WHISPER

climb-1807474_1920To whom or what do you pray? What is it that you find sacred enough to be the focus of your devotion? If you belong to an organized religion you are readily supplied with images and symbols, no need to imagine or search for anything else. Someone, somewhere paints or sculpts a figure and you are told this is it, this is sacred and you accept it, your rational mind will tell you this can only be an assumed depiction but your yearning spirit will see only the beauty made and happily believe the essence of all that is good radiates well enough from it to not question too deeply, no harm in any of this but what is not being recognized is that whatever is radiated from the object does not come from the object itself but rather is an outpouring of the accumulated energy with which others have imbued it, no matter, the energy is still beneficial. So, what of those with belief but no structured religion, on what do they focus? Many would look to the skies, the heavens, influenced by legend and myth, assuming anything more powerful than they must surely reside there, in order, to better oversee and tend the lesser mortals. Strangely, even the most dedicated church goer will sometimes forsake the sanctuary of a church building to gaze upward and direct their pleas to the skies, even they believe what they seek is so immensely powerful and so far removed from themselves that it could surely not lower itself to be down amongst them on Earth. It is human instinct to seek something higher to protect and guide but higher does not mean physically higher but rather spiritually higher and believing there to be more God presence in a symbol than there is in anything living is also untrue, for, God presence is here, it is in and of everything, you, us and all of Earth, it is as present in a single leaf on a tree as it is in an entire cathedral. There is no need to humble yourself before a statue, no need for symbols on which to focus, no need to shout to the skies, just whisper your prayers, beloved children, no matter where you should be, no matter what you gaze upon, for, God is here within and with you, just whisper to all that is around you and  know your prayers will be heard.

Namaste

24/05/2018

OPEN ARMS

angel-574647_1280.jpgSometimes, when one has struggled with life for a long time, the struggle becomes the life. Every day becomes a race against the clock, becomes a blur of activity, mostly spent, trying to please others and “ keep it together “. It can be thought by those locked into this way of life, that if, they just keep trying, keep forcing their influence on situations, those situations must surely improve. They come to believe their will is the magic ingredient for change to occur, this is only partly true. Your will, of course, has influence and worth but to believe that this is the only energy at play creates a very narrow understanding of life. The resources and information available to you, in this time, are limitless, so much so, the very diversity of choice can leave one stunned into inaction, unable to discern which avenue would be of help. The bare truth of this is that while some help or relief may be achieved through mundane resources outside of yourself, the best way to attain resolution to struggle is to not reach, to not search for answers but to let go and allow. The phrase “ letting go “is, often, to the human mind, equated with the phrase “ giving up “ and thus seen, in some way, to be negative and indicative of weakness. We cannot stress enough how very untrue this is. Letting go is one of the bravest actions and shows great strength, while, giving up, at core, means presenting upwards to something higher than yourself, something you know, at heart, will gladly receive it. A life lived well is a full and active life, a minimal amount of struggle to achieve this is acceptable, even, unavoidable. ‘Tis true a little adversity builds spirit but when the little grows into much do not hesitate to give up/present up, for, we will gladly take that which confounds you, lighten it with love and peace to return to you less burdensome. Let go, beloved children, present up to us, for, we await with arms wide open.

Namaste

09/05/2018

WHAT LIES BENEATH

underwater-1599426_1920.jpgImagine, if, all the seas were to run dry, revealing all that has lain beneath since the beginning of time. New landscapes would appear with new valleys, new mountain ranges, everything lost to its’ depths, over millennia would now be discoverable. What an intriguing treasure hunt it would become. Time and the natural corrosive quality of seawater, would have, changed some of the detritus beyond recognition or use, still, it would birth wonder in the seeker and spur them on to continue. You, too, have hidden treasures thought lost for good, laying dormant and unseen, covered by a, seemingly, impenetrable layer. For you, of course, this layer is not water but energy, karmic energy, that has gathered and deepened with each successive incarnation. Its’ purpose was protection and it had worth, until now. Unlike those of the true sea, your treasures, are kept safe and preserved, they await their own rediscovery, for, while the Earths’ seas will never cease to be, the energy that covers the true landscape of your soul, will, in this lifetime, begin to disperse. This is not loss, it is gain. As the layers of self imposed protection ebb away, old possessions will be found, one by one, slowly enough to allow time to evaluate their worth. It may be found that some never really needed to be hidden, they were, perhaps, concealed through misguided fear, while others needed to await the correct time to be uncovered. All of this, if allowed, will lead to the enlightenment you seek, for, enlightenment is not something given, it is something revealed and just as the dwindling of the seas would bring light to a new land and its’ treasures, the dwindling of your karmic energy will bring new light to you and your treasures. Fear not this unveiling, beloved children, but rather delight in the excitement of the hunt and take joy in the discovery of what lies beneath.

