Feeling Inspired!

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!

How to Meditate

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.

My Story

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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Paranormal Investigation York

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!

 

The Divine Feminine

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.

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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

 

My Kundalini Yoga Experience

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.

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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?

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.

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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

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Top 10 Spiritual Books

10 spiritual books you need to read

I have been asked recently on numerous occasions what my top 10 books are for spirituality. In no particular order these are my favourites and the reasons why.

Angels in my Hair- Lorna Byrne

This was my first book I read about Angels. Prior to this I had NO idea that angels were around us. This book, I believe, was her first one. Reading her story there is such humility with Lorna and such an easy introduction into the world of Angels. Highly recommend for anyone interested in Angels. Angels in My Hair by Byrne, Lorna (2010)

Moonology- Yasmin Boland

Working with the moon cycles has seriously changed my life! I have let go of sooo much stuff and brought things into my life which I never would have expected. For example my first new moon intention setting I wrote a list of 10 things I wanted from January 2018. One of them was to appear on TV/Radio to talk about crystals or Reiki. 2 days letter I get a phone call asking me to go on a local radio station and talk about crystals! Seriously? So if you want to learn how to work with the Moon Cycles I highly recommend this book! Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles

The Four Agreements- Don Miguel Ruiz

A friend lent me this book. In terms of simplicity and ease to read I highly recommend. It provides us with the basic principles for life that we should never forget. This is how he describes the book. “The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.” The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom Book)

Rise Sister Rise- Rebecca Campbell

I read this following my divorce and I think it was the first book I have read which talked about owning your feminine side. It reminded me what it meant to be a woman and to embrace the various stages we go through as women. It helped me to embrace my inner power and to own it. Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within

Top 10 Spiritual Books

Bringers of the Dawn- Barbara Marciniak

I was introduced to Barbaras work in January 2019. I hadn’t heard of the Pleidians before but something resonated when I watched her YouTube channel. I haven’t finished this book yet but I have to say everything in it makes sense to me. I don’t know if I have always had that knowing? If you believe there is more out there I highly recommend this book to all extra terrestial fans. Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians

Voices in my Ear- Doris Stokes

This was the very first book I ever read about ‘spiritual’ stuff when I was 11 or 12. The fact that this woman could speak to dead people amazed and fascinated me. Considering it was the 1960s’ and 1970’s she always stood her ground and stood strong in her conviction that there was an afterlife and she could speak to spirit. Voices In My Ear: Autobiography of a Medium

Reiki and the Seven Chakras- Richard Ellis

This was one of the only Reiki books I read that actually incorporated Reiki into the real world. I learnt so much about chakras from this book, what it meant if they were balanced and unbalanced. Highly recommend for any Reiki therapists or anyone interested in chakras. Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level

Life Lessons- Elizabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler

I read this in 2018 and seriously wish I had read it when I was at school. It covers a variety of topics such as power, relationships and love. Simply written and lessons we could all do with learning about to provide a strong foundation.

The Alchemist- Paulo Cohelo

I read this a long time ago followed by several others of his books and I remember that they left a strong impression on me as a 20 something year old. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

The Red Tent- Anita Diamant

Every woman should read this and pass it onto their daughters, nieces or grandchildren. A story of how women used to come together, to support and share stories.The Red Tent

I must have read at least 100 various spiritual books over the last 10 years and have found it difficult to shortlist them. I would love to hear what your favourite spiritual book is! Let me know in the comments below 🙂

 

Power Animal

Have you met your power animal?

What is a Power Animal?

A power animal, is a bit like a spirit guide, in that everyone has one. It can change depending on where you are at in your life. A power animal is an animal representing a person’s interconnection to all life, their qualities of character and their power, their inner self, their higher consciousness. Just as humans often find comfort and power with physical animals, so too can they find that same relationship with power animals.

Can I have more than one power animal?

Yes. Depending on where you are at emotionally, spiritually and mentally on a daily basis your power animal may change. One day it might be a bear, the next a lion. There are a huge plethora of power animals that you can have. I’m not going to list them as there are far too many. Once you discover what your power animal is you can google it.

How do I meet my power animal?

You can do this through guided meditations, visualisation, you can ask before you fall asleep for your power animal to come through in a dream. You might also be lucky enough to see an animal in the physical world. For example yesterday I was driving through the countryside and as I approached a bend there was a barn owl sat there, as if waiting for me. It flew alongside the car for several minutes before flying off. You might see a Deer in a field. If you are out and about and notice a particular bird/insect or wild animal take note. Research your animal and see if any of the qualities resonate.

In shamanism power animals are honoured and well respected. In shamanic work the power animal is essential. They can bring in wisdom so for example an owl would bring in wisdom. A bear might bring in strength.

What is my experience of power animals?

Well you see this beautiful flamingo below? I have had him/her come through to me twice in the last few months. The first time was when I went to birth my drum. The lady running the workshop guided us on a shamanic journey and the flamingo was the animal that popped into my head. When we came back I said I thought the flamingo was here to encourage me to have fun and balance in my life.

