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Using Soul Energy to Quickly Deal with Stress

Do you ever feel stressed by the volume of things in your life that needs to be done? Or to meet other people’s requirements (of you)? Here Anna shares some basic techniques that, rather than add to the stress of having to do even more things to stop you feeling stressed, focus (lol, seriously…. think about it….) focus instead on making you feel really, simply…. ALIVE.

Feeling alive and feeling present are One and the same, and your living this aspect of soul energy becomes very very clear and very very precise. So, so simple – enjoy!

Soooo ….. Practice here doesn’t mean you have to do more and more in order to feel less and less ** whatever (**fill in the blank here), it means to allow yourself to be present in every single moment, watching and more importantly BEING what is happening in your life, at that moment.

And then, as fast as it arises, you let it go, because when that moment has passed, you realise that it no longer has any value. Not now and certainly not ever in the future.

Let me know how you get on and what insights you get from this!

The Nazareine Speaks on Relationships, Technology & Assumptions

I always think that assumptions are the death of any good relationship. Jumping to conclusions and insisting that you are right seeds hostile situations that create defensive struggle, at many different levels. Listen here to the Nazareine speak on the challenges provided by those who hang fast to their own theories rather than working – and accepting – what-is. Perhaps they find it difficult, challenging or frightening to do so and prefer to create an illusion that feeds into their own stories. Add to this the distance that modern technology provides, and you have on your hands a pretty complicated (and unnecessary) situation.

Assumptions mean you stay firmly in the past. It’s always important to leave the past in the past and stay very rooted into present moment. Then, all the facts can be considered, you sit and face it and then move on.

Please let me know what you learned from this. Did you hear anything familiar? How did you handle it in the past and how would you handle it if it came up again in the future?

 

Life Strategy – Do You Really Listen?

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How well do you listen, and do you really listen, really hear what others are saying? I’ve observed many people listen through defensive filters, preoccupied or thinking their agendas or responses at the same time, so are not really listening at all. Some people either interrupt or talk over other people or come out with something that’s not related very much to what was being said, which is an interesting approach to communication and relationship.

Whether we really listen to anyone will determine the quality of our response, which in turn determines the quality of that relationship and ensuing situation/s. We need to realise too that what is not being said is often more important. We call this the space between the words and to know this – to read the energy – we have to feel, or intuit, it, in the silence of our inner space. So enjoy your own observations on listening, intuiting and pondering and remember, in order to effect any sort of change in our lives, we must be first of all be that change (without taking ourselves too seriously).

Think about it and let me know what you reflect …

Magic of the Mountains

Magic of the Mountain1.s. Spirit speaks to us in symbols, the little things around us that with awareness we can interpret to continue our lives step by step in growth, fulfillment and joy. The magic of mountains is in their message of solidity and solidarity of structure, a bit like the silent witness, if you wish. This supports our practice of intuitive insight that sees things as they really are rather than how/what we might wish them to be. With this expanded vision, we are then able to move decisively to deal with things with discernment; a simplicity of motion that is fluid and spontaneous and most importantly without the ego’s need for heroic drama.
A reminder of your inherent strength, that is always there, silent.
Then, all returns to rest, a reclamation of your own space as it has always been, within.
Pictures by Ambros Strolz, Austria

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March New Moon Solar Eclipse 2016

New moon energy is always about stepping into a new world, through the vehicle of desire – for change, opportunity, dreams. This beautiful energy also brings along with it the opportunity to engage with your darkest fear/s, those that might remain buried within you that might trip you up unawares. If you’ve been feeling the energy to have been intense in the past few weeks, now you know why. By being willing to reflect both in your light and darkness will you more readily align with the Spirit of Opportunity that this year is all about.

What came up for you? What was/are your greatest fear/s?

I was a bit surprised (well, not really) that my own had to do with my mother, husband and children dying. I lived this in the past few weeks with them all being ill one way or another (and ultimately me too) it wasn’t until I was preparing this for you that the penny dropped for me and my questions about why my intuition – that I live and breathe by – did not work in their instances. I had felt like a plastic bag had been tied over my head. “A bit like that Luke Skywalker fellow having to practice his light sabre by feeling each tiny movement with all senses ultra-connected,” Spirit said to me later. Really? Funny.

“Thing about Spirit – Spirit hits the nail on the head each time,” said  my friend MPJ when I shared this with her, confiding too that her fears are the same. Yup.