Namaste

07/05/2018

THE BEAST

osborne-1802181_19201380870239.jpgGrief is a natural part of human existence and can never be fully eradicated from anyone’s lifetime, for, love cannot exist without grief and grief cannot exist without love. These two emotions are not counter balance to each other nor are they twinned, grief and love each hold basic, integral energies for life on the Earth plane, they are core energies. You know well that you are all love at the core, you know you all came from love and shall return to love, no matter what occurs in between but do you know you also came from grief? The sadness of separation from source was the first emotion ever felt by your being other than love. It lay dormant “til your first breath and will reside within you “til your last. The level of it’s strength and influence in your life is, largely, choice. This may seem harsh, even flippant and we mean no disrespect. Many of you have endured enormous loss and hardship, grieving for your life’s tragedies is understandable but grief, when allowed to run free in one’s life, can become a hungry beast, one that constantly craves sustenance. The beast will constantly refeed on whatever sadness you face in the now, it will gather to it hurts from the past and manifest possible future hurts, all of which, it will gladly chew over and over again, as would, a cow with cud. Very few of you are aware that this occurs and mostly this lack of awareness is caused by the enduring presence of the original grief of separation. As humans you are accustomed to grief from the moment you are born, it’s energy is familiar to you and therefore accepted.  Any other tragedy from birth on, if allowed, will feed and sustain the original until, it grows hugely fat, blocking out any light and overshadowing love. We cannot prevent sadness, we cannot remove all grief from life, we can, only, remind you that you are love at the core and you are loved to the core. Tolerate the beast of grief as best you can, beloved children, acknowledge it’s presence but do not allow it to run free and never allow it to block out the light.

Namaste

03/05 /2018

GLITTER

glitter-2546960_1920.jpgThe road to spiritual freedom is dotted with minute pieces of glitter, glitter that from a distance, can seem, so enticing and intriguing. What could it be, is it some treasure, some rarity placed in your path by providence, waiting to be found by you? The hope and anticipation that carries one forward to solve this mystery can raise the energy of the seeker to new heights. The thrill of something new and shiny is manna to the soul but distance and circumstance can play tricks with perception, both optically and psychologically. Often, once the seeker has traversed the distance necessary to ascertain the truth of the glitter, that much anticipated curiosity, is found, it seems, to be nothing of any true value, just a trick of the light caused by its’ position and yours. ‘Tis true, that, the cosmos will place enticements along your path to spur you on to new thoughts and ways, to urge you into new circumstances you would not normally seek and ‘tis, also, true not all circumstances will be what you imagined them to be. That glittering, could be diamond, may just turn out to be stone. This discovery can, understandably, bring a sense of disappointment and lead some to feel they have wasted their time and allowed their yearning to fool them to truth. A very human response but unnecessary. Think, for a moment, what your path would be like, if, there were nothing to capture your imagination, nothing to liven your mind. These “tricks” of the light are not sent to tease or annoy, they are sent to enable you to find your own truth, to encourage you to step up and look closely at all that is before you and choose whether it has value or not, and value itself is a choice, for, value does not, only, equal material riches, value can be found in wisdom gained. So, we ask that, if the diamonds you hope for are found to be stone, remember that the stone was still able to reflect light, still able to reflect back to you that which you seek and therein lies its’ value. Step lightly along your path, beloved children, allow what glitters to catch your eye and pique your interest, for, there is time enough for diversions on the road to freedom.

