Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Making a home for kindness

Reach out forward into the unknown. The world can be negative and harsh, but if we remain patient, generous and open, kindness will reveal itself.  

Kindness is one of the beautiful children of our Psyche; it is open minded, wants nothing back from itself and has infinite respect for the miracle of all life. Kindness, helps us activate our compassion in every area and dimension of life, a force that longs to be invoked by us to help transform all things that do no longer serve us.  

Make a home for kindness in your heart. Notice what thoughts create tension, anxiety or depression and choose to release them. Relax the habits of the past and awaken to the reality of your own spiritual presence. Create your world in love through the action of your open, beautiful and radiant heart.

Should you perceive a problem, surround it will love. Define it's existence in love. Sometimes problems are caused by lack of love. Only with love and kindness you introduce the understanding that can provide you with answers and solutions. Understanding, kindness and compassion, dissolve the fears. There is release, relief and a return to joy. 

There is always a turning point in your personal growth / transformation process - when the fixed mind surrenders and triggers a huge expansion in the consciousness of the heart, body and soul. 

Ultimately, kindness is a series of choices, a moment by moment conscious turning away from that which will harm your spirit toward that which will nourish and sustain you. Look at yourself and others with kindness, with a conscious awareness of your sufferings and in time, with a deep appreciation for the way you have transformed them.

Be the Changemaker, the Stormbringer, the Starwalker and spread your divine light across the universe.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Breaking the pattern

Summer is finally here and one way or another, we've made it safe and sound. It feels like June is the perfect time to do nice things for yourself and others, to take a break from the routine and do something different, for this helps to bring refreshment and renewal for the soul.

Travelling to York on Saturday, I had a lot of time on the train to think that when you give love to yourself, love given to others comes easily and flows unobstructed from a free from all restrains soul. Finding your own path through the perplexities and challenges of life can make life experience interesting but most worthwhile and this is when most new revelations come into view and writing these down is extremely helpful to record for later perusal, reflection and contemplation.

There are always a lot of challenging events in one's life, I personally, get through by sending light and prayers into those situations. Sometimes, old world thought patterns and values can resurface, which can be limiting and bring the energy down, but it is very important to clear all these from our consciousness for they do not serve us. These patterns can be replaced with nourishing and life enhancing thoughts and habits which reinforce those concepts that help you move into the life you always dreamed of having. Let go of all that holds you back from the life you are meant to live.

Spend your time blessing everyone and everything around you. 

What you send out to into the Universe, is reflected back to you and when you are living and embodying the higher and greater vision of your life, you are enabling those around you to do the same. Always keep in mind that your energy field extends many miles in all directions and dimensions and touches all of life within that field.

There will always be many who are still influenced and affected by the lower energies of older cycles and what happens when you direct your attention into the new thought patterns of kindness, generosity, sharing, caring abundance and prosperity on a daily basis is the resetting and renewing of the consciousness of humanity.

We are the ones who break the patterns and also the one who make them. We are creating the world as we move along through our daily existence. Take responsibility of your own actions, of all that you create on a daily basis, the glorious new world would be manifest much more quickly. Let the well of life within you run freely, you must not allow it to run dry; renew it with zest and enthusiasm on a regular basis. Recharge your batteries and fuel your life with love and light. Break the pattern and make your own one. Inspire, those around you to do the same. Open your soul's window and let the light in. Glow, sparkle and fall in light.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Following the music trail

Discovery was the reason why I am here. On the train to Arundel last week, I've been reminded to slow down, enjoy life with nature and the beautiful people around me. Surrounded by majestic trees and all shades of green, my spirit was instantaneously lifted and the wonder of nature was the most rejuvenating thing my spirit had felt for a while. Getting off the train, I took a deep breath in, shut everything that didn't serve me off and transferred my mind to a place of clarity and light. 

Unearth the land, chase the sun, run with the wolves - that's what the spirits told me and my ears danced with the sound of palpitating leaves. ...then I was ready to play music.

All these years being a musician and a listener I have searched for music that increased my ability to vibrate and feel. When music makes you want to dance, you are open to receive more divine light. When music touches your heart, you are opening to receive love. When music unleashes your sensuality and passion, you are becoming more alive. When music helps you express anger and rage you are opening to make room for change and transformation. Music also produces that resonance which vibrates through the whole being. It lifts thought above the denseness of matter; it almost turns matter into spirit, into its original and pure condition, through the harmony of vibrations touching every single strand of one's whole being. Music is vibration. Music brings the people together. 

