Hidden Gem Gallery

imageToday I’ve achieved another dream. My art is on display alongside the artwork of three other people. I have finally managed to formally open my Hidden Gem Art Gallery.

When I rediscovered my passion for painting a few years ago I also had to overcome a lot of blocks. As with my writing, I had a lot of resistance to exploring my artistic creativity, the worst barrier being a judgement I took on board when I was thirteen. Actually getting started was a challenge but I had a great deal of Spirit encouragement. Once I got started I found I was placing all sorts of expectations on myself. Before I could accept my creativity I had to shed those. My true ability was hidden somewhere and I had to find it.

Eventually I began to paint for fun instead of as a task. I played with the acrylics, pastels and pencils. I splashed and splodged. My hands got covered in paint. So did my clothes. Hidden inside me was a passion for trying something new. I started to like what I was painting. I watched pictures emerge as if by magic. I didn’t paint with any kind of plan. What I also realised was that my lovely Energy Being friends were also joining in the fun.

Channeling art is all about vibration not name.

Freeing myself up to flow with the mood made me aware that there was a hidden aspect to what was happening. As I continued to paint as much as I could I noticed that pictures fell into distinct groups. As if different people were painting. I started to recognise the subtle differences when I was painting. The guiding hands weren’t always mine. Interesting things emerged in the pictures. Hidden faces peeped out at me from within the colours and textures.

I don’t ask who is with me. The Energy Being influencing my painting might once have been an artist when human. But it doesn’t matter which human personality. We share the joy of creating with colour and shape. They enjoy infusing the finished product with positive energy. They also helped me to remove the art critic from my shoulder. When I finally stopped trying to judge my artwork I was ready to put it on display.

Going public with my work was a big step outside my comfort zone. For a long time the images remained hidden in folders and on shelves. Until I finally realised that I wanted the energy they contained to be shared by others.

Painting has been a healing journey for me. Returning to a passion for playfulness has opened me to the joy of creating. As my stack of work grew I decided to venture into opening up my studio as part of an event here in Hebden Bridge. Feeling brave but nervous I joined in a weekend of letting people see where I worked and my art. A few people even said they liked some of my work in that first venture. I got a picture displayed in an open art exhibition the same year. These small successes pushed me on. I looked at what I could do next.

Last year I joined the Open Studio event again. More people came. I got some great feedback. I decided that the corridor outside my space could become a mini gallery. Feeling brave once more I asked my landlord for permission to display my artwork outside my rooms. When I got a yes I was over the moon. Up went my paintings. Later in the year I once more sent off my work to see if it would get into the open art exhibition. This time two pieces did. That was a big wow for me. Then one of them won a prize. Double wow!

It gets better and better. The gallery is growing.

I’m now in my third year of putting my art out into the world. I’ve also been running my psychic art workshops for several years too. My art and the workshops have combined to inspired others to have a play. Helping people to find their hidden creativity is so special. So when I was asked to display some of my work at Cafe Lux in Leeds this year I decided that my Hidden Gem Gallery should also be a place for other artists to share their work with the world.

I was delighted to have Sharon Makle of Lavender Witch, Brenda Hodgson of HeartArt and Peter Tiler display their work alongside mine in this year’s Open Studios event. It was also fab that my across the corridor neighbours joined in the fun. We had Hannah’s, Julie’s and Sarah’s work out in the walls too. Lots of people came along to view our little gallery of work. The energy of this small space has been lifted. The creativity is inspiring. We are all bringing beautiful inspirations into being.

I’m working on my next dream. I would love to see more people able to share their work with the world. I feel another workshop or two coming on.

You never know what is hidden inside of you until you explore. I am looking forward to helping more people find their talents and share them with others. I would love you to play with paints or pencils and share the creative wave of energy with me. Please post your art to the comments box so that we can all enjoy being playful once again.

Day 230 of my blogging challenge.