Namaste

21/04/2018

THREE

flame-church-wax-light-161073.jpegThere are three things a person must reach for and know if they wish to live a life of joy, none of which is attainable in the physical form. Very few objects can, even, attempt to replicate the joy of spiritual possessions. What thing could match the joy felt by a full and loving heart? What thing could equal the peace born of faith or the wholeness felt from the connection to all and everything? ‘Tis true that, much sought after, objects can bring feelings akin to joy, they may bring feelings of happiness and satisfaction, they may give a sense of self-worth. All this seems good and surely worthwhile and so it is, for a time but these feelings are not permanent, they are transient, just as your life is transient. Almost everything you are, your body and all you own, will one day cease to be and you will not care. Moments of happiness, sadness and a myriad of other emotions are fleeting and will, in time, disperse, they are as transient as your body, but truth is not fleeting nor transient and it does not bide in your body. Truth bides in your soul, it is at the core of your being, the core that is, was and always will be. Everything other than this core and its’ truth is an illusion and just as a magician will use drifting smoke to cover the truth of his magic, drifting emotions will cover the truth of your magic. We do not suggest that emotions are needless nor that you should cease to yearn or desire, we simply ask, that you look past the smokescreen they create to see what lies hidden there, for, we guarantee, beloved children you will find the truth of I am love, I am peace and I am wholeness, your three magic possessions. Reach for them, know them and be joy.

Namaste

12/04/2018

SYMPHONY

violin-2772433_1920(1).jpgWhat is it that you do when you are lonely, when you feel lost to the world at large? Most would simply seek company, believing the physical presence of another would alleviate their yearning, this should work – shouldn’t it? Strangely, lonely doesn’t always mean you are physically alone. It is often said that one can feel lonely in a crowded room, so it seems that even the presence of many people is not a solution, could it be that the missing energy is not the energy of physical presence but the energy of connection? Some people, even within their own home surrounded by their own family, still feel alone and lonely. When two people marry and perhaps begin to create their own family, their thoughts can include the idea that if they do this they will never be lonely, they will always have some-one. Unfortunately, even if, the family stay physically close and no-one is taken by death, loneliness can still occur. It seems no amount of true and full love can assuage loneliness once it has settled into the psyche, for that is where it truly lives. It does not dwell in your heart, it does not float through your soul, it drones away, like white noise, in the back of your mind, disallowing any clear and solid connection to the energies at your disposal. Until this fake interference is settled no amount of company will satisfy the lonely, for, loneliness is a lie and lies do not resonate with any part of your mind, body or soul. They jumble your energy and scramble the music of life. If you concentrate now, search for that troublesome noise, silence it with trust and acceptance that we are all one at the core, perhaps it will clear and new connections can be made or even old ones re-established. Listen for and heed the noises in your mind, take care that the noise be true and clear so that it can easily harmonize with the real music playing. Take your place in the orchestra, beloved children and create with us and all a symphony of joy, for you are not truly alone or lonely, it’s just the noise of the lie in your head interfering with the broadcast from the universe and all that is.

Namaste

08/04/2018

BIRDSONG

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Even in the depths of winter, when the world seems still and silent, birds sing. Their song may not be as obvious as it is in more clement weather but it is there nonetheless. It is sad how birdsong can become merely background noise. Human hearing is limited and there will always be, through this and other circumstances, times when it seems no birdsong can be heard but mostly it is not heard because it is not heeded. Some particular sounds are cherished, the caroling of a magpie as the world wakens is a beautiful thing.The kookaburra’s laughter always lends an exotic tinge to the air. The gentle clucking of domestic chickens is a soothing and comforting sound, a plethora of birdsong, all with their own charm. Not all of these songs/sounds are methods of communication, sometimes it seems, birds sing simply for the pleasure of it. Do they sing to remind themselves they are alive or do they sing to remind you that you are alive? Birds do not need to be reminded, they already know their song is proof of life and joy, proof that there is beauty even if it is un-seeable, beauty can be audible. Many native peoples attribute birds with great power and meaning. Ancient myths called them the messengers of the gods and many figures of legend have been associated with birds. All this and more place the birds in their rightful position of honour, for, not only does their presence add beauty to the world they manifest it through their songs. Even in the bleakest of times they sing, regardless of the doings of man. While birds are of the air and only partly of the Earth they have a strong sense of when Mother Earth will shift, often moments before a natural disaster occurs they become silent and take flight. One of the first assurances that danger has passed is the reemergence of birds and their songs. They always return to give their message of life and fill the air with beauty. So, beloved children, if you fear you face disaster or you can see no beauty, listen for it instead, listen to the birds and their songs of life. Listen for and rejoice in birdsong for they truly are messengers of God and they sing for you.

