The time we find our self in is a time of great change on Earth. Our planet has been subjected to the atrocities of greed, ‘power over’ and base desires for a long time. Consider the destruction of nature via mining, fishing, farming, forestry and industry. Think of the pain on all levels that has occurred for the indigenous people of many countries as well as sexual abuse, religious righteousness with it’s resulting traumas and excess consumerism.
When people allow themselves to be pulled into darker or egoic mind states they become capable of all manner of disturbing thoughts and deeds. Not only can this result in shocking events, it creates a field of tension, anxiety and distress that the earth absorbs into her oceans, soil, and air (as if the pollutants and poisons weren’t creating enough damage!) Plants, minerals and animals are also affected by this toxic energy. As humans we are harmed by this fear-based field too. Many sensitives and empaths are well aware of the collective tension that permeates our field when we come close to, see, or consider such atrocities. Our heart hurts for Earth and all who reside on this beautiful planet.
The change that is amplifying is bringing the dark to the light. We are becoming better informed. We can easily see greed, control and lies at play. Our inner knowing senses this as we are guided to truth. That which is not of the light is being exposed. Well-known people are being held accountable for their disturbing secrets; others are scrambling to keep themselves safe. An awakening kind of change is underway.
Now, more than ever before we need to access our light – that part of ourselves that is Divine and Loving. We need to soothe ourselves and Earth with Love. When we focus on Love, we radiate that vibration out into the field around us. This is what lifts the collective field of the planet. Many people radiating Love actually dissolve fear, tension and pain. In fact, I recently saw it only takes 1% of people with a ‘coherent’ field to bring about change for the 99%! That is extraordinary and wonderful!
What we need to do:
Wishing you a Light filled body and an expanded heart.
With loads of Light
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Here in New Zealand we just moved down to Level 3 lockdown. This means we can extend our ‘bubble’ very slightly and go for walks away from our home (but only up to 45km away) We can get takeaways too (tonight!) Going to the beach is now exciting and represents some kind of renewed freedom.
Seeing my husband’s parents for dinner last night was like returning home to spirit. The warmth and care of loving family, a cosy fire and special food was classic soul balm. I experienced surprise tears about the relief of a reconnection and another wave of grief for what I’d lost moving through my system. A warm embrace was so precious! These small changes after such loss are so easy to be grateful for. Hearts are opening in level 3!
The shops are still closed, there’s still queues at supermarkets and people are still wearing masks and giving one another a wide berth. My family therapist husband is still Zooming at home and our 14yo is still doing online school work and gaming with his friends. Yet despite all of that being able to see new landscapes, eat different food in a different place with different loved ones and see the ocean after so long is like a much-needed holiday for the senses. Small joys are grand joys at this time.
I recently commented on a post asking about what changes we could make now we are in Level 3. I have expanded a little on my ‘off the cuff’ reply.
1. Do intelligent research away from mainstream media.
2. Consider the truth that Love heals fear.
3. Get healthier. Don’t put poison in your body.
4. Trust your bodies immune system – it knows how to take care of you.
5. Get well. ‘Normal’ bad health means compromised immunity just like the big dis-eases do.
6. Slow down enough to listen and act on your inner knowing.
7. Walk and cycle as much as we were in Level 4.
8. Prioritise health and connection over money.
9. Grow your own poison free food.
10. Move away from unnecessary travel. Less planes and cruise ships = more peaceful oceans, skies, animals and less pollution via fuel, noise and care-less vibes.
11. Bring on vulnerability. Too much control of one’s emotions is sickening to the body and doesn’t promote healthy connection to one another.
We need greater kindness towards ourselves and each other. We need stronger bodies. We also need to remember that we are powerful beyond measure. We mustn’t give our power (life-force energy/spirit) away to anyone else. Be smart. Trust your heart knowledge.
Wishing you an easeful transition out of lockdown.
