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Jun 15, 2012

MEDITATION - no don't yawn, I am not talking of people with shaven heads dressed in saffron or orange, nor am I on planet 'airy fairy'........
Do you day dream? Do you think about an idea or an ideal, imagine and/or visualise? Do you reflect upon situations and/or yourself?
Is your answer yes - haha - then you are meditating!!!!
Mystical terms are Passive meditation - day dreaming to you and me or when the mind is wandering and we aren't really aware of what we have been thing about, 'where we have been'
Active meditation - thinking about something intently, 'picturing', imagining, questioning.
Are you aware of your thoughts ALL day.......I doubt it, I'm not but we can start becoming more aware, we really need to have equal measure of passive and active to have a more balanced life
How many reflect though, this is where the wisdom is gained or to be mystical - enlightenment happens, enlightenment is really is not one big happening, but the lessons, gleaned form life's experiences, nothing more, nothing less;
Reflection = observing - first and foremost ourselves and our own behaviour, recognising that there is always more than one perspective - walk a mile in another's shoes...........reflection helps us gain wisdom and we will have fewer repetitions of specific situations. Science and magic are one and the same if we have eyes to see it - they espouse the same basic principles
What do you spend most of your time thnking about?
Motivation IS the key.............Blessings Be

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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 6:43am
Jun 6, 2012

Some have wanted to know what I spoke of at the weekend, so here it is...............

Personal Reflections on Spiritual Tension and Expansion

Intention brought me here today, and Intention that brought me into the Arcane School several years ago. What I learned is that attention to intention will bring about a point of tension. So we have to start with our intention,  what drives us in life.  The answer can only be found by watching our thoughts. A point of tension is reached through an intensity of purpose,  to understand why what and how and the first expansion is most often the true understanding of how we are here to be of service, we are all connected within the unified field of consciousness

I'd like to quote from the Treatise on White Magic (page 177).... “the concrete mind expresses the abstract most inadequately and in the task of embodying the truth in words, much of the experience is lost”

We all experience tension and fundamentally this tension is always spiritual as it comes from an inner urge or push and the answering acknowledgement or reaction from the personality - Tension has to be released, it can be can an explosion, expulsion or expansion.

To be consciously seeking spiritual tension is to be consciously thinking, pondering, day dreaming, questioning that which will bring an easier passage onto or into the next stage of evolution for all life. When the consciousness is preoccupied with daily life the seed thoughts and mantras  continue on the “back burner” just below the level of consciousness.

For me it first registered in my consciousness as a teenager – that all was not right in the world - “There was more to it then met the eye”.
Books I read and people I encountered would “remind me” of this deep seated belief.  In my thirties this unshakable belief came to the forefront of my life –every book that came my way was pushing all the right mental buttons, another soul seeker appeared in my life who became my  partner  - I found that on a daily basis, I was invoking the soul – using music and certain lyrics to make my own mantrams,
 i.e from the Question of Balance album Moody Blues
Just open your eyes
And realize
The way it's always been
Just open your mind
And you will find
The way it's always been
Just open your heart
And that's a start

Steve Hillage – Motivation is the Key
To many to mention but great tools and helped to keep my mind focussed.

Eventually an Alice Bailey book came into my possession.  I  felt a connection. Finally (unlike Bono) I had found what I had been searching for. I had invoked Soul control daily. I had questioned  and quested, revelations came from books, conversations, radio or TV programmes  and through meditation, revealing or proving that what we think one pointedly will reap results! Seed thoughts became the focus of my attention, along with the questions to be answered at each stage, I remember the sense of panic, ( a bit like I am feeling right now), I used to feel when the new set and questions arrived, I would look at it and think I would never understand, but slowly during the month or two “all would be come clear”, sometimes there would be a “light bulb” moment, but mostly the expansion, or understanding, inner/soul knowledge would gradually dawn on the consciousness - filter down into my brain.