The wonderful thing about new moon is that once everything is synthesised and realisation had taken place, the portals to my inner space opened again and last night wave upon wave of vision unveiled (finally), moving through and onto wonderful new beginnings. New energetic progressions for you, new work, locations for your retreats, my travels to be with  you. Together with celestial sounds of water coming to the shore, there wasn’t  much sleep but hey ho (details).

As well, I felt immensely blessed that when I couldn’t see into the far horizon, I had many around me who could, and I was able to let go and let them take the healing forward for me. Treasured gifts, all. Thank you.

So this is my sharing. Looking forward to yours.

Listen here about 2016 being the Year of Opportunity, and how to harness this for yourself.

Life Strategy. Moving On in a World Essentially Full of Light. Listen.

Even in the most desolate spaces do flowers bud, that represent new life. Are YOU ready to breath light into new life for yourself too? Leave the past behind? There’s no time like the present moment to make that choice. Start by looking for what is simple, what is already there, and build on that. And vroom vroom….. away you go!

How did you go? How did you feel doing this? And, most important, what happened! Let me know your stories so we can share amongst others!

 

Life Strategy. Moving On In a World Essentially Full of Light.

PeaceHow has this year gone for you? Like it’s whooshed through in about 2 seconds? That’s how it felt to me!
It’s been an astonishing year.
Many of you have asked what next year will bring, it’s human nature to want to know what’s coming. Insights given mean that you’ll feel more safe within yourself, more prepared to meet the future, whatever lies ….. ‘there’ …. And then to make the decision on what to bring ….. ‘here’…..
In this light, 2016 can be, if you wish, the year of New Life.
We’re on the verge of new and exciting times where our now very anachronistic external landscape is changing. Look at what’s around you now compared to this time last year. No-one is exempt from the change of external environment. From what may on the surface seem to be ‘disastrous’, ‘negative’, ‘awful’ (etc) can also be seen to be old structure breaking down to make room for new, in the same way that even in the most desolate landscape do flowers eventually start to bud.
Within the increasing noise and busyness of the Shadow world can be found great opportunity too. That’s always the case – the gift of Spirit in providing opportunity for growth in All That Is. It’s up to you to claim it.
Connect to this new potential of being simply by being more willing to operate beyond conventional thought. Think outside of the box.Be clever about it. You will thus be one of those who help fire up new energy streams and patterns of thought that uplift you and others to fly, unencumbered by other peoples’ beliefs, needs and fears.
How’s that for freedom?
Many of you originally came to Spirit because essentially the external world did not work for you, It was too noisy/busy/fast/materialistic. You were tired, perhaps also a bit disoriented and/or no longer sure of your identity. Most of all you wanted something beyond the material, ultimately to live inspirational lives. unravel Truth from perspective, embrace what is real and live authentically, genuinely, kindly, whatever, that is right for you in enlightened society with others, similar. Knowing that you are thus supported, life becomes one of more dignity, confidence and wisdom, it’s joy is in finding
Within huge grief and anger at all the man-made and natural difficulties that seized our attention multiple times this year came a small but determined budding of this Spirit of community. It’s expressed by more and more people finding their voice or who are supporting those who already have. We’re still at the very beginning, and we have some way to go yet. But it’s definitely there now where before there was only silence, accompanied by inertia. As with everything in our world, whatever you focus on you will grow. So focus on this rather than anything else, breathe life into it and grow it into full flower.
Next year will continue to be challenging – it’s how you grow. All the more reason to express your spiritual heart with a clear sense of direction. You can no longer wait for others to fix what’s been broken for years, what’s not functioning within your matrix and beyond.Take the first, simple step of reviewing what in your life is not working. What has needed to be said and done all these years? What are your trigger points? Then you cut the energy. Do it in steps if you need to but do it. No-one else is going to do it for you, With a view to your extended community and its impact you free yourself, lovingly, kindly and gently. This will minimize ongoing karma (and drama).
Then, you decide what really matters to you. What’s next? What have you always wanted to do? What feels right? You all have an inner sense of your own answers. This is Spirit calling you. Now, as we head to New Life, take action, feel your way again maybe  again just one small step at a time with your silent chant of “Let us see where this takes me”. Essentially when we set out to do something, no-one ever has guarantees and Spirit sometimes throws a curved ball, just to keep us present, LOL. It’s not even about leap of faith or trust. But if you determine to follow the energy as it unfolds, then the old cliche of the journey being the joy comes true. The journey from A to B and onwards will be full of wonderful memories, especially if you choose to smell the flowers during your travels.
And memories are the only thing that last forever, within us.
Something to thank yourself for, ultimately.
These simple moves taken in the light of your own freedom and preferred onward momentum is your multidimensional signal to the Universe of the Ultimate Freedom. This is of the freedom to think clearly, see with love and make choices for yourself to be reflected outwards, into the wider world community,
This is enlightenment, lived.
Enjoy.
Much love, as always.

