We birthed into the new era during the spring equinox. The April Full Moon eclipse took many through a deep transformation bringing endings physically, mentally or emotionally causing difficulty because of the contrasting speed of the new beginnings into which we were thrust. Collectively, our values were thrown right up into our faces. Which of our values truly serve us and which do not serve in this new era?
The New Moon eclipse offered a chance to integrate what had been revealed, building on the hope that had carried us through the birth canal. For a time I clairvoyantly continued to see large French windows with white flowing curtains wafting in a gentle breeze which indicated a new awareness surfacing. This was a beautiful picture but trust was needed without resistance to navigate these powerful energies as this new vista began to reveal itself to me.
On the day of the New moon eclipse I visited the Sequoia with my eldest daughter for the first time since co-creating Unity Essence last year. The woods were filled with magical energy; peace filled my whole being, bluebells carpeted the ground and there was a sense of deep beauty being reflected from all that surrounded us. The Sequoia spoke more to me of sacred relationship and humanity’s return to innocence. On the way out of the woods, my daughter slipped and sprained her ankle making her immobile this last week and adding greater challenge for her during her ‘A’ level exam period. I also entered into a period of physical, mental and emotional purification which has been painful but my increasing awareness of the new vista has been ever present.
The collective power of this eclipse period, the planetary alignments and solar flare activity has been very intense. To have resisted this energy would have been futile. The things that have risen to the surface for us all have caused a certain amount of inner and outer chaos and confusion. The natural human response is to curl up and hide when things are this intense but our higher selves call upon us to stand in our courage and strength when dealing with these transformations reminding us that the only constant in life is change. These are challenging times but great things can be accomplished with this energy; it helps us find new innovative ways to deal with problems and brings opportunities to work together in greater harmony. Mastering the illusion of fear through love and awareness of our God consciousness is a journey that more and more people are beginning to consciously take.
As an empath, I need to keep a high level of awareness and clarity to maintain my balance so I have had some moments of ‘enough is enough’ recently as the energy does its work and my vibration changes. Much is being accomplished for all on a deep level but it can temporarily affect our physical experience as purification and integration occur. I have found myself deeper in the present moment which is a blessing but this has left me with a lack of desire to look an hour ahead yet alone a day ahead. Today, I have felt a different rhythm dancing through me.
The next full moon on 25th May at 04.17 GMT is a penumbral lunar eclipse. If you have felt knocked down, ungrounded or overwhelmed, then be prepared for some eclipse illumination to help build on your strengths and your innate ability to embrace the magic. This is a time to take back your power and be comforted by this healing powerful moon energy. Trust yourself and the accelerated growth you have attained in these recent weeks. Integration can take time and the power of these eclipses and planetary alignments will continue to stir us for months ahead. Celebrate all that has surfaced and be honest with yourself. Be authentic. Your loving vision for the world is important as the world changes. Your action is needed.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius is one of celebration. Be flexible, playful, without resistance to this joyous adventure and allow this moon to inspire you. The full moon after Wesak brings opportunity to celebrate humanity’s spiritual unity and for us all to practice being grateful recipients of the blessings bestowed even if there are times that are temporarily overwhelming. It is during these times that we make the greatest breakthroughs. Be the love that you are as the changes unfold.
The moon will be full on Thursday 25th April at 20.07 GMT. The first full moon with sun in Taurus and moon in Scorpio is known as the Buddha full moon when many come together to celebrate Wesak.
Wesak is a global celebration which celebrates the life of the Buddha and in particular his enlightenment as he sat under the Bodhi tree. It is said that as he sat in meditation, he received deep insight and knowledge. He witnessed the thousands of previous lives he had lived and saw how beings were subject to cause and effect or karma. He was able to perceive how beings passed into other planes of existence before beginning life anew in the cycle of rebirth. He understood that with all human cravings eliminated, suffering ceases to be, and the mind is completely liberated. He then attained full enlightenment.
The energy of Wesak begins two days before the full moon and continues two days after. Taking time at Wesak to meditate and connect within to receive Buddha's blessing brings spiritual renewal. It is a time of clearing away that which no longer serves and to also receive a deep infusion of love to carry forward. Make time to light a candle and receive the Light that pours in for your renewal, allowing awareness to bring clarity on your path. Beneath the surface of everything is love. Join this upcoming celebration of humanity's union with nature and the stars knowing that you are assisting the collective consciousness towards oneness and greater harmony.
The first of three eclipses also occurs with this full moon. Eclipse energy also reaches deep within to reveal what is hidden. Scorpio is a sign of transformation and rebirth and this moon's energy will be deep and penetrating for many, serving to cleanse and uplift so that more people begin to walk an authentic path, with a focus on love. The full moon following Wesak on 25th May is known as World Invocation Day and honours the spiritual unity of humanity. At the beginning of this new era on Earth, this is a golden opportunity to embrace your inner transformations by being aware and conscious of anything that lies in the shadows or is revealed during this lunar phase knowing that it's time for it to leave you so you can step into greater freedom.
On the eve of the full moon we are gathering in the Light of the Emerald Heart, a powerful evolutionary Light which is here to assist humanity in its spiritual evolution. A long distance connection to the gathering can be made from anywhere on the globe through your intention to receive this Light. Working with the Emerald Heart Essence will help to align your heart with the group. This is an auspicious time to really make headway with spiritual growth and I warmly welcome all newcomers who wish to step onto this spiritual path towards enlightenment.
Please click on the link below to read my recent contribution to the Emerald Heart Blog.
Setting things in motion is very much a theme for April. Tomorrow’s vibrant new moon energy gives us powerful fuel for taking action on our intentions and capitalizing on this current wave of momentum. For those feeling stuck, this confident and motivating new moon in Aries will really help with a fresh start.
To truly make the most of this energy, focus on goal setting and planting seeds within career or relationships as the current planetary alignments are greatly assisting in helping wishes to come true.
We will soon be under the influence of a powerful trio of eclipses. April’s full moon on 25th is a partial lunar eclipse which is then followed by an annular solar eclipse on 9th May, followed by a penumbral lunar eclipse with the full moon on 25th May. The time between tomorrow’s new Moon and the upcoming full moon brings a powerful period of renewal. Integration of this energy is helped by focusing on what your new beginnings truly mean and dedicating time to priorities. Take every opportunity to be playful and enjoy your creations!
The moon will be full in the sign of Libra tomorrow, 27th March, opposite the sun in Aries at 09:52 GMT. There are powerful planetary alignments at play and this has the potential to be one of the most potent full moons of 2013 for transformation.
Relationship is highlighted with this moon. Have you been aware of what the recent Piscean energy revealed for you in your relationships? Where do you need to grow and what do you need to release to be who you really are, which is Love?
Love arises when manipulation and power struggles stop. To fully utilize the transformational energy available during this full moon period, ensure you are aware before responding to any conflict and disharmony then any response will be free from emotion and deeply healing. When negativity and emotion arises within yourself or another, allow your presence to transform false identity. By presence, I refer to your eternal nature that is your true state of being. Another person offers you reflection and is always deserving of your understanding and forgiveness as they are offering you illumination. Perspective is important and particularly during this lunar phase. This is why…
Most choices made by humankind have not really been choices as they are and have been made mostly from an unconscious state which often continues to create more suffering until there is a change in consciousness. Conflict arises out of this unconscious state. Only choices made through consciousness, those that are made from the heart and not the mind, offer anything truly substantial. From a higher perspective, no one makes a choice to hurt another, it is merely action through unconscious living. Compassion is the key. All suffering is a catalyst for change. Forgive but know at the same time that there is also nothing to forgive. Work with these empowering full moon energies to birth more of your own radiant light which guides you perfectly.
If you are in sacred relationship, then there is opportunity to work with others to release any negativity connected to projects or even situations on a global scale which have resulted through past unconscious decision making. Serving others through awareness and intention will rapidly bring about positive results, harmony and peace where there is discord. A prayer is powerful action.
On a personal level, this is a great time to spring clean your home, cleanse your crystals in the moonlight and enjoy a full moon cleansing bath in preparation for the new. Take every opportunity to be present and aware. It is the most important thing you can offer yourself and another and will help you let go and dissolve negativity making way for the new opportunities that are available for you in this period of expansion and growth.
I am hosting an Emerald Heart Gathering on the evening of the full moon and I welcome all who wish to take a step forward in the evolution of their consciousness to join us. Long distance connections are always available. Allow yourself to bathe in this powerful Light during the full moon. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Join us for a full moon Emerald Heart Gathering on Wednesday 27th March between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm.
The Gatherings are friendly and fun embracing love and Universal consciousness in a sacred peaceful space which allows the heart to open and deepens awareness. Please contact me to reserve your place or to arrange a long distance connection.
I look forward to welcoming you into the Light of the Emerald Heart.
Since the December solstice, we have been through some tough months of transformation. We made a transition passing from the womb on the 21st December into the birth canal, ready for an equinox birth. Our consciousness has been saturated with Piscean energy, full of movement, choices and deep understanding but also bringing with it a lack of clarity needed in some situations. I feel the earth’s renewal below me and the anticipation of another gateway opening during the vernal equinox into which we will birth into a period of growth, clarity and expansion like we have never before experienced. This is a truly magical time!
In the age of Pisces, God was thought by many to be outside ourselves and the theme was ‘I believe.’ In the age of Aquarius, God will be known by many to be within us and the theme will be ‘I know.’ The great awakening is upon us and in the Northern hemisphere, we are emerging from the winter into a period of heightened awareness gained through the eternal dance of creativity.
With our hearts beating in time with the Universal heartbeat, we co-create with love and imagine our new world into existence. Celebrate this magical time on earth, be inspired and create. I share with you some beautiful words by Jamie Sams.
Spark of inspiration,
Light my spirit’s fire,
Let the joy of creation
Be my heart’s desire.
Let me flow with the music,
Let me dance my dreams alive,
Let me sing my deepest feelings,
Until the whole world thrives.
Exploding into expression,
My joy takes many forms,
Leaving the tears and sadness
For the warmth of tender arms.
Hold me sweet Earth mother,
Soft against your breast,
That I may share the ecstasy
of my creation’s best.
My love and blessings to all mothers and our Divine Mother who lights the way.
Hundreds of dewdrops greet the dawn
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn
But only one mother the wide world over
~ George Cooper ~
Please click here ... http://womenmovethesoul.com/the-power-of-picture-books to read my article about the power that picture books have to inspire positive change published today by Tomaca at Womenmovethesoul.com
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March, I will be hosting a storytelling event for children and their carers at the newly opened Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury between 3.30 pm and 5 pm.
For further details and other Beaney events, please see http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/whats_on/
Our next Emerald Heart Gathering will be on Wednesday 27th February between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm.
The Gatherings are friendly and fun embracing love and Universal consciousness in a powerful sacred space which allows the heart to open and deepens awareness. Please contact me to reserve your place.
I look forward to welcoming you into the Light of the Emerald Heart.
February’s new moon begins a new monthly cycle and it's also a celebration of the Chinese New Lunar Year which is the Year of the Water Snake. When I celebrated the New Year at winter solstice, I could feel the Universal consciousness change into a female energy as it began an acceleration ~ very different to the powerful male energy of 2012.
In 2011, I co-created Golden Sun Essence on the summer solstice. As I sat at the edge of the pond in my garden and was deeply involved in the ceremony and creation process of the Essence, a snake slithered into the water and swam across to me. I had never seen a snake in my pond before. At the moment I saw it, I registered its presence as a Water Snake and with that totem came transformation which I already knew through guidance was a keynote to the Essence. Witnessing the snake at that moment of co-creation made me aware of the depth of power and potential that the Essence contains. Golden Sun Essence supports the psyche and energy system through any transition and is an Essence of joy and renewal.
