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!
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!
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!
I had never been to a music festival until this year. It was on the List. The List that I wrote back in January of things I wanted to achieve, places I wanted to visit and experiences I wanted to have. Glastonbury Festival was on it. My friend called me 10 days before the festival to say he had a spare ticket, did I want to go with him? Hell yeah! Is it on your vision board? He asked me. No but its on the List! After saying yes I had 10 days to prepare myself and get together what I needed. I googled for tips and ideas.
( If you are squeamish and don’t want to read about blood or periods then skip this paragraph) I realised I was going to have my period that weekend and started googling having your period at festivals. I had heard so much about the toilets and how they weren’t particularly pleasant, so the last thing I wanted to do was to spend more time in the toilets than I needed to. I have a mooncup so tried using that before I went. Nightmare. You need to practise using this for probably several months before going rather than a day. The bathroom resembled a scene from a horror movie after I tried to empty it one morning. That’s not going to work. I then spent nearly a whole day reading and reviewing period pants. I eventually ordered some to be delivered next day delivery. I can sometimes be a bit last minute! They didn’t arrive on the Thursday and I left on the Friday. I ended up doing a last minute supermarket dash stocking up on tampons, pads and panty liners. None of which are green or environmentally friendly. However, I knew what I was doing and could change them in the dark if need be. In the end it wasn’t as big a deal as I had thought it would be
Non squeamish people you can resume reading here. Bag packed and drove down to Glastonbury. When you park take note of any flags and numbers nearby. I took a photo of where I parked my car which was actually extremely handy. Now bear in mind you might have a bit of a walk to where you are camping. It took me an hour from where my car was to reach the tent. Take a trolley or wheely device to carry the heavier stuff. When I arrived it was 28 degrees and by the time I got to the tent I had a thumping dehydration headache. Decide who you would like to see before you get there. The time it takes to get between stages can take up to half an hour or more. You also need to take into account waiting times at the bar, eating, sitting and enjoying some of the therapies on offer in the Healing Fields.
Go with the flow. I have no qualms about going anywhere by myself. I was lying in the tent one morning and I heard a lady say that she had missed going to see a band that she loved because she didn’t want to go by herself. This is YOUR festival and YOUR experience. Don’t stay with your friends if it means you miss seeing one of your all time favourite bands. I wanted to see the Killers and my friend wanted to see the Chemical Brothers so we went our separate ways and both had a blast! I got chatting to a chap next to me and we went for drinks afterwards. My friend got chatting and went out afterwards too. Neither one of us came back and said how gutted we were that the other one wasn’t there.
Be open to new bands and artists. I had never heard of Stormzy ( What? I hear you cry) I live in my own bubble at times. I saw him and thought he was amazing! A grime artist ( I didn’t know what that was either!), an entertainer, 25, on the Main stage at Glastonbury, bringing black ballet in front of thousands, and giving shout outs to upcoming artists that he personally knows, oh and showing huge gratitude, a belief in God and singing about it. For me it showed true authenticity! Lizzo was another artist that I had heard of but never heard before. We were three rows from the front. Onto the stage came this lady with such force, energy and presence. Wearing a bright purple sequin leotard with an extremely high leg line, this amazing hair and owning the stage. Another artist who expressed huge gratitude. She had been to Glastonbury a few years before and 2 people had turned up to watch them and this year she was performing in front of maybe 30000 people? She is a lady about body positivity and self love. She had the whole audience telling themselves, “I love me. I am beautiful” then turning to our neighbours and telling them the same. A lady with a global message of love. Her authenticity and gratitude shined through. Prior to Lizzo coming on the stage was Slowthai, a white rapper from Northampton, 24. During this whole festival one thing I learnt is that I have no idea how to dance to rap or grime so I seemed to spend a lot of time bouncing and doing some sort of bobbing. I saw my first mosh pit via the screen. My friends actually wanted me to participate in one and thought it would be fun. I preferred to watch on the big screen. At 24 to be playing at Glastonbury, I think is awesome and hats off to him. From my personal point of view, he seemed to be channelling anger in a very constructive way, which I think makes him a great role model for our younger generation. ( I feel so old writing that but it is how I feel) I also just saw a tweet from him that said. ” See you on the Pyramid Stage next year” Love it! Aim for the skies.
