Forest, Beach and Rainbows: Grounding and Releasing

ForestThis morning I went for a walk in the forest getting in amongst the trees. It was very quiet and peaceful. As I stood in the sunshine I looked at the abundance around me and wondered why I often forget how much Mother Earth has to offer us.

It was wonderful to see the clover, moss and mushrooms still covering the forest floor at this late point in the year. The trees proving their shelter for all this growth. And the birds swooping and circling still able to forage and survive. I love the idea of an eco-system that supports all of the varied life forms it contains. And I also thought about the way we have grouped together in human eco-systems. It seems to me that we have forgotten how to shelter each other. How to provide for and sustain each other. And how many people are left to fend for themselves in the most challenging of times. Looking at the trees that had been blown over by the recent storms many of them were still viable. Because they had been ‘caught’ by other trees and propped up.

I was fascinated that some of the roots were still in the ground and the trees had greenery. They would survive to see a new spring and summer. No longer upright. But still living as part of the forest eco-system. I left the forest and went down to the beach. The tide had washed up thousands more shells. The bay supports an abundance of life as the shells confirmed. They made a carpet under my feet. Once again I thought about a sustainable eco-system. Layer on layer of shells showing me that there was a delicate balance being played out on this part of the land too. Old shells discarded for new life to begin. The sun was setting. It has been a day of rainbows. The wet sand glimered like gold in the last of the sun. Life continues.

The forest and the beach reminded me that I can be part of a sustainable eco-system too. If I remain grounded in the present, aware of myself as part of a community and release the fear of lack. With that in my heart I know that if this is my last day I know I have wanted for nothing. I am at peace.

Day 726 of my blogging challenge 

Abundance Energy Rising With the Full Moon

Abundance full moonI can feel the lift in the energy. It’s nearly time for the Full Moon and all the abundance that the magical Moon energy can bring. The clouds are finally lifting!

It’s been a long hard slog through most of 2017. Each wave of energy has acted like a jet wash on my aura. I’ve never felt so energetically ‘clean’. Grit, grubbiness, caked on low vibrational energy has been shifted bit by bit. All the layers of stuckness that got in the way of my ability to use my intuition. And to trust those intuitive messages I kept receiving, yet never quite fully understood. All those layers also got in the way of my own abundance. I had to learn to recieve what was best for me, rather than what I thought I wanted. The swap from asking for things from a thinking point of view to asking for what I felt I needed has taken some time. But the waves of energy got me focused on working from my heart rather than my head.

So it’s become much easier to let abundance flow into my life. Instead of deciding that I wanted a new car, then setting off on a plan to find one, I waited patiently for the one the Universe decided would best suit me. And it arrived in good time. Unlike the car I had before it which had been a panic buy. That one resisted me driving it and eventually stopped being driven by developing a fault. This time I gratefully accepted what the Universe provided and I have a car I love to drive. More importantly she loves me to drive her. Lesson learned. When I shifted my focus I found that what I required came easily to me. In fact I began to notice my resistance. The sticking points where I was still trying to control what was manifesting for me.

There are always sticking points to hold up the flow of abundance. Identifying mine has been a work in progress for much of the year. Not that I’ve got a lot.

But I’d like to remove them all to see what the Universe is waiting to bring me if I allow myself to have it. As I felt the energy lighten up today I reflected on what I really desire in my life. I want to use the booster power of the Full Moon. I want to send out my wish list charged with a positive intention that I’m open to recieve everything the Universe has to offer me. No doubts or hesitations. Free from judgements about whether I deserve all the abundance of not. And happy to share that wonderful list of wishes with everyone around me. My heart always tells me to wish for abundance to flow to all the people I connect to. That they get everything they desire too.

That’s the wonderful thing about the Universal energy. I know we can all have as much as we wish for. So long as we trust it will be delivered. And so long as we are asking for enough. Asking without reservation. Requesting that everyone benefits. I know that’s so true. My car has needed work doing to it. Somehow the funds have always arrived. I’ve been able to make sure someone else had an income or energy exchange from working on my car. The energy has come in to me then been passed on to others. It will be on it’s way back to me somehow. If we all ask, recieve, share and ask again we are using the energy in the best possible way. Getting to that point required the jet wash. And I’m determined not to let myself get stuck again.

Is it time for you to ask for your own flow of abundance? Now is a great time to do so. As you gaze at the Full Moon tomorrow night send out your dreams and wishes. Ask for more than you usually would. Include everyone you know in the good fortune you are wishing for. And get ready to recieve more than you ever thought possible.

Day 681 of my blogging challenge 

Peacefully Painting Angels

img_4874Although I had some readings to do today I also managed to spend a little bit of time peacefully painting. Like my writing, painting is a way for me to find another voice.

In a busy world it’s all too easy to get swamped by responsibilities. Carrying out the things I feel I should, must or ought to do. Of course if I find any of those things are not really what I want to do I may be too polite to say no. Of even feel the pressure of guilt getting me to say yes. It’s almost as if being able to peacefully go about doing the things I get most pleasure from is wrong. When I began writing every day it took me a while to shake the feeling that I ought to be spending the time doing something else for my business. If I could find an hour to write surely it should be about the accounts. Or looking at bills. Perhaps doing next year’s business plan. You see, the writing gave me pleasure. I enjoyed it – mostly. It’s strange really. Why do we think work has to be hard?

