Normally I would recommend not thinking about your past and concentrating on the here and now. Practising mindfulness is good for being focused and reducing stress and anxiety. But what about past lives? I am a huge believer in reincarnation. Having read so many books and articles about children, especially, who have talked about their past lives, including my own children, I do believe we all have past lives.
As adults it can be difficult to remember them. Often people might try listening to a meditation to connect to a past life or visit a hypnotherapist who can guide you through the process.
Your spirit returns to learn lessons it may not have had a chance to do in previous lives. You may be with members of your family and you may have lived together previously but with different relationships. You may have been reunited again in this life because they did something bad to you in a past life and they are here to make amends in this life, or you may have another karmic connection.
I believe that the spirit keeps returning until it is enlightened and has learnt the lessons it needs to. If you are going through a particularly tough patch in your life this is useful to remember. We decided to learn the lessons in this life before we came here. Knowing this helps us to take responsibility for our own lives.
My own past life experience
Hypnosis can be used to guide you into a meditative state to remember who you were in a previous life. I was hypnotised in 2009. I lay on a treatment bed. She talked me into a meditative state. Then she asked me, “What are you wearing on your feet?” I thought, “You know what I’ve got on my feet, socks!” Then I realised that she was asking about my past life. Straight away I could see black boots.
She asked what else I was wearing. Red jodhpurs, a black jacket. I had a beard and this awful wiry black hair. I was a soldier. I was living in a small cottage in the woods with my wife and daughter. I felt as though it was my duty to serve the king and queen so I went off fighting. When I returned the enemy had burnt down the cottage where my family had been living. The hypnotist asked me where I was. The word ‘Dordogne’ appeared in my head. My geography isn’t great and I never even knew that was an actual place! I was truly surprised when she told me it’s in France! She asked me what I was meant to learn from that lifetime into this lifetime. I said I felt as though I had prioritised my work over my family in that life and I didn’t need to do it again in this lifetime. That has been a valuable message for me as I make life decisions.
Children and past lives
My son was five when he told me about his other mother. He said she was pretty. He talked about living in York before but that he didn’t live in a house as big as this. His dad’s name was Stephen and he had two sisters, Lucy and Madge. He told me he lived in London too. My daughter from the age of two kept talking about Meany and Tomas. She was obsessed with ballet. When she was about two and a half she asked me to do ballet with her. I tried doing what I thought were ballet poses only to be told, “That’s not proper ballet mummy!”
When children first start to talk, listen carefully to what they say. Ask them questions and make notes for when they are older. Sometimes an imaginary friend may actually be a spirit with them. There are some fascinating cases out there of young children remembering past lives.
How does understanding about past lives help?
In the past life when I was the soldier I was working crazy long hours and rarely saw my family. I was working down in Peterborough and they were in Newcastle. I saw them maybe three or four times a year. Getting the message that essentially there is more to life than work was huge for me. Wisdom from past lives can make you look at your life from a different perspective. It can make you aware of any issues you have in relationships with certain people and potentially the reasons why. It can also help you focus on any lessons you are intended to learn in this lifetime.
Learning about your own past life can help you to understand your life now. It may be that suddenly you have developed a phobia of flying for example at 38. In a past life you may have died in a plane crash at 38. Not everything that goes on with us physically and emotionally can be explained from your current life. One client was having trouble expressing her truth and her throat chakra felt blocked. I saw that in a past life she had been a witches apprentice and had been persecuted for her beliefs, so was struggling to express herself in this lifetime.
If you want to find out who you were in a past life I can do this in a 15 minute reading which is sent via WhatsApp and if you want healing sent to that past life too it is a 30 minute reading and healing session.
You can book a 15 minute past life reading with me for £20 or I offer a 30 minute past life and healing session for £50. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know who you were in a past life? Or maybe you have had a past life regression? I would love to hear your stories!