Overall for me, watching these artists, Glastonbury is more than just the music. It’s about ambition, drive, determination to succeed, having that dream, authenticity, love and gratitude. Immense gratitude for their journey. I wish them all well and am so grateful that I got to see them all live.
Finally I am going to leave you with my top tips for enjoying the Glastonbury experience
- Take a reuseable water bottle and stay hydrated
- Compostable toilets are cleaner and smell better than the longdrops, they are the way forward!
- Longdrops are green toilet cubicles scattered around the site. Take your own toilet roll.
- Suncream, hats, wellies AND comfortable footwear are a must
- You can take your own alcohol onto the site which saves you money, but no glass bottles
- A sleeping bag and a self inflated mat with a blanket on top kept me warm enough at night
- Some places only take cash. There are cash machines on site but they do charge so take some cash too
- You can volunteer there which means you get to camp, take showers and eat meals in exchange for working in various areas
- Be prepared for a long walk to the car
- Take your own bin bags
- Enjoy the experience!
YouTube link for Stormzy https://youtu.be/DxsjQ967kV8
YouTube link for Lizzo https://youtu.be/R9CTs1NsZRI ( If you are offended by strong language don’t watch)
YouTube link for Slowthai https://youtu.be/qXjfng3TRi0 ( This video contains explicit language)
I would love to hear your thoughts on Glastonbury Festivals, your experiences and what you thought of the music this year
I got into an argument with the Universe the other day. I decided I had had enough. I wanted off the spiritual train and wanted a ‘normal’ life. I told it that I didn’t want to be a conduit. I didn’t want to be a messenger. I didn’t want to tell people about all of this ‘out there’ stuff that I have been learning recently.
Who am I that they will listen to me? I don’t want to be the weirdo. The odd one out. The person that people might think has gone slightly crazy. I wanted the learning and knowledge to stop. I felt out of my comfort zone, which I am prone to do. I felt overwhelmed by the knowledge I was gaining. I felt like I couldn’t handle anything else the Universe was throwing at me. I cried. Seriously. Going beyond Reiki and crystals and stepping into this unknown voyage towards multi dimensional beings and life on other planets freaked me out. I had a moment on the stairs whilst I was singing my kids to sleep when I thought, I am such a small part of this world that goes way beyond this earth.
In a nutshell these past few months have seen me learning about different types of multidimensional beings such as Pleidians, Andromedians and Arcturians. I have been guided towards channellers, who communicate with these beings. Watching them is fascinating. Check out Rob Gaulthier on YouTube or Gaia and Barbara Marciniak on YouTube. They both have these interesting voices when they channel. Watching them I wondered who is it I am channeling? When I write following a meditation? I always thought it was the Universe or Source. I have asked but they are yet to answer me. It’s weird, not weird, because when I listen to them and see them, I don’t question their authenticity. I believe what they are saying and the beings they are channelling. Reading Barbara Marciniak’s book “Bringers of the Dawn” was eye opening. As I was reading it I kept saying, “I knew that” or “I said that” AN example being last year I remember telling several people that the word ‘should’ needed to be eradicated from the dictionary. The reason for this? If we stopped saying I should, it would make people feel less guilty for not doing something that they don’t actually want to do, but feel they should based on others expectations. When I was 18 I remember having a conversation at school about how the world began. Was it evolution or the big bang? Neither I replied, we are here as part of an alien experiment. I was being deadly serious. The class laughed.
I can’t stop the path that I am on. I can’t choose to unlearn everything I am learning. I can’t argue with the Universe, well I can and it may hear me BUT I love to share my knowledge with others through writing and speaking. That is my path. I may be able to pause the train sometimes but I have to keep going. If you read this and think I’ve gone crazy that’s fine. I have to speak my truth. And it might sound a bit out there but I chose this path so on I go.
I’d love to hear if you have had any experiences of multidimensional beings. Let me know below!
I recently arrived back from the U.S. I have jetlag, so am currently writing this at 2am. My America trip came about through manifesting. I wrote down on Facebook that I wanted to go over there and 2 weeks later I was invited. I headed out to Denver, Colorado to stay in an Airbnb with Nicole for 4 days. ( I honestly think Airbnb is the new way forward in terms of staying in other countries) On arrival we headed out to Denver Botanical Gardens with another girl staying there, Bella.
During a thunderstorm the three of us were sat under some trees. Nicole started to tell us her story. She was running late on September 11th. As she was on the ferry heading to work she noticed that there was smoke coming from the tower next to where she worked. She thought that maybe a helicopter had clipped the tower. Apparently that was quite common! As she got off the ferry and started walking towards work in her $400 pair of shoes, she noticed what looked like a huge dust cloud. She felt an arm grab hers and turn her around to face the other direction. The next 5 hours were a blur. She somehow made it back onto the ferry, covered in dust and dirt. At the other end she was hosed down. She didn’t know what to do, where to go or even what was happening as all communication was down. A kind elderly gentleman approached her and offered her a cup of tea at his apartment. She went with him. He tried calling her mum several times on the phone, gave her numerous cups of tea, fed her and gave her some clean clothes. As she drove to her mum’s house she said the highway was eerily quiet. What should have been a 10 minute journey took her over 3 hours. Flags started to be hung from apartment windows. She got to her mum’s house who finally told her what had happened. She then went to collect her son from daycare. When she got there there were still children whose parents worked in the towers, who hadn’t yet been collected. She picked up her son and took several other children home with her to look after until their parents came back. The next day she realised she wouldn’t be going back to work. The second tower she was heading towards had collapsed. She didn’t have a job to go back to. She retrained as a teacher and worked for several years in some of the toughest schools. She currently works as a social worker helping homeless ladies and is an online entrepreneur. Hearing her story, I felt sadness but I also felt inspired. She was part of a hugely traumatic event and she decided she wanted to help others. That life wasn’t about owning a pair of $400 shoes. It was about helping others and living life to your fullest.
Whilst in Denver I visited the Molly Brown house Museum. If you have seen Titanic you might remember this character. She was quite loud and formidable in the movie. Born to Irish Catholics in Missouri, she decided to move to Colorado at 18 to live with her siblings. She married James Joseph Brown and had 2 children. Her husband struck gold and they became millionaires overnight. Margaret Brown spent a lot of time giving back to the community. She ran for Senate several times but didn’t get in as women didn’t have the vote at that time. She was instrumental in helping women achieve the vote. Colorado was the first state where women got the vote. She taught herself several languages and was fluent in them. In 1909 James & Margaret signed a separation agreement. In 1912 Margaret Brown was travelling in Egypt when she received a telegram to say her grandson was ill and she needed to get back home. She boarded HMS Titanic. When it began to sink she was annoyed at how few people were in the boats and started telling the crew they needed to fill them. Apparently, two men then picked her up and dropped her 4ft over the edge into a lifeboat. She was with 22 women and 2 men. She told them that in order to survive the night they would all take it in turns to row the boat to keep warm. When RMS Carpathia came to rescue them, all of the passengers in her boat were alive. Once on board she helped translate for the 3rd class passengers and organised a fundraiser for the survivors of the ship. She wrote down the names of the families who were donating money and a list of the families who weren’t. She then left this list in the dining room hall. Eventually those who weren’t donating decided they wanted to and their names were crossed off the list. Margaret Brown raised $10,000 from this. When she arrived back in New York she raised another $10,000 and was made president of the Titanic Survivors Association. She decided quite late in life that she wanted to be an actress and went off to train in drama. She became the actress that she had always wanted to be. In 1932 she passed away in her sleep.
Having visited the house and reading what little I did about her, she came across as a strong and independent woman in her time. A women who wasn’t afraid to rock the apple cart. A woman who spoke her truth, in a time when most didn’t like to hear the truth. A woman who refused to wear a corset and instead took up boxing in her garage! A woman who I believe inspired many and continues to do so to this day. I left the museum feeling inspired. If Molly Brown could do what she did in the early 1900’s what can we do now?
