Posts Tagged "meditation"

Strengthen your Aura

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016

AngelInsight_ProtectionIn all our lives there are times when we face challenging behaviour from other people. Whether it is a colleague, friend or member of the family whose words or actions are unacceptable or offensive to you, the reason you become so upset is because, actually, you have no direct control. The only thoughts, words and deeds we can be sure of come from our own mind and mouth – and sometimes even our own reactions seem to have a life of their own, if we not practicing full awareness. When people are either in our personal space as they may be at work, or ‘prodding’ our hearts because they are in our family, we are so close that it is difficult not to become embroiled in the drama. Our mind tends to go over and over the situation. This attachment affects our ’emotional body’ which makes up one of the layers of energy which we all know as our aura.

Trauma, heated battles and emotional upsets, as well as all types of disease, (not to mention abuse of any kind) are not only mentally and emotionally exhausting, but they can cause serious damage to the aura. This damage shows in the form of cracks, holes and discolouration. Holes in our aura leave us vulnerable to ‘psychic attack’. This doesn’t mean that someone is casting evil spells or sticking pins into a model of us, it simply means we are more than usually affected by other people’s cruel words and unkind actions. (Sometimes when we are very vulnerable we are even affected by and ‘feel’ the injustices in fictional drama from screen plays on the television and cinema).

Don’t worry, like everything else in life once you become aware of the problem you can work at putting it right. When we believe in and work with the angels help is always at hand.

Think of the aura as being an egg-shaped band of multi-coloured light surrounding your physical body. Like an egg the skin and outer shell is permeable. We exchange energy between the outside world and our inner being through this permeable membrane, and just like the skin and the shell of the egg of a bird protects the chick, it is designed to protect us as we grow. So, how do we strengthen and protect our emotional energies and repair our battered aura so that we are fully protected? Here are a few guidelines you might like to try,  and with renewed strength, you will be able to keep out the negative energies allowing your whole light to shine through.

* Every time you get out of bed imagine that you are stepping into a ‘hoola hoop’ of bright light and pull this up the whole length of you sealing it at arms reach above your head.

* Call upon your guardian angel to help you strengthen the outer ‘skin’, filling it with bright shining light.

* Call upon Archangel Michael to surround you in his protective blue light throughout the day.

* Ask Archangel Raphael to help to heal your aura, and send healing blessings to all those involved.

* Send your love into your aura, out to everyone you know then onward and out into the world.

* Breathe deeply before any anticipated confrontation and call your angels to stand by your side: “Angels be with me please, to my left, to my right, behind and before me. Thank you”.

* Carry a piece of your favourite crystal, or an angel card, with the intention of regularly connecting to your spiritual nature.

* Take time out in nature. A ten minute walk lifts our spirits.

And finally, meditate, meditate, meditate! Even just 2-5 minutes of deep breathing, sending out blessings in advance before you start the day to centre and ground yourself, brings enormous changes to the energy within and without.

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Meditation for raising Self Esteem

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015

AngelInsight_Self-beliefSo often we forget all the amazing things we have done, our many achievements. Most of us at some point will stop and wonder what we have done in our lives. Have you made a difference to someone? Have you created something beautiful? Have you learned to swim, to drive, to cook, climbed a mountain, earned a degree, learned to speak another language, given birth? Any of these are superb achievements and I am certain once you start to think about it you can create a list of your own.

Here is a meditation to help raise your self esteem. Its important that we all feel good about ourselves. The angels love us unconditionally, can you honestly say that you do that for yourself?

Allocate about thirty minutes for this exercise, lighting a candle or some rose scented oils or incense, switching off your phone and find a safe and comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. You might like to play some soft music. This is a visualisation but don’t worry if this is not something that comes easily to you, just go along with the exercise and use your imagination. Affirmations are repeated three times so that the mystical power of three sets the creative belief in motion. Sitting comfortably begin by breathing slowly and deeply several times. Breathe down into your lower abdomen and hold your breath for a couple of seconds, then release letting go of all the tension in your body.

Imagine a bright light swirling into the room like a mist, and choose a favourite colour as the light gets brighter, surrounding you with its beautiful energy. Breathe the light into your body with each breath. Imagine filling every cell until it begins to seep through the pores of your skin. The light shines within you and surrounds you.

You notice the colour of the light changing to a soft violet colour and moving in a circular swirling movement around your legs as you say to yourself three times “I am safe, and I trust my connection with the Divine light”.

As the light swirls around your lower abdomen feel and engage with the energy of this beautiful positive violet light and say to yourself three times: “I let go of all past negative experiences that no longer serve me, I release all negativity thoughts about my self into the light”.

As the light swirls upwards around your middle (solar plexus) allow yourself to feel the energy as you say to yourself: “I have clear boundaries, I respect my freedom to be, feel and express my own truth.

