Followers of the Christian faith chose a few weeks ago to give up something that they like for forty days as proof of their faith. Then an even larger number of people decided to have an “earth hour” during which they focused on conserving energy by switching of lights. The members of the Baha’i faith have just completed their annual nineteen-day fast.
What is wrong with this picture? The same as with every picture where people go to church on Sundays (or on the day your faith demands) and do everything different because it is a day to prove their faith.
There is a process where we become aware of what I will call a quantum vibration. We then slowly form a thought. This thought turns into words, and then into action.
When does this happen? It happens all the time – even when you are asleep. It does not stop – not ever, not even when you die and leave your body behind. This is the nature of consciousness.
What does this have to do with faith?
Whatever the basis of your faith – whether you are part of any organised religion or not – this is the process that all of us follow all the time. We are not even aware of the process.
Does your faith change during lent or on a Sunday because you give up chocolate or wine for forty days or go to church every Sunday? Did your attitude towards conserving the earth and energy change because you switched off a few lights? Probably not.
We do not live our lives in boxes with different labels like Sunday/work/eating or whatever we want to call them. We first feel the quantum vibration, regardless of what it relates to. Then we put those vibrations into words or actions or both, and only then do we decide which box to put the words or actions into.
Deciding to have an “earth hour” makes no difference. Accepting that we have abundance, and that with abundance comes a 24-hour responsibility, makes a permanent difference. Accepting that you can have as much chocolate as you want any time of the year, and that with that abundance comes a permanent responsibility towards your body, makes a permanent difference.
How about not observing an hour or a week or even a month of austerity, but rather observing a lifetime of responsible abundance?
Do you dream at night? Of course you do – everyone does. If you tell me that you don’t remember all your dreams, I will believe that.
If you don’t remember your dreams, do this: before you go to bed, simply ask in your mind to remember whatever you dream, and leave it at that. At some point you will remember a dream.
For those who do remember dreams, keep a notebook next to your bed. When you do remember a dream, write down all the details you can remember. Focus especially on objects, animals and your own emotions. Then, when you have time, do some research on the internet and find out about the symbols in your dreams. You will discover that each object, animal or emotion may have several meanings. You will know which meaning resonates with you.
Over time, your dreams bring information to you and reflect your life and your own personal development. This is especially the case with dreams about your house – and I don’t mean the physical house you are living in in this world.
To give you an example: I often dream about my house – and the house has changed over time. Thirty years ago, the dreams were really upsetting because every room in my house had a toilet and I was forever scrubbing toilets – to the extent that I did not want to go to sleep so that I could avoid dreaming. Looking back, that was the time when I was very unhappy in my marriage.
Later on the house changed – it became a multi-story palace with many rooms. Each room was richly decorated, and I was short of nothing, but the house scared me. I was alone in the house, and it was too much for me. This was about the time when I was first exploring my clairvoyance (which was amazing) and at the same time I had to deal with the rejection of my culture and religious heritage which no longer made sense to me.
Recently I dreamt about being in my house again. I loved it there, but noticed that there were twenty doors from which you could enter the house. Some of them were locked, and others were not. None of the doors had keys. I resolved to buy new locks so that I could replace all of the locks and be able to decide who can come in where. What makes you think that I have never had as much control over who I am as I have now?
Listen to your dreams. They speak a secret language that you can learn to decipher. They give you ideas, warn you, teach you, and get you to explore a whole different world.
OK, first let me explain what forgiveness means. Forgiveness is definitely not a smarmy “I will look down on you and turn the other cheek so that I can be the martyr”. It is also not “I will be the judge, jury and executioner and forgive but – how dramatic – never forget”. If your version of forgiveness is anything like that, you will suffer from lack of forgiving for a long time to come. You may even end up with physical symptoms of this lack of forgiveness eating away at you – cancer, blocked arteries and what not.
So what is forgiveness then?
We have all sorts of challenges throughout our lives. We have conflict on so many levels – with work colleagues, friends, relatives, and also within ourselves. You know as well as I do there is no way to avoid all conflict in life. Even if you try, the harder you try to avoid conflict, the harder it pursues you.