We can speak our truth.
We can rock the apple cart.
We can inspire.
There are even more inspirational stories that came out of the U.S but I’m going to save them and include them in book number 2! Who inspires you? Do you inspire others? I would love to hear your inspirational stories!
Happy World Meditation Day!
I organised my first pop up meditation in the beautiful city of York. I got my dates wrong but it didn’t matter. The sun was shining and we had 54 people turn up. There were 4 guided meditations on offer, so for those who have never meditated before it was a case of sitting and listening to the meditations. We had a variety on offer. I started with a chakra cleanse meditation. This helps people to become aware of their chakras, or energy bodies within and around them.
Jote Prakash from the Rising Dawn Sanctuary then led a meditation based on the breath and Kundalini teachings. We had Katy Garner, the Stress Less specialist, leading a meditation around focusing on a mantra. Julie Wrigley from Smooth Moves Lab then had us standing up and focusing on our bodies and awareness around them. They were all very different meditations which I hope showed people that there is no right or wrong way to meditate. It was the first time I had done a standing up meditation so a new experience for me! The feedback was fabulous and I have been asked to organise another one.
I first sat down to meditate 10 years ago after buying myself a book called Teach yourself to Meditate. I remember reading it then sitting down on the edge of my bed to quiet my mind. After 2 minutes I gave up and threw the book across the room. How was I meant to quiet my mind? I was a manager in a large retail store and would often work 12 hour days. My mind was full of work stuff, me stuff, emotional stuff. There was no way I could do this.
I dabbled in and out of meditating for a few years when I would go to spiritual workshops. It wasn’t until I faced my own challenging time that I realised the importance of meditating. It was my time. 15 or 30 minutes of no distractions, of focusing on my breath, of clearing my mind, of being present and not worrying about what could happen or what had happened in my past. It was mindful and it helped me stay calm. When I learnt Access Bars and had a treatment my mind finally, finally became clearer. It was much easier to sit in silence and appreciate it. I have 2 small children so silence isn’t something that is easy to come by in my house. When we put down our digital devices and spend time breathing and by ourselves it not only brings calm and stillness but it can help bring focus and clarity.
How to Meditate
Just making a start is progress. There are a variety of meditation tools available now which can help. If you look on YouTube there are tons of guided meditations and you might feel overwhelmed. Listen to a few just to see whose voice you like, which ones feel calming for you. You can download Headspace on your phone. I have personally never used this but have heard great things about it. Or if you want to begin with silent meditation start slowly and build yourself up. Meditation is a practise. Spend 5 minutes with your eyes closed just breathing in and out and focusing on your breath. Switch off all distractions, TV, tablets, mobile phones etc. You can do this at home, in the garden, when you are out walking. If you are wearing sunglasses you can sit with you eyes closed on a bench and noone will notice 🙂
The more you spend time out meditating the calmer you will start to feel. Meditation has many benefits including reduced anxiety, gaining clarity, feeling more focused, more present, better sleep. I wish you every success in your meditating journey. Namaste.
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The last time I attended a paranormal investigation was about 10 years ago. I was living in Peterborough and had started to become interested in spirits, after visiting a medium. It was a fabulous experience and from what I remember and there was definitely evidence of spirit in the way of voices being heard and footsteps in a corridor.
When I found out that there was a new Paranormal Research group in York, I got in touch with them as I was super excited that living in one of the most haunted cities in the UK there would be a chance to visit some of the buildings with an experienced team.
When I saw they would be investigating the Merchant Adventurers Hall, I jumped at the chance of going. The Merchant Adventurers Hall in York was built in 1357. I honestly can’t believe that this building still exists! If you are ever in York I highly recommend a visit. According to it’s website, “The Great Hall is where the Medieval merchants first gathered to conduct their business and to socialise. The Undercroft used as an almshouse to help the sick and the poor until as late as 1900. The Chapel offering spiritual care to the merchants and the inmates of the almshouse.”