Thoughtful Moments

imageSeveral times today I’ve spent a little time in my thoughts. Making time for a thoughtful moment really helps me to stay in the here and now because I get a chance to consider what I am experiencing. Talking with Jan about the healing energy we have been receiving from ArchAngel Parashiel for the last two years I noticed how much we had achieved together. Quietly reflecting on our work and the changes that had occurred in our lives I realised that I was less burdened by fear and worry. The shift in my outlook on life has been so gradual that I hadn’t actually noticed or really acknowledged it. We are ready to bring in much more Light energy. We are also ready to step forward on behalf of the ArchAngels so others can make connections with these wonderful Energy Beings. Quite a change from where we originally started.

I had another time to be thoughtful later in the afternoon. A lovely practitioner at the Centre has been training in AromaTouch and asked for volunteers to help her practice the technique. I was grateful for a treatment that reminded me to spend time on me I really enjoyed noticing how my aura colours responded to the different essential oils. Being in the moment I also noticed what feelings I needed to release, the thoughts that wouldn’t go away and the aches in my body. The opportunity to notice and reflect on what my whole being was ‘saying’ was very precious. Sometime we are so busy we forget to spend a little time on ourselves. Stuff piles up waiting to be noticed or released. Then when we have run our batteries down to the minimum we seek help in an exhausted state and it takes much longer for us to recharge. Spending an hour in this way gave me space to unhook myself from the world, time to release energy and the feeling of loving myself enough to deserve this time and space.

Finally, this evening I attended a vigil arranged by Happy Valley Pride in Hebden Bridge to honour the people killed and injured in the shooting in Orlando. We thought about them, their families and their communities. The speakers also talked about why it was important to stand together as one. Spending a thoughtful hour with others was a way of showing that violence and aggression need not be part of our daily lives. As I stood in the rain with my candle to shine a light for peace and love I thought how senseless killing is. How often we refuse to see the other person as a human being too. There was a lovely prayer. I closed my eyes and joined with others in sending out a wish for enlightenment across the whole world. Taking these moments as my chance to remind myself that we have a long way to go before we all behave and believe as one, I asked for every person to be reminded that we are all someone’s daughter or son. I asked the Universe to bring us all together as quickly as possible, to bring down the barriers that we imagine separate us and to help the children seven generations down the line to be unaware of any differences of creed, race, country, gender or sexuality that might keep people apart from one another.

As I write this blog I am hopeful. When we learn to have thoughtful moments of reflection in our daily lives we start to live more fully in the moment. We also start to think more clearly about what we say and do. We gain an opportunity to make different choices in our reactions to the events of our daily lives. Bringing this kind of focus to our mind is mindfulness in action. We have a chance to be better people. Please choose the path of love and peace ?

Day 212 of my blogging challenge.

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

imageOne of the things I really enjoy is my painting. It’s been lovely to have some of my artwork on display in various places as well as in my own Hidden Gem Art Galley at the Centre. For the last couple of years I’ve also been a participant in our Open Studios event here in Hebden Bridge. Today I’ve been sorting out my own studio so that on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July I will be able to demonstrate psychic art and talk about how it works. I’m also looking forward to people having a go in the mini workshops I’m offering.

Another exciting thing this year is that I have three other artists joining me by exhibiting in the gallery. Sharon Mackle, Brenda Hodgson and Peter Tiler are bringing their own art to the Centre too. We have a range of styles, are inspired in different ways and are passionate about getting our creativity onto canvas and paper. The common thread is our willingness to open up to that creativity and give art a go. I love that when we get into our creative side, when we open to the energy of emotion, we are also opening a spiritual door too. Having worked with Sharon and Brenda before I know that they feel very inspired by their connections to the Earth and Energy Beings. Peter also has a strong connection to the Earth energy which comes into his painting. Stepping out of our everyday view of life, using the energy connections we tap into, brings a powerful hidden message with each piece of work.

I believe art is for everyone to try. I also believe that the value of a piece of art is based on how it connects with the viewer. I believe that pieces which open up an emotional response are a powerful way of reminding us of our humanity. Also of our connection to each other as a community of spirit. As the creator of a picture, drawing, sculpture or any kind of artwork I feel the satisfaction of making something for my own pleasure. If it is also something that connects for another person I’m delighted. My work is mostly abstract because I love the freedom of it not having to look like anything in particular. Colour and shape blend into being anything the viewer wants to see. I find that there are always faces in the work I do. They emerge from the paint in unusual ways. I believe the Energy Beings peep through abstract forms of art to let us know they are there. Generally only people who are open to looking at the world in a different way see the faces.

