Sunday, 27 April 2014

Earth Day

She feels. She hurts. She screams.
we constantly scratch at her skin 
 grazes and wounds torn open
they sting. they smart.

How can we help?
with honour. with thanks.

Do we take too much?
 not the amount, the way.
no thanks. no care. no respect.

What can we do?
honour. prepare.
honour… anaesthetic
thankfulness…. salve.
 heal wounds willingly borne.

she feels. she hurts.
 conflicts… emotions
exaggerate pain.
your wars.
heal their pain…


Working near a yew tree, I was drawn to place my hands on the trunk… to connect. Almost immediately I felt a heartbeat…. strong, rhythmic, pulsing through my hands & into my own body. A physical feeling…. and then the words came.


 It's not the first time that I've received such a message. The sense that its not so much what we take from the earth, but the fact that it is done with no honouring or thanks. It doesn't matter whether priest or druid, shaman or witchdoctor… just someone who takes the time to prepare, offer prayer to Gaia, the one who provides. It wouldn't take much for companies to show some respect…. and then give thanks for what has been taken.



In the meantime, we must stand in…. we must make up for their lack of respect & gratitude. We must make the extra effort to compensate with honour & thankfulness to heal Gaia's wounds. Wounds caused by her sensitivity to our emotional torment as well as our physical activities. She will always feel everything we do. Our honour & respect will act as anaesthetic & painkillers…. our gratitude will act as antiseptic salve to heal.



The work we do in this respect will help, but we must also direct our healing efforts to the hearts of fellow humans who are traumatised, conflicted, in pain…. to war zones, to poverty zones, to disaster zones. We must step up & make this effort…. again & again until it becomes second nature to do so. Until our every breath is one of honour & gratitude. 


I didn't realise it was Earth Day until later that day

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Healing Help from the Thunder God

This was written for someone who has been feeling very disconnected spiritually and is no longer finding comfort in nature, since a recent operation. It is something you can adapt for yourself though, to help with feelings of resentment, anger & bitterness etc

K had her thyroid removed a few months back, and though she has recovered well physically, she has been feeling like something is missing, that she isn't 'whole' anymore. I've been giving distant Reiki & she has been working through things so that it's not such a burning issue all the time.

Every time I connect with K for healing, I see Thor with a bolt of lightening... I'm sure the lightening is  important, a key to her healing, but so far I haven't been able to understand the message. It's about direct action, cutting through the crap, getting to the heart of the matter.... but I was still missing where to aim at. Until this morning when I had a very real experience of this visualisation...



See yourself walking across a barren hillside, the skiy is damp, grey & miserable …  keep walking…walking away from everything behind you…. Away from home, family, friends, work… anyone & anything you’re involved with… keep walking, climbing upwards… as the landscape gets emptier & the wind gets wilder… you have to bend forward against the wind as it whips around you… keep going until you get to a high point where there is nothing else in sight apart from cold open moors… no trees, just hard scrubby, stony ground….  stop and turn slowly round… a full circle, seeing nothing but bleak emptiness… just cold greyness…  all alone with the wind whipping around … straight through you….  watch the sky darken as rain starts to lash down… you’re as miserable as you can be as the rain turns to sleet & hail… stinging against your face & pounding into the stony barren ground….
[spend some time feeling this & pause at each following part to 
really feel & sense what is going on] 

Straighten your body …. Pull yourself up till you’re standing tall…. Plant your feet firmly & feel them growing down into the ground…. Hold your arms out low to your sides, palms up…. As your roots take a firmer grip into the earth…. Feel them stretching down & down to the warmth of the core… The wind & hail are still whipping around you but you can feel the warmth & energy slowly creeping up your roots into your feet… pumped by Gaia’s heartbeat… filling your feet… ankles… up to your legs…. and every part of your body...

Feel the molten earth energy steadily surging upwards, and as it slowly moves up your body throw back your head to the skies & raise your arms, raising the energy around you… let it fill your body & mind … as you stand with your arms outstretched the wind increases & thunder clouds boil overhead…

The cold & numbness leave your body but as the wind increases tempo you feel the warmth within you swirling round, rumbling inside you, also increasing… molten, volcanic energy surging around your body… it needs feeding…. Start throwing all those angry feelings into the volcano within you… anger, resentment, fear, bitterness…. Every emotion you have felt surrounding your operation… before, during & after…


For this next bit, it’s important that you use feelings that YOU have/had/feel… not words I’m putting into your mind… I’m just going through things that came to me, but they’re not necessarily yours, so throw them out & draw on your feelings…


The worries & pain… the acceptance… the fears & tears, the pragmatic well it has to be’s… name them as you throw them in… every symptom… the thought of cancer… the relief it wasn’t… the anger it wasn’t & there was no need to lose a part of you… the feelings of loss, grief for what isn’t there… the bitterness… the defective gland, the thought you could have corrected it, should have been able to, the anger it didn’t do it’s job… the frustration of not ‘getting over it’… the frustration at the surgeon not understanding… of other people… certain people not understanding


