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Solstice Blessings

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015

This weekend’s newsletter coincides with the celebration of the Summer Solstice. That glorious time when the Earth’s axis has brought extremes of daylight and darkness once again. This Solstice here in our northern hemisphere brings us long days of daylight, and the shortest night, and Mid-summer dreams.

affirmations_passionTo many cultures, the solstice can mean a limit or a culmination of something. From around the world, the sun is now setting and rising as far north as it ever does. The solstice marks when the sun reaches its northernmost point for the year. After the June solstice, the sun will begin its subtle shift southward on the sky’s dome again. Physically we are experiencing more ‘light’ and since the beginning of time, our ancestors have marked this period with ritual and celebration. As you know, there are thousands of ancient sites created around solstices and equinoxes that were built to honor our connection to the Sun as the source of our light. The most famous and celebrated in Britain is Stone Henge and hundreds will be gathering on the 21st. It is a time of celebrating the fullness of life and of taking the time to raise our energy to regenerate abundance and manifest our dreams.

I shall be in Iona, honouring the angels of the Earthly Mother and Heavenly Father and enjoying a sacred supper in Essene tradition, with friends.
In doing something symbolic to honour this time we are not merely reviving something of the past but rather tapping into something that is eternal. Let’s not only honour and show gratitude for the physical Sun but also honour the spiritual fire within each and every one of us. Now that’s reason to celebrate and be grateful!

How about celebrating with garlands of flowers, mandalas, music, drums, shared food and drinks made from fresh fruits and herbs, and by bringing laughter and music into the late evening?

From the moment the Mid-summer passes, to my husband’s great amusement people will remark that the days ‘are getting shorter again’ as if with some surprise – and yet the days always have lengthened and shortened as the year goes around. They always have, and always will. We have so much to be grateful for, so let’s raise our awareness and intention beyond conversation about the weather, how about including a reference to the beauty and bounty at the same time?

A beautiful – energising Summer Solstice to everyone, may your dreams be light and fulfilling. And to all our friends in the Southern hemisphere may your longest evenings be filled with darkness of only the warm and comforting kind.

Love and blessings, Chrissie

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A Bright and Happy Christmas!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Here it is, the countdown to Christmas.

House fronts adorned with twinkling lights, small children dressed as shepherds and kings in Nativity plays, parcel wrapping, card writing … and Christmas messages. Actually I really enjoy it all.

Most of all I enjoy putting “with love” into every card I write, connecting with friends and acqaintancies I may not have seen for a long time – and some who perhaps only live down the road. It’s a ritual. We human beings love a good ritual!

AngelInsight_Abundance2One tradition which many of us may not have been brought up to recognise is the significance of the Winter Solstice. So this year I especially wanted to record my greeting in time. The Spring and Autumn Equinox and the Summer and Winter Solstice have more of an effect on us as human beings than we perhaps understand.

Since 12.12.12 we have all experienced a shift, a speeding up, in energy – whether or not we have been aware of it physically. We have experienced a series of planetary and stellar alignments and eclipses in a remarkable short period of time and some of you will have known about the astrological forces at play. The effect of the seen and unseen energies effect our emotions and our physical bodies with many of us feeling that period of spiritual darkness we refer to as the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’. We have perhaps felt temporary unexplained illness , fatigue, and possibly questioned our own spiritual beliefs. This is, I’m told, a normal accompaniment to the dawning of a new vibrational phase for all humanity on Earth.

Here in the northern hemisphere this Solstice brings the shortest day, a time for reflection, and also a time for celebration. We acknowledge the continuous birth, death and rebirth of the seasons, and we celebrate the return of the light. So the Winter Solstice in many places is celebrated as the Festival of Light. Synchronistically the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah, is also this week, and it too is known as the Festival of Lights. A Feast of Dedication, and an eight-day Jewish holiday which takes us right to the Christian – and now almost universally celebrated – Christmas Holiday and the celebration of the one born to be “The Light of the World”.

I’m going to work on my own personal celebration of Light this Christmas. I’m going to consciously be more aware of my own light, and how brightly (or not) I am shining. I invite you to join me. It is only by raising our consciousness and our own vibration that we can share the love humanity so desperately needs. Only this loving action of us all will bring peace.

With every twinkle of my tree, with every glance at the bright decorations in the streets as I pass by, I am going to become more aware of the need to maintain, polish and brightly shine my light.

And as we raise our glasses, whether to toast Hanukkah, the Solstice, or Christmas Day may we bring extra brightness and joy into every corner of our own part of the world.

I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Christmas full of blessings, may all your hopes and wishes come true and I look forward to meeting your bright smiling light in the New Year xx

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My Christmas Message

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013

affirmation_abundanceLast year between 12:12:12 and the solstice of 2012, as many of you will know, there was a massive shift in cosmic energy. All those who are called to serve, felt it. As light workers or world servers we have been given the opportunity to step up  to the mark… and to serve with a greater wisdom, a higher vibration, and a deeper compassion.

2013 has been hugely challenging for lots of us, with many experiencing physical growing pains, emotional challenges, movement of jobs and homes and what seems the loss of our loved ones who have been called home to serve from a place of higher clarity. We have been experiencing extremes in our weather systems, and also in our personal lives. In my own life I’ve had the great joy of the birth of a new baby granddaughter but also the loss of 2 dear friends and an uncle… I’ve had my share of highs and lows like everyone else.

Some of you will be celebrating the winter solstice on the 21st, others will combine Christmas with their own cultural festivities.
Christmas-time, whatever your faith or beliefs, has become a time for giving. Some people go overboard, whilst others remember the nativity story and the message of the 3 wise men, the maji, who brought smaller gifts of greater significance.  If you were able to give one thing to the world, what would that gift be?

We have all been blessed with many divine gifts and for me one of the greatest is the presence of angels, an energetic, benevolent source of power and energy, which we are invited to tap into for protection, healing,abundance, wisdom and joy.

The Christian story of Christmas and the birth of Jesus has played a very important role in my own life! and I have always tried to encourage my family to remember the ‘reason for the season, which for me is celebration of family, magical mystery and love. Love is the most important of all Christmas gifts. We don’t need to show the world our love by the value of the presents we buy, but in the depth and generosity of spirit we share with one another.

In that Christmas spirit, I share with you my sincere wishes for  happiness this Christmas to you and your loved ones, and for many many blessings in the year ahead. May I wish you a joyful, peaceful and spiritual Christmas, full of the love and light of the angels and a very happy new year.

Chrissie

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