Hope Grows Anywhere

img_2250It’s been another strange day. I’m now in Nottingham attending a paranormal conference that I hope will be lots of fun. That’s because I’ve followed my intuition and it brought me here.

Here is a distinctly style challenged hotel where a clean room has been an adventure to find. I hope I managed to play the part of Alex Politzi, Hotel Inspector, with as much humour as she would have done. At least there are no bed bugs. Note to self – read Trip Advisor before I book not after! And I’ve been able to pop in to the Galleries of Justice to set up our display. The traffic wardens were really kind. I just had to be running backwards and forwards to the car frequently enough to show I was unloading. Then Jan and I did our live broadcast to the Seekers on the Earth’s ArchAngels Wysdom Odyssey. There are some new people this month so it was good to talk.

Of course, since I like playing with the Facebook live video we had to do another one for my wall. Sitting across from Angel Yard at number 27, with the Crime & Punishment banners behind us, and the gate to the Goal open I could almost feel the thumb screws. What on earth are two ladies of a certain age doing running around the back streets of Nottingham on an autumn night? I have no idea but I do know we have been laughing hard all afternoon and evening. Our ArchAngels get us into some unusual situations. Not to mention into some good company.

I always hope to find good company wherever I go. Meeting people and exchanging ideas is always energising for me.

The end of the evening has been spent talking about paranormal and spiritual ideas. With some friends (old and new) I had a lot more laughter. Investigating if there is anyone there doesn’t have to be serious. It’s more important that it’s thorough. I feel it’s also more important to be open minded and ready to experience for yourself. The Spirit World will always show themselves to anyone who asks. The more positive I am about wanting to experience something of their presence, even if I doubt it or don’t believe in them, the more likely they are to make it happen. Of course, if you want to challenge them they will also, sometimes, rise to that challenge. I hope that anyone doing that realises that they will get exactly what they asked for.

So a day full of laughter, good conversation and friendship. A day filled with ArchAngel energy and Spirit beings. I am so glad I live an intuitive life. Every day really is an adventure. I look forward to tomorrow being full of more of the same. And one last thing. As I started to do the first live video I noticed a small plant growing out of the mortar between the wall and step of the Galleries. Something I hadn’t noticed when we picked that spot. How fitting to be opening ArchAngel Shimea’s month near that plant. One tiny little plant reminding me that after all the stone and structure has gone what will remain is Mother Earth. Shimea is the Angel of True Nature. His job is to remind us that We, like the plant, are part of Mother Earth. We too can grow in the harshest and meanest of conditions. I believe his message tonight was all about hope.

Day 341 of my blogging challenge.

Change, Confusion, Challenge & Clarity

img_2249I have had two really interesting conversations today about how to decide what to do. In each case I noticed that the issue that really got people stuck was making choices about what to change.

Sometimes I feel we don’t give ourselves enough credit. Change is a challenge. At every stage of our lives we have to learn new things, adapt to new circumstances and find fresh ways of dealing with life events. Otherwise I am sure none of us would ever have learned to walk, to talk, to make things or to form relationships. So many of our activities depend on learning and evolving. Yet I’ve noticed that when it’s time for me to change my head and my heart immediately start a war. My head does a lot of ‘what if’ thinking whilst my heart keeps sending me the signal that something has to give.

I also go into a ‘what is everyone else thinking and feeling’ mode. It’s as if I want to take responsibility for any changes I make having no or little impact on those around me. So I bounce backwards and forwards. Is it ok for me to think about my needs only. What should I do to make sure everyone else is happy with the change. Perhaps I’d better not make any changes at all. Or maybe I need to dive in and do it. It’s so easy to become confused. I’ve often wandered in that maze of confusion. Sometimes for months or years. It’s as if I’m finding sorting out the detail of what needs to change is too difficult. Or too complicated. Even completely unclear. Then I reach the stuck point.

I find myself agonising over going back or going forward. I’ve lost all sense of direction. My feelings flip in seconds and it’s as if I keep pointing in a new direction every time.

This is the bit that is the most challenging. Staying calm. Keeping my focus on being prepared to change. I know that if I accept I’m stuck, confused, unclear it will somehow be easier. Giving myself time to feel and think a whole range of things will eventually bring me clarity. Letting myself take all the time this particular change needs. Recognising the fear I have buried underneath the tumble of thoughts and feelings. Reminding myself that I have made many changes already in my life and this is just the next one. I am also helped by my belief in many lives.

