Connection to our Star Families
When I was around 12 years old, I started to read the science fiction novels in my father’s library, most of them had been written by Fred Hoyle who was an eminent mathematician and physicist. I also read some of John Wyndham’s books (The Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos amongst them) many of which were less than positive about non-terrestrial races.
The stories of aliens and consciousness contained in bodies other than solid intrigued me: it did not repel me but indeed broadened my mind to consider other forms and ways of existence.
I also never had any problems accepting that other forms of life may exist throughout the galaxy. The thought that we were the only form of intelligence in the whole galaxy was laughable.
So when I began this journey into myself through the vehicle of healing and energy work, I attended some workshops which introduced me to Star People.
When I attended the first one, in 2012 or 2013, I did not know what it was about, in fact I had no idea what I had signed up for but the poster caught my attention and I paid for my ticket.
The workshop was amazing and during one of the meditations, I did not want to return to the room we were in as I felt so at home with these beings. I was very upset as a result!
Since then, intermittently, I have communicated with Star people through meditation and this year have begun once again to work with my own Star family. This has happened organically through the Angelic Reiki workshops I facilitated as there is a strong multidimensional aspect to this work. I also found myself working with Star People when I ran crystal workshops.
If you find that this is completely crazy, I would not blame you. I found this very difficult to write and distracted myself by eating lots of chocolate, watching YouTube videos and detaining myself whilst out walking for longer than I originally intended! It has taken me a whole day to pen this short article! And I have finally posted it four days after I began writing it! And why? Because the subject matter is a little zany!
How does that make me look in your eyes??!! Crazy?!
Indeed it is only recently that it has been proven that the world is a sphere through the photographs of Earth taken from space during the voyage of 1969 to the moon. So it may take some time before the human race admits and allows this idea to anchor more in their consciousness: we are not alone and actually we are all related, not just terrestrial families but all the alien ones too. For are we not all made from star dust? Plus we share the same universe, not unlike all the different races on Earth, sharing the same land and seas, just on a different scale.
I do not believe we are the only race to exist in this vast galaxy and universe (plus I do believe that are other universes), we certainly are not the only sentient beings on this planet. It is only logical that with so many stars and so many planets and moons, there must be other life, but perhaps not as we know or understand it.
So why am I writing about this?
Because I really believe that it is time to embrace being not just a global terrestrial citizen, but a galactic one and indeed a universal one.
Just like a cell cannot be separate from its body, all solar systems make up a galaxy like parts of a huge living creature. And of course, all galaxies and the space which lie between them then make up this universe. And universes make up the cosmos and it goes on ad infinitum.
Instead of vibrating in separation, we need to extend our connection beyond humanity, not without first embracing all the forms of life on Earth including all the elements which make up our structure, all fauna and flora and the whole planet too.
Because surely this is what love is, the connection with everything, everyone and all. Our connection with vast numbers of stars and space, which are just an expression of the great macrocosm of the universe. A connection within ourselves and also without and beyond the boundaries of our planet.
Ultimately, we choose how we experience our lives.
The need to refocus, constantly because we live what we create.
What we create comes from our choices: subconscious and conscious and where our focus is placed.
This is the first time I am writing about my experience with depression, because it has illustrated so clearly to me, the importance of choice. My own choice affected what I felt about life and how I lived my life. Choice had and has the power to change my whole perception and experience of life.
Depression showed me that I had a choice in how to experience my life: I could either continue to wallow in sadness, guilt and despair or decide to live, think and feel differently.
I chose the latter after two dark years of post-natal depression.
During that period, nothing could change the way I felt: heavy, always tired, listless, bored, lost, hazy: my brain was slow and felt dead, I put on weight and found caring for my daughter a challenge. There were times when I was very happy being mum to my bunny, but it would not last and I would inevitably sink into a quagmire of self-hate, guilt and sorrow.
Here I was, able to be a full time mum by choice, a loving husband, and receiving complete unconditional love from a small but beautiful little being, but yet, I was unhappy!!! Miserable! How and why? I wondered myself but I just didn’t have any answers for it.
