How attending a festival can heal, inspire and connect you

Heading to festivals at 38!

Glastonbury Festival has been on my list of places to visit since the summer of 2016 when my husband and I were in the process of divorcing. I was sat at home watching Glastonbury when the Killers came on. I had first seen them performing back in 2002 at a small venue in Manchester. There was maybe 50 of us there. It was small but awesome. Seeing them perform at Glastonbury I danced around the room singing Mr Brightside. I posted on facebook asking if I was too old to go. No came the resounding reply.

Fast forward to 2019 and I was gifted a ticket, last minute, by a friend of mine. Did I want to go? Hell yeah! The Killers were headlining. I arrived at the festival with no idea of what it would be like. In my 38 years on this planet not once had I ever felt the urge to go to a festival. But this was Glastonbury! I had to go. It was hot when I arrived, and I hadn’t realised it would take me a good 45 minutes to the tent from my car. I was hot, sweaty and had heat exhaustion by the time I arrived at the tent. My friend had already arrived and kindly put it up for us. I was extremely grateful for this. We quickly met and off I headed with a small map in hand. No idea really where I was going. I located the main stage, found some shade and sat down to listen to Janet Jackson. Personally I wasn’t feeling it so headed off on a wander.

As a newbie to festivals I loved it! I had no idea who Stormzy was, or Lizzo or even Slim Thai ( I think that was his name, a rapper who recently was nominated for a Mercury Prize Award. Even though I didn’t know the songs the messages from these guys were soooo powerful! Stormzy had a way of bringing people together through the content of his music, his passion and his drive. Lizzo was all about self love and self beauty. In the crowd we were all telling ourselves I love me, then turning to our neighbours and telling them I love them. Slim Thai organised a mosh pit and at the end told everyone we never leave anyone behind.

I told my friend that I liked how he was channelling his anger in a productive way and that I was pleased our younger people had some inspiring role models. When I said this it did make me feel old! There were so many people there though, different ages from babes in arms to those in their 70’s. They were all connecting through the music at this festival. Not only is it a showcase for musicians and talented artists but it is also a space where you can leave your life behind and escape into a magical world of love, peace and music.

Dawnlight Festival 2019

Fast forward a few months and I was lucky enough to attend the very first Dawnlight Festival in North Yorkshire. Nam Prakash Kaur had a vision of bringing people together. Working alongside her four sons, this festival had a completely different feel to it. I can imagine this is what someone who attended the first Glastonbury Festival might have felt. It was magical, special and something that I had never experienced before. There was maybe 100 people there. With workshops on through the day, time for reflection with sharing circles, stunning food and a cafe serving amazing chai lattes, singing and dancing, sometimes impromptu, you felt as if you were part of a loving and supportive community of like minded people.

I arrived on the Friday and instantly felt relaxed with a nice cup of chai latte. Some people had arrived the day before but that didn’t stop them from welcoming me in. The standard greeting was a hug. And sometimes long ones. I attended a Moon Energy Centre workshop held by Nam Prakash. I had never even heard of these before. Men have 1 located on their chin. Women have 11 and we move through these centres every 2.5 days. We did an internal check in as to how we were feeling. I felt sunny and sociable. Later on when I checked which centre I was in, it turned out I was in the clitoris energy, which is sociable! Going through these energy centres every 2.5 days can explain why we can feel so up and down at times.

I didn’t feel as if I needed any healing or massage whilst I was there but if you wanted it there was some on offer. The tantric speed encounter workshop was amazing. It made me realise how little I dance, and I love dancing! We danced silently for the most part, connecting with people and looking in their eyes. Making great eye contact can be a struggle for some at times, but the more we practise the better we get. We paid compliments to others about what we noticed in them and how it made us feel. We learnt to set boundaries by saying no when others asked if we wanted to connect with them.

The atmosphere was extremely energised, especially at the end when it was freestyle dancing to some very energetic music. I bounced on a trampoline with a couple of other ladies until I finally ran out of energy and headed home at 830pm. When I got home rather than checking my phone and switching on the laptop I sat outside under the stars. I saw a shooting star and a baby hedgehog scuttled by.

Dancing at Dawnlight Festival 2019

Spartan Warrior training!

