It's been a long time since I took my spirituality with a dose of spiritualism. Spiritualism made it's name through it's infamous (and some say fake) contact with the dead. It is the home of psychics, clairvoyants and a place to call upon when grieving takes hold. I had much fun with Spiritualism when I first started my spiritual journey. As is described in my first ever book, The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment. I loved the idea that we might commune with spirit, that wisdom was forthcoming from the ether, and that we go on and are loved infinately. I mean, what is not to love about that? And I had many great experiences, that proved, beyond doubt, that there is life beyond life. (check them out here)
I didn't commit to Spiritualism though, just as I didn't totally gel to Buddhism, Kabbalah or Feng Shui. Though I took a great deal from each. I went on and have lived my life according to me, and to what my heart tells me. These days I wield Tarot and find much of my wisdom through interaction with the living. As it should be. Life is for a purpose. And I have happily not had any contact with the 'dead' for quite some time.
Then today happened. I was milling around my house with one daughter asleep upstairs. I had the baby monitor on. This particular baby monitor has served me through two babies, and is noisy, crackly, and reliable. My Mother in Law came around and we were chatting. She mentioned Horace. He was her Uncle and he died last year. Thirty seconds after she mentioned him, the baby monitor, constant in it's white noise, went silent, and an eerie whilst came through. As if there were a person in the room with my baby, letting lose a short but tuneful whistle. We looked at each other, the hairs on our arms raised. I heard the baby wake up. I asked if Horace used to whistle. He did apparently, all the time... Little spurts of whistling, like that which we just heard.
The fact it happened near my baby daughter is another gift. He never got to meet her. But apparently he already has. And whilst I might be pissed that he woke her from a nap, it was actually rather timely, as I was about to wake her myself. Handy. Spooky, miraculous, and very bloody handy.
And so my world is whirled back to the days of chattering with unseen entities. Nothing about is scares me. Everything about it intrigues me. I have opened myself lately to deeper spiritual experiences, to a holier divinity, a more Wiccan, Shamanic and Pagan understanding of my spirit. I didn't expect whistling. But whistling is cool. I will take it.
I believe that loving spirits, who mean no harm, are probably always trying to get our attention. Occasionally, for a split second, they do so. Usually when we really weren't expecting it. That is the way of a universe where everything is connected. Your sign or message could come through a butterfly or a baby monitor. The way to ensure your message is received, is to believe it when it comes. To have faith in your spiritual ever afterwards. To know that you go on, your spirit is connected, that we are all in a spiral of loving interdependence. And we are. And you are.
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Gaze gently at the images taken from my personally designed oracle cards (yet to be completed). Then, pick a card, any card. The meanings (left to right) are posted below. This is your guidance for this week, with a little side info on how the card was born. Let me know how it connects to you in the comments below.
First card: Birth. I designed this card the week I gave birth to Clover. Prior to the actual event. I was desperate to allow baby to come on her own into this world (and without induction). She made it, at the last minute. I was in hospital awaiting induction, but they couldn't fit me in. They took me into the ward for an overnight stay and what had been regular tightening became full on surges. She came on her own and I warrior woman birthed her without pain relief. If you have seen the show my first birth starred in, She's Having A Baby' Sky Living, you will know how badly I wanted that natural birth.
What do you want to birth now? Just because you want it, and it feels like the best, easiest thing in the world, does not mean it's going to be simple or pain free. Be patient and push gently. Above all invoke it into being, and have total faith that it can be done, no matter what the prevailing circumstances. Wait, pray, paint, push and dream it to life. Deal with whatever way your project / situation wants to come through you into the world, let it be part of the magic. If if doesn't come easy, then embrace the adventure.
Second Card: Inner Child. My daughter Ivy designed this card. Design is the wrong word. She haphazardly flung paint on the paper and used her little paws for great effect. She allowed it to be what it is, without fear or favour.
Your inner child wants you to just chill out. Life may not be perfect, but it can still be fun right? Engage the current moment. Make the most of what you have and find intriguing ways to make life colourful, exciting, wild and yes, above all, fun. Whatever aspects of your self you buried as you moved into adulthood are calling to you right now. They want to come out and play. They never left really. They are waiting at your door, ringing the bell to be let in. So open it. Encourage them to inspire you by cooking your fave childhood meal, or undertaking something you loved as a kid, go roller skating, watch some Disney, revisit your best Enid Blyton book, climbed a tree. Go back to your basics and remind your truest self that you still have room for her!