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This morning I was visited by an old friend. Nothing unusual with that you may be thinking. Maybe, but this friend passed over around twenty years ago. I was told he had passed from a heroin overdose. I haven’t thought about him in years. I used to work with him. All of a sudden he was in my mind. The image of him wouldn’t dissipate so I got up and came downstairs to write. This is what he said,
“I chose to end my life as I was in a dark place. I couldn’t see a way out. My childhood wasn’t great and as I got older I chose to numb my emotions with alcohol( He’s sat next to me smoking a cigarette as he tells me what to write) It started with alcohol and I thought that was enough. I could block out the memories and the pain. It worked when I was drunk but when I wasn’t drunk, all of that was still there. I didn’t know any of this stuff that you do Lindsay. It wasn’t even on my radar. I started taking/using heroin as it brought me a sense of relief, even more than the alcohol. I felt I had achieved something in my life. I had learnt how to deal with the pain. I know now I hadn’t but it felt like that to me. One day I thought I’ll take a little bit more, just to see what happens. That was it. I passed. I remember standing over my body, my shell and feeling such a sense of peace, like I’d never felt before. I felt free. I didn’t feel sadness or pain. I turned and walked away from myself. I saw my grandad waiting for me. He embraced me and we walked through a tunnel of bright white light.
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I went into like a movie theatre to sit down and watch my life in replay. The good bits and not so good. You were in it and I want to thank you. I realise that I wasn’t capable of loving anyone else as I couldn’t love myself. You always treated me with respect and kindness. Thank you. I am now helping others who are at that edge, who may be suffering and feeling pain. Where I can, I am signposting them and sending signs to where they can find help or talk to someone. We aren’t born to suffer or be in pain.
I am more equipped on this side to help others on Earth, than I was on the Earth plane. ( I asked why he came through) To say thank you and to let you know that there are a team of us spirit side working also on healing the suffering and pain on Earth. Keep up the good work!”
We were friends for a short period of time and whilst I was writing this I did feel very emotional. I asked where the best place to put his message was and I was told here, so here it is.
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Originally penned by 16th century poet, Saint John of the Cross, describes a spiritual crisis in the union towards God. Now, many of us today aren’t informed or aware of this Dark Night of the Soul so when it happens it feels more like the shit has hit the fan. We have no concept of what is going on so we struggle through it, until we happen across a blog or a YouTube video that just happens to mention that what we are experiencing is similar. The symptoms of the Dark Night of the Soul are similar to depression but can we distinguish between the two? I feel that with the dark night of the soul it is indicative of a spiritual transformation taking place. With depression there is a struggle to get out of the abyss. With the dark night of the soul, there is a faith or a belief, no matter how small that something bigger and grander than us, will pull us out. Whatever it is, it can feel for many like we are the only person in the world going through this at the time. We’re not. I had no idea when I went through mine what it was or what resources were out there. Please know you don’t have to go through this alone. I have set up a Facebook group for anyone going through ‘stuff’ called Consciousness Arising which you are welcome to join. It is a safe community where you can ask questions and feel safe to do so. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConsciousnessArising
What are the symptoms of a Dark Night of the Soul?
Please note this list doesn’t cover everything, most of these are how I felt going through my own experience
Wondering what your purpose is in life
Some people say they see/hear the Devil
Your soul feels torn between what it ‘has been taught’ to do and what it feels it wants to do
Your life may not feel like yours anymore, instead it is controlled by work, a partner, family
You question your own existence
You question life itself, how did we get here? Why are we here?
You cry, a lot
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I experienced my own Dark Night of the Soul back in 2017. I had lost my best friend to cancer on my 36th birthday the previous October, then my husband and I decided to separate a few months later. Everything I had known for the previous 10 years was gone. Disintegrated. I didn’t know who I was anymore. I had been a wife and a mum for so long I wasn’t sure who Lindsay was anymore. I remember about 8 months later taking a video of myself dancing crazily around the living room singing to the Killers and sending it to my sister. That’s the Lindsay I remember she said. How did I lose myself so much? I spent 6 months finding myself again. Clawing within, grieving for my friend, for my marriage. Who had I become? I couldn’t remember the last time I had laughed freely, like proper belly laughed or cried. Why was I here? What was my purpose? I did a guided meditation to meet my spirit guide. He came through to me and told me my purpose was to teach, to educate and to inform. To teach what, I asked. He laughed and disappeared. Even though he didn’t tell me what I had to teach, I made it my mission to share knowledge and to connect with others. I came through it and thought I’m pleased I don’t have to do that again. Unfortunately I did have another one. I didn’t even know you could have two so please be aware that you can. Thankfully this one was shorter and involved more healing and shedding trauma, not only mine but past and ancestral and yes it hurt, yes it was painful and I cried, a lot. Would I do it again? Yes, because I know the healing I am doing is helping my children, and their children and our future.