 

Life Strategy. Listen. Inside Each of Us, All Of Us, Ultimately, We Seek Peace.

In Thailand there is a very old saying: “Rivermen’s discernment helps one to make the appropriate moment and diminish the influence of Fate.  Mekong fishermen stay abreast of change.”

In today’s ever-chaotic world, are you ready to take charge of what’s around – and within – you? Stop running around after what doesn’t matter and walk away from ignorance, confusion, inaccurate perspective and delusion? And achieve a little more permanent peace at the same time, by connecting with your own inner Spirit, not just some of the time, all of the time? Listen here to know the effects of connecting to your own Spiritual energy. By your commitment to this, you become part of a community of Wisdom Love devoted to holding the light in the face of great darkness in how things are currently established in our world. Would love to hear your understandings of the messages that came through me as I recorded this.

It can be an emotive subject – if you allow it. Everyone is thinking about it and afraid they will say the ‘wrong’ thing. Let me know YOUR thought, would be great to hear from you.

You can read it here too! Enjoy!

Life Strategy. Inside Each of Us, All Of us, Ultimately, We Seek Peace.

For quite a while now, I’ve been concerned at where our world is going at current trajectory. So during the September new moon, I asked to see. And I was shown that what is happening in terms of the growing conflict in our world today is not going to be sorted out anytime soon. It’ll take years, maybe even a generation or more because it’s effectively conflict with an invisible enemy. There may be some advances that may seem like successes, but they will be small plasters on a massive suppurating wound mostly because the core is rotten. Like the head of the hydra, once a pistule is cut several more will spring forth. The darkness is fulfilled by its ability to strike terror through its lack of compassion, in ignorance of Truth, the absence of Love and individuals’ personal emotional baggage embedded in cultural memory banks. The darkness isn’t just in war zones and seeking to spread it. It is and has always been living amongst us all, wherever we are in the history of our world.Since then – well, even before then – I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s going on in our world right now.Haven’t you?And I’ve been thinking about each of you too who individually, collectively share with me your innermost thoughts and lives. You are all of you so very human, and so keen to do what is right – for you, your families, everyone around you really. And I thought that I could teach around this, or we could look at it together, without fear.When you factor everything in, and see deeply the many different layers of life, you will see that essentially we are all living the projections of our mind and many of these are distorted, a reactive list of -must-and-should-do’s that are rooted into us from birth, most of the time without us being aware of it.

In material terms, we are living separated from our innermost being, lives that are very often fear-based illusion erroneously called ‘reality’ and focused mostly on limitation and separation, us from ourselves and with each other. And modern-day culture is teaching us to communicate mostly through technology rather than listening closely to people speaking to us and most of all listening to ourselves. Our mind wanders, mostly to what needs to be done, what people said or did, and how we are going to deal with it all. And so on.

Most people have in their daily lives more than enough to deal with, without having to stretch to think about what’s going on in the world around them, and come to a knowing about where that’s all heading and what to do about it all too. Yet it’s critically important to be aware, because from this springs the tools to deal with it.

It is undeniable that the darkness is growing around us in the world. To teach inspiration, or joy, or love, or any other aspect of Spirit and to not acknowledge this is to pretend there isn’t an elephant in the room. There is, and it’s big. And it’s not going to go away anytime soon.

Most people think that if it’s not in their area, or if they don’t watch the news, it’s not going to affect them.

Great thought-process, but …. boinngggg …. inaccurate simply because Life is inextricably networked, you me, everyone else and every situation around us too. That’s life.

“When the war started (in Syria) I thought this is the beginning of the end of all ‘darkness’ as you call it,” someone wrote to me recently. “They are going to destroy each other. It was bound to happen. It creates an imbalance in the Universe and it has to correct itself. Love has to prevail in the end. Any cause based on hatred and darkness cannot survive. It is on a self-destruct course right now.”