In the pursuit of a more balanced and harmonious life, tune in to nature, turn within and connect with your own divine essence. You can't go wrong if you do. Rise up like the break of dawn. Follow your own star.

I am finishing today's post with a poetic insight from Jamie Sams and her book that was based on Native American creeds and legends  'Earth Medicine: Ancestors Way of Harmony for many Moons'

''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 with 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 might share the ecstasy
Of my creation's best''

Love, Light and Music.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Gather and release

There are some days every now and then, that offer us the opportunity to reset, go within and plant new seeds of intention that we would like to cultivate for our future. On these days, it is an excellent time to clean out the closets, revamp our daily routines and make happiness and health our priority. 

We are shaped by the places we inhabit, both individually and collectively. Our bodily rhythms, our moods, cycles of creativity and stillness and even our thoughts are readily engaged and influenced by shifting patterns in the land. The land that includes us has its own articulations, its own contours and rhythms that must be acknowledged if the land is to breathe and flourish.Such patterns, for instance are those traced by the rivers as they wind their way to the coast, or by a mountain range that rises like a back bone from the plains, its ridges halting the passage of clouds that gather and release the rains on one side of the range, leaving the other slope dry and desert like. 

Only as we come closer to our senses and begin to trust, once again, the nuanced intelligence of our sensing bodies do we begin to notice and respond to the subtle callings of the land. Only when we slip beneath the human logic continually imposed upon the earth do we catch site of this other, older logic at work in the world.

As we touch the bark of a tree, we feel the tree touching us; as we lend our ears to the local sounds, the terrain gradually tunes us in in turn. Life is helping each of us align with our highest potentials whether we are conscious of it or not. We can unleash our highly creative energies for the betterment of our life, the collective and the planet. There's always a meaning in life. We just need to trust life and look for the meaning.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The invisible threads

We are living in powerful times. Strong winds of change are rising and we can feel them. These wings are fluttering our feathers but they are trying to give rise to our wings so that we may learn to fly. We are multidimensional, energetic beings living in an energetic universe. This is the time to integrate this knowledge into our everyday experiences. We must expand and transform the collective thinking to integrate a vision of our world that is more expanded.

By acknowledging and recognizing the truth of who we really are, we can begin to see life in a different way and as a result change the way we have been experiencing it. Go with the force that calls us to live actualized, to manifest our dreams, to live believing, co-creating the life we desire. 

Spend time sending blessings and prayers to those you wish great things for... wrap them in your light and love and hold a high vision for them. 

It's time to choose to live without fear and liberate ourselves from the confines of limited thinking. Connect to source and feel the earth beneath our feet, feel our self supported, connected, part of something greater. Remember who we are. Step into that great being inside us that is boundless, that knows the freedom. Feel the joy and the magic of abiding in our energy, in our truth, which is without form, limitless and eternal.

Like a snake shedding its skin as a form of renewal, we must also shed the layers that are ready thus bringing a rebirth, allowing a new skin to emerge. We need to allow the healing light of awareness to penetrate the dark areas of our existence. We must give ourselves permission to heal and move forward in our life. The road ahead is challenging. It has many peaks and troughs as it winds onwards into our future. Let's take each other's hand and walk it together, each with our own load that we need to shed as we go. My issues may be different to yours but they are issues none the less and the more we can each accept the other for what we are, in all our flawed humanity, the better able we will be to recognise and respond to the bright potential that lives at the heart of each one of us.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

For Love, Beauty and Salt

It begins with a spark, a supernova in the night, short, brilliant and inspiring. Then, it becomes a siren song luring you into deep and uncharted waters. Falling in love... This brilliant fever dream that scorches through you and burns you up from the inside out, this thing that you can't name and it keeps you chasing after the promise of more. A promise that can begin with a kiss. A kiss where in a single moment, you can experience the tempestuous change of season: a shift in hues, air alive with electricity of rainstorms, a blossoming. 

As I write this post, sinking into my papasan chair, I feel like I can taste spring; the joy of gardens come to live on my lips. There are days like this, where I find it almost impossible not to dwell amid perfumed bouquets of color, not to become one with everything that has ever lived or will ever live here.

Today I felt the need to write about love and beauty. When I write about beauty, I see the eyes of all the people I love - tri-colored eyes at least, even in moderation; once a gradient of green and blue, shifting like a shallow sea bed under changing light, now chestnut, then orange... I really mean orange. Have you ever seen orange in someone's eyes? The orange I see turns into a smile, pure and clear and full of love. A warm orange light, like lazy summer sun, falling on my cheeks. 