How can you get through a Dark Night of the Soul?
I had my tips and I also asked in my FB group for theirs, so here is a list of things that may help
Drinking herbal teas
Saying the Lords Prayer
Speaking to Angels
Spending time outdoors in nature
Sleep ( AKA a spiritual practise)
Allowing yourself and everything around you to fall apart
Screaming and roaring outside
Beating a drum
If you have had your own experience of the Dark Night of the Soul then do feel free to share and if you have any tips on how you overcame it also let us know. Thanks for reading
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I didn’t even know Ascension Flu was a thing until yesterday! I had taken myself off for a walk in the woods as I try to do most days. I wasn’t feeling particularly great but wasn’t sure why. In my mind I asked if I had the onset of flu. I was told ‘ascension sickness’ What on earth is that? I came home and tweeted asking if it was a thing. Tumbleweed. I decided to google it and found that several bloggers had written about it and one author, Brigid Delaney, had written about it for the Guardian.
Ascension flu occurs when our physical bodies fail to keep up with our spiritual growth. We are aligning with energies and frequencies which may not have been felt before. As we head towards 2020 we are entering a new phase of being and that can affect us physically. We may not feel well, but not really sure why. We may go to the doctors, they may run tests and nothing. It is as if you have the actual ‘flu’ but different. Below are some of the symptoms.
What are the symptoms of Ascension Flu?
Pains and aches within the body that can’t be explained by a doctor
Hot flashes through the body
Waking up through the night and not being able to go back to sleep, or if you do only for a couple of hours
Extremely vivid dreams
A change in diet
Headaches- Our 3rd eye chakra and pineal gland may be opening, allowing us to connect to ourselves and the other side.
Sore throat- For many of us we have kept quiet about the work we do and maybe even our beliefs, hiding them from friends and family. Our throat chakra is the place where we communicate from. As our energies ascend we are more likely to share these beliefs with others.
Ringing in ears- this is opening up our clairaudience.
Sensitivity to noise ( really felt this yesterday with my 5yo daughter!)
Cravings for particular types of foods. I haven’t eaten nachos in years then had them twice in one week! Eat what your body wants you to eat. Some of us may comfort eat at this time as we want to protect our solar plexus area
Crying for no reason. I have never cried as much as I have the last 4-6 weeks. Sobbing my heart out at the wheel of my car whilst singing to Ellie Goulding.
Gritty or blurry eyes
We aren’t just a physical body, we are energy bodies and with that we carry around a lot of information within and around our bodies. We are healing not only our ‘stuff’ that has happened in this lifetime but we are also healing our past life ‘stuff’, our ancestors ‘stuff’ so is it any wonder we have physical symptoms of releasing these energy blockages that we have been carrying around for a lifetime?
How can you get through Ascension flu?
The biggest tip I would say is to be kind to yourself. If you have a daily routine of meditating or yoga carry on. If not you might want to think about how you can implement these into your life. Take nana naps if you can. Even a 10 minute snooze in the car before you pick your kids up from school can help. Go to bed early. Eat what you feel like eating. Ask your body, is this what my body needs right now? Allow yourself to go with the flow. The benefits of ascension flu is that once this has passed you will be more aligned energetically, and this will cause a ripple effect to your family and friends and loved ones around you.