Even though York is extremely haunted, the chance to actually investigate the buildings are few and far between. I was greeted by Claire with a warm welcome. There was 10 of us in total. Cameras and microphones had been set up around the building, to see what could be picked up. We walked into the chapel area and Kevin asked for a volunteer to be a human pendulum. I offered straight away even though I had no idea what it meant. I stood in the middle of the circle. I closed my eyes, as it was a bit intimidating having strangers watch me. Kevin told me to relax and started with asking spirit to show them yes. I felt my body lean slightly to the left. When he asked for a no I felt myself leaning to the right. Kevin then started to ask a series of questions. Nearly every time my body would lean left or right. We connected with a male spirit called Thomas. In my mind I got the year 1687, but we couldn’t confirm this at the time of writing. The only time I didn’t move was when Kevin asked him if he had done anything ‘dodgy’ in his dealings. Thomas refused to answer lol. One of the other participants then went into the centre. A lady spirit came through who had been a nurse during the time when the building was used as a hospital. Kevin asked her a few questions and asked her if she wanted to be moved to the light. She said yes and as Kevin moved her on, the chap became quite emotional.
We then went and sat at the other end of the Great Hall. Myself and another lady felt the spirit of a boy who was quite playful. We were using pendulums to ask him questions and a spirit box. ( If you watch Ghost Adventures, it is what Zak uses when he is investigating places) Nothing came through on the spirit box. Kevin again moved this boy into the light as he wanted to pass.
Using a combination of tools meant that as guests we got to experience different ways of communicating with spirit and gathering evidence. We used a planchett and the drawings looked like an eagle. We asked for some initials and we couldn’t tell exactly what they were, maybe a DP? Or DT? A planchett is a writing tool used to communicate with spirits. Everyone places a finger on it and it moves by itself. There was definitely noone pushing it.
My favourite tool of the evening with an amazing result was a tablet, which ‘maps’ out a human body. A bit like when you have an Xbox kinect. It can see where you are standing. There was 4 of us upstairs. I stood in front of a court style box. The 3 ladies in front of me were recording a video. They had me and could see me on screen. A joke was made and they all started laughing. I felt inclined to tell them off. I told them, I am being told that you need to be serious. I am including the video for you to see. My right hand went cold. Then tingly as I could feel someone with me. I felt it was a serious chap. Several of us had been experiencing pain in our shoulders and back of the head all night and I felt it was this chap coming through. I am just waiting for confirmation that I can share this video with you.
The other awesome thing that happened was that the team had put a tray with old one penny pieces on top of a chest. We had asked several times if they could be moved. We heard a few noises then moved upstairs to investigate. When we first came down I looked at the coins and thought that’s unusual. I couldn’t remember there being a small penny in the corner. It was tarnished and very green looking. I thought nothing of it until someone else piped up that there was an extra coin there. Like I said there are webcams set up so no one could have physically put it there without someone seeing it.
For me, as someone who believes there is a life after death, I didn’t go as someone who needed proof. I went because I love finding out people’s stories and how the spirits are connected to buildings. I was given plenty of opportunities to ask spirit questions and to be involved in the investigation, which was great. Kevin and Claire very much encourage you to be involved. Like Kevin said, it is your investigation as much as ours. So, if you watch Most Haunted or Ghost Adventures and think I’d love to have a go, why not check out their events and pretend you are Yvette, Karl or Zak! You won’t regret it.
For more information on the Paranormal Research York team head to https://paranormalresearchyork.co.uk/
I’d love to hear if you have ever been on a paranormal investigation and what you found. Get in touch!
I woke up at 315am this morning. I couldn’t get back to sleep so decided to sit up and start writing. I wasn’t sure what I was to write about but in my head I got the words Divine Feminine, so I rolled with it. Within all of us is a masculine and feminine energy, our yin and yang. Both men and women have the feminine and masculine within them. The masculine relates to the logic, decision making, rationale whilst the feminine energy relates to the nurturing, intuitive and compassionate side to ourselves. When the energies are out of alignment we can feel stuck, lost, not entirely sure of who we are.
