Destiny has called me back to the Hawaiian Islands once again. Even before touching my feet on the earth there I am feeling her energies igniting my soul! It feels as if this trip contains the seeds of a deep purposeful unfolding, perhaps even on a planetary level. I already feel the devas, the spirit of the land and can taste the scent of an ancient paradise in the air. I am looking forward to sharing snippets and highlights of the journey as it unveils itself over the next couple of weeks. I have a small camera, laptop and slow internet connection - will see what I can do...
When we look beyond the veil into most spiritual traditions, we can clearly see that there are experiences common to all. The spiritual path has been experienced, described and dressed in many shapes and forms, yet for me, it is falling through the form, seeing what is beyond the veil that has really shown me the core of unity through it all. It seems that there is a destined journey for the human soul. In what ever way, myths, legends, stories and spiritual traditions have portrayed it - once a soul awakens to the unity of all things, the journey of spiritual evolution, is undeniably real.
Evolving Souls join togetherWhat an incredible year so far!
I am so looking forward to connecting with the "Openhand Family" - a group of around 20 dedicated Openhanders, joining together to draw 2012 to a close and welcome in 2013. We'll be at the Chalice Well Retreat centre for the third time this year; a sacred place in Avalon known for it's deeply healing and transformative energies. It has a rich a history that weaves divine truth, etheric and ancient knowledge along with the myth and legend. The Openhand retreat invites all to find only that which is true to the core of our own being. To unfold ever deeper layers of authentic beingness. New Year Retreat 2012/13 photos and sharings
We've been having wonderful monthly gatherings at the Miracles Room here in Glastonbury. Originally they were intended as follow ups to our seminar, but as with all things when allowed to, they've followed their own path and evolved into something else. So they're taken on a very meditative feel. The energy and atmosphere has become deeply sacred. We're exploring right to the boundaries of consciousness and pushing through. And what lovely kindred spirits! With people joining from as far afield as China, Australia, Germany, Sweden and even Wales (!), it's a very cosmopolitan group indeed. We are blessed! Come join us for the final session before the completion of 2012...
Ascension Meditations 4th Dec
We have a new mini movie out today, called "The Spiritual Path".
It was filmed mostly in Glastonbury, on the "Shores of Avalon". It's a video 'essay' containing reflections and stirring imagery about what it truly means to be walking the spiritual path. It's a heart-warming, inspirational production by the fair hands of Trinity. A lovely piece of work that I can thoroughly recommend. It's sure to activate something in your life.
View here...The Spiritual Path
Our biannual course "Walking the Path" begins today at the magical Chalice Well. If you've not experienced the grace and majesty of this special location yet, then you have something wonderful to look forwards to. For the Openhand team, it holds a special place in our hearts. What is the Chalice? Well its the holy chalice, layed out purposefully to signify the birthing canal of the divine feminine, giving birth to a new humanity, a new way of being. Brimming with Magdalen Energy, which you can't fail to be touched by, it's been a place of spiritual pilgrimage for around 2000 years. Join us in this rolling journal entry as we guide the participants through what it really means to be walking the spiritual path...
After a few months of hard work in the background, we're pleased to announce the release of Openhand's new website today. We think you'll find it much easier to navigate and access the ever expanding library of content we've built up over the years. Plus we'll very pleased with the new cleaner design.
- Drop down lists in the header navigation
- New sections for video and audio...see header
- New community section...see header
- New panels on the home page for featured journal, World News Views, Events and Articles
- New section for image quotes accessible from the bottom of the home page
- Plus all the regular content that you'll be used to
Have a browse around and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear your views...
This week, if you were wondering why things might be a little quieter on the website than usual, it's because we're holding our annual "Transfiguration" course here at the Earth Spirit Centre in the heart of the rolling Somerset countryside. We have a wonderful group of 20 kindred spirits, courageously confronting and exploring the veils that limit, then breaking them apart and unleashing a new majesty of being. It's always been a powerful course and this year has certainly so far been no exception. Here's a taster of the work we've been doing...
‘How do the geese know when to fly to the sun?
Who tells them the seasons?
How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on?
As with the migrant birds, so surely with us,
there is a voice within,
if only we would listen to it,
that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.’
The thing I love about this quote is the reminder that in our world, all sentient beings know the way. They know when it is time to move onwards, time to rest, time to flower, or time to shed our leaves...
I awoke today with great excitement because today is the day that we are taking the Openhand 'Walking the Path' level 2 residential course to the Chalice Well Garden Retreat Centre for the first time. The energy at the Well is truly special and I've been keen to take the Openhand work there ever since we moved to Glastonbury. Finally, we are doing just that!...
Budapest melting my heart again!
We've just grounded again after our return from the latest workshop in Hungary. It was incredibly rewarding to work with the beautiful Budapest Openhanders, with such a strong sense of gratitude emanating from the people there. There was a diverse range of guests from a whole host of backgrounds, yet all joining together with the common goal of really committing to following the path of the soul...
Evolving people with a common sense of destiny.
It's the first 'anniversary' of 5GATEWAYS. In that time, we’ve connected with people all around the world who’ve seen the film and resonated with the journey of Ascension we’ve described within. It’s so heart-warming to hear your stories of what’s happening in your lives. And also that people are beginning to feel a common sense of purpose and direction. It can be very confusing out there in the world right now, and I think the beauty of having a routemap, is that it can help make sense of why things are shaping as they are. As the old world begins to crumble around us, it can greatly help if evolving people pull together with a common sense of destiny...