I was working today with a friend of mine. We were both at a company to offer wellbeing services to their staff, namely massage and Reiki. My friend, June, was giving massage and I was offering Reiki. The reactions of the staff varied. Some people were completely opposed to the idea of having Reiki whilst some were very open to it.. My first experience of Reiki was back in 2002. I was studying International Business in Hong Kong and my friend, Felix, had been off on a weekend retreat to learn it. He came back and placed his hands on my back. I remember feeling this intense heat. “Wow, whats that?” I asked. His reply? “Reiki” I went back to uni, got my degree and forgot about it. In 2008 I split up with my boyfriend, failed a job interview for my own job and felt stuck. What do I need? I don’t need a massage, I need something more. I then remembered Reiki.
I found a lady in Peterborough and went off to her house for a session. I had no idea what to expect. I lay down on a couch with blankets over me, fully clothed I may add! ( I often get asked if you need to be naked for Reiki. Personally I prefer you keep your clothes on! There is no need to be naked) She placed her hands on and around me, then spoke to me about fairies and angels. “Crazy lady”, I thought. I didn’t feel anything at the time and left thinking what a waste of money. However, what I didn’t realise at the time was how Reiki works on our energy bodies. It takes times to work and sometimes it can be quite subtle.
A couple of weeks later I noticed that I felt calmer. She emailed me later to ask if I wanted to learn it. I was intrigued so said yes. Even when I first started practising Reiki I felt like a fraud, as I couldn’t feel anything in my hands. Clients would often say how they had felt heat or tingling, so it was obviously working for them. It took me a while to learn how to feel and see energy.
Over the years I have become much more in tune with others energies. I recognise what sensations are in my hands and what they mean for myself and my client. With a massage we can feel straight away the benefits of the physical touch, of our muscles relaxing and feeling ‘better’. Having a Reiki session differs as it works on our energy fields. Sometimes people hold onto their emotions, afraid to let go. Reiki opens up that space. I remember one client ten years ago sobbing on my treatment bed as she had held so many emotions in for so long. When I offer Reiki to clients my intention is to hold the space for them, to allow their emotions to rise to the surface and be released. When we repress our emotions it can make us feel physically unwell. Reiki can bring those emotions up to be healed.
Reiki has many benefits and I often see clients for only one session. In today’s world many businesses talk about client retention. If I saw someone 12 times a year for Reiki I wouldn’t feel as if I was doing my life’s work. I would rather see them once or twice then they either continue their healing path with other modalities or they choose to learn it for themselves. Taking responsibility for their own wellbeing and spiritual path. Reiki can help us to release ‘stuff’ that we no longer need.
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I truly believe that the Universe conspires to put you in the right place at the right time for what you need. A Facebook post by a friend went out last Sunday saying that some Mexican shamanic healers had arrived at the Sanctuary they run. Did anyone want some shamanic healing for a donation? I posted it into my Facebook group, Consciousness Arising and several people said they were interested. On the Monday I had arranged a physical meet up for said group. It was going to be in a central location in town. One of the guys in my group, Paul, suggested we meet at the Sanctuary instead. Great idea!
On a fairly warm Monday evening we arrived at the Rising Dawn Sanctuary. A fire had been lit in the grounds and we sat with a cup of herbal tea chatting. Several members of the group went for the shamanic healing whilst we chatted about synchronicities and the Universe. Nam Prakash, who runs the Sanctuary, asked me if we would like to stay for the sweat lodge ceremony which was happening later that evening. Several members had to head off. Five of us said yes we would love to. After about an hour finally one of us asked what is a sweat lodge and what do we have to do.
Entering the sweat lodge
Tai, the Mexican shaman, had built the sweat lodge with natural twigs and thrown blankets over the top. It looked like a short domed hut. We were standing in the kitchen drinking tea when we found out that in a sweat lodge it was too warm to keep your clothes on. Luckily there were some towels to protect our modesty as some of us weren’t quite prepared to be half naked in a tent full of strangers. A fire had been lit not far from the sweat lodge. Tai and his daughter, Sunflower led us through a beautiful ceremony thanking the four elements, Earth, Wind, Air and Fire. The women were invited into the lodge first.