Keep throwing things in til you can’t think of any more… stand there in the wind & rain with thunder rumbling around you as the volcano consumes your hurts… the clouds are almost as black as night now & a storm is raging… cast around for more hurts… the feelings connected to your family…anyone... past or present…. anger, resentment, sadness… all of it… throw them into the volcano… scream, shout, swear, curse…. All of them, throw anything… everything in… feel it raging as you you feed it, demanding more… it wants more… more hurt, more pain, more anger, more bitterness…. Always more… you drag things up desperately feeding the boiling furnace…

You start to feel desperate as you clutch at more & more petty things to throw in… where’s Thor, why isn’t he helping…. Where’s Frigg, what use is she being… the thunder is getting louder… lightening is slashing through the skies… all around you…. Getting closer…. You’re on your knees now … exhausted, pitiful, wounded, cold, sniveling, pathetic…



[I think you really have to act this bit out & feel the emotion running through you]
If you are uncomfortable with the idea of Thor & Frigg, they can be replaced by who or whatever is appropriate for you... or maybe you'd prefer to use the elements alone...


You look up… Thor is just standing… looking… not saying anything…. Frigg is sitting to one side of you looking really sad… you get mad now… at them… at yourself…. You’re begging, pleading for help… screaming at them to do something… Thor asks “what do you want”…. You say ‘”me… I want me back”“what? I can’t hear you”You shout “Me.. I want [your name] back”Stand up & shout it again… louder… and again... louder Thor raises his hand & throws… lightening and thunder explode simultaneously around you… through you…. The volcano erupts… all you see is flash of brightness…. Then silence… stillness… Just stand there a while before you open your eyes to see clouds receding…. Breathe deeply the scent of rain after a storm & feel a shaft of sunlight break through & hit your back… feel the warmth spreading through you as you look around… You’re still on the same wide-open hillside, but you notice sparkles of quartz in the stones… and little patches of tiny flowers growing here n there… and just over there… can you see it… a little sapling… it’s not very tall but it’s standing straight & proud, raindrops hanging off it’s little branches glistening in the sun…. maybe it’s a rowan or hawthorn, maybe a pine or birch, they often survive on a wild hillside… maybe it’s some other type that has managed to take root, but you’ll recognize it… gently draw back the roots that anchored you in one spot and wander over to have a closer look… Whatever tree it is, it’s a symbol of new growth… of resilience… strength. It’s the tree that will help you re-connect…



I'd be really interested to here how effective this is for any one that tries it. Or if you would like help in adapting this to your own needs you are welcome to contact me. Please leave a comment or email healing.whispers at yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Explaining Karma...


[I originally wrote this as an email to a friend & every time the topic comes up with someone, I think about posting it... then decide it needs editing or elaborating in some places, then feel that I can't do it without starting all over again....but have never done it! So, this time, I'm just posting as it is.... and it comes with a "Beware - Long Post" warning! These are just some of my thoughts.] 

…is probably virtually impossible…. We’re living in a human world with little conception of how things are in the spiritual one, & beyond. I don’t think we have the capacity to understand fully or to feel the range of feelings they do… the best I can do is write about my thoughts on the subject. Maybe it will help, maybe not… but it might set you off on a train of thought that helps, or it might clarify some things you’ve wondered. I might go round in a few circles to explain, but bear with me!

Karma- the dictionary definition is along the lines of “ in Hinduism & Buddhism- the sum of a persons actions in this & previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. Informal- destiny or fate, following as effect from cause. Origin from Sanskrit ‘karman’ = action, effect, fate.”  And pretty much anyone will tell you something along those lines. The thing is, I don’t think that is the whole of it…. I think there’s a boat-load been missed or forgotten over time. The first writings on karma go back much further than Christianity, & look how much has been altered there!



I think the basic concept is correct, but it’s only true up to a point…. A point in our spiritual development, & it’s not the only thing that defines our life & choices. There is so much more going on that we don’t know about & karma is just one element of the big picture. Things such as astrology, numerology, soul-group decisions, our Higher Self etc & probably stuff we can’t even guess at.

Karma probably plays a much bigger part in the lives of those who refuse to acknowledge its existence. Those who cause suffering for example will have to account for their actions…. But, I think we, at soul-level have a part in deciding how we re-pay our karmic debt.  I think astrology (& numerology) is the road map we’ve been given to help us live up to our karmic obligations, to keep us on track with the soul decisions taken before we come back into the world. But once we start to understand, to acknowledge our part in what is going on, we can start to use our free will to overcome & be set free from these restrictions. It’s like in life…. You may come across as abrupt, but if no one tells you, you probably don’t realise & carry on the same- but if it’s pointed out you can start to do something about it.

Karma is more likely to be the determining factor in your destiny when you ignore its laws. There is a saying that it’s impossible to read the chart of a saint- why? Because, they have achieved enlightenment, their aura vibrates at a higher frequency & so is immune to the bombardment of vibrations from the cosmos related to the positions of the planets at birth. Our brains are programmed at birth with a multitude of possibilities & probabilities, that are affected by the planets (astrology) much like a super computer- & enlightenment is a sort of de-programming, or perhaps re-programming, to ignore the planetary vibrations related to karma & access information & wisdom from higher levels. It’s also true that the less a person believes in astrology, the more accurately their birth chart (if done properly) fits them.