Nothing my ex or anyone suggested worked for me either and I had excuses and myriad reasons to counter and undermine all that they said: nothing convinced me to experience life differently and how I felt about it: I was a complete and utter disaster!
For two years, I muddled through, with varying states of deep darkness, occasionally contemplating suicide, then feeling guilty about it. Sometimes I would break through the surface of my dark depths and I would experience deep joy but these were few and infrequent. I did not talk about this openly or freely with anyone.
One day, I woke up, after a few months of eating lots of cake (because I felt like it) and decided that I had had enough of feeling this way: I was sick and tired of feeling washed out, tired, miserable, powerless and colourless. Changes needed to be made.
I made a choice to change how I felt and chose to make changes to support me.
I knew that diet was a major part of creating change because I had been suffering from constipation and back aches for a few months. I found an article about a raw food chef in the Observer magazine and went on to investigate this further. It seems that even a 50% raw food diet would aid better health.
So I decided to change our diet from predominantly organic meat based to raw vegan, with the exception of cooked fish and eggs for my daughter and cooked carbohydrates for my ex in the evenings. We had fresh home-made juice every day and I also installed a reverse osmosis water filter in our kitchen.
Within four weeks, my mind was clearer and I no longer suffered back pain and constipation. I no longer suffered cramps from menstruation either.
I also found more information on home schooling and discovered the large network of home schoolers in South East London and began attending the weekly meetups with the parents and children.
I am so grateful for the internet and the availability of books and information that I found my way through all this and found friends in this community.
But none of this would have happened had I not made that first decision: that choice to have a different experience of life. I wanted good health and not an achy body, dead head and constipation. I wanted happiness and contentedness, not guilt, worthlessness, despair and anxiety.
I did not want to feel unhappy and low all the time, only concentrating on what I found wrong with life and missing all the beauty which was so obvious around me when I decided to open my eyes it.
I also craved higher energy levels to enable me to play with my daughter and to continue to breast feed beyond the age of 2.
I wanted to have more fun and to enjoy my family and myself and to watch my daughter grow and thrive and to relearn about magic through the eyes of my daughter’s innocence instead of my own jaded ideas from my childhood and later years.
So I chose life instead of destructive, over indulgent self-centeredness.
No one can make decisions for us, there is no one else to blame for our experience of any situation we find ourselves in, no one else can convince us to think or perceive life differently. Only we can.
Depression taught me this and for this I am grateful. It was a horrible lesson and I would not want to repeat it! But it has forever impressed upon me how my choice determines the outcome of all my experiences.
However, it has taken hindsight to truly appreciate what depression did for me and a greater awareness of the importance of choice and choosing where to concentrate my focus this year through attending Ryan Pinnick’s and William Whitecloud’s workshops.
Only we can decide if we want to be happy and I do not deny that at times we have to allow ourselves to feel the exact opposite and everything in between.
Being human gifts us the whole range of emotions and thoughts: joy, rage, boredom, murderous: but it is our decision if we allow these to pull us down, to commit murder or to be deliriously happy.
It is completely and utterly up to us.
Creativity and Responsibility
Channelling for June 2017, through the High Self/Genius state
The energies of transformation (golden light-waves, pulsing at a high vibration, higher than before), are increasing and we are impulsed to move from creating from the little self/ego to the High Self state and to be aware that we may actually have been creating mainly from the small self all along, the majority of our lives.
Just look at the results, are you happy and satisfied with them? Is it what you wanted and do you love what you are and where you are now? If not, what are you going to do about it?
This is effecting DNA changes, to allow the “floating” parts which the scientists have talked about, to connect and complete, giving rise to greater intuition and self confidence in our own ability to access truth and knowledge which is empowerment: one’s own truth and truth of what’s happening in the world amidst all the information we receive every day.
A lot of people’s brains are getting stretched and for many, it may feel like they are bursting!
This is in some ways, really challenging people’s perception of themselves and life itself. This can be painful especially if we are not open to change or the realisation that at many levels, we create what we experience.
