Happy Miraculous, Magnificent, Marvelous, Magickal, Mellow, Merry, Manifesting May Monday! Yes it is the first Monday of May – Whoot! Whoot! I have been in awe as to all the glorious flowers that are in bloom and burgeoning.
The other night I was walking the puppers and as I rounded a corner I was thrown back to when I was 9 years old! (Not literally, there was no Tardis around), but by a smell! Wowzer, the heady smell of lilacs was thick on the evening breeze and it took me back to my Dad, I could see him walking in with the most massive bouquet of lilacs he had picked for my Mum and they would be placed in a myriad of vases throughout the house and the smell would waft through everything.
Smell is such an evocative thing and lately I have been playing with what I call Ancestral Sense. Okay, so what does that mean? Think about the scents and smells from your lineage, your ancestors, your aunts – whomever it is for you, the scents that the minute you smell them you feel safe, supported, wrapped up in a big hug of love. For me those scents are ones like Rose, Lavender, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Verbena, Violet and most certainly Lilac. The are what I refer to as “Old Scents/Sense”, they aren’t the common smells that we have now, but the minute I smell them it reminds me of my Great Aunts and throws me back in time to the front parlour, the kitchen, walking in the woods and I can hear the practical wisdom they would share with me at that moment in time.
My Great Aunts and Gran were all amazing, strong, clear Yorkshire women and when I went to stay with my most favourite one of all, my Great Aunt Ciss, all the drawers in my dresser were lined with drawer paper that wafted Lily of the Valley through my knickers and smalls. My Gran used to have little sachets of jasmine, rose and lavender hanging in the closets so I could always guarantee that my jumpers would smell the same. My Great Aunt Barb always had Verbena soap in the bathroom, so whenever I was told to wash my hands it would be with Verbena. When the Lilacs were in bloom my most amazing Dad would always bring home a huge bunch for my Mum as she loved the scent and it would fill the house. In fact when my mothership turned 80 the kids and I were wondering what to gift her for her birthday, so we gifted her a photo of lilacs. Now hang on, this wasn’t like any other lilac photo you have ever seen!! All the boys got naked and there is a glorious photo of them all standing, with backs facing the camera in the middle of a bed of flowers – buck naked. Then the next photo is them all facing the camera, buck naked, with huge bouquets of lilacs covering their bits and grinning like Cheshire Cats! (No one said we were a “conventional” family lol). Last but not least the smell of Lavender reminds me of my big sister. When I was in my late teens I started having anxiety and panic attacks and she would gently rest my head in her lap and slowly and tenderly stroke my nose and temples with her finger that had lavender oil on it until I settled and my breathe was calm. So along with the feelings the smells evoke are also the words that I hear when I smell them. The words of encouragement, love, support and tenderness.
So what smells take you somewhere that represents safety, security, love and the minute you smell them your shoulders drop and your breathe eases?
Because I will tell you, when you figure that out, when you figure out the smells that can literally drop you to your knees in a positive way, make sure you have them and when you are bent out of shape or a tad fed up with the world, breathe out and then deeply breathe them in and feel that sense of love.
So not only has May brought so many glorious flowers and smells to life, but a new energy as well. The energy of May has changed and are you ready to play a bigger game? Let me share what Lena has to say:-
The theme for May is Awareness (remember that April was Truth, Choice and Action)? “ In continuing the themes of truth, choice and action from the month of April, we move them forward into the higher vibration of Awareness. This is the next step for us and it involves becoming more present and responsible for our truth, choices and actions. A less intense month than April action-wise, the month of May will give all of us an opportunity to reflect, go inward, and take a good inventory of who we are, where we are, who we are with, what we are doing, where we are living, how we are supported (or not), what needs to change and what our next steps are.
All of this requires Awareness. You can no longer sweep your patterns, bad habits, pain, wounds, fears, and ego driven attitudes and behaviors under the rug and hope they will someday just go away or be fixed by someone else. Now is the time to become Aware and Awake so you can step into your life with more presence, more power and greater purpose. “
So true! Without the Awareness or at least the Willingness to look at things and really take a good personal inventory, we will inevitably keep repeating habits or patterns that no longer serve us. I for one say “Let that shit go!”
We had the glorious New Moon in Taurus on Saturday and I have had quite a few of you email asking if the energy is only for that one day or can you still tap into it. Good question. The New Moon sets the energy for the month, the most powerful time for New Moon intentions is within 5 days of the New Moon. The closer to the New Moon, the more powerful. Yes?
Okay let’s get on with the reading.
This week it was interesting to see that the glorious “Wild Kuan Yin Oracle” was most adamant. Now if you have never met this deck and guides, please let me introduce you.
“This deck is dedicated to the wild ones – those with a spirit that longs to be free and heart that must love with great passion – who year to bring beautiful visions to life. May you always trust the divine wild child within you, for you are one of the new humanity awakening, ensuring that life upon this planet flourishes with love, kindness and radical optimism. May the guidance, blessings and enlightenment of Wild Kuan Yin touch your heart and heal the world. “
We are going to try a little experiment – I’m not going to tell you what the crystals are this week, instead, I invite you to just soften your gaze as you look at them and then pick the ones that call to you.