I’m not saying we have to achieve sainthood to escape karma, but as we learn to care about today, tomorrow & yesterday- time as a whole, not separate parts- then we begin to take control of our own destiny. All things are connected & we must learn to respect that. Jesus said “seek the truth, & the truth shall set you free”-  this could quite easily be related to karma. Trouble is when we get here we’ve forgotten what we’ve set in motion! I reckon we go through lives, sometimes to balance karma & sometimes to experience things, or rather a combination of things, but are given opportunities to evolve spiritually…. Eventually we will get to a point where we don’t need to keep going through the reincarnation cycle unless we choose to (say, to help someone else get there).



Also, if we could remember everything it would probably frazzle our brains…. Which is why we get tantalizing glimpses of past life, déjà vu, psychic ability…. They’re all part of us developing to be able to remember. We get to a point where all past karma may be lifted, when we are spiritually strong enough- I think this is often a time of crisis in our lives- a sort of spiritual test to see if we ‘trust’. Then we begin to feel ‘instant’ karma ie any mistakes we make come back on us back quite quickly in this life.

Newton’s Law of Cause & Effect says that for every action there is a reaction. The same goes for karma. Eg Janet hurts John, in a future life John hurts Janet. They may be in different bodies, different sexes, in a different situation, but there is some dim sub-conscious awareness that she hurt him, so he feels the need to hurt her back, even though he is not aware of it. This can (& does in so many relationships) go on for lifetimes… the boomerang effect of karma- unless someone stops it, & this cycle can be broken.

Janet could subconsciously become aware of her desire to hurt John in the next life- & consciously decide not to be a channel for his karmic retribution (ie what he has coming under karmic law). In effect she is forgiving him for whatever it is she can’t remember & breaks the cycle, leaving them both free of it. In future lives neither would feel the need to hurt the other.

Or John could realise, when Janet hurts him, that it must be connected to something he did in a former life. If he can accept this, gracefully & willingly, then the karmic debt is repaid- if he holds no bitterness or resentment, accepting it as his responsibility, (it doesn’t matter who started it originally) there will be no subconscious memory of hurt to be carried on in the next life… the karmic chain is broken.



This tit-for-tat hurting goes on in so many ways, not just in relationships, but also in the form of luck, or lack of it. How many times do we say, “oh, he/she/I doesn’t deserve that” “they didn’t do anything to deserve that” etc…. Maybe not in this life… but somewhere, sometime there is karma to be levelled. I think often when really good people have terrible lives or luck, it is a big clearout of karmic debt all in one go. Even though they can’t understand it, their Higher Self knows the time has come to get it sorted, ready to move up a level. 

In fact, I think that this is a general time of much karmic levelling, ready for humanity to move up a notch. The key is in accepting our role so long ago, in what happens to us, & refusing to carry that resentment on to another incarnation…. “Forgive them, for they know not what they do” another of Jesus’ sayings- they’re hurting us, but they don’t really know why- it’s a subconscious memory from long ago that they are compelled to act on. We must forgive…. Both them & us…. Ourselves for hurting them, & them for hurting us… we must break that cycle. Of course, they could be acting like that due to some soul agreement for some other reason…. But the requirement is the same… forgive, accept, give thanks for lessons learned etc.

Sometimes we do have to react tho’- if someone is coming at us with a knife or threats etc we have to act to protect ourselves or our family. Fine…. But when it is all over we’ve got to acknowledge maybe we did something to them (or someone) once over & forgive, not carry resentment.  Break that cycle. However, things do happen that have nothing to do with repaying karmic obligations, so it is just as important not to set up a new wheel of karmic tit-for-tat.

The more we do this, the more we try to become aware of our past actions, the more we learn to see, the more we feel our intuition etc. The more we accept our part in the negative things in our life, the sooner our karmic payback is completed. It won’t be instant, but it will come…. & the sincerity & acceptance must be genuine. The severity of things will gradually diminish if we are sincere (sometimes quite rapidly).



Ever wondered why so many people who can’t have children, adopt a child then become pregnant…. Don’t you think its something to do with balancing karma… by adopting they give love to a child, unknowingly balancing whatever it was that was the karmic reason for not being able to conceive? Ever questioned the number of terminally ill people who start doing voluntary work & then go into remission? I’m not saying that every illness or such like is a direct result of doing something bad, or that it can be reversed so easily in every case… its not as clear-cut & we don’t know what other forces are at play…. But I do think that at a soul level we have reasons for being how we are in this life & have a part to play in the type of things that happen to us…. But we shouldn’t be looking to apportion blame… ‘fault’ doesn’t come into it… we should be looking at how to make things better- not just for ourselves but for others.

Ok, someone born with one arm, may have chopped someone else’s off in another life… on the other hand maybe they felt that their lives had been so blessed that they wanted to come back & do it again with more of a challenge (A friend told me of a lovely healer born with one arm, who is aware of her previous life who says this about herself). Or it could be a seemingly random misfortune that couldn’t have been pre-planned… A person born like this could resent it all their life & begin or continue a vicious karmic cycle…. Or they can get on with things, accept how they are, end any karmic cycle involved & go on more spiritually evolved.