There are many who are also now able to step up to creating from their Cosmic High Self state. There are various levels of High Self or Genius states that we each have and they activate when we decide it is time. This is not about who is better or worse than the other, it is just about the job that we are here to do and the levels of energies we need to tap into in order to create what we want in service to humanity. Do not get side tracked with processes, for we are all evolving at the stages which we are able to.
The energies bring about emphasis on self-responsibility and perception.
For example, psychic attacks only occur because at some level, we allow them to, so wake up and start deciding that this no longer works for you. You may need help in the form of healing for this or it may just require forthright decision on your own part.
Waves of people are awakening, in every walk of life.
Supported by the Universal Light Beings, there is a stepping up of energy in this quadrant of the Universe as the whole is expanding (not physically) but mind-wise, it is like there is more “space” for greater connection amongst all of us and the Light Beings: Angel collective or archetypal energies of creation amongst others.
Imagine a woven fabric, what seems to be happening now is that the fibres which make up the fabric are being loosened to allow more space and more fibres (for want of a better description!) to be inserted creating a more complex and detailed picture of this area.
More are already taking charge of their power to create what they want as opposed to blindly creating whatever is in their sub-consciousness. You can see this from the number of self-empowerment workshops on offer and the many who attend them.
To integrate these changes and to alleviate some of the symptoms:
Allow time for day dreaming or zoning out in nature.
Allow wildness, sing and dance.
Move freely, practice Yoga, Tai Chi or Chi Gung.
Hydrate well, eat fresh food, lessen processed and heavily cooked food, in summer you can eat fresh food more easily and this will help with energy levels and integration of these vibrations.
Change is inevitable, nothing is static. More and more transformational energies will pour in over the next few years and decades to support us in achieving our true creative abilities.
Navigating these changes requires will, intuition, choice and focus.
Ultimately, we decide too how we ride this journey.
Like the Dalai Lama says, happiness is a choice.
Not all is to be experienced as “love and light”, all bliss and wonder and love. Sometimes we have to experience the resistance, face our stories, or shadow. We may sometimes need to feel we are up against a wall to really understand that it is our stuff which is causing it.
Healing: my understanding of it.
What is healing really? I have found a lot of confusion with regards to this and would like to offer my humble view on it.
For me, healing occurs when I return to alignment with myself, my High Self or the self which is One with All. Re-connection to me, is what healing treatments brings about.
We can do this for ourselves and its effectiveness depends on how deeply we are ingrained in our fear and survival state at that time.
In Alchemical terms, it brings people from the state of Negredo to the state of Albedo. Generally speaking, Negredo describes the ego state, the fear-based restricted survival viewpoint.
Albedo is the High Self, or the state of the Genius, Magician/Alchemist or Super-consciousness.
Healing can occur through meditation, focus, dance, music, moments of repose, being in nature, being with people of a vibration of unconditional love and acceptance or when we are joyful.
This can occur spontaneously, when the fear based ego has loosened its grip on our psyche and in that instance, reconnection is made to the fountain of knowledge and wisdom within us, which has also been described as the small voice within.
And we find ourselves in a state of Albedo. What we do with it is another thing and another article!
When I receive “healing” or a healing treatment, it does not mean that I was broken prior to receiving the healing, or I had done something wrong to require help in this way.
It also does not mean that once I am connected within myself, that I am healed. It means that I am in that moment, creating from my soul instead of from my fear.
I do believe that none of us are imperfect in any way and the word or act of healing does not mean that we need fixing or correcting.
A disconnection with self does bring many symptoms in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual states and bodies: perhaps this is where the notion of imperfection is identified, especially nowadays where there are so many “prescriptions” for living well with nutrition, exercise and life-style and many medical cures and procedures for illnesses.
But I feel that this then exposes us to criticism, which creates guilt and a whole plethora of other self-hating emotions which do not help to maintain a strong connection to our beautiful and true selves.
A balanced and good diet, exercise and fresh air are important but these are no guarantee at all, for a completely healthy, illness -free life.
