Saturday, 12 May 2018

Saturday, 21 April 2018

John Birch

Amazonian Rain-forest activist from the UK, John Birch, has developed an interesting method of raising money for charity! One morning whilst visiting Westminster Cathedral in Central London, John sensed the spirit of Jesus surrounding the entire building. Later that day, he attended an Eckhart Tolle seminar and was inspired to become a facilitator of an Eckhart Tolle Local Silent Group in his area of Blackburn, Lancashire

Friday, 20 April 2018

Shrines of France

I left London with my travelling companion, Laura, firstly to visit the chapel and castle of St Mesmin. The traffic was congested so we continued on to the city of Orleans. This was an ancient town in 1424 when an illiterate girl, only 12 years old, saw visions and heard voices of the saints, Michael, the archangel, Catherine of Antioch and Margaret. She also communed with the archangel Gabriel. Their voices inspired her to lead French armies in victory against the English during the Hundred Years War, restoring the crown to Charles VII. Shockingly, she was betrayed by the British, tried in court and burnt at the stake as a witch in 1431. We wondered why Michael and Margaret, both dragon slaying saints and therefore both related to leylines, were involved in Joan’s mission and we discovered strong leys in the area of Orleans. The house in Donremy where Joan was born and the thirteenth century church where she prayed can be visited to see the original statue of St Margaret before which Joan prayed. It is a particularly powerful statue and myself and my colleague received an outpouring of love and strength and we also received a message about the pointlessness and poisonous ness of war, it's swings and roundabouts, loss that lasts generations. The energies in the forest where Joan received her first messages from the saints - and around the spring which in ancient times provided healing for those with fever and which the judge questioned her about during her trial - register extraordinary energies. In the local town of Greux is a special shrine to St Margaret whose energies are very powerful.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Labyrinth - Saffron Walden - some thoughts

The ancient labyrinth on the common at Saffron Walden is the largest 'free to walk' labyrinth in England and is believed to be based on the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral (which dates to the twelvth century but is not always available). This one has four raised areas at the quarters and a mound at the centre. It is reputed to be a portal to otherworlds and perhaps on a ley node. The round trip to the centre and out again is 3,000 meters or two miles. I visited on my birthday to meditate on the year ahead. Before I had left home, I had opened a gift from a friend. It was a tiny bright sculpture of mythical beasts emerging from an egg and was titled, 'new beginnings'.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Fount of All Knowledge Meditation

This free YouTube is a healing meditation titled 'The Found of All Knowledge'. Make yourself comfortable, avoid interruption for 15 minutes, and relax! Written by Wendy Stokes and spoken by Erica Longdon.  

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Spiritual Healing

If someone wishes to receive spiritual healing, the healer must, by law, suggest that, if they had not done so already, get a qualified doctor’s opinion to provide a diagnosis and treatment. The words ‘hallowed’, ‘holistic’, ‘whole’ and ‘health’ are all connected to the word ‘healing’. Spiritual healing delivers loving energy in order to help to restore equilibrium the body, emotions, mind and spirit. Healers give good quality attention, recognition, acknowledgement, compassion, support, consideration, kindness, patience and understanding. These qualities are the secrets of the healing arts. Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual complaints, trivial, hereditary and terminal disorders are some of the conditions treated by spiritual healers. Whatever the cause, healing spirits know every heart-ache and discomfort and are ready to deliver Soothing directly to the place of greatest need. 

Monday, 16 April 2018

Dowsing at Bradwell

Our small group investigated whether a ley-line could be detected by using dowsing rods in the vicinity of St Peter's Chapel, Bradwell on Sea, which was built from stone recovered from a Roman fort which defended Essex from invasion from Europe. 

When the Romans left (early 400s AD) their fortress fell into dilapidation. In the mid seventh century, the Celtic Bishop, Cedd, sailed down the coast from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to preach Christianity to the pagans of the East Saxon shore, and decided to use the spare stone from the Roman fort he found on the beach at Bradwell to build a chapel. He dedicated it to St Peter who was a fisherman and at this site, sea and river meet, and at that time was rich in all varieties of fish and was therefore a suitable site for monastic life (which required fish meals on Fridays). Peter was the leader of the early Christian movement after the crucifixion of Jesus and stands at the gate of heaven, a suitable saint to protect this early Christian church which is thought also to have housed a scriptorium, where valuable manuscripts were created.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Glastonbury - A Springtime Visit

I had not been to Glastonbury for at least 35 years so it was a delight to visit again and see the amazing changes - and also see so many things that stayed the same. It is a place where legends associated with all my favourite characters are brought to life. Perhaps a pre-Christian holy site, since the days when Joseph of Arimathea* brought two goblets (believed to be the Grail from Golgotha after the death of Jesus) to our land and placed his staff into the ground. The hillside is now called Weary All Hill because he and his group were exhausted from such a vast sea and land journey. I recently attended a family wedding at the ancient church of St Just in Cornwall where Joseph's boat is said to have arrived into the small bay. Joseph is an ascended master and I sense his energies all around

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Why see a Counsellor or Therapist?

Why would someone go to the expense, time and commitment to train as a counsellor if it were easy to guide someone through change or the relief of symptoms?

In 1989, it cost approximately £10,000 to train as a counsellor. I studied for a Diploma in Higher Education which involved extensive group work and I also took a Diploma in Counselling. For the Diploma in Counselling, I understudied with an experienced therapist for almost two years and I read forty books during this time as well as writing a dissertation, keeping a personal journal and being a client myself so I have more than adequate knowledge about the process and how it can affect someone on many levels. As a qualified and experienced counsellor, if I see a client with a major problem, such as self-harm or feelings of suicide, I pay to see a supervisor, which can be extremely costly. I have insurance and maintain a comfortable venue to see clients, all this costs money and that is why it is necessary for me to charge for my time and expertise.

Your Healer Video by Heather Kropf

A new meditation video created by US musician, Heather Kropf titled 'Your Healer'. Written by Wendy Stokes and presented by Heather Knopf: