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

Attract a Loving Relationship

Posted by on May 19, 2017

AngelInsight_Love2All of us want to be loved and to give love in a meaningful fulfilling relationship. In a society of high rates of divorce and separation there are many people who feel lonely and desperate to find that loving partner.

There are simple spiritual truths that go hand in glove with the question of finding that ‘special’ someone. The first is that we can only attract love when we are prepared to open our heart completely to love. This is difficult when we have been badly hurt, and are guarded and closed in fear of a repeat experience. The second is that, even though we may not understand why or how it works, our desperation is tangibly held in our aura and we can, if we are not careful, push people away with our neediness to be loved.

So we need healing first, followed by some cleansing of the aura, and we need to learn self-love to allow our heart to open to its fullest. The angel to help with all of these three magic tasks is Archangel Raphael.

The best time to do this exercise is early morning. Call Archangel Raphael with the rising sun, to cleanse and to heal any wounds in your heart and aura and to purify your energy with divine unconditional love. As you take a shower, imagine the water cleansing away any negative emotion held in your cells as the water pours over you. Then as you dress, affirm to yourself as you ask Raphael “I am ready to give and receive love without conditions, I attract loving people into my life and am ready to be in a loving, fulfilling and mutually rewarding relationship. Raphael I ask you to please bring that person into my life now”.

Always remember to finish any exercises, prayers or meditations with trust and gratitude.

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Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees

Posted by on May 10, 2017

IMG_9394I wish I could capture the intensity of loud noise right now in my garden for you to hear too!

No it isn’t the sound of workmen with drills outside in the street, or even a neighbouring gardener mowing the lawn nearby. Nothing quite so normal. I’m actually being ‘deafened’ by the noisy quarrelling of sparrows.

As you know (I mention it often) I absolutely adore birdsong, and part of my daily morning spiritual practice is to be mindful of the sounds of the birds in my garden as I start the day. Here,  as I sit writing this blog in the glorious sunshine of mid May, I’m momentarily surrounded by the same band of little garden mates, yet it isn’t the slightest bit musical, harmonious or pleasing to the soul. I’m being observed by a wood pigeon in the tree who clearly agrees with me as he tries to preen himself and finds his peace disturbed.

The reason for mentioning all this is that I’m noticing the sensations within my body. Slight tension in my chest and a shallowness of breathing, clearly caused as a reaction to the disharmony. Luckily these are not human voices arguing and shouting at one another or I might find myself feeling extremely stressed and uncomfortable, repeating patterns of old in a physical response that we all experience from time to time.

Isn’t it interesting how we react at the dis-harmony of arguments, even within family dynamics of the tiny sparrows? It made me think of how upset I used to be as a small child when I heard adults raising their voices at one another, never quite certain that it would be ok and calm down, or escalate into something more terrifying, something extremely unsafe. Yet as a teenager living alone in London I was much braver and by the time I became a student nurse would step in between arguing youths in the street and supplementing my meagre salary as a bar-maid have even been known to try to prevent a fight – even a pub brawl – at all costs. I’m not sure I’d do that now several decades on.

Primitive man when stimulated by fear would flee, fight, or freeze. He would run to save his skin, kill to eat or be killed in the process. Millions of years later this physical response hasn’t changed much even though we are no longer threatened by the ‘sabre-toothed’ tiger’.  Even when we don’t need to run or fight for our life. the hormone Adrenalin is still stimulated by sight, smell, sound and of course the power of our thoughts.

So even if the sounds we hear are no longer relevant (like the sparrow quarrelling) it may stimulate an involuntary reaction similar to fear.

My belief is that we are inherently peace loving, that as Divine beings, carrying the essence of God within the heart of every one of us we prefer to be loving even when we react to conflict physically in our bodies and emotions. Even though we understand that this is by design.

So my question for your reflection this week is this – is our body reacting to memories, even from decades or even lifetimes ago when we hear the aggression embedded in sounds, or are we really troubled by conflict because we are simply wired for peace?

We know that all sounds are vibrations and that we each have a personal vibrational frequency that reacts and responds to other vibrations. But, are you always aware of your physical response to the sounds of disharmony? (and to what degree?)
Does it upset you?
How do you deal with that reaction?
Could you change anything by becoming more aware in the moment? (Before the sensations escalate). We are complex creatures, aren’t we?