So I paint because I can. I paint to open myself to creativity. I paint because I am able to express myself to myself. I paint because it releases emotions. I paint to encourage others. I paint to get messy. I paint to have fun. Is it time you started painting too?

Day 211 of my blogging challenge. 

The End of the Tunnel

imageSome days it’s hard to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Or even to realise that you are in the tunnel to start with. I’ve written before about the flooding that hit the Calder Valley on Boxing Day last year. It took the community quite a while to find our feet again even though lots of practical help was on offer. Being plunged into the darkness (literally for a lot of us as the electricity was out for three days) of devastation on a large scale was disorienting. Now as the Valley rebuilds we are finally noticing the light at the end of this particular tunnel. So much so that we are having an alternative Christmas Day on 25th of June to celebrate our recovery and thank all the people who helped in any way.

We are not the only place to have dealt with extreme weather over the last six months. I am sure that the extremes will continue until we adapt our ways of working in partnership with Mother Earth. There is a big challenge facing all of us. We have to find different ways to generate the power we need, to build the shelters we need and to feed ourselves. Yet a massive part of our energy is put into aggression towards one another – into war. Weapons that could be food or shelter instead. Money spent in bomb shelters and defensive fortifications when people live in slums and shanty towns. We are still in the darkness. We may have talked about the tunnel but not all of us recognise we are in it. And there is very little said or done to help us find the light at the end of it.

When I hear about the natural and man made disasters that flow through the evening news I look for the light. What are these events about? Where is the positive news? The reports focus on the pain not the courage. Why is that? It’s a debate I’ve had with my Guides over and over. We give our attention to our fears they reply. We focus on the low energy emotions and thoughts. We forget to look for the tunnel. We ignore the light. We stay stuck in the misery so the same things have to happen time and time again. Each one bigger, worse, more challenging. Until we decide to come out of the tunnel into the Light. When we recognise that we are all the same. We are all humans. When we take responsibility for ourselves. When we recognise that we share the Earth between us and that no one has any greater claim to it than anyone else. When we understand that we own nothing. When we learn that we can take nothing with us from this world into the next. When we reject all man made religion and replace it with love and compassion.

It’s a big ask. It means we have to grow up and stand up for love and compassion. Not by  more violence and aggression but by behaving the way we would wish to be treated. We have to help each other notice the darkness, realise the tunnel that we are trapped in and turn towards the light at the end of it. I am sending out healing thoughts to all affected by violence and aggression today. I’m also asking the Universe to bring an end to the conditions that create in people the urge for violence towards others. I know it’s going to be a big ask but I trust that if enough of us are sending out that request the Light of a peaceful world will eventually dawn on all of us. Please join me ??? so that one day we may all celebrate as one.

Day 210 of my blogging challenge. 

Wish, believe, receive

imageI wish! I wish! How many times have you though about something you wanted and sort of implied to yourself you would never get it? It’s very easy to ask for something and at the same time limit the chances you have of getting it. After all, the world is full of messages that give us a belief that we can’t have what we want. One of the key messages is that you have to ‘derserve’ good fortune. That you only get it by earning it. That you have to work hard. And even then you still might not get it because it’s not meant for you.

Today I was sitting in the Centre with a group of interesting people drinking coffee and eating chocolate biscuits with my pink slippers on. We were relaxed and chatting about all sorts. It was one of those ‘pinch me, I must be dreaming’ moments. There I was, at work apparently, having a wonderful time in fab energy. There was no stress. It was lively. People were enjoying the moment. As I looked around I felt contented. My world was perfect for that moment. I felt the lift of my heart. Early this morning I woke from a dream feeling rather stressed. I had been chasing around trying to find where I needed to get to for a meeting. The clock was against me. It was as if I’d gone back to my old corporate life. It took me a moment to remind myself that it was old feelings coming to the surface to be released. Apparently my mind felt it was now safe to let go of that stuck energy. I spent a few moments Reiki-ing it away. As it cleared I wondered how much other stuff I’m carrying that I’d be better off without. Later in the day I also realised that I had an opportunity to appreciate how different my working life is now. These two moments in my day showed me how much passion I have for my work now compared to back then.