Power Animal

Ray Hennessy

I ran a Reiki share this week. Whilst I was giving Reiki to one of my students I saw a beautiful black wing out of the corner of my eye. I closed my eyes then saw this beautiful eagle flying across the mountains. I told her afterwards that the eagle was with her. She has had this eagle through several times before. I then closed my eyes and got the flamingo again. Another timely reminder to have fun and achieve a balance. According to https://trustedpsychicmediums.com/spirit-animals/ “the flamingo calls for you to be vibrant and outgoing, and to be well-balanced and resourceful in life.There are infinite possibilities for you, and all these you can achieve because of your intelligence and creativity. Once you find your purpose, you are unstoppable. You can achieve anything that you want to achieve, and your life will be so much more than you imagined!”

How cool is that? The way I see it the power animal is another tool in your spiritual toolbox that you can use to gauge where you’re at in your life. To provide insight and some wisdom.

Let me know if you connect with your power animal and if so what it is!

New moon

New Moon Day!

NEW MOON DAY!!

Hey, hey, hey, Today is a New Moon day. I am so excited! Why do I get excited on a New Moon Day? It is a time to sit down, reflect on what I have achieved so far this year and then think what fun, exciting things I want to achieve next month.

New moon

What do I know about working with the New Moon?

Now I don’t profess to being an astrologer or horoscope expert. However, what I can tell you is that my experience of working with the moon phases has created some AMAZING opportunities for me that I never thought I could create. Every month, I do a full moon ritual and every month I set my New Moon Intentions. Out of the 10 wishes I make, probably 70% of them manifest in some way, shape or form. The 30% that don’t I haven’t given any attention to. Generally. You can go crazy and write stuff down that you have always wanted to try for example, but never have. You might find a friend invites you along to the said activity. Truly believe that you can make your wishes become reality. Commit to doing this every month and you will become a moon lover like me.

How do I do it?

Sit down and think about what you want more of in your life in the next 4 weeks? Family? Fun? Relationships? Work? Start writing your 10 wishes. Underneath your 10 wishes then write an affirmation. For example, I am having fun trampolining. What does it feel like when you are trampolining.Go back through your list and think of any actions you can take to help that wish come true. Then put the paper into a drawer and forget about it.

Check out my YouTube video here on how to do your own basic New Moon ritual https://youtu.be/ybpvpcmruz0
I would love to hear from you if you work with the Moon or your experiences. This book by Yasmin Boland is my bible! Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles

 

Have you heard of dimensions of consciousness?

I first heard of the 5th dimension nearly 2 years ago now. One of my students, who had come to learn Reiki started telling me how she had had this massive ‘awakening’ and loads of ‘stuff’ about the 5th dimension. I had no idea what she was talking about but it sounded interesting. Then another student came and described his ‘awakening’.  In 2017 I was teaching Reiki and hadn’t heard of this ‘awakening’ they were telling me about. Fast forward 2 years and now I get it! Let me explain first of all what an awakening is and then I can describe the dimensions of consciousness.

An awakening can occur suddenly and overnight or it can take its time. Basically it is when you become more aware, that there is more to you than just your physical body. Urban dictionary describes it as “a shift in consciousness, an apperception of reality which had been previously unrealized. The culmination of such realizations is in the recognition of oneness with all of existence.”

Sounds a bit out there?

Let’s go into dimensions of consciousness so it makes more sense. There are currently 3 states of dimensional consciousness. 3D/4D and 5D on Earth. Depending on which dimension we are living in will depend on how we perceive the world. Let me give you some examples so you can see where you are right now

3D Consciousness

  • You view things as physical, rather than energy and vibration
  • Life is a competition and people are judged by the way they dress, the car they drive, the smartphone they have
  • Things are perceived as good or bad
  • You don’t believe that thoughts can change your reality. If something happens it is a coincidence
  • Money and social status are high priority
  • You have no desire to go within yourself and look at things from a higher point of view
  • You don’t believe there is enough for everyone in the world, money, food etc

4D Consciousness

  • Seen as a path to the 5th Dimension
  • You might change your eating habits, start to meditate, do some yoga
  • You have started to believe that there is something more than ‘just this’
  • You start to think about your impact on the environment, reducing plastic, recycling, using the car less
  • You want to find your purpose and follow your dreams
  • Your intuition starts to grow and expand
  • Looking for a deeper meaning of life and the Universe

5D Consciousness

  • Once you are here it is very difficult to go back to 3D life
  • You understand the connection and oneness of life
  • There is no good or bad when an event occurs
  • You understand that there is a higher purpose at work
  • You have stronger feelings of love connection, with others, with the Earth, the Moon, the Stars,
  • There is no judgement of others, they walk their path in their way, you do it your way
  • You see everyone as equal, regardless of their social status in the world
  • Your purpose in life is to live in joy and truth
  • No competition and enough for everyone
  • Your intuition is very strong

Those are your 3 levels of consciousness and you are exactly where you need to be right now. Everyone’s path is different. Everyone’s journey is unique. Embrace the journey for whilst some may amble through from the 3rd to the 5th, others may find themselves catapulted into the 5th overnight.