Unfortunately I had prior work commitments on the Saturday but headed back on the Sunday. I bumped into my buddy from the sharing circle on the Friday so we had a cup of tea together. I had spotted on the timetable something called Spartan Warrior Training. After the softness of the workshop on the Friday I felt like I needed something more intense. I wasn’t disappointed. We started off running on the spot. 12 men and 4 women. We then did a short visualisation where we imagined carrying a sword and shield. Tools in life to defend ourselves. We made warrior style sounds coming from deep within and the grunts resonated around the tent. We were split into 2 sides and we had to run towards our partner on hands and feet and back again. Being fairly unfit I adapted my particular posture, mine was more like a monkey running. Whenever the chap in charge shouted Spartan we had to sprint out to a field, bang a drum and back again. There was lots of squatting and hi fiving.

I can imagine these workshops going down well in the workplace to bring everyone together. To say it was intense would be an understatement. My thighs are killing me today. At the end we were hosed down, much needed after an hour session in the heat. Thinking it was finished I grabbed a cup of tea. Some of the guys started wrestling so I sat down to watch. A couple of the ladies had a go. I thought I have never done that before, I’d love a turn. I was paired up with Sarah. Before we started we gave each other a hug. Then…she took me down! I did try as hard as I could to get out of it but she had me. I was exhausted after all this so went and lay in the cool shade of the trees to chat and relax.

After a fairly busy morning I thought I would head to a meditation class led by Jonny and Olivia. It was a beautiful class but I was very distracted in my own mind and kept wanting to laugh at the geese in the next field which sounded as if they were laughing.

When Lisa came to visit

I then attended Ryan’s Playful Mindfulness session. My mind again was distracted but this time I got a shock. A very close friend of mine, Lisa, passed away on my 36th birthday in 2016. I’ve heard very little from her except when she turned up once in a circle and told me off. As I was sat listening to Ryan’s voice I could feel her next to me. She was a very playful character anyway. She brought up some memories and told me some stuff I needed to hear. I left the tent as Ryan was still talking. I knew I couldn’t sit in the space any longer. I walked away sobbing. Thankfully I bumped into Kitty, a beautiful soul, who took me into her tent and calmed me down. For me this was one of the things I loved about this festival. There were a lot of tears, a lot of releasing and processing ‘stuff’ going on in the camp. If you wanted someone to hold you, be present for you, hold the space for you there was plenty of people there to do that.

The closing ceremony involved singing, music and everyone standing together holding hands. A few words were said by Nam Prakash. The connections that were made at this festival, the openness, the honesty, the fun, the laughter, the tears, the authenticity, the friendships will truly stay in my heart and in my soul forever. This festival started with a vision and the reality was in my words? Awesome. Can’t wait for next year!

For more information on the Dawnlight Festival and the Rising Dawn Sanctuary head to their Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/TheRisingDawnSanctuary/

To join a group of like minded individuals I do run a Facebook group called Consciousness Arising which you can find here https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConsciousnessArising/

I’d love to hear if you have been to any festivals this summer and how you found them?

All the World’s a Stage

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
Photo by Rob Laughter on Unsplash
I have never seen or read this play but as I sat during a meditation the words kept rolling around my mind. When I asked them to leave, they kept coming back. Sometimes after a meditation I will open my eyes and start writing. Today for whatever reason I chose to close my eyes and I feel as if the message came through clearer. I always thought these messages came from the Universe/Source/Upstairs or whatever you want to call it. However, I have finally come to the realisation that my channelled messages are coming from a group of higher beings called The Pleidians. I have inadvertently been channelling the Pleidians for some time without realising it. From the age of 18 when I told a group of classmates we were put here as part of a big experiment to recently telling anyone and everyone who would listen that the word ‘should’ needed to be eradicated from the dictionary.
I have finally come to accept this fact and I trust what they tell me. It is always loving and guided. My channelling helped me write part of A Gentle Hug for the Soul and is also helping with my second book, although it has no name yet.