The year of the Water Snake will be one of transformation, renewal, heightened empathy, intuition, emotion and awareness ~ very female in its vibration, very beautiful and very supportive of our changes collectively and individually. More people will find the deeper peace they are searching for this year, awakening on their spiritual path. As I write I am reminded of the Hopi Elders' words, "We are the ones we have been waiting for." This is so true.
This new moon is in Aquarius at 07.12 GMT on 10th February. Aquarius is an air sign, a potent intellectual sign that is the water bearer and the water symbolizes knowledge. A wonderful opportunity for us all to share our knowledge and enlighten the world at this time.
As the new moon cycle begins and we embrace our feminine side, we can more truly begin to embrace the true potential of this year’s driving force. Take every opportunity to speak your truth, share your knowledge in service to humanity and enjoy the transformations and renewal.
This is a perfect new moon to come together with friends, family and like-minded people in the togetherness of spirit and joy. Create sacred space to connect to Earth and Heaven, to nurture each other, heal, support, create, share, inspire and manifest.
Love and New Moon Blessings
The moon is full on 27th January at 04.45 GMT. The moon is in Leo opposite the sun in Aquarius stirring the emotions as mind and heart seek balance. What is emerging through you and inspiring your self-expression in the new era's energies?
Integrate any negative feelings by taking responsibility for your creative power. Be a Visionary. Capitalize upon this Leo moon to express greater love in your relationships and deeper love and compassion for Self.
Many people have been through some turmoil in recent weeks as they adjust to the new energy and this transition will continue. It is beneficial to make time for deep self-care to release and replenish. Using Sage to clear your aura before taking a detox bath is extremely nourishing. Light candles, play soft music, add crystals and salt to the water and an essential oil. I use Lavender oil to relax and then add some drops of Rose Quartz Essence and Moonstone Essence; be guided by your own needs. Bless the water to raise its frequency and immerse yourself. Releasing old energy from the body prepares you for the energies you will work with in the next month.
Follow your bathing with a meditation, relax and feel supported in this moon's energy. You are beautiful and you are loved.
Our first Emerald Heart Gathering for 2013 will be held on Thursday 31st January between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm near Canterbury.
I will be giving guidance about the Universal changes since the December Gateway and guiding the Group through visualization techniques to access the unconscious allowing the Light to reveal personal potential and limitation to help support transition into the new Era.
If you would like to join this Group and work with the Emerald Heart Light and tools to help further your Spiritual Evolution, then please use the 'Contact' page to email Jacqueline for details. A long distance connection to the group is also available.
f you never searched for truth
2013 is here and we are at the beginning of a new cycle. This year we will be immersed in a more feminine energy. This will have a vibrant influence upon us supporting our transformation, growth and creations after the powerful masculine energies of 2012 that pushed everyone forward with great gusto towards the December gateway.
We are being birthed into a new Era and these energies are very different from what we have been used to as the Universe has accelerated since 21st December. I was given the opportunity to understand how to work with the new frequencies in the closing months of 2012 and Unity Essence was co-created as a tool to support. The intensity of the new vibration will cause emotional imbalance at times as we begin to work with and integrate the new frequencies. Keeping focus on present moment awareness is the best way to release or neutralize that which does not serve. Ground excess energy by spending time in meaningful creative ways and in nature.
During the first few months or so of this year, we will all be settling into the new Golden Age vibration and taking good self care is top priority to assist a peaceful alignment. Be aware of the energy flow through you as it changes, notice your feelings and let go of as much as possible with forgiveness and understanding. Being in the here and now with a positive neutral response to all things is the way to remain in balance. Inner purpose is primary concern and outer purpose is secondary. When both purposes are in alignment, then we create heaven on Earth.
Many Blessings for a peaceful and very happy 2013.
The Solstice is nearly upon us and it is the most important Solstice we will encounter in our lifetime, affecting everything on the planet - a cycle ends and a new cycle of creation begins.
I am guided to share aspects of my own journey and reflections of this powerful year. In January, my guidance foretold that water would feature greatly for us this year. When I wrote my blog at that time, the UK was suffering with drought conditions, particularly in the South East where I live. During a vision journey, I was taken to a place in my neighbouring woods where I hadn’t seen the streams flow with water for some years. In the vision, the streams were gushing with water and my consciousness suddenly merged with the consciousness of the water. I could see every small particle within the stream around me. Spirit was showing me the future and I knew that rain was coming in a big way to restore and balance.
I am grateful to have visited some special sacred places this year, drawn to the energy of a location to work with the land in some way, to co-create an Essence or merely transform and replenish. I have met with remarkable adults, children, landscapes, trees, animals and Spirit - always with one foot firmly in this world and one in another.
It's wonderful when they do, but not all mystical moments are experienced on sacred mountain tops. Earlier this month I found myself alone in a room on the 9th floor of a hotel in Bristol. For two hours I was taken on the most breathtaking inner journey I have ever travelled where I touched the beauty of my own Soul. The world always looks beautiful to me but as I sat looking out of the window over the rooftops of the city watching Christmas shoppers, busy roads and the setting sun, I was in paradise. Is Bristol city centre a paradise? Probably not (!) but as I sat within the energy of my eternal self where all is Love, that Love reflected back to me a thousandfold. This is how heaven is being brought to Earth and this is the nature of Ascension. It is a natural state of being, available to all who wish to open their hearts to Love and experience their spiritual birthright. In this place of 'no time' exists the divine essence that energises all creation. In this moment of Now, all is possible. The love and joy experienced living within God consciousness transcends negativity and touches all.
How fortunate we are, whatever our circumstances, to be on the planet at this time. The world is changing rapidly but it will not change overnight. I know that 2013 will bring greater spiritual awareness and kindness in all aspects of society as more and more people awaken. We are all creators and create the experiences we need to fulfil our purposes. Although I have been awakening in stages over the last forty three years, I have undergone an acceleration in the evolution of my consciousness over the past five years enabling me to work more deeply with my spiritual gifts, guide others and share the wisdom of the journey which brings me great joy.
I am grateful for all those who touch my life with their love. My Solstice prayers are for peace, love and hope for our Earth - and so it is.
With my deepest love and blessings for Solstice and the New Year.
Unity Essence was co-created on 11th November in Nymans Garden, Sussex with the assistance of a giant Sequoia. The largest tree in South East England and definitely worth visiting if you are in the area, is enormous in its vibration and consciousness. I can feel its aura before I enter the woods where it stands.
When I first met with the Sequoia about 18 months ago, I was drawn to sit within its wonderful energy and write some sacred poetry which was written in the form of a letter from the tree to myself. A short time after co-creating Soul Star Essence, I had another deep encounter with the Sequoia. Each visit, I felt the trust between the Dryad and myself deepening. Sequoias are a storehouse of knowledge and ancient Earth mystery. They have deep perseverance in growth and longevity that is admirable in human terms. There is a photograph of me standing next to the Sequoia on the Unity Essence page giving perspective to its height.
Unity Essence combines both Light codes and ancient Earth wisdom to provide a Key for the Golden Age. Its hallmark is 'Here and Now.' All time and places converge to reveal truth. The Essence is a powerful antidote to worry, stress, doubt, fear. It dissolves illusions and will help you to laugh as well as hover within the eye of any hurricane. On a physical level, Unity Essence gently stimulates and relaxes.
There is a Zen saying that it takes two forces to grow an oak tree. The first is the acorn, the seed which is planted and grows into the tree and then there is the spirit of the tree, already in its perfect mature state of Being willing the acorn to grow and holding a vision and energy of its true potential. Love, Joy and pure potentiality reside in the Here and Now. Unity connects you to the essence of your Eternal Self and helps maintain present moment awareness where the magic truly happens.
Please see the Essence page for further details.
I will be hosting an evening of meditation and healing next Wednesday to align with the powerful 12:12:12 gateway and Light frequencies.
As well as the opportunity to share and relax in a high vibrational sacred space, a healing of any imbalance that blocks the way to higher manifestation and Creation will be given along with guidance on raising personal frequency.
Please join us for a celebratory evening of Love and Unity consciousness.
We are being pulled into the forceful energies of a penumbral lunar eclipse which happens when the moon moves into the outside area of the Earth's shadow. The moon is full on 28th November at 14.44 GMT in the sign of Gemini opposite the sun in Sagittarius. This eclipse is instigating powerful change. If possible, it would be beneficial to increase time for meditation to fully receive and understand the gifts being bestowed. As the eclipse cleanses karmic issues, it offers immense strength and potential.
We have just passed through the 11.11 gateway of illumination followed by the solar eclipse. I feel this is the most powerful month for rapid change in consciousness we have had this year. Last night during a lucid dream, I met with a teacher from some years ago. She was waiting for me in a river. I entered the water with her and we both underwent a purification ritual which was both an illuminating and deeply loving experience.
Completion of relationships, friendships or work that no longer fits in with the new person you are becoming will be receiving a helping hand with their release at this time. There is good indication of a positive release from any struggle within this lunar energy if we surrender to the process and follow guidance. Surrender isn't giving in or giving up, it is surrendering to greater peace and flow in our lives. During this full moon the lower mind is being eclipsed by the love and power of the Higher Self so we can enter new heights of expression. There are strong qualities of determination, focus and courage with this moon but be mindful of distortions of reality caused by the emotions which are being stirred, remaining grounded and in a place of purposeful action and knowing. We are within the eclipse energies for a good three days after the event. Nourish and hydrate your beautiful body with plenty of pure water to assist your processes.
However tough the journey of healing and awakening can sometimes feel, Karmic endings always bring spiritual freedom and greater awareness. Awareness takes us beyond the aspects of persona which have formed through fear into the truth of Being. Living authentically comes from the power and truth of your own Being so there is much to celebrate and be grateful for. As well as immersing yourself in quiet time during this eclipse, enjoy time with family, loved ones and everything that brings joy to your life as you dance with the rhythm of the Universe and are bathed in sister moon's blessings.
Universal Love is expressed through personal service which is also highlighted with this lunar energy. Higher Service Essence which was co-created on 11:11:11 is a powerful and helpful tool to help bring focus to the Higher Self's will. Please see the Essences page for further information.
If you want peace,
And if you want happiness
You must live in love.
Only through love will you find inner peace.
Only through love will you find true happiness
Love flourishes through living and forgiving.
Develop your love.
Love knows no hatred,
Love is free from all selfishness,
Love is far removed from anger,
Love never takes it only gives.
.... Love is GOD ....
A total solar eclipse will take place on 13th/14th November in conjunction with the new moon. Eclipses bring a global change in consciousness. This eclipse will bring deep emotional cleansing with the intensity on the individual being dependent on what needs purifying. My guidance speaks to me about a tipping point and illumination. This eclipse has an intense Scorpio energy which brings with it an opportunity to clear issues ensuring we are in right relationship with ourselves, others and the Universe, which will help to illuminate new and healthier perspectives.
Things will come up from the past again but knowing that these people or situations are assisting you to let go can quickly move you through the process into peace. What is blocking your path? I find that issues and answers are often multi-layered and we have been given many opportunities in recent years to release deeper issues in stages. Honour your own truth and respect the truth of others even if their way is not your own as all paths are right and valid on this journey; this is the way to know and enjoy right relationship. With an open mind and open heart we can learn so much from others and inspiration offers golden moments of joy when another's truth sparks the knowing within. Once when I was communing with a cathedral of oaks I received the following guidance ~ Do not lead nor follow, simply inspire and be inspired.
Knowing what the potential effects are of a cosmic event brings self awareness and understanding giving opportunities for growth and self empowerment. This eclipse brings release allowing renewed passion, strength and focus. The new moon brings potential to embrace a future aligned with greater spiritual Will by surrendering to the process of the accompanying eclipse energies and the new beginnings and perspectives on offer. The current Universal wave which began to bathe us some weeks ago is helping us to live more intensely in the present moment which greatly assists our inner transformations and processes during the last weeks of 2012 and beyond.
This has been an amazing day for me connecting into the 11:11 energies bringing important guidance in my personal life and in my planetary work. Another meeting with a tree dryad, who has been opening my consciousness into Sequoia wisdom over many visits with him in the past 18 months, culminated in the co-creation of a new Essence today which I will share soon.
