The Golden Buddha

In 1957, a group of Thai monks were informed that due to major construction of a new port and highway, their shrine was to be relocated. The shrine in question was a huge clay Buddha. Careful arrangements were made and the day of the shrine moving arrived. The shrine, located under a roof to keep it safe from the elements, was prepared for its journey. A crane was brought in and began lifting the clay Buddha, but as it rose off of its resting place, it began to crack. It seemed to be far heavier than all the engineers had

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Stuff!

As the first flowers of spring start to burst into life through the frozen ground, the energy within me also seems to be stirring. Now is the time to start clearing out and de-cluttering our lives on every level – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is time to let go of all that ‘stuff’ that accumulates in our lives that simply hangs about doing nothing. Nearly all of us are guilty for hanging on to things – ‘that might come in handy’, or ‘that was a gift, I can’t get rid of that’ or ‘I bought that as a

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The Divine Soul

Neptune and Chiron continue with their sacred conjunction, and the intensity of this seems to be continually growing and expanding. Both of these planets are strongly connected to the Soul, and whilst Chiron allows us to work from the depths of the soul to help and heal others, Neptune is the force that drives us towards spiritual longing and Faith. Chiron can highlight pain in our lives, he can show us darkness and suffering, but his gift also allows us to ascend from the darkness towards meaning, purpose and love. He offers each of us greater wisdom and an understanding

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The Tiger Within

February’s New Moon on the 14th sees the start of the Chinese New Year and the year of the Tiger. Lots of cultures celebrate the lunar cycle; the Chinese New Year is the most familiar. The element for this year is metal, sometimes referred to as Golden or White – Golden Tiger and White Tiger both sound amazing, Metal Tiger sounds a little more mechanical – perhaps this is a year to turn metal into gold… A New Moon signifies new beginnings. So this is a good time for making wishes and declaring affirmations or statements of intent about our

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Illuminating the Sacred Dance

The Sun is now shining a light on the special conjunction of Neptune and Chiron. Neptune and Chiron are still dancing around one another, and whilst Jupiter has now left the party, the two remaining planets will remain together until well into 2011. Neptune is the planet of mystery, mysticism, dreams and the ethereal; whilst Chiron is the wounded healer representing those wounds which enable each of us to help/heal others. In addition, Chiron shows us the strength we have within ourselves to face adversity and then find it within ourselves to use the experience and wisdom of that adversity

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A Matter of Perspective…

The Moon was stirring up Pluto yesterday and this seems to be part of the build up towards the New Moon on Sunday. There has been a decidedly edgy energy in the air, and there is a strong sense of agitation for many souls. The reason for this is connected to the Moon’s emotional ebb stirring up Pluto the catalyst. For many of us, there seems to be no logical reason for this agitation and restlessness, but it is part of the process of moving towards a greater sense of clarity and focus over the coming weeks. It is time

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Our Mission

‘We all have a divine mission on earth. Let that mission be to inspire love and embrace the light within. Let that mission be to have peace in our hearts as we create heaven on earth. Let that mission be to seek empowerment through transformation and to breathe joy into everything we do. If we allow these things to be our mission, the golden light of the sun will shine on our souls and change our world forever’. Micheal Teal – Poet, Philosopher and Shaman

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Power to the People

A key theme for each of us for 2010 is empowerment, and I have been doing much meditation and reflection on this over the past few weeks. It is one of those words that sounds fantastic; but what does it actually mean for each of us personally? What does it boil down to for each of us? Here is just one of many thousands of definitions: ‘’Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social or economic strength of individuals and communities. It often involves the empowered developing confidence in their own capacities’. (Wikipedia) With Mars and Saturn retrograde all February,

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