It was dark outside so we undressed, placed the towels over certain places and headed in. As you enter you say an ancient Toltec phrase to give a blessing. There is a hole dug in the centre where the hot rocks would be later placed. We crawled around the hole, slightly ungracefully. There was lots of ow’s and ouches as we stood on twigs and rocks. Thankfully I had brought my cardigan in which provided some cushioning for my bum on the hard ground.
Note: This is not THE actual sweat lodge we went in
The men were invited in following the women. We sat in the darkness whilst the rocks were gradually brought in and filled in the hole. A herbal blend had been stewed which would later be poured on the said stones to create the steam. As I sat half naked in this dark tent, I was giggling to myself. The members of my group will never want to come out with me again! Eventually the last rock was placed in the centre. The makeshift door was closed. Pitch black. Tai started chanting and warbling, using his throat to make these beautiful sounds which resonated within and around you.
Feeling the steam!
As the herbs and water were placed onto the hot rocks the steam hit your face. It was quite intense at first and caught the back of my throat, which made me cough. As it subsided and the next lot of steam hit my face I became more used to it. We were encouraged to deep breathe and you could feel your sinuses clearing. In my mind I could see my Native American guide standing with me on a cliff edge pointing at the land and telling me to claim the unclaimed land. I could feel my body and my face dripping in sweat which made me feel cleaner and more purified. The basic idea behind sweat lodges are that they are to help purify the mind and body.
I lost track of how long we were in there but by the time we came out and got dressed it was after 11pm. We gave thanks by the fire and everyone said how they had felt. There was a Full Moon bright in the sky and I truly felt as if I had been part of something special. I told the guys in my group how proud I was of them for saying yes to something that they had no idea what it was and for joining me in my crazy adventures!
What is Qoya? Every now and then I happen upon something new and different that I have never experienced before. This was the case with Qoya. During a summer play date with some friends we were sat in the garden, in the beautiful sunshine, the children playing happily. My friend, Will, mentioned that she was going to be running a Qoya class at a festival a couple of weeks later. She mentioned she needed some guinea pigs. Let’s do it now then, several of us said. We had no idea what it was. Will said was that it was
“An embodiment practice about becoming more and more able to listen to the wisdom within your body and tuning into your true essence which is Wise Wild and Free…. and being able to use that wisdom to guide you through life”
Will put some music on and we started dancing, 6 of us, in the garden. The kids joined in, we had fun and we laughed! When Will mentioned that she would be putting on a Qoya class in York I was excited. I am not a fan of gyms.
Eight of us came together on a cold Sunday morning. We were greeted by a beautiful mandala mat, with positive affirmations and a variety of oracle cards. Yoga mats and blankets were provided for those of us who forgot to take one, yep that would be me.
We sat down and did some breathing work, picked a card and chatted to our neighbour about what it meant for us. my card was the Black Madonna. The guide book stated that , “It helps us to become conscious of the light in the dark, of the intersection of sexuality and spirituality. The darkness we sometimes feel is potential. It’s crucial that we all go through this to create new or more life. She is the promise of what doesn’t survive the fires of suffering was never meant for us.” I felt that was very apt as having gone into the Full Moon in Pisces it does ask us to face our shadow.
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Opening of the chakras
We did some heart opening exercises, designed to open the chakras and hip opening exercises too, where a lot of tension can be stored. We could keep our eyes closed if we wanted to or leave them open. The music that was played fitted exactly with each type of movement we did. What I really liked about this class was that it wasn’t like an exercise class to get you physically fit. We were often checking in with our bodies, how does that feel? Listening to our bodies, how do our bodies want to dance. A shadow dance felt extremely different to the free dancing at the end where you could go wild.
Each class has a theme and this one was ‘Breaking Free’ Following the shadow dance we did some body shaking whilst Will told us a story of a gazelle and a lion. I didn’t even hear the end as I was in tears after several minutes. I cry a lot as a way of releasing what no longer serves me, so this didn’t come as a shock to me.