That means that I can understand this particular shift in myself and my circumstances as part of a much longer process. It means I can allow myself time. As much time as I feel I need or want. Because if I don’t change this time round there will always be another chance. Nothing is quite as urgent as it seems. So I embrace that confusion knowing it will stop when my heart and head get into harmony with one another. The way to move my life forward will become clearer with every pause for thought. Giving my feelings room to be expressed will bring me a peaceful transition into the next phase of my life. The changes that are right for me will happen in their own good time if I trust they will. My job in all the changes is to stay calm and let it be ?

Day 340 of my blogging challenge.

Change the Inner You First

img_2243We are coming to the end of five years where the energy has been all about facing our fears. Bit by bit we have been asked to look at what we worry about most in our lives. It’s been an inner journey so that we can eventually produce an outer change.

For some time I’ve been picking up the incoming energy feed. I know that there is going to be another great shift in 2017. In the transition from old patterns into a new global community of humanity there is a lot of stuckness to be recognised and faced head on. Holding my inner self steady as I’ve worked through my fears has been a balancing act. One where I have wobbled a lot. Because letting the fears surface and be dealt with is hard.  I have buried some so deep it’s been like a mining expedition to get them to the surface. Yet they have to be released from me. Otherwise I will be caught in the same old same old when the new energy hits.

I don’t want to miss out on any opportunities that are coming my way. I certainly don’t want to have to wait for them to come around again. So I’ve been focused on exploring my inner world for the past five years. It’s certainly been a revelation. I never quite understood how much of my behaviour was conditioned or limited by others. It seems I wasn’t used to letting other peoples opinions of me matter far too much. No wonder I found at times that I was surrounded by judgements, negativity or controlling behaviour. So it’s been a challenge for me to recognise I manifested that into my life.

I know we all want to feel like we belong. Sometimes we want to belong so much that we find ourselves trying to keep others happy at our own expense. Inner happiness can be hard to accept in a world where what seems to matter is outward appearance.

Yet the last five years have been all about noticing my outward world. Then working out if it reflects my inner world. Of course, when I realised it didn’t match what I wished for myself I was on notice that I had to change. Perhaps not outwardly at first. But I had to find ways of doing things differently. Manifesting or the law of attraction or cosmic ordering. They all follow the same universal rule of cause and effect. Or, as I like to put it, what you give out you get back. I’ve finally stopped rescuing people or situations. I make a point of treating myself well and putting my needs first. Being open to receive I expect nothing but the flow of abundance. In being ready to receive, and doing so at every opportunity, my inner world is all about being loving and compassionate to myself.

As I’ve learned, if I am able to feel that way inside then I am genuinely able to give that same energy out to others. In 2017 I expect to receive so much. But the best part of that is it means I will be able to give so much more outwardly. My inner and outer worlds will balance. However, I’m still a work in progress. I haven’t got the balance yet. This morning I was sitting having one of my ‘weekend’ days. Time for me not work. But there was still a niggle in the back of my mind. A list of all the things I still had to do. A sense that I ought to rush into work and do them. Never mind the 10 or 12 hour days from the previous week. Get the work done.

I resisted that urge. It was time to hold out for a day that gave me a chance to relax. So I met some friends for coffee and enjoyed much needed down time.

Resisiting the pull of work – the fear of leaving things undone – reminded me how far I have progressed. There are still some strong energy waves to come in this year. They will be surfacing more fears and stuck patterns. For all of us. World events reflect this too. Whilst we are being shaken loose of our fears there will be a lot of negativity around. I’m focused on holding the balance within myself. If I remain positive within then I can help that energy to manifest in my outer world too. Whatever fear arises we can all contribute to a fearless outcome. When you pay attention to your inner world you will be doing the best thing you can to ensure that you are living in a positive outer world. Go gently through the remainder of 2016 ?

Day 339 of my blogging challenge.

Feeling the Spirit Burn Within

img_2239I’ve been feeling the burn today in more ways than one. Through exercises, walking and shamanic work I’ve been tuning into my body so that I can connect with my Spirit.

For a little while now I’ve been doing some physical training sessions to improve my general wellbeing. Today I also added in a two mile walk dropping off  then picking up my car from the garage. The walks were a great way to burn off some extra energy. And also to be amongst the trees by the river for a while. I often find I’m joined by ArchAngel Shimea when I’m out in Nature. He loves to point out perky little flowers still bright amongst the fall of autumn leaves. Or the way the river takes on the sheen of peat from the moors. If I have my camera he often shows me orbs. My body feels revitalised from the Earth connections too.