Working as an intuitive healer has helped me explore my feminine side so much more. When I went into my first graduate job with a major retailer, it was a dog eat dog world. It was competitive and tough, and male dominated. I wore a mask to work. I couldn’t be seen to be weak. I just went in and got on with my job, striving to be the best I could be, working long hours and actually ignoring myself. Ignoring the person I truly was inside. I was working there because having graduated with a degree in International Business this was what I felt I was meant to do. I got burn out. I was stressed and finally went for some healing. This was the beginning of my healing process. I gradually became more aware of who I was.
I was first made aware of the different energies within me when I had my Soul Plan done, with Jude Robinson. She told me that I would be successful in business as I could bring in the logic and decision making of the masculine but balance it with the healing and compassionate side that I have. As my intuition has grown stronger over the years I have learned to listen to what my body wants and what my soul craves. Walks in the fresh air, sitting under the light of the Moon, singing out loud in the car and dancing like no-one is watching ( even though they sometimes are) As I have been working with the Moon the natural rhythm and cycles are in flow. Building other women up rather than pushing them down and competing with them now comes naturally to me. Giving a stranger a compliment such as I love your top, or your nails or whatever it is, lifts them. As we lift others we in turn lift ourselves.
Embracing our feminine side doesn’t mean we have to wear swishy skirts and have long soft flowing hair. It is about learning to trust our intuition and our knowing that was built into us from the moment we were born. Since time began women have been persecuted for their beliefs, their witchery, their clothing choices, their birth choices. I read today that women can now have injections into their labia at a cost of £950 per time. Seriously?? How did we get to this? You are gifted with an amazing physical body. For health reasons if you need surgery I get it.
For the sake of our feminine energies and womanly togetherness let’s embrace and support each other, as well as ourselves. As Rebecca Campbells book says, “Rise Sister Rise”
I’d love to hear what you think of this post so feel free to drop your comments below
Filling your own cup
As an energy healer I like to think that I am in tune with the energy of my own body. A couple of days ago I felt a bit flat and a bit low and couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Today I woke up and the same energy was there. I dropped the kids off, came home and did a bit of work. I had a load of dishes to wash, from the night before, clothes to hang out and the usual list of household chores. I had had a conversation a few days ago with an old friend who told me, “You’re always giving Lindsay” As an empath that comes very naturally to me and it’s true. I have learnt especially since setting up my own business, that I need to look after me too. I always tell self employed business owners that looking after you is as important as looking after your business.
The Rising Dawn Sanctuary
The Rising Dawn Sanctuary is a beautiful place in the outskirts of York. Jote Prakash, who with his mum, Nam Prakash, runs Wellness Wednesdays. This is where I headed today. I threw on a pair of stretchy pants and drove over to see if this would help my energy. I was also enticed by the fact that they were offering Kundalini Yoga. I’ve never experienced this particular type of Yoga. I tend to do Yoga with Adriene via YouTube videos in my pyjamas.
I was greeted by Jote Prakash with a hug and a cup of mint tea. The place feels peaceful and serene and at once you are made to feel at ease. You are invited to bring some food to share for lunch. Unfortunately, being on a tight deadline today I couldn’t stay, but the vegetable curry smelt beautiful. Jote Prakash’s granny arrived, who is also extremely welcoming. You feel like you are meant to be there. Several other ladies arrived and we went into the airy room for our meditation and yoga session. Mats, cushions and blankets are all provided for you. I arrived completely unprepared so was grateful for this.
Releasing stuck energy
I will be honest with you. I can’t remember all of the details exactly of the class as I was in a relaxed meditative state for most of it. However, as a beginner to a ‘public’ yoga class, I felt at ease and that was due to Jote Prakash telling us not to worry about what anyone else was doing and to be in our own space. We got into one position for the yoga where I had my hands clasped together and forefingers pointing upwards behind my back. As we bent forward, I was overcome with an urge to cry. I have never experienced crying upside down, which was quite surreal. I didn’t feel sad or unhappy. I just had this moment of ‘release’. For anyone who already does yoga or meditation you will understand. If you have never done yoga or meditation, a release can come in the form of tears, when stuck energy is moved. I welcomed it and allowed the tears to fall up my face, rather than down. Once we had done the yoga, we were given the opportunity to shake it out. I felt a bit silly at first but soon got into the swing of shaking my hands, feet, head, legs, hips. It felt awesome and I could literally feel the energy vibrating through my hands. We ended with some chanting and even though I didn’t recognise the words I hummed, which is encouraged as you are then getting the vibrational sound and the healing.
