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William Bloom, author of The The Power of Modern Spirituality.

An Angel’s Name

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017

14-Presence_150Many people ask me about the name of their guardian angels. I used to be really keen (about 20 years ago) on helping people to connect with the name of their personal angels because I felt at the time that the name was in some way essential for a good connection – but do you know … now I’m just not sure it matters.

A name is an energy, a vibration, a sound. After all, a pet doesn’t know how the word looks when we write its name, or care how it is spelt does it? But it hears the sound and the vibration of authority in your voice and comes running (well if it is trained too of course!). A baby soon recognises its own name and the names of its siblings, for the same reasons. It ‘feels’ the vibration and energy as its name is spoken. Names are sound vibrations that carry meaning.
If it is a familiar sounding name we hear when we ask in our meditation we sometimes think it cannot possibly be the name of an angel. Why not? Because our ego gets in the way and whispers doubt into our head. So, if you feel you have ‘heard’ the name of your personal guardian angels when you ask them yet it doesn’t seem right – because maybe it was a Sam, or a Sarah, or Fred, don’t worry about it. The names are not always ethereal sounding because they contain an energy form – the word or name itself is not what we think it necessarily means.

Set a time and a place and create a sacred space for connecting to your angels and then sense in whichever way you do it best. Either through hearing, feeling, seeing an image or sensing in your own unique way, and then believe and trust that this is how your angel is presenting itself to you, and allow yourself to know that when you want to reconnect replicate that sensation from your memory and whisper “angels please come nearer to me now, and hear my heart’s call”.

Here’s a little piece I wrote for Spirit & Destiny magazine to enable people to set a sacred space. Do this for yourself and then you can ask them for something to help you recognise their presence if you are not one of those people who ‘sees’ their angels (and believe me few of us are).

Welcome to my Workshop:
It’s said that to bring the angels closer to us we need to create an area of our lives where they would feel a calm and harmonious energy. When we want to meditate or simply to sit and be alone to connect with the angels it is important to know that you have a really ‘safe’ space to do this. Here’s some ideas how you can.

Creating a Sacred Space

• Choose a place where you feel most calm and peaceful.
• Clean the space, from any extra clutter and dust.
• Using either a sagebrush or incense, waft the smoke into all corners.
• Say your favourite prayer, chant or poem dedicating the space to the angelic realms and inviting the angels closer (by name if you wish).
• Place pictures or other representations of angels you feel drawn to.
• Choose your favourite crystals to enhance your angelic connection.
• Light a candle representing divine light and the element of fire.
• Put fresh flowers, or a healthy pot plant in your space (water & earth).
• Burn two drops of essential oil, such as rose, rose-geranium or lavender in water (or on cotton wool over the radiator) to fragrance the air.
• Play and enjoy some soothing music of your choice.
• Lastly, you can protect your sacred space by calling in the energy of Archangel Michael.

I hope this helps, and if you would like more of these ‘Welcome to my workshop’ snippets please let me know.

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Life’s a Panto

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016

pantomime_2012At this time of year many grandparents will be taking excited children off to the theatre, or village hall, for a seasonal rendition of one of the popular English ‘Panto’s. As a child I loved them, my own two looked forward to their annual trip to a big theatre in London, and now I’m enjoying taking the next generation. Usually filled with slapstick and bawdy humour, a leading prince played by a woman and a drag-queen playing the role of the pantomime Dame they are all pretty predictable. It’s a bit like ‘Marmite’ you either love or hate them. But what is it that keeps the Pantomime alive today? After all the plot is not terribly complicated.

Biting an apple filled with poison, which has been given to her by a scheming and jealous step-mother, Snow White doesn’t die but falls into a deep sleep until a kiss filled with love revives her.

Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger on a spindle loaded with bad magic by an evil-minded and jealous witch and falls asleep until her handsome prince finds her, and his loving kiss brings her back to life.

In Beauty and the Beast it is Belle’s gentle nature and love that reverses a spell that had turned a prince into an angry beast and all his staff into tea-pot and candle sticks.

Hm, so what’s the hidden message in the theme here? Not too difficult is it? Although I’m sure there is a massive potential for conversation – if not academic study – and probably already many a PhD literary thesis has been written on this very topic. I wish I had the time to look at the esoteric meaning behind these fairy stories myself. After all, all moral tales were historically acted out as entertainment. That’s how Shakespeare became famous. Actors brought news and royal intrigue to the towns and villages as well as entertaining the elite with their tales of love and woe. Yet hidden in the plot there was also a great deal of hidden spiritual meaning, for those who could see it.

It doesn’t take much imagination for those of us who are interested in spiritual work to see that all the common life challenges are here in the banter of the panto. It is always possible for someone to entice us away from our purpose and they don’t have to be evil – but of course they might be jealous and scheming ! If we prick ourselves because we ‘disobey’ rules for our own safety perhaps we too fall asleep for a hundred years until the message of love (not necessarily in the form of a romantic kiss on the lips) brings us back to remembering who we really are. And we could look deeper and deeper … If you are going to a Christmas pantomime I hope you’ll have a fabulous time. I wonder if there will be any hidden messages you will pick up that perhaps you hadn’t thought about before?

For me the message to my grandchildren will be that ‘love conquers all’. Happy New Year!

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Have a Sparkling Christmas!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016

img_8362This year we have decorated our house with even more lovely twinkling lights and the shrubs outside have a sparkle that welcomes and warms as people drive down our lane . Thanks to LED we no longer have the worry of light-bulbs. Do you remember when just one bulb could affect the whole string of lights so that they wouldn’t work until you had stretched out the whole lot on the floor to find which of the bulbs had expired- twisting each one of them gently in an effort to get them all to work? All part of the fun and excitement of the run up to Christmas, wasn’t it?

Every year I love to see the lights shining and I am always cheered and filled with a lovely inner glow too. I often think how lovely it would be if as we all noticed the Christmas lights on trees and round gardens and roof tops that we just paused and reflected on what it represents. If each tree had only one tiny bulb it would be shining away merrily regardless of how many other bulbs were lit. But when there are strings of 250 bulbs, 500, 1000 how much more sparkle and light does that give when they are all shining together? (albeit in often in sequence).
Like a practical spiritual life isn’t it? Imagine – like in the words of John Lennon – our world If we all tried to be as light-hearted and upbeat, shining our light as bright as we can, and even though other people’s behaviour shows that we are not all the same imagine how bright our own patch of the world would become? Sometimes I admit to losing a little energy and my light might grown dim but thats often if I’ve not replenished my inner batteries.

I have a theory that once you have ignited that spark within and then turn it up to full brightness the angels ascend to you, they pick up your high voltage vibration and within a twinkling of an eye suddenly everything begins to look different. I am so blessed to be surrounded by friends, peers, and all the wonderful people I meet as I travel around working who carry the brightest of spiritual lights. And I only have to read the newsfeed of my social media to see how many other lights there are shining out there too.

So as you pass the twinkling Christmas lights do smile and remember that they represent all the light energy of thousands, no millions, of loving hearts all individually shining their light together.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

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