The awareness of my physical presence in the world is enhanced by this connection to the Earth. So much so that when I exercise and feel the stretch or pull on my muscles I am reminded of that same process in the land too. The tectonic plates move, the Earth moves, land rises and sinks. The Earth reshape herself bit by bit every day. When I am present in my body I am ready to be all that I came here to be. I am prepared to do what I planned. I can accept myself as human and here. That is when I can turn my attention to the connection with my Spirit.

Today, using sound and flame, I tuned in to the promptings of my Higher Self.

Embracing my physical body and all it’s sensations I meditated on the sound of my heartbeat. Listening to a drum beat whilst I watched the dancing flames I felt the Earth beneath me. Allowing my mind to focus on the flames I became still enough to notice the promptings of my intuitive senses. It was as if the flame could burn away that part of me that refuses to let go of fear. The ego mind fights hard to exist in us as it fears we will die without it’s promptings. So it uses fear to push us into ignoring those inner promptings.

Holding to my desire to embrace and release any fear, pain or hurt I let these surface into my conscious mind. I reminded myself self that we have a lovely planet. I reminded myself that I have a lovely body. And I reminded myself that I am, always and ever, an eternal Spirit. Staying in the moment I repeated those thoughts out loud. I made them into an affirmation and repeated them over for a while. A feeling of peace filled my body. I mean that I felt it physically. My body became relaxed in a way that is difficult to describe. I knew I had meshed, however briefly, with my Spirit. That it was the being sensing the physicality of the world more fully.

When the body, mind and emotions are in balance then my Spirit will flow into a more consistent existence with me. It will shine through my human nature and change how I am in the world. I believe that is at the heart of the ascension process. Once we all start trying to shine more Light we can burn away the old fear patterns that prevent us from being at one with our planet. That is the future I’m looking forward to.

Day 338 of my blogging challenge. 

My Tattoo: an Infinity of Lives

img_2235Today I completed something that has taken 18 years. I got my second tattoo. Another personal reminder of my life’s achievements.

I remember my Dad’s reaction to my news that I was getting a tattoo at the age of forty. He though I was mad. Dad said to me ‘You know it’s for life’. He was so off balance at the idea of his daughter with a tattoo that I don’t think he saw the funny side of his comment. I did. My Mum was a bit calmer but also thought I was mad. They grew up in a generation where body art was only for rough, tough guys and prisoners. An ink portrait was a sign of low status. Yet I knew I wanted to commemorate the conscious start of my personal development.  The Raven I opted for celebrated my decision to become a therapeutic counsellor.

It also represented my desire to embrace the Goddess energy that I had denied for most of my life. Stepping into connection with the Divine Feminine was important for me. I needed to work out and balance who I was. In fact my journey into being a counsellor was inspired by the collapse of my corporate life. I knew it was time to make deep changes within. Exploring how to help others gave me access to lots of ideas about how to help myself. You could say that I’ve been developing aspects of myself ever since then. Now, eighteen years later, I have reached another level of development.

Today I opted to have body art representing Ouroboros – the World Snake or Infinity – on my arm. I want to acknowledge that life continues eternally in all it’s forms.

Working with the Spirits and Energy Beings I have been able to expand my understanding of why I am here as well as who I am. Alongside my passion for making sense of my past lives I look forward to the new lives I will live after this one. I also look forward to the new beginnings that will arise in this life. As I shed each snake skin and evolve it’s exciting to think about all the surprises that are in store. What new patterns will I develop? Which are the ways I will best serve myself and others? How can I help people to appreciate that we are infinite beings of Light?

The Snake and Ouroboros are ancient symbols of one of my past lives too. Having my tattoo where I can remind myself of the fluid nature of past, present, future is also about reminding me that Ego is a dead end for humanity. Spiritual progress comes only when I recognise my Spirit Within and express that in the way I live. I’m moving firmly from my phase of personal development into a new cycle that is my grown up spiritual development. Of course there has been some overlap with both. My new body art is my promise to myself that it’s time to expand and grow much more. I feel it is the culmination of the work of many lives to reach this cliff. I’m prepared to step off into a new ascension journey.

Day 337 of my blogging challenge.

Planet Earth is Blue. Something I can do?

img_2231It’s been another floaty day. The energy of the full moon, spiral energy and ArchAngel Shimea – no wonder I’m out in space tonight. Often when I feel like this I like to look at our planet. It’s a really interesting way to notice things.