Third Card: I designed this, somewhat inspired by the menstrual Maven Mrs Lisa Lister, if you don't know her work, check it out here...
You are a goddess. In all your bloody, bleeding, round bellied loveliness, you are a goddess. Release whatever you are hanging onto that is obstructing your way forward. Do you need to forgive someone or something? Do you have hopes and ambitions that are actually blurring your true path? Are you hanging onto fear and worry like a comfort blanket? All of these things can stop us from moving forward powerfully. Be mindful, just for today, fire out where your brain is going, then purposefully rewire it. Write a letter to the universe and burn it. Let go of anything that is dogging you and make space within for something new, something better!
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I opened up my second book 'The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living' and this was what I saw. Perfect. Today has had it's frustrations. I was recording a personal meditation for a client earlier, only to discover, right at completion that it was actually not even recording. So undeterred, if slightly miffed, I started again. This time I made sure it was recording. Then at the very end, just as I was bringing the med to a close, an error message popped up. And as it disappeared it took all my vocals with it. Even my producer musician husband could not retrieve it.
I had spent the best part of two hours recording nothingness. And for those of you who have young kids, you know two hours is precious time. I could have been sitting, daydreaming, reading, flirting with the hubby, eating... There is a lot I could have done in two hours. Plus of course the meds had been wonderful. They were deep and potent and I was so proud of them. But I guess they were not meant to be. Or perhaps they were meant for me?
Either way it was two hours of intensity my client won't get, but that maybe I got something from. There really are no mistakes and to receive this page, this powerful reminder has refreshed my outlook on what had felt like a waste of time. How have there been, 'no mistakes' in your imperfect world today? Please do share below.
The book this excerpt is taken from is available internationally in print and kindle from Soul Rocks Books.
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You know when a smell transports you elsewhere and it's just so powerful? Walked in here and my first thought was 'grandpa'. It stinks lovely. Just the exact same as his old barn where he kept his tractor and lawn mower in the Kentucky heat. Just wow. A little high five from him I like to think. Plus like all great non-coincidence, we nearly didn't get in. The museum was closed because of too many school kids. But the farmer opened it just for us. Wish I could bottle this smell!
Have you received a spiritual hello through smell lately? Please share in comments below.
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How to be spiritually inspired this weekend!
Look up. Watch the clouds and gaze for as long as you can. In doing this allow any thoughts to drift away and focus on the shape, colour and shifting of the sky.
Be in nature as often as you can. Take a nice walk. Lounge in the garden. Get caught in the rain and put your umbrella down. Walk barefoot across nature's carpets.
Say a prayer. For anyone or anything other than yourself. Pray to whomever; angels, fairies, goddesses or the universe. Make it heartfelt. Make it count.
Do something outside of your comfort zone. Because to do so we have to bypass fear. And fear is nothing but a collection of thoughts that bar our way to something marvellous.
Listen and act on your intuition. Consciously tune into your gut instinct and at least once this weekend, obey it. Allow miracles to occur.
Choose not to BMW (bitch, moan and whinge). Speak positive or say nothing at all.
Smile at people and be kinder than expected. Look at everyone as a beautiful ray of soul, one that is lost in the confusing puzzle of life.
Expect nothing and give of yourself to those you love. You want a nice bunch of flowers / chocolates? Give them instead.
If times are tough then contemplate only the most positive outcome and share that positivity with anyone else affected.
Eat well and with total awareness of what you are placing in your body. Drink plenty and slurp up those power giving organic veggies! Try one meal raw / organic / vegan / veggie.
Going shopping for new stuff? Swap that desired handbag / bra / new top for an experience. Treat a friend to coffee. Or buy something to change your life like a self help book or download of meditations. Stick any spare change on a charity box and don't tell anyone you did it. Ever.
These are just some brief ideas! Feel free to share your own ideas in the comments below. Have a wonderful weekend!! Alice x
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