I hope this short piece helps to clarify my interpretation of what healing can do and what it is.
Do write me to comment on this if you like!
September 2016, a month of Eclipses!
How was September for you?
Did you enjoy the Solar and Lunar Eclipses and the Mercury Retrograde?
Even though at times these events may be trying and challenging and downright painful, you are well equipped to ride the storms with panache, joy and brilliance! Because you are a Divine Being, magnificent, amazing and beautiful!
Our ego or identity (which is not the sum total of who we are) may like to polarise and create stories about our lives and the situations we find ourselves in but only the still small voice within, your inner master, High Self or Genius as some call it, is truthful about all and knows who we are. Our ego may believe that we are not indeed Divine Beings capable of brilliance and great works but the High Self knows that this is a lie.
I learnt this month that it is so important to have a time to myself preferably in the morning where I can centre myself and bring myself into the present moment, letting go of all worries about the past and projections into the future, so that I can connect and be that still voice within and embody peace and love, even if it is only for a short period of time. It is sufficient to point me towards what I would really like to achieve on that day.
Short breathing meditations are so helpful in connecting our consciousness to our still centre or High Self and can be done practically anywhere, at any time.
All you have to do is stop. Stop everything and just breathe, slowly, savouring each in-breath and out-breath. And with that, you can build in some gratitude too and find good in areas which you might not even have been aware of. Miracles occur when we just take the time for such a simple exercise.
The Angels and other Light Beings have been whispering how much we are loved and cherished: all this unconditional! And I forward this message for you all: you are so loved and accepted for who you are as a human and also who you are as a Divine Being. No judgement at all, this means all of you all the time!
All it takes is acceptance of that love and an opening of the heart to receive.
Here’s to a beautiful October, as we gear down for Autumn and the darkness of winter. A time of reflection and going deep within. May this bring you deep love for yourself and joy as you open up to more recognition of your amazing self! Thank you for allowing me to reflect this back to you! Thank you for being my friend on this journey as we head home, home towards Source/Spirit, home towards ourselves.
Preparation for meditations and connecting with others in remote, group meditations.
DO NOT listen to any meditation recordings whilst driving a vehicle or if you need to use your full attention! Most meditation recordings will tend to work like a guided meditation where you have to close your eyes and you may fall asleep, not good if you are behind the wheel of a car or need to operate machinery!
It is important to prepare yourself and the space you will meditate in to create the most perfect conducive state for you so that it is an easy and fun process and not a pain in the butt and something you just want to avoid until you feel you have no choice and you just have to do it!!!
A lot of people find meditation or taking time out in quietness for themselves a challenge and the preparation helps to create a safe, beautiful and calm space so that you are not easily distracted. It will also begin the process of calming your mind and body, which is essential for these practices. Preparation will also charge your space with the energies of love which will help your experience be a beautiful and joyful one.
So I have created this document with a simple list of suggestions which you can use or ignore or take parts of so that it is an easy and fun for you. You could even use this to begin clearing out old things you do not want in your room or home so that you can create a “sacred” or beautiful place or altar where you can place pictures of family or friends, flowers, crystals or a table top which you can use to remind you of positive thoughts or a gratitude corner, plant corner or even a food and yummies’ corner (why not!).
In short it is a space or place in your home you dedicate to you, family, friends, work, love, joy and fun. It can be as creative as you like or simple like a Japanese painting with just a few well-placed and elegant items which you hold dear.
You can arrange multiple corners, table tops, have a dedicated altar or have angel pictures or crystals of special significance in each of your rooms if you like.
I tend to meditate and to create meditations in my dining room and my lounge and both these rooms have their crystals and angel pictures permanently there.
You can also have a meditation backpack or travel bag handy so that if you go outside in nature to meditate in parks or sacred lands you have your pictures, scarves, crystals, incense, sage, matches, waterproof rug and jacket ready.
Here we go then….PREPARATION:
1 Please choose your space where you will meditate or listen to a meditation recording and ensure you will not be disturbed throughout this time. Turn off all mobile phones and take the landline phone off the hook (I know some people have more than one phone and have iPads etc..).