 Much of my focus of attention was given to the healing of humanity. The causes and many manifestations of dis-ease.  If the individual is but a cell of the body of humanity, then the healing of individuals is important for making  whole the body of humanity.  At forty two I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. That certainly focused my attention. Attention to intention brings about a point of tension. As Sarah Mc Kechnie said in her paper: Esoteric Training of the Arcane School, “Light can never be damned up, retained for oneself”.
 The cancer certainly gave me opportunity to walk my talk, be of service and experience the reality of what I believed We are all one and to bring balance within the one aids the collective. The healing wasn´t just to be personal and only Love could truly heal. There were going to be no battles or “war against cancer”. I was just going to love it, hug it to death and then forget about it and focus on how to utilise this experience through service. That was fifteen years ago so I am guessing that I did something 'right'

Another of my points of focus was light, exposure of the “dusty corners” for myself and humanity. In order to make informed decisions we need knowledge/     information/Light. For several years I lived out of the UK and this also coincided with a break from the formal training of the Arcane School. Upon return to the UK and access to a TV  I observed a definite increase in Light, writers writing more thoughtfully and less emotionally,  a more caring attitude and a recognition of the needs of others is far more pronounced, history is being presented from many angles and sciences – co-operation between groups – and all this  on free view
We are witnessing the subjective becoming objective, this is our inspiration

I woke one morning at the beginning of the year with the thought “I should go to the conference in London this year” and then the personality dismissed the thought as highly unlikely for several reasons and promptly forgot about it.  Expansions are steps along the path. We toddle, we walk and stumble so have to watch our steps (thoughts) and eventually we will stride forth without doubt or stumbling.
Two months ago I received an invite to be here today, instantly I remembered my “insight” from the beginning of the year and I know it was an offer I couldn't refuse. Life is experiment and experience. This is an experiment, a  point of focus brought about by an inner impulse that I need to move on, be of more use while I am still in this body. Each expansion leads onto another point point of focus which in turn leads on to a point of tension and another expansion ad infinitum.
Expansions always reveal something of yourself and something of the collective.
All I know for sure, wholeheartedly, if you really want your consciousness/ understanding to expand IT WILL and the opportunities will appear,
 You don't have to be looking for experiences, they will come to you based upon your thoughts, intentions, tension and the expansion of consciousness will happen - is happening all the time

Thank you.

Putting it much more simply, how and what we think will determine much (not all) of what happens in our life and how we react to any given situation will see us repeating it or moving on and having different situations.

Blessings Be

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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 6:51am
May 30, 2012
'Today we are watching the death of a civilisation or cycle of incarnation of humanity. In all fields of human expression, crystallisation and deterioration has set in. Worn out religious dogmas and the grip of theology and the orthodox churches have no longer sufficed to hold the allegiance of the potent, inner, spiritual life; humanity (consciously or unconsciously) IS deeply spiritual and innately religious but need today a new form to clothe the ancient verities. Old political schools have been deemed inadequate and new idealogies bear witness to the strength of the life which is seeking more adequate expression; the educational systems, having served their purpose, are fast becoming recognised as inadequate to meet the need of the demanding life of the race (humanity); there is everywhere a cry for change and for those new forms in religious, political, educational and economic life of the race which will allow of freer and better spiritual expression. Such change is rapidly happening and is regarded by some as death - terrible and to be avoided if possible. It is indeed death, but it is benificient and needed. It is this realisation of the passing of of a civilisation which gives rise to the recurrent and foreboding cry "This is THE death of civilisation......; this is the destruction of the old order and must be saved; the destruction of of old and loved values and it must not be permitted"
That hmanity is bringing about this needed change in unnecessary, cruel and painful ways is indeed true, just as it is true today that humans by their wrong thinking, foolish habits of physical living and undesirable emotional attitudes precipitate a final, physical breakdown and eventually death. Nevertheless, for the progress of the soul of the individual and the soul of humanity, death is inevitable, good and necessary; it is also a practice with which we are all familiar in our own experience and watching it in others. BUT we need to remember that the worst death of all (as far as humanity is concerned) would be if a form of civilisation became static and eternal; if the old order never altered and the old values were never transmuted into better higher ones, that indeed would be disaster..............'(The Tibetan)

Think this through logically would we still want to be living as we did 500 years ago and do we wish for humnity to be as we are today? Our lesson is to learn how to evolve with compassion and kindness, not with war, vengence, power struggles - the need to dominate, politically, religiously, educationally.........