Imagine the light now flowing around your heart. At this point your guardian angel comes closer to you and as he/she blesses you open your heart, allowing the love to flow between you and your angel. Say to yourself three times : “I am loved unconditionally, I do not have to do or be anything other than I am now.”

The light now moves upwards and swirls around your neck and head clearing all negative thoughts and leaving only positive energy with you as you allow it to permeate through you. Thank the angel, yourself for taking part, and the energy of the light as you visualise the light fading and now leaving the room.

Breathe slowly and as you release the out breath bring your energy back into your personal space knowing you are truly loved and cherished.

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Cosmic Quickening – filling time!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015

Do you ever feel too busy to meditate, to preoccupied to pray, and then feel guilty if your spiritual practice is being neglected?

meditationI woke this morning with a sense of urgency as usual. So many people I know I ‘feeling’ a speeding up of time. Sometimes I wonder if it really is a planetary / cosmic quickening, or rather my own sense of pressure, of trying to fit so much into my days. Even as the shorter hours of daylight grow into Spring and we have more daylight hours I often can’t quite cram everything that I hoped to, and I worry about missing something – especially all the beautiful spiritual practices that I like to incorporate into my day. Then I contemplated for a few moments on how many others might feel the same. Perhaps I could help all those other busy people to build their own spiritual practices into a busy schedule.

I’ve put a list together of very simple ways to bring lots of small practices into a full day – without even changing the schedule one bit. Just being a little more aware of what we are doing and how we are doing it is a spiritual practice in itself. In Zen Buddhism even washing up is a spiritual practice, as long as you feel mindful of what you are doing as you do it.

So here are my thoughts on 5 practical ways to bring your thoughts into line with your spiritual impulse. For example:

1- As you get out of bed step straight into an imaginary hoop of bright white light and stretch it up and over your head. As you stretch lovingly invite the angels to protect your energies during the day.

2- As you shower, imagine the water is cleansing and replenishing all your emotions to help you stay positive – whatever the circumstances.

3- Brushing your teeth – remind yourself to stay positive, commit to only positive words for the whole day.

4- Doing your hair tell yourself you are a child of God, your crown connects to the Universal energies of Love and Light and you will be shining this light wherever you go.

5- Then whether you walk , use public transport, or drive to wherever you need to be, silently bless everyone you meet – unless they sneeze of course – then you have the happy solution of being able to say ‘Bless you!’ out loud.

Blessings to everyone – Have a wonderfully peaceful and thoughtful Easter Weekend.

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Join Me In Prayerful Meditation

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

You may remember that I wrote about the great shift of the 21st December 2012 which launched us firmly into the Aquarian Age. Many portals, or gateways, were opened between our earth planes and the heavenly realms so that those of us who can, and are willing, may gather and serve to anchor this Light energy wherever it is needed most.

Since then we have been experiencing the most amazing ‘quickening’ with solar flares, massive full moons, and planetary alignments which, if you are a ‘sensitive’, you will most certainly have been affected by. It is almost impossible for most of us not to be affected by this celestial outpouring of Light energy.

This particular weekend of the Vernal Equinox 2014 – the first weekend of Spring, is hugely important, and many Lightworkers all over the world are linking to take part in an event of great significance. WE are being called to raise our vibration; to open our heart chakra as wide as we can and allow the energetic impulse of the Heavenly Order to work through us here on Earth. Many of you are feeling a desire to change your lifestyle, your diet, your jobs and even in some cases your partners or friends. Some people don’t quite know why this is happening, others know that they are, in some small way, experiencing a ‘shift’, they are making a difference, and changing the dense, often negative energy of history, into a lighter more positive space.

Of course the 20th March was the key day, the first day of Spring. You may have held your own personal ceremony. At noon on Saturday 22nd I shall be holding a prayerful meditation with several Essene friends as we hold our AGM in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Would you join in from wherever you are with a few moments of focussed intent? Just stop what you are doing and close your eyes – for a few moments – and send your thoughts and blessings to the angels. Perhaps you would like to offer your self in service for the highest good, and wait to see where you are led.

If you have nothing else organised this weekend, may I suggest you take a walk in nature and ground your own beautiful light and energy through your physical body, breathing it down and through you into our great mother, the Earth. Or, find a space indoors where you can light a candle, play some beautiful music and engage in a ceremony of your own. Perhaps you would like to reflect on all the beauty in the world, your own achievements, foods you enjoy, music and people you find amusing or uplifting, works of art that inspires you, and those whom you love dearly in your life, whether family, friends or spiritual teachers.

If you have an open fire or burner write down something which you can and are prepared to change and ceremoniously burn it… or if you are digging in the garden place your piece of paper into the earth… letting it go back to God. Then decide what you are going to do to make a difference in some way… even if it is smiling at a stranger every time you leave the house, or resolving to take a breath before reacting to provocation. Some people may start a small meditation or healing group, or join one. The new age is about communication, and community, harmony and humanity. The more of us who agree to take part in anything which raises awareness and brings a renewed energy of generosity and kindness, then the more of us are putting ‘Love into Action’. What a beautiful thought. Heavenly!