A client recently asked me about the benefits of tuning into the moon phases and I would like to share the guidance which was given to her along with October's full moon transformational opportunities.
As a lot of people are aware, the ancient Maya foretold that the sunrise of 21st December 2012 will mark the first time in 26,000 years that our sun will be in conjunction with the intersection of the Milky Way at our Galactic Centre. This alignment opens a portal that will allow cosmic energies to bathe the Earth raising everything to a higher vibration. The energy of this alignment has been washing through our consciousness and building in intensity for the past 25 years or more preparing us for change.
A lot of different astrological and cosmic events bring their own shifts and all have an important part to play in the Ascension process. Neptune moved into Pisces in February where it will stay for the next 14 years bringing with it a greater unfoldment of spiritual awareness within humanity and changes which will bring more peaceful ways of living. The Venus transit earlier this year brought important changes to our relationships... as we embody more Light, our relationships become sacred. November will see two important eclipses and a revisit of the 11.11.11 energies as we enter into the final weeks of 2012.
Every new and full moon initiates us into these Universal shifts releasing old emotional patterns, offering us a higher perspective and new ways of being. Sometimes big changes are needed and sometimes all that is required is a little adjustment to stay aligned and ride the waves of change. The new moon brings new beginnings within the current frequency shifts and the full moon brings a culmination to situations along with important letting go processes which allow positive vibrational changes. It is possible for all people to connect to the Love of the Universe to improve their health and happiness. Tuning into the moon is an easy way to stay aligned with changes and gain positive transformational insight. She sits within the heavens and reflects our beauty reminding us of our place in the Divine plan.
On 29th October at 20.00 GMT we will witness a full moon in Taurus opposite the sun in Scorpio. These signs are opposing in their qualities but they have room to work together here. This energy may have an impact on relationships but these should come into balance quickly and if you have been working with sacred relationship since the Venus transit, then this may just be a time to iron out a few creases bringing positive results rather than bring an upheavel to your life. Please see Blog of 1st June.
This full moon also brings opportunity to make practical changes to aid stability with a strong focus and energy to assist our work. Emotional strength is also highlighted during this lunation allowing us to take responsibility for our actions. Honour the body and physical strength also, connecting to nature and grounding your changes for long lasting positive results.
The nights will be drawing in as the clocks change at the weekend but we still need to spend some time outdoors every day even if it's just for a short walk to stay connected to our natural world and receive some light. If you suffer from SAD or feel a little low in the darker months, then please read more about Golden Sun Essence which is wonderfully uplifting at this time of year and very supportive during periods of inner work and transformation.
Even though the warmer months have passed, our bodies still need lots of water to keep hydrated particularly during the full moon. Drinking warm herbal teas is beneficial and supportive to the body's cleansing systems. I have introduced porridge back into my diet which is wonderfully nurturing and a wholesome start to the day. Root vegetables and pulses in stews and casseroles are very nutritious and grounding giving us inner strength and sustenance during the colder months.
Please contact me if you wish to join our sacred healing circle on 31st October either personally or long distance. We will be working with the powerful healing frequencies of the Rose Ray and angelic Reiki.
Our next sacred healing circle will be held on Wednesday 31st October between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm near Canterbury.
Along with Reiki, I will be channelling the beautiful higher healing frequencies of the Rose Ray. Participants will be enfolded with the love, peace and grace of this powerful Light as I offer a personal reading to assist alignment and release of any issues. The Rose Ray brings healing at a deep level and as always I offer a distance healing connection to all who are unable to physically attend on the evening but would still like to benefit from these higher frequencies.
To request a long distance connection or for further details, please email me through the 'contact' page.
Please see the new 'School Visits' page for information about my author workshops for Primary Schools. These workshops are based on 'Oceans Calling' and 'Born to Love Frogs' and encourage children to look with new eyes at their natural environment, teaching them how we are all part of the web of life.
All workshops aim to inspire children to be creative poets and story writers while they explore their own gifts and talents. Both my books are used successfully within the literacy syllabus of some UK schools and the workshops work well within the PSHE curriculum.
For me, the most rewarding part of inspiring children to look within and create is when a familiar look of recognition lights up their faces. Children know who they are, they haven't yet learned to forget. I simply love giving them some creative freedom to think differently for a while, share ideas, express themselves and like the hero in 'Oceans Calling,' know that every day is a new opportunity for them to ~ Be all that they can Be.
Our next Gathering will be held on Wednesday, 26th September between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm near Canterbury.
During the evening, each person will receive a short individual oracle card reading and healing crystal. To join our circle and experience this sacred time of peace, healing, connection and guidance, please message me using the 'Contact' page. A long distance connection can also be arranged.
July and August brought a transformational Universal wave which was intense and difficult for many. The weather in the UK danced in rhythm bringing rain, flash flooding, cloud cover and cool temperatures. I am sensitive to Universal movements and felt the Light penetrating deep into mass consciousness to bring many unresolved issues from this life and past lives to the surface for processing and release. For me personally, these intense weeks of compression brought deep forgiveness and understanding about some issues in my life and I surrendered to the changes needed. The Universe is Love and is helping to us to let go, heal and grow. It is only our resistance to change that brings difficulty.
At the beginning of September I felt us move into a faster uplifting phase which was beautifully reflected by the mellow, calm, warm weather here in the UK. Many people will still be trying to find their feet after such an intense period as finding balance within compression is a difficult thing to master. If you feel overwhelmed, confused or out of sorts, please contact me or another energy practitioner of your choice to ensure continued alignment and flow.
These flowing uplifting energies bring a time of heightened expansion and growth which will continue into October. With forgiveness and understanding comes peace. We are all called upon to be Warriors of Peace and to create everything from the experience of peace regardless of the situation. A measured response is always better than a quick reaction and offers all a greater perspective.
The New Moon on 16th September in Virgo brings our focus to health, healing and lifestyle. I have been guided recently to offer Distance Healing sessions in exchange for a monetary donation of your choice instead of a fixed fee so that powerful healing for balance and alignment is readily available for all who need it. Please see the ‘Reiki Healing’ page for details.
This Virgo New Moon also brings the opportunity for unification of opposing energies within us which can bring about transformation and the gift of greater self-knowledge if consistent focus on peace, higher mind and service is applied. This then gives a firmer foundation for successful creation and positive growth. What is your vision for yourself and the world? Use these wonderful energies to manifest this vision now. What we each do individually makes a big difference to the collective consciousness.
On 22nd September it would be advantageous to make some special time to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox. Create a space for stillness. As the sun does a perfect balancing act bringing equal light and dark, give thanks for your life, creations, love and greatness upon this Earth. Maintain your focus on balancing your inner and outer world so that you can live powerfully in your own truth amidst any worldly chaos or drama.
Golden Sun Essence is wonderful for transitioning into a new season, particularly autumn and winter, and beginning a new chapter in life. It helps keep the aura clear during changes and is very uplifting to the heart and soul bringing a feeling of golden sunshine in the darker months.
Many blessings for an abundant and peaceful Autumn.
I am now offering 20 minute Distance Healing sessions in exchange for a monetary donation of your choice. This helps to ensure that everyone who requires a treatment has access to a healing source when they need it regardless of financial circumstances.
Please click on the 'Reiki Healing' page for further information and to arrange a Distance Healing session.
When a second full moon occurs in the same month it is known as a Blue Moon which is a rare occurrence. We will witness a Blue Moon on Friday 31st August at approximately 13.55 GMT.
The moon is in Pisces opposite the sun in Virgo. Being a passionate intuitive Piscean, I am sensitive to the moon’s pull on our emotions and give thanks for the inner messages which arise into conscious awareness through its powerful reflections. A full moon always brings clearer perception especially if we take time to stop and connect with her power.
Once in a blue moon we are given the opportunity to really see the bigger picture and when this happens we are changed forever. This is a ‘big’ moon for bringing us out of denial and dealing with any denial issues. The truth could be hard for some people but knowing that this is happening to assist with a new improved way forward and is part of the path to the true authentic self will bring the positive perspective needed.
Observe any areas where your life is out of balance or you are not taking as much responsibility as you know you could. Being passive or turning a blind eye and allowing another to abuse or allowing a situation to turn negative due to lack of action carries the same degree of spiritual irresponsibility as the person abusing.
As we emerge from denial, we tend to look to the past and the cause of the situation and so this is a time for forgiveness for self and others as the past is released. Acceptance naturally follows forgiveness giving way for compassion to embrace the way forward. Be pro-active and make necessary changes allowing any realisations and transformations, however difficult, to fill you with more love, Light and understanding. We are called upon now more than ever before to forgive and not take things personally. In truth there is only one to forgive and that is Self. When this is accomplished, all benefit.
Balance any negative feelings or realisations by focusing on and celebrating your abundance giving thanks for your harvest and for all that has successfully flourished for you so far in 2012. Dance with the wonderful energies and beauty of this late summer moon joining hands with the Goddess as she brings inspiration for your onward journey. A barefoot connection to the Earth is wonderful at this time of year as you take in her majestic rays. On the last full moon I held an Emerald Heart Gathering in my garden. As the moon rose in the sky and the sun set, candle light bathed our sacred circle. The air was still and warm allowing the earthy smells of the ground to fill our senses. It was a beautiful celebration of inner Light filled with Love and positive reflections.
New 5:5:5 Essence helps to separate the wheat from the chaff and bring you more quickly into a place of knowing and peace. Please see the Essence Page for more information about how this Essence can assist you.
You have been telling people that this is the eleventh hour. Now you must go back and tell people that this is the hour!
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your Garden.
It is time to speak your truth. Create your community. Be good to yourself. And not look outside of yourself for a leader. This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing very fast. It is so great and fast that there are those who will be afraid. They will hold on to the shore. They will feel that they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has its destination. The Elders say that we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time we are to take nothing personally, least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
The Elders, Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation
I was offered the gift of this Essence during the powerful 5:5:5 transmission. Much was cleared for humanity at that time but it also marked the beginning of further and deeper clearing through transmutation, transformation and transfiguration which has been an ongoing process since 5th May.
5:5:5 Essence is a bringer of peace helping to clear the mind of internal chatter, lower mental thinking and all that is illusory and confusing allowing the flow of higher guidance and connection to Universal Love. When we have absolute clarity and knowing during any period of transformation then much suffering can be abated. This Essence can help move you from A to B more smoothly.
5:5:5 Essence will assist those who are searching for ‘Star Family’ connections both incarnate and discarnate or for those who would like to strengthen their connection to the cosmos. We are being bathed continually by waves of Universal Light which can uproot us from time to time as we let go of everything that does not resonate with our new vibration. Although these transformations are positive they can cause temporary feelings of disconnection and confusion. Taking some drops of 5:5:5 Essence will help to realign you with your authentic self and restore clarity.
Further information can be found on the Essence Page.
My Lunar guidance is published very near to the Full Moon date as I like to intuitively feel the energies as they build and then make my interpretations.
On 2nd August at we will witness a Full Moon in Aquarius. This is the first of two Full Moons for August. The second Full Moon is a Blue Moon. The heightened energies of a Full Moon are wonderful for cleansing and energising crystals and this Full Moon offers us all an opportunity to bathe in the Higher Frequencies of this Aquarian connection. A Cosmic shower full of cleansing and replenishment which brings a harmonising effect.
These beautiful Moon energies are also full of inspiration as the Sun is in Leo and we will definitely feel a strong or stronger connection to community, particularly our spiritual community. This aids our Higher Self’s plans and desires leading to greater authenticity and truth. Living authentically gives others permission to do likewise. These spiritual connections are important and add inspiration and encouragement to the collective consciousness. You may be fortunate to find another piece of the puzzle at this time or someone special who can assist you with your search.