There was a point in my life when I wished that my working life could be different. So I changed direction and job. I wished for a new working life but still thought I had to earn it somehow. I spent a lot of time still stressed out but in a friendlier environment. Underneath I was still wishing that my working life could be different. It took me several changes of job to recognise that I carried the stress with me to each new start. What was missing was belief. I wished for better but didn’t think I deserved better. So I ended up getting more of the same. I feel very fortunate that I was brave enough to switch on my intuition. Doing so sent me off on an inner journey. I had to take a long look at what I was wishing for and the way I was sending out those wishes. I found that lack of belief in myself. I notices all my wishes were half-hearted, half-baked and half-right. No wonder the changes I needed never came about. How could they when I wasn’t even convinced I wanted or deserved them in the first place.

That is the point when I decided to take action on myself. I set up a ‘Wish’ and a ‘Granted’ board. I wrote down my wishes and pinned them to the board with pictures or items to represent the wish. As I got my wish I moved the wish, picture or item to my granted board. I felt a bit foolish doing this at first. I also realised that some things I really wished for weren’t even on the board in the first place. How could they ever happen then! I treated myself to a crystal wand and started waving it about in front of the wish board whenever I added a new item. I wanted to show the Universe I meant what I wished for.  I got more ambitious in my wishing. I asked for more significant things. I allowed myself to spend some daydream time imagining that I’d got what I wished for. It’s surprised me that the more I wished and believed the more I received. Not always in the way I expected but certainly in a way that gave me a great feeling.

Now I have a slimmed down wish list. Most of what I’ve asked for has arrived and I can sense that the rest is on its way in. I believe beyond doubt that anything I wish for will be delivered. So I ‘work’ with passion in an easy, stress free way and I have an abundance of everything I want. One of my most useful wishes is  “I want to feel like I’ve won the lottery every day.” I don’t wish about winning the lottery – it’s the feeling that matters to me. If something is going to make me feel that good every day I want more of it. So the Universe delivers – small, medium or large wishes so that I can honestly say that I have that lottery win feeling at least once every day. Today it was the contentment of knowing I’m no longer a wage slave. Who knows what it will be tomorrow. So make your wishes, believe and they will come true.

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Day 110 of my blogging challenge.

Crystal Singing

51+4f-wMJkL._SX294_BO1,204,203,200_If you have been reading my blog you might have noticed that I’m a science fiction/fantasy fan. I spent a lot of my teenage years discovering other worlds because this world seemed so challenging to live in. One of my favourite writers was Anne McCaffrey who wrote about riding dragons (another blog perhaps),  the Talents (a group of gifted individuals) and the crystal singers. When I first read about a girl who could sing so well that she resonated with the crystals themselves I was fascinated. Enthralled I read each of the books in the series. At that time I didn’t understand my intuitive feeling for crystals or why they called to me too. But I’m jumping ahead slightly.

For many years I’ve collected stones from places I’ve visited. Then I started to look for crystals to bring home too. I wasn’t sure why certain ones attracted me or how I knew they belonged with me. I do remember that felt I had to take something of that place away with me. Eventually I started to buy and sell crystals and found my way to a wholesaler. Amazingly, every time I visited the wholesaler I ignored my chosen list and instead found myself picking up crystals that then turned out to be exactly what my next customer wanted. Investigating the crystals properties, researching how to use them & why, I found my way to crystal singing & healing. Now it’s something I love to offer people.

Although I don’t have the perfect pitch (according to the story) to detach crystals from the Earth I do sing with them. I love that their energy vibrates with me, that they communicate and that it’s possible to merge with the energy at the heart of every crystal. They tell me about their experiences of being inside and outside Mother Earth. Sometimes they are cranky because of the way they have been removed from their place in the crystal structure of the Earth. Often they know that they have been called to the surface to help us heal ourselves and the world. They also vibrate with us to unlock our own intuitive, psychic abilities. They are great connectors who manage the flow of energy, much like the reef beds and sand banks in a sea or ocean.

