Maca has been one of those foods that have made a big difference in my life. I swear by the stuff! Like many of us, I am somewhat sensitive to the hormonal shifts in my body, feeling every nuance of these ebbs and flows. I also pop into 'fight or flight' mode easily - it's just the way I'm made. I feel overwhelmed in crowds. I feel everyone's stuff. My 'time of the month' always used to feel like a plunge into the fiery depths.
Awakened Living Views
Yet again summer has been dry as a bone in much of Europe, igniting wild fires in France, Portugal and Spain, forcing thousands to flee, as in the popular holiday destination of Saint Tropez. And in California, record-breaking heat and fierce Santa Ana winds have caused thousands to flee their homes. As in many other places around the globe, the weather is becoming nothing short of biblical. As strange as it may at first sound, and whilst feeling deep love and empathy for those affected, how can spiritual people turn these drastic events into a positive?
What can we learn?
So far in this series of articles on overcoming fear, we've explored how each fear can be traced to a fear of death and also, how our 'web of identity' affects the way we approach our fear. Now, let's go deeper still into the caverns of who we are and look at the source pain behind our fear of death. Whether a final death or an every day challenge to our sense of self, it confronts our identity causing us to be afraid. Thus we often cling to certain traits/identities within us when others are challenged, especially our world view and belief system. It's been shown over and over again that when reminded of our fear of death, we react generously to those who reinforce our beliefs and harshly to those who call our beliefs into question.
An Iceberg the size of Trinidad and Tobago has just broken off the Antarctic Ice Shelf. Personally I find this deeply significant in the Great 5D Shift - only a couple of years ago, plenty in the spiritual mainstream were pointing to the growth in Antarctic Ice to deny that Climate Change was warming the planet. I know this is 'inconvenient'. I know it's not the kind of thing you necessarily want to read about. But, as evolving people, I believe it's utterly essential to take note. We must attain higher dimensional consciousness by transcending the lower ones - we can do it, and there's nothing to fear. Such circumstances will serve to make us stronger and more complete...
With escalating regularity a factual event now occurs in the world that shocks you awake. Like the fact that society is now consuming over 1 million plastic bottles per minute. Yes, just digest that for one moment before moving on. By 2021, that'll amount to half a trillion bottles per year - are such figures even comprehendable by the human mind? Well put it this way, at this rate, by 2050, the ocean will contain more plastic bottles than fish! Where is this all heading? What's the wider message about the society we're living in? What's the REAL solution to this insanity? Only a spiritual shift in consciousness can save mankind now...
High vibrational foods can help to expand our consciousness; help us feel the inter-connectivity of all life; help us to remember who we truly are and make us increasingly aware of ourselves on a soul level. These foods can also help to look after us on a physical level; to nourish our physical vehicle (and emotional/mental vehicles) so that we have a healthy body into which our vibrant soul can infuse.
There can be no half measures if we truly want to progress along the path. We have to be all in - you have to go all the way, in. You can't dip just your toe in and expect that you'll succeed. You won't. Because it's the fiery crucible that stirs the inner emotions of consciousness, those that cause breakthrough; it's where your spirit truly moves. And it won't fully move without that. Progression on the path means the stirring up of this consciousness, so it wells up within you. It's there that you find out who you truly are - where you define who you truly are. That's what I adore about this video poem by Charles Bukowski. Be all in - Go all the way...
High Vibes in a Flash!
The simple art of making raw food energy truffles is something that brings me great joy. It's my meditation! I can’t think of a more versatile, satisfying, scrumptious and nutritious sweet treat. Of course, the final product does depend on what you put in them in the first place. How the flavours excite your tastebuds is determined by the unique blend of ingredients that you choose. For me it’s pretty much an intuitive experience, encouraged by whatever I have available in my kitchen at the time.
Consciousness always flows in waves - sometimes the tide contracts as we move into density, but the expansion always swells back, such is the way in the expansion of awareness. Brexit represented an opportunity for greater soul sovereignty, but that wave was then usurped by the right wing. Society swung further right with political change in the US, which continued in the early stages of the British election with the socialists nowhere insight. Biased media and carefully manipulated opinion was successfully obscuring the light. But just as JC himself overturned the capitalist tables some 2000 years ago, will today's socialist JC Jeremy Corbyn gain enough momentum to succeed? And if he does, how wide will the ripples of increased consciousness spread?
As a practicing reflexologist, I am continually amazed by the positive effect reflexology can have on people. It can release energetic blockages and held emotions, and encourage deep relaxation. In this article you will find three useful reflex points that you can enjoy working on at home.
- Who doesn't love a foot rub? While reflexology practitioners use particular methods of applying pressure, any type of massage or pressure application can be beneficial, so try it out on yourself, a family member or friend - tune in to what works and feels good for you. You can inadvertently work the body, and help it to re-balance. Enjoy!
J.R.R Tolkien, author of 'The Lord of the Rings' was asked countless times in his life, by members of different religions, philosophers and fans, to comment on the many morals one can take from his books. However, Tolkien always refused to do this, despite his books being so apparently full of life lessons. Tolkien stated that his stories, and the world he created for them, were simply 'full of life', and that he intended no specific morals to be gained by the reader. I absolutely love this perspective. You see, we all can learn from life experiences as well as from reading books, watching movies and listening to music. But are these really morals?
Let's explore the difference between a 'moral' and an 'organic life lesson'.
I find there is nothing quite like riding the blade edge of life. It's where you've moved beyond any intention for the moment, beyond requiring any particular outcome or goal, definitely where you've moved beyond expectation or need of it. Then to completely and wholly immerse yourself in what is. It does take application and commitment, patience and perseverance. The One in you is not found by distancing yourself from life, but becoming intimately intimate with it, sensitively engrossed in the sensuality of it, yet not at all lost - deeply exploring and feeling into it. Yesterday I was out enjoying my most favourite of 'games', which I call "free wheeling". Wow, I had some incredible experiences, riding the blade edge of life...