Feel the love, the light and the beauty that surrounds us and be grateful; then, take a moment in silence, close your eyes and take a break from what you do just for a few minutes. Bring back to your memory playful summer days and smell the salt of sea and the salt that lives in your skin as the two mingle in your hair, silvering the tips; Inhabit this forest of follicles, sparkling with tiny, crystalline flakes. Make a thought and a wish and this covenant of salt you've created will preserve it. Then whenever you bring back this thought, or this wish you'll transform this saline moment into beauty and maybe that will help you get where you want to be. Make room in your life to find ways to preserve in your own 'salt' the truth, the love, the light, the hope, the dream, the smile, the memories and they will last forever and give you nourishment in times of need. 

Immortalize a kiss, capture that beauty and let yourself love and be loved. Live life in color.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Inner Freedom

Waking up today I took a moment to send a strong root down into Mother Earth and draw up a little of her feminine power, her creativity and her fertility. I wanted to start my day by taking love and nature's nourishing gifts into my heart and infuse them in my physical body. After doing that, I felt free even in the midst of perceived restrictions on my freedom. We all have an untamed spirit inside us and that is our Inner Freedom. Our Inner Freedom, helps us transcend into higher realms of consciousness, so we can overcome struggles and find that deep truth, that ecstasy, that liberation we are all looking for. By honoring the priceless value of both sharing and receiving truth with an open heart and an expansive mind, will help us enter the next phase where we choose radical change because we know it is the only way to fulfill our evolutionary potential. Being present for sensations that come from our connecting portals into our physical bodies does that for us - our eyes, ears, taste buds, noses, tactile and motion sensors, nervous systems, our gut reactions, intuition - all these senses help anchor us to this physical reality.

We always have a choice and there will always be different forces and factors which influence it; we should replace decisions with true interactions with what is in front of us. Decisions come because we have attachments, desires and fears. Our life is not a single event, it is a process. Knowing what we don't want is part of getting where we most want to be in life. We can all get scared when trying something new. It is natural to be afraid. Taking the basics along - our passion, our vision, our awareness, our values, our self-confidence and our love, we'll never fail. The whole story does not have to be written yet- if we start moving towards our visions and goals the story will practically write itself. Everything is new and anything is possible. Change is always a bit scary, even welcomed change and sometimes we might fear losing control over it all and making a mess of things. Making a mess isn't failure but experimentation. We need to embrace our new visions. Nurture this new story just as we would our children until they grow beyond us and nurture us. All it takes it is courage. Being brave doesn't mean that we can't feel afraid. It means, we have the courage to step beyond our fears and do it anyway. Real transformation begins when you embrace your problems as agents for growth.

I am now closing my eyes, breathe deeply and take one small step towards my personal change. Since my day has started by taking in the gifts of the Earth, I focus on these: loving the Mother, thanking her, honoring her, recognizing her awesome power and heart-wrenching beauty. As I do this, I bring myself back home, to the well, extricated from future fantasy and self-deception into a vibrant, earthed relationship with the circumstances of my life and all beings within it. In the present moment, I feel earthed and grounded, ready to receive the deepest guidance from the divine within. 

All we need to do is love it all; winter, spring, summer or fall. Boom, clap, smash, laugh or cry... and move forward, move in or move out. Dream again, push again, go again, love again - love endlessly.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Gone with the wind

We have been shaken, rattled, taken apart, stricken, injured by all things unexpected. We have had to accept change and embrace the unknown. 

We all agree that this is a new time with new possibilities and yet the clarity of what's to come is just beyond our reach. These times are amazing, unsettled, a bit overwhelming and quite confusing, scary yet beautiful and full of new opportunities. The key is to embrace what is new and different and allow it to integrate into our lives in some way. Let go of old expectations or the way we thought things should have been. Now, it's the time to dream bigger and move beyond the limitations of what we always thought possible. 

Forgiving the past is never easy, but we must forgive, so we can allow for the good things that are showing up in our life to take root in a new alignment. It is time to create, recall, redefine all relationships: with ourselves, each other and our environment both near and far. We simply cannot go it alone. Only by facing who and what we are we can change and bring change. We have to know all the raw materials that makes us who we are so we can use them wisely on this long exciting journey. 

Listen to your inner voice of your loving heart and then problems or difficulties, once seen and confronted will float away like the morning mists on a lake. You no longer have to wait for love and abundance to find you, open your eyes to see and your ears to listen; the truth now is you are found. The circle will come full when every human can see the beauty within the self, as well as in all others.