One of the most interesting areas of holistic treatment are those therapies based on an understand of our dis-ease as a disturbance in our energy system. Based around the principle that our underlying ‘being’ is composed of energy vibrations and that these vibrations can be disturbed by other energy vibrations it’s argued that restoring the right vibration will bring improvements to health and wellbeing. The aura and chakras are seen as component parts of the energy system so sometimes the vibrations in these areas are balanced first to promote self-healing in the physical body. Our crystal neighbours are the perfect way to rebalance energy flow. Each type of crystal has it’s own vibration and works to balance the vibration of anyone close by.

If you work with a lot of electrical equipment (think phone, pc, tv etc) you might be getting too much electromagnetic vibrational energy. A piece of Selenite will help to balance that vibration if placed in a room or carried in your pocket or bag._MCB6738

If you are anxious about money, perhaps feeling that you won’t have enough, a piece of Citrine will encourage your energy field to clear that fear & be open to the flow of abundance. _MCB6725

Perhaps you need to study for something but find it hard to focus. A piece of Fluorite on your desk will bring increased concentration & quick thinking. prodimg13670

We all need to feel loved but some days that can be a challenge. On those days a Rose Quartz will give you a loving boost of heart energy to amplify your self-love & attract more love into your life.prodimg10483

Finally, one of the most easily obtained crystals is Quartz. We use quartz in our watches, radios, glass – just about everywhere – and it’s one of our most abundant crystals. It’s also a fab energy cleaner and energizer. If you are feeling a bit low in energy, having trouble letting things go or feel blocked then carry a bit of quartz with you.prodimg3929

These are a small selection of many, many crystals that you can use yourself to balance your energy. If there are several disruptions in your vibrational energy, which might be manifesting as dis-ease symptoms, you might want to seek out an Intuitive Crystal Singer for an assessment or therapy session. Usually they will take a brief history of the issues affecting you physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. They will identify the appropriate crystals for you and create a crystal grid. This involves lying fully clothed under a blanket on a therapy bed whilst the crystals are placed around or on you. The Crystal Singer may also use one or more crystal wands to draw energy from your aura or chakras. People find this process relaxing and report feeling much better afterwards.

I enjoy my work as an Intuitive Crystal Singer and it all came from that impulse to pick up stones all those years ago. Enjoy exploring crystals for yourself!

Day 107 of my blogging challenge.

Glad to be alive

imageIt’s been a lovely sunny day here though cold. One of those Winter days when the bite of the fresh air mixes with the warmth of the sun and makes you feel glad to be alive. The daylight is increasing and that too brings a lift to my spirits. I cherish these moments. I want that feeling of gladness. I’m aware that the world can turn on its head any moment.  Being mindful of the ebb and flow of my feelings and thoughts I want to hold onto all the positive energy I can.

Working with energy every day it’s always possible that as people shift their negativity I might be the one they are shifting it too. One of the first things to learn when opening up to our psychic senses is that we have to filter the energy we are learning to ‘read’. This is often called protection as it can be a challenge handling all the less than positive energy and information that starts to flow through. And if your own energy is muddy or a low vibration you can easily end up swamped. When they first come to me many students tell me that they don’t know why they are feeling upset, angry, fearful. They know that they want to help people but when they do so they seem to come out of it feeling worse. When I scan their aura I can tell what energy is theirs and what energy actually belongs to someone else. At that point we have a long chat about protecting the aura.

One of the best things to do is to connect in to gratitude. Finding the positives in as many moments as possible. Stepping back from the feelings and thoughts that might be jingling around inside. Reminding yourself that you are a Spirit in a human body capable of unconditional love for yourself and others. The protection that flows from loving yourself enough not to give low energy house room within you is phenomenal. I find that I can do anything I set my mind to if I remind myself that my positivity will make it happen. The flow of energy from other people diverts around me – unless it is positive which I accept gratefully – and I’m able to keep that glad to be alive feeling going.