I have watched the crops grow in the fields around my home over these summer months and some are now being harvested. Finding the time to observe what has ripened from the plans and seeds you made and planted earlier in the year is beneficial. There is so much goodness life has to offer us all. Make time to go outside and connect to nature as you connect to your creations. Give thanks as you feel the grass beneath your feet, watch the beautiful sunset and breathe the sweet summer air.
I am hosting an Emerald Heart Gathering tomorrow evening and welcome any newcomers to our
The next Emerald Heart Gathering will be held on Wednesday 1st August between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm at my home near Canterbury.
I will be guiding the Group through Visualisation and Imagery exercises to access the unconscious allowing the Light to reveal personal potential and limitation. If you would like to join this Group and work with the Emerald Heart Light and tools to help further your Spiritual Evolution, then please contact me via email@example.com.
I love the energy of this New Moon!
A New Moon always offers new beginnings and a Cancer New Moon cycle begins early19th July at 04.14 GMT. Cancer is an emotional sign relating to family, home and security.
This is a wonderful time to commit to your deepest heart’s desire and really make things happen. Much can be improved during this cycle and the Universe is providing the momentum for change and improvement.
Mercury is in Retrograde until 8th August and brings the Coyote messenger undercurrent as a potential challenge during this stimulating period. Coyote is a bit of a trickster so ego must be watched very carefully. Be an impartial observer of your thoughts and feelings. Do they honour your Higher Self and purpose? Ensure that all opportunities explored and decisions made are in line with your Higher Self. Ensure right action to truly make the most of this opportune time.
This New Moon also offers increased awareness of the support you need and the support that others need from yourself. This morning I met a client in a social setting and it was natural to ask how things were going for her. It was an important synchronistic meeting where my support was needed at that very moment in time for that person.
Later in the afternoon I was waiting in my car and listening to music. When I tried the ignition, the battery was dead. Sitting on the wall directly in front of my car was a man who immediately jumped up and offered his assistance. He tried to push the car backwards with some struggle. Another man who was watching nearby quickly came to help him and the car moved. Twice they tried to jump start the car but to no avail. Then a third man who was passing came to the rescue. He drove his car to my side, got out his jump leads and they all swiftly got to work under the bonnet. The team work was truly amazing. My car was up and running within fifteen minutes with help from these three kind people. The support I needed was right there for me when I needed it and I am grateful.
My eleven year old son finishes his primary school education tomorrow and although his emotions are mixed, he understands this ending is very much a positive new beginning for him in many ways. He is planting his seeds with enthusiasm and looking forward to the future.
What wonderful New Moon energies for us to celebrate family, friends and all our new beginnings.
Please click on the link below to read a recent interview I had with Paul Robinson, Editor of The Moaning Times Magazine.
Well what a ride it has been since the last full moon, eclipse and Venus transit. The pull on mass consciousness has been deep and full surrender has and is needed to deal with the shadows that have been illuminated for many people, communities and organisations.
The moon will be full again on Tuesday 3rd July at 18.36 GMT. This is known as the Moon of Claiming (Celtic) and will be in Capricorn opposite Cancer in Sun. The energies of the last new moon began a bumpy ride for many into the depths of feminine wisdom and emotion (for males too!) resulting in lots of ups and downs and sunshine and showers which have been materialising in the
The truth can sometimes be uncomfortable or raw as illusions are ripped apart by knowing. This full moon is going to be an emotional one. Let it out if need be and allow yourself to fully express your needs. If someone or something has been pushing your buttons for a while, this could well be the time for the culmination of any long standing issues. Remember to be compassionate during these lunar emotions, any anger rising within is realisation of your own truth over illusion and your own limitations. Whilst expression is important, action is also necessary. Transform frustrations into something positive; close a door on anything that does not support you remembering to open another door, even if it is just to peek through and glimpse that new horizon.
As this is the Moon of Claiming, take this time to claim more freedom and seek balance. Since the Venus transit, our relationship with self and others has been changing for the better even if it does not feel like it at times. Remember what is sacred to your path and spend time with those who seek harmonious relationship.
This Capricorn/Cancer energy may bring home life and work life issues to the fore. Everything comes into balance at some point, it is the Law of the Universe, so what a wonderful opportunity to seize these energies and allow them to illuminate a smoother pathway for you and your loved ones.
Due to the popularity of the last Gathering where we began to explore 'Intuitive Art' as a medium to open and understand the unconscious, the next Gathering will have a similar theme. This will be held on Thursday 5th July between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.
Please call me on 01227 738108 or via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending. No previous art experience is needed, just an open mind and willingness to explore your own potential.
I look forward to meeting you in the Light of the Emerald Heart.
Congratulations to Alicia Ford (age 6) and Carmen Kemp (age 11). Your pictures were chosen from the many high quality entries for the winning prize of a family day out to the Wildwood Trust. Both pictures can be viewed on the 'Prize Winners' page, June 2012.
Thank you to all the parents and children who joined me for the Author Event on Saturday, it was lovely to meet you all.
I am pleased to announce that Waterstones Bookshop, Rose Lane, Canterbury will be hosting my Book Signing Event on Saturday 23rd June between 11 am and 3pm.
I will be reading 'Oceans Calling' and 'Born To Love Frogs' throughout the day in the Children's Book Section.
For a chance to win a family day out to the Wildwood Trust, children can take part in an Ocean themed colouring competition on the day. Winners will be announced on this website on Monday 25th June.
I will be hosting a Solstice Celebration for a group of like-hearted people at the
We will come together in celebration of our lives as sentient beings and in celebration of all that we have accomplished during the first half of 2012. This mid-way point of the year offers us a time for self reflection through sharing, quiet contemplation and group meditation seated upon Mother Earth in the magnificent energies of this ancient
The Goddess is at the height of her power and fertility during Solstice. In preparation for the celestial alignment at 23.08 GMT, we will align our heart beat with the heart beat of the Earth in full gratitude for her love and support of our journey and further growth during 2012.
Please contact me for further details if you wish to join us.
With Love and many blessings for an abundant Solstice.
The moon will be full on 4th June, occurring in Sagittarius, at approximately 11.10 GMT. A partial lunar eclipse will also be occurring, although not visible from the
The recent solar eclipse brought changes. The Earth responded with great movement. So much was brought into our awareness, it left few places for us to hide from the shadows that were illuminated. It has been a time of taking responsibility and action. We must do what is right even if others disagree, particularly if others have not understood or not reached the same point of enlightenment.
These forthcoming celestial events bring opportunity to explore and seek truth as our awareness is brought to the God/Goddess relationship within and the balancing of these two forces to bring greater wholeness. This is a golden opportunity to take a deep look at our sexual relationships and how we relate to the sexual self ~ a time to let go of past sexual hurts or trauma, particularly women. Of equal importance is the opportunity available for men to enter a new relationship with women. As we embody more Light, our relationships become sacred. We can offer others of similar frequency a gateway to enter this sacredness. This is a time of passion and motivation as we balance and centre within for greater wholeness and Love.
Please see Moonstone Essence in the Essences pages. This high vibrational Essence will work deeply with you in your transformations offering support and illumination.
The activation and opening of the Earth Star Chakra is beneficial for all Lightworkers at this time. This Chakra grounds our energy system into the Earth’s core and magnetic grid enabling us to fully access our spiritual potential. When this Chakra is open, Earth energy strengthens our whole being assisting Light and Spirit to be fully present. Our awareness and work with the Elementals and Earth energies are greatly enhanced and we flow with our life’s purpose.
The Light frequencies in Earth Star Essence help to dissolve emotional issues that may be clouding this Chakra and preventing it to open fully. The Essence works with the Higher Self and as the Chakra opens, strength of purpose, clarity and vitality are enhanced. As we unfold through the ever increasing Light transmissions being sent to us from Source, our energy system is held in a strong, safe and grounded place.
Earth Star Essence was co-created with the assistance of a special Hematite crystal which is part of a set of four crystals given to me by Diana Cooper during an intensive week long Atlantean Course 6 years ago. The crystals were programmed to prepare for the 2012 energies with the understanding that those energies were present to work with at that time. I have loved working with these crystals over the years and they have travelled with me to many places. They have brought awareness, understanding of illuminated past lives on Earth, my present life purposes and Earth Ascension information.
My journey with the Hematite crystal has been enlightening and Love filled. These special energies are now available for all in this beautiful Essence for 2012 and beyond.
The signature of this Essence ~ You are more than you ever imagined!
Please see ‘Essence’ pages for more information.
Our next Emerald Heart Gathering will be held on Thursday 31st May between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm at my home near Canterbury.
For more information about joining our sacred circle, please contact me on 01227 738108 or via email@example.com.
Following on from the wonderful Super Moon on 6th May, humanity is now moving towards the energies of an Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20/21st coinciding with the new moon. This is the first of four powerful eclipses this year. The others are:
Partial Lunar Eclipse ~ 4th June
Total Solar Eclipse ~ 13/14th November
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ~ 28th November
An Annular Eclipse occurs when the moon is further away from the Earth than it is during a Total Eclipse so it's unable to totally obscure the sun. Eclipses bring opportunities for the Earth and humanity to release negativity. As consciousness expands and truth is revealed, healing and a greater alignment with Divine Will naturally occurs. These 2012 powerful eclipses bring initiation, activation and transformation for all people on some level.
When truth is illuminated, it brings opportunities for integration of the shadow side. The shadow side being feelings of guilt, anger, hatred etc. As old energy patterns break down and dissolve, there may be some physical symptoms such as headaches, sore throats, aches, pains, colds etc. Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water and herbal teas is beneficial. Also eating lightly and healthily and taking time to rest through periods of tiredness will assist integration.
Healing is Love in action. One person who heals their shadow and replaces it with Love contributes immensely to the transformation of human consciousness. Mother Earth is also releasing and transforming and needs our Love. Work with nature, heal in nature, walk lightly upon the Earth and sing into her song lines whenever possible.
Release of emotional attachments or thoughts that hold you back from experiencing full connection to Oneness is a necessary part of the spiritual path and although difficult to experience sometimes, release always enlightens and brightens. Remember that endings are always beginnings. Love will always transform pain and illusion.
I view our Ascension rather the same as learning maths. We start with the basics, the building blocks of mathematical understanding and then once one process is learned, this builds upon the next level and so on. If we fail to understand a certain equation or formula, then we keep learning until we have the knowledge to continue to more deeper and complex understandings. With this in mind, practicing forgiveness and compassion for self and humanity brings inner peace. When we have inner peace, we bring peace to others.
The transformational energies of 2012 and beyond are changing our world and the way we live. Stay aligned with your Truth and live in Love.
I offer One to One Consultations, Vibrational Healing, High Vibrational Essences and Sacred Gatherings to assist you on your path. Do not hesitate during these unprecedented times of accelerated spiritual growth to reach out and ask for help if you need it. Choosing transformation is choosing Love.
Coming soon ~ Earth Star Chakra Essence to help with grounding and to strengthen purpose.
Please join me and other like-minded people at my home near Canterbury next Thursday 17th May between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm for an Emerald Heart Gathering.
These sacred Gatherings are relaxed, informal and fun. They offer a wonderful opportunity to be in a spiritual Light with teachings channelled through me for the benefit of the individual and group.
"Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats.
Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing.
A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free."
Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter.
A circle of healing.
A circle of friends.
Someplace where we can be free."
The Buddha full moon arrives on 6th May at 3.47 GMT and its effects can already be felt strongly as our consciousness expands with the energies. This is one of the most special full moons of the year. Please see my Blog, Buddha Full Moon, 9th May 2011 for further information.
This current full moon is a Super Moon which is aligning with the 5:5:5 Stargate. These numbers represent transformation, transmutation and transfiguration and this cosmic moment offers each person an opportunity to emerge boldly as a being of majesty and Light.
My Golden Sun Essence works wonderfully to aid transition of any kind and is a great cleanser for the energetic system whilst instilling joy. It abounds with Buddha blessings and offers valuable energetic support if required.
Wesak celebrates humanity’s union with nature and the stars. There is a communicative harmony that naturally exists between humans, Earth energy and creation. Try to spend as much time in nature now and allow her to guide you to greater harmony and balance. As you find your own freedom, offer generosity and kindness to others and help set the world free.
I will be sharing messages from my children's books and signing copies in the Wildwood Stand at the Canterbury Climate Fair, St George's Street on Saturday 12th May between 9 am and 5 pm.
This is Canterbury's third annual Fair where ethically sourced, organic, fairtrade and climate friendly products can be purchased. Lots of entertainment throughout the day by local musicians and yummy locally produced food on sale too ~ hope to see you there.
Thank you to all the children and parents who bought copies of my books and entered the Colouring Competition on Friday's Event at Waterstones, it was lovely to meet you all.
There were a lot of entries and the Judge was impressed with the high standard of work. The age categories were 3 - 6 and 7 - 10.
Congratulations to Mika Barlow age 5 and Eloise Oliver age 7. A family ticket for a day out to Wildwood is on its way to you both. Please see the 'Prize Winners' Page.
I will be hosting a Spiritual Gathering at my home in Chartham Hatch, Canterbury next Thursday 19th April between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm.
Attending a Gathering is a wonderful opportunity to experience ' Being in the Light' while learning and sharing with like-minded people in a safe, comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
If you are interested in attending this or future Gatherings, please call me on 01227 738108.
On Friday 13th April I will be at Waterstones Book Shop, Rose Lane, Canterbury signing my books throughout the day between 11am and 3pm.
There will be a children's colouring competition and I will be reading from my books in the children's book section. Pamela K Rees (www.wildabouteastkent.co.uk) will also be giving art demonstrations.
Please join us if you can for a fun filled day.
I offer you Peace
I offer you Love
I offer you Friendship
I see your Beauty
I hear your Need
I feel your Feelings
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source
I salute that Source in You
Let us work together for Unity and Love
Tomorrow, 20th March, we celebrate the Vernal Equinox; the day when there is an equal amount of daylight and darkness. This day heralds the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere bringing an increase in light, warmth and growth.
As things come into balance on this day, it's a great opportunity to take some quiet time to recognise and celebrate the areas of your life which are balanced and abundant whilst acknowledging the areas which may need some attention. A day to give thanks for all we are and all we aspire to be.
On 22nd March, we are also in the energies of the New Moon making it a perfect few days to harness the essence of new growth, planting seeds for creation and manifestation of your dreams in the coming months.
Love and many blessings for an abundant and joy filled springtime.
I recently had an author interview with Stacie Theis of Beach Bound Books, California. Stacie also writes children's books and enjoys finding out more about other authors and their work. http://www.beachboundbooks.com/jacqueline-nicoll.html
Many thanks Stacie.
The moon will be full on Thursday 8th March at 09.55 GMT. The moon is in Virgo and its effect may be felt as impatience. The present energies are bringing much to the fore and you may at times feel overwhelmed and too busy, giving rise to confusion. With the sun in Pisces promoting intuition and wisdom, your sensitive self may be feeling and knowing too much.
Duality thinking can come into play at this time so seeking balance is very important. If you do feel sensitive and emotional but also need to be heard, then think before you speak, as after the energies have waned you will have greater awareness and clarity.
Take time during this full moon to consider what matters most to you now and for the months ahead. What are you being made aware of that needs changing or releasing? The moon is illuminating the cords which may need cutting. When you do release, do so gracefully ensuring you keep connected to all that serves you. This is where balance is found allowing peaceful knowing. Draw on Pisces Love and empathy for self and others.
Some useful Bach remedies to use at this time would be Impatiens to bring patience, Red Chestnut for detachment and Scleranthus for balance.
Allow me to guide you on a Healing Walk through the ancient Blean Woods, near
The trees always try to catch my attention. The weather guides, the slightest wind responds, the sunlight captures a certain plant, a bird replies with sweet song. The world around us can be read like a book. In the same way, I can connect with a person deeply through their eyes, voice and heart. I understand a person's fears, illusions, hopes and dreams. Everything that a person is can be understood in this way. It is a gift of soul to soul communication built through love, trust, compassion and understanding.
Many people are unaware of their natural surroundings, cut off from the life source that sustains them. Many are preoccupied with a physical world of work and relationships. Balance is sought through artificial ways that provide a quick fix but do not bring long-term healing or satisfaction.
Our Earth supports human existence. She provides a home, food, water and healing. Many people are still in sleep mode and are intentionally and unintentionally hurting the planet, each other and ultimately themselves. Each person now has an opportunity to make a conscious loving connection and be an Earth Guardian in some way, small or large, as an act of gratitude for the gifts she bestows. One way to be a Guardian is to reconnect to the healing power of Mother Nature and work with her on your journey, whilst simultaneously bringing her the love and healing she needs.
‘Bringing it home’ is what a Healing Walk will do for you. Working with Soul Star Essence at the beginning of the woodland journey will allow your truth to be revealed during the walk in a loving and often simple way. A veil will be lifted on the hardest of conditions and healing will begin as change is instigated. I can reconnect you to yourself and nature if you have wandered away and bring you back home. You can then continue to use your personally attuned Essence to heal, harmonise and uplift over the coming weeks keeping you connected, whilst freeing you from the unnecessary restraints and restrictions which will have surfaced to your awareness during the walk.
If you are drawn to walking this part of your journey with me, then please email or telephone to make a mutually convenient appointment. The day, time and weather will be perfect for your journey - The Universe is already arranging it for you and the trees already surround you with their love.
I look forward to meeting and connecting with you.
With love and many blessings.
We are experiencing a drought where I live in the South East of England and in other parts of the
On the New Lunar Year I wrote a blog about 2012 being a year of Power and how this related to the symbol of the Chinese Dragon (water and weather). I know through experience that consciousness has a direct effect on the weather. In my Shamanic ceremonies, the weather always responds and I have learned so much by working and co-creating with the weather elementals. Later today I will perform a rain ceremony to understand and assist.
Since the publication of Dr Emoto’s book, ‘The Messages from Water,’ many have awakened to the knowledge that water and consciousness is related at a deep level. Through water crystal technology, it has been proven that water responds to loving positive thoughts. Our bodies are made up of 60 – 70 % water and so it follows that our thoughts should always try to be those of self-appreciation, love and gratitude.
By blessing our drinking water and food, we are making a conscious intent to higher its vibration so as it becomes a part of our body it is filling us with loving energy to nourish us on all levels. Placing bottles of water or food on pieces of paper or labelling them with words such as ‘love’ or ‘gratitude’ also raises their vibrational frequency.
The understanding of the effect of human consciousness on water led me to write the book ‘Oceans Calling’ for children. Whenever I am at a beach, lake or river, I spend time blessing the water knowing that this is making a positive difference. During the height of the US Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year, I joined a group of likeminded people in helping to minimise the damage and rejuvenate the water. Every morning I placed a fresh glass of water on a drawing representing the ocean. Over the course of the first week, each time I came to change the water I noticed that it contained a green algae like substance and then gradually this manifestation ceased. This was physical confirmation that the water on my altar was connecting to the ocean and responding to the loving intentions of the group prayer.
When more of humanity learns to live in gratitude and love for our Mother Earth, then we can co-create heaven on earth. Until then, every little stone of wisdom we cast into the water creates a positive long lasting ripple of positive change.
Thank you to all parents, grandparents and children who attended the Frog's Tale workshops on Wednesday. Due to demand, we were happy to run a third session later in the afternoon. There were some fabulous stories written by the children and many wonderful ponds created.
On Thursday, it was wonderful to meet all the children and parents at my book signing event at Waterstones. Many children entered the Colouring Competition and the entries were of a high standard. There were two age categories, (3-6 and 7-10). The competition was judged by an artist who was impressed by the use of both watercolour paints and crayon on many of the pictures. The winning pictures can be found on the 'Prize Winners' Page.
Congratulations to Lucy Harcus, age 9, from Hythe.
Congratulations to Jessica Howland, age 6, from Canterbury.
I hope you both enjoy your prize of a family day out at Wildwood.
I will be at Waterstones Book Shop, Canterbury during the Easter holidays on Friday, 13th April with more fun story telling and children's activities.
The moon will be full tomorrow, 7th February, at 21.59 GMT. This moon is known as the Snow Moon and we are experiencing a wonderful synchronisation here with a rich blanket of snow covering the countryside.
This Full moon is in Leo, a sign of fire and passion. Favourable for romantic love and relationships but with the Aquarius energy present, then quite possibly some people may be prone to overheating and drama.
I am a Piscean and benefitting from the winter’s aqueous blanket around my home. I have loved standing in my garden listening to nature's silence, hearing only the trees whisper from time to time. When the snow falls, it offers opportunity to slow down, rest and go within. Of course, not everybody is experiencing snow during this full moon and I am grateful for this special gift.
‘Honour yourself first, and you honour all those around you. When you honour another first, you honour no one.’
Hold positive thoughts and remain focused on your own truth during this full moon period. Try not to judge other people’s thoughts, actions or behaviour. The moon’s energies could draw you into drama, your own or others. Simply observe and offer kindness where you can. Most importantly offer yourself kindness. What are circumstances revealing to you and what are your limitations? Your truth will reveal where you are in alignment and show you where you need to break free. Harness the Leo energy to follow your own passions.
If you are fortunate to have snow then know that this watery gift dampens the emotional fires and helps put some issues to rest. As the snow begins to thaw and the Snow Moon wanes, a new beginning presents itself.
I am pleased to announce that Waterstones Bookshop, Rose Lane, Canterbury will be hosting my book signing event on Thursday 16th February from 11 am to 4pm.
I will be reading 'Born To Love Frogs' and 'Oceans Calling' throughout the day in the Children's Book Section and look forward to meeting you.
For a chance to win tickets for a family day out, children can take part in an exciting colouring competition on the day. Winners will be announced on my website on Saturday 18th February.
Storytelling and Storymaking - A Frog's Tale
On Wednesday 15th February, Pamela K Rees (www.wildabouteastkent.co.uk) and myself will be running two children's workshops in the Educational Centre at Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Kent.
An opportunity for your children to hear 'Born To Love Frogs', watch an art demonstration and then make their own wildlife pond and story book to take home.
10.30 - 11.30
12.00 - 13.00
£2 per person (1 adult free per family, additional adults £2 each)
To make a reservation, please contact Wildwood Trust on 01227 712111
The wonderful energies of the new moon on Monday 23rd January also bring Chinese New Year celebrations.
The Year of the Dragon is upon us and I find the spiritual aspects of this animal totem very auspicious in line with the cosmic energies for 2012. It is the most powerful of all the twelve Chinese totems and heralds new beginnings. It is symbolic of wisdom, courage, success and happiness. The dragon is also a potent symbol of abundance with the power to release water and bring relief to parched lands. Abundance is emotional, mental and spiritual energy working together to manifest on the physical plane.
So in what ways will humanity use power this year? Hopefully, heart will overcome ego. Inspired change is better than enforced change. Powerful cleansing water energy could bring more devastating floods, tsunamis etc created by humanity’s will to move forward through fear instead of love. Spiritual masters understand that our purpose is to create abundance in simple and peaceful ways.
‘In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of you are found all the aspects of existence.’ – Rumi
Self mastery is the key to success this year as we each create our new world. Through solid dedicated inner and outer work, each of us has the ability to connect with our Earth and our truth and be shining beacons of light. Each person that awakens will touch and awaken others in their family and community creating great places of love, peace and understanding. 2012 will very much be a year for significant progress in creating peace. More communities will come together as a result of these changes. Financial systems will continue to change through fear although the loving change that is needed is already in their awareness and awaits their responsible action.
Hopefully, there will not be as many floods and catastrophes created by the human condition in 2012. Their force and can always be abated by love and to a degree are already abated by many loving present souls walking on this planet. It is up to each and every person to start creating more peace in their life on every level.
Take this new moon opportunity to light a candle and meditate upon power and what it means to you. Instigate plans to shift and change any areas of fear into love. Work with a teacher and healer if you need help. Be gentle and be powerful. Make 2012 the year you awaken to your own self mastery, creating greater inner peace, success and abundance.
The moon will be full on Monday 9th January at approximately 07.30 GMT. This moon is known as the Wolf Moon or the Old Moon.
The energies of the full moon can always be harnessed to aid any letting go process and for cleansing. This full moon is in Cancer and places emotional emphasis on our home life, family and self-care. Although we are in winter, this is an excellent time to do some ‘spring cleaning’ of your home or some painting and decorating. A good clear out of any clutter or unwanted items is therapeutic to the soul. As we clear our surroundings and create new space, we clear ourselves of any negative energy and create new space within.
‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’ - William Morris.
A full moon bath for your crystals on the eve of the full moon cleanses and energises them. I have been guided to place all of my crystals outside in the garden this month to cleanse them completely. The crystals are already within a sphere of light. This is a really auspicious time if you do work with crystals to allow them to take a moon bath and with your own guidance and focused attention, bring in any new positive energies you need for the year ahead.
2012 is a year of change and working with crystals for cleansing, protection, healing and manifestation work will greatly assist you move gracefully through any challenges.
May 2012 bring you many opportunities to experience yourself as a master allowing abundance to flow through all aspects of your life.
May you remember every day that you are a WONDERFUL unique human being with a courageous loving heart who is loved by many.
May your days be blessed with fun, laughter and happiness.
May your beautiful light and love shine brightly into the world bringing blessings to all.
Best wishes for a very happy, peaceful and abundant 2012.
Our ancestors worked with the seasons. The cold winter months were a time to retreat, rest and conserve energy. In our modern world, we have become accustomed to continuing with a similar rate of energy output to that of the lighter sunnier months. However, our body does have a natural rhythm which still continues to work with the seasons and cosmic cycles; it does require more rest and less output during the colder darker months, regardless of modern comforts and technology.
If possible, try to spend some time outside every day by taking a refreshing walk in nature. Enjoy the sun when it does shine, it is the source of Vitamin D production for the body. Try to retire earlier in the evenings and if possible, rise with the sun. Eating wholesome grounding foods such as oats, potatoes, root vegetables and pulses provide good sustenance at this time of year. Enjoy drinking warm healthy herbal teas to gently cleanse and support your body, which along with Echinacea supplements, offer a good extra boost to your immune system and natural defences.
My Golden Sun Essence carries the vibration of summer sunlight. It was co-created on the Summer Solstice and cleanses the aura, filling the energetic system with golden light, whilst uplifting the emotions so one can more easily experience joy which is the much needed emotion to combat SAD. It is also a powerful Essence for transition and as we are now about to transition into a new solar cycle, this is an opportune time to allow its energy to work with you.
Winter Solstice on 22nd December is the end of a solar cycle. This is a good time to deepen your connection to spirit and find time for quiet inner reflection to look back on the year and celebrate all successes, while making plans for the year ahead.
Although representing the official beginning to our winter season, each day after the 22nd will offer us a little bit more daylight and begin nature’s renewal as we head towards the spring. Celebrate on Winter Solstice by affirming connection to your own power and nature, enjoying all its joyous reflections. Creating a festive wreath from greenery collected on a first winter walk and lighting a candle to represent the returning sun is a wonderful way to celebrate.
As one cycle ends and a new one begins, we enter into the Christmas season. With so many people around the globe celebrating Christ in
Thank you to everyone who has worked with my new healing Essences this year and provided such wonderful feedback, thank you to the children I have taught who taught me so much more, thank you to those who have shared my books with their children, and thank you to those Earth Angels who chose me to work with them on their journey. You have all truly been an inspiration to me.
May you all enjoy a very Happy Christmas and be blessed with peace, joy and abundance in 2012.
I feel very grateful every day for my work with the Earth. My work with Soul Star Essence has been a revelation to me as to its power and ability to hold a person's heart in a loving safe place, allowing them to let go of pain and disappointment easily. I have seen people transform their mood and outlook in front of my eyes after taking a few drops. They become light-hearted and focused.
I have been guiding people on healing nature walks for some time. I am now offering this service with the light of Soul Star Essence as it allows a client to connect within easily, become aware of their issues quickly, allowing the answers to pore forth.
I offer this service also to people who just simply need to get back to nature, to reconnect and find themselves again. It is too easy for people to forget the Earth that sustains and supports life. Nature heals and she is waiting with open arms.
If you are interested in working with Soul Star Essence in the presence of nature, then please read the Page in my Therapies section for more information.
It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the woods this weekend in the autumn sunshine. The 'Autumn Fun' page in the 'Words and Pictures' section gives some ideas for family games and activities to enjoy on your next woodland visit.
Yesterday I spent a short time at the coast. I have been working long hours on a few projects, like a lot of mums, around my family and other work commitments. I find that a quiet stroll along the beach blows away the cobwebs and revitalises.
It was warm yesterday but there was a strong wind. It was high tide and the waves were large and crashing up over the small promenade. One lonely surfer was out on his surfboard braving the water, undeterred when he fell, getting straight back up on his board time and time again. As I watched the waves, I could feel the energies which have been building with this coming full moon known as the Hunter's Moon. The moon will be full early tomorrow morning, the 12th, at around 02.20 GMT. If you are sensitive to the lunar energies, then you can probably feel that this moon has a particularly fiery aspect, being in Aries. Although giving potential for dynamic action, unless the energy is utilised positively, it can have the reverse effect. So it is a good time to be extra kind to yourself and others, mindful of this moon's influence.
I blessed the sea and my drinking water, giving thanks for rejuvination and the opportunity for some spiritual solitude, before returning to my desk inspired and focused.
I recently contributed a copy of both my books to a Charity Auction and was invited to the Event in
On our journey back across the
The Villa was as we had remembered, but part of it was under canvas, being prepared for a grand opening next year. Nevertheless, this place has an ambience of peace that has stood the test of time and if it was all completely covered in canvas, this feeling would still permeate. The surrounding countryside simply rolls and each undulation is patterned with fields and small woods. The birds were singing sweetly and the air was warm and moist. I know that trees do give a unique feel to an area but there was more to it than this, I just couldn’t quite put my finger on it at first.
We quietly walked amongst the ruins and the wildlife, admiring mosaics and hypercausts until we came across a Roman Water Shrine situated in a far corner of the site. This is where I found the energy I could sense. The Shrine is still fully intact and the water runs from a natural spring through a 4th century stone channel, having never dried up. The Romans would worship the Goddess (Nymph) of the Spring and it has been used for worshipping water for 1600 years. The Romans had a close connection to water and I feel they understood its great importance. Their bathing rituals certainly seemed very ceremonial and give evidence to support a deep knowledge about water, the body, spirit and the cosmos! This Shrine stands on its own carrying quite subtle but magnificent healing energies. The tranquillity of this area was wonderful and very rejuvenating. We lingered for a long while, whilst the sun shone.
Last week I visited the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire. The stones are made from limestone which has eroded over the centuries giving each stone personality and presence. The main circle is called the King’s Men and is a similar design to some circles in the Lake District like Long Meg. The Whispering Knights is a burial chamber standing in an adjacent field whilst the main stone known as The King’s Stone, is situated in a neighbouring field and stands looking far across the countryside in quiet contemplation. This was a very tranquil place to just sit and be.
Walking the inner circumference of the King's Men circle which has such peaceful energy, brought my awareness to the cycle of the seasons. The autumnal equinox which occurred yesterday is the day when light and darkness are of equal lengths. As I sat by the largest stone, I felt the balance that an equinox offers. It was a great opportunity to take time to rest for a while and feel my own inner balance. For all, this is the perfect moment to reflect on work done - both inner and outer work. As we move slowly now towards shorter days in the Northern Hemisphere, a natural slowing down process occurs after the busier longer days of summer. I am finding this to be a special time to remember and celebrate all achieved since the vernal equinox and rejuvenate, whilst I make plans for the autumn and winter.
I collected some small fir cones from the site to begin our autumn table at home and to offer a reminder of those wonderful Rollright energies throughout this coming season.
Many blessings for a peaceful autumn.
The sunflowers that my children planted earlier in the year are now in full bloom and I have added a photograph of one of them to the Mother Nature’s Magic page. I have also added some more photographs to the Gallery.
Sunflowers are very special to me. Twelve years ago I lost a baby boy at birth. We had planted sunflowers for the first time that year in the garden right by the window. I hardly noticed the enormous blooms or the garden on my return from hospital but after a couple of weeks the colour and majesty of the flowers called to me and they beamed brighter every day. They are a joyful happy flower and brought my awareness back to nature and to the extra healing I needed and found in the garden. I dried one of the sunflowers that grew that year and still have it in a keepsake box, with other memories of the little soul who was with us for a short time but brought so much love and teaching about eternal life.
Sunflowers seem to shout abundance also, of the abundance to be found in nature at this time of year. The fields are being harvested and the trees are laden with fruit and berries. Tomorrow, the 12th, we bear witness to a full moon known as a Harvest Moon or Singing Moon. The full moon nearest to the Autumnal Equinox is always known as the Harvest Moon. It appears large and bright in the early evening giving extra precious light hours to farmers working in the fields. This is a wonderful time to begin to let go of the summer months that have embraced us with warmth, growth and energy. An opportunity to gather our awareness about seasonal transition and look forward to an abundant Autumn.
I was given initial guidance about Golden Sun Essence on an exhilarating cliff top walk in early May. As I wrote some notes, I noticed that the bushes around me where I had stopped to sit and rest during my walk, were filled with butterfly cocoons and some caterpillars were already on the leaves. I knew it would be an Essence of change and the winds of change did blow as it came into being early on solstice morning, 21st June.
All too easily we can fall back into old ways when the fear of change clouds our way. This Essence’s signature is Joy and particularly the joy of change. Not only will it help you let go more easily and embrace the new, but also maintain clarity needed by keeping your aura cleansed and your mind focused on the truth of your heart. Joy will lead the way.
The crystals that assisted in this co-creation were Sunstone and clear Quartz which are a lovely combination, their qualities uplift and bring clarity. The Sunstone is carved in the shape of a laughing Buddha and this Joy permeates the Essence. This is one of my favourite crystals and just to look at this Buddha brings a smile.
The Essence is particularly beneficial for treating SAD (seasonal affective disorder) as it embraces your being with the regenerative power of the sun, similar to light therapy. It also aids acclimatization to seasonal changes, e.g. transitioning from summer into autumn.
Three tiny petals blew into the spring water as it was being energised and I noticed that they immediately began to flow in a fairly fast circular current around the crystals placed in the centre of the glass bowl. I place the crystals and water in an energy vortex when making Essences and so it was wonderful to actually watch this energy physically move the water and petals during the solarization process.
This Essence has brought a feeling of happiness and smiles to all who have worked with it so far. I love using it upon waking as it clears my energy system fairly quickly and uplifts emotions helping remove tiredness, similar to having a cleansing and rejuvinating shower whilst still in bed. I follow this with a real shower then a herbal tea and vitamin packed breakfast for a great start to the day. Feedback from all clients who have worked with this Essence say they feel its magic and effect quite quickly - it truly is a little bottle of sunshine.
We enjoyed higher than average temperatures over the Easter period through April, it was as if summer had arrived early. Now, we do have the usual aroma in the air that enfolds us in late summer. The dew is staying for longer on the grass in the morning as the sun bathes us in a rich golden light. However, I do sense that the trees are changing a little quicker this year. I have a Cherry Blossom tree in my garden and every leaf has been completely red for a couple of weeks, ready to fall. Perhaps due to an early season this year or maybe its the lack of rainfall we have had in South East England over the summer.
We have a communal orchard in our village and have been enjoying harvesting apples for eating and baking delicious cooking apples which have been wonderful mixed with large juicy blackberries from the garden and woods. I have also sown more lettuce leaves in the hope of a late crop.
Last autumn I watched a large Beech tree change through late summer and wrote of its transformations here, which came quickly. Even though the sun was still warm yet mellow in early October, the tree did completely lose its leaves within three days of me writing about the changes I could sense in nature and energies at that time. We have some weeks to go before the Autumnal Equinox on 23rd September and this is just a gentle reminder to enjoy the last of these long summer days and the sunshine.
On 29th August we are also under the influence of a New Moon which is in Virgo. A New Moon is always a good time for a fresh start and making positive intentions. This moon's energy is abundance orientated and coincides with a Bank Holiday in England giving us extra time to spend with family, friends and making New Moon wishes.
Pamela K Rees and myself will be holding a children's event this coming Thursday 18th August at the Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Canterbury. Pamela is a gifted botanical and wildlife artist who will be demonstrating her art and I will be sharing my stories with the children. We will be running art and craft activities during each session to help encourage children's awareness and involvement in our environment. The event is free and we hope that you can join us on the day:
Frogs and Ponds - 11am
Frogs and Ponds - 12 pm
Ocean Life - 2pm
Ocean Life - 3pm
The New Moon in Leo will be upon us on Saturday 30th July. As Universally we are currently in a place of new beginnings, the energy of this lunar phase is powerful and dynamic.
For everyone with desires and dreams, there will be increased energy available to harness and use to begin those new endeavours that you may have struggled with previously. There is opportunity for breakthroughs both minor and major in all areas of life but particularly with regard to theories, inventions, ideas, understandings and wisdom for this new era. An exciting time for everyone!
My White Magnolia Flower Essence is aligned with new beginnings. It shines its light into your positive intentions and actions creating a sacred space when you want something new and improved in your life, bringing support and inner power to aid manifestation. A handy powerful friend that works wonders! Sometimes the smallest actions bring the biggest results.
The moon will be full on Friday 15th July at approximately 06.22 GMT. This moon is in the sign of Capricorn and is the first full moon since the trilogy of eclipses.
The recent energies that have passed through our lives and continue to at this time have brought many issues to the fore, particularly if we were pushing them aside thinking we could deal with them at a later date. Many people I know, especially those on a spiritual path have endured difficult circumstances or found themselves at a crossroads. This has left many dealing with feelings of anger or frustration as the light pushes up these issues to be looked at and healed.
The most important guidance I have as we dance into the full moon's energies this month is simply 'What if...?' Use these words to uplift and empower yourself in any aspect of life that needs your extra attention and action right now. As you release the old, remembering that it once served you well, think of all the new possibilities that your beautiful self can experience. Bless all that still serves you as you let go. I spend some time every morning ensuring my energies are in alignment by blessing all people and situations in my life. I call in from the Universe those in light I wish to work with each day and send my grateful thanks and love out to the world. For me, nature speaks and I listen, really listen. I am blessed with the ability to step into that place where I am given knowledge. There are often many choices presented so with this in mind, set your intention on your desired goal and then take the path which makes your heart sing.
On a physical level, remember to drink plenty of water to flush away impurities and assist your body's natural cleansing mechanisms. A couple of evenings ago I cut nettles from my garden and made a refreshing tea to help cleanse and support my body. As I conducted my tea ceremony, I burnt candles during dusk, enjoying and connecting with the nature around me. Hoping that the weather is fair on Friday evening, I intend to spend quality time in my garden again witnessing this summer moon in all its glory. Many blessings.
As the Universe enters into a period of new beginnings, this is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Moonstone Essence which was co-created on 17th May at the time of the full moon.
My journeys into the consciousness of nature and spirit are shamanic and spirit always sends me signs on these journeys. During the co-creation of the Moonstone Essence, I was guided to stand by my pond and as I did, I immediately saw a grass snake lying on a lily pad. It looked at me before it slithered into the water. I have never seen a grass snake in my pond before and it was presented to me at the time as a water snake. The May full moon was in Scorpio which is a water sign and is attuned to the cycles of birth and rebirth. Water snake and Scorpio are connected in this respect. Water snake spoke of the power of creation, sexuality and the soul. It is a totem of transition, of shedding the past, rebirth and making change for the future. All of these qualities are present in this new Moonstone Essence.
The Moonstone Essence has been created solely for women and relates to our connection to the moon, to the physical menstrual cycle and sexuality. It has a very earthy feel to it. Many women I have spoken to recently seem to have trouble connecting to their monthly cycles, labelling them as ‘a curse.’ It is a disconnection from their truth which lends itself to this belief, when in reality the monthly shedding of blood is a gift of creation and great power. Goddess Diana’s energies are most apparent in this Essence and I was also made aware of Quan Yin bringing the beautiful energies of self-compassion and acceptance to the overall signature of the Mother Essence.
The Moonstone Essence has a very grounding physical effect as it works with the lower chakras, the base and particularly, the sacral. The Magnolia Flower Essence works with the heart centre. Both Essences can be worked with simultaneously to great effect. Please remember that your Higher Self will always utilise the energies of the Essences for your individual requirements at the time.
The longest day of the year is nearly upon us again. The word Solstice is derived from the Latin words Sol meaning ‘sun’ and Sistere meaning ‘to stand still’. On 21st June, the movement of the sun’s path will come to a standstill before reversing direction.
Every year, Druids gather at
I once joined a group of British and German lightworkers, about 12 of us in all, for a dawn ceremony at
One of the most beautiful (and also scary) experiences of witnessing the dawn was when I walked through a wood by myself in the night and then sat by a very old tree to watch the sun rise over the fields. It is definitely worth experiencing a woodland walk at night as it heightens the senses, connects you to the very soul of the Earth and to All That Is.
However you choose to spend this special time of year, may your summer be blessed with fruitfulness and abundance.
The Full moon for June will be on Wednesday, 15th at 20.11 GMT/21.11 BST. This month we will also be under the influence of a total lunar eclipse which will be visible in many parts of the world, including the
Eclipses prompt emotional change and you may notice a difference in your temperament or behaviour. You may be more sensitive to other people’s behaviour. Take time to observe yourself, the way you respond to others, the way in which you speak to yourself. Capitalize upon this time and if negative emotions arise then embrace them - have courage to face your ego and notice how it limits you. Use the negative to create the positive and promote growth.
We are here in this realm of existence to express ourselves. What are you expressing and why?
Are you mostly expressing love, joy and courage with some aspects of negativity/fear?
Are you mostly expressing fear, sadness and doubt with some aspects of positivity/happiness?
Many people unknowingly become stuck in a negative response to life. Change is necessary for a continual flow of peace, fulfilment and abundance. When you constantly work on raising your energetic vibration then opportunities present themselves for you to truly know and feel greater happiness.
Take some time to tune into the moon this month, go within and be receptive to change.
I am in a slipstream of creativity as the moon dances its way towards being new on 1st June. During this New Moon, we will also bear witness to the energies of a partial solar eclipse, the second of 2011.
Yesterday I was fortunate to see a Jay sitting on the garden fence close to the window, a rare sight in my garden. Today, during a walk in the woods, a Jay flew across the path. The Jay signifies new opportunity, as does the New Moon. As we also have an eclipse occurring, a gateway of energy is available, sacred and transformative. If you are creative then use this wonderful time to explore your talents and gifts more deeply and find new ways to communicate your truth. These energies bring the possibility of hidden creative gifts rising into people’s awareness to be utilised. Just pick up the pen, paint brush, instrument or computer keyboard and let it flow. Express yourself and enjoy!
I will be spending this coming week in
I have visited many sacred sites over the years and I never have any expectations as to what will be revealed, if anything. I know that what is given is always divinely timed and serves a purpose. Sometimes I have been given instant information and understood its meaning. At other times, there has been a download of information which has been too much for me to wade through in one go (or two goes!) and comes together like a jigsaw puzzle over time.
Nature plays its important part in my journeys, giving me signs and confirmation. Some years ago I was immersed in an energetic clearing ceremony, working alone, on an island in
May – my favourite month of the year. Mostly because the trees are full of new leaves that change from a tender green to their deeper colours as the month progresses. This year we have had such warm conditions since April in the
My family have been busy planting flower and vegetable seeds. My two youngest children are very much a part of their natural environment and outdoor play is a virtual constant. They love to be involved in the creative process that the garden offers - it is their ‘world of wonder.’ This year they have planted sunflowers from seed in small pots, watered them and watched them grow into seedlings. They have helped prepare the soil in the flower bed and planted the seedlings, knowing that as they water and care for these plants, they are helping to yield enormous sunflowers later in the summer. Wild flower seeds have also been sown randomly between garden shrubs and lettuce seeds planted ready for harvesting for their salads.
My son has built a den within a large conifer where there is a natural ‘living room’. He has furnished it with an old piece of carpet and lamps with candles for evening play. We are fortunate to live very close to the ancient Blean Woods which is home to some of the oldest Oaks in the country. My son found a branch shaped like a staff in the wood three years ago whilst we were out on a walk. Each time we visit the woods, he reclaims his staff from the group of trees who care for it in between visits. It is always there waiting and it is a magical connection for him.
Even if there is no garden available, then a window box or pot is an easy and fun way to introduce planting seeds and flowers. Allow children to have the responsibility of caring for the plants whilst they watch them grow. Planting seeds can be treated as a ceremony. Everything we do in nature with positive intention has a wider effect on the world around us. Planting seeds with our own wishes for abundance for the world, will make it so. Sharing nature with children and nurturing their connection helps them to stay ‘awake’ and connected to their truth. They are more aware of ‘reality’ instead of the illusory thinking of TV and computer games. Although sometimes fun, these things are best kept in moderation so they can cultivate their own precious imaginations and be children.
In the ‘Words and Pictures’ section I have written a poem called’ Mother Nature’s Magic,’ inspired by the simple pleasure of sharing the garden with children. Please share it with your own children - it is dedicated to them.
My hope is that more adults awaken now and remember. One of our responsibilities is to nurture the innate truth and wisdom that children have brought to the Earth, helping them to become guardians of this beautiful planet. The world is in their hands.
The weather, although a little breezy, stayed dry for the Climate Fair at the weekend which was a great success in raising people's awareness. I met lots of interesting people and there was a good community spirit in which knowledge was shared and new friendships made.
A big thank you to Sue, Laura and Bryony for their help with my book sales and for teaching me the finer details of the Wildwood Trust so I could share these with the public!
I will be signing copies of my books on Saturday and Sunday 14th, 15th May at the Canterbury Climate Fair organised by Greenpeace. The fair is held to raise awareness of environmental issues and give a positive environmental message.
I will be joining The Wildwood Trust team on their stand. The Wildwood Trust is a native wildlife conservation charity involved in important work for the preservation of the UK's most endangered species.
If you live locally, please come along and support the Fair in St George's Street/The Parade from 9 am - 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
Wesak is a global celebration which celebrates the life of the Buddha and in particular his enlightenment as he sat under the Bodhi tree. It is said that as he sat in meditation, he received deep insight and knowledge. He witnessed the thousands of previous lives he had lived and saw how beings were subject to cause and effect or karma. He was able to perceive how beings passed into other planes of existence before beginning life anew in the cycle of rebirth. He understood that with all human cravings eliminated, suffering ceases to be, and the mind is completely liberated. He then attained full enlightenment.
Wesak is always celebrated on the full moon in May which this year is on the 17th at 11.l0 (GMT). It is a powerful moon which lends itself to this vast celebration, where in the East in countries like
With an increase in the mass consciousness of ‘good will’, we can choose to connect with others at this time in celebration. Remember also to take the opportunity to open to the moon’s energies within your own personal space and let go of any current personal issues, some of which may be past life connected, so that you can more readily feel your inner peace. Take this quiet time to align your thoughts and feelings with divine right action in your life, allowing this energy to powerfully bless all your projects and relationships.