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Settling down into lockdown has been quite a process. In New Zealand we are close to 2 weeks in. It’s taken that long for me to finally slow down. The early drama of it all had me watching mainstream news with a glass of anxiety-settling wine, talking covid19 semi-fulltime, juggling space so our family could all do online calls at once, cooking amazing meals (who else has had their grocery bill sky-rocket?!), cleaning random things, navigating Zoom group events as well as my one on one client sessions, baking and excessive social media. I extended my yoga practise and started walking around my block every morning. Phew. After a week of that I was exhausted!
Finding ourselves in an unusual new normal takes some adjustment. I’m reminded of a meme I related to about it being ok to not be productive during a global pandemic. What does it take for us to slow down and be present? If we can’t do it at this time we certainly will struggle in ‘normal’ (?) life post lockdown.
When we slow right down and ignore the ego-should-voice we are taking our power back from habitual belief patterns and fears that keep us away from our true nature. Keeping busy and productive can come from an aligned place if you have the energy, passion and intuitive-calling. To know if you do you must check in with your body, emotions, thoughts and maybe even your spirit, and that requires presence. Our habits can rule us if we are not self-aware.
We have been given a great opportunity to create a new routine that aligns with our personal needs in current time. I’m still cooking, but it’s only when I’m creatively compelled – my family all got their own dinner last night which was a relief. Binge cleaning has stopped. Extra yoga is staying. I’ve spaced my work out to accommodate the loud calling for rest I was hearing. Walking every morning is staying too. I am not picking up my phone all.the.time anymore. My new normal now includes daily self-kindness check-ins, more alone time and dancing.
What needs adjustment in your lockdown life for your physical body to feel happier? Is it movement or stillness?
Ideas: walking, dancing, yoga, rest, naps, being curled up with blankets, self-massage, baths, vitamins, less alcohol, lying on the earth, deep breathing, bouncing, body-honouring sex, more water, less food, different food.
What does your emotional self need?
Ideas: Hugs (self-hugs too!), video calls with friends or family, breathing, journaling how you feel, being heard (who can hold space to listen to you?) being outside with the trees and flowers, connecting with your animals, to just let feelings flow, essential oils.
What does your mental self need?
Ideas: Less social media, less research/more research, more fiction/more non-fiction, meditation (rest those thoughts!) journaling to unload all that stuff out of your head, lists/less lists, games, intelligent movies/shows or calming/easy tv, new projects/no projects, people on the same wave-length as you to talk to, boundaries with those who are not.
What does your spiritual self need?
Ideas: Nature, spiritual retreat time, cards, candles, prayer, meditation, channeling, journaling, time alone.
I’d love to hear your ideas too.
Wishing you a time of self-connection
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I'm writing from my desk on day 5 of lockdown in New Zealand. Like many people I know I am enjoying being home with my family, but it did take a few days for my husband and I to get on the same page. We were struggling with habitual defences that were stopping us from accessing deeper feelings that this experience was triggering. Once we worked that out, we were able to cry, connect and support one another.
Shock about life suddenly changing is what many people are still needing to ground down from. Acting and reacting from an ungrounded place makes loving connection difficult. I've noticed people attempting to maintain control via blame and judgement. Rumination and worry are also common right now. When we stop our addictions (the things we use, consume or do to avoid our feelings) and trying to control our self or others we can settle back into our body. From there we can notice how we are actually feeling and, if we are brave enough, allow that emotion expression. Sadness, shock and grief are congruent emotions at such a time. If we allow these feelings to surface we are able to shift into a lighter space. Then we can practise loving kindness towards ourselves and others at this unusual and challenging time.
After a few days of processing shock as well as working out how we can all work online in video calls (sometimes 3 of us at once!) my family began to ease into a new way of life. I’m making yummy healthy food I hadn’t made time for pre-lockdown. I’m cleaning things I hadn’t noticed were dirty and enjoying the results. We’re cosying up as family (with 2 cats) to cry and laugh over Netflix at random times. My yoga practise has expanded, I have time for online courses, I’m walking from home every day and I'm reading and writing. I could happily do all of this for a long time!