Being in the stillness
People often see me as being happy and outgoing, which I generally am. Sometimes however, there are moments where I don’t feel like that. We can’t feel happy and positive 100% of the time. It’s not natural. What we can feel, when we practise meditating, letting go, healing etc is stillness. When we learn the art of stillness within and being in the moment, we become more present and aware. When we are aware of how we are feeling, we then have that choice to embrace it or to push it down and repress it. Repressing it might work in the short term but at some point, you will have to deal with all of those repressed emotions. Whether it’s a year from now, 5 years or 10.
Heal those repressed emotions
If you are ready to face those unresolved, repressed emotions seek out a trained therapist or healer. Reiki is fabulous for releasing emotional blockages. Or if you happen to live in York head to a Wellness Wednesday with Jote Prakash and the Rising Dawn Sanctuary.
To find out more about the Rising Dawn Sanctuary and the events they run head over to https://www.facebook.com/TheRisingDawnSanctuary/
If you are interested in healing of any kind and looking for a supportive online community head over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConsciousnessArising/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
What is an Awakening?
The first time I heard the word Awakening was from one of my Reiki students. I had never heard the word before and wasn’t really sure what ‘it’ was. Two months later another student came to me telling me about her awakening. I started to read into it so I could understand if more clients or students came to me. Which they did.
Eckhart Tolle describes an awakening as “A shift in consciousness in which thinking and awareness separate” My more simplified version would be, ” Remembering who you truly are”
What does that mean? I am me. Yes you are. You were born and brought up within a family who had certain beliefs and thoughts. Their beliefs and thoughts became your beliefs and thoughts. You went to school and the teachers gave you knowledge and opinions which you absorbed. You left school and got your first job. You were working for someone who had their own ways and ideas of working, which you adopted. You eventually got tired of working 9-5 and doing the same thing every day. Arriving home feeling tired and exhausted. Thinking to yourself that there must be more to life than this. You start watching Gaia as you are intrigued. You search YouTube videos searching for proof that you are meant to be here, that there is something higher at work. As you start to read self help books and watching these videos you start to question who you are. You start hearing about higher beings, multi dimensions, healing, shamans, auras, angels. Some of the stuff you hear or read or watch might blow your mind. My mind has been BLOWN since January learning about even more about myself and life than I knew possible.
What happens when you start to awaken?
Once you start to awaken, it is a process that you can’t turn around. Part of your awakening is about remembering your inner purpose. For some people an awakening can happen quite quickly, which can make it seem quite scary. For some it is more of a gradual journey. I resemble my awakening to that of the Tortoise in the Tortoise and the Hare. It started back in 2002 when I first heard about Reiki. Since then I have experienced different healing, read hundreds of books, watched thousands of YouTube videos and Gaia programmes. I meditate to develop myself, I practise Yoga, most days. I work on myself every day so I can be in the best place to help others. I have had the time to be able to observe various tools and gained a broad understanding of this journey.
When you are going through an awakening you will have a lot of questions. Relationships may change. You may find that toxic or negative people fall by the wayside. You may find yourself coming into conflict with your nearest and dearest as they don’t want to hear certain ‘truths’. You might find your diet changing. Some of my students have said they have literally woken up one day and decided not to eat meat anymore. I have been a meat eater for years and this is my first week, ever, without meat and I’m quite enjoying it. I feel lighter in my body. There is a huge shift to plant based diets and veganism. Another common thing I hear is how alone people feel. They don’t feel they can talk to anyone about this ‘stuff’.
A great phrase my friend says is, “This Too Shall Pass.” When you start to awaken trust that it is the beginning of a process. You are shedding crap that no longer serves you and isn’t going to serve you. Yes it can be frightening if you have always lived according to someone else’s beliefs and opinions. If you have lived according to someone else’s rules. TRUST in the process. Meditate. Journal and seek healing.
Remember who you truly are