Halloween, a Day of Remembrance

Halloween,on Tuesday, is one of the oldest spiritual festivals, and deserving to be remembered – properly.

Its origins go back to the Celtic festival of Samhain (summer’s end), but there are links also to the festival of the dead known as Parentalia and also Hallowtide when the saints are honoured and the spirits of the dead are prayed for. It is the time when magic is abroad and the ephemeral dimensions mingle with our third dimensional reality, and it deserves to be honoured for the sacred nature of this annual marker.

Halloween

Halloween 1833 in Ireland

Halloween has been trivialised over recent years and become more of a spooky celebration for children than anything else, its Celtic roots ignored. Remember, however, that just as leylines are created and strengthened by the march of thousands of pilgrims over centuries, so too the consistent celebration of ancient spiritual festivals embeds their meaning and power into the energies of earth and in the psyche of man. The memory of the true Halloween lives on in all of us, even if our minds have forgotten.

For me, living in my Celtic sanctuary of mountains and water, this day is important in my spiritual calendar. I will remember the great men and women who have striven to bring spirituality to earth since it was first seeded; the souls of the departed and in particular the souls of those making their way Home now. I will remember the Beings, once souls themselves, who work so hard to help us through our great transition, and I will remember the souls of those who have helped me personally, human and animal and more besides. I will give thanks for the magic of this great adventure of Life and will honour the Mystery.

These are extraordinary times and the day of Halloween is an extraordinary day, truly deserving of remembrance by all awakened souls. Even souls that are awake can forget, however – even you? Perhaps this time you will remember.

 

Painting by Daniel Maclise

 

Read more

This Harvest Moon – Choose your Way Well

You choose your way, your path, your life with every breath, and the Full Moon sitting esoterically in the sign of Libra this week is a reminder to you of your absolute power to direct your human journey.

Read more

A very Feminine September Full Moon

 

As I await the coming of the September Full Moon on Wednesday, I will be glad when the dominant presence of the Moon Priestess retreats and her mood changes, hopefully though improbably to be softer and kinder.

Read more

A July Full Moon of Material Rebirth

The full moon in July each year is significant for its emphasis on group rebirth and advancing the soul. In 2017, this Sunday, there is an urgency for the message to be heard and actioned. It is time.

Read more

The Solstice Today, Your Day

The energy of a heatwave solstice change woke me early today, along with the pre-dawn song of blackbirds and the chatter of bats returning to their roosts under my windows. It feels momentous, infinite, rich and transitory, a day to remember but which in the human passage of time I am likely to forget. It does not matter.

Solstice Cross

Celtic Cross

The light comes up but it has no colour, yet all I see is a palate of shades of tree green and creamy blossom stirring in God’s breath; it is as if my house and human life do not exist, today, as the power and beauty of the natural world dominate all I see and feel. The sadness from fire and violence is comforted.

This is a precious time when human cares and imperatives and tragedies can be forgotten, just for a while, and it is a moment such as this that reminds me of the importance of enabling this blending of senses and Spirit through pausing and being. On this Solstice day, as the world around me sleeps, I feel the hand of God upon this sacred land and know it is on you, too; it is the touch of loving reassurance and a reminder that we are part of God’s plan and have work to do.

It is easy to get lost in the magic of spiritual practice or the mundanities of modern life, doing the one to avoid the other perhaps or just forgetting about the need to have both: the scales of balance between the two aspects of who you are may tip unevenly from time to time, but being aware and attentive will ensure an overall perfect equilibrium. Today, the Solstice, is the day of balance – the human and the spiritual and also of past and future to achieve a constant, abundant, fearless present which is forever.

If you can, today, let this be a day of balance and also harmony, when you appreciate the blessings of your humanity and feel, perhaps, the empowering presence of Spirit everywhere. It is a day to give thanks for the past and to look forward to the future, a day for endings and beginnings and trust. It is your day.

 

A guided meditation for the June Solstice, created and recorded by me in 2013, is available for you on the Free Channellings page of my website.

 

 

 

 

 

Read more

Friday’s Full Moon to Change the World

It is no coincidence that these three months of 2017, April to June, and their full moons mark the high point of the spiritual year just as human life on Earth seems to be at its lowest point. From this polarisation must emerge change for great good.

Read more

Wesak, the Day of the Buddha

At exactly 2142 GMT on 10th May 2017, the moon will be full, and the Buddha will appear to bestow His blessing on the world. It will be Wesak.

Read more

Easter, and the 7th Ray of Magic

In my last blog post, I wrote about how Easter concerns the resurrection of the soul. It is about endings and beginnings also – which is one reason why the full moon associated with Easter is of such significance.

Read more

Easter, and the Resurrection of your Soul

The Easter spiritual festival is special, for Easter is not only about the resurrection of Jesus, but it is also about the resurrection of the soul – your soul.

Read more

The Equinox, and Gaia’s Gifts

 

Equinoxes and solstices divide our year into neat quartiles, reminding us regularly of the seasons, of nature and the cosmos, and of the constant rhythm of the planet. They remind us of our ancestors and our past, and even in our mind-based, money-centred culture they make us wonder at their mystery, for we know they signify more than a new season, or the length of a day.

Read more