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William Bloom, author of The The Power of Modern Spirituality.
We are all attracted to light in its many forms. The sunlight, the light from a house window, bright shop-windows in a winter high street, and what about the ‘lightness’ in humour, and a ‘light-handed’ manner which we find so charming. What is the most attractive aspect of the human face? For me it is definitely the sparkle in someone’s eyes. Don’t we just melt as a baby’s eyes light up when it giggles and coos? That light in the eyes, which is said to reflect the human soul.
As I’ve probably mentioned many times before, when I was a little girl one of my favourite Sunday School songs was ‘Jesus wants me for a sunbeam’, and I would sing it at the top of my voice. Now for almost twenty years my website has been called AngelLight, and my next book is to be called Seven Steps into the Angel’s Light.
For ever and ever I have had a deep knowing that we are beings of ‘Light’, pure spiritual energy, having a down to earth human experience. By that I mean that we are sparks of the one Divine Light. Tiny aspects of the God-Source, the one loving and magnificent, all-knowing Creator.
Science has proven that light is the fastest moving energy in the Universe. So, for me, and many more like me, who are teaching about energy and the relationship between physical and spiritual energies I am delighted that so many more people are starting to ‘get it’.
The point is that we are talking about not just the light we see by and take for granted, but Light, the Divine intelligence that is in all things. Light is in the foundation of all form in the universe, Light is life in all things, the centre of all things, and in each and every one of us. When we are living within the source of light, there can be no darkness. When we are seeing through the eyes of love, there can be no judgement, no criticism and no condemnation, we are then living in the light.
It’s my passion to ignite the spark of Light within hearts which may for whatever reason have lost their shine. Like most people I’ve experienced my own shadows and know what heart-ache feels like. During my re-emergence from a deep ‘dark night of the soul’ I was lucky to find a teacher who mentored me without judgement. Two of the first books I was recommended to as I re-entered my spiritual life quest in my thirties were: Living in the Light, by Shakti Garwain, and The Awakener, by Sandy Stevenson. Both of these books certainly re-ignited the light within my soul. They spoke to my heart. Then I found more and more books, and courses, that reminded me of the beings of Light we know as angels and archangels. Now I’m teaching people how to re-connect to these energies for themselves. There are many shadows cast as our own light becomes brighter. And just like like a giant ocean wave we surf that tide of enlightenment with its many energetic sensations, and its highs and lows. But ultimately, our goal is to become pure light once again. Living a life where there is only pure love, no darkness no condemnation, no judgement.Read More
As Raphael is said to be the ruling angel of the planet Venus I thought it would be a good idea to choose this Archangel to talk about during the Zodiac sign of Libra. He is closely associated with the energy of universal love and healing, and has become the one angel to whom many of us turn for all levels of healing – from personal to planetary. One of the magnificent seven Archangels of the Presence of God – and well known as one of the four Archangels of the directions who watch over the whole of creation. The most well known symbol of Raphael is a caduceus which is a staff entwined by two snakes, and this is still used as a traditional symbol in medicinal sciences.
Raphael is also closely linked to the science behind all the healing arts and his service to humanity is to lead the medical professions and other healers by radiating his powerful loving light through them.
All names carry a vibration which we human beings need to intellectualise and turn into meaning. If we consider just for a moment what Raphael means “God has healed” we can see that the vibration of healing from this wonderful archangel energy is instant. It doesn’t mean God will heal , but God has healed . We ask for healing, we bathe in the energy of the name in our meditation – have faith – and we are made whole. Just like the Biblical miracles where Jesus the Master of healing told people that their faith had healed them. For some of us that is a huge leap isn’t it? Our imperfections and our ailments have become part of our story.To become whole, or healed, needs a completely new script.
Many of us have to contend with physical, emotional or psychological pain at some time in the course of our life. Working with the powerful God-force of this angel can help by attracting and channelling healing energy through our being. Raphael can also bring relief from stress and anxiety. Working on many levels, both physical and psychological he is able to help a persistent pain to lessen or disappear, or enable us to see an emotional problem in a clearer light.
Visualise Raphael’s green light enfolding you. Ask him to grace you with the energies of healing with this affirmation: “Raphael, I am transformed and healed as I recognise my connection with the Divine”.
Linking back to the connection between Raphael and Venus the Planet of Love, here is a lovely meditation for you to try:
“Exercise for Sharing and Attracting Love”
As we know, like attracts like. To bring more of something we need to give it out as much as we can as well as be ready and willing to accept. This Universal Law applies to everything, but especially money, friendship and love. To attract more love into our life or a loving relationship when we feel ready, we must first open our own heart fully, (not close it down in an effort to protect ourselves, no matter how much we feel we have been hurt in the past) and send out bucket loads of love to others.