Here’s a couple of things you might like to try that I’ve built into my own daily practice, in order to deal with being so very sensitive to things outside my control:

Every morning I call upon the Archangel Michael to protect my energies, then I place myself in an imaginary ring of bright light which I pull up around my body and over my head with the intention of protecting my self in Divine angelic energy.

I make it a daily essential to notice the beauty around me, even on the days that I do not have time to drink my first ‘cuppa’ in the garden. If I can’t spare the time to have ten minutes listening to the birds, watching the bees and inspecting the growing flowers, on busy early-departure days I engage with the energy and beauty of the trees and hedgerows as I drive along. If I’m in a town or city I’ll observe the colour of the sky, cloud formations, skylines, and the faces of those I pass in the street. There is always something / someone with beauty to engage with.

I try to remember always to bless the day ahead in advance, the people I’m going to meet and the places I need to go to. By anticipating all will be well, it usually is!

If something or someone holds aggressive tones I try to observe how it makes me feel – in that moment – and then allow the feeling to disperse as I breathe down into my body. I call upon Archangel Chamuel to fill me with love and visualise this spreading from me like a  mist of pink light. (Breathe out the anxiety, breathe in the love)

None of these work unless I wish them to, believe that they will work and engage with them fully. The human mind and ego just love to be involved in concocting a drama and pointing out the reasons for failure and fear. The secret is not to become embroiled in the drama – especially when it is not your story, and let the spirit be stronger than the ego!

Ah, the sparrow family have settled, by the way, and I’m now aware of the gentle hum of a large bee on the rhododendron and the song of a robin high in the evergreen behind my office. Bliss. Calm once again restored. Peace in sparrow-land prevails!

 

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The Angel of Mindfulness

Posted by on May 5, 2017

AngelInsight_Wisdom2What do you do when you are stressed? I mean really stressed, almost to the point of ‘over-load’? Maybe you are lucky enough to be able to meet a friend and off-load all your troubles. Perhaps you turn to that bottle of wine, or chocolate, cigarettes or some other ‘soothing’ but addictive substance.

You might be one of the sensible ones who goes for a run, walks the dog, enjoys a massage or swim – something a little more self-loving.

Whatever your reactions to stress, and possible solutions, I can assure you of one thing …. you’re blood pressure goes up, your breathing becomes more shallow and rapid, you will most certainly become exhausted, perhaps emotional, and you undoubtedly feel ungrounded. Yes, stress is an awful – and real – aspect of modern life.

Well, I’ve been studying the reactions in my own body to extreme stress recently, and guess what, it affects us all in the same way. That is until we decide to change the way we react. We choose to respond differently to the triggers. When things are tough our brain response is an ancient mechanism which enables us to flee or to stand and fight – or even to freeze to the spot. This human reaction is ‘built in’ to our chemical framework, but we can change things when we become aware of it, we so often forget we have a choice.

A- We can become more AWARE of the signs and how we feel in our body.
B- We can allow ourself to simply BE in each moment by giving our self permission just to be still. To BREATHE.
C- We can CONSCIOUSLY choose a different response than our usual spontaneous reaction.

I thought about this as an appropriately helpful acronym that we can all use. Something we are already used to calling upon to help us all. We can co-create another angelic helper. An angel to help with stress and we can all call on this angel, this one is in our own mind!

A – Become AWARE of how you are feeling. What is going on around you.
N – NOTICE your body, how is it responding to stress? Notice how you care breathing. tension in the muscles, any tightness of your neck and jaw.
G – GENTLY take your self out of the situation, even if momentarily. Be still and take some deep and steady breaths. Be kind to yourself.
E – ENGAGE with your own feelings, breathing and body. Relax your muscles and mentally distance yourself from the drama.
L– Learn to be a little more LOVING to your self.

We all suffer from modern life and the majority of us couldn’t possibly escape from that. But we can learn to do things a little differently to soothe our mind, body and soul. The biggest and most affective of all the solutions is to meditate, and in that space (whether ten minutes or longer) you will gain calm. You may even gain useful insight too, and perhaps angelic guidance as to how to change your other aspects within your circumstances.

Whatever you choose, do try the Angel of Mindfulness acronym. Let me know how you get on, I’m always pleased to hear if any of my suggestions help my readers.

Blessings and Love.

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