Every person that you have conflict with is an actor on a larger stage called life. You are also an actor on the same stage.
We have these conflicts because each one of them forces us to learn more about ourselves. We finally “get it” and we understand why we needed to go through the experience. Sometimes the lessons are easy, for example we clash on the sports field so that we can prove who is the strongest. Understanding that lesson is forgiving your opponent for hurting you.
Other times the lessons are more serious, for example when you trusted a friend who stabbed you in the back. Maybe you saw the warning signals long before the incident happened, but you chose to ignore your intuition and the situation got out of hand, and instead of saying “Now I know that next time I should trust my intuition” we say “that person is a so-and-so and I will never forgive him”. Guess what? While you roll around at night thinking about this person, they sleep like a baby. While you spit fire whenever someone mentions this person, your body bears the brunt in stress while this “bad” person doesn’t care. Once you see what the lesson was about, you will realise it was all about you, your understanding, your experience, and none about the person you needed to forgive.
So why is it so difficult to forgive? Because we love to wallow in the “injustice” that people do to us. We get stuck on one thought and don’t move on to the next one.
However, if you ask yourself “what am I learning?” every time the thought appears, eventually the answer will follow your question. If you follow this process until you no longer have any “negative” thoughts about the person you need to forgive, you will finally get the answer. Once you fully understand, the knowledge is embedded in every cell of your body, and there is no looking back. Then you have forgiven.
How long does this take? How long is a piece of string?
But if you don’t start today, you could spend a lifetime resenting and no time forgiving.
This is a perfect time to think of the list of people you need to forgive, and ask “what’s in it for me?” about each of them.
I am working through loads of photographs for a project that requires illustrations.
These photographs take me back to good times, hard times, happy times, times I would rather forget.
There are beautiful moments that I want to relive. I can see the energy and the Love of my grandchildren, and the wisdom in a photo of my dad in his last days.
I can smell some of the scenes again, and hear the noises related to other photos. This made me realise that my photographs are not just visual mementos, but my life history captured.
In some photographs I can see the people and how they feel about me and about being captured in my memories. Most of these are joyful moments that we all wanted to be reminded off in later years.
However, in other photographs I have images of people and moments that were joyful and loving at the time, and that turned out to be illusions – some of them false illusions with actors that do not have one bone of integrity between all of them.
This is where I asked myself: Do I delete these photographs that leave me wanting to cry because of lost dreams? Or do I keep them and every so often remind myself of what I have learnt from and moved on from?
I realised that if I can still look at these offending photographs and feel any emotion, the work is not done yet. I need to keep them until I get to a point where it does not matter whether I keep or delete them. As long as I see the photographs as representing anything that I don’t want or like, the memories are still apart from me. I have not yet got to the point where I can say it does not matter, and mean what I say.
Many years ago I was in a relationship where I allowed the man to destroy some memories of a previous relationship. I regret that experience to this day because I allowed him to destroy something precious to me, to soothe his own demons. That is another reason why I will press the delete button on these photographs when I am good and ready.
In the meantime, I will park those photographs in a place where I will only notice them if I go and look for them. Out of sight, out of mind, but not out of heart. There will come a day when those memories will be present in every cell of my body, and then I will deal with them.
Yes, you may say – but you don’t know anything about my life. So many things have gone wrong for me. I have managed to recover from some of these things, but other things have steered my life in a direction that I am unable to recover from. So no, that statement is wrong.
OK, you have had your say.
Here is my view on this. What is right? What is wrong? Who decides what is right and wrong?
And here is a question for you. Remember the person you were at say, age 15. What if everything was plain sailing after that? What if you never lost a friend, recovered from a broken relationship, made a career choice that made your heart sink rather than sing? You get my drift – and you can add your own life experiences to the list.
You learnt something about yourself from every single one of those experiences. If you look at it that way, would it be true to say everything went exactly how it should have, so that you as a result became the person you are today?
Would you want to be that 15-year-old again today? No seriously – apart from the body – would you want to turn back the clock?
How about you stop blaming yourself for your mistakes and you congratulate yourself with your wisdom? And next time when something “goes wrong”, look for the lesson and the wisdom rather than the reason to judge or to blame.