A lovely exercise I teach for doing this was inspired by an Indian story called ‘Indra’s net’ and all you have to do is to imagine a beautiful sparkling net in the sky. Where ever there is a crossed strand it is knotted with a bright sparking gemstone, just like a fishing net strung with a thousand jewels. This is especially easy on a brightly lit Autumn night when the sky is full of twinkling stars – particularly if you are fortunate enough to be away from a city where there is very little light pollution. Take a seat, or even better lie down on the ground and take some deep breaths, imagining this beautiful spangling net, … imagine throwing it out into the Universe with all your love, from your heart. Now imagine that by all of those shining stars, or gemstones stands a beautiful angel sending out light and love. Now imagine yourself as one of them, beaming your own love and light all over the world. As you shine your love it is reflected back to you by all the others.
Allow yourself to feel that loving energy and then bring yourself back into your own space and reality, drawing in the net towards you along with all the loving energy that you need. The more you ‘cast your net’ of love and sparking energy around you, the more the Universe recognises your readiness to give and receive unconditional love in your own personal life. Enjoy.Read More
Blog 30th Sept 2016
We are home! Fourteen wonderful people have shared the sacred space, opened their hearts and received enormous waves of healing energy from West Crete. I’m not sure whether any or all of the group participants took themselves to the ‘ashram’ of the heights of the ‘White Mountains’ in their sleep – but what I am sure of is that at an etheric level they have been touched and a shift has occurred. Was it pure coincidence I ask myself that the only week available for us started on the Autumn Equinox, a time for shifting energies.
Energy work is phenomenal. We can’t really explain it well, and some people find it too hard to fathom. Yet it most certainly effects us all , and the most sensitive ones amongst us, very deeply. Many of us are unaware of the effects of being somewhere sacred other than the magnificence of the view we take in, or the sense of awe we may fell simply from being there. The caves of Saint John the Hermit in Spillia hold this phenomenon in massive amounts. It is a place in the hills with an enormous view of Crete including the highest point of the White Mountains (the Ashram of Ascended Master Hilarion, and an energy centre of Archangel Raphael). It also holds the miracle of St John the Hermit who tapped the rock with his staff and opened a spring which flows now into a tank of ‘sacred and healing’ water. We all take some water and bless our chakras here. In the inner hollows there are different spaces where the local villagers would hide to celebrate their own religion when Crete was invaded by the Turks in the seventeenth century.
Cretan history goes back several thousand years BC with quite a lot of historical energy still clinging to this village of Spillia and the sacred cave. We always include a visit during my retreat week and I am thrilled that two lovely people, chose to renew their marriage vows there. With a hand-fasting and broom jumping ceremony thrown in!
Symbolism is becoming much more widely understood and it seemed appropriate for a couple who have already spent over two decades together to use both a beautiful white, and bright turquoise blue ribbons to symbolise purity of their love, and clarity of communication, to ‘tie the knot’ . Then a broom to sweep away the past and clear their path forwards. Our happy couple chose to stand in front of a permanent Nativity scene in the vast main cave for their vows. And although I was quite surprised at first when the sun was shining outside it soon became clear that this was a place representing ‘re-birth, with the message of Archangel Gabriel holding the promise of new beginnings, hope and joy’. I was honoured to be the celebrant and our ‘Angels Abroad’ group were all happy witnesses. It was a very emotional and beautiful experience for all of us.
Among the special guests at our celebration was a white dove perched high in the rocks inside the cave. A white dove always represents the presence of the Holy Spirit for me, and although we all noticed and remarked with pleasure that it was sitting watching throughout the whole ceremony I think we all had the same thought. That there was something special about its presence. White doves symbolise peace too, and it was no coincidence that they were very noticeable at the Baptism site of John the Baptist on the banks of the River Jordan when I was there with a group earlier in the year. A small and very significant blessing for our lovely couple.
Signs and symbols are everywhere. From internal messages through dreams and meditations to the leaves on the ground and clouds in the sky. They speak to us. We can make them as meaningful as we choose. Some people read symbols from cards, and others from the palms of our hands. However the signs appear, make sure you are open and ready to notice. It might be a powerful presence or a gentle pointer offering a direction to follow. My advice is notice everything, whether in a cave or in your own home, and always take it lightly.Read More