Birds and their feathers have been used for centuries as both talismans and as predictors of the future.
In its simplest form a feather crossing your path can be read as a message trying to reach you. The way that you see a feather could be far and wide, one might fall from the sky, you might be gifted a present or jewellery that has a feather design, or in this day and age you could see something in a gift shop or printed on a t-shirt… The symbolism might be in you repeatedly seeing and noticing feathers in all of their forms.
Different colours help with the mystical meanings:
Black – Interpreted as spiritual wisdom. You can use a black feather to disperse pessimism, negativity and disapproval. It can also be used as an amulet for the home providing protection from unwanted visitors.
Blue – These colour feathers stimulate intelligence and enhance psychic cognizance. Use this colour when you need to tune in to your intuition. (more…)
Ch’i is sometimes referred to as ‘Qi’ or ‘Positive Ch’i’ or as ‘Dragon’s Breath’ and simply put is an invisible life-force.
The ideal, is to create positive energy, where everything flows properly for humans, the animal kingdom, nature and even buildings…
When the flow of ch’i is properly regulated health, vitality and growth will all be promoted, but when the opposite happens and energy is blocked problems occur in health and in life. Ch’i needs to be balanced just right, when it runs too intensely and fast it can lead to all sorts of things like hyperactivity, anger, lack of relaxation and more which in turn takes away good well-being and prosperity. (more…)
1st – St David’s Day
St David is of course the patron saint of Wales, the 1st celebrates both the life of the saint and Welsh culture, but interestingly the saint is also celebrated in Canada and the USA. Not that much is known about St David, it is thought he lived to be 100, but texts about him only appeared 500 years later. So, some of his story may be true, others may just be legends. He was known to have founded several churches and a monastery, and he went on to become an archbishop, eventually he was canonised.
2nd – Full Moon – Worm Moon
At this time of year, a full moon is known as a worm moon, as a result of early Native American tribes seeing this as the time of year that earthworms would appear due to the ground softening. But it also has other names: Full Crow Moon, Full Crust Moon, Full Sap Moon and Lenten Moon. (more…)
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He was looked upon as one sent from God. Here we have people looking for relief of the sacrifices, and the oppressions of the former administration. They see the goodness with the man, and say this cannot be man, for men are not like that, it must be a god, so a God is born. There appears to be a truth in the old saying, because of the ignorance of man, “first came man then man created his own Gods.”
The mistletoe became sacred, and we can trace many of our Christmas customs, back to those times.
After Rama became established in his own land, his spirit teachers told him to spread his truths. He then led a group of his followers to Asia. In a very short time he became revered in those countries. He was then led to Africa, where he conquered the black race in a seven-year war. It was said that the war was not a conquest for Poi, only to bring peace and spiritual understanding to an ignorant people. The war reasoning appears not to have achieved anything, for they are still at war with each other. (more…)
The 5th of November is associated with Guy Fawkes and his gunpowder plot, and up and down the country celebrations will take place on the weekend of the 4th/5th November, many of which will have fires as part of their display.
The historical significance of Bonfire Night has been somewhat lost against modern celebrating with large organised bonfire and big firework displays, so if you are looking at ways of celebrating the evening with a more spiritual twist then why not turn your hand to Pyromancy?
Pyromancy describes an ancient form of divination using fire to predict future events, search for good and bad omens, as well as foretell good and bad health. Using fire as a form of foresight is probably one of the earliest forms of divining.
- If a fire burned vigorously and crackled then the future was considered promising
- If a fire was clear (transparent – non-yellow/red flames), that would be a good omen (more…)
We are a funny bunch, us humans, always complicating things and making them much harder than they have to be. According to my guides, we are almost on the precipice of the great epiphany. A collective, telepathic moment in the experience of mankind that helps us let go of the heaviness and pain of the past, and to appreciate the present moment as the gift that it really is. When awful things happen on a personal level or on an international scale it can either cause us to shrink in fear and worry, or inspire us to rise up and only accept that which we deserve – which is love. Each time we make that more positive choice, our actions become softer, kinder and stronger. The love that we open up to within us overflows and we are able to share more authentically with others. The great epiphany will help us make that choice more effectively and consistently. (more…)
You may be used to contacting angels for help, but you may not be as familiar with the concept of master spirits, they are generally great teachers, prophets or Gods and goddesses and sometimes we refer to them as ‘ascended masters’.
Master spirits cross religion, civilisation and culture, they dedicate themselves to assisting humans on Earth to progress through life whilst learning as they go. Master souls will have made a choice to forgo their own path of journeying to the higher realms of heaven in order to be close and guide us.
When you want to invoke the guidance of a master spirit you must do so with a pure heart and intentions of the good of all – your request should never harm another. When you have your request, just choose wish ascended master to contact.
Master spirits like angels tend to have a specialist area, so it is worth thinking about which master soul to contact that will be most in tune with your request. (more…)
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…)
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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.