It’s not like this for everyone though. I’m aware many people are struggling with financial issues, loneliness, health concerns and fear for our future. Now, more than ever before we must not let fear consume us. We must stay strong in our mind to stay well in our body. Humanity is in this together. As a collective we can create something new together with Love.
For a long time now, collectively, people have bought into fear. Fear of dying, fear of strangers, fear of financial ruin and fear of foreign people taking over our countries to name just a few. Fear is a contagious dis-ease that weakens our energy field (that means it affects your mind and body too!) It lowers our vibration and rocks our stability. When we are weak with fear, we are susceptible to invasion and control. Think bullies, control freaks and viruses.
If we are able to rise above fear ourselves, we can be a light for others. Go beneath anxiety, feel the emotions, stop ruminating, work your boundaries and remember there is a higher plan unfolding and things will change. Our planet is getting a much-needed rest and so are we. Use this time wisely. Rest, read, breathe, really see your family, love big, create and trust the universe really does have your back.
Wishing you strength and wellness on every level.
We come into this human package as wise souls on a mission to learn, grow and serve. Our life-plan WILL include trauma. Trauma isn’t always the obvious. Depending on our sensitivity levels and our past experiences we will have varying degrees of distress and dissociation due to an array of experiences. An ice cream falling off its cone when you’re 4yo could bring sadness, anger, shame, shock or something else – depending on the person, players and scenario.
Everything that happens to us is part of our plan. On a soul level we want the difficult stuff – the feelings of loneliness, the parents who weren’t present, the bullying, the addictions etc. so we can learn about self-love and acceptance, as well as develop compassion for others via our own experiences. There are opportunities to grow from everything that happens to us.
Our past shapes how we function in the world today. When we have made peace with our past challenges, we experience greater happiness, easier relating, more success and greater freedom in our lives. Lessons are being learnt!
Knowing, from a spiritual perspective, that we are in an earth play doesn’t heal our history. It certainly helps our mental understanding yet it doesn’t heal the physical or emotional body. It also doesn’t ‘fix’ rigid beliefs we’ve taken on in the name of protection.
To truly heal we must allow ourselves to feel our suppressed emotions, to make peace with the feeling of shame that tells us there is something wrong with or very nature and we must forgive ourselves and others. These are the lessons our spirits want to learn. Spiritual savvy is a must for real healing. Without faith in Divine Intelligence it’s hard to forgive some stuff. If you don’t already, consider the idea that there's a greater intelligence than your own.
Here are some ways we can tell that we haven’t made peace with old hurts:
If you’re feeling stuck with any of the above consider going deeper to discover what isn’t conscious that might be holding you back. Our traumas need our loving attention so we can release:
Bringing harmony to discordancy will always affect us in positive ways. Loving our traumatised younger self is profound in how it changes our lives. Relationships become easier, we attract greater successes, we are more creative and we become healthier on every level.
Listen to your inner knowing, hear your spiritual guidance, seek out wise and experienced healers/friends/therapists, dialogue with younger aspects of yourself, journal and pray for help. There is so much seen and unseen support for us to grow, evolve and learn to truly love ourselves.
Wishing you peace
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I am a recovering Good Girl. When I was young I learnt to be quiet when I was told to be, I did all my jobs, I got excellent grades, I didn’t complain, I didn’t get angry and I didn’t break the rules (although I did go on to break a lot of rules – with a lot of attitude – in my developing quest for autonomy.)
That way of operating rolled into my adult years. I was a good girlfriend, a good worker and a good friend. I kept making top grades in my further studies and I strived to do everything ‘right’. It was coupled with rebellion, meaning life did become somewhat polarised. I was playing 2 sides of extremes. Drugs and alcohol were a welcome relaxing relief from the pressures I put on myself to be ‘good’.
I was great at doing everything for everyone. I thrived on the approval of others. It can be an addictive kind of thing when one doesn’t do self-approval.
Over the years my game began to unravel. I pushed addiction, only to realise some damaging repercussions – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I also experienced burnout a number of times from constant focus outside of myself whilst I did ‘allthethings’.