If you are a regular reader you’ll know that I enjoy looking at everything from a different point of view every once in a while. From the suggestion that cars have feelings too, clouds must wonder why we are scurrying around and Spirits are frequently telling us to chillax. It seems to me that we often loose our wider vision. Our focus gets tied to material needs. I know it’s hard to step away from the material and practical aspects of life. We all need to eat, to have shelter and be safe. I also know that we all need to connect with each other at some level. Humans are social animals. Our ways of connecting usually come through the search for ‘love’ mediated through our need for the food, shelter and security mentioned before. That’s how I see it down here on the planet.

But what about out there amongst the stars. A line from Space Oddity, one of David Bowie‘s most famous songs, is going around my head. “Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do”. Seen from space, our planet is mostly the blue of the oceans. At times you can see the land when the clouds clear and at night the planet lights up with all of our neon. There is no sense that this world is occupied by anything. From far enough out it looks like lapis lazuli (at night) or cloudy opal (during the day). A rare jewel against a backdrop of other shining beads. When I look at Mother Earth from a great distance humanity fades. Our claims to the land, the sea and to natural resources are like the ants claiming grains of soil or sand. Pretty small concerns really.

That’s the fascinating thing. As a human ant I work hard for my share of the abundance. My focus is on me. On my own survival. How restricted my view is. The planet has been here millions of years. I have no doubt it will be here for millions more.

My impact is insignificant. Perhaps as human beings we should start to acknowledge that. The Universe continues without our input. The planet spins without us. The moon rises and sets. There is nothing I or you can do to alter the vastness of space or the enduring nature of star systems. The stars will not fade until long after we have become extinct or have evolved away from being physical. So why do I need to ‘own’ any part of this wonderful world? Why do I treat some parts of it as precious and others as not? And why am I busy chasing more material ‘stuff’ that I can’t take into an Afterlife with me?

When I focus on how small my concerns are set against the backdrop of the Earth I regain a sense of perspective. I can set aside the sense of urgency I feel when driven by a fear that I lack my basic survival needs. I can focus instead on my legacy. After all, if I am only here for a nanosecond of Universal existence the I had better use my abilities to the utmost. I must try to contribute as much as I can. So that the ones inheriting the Earth after me don’t have to start from scratch. I wonder if that’s why our ancestors built so many structures or worked so hard to pass on the stories and traditions of their times? Perhaps they too had looked at life with a planet eyed view.

Day 336 of my blogging challenge.

Taking a Forward Look into 2017

img_2229There is a lot of full moon energy about today. I always enjoy the boost it gives me. Especially when it’s time to look forward at the new year.

I know that we still have a couple of months before 2017 starts but I took the opportunity today to have a discussion about my forward plans at the Down 2 Earth Centre. I find that when I explain things to others the sound of what I’m saying always pings when it feels right. It’s part of my way of living an intuitive life. I’ve spent so much time being steered by my head, following what I thought was best, but ending up not engaged in something I’m passionate about. To step out of that way of planning things was scary. After all it’s conditioning I’ve had since I was at school.

I have found it hard to follow my feelings. Especially because in school and throughout a lot of my adult life I was guided by what I thought. There is an expectation that we will do practical things. Work at what brings in money. Be driven by the need to survive rather than by the need to be happy. So when I planned anything it had to be structured around earning money, paying my way and making a useful contribution. Anything else got me thinking fearful or unconfident things. Even when I started working for myself nearly 20 years ago I approached what I was doing in a rational way. Strange that my plans didn’t seem to work the way I expected.

That’s the realisation I came to after years of forward planning that never quite took me where I wanted to go. So I looked around for a new way of looking to the future.

It helped a lot that by this time I was also learning about tuning in to energy. I was paying a lot more attention to what I felt. My Guides were making themselves known. I practiced being aware of my feelings before I made decisions. In time I realised that what made me feel happy didn’t always feature in my plans. There was a gap. What I wanted to do seemed to come second to what I thought I had to do. It was time to approach my forward planning in a different way. That’s when I started talking to people about my ideas and noticing what I felt as I spoke.

With this method I decided to put in place the ideas or options that made me feel good. I stopped judging what I do from a money, survival or ‘because I ought’ point of view. Now I look at the next year from the position of ‘will this make me feel happy’. I do more of what I like and a lot less of what I ought to do. My aim is to get to the point where I really only do what I love doing. So my admin tasks will definitely be shifting next year, lol. Instead there will be a lot more teaching. And healing. And Earth’s ArchAngels.

After all, who said my business had to be serious, routine or dull? That is what it would become if I stuck to the same old same old. Or felt I should, must or ought to offer only those things that would make me a profit.