London has been very windy in the past few days. Take this opportunity to relax into the wind and this curious wind storm. Stand still and let them pass, not making any decisions until the water is dried from your eyes and the wind has calmed down. Wait for the calm after the storm, the dead silence after a clap of thunder - it is in that calm that you will find the guidance from the forces we so often feel are outside ourselves. It is not outside yourself, it is yourself. This force is what spirit guides are - representatives of that place of clear intuition within us that can stay calm and on center even as thunderous events comes to ignite fear, doubt and pain. Staying in your center is the task at hand - nothing more, nothing less. Flow with the collective movement toward the greater good that is unfolding now on Planet Earth, stronger than ever before.

Give yourself permission to unzip your humanness and let your lightbody out to play. Be formless, just pure energy.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Mother Earth

'' To be a human being is an honor and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life.

Mother Earth, we thank you for giving us everything we need.

Thank you, deep blue waters around Mother Earth, for you are the force that takes thirst away from all living things.

We give thanks to green grasses that feel so good against our bare feet, for the cool beauty you bring to Mother Earth's floor

Thank you, good foods from Mother Earth, our life sustainers, for making us happy when we are hungry. 

Fruits and berries, we thank you for your color and sweetness.

We are all thankful to good medicine herbs, for healing us when we are sick.

All the trees in the world, we are thankful for the shade and warmth you give us

We give thanks to you, gentle Four Winds, for bringing clean air for us to breathe from for directions

Thank you Grandfather Thunder Beings for bringing rains to help all living things grow

Elder Brother Sun, we send thanks for shining your light and warming Mother Earth.

And most of all, thank you, Great Spirit, for giving us all these wonderful gifts ''

Chief Jake Swamp - Mohawk Nation Skennenrahowi, Tree of Peace Society.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Circles of motion

Take a deep breath and open the heart of the warrior you have hidden out of fear of discovery and rejection, freely nurture it with elemental truth, the truth you have seen through the eyes and ears of your inner voice of wisdom. Be still and in your truth. Change the atmosphere of everywhere you go with your words - call in good, call in light, call in love. We prophesize the future by the words we speak each minute of every day. Our words, are always a self-fulfilling prophecy - let's start only prophesizing the good and the intention of good. 

Get out there and put things in motion - in order to receive, is to move out into the world and spread joy, bring pleasure and share gifts you have received from every experience. Encourage others to join with you in a symphony of loving support. If we all responded to the beauty around us, then we would be able to weave this beauty into the fabric of living.

Sometimes staying positive becomes a challenge. Every one of us must find our own mechanism to notice, capture and release negative thoughts - and that's not an easy task. Like everything, capturing a negative emotion or thought and replacing it with a positive one it's not a walk in the park and it takes a lot of practice and patience.

When you are dwelling in negativity, find what you love and just do it! For me, it's music, writing, skating, hiking, yoga and capturing life through my lens. Find what makes you happy and go for it. Nurturing the daily aesthetic of our inner creative nature is a way to engage with life. Only when you do things you love your spirit is lifted, vibrant and radiate positivity. Give yourself a break. Look at yourself with kindness. The journey up the mountain is challenging, but the view from the top is worth it...

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Time takes care of the wounds

Today, take some time to look back in your life, go back one, two, or three years. How different is your life now? How different are you now? When in times of crisis, perhaps feeling powerless, you've had to rise to the occasion and thereby become empowered. But in life, there's also other times when although you've done all you could, tried hard, given your best, you didn't get to your chosen destination. It takes courage to turn inward and get honest about what you are really feeling and acknowledge your emotions after your journey didn't take you where you hope it would. 

The road to finding happiness is tough and if we use all the energy of the battles won and lost to let our minds be filled with high ideals, new dreams of wonders and miracles, we'll have the emotional fuel to help create a new era, for ourselves and others too. There are countless futures which exist at the same time for us. Our own behavior determines which of these futures we enter.

Time takes care of the wounds and one must take time to retreat to be nourished and rejuvenate before he can begin again. Nurture your own 'shine'. Think of yourself as a growing plant. A plant puts forth beautiful blooms when it has the energy to do so. The more it is fed, the less energy it needs for growth. If at any point our personal growth requires too much effort, we must try to find the needed nourishment. The river of life can take us to many places, we shouldn't expect to be on, creative and productive all the time. We must learn how our own light needs to be nourished and supported.