2 You can choose to prepare your space by lighting a candle, using crystals, flowers and arrange them in any way which feels good for you, Angel or Tarot cards of your choice or by burning incense too: it is completely up to you! Place your items on a table or on the floor, just decide and go with it.
It is also a good idea to invoke Angels to clear and transmute your space of all discordant and negative energies and play chimes or clap around all the corners of your room: this will help break up stagnant energies. Ask Angel Michael to create a golden sphere of transmutation all around you and your space to release and transmute any negative energies there may be and this will also help to transmute any feelings or thoughts you release during this time.
3 Please keep warm or cool during this period of time wherever you may be, so have a blanket handy if you need to, or turn your fan or air conditioning on if you like. Physical comfort is important as it could be a great distraction.
4 Please have a glass of water close by for the end of the recording or meditation.
5 Lie down or sit down, set the intent, whether you are giving or receiving, that it is from a place of unconditional love and acceptance of yourself or the person or place you are sending healing to. In reality when we “give” healing, we are actually holding the space or allowing the person to be surrounded and hugged by the energy of love and complete acceptance with absolutely no expectation of the outcome. The recipient is actually the one who heals themselves.
6 You can listen to some meditation music or reiki music whilst you are meditating or doing this work.
7 Start to take your attention to your breath, slow it down to a comfortable rhythm for you and begin to notice how your body is affected by this.
8 If at any time you feel uncomfortable in your body or mind during the meditation, just imagine this area of your body suffused in pinkish purple light. Forgive your mind for running on full steam when it is supposed to be resting: getting worked up about it will not make it any easier. Just continue to breath.
9 With all healing, whether you give or receive, we start with our hearts. So begin breathing into the centre of your chest where your heart and heart chakra are. Imagine pinkish purple colour or any colour you feel drawn to entering your heart through your in breath and on the outbreath, the light goes from your heart into all parts of your body, flooding it with the energy you need at this time.
10 Continue with this visualisation and just love and accept any thoughts or feelings which arise during this time.
11 If you are sending to someone, something or somewhere, ensure you are fully connected with your heart and just imagine the person, place, animal as perfect, even if you know they are very ill or the place is very polluted. Surround them with love, appreciation and complete acceptance and respect for whatever situation they are in.
By doing this and not going into the worry and fear for them, you send the highest love vibration to them and they will use it in the best way possible for them. If you are worried for them, deal with this first, help yourself and only then can you truly help others. If you are still worried and fearful, it may be better to receive healing yourself so that you can come to terms with the root of your fears and release them.
12 When you feel that it is time to stop and this may come to you as a knowing or you may feel that the energy has changed, whichever it is, thank yourself and the receiver for accepting the healing. Disconnect from the person or place by taking all your attention back to yourself and also withdrawing your energy and bringing it back into yourself fully.
You can also ask Angel Micheal to sever all ties, connections through all dimensions, space and time. You can also do this for yourself by affirming it out loud or in your mind. Say it or think it three times.
13 Take a few more deep breaths, ground yourself if you need to and gradually open your eyes. Drink some water and ensure you are completely present and grounded before you rush off to complete other things especially before you drive! I would also recommend that you burn some more incense, white sage or Palo Santo, a sacred wood from South America to further cleanse your aura and space. Using chimes like the Tibetan Ting-Sha’s will help clear your space at any time too.
Yes, even your Home!
I am always amazed how alive and conscious everything is, and when I write “everything” I do mean it.
Our world and everything within it has a consciousness, the mountains, rivers, lakes, seas, deserts, sky, rocks, soil, fauna, flora and humans too. Here are some definitions of Anima Mundi which seems to underpin this concept of consciousness in all:
The world soul (Greek: ψυχὴ κόσμου, Latin: anima mundi) is, according to several systems of thought, an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, which relates to our world in much the same way as the soul is connected to the human body.