Here are what I believe the dangers of being a Good Girl are:
How do we break this pattern? It requires some exploration of where this habit/addiction originated. It may need some inner child work, some acceptance of your challenging history, some reparenting, learning about boundaries and some genuine self-love and care. For now, what is resonating? What might you do to change these patterns?
Wishing you self-love – the kind that sits in your cells.
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How's the 2020 vibe for you?
From what I sense and have heard so far it's a challenging energy to settle into. I'm seeing some serious action taking place around people heeding their inner knowing. No more waiting, hoping and wishing for change. We're being called to be authentic. I know, for myself, deep shifts have occured which is bringing about some personal change that I've resisted for years -- without much intellectual discipline needed.
If you relate, know that will take some getting used to. Change usually sees us jumping back and forth from old to new until we settle into something different. The big kind of change needs us to step up and honour our Self. Life won't be about staying safe. The status quo just won't satisfy us anymore. Playing the life game so those close to us wont be upset will be another collective change, that will evolve over time. We are taking our power back, at long last.
What do you think about when you read this? How are you changing?
Let's see what the numerological vibe is for you this year. This will help you feel into the
Ok, your new personal year –
Add the date and month of your birth to 2020 and keep adding until you get a single number. My birthday is January the 16th. So 1 + 6 + 1+ 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 12 1 + 2 = 3 so 3 is my personal year number.
If your personal year number is 1 it's your year to shine. Be bold, be yourself and trust your own guidance. Seize all the opportunities presented. Make the changes you've been waiting to make. It's time to plant the seeds you want to grow.
A number 2 year is time to rest and listen. You had your 1 year lasyt year, that's usually quite full on so resting is good news! Things will come to you when you are receptive. Be calm. There is no need to try hard this year. Practise patience. Do the small things and wait. It's a year of blending two different parts of your life together.
A number 3 year means it's time to express yourself and socialise. It's a joyous, fun year of communication and travel. Don't scatter your energies. Emotions can change quickly. You will radiate your beauty this year!
A number 4 year is a time to organise and take responsibility. It's time to excel. Make peace with past mistakes. Get your life in order. Take time out sometimes, this will enable you to move ahead quickly. Prepare for your future security. Work at what you do best. It's an industrious year. As 2020 is a universal 4 year this energy will be even stronger for you.
A number 5 year is about freedom, change and adventure. It's a year to enjoy life. Avoid restrictions. Motivate others. Release the old, bring in the new. Promote yourself and your ideas. It's a progressive year.
A number 6 year is about love and responsibility. Slow down and enjoy your home life. You will be surrounded by love and feel content. Finish what your start, no need to rush. Allow yourself to be nurtured.
A number 7 year is about introspection and silence. Get in touch with your spirituality. Reflect. Being alone is more satisfying. Be patient.
You can have periods of using your intuitive/creative side as well as your practical /analytical side. It's great for research and behind the scenes work.
A number 8 year is about success and money. It's your power year. Big steps forward happen now. Plan your moves. Watch your ego. Take action. There are big things to be done. 8 years make you a star!
A number 9 year is the time to discard all things redundant like negative attitudes, material stuff and relationships that don't serve you. Tidy up loose ends. It's a time to quietly review your life. Avoid stress. You're in a process of completion.
The energy of numbers is fascinating. Use this mini guidance to bring greater harmony to your new year.
I wish you all a year where your authenticity shines!
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Christmas vibes still abound as we wind down from 2019 and start considering a new year. 2020! Doesn't it sound great? And what about the 2020 vision thing ? That's 'normal' vision. Maybe that parallel is calling us to put some attention on our own personal and collective 'vision', not just for the new year but all year. What do you want to vision? Here are sme simple steps.
1. See it, with your inner vision.
2. Feel what it is like for that to be real -- really sense it.
3. Surrender it to Divine will.
You are now working manifesting magic!