Another key thing, of course, is that I am spreading positivity back to others. At the service I did this evening I couldn’t help but smile all the way through. The Spirit World were taking the opportunity to boost my own positive energy so that I could pass it on to everyone else. It’s amazing how contagious a smile can be. There was a lovely message that I had to give from a gentleman. He wanted to say how much he was enjoying being in the Spirit World. He asked me to represent his positivity to his loved ones so that they could get a blast of his happy energy too. I was delighted to do so. We all shared in his loving kindness through the gift of his energy. He was glad to be alive in his Spirit World and wanted us to be glad to be alive in ours.

So when negativity threatens to overwhelm you find a little glimmer of positivity and grow it until it is bright light leading you forward.

Day 101 of my blogging challenge. 

Lighting the shadows

imageShadows. We all have to work with situations that we think are black and white but often turn out to be anything other than clear cut. There is a shadow area where we can get lost in a loop of  misunderstanding, half truths and little or no reliable information. Bringing a beam of light into the shadow areas, lighting up the issues and making a more informed decision pushes the shadow choices away. What do I mean?

I have a situation that I would like to respond to from a spiritual perspective. I want to offer all of the participants unconditional love myself included. I would like my thoughts, words and actions to bring the light of truth to the issues. I don’t want to cause hurt or harm but if I take no action then I will be the one hurt or harmed. So how do I turn this around? How do I move out of the grey areas by taking the spiritual way? It always helps me to remove situations from the personal to the objective as much as possible. That way the drama that is being enacted won’t necessarily suck me in. Of course I’m human so my feelings and thoughts are going to be an important part of how I am going to respond. However, when I get stuck in cloudy energy I always ask my Guides to help me. Their help can light up the situation for me. It can push back the shadows and lighten me too.

One of the ways my Guides work with me, through events that I might react to strongly, is to help me recognise when something is about to happen. They boost my intuition or give me more signs that I need to be mindful of my energy field. They also make sure that I get extra healing energy downloaded ready for me to be boosted through any troubles. When something happens – say someone attacks, disrespects or is trying to trick me – they also send me signals too. I call them my confirmations. If something is confirmed three times I stop trying to work out why & how and start trying to sort out what I want to do. It’s important for me to to meet negativity with positivity. I want to shine my light brighter to show that we can rise above our impulsive aggression. So my Guides are also there to encourage me to find a positive solution to any situation.

If I need a direct message they will make sure I get one. If I consult my oracle cards they will show me what strength I can use, an attitude to practice or remind me that a peaceful heart is worth more than any amount of gold. They will also make sure I am reminded of that truth – what you give out you get back. In the shadows it’s easy to forget that all the negatives you give out will return to you one by one, magnified and in unexpected ways. The light path is all about recognising that truth and being determined not to slide into the shadows again. It isn’t cowardice or fear or weak to turn the other cheek. Especially if you have a strong jaw. You are saving yourself untold future misery instead.

So if someone or something is casting a shadow over you don’t give them or the situation any of your light. Don’t dim yourself. Keep shining as brightly as possible. In the end your light will always chase the shadows further away.

Day 100 of my blogging challenge.

Fly free – Letting Loved ones go

imagePart of my work is about letting go. Helping people to send their loved ones on a new journey down a road that we can’t travel with them. Encouraging someone to fly free in one way or another. In my last post I shared some of my poetry, written to help me to release feelings that challenged me in some way. Poems about my Mum, Dad and daughter. I miss my Mum & Dad being here on the Earth with me. I’m sure they could offer me support about being a parent and having to push my child out of the nest. Each day of her life from babyhood she is moving a step closer to independence, to her own life choices, to making her life what she wishes for herself. She has to fly for herself. She has to be free. In the same way that my parents had to ensure I found my own freedom I have to let her go bit by bit.

There have been times when I wanted so much to pick up the phone to my Mum and ask what do I do now. Or see my Dad who always made me feel like I was still his little girl. The have both joined the rest of the family in the Spirit World and others have followed them since. We have to let our loved ones pass away. In fact we have no choice. It just happens, often when we feel least prepared for it to do so. We wish we had time to say one more thing, ask one more question or do something to show our love once more. We want to hold them close to us for as long as possible. We sometimes cling to our last conversation, last sighting, last moments. As if we can hold back the realisation that our world has changed forever.