What is on a self-destruct course right now? War? The darkness?

No.

We are – because ultimately most people are just watching events unfold as if it’s just a soap opera and will never touch them. But the fact that you are just observing means that whoever you are watching struggling in the waves, trudging through countries, living in camps, dying from some virus and/or whatever is your karma too, because you are present. You can read specifics in the article on watching the Interconnection of Karma Being Expressed Today.

In writing this I was accused of not seeing what was really happening. “Everyone understands the humanity side of the problem,” someone wrote. “But spare a thought for the reality of the situation. Particularly in the years ahead,”I was told in reference to the Charlie Hebdo and similar massacres.

My point is that there is no one answer on how to fix any single event but by staying inert or even live in fear of recurrence it is going to grow unchallenged. My point too is that it has now become signficant that each one of us plays a decisive part in clearing our own piece of the darkness by seeing and connecting with our own inner Light. By so doing, we ultimately clear the collective not by doing, simply by recognising, embodying and expressing the extent of our innermost BEING.

Rumi puts it beautifully. “There is one thing in this world which must never be forgotten. If you were to forget everything else, but were not to forget this, there would be no cause to worry, while if you remembered, performed and attended to everything else, but forgot that one thing, you would in fact have done nothing whatsoever. It is as if a king had sent you to a country to carry out one special, specific task. You go to the country and you perform a hundred other tasks, but if you have not performed the task you were sent for, it is as if you have performed nothing at all. So man has come into the world for a particular task, and that is his purpose. If he doesn’t perform it, he will have done nothing.”

This is what is meant by bringing Spirit into materiality and the first focus of our humanity. It’s not about your ego, or your personality, that part of you between birth and death. It’s about defining, expressing and experiencing the enormous infinite and eternal part of you in the meantime. And forever.

You start by knowing the heart of your innermost being, from which springs the core of you. Whilst each one’s journey is different, deep within our collective soul it is the fundamentally the same. And that is our fundamental desire to live together in peace, grow in understanding, be heard, seen and valued.Most of all to be loved. And each one to know that for this to happen, we first have to be this then reflect it outwards

To follow the path of this wisdom has now become urgent, its complexity in the light of what is happening in our world today made even more difficult because the majority of society is stuck in illusion. That wealth or its pursuit buys happiness, power is about the ability to control and manipulate, that businesses can flourish at the expense of its people and that greed, excess and waste through ignorance (or not) are themes of life to be celebrated. It’s a sad fantasy that when most people are pursuing these ‘dreams’, including governments who protect the right of their people to continue this way of existence, human life and community consciousness are sacrificed in other, different parts of the world. It seems that it’s okay that someone (else) has to give away something so others can continue to have it.

Well, not just governments.Individuals too.

The darkness that has now come to light in our world is both a sickness and an opportunity so don’t give in to it by being afraid of it, nor by judging it, because where-ever you place your mind will grow it. Eyeball it instead by knowing that you can only be silenced if you believe that it and what it says is real.

 

Attend to it instead by focusing on your wisdom journey. Stay connected to Spirit – your Spirit which keeps you authentic, and don’t be afraid to speak your truth, whatever that may be and however uncomfortable it is for you to deliver or your audience to hear. See clearly the  multiple addictions and accompanying desires of this modern age, what takes people out of themselves, distracts from what is happening right under their noses.

 

Wish for the best for everyone and if Spirit gives you an idea to enact within this, don’t be afraid to do so. It’s your journey and your karmic contract with yourself.

 

Above all, don’t be afraid of yourself or the immensity of what you can achieve. You may be one, that bends like the reed in the wind, yet if you are able to connect with others who are all on the same path – a community consciousness of wisdom, of growth, of love and sharing, you will be indestructible. Thus will the light – which is really the light of awareness and your own spiritual heart – eyeball the darkness, each in your own way.

 

It’s all these tiny lights that together form a massive flame of your own greatest potential, knowing that you are already playing your part in eyeballing the darkness merely by the light of your ultimate Being into it.

 

Women’s Spiritual Teaching and Supermoon Practices. September 2015

What a wonderful, inspirational and all embracing evening we had together on Monday’s Supermoon! Of course, it was YOUR energy, expressed, reflected and experienced. No wonder it was so special. Thank you all for everything. Please stay connected and we’ll speak again together very soon.

For you who were with us in Spirit rather than in person, I send to  you all our collective love as well. May where you all walk be blessed.