Have you ever noticed how happy & loving downs syndrome children are? I don’t believe they are in handicapped bodies/minds as punishment…. I believe they are very special souls who volunteered for the job… maybe just for the experience, maybe to be so loving to help the parents cope, maybe to show the world that love is unconditional…. There could be so many reasons. Maybe the parents have a karmic issue to resolve, maybe they chose that experience/ struggle to develop in some way, maybe they volunteered to help the soul within their child? Or to be part of a family who is judged, to help those doing the judging realise they are at fault? Who knows? Quite often I think people have chosen suffering to help people around them in some way- maybe to help someone confront a prejudice or perhaps give them an opportunity to overcome an attitude they have held in a similar situation in another life.



 We may wonder why someone would choose to have the kind of life that we would consider horrible, just for the experience. Yep- there’s the likelihood that it’s straightforward tit-for-tat karma. But what if a soul wants to come back to be really helpful towards eradicating a certain situation… can they really help if they don’t go through it? Maybe to come up with a great insight or solution to some of the world’s problems there are souls going through terrible lives now in order to shed some enlightenment next time round?

I think the karmic tit-for-tat has spiralled out of control because the full teaching about karma has been suppressed/forgotten. The idea of reincarnation has been covered up. Where karma is mentioned it is touted as a sort of punishment/judicial system that we have no control over. The idea that we can affect & have control over our destiny has been very nearly eradicated. Whole nations are acting on the impulse to hurt in payback for what happened to them over lifetimes. The expression ‘an eye for an eye’ is not saying its ok to retaliate- it’s reminding how we can be affected by what we do- take an eye, a tooth now, you will have one taken from you in a later life. But when we realise what is going on, even if we have done something wrong in this life we can start to make amends. If this is done from the heart our karmic burden will be lessened or levelled out

What if the wise ones up there have decided that we need some drastic action to shock us into changing our ways- eg serious human rights issues that make people think we can’t go on like this. Maybe some souls have volunteered to be the victims of such actions & others have volunteered to carry them out… I suppose they run the risk of being caught in a new cycle of karma, but I suspect the fact that they volunteered for the greater good is taken into account when it comes round to planning their next existence (& I don’t necessarily think that it is always on earth)



If the soul goes on and on... then the human lifespan is relatively a millisecond of the souls life... so the terrible experiences we have may be compared to, say... a knackering hour at the gym, knowing the pain will pay off... the pain of poking about to remove glass from a wound, knowing it must be done... etc so even though we can't comprehend why, maybe there's a higher purpose for the soul or humanity... that sees it as a mere blip, worth the rewards.... who knows what the soul will be doing tomorrow or next week (another life-time) that our life is helping towards?

Karma is so simple, but at the same time it weaves some complicated patterns. Take a few simple strands of cotton- look at the intricate fabrics it can make. Look at all the nice things that happen- they can be a result of karma too. The thing is there isn’t a defined time when the karmic debts/credits are settled. That’s sometimes why good things happen to bad people & bad things happen to good people. There’s more than one thread of karma being dealt with at a time, and we play a part at soul level in what happens in our earthly lives.

Another point to consider… perhaps as souls we evolve too… become enlightened in order to move on to something else… another level. Perhaps, as souls, we make mistakes in planning our incarnations… things don’t work out as we expect, just as in decisions we make regarding our lives, our children etc. Surely, once again, forgiveness is in order?

Like I said to begin with, explaining karma is nearly impossible… we’re not equipped to know all the answers, but a different perspective can help us to deal with things here & now. Hopefully it might help you get your head around a few things...


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A Blanket of Comfort for Japan

May we join together in our thoughts... sending healing, love & calm across the ethers...

May those threads of energy twist together, forming ever stronger strands... weaving together with the thoughts of others across the world and beyond...
forming a healing blanket... infused with love & calm & hope...
Let us spread that blanket over japan & the ocean where the effects of the earthquake are felt....
A blanket of comfort & calm... gently soothing the Earth... absorbing the anguish & pain... gently transmuting them into loving, peaceful energy... a blanket of calm gently soothing & settling the tremors... feel the earth's heart beating steadily once more... calmed by the blanket of love...
A blanket of comfort & calm... gently settling the ocean... absorbing the anger & fear... transmuting them into loving peaceful energy... quelling the tidal reactions.... feel the ocean breathing easy once more, soothed by the blanket of love...
A blanket of comfort & calm.... settling over the nuclear reactors.... gathering in the radiation... absorbing it into the strands.... gently soothing & transmuting.... settling unstable energy... converting it to loving, positive energy.... feel that power reigning in... calmed under a blanket of love...
A blanket of comfort & calm... surrounding the people... absorbing their shock & grief, their fears & uncertainties.... comforting & healing... scattered emotions & physical pain... all being absorbed... and transmuted through the strands of our blanket... into loving positive energy... see them renewed with love & hope & strength... comforted under a blanket of love...
See the blanket growing.... boosted by every thought... every energy transference... see it extending out around the world... tucking it in around everyone affected... around creatures of land & sea & air... a blanket that never wears thin... a blanket that renews & heals & grows...
settling itself over the world.... calming & loving... comforting & healing... people in every walk of life... gently reassuring & encouraging... helping more & more people to breathe easy & feel their connection....

