Happy Marvellous, Magickal, Mysterious, Magnetic, Mesmerising, Melodious, Mellow, Manifesting Monday! How was the lovely Full Moon for you? I have heard from quite a few of you that you experienced big releases, and delicious heart openings which are awesome. I took some time that day for ritual and then spell casting in the evening (yes I did say spell casting). It was a glorious spell for Joy activation that is best performed under the Full Moon, so I most certainly did it and it felt marvelous (and my home smelled divine). I went to the beach as the sky was crystal clear and hung out with the waves, the moon and listened to that delicious sound that the waves make as they tickle the underside of the rocks. I also took all my crystals outside to get a divine moon bath!
I have had quite a few emails asking if the Imbolc reading special is still available. You bet, until the morning of the 14th (Friday).
Since the beginning of January I have been working with a book called “Simple Abundance”. What is interesting is that I had this book 18 years ago and it didn’t resonate for me at all – so I gave it away. However, now it does (gotta love how books know when you are ready for them.)
One of the things that I’ve been playing with this last week is seeking out the Sublime in the Ordinary. We all have days where we are ruled by our “to do” list and there are the mundane chores that need attending to, so to keep our daily rounds from being all drudgery, we’ve got to savour the art of the small: discovering diminutive delights that bring us joy, peace and pleasure. For example, when I have to cook dinner, instead of multi-tasking on the phone, listening to the radio and getting frustrated with the veg I need to chop. I have been embracing being present and having fun with the food creation and infusing it with love. When I feel bent out of shape that we have had days upon days of rain, I pull on my rain pants and wellies and hop with delight in every puddle I see! I bought a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and have them on the mantelpiece, and I bought a bunch of primulas and popped them into my pots so I see them every time I leave or come home. Simple things that make my smile and give me joy.
In doing this we really seize the essence of life. Embracing every moment. As Margaret Collier Graham wrote in 1906 – “People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.” So what are some of the joyful simplicities you can bring into your life?
On Friday we have Valentine’s Day. Which let’s be honest, has now become a Hallmark celebration thanks to Chaucer in the 14th century), the meaning of love has become about romantic love which can be tough for people if they have lost someone, choose to be single or just want something different. According to legend, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge, and he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell before his execution. The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honour of the Christian martyr, Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on that date in AD 269.
So I’ve perked what I want to do for Valentine’s and how I want to share and spread love to those I know, and those I don’t. Meringues it is! Little wee meringue nests filled with whipped cream and topped with a raspberry and gift them. Why? Because I believe it is important to remind people that they are loved, seen, valued and important, even the people you don’t know that you walk past on the street. So if any of you want to come over and help meringues, please do and if you know how to make tin foil swans – let me know.
When I went to the cards to ask who wanted to come and guide this week I was tickled when The Oracle of the Dragonfae were adamant. Now if these guides are new to you, please let me introduce you:- These guides are the magickal and mystical that weave through the threads of every day, they are the Dragonfae, Gods and Goddesses who dwelt in dimensional lands….Eden, Avalon, Ys, Atlantis and Mu, they are Morgan, Guenevere, Merlin and others – fully alive and filled with magick! They are the deliciously magickal beings that have always been there, we just forgot, and when we connect with them, we reconnect with the lost parts of ourselves, allowing us to fully explore the gift of life on this beautiful green and blue planet, known by some as Gaia, by others as Dana, and by many other names.
The crystals that wiggled and jiggled to participate are Angel Wing Phantom – Tranquility, Peacock Ore – Happiness/Joy and Mookaite – Nurturing/Decision making. The lovely snowdrops wanted to come participate and are now sitting in a wee vase on my desk.
Okay gorgeous one, let’s take a moment shall we? I invite you to breathe in through your nose and sigh it out through your mouth. Allow your breathing to slow in its own way. And as it does invite into your minds eye the conception of Joy. What does it look like? What does it feel like? If you would like a bit more support there is a lovely guided visualisation for you. Then when you are ready, pick the card or cards or all of them (there is no right or wrong way) that call to you.
Did you remember to pick?
Are you ready to go have a little look see?
THE LADY GRIAN
I am of the Earth and of the Sol-star’s light. I am the opening of the flower, the love that lives in the flower of your heart. I love you, and wish for you to draw this love energy into your being.
I am a power source that you cannot neglect. Because even if you feel you are being of winter, and that your heart has grown cold and hrd in order to ease the pain, I tell you that you are now ready to reveal your own life source and warmth to another being. The love you have to share will be appreciated and returned. More so, this warm and loving heart energy will be its own reward, as you awaken again to your feeling nature. Please open your heart in this moment.
Allow yourself to love. See the beauty in warmth, and smile as often as you can. Bring forth your joy, and see the opening of others’ hearts. Wear yellow, red and gold: all the colours of my friend, the Sun, and you will feel a great flow of energy awakening throughout your body and energetic being. Please see that the seeds you planted need warm earth in which to grow. Yes, they can survive when it is cold, but they cannot thrive.
So be warm, extend your energy, and know that your truly radiant self will create great opportunity and abundance around you. Simply extend some heart energy, and I will support you and love you until you are the radiance of the Sun incarnated in your own form.
Love. Be loved. Love.
Beyond the mask we all wear of identity, beyond the construct of who we have been conditioned to believe we are lies your face, your self. This face is tender and new in so many ways, as you have not shown her to the world before. This face has been protected because the world has seemed and proved indeed at times to be a dangerous and unkind place, where those of us who feel different are proved to be so as we brave the taunts and finger pointing. But I now tell you that your protections, your armour and your shield can be removed safely with me. Do not discard her, as you may need her yet in certain situations. But know now she is your armour and her role is to protect your true being.
To you, I now reveal myself. See? Many have recoiled in horror at who I truly am. I’m a Dragonfae Maiden, a Spider Woman, a being of webs and change and destruction, and re-creation. Each day I must remake my world….I feel along its sensory threads to see what needs reconstruction and what needs to be let go of. For I am, as you are, part of the new web of life – a web of life that embraces our differences and yet understands that we are one.
I ask you today to look at the webs in your life that must be remade and rewoven….. Remove your mask that says “I am this,” and know you are that, but also so much much more.
I know you wish to reach out, and yet you hold back. I know you feel drawn to knock on this door and to see whether it will be answered this time…and yet you fear so much. You fear that it will not be answered…that the answer or the face that appears beyond the door will not be to your liking…that if you enter, you may never return… I cannot put your fears to rest, for only you can do that. But I can tell you what I see. I see a spirit whose flame has flickered low,, whose light is in danger of going out if it does not take the next step. For years you have passed this door and many times you have found yourself here. You may even have knocked at the door, only to flee, like a terrified child, before the door was opened to you.
I say to you now: it is time. Reach out. Knock at the door. And let what will be, be.
Nervous about a new chance…feeling as though your comfort zone is far better than the unknown; longing to travel and to change, yet unwilling to do anything about it; procrastinations and old habits keeping you from reaching out and accepting what is being offered. You are ready…it is simply nerves that are holding you back, conditioned fears and internalised voices from the past. Reach out…take a hold of the handle and be ready for the wonder of the unknown that lies beyond the door. The doors of perception are about to change…forever.
You have nothing to fear, except fear freezing your hand, again. Knock on the door. All is well.
Ahhhhh, lovely! So my delicious lovely, remember the Imbolc reading special is only until the morning of the 14th, if you want to take advantage of it. Have a stupendous week and please play with seeing the Sublime in the Ordinary and breathing in and becoming a delicious beacon of love. Remember you are precious and important and have so much to share. Big hugs and squeezes!!!