Be grateful for every journey we take no matter how simple or difficult it is. We learn. We grow. Gratitude can be absolutely transformational. Shifting perspective from playing the victim or constantly ''taking'' from life, to being grateful for  each moment as they pass, can dramatically shift not only how you show up in life, but also how life shows up for you. 

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Silence, give us voice

Stop for a moment - in silence. To appreciate how far you have traveled, in a relatively short period of time. But, also stop, to acknowledge those places in your mind and heart still in need of healing. Our psyche is incredibly complex and healing takes time as we work through layer upon layer of mental, emotional and psychic energy that has been solid for years, trying to find that fluidity we've lost along the way.

Life is pushing us. Each day we face new obstacles and new challenges.This is a time to keep our focus, our intention on our prime direction. So be on it - be alert.Take some time for yourself and detach a little bit. Breathe in and out and feel the presence of the peaceful warrior inside you, get some space and really look at things from all sides, from all angles.

The magic word is 'try'. Try and observe your mind and heart open. Be curious about life. Be engaged in the magic of the moment. Be in your heart. Nourish and protect your childlike innocence and be open to new ideas and fresh perspectives. Let go of the need to criticize and judge. Don't let this or anything kill your creativity. Instead allow yourself to make mistakes. It is the only way to learn what serves you and what doesn't serve you.

Be a force of good in the world. All things are possible when you trust your instincts. Liberate the mind first and freedom will follow. Stop for a moment in silence to find your voice again.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

We, together

We cannot eliminate loneliness, but we can hold each other.

We cannot eliminate hunger, but we can feed each other.

We cannot eliminate pain, but we can live a life of compassion.

We cannot eliminate fear, but we can support and encourage each other.

We grow strong when we are aligned with the power of nature and the earth. 

Expressing who we are is more than being understood, it is about not hiding our true nature. 

We. Together. 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Inspiration makes us better

Inspiration makes us better, moves our emotions, our intellect, our behavior. Every relationship needs inspiration. We need to be influenced to feel happiness and love, influenced to care for someone other than ourselves, influenced to better ourselves while we try to better all that surrounds us. Inspiration is like a seed, it can grow wildly and quickly, it can spread throughout the surface and when it truly works we feed off of each other, we make each other better, we try new things and pursue higher heights.

Nature teaches us what goes up must come down, what is full gets emptied, what is emptied gets filled. We are on a constant wheel. We are constantly moving. We need to make room for inspiration in our lives; allow it to light our spirit's fire and let this joy take many forms, leaving tears and sadness behind for the warmth of love and creation. Life is always behind us, supporting us. Everything that comes to us and goes away from us is supporting our expansion of consciousness. 

It is time to seek out an inspired vision, one that is ignited by others also catching fire with ideas and enthusiasm. We will then become something bigger than ourselves, while also sensing our unique mission, gifts to share. Stepping forth into the unknown not only demands courage and steadfastness but faith in the force inside us that guides our evolutionary steps.

Each of us is being called to rise into our innate power and potential. The key is to trust that we are equipped with the inner resources we need to get through the challenges before us. Initiate. Be the force. Be the creative one. Be inspiring. Release and keep opening and you will see with new eyes the magic that already surrounds you in this world, in this life.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Creating today

Life is a process of learning to let go. If you ride on a train that does not take you where you want to go, get off the train and take one that takes you where you want to go. Be free. Be grateful and with your presence bless everything around you. Make room for happiness. Do not linger over unhappiness. 

Take some time to just sit and contemplate, be in nature and honor the space between the past and the future as being right in the present where everything and nothing exist at the same time. Create a connection with nature and practice the acceptance of being in the right place no matter what it feels like. The more you can stay in a place of real peace, the stronger you will become. Occupy your centre and you'll be strong like a true force of nature.

Rather than trying to force things to fit a new picture of what you want, give yourself permission to release its hold on form and just be formless - just pure energy. In this place, you also become pure energy moving in and through all substance.Then allow things in your life to either adjust to that picture or not. Focus on how you want to feel. Invest in something that is truly meaningful to you.

The path in front of us is not static. Nothing remains the same, not even the obstacles. We are multidimensional - constantly shifting into higher octaves of light beings. Let's create today as we want it, don't let the world or other people decide. Don't be run by an outmoded view you may have formed last year or last month. Ask within daily to discover your present time needs, what may be missing from the equation and how to remedy. Make room for happiness. Dream different thoughts. Be powerful and not powerless. Connect more deeply with your intuition that will be guiding the discovery of your own truth. Acknowledge yourself and be in gratitude.