Our beautiful lonely planet is 4.543 billion years old, we the upright ape have existed, as far as we know, because we do have very short memories, for a mere 200,000 years. We have done an incredible amount of damage in that short time, to our planet and our fellow creatures, not to mention each other. Wild animals don’t do that, they just take what they need and no more. Even predators, and we are essentially predators, take what they need and no more. That includes male Lions who kill cubs to force the females to breed and produce their offspring, as a genetic mechanism for diversity, they do not kill for kicks or fun, or access to resources, and the effect is positive on the gene pool. We can always learn something from the wild animals who are still managing to live around us, they show us how to live in harmony with the planet and its bio systems, how to live in daily connection with the Great Spirit, the essence of creation, the creator, God or Allah to Christians and Muslims, The God and Goddesses to Pagans, we all have a name for it. (more…)
Have you heard of ‘Hygge’, pronounced ‘heurgha’ – well, it is a Danish concept, it doesn’t really have a direct translation but is about taking pleasure in the small things in life – gentle soothing things. It is the difference between a so so day and a special day. It could be as simple as burning a candle, having freshly brewed coffee, or spending time with those you love.
It is easy to dismiss this idea as just another lifestyle fad, but the Danes have actually been embracing hygge since the 18th century, it is only now with a wave of new books that they are trying to spread the word on what it means to a wider audience.
Hygge in essence is enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Studies do show links between feeling gratitude and our overall wellbeing. Perhaps Denmark being voted the happiest country in the world on a regular basis has a lot to do with how they integrate hygge into their everyday lives… (more…)
If you missed the first part of Martyn’s journey, then please click here.
But how can we connect with our inner soul voice without the need to meditate for hours on end or go to a spiritual retreat for six months? The answer is so easy and straightforward; try this method at home yourself:
- Take 5 or 10 minutes to be still, calm and meditate, at a time to suit you, pick your favourite room and make sure you are not disturbed.
I have been working as a medium and a psychic for over twenty years and I love it. My mother and my aunt were both gifted and I grew up being aware of Spirit, so I have always believed, without any doubt whatsoever, that there is so much more to life than meets the eye.
I have long been fascinated about life and why we are here. When thinking about it from a purely physical point of view, as far as a lot of people in the world are concerned, life seems to be one long struggle just to stay alive. It would seem a bit pointless if this were the case and especially if, at the end of that life, you passed away and were no more. But of course there is so much more to life than this, there is a meaning and a purpose behind it, waiting to be discovered. (more…)
Happiness is something we are all striving for in our lives. It is our best guide in our decision making process and that includes considering how our decisions will affect other people’s emotions. However often it can feel like an unobtainable goal. We create visions of what our life would look like if we were happy – if only I had that new job, if only I could travel more, if only I had more time, if only I had love in my life – I would be happy… However that feeling of happiness can still elude us when the outcome of those choices plays out.
So are we chasing a dream of happiness that doesn’t exist?
The Origins of Dream Catchers
The origins of dream catchers can be found in the Native American clans of . If legends are to be believed then spider woman (sometimes known as Asibikaashi) wove very small dream catchers throughout the day and night, so that they could be hung above babies as they slept. The idea being that bad dreams would be captured in the web, so that only happy dreams would filter through. In the light of day, the bad dreams would break free to return to the shadows, leaving only happy, sleeping babies who laughed and clapped with joy on waking. (more…)
If you are trying to get more in touch with your spiritual side, then you may want an alternative this year to the normal beach holiday. Perhaps you want solitude, healing or just a break from the everyday chaos and demands of life.
Summer, even in the UK offers the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and be more at one with nature, and there is something for everyone’s budget. (more…)
If you didn’t see the first part of Lucy’s psychic journey, then – click here.
Developing My Gift
To skip a few decades forward from my teens, my psychic development reignited in my early 40s via a lady who came to one of my acupuncture practices: she got chatting about visiting a Spiritualist church, receiving messages, and offered to lend me books as I expressed an interest. There were a few autobiographies of gifted mediums; I did not see myself of their calibre, but my interest was piqued, and I managed to find an open Circle close to my home! It was run by a lovely lady named Michelle; also we had visiting mediums she knew. I soon found Spirit did come around me and at times I was even able to let go enough to channel a little. During channelling you have no concept of what will come out of your mouth – the words just pop out, sometimes forcefully, the deeper you relax. (more…)
Originally incense was derived from the Boswellia sacra tree in Arabia and the Boswellia papyrifera tree in India, and then to make the incense more fragrant and to increase the thickness of the smoke anywhere between four and thirteen extra ingredients were added.
When used as part of magical rituals incense was preferred over essential oils as the fragrance was carried via the smoke and was more visible and pungent than slower burning oils. (more…)
There are sacred sites all over the world, all of which are tied to different cultural and faith belief systems. Visiting these sites allows people to feel and harness their power, and in turn many visitors to a site seems to add to the energy at the sacred place.
What you may not realise however is that many people believe that Earth has chakras just like we do as humans and that certain world sacred sites are associated with the different chakras. (more…)