There are lots of workshops and events coming up over the next few months. I will be in Hertfordshire again for a full day workshop on 6th April, at the Mrs Howard Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth, Herts, organised by www.tryingholistics.com,

The following weekend I’m in York, the county where I was born, at the Health & Healing Festival (York Racecourse). Do come along and give your support if you are in the area, we’re sure to have a great time, and I guarantee the angels will ensure you come away inspired.

Have a wonderful, delightfully renewing and meaningful equinox weekend.

 

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Strengthen Your Intuition

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014

I write this as I set off on another weekend of adventure. I’m working in Belfast. I shall no doubt be meeting up with lots of lovely friends, old and new, and as I have been traveling to Belfast for several years it is becoming very familiar to me now. So why do I call it a ‘weekend of adventure’? Well, because that is the nature of my work. Every experience is wonderfully different.

Whilst I might teach well researched and practiced topics I am also open to the flow of Divine energy working through me. The participants at my workshop on Saturday are there, together, because they have been drawn to that particular connection – for whatever reason – and they will experience a shift in their own spiritual growth and connection at a level that suits them. On the Sunday at the Waterfront where I will be giving two talks I have a title and a whole plethora of information and knowledge gained from the sixteen years I have been working with the angels …but every talk is different. The process is one of inspired and guided energy that is hard to explain… but works every time! And so I have no idea ‘what will come up’ …or who I shall meet on the day. Many people from the audience have described lights next to me or behind me as I speak. I feel the presence, and although I don’t often see these ‘beings’ I know they are with me while I work. So this is my adventure, another step into the familiar yet unknown.

I find that one of the challenges brought to me by my students and in ‘one-to-one’ sessions over the phone with lovely people who are seeking guidance, is that of trying to live a life true to their spiritual impulse, and yet work or live with people who do not understand them. Folk who quite simply are ‘not on the same wave length’ …in other words they are trying to walk with one foot in either camp. The sacred and the mundane. We all have to do it. It can be very wearing at times but there are so many ways of supporting this situation. Meditation is one tried and tested way, and calling on the power of the angelic realms is another. We have to learn how to choose between those things that make us feel depleted and worn out – and those that make our heart sing! It’s all trial and error until we find the right practices for our personality type, something which really suits us.

Sometimes when we are presented with too many options we allow the mind – in our confusion of thoughts – to overpower our intuition. How many times have you had an ‘instant’ reaction and known what to do in a situation but then persuaded yourself out of it, only to regret not following your intuition in the first place?

Here’s an exercise to strengthen your intuition, deepen your angelic connection and help you to read the signs and signals being offered to you.

Meditation exercise for increasing your intuitive connection with your angels and higher self (for decision making):

  • Start by switching off your phone and finding a comfortable position
  • Breathe deeply, down into your lower abdomen. Take three or four deep breaths and with each exhalation relax your body.
  • Feel your feet on the floor and imagine that the soles of your feet are connecting with the earth sending invisible roots of energy down into the soil below grounding you, in your safe space.
  • Now take your focus up into your crown and visualise a beautiful light shining between your crown and the heavens above, connecting you with the source of all pure love and universal truth.
  • Next ‘look’ into your brow and allow your eyes to roll slightly inward and upwards as if you are looking into your third eye chakra. (This is where some traditions believe the soul to reside).
  • Imagine some of the light above your head forming a beautiful ball of light in front of your third eye, as you gently tune in to your higher self for the purpose of this exercise.
  • See the ball rise up and hover around your crown as it increases in light and energy. Allow the light to cleanse and purify any memories or old negative beliefs you may be holding onto which no longer serve you.
  • Watch in your mind’s eye as the ball moves around to the third eye, and again watch as it’s light cleanses and purifies your centre of imagination and intuition. Allow all negative or worrying thoughts to melt into the ball of light.
  • Now see the ball in front of your throat, and repeat the process, this time letting go of all energy attached to conversations from the past which you may be hanging on to.
  • As the ball of light gently drifts down to your heart call your guardian angels to come closer to you. You might ‘feel’ one or more energy approach you, just allow that sensation to deepen and increase your connection. Sit in that energy and ask that it strengthens your intuition so that with practice you will receive clear messages that you will easily understand. (These might be a word that pops in to your head, a symbol, a sound or colour, or a physical sensation).
  • Thank the angels for their presence, as always, and watch the ball float gently back to your crown, disappearing as it moves upwards into the light.
  • With your eyes returning to the third eye imagine that the area is now filling with the brightest light energy and breathe this powerful light down through the rest of your body and out through your feet into the earth.
  • When you feel ready take a few deep breaths, bring your full attention into the ‘now’ and, as you stand make sure that you feel fully grounded.

Resolve to trust your inner and angelic guidance, knowing that you are strong, and intuitive, and that the more often your practice your connection the deeper your insights will be.

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