Posts Tagged "Gabriel"

Readying Yourself For The Journey Ahead

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

wisdomWe live in a frantic world, where some days it can be difficult to find even five minutes’ downtime away from the rush. But in order to follow this path, in order to fully step into your Light, remember that you will need to nurture yourself – mind, body and spirit – and remain balanced and strong. By this I mean consciously achieving a happy balance between your work life, your family life and your spiritual life, between health and money, love and charity, work and play.

Once you become more aware of the need to prioritize your health and wellbeing, you can develop strategies for putting that understanding into action. This might include bodywork such as massage, reflexology or yoga, and eating a nutritious diet and taking exercise. You can call in the angels to guide you toward those activities that are good for you, and assist you in reorganizing your schedule to fit it all in. Archangel Gabriel’s Light is wonderful for showing us the way.

In terms of nurturing your spiritual development, the simplest way to do this is through meditation, connecting with nature, and doing the things that make your heart sing, whether that be listening to music, dancing, walking, being with animals or children, laughing or playing.

You know when you are out of balance: the aspect of life that is draining you will leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. If you have no energy or enthusiasm for something, it is time to take a break and reassess. I regularly go on retreat to far away places just to ensure I get this kind of break to realign body and soul. When you are happy and well, you are in good balance. The physical body we see and feel is not all we are, and to maximize our Light  we need to take full responsibility for our own health (on all levels) and let go of all blame and excuses.

The same is true of developing your soul. There are no “quick-fixes”. No matter what any teacher or guru says, no one but you can “accelerate your ascension process”, “realign your DNA” or mend your broken heart, no matter how much money you are willing to pay. We are each responsible for our own decisions, actions and outcomes. Here’s an affirmation you may wish to use to support you on your journey:

“I stand in my own power, taking full responsibility for my thoughts, words and actions.”

Reaching this point of self-awareness can often enable the first great changes to take place and bring a cataclysmic shift in energy. We begin to understand that although other people affect us, we are in fact in control of our own lives. Just like becoming good at sport or playing the piano, we know we have to put in the practice; we realize that in order to be happy and fulfilled we have to do the work. We are responsible for the stories we tell to others and to ourselves. By taking full ownership of our decisions, we can rewrite our stories, make a fresh start and begin again, creating anything we want to.

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Every Day Is ‘Angel’ Day

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017

AngelInsight-horiz-_0019_AngelInsight_Harmony.jpgIf you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed that I often call upon individual Archangels on specific days of the week.  One of the many attributes that mystics have asscoiated with the angels is that each of the seven Great Archangels has their own day of the week:

  • Sunday is a good day for taking time to focus on personal power, protection and Divine connection through meditation and prayer with Michael.
  • Monday is the day for sharpening perception and gaining wisdom from Jophiel.
  • Work with Chamuel on Tuesday to bring more tolerance and love into your daily life.
  • Gabriel on Wednesday is about direction, organisation, artistic development and clear communication.
  • Work with the powerful energies of healing, creating sacred spaces and deepening your understanding of what’s ‘true’ with Raphael on Thursday
  • Uriel encourages a sense of peace and service to others on Friday.
  • Saturday is a good time to invoke the angels for transformation, joy and freedom with Zadkiel.

Now, of course, angelic energies permeate the universe and surround us constantly. There’s nothing wrong with calling upon them at any time. But by keeping each day special as part of your regular spiritual practice, you’ll focus your attention on those seven important steps in on your continual spiritual growth and development.

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Finding Your Roots

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016

AngelInsight_GrowthDuring a telephone conference call with some of my students I was describing the importance of working with Archangel Gabriel and the root chakra. Although Gabriel is not the angelic guardian purported take care of our ‘root’ there is a strong and valuable connection. Not only because we need to anchor ourselves deep into our body before opening ourselves to the power and light of this angel in meditation, but also because the stronger the root itself the stronger and more stable our personal growth.

As you will already know it is Archangel Gabriel who arrives on the scene at the beginning of a new age. The angel of Annunciation, of death and re-birth, of ends and new beginnings, she brings brightness, great joy and hope, lights the way forward and whispers messages of encouragement and creative wisdom in our ears. She sows seeds and instigates change. Most of us have heard of this angel because it is Gabriel who makes a huge presence at the birth (and conception) of some of our great leaders and works of spiritual significance. As you know it was Gabriel who announced the coming of the birth of Jesus, told of John the Baptist’s birth and dictated the Qu’ran to Mohammed.

We may not all be great leaders, but when we decide to notice the changes in our own life, and feel guided to live with more awareness and consciousness it is often because we too are being guided by angels. Spiritual messengers who whisper, nudge and leave signs for us to notice their presence. All this to help us become the authentic being we set out to be.

Lots of us know about the chakras. We know the word comes from India, and in Sanskrit means ‘wheel’. Mystics and medicine men were able (and still are) to see the flow of energy spinning like a vortex (hence the name ‘wheel’). These are situated at certain areas running up the front and back of our physical bodies, on our hands and the soles of our feet. Not everyone can see this movement of energy with the naked eye, but healers are often able to feel the energy – or lack of – at these points.

When we are concentrating on our spiritual development we sometimes get persuaded to focus on our upper chakras from the heart upwards. Of course we need to fully open our heart, work on our throat, feel safe to tune in to our ‘third eye’ and then understand the divine connection with our crown and God, whatever that means for you. But, and here comes the point I’m making here, unless we have strengthened and worked through all the lower chakras in the lower half of our bodies we become totally out of balance.

The beginning, the root, is hugely important in spiritual development. ‘Our’ roots are immensely significant in determining how, why, where, and when we embark on any spiritual journey. If Gabriel does indeed arrive in our lives to light the way forward, then surely it is vitally important to gain an understanding into how we got to where we are now.
Working with our root chakra energy enables us to understand and work out more clearly who we are, and how we arrived at this place. After all, if we are ever lost, we cannot choose the right direction until we establish our whereabouts first. We need some kind of map.

Take a look at your own feet, legs and hips. Are you fully comfortable? Are you happy with the direction you are following, the path you walk? Are there any issues from childhood (up to the age 7) that perhaps you haven’t quite dealt with, or indeed healed? Are you happy with and made peace with your ancestry, your parents? And, in particular, did your mother enjoy her pregnancy with you, were you conceived in love, and did you have an easy birth? This all has a significant affect on your root. Maybe its time to take a closer look? Send back loving gratitude to those happy days and thank your wonderful self for the joys of childhood. Maybe for some of us it also includes some release work, some healing or forgiveness too perhaps?

In my work with people through the seven steps of spiritual growth towards empowerment and enlightenment it has become clearer and clearer that we all want to enhance our spiritual connection as quickly as possible. But for me the best way, by far, with the knowledge that there are in fact no short cuts, is to start at the very beginning.

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