We could also create a new 2020 vision norm, one that embraces our third eye vision. This inner seeing could be the new 'normal', for everyone! Our '6th sense' still needs more people to embrace it as a workable real thing. All it needs is some practise at using it.
Ok, how about some end of year enquiry questions? What comes up for you when you journal them?
1: What's one thing you did, created or experienced that you are really proud of?
2: What memories will you hold from this year?
3: What lessons did you learn?
4: What's one thing you are ready to let go of this year?
What has exhausted you and needs to be left behind?
And for 2020 --
5: What would I be thrilled to do, experience or achieve in 2020?
6: If I honoured my body, mind and inner knowing with greater love for myself how would I do things differently in 2020?
And a reminder -- the numerological vibe (everyone thinking and saying it creates an energy wave ) for 2020 will be different. It always takes time, for sensitive/empath types in particular, to adjust to the energy of a new year. Go gently.
Wishing you an easeful transition into 2020
Dawn Grace Kelly
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Questions 1-4 insired by author and coach Marie Forleo
So you can have a sneak peeky, here is the Introduction to Truth Spirit Love:
If you have a desire to know and love yourself more deeply this book is for you. The things I'm going to share with you are what I have been successfully using with clients and students in my role as a spiritual healer and teacher. For nearly 30 years now I've been supporting others on their self-discovery and healing paths. Working with hundreds of men, women, young people, animals and spirits has allowed me to experience, witness, discover and learn a great deal about what it takes to heal.
We are multilayered, energetic beings with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. We're affected by a vast array of issues on all of these levels. I've worked with pain, injury, dis-ease, cancer and terminal illness. There's been trauma, sexual issues, phobias, suicides, self-hatred, terminations, anxiety, self-harm and depression. People have felt scared by unseen presences, have been unable to begin their spiritual work, experienced spontaneous past life memories and have felt disconnected from their intuition and spirit. I've also encountered loved ones in spirit who haven't made peace with their human life.
These issues are often associated with strong emotions such as grief, guilt, anger, shame and sadness. I have come to understand these emotions well. Being human is endlessly challenging on our quest to know real Love. Our Earth life is a play. It's not our real home for we are spiritual beings first and foremost. To experience this game we temporarily forget our real nature and become immersed in this sensual world with our ego guiding us until we discover we are so much more. Eventually, and this can take lifetimes, we learn to rise above the ego and get it working for the Spirit. That is enlightenment. It takes great courage, practise and commitment to live from such an evolved state. I believe this is a state that humanity will fully embrace in the future. For this to come about we need a lot more Love for ourselves and one another. It is the most powerful and magical healer there is.
I've personally experienced numerous traumatic and challenging life experiences; in hindsight they've been important training for my role as a teacher and healer. They've enabled me to easily identify with a myriad of situations and the impact that such things have on one's body, mind and spirit.
I spent a few decades as a codependent marijuana addict who often drank too much. In fact, I had a list of addictions. There was work, thinking, sex, love, staying busy and overeating. I wasn't aware of how skilled I'd become at distracting myself from being present. Suppressing deeply buried emotions was an unconscious, full time and exhausting job.
Getting clean from drug use was a painful and lengthy process. Befriending myself and making peace with some unprocessed trauma took a whole lot longer. On the outside I looked successful. I had a career as a flight attendant which included a stint based in Italy. I was married to my partner of nine years and we shared our own home in the hills of Perth, Australia. I stayed in five star hotels, travelled the world, enjoyed first class trips and partied with the beautiful people.
In my late twenties I realised I wasn't as happy as I thought I was. As I began consciously exploring my inner world I was shocked to discover how psychologically unhealthy I actually was. My addictive self was avoiding pain that I had no idea how to experience without feeling consumed by it.
The ensuing healing and recovery journey was a classic peeling of layers process that still continues today. True healing will often take us into deep and painful places, dark places that have never seen light. I admire and understand the bravery this takes. There is immense healing power in bringing light to darkness. Ease, wellness, peace and relief are our rewards.