Okay, just settle for a moment, it doesn’t have to be long – your safe, it’s okay. Breathe, breathe into the corners of your belly and down to your toes and let them wiggle. Let your shoulders nestle down your spine and feel your jaw relax as you breathe long and deep, in through your nose and out through your mouth. As you breathe in through your nose, invite in the smell that makes you feel seen, safe, secure, valued and oh so loved. As you breathe out let go of the tightness and the blaugh.
Invite in those moments of peace, security and love and as they come to you, ask them to help you pick the card or cards you need for this glorious week.
Did you remember to pick?
Shall we go have a peek?
PRIESTESS OF PERFECT PAIRING MAKES THE MATCH
I see the true nature of all beings and bring to them their perfect match, so that the journey of love may be experienced. Some pairings shall help in matters of the heart, others in the ways of the world. Some shall journey together for a brief time, others are destined for deepest union to experience the oneness of love. I shall grant the perfect match, according to grace and compassion.
Every yin, needs its yang. Every yearning for another is also a yearning for wholeness, for completion. A relationship is sacred in that it allows two beings to grow, to experience love in new ways. A healthy relationship allows for the growth of each individual within it. It allows you to enjoy the things you have in common and the differences that create friction and generate the spark of attraction, so something new can be created through the relationship. The Divine Mother is the most skillful and compassionate of matchmakers. She draws together relationships again and again – in romantic sense, but also in terms of friendships and workmates – for divine healing, growth and mutual benefit.
This blessing is also for inner healing as well as healing of relationship issues between you and another. Whomever is in your life right now is there for a reason. That reason is to learn. Your learning may simply be that you need to let go and move on. It may be about healing self-esteem and learning to speak your truth. It may also be about learning to live in accordance with your own values, or to stop judging yourself or another and find a more helpful and higher truth by looking at your situation through the eyes of compassion. Let your heart lead the way.
HARVEST MOTHER WATCHES OVER ME
I watch over you whilst you gaze within, for the time has come when you are best to gather your energy and direct it to your inner world. So much has been happening around you and within you. So much, that it needs time and attention to now be distilled, integrated and digested. It will bring you greater peace and a sense of completion to do this now. It is time to harvest your emotional world to be ready to gain the rich wisdom of your experiences. Then you shall be ready for us to begin again, for another chapter in your life journey – wiser, stronger and ready – together.
There has been so much happening in your outer world and even in your inner world, so much awakening, so much experience, that it needs to be processed, sorted through and released into some sort of useful content. If you do not do this you will feel a sort of uncomfortable fullness within, a sense of not being able to move forwards in life as freely as you would like. It may feel as though you need to empty out, create some space and find resolution within before you feel ready to take in more of what life has to offer. If such a natural process is not allowed, you will be pushing yourself towards overwhelm, fatigue, confusion and depression. It is safe and timely now for you to declutter your world, especially your internal world – although clearing out something of your physical world may be a way to enhance the process.
This is a time of great abundance, of hidden gifts becoming apparent and being received if you are willing to create some space. This is not a time to keep going with momentum or pursuing something simply out of habit. There is rich, growth-fuelling divine substance within our reach, and to receive that nectar of life you need to change pace. So whether it is journaling, closing your eyes and dancing in your living room, meditation or to relax and do nothing you are being advised to slow down and take some time for you.
WILD RIDER, BLESSING BESTOWED
I descend with wild love and bring we me such grace that there shall be an inflow of harmony, serenity, goodness and order restored to your life. There is no limit to the way that I can land in your life, to the order that I can call forth from the wild chaos that my truth my first evoke. I see from higher perspective that which can be altered so that the patterns of your life can heal and you can step forward on your path, with clear purpose. I bring you the embodiment of my mantra, opening your heart, and granting your prayer immediate answer. Om Mani Padme Hum.
Let go completely and allow the Divine to take over. Harmony and order is promised, but it may involve you, and your life, being shaken up a little first. This oracle is the Divine Mother saying “Giddy up! I’ve got work to do with you! Let’s go!” She is not in her calm and tender form, but in a wild love, free and fearless form, urging you to go willingly with her on the wild ride she is going to take, right through the centre of your life! So best to surrender and hop into the saddle behind her as she prepares to descend and create some living, compassionate and wild mess in your life.
You are being asked to forget about nice plans and things that make sense and about routines and strategies. It is a time to take your hands off matters. It is time to let your priorities be adjusted and your viewpoints be turned inside out. You won’t be eating at the banquet of life off clean dish, or politely sitting at the table with fork and knife. You’ll be messily munching away, sitting on the ground, feasting on chunks of life the Divine Mother shoves into your mouth to satisfy your wild and hungry soul. It is not a time to look pretty and worry about appearances. It is a time to come out of your head, into your body and allow yourself to feel and experience it without recrimination, analysis, shame or judgement. This is your irresistible invitation to the divine party where there is aliveness to be experienced beyond that which makes sense to your mind, even your values and philosophies.
It takes a brave soul to be willing to run the risk of realising you have known very little up until this moment. But the gifts in return for this messy, risky journey are abundant and delicious. You won’t be the same person after an encounter with the Wild Red Rider, but you will be more of your true self – more alive, empowered and vibrant – than ever before!
What a fabulous way to start this glorious month of May! Relationships, Self Exploration and full raucous Living! Yes!!! So my delicious lovely, I wish for you a fabulous week filled with the scents that evoke glorious memories and love. Remember there is now the monthly reading available and also the May Mini Message. Have a stupendous week, laugh a lot and revel in your gorgeous self! Huge hugs and squeezes!