This week I did a psychic reading for a client about his business.
As usual, I did not ask questions, but told him that he needs to look for new opportunities and not force open a door that was closed.
This may sound like general advice, but for this client it was quite pertinent because he had just lost a large business contract after a decade of a good relationship.
He was very concerned about the loss and wanted to know what he could do to get the contract back. I repeated the psychic message but he chose to not hear anything I said.
Of course it is his business, and people choose to do with my psychic messages what they want. We always have free will.
However, the conversation reminded me how we sometimes do things that we know are futile, because we just do not want to stop looking back. While we look back, we don’t see the massive opportunities that open up for us right under our noses.
We live our lives in cycles. Quite often when a cycle ends, we hold on and refuse to let go and move on. However, the best way to get new and fresh energy is to let go and make space for what is coming in.
Then something nasty happens because the tie to the past needs to be severed so that we can move on. Instead of accepting that the door has closed and that another door has opened, we keep holding on to something or someone even when it becomes hurtful.
Instead of holding on to what has served its purpose, why not rather let go and accept? Why not look forward to the new cycle which is always bigger and better and more rewarding?
This will be a short blog but it may turn out to be quite useful when you have to make a decision on the spot.
I am sure you have found yourself in a situation where you wanted to do something or make a business decision and you thought you had it right, but then you started doubting and your clear thoughts turned into scrambled eggs.
There are two things you can do to get a clear decision.
Trust your first decision – the one you made before the doubts claimed their head space. Your first decision is invariably the best one – even if at the time it seems to be illogical or not practical or way out of your depth. Trust.
The other option is to get three small pieces of paper. Write the word “yes” on one piece and fold it so that you cannot see the writing. Then write the word “no” on the second piece of paper and fold it in the same way. Then write your question on the third piece of paper and fold it in the same way.
Put all three pieces of paper in a mug.
Now take one of those folded pieces of paper in your left hand (don’t peek) and hold your left hand closed over your heart. Close your eyes, clear your mind and wait. Notice whether your body wants to swing forward or backwards. Put the piece of paper down and remember how your body responded.
Do the same with the other two pieces of paper.
You will end up with two pieces of paper on one side, and one piece of paper on the other side. There is your decision.
If it walks like a duck, and it talks like a duck, then it is a duck.
I have cancelled my 0845 number with immediate effect.
I initially acquired the number from a company that subsequently sold their business to Chess Telecom, a company with an interesting business model that I cannot associate with.
They never sent me an invoice when the annual fee of just over £24 was due. They claimed that they had sent toe invoice by email but it was not in any of the folders of my email, including the spam folder. All the emails that they subsequently sent to two different emails came through without any hassle.
They then sent me a statement by Royal Mail which I received and paid immediately.
A month later I received an invoice (by email, would you believe, and not as spam) for an £18 “late payment fee”. I objected against this because they never sent me an invoice in the first place, but they were adamant. Because these persons had the power to give me a bad credit record to pay for their business model, I paid the amount.
I then decided that I cannot associate with such people and asked them for the procedure for cancelling the service.
Their response was that they can only cancel or transfer the service to another provider when I pay another £100. I asked for the contractual proof that they can claim this, and their response was that “they had made a mistake” and there is no fee for cancelling the contract. This response was sent to me by a nameless “Customer Services” representative.
I instructed them to cancel the service immediately, even though it is now paid up until October 2013. I have received no response, no offer of a refund and no apology for trying to extort more money out of me without any grounds at all.
I will update my website with a different phone number in due course.
I wrote this article five years ago. Today I have exactly the same symptoms but all sorts of different medical guesses as to the cause. At least I know what the prognosis will be and that is something to look forward to.
“I want to tell you about my recent experience with major changes in my life. This is all my own interpretation, but it might help you see similar patterns in your own life.
Numerology tells us that we go through cycles that last approximately seven years. The more we are aware of these cycles, the better we can learn from them and the richer our lives become.