...& feel free to share this...


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Spreading Love As You Travel

spreading love down the road as i travel
trailing love 'cross the road as i go
healing love touch each one on this road
healing sparks touch your hearts as you go...

These are the sort of words I sing as i drive along anywhere... sometimes to my own little tunes & sometimes picking up the refrain of popular songs, sometimes more of a chant. I think it started out as a simple request for protection that extended out to other road users...
please keep us safe on this road as we travel
keep every one on this road safe from harm
please guide us safely to the place that we go...

Little mantras I repeat, especially when I'm unsure of where we're going or in heavy traffic to calm my nerves & keep me calm. They're not a distraction to driving, quite the contrary... i find myself hyper-aware of other vehicles, anticipating their movements whilst the words keep running in the background. A bit like a computer program, once i've set them running, they just keep going.

(you can find details of this canvas here)

Over time I've added phrases & refined words that suit the rhythms I like, and over the course of a long journey my focus may change. I visualise sparkly silver & gold light trailing along behind me, spreading out across the road... sometimes I spread rainbows across a bridge or I send light shooting off side roads or plant a healing vortex over a roundabout.

I might spend a while focussing on individuals cars or lorries, asking that they are touched by love in some way... or sending healing to 'someone who is ready to receive it'...  generally asking that hearts may be opened.... that seeds may be sown.

Sometimes I wind down the windows & sing 'Awen' out to the trees by the road. Awen is the Welsh word for inspiration, which the Druids see more as Divine inspiration... but Om, Shalom, Amen... they are all suitable... powerful words filled with primal energy...


(a commission that you can see in detail
& read about here)

 Last time I was on the road for a long journey, I found myself visualising exhaust fumes transmuting into rainbows... seeing sparkly rainbow trails flowing from other vehicles... just for a few minutes at a time. It's something that i will refine & add to over time, no doubt. 

If you try this, start simple though... a few words of loving intention go a long way & you need to keep your concentration on the road! After a while your initial 'set-up' becomes automatic & you'll probably find you naturally add to the repertoire, at least, this is how it has gone for me. 


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

And so...

... it is a long time since I have posted here, yet people still stop by and are interested enough to 'follow'... so hello & welcome to those who have recently been drawn to this space, and hello again to everyone else!

When I first started writing here, I thought it would be an extension of my teaching... I move around a fair bit and was spending a lot of time emailing people I had attuned to Reiki, or who were interested in learning. This seemed an ideal way of covering things that arose. But... life took a different direction (as it has a habit of doing!) and for various reasons it was not the time for me to be passing reiki attunements... which sort of swept away the motivation for writing here (despite having many thoughts!)

Intention... intention is the key to anything in life. Clear focussed intention makes the hardest of tasks more achievable... it is necessary in healing... And it was lack of clear intention that has stymied my writing here. I was already writing at Spirit Whispers and for a while toyed with the idea of merging everything over there. Everything here would fit in over there quite easily... but for some reason I resisted...

I'm a person who can have a dozen notebooks on the go at any one time... each with a vaguely specific purpose. Vaguely specific... a contradiction in terms that makes perfect sense to me. Things overlap, fit in more than one place... or written in another way, in another notebook lead to different thoughts. Or I can't lay my hands on the one I want, so any will do... i use what is available at the time, sometimes only a certain book will do. Some lie for ages without anything being written, only to re-surface & be used regularly for ages. I guess I'm the same with blogs!

Anyway... those healing whispers have been calling me, and as I've been writing ideas are flowing & my intention is clear to me again. And so... I shall go with the flow... I'm looking forward to being in this space again!

Friday, 11 June 2010

For the Oil Outpouring

Are you helping or adding to it?.... please resist the urge to judge & utter recriminations, there is time for that later & plenty will do it anyway. If you feel horror, panic or distress, please consciously try to turn it around into hope, focus & strength... send positive thoughts to those actively working in the area... to those working for a solution, to those rescuing wildlife, to those directly affected so far, to the creatures, the plants, the water, etc etc......
Intention works...
 it has been shown time & again both in the scientific world & the spiritual. Visualise the wound closing, healing... the flow of oil from it being plugged... clear, healthy waters returning. Send energy to stem the flow & see it happening as often as you can throughout the day.... every time you boil the kettle...wash up... go to the loo... wait in a queue... once you have the picture in your mind it gets easier to recall the more you try.... associate it with the simple things you do. Actively help.