Finding someone who could be my sounding board gives me a chance to check that what I’m planning is going to be fun, interesting and stretching for me. If I’m loving what I do then those who want to join in will get a blast of that energy too. The wave of positive can spread. Which is why I also like to be the sounding board for others. It’s great to hear their out loud forward planning. Between us we can share the excitement of identifying plans that come from the heart. We can offer each other support when stepping out of a comfort zone is required. Together, I feel that we can make our next business year an emotional success.

It may seem a bit odd to talk about business as an emotional success. However, I know that I put much more effort into things I’m passionate about. I also know that successful business people do the same. How much passion you have can turn a stressful treadmill of effort into an exciting adventure. I also feel that an emotional success links directly with spirituality. When I know that I am doing the happiest thing for me I am flowing with the evolution of my life. Being here is, I believe, all about learning to be in alignment with my higher purpose. Finding contentment, commitment and happiness in the work I do brings me into that alignment. Because my heart will always love doing what I, as Spirit, planned to do.

So my plans are emerging. 2017 is going to be a great year and I’m going to do what I love doing? What about your plans?

Day 335 of my blogging challenge.

What Happens at a Psychic Supper

img_2227Tonight I’ve been to a Psychic Supper at a local Spiritualist church. It’s another way of getting messages to people who want to connect with their loved ones.

A lot of people are unaware of this kind of gathering. It’s not a religious service. Or a stage performance. So it has a very different vibe than might be expected. There are usually five or six mediums present. Each one of us sits on a table with six or so people. It’s then my job to make connections and bring in messages from their loved ones in Spirit. It’s informal, relaxed and full of laughter. After the guests have listened to their messages we all share supper together. I love the sense of community that this kind of event has.

One of the things I like most is that after the messages people can ask me questions. Part of my wish for my mediumship is to be able to explain what happens and how we can all connect with loved ones in the afterlife. I can’t always do that in a church service or a stage event. Being able to sit with people gives me a chance be available for the kind of questions I had when I was learning about the Spirit World. I feel we all want to know more but don’t know who to ask. The perceptions of mediums, churches, shows and even one to one readings can sometimes be very different to what actually happens. I know that having a chance to chat means I can tell it like it really is.

That’s why I like doing Psychic Suppers. Though perhaps the name sometimes confuses people too.

I find there is a lot of confusion about what ‘psychic’ and ‘medium’ mean. Psychic is when I connect to a person’s aura to give them a reading. I might use psychic tools like Tarot cards, a pendulum or runes. However I am only connecting with the person’s energy. When I am working as a medium I am connecting with Energy Beings, most often the person’s loved ones, and I do this without the need for psychic tools. You will certainly get some people working psychically at a Psychic Supper. But I and most mediums will be working through mediumship. And your deceased family & friends will be bringing you messages.

That can be a bit of a challenge though. Sometimes I get people at my table who want specific people. Or don’t want some of the people they know to come forward. Or need to hear from only one person. I will try my best. Any medium will. Matching the Spirit to the person here is at the heart of what we do. Occasionally I can’t do it though. That can be for a number of reasons. Especially as I might not be the medium the relevant Spirit can connect with. So sometimes you have to accept the person you are given and try to listen to the message with an open mind. I encourage people who are going to a Psychic Supper to go without expectations. If you do you get so much more given.

I enjoyed my supper at Burnley Spiritualist church. It was an opportunity to meet new Spirit people as well as their family down here. It also reminded me how important it is to be accessible.

Being sensitive to energy I often avoid larger gatherings. There can be an excess of energy, both Spirit and human, to balance off so I can enjoy my evening. Yet in the surroundings of a spiritual setting helping people to find understanding is a privilege. The ladies on my table tonight were a pleasure to work for. After the messages we shared in a lovely discussion, great food and chocolate. I know that what we talked about was Spirit inspired. It doesn’t really matter that it was me who said it. What is important is that information was shared from their side to ours. What a lovely job I have ?

Day 334 of my blogging challenge.

Horizon- We are more than we know

img_2226Tonight I caught up on an interesting programme in the Horizon series on BBC tv. It was all about the recent discoveries concerning the evolution of modern human beings. It seems there is actually more to our DNA than we suspected.