I have just completed a major cycle in my life – the 7 times 7 cycle. To me this means that everything in my life has over the past six months been turned upside down in a way that makes my jaw drop, but that is a story for another day.
What I am aware of is that I am seriously entering a new life phase in my life – a far more challenging one than I have ever experienced, and it is so exciting. That is what my heart and mind says, but there is evidence to the contrary in my body. Let me explain.
In my experience each new phase conquers more fear and expands my awareness massively. With every change I become more aware of the power of the prayer of Jabez.This prayer is in the Bible in 1 Chronicles 4:10 and reads as follows: “Oh that thou wouldst bless me and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from harm harm so that it might not hurt me”. Each life change enlarges my border in the sense that more false illusions are broken down and more blessings come my way. Read the book The Prayer of Jabez for a very insightful explanation of the prayer.
I regularly deal with clients that are going through these big life changes, and in the readings that I do the changes are often described as shedding a new skin. It conjures up the picture of us leaving an old, dry skin behind, but this only happens at the right time when the new skin is in place. The new skin is soft and beautiful like a new baby skin, and something to treasure and enjoy. The process of moving from one skin or phase to the new one of course leaves us vulnerable and sometimes feeling alone on our spiritual journeys, because we often forget that we have been in this space before.
Because I have started to recognize the pattern and my awareness has grown over the years, it has become easier for me to recognize the new cycle. Of course when you know you are at the bottom of a foothill, you forget to look back at the part of the mountain you have conquered, and only see the series of foothills ahead of you. It then becomes so easy to resist and to say this is too much for me, I cannot do this, I want to have a break and so on.
That is what happened to me. My mind and heart know that there are exciting times ahead, but my body decided to resist. Of course our bodies simply express the state of our souls ‘ like a barometer, and I had fears that I did not want to acknowledge to myself.
I am normally in very good health and have never been allergic to anything in my life. Imagine my surprise when recently I woke up one morning, covered in dark red spots, literally from head to toe. My first thought was that I had picked up some contagious disease and I was at the doctor’s surgery before opening time.
The diagnosis was an allergic reaction that attacked all the hair follicles on my body and caused inflammation in every single one of them. It took about a week for the red spots to turn into ‘ you guessed it ‘ baby pink spots, and then to disappear.
For the next three weeks my skin was as dry as yes – a snake skin. By the time the tiny scabs came off, I was still puzzled as to why this had happened.
Then I had a dream about leaving my body and not liking the experience at all. I found this quite strange for various reasons. Firstly I had left my body on various occasions before, but this always happened when I was awake. On each occasion I can remember leaving and returning, but I cannot re-member what happened while I was out of my body. After each experience I could identify a distinct difference in the way my psychic abilities progressed, and the effect has always been a pleasant surprise.
The second reason why I found this dream strange was that in the dream I did not like being out of my body at all. Even though I cannot re-member what I experience while I am away, I know it is always pleasant and something to look forward to.
Then suddenly I realized what it was about. I have been resisting the changes, and the allergic reaction was in its own way a message from my body to me that I was “shedding my skin” as part of the new cycle that I have been entering. The message is now quite clear: I can resist the changes in my life, but they will happen anyway because they are part of my Path. I need to let go of any fears that I have, because I know that those fears are only illusions. I have learnt to trust my inner compass, and there is no reason under the sun why it would fail me this time.
And guess what? I have not made any changes in my diet, and the allergy is mostly gone. And in terms of the changes in my life, I am white-water rafting and screaming at the top of my voice, because I enjoy the ride and not because I am afraid.”
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Message received from the Pleiades on 26th September 2012:
“The message is about patience. As your intuitive ability grows, you get a clearer picture of what the future holds. That is good, because you can then train and focus your thoughts on what is coming, and you can bring it on rather than wait for it. However, here is the key. That future can only happen when everyone directly involved is ready. Your future never affects only you. You have a contract with everyone else that is involved, and they all need to be as ready as you are. That is where you need to be patient.
And yes, we will never communicate a future to you that will not happen. It is a matter of time and them everyone is ready, and your envisaged future happens in one flowing movement consisting of several small, orchestrated moves.
All you need to do is keep your faith and see your future unfold.