For me Qoya works as it allows us to tap into our emotions, our intuition and truly feel the energy of the movement. Will held the space for all those in the circle very well and you truly got the feeling that she embodies the spirit of being wild and free in her heart. I will definitely be going again!
Glastonbury Festival has been on my list of places to visit since the summer of 2016 when my husband and I were in the process of divorcing. I was sat at home watching Glastonbury when the Killers came on. I had first seen them performing back in 2002 at a small venue in Manchester. There was maybe 50 of us there. It was small but awesome. Seeing them perform at Glastonbury I danced around the room singing Mr Brightside. I posted on facebook asking if I was too old to go. No came the resounding reply.
Fast forward to 2019 and I was gifted a ticket, last minute, by a friend of mine. Did I want to go? Hell yeah! The Killers were headlining. I arrived at the festival with no idea of what it would be like. In my 38 years on this planet not once had I ever felt the urge to go to a festival. But this was Glastonbury! I had to go. It was hot when I arrived, and I hadn’t realised it would take me a good 45 minutes to the tent from my car. I was hot, sweaty and had heat exhaustion by the time I arrived at the tent. My friend had already arrived and kindly put it up for us. I was extremely grateful for this. We quickly met and off I headed with a small map in hand. No idea really where I was going. I located the main stage, found some shade and sat down to listen to Janet Jackson. Personally I wasn’t feeling it so headed off on a wander.
As a newbie to festivals I loved it! I had no idea who Stormzy was, or Lizzo or even Slim Thai ( I think that was his name, a rapper who recently was nominated for a Mercury Prize Award. Even though I didn’t know the songs the messages from these guys were soooo powerful! Stormzy had a way of bringing people together through the content of his music, his passion and his drive. Lizzo was all about self love and self beauty. In the crowd we were all telling ourselves I love me, then turning to our neighbours and telling them I love them. Slim Thai organised a mosh pit and at the end told everyone we never leave anyone behind.
I told my friend that I liked how he was channelling his anger in a productive way and that I was pleased our younger people had some inspiring role models. When I said this it did make me feel old! There were so many people there though, different ages from babes in arms to those in their 70’s. They were all connecting through the music at this festival. Not only is it a showcase for musicians and talented artists but it is also a space where you can leave your life behind and escape into a magical world of love, peace and music.
Dawnlight Festival 2019
Fast forward a few months and I was lucky enough to attend the very first Dawnlight Festival in North Yorkshire. Nam Prakash Kaur had a vision of bringing people together. Working alongside her four sons, this festival had a completely different feel to it. I can imagine this is what someone who attended the first Glastonbury Festival might have felt. It was magical, special and something that I had never experienced before. There was maybe 100 people there. With workshops on through the day, time for reflection with sharing circles, stunning food and a cafe serving amazing chai lattes, singing and dancing, sometimes impromptu, you felt as if you were part of a loving and supportive community of like minded people.
I arrived on the Friday and instantly felt relaxed with a nice cup of chai latte. Some people had arrived the day before but that didn’t stop them from welcoming me in. The standard greeting was a hug. And sometimes long ones. I attended a Moon Energy Centre workshop held by Nam Prakash. I had never even heard of these before. Men have 1 located on their chin. Women have 11 and we move through these centres every 2.5 days. We did an internal check in as to how we were feeling. I felt sunny and sociable. Later on when I checked which centre I was in, it turned out I was in the clitoris energy, which is sociable! Going through these energy centres every 2.5 days can explain why we can feel so up and down at times.
I didn’t feel as if I needed any healing or massage whilst I was there but if you wanted it there was some on offer. The tantric speed encounter workshop was amazing. It made me realise how little I dance, and I love dancing! We danced silently for the most part, connecting with people and looking in their eyes. Making great eye contact can be a struggle for some at times, but the more we practise the better we get. We paid compliments to others about what we noticed in them and how it made us feel. We learnt to set boundaries by saying no when others asked if we wanted to connect with them.