That’s an interesting question. When I was growing up the pressure was on getting a job. Any job. It was good if it was a job I could enjoy. But really my enjoyment or otherwise didn’t matter. A job would mean I could ‘pay my way’. That was the underlying assumption. I would become a contributing member of society. How long that attitude has stuck with me! As if my writing voice can’t add any value at all. So how much bigger the resistance to painting. Paintings only have value if you are a famous artist. Yet paintings can move people emotionally whether they are considered good or bad. The artist uses the paint as a different kind of voice.

Of course I no longer believe that paintings only have value when you are well known. I have learned that beauty is in the eye of the beholder even if I am the only one to see my paintings.

At my art table today I continued a painting I started last week. Peacefully dotting the paint here and there, getting my fingers involved, I had time to relax. Whatever is emerging on the canvas will be interesting to me. When I paint I am always open to the connection with the Energy Beings around me. I let them guide my hands. Although I may have an idea of what is being painted it often turns out my idea was only a little bit right. There is an energy building on top of the background. It is represented by the colours I have picked up and the way they are blended. I enjoy the feel of the paint on my fingers. I try not to influence the way I move my hands. The picture is birthing it’s own ‘voice’.

Today was about reminding me that work can be enjoyable. In fact I feel that I want to only work at what I enjoy. There are business tasks that are necessary but that’s not my work. That’s me with my admin hat on. When I am working I am writing, painting, connecting with Energy Beings and supporting others. Siting peacefully in Heber Street Spiritualist church this afternoon, with a little bit of paint still under my fingernails, I knew I was working in the best of all ways. The way that I enjoy. Each day I get to do things that I love. Who can ask for more than that? Don’t let your work become the way you pay your bills. Find what you enjoy and trust yourself enough to know that you can do that. If you do the Universe is there to send you enough abundance to pay all of your bills!

Day 369 of my blogging challenge. 

Peace through Social Media?

imageBeing away from connection is an interesting experience. Today I managed to load some of my blogs onto the web site. I also had a look at what was happening in social media world.

It is a world. As ‘real’ as this one, where people put up fake identities, or spill the beans big style or gloss over the true way they feel. Or another hiding place. Like a potential fantasy of who we would like to portray ourselves as. Some people take it so much to heart. Others play games one way or another. For some it’s the only way they feel like they can be their real selves. As if by one or two social media posts they can form deep friendships with everyone.

Social media can also be uncompromisingly truthful. People actually reveal far more than they think. Or find out more about themselves and other than perhaps they expect. I often wonder if social media is the mechanism by which all of our hidden thoughts and feelings will finally be acknowledged. It’s an interesting idea. Perhaps in one way I and everyone else are finding our authentic selves. Maybe our voices become truthful without us even realising.

I see lots of positive posts, helpful information and encouraging, supportive posts. But I also notice an awful lot of dross.

How do I use those golden nuggets of positive energy? That’s the key to the social media world. In giving everyone a voice I know it will bring words I find unhelpful, alarming or unsettling. So I have to be selective. Ready and prepared to skip over the posts or pictures that have a negative pull. Not to deny there is negativity in the world. To make sure that I stay able to transmit my positivity into the ether too.

Each one of us is busy manifesting the world. I’ve written before about our responsibility as co-creators of our lives. It’s up to me and to you to use out energy in a way that manifests the greater good for all. Many things will get in the way to distort my energy if I let them. The key is understanding the energy of lack. It’s based upon a misunderstanding of the energy we call money, misapplied by a misunderstanding of the energy of love and driven along by the energy of fear. Lack thinking affects the way I am able to manifest because it distorts my energy. Even if I think it doesn’t.

I may not feel like I lack anything. The reality is lots of other people do feel that way.

So I am swimming in an ocean of lack. Perhaps I’m even drowning in that ocean. It’s hard not to swallow some of that energy at times. Staying afloat requires me to be conscious of my feelings and thoughts all of the time. Building the psychological ‘muscles’ to do that is hard work! Being patient with myself enough to know that I will slip back every now and again. Looking at social media, at any for of human interaction for that matter, I have to understand the Spirit is within everyone and everything. No matter if I am in my ego or they are in theirs. I must try to step into my Spirit all the time.

That is the wonder of social media too. If I can interact from my Spirit perspective I can share a bit of spiritual positivity in the ocean of energy. I can create a ripple of manifesting from love. Lack disappears when I love myself. It fades when I love others. And ceases to exist when I love Mother Earth. I will always have everything I need. I can manifest it as I need it.

Have you been working hard? Dreaming of success? Wanting something from the Universe? How have you been asking for it?

It’s time to recognise that I have to use my authentic voice and energy to manifest abundance. Only a positive flow in my energy will bring me the positive flow I want back. I think very carefully about how I use social media to make my inner requests concrete in the outer world. My words will frame what I bring back to myself. They are the expression of my true wishes. And words are very tricky. Old magic, the magic we have forgotten, teaches that in asking for something I must first know the true name of what I want. So if I’m dreaming of a ‘successful venture’ I must be able to put that into words that bring me what I want.

Asking for love, luck and happiness will only work for me if I am able to define those terms fully and accurately. I find this an important consideration. Many of us are sending positive wishes for peace via social media. That energy will manifest eventually. I know it could be much quicker if we had a shared agreement of what peace actually meant. How would world peace look, feel, be for me? And, more importantly, how would it look, feel, be for others? That’s the challenge social media can help us with. Letting my voice and all the others discuss, share and identify the real feel of a peaceful world. And for all of us to join in asking for it to manifest.

Day 257 of my blogging challenge.