You have your own list of hurts. Mine included trauma, abuse, loss, separation and death. A partying and addictive lifestyle allowed me to avoid all of my unhealed wounds until many years later. You may also be familiar with the tumultuous waves of grief, the excruciating feeling of shame, wild anger and the deep sorrow that comes from trauma and loss. These experiences and feelings are part of the human deal. Challenges will continue to come. Whether we choose to be with them in fear or in love will dictate the ease of our transition to happiness and wellbeing.
I began exploring my inner world in my late twenties. Over the subsequent years I worked with many counsellors, therapists and healers as I unravelled what was beneath my earlier denial. When my dad suddenly died in my forties I was better prepared for being with emotions in a healthier way. This shocking experience triggered a new, even deeper, level of healing for me. One of the many gifts I have received since his departure were flashbacks of traumatic memories I hadn't consciously been aware of. Uncovering the associated deeply buried feelings such as shame, rage and anger was an intense and powerful healing experience that took a few years to process.
Exploring my repressed emotions and unconscious beliefs has been an entryway to my own healing and return to authenticity. Forgiveness of myself and others has been transformational. I now have loving compassion, rather than shame, for the wounded aspects of myself. I am far from enlightened in the guru kind of way, yet enlightened is what I feel compared to who I once thought I was.
Every time we release deep emotion as well as practise compassion and kindness towards ourselves, we become lighter. When we move away from fear and into Love we return to our true self. We can make peace with our past and be a shining light for others to do the same.
When we do authentic healing work we evolve. As we get to truly know and love ourselves we can heal our past. We can forgive ourselves and others. Denial, tension, blame, pain, judgement, addiction and anxieties begin to fade. We can become well physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Holistic wellness is ours when we are ready to be present with what is.
Time, courage and maturity have allowed me to release layers and layers of pain that I held within my system for a very long time, as well as support hundreds of others to do the same. We need a safe and supportive environment to do this. Sometimes we can do that for ourselves and other times we need the loving holding space that comes from a skilled and compassionate person.
Whether you're a healer, lightworker, change maker or a seeker consciously evolving, this book will support you to be in touch with your emotions and intuition as well as recall your own knowledge and gather some tools in order to prevent yourself from becoming unwell on any level of your being. It will also support you if you are currently on a healing journey.
I've included transformational healing techniques that are simple yet profound. I believe we know everything we need to know to heal ourselves. Sometimes we need wise support to be guided to our inner knowing. I intend for this book to be part of your wise support network.
Books have their own unique energy. This book carries a powerful healing vibration encoded in its pages. Keep it close. Breathe its energy. Let it weave its healing magic into your system.
I hope you are inspired to remember, to grow and to heal.
Every choice we make has the power to enhance or lower the energy field that surrounds us.
Every choice we make also affects the people we connect with.
Here's some wise words from Spirit I channelled whilst working on some writing about the throat chakra for a new book. This sensitive energy centre is where we experience choice.
"Each choice has a rippling effect into the surrounding energy field affecting many people.
Choices made with love and wisdom are choices that will enhance the world. Even minor choices such as what you will eat for breakfast have a large impact on the surrounding field. Did you choose intuitively and wisely or are you regretting what you ate? Does it make you feel unwell, dense or angry? Is that energy now permeating someone close to you? Are they now growling at someone else? Is someone sad because you are not so loving and open due to now feeling closed off from yourself? And on it goes.
Choose lovingly and wisely. All choices have the capacity to bring greater love and joy to the Earth. Your choices have power."
Choices made from fear compromise the energy at the throat chakra. This can result in issues such as neck, mouth, throat, jaw and teeth problems.
Here is a quote I love from teacher and author Caroline Myss:
“The notion of releasing our power of choice to a Divine force remains the greatest struggle for the individual seeking to become conscious.”
On a practical level this might look like:
All of these things require surrender, trust and real faith.
Involve your heart as well as your mind in your choices. Choose wisely, intuitively and thoughtfully.
wishing you mindful choices
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