This is the flow.  Let go of any remaining feelings that stop you from caring for your own needs.  Time to nurture yourself, time to hold yourself and accept the restoration that the universe wishes to give you. 

So, now structure some time for you.  Go for a gentle walk, sit under a tree and just close your eyes and breathe.  Know what it’s like to do nothing at all, but to smell, hear, feel, sense the silence.  Stay with it for five, ten, fifteen, thirty minutes, let go of time altogether. 

Get something creative going that fills you with joy, make something, paint something, bake something, decorate something, reorganise a room, anything that fires your creative juices.

Let your body move, dance, sing, play an instrument, write poetry. 

Do something you used to love doing as a child but haven’t done in ages. 

Go find some buddies, borrow a little child or two (legally and responsibly, of course), if you don’t have your own.  They will teach you how to play, laugh, relax, let go.  They will fire your imagination and remind you that magic is real, if you let it be. 

Find your ways of receiving from the universe and then completely let go like you have never let go before.  Breathe out and let go.  Keep pushing the envelope, taking it further into joy.  Feel the universe loving you in these moments.  Feel you loving yourself.  You deserve it. Enjoy.   

Posted in Inspiration, Personal Story

Bringing in Laughter, Joy and Play

When was the last time you laughed so much you cried and got a stitch in your side? Maybe you even went so far that you had a little accident, know what I mean, ladies? Yep, I mean a real full-body laugh.

When did you last play, feeling really joyful, channelling the delight and fun of your inner child? How many people do you have in your life who know how to do these things? Do you know how to do this? How often do we see adults really let go and play, run and skip down the street, splash about in puddles, kick leaves in the air, laugh so loud people turn around?

Oh, how I crave to be this person, to laugh and joke and play. To have fun, beautiful, natural, heart-felt fun. I have realised there is nobody in my life right now who does this, that I can do this with. I realised just how serious the people in my life are. I wonder if they do bring out their cheeky monkey, but not with me. I hope they do, but I wish we could do it together.

It takes more than one person to play this way, you have to have a buddy who gets it too, who gets you. Someone who knows how to live with gay abandon, to completely let go. Can you be that buddy for someone? I used have a buddy like that, we used to have such a scream together. It was freeing, released so much stress and life was much more enjoyable. Let’s bring back the fun, engage in play, embrace our cheeky monkey self and release our inner child’s free and innocent spirit. If we do, we’ll feel so much better for it.

The photo is courtesy of Medical News Today in an article about the ‘feel good’ hormones that are released when we laugh, making us feel great. As I was saying…