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Posted: May 30, 2012 2:16am
May 29, 2012

Perusing your personal history can aid you in understanding the path your evolution has taken and why you make the choices you do. It is difficult to find solutions to the emotional issues we face when we are unsure as to where they come from. Looking into your past, you can see the behavior patterns that have slowly emerged over the course of your life and trace those patterns back to your young adulthood or even your childhood. The roots of your preference for certain individuals or activities will reveal themselves. And you’ll begin to see the complex ways your experiences have guided you on your journey and shaped your life as it exists in the present. When you look into your past, you may find the tools you need to make your present more rewarding.

Learning is a natural confidence booster that simultaneously enriches you as an individual and conclusively demonstrates that you are capable of feats of focused evolution. You’ll come to understand that your intellect is flexible and designed to adapt to the changing conditions of your life’s journey. The search for knowledge you embark upon will help you evolve.

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Posted: May 29, 2012 2:32am
May 21, 2012

Each time we choose to RESPECT the belief of others rather than criticise them, we spark the Light of Understanding in the hearts of the individuals on the receiving end of our tolerance.
We do our part to ensure diversity IS sustained when we are tolerant of others' belief and open to the exploration of new ideas.

Watch Single Man (Colin Firth) great lines in the lecture which are just as relevant today as the propaganda of fear is still rife and used with gusto by those who seek to keep "control"
Jinah (Christopher Lee and James Fox) - some perspective on Palestine.

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Posted: May 21, 2012 4:18am
Oct 17, 2011

Tis a year since my return to Moniaive, and what a year in so many ways, after the excitement of returning I did fall into a very bleak and black place for several months - memories - the quickness of my move back and with N, so much old and new overlapping it sent me on a downward spiral, fortunately I am blessed with many who love and support me and saw me through this time and now with friends have got a creative cooperative going - my crochet is well received and selling well, N has now made contact with folks with horses so gets to go riding once a week maybe more, which is so good for his soul.
We have had visitis from special friends and made our flat into a snug home, I get to see my granddaughter, we had the pleasure of her company on Saturday as mum needed to sleep before starting a nightshift and dad was off on a health and safety first aid course, she is a star and so easy to look after - and now another is on the way.
A special goodbye for Del on the 3rd anniversary of his death.........
No I have no regrets about returning, not to say I don´t have wistful thoughts now and then of CasaB and a few special folk out there still miss.
So much to look forward to in the next 12 months.......
Laura and Stu are still in Boulder, leaqving next week I think they are still undecided as to exactly where, but they have had a fab time in Boulder made many good friends and would happily return there. They went to Las Vegas to surprise a friend for her birthday and from the sounds of it had much fun. They are both looking very fit and healthy and nut brown, all the walking they do and not just up bloody great mountains. I get such a buzz from hearing her and the excitement in her voice enjoyng an adventure she has been dreaming of for a few years.
My crochet continues to sell and receive much praise THANK YOU........which in turn inspires me to do more; a selection of hats dropped off at Willow on Friday and some new items now in the shop.
Squidge is well and truly settled and has her special people, just like CasaB, she comes and "shop keeps" with me, some things never change hahaha, there is a wee garden at the back of the shop which we can access which is Squidge´s paradise, now so chilled is she that she will hop over the wall and go for a wee wander in the field before hopping back over.
OH yeah nearly forgot after one year we finally have a bed woo hoo and wow what a bed hand made by N, it´s definitely a tall persons bed LOL and with moon sun and goddess carved/etched around the sides it´s an original and very comfy
Blessings Be

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Posted: Oct 17, 2011 3:52am
Oct 6, 2011

Scatties are now copyrighted and funnily enough today a pattern came through from Caron for a scarf hat that is knitted from another designer so glad I followed Nic´s advice phew

This one I made for Tia´s first birthday
and this is one of many that are now in the CC shop

The shop is now in it´s 3rd week and doing OK we get a steady trickle of folks calling in and good feedback thus far. This week I had to take a couple of days off as the dreaded lurgy finally got me not that it stopped me from doing some crochetting though.