Life does change though. In our beginning is written our ending. The door to the Spirit World is one we must all pass through. I talk about the Spirit World, bring messages from that world and give evidence from the Spirits who speak to me so that people can understand that there is another life, a new journey and a return to all of our loved ones. On this side of life we are setting our loved ones free not to an empty, cold place or to non-exisitance but to a vibrant and loving new life. And we will be joining them when it’s our turn to walk through that door. I love the quote by Paulo Coehlo

If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.

Sending our loved ones off with our blessing that they step joyfully into their new lives is a wonderful gift we can give them. We may be overwhelmed by our own grief at their passing but we can wish them a good journey.

Releasing them to the Spirit World can have surprising results. It is wonderful to talk to people who have been able to sense the presence of their loved ones, or get a sign or even a message. In my case I found that my Mum was working with me as a Guide. So I still have the loving connection with her that means I know when each person I care about is safe home in the Spirit World. I get the ‘gossip’ about what they are doing now as if they are still here on Earth. Our loving connections continue. When I was writing my poetry one of the things I focused on was what I loved about my Mum & Dad, as well as the good memories of precious moments, the laughter and the encouragement they gave me. I’m not a perfect person – neither were they – but some of my good bits come directly from the freedom they gave me. They got me out of the nest, flying free and making my life for myself.

So let yourself fly free, let your loved ones do so to. Remember the wonderful times you shared. The love isn’t over. You will meet up again but for now it’s time to journey on different paths.
Day 97 of my blogging challenge.

Poetry brings peace

imageOne of the things that I do is write poetry. It’s something I’ve done for as long as I can remember. I love words (I get to use them a lot, lol) and, before my writers block, enjoyed filling notebooks with poems, song lyrics, stories and reflections. Writing things down has also been my way of moving stuck feelings out of my system. There is something freeing in letting the words describe how I feel then letting the written page go. I’m not surprised that my Guides work with me through writing as well as speaking. Or that they keep encouraging me to write, write, write.

I don’t often share my poetry. I’m not sure why. So for my blog today I want to post some of the pieces that brought me peace when I wrote them. They helped me to express feelings I needed to acknowledge and they inspired me to keep moving forward. I have no idea if the poetry is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and really don’t care. They are here to encourage you to write too. Whatever you are feeling help yourself to get it out of your system by writing it down. If you find you can’t express what you want to say find a piece of poetry that says it for you. Keep that poem with you, read it out loud as many times as it takes and let your feelings flow. Find the peace that comes from knowing how you feel, being OK to express it and moving on when that feeling has passed.

Written in August 2008 this is a piece about my Mum that was written as I headed towards the first anniversary of my Dad’s death. He had loved her so much & couldn’t wait to go to her in the Spirit World.

At times with Mum I was so cross

Not realising the scale of loss

Of one who’s love was ever clear

Though having me cost her dear.

Now I myself become a mother

I realise something about the other,

Who held me close and dried my tears

was there to deal with all my fears.

She wasn’t perfect, far from it,

But never faltered, not a bit,

In giving me the best of care

And always trying to be there.

Niw she rests in a higher place

And how I miss her dear face.

But I am strong and I can see

Because of what she gave to me

She made her kiss something I can bear

Until at last I join her there.

This is one I wrote about my daughter in March 2007 when I was learning about our past lives together.

A smile. A giggle.

A laughing eye.

How the world looks when a child is nigh.

A tear. A frown.

A moment feeling down.

Little Miss Sunshine. Little Miss Showers.

These are the ways we pass the hours.

A part of me but Spirit transcending

Our time on Earth is always ending.

Joy, delight, a choice made

A soul returning, a debt repaid.

A shining light to guide the way,

A warm cuddle on a rainy day.

Before life began

We chose each other

And I am blessed to be your mother.

If I have inspired you to write something – a poem, a few words or more – please share it in the comments. I would be delighted to read your reflections.
Day 96 of my blogging challenge.