Here’s a vizualisation/meditation... you can expand on it or you can use parts of it at any time... spend as much time as you need on each part...
Prepare...
 ...set your scene... gather whatever tools or symbols you need to aid your focus & direct energy... perhaps a bowl of water with a floating candle would be appropriate here... crystals, stones... earth energy is vital.... connect to the Earth in whatever way you choose, either literally or through visualization... 
Connect...
See yourself in a place where you connect to the Earth... sitting against a tree, whose roots go deep into the Earth... on a boulder that reaches far into the ground... on a mountain, in a forest, it doesn’t matter, wherever you connect... connect... feel yourself becoming one with the Earth.... feel her steady resolve... feel the heartbeat...
Be part of it...
Take yourself to the source of the out-pouring... feel yourself rising through the earth on the ocean floor... Be there... see the turbulence where the oil meets the ocean... don’t panic, just observe... watch, feel... until you are fully present.... until you are fully part of it... 
Arc of light...
Feel the energy of the earth building in you... moving through you...  building... expanding... when you can contain it no longer, when you are tingling with energy, shoot out a beam of light (i’m seeing gold, but use whatever colour you choose)... straight out, up through the turbulence of the out-pouring.... see it arc above you... a streak of golden brilliance.... see it expand outwards... forming a canopy of light high above you... golden light extending in a brilliant dome that reaches out & down... around... as far as you can see... gradually extending down until it meets the ocean floor in all directions.... See the light forming a dome over the open wound on the sea-bed... holding the turbulence within....
Calm...
Hold it there a while.... letting the energy, the heart-beat, pulse through you... through the oil & water... around the sides of the dome of light... hold the turbulence within... breathe calm into the waters until the turbulence settles... breathe calm... breathe....until the oil knows it is contained... 
Close the dome....
Then gradually draw the dome of light closer.... see it coming closer... down & in.... easing the oil back into the earth.... gently... slowly... contract the dome of light... keep it going... down & down until you are back within the earth... back into safety... and the golden light is sealing the gash in the earth’s crust....
Heal the wound...
Visualize the wound above you healing.... light & earth melding... closing the gap.... see it closing.... see it healing...until you are sealed safely in the Womb of the Earth... relax... you are safe in the arms of the earth.... rest a while.... breathe.... relax & breathe until you feel it is done.... then slowly come back to the place you started.... feel the warmth of the sun & a gentle breeze... hear water trickling somewhere nearby.... & know that all is well.....
Share...
Please share this... let us use the web to spread a web of love & hope... encourage as many as possible to actively help with energy & intention... and add to the energy of others around the world to repair the tears in the web of life... 

Monday, 10 May 2010

Singing Bowls & Signs...

Some years ago, feeling very uncertain... shaken after an argument during which my partner called everything that I was learning a total waste of time and a load of s***e... i asked for a sign... some confirmation that I was on the right path... although I knew really, I still called for help, something to show me....

His anger at the time, was like a physical blow to my solar plexus... I was hurt & shocked by a verbal onslaught that left me tearful, drained and confused... both about my relationship and the path I was following... learning about healing and spirituality... i even tried to apply rational thought that maybe it is all baloney, but couldn't do that with conviction... I lay in bed that night & desperately asked for something to show me the way...

 Endless Knot- Infinite wisdom of the Buddha 

The thing is, he erupts quickly & spews out anything that will inflict pain... then he subsides just as quickly and wonders why I am in tears, or still hurt hours or days later. It's partly his sagittarian fire, and his centaurs bow, aiming those arrows of hurt when he feels wounded himself. Partly his need to wound is due to his own past hurts... Over the years I've learned much about how & why he explodes ... and why I react the way I do to his words... we both have, we're still very much together. But that was still in the early days... I didn't understand this aspect of him just as he could not comprehend my taurean smouldering... I was caught unawares like a rabbit in headlights and i was stunned...

Golden Fishes- Good fortune, fertility & salvation

As I calmed my breathing, asking for some sign, I began to see shapes that I knew were symbols of some kind... just hazy lines moving in & out of focus... a circle of separate pictures that revolved in front me, behind my closed eyes, coming into focus one at a time... in the morning I could only remember two of them, and only quite fuzzily....

Conch Shell- The fame of Buddha's teachings
Victory Banner- Victory of the Buddha's teachings & wisdom over ignorance

We were staying near Leighton Buzzard, but I hadn't yet explored... the next day, not particularly in the mood I wandered around... down a little alleyway into a shop whose name I can't recall... but I do remember pausing inside the doorway & rather than taking the natural route around the shop, I turned back behind the door & peered into a small window display... and picked up a bowl.... 

Vase- Spiritual & material abundance
Wheel- Teachings of the Buddha

I gasped aloud, for the symbols were the same that I had 'seen' the night before... I was new to 'messages' & I didn't even know what a 'singing bowl' was.... and none of the others in the shop had the same inscriptions... and I found myself having a conversation about Reiki, and whether we see or hear or smell or feel messages from spirit.... and I bought this bowl.... and over the years I have continued to learn...

Parasol- Royalty & protection
Lotus- Mental & spiritual purity 


For life and relationships are continual journeys of learning and healing... 


This article about the Basic Teaching of Buddha is worth reading if you are not familiar with Buddhism. And if you are, a reminder may be good! Of course there have been many interpretations & schools of thought, but the teachings of the Buddha can be embraced alongside other faiths... it is about a way of being, of wisdom and compassion... even if you disagree with certain concepts, or believe in other ways... one thing the Buddha insisted was not to believe something because he said, but to feel the truth of it for yourself...

For fuller interpretation the symbols you may like to read this,
 as I have only given very brief meanings from here



For instruction and demonstration of how to use a singing bowl, this site is helpful http://www.bodhisattva.com/playing.htm


Thursday, 18 March 2010

Water Healing Ceremony...