The atmosphere was extremely energised, especially at the end when it was freestyle dancing to some very energetic music. I bounced on a trampoline with a couple of other ladies until I finally ran out of energy and headed home at 830pm. When I got home rather than checking my phone and switching on the laptop I sat outside under the stars. I saw a shooting star and a baby hedgehog scuttled by.
Dancing at Dawnlight Festival 2019
Spartan Warrior training!
Unfortunately I had prior work commitments on the Saturday but headed back on the Sunday. I bumped into my buddy from the sharing circle on the Friday so we had a cup of tea together. I had spotted on the timetable something called Spartan Warrior Training. After the softness of the workshop on the Friday I felt like I needed something more intense. I wasn’t disappointed. We started off running on the spot. 12 men and 4 women. We then did a short visualisation where we imagined carrying a sword and shield. Tools in life to defend ourselves. We made warrior style sounds coming from deep within and the grunts resonated around the tent. We were split into 2 sides and we had to run towards our partner on hands and feet and back again. Being fairly unfit I adapted my particular posture, mine was more like a monkey running. Whenever the chap in charge shouted Spartan we had to sprint out to a field, bang a drum and back again. There was lots of squatting and hi fiving.
I can imagine these workshops going down well in the workplace to bring everyone together. To say it was intense would be an understatement. My thighs are killing me today. At the end we were hosed down, much needed after an hour session in the heat. Thinking it was finished I grabbed a cup of tea. Some of the guys started wrestling so I sat down to watch. A couple of the ladies had a go. I thought I have never done that before, I’d love a turn. I was paired up with Sarah. Before we started we gave each other a hug. Then…she took me down! I did try as hard as I could to get out of it but she had me. I was exhausted after all this so went and lay in the cool shade of the trees to chat and relax.
After a fairly busy morning I thought I would head to a meditation class led by Jonny and Olivia. It was a beautiful class but I was very distracted in my own mind and kept wanting to laugh at the geese in the next field which sounded as if they were laughing.
When Lisa came to visit
I then attended Ryan’s Playful Mindfulness session. My mind again was distracted but this time I got a shock. A very close friend of mine, Lisa, passed away on my 36th birthday in 2016. I’ve heard very little from her except when she turned up once in a circle and told me off. As I was sat listening to Ryan’s voice I could feel her next to me. She was a very playful character anyway. She brought up some memories and told me some stuff I needed to hear. I left the tent as Ryan was still talking. I knew I couldn’t sit in the space any longer. I walked away sobbing. Thankfully I bumped into Kitty, a beautiful soul, who took me into her tent and calmed me down. For me this was one of the things I loved about this festival. There were a lot of tears, a lot of releasing and processing ‘stuff’ going on in the camp. If you wanted someone to hold you, be present for you, hold the space for you there was plenty of people there to do that.
The closing ceremony involved singing, music and everyone standing together holding hands. A few words were said by Nam Prakash. The connections that were made at this festival, the openness, the honesty, the fun, the laughter, the tears, the authenticity, the friendships will truly stay in my heart and in my soul forever. This festival started with a vision and the reality was in my words? Awesome. Can’t wait for next year!
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I have never seen or read this play but as I sat during a meditation the words kept rolling around my mind. When I asked them to leave, they kept coming back. Sometimes after a meditation I will open my eyes and start writing. Today for whatever reason I chose to close my eyes and I feel as if the message came through clearer. I always thought these messages came from the Universe/Source/Upstairs or whatever you want to call it. However, I have finally come to the realisation that my channelled messages are coming from a group of higher beings called The Pleidians. I have inadvertently been channelling the Pleidians for some time without realising it. From the age of 18 when I told a group of classmates we were put here as part of a big experiment to recently telling anyone and everyone who would listen that the word ‘should’ needed to be eradicated from the dictionary.
I have finally come to accept this fact and I trust what they tell me. It is always loving and guided. My channelling helped me write part of A Gentle Hug for the Soul and is also helping with my second book, although it has no name yet.