The world is a living spiritual being. This was understood by the ancient philosophers and the alchemists who referred to the spiritual essence of the world as the anima mundi, the “Soul of the World.” They regarded the World Soul as a pure ethereal spirit diffused throughout all nature, the divine essence that embraces and energizes all life in the universe.
I think our ancestors held this belief for a long time and honoured Earth and Nature for millennia, however as a friend has suggested, since the coming of the Industrial Age, the sacredness of all life and nature has been relegated below everything derived from human thought or feeling.
The reason I bring this up is because today I decided to clear and transmute my home of all negative and discordant energy. Since December 2015 I had been wrestling with some difficult issues and relationships in my life and I knew that they had radiated from me into my home.
I had performed an energetic wash down of my house a couple of months ago but when I returned yesterday after some release and resolution of a lot of these challenges, I felt them seep into me once again in the form of thoughts and feelings both conscious and subconscious.
The way I energetically wash out my home is through working firstly on the land as it too absorbs my vibration and energy through my thoughts and feelings and especially as I have spent more time in my garden with the warming of the weather.
I then work on the built form itself and Lo and Behold!
The negative energies, blocked Soul qualities and other discordant vibrations matched the process I was working through these past few months!! So I am not surprised at all with the results of this morning’s work.
I released and transmuted these energies and I am so much happier now that my home and garden have returned to a beautifully balanced and joyful state! We can enjoy each other and be happy together once again!
Most people do not realise that all our thought forms and feelings have a vibration and a life of their own: we can either sow love and kindness or anger, hate and revenge.
Sometimes when we face our shadow sides these emotions and feelings come to the surface and it is ok, we all go through times of change which require honesty and healing. However, all these are vibrations and are carried through our speech, actions and our feelings and affect everything within our vicinity.
It is so important especially if we are on path of self-realisation and spirit that we inhabit space which supports all our processes, but like our minds, bodies’, emotions and expressions who all require nurture, love and care, our dwellings also require this level of care as they are extensions of us.
Take care of your home, like you it too deserves it. Nothing great in having to share space in and with an unhappy, angry or discontented house! Not to mention the elementals in your garden if you have been venting your spleen there!
Time for merging of Light and Dark
To all who are suffering,
May all your angels and family of light bring balms
Of love, peace and sustenance to you.
As the Moon prepares Her Fullness
Many of us may feel
Pain, separation, anger, hurt and despair.
Here is my heart, united and whole with the Universal Heart
To surround you with love
In this time.
That you may feel the succour from your own Soul
Moving and merging with you from within
Shift your eyes
Extend your ears
Open your heart
There is the distant music
Calling calling calling
"For do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for you." (this excerpt is by John Donne)
Happy Full Moon, much love xxx
The Energies of Love
Can you feel the energies getting ready for the Equinox!!
Lots of movement, lots of the Feminine and also the Masculine energies as they are never really separate, just spiralling constantly together in their dance! Sometimes one aspect takes centre stage..
Yesterday through my transmission, the energies of the female goddesses and deities came through but they were surrounded in a circle, a sphere, of their male counterparts, holding the space for us as the feminine danced their love, grace and appreciation of us, all around us. It is indeed a circle upon a circle upon more circles, sphere upon sphere upon spheres, there is no more hierarchy, just blessed be-ing. Just all the Families of Light encircling us in their love, just us awakening, remembering and reconnecting...
Blessed may we all Be
At this time of the return of the Sun
We shine our faces to the stars as our Sun shines its face towards us
Together we are in movement
Together we are in sound
Together we are in love
Together we also are in stillness
Together we are creating creating creating
Together we are Creators
Life so full of magic and wonder and grace!
Let us all meet and be in the garden of stars and starlight
Within my heart
Within your heart
Where all universes and life be
My brothers and sisters
As we return to the light together
After so much time,
After this cycle of dread and darkness
Of weight and suffering
We turn to the light
Return to what we are
Return to Light
Return to Love
Return to who we truly are!
So be it, so be it, so be it
It is done and it is now.
Ananda is a crystal-crazy therapist, an