 Dr Masuro Emoto has experimented widely on the effect of projected thoughts on water crystals. The effects are stunning and can be seen his website here or just search you tube for amazing videos....


"To Those Whose Body Is Mainly Composed Of WATER:

I am Masaru Emoto, a missionary of water and an author of "Message from Water" and "The Hidden Messages in Water".
Recently, many forums and conferences have been organized with water as its main theme. Yet, most of them are focusing only the physical aspect of water.
However, in addition to the physical body, we have the mind (and spirit).
We have learned from water itself, through "Message from Water", that water is not only essential to our body but also it has an intimate relationship to our mind.
In other words, water is the mirror to reflect our mind.
As a matter of fact, we believe that the abnormal weather conditions such as floods and droughts and natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes are caused by the pollution of water on Earth, which in turn is ultimately brought by the distortion and disharmony in our mind, thoughts and emotions.
Other serious problems in politics, economy, education, medicine and so on are also concerned with the mind of our collective consciousness, and therefore it can be said that water is ultimately involved in all of those problems.

Don't you think that we can take a step toward the solution of these water-related problems by considering the aspect of water which is connected with our mind, thoughts and emotions?
For this purpose, we have decided to hold "Water & Peace" Global Forum 2010 at Lake Biwa, Mother Lake in Japan, on March 20 to 22 (March 22 is the World Water Day declared by the United Nations)."

Our main water ceremony will be at 18:25 to 19:10
on March 22 (World Water Day) in Japan Standard Time.
You can use the following site to convert it to your local time.

Perhaps you would like to add your healing thoughts to the ceremony (10.25am uk time). If the time is inconvenient, you can always do your bit earlier, setting your intention that they arrive at the required time, or that they join with the people taking part at Lake Biwa. If you havn't tried projecting healing over time or distance why not give it a go? It's all about intention & 'knowing' that the energy will go where you ask, when you ask. Just relax & try it... feel it working... feel it flowing... just know....


You may choose to visualise a spiral, spinning out healing energy to where it is needed.... or pure bright light... maybe a rainbow of loving, healing energy arcing over the water.... or visualise water crystals being charged with peace & love... or sit beside water, or hold some in a vessel in your hands, concentrating on the flow of healing to all the waters of the world.... and those with knowledge of the Reiki symbols can use them... why not comment & add your ideas?


Monday, 15 March 2010

For An Unborn Child...

Earlier today I joined with a friend to send healing for her unborn first grandchild (and it’s parents). The baby still has 6 weeks to go until full term, but mum has high blood pressure & baby’s heartbeat keeps dropping dangerously low. Early induced birth is a possibility, and fears of loss hover amongst the family.
We light candles and sit, hands joined, invoking the healing energies, calling on Goddess and Guides for help... we both have our different ways, but a united intent for the highest good of all. Whatever our personal wishes, it is not our choice whether this baby be born into this world or not... we are not privy to decisions made on other levels. 
So we open the channels to healing and we pour love, cocooning this worried couple and their baby with loving, healing energy... asking that they draw it to them, to feel it, to accept it.... my friend asked what colour light she should send... I said whatever feels right... she was sensing sparkly pink light whereas normally she would visualise blue or violet, maybe gold....I don’t think there is a ‘right’ colour, whatever feels right is right at that time... go with the flow... let healing energy flow....
I felt the flow, I felt it around them, then filling the womb... as if they were in the womb too... I felt Divine Love encircling us all... I felt a heartbeat... the heartbeat of the world.... connecting to that unborn child... that precious soul hesitating, wondering which way to choose.... heartbeat of the world... heartbeat of the child...feel the rhythm, remember, what you came to do.... 
Words always come to me, I feel them... others may see things, taste, hear or smell, there is no one ‘right’ way... trust in the flow of healing, be guided by the energy....  
We both felt the heartbeat, we both felt the baby connect with it & steady itself, we both felt that this child will be born, but we both know that this decision is not ours. We continue to offer healing, to surround them all with love, that they may draw on it as they will. Be courageous, precious little soul.


[update: baby girl born naturally the next day- tues 17 march 9.10pm... she wanted to be a pisces! She's small, but doing ok]

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Place of Healing...


... is in your heart. That, i think, is the single most important thing in any healing tradition. It is with the heart that we feel compassion, empathy, gratitude.… and it is the heart that feels unconditional love.

As soon as we offer healing, we offer love…. soothing hurt & pain, building strength & courage… unconditionally. We are the catalyst, a connection, a channel for others… helping them to re-connect their selves, providing a gateway… Ultimately it is for them to access, accept & utilise the energy that we connect with.

Healing must be unconditional, for how can we say what is best for another. Whatever we see or feel or think, we cannot walk their path for them, we cannot control their destiny or manipulate their free-will. But we can be that connection that brings them to a place of healing… in their heart... a place of self-love… unconditionally… a place where they have the strength to choose…. whether to fight or surrender…. to swim or ride the waves...

As soon as we step on to the healing path, we begin our own journey of healing. Whenever we access the healing energies to give to another, they come through us… they help us to heal too, however ‘sorted’ we may think we are!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Reiki & Sleep

I find that usually people sleep very deeply after a reiki treatment... especially after a longer session. It's so relaxing & the benefits of a session continue long afterwards & that deep sleep facilitates healing.... Scattered thoughts & fragile emotions are soothed allowing the body to settle down & recuperate during sleep.