Boris Johnson and Ladies with Lollies
I wanted to share this piece with you that I wrote today especially after some of the crazy news that was in the papers last week. There was an article on women being warned not to put ice lollies in particular areas. In case you didn’t read it and are interested here is the link https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/women-warned-not-put-ice-18773113. There was also news of a certain MP becoming the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. He has been on the political circuit for a while now and hasn’t always been taking seriously. I wonder if this will change?
Anyway, here is the piece I channelled today which I feel lends some explanation for the whole craziness going on right now
I went to a Chinese restaurant
To buy a loaf of bread. bread, bread
He wrapped it up in a five pound note a
And this is what he said, said, said
My name is Eli Eli Chickali Chickali
( This was the start of a clapping song I used to sing as a child)
Channelled piece of writing following this song
Nonsensical. Songs. We sing songs that make no sense. Yet when we live in a nonsensical world we try to make sense of it. We try to apply logic and reason. It doesn’t work. The world is changing so you can see it for what it really is. It has become disturbing and a farce. The curtains will fall. Like at the end of a play. The actors will disappear behind them and all that will be left is the audience, the observers, the seers. You will be left wondering where they have gone. They have fulfilled their duty and purpose. Now it is time for you to rise up to yours.
When all the actors on the stage have left with their dramas and stories. What are you left with? A sense of awe and wonder? Or a sense of disappointment? What can I do now? You wonder? Where am I or who am I without the drama, the excitement and those I have been merely watching. Tune inwards and find your inner frequency. Where is it?
I never know what I am going to write or what subject we are writing about, I act merely as the channel and I didn’t want to be one. I told upstairs I didn’t want to be the one speaking to higher beings and talking about it. But you know what? This is me. I channel. And I know I need to share these channelled writings with you.
I hope it brings something to you and as ever I would love to hear your thoughts.
Love and light
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Feathers often symbolise that Angels are nearby. Pennies can be reminders from loved ones. I’ve also heard of buttons from our dearly departed. But what signs and symbols can you look out for? Why are they important? I am sure many of you would agree that you know what is best for you and you know where your life is headed. I am reminded of the song by Swedish House Mafia, “Don’t you worry, don’t you worry child, cos Heaven’s got a plan for you” We are a small piece of this vast cosmos and even though we do like to think we know best and where we are headed, there can be a bigger plan at work. Bigger than we can often imagine. This is where the Universe signs come in.
I was driving back from Glastonbury last week and the main A road was closed. I got diverted and is often the case all I had to rely on was my sat nav. As I drove along the solitary, single land roads I was questioning if ‘it’ knew where we were going. I had nothing else. No road signs. No maps. I had to trust it. The sun was setting and 2 baby deers ran across my path. Two hares appeared and ran across my path. As I drove slowly along another hare ran alongside my car with me. Note you will have to zoom in. It was on the right hand side!
When the sign appears more than once
Sometimes if we aren’t listening or noticing the signs we see them more than once. I finally got home about 20 minutes later than expected. I thought nothing more of it until a friend posted on her Facebook page that she had been out walking and seen a hare. Bare in mind, I have never in my life seen a hare! I looked up the meaning of it. The basic meaning of it was rebirth. If a hare crosses your path it means prosperity and abundance in the future. Wow that’s cool I thought. A week later I was doing my cards for the week and pulled this card:
Another hare! The message was very similar. A time of rebirth and to see all of the seeds that I have planted to be sown. How cool is that? I have also been craving water over the last couple of weeks. Drinking it and bathing in it. So much so that I went for a full immersive swim in the North Sea last week. Something I have never done before. It felt amazing! It was effing freezing but afterwards I felt tingly and super proud of myself for taking the plunge!
What signs should I look for?
The Universe sends you signs in different forms. Animals, numbers, symbols, people. Several people may mention the same word or name or comment to you. Take note. The Universe has your back and wants to help you forward in the right direction. To live your life on purpose. When we face resistance and have to battle or fight, it can sometimes be because we are going the wrong way, or we aren’t quite ready for it.
Look out for the signs and symbols for you. Look up what they mean and see what message the Universe has for you today! Be open to receiving the signs and they will appear. I’d love to hear what you see so comment below!
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