Namaste

31/03/2018

RESONANT BEAUTY

woman-571715.jpgWhen the Bible was written the world was a very different place and the common people had very little knowledge of the world at large. Their way of perceiving life would have been very different to your way in this time. Throughout the Bible metaphors are used that do not have much meaning to this age and it’s people. Creating an updated version, using modern language and terms of reference could enable an even wider audience, of course, that will not happen it would be seen as sacrilegious . We do not wish to denigrate those who believe and live by the Bible, we simply wonder at it’s enduring power and how faith has sustained itself given that the writings are thousands of years old and not particularly relevant to modern society. Could it be that it is not so much the writings that carry and convey faith but the feeling behind the writings? Words of faith, when felt rather than just read, come alive and they vibrate with energy – just as you do. This is how they endure despite their seeming irrelevance. On some level, no matter whether you are a follower of Christ and the Bible or not, the energy of faith resonates with you, it calls to you and you reach for it whether you are aware or not. The energy of faith is part of your genetic make-up, religious persuasion is of no consequence. Jesus once said “ I am the way and the truth and the life and none shall come to the Father except through me” to some non – religious people these words may seem arrogant, even elitist. Bear with us, we mean no offence but consider the challenge those words can seem to some. Is faith and belief to be exclusively directed through one man, one book of writings –  writings that can never reflect present life? If this is your way peace and blessings to you but what of those who cannot follow this way, does it mean they are faithless? No. Faith has no boundaries and at times not even a focus. Faith is free. The energy of faith is not bound in a book, it is not only present in a chosen few. The energy of faith is manifest, it lives in each and every one of you, it breathes when you breathe. It protects you as a father should, it honours you as a son should and it sustains your own holy spirit. There is no need to dismiss the religious teachings of ages past but if they do not resonate with you trust that the beauty of faith will. Tenderly embrace your own faith beloved children and it will tenderly embrace you.

Namaste

15/03/2018

ONE

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There are so many influences to each life experience. You live your life forever surrounded by other people, even if, your circle of friends is limited or you live in a sparsely populated location, the energy of others still affects your energy. It can seem surprisingly difficult for those energies to harmonize but you manage better than you think. If you were to stand completely alone within an empty landscape you would assume that you were only encountering your own presence, not so, physical distance is of no account. If you are alone in this moment, pause a minute, close your eyes, reach out and sense. Mmm….. and can you feel the others? Your energy, each and every one of you, is as vast as an ocean and just as an ocean it truly has no end. All energies merge, though still shifting and redirecting to flow in various ways but never separating. You drag parts of the merged energy with you wherever you go. Disharmony of spirit occurs when that dragged energy feels heavy, burdensome but is it really that weighty? Can you not still move and doesn’t that merged energy in someway help support your own? Through the ages God seekers have tried, in often extreme ways, to become one with God, to have, to be nothing else but part of God. This they may have thought to have achieved, if only fleetingly, by forcefully separating themselves from others, finding their own quiet nook and damming off the sea of energies to become their own private little pond. This can seem peaceful even healing for a time, no other influences – they think- just their own energy/water but as we have said before “ still water, no matter how beautiful, will always become stagnant if not agitated”. In time that separated water looses it’s ability to sustain or create life. It needs the moving, life supporting essence of the ocean, that magnificent, all encompassing ocean, that is all humanity, that is all God, unity with this is the true oneness sought. For you, they, him, her, us and God ARE the ocean. We all meld together. We all carry each other whether we are aware or not.  No-one carries more than they are able nor is anyone ever truly alone. So beloved children, flow on with peace and grace through the ocean with no end knowing you are lifted in equal measure to whatever weight you carry.

Namaste

04/03/2018