However, a friend mentioned that since beginning Reiki she has had trouble sleeping properly unless she is on her own.... and that she has come across others with the same problem... that they seem too aware of a partner in their bed, that their sleep is disturbed. (ok, this in itself is not unusual, but we're talking about a striking difference after a reiki attunement).

I cast my mind back to my first attunement... I don't know if mine was... i was already having disturbed nights.... mum's funeral was the day before my attunement & our family was already fractured before that & i'd spent wakeful nights anyway. So even if the reiki affected me in this way, I don't think i'd have noticed or made the connection. I think, actually, the reiki helped, but i used it regularly at night.

My first thought on reading about this was to wonder whether it depends on the person you're sleeping next to. Not whether it is a casual or permanent ralationship, but on an energy level. The thing is, your energy level, or rather the quality changes after the reiki attunement, your vibrational rate rises. You can actually measure it by dowsing or muscle testing... try it.

Ask what your vibratory rate is on a scale of 1-100 (eg Is it more than 40? 60? etc til you find it) Test again after an attunement... or a treatment, or meditation.... I promise you'll find it interesting. If you check from time to time you might notice how it alters, including when you are feeling low, or amongst people who drain you... then it picks up if you self treat or meditate.

Once you start reiki you find that different people seem to be drawn to you, or you to them... and others seem to drift away. Like attracts like, you're vibrating at a higher energetic level & lower vibrating energy can be uncomfortable. It's not just reiki that raises a persons vibratory rate... attitude, spiritual practice etc do, but a reiki attunement is an instant thing, a sudden change rather than a gradual increase that grows with awareness.

Your sensitivity to energy increases too, both consciously & subconsciously, so really it's hardly surprising that some of us become hyper- aware of the person sleeping next to us. Probably more so if the vibrational levels are further apart.... which can be a problem, especially within an established relationship. You may be able to 'tune out the interference' or find ways to handle this if the relationship is strong, re- synchronising your energies....there are ways..... or perhaps it may eventually lead to a parting of the ways if you are on a different path or wavelength. Each person must work out the way for them.

Casual & new relationships have different needs, and often they are not the same for each person.... physical attraction may be compatible, but mental? emotional? spiritual? (true for any relationship, actually) These aren't areas of our Selves we usually reveal straight away & aren't necessarily immediately apparent in someone else. It may be disconcerting to find that the chemistry formula that previously worked seems to have changed! But once physical needs are met (hopefully!) a person with heightened energy sensitivity is likely to be only too aware of the dis-parity in the quiet of the night. Also, if there is an unequal flow of give & take, the sleeping partner may still be drawing energy from you... consciously dis-connect from them & think about protecting your energy.

An idea that may help sleep in the company of another is to ask for reiki for yourself (and your partner if they are agreeable to the idea) as you go to sleep. Just curl up & hold your hands where they are comfortable, eg shoulder & side, chest & head, one on you & one on the other person... wherever is comfortable.... Ask for reiki to flow. This is a lovely way to fall asleep. You can ask that it stops, say, half an hour after you fall asleep. I don't know that this is necessary.... sometimes i do & sometimes i don't, & havn't noticed a difference, but i know some people need to consciously 'switch off'. If you are not attuned to reiki just ask the Universal energy, or Deity (whatever you are comfortable with) to flow to you, to heal & help your sleep.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

How do you learn Reiki?

The ability to 'do' Reiki is not something that is learned in the normal sense. Rather it is something that is activated or awakened within the individual through a process of Initiation (also referred to as an 'Attunement') by a Reiki Master. It is a relatively simple process, a bit like being given the keys to a door, or tuning in a radio that gives the ability to access & use Reiki. The learning begins after the attunement… it’s a bit like downloading a computer program; you can switch it on & use it…. But it takes a while to get used to & learn to use it fully!

The Reiki attunement is special… a sacred, spiritual initiation that connects with higher levels of consciousness & the unlimited Source of healing energy. It is a powerful spiritual experience enabling Reiki to be channelled by the initiate. There are no requirements for spiritual purification necessary in order for it to work or for a person to receive attunements. This includes the Reiki III attunement where one can go on to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. Thus the term ‘Master” in Reiki does not carry the same meaning as “Spiritual Master” or imply any level of enlightenment.

Anyone, regardless of the level of spiritual development can receive the ability to pass Reiki on to others. The level of spirituality may vary from person to person, but the quality of Reiki Energy remains the same. All Reiki Masters/Teachers may be equal in that they all have the ability to pass Reiki on to others. However the level of understanding & ability to teach varies greatly, depending on how a person has been taught & upon their own personally developed skills & experience.

This then is the unique value of Reiki; anyone can receive the ability and if they wish, progress to become a qualified teacher. This makes Reiki a healing technique of special importance for the period of development in which we presently find ourselves on earth. The collective consciousness of the planet is advancing so quickly that there is a greatly increased interest in spiritual healing.

In addition to the healing benefits to yourself & others, Reiki often helps to develop your psychic senses too.