Allow yourself if possible to walk barefoot on the Earth for a while during this full moon. It is a very powerful sensation as you connect this way both to the Earth Mother’s energy and to the feminine energies of the moon. Take time to bless the Earth and give thanks to her for sustaining the being you are in this present incarnation. As you feel an increase of inner peace and joy, offer these qualities out to the world.
During this special personal time, be open to the wise loving insights that arise within to guide you, like the Buddha, on your own journey to enlightenment. Happy Wesak!
In spring 2010, when the Magnolia tree in my garden was in full flower, I channelled interesting information about new beginnings, clarity and blossoming of projects. I wanted to make an essence at this point but knew that there was more information for me that I would be able to access at a later date. With divine timing and patience, this spring I have been able to connect at a deep level with the tree and its blossom. I have been given wonderful information about the Divine Feminine which is the signature to the beautiful essence that I have co-created. It is a powerful essence, deeply feminine in its qualities but also very suitable for men who are ready to integrate and work with the Divine Feminine within.
I have also co-created a Rose Quartz Crystal essence. Rose Quartz is an amazing healer for the heart and is probably the most important crystal for the heart and the heart chakra. The essence imbues you with its qualities of unconditional love and peace, qualities I felt very deeply when I connected with the energy of the crystal to channel the signature for the mother essence.
More details about both essences are now on the website and they are available to buy through the 'Shop' if you wish to work with them. I am guided to co-create more essences in the future and look forward to sharing them with you.
Easter is a time for rebirth and the celebration of new life all around us as the trees come into leaf once more, as the spring flowers add their colour to our environment, as the days become longer, and as the weather becomes warmer.
Easter is both a Christian and a Pagan celebration with the ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess Eastre or Ostara giving her name to this festival. She represents rebirth, fertility, and the bringing of a new dawn. Also, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ at this time.
My six year old daughter was recently told the story of the crucifixion of Christ at school. She was horrified, as she doesn’t yet have the ability at her age to understand the story’s spiritual context. Her expression was similar to “why was I told this story about a man being killed in this terrible way?” and “why am I supposed to be celebrating this?” Good point! She revealed a very important message and understanding to me - that this is probably a truth for most young children regardless of their religious/spiritual background. From a young child’s perspective, the Easter story can be frightening and confusing. In fact if we viewed this physical event happening today, then it definitely has an ‘18 certificate’ attached to it. Even with the miracle of resurrection and some spiritual understanding, we would probably not want to discuss the darker physical aspects of this event with children.
Although I am not religious, my spiritual understanding as an adult, is that a man named Jesus did walk this Earth performing miracles, bringing great teachings, and did die on a cross to be resurrected. However I find myself at odds with how this story is offered to children for their consideration. There is a need for a greater understanding of what is sensible and responsible in our retelling of the scriptures with young children - very often simple symbolism is sufficient. I know my daughter will understand the story when she is older but until then she is happy with chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies.
The egg is a symbolism of new life and has always been used to represent spring festivals, life and love. My family exchange chocolate eggs at Easter and every year I hide eggs and bunnies in the garden for my children to find. Dyeing eggs with children is also a fun activity and baking Easter biscuits. My son made a small stone labyrinth last year in the garden which always has an offering in its centre, like a leaf or feather, and over Easter it will have an egg. Children also love Easter egg hunts and trails. A couple of days ago we went on an Easter egg trail, which had a wildlife theme and offered a fun way to celebrate new life at Easter with children.
However we celebrate this wonderful time of the year, it is the remembrance of our interconnectedness and sharing our love, life and joy that is most important.
Many blessings for a wonderful Easter!
Words & Pictures is a new section of my website with meditations, poetry and pictures for children to enjoy.
If you and your children are new to guided visualisations then they are very much the same as a story, read out loud, but with a slower rhythm and regular pauses giving time for the child to visualise and speak if they wish. Sometimes I play relaxing music in the background as well. Your child may want to share their experiences at the end where they can often reveal their hidden truths.
I am sure that I speak for mothers everywhere when I say that the memories of holding our children for the first time are amongst our most special. There is a heightened awarenesss of spirit during pregnancy as we nurture the new life growing within us. During labour with my youngest daughter, I spent much of the time in meditation with her and my guides, resulting in a relatively pain free and wonderful birth for us both. I had experienced difficult births previously, had learned a lot and was grateful to have the opportunity to experience childbirth again more naturally in tune with my body, mind, emotions and spirit.
The mother and child relationship is a gift to cherish throughout life, as we grow together through all of our experiences. This is a lovely poem by an unknown author which eloquently celebrates motherhood.
Her love is like an island
In life's ocean, vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.
Happy Mother's Day!
A BIG moon tonight which has been pulling at our energies for the past week, enabling us to look at what is negative in our lives or the lives of others so we can have courage to acknowledge, accept and dissolve it by walking through the next open door into something better.We need to co-operate to co-create so keep moving with what makes your heart sing as you will definitely be going in the right direction.
Now we are on the cusp of the Spring season, it is beneficial to look at the past Winter diet that has sustained you and modify it to fit with the new lighter vibrations of the coming season. The weather is warming and nature is beckoning us to increase the time we spend outside now, which for me is every available opportunity! Many blessings for a wonderful Spring.
I attended a Charity Dinner in
I was called to do some energy healing work. There was a lot happening on different levels, including energy at the venue itself, which was the Painted Hall at the
As I opened up, I began to channel information for myself about an event I thought I wouldn’t be able to attend in the future because of the timing. Spirit kept the pressure on and once I accepted I needed to do it anyway, the Universe started to remove the blocks providing options and paving the way. Whilst this was happening, someone was energetically knocking on my door for light. I am always very pleased to help but I am also aware that there has to be an energy exchange of some sort when I do this work. I wasn’t having a conversation with the person concerned which made this difficult but with trust I assisted. The energies were high and the light was tangible and transformational in the hall. I facilitated and watched it unfold.
Although all the people gathered were sitting together in opulent surroundings and eating wonderful food, there was a definite sense of gratitude and understanding. I am sure that during the five years John spent in captivity wondering if he would physically survive his ordeal, he never envisaged he would be doing what he does now to help others overcome similar plights. No matter what, we are always where we need to be!
At the end of the speeches, the raffle took place. The first person chosen was a lady sitting at my table. The box with the tickets was taken to her and as her hand searched for the next winner, I was drawn to look at a man on the far table with his back to me. The lady drew his ticket and that same man then drew my winning ticket, which turned out to be the top prize. I smiled, thanking the Universe for the energy exchange which sometimes comes in unexpected ways. I have decided to sell the prize and put the money towards the event I promised myself I will attend in the future. I am grateful for the guidance and support I was given and for the opportunity to help others.
It’s wonderful to be reminded that we live in a bountiful Universe and we are always exactly where we need to be!
The weather is warmer now and the frogs in my pond have woken up after the long winter ready to create lots of frog spawn. I have lots of fish in the pond who like to nibble at the tadpoles so every year I have to make nurseries for them so they have a chance to develop before I put them back into the pond. Last Summer, when the tadpoles had grown into little frogs, I was lying at the end of my garden on the grass and I watched a small frog hop down the path towards me. He hopped across the grass and stopped right in front of me which is very unusual because they are shy creatures but this one was very inquisitive. We were quietly eye to eye, for about five minutes before he hopped away.
Frogs are cleansers in the Shamanic world and healers like myself carry Frog energy which is having the ability to cleanse negativity and replace it with something better. During healing, negative emotions can often reveal themselves. Beyond these feelings there is joy and love which push the heavier emotions to the surface for healing. Joy is the feeling we have when we are in alignment with our sense of self, our purpose and connection to the Divine.
Very often during healing work I have to laugh to release energies. Laughter is an important tool for raising energetic levels. I was once healing a lady and started to spontaneously laugh when I reached her heart chakra. She started laughing also whilst talking about a sad situation that she needed to release as this was her preferred method of dealing with the energies. I have received healing myself where this has happened. This isn't a disrespectful approach to difficulties, it can be a quick and effective way to bring healing assistance, obviously bearing in mind the severity of the situation that is presented. I have read that the Dalai Lama visited the remains of a German concentration camp, stood amongst the dark energies and laughed. What incredible service!
Laughter is transmutational. The power of laughter far outweighs anger, grief or any other negative emotion. It brings happiness which is our natural state of being and when offered to another, returns to us tenfold. I thank the little frog who last Summer brought me his messages, gratitude and happiness and look forward to meeting the new frogs in my pond this year.
During the time of the last full moon I was given a lot of guidance which has served well over the last month. During January and February there have been intense energies facilitating planetary and physical cleansing. The terrible events in Australia highlight the amount of purification that is happening at this time. A friend in Australia contacted me to assist a group of lightworkers in holding positive intentions of a level 3 cyclone at 3 am (low tide), which I did. I was immediately given guidance that thankfully no human life would be lost in what turned out to be a level 5 cyclone. I know that through this turmoil and upheavel, including the more recent transmutational fires, a shift of consciousness has occurred which will become more apparent in time for both individuals and the nation. Many changes are taking place and it is important to maintain a positive mindset during these changes.
When negativity rises and turmoil and chaos are experienced, the light has brought the issue to the surface as a catalyst for change. Each bold step we take to bring about change brings us closer to the God within ourselves. These steps sometimes mean we have to make difficult decisions to leave behind people, places, attitudes and behaviours that once fitted our picture. But by doing so, we free ourselves to make new connections that resonate with our being, bringing greater peace and joy to our lives and the lives of others. It is difficult when relationships end but always bless all who have walked the path with you as they have served you as you have served them.
February's full moon on Friday 18th brings a time of completion with a realignment of our energies. There will be an ongoing natural impetus for changing anything that does not serve. Communication is highlighted with more doors opening, rich in new opportunities on many levels. Just trust that they are there because they are, be brave and walk through. Most of all be positive, enjoy being the new you and keep on dancing!
On Thursday, 3rd February it will be a New Moon coinciding with the Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar is based on the phases of the moon. A New Moon is a good time to harness the growing energy which comes with a new beginning.
This first moon of 2011 ushers in the Year of the Rabbit which is the most fortunate of the animal signs. This year is a metal rabbit or golden rabbit which brings peace and positivity amidst perceived turmoil. The essence of the rabbit also originates from the moon and will offer an ever present conscious reminder of our connection to the moon cycles, feminine wisdom, the seasons and Mother Earth. These connections are important for us during these great times of change and transformation, keeping our feet firmly on the ground whilst we reach for the stars.
Sense, worth and honesty are central themes in Burns’ poetry. This a wonderful poem, with depth and truth.
The Golden Age we will then revive:
Each man will be a brother;
In harmony we all shall live,
And share the earth together;
In Virtue trained, enlightened Youth
Will love each fellow-creature;
And future years shall prove the truth
That Man is good by nature:
Then let us toast with three times three
The reign of Peace and Liberty!
(from ‘Why should we idly waste our prime’)
I am putting the finishing touches to a guided meditation for girls, based on 'Oceans Calling,' which will be going in a 'Talking Book' this year. 'Oceans Calling' actually started as three separate meditations which I wrote for my children based around mermaids, crystals and dolphins. I put all the ideas from these meditations together for the story and it is interesting that I am now turning the story into a meditation. My children particulary like the visualisation of colour around the crystals which relate to the chakra system and emotions.
Many things seem to go full circle, sometimes quickly and sometimes taking many years and needing reflection to properly identify. We live amidst cycles, some of which are beautiful and necessary for life such as the seasons but some cycles occur to teach us about ourselves. They offer healing and change such as repeated behaviours or emotions to situations in our life. When we can identify and break cycles such as these, it sets in motion a new way forward. Very often a repeated physical ailment is the result of a repeated negative emotional response to life which will reoccur until the cycle is broken through identification, healing and finding a new response or approach. I try to honour all the cycles of life for the gifts they bring which may sometimes be difficult but are always rich with opportunity for growth and renewal.