Happy to see that Paul Howell has been recognised for his fab photography and won a competition If you are a facebooker then check out his pics 

Also following Lau n Stu´s antics in the US climbing bloody big mountains at unearthly times of the morning, oh to be young and soooooo fit
Well that´s all for now folks a short update today
Blessings Be

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Posted: Oct 6, 2011 5:13am
Sep 30, 2011

It´s been nearly a year since moving back - another year of many changes - today is the anniversary of Del´s funeral, and a sunny day just like it was 3 years ago in CasaB after a dull day previously, it´s funny how many mirrors there are in life, although he died on the 29th we had his memorial/send off from Scotland on the 27th as it was the New Moon as it was on the 29th 3 years ago and that has more meaning to me than man made dates Rich and Nic put lots of time and effort into building the wishboat checking it would sail etc and I decorated it fit for Del . Buddha, Akong, a wee AA man Paul made many years ago, the Om (Laura connection) his piece of amethyst and a pice of cloth that Rob brought back from India for us many years ago........oh and ofcourse the ships cat, not unlike JBBear

The launch had to be done with the sail down as the wind was wild and not blowing with the tide, but it gave us many giggles as we stomped further and further out to catch the tide
But a good day had by all

It has been a busy few weeks Creative Collabrators is taking off nicely and we have a wee shop thanks to J n R and the crafters and artists are bringing their work in and more are asking To see inside our shop click on the creative collaborators link above.......we had it up and running in a week big opening just quietly and we have great feedback from the folks who have drifted in.......a biker and beer festival last weekend and a Bluegrass weekend just past and now the village will go quiet for a while as autumn makes itself felt, although no complaints it really balmy and the colours on the trees is so beautiful.
Jamie and Alexa have moved in their new fabby house by the eastury and I am told there is grandchild number 2 on it´s way
Lau and Stu seem to be having fun in Boulder, despite being attacked by the bugs who have chewed ém up a bit.......that and the altitude hahahaha but it´s all good experience, they are thinking of having a mosey round south america soon.......thanks be to the skype god(dess).
I have had good times with my crochet selling at a craft fair Michelle talked me into entering at a nearby village - one of my joseph jackets and another the day the shop in Moniaive opened, hats are going well in Willow (Dumfries) so I am busy getting restocked for Christmas and I really want to start on a new jacket as I have none now, much easier as I am manning the shop most days so can concentrate on my crochet. So Sew Pretty have been in touch about 3 workshops in Oct - Nov so we shall see if they come off......
Blessings Be xx

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Posted: Sep 30, 2011 4:33am
Aug 23, 2011

Another month gone by with such rapidity and already autumn  can be felt and smelt in the air, leaves are beginning to turn, yep the seasons are a'changing - Nic returned exhausted, physically, emotionall and mentally, so a week of R & R and talking it all through - although the trip was sad there were many magical moments with his siblings and offspring - reconnections - forgiveness - moving on - with some poco poco.........

We have been haing much fun decorating the flat keeping ourselves occupied - so not much crochet, although I did create a short dress in the cotton L brought back from CasaB for me, I have decided to make up a cotton collection ready for the Christmas markets, along with some hats with scarf (all one item) in "manly" colours as I have had a few requests from guys for this item - the great thing abut painting it leaves the mind free -  also we finally installed a kosher system on the laptop and of course that presented a few problems so perseverence and persistence finally won the day and it is working well and all in english ahhhhhhh now I can do so much more.......

J and family are on the move at the end of Sept. and I shall start "Granny"  duties - it seems to have taken nearly a year to finally get settled and sorted after moving back - no regrets but did feel a little nostalgc when looking at the photos P took at the feria in CasaB - seeing familiar faces, remembering the smells sounds and warmth of a Feria night in CasaB........

Off to Edinburgh tomorrow to say our goodbyes to L n S - they fly off on the 5th of Sept - I guess it will be about 2 years till I see them again mmmmmm So some fun then before they go - the Festival is still happening so a wee traipse through the streets.........

All quiet on the Collective Collaborators as well as summer - holidays and family has taken precedence for most of the CC'ers, no doubt with school resuming "normal" routines will recommence and energy will once again be directed into our other ventures

Well J has just arrived to get her instructions for Squidgy sitting while we are up in ED, well she wants to know how to work the TV hahahaha as she doesn´t have one so she is looking forward to lounging on the sofa being a couch potato.........

Blessings Be.......

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Posted: Aug 23, 2011 4:26am
Jul 25, 2011

Just had to share this - sent by Z - thinking of and thanking all the friends who have untangled me many times

When will the humanity in this part of the world reach this leve?
If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighed down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help.. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives..

The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.
            And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude

              I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit!
                                                                  It's a good life!

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