Boris Johnson and Ladies with Lollies

I wanted to share this piece with you that I wrote today especially after some of the crazy news that was in the papers last week. There was an article on women being warned not to put ice lollies in particular areas. In case you didn’t read it and are interested here is the link https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/women-warned-not-put-ice-18773113. There was also news of a certain MP becoming the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. He has been on the political circuit for a while now and hasn’t always been taking seriously. I wonder if this will change?
Anyway, here is the piece I channelled today which I feel lends some explanation for the whole craziness going on right now
28/7/2019
I went to a Chinese restaurant
To buy a loaf of bread. bread, bread
He wrapped it up in a five pound note a
And this is what he said, said, said
My name is Eli Eli
Chickali Chickali
Roli Poli
( This was the start of a clapping song I used to sing as a child)

Channelled piece of writing following this song

Nonsensical. Songs. We sing songs that make no sense. Yet when we live in a nonsensical world we try to make sense of it. We try to apply logic and reason. It doesn’t work. The world is changing so you can see it for what it really is. It has become disturbing and a farce. The curtains will fall. Like at the end of a play. The actors will disappear behind them and all that will be left is the audience, the observers, the seers. You will be left wondering where they have gone. They have fulfilled their duty and purpose. Now it is time for you to rise up to yours. 
When all the actors on the stage have left with their dramas and stories. What are you left with? A sense of awe and wonder? Or a sense of disappointment? What can I do now? You wonder? Where am I or who am I without the drama, the excitement and those I have been merely watching. Tune inwards and find your inner frequency. Where is it? 
I never know what I am going to write or what subject we are writing about, I act merely as the channel and I didn’t want to be one. I told upstairs I didn’t want to be the one speaking to higher beings and talking about it. But you know what? This is me. I channel. And I know I need to share these channelled writings with you.
I hope it brings something to you and as ever I would love to hear your thoughts.
Love and light
Lindsay

Why arguing with the Universe doesn’t work!

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.

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

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!

 

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!

 

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 🙂

 

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.

 

 

What is channelled writing?

Last year when I was writing my book I did some channelled writing. It was the first time I had done this and I wasn’t sure how or what to do. Some people suggest pretending to write or writing swirly lines before you start and words start to become visible and go with the flow. I didn’t intend to do automatic or channelled writing. I was stuck on a section of my book. I took myself outside into the garden. I took 3 deep breaths and asked for some help with my book. When I felt ready I opened my eyes and started writing. The words that I wrote were very general and weren’t necessarily words I would write. Does that make sense?

I have noticed this month that words are coming more freely and easily. Yesterday I was cooking dinner in the kitchen for the kids and I felt annoyed so this time I didn’t even meditate. I just wrote! And I felt as if again this is generic enough that I can share it here.

Why am I feeling frustrated?

Because I didn’t feel like going out today

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I’m tired

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I don’t feel there’s space in the house

AND

I didn’t sleep well last night

AND

I haven’t eaten enough fruit

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I haven’t drunk enough water

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I wanted an afternoon nap

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Fresh air

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My boiler is broken

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I need to look after me

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Rest

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Rejuvenate

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Make time

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Be kind to me

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Love me

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Accept the things I can’t control

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Be Happy Inside

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Be calm

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BE 🙂

 

Sometimes we can concentrate so much on the negatives and forget about the positives and I feel this poem shows how eventually you run out of the crap and reasons you’re feeling crap and eventually focus on what you need. I hope this means something to you as I strongly feel it wasn’t a message just for me, so if it resonates let me know!

Love and light

Lindsay x

Never judge a book by its cover

First impressions count. How we dress. How we style our hair. How we look. They all tell someone a story. I had the pleasure of meeting Brad Burton today at 4N York. He stood up and told us a bit of his background, who inspires him and how he started his business. Something that resonated with me though was about how people perceive him. When people look at him they automatically think he is a drug dealer, a security guard or a bouncer. Is it because of his size? His tattoos? His bald head? Probably. In case you don’t know who he is he created the 4Networking group. He has written 4 books, is a motivational speaker and is in the top 100 most influential entrepeneurs.

Sometimes we don’t realise that we are making an assumption about people based on how they look. I was driving through York the other day and spotted a bright pink mini with fluffy hanging dice and loads of teddy bears in the window. I assumed it would be a lady driver. However a chap who was around 5ft 10 was driving the car. My second thought was ‘it must be his girlfriends’. I don’t often judge people on their appearance or what they look like and it shocked me that I had assumed the driver would be a certain age or sex.

Twice this last week I have been told I don’t look like a witch. I don’t profess to being a witch or being pagan. I tell people about the spiritual work I do and I work with the moon. Maybe that’s why they think I’m a witch? I wear jumpers and skirts, jeans, dresses and leggings. Typical everyday attire.

So I just wonder do you judge people based on what they look like? Or have you been judged because you look a certain way? Drop me a note in the com

ments and let me know!