As the story unravelled I found it fascinating to see the research explain that our DNA contains Neanderthal, Denisovan and potentially other ancient types of humans. I love a good mystery and where we came from is certainly that. Though the amount of this ancient DNA may be a small proportion of our whole DNA it seems that, one way or another, there were several types of humans throughout the world more than 50,000 years ago. Somehow only our branch survived beyond about 30,000 years. I find that really intriguing. Is it time to widen our horizon, to start to teach our children that we all originate from the same source?

Later tonight I was watching a news item about refugees from Syria. People who have been through unimaginable situations. They share the same DNA as me. They have ancient ansestors from other humans species too. Somehow I and everyone else has that common heritage so why is it so hard to accept that fact? People are protesting that refugees should not be shown compassion. I find that very difficult to accept as an argument. In fact I find all the arguments surrounding this issue focus on difference not similarity. Yet I know that our DNA is the same. Across the world we are falling out about who should get what, live where and what counts as a basic human right. Yet how can we argue with the DNA evidence?

It’s certainly a puzzle that we have to solve soon. If we want to move forward as a global community we have to change our perceptions of each other.

The final bit of to I watched was an interview with Margaret Atwood. I read her book The Handmaind’s Tale many years ago. It is a stunning book about the ways in which people treat each other very badly based on fear, power and women as second class citizens. In her interview I watched as she explained that she feels it is still releveant even today. It made me think if we had made any progress at all. I know that we have changed attitudes. I know that change is slow and can sometimes feel nearly impossible. Yet there have been some changes. Women and children have a voice now. Even if it is still drowned out by too much aggressive shouting.

So the strands of my reflection tonight are about continuing to advocate love, compassion and peace. For every person on the planet. Of keeping my mind alert and open so that I can be part of this shift towards peace. I’m keeping my eyes on the horizon. I’m looking ahead. Holding the dream that in my life there will be enough change to keep the momentum going. After all, if, for many thousands of years we managed to live on the planet as several species of humans then I’m sure we can learn to live together successfully now we are the only kind left.

Day 333 of my blogging challenge.

Tonight Words Almost Fail Me

img_2222I know that it’s a muddled up energy time. I’ve been speaking and writing about the shadow side we all have and how close it is to the surface at the moment. Yesterday I wrote about the children. Today I need to write about our vintage citizens.

And after the events of my day I really do mean that words might fail me. I got a call to say that an elderly relative had been burgled. Someone had smashed in a window whilst they were asleep. All that the burglar managed to find was a small sum of money. When they realised the house was occupied thankfully they left. But only to the house next door. Fortunately the vintage person who lived there was out. Though they had the shock of returning home to a place that had been ransacked. Again a small amount of money was taken. Sadly so was some jewellery. Not of enormous monetary value but full of memories.

Unfortunately there is little that can be done to find the people who did this. They had certainly done their homework about when might be a good time to break in. If only my elderly relative had been out too. Rather than ill in bed. I suspect the shock of the burglary would have been somewht less. After all, the home that has been a safe haven for 21 years is no longer that. But it’s the thought of being asleep whilst someone else was there that makes it much more shocking. I was relieved and grateful that they had taken the money and moved on. Some families deal with much worse that has happened to their older members.

That’s challenging part of this. What happened to these two lovely people is not rare. It happens much more that I would wish. One incident would really be one too many.

I know that most of us will be saddened to know that our elderly people are targets for such bad behaviour. I’m sure we would all want it to stop. Especially when it affects us directly, like me today. Yet there are people who know and are around the ones who have done this who never speak out. The burglars are part of someone’s family. They have friends. There will be people who know that they have spending money from crime. Someone has to trade the jewellery for whatever the burglars feel they need. When did they decide it was ok to harm old people instead of working and paying their own way?

I’m not angry about what’s has happened. Money can be replaced. I’m not so sure peace of mind can. However, both these senior citizens are tough. They have been through much more in their lives than the burglars can ever imagine. Both of them have families, friends and neighbours who care. I’m sure the burglars haven’t. Because that is the return that they can expect. I’m a great believer in the law of karma. What you give out you get back. It may be some time down the line, maybe even another life, but the consequences of what they did today will bounce back.

We all make mistakes in our choices. We all fail at something. Or many things.

It’s about what we choose to fail at that matters. Whoever chose to fail the compassion test today will find they are on the receiving end of the same energy. Of course I can understand that we have to experience the light and the dark in order to find balance. It still boils down to choices. Deliberately target vulnerable people or find a different way to have an income? Perhaps the greatest failure is that we accept and continue to let people believe that stealing is an occupation or way of life. I’m full circle. Back to the children. It’s time to make more effort to